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Valley school districts serving food all summer for kids in need. There are new locations for dinner  The Desert Sun

To make sure students are able to enjoy the summer on full bellies, the valley's three school districts are using federal funding to provide meals.

Indio High School lockdown lifted  KESQ

Indio High School has been placed on lockdown, according to Mary Perry, spokesperson for Desert Sands Unified School District.

Indio High School disciplines students involved in football fight  KESQ

Following an investigation, Indio High School disciplines students involved in the fight with Desert Hot Springs players during the freshman football game.

Lockdown lifted at Indio High School following confrontation near campus  KESQ

Indio High School is on lockdown following a confrontation near the campus.

First responders hold 2nd active shooter drill at Indio High School in a week  KESQ

The Indio Police Department and Calfire are holding an active shooter training drill all day Thursday at Indio High School. It is a training exercise.

1 dead following double shooting in Indio  The Desert Sun

The shooting took place around 8 p.m. about a mile south of Interstate 10. Two males were shot, one died at an area hospital.

At least 20 students to be disciplined for Indio-DHS football game fight  KESQ

INDIO, Calif.- - 20-22 students who played in the freshmen football game between Indio High School and Desert Hot Springs High School will be disciplined for ...

Calif. high schools' varsity game cancelled after brawl at freshman game  USA TODAY High School Sports

The senior night football game between the Indio (Palm Desert, Calif.) and Desert Hot Springs (Calif). high school varsity teams was cancelled after a brawl took ...

Friday's high school football scores: Palm Desert vs. La Quinta, CV vs. Indio  The Desert Sun

It's Rivalry Week for Week 9, and games include Coachella Valley at Indio and La Quinta at Palm Desert.

Orange County-based federal agents part of Indio shooting, police say  The Desert Sun

A portion of Indio Boulevard was closed off late Friday while authorities investigated an officer-involved shooting that happened at the Best Western Date Tree ...

Indio community rallies around Mayor's Cup game, but it's not yet a true rivalry  The Desert Sun

Indio and Shadow Hills are sparking up a new rivalry in the desert, but the football needs to be more competitive to add legitimacy.

Cal Fire contains fire near Indio High School, no injuries reported  KESQ

The fire was reported at 12:26 p.m. on the 81-000 block of Highway 111 in Indio. Students at Indio High School have been evacuated to the football field.

CIF basketball playoff brackets out: Indio happy with league title, hungry for 'added toppings'  The Desert Sun

Indio High School senior point guard Isaiah Riley said he wasn't really following the Rajahs' basketball team the last time they won a league title. "I was in ...

Suspect in Indio hotel robbery shot by ATF agents after failing to drop his weapon, police say  The Desert Sun

A Corona man was shot by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents last week after he failed to drop his weapon, which was later ...

Indio High School students confuse Imperial threat for local  KESQ

Campus security is a major concern following last week's mass shooting at a high school in Florida. On Wednesday, tensions at Indio High School were even ...

Hazmat crew responds to John Glenn Middle School due to stink bomb  KESQ

INDIO, Calif.- - A hazmat crew has responded to John Glenn Middle School in Indio due to stink bomb being set off before 10:00 a.m. this morning according to ...

Indio police exchange gunfire with man in Bermuda Dunes, suspect identified  The Desert Sun

No one was hurt in a shooting involving the Indio Police Department that occurred Friday evening at the MiraBella Apartments in Bermuda Dunes, police said.

Indio High School on brief lockdown  KESQ

Indio High School was on a lockdown early Thursday morning.

Authorities wrap up investigation, fill in holes they dug in yard of Indio house  The Desert Sun

Authorities dug up the backyard of a small house in Indio; drug- and body-sniffing dogs helped. They left empty-handed after filling in the holes.

Indio principal took school from 'scary' to top ranking  The Desert Sun

As Indio High School Principal Rudy Ramirez gets ready to retire, he looks back at 24 years at the school.

Indio High School student, 15, killed in I-10 crash  The Desert Sun

Grief counselors were on hand at the school Thursday, a district spokeswoman said.

Yucca wrestling pins the competition | Sports  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Yucca Valley High School wrestling teams had an eventful seven days, traveling to Banning High School Nov. 30 and hosting Indio ...

Horse in parade at Indio fair dies in front of families, police say  The Desert Sun

Police vehicles and screens were placed around the scene "out of respect for the horse and the public," a spokesman said.

Inside Desert Politics: Lawmakers discuss the new Marlboro men, high school-aged vapers  The Desert Sun

Hi, subscribers! Desert Sun political reporter Sam Metz, here. I'm subbing in for your regular Inside Desert Politics host Marie McCain, who returns next week.

2 students arrested after gun reported at Indio HS  KESQ

Indio police are investigating a report of a gun on campus at Indio High School Thursday morning.

