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MOJO Monday: Permian sets sights on California team  KMID - Local 2 News

The Permian Panthers face off against Palm Desert High School (CA) this Friday. Permian will be looking for its first win of the season after starting the year 0-3.



U.S. News Best High Schools 2019: Palm Desert School Makes List  Palm Desert, CA Patch

U.S. News Best High Schools 2019: Palm Desert - Palm Desert, CA - U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 Best High Schools list Tuesday. Here's how ...



Palm Desert Residents: Keep Pets Indoors During Grad Fireworks  Patch.com

Palm Desert Fireworks Planned - Palm Desert, CA - Heads up, residents. A fireworks display is scheduled as part of Palm Desert High School's graduation ...



Community to remember PDHS football player with boot camp fundraiser  KESQ

The community will be coming together for a special fundraiser in the memory of a local high school football player who lost his battle to a rare form of bone ...



PDHS football player remembered with community fundraiser  KESQ

A morning boot camp brought out members of the community looking to honor the memory of James Hoyt, a Palm Desert High School football player who lost his ...



Aztecs football to fly to Texas, play team from 'Friday Night Lights' next year  The Desert Sun

The Palm Desert High School football team will fly to Texas next year to play team featured in book, movie and TV show "Friday Night Lights"



PDHS booster club catches flak for choice of sponsor  KESQ

Thanks to local businesses, the pain in the wallet is a bit lighter for the parents of the Palm Desert High School Cheer Team.



VIDEO: Car stuck in Palm Desert wash floats away  KESQ

A car stuck on the wash on Cook Street has been washed away by rushing waters.



Local teenager to play at Pebble Beach, representing the First Tee of Coachella Valley  KESQ

Braden Bernaldo will represent The First Tee of the Coachella Valley when he competes in the 2019 PURE Insurance Championship.



Palm Desert High alumni Charlie Reiter to play in Desert Classic  KESQ

Charlie Reiter will once again be playing in the Coachella Valley's premier PGA event next year.



2100+ SCE customers without power in Palm Desert  KESQ

A power outage has left over 2100 Southern California Edison customers without electricity in Palm Desert.



Police still piecing together details of fatal crash near Palm Desert High School  The Desert Sun

Crash occurred when southbound vehicle on Cook Street veered into oncoming traffic, police say.



Anxiety in high school rises as college admissions standards become tougher  KESQ

As the nation has watched the college admissions scandal unfold with celebrities Lori Laughlin, Felicity Huffman, and other wealthy parents, shocking stories ...



A ‘shining star’: Will Emmett, a 2016 Palm Desert graduate and football player, dies at 20  The Desert Sun

Will Emmett missed the early part of Palm Desert High School's 2015 football season with a swollen left knee. Coaches knew the injury was serious.



Three Coachella Valley schools ranked among best in the state by U.S. News and World Report  The Desert Sun

Three Coachella Valley high schools were recognized by U.S. News and World Report for being among the best high schools in the country and state.



'It's awesome': Charlie Reiter gets a second shot at the Desert Classic  The Desert Sun

Charlie Reiter played in PGA Tour's Desert Classic last year as a Palm Desert High School senior. He returns as an amateur again.



Family identifies victim in deadly Rancho Mirage crash  KESQ

This weekend, a fiery crash at the intersection of Country Club Drive and Morningside Drive in Rancho Mirage took the life of 25-year-old Trevor Walker.



A $250 million arena is coming to Palm Springs. How long before we know if an AHL team is coming?  The Desert Sun

Wednesday's announcement that a state-of-the-art $250 million arena will be built in downtown Palm Springs opens the door for a professional hockey team to ...



Palm Desert High School presented with $10000 from local Best Buy store  KESQ

Palm Desert High School were presented with a $10000 check from the local Best Buy store.



Palm Desert High School Teacher Testifies at Trial Over Colleagues Murder  Patch.com

PDHS Teacher Testifies In High Profile Case - Palm Desert, CA - Testimony in the trial of Palm Desert High School teacher Jill Grant's death is expected to wrap ...



