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April Astronomy: An Early Morning Lunar Eclipse Highlights This Month's Skies

April Astronomy: An Early Morning Lunar Eclipse Highlights This Month's Skies

Tuesday, March 31, 2015  |  Robert Victor

Few people will choose to arise early to catch the start of the lunar eclipse on Saturday morning, April 4, when the spring’s first full moon begins to enter the umbra, or dark central core, of Earth’s shadow at 3:16 a.m. local time.

For the next 1.7 hours, more and more of the moon will be immersed in...

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A Great $5 Investment: Martha's Village Celebrates 25 Years of Helping the Valley's Homeless

A Great $5 Investment: Martha's Village Celebrates 25 Years of Helping the Valley's Homeless

Friday, March 27, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Taking care of the Coachella Valley’s homeless is no easy task—but it’s something the people at Martha’s Village and Kitchen in Indio have now been doing, and doing well, for 25 years.

Martha’s Village, as the story goes, began with a $5 donation to feed the homeless 25 years ago. The organization wi...

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Snapshot: The BNP Paribas Open's Second and Final Week

Snapshot: The BNP Paribas Open's Second and Final Week

Monday, March 23, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

On Wednesday evening, March 18, halfway through the final week of play at the 2015 BNP Paribas Open, storm clouds and gusty desert winds swept across the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

They came and went with minimal impact—much like the highly publicized return of No. 1-ranked Serena Williams to Indian...

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Shapshot: Week One of the BNP Paribas Open

Shapshot: Week One of the BNP Paribas Open

Monday, March 16, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The first week of the 2015 BNP Paribas Open delivered no major surprises on the courts—but it did deliver sweltering temperatures for fans and players alike, as well as record attendance figures, thanks to the return of Serena Williams to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for the first time since 2001....

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Snapshot: Serena Williams' Return to the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells

Snapshot: Serena Williams' Return to the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells

Saturday, March 14, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The last time current world No. 1-ranked Serena Williams, winner of 19 Grand Slam tennis titles, stepped onto the Stadium 1 court at the BNP Paribas Open was in 2001. She was 19 and about to play for the women’s singles championship.

“I was looking to take another title. I was ready,” Williams wrote ...

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Snapshot: The 2015 Desert Smash-Cancer for College Fundraiser

Snapshot: The 2015 Desert Smash-Cancer for College Fundraiser

Wednesday, March 11, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The 11th Annual Desert Smash delivered a day full of expected humor and generosity—as well as some unexpected last-minute program changes—on Tuesday, March 10.

World No. 1 ATP pro Novak Djokovic, who has contributed to the hilarity and star power in previous years, was a no-show. Instead, No. 20-rank...

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