What It’s Like Racing at the BMW Performance Center
If you’ve never been handed the keys to a high-performance, German-engineered coupe and then told to drive it to its limit on a closed course, let me fill you in on the experience. Space and time narrow to a very small window. At this particular moment, I was in...
Gang Task Force Arrests Convicted Felon with Multiple Illegally Possessed Firearms
On Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 3:00 P.M. , the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force assumed an investigation related to the illegal possession and trafficking of multiple firearms. Gang Task Force Officers responded to Box Canyon Road and Powerline Road in Mecca reference a traffic stop conducted by United States Border Patrol. During the traffic stop an adult male was detained after multiple illegally possessed firearms were located in his vehicle. The firearms included a 5.56mm Pistol, a 9mm Pistol Caliber Carbine, two 9mm semi-auto handguns and a .45 caliber semi-auto handgun. Gang Task Force took custody of the firearms and the suspect and subsequently identified the suspect as convicted felon, Salvador Gudino, 38 of Mecca.
Baloian Farms' Jay Angulo and Gold Coast Packing's Crystal Chavez Talk Broccoli and Cauliflower Updates
CALIFORNIA - On-the-ground industry insights are our bread and butter here at AndNowUKnow. We love hearing from those on the ground and in the fields about what’s happening to important categories, and that’s just what we’ve got in this broccoli and cauliflower update. “Cauliflower is starting to...
16-Year-Old Boy Suspected of Possessing Semi-Automatic Firearm Arrested
COACHELLA (CNS) – A 16-year-old boy was arrested on a gun charge in Coachella Wednesday. The Thermal Station Special Investigations Unit conducted a weapons- related investigation Wednesday which led to the 84700 block of Avenue 51 in Coachella, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. David Aldrich. A...
Officers recognized after New River rescue
Two brave officers were recognized by California Highway Patrol for saving a woman drowning in the New River. The post Officers recognized after New River rescue appeared first on KYMA.
Calipatria City Council unanimously supports SB 797
CALIPATRIA — The Calipatria City Council voted during their regular meeting to approve a letter of support for SB 797, a bill introduced before the California State Senate by Senator Steve Padilla. SB 797 was introduced by Senator Padilla in February of 2023. and would establish a state-appointed oversight...
Juvenile in Custody for Semi-automatic Firearm
COACHELLA — Two days after six people were killed in a school shooting in Nashville, a 16-year-old Hispanic male juvenile was taken into custody without incident, after he was found to be in possession of a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic firearm, according to Sgt. David Aldrich. In Nashville, a...
Salvation Mountain: a journey of creative expression and spiritual awakening
There’s a cultural belief in our country that to be content and respected, you must have a full-time job, a house, a car, the right clothes, and even the right thoughts. But what of the subset of people who live outside the confines of traditional society? One such community of vibrant, colorful, and brilliantly creative people have settled in Imperial County in Niland, California about 90 minutes from Palm Springs.
Brother of Coachella Mayor Named to City Panel
COACHELLA — Jason Hernandez, the older brother of Coachella Mayor Steven Hernandez, has been appointed to the city Planning Commission. Some have railed against the appointment saying it is nepotism. It’s not his first time on the advisory panel. He previously served in 2013, according to the mayor.
Where to See Art Installations From Coachella Festival in the Desert Community
Don Kennell's "Road Trip" has stood in La Quinta since 2015. PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRANDON HARMAN. Inspired by nature and motivated by a desire to remind viewers how important animals are to the human experience, New Mexico–based artist Don Kennell fabricates large-scale metal sculptures that spark a sense of play. Commissioned by Goldenvoice for the 2014 event, where it stood guard of car camping, this 35-foot-long roadrunner now presides over a traffic circle in La Quinta. As with all of Kennell’s creations, its menacing red eyes are made of handblown glass. Originally, a three-seater porch swing hung from its beak.
Cesar Chavez’s Grandson to Speak in Coachella’s Free Chavez Day Event
Cesar Chavez’s grandson will be the keynote speaker Wednesday in a new event added by Coachella city officials to celebrate the legacy of the labor activist in advance of the holiday. The free “Coachella Chavez Day” event will be Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Coachella Library...
SVP Comes to Borrego
Judge Theodore Weathers issued his decision on March 24 to allow the placement of Sexually Violent Predator Douglas Badger in the house on Zuni Trail in Borrego Springs. Sexually Violent Predator Badger is slated to be transferred to the house on Zuni Trail in Borrego Springs in May. The house has known code violations which are not resolved and should render the property unsuitable until repairs are executed. This is an example of why Liberty Healthcare and the State to find better housing solutions.
Man suspected of illegally possessing firearms in Mecca freed on bail
A 38-year-old man who allegedly had various illegally possessed firearms in his vehicle and residence in Mecca was released from jail Wednesday after he posted $10,000 bail.
Nature Watch: "Beavertail Cactus"
It may not be one of the larger cactus species, but the diminutive beavertail cactus makes up for it with one of the most strikingly beautiful flowers. Found on dry, rocky hillsides throughout Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, this showy succulent only grows from six to 12 inches in height and in clusters only a few feet in width.
Circle of Art Annual Show
From hand-crafted wood works, handmade jewelry, fabric arts and ceramics to photographs capturing the surrounding areas of the Anza-Borrego Desert, all types of exquisite mediums were showcased at BASIC's annual Circle of Art Show and Sale held at Christmas Circle on March 11 and 12. The Circle of Art is...
Cástulo Estrada to Address Democratic Club
PALM DESERT — Cástulo Estrada, vice president of the Coachella Valley Water District, will be the featured speaker when the Palm Desert Greens Democratic Club meets in April. It is the second consecutive month the Club’s speaker is from Coachella. In March, Coachella Mayor Steven Hernandez was the...
RAAM Fundraiser: Help Borrego Springs HS Seniors
Every year many of the riders participating in Race Across America take this opportunity to make this a fundraising event. Last year, I rode Race Across the West, solo, and I raised $7,000 for the high school seniors for seven ($1,000) scholarships to help the students prepare for their new lives on campus or living away from home for the first time.
State officials tour Mecca Agricultural farms and discuss Salton Sea issues with locals
State Assembly members, including Eduardo Garcia, came to local agriculture farms for a tour and to discuss environmental justice. They also went to the Salton Sea. The day started with breakfast made by Tudor Ranch employees in mecca. State officials began their tour at Anthony By The Sea, owned by Anthony Bianco. A mix of The post State officials tour Mecca Agricultural farms and discuss Salton Sea issues with locals appeared first on KESQ.
Arrest Made For Attempted Murder
COACHELLA, CA – On February 17, 2023, Riverside Sheriff’s Thermal Station responded to a shooting on Grapefruit Boulevard in Coachella. When they arrived, they found several shell casings in the area, but no injuries were reported, and no businesses were hit. The Thermal Station Special Investigations Unit took over the case and, during their investigation, they discovered that two juveniles were the victims, while the suspects were identified as 19-year-old Salomon Cruz-Rodriguez Jr. and a 14-year-old juvenile, both Coachella residents.
Five people arrested in connection with Indio shooting in January
Indio police arrested five people, including three minors, on attempted murder charges Monday in connection with a shooting that occurred in mid-January. Members of the police department’s street and major crimes units served search warrants early Monday at several homes in Coachella, Indio and La Quinta, finding eight firearms and more than 5,000 fentanyl pills during the operation.
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