The new Indio elementary school named after former Indian Wells mayor  The Desert Sun

An elementary school set to open in north Indio next fall will be named after Indian Wells' former Mayor Richard Oliphant, a local developer and philanthropist.

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.

Desert Sands Unified School District releases graduation schedule  KESQ

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

Indio high school girls breaking barriers on football field  KESQ

For three seasons it's been Martin White in charge of the football sidelines at Indio High School and when fall turns to winter he's leading the Rajahs' girls ...

Holiday hangover doesn't stop Rattlers from grabbing tournament opening victory  The Desert Sun

As one might expect, Rancho Mirage was not its sharpest on day after Christmas, but still earned an easy tourney win.

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus To Host 2019 Academic WorldQuest

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

Coachella Valley Fire Prompts School Evacuation  Palm Desert, CA Patch

Fire Breaks Out In Indio - Palm Desert, CA - A fire at a commercial structure sent black smoke billowing into the Coachella Valley on Wednesday.

Week 1 high school football scores & highlights  KESQ

Football is back! The 2018 season starts on Friday night with a handful of area teams in action. Sports Director Blake Arthur, Cody Krupp, and the entire team will ...

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.

Vote for the Play of the Week!  KESQ

Week 6 is over but we still need to know who is our play of the week!

Phase-1 of $100M project complete at Indio High School  KESQ

Students returned to Indio High School after winter break to a very different campus. News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2's Samantha Cortese has your first look at ...

Here are the Coachella Valley council candidates you'll see on the ballot this election  The Desert Sun

Campaign season is back in full swing in the Coachella Valley following the 5 p.m. filing deadline for city council candidates. While most cities will have some ...

Police to conduct active shooter training at Desert Hot Springs High School  KESQ

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. - The Desert Hot Springs Police Department will conduct an active shooter training exercise at Desert Hot Springs High School ...

Security drills planned for Desert Sands Unified School District  KESQ

Desert Sands Unified School District spokeswoman Mary Perry has announced that two district schools will be conducting security drills this week.

Student Athlete of the Week - Ricardo Amavizca  KESQ

The Indio Rajahs baseball team is the 2019 DVL Champion. The Rajahs are powered by their senior captain, Ricardo Amavizca.

Indio charter school to open in August  The Desert Sun

Desert families will soon have a new elementary education option in Indio where a charter school has been approved to open in August.

He was an athlete and a college-bound honor student. Then a concussion stole it all.  The Desert Sun

Kevin Salamone, a Shadow Hills High senior, was hit in the head twice during a soccer game last year. His life has never been the same.

PTA president with financial background used ATMs to steal $22K from school, police say  The Desert Sun

A former PTA president is facing grand theft charges for allegedly embezzling more than $22,000 from Herbert Hoover Elementary School in Indio.

Skills from ‘the other side’

APPLE VALLEY — Coachella Valley High School student Matthew King, 17, in his second year participating in the SkillsUSA Regional Competition, said he has ...

16-year-old Indio homicide victim identified  The Desert Sun

The Riverside County Coroner's Office confirmed Monday that 16-year-old Elian Lopez was shot and killed Friday night at an apartment complex in Indio.

Beto O'Rourke To Hold Rally at LA Community College  NBC Southern California

Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke will begin his first trip to California as a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination by holding a rally at Los ...

New 14-screen movie theater coming to Indio, a community Maya Cinemas sees as under-served  The Desert Sun

Founded by film producer Moctesuma Esparza, Maya Cinemas' mission is to develop movie theaters in locations with a strong Latino presence.

Missing Riverside County Boy's Parents Are Charged in Son's Disappearance  NBC Southern California

The parents of an 8-year-old Riverside County boy whose whereabouts are a mystery were both charged Friday with felony child endangerment. Bryce Daniel ...

DSUSD announces staff changes at several schools  KESQ

Officials with the Desert Sands Unified School District sent out a notice Thursday about staff changes at several schools.

'Kids With Guns Protocol' highlighted after Indio HS incident  KESQ

Following Thursday's incident at Indio High School, where two students were arrested after a gun was reported on campus, KESQ and CBS Local 2 is taking a ...

Woman agrees to come down from I-10 overpass, ending standoff that delayed freeway traffic  The Desert Sun

Authorities successfully talked a suicidal woman into not jumping to her death at I-10 and Monterey Avenue.

Jeff Stone rails against Democrats for public safety and tax policies on the campaign trail  The Desert Sun

On a Friday afternoon in October, State Sen. Jeff Stone stopped by the Cliff House restaurant for a La Quinta Rotary Club meeting to provide a “Sacramento ...

Police investigate Desert Hot Springs homicide  KESQ

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. - Update - 11/13/18: Desert Hot Springs have arrested a suspect. photo. Albert Marchain. Albert Marchain. 27-year-old Albert ...