Director of Frost/Nixon interview identified as man killed in Palm Desert crash  KESQ

The Riverside County Coroner's Office has released the identity of the man killed in a crash in front of Palm Desert High School Friday just before noon.



Man goes on trial in murder of popular Palm Desert High School math teacher  KESQ

A convicted felon accused of killing his 41-year-old girlfriend and dumping the body at an Indio golf course goes on trial for murder Thursday.



DHSHS holds 'Every 15 Minutes' drunk driving awareness program  KESQ

Desert Hot Springs High School juniors and seniors will began a two-day responsible-driving program Tuesday, complete with a simulated car crash and mock ...



Five desert volleyball teams make playoffs: But how far will they go?  The Desert Sun

The CIF-SS released its volleyball playoff pairings on Saturday, and is the official start of the new season. Five desert teams saw their name pop up. And while ...



Five local students offered full ride scholarships to CSUSB Palm Desert  KESQ

Five Coachella Valley high school graduates were chosen for full-ride scholarships to Cal State San Bernardino's Palm Desert campus, the school announced ...



Top graduating students from 61 Riverside County Public High Schools honored at Student Academic Awards  Valley News

RIVERSIDE – With a collective GPA of 4.57, 147 students from the class of 2019 at every comprehensive high school in Riverside County were honored.



West Coast Cannabis Club to open 28,500-square-foot retail, weed manufacturing site in Palm Desert  The Desert Sun

The former KESQ building in Palm Desert is moving forward as the future site of a new West Coast Cannabis Club location, following the planning commission's ...



PDHS teacher placed on administrative leave for inappropriate behavior  KESQ

A Palm Desert High School teacher has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of inappropriate behavior by students.



Three Coachella Valley high schools named among state's best  KESQ

COACHELLA VALLEY, Calif.- - Three Coachella Valley high schools have been named to U.S. News and World Report's Best High Schools for 2018 list.



Palm Desert Students Reign Supreme At WorldQuest Competition  Patch.com

Palm Desert Students Reign Supreme At WorldQuest - Palm Desert, CA - Valley high school students recently battled for scholarships in 13th annual Charles ...



Student Athlete of the Week - Troy Mantanona  KESQ

The Mantanona name is synonymous with wrestling success in our valley. Troy Mantanona is the next in line.



CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Awards Full-Ride Scholarships  Patch.com

The scholars were selected on the basis of their academic achievement, leadership and *service* to the community, and financial need. By Press Release Desk, ...



Xavier Prep offering counseling after students injured in crash  KESQ

Schools leaders are offering counseling and resources after three Xavier College Preparatory High School students were injured in a rollover crash this ...



Close friend remembers accomplished director killed in crash  KESQ

Jorn Winther was 88 years old when he was killed in a head-on collision in Palm Desert last Friday. Winther was an acclaimed director and producer, winning ...



Valentine's Day flood victim speaks out after escaping trapped car  KESQ

Anna Dang's car got stuck in floodwaters rushing across Cook Street at the wash during the record storm that hit the valley in February. She was forced to ...



Jury convicts Michael Franco in killing of Palm Desert High School teacher  The Desert Sun

Michael Franco was convicted of murder. A jury ruled he killed Palm Desert High School teacher Jill Thomas Grant.



PDHS Sophomore to walk in Rose Parade  KESQ

Palm Desert High School Sophomore Adrian Grajeda lost his leg when he was 10. Now, over 5 years since the tragic accident, Adrian will represent the ...



Desert Sands Unified School District releases graduation schedule  KESQ

Graduation season has arrived and Desert Sands Unified School District has released its graduation dates.



Why Palm Springs area students are less prepared for college than other kids in California  The Desert Sun

A college degree is a valuable commodity. Over the course of a lifetime, research shows those with a bachelor's degree will earn nearly $1 million more than ...



Local students take part in Great Shakeout at Sunnylands  KESQ

People all over the valley took part in the nation's largest earthquake drill as the Great California Shakeout took place, which included local students who ...



Former boyfriend pleads not guilty in slaying of PDHS teacher  KESQ

A 44-year-old ex-con pleaded not guilty Thursday to murdering his girlfriend, a Coachella Valley native and popular Palm Desert High School math teacher.



