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Joining Forces? Public Safety Costs Are Rising—and Coachella Valley's Nine Cities Are Looking for Ways to Keep Up

Joining Forces? Public Safety Costs Are Rising—and Coachella Valley's Nine Cities Are Looking for Ways to Keep Up

Tuesday, January 17, 2017  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

A recent review of the budgets of all nine Coachella Valley cities confirms what multiple sources have mentioned over the last several months: The costs of providing police and fire protection have been rising every year—and could soon become a worrisome financial burden.

“About 50 percent of our gen...

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Cannabis in the CV: Jeff Sessions' Dangerous Views on Marijuana Could Lead to Disaster

Cannabis in the CV: Jeff Sessions' Dangerous Views on Marijuana Could Lead to Disaster

Monday, January 16, 2017  |  Sean Planck

After the November election, 28 states have now legalized marijuana in one way or another. Public opinion has never been stronger in favor of legalization—and this even includes a vast majority of police, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. (More on this in a bit.)

Unfortunately, presumpti...

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Trumping Science: California Experts Worry the President-Elect Will Take the Planet Beyond the Climate-Change Point of No Return

Trumping Science: California Experts Worry the President-Elect Will Take the Planet Beyond the Climate-Change Point of No Return

Thursday, January 12, 2017  |  Nick Miller

If you conduct an online search of news stories with the keywords “Trump” and “climate change,” the results might give you reason to bury your head in the (tar) sand during the next four years:

“How the Trump Administration Could Gut NASA’s Climate Change Research,” read one Newsweek headline.

“What Doe...

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January Astronomy: Venus Dominates Evenings, While in the Mornings, Jupiter is the (Figurative) Star

January Astronomy: Venus Dominates Evenings, While in the Mornings, Jupiter is the (Figurative) Star

Friday, December 30, 2016  |  Robert Victor

In January, Venus dominates the evenings! Find it in the southwest to west-southwest, with Mars to its upper left. In the west to west-northwest, find the Summer Triangle of Vega , Altair and Deneb . Vega is its brightest member, and Altair is the first to depart, around mid-month, if mountains don’t block yo...

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A Family Home Environment: Sanctuary Palm Springs Will Soon Offer Much-Needed Aid to LGBT Kids Who Age out of the Foster-Care System

A Family Home Environment: Sanctuary Palm Springs Will Soon Offer Much-Needed Aid to LGBT Kids Who Age out of the Foster-Care System

Thursday, December 22, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

When children turn 18 and age out of the foster-care system, they face a difficult transition into adulthood: Not only do some of these young people lack a family; they also lack the skills to live on their own.

For LGBT youth in foster care, it’s even harder. That’s where Sanctuary Palm Springs come...

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Cannabis in the CV: Indian Wells Cracks Down on Marijuana-Growing—While the Feds Just Say No to CBD

Cannabis in the CV: Indian Wells Cracks Down on Marijuana-Growing—While the Feds Just Say No to CBD

Wednesday, December 21, 2016  |  Sean Planck

The different reactions to marijuana legalization by Coachella Valley’s cities have been varied … to say the least.

Palm Springs has always been forward-thinking where cannabis is concerned, and Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City and Coachella are now wisely looking to cash in on the green rush. Mean...

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04 Nov 2012

Snapshot: Palm Springs Pride Festival

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On Saturday (Nov. 3), a decent-sized crowd "braved" 90-degree temps at the Palm Springs Pride Festival.

Attendees browsed the booths for local businesses, nonprofits, political organizations and lubricant companies, while a variety of entertainers crooned from several stages.

Here are some pictures from the event (scroll down) , which also takes place on Sunday, Nov. 4. Enjoy!

 

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