Two Found Dead in Woolsey Fire Zone  NBC Southern California

The Los Angeles County Coroner's office said it is investigating two deaths possibly related to the Woolsey Fire that's been burning a destructive path across two ...

Coroner identifies teen who was shot to death in Indio  KESQ

INDIO, Calif. - Authorities have identified the teenager who was shot to death in Indio late Friday night. The coroner confirmed that 16-year-old Elian Lopez died ...

Ventura Man Accused of Killing Cat With Bow and Arrow  NBC Southern California

Oxnard police arrested a man for allegedly killing a cat with a bow and arrow on Friday. Officers were called to the 1000 block of Yarnell Place to investigate a ...

And the snap: The Desert Sun's 2018 Elite 11  The Desert Sun

Yes, it's that time of year again -- time for The Desert Sun's Elite 11, our sports staffs' top preseason picks from among the Coachella Valley's best high school ...

New coach, new direction as Desert Christian Academy will play 11-man football in 2018  The Desert Sun

Former Indio football coach George Thomas has taken over the Desert Christian Academy football team as they prepare to enter 11-man football in 2018.

69-Year-Old Man in Diamond Bar Stabbed to Death Inside Home  NBC Southern California

A man in his late 60s was fatally stabbed at a home in Diamond Bar and authorities searched Monday for his killer.

La Quinta council race: What you should know about the old Sam's Club and SilverRock  The Desert Sun

La Quinta City Council candidates respond to questions about SilverRock, blighted buildings and city art.

Be Storm Ready: Hurricane Remants, Winter Storm Could Slam Riverside Over Next 3 Days  NBC Southern California

A voluntary evacuation order was issued Monday for residents living in the Cranston Fire burn area due to thunderstorm conditions stemming from Hurricane ...

A private struggle, a public battle: High youth suicide attempts lead to calls for change in the Coachella Valley  The Desert Sun

Valerie Reyes, 18, was a star student at Indio High School. She got straight A's and was a varsity volleyball player and cheerleader. She was popular, bright and ...

Car Wash Workers Receive Big Pay Day in $1 Million Settlement  NBC Southern California

Workers at two car washes in Los Angeles who were allegedly deprived of fair wages will receive more than $1 million in restitution under a legal settlement ...

Bat Found at Hayward's Southland Mall Tests Positive for Rabies  NBC Southern California

A bat found at Southland Mall in Hayward tested positive for rabies, health officials said.

Bright Rocket Contrails Light Up SoCal Sky After SpaceX Launch Tonight  NBC Southern California

SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday evening from Vandenberg Air Force base, carrying an Argentinean satellite and marking the first time the ...

League changes shake up local high school sports landscape  The Desert Sun

After a meeting with the Citrus Belt area athletic directors on Monday, teams across the Coachella Valley will see major changes in regards to their league ...

Indio boys' soccer gets signature win over La Quinta  USA TODAY High School Sports

To Indio, it's much more than one game. The Rajahs won seven games last year, and finished in sixth place in the DVL.

Board of Supervisors Authorizes Commercial Marijuana Cultivation and Sales in Areas of Riverside  NBC Southern California

The Board of Supervisors, on a 3-2 vote, Tuesday tentatively agreed to permit marijuana cultivation and sales in unincorporated areas of Riverside County and ...

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 ...

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 ...

No charges filed in crash that killed Pedro Del Real  KESQ

Update: The Indio Police Department has completed its investigation into the death of 15-year-old Pedro Del Real, the boy who was hit and killed by a car while ...

Lone Survivor of Palmdale Shooting That Killed 3 Was Shot in Face  NBC Southern California

Investigators say the lone survivor of a shooting that left three men dead in the Southern California desert told a 911 dispatcher he'd been shot in the face.

Trojan soccer wins big despite heavy rain | Sports  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY –– The Yucca Valley High School girls soccer team didn't let bad weather stop them from making a big splash in their home opener Thursday ...

Police Shoot Domestic Violence Suspect Outside Ralphs in Garden Grove  NBC Southern California

A domestic violence suspect in his 40s was shot by a police officer in the parking lot of a Ralphs supermarket Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

RivCo Girl, 15, Struck by Multiple Vehicles on I-10 After Falling from Overpass: CHP

INDIO, CA - A pedestrian fatally struck Wednesday by multiple vehicles on Interstate 10 in Indio, moments after being seen standing on the Jackson Street ...

Valley school takes anti-bullying pledge  KESQ

Recent studies show an increase in cyber bullying across the country. On Friday students at a middle school in Indio took an anti-bullying pledge, after hearing ...

Twenty-Eight Arrested, Girl Rescued in Human Trafficking Operation In Compton  NBC Southern California

Nearly 30 people were arrested and a 16-year-old Texas girl was rescued Tuesday during a human trafficking sting operation in Compton, sheriff's officials ...

