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A Record-Setting Day for COVID-19; LGBT Groups Defend Holstege—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Oct. 23, 2020

A Record-Setting Day for COVID-19; LGBT Groups Defend Holstege—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Oct. 23, 2020

Oct 23, 2020 18:10  |  Jimmy Boegle

It’s Friday, Oct. 23. The election is 11 days away. COVID-19 is setting alarming records across the United States. Interesting times, these.

Let’s get right to the news:

• A new study out of Columbia Un...

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Reforming Juvenile Justice: The Governor's Plan to Shift Care of Serious Offenders to Counties Has Some Advocates Concerned

Reforming Juvenile Justice: The Governor's Plan to Shift Care of Serious Offenders to Counties Has Some Advocates Concerned

Oct 23, 2020 08:00  |  Elizabeth Aguilera, CalMatters

For decades, California teens who committed the most-serious crimes—robbery, assault, murder—were sent to state juvenile prisons to serve their sentences.

Now that is about to change.

A controversial ne...

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Readers Respond to County Closures; an Example of Local Journalism's Power—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Oct. 21, 2020

Readers Respond to County Closures; an Example of Local Journalism's Power—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Oct. 21, 2020

Oct 21, 2020 17:55  |  Jimmy Boegle

I received some interesting reader responses to yesterday’s news that Riverside County was being demoted from the red, “Substantial” COVID-19 tier to the purple, “Widespread” tier. Here are three of t...

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Businesses Prepare to Close Again as Riverside County Falls Down a Tier—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Oct. 20, 2020

Businesses Prepare to Close Again as Riverside County Falls Down a Tier—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Oct. 20, 2020

Oct 20, 2020 16:35  |  Jimmy Boegle

Some thoughts on Riverside County’s descent into the purple, “Widespread” coronavirus tier :

• This will have a devastating impact on some local businesses. It means that within 72 hours, gyms and movie ...

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Offering Refuge: Desert Support for Asylum Seekers Delivers Critical Aid to Undocumented LGBTQ Immigrants

Offering Refuge: Desert Support for Asylum Seekers Delivers Critical Aid to Undocumented LGBTQ Immigrants

Oct 20, 2020 13:15  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

In 2013, there were approximately 267,000 undocumented LGBT immigrants in the United States, according to the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.

We were unable to find more-recent data on th...

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Is Flying During COVID-19 Safe?; Biden Beats Trump in the Ratings—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Oct. 16, 2020

Is Flying During COVID-19 Safe?; Biden Beats Trump in the Ratings—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Oct. 16, 2020

Oct 16, 2020 18:05  |  Jimmy Boegle

Regular readers of the Daily Digest know that we often link to stories about scientific studies in this space. And regular readers also know that we always suggest that these stories be taken with a h...

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Candidate Q&A: Meet the Two Candidates Running for the Cathedral City District 1 City Council Seat

Candidate Q&A: Meet the Two Candidates Running for the Cathedral City District 1 City Council Seat

Oct 15, 2020 16:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Cathedral City will soon to become the site of the valley’s third Agua Caliente casino—giving a centerpiece to the “downtown” area city leaders have long been attempting to bolster.

However, the casino...

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Candidate Q&A: Meet the Two Candidates Running for the Cathedral City District 2 City Council Seat

Candidate Q&A: Meet the Two Candidates Running for the Cathedral City District 2 City Council Seat

Oct 15, 2020 16:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Cathedral City will soon to become the site of the valley’s third Agua Caliente casino—giving a centerpiece to the “downtown” area city leaders have long been attempting to bolster.

However, the casino...

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