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August Astronomy: When the Moon's Away, Enjoy the Milky Way and the Perseid Meteors

August Astronomy: When the Moon's Away, Enjoy the Milky Way and the Perseid Meteors

Friday, July 31, 2015  |  Robert Victor

Jupiter sets almost an hour after the sun on Aug. 1, and three minutes earlier each evening thereafter. Using binoculars a half-hour after sunset, look very low, about midway between west and west-northwest, to the left of the sunset point.

If you can still find Jupiter on Aug. 5, try for Mercury , 1.9 ...

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In Defense of DHS: An 'Analysis' Recently Declared That Desert Hot Springs Is the Worst Place to Live in California. Here's Why We Disagree.

In Defense of DHS: An 'Analysis' Recently Declared That Desert Hot Springs Is the Worst Place to Live in California. Here's Why We Disagree.

Friday, July 24, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

When I moved to Desert Hot Springs a decade ago, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

I didn’t know a thing about the desert city when I moved here from Cleveland in 2005. However, I was soon filled in by others: DHS has a lot of crime. Meth houses. Trashy people. Corrupt government.

In the d...

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A Bill That's All Wet: House Effort Seeks to Build Dams to Alleviate Water Shortages

A Bill That's All Wet: House Effort Seeks to Build Dams to Alleviate Water Shortages

Tuesday, July 21, 2015  |  Elizabeth Shogren

If you tuned into the debate on a drought bill in the House earlier this month, you would have gotten a bleak picture of the agriculture industry in a state that fills the produce aisles in much of the rest of the country.

You also would have heard the water shortage blamed on radical environmentalis...

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Drought's Impact on Electricity: Natural Gas, Wind and Solar Help Fill Hydropower Gaps

Drought's Impact on Electricity: Natural Gas, Wind and Solar Help Fill Hydropower Gaps

Tuesday, July 14, 2015  |  Jonathan Thompson

The water-energy nexus spans the world of electricity generation and water movement, particularly in Western states. It takes water to produce steam for coal, natural gas and nuclear power plants, and they usually need water to cool them down. Huge amounts of electricity are needed to pump water acros...

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Internet Access Where It's Needed: Coachella Valley Unified Uses Buses to Offer Connectivity to East Valley Areas in Need

Internet Access Where It's Needed: Coachella Valley Unified Uses Buses to Offer Connectivity to East Valley Areas in Need

Friday, July 10, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The Coachella Valley Unified School District is doing its best to keep the East Valley connected.

The district—which encompasses 21 schools at the eastern end of the valley from Indio to the Salton Sea—recently announced that the school board had approved the installation of wireless Internet routers...

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Snapshot: Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert's Heartthrobs Auction

Snapshot: Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert's Heartthrobs Auction

Wednesday, July 08, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

As Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2015, Clifton Tatum has made waves that extend well beyond the leather world.

The eighth-place finisher at the International Mr. Leather competition has been on magazine covers. He's been in an advertisement promoting Palm Springs. And he's raised a whole lot of money for ...

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