A Neighborly Affair: Mike Wilson and Waymond Fermon Bring Different Political Values to Their Race in Indio's District 2  Coachella Valley Independent

On Nov. 6, Indio voters will cast their ballots in the city's first district-based elections, after the City Council moved away from “at large” or cit...

Students organize car wash to help raise funds for Indio teen's funeral service  KESQ

Hundreds gathered to help raise money for the Leon family, who recently lost their 15-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Castro Leon, on Wednesday.

Progressives on the March: A New Indio-Based Political Group's First Act—Supporting a Candidate Running Against Indio's Controversial Mayor  Coachella Valley Independent

A new grassroots community organization wants this to be the “Year of Indio”—and the first step the group is taking to make that happen is supporting...

Beaumont Police say no threat to school  KESQ

Police in Beaumont say there is no credible threat to Beaumont High School after online postings Tuesday morning.

Indio City Manager Dan Martinez abruptly resigns after leading the city for seven years  The Desert Sun

Indio City Manager Dan Martinez resigned from his position Wednesday after leading the east Coachella Valley community for the past seven years, the city ...

San Juan Capistrano Man Dies After Being Tased by Police  NBC Southern California

A 23-year-old man died in San Juan Capistrano after being tased by police on Monday. Andru Maldonado, was seen going in and out of businesses in the area.

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

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

One Dead, One Injured in La Verne Plane Crash  NBC Southern California

One person was killed and a second person was injured Sunday after a Cessna plane missed the runway at a La Verne airfield, authorities said. The crash ...

Family Identifies Man Killed in Car-to-Car Shooting on 91 Freeway  NBC Southern California

Relatives identified the man killed in a car-to-car shooting on the 91 Freeway near Cerritos as 27-year-old Samuel Ferguson of Cerritos.

Pit Bull Found on South LA Streets Was Not Sexually Abused, LAPD Says  NBC Southern California

A pit bull that was suspected of being sexually assaulted, thrown from a car and left to die on a South Los Angeles street was not assaulted at all, and its cause of ...

Mother's Boyfriend Arrested on Suspicion of Murder in Death of Lancaster Boy  NBC Southern California

Authorities arrested the boyfriend of a mother of a 10-year-old Lancaster boy on suspicion of murder Wednesday after suspected physical and sexual abuse, ...

Woman who triggered human trafficking case against Hemet man testifies  Press-Enterprise

INDIO – A former student at an Indio high school testified Monday, March 13, that a “woman” she met on Facebook, who prosecutors allege was actually a ...

Two Killed in Fiery DUI Crash on 605 Freeway in Norwalk  NBC Southern California

Two people were killed and a 31-year-old man was arrested early Monday in a suspected DUI crash on the 605 Freeway in Norwalk.

District re-emphasizes "no credibility" to Rancho Mirage High threat  KESQ

Palm Springs Unified School District sent out a message this morning to emphasize that there is "no credibility" to a threat issued to Rancho Mirage High.

Teen killed Saturday after being stabbed in Indio ID'd  The Desert Sun

INDIO – An 18-year-old Indio man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of murder after another teenager was found fatally stabbed, Indio police said.

Student's social media post prompts police to lock down CVHS  KESQ

Police locked down Coachella Valley High School for about 15 minutes early Wednesday morning after a student allegedly made a threat on social media.

Heads-Up: EBT Won't Be Available for 24 Hours in June  NBC Southern California

The State System of Electronic Benefit Transfer, known as EBT, will not be available on June 23 and 24. Authorities said that EBT card users will not be able to ...

Our midseason Elite 11: Two new local football players break into the top group  The Desert Sun

After five weeks of the high school football season, our sports reporters reevaluate who the 11 best players in the Coachella Valley have been this season.

Valley students reap lessons from live stock care  The Desert Sun

East valley 4-H clubs, FFA and Grange encourage agricultural studies and careers.

37 Coachella Valley cyclists have been killed since 2002. CV Link can be 'next step' for safety  The Desert Sun

More than 10 years ago, when research into the possibility for a pathway to connect the Coachella Valley's eastern and western edges began, the CV Link may ...

The Desert Sun: Looking back on 90 years of our Coachella Valley history  The Desert Sun

The Desert Sun, founded in 1927 as a weekly, four-page newspaper, has served Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley for 90 years.

Rotary Honors La Colina Theater Teacher as Class Act  Noozhawk

Shannon Saleh, La Colina Junior High performing arts teacher, has been recognized by the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara for her outstanding work and ...

New high school baseball rules designed to protect pitchers  The Desert Sun

In order to protect young pitchers, CIF instituted a rule regulating how much and how often high school pitchers can throw.

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