Picked by the pros: Four desert baseball stars chosen in MLB draft Wednesday  The Desert Sun

A pair of desert baseball players, who took very different post-high school paths, wound up at the same place Wednesday -- the 12th round of the Major League ...



Missing Palm Desert teen found  KESQ

Andrei Garcia was last seen around 11 a.m. Saturday at Canberra Apartments, 74401 Hovley Lane East, in Palm Desert.



Former Aztecs wrestler Anthony Mantanona goes from CIF champion to Team USA  The Desert Sun

Mantanona earned a berth on a Team USA U20 team that will compete in Slovakia in September.



Student Threat Prompts PDHS Lockdown  Patch.com

By City News *Service*: Students at Palm Desert High School were ordered to shelter in place today after a student made an undisclosed threat against the ...



Former, current NFL players will host camp in Palm Desert  The Desert Sun

After James Dockery and D.J. Alexander played football at Oregon State, and after they reached the NFL, the two Palm Desert High School graduates discussed ...



Assistant principal's Anne Frank tweet draws backlash  The Desert Sun

Palm Desert High School's assistant principal's tweet about an upcoming play on Anne Frank has drawn criticism.



Palm Desert HS Students Win Free Trip to Washington, D.C.  Patch.com

Palm Desert, CA - Palm Desert High School students battled for scholarships in 12th annual Charles and Priscilla Porter Academic WorldQuest competition.



Palm Desert High Takes First Place in WorldQuest Competition  Patch.com

Palm Desert, CA - The Palm Desert High School team will move on to complete against other high school teams throughout the country.



Copper thefts force Shadow Hills High School's baseball team to reschedule games  KESQ

Baseball players were left fighting for sunlight after copper was stolen from the Shadow Hills High School stadium lights last Wednesday.



New details in the murder of PDHS math teacher Jill Grant  KESQ

In days the family of murdered teacher Jill grant will get what they've been asking for the last three years, a trial for the man accused in her death. KESQ News ...



Teen Music Titans: Pescaterritory Makes Fans Worldwide by Adding a Unique Twist to a Classic Rock Sound  Coachella Valley Independent

Take rock music out of a 1970s time capsule; add rock ballads with memorable riffs, blazing guitar solos and commanding vocals with sweet three-part h...



DSUSD highlights work of bus drivers in new PSA  KESQ

With school now coming back into session it means you'll be seeing more school bus drivers out the roadways transporting students, but who are these drivers ...



Local students organized to demonstrate for gun reforms  KESQ

High school and middle school students in the Coachella Valley were expected to take part in demonstrations Wednesday on and off campus, to honor the 17 ...



Testimony reveals new details in murder of PDHS teacher  KESQ

An Indio man slit his girlfriend's throat, ran her over with her car and dumped her body at an Indio golf course, a prosecutor said Monday, but his attorney said the ...



3000-acre Desert Center-adjacent solar project receives federal go-ahead  KESQ

DESERT CENTER, Calif.- - A solar facility set to occupy more than 3,000 acres east of the Coachella Valley has received final approval from the federal ...



You may have heard him on Spotify. Now, Palm Desert native Lincoln Jesser will break out at Splash House  The Desert Sun

Palm Desert native Lincoln Jesser moved to L.A. after becoming a local rock sensation. Now he's returning to Splash House as an EDM artist with buzz.



Michael John Franco, who slashed teacher's throat and ran over her, sentenced to life in prison  The Desert Sun

An Indio man who slashed his girlfriend's throat with a box cutter, then ran the 41-year-old high school teacher over with her Toyota Prius after the initial attack ...



Valley school superintendent hosts public coffee chats  The Desert Sun

Parents, students and residents in the Desert Sands Unified School District get a chance to chat with superintendent Scott Bailey at coffee chats.



Valley home buyers are competing for a dwindling supply of houses under $300,000. Here’s why.  The Desert Sun

Ossil Macavinta sells houses. He also teaches personal finance. And if you ask him why the Coachella Valley seems to have a shrinking supply of single-family ...



