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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.



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.



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.



Great players, great teams highlight 2018 in Coachella Valley golf  The Desert Sun

Every year in the desert sees plenty of great golf, top players and solid teams. 2018 was no exception.



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.



CSUSB Palm Desert Campus To Host 2019 Academic WorldQuest  Patch.com

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus To Host 2019 WorldQuest - Palm Desert, CA - The Charles & Priscilla Porter Academic WorldQuest Competition is sponsored by ...



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.



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.



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.



Palm Desert, Xavier College Prep advance in CIF Playoffs  KESQ

A total of eight local high school football teams played tonight in the CIF Playoffs. Palm Desert, Coachella Valley, Xavier Prep and La Quinta from the valley floor.



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.



Six PDHS football players infected with Ringworm  KESQ

Athletic areas at Palm Desert High School are being cleaned after school officials learned six football players were with ringworm.



Palm Desert stakes its claim as the best in the valley in 42-0 blowout win  The Desert Sun

Palm Desert High School came into Thursday's game against Yucca Valley High looking for Friday morning donuts. The Aztecs got that, and much more in a win ...



Dan Armstrong's return to La Quinta, Fitzgerald's arm and a Pac-12 recruit in Week 8 spotlight  The Desert Sun

Long-time Blackhawks coach Dan Armstrong returns to La Quinta as a member of the opposing coaching staff this week.



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 ...



PDHS student walks in Rose Parade five years after losing part of his leg  KESQ

Palm Desert High School sophomore Adrian Grajeda brought in the new year by walking in the Rose Parade.



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.



Desert Sands Unified School District releases graduation schedule  KESQ

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



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.



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 ...



Palm Desert High School senior to compete in CareerBuilder Challenge  KESQ

Golfer Charlie Reiter and Palm Desert High School star will be playing in this year's CareerBuilder Challenge. Reiter received a sponsor exemption to compete ...



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 ...



Who wins new desert football leagues and how do area teams stand at QB are key 2018 queries  The Desert Sun

Who is the favorite in the new desert leagues? How many yards will Manny Ridge gain? Which QBs will step up? All valid questions for 2018 season.



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

La Quinta grad Clay Fisher, Shadow Hills' Sean Roby and Palm Desert's Travis Moniot and Johnny Cuevas all drafted by MLB teams Wednesday.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Growing up in 'President's Playground': Being in Palm Desert helps grads get into politics  The Desert Sun

Set against the mountains and blue skies, St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert feels weighty and valorous when standing small at the entrance.



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.



Palm Desert HS golfer set to play with professionals on PGA stop in Pebble Beach  KESQ

Palm Desert High School golfer Caroline Wales was selected by The First Tee to represent the Coachella Valley in Septembers' Pure Insurance Championship ...



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 ...



'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.



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 ...



A new indoor sports arena in the desert? Here are 10 ways it could be put to use  The Desert Sun

A proposal is in place to build a 12000-seat sports arena in the desert. Here are 10 ways an arena like that could boost the desert's sports profile.



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 ...



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 ...



Coachella Valley high school students walk out of class to protest gun violence  The Desert Sun

Amid a call to action in the wake of Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, students across the Coachella Valley walked out of class ...



Desert Classic featured groups, pairings and tee times released  KESQ

The featured groups, pairings, and tee times for the 60th Desert Classic has been released.



Local law enforcement play in charitable dodge ball tournament in honor of fallen IPD Officer  KESQ

Local law enforcement agencies participated in a dodge ball tournament Friday, in honor of fallen Indio Police Officer, Isabel "Izzy" Velasquez, 26, who passed ...



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 ...



'It hurts' as Palm Desert falls short to Cypress in tightly contested quarterfinal  The Desert Sun

Palm Desert ends fantastic season that included DVL title and recapturing the Victory Flag with road loss in Anaheim.



Impressive performance for PDHS Sophomore Wales at Pebble Beach  KESQ

Caroline Wales was selected by the First Tee to compete with a PGA player this week in the Pure Insurance Championship in Pebble Beach.



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.



Coachella Valley students shadow Riverside County employees  KESQ

Nearly 100 Coachella Valley high school students shadowed County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez and other county employees today during the 15th annual ...



Local teen who lost part of his leg to walk in Rose Parade  KESQ

From the knee up, Adrian Grajeda is just like any other high schooler, but a fitted prosthetic is a daily reminder of when tragedy struck in 2013.



High School Football Preview: Palm Desert Aztecs  KESQ

The 2016 season was a struggle for the Palm Desert Aztecs. They suffered a thumping from rival La Quinta in Week 8, pushing them to 1-7 overall. But they ...



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.



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.



Palm Desert Aztec Jeremiah Estrada drafted by Chicago Cubs in sixth round  The Desert Sun

The Palm Desert star was drafted in the sixth round, 195 overall by the Chicago Cubs.



