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Jennifer Franco

Jennifer Franco is the weekend anchor/weekday reporter for KESQ News Channel 3

Gov. Newsom stops in Indio to raise support for Proposition 1 days before primary election

California Governor Gavin Newsom is making a final push throughout the state to raise support for Proposition 1 ahead of next Tuesday’s Primary Election. Friday morning, Newsom toured the ABC Recovery Center in Indio, alongside Riverside County Fourth District Supervisor Manuel Perez and Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia. The addiction treatment facility would be able to access

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Riverside County board approves $416,000 in state funding for Desert Hot Springs homeless shelter

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve $416,219 in state funding that will allow the city of Desert Hot Springs to continue operations at its homeless “access hub.” The funding is part of an agreement for the County’s Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention Program, which outlines that scope of services

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Indio Public Safety Campus set to open soon as questions remain over future expansion

After a nearly year-long delay, Indio’s new Public Safety Campus is set to be operational by spring 2024. The 43,000-square-foot facility, located at 46800 Jackson St., will be made up of three separate buildings. Indio Fire Station Number 1, totaling approximately 13,500 square feet, a new dispatch center totaling approximately 7,000 square feet, and a

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New small business development center launches in Palm Springs with focus on Spanish-speakers

The Caravan SDBC, hosted by the Caravanserai Project in Palm Springs, celebrated the opening of its new business center on E. Tahquitz Canyon Way. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by Mayor Jeffrey Bernstein, Mike Daniel – OCIE SBDC Network Director, Chris Earl – Assistant Deputy Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Southern California Regional Advisor, Carolina Rosas

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LA Galaxy looks to inspire student athletes from CVUSD migrant program

LA Galaxy broadcaster Joe Tutino, Fagundez and LA Galaxy staff members hosted a conversation with migrant student athletes from Coachella Valley Unified School District at Cahuilla Desert Academy today and discussed their upbringing, careers and the importance of giving back to the community. After the conversation, LA Galaxy midfielder Diego Fagundez participated in a soccer

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What to know before you vote: Our one-on-one with RIVCO Registrar of Voters Art Tinoco

News Channel 3 is helping you get ready to vote ahead of California’s March 5 Presidential Primary Election. This year’s electoral process will be lead by Riverside County Registrar of Voters Art Tinoco.  Tinoco permanently took on the position last December, following the resignation of Rebecca Spencer. However, his time with the office spans more than 22

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Riverside County Supervisors approve more funds for Thermal’s first community park

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved $1.12 million for infrastructure improvement projects in Cabazon and Thermal, where beautification features are planned. A total of $959,700 will be allocated to the Cabazon Infrastructure Plan, while $170,000 will be dedicated to the Thermal Community Plan. The board set aside $10 million in the 2023-24

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Riverside County Registrar of Voters tests voting system ahead of March 5 Presidential Primary

State-mandated testing of Riverside County’s voting system took place Friday, ahead of California’s March 5 Presidential Primary Election. The public and media were invited to observe a series of logic and accuracy tests conducted by staff at the Registrar of Voters. “We absolutely not only care about the process, but we want to be extremely transparent. We

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Family of hiker missing in Joshua Tree National Park believes his death is tied to alcohol withdrawal complications

Update 1/31/24 The Riverside County Coroner’s Office positively identified the skeletal remains found in Joshua Tree National Park as that of Trammell Evans. The cause of death remains undetermined, as the Coroner Bureau’s investigation is ongoing. Original Report 1/30/23 Since skeletal remains were discovered on January 25 in Joshua Tree National Park, the Riverside County

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City Council gets a look at new progress on College of the Desert Palm Springs campus

The Palm Springs City Council received an update Thursday night on the status of the long-awaited College of the Desert campus in Palm Springs. Interim Superintendent/President Laura Hope and Director of Education Center – West Valley Dr. Scott Adkins led a presentation, which featured the most updated construction renderings of the campus that is set

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