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Palm Desert City Council approves final redistricting map

The Palm Desert City Council unanimously approved the final map for the redistricting process as the city gets ready to shift from two council districts into five. On Thursday, councilmembers approved Map 109 Renumbered B, which came about after objections from the city’s objections from Northside residents last month. 06-Redistricting-pptDownload The city’s five council districts

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Exclusive: Supervisor Manuel Perez speaks out against claims of resignation, illness

Riverside County 4th District Supervisor Manuel Perez is speaking with News Channel 3 about a recent newspaper article that falsely claimed he decided to resign as supervisor due to illness. That editorial was published online in the Desert Review in Imperial County. The same article also endorsed State Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia to take Perez’s place

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Emotions run high at Indio City Council meeting amid resolution over Israel-Hamas war

The Indio City Council unanimously passed a resolution on Wednesday condemning the Hamas terrorist attacks and anti-semitism, but it wasn’t without controversy. The resolution was pulled from the consent calendar by Councilmember Oscar Ortiz to allow for public comment. This led to 30 minutes of public comment with all of the speakers urging the council

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Your Vote: Previewing Nov. 2024 rematches

We are one year from the next general election and two local races are shaping up to be re-matches from 2022. The 47th Assembly District and the 41st Congressional District races will again be expensive, hard-fought races in 2024 In the 41st congressional district race, Incumbent Republican Ken Calvert will once again face Democratic challenger

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Steve Garvey, baseball legend and Palm Desert resident, announces bid for U.S. Senate seat in California

Former Los Angeles Dodgers legend Steve Garvey formally announced a run for the US Senate in California Tuesday morning. The Palm Desert resident is running for the seat left open by the late Senator Dianne Feinstein. Garvey, 74, has been talking to party leaders and donors for several months about a potential bid for office. Garvey joined

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Riverside County’s top election official resigns, agrees to nearly $800K settlement

Riverside County agreed to a nearly $800,000 settlement with Rebecca Spencer following her resignation as the county’s top elections official.  The county accepted Spencer’s resignation as Registrar on Friday, Sept. 29, county spokesperson Brooke Federico confirmed. More: RivCo board OKs contract with new vendor for elections, despite reservations Spencer has been with the Registrar of

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RivCo board OKs contract with new vendor for elections, despite reservations

The Board of Supervisors today signed off on a $3 million-a-year contract with a ballot printing firm for upcoming elections in Riverside County, though the chairman and one other supervisor hesitated in supporting the agreement based on another vendor’s complaints about actions by the now-former registrar of voters. “There are some real discrepancies,” Supervisor Karen

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Butler sworn in as third Black female senator in US history, replaces late California Sen. Feinstein

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former union leader and Democratic insider Laphonza Butler was sworn in as the newest member of the Senate on Tuesday, replacing California Sen. Dianne Feinstein after her death and becoming only the third Black female senator in history. Butler was appointed by

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