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California's Water Future: A State Commission Considers How to Spend $2.7 Billion for Water Storage

California's Water Future: A State Commission Considers How to Spend $2.7 Billion for Water Storage

Friday, March 06, 2015  |  Judith Lewis Mernit

Last fall, when California voters were about to go to the polls to weigh in on a complex proposition to improve the state’s water situation, some environmental groups balked . Though the bill—Proposition 1, to authorize the raising of $7.5 billion on the bond market—promised money for better parks, mo...

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Meet the Rabbi: Chabad of Palm Springs' Yonason Denebeim Has Been Answering Questions at VillageFest for 25 Years

Meet the Rabbi: Chabad of Palm Springs' Yonason Denebeim Has Been Answering Questions at VillageFest for 25 Years

Tuesday, March 03, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

If you’ve been to Palm Springs VillageFest, you’ve seen the “Ask the Rabbi” booth. Rabbi Yonason Denebeim has been running that booth for about 25 years—and, not surprisingly, he has many stories to tell.

Like, for example, that time when he hosted Matisyahu during Coachella in 2006. Or when he worke...

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March Astronomy: Venus, Jupiter, Sirius and Canopus Are This Month's Evening Standouts

March Astronomy: Venus, Jupiter, Sirius and Canopus Are This Month's Evening Standouts

Friday, February 27, 2015  |  Robert Victor

March 2015 at dusk: Early in the month, the four brightest “stars,” in order of brilliance, are: Venus , in the west; Jupiter , in the eastern sky; Sirius , the “Dog Star,” 40 degrees up in the south as seen from the Coachella Valley; and Canopus , less than 4 degrees up when it passes due south about 21 min...

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Don't Smile! You're Not on Camera: Coachella Valley Law Enforcement Agencies Have Been Slow to Embrace Body-Cam Technology

Don't Smile! You're Not on Camera: Coachella Valley Law Enforcement Agencies Have Been Slow to Embrace Body-Cam Technology

Thursday, February 26, 2015  |  Brane Jevric

We’re living in a video world. Cameras are everywhere: on streets, tablets, smart phones and satellites.

Cameras can also help protect the public and law enforcement alike when placed in key public areas and—increasingly—on police officers themselves.

However, you won’t find very many law-enforcement ...

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A Little Bit of Hope: Farmworkers Will Benefit From the East Valley's New Plaza Esperanza

A Little Bit of Hope: Farmworkers Will Benefit From the East Valley's New Plaza Esperanza

Wednesday, February 18, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

In 2000, Riverside County agreed to a settle a dispute with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development which was triggered after 24 Coachella Valley families filed complaints. According to HUD archives, the complaints stated “that Riverside County had targeted Hispanic-owned and -...

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How to Die With Dignity: Brittany Maynard's High-Profile Death May Usher in a Right-to-Die Option for Terminally Ill Patients in California

How to Die With Dignity: Brittany Maynard's High-Profile Death May Usher in a Right-to-Die Option for Terminally Ill Patients in California

Friday, February 13, 2015  |  Melinda Welsh

The call comes on your cell when you least expect it. The doctor, a specialist from out of town, says: “The telephone isn’t the ideal way to deliver test results, but ...”

You urge him to proceed. He tells you about your brain cancer.

It has metastasized with a vengeance. His words are both shocking a...

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Saturday, 03 November 2012 19:07

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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