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Palm Springs International Airport Sets Another Record

Palm Springs International Airport continues to break pre-pandemic passenger records as November set the sixth straight monthly record for 2021 and PSP recorded its busiest single day since the start of the pandemic. The total passenger count for November was 271,944, a 151.7% increase over November 2020. The previous November...
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Hemet parcel sells for $1.7 million

A 3.3-acre commercial parcel in Hemet has been sold for $1.7 million. The buyer, Sater Hemer LLC, plans to build a gas station, car wash and drive-thru restaurant on the vacant property at the northeast corner of Florida and Soboba avenues, according to Progressive Real Estate Partners in Rancho Cucamonga.

Vampire novelist Anne Rice is laid to rest in New Orleans

Anne Rice, the New Orleans-born author of the beyond-popular 1976 novel “Interview with the Vampire” and several sequels, returned to her hometown Saturday afternoon. Rice, who died Dec. 11 at age 80 in Rancho Mirage, California, where she’d lived for the past few years, was flown into Louis Armstrong International Airport. From there her remains were borne to Lake Lawn Funeral Home and Cemeteries, by hearse, attended by a motorcycle police escort.

Man dies from injuries after Indio crash

The Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner has confirmed one man has died following a two-vehicle traffic collision in Indio Friday afternoon. 90-year-old Gregory Masters of Indio died from his injuries at John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center a couple hours after being involved in the wreck that left four others injured. The incident happened at the intersection of Miles The post Man dies from injuries after Indio crash appeared first on KESQ.

Beaumont High School interns gain experience, despite a pandemic

It’s gratifying for Kiara Bobier to see clients’ improvements when they come in for physical therapy at Marketplace Physical Therapy in Beaumont. Bobier is a senior at Beaumont High School, aspiring to one day become a nurse, though for awhile she had expressed an interest in becoming a physical therapist, and seems pleased to have received experience as an intern, which was arranged through the high school’s Career Technical Education Department.

Local Jewish congregation reacts to Texas synagogue hostage standoff

A man held hostages for more than 10 hours in a Colleyville, Texas synagogue on Saturday night. The Colleyville Police Chief said the gunman had originally taken four people hostage, including the rabbi. Officials say all hostages were safely released Saturday night and the gunman was dead There was a massive response from the FBI, The post Local Jewish congregation reacts to Texas synagogue hostage standoff appeared first on KESQ.

Two arrested for December Indio homicide

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a homicide investigation launched last month. A 20-year-old man from La Quinta and a 22-year-old man from Coachella were arrested without incident on Thursday and face murder charges, according to The Indio Police Department. Detectives said the first suspect was arrested in La Quinta and booked into The post Two arrested for December Indio homicide appeared first on KESQ.

Ask The Desert Sun: Movie listings, tai chi classes and what's blinking on Mount San Jacinto?

Q: Why are there no Coachella Valley movie theater listings in the Desert Sun?. A: Movie theater listings are paid advertisements. It is up to theaters to decide where they wish to advertise their showtimes. It would be excessively time consuming for the staff to compile movie listings from each theater each week, as times change weekly and even daily. We do occasionally highlight special film screenings in our weekly roundup of things to do in the Coachella Valley.

Officials break ground for courthouse in Menifee Town Center

Dignitaries celebrate the groundbreaking of the new courthouse, to be built in Menifee Town Center. (Staff photos) Riverside County officials broke ground Friday for a nine-courtroom, three-story Justice Center in Menifee. The new courthouse will eventually become part of a civic center including a new City Hall in the middle...

Two arrested in connection with Indio homicide from December

Two men were arrested in connection with a homicide investigation tied to a man found dead in his Indio home in December. Indio Police Department officers were dispatched to the home, on the 45900 block of Duquesne Street, around 3 a.m. on Dec. 13, 2021, where Alejandro Lupercio, 24 of Indio, was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

Nonstop Flights from Palm Springs to Reno-Tahoe Hub

Aha! powered by veteran ExpressJet Airlines became part of the Palm Springs community with its inaugural nonstop flight to Reno on January 3. The inaugural flight began aha! service between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Palm Springs International Airport. “It’s great to see yet another airline recognize the opportunity in Palm...

Anza Borrego Coyote Canyon | Sheep Canyon Camping

In this video we take our daughter out on the #openroad to explore Anza Borrego's off road trail #coyotecanyon and do some primitive camping in #sheepcanyon. The trail is fairly easy but we recommend a high clearance 4WD vehicle due to soft sand, rocks, and water crossings.

Rancho Mirage: Onward and Upward

A rendering of the 34-acres Grand Oasis Crystal Lagoon. “Chance favors the prepared mind,” said famed chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur. When an occurrence not seen in over 100 years — namely, a pandemic — takes the world by surprise, it helps to have a solid foundation. The City of Rancho Mirage is that community. Undeterred and always prepared, Rancho Mirage continues to move forward.

Coachella headliners announced… but tix are sold out

(Indio, CA) — Passes for the first Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in two years are now sold out. Remaining tickets for the second weekend of the popular Indio event went on sale today at 10 a.m. and by 11:14 a.m. festival organizers announced the sellout. Billie Eilish, Harry Styles and Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, will headline the festival scheduled to take place April 15th through the 17th and April 22nd through the 24th.

Mt. San Jacinto College to Host Virtual MLK Event

As part of a yearlong Black 365 initiative by Mt. San Jacinto College's Black student and leadership groups, MSJC will host a virtual public event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday, Jan. 27. The hourlong event, from noon to 1 p.m., will focus on Dr. King's final speech,...

Things to Do This Week, Jan. 17-24

Siwoo Kim is back to defend his title at The American Express, Jan. 19-23. Hugh Panaro, best known for having played the coveted role of the Phantom in Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera over 2,000 times, comes to the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Annenberg Theater. TEMALPAKH FARM...