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Snapshot: The First Half of the Humana Challenge

Snapshot: The First Half of the Humana Challenge

Saturday, January 24, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

On Thursday and Friday, Jan. 22 and 23, the crowds grew in size and fervor at the 56th Annual Humana Challenge—and for local fans, there was an unusual bonus, as several local PGA Tour pros were in pursuit of the winner’s payday of $1,026,000.

La Quinta resident Scott McCarron and Palm Desert’s Byron...

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An Epidemic of Police Shootings: Westerners Are Almost Twice as Likely to Die as Other Americans From 'Arrest-Related Deaths'

An Epidemic of Police Shootings: Westerners Are Almost Twice as Likely to Die as Other Americans From 'Arrest-Related Deaths'

Wednesday, January 21, 2015  |  Jonathan Thompson

As darkness and a chill fell over northwestern New Mexico on a Friday in late November, two men flagged down a San Juan County sheriff’s deputy to report a scuffle, with at least one firearm involved.

The altercation was going down in Spencerville, an ad-hoc collection of homes, beat up cars and dust...

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Snapshot: Locals and Visitors Alike Turn Out for a Glimpse of the Stars at the PSIFF Gala

Snapshot: Locals and Visitors Alike Turn Out for a Glimpse of the Stars at the PSIFF Gala

Monday, January 05, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

As the Hollywood A-listers began arriving at Palm Springs Convention Center for the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival's Awards Gala on Saturday, Jan. 3, hopes ran high among the fans gathered along the sidewalks across from the red-carpeted entryway.

Whether the fans were locals or...

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Snapshot: Palm Springs International Film Festival's Opening-Night Screening of 'Selma'

Snapshot: Palm Springs International Film Festival's Opening-Night Screening of 'Selma'

Saturday, January 03, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The film Selma is one of the most acclaimed movies heading into awards season. It’s nominated for four Golden Globes, including Best Drama, even though it doesn’t open in wide release until Jan. 9.

A week before that opening date, the film was the star attraction as the official opening night screening...

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Sk8r Weekend: The El Gato Classic Will Honor Forgotten Greats of the Sport—and the Coachella Valley's Legendary Skateboarding History

Sk8r Weekend: The El Gato Classic Will Honor Forgotten Greats of the Sport—and the Coachella Valley's Legendary Skateboarding History

Friday, January 02, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Palm Springs will become the center of the skateboarding world Friday, Jan. 23, through Sunday, Jan. 25, when the area will be taken over by skateboarding’s most legendary riders for the El Gato Classic.

At the center of the event is Eddie “El Gato” Elguera, a valley resident who is a pastor at the R...

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Pastors on the Boards: Eddie Elguera, Christian Hosoi Talk About How Faith Changed Their Lives

Pastors on the Boards: Eddie Elguera, Christian Hosoi Talk About How Faith Changed Their Lives

Friday, January 02, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

The fame that El Gato Classic founder Eddie Elguera’s skateboarding career gave him led, in part, to a drug and alcohol addiction in the early 1980s. (For more on the El Gato Classic, see the main story .)

He retired from the sport, and then became a born-again Christian before eventually returning dur...

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