Palm Desert coach's friendship creates fun game with 'cousin school'  The Desert Sun

If you look at a photo of the 2000-01 Granada Hills High School junior varsity boys' basketball team (and who among us hasn't), you will see one of the coaches ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Desert Sands announces first day, other school dates  The Desert Sun

Desert Sands Unified announces first day, graduation, holidays and myriad dates in between for families to use in planning next school year.



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 ...



What pressure? 18-year-old Charlie Reiter fires 4-under 68 in his PGA Tour debut  The Desert Sun

Charlie Reiter, the 18-year-old Palm Desert High School senior, shakes off nerves to fire fine 68 in PGA Tour debut at CareerBuilder Challenge.



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Eleven desert football stars make All-CIF team led by six from Rancho Mirage  The Desert Sun

Eleven desert football stars, including six from Rancho Mirage earned All-CIF honors it was announced Monday.



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, ...



Trial delayed for man accused of killing PDHS teacher  KESQ

It's been about three years since authorities found the body of popular Palm Desert High School math teacher Jill Grant. Her boyfriend at the time, Michael John ...



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.



4 years after losing his leg, valley student pursues football dreams  KESQ

More than four years after losing a leg in a car crash, now 14-year-old freshman Adrian Grajeda is now just weeks away from suiting up for Palm Desert High ...



Local public high school graduation rates on the rise  KESQ

Our “Back to School” coverage continues with a look at high school graduation rates here in the Coachella Valley. There are three different school districts ...



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.



Kate Spates Announces Candidacy for Rancho Mirage City Council  Patch.com

Kate Spates Announces Candidacy for City Council - Palm Desert, CA - Kate Spates filed Nomination Papers for Rancho Mirage City Council and announced ...



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.



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.



Caesar Cervisia: A Quest to Learn More About the (Now Defunct) Granddaddy of Local Brewers—the Palm Springs Brewing Company  Coachella Valley Independent

The year is 1994. Nelson Mandela has been elected president of South Africa; Amazon.com is founded by Jeff Bezos; the Chunnel between France and the U...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



Shadow Hills, Indio will hold first Mayor's Cup on Thursday  The Desert Sun

With Shadow Hills joining the Desert Valley League this fall in all sports, football fans in the city of Indio and around the valley likely knew a new rivalry would ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



My CareerBuilder moments: A drunk Charlie Reiter fan, an Elway dis, Huey, Goo Goo, and where was Phil  The Desert Sun

A drunk Charlie Reiter fan; a John Elway dis; Huey Lewis; the Goo Goo Dolls and more make up the memorable CareerBuilder moments.



Mickelson leads, Hadwin 2nd in Desert Classic  TSN

LA QUINTA, Calif. — Phil Mickelson has barely stopped smiling since he teed off Thursday morning in the Desert Classic. "It's so fun," Mickelson said. "I just love ...



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 ...



DESERT SUN Domestic abuse a silent killer in Palm Springs area  The Desert Sun

The number of victims in the Coachella Valley has continued to increase every year for the past five years.



Bohren keeps in winning to advance in CIF finals  Claremont Courier

Senior Leyton Bohren won two singles tennis matches at the University of Redlands on Thursday, advancing to the round of 32 in the CIF Individual Singles ...



Jean Benson served country before Palm Desert  The Desert Sun

Palm Desert City Councilwoman Jean Benson, who is not seeking re-election in November, will step down from the dais in December after serving 32.



BWW Review: Desert Rose Presents a Fine Production of FIFTH OF JULY.  Broadway World

Desert Rose Playhouse's 2017-18 'gay heritage production' is Lanford Wilson's FIFTH OF JULY, which the company pulls off admirably except for some pacing ...



Cops Pretend To Be 11th Graders, Then Arrest 25 Students  Huffington Post

Two dozen Southern California high school students were arrested Thursday for allegedly selling illegal drugs on their school campuses. The arrests...



Palm Deserts Free Spring Concerts Start Thursday  Patch.com

Palm Desert, CA - The "Spring Concerts in the Park" series launches with a jazz and American tribute group.



'Butt dial' message records murder victim's final moments, prosecutors say  Los Angeles Times

A murder defendant accidentally left a voicemail the night he is accused of killing his girlfriend.



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.



Living next to a Coachella party is not the same as being at Coachella  The Desert Sun

Coachella experienced another paradigm leap in 2017 just by expanding the festival site and adding attractions. But many festival-goers may not have noticed.



Teen saxophonist chasing the dream of a music career  The Desert Sun

Chase Huna was a fair-skinned, 7-year-old boy with a shock of red hair when he first became entranced by the siren call of jazz saxophone. He was watching ...



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 ...



Corey Pavin's memories of 1987 CareerBuilder win include a firm and young Stadium Course  The Desert Sun

Corey Pavin won the tournament known as the Bob Hope Classic in 1987 on the Stadium Course, but he had to withdraw from the event in the first round this ...



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