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Sam Benson Smith

Sam Benson Smith is the Digital Content Director for Gulf California Broadcasting. Learn more about Sam here.

Indio High School students honored with President’s Volunteer Service Award

Two Indio High School students have been honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award. 18-year-old Samantha Ramirez and 17-year-old Aaron Delgado received the award because they “volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country,” according to a release issued by Desert Sands Unified School District public information officer Mary Perry.

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Cruise passenger from Riverside County infected with Coronavirus, treated in Northern CA

A cruise ship passenger from Riverside County has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a release from the Riverside University Health System. The resident, who has not been identified, is being treated and housed in Northern California. There are still no Coronavirus exposures confirmed within the county itself. The person was a passenger on

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Deputies investigate fatal overnight shooting along Coachella-Indio border

Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal shooting along the Coachella-Indio border on Friday. The investigation began early Friday morning. The incident was originally an assault with a deadly weapon investigation, but the victim, a man, later succumbed to his injuries. No arrests have been made and the investigation has been taken over by

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Riverside County lawmaker chides Planned Parenthood for condom campaign

A Riverside County lawmaker today castigated Planned Parenthood for sending Valentine’s Day greetings that contained condoms with messages he said were obscene and designed to intimidate legislators, and he asked for bipartisan condemnation of the action. Sen. Mike Morrell, R-Menifee, said his office was one of many in the Legislature to receive packages with condoms

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Riot gear-clad deputies patrol Rancho Mirage President Trump demonstrations

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputies were seen Wednesday patrolling an area of Rancho Mirage where demonstrators were gathered for President Donald Trump’s arrival. Read more: Demonstrators rally for President Trump’s Coachella Valley arrival The deputies were seen around noon near the intersection of Highway 111 and Indian Trail. Protestors opposed to the president, as well

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