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DESERT ARC HONORED

By Madeline Zuckerman Palm Desert, CA.  – Desert Arc, known for its outstanding work of enhancing the lives and creating opportunities for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, was one of five recipients of the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources’ Sustainability Award on April...

Lee Iacocca, ‘father of Ford Mustang’ & savior of Chrysler, dies aged 94

Titan of the US automotive industry Lico ‘Lee’ Iacocca, who once led Ford and later Chrysler, died of natural causes Tuesday aged 94. He is survived by two daughters and eight grandchildren. Iacocca was widely credited with saving Chrysler from near-bankruptcy in the 1980s...

‘Apollo 11’ Details the 1969 Moon Landing

By Theda Reichman In 1961 President Kennedy committed the United States to land a man on the moon within the decade and then bring him safely back to earth. It has now been a half-century since the spacecraft "Apollo 11" left earth behind...

WILDFLOWERS AND WILD ART IN BORREGO SPRINGS

Thanks to the stupendous response to the high desert’s lavish display of Wildflowers (BorregoBlooms.org) this immense State Park has captured international media attention during record-breaking visitors. Undaunted this 585,000-acre masterpiece of dramatic desert geography is turning the corner for tourism in this surreal, but stunning environment. While you might...

CA Lawmakers Move Multiple Animal-Welfare Bills Forward

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A slew of animal protection bills moved forward in the California Legislature this week – including proposals to limit animal abuse, hunting, poisoning and trapping. Senate Bill 580 would force people convicted of such serious crimes as aggravated cruelty, bestiality and hoarding to undergo mental-health evaluation...

Report: CA Teacher Shortage Persists, Hits High-Poverty Schools Hardest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In California and across the nation, districts are struggling to hire enough teachers. And the shortage is getting worse, according to a new report.  There remains a supply gap of about 110,000 teachers nationwide as of last school year, primarily because...

KRISPY KREME RANCHO MIRAGE IS HERE!

OPENS TUESDAY 4/16/2019, DOORS OPEN 5:30 AM! Grand Opening today, the first 100 guests through the door will receive FREE doughnuts for one year and a t-shirt! So...the Very First guest through the door will receive a punch card for one free dozen Orignal...

Desert Symphony with Tony Danza

Tony Danza -Photo by Pat Krause The 30th Anniversary concert by the Desert Symphony was held at the McCallum Theatre on April 4th. The guest entertainer was the well-known actor Tony Danza. The 2019 Amadeus Award was given to one of the most...

New Appointments at College Strengthen Student Success

PALM DESERT, CA — College of the Desert recently announced several staffing changes designed to enhance student success outcomes and strengthen the College’s executive leadership team. Appointments include the naming of Dr. Annebelle Nery as Vice President of Instruction, Jeff Baker as Interim Vice President of Student Services,...

SCAG Approves the Appointment of Kome Ajise as its Executive Director

LOS ANGELES – The Regional Council of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) today approved the appointment of Kome Ajise as the organization’s new Executive Director. Ajise, who has served as Planning Director since November 2017, was selected to lead the nation’s largest...