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Tracking Fatal Encounters: The First Comprehensive Database of Recent California Police-Related Deaths Is Now Complete

Tracking Fatal Encounters: The First Comprehensive Database of Recent California Police-Related Deaths Is Now Complete

Sunday, June 26, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

The numbers of police-related deaths in the United States, as documented by Fatal Encounters , have been eerily similar in recent years.

2015: 1,356.

2014: 1,323.

2013: 1,330.

However, this statistical fluke is not what’s newsworthy: What is newsworthy is the fact that we now actually have a database of pol...

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Rates on the Rise: The Coachella Valley Water District Decides to Charge Residents More; Is the Desert Water Agency Next?

Rates on the Rise: The Coachella Valley Water District Decides to Charge Residents More; Is the Desert Water Agency Next?

Wednesday, June 22, 2016  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

So far this year in the Coachella Valley, water-rate increases have gone into effect in both the Mission Springs Water District (encompassing Desert Hot Springs and northern Palm Springs) and the Myoma Dunes Water Company territory of Bermuda Dunes.

In both cases, mandatory public meetings were held—...

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Hot Car! A Palm Springs Woman's Honda Civic Is Stolen Three Different Times in Eight Months

Hot Car! A Palm Springs Woman's Honda Civic Is Stolen Three Different Times in Eight Months

Tuesday, June 21, 2016  |  Brane Jevric

This one may just be eligible for Guinness World Records : Palm Springs resident Tracy McKain has been a victim of vehicle-related thefts four times in the 3 1/2 years she has lived at her current residence.

In fact, her latest vehicle, a 1999 Honda Civic, has been swiped three times since last October...

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Cannabis in the CV: A Large-Scale Coachella-Branded Cannabis Production Facility Is Coming to the East Valley

Cannabis in the CV: A Large-Scale Coachella-Branded Cannabis Production Facility Is Coming to the East Valley

Thursday, June 16, 2016  |  Sean Planck

While Desert Pot Springs is garnering national attention with its charge into the cannabis industry, the other end of the valley is starting to steal a little of that green spotlight: Irvine-based Cultivation Technologies has plans to open an 88,000-square-foot cannabis-production compound in Coache...

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'We Stand Together': After the Deadliest Mass Shooting in U.S. History, Residents Assemble to Mourn, Send Love to Orlando

'We Stand Together': After the Deadliest Mass Shooting in U.S. History, Residents Assemble to Mourn, Send Love to Orlando

Monday, June 13, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Just after 2 a.m. on Sunday, June 12, Omar Mateen walked into Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., and started firing at the 320 or so people who were still in the club after the bartenders announced last call. In the three terrible hours that followed, at least 50 people lost their lives.

The co...

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Restrictions Lifted: Without State-Mandated Regulations, Some Local Districts Fear a Return to Water Waste

Restrictions Lifted: Without State-Mandated Regulations, Some Local Districts Fear a Return to Water Waste

Wednesday, June 08, 2016  |  Lyndsey Gilpin

California’s historic drought led to immense pressure to conserve water, and during the last year, most Californians stepped up to the task.

State “water cops” issued warnings and fines; people stopped washing their cars; towns let their parks fade from green to brown. But during El Niño this winter,...

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