'I went from a normal world to an evacuation': 2 firefighters hurt as Cranston Fire continues to grow  The Desert Sun

The Cranston wildfire continues burning southwest of Idyllwild as evacuations remain mandatory for most nearby communities.



Ribbon Fire at 200 acres, 45% containment in Pinyon Pines; evacuation warning lifted  The Desert Sun

An evacuation warning for Pinyon Pines, Alpine Village, Pinyon Crest and the Pinyon Flatts campgrounds was lifted Friday morning. as firefighters made ...



In Perezchica family, dad and daughter share diamond dreams  The Desert Sun

Tony Perezchica is the third-base coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks, his daughter Jasmine is a star on the DVL champ Palm Desert softball team.



Top Riverside County Students Recognized at Awards Dinner  Patch.com

Palm Desert, CA - Top students from 55 Riverside County comprehensive public high schools were honored at academic awards dinner.



Teacher begged for her life in a ‘butt dial’ voicemail  The Desert Sun

Jill Thomas Grant was killed in December 2013. A voicemail left by her boyfriend may have captured her last words.



Patrick "Bubba" Rivenes officially named head football coach at La Quinta high school  KESQ

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Patrick "Bubba" Rivenes has officially been named the head coach of La Quinta's football team, returning to his alma mater and replacing ...



News Channel 3's Blake Arthur & John White win Desert Classic Pro-AM Anchor Challenge  KESQ

The 60th Desert Classic Presented by Workday doesn't officially start until tomorrow but play began today with the Bob Hope Legacy Pro-AM.



Loved ones remember PDHS teacher, Jill Grant, one year later  KESQ

The body of a Coachella Valley teacher was discovered in a field in Indio. One year later, loved ones are remembering Palm Desert High school math teacher, ...



Great Oak, Murrieta Valley mock trial teams advance to elite eight round  Valley News

RIVERSIDE - Teams from eight Riverside County high schools will square off Wednesday in the "elite eight'' round of the 37th annual Riverside County Mock ...



Thanks to Fox Sports role, Palm Desert's Nicole Castrale will have a busy golf summer  The Desert Sun

The former LPGA player is now in retirement because of a bade back but will work six tournaments for Fox Sports this summer.



Palm Desert Fire: Two-Alarm Blaze Breaks Out in Commercial Building [UPDATED]  Patch.com

Fire Breaks Out Near Palm Desert - Palm Desert, CA - Black smoke was visible in the region.



Woman with Williams syndrome wants to go to college  KESQ

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Megan Murano belted out the national anthem Wednesday night at the Desert Sands Unified School District Special Education Advisory ...



Local phenom prepares for CareerBuilder Challenge  KESQ

This year's CareerBuilder Challenge will have a field composed of top ten players, former major champions, and PGA TOUR veterans and 18-year-old Charlie ...



Blaze Pizza opening in Palm Desert, holding Free Pizza Day  The Desert Sun

Blaze Pizza opens Tuesday at El Paseo Square, where The Habit is also opening next week with a free meal event on Monday.



Remembering Anthony Bourdain through his 2011 visit to the Coachella Valley  The Desert Sun

Anthony Bourdain visited the desert in 2011. He stopped at Pappy and Harriet's, Integratron, Joshua Tree Country Kitchen, Salvation Mountain and more.



Ryan Garvey embarking on his baseball second chance  The Desert Sun

He's one of the best athletes I think I've ever seen. That's how his coach described baseball player Ryan Garvey.



She didn’t put her baby in a car seat. Now she is charged with murder.  The Desert Sun

A Rancho Mirage woman has been charged with murder for not putting her daughter in a car seat before a fatal car crash on a winding mountain road one year ...



Local teen playing at Pebble Beach with pro golfer Stephen Ames  KESQ

Palm Desert, CA (September 27, 2018) – Local teen and Palm Desert High School sophomore Caroline Wales is competing in the 2018 PURE Insurance ...



CV Alumnae Panhellenic announces scholarship recipients  The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley Alumnae Panhellenic presents scholarships to 15 local high school girls.



