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Jennifer Franco

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

Pool safety and drowning prevention: Steps to avoid injury or death this Summer

As Summer approaches, Riverside County Public Health officials, the Red Cross, and city officials throughout the Coachella Valley are working simultaneously to remind the public about pool safety and drowning prevention. Between 2018-2021, drownings were the first and second leading causes of death in children aged 1-4 in Riverside County, according to Riverside University Health

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Coachella Valley Teachers Association accuses district leaders of ‘unethical behavior’

The Coachella Valley Teachers Association is once again at odds with district leaders, this time over alleged ‘unethical behavior.’ President Carissa Carrera said since current acting Superintendent Dr. Frances Esparza started with the school district, she’s been given “carte blanche” by the majority of the school board to “revamp the Education Services Department.” Carrera stated

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Local immigrant advocates react to Biden executive order restricting asylum at the border

Immigrant advocates in the Coachella Valley and throughout the nation are sharing reaction to the Biden Administration’s newly announced an executive order that limits asylum claims at the U.S.-Mexico border. A fact sheet released by the White House Tuesday states that the order will take effect “when high levels of encounters at the Southern Border

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Community advocates for change after cyclist’s death in Cathedral City hit-and-run

The death of a 31-year-old Palm Springs woman earlier this month remains under investigation, but members of the community have banded together to honor her life. The deadly hit-and-run collision happened earlier this month in Cathedral City while the victim was riding her bicycle. Cathedral City police identified the victim as Angeline Margaret Shipley. News

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More mosquito control treatments after samples in Indio & Mecca test positive for West Nile

The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District is increasing mosquito control efforts after West Nile Virus was found in mosquito samples in Indio and Mecca this month. Two samples came from mosquito traps in Mecca, one near the intersection of Buchanan Street and Avenue 68 and the other at the intersection of Lincoln Street and Avenue 72. The disease was

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CVUSD Board set to vote on pay increases sparking concern from teachers union amid layoffs

The Coachella Valley Unified School District Board of Education will vote Thursday night on proposed 7% salary increases for dozens of management positions. According to the meeting’s agenda, the Director of Nutritional Services, Director of Purchasing and Warehouse, Director of Risk Management and Benefits, and Director of School Safety & Security Services were placed below

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