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The Champ Comes Home: Coachella's Randy Caballero Gets Set to Defend His World Bantamweight Title on His Home Turf

The Champ Comes Home: Coachella's Randy Caballero Gets Set to Defend His World Bantamweight Title on His Home Turf

Tuesday, January 27, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

It’s been a long road home for Coachella boxer Randy Caballero.

The International Boxing Federation’s world bantamweight champion has been fighting in faraway places for more than a year now. The twisting road led him first to Sunrise, Fla., then to Kobe, Japan, and then finally to Monte Carlo, Monac...

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Snapshot: Idyllwild's Brendan Steele Contends Until the Very End at the Humana Challenge

Snapshot: Idyllwild's Brendan Steele Contends Until the Very End at the Humana Challenge

Tuesday, January 27, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The 2015 Humana Challenge Championship was still up for grabs as the last group, containing the sole leader, Bill Haas, came down the 18th fairway on the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA West in La Quinta.

Waiting, watching and keeping loose on the driving range were five players, including Idyllw...

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Snapshot: The Inaugural El Gato Classic

Snapshot: The Inaugural El Gato Classic

Monday, January 26, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

When the Independent interviewed local professional skateboarder Eddie “El Gato” Elguera about his inaugural El Gato Classic, he said one goal of the event was to “honor the past and champion the future.”

That’s exactly the vibe that the event at the Palm Springs Skatepark had last weekend, on Jan. 24 ...

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Marijuana on the Move: Medical MJ Is Coming Soon to Desert Hot Springs and Cathedral City

Marijuana on the Move: Medical MJ Is Coming Soon to Desert Hot Springs and Cathedral City

Monday, January 26, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Coachella Valley residents who use medical marijuana must currently travel to one of a small handful of dispensaries in Palm Springs—the only valley city which has allowed dispensaries to operate.

However, two other local cities will soon let dispensaries open their doors. Last year, both the Desert ...

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Snapshot: The First Half of the Humana Challenge

Snapshot: The First Half of the Humana Challenge

Saturday, January 24, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

On Thursday and Friday, Jan. 22 and 23, the crowds grew in size and fervor at the 56th Annual Humana Challenge—and for local fans, there was an unusual bonus, as several local PGA Tour pros were in pursuit of the winner’s payday of $1,026,000.

La Quinta resident Scott McCarron and Palm Desert’s Byron...

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An Epidemic of Police Shootings: Westerners Are Almost Twice as Likely to Die as Other Americans From 'Arrest-Related Deaths'

An Epidemic of Police Shootings: Westerners Are Almost Twice as Likely to Die as Other Americans From 'Arrest-Related Deaths'

Wednesday, January 21, 2015  |  Jonathan Thompson

As darkness and a chill fell over northwestern New Mexico on a Friday in late November, two men flagged down a San Juan County sheriff’s deputy to report a scuffle, with at least one firearm involved.

The altercation was going down in Spencerville, an ad-hoc collection of homes, beat up cars and dust...

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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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