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Mecca Community Pool hosts swim lessons for pool safety awareness

Children can learn about pool safety with swim lessons at the Mecca Community Pool on Thursday, July 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Riverside County and the Desert Recreation District teamed up to emphasize pool safety awareness, especially in the summer months, to keep smaller children from the risk of water accidents and drowning.

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Structural fire contained at single-story near Desert Hot Springs residence

Firefighters contained a residential fire at a single-story residence in an unincorporated community near Desert Hot Springs today. The blaze was first reported in the 18600 block of Ford Avenue at 4:09 a.m. Thursday, according to a Riverside County Fire Department statement. RCFD personnel were able to contain the flames within an hour.   Officials remained

COVID-19 cases rising, What to know about the new highly contagious variant

COVID-19 wastewater viral activity has reached “very high” levels in 26 states, including California, for the first time since last winter according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reports that more than 70% of illnesses are stemming from a highly contagious COVID-19 strain known as the FLiRT variant. FLiRT variants are

Come help Pack the Bus

It’s almost time to Pack the Bus! Sunline Transit agency is partnered with KESQ News Channel 3 to provide school supplies to hundreds of children at the Galilee Center. The school supplies drive is located at the Walmart on Monterey in Palm Desert, beginning at 7:00 AM and ending at 7:00 PM. Last year, 480

One person dead, two others injured in Desert Hot Springs shooting

One person was killed and two others were injured after a shooting in Desert Hot Springs Wednesday afternoon. The violence was reported at 4:53 p.m. on Two Bunch Palms Trail in front of Desert Springs Middle School. Details were limited. DHSPD Chief Jim Henson confirmed at the scene that the two injured people were rushed

Final suspect pleads guilty in Palm Desert jewelry store robbery

A Colton man pleaded guilty Wednesday to his involvement in a Palm Desert jewelry store robbery more than two years ago and was immediately sentenced to three years in prison.    Demetrius Thornton, 25, entered the guilty plea to a felony robbery charge at the Larson Justice Center in Indio. A related charge of assault

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