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Locals offer a helping hand to other locals in need after Tropical Storm Hilary

Since Tropical Storm Hilary hit the Coachella Valley, it’s been all hands on deck getting things cleaned up. For one Cathedral City neighborhood, people have come out day after day to help however they can. Dozens of homes from the Panorama neighborhood in Cathedral City were damaged by the storm. Residents were in disbelief that

Neighborhood Heroes: A hug in every quilt

A group of women part of a group called Stitches for Kids in Indio sew quilts for children in the Coachella Valley who are going through a hard time. The group is coming up on its 20th year anniversary of providing these warm quilts to local children. Natalie Shonerd has been part of the group

Neighborhood Heroes: CASA Volunteers bridge gap for children in court system

CASA Volunteers are court-appointed special advocates who help children going through the court system. In this month’s Neighborhood Heroes segment, News Channel 3’s Crystal Jimenez spoke with one volunteer about the impact someone in her position can make on a child going through a tough time. News Channel 3 wants to celebrate these neighborhood heroes. Tell us

La Quinta woman on standby with The Red Cross to help Florida hurricane victims

You may be wondering how you can help recovery efforts in Florida following the devastation of Hurricane Ian. Sarah Brouse, Red Cross Disaster Responder For La Quinta resident Sarah Brouse, volunteering with the American Red Cross is her calling. She is on standby and prepared to fly across the country to help residents impacted by

The Flying Doctors provide free health care services to uninsured valley residents

In Thermal, The Flying Doctors and the Coachella Valley Medical volunteers hosted a free health fair clinic at the Desert Mirage High School from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Congressmember Raul Ruiz joined local medical volunteers to provide services to the community, including flu shots, COVID testing, and more health resources. This event was open

Coachella Valley cities join FIND Food Bank for Hunger Action Day

Friday is Hunger Action Day and FIND Food Bank is joining other Coachella Valley cities to help stop hunger. FIND Food Bank distributes over 20 million pounds of food annually to people across the Coachella Valley. Statistics from the food bank reveal that 99% of people that receive assistance from the food bank have an

Local businessowner, former Boys & Girls Club boardmember Sam Pace dies

Sam Pace, owner of Sammy’s Place in Cathedral City, has died, the Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City announced on Tuesday. Pace was a former board member, volunteer, and mentor for the Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City for over 15 years. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of

Local doctor asks for help in making first aid kits to send to Ukraine

A local doctor is prepping basic first aid kits to send to the people in Ukraine who are fighting the Russians. Dr. Dan Olesnicky with Executive Urgent Care in Indian Wells is asking for the public’s help in creating thousands of first aid kits to send by the end of the week. His goal: 10,000

Desert-area leaders declare support for the Ukrainian people

Coachella Valley Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) issued a message on Twitter Thursday morning to declare his alliance with the people of Ukraine. His tweet read: “Russia’s declaration of war on Ukraine threatens peace and stability around the globe. I stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people to protect their sovereignty, and my prayers are

Neighborhood Heroes: Yoga instructor preaches health first amid pandemic

Keeping your health in check is more important now than ever because of the pandemic, and one woman at a Palm Springs yoga studio is helping people reach their health goals. Over at My Yoga Place Palm Springs, owner Cathy Cassetta is bringing the art of yoga to local residents. “The work we’re doing here

Desert Hot Springs couple to give children the gift of toys this holiday

Every year Judy and Micael Sullivan create hand-crafted wooden toys to give to children in need during the holiday season. The toys vary from different vehicles, puzzles, keepsake boxes, and trinkets. The Sullivans spend several days in the year in their wood workshop designing, cutting, and painting each toy. Judy also goes through each toy

Local essential workers recognized for their response during the pandemic

Hispanic Heritage Month is well underway and every year around this time the contributions of LatinX community members are recognized by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. Among the selected this year are two Coachella Valley essential workers, Cesar Millan and Manuela Ramirez now join the list of recipients of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Chair

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