Top 10 places to have fun when it's too hot outside in the desert  The Desert Sun

Fantasy Springs, Pappy and Harriet's, Palm Springs Art Museum and CVRep among the places staying active throughout the summer.



Pinyon Pines murder trial: Everything you should know about the case  The Desert Sun

Three people were found dead at a burning San Jacinto Mountain home on Sept. 17, 2006. The trial of two suspects began April 16, 2018.



Josh Homme wants to help Paris musical family  The Desert Sun

A foundation created by Eagles of Death Metal co-founder Josh Homme will begin accepting donations to help the family of musicians or crew members ...



Palm Desert phenom Charlie Reiter shoots 10-over par in first professional golf tournament  KESQ

Playing in his first professional golf tournament as an 18-year-old amateur, Charlie Reiter carded 10-over par at the Australian Open.



Entrepreneur Shawn Isaac of Rancho Mirage on 'Startup U'  The Desert Sun

Rancho Mirage resident Shawn Isaac is vying for business funding on ABC TV's “Startup U”



Donald Wexler's house is for sale, asking $1.75 million  The Desert Sun

The house that famed Palm Springs architect Donald Wexler built for his family in 1955 is on the market.



Study: Marching band as physically demanding as competitive sports  KESQ

According to one study, marching band members face the same physical challenges as athletes in competitive sports.



Sentencing delayed for Indio man convicted of teacher's murder  KESQ

INDIO, Calif. - The sentencing of a Indio man convicted of killing his girlfriend and Palm Desert High School math teacher, Jill Grant has been delayed until July 7 ...



Firefighter Sara Thomas remembered as leader, 'mama bear'  The Desert Sun

Firefighters from across the Coachella Valley and Riverside County gathered Tuesday to remember the 16-year Cal Fire veteran.



Kids and Crime: Inside the Juvenile Justice System, Part 1  KESQ

A look at what local school districts are doing to keep kids out of Juvenile Hall.



Coachella Valley Symphony delights at season closer  The Desert Sun

For 23 years the Coachella Valley Symphony has entertained the valley by showcasing the talents of local musicians.



New superintendent wants to create 'teacher villages' in Riverside County to combat staffing shortages  The Desert Sun

Newly appointed Riverside County Superintendent Judy White has big plans for the 430000 students and 23 school districts she now heads.



Coachella Valley Spotlight  KESQ

For your organization to be considered for the Coachella Valley Spotlight, please complete and submit the following application in its entirety along with the ...



Coyote StageWorks receives Shiny Apple Award  The Desert Sun

Palm Springs Unified School District presents Shiny Apple Award to Coyote StageWorks.



Riverside County’s top 20 students boast a collective 4.55 GPA  Press-Enterprise

These 20 students are among Riverside County's brightest young minds. They were honored recently as the 2018 Riverside County Top Academic Scholars, the ...



Steve Garvey dishes on Dodgers moves, local camp  The Desert Sun

Former Major League Baseball MVP Steve Garvey hosts a skills camp in the desert this weekend.



Double-killing victims a friendly mother and daughter, neighbors say  The Desert Sun

The victims of a Twentynine Palms double killing were a mother and daughter who spent years living an unassuming life at the home where their bodies were ...



Redlands High School football goes into Citrus Belt League opener off much needed victory  Redlands Daily Facts

REDLANDS — Friday's 24-3 victory over Palm Desert was something the Redlands football team needed badly. Redlands High School was winless in its first ...



2018 CareerBuilder Challenge Final Player Field  KESQ

Here is the roster of 156 golfers comprising the final field for next week's PGA TOUR CareerBuilder Challenge, the year's first PGA TOUR event in the mainland ...



Vista Murrieta Student Named to All-County Academic Team  Patch.com

Murrieta, CA - Roger William Ibarra, a senior at Vista Murrieta High School, was among 10 students named to the All-County Adademic Team in a ceremony ...



NFL free agency: James Dockery to join Oakland Raiders  The Desert Sun

When James Dockery was 10 years old, his uncle died tragically. The two were very close. A mentor to the young Dockery and big Oakland Raiders football fan, ...



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