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Snapshot: PGA CareerBuilder Challenge, Days 1 and 2

Snapshot: PGA CareerBuilder Challenge, Days 1 and 2

Saturday, January 21, 2017  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

As I pulled on my rain boots before driving to PGA West at 6 a.m., Friday, Jan. 20, a KMIR meteorologist on the TV screen was issuing a warning about the continuous and dangerous weather that would soon engulf the Coachella Valley.

However, the rain was late to arrive at the “U.S. politics-free zone”...

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Damaging Development: Residents Fight to Preserve Oswit Canyon

Damaging Development: Residents Fight to Preserve Oswit Canyon

Friday, January 20, 2017  |  Brane Jevric

On a cold January day, Jane Garrison stood in front of Ralph’s in the Smoke Tree Village Shopping Center. Her goal: to get shoppers in the busy plaza to sign the petition to save Oswit Canyon, a popular hiking area nearby in south Palm Springs.

The rain started drizzling—but Garrison didn’t give up. ...

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Joining Forces? Public Safety Costs Are Rising—and Coachella Valley's Nine Cities Are Looking for Ways to Keep Up

Joining Forces? Public Safety Costs Are Rising—and Coachella Valley's Nine Cities Are Looking for Ways to Keep Up

Tuesday, January 17, 2017  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

A recent review of the budgets of all nine Coachella Valley cities confirms what multiple sources have mentioned over the last several months: The costs of providing police and fire protection have been rising every year—and could soon become a worrisome financial burden.

“About 50 percent of our gen...

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Cannabis in the CV: Jeff Sessions' Dangerous Views on Marijuana Could Lead to Disaster

Cannabis in the CV: Jeff Sessions' Dangerous Views on Marijuana Could Lead to Disaster

Monday, January 16, 2017  |  Sean Planck

After the November election, 28 states have now legalized marijuana in one way or another. Public opinion has never been stronger in favor of legalization—and this even includes a vast majority of police, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. (More on this in a bit.)

Unfortunately, presumpti...

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Trumping Science: California Experts Worry the President-Elect Will Take the Planet Beyond the Climate-Change Point of No Return

Trumping Science: California Experts Worry the President-Elect Will Take the Planet Beyond the Climate-Change Point of No Return

Thursday, January 12, 2017  |  Nick Miller

If you conduct an online search of news stories with the keywords “Trump” and “climate change,” the results might give you reason to bury your head in the (tar) sand during the next four years:

“How the Trump Administration Could Gut NASA’s Climate Change Research,” read one Newsweek headline.

“What Doe...

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January Astronomy: Venus Dominates Evenings, While in the Mornings, Jupiter is the (Figurative) Star

January Astronomy: Venus Dominates Evenings, While in the Mornings, Jupiter is the (Figurative) Star

Friday, December 30, 2016  |  Robert Victor

In January, Venus dominates the evenings! Find it in the southwest to west-southwest, with Mars to its upper left. In the west to west-northwest, find the Summer Triangle of Vega , Altair and Deneb . Vega is its brightest member, and Altair is the first to depart, around mid-month, if mountains don’t block yo...

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