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Month: April 2017

Home destroyed in brush fire

One home was destroyed and 20 acres burned by a brush fire in Riverside Saturday. It was first reported around 3:20 p.m. Saturday in the 6900 block of Gaylord Avenue. Witnesses said strong winds helped it spread. Authorities said the fire was fast moving, burning through light vegetation towards multiple homes. A third alarm was

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La Quinta celebrates 35th birthday

The city of La Quinta celebrated its 35th birthday Saturday. Friends and families gathered at Civic Center Park in La Quinta for a community picnic and birthday bash. The celebration included entertainment from local performers, activities for children, and community information booths. La Quinta police officers and local firefighters were also on hand to promote

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“Trapped by Addiction” conference seeks to help those struggling with addiction

Cal State San Bernardino Palm Desert campus hosts conference focusing on helping people struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. Health professionals, caregivers, educators, and students came together for the 4th annual “Trapped by Addiction” conference Friday morning in Palm Desert. The event was presented by the non-profit group the Unforgettables Foundation. It is designed for

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Local woman hopes to capitalize off ‘Homemade Food Operations Act’

Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia’s AB 626 (Homemade Food Operations Act) cleared the Assembly Health Committee with overwhelming bipartisan support. Officials said the bill will clarify existing food laws and add safeguards to permit the sale of prepared meals and other food from small-scale, home kitchen operations. Javier and Juanita Aguilera are Coachella Valley locals. They started

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