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Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings in effect for the Coachella Valley area

A large ridge of high pressure will keep high temperatures 5-10 degrees above average through Friday, with highs over 111 likely in the low deserts.

115° F
46° C
Palm Springs
  • Feels Like: 115° F 46° C
  • Wind: 16 mph 26 kph at NW
  • Humidity: 5%
  • Dew point: 30° F -1° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and falling
  • Sunrise: 5:51 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 7:53 PM PDT
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A dryer fire in Palm Desert displaced three adults and three children Wednesday morning, a county fire…

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Inland Empire gas price drops for 15th consecutive day

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Cal State University lowers enrollment growth

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Power restored in Palm Springs during one of year's hottest days

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La Quinta man facing burglary charges

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Central California company issues nationwide fruit recall

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Retailers that received the fruit include Costco and Trader Joe's.

Homelessness among foster children on the rise in California

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Currently in the state of California, there are more homeless foster children on the street than…

Dark Mail: Email that hides from the NSA

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You can run from NSA surveillance -- but you can't hide. One way or another, the U.S. government will be…

Former Republican Presidential candidate to speak in valley

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will headline next year's Desert Town Hall speakers…

Is this Apple's new iWatch?

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Apple was granted a patent for a smartwatch Tuesday, lending credence to rumors that the company will…

PSUSD ready for changes in school year calendar

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School will start in less than two weeks for year-round schools in the Palm Springs Unified School…

HOAs can no longer fine for brown lawns

The grass isn't always greener on the other side -- homeowners associations can no longer slap fines on…

Squatter in Palm Springs also accused of duping online gamers

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Verizon's offer: Let us track you, get free stuff

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Are you comfortable having your location and Web browsing tracked for marketing purposes? If so,…

California won't send troops to Mexico border

California Gov. Jerry Brown won't be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexico border like Texas is…

Turf buy-back program offers $2K to Palm Desert homeowners

Homeowners in Palm Desert can get paid up to $2,000 by replacing the grass in their front yard with…

Slight decrease extends streak of dropping gas prices in Inland Empire to 14th day

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2008 immigration law unexpectedly at center of border debate

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More than 57,000 youths, mostly from Central America, have crossed into the U.S. illegally since…

New drought law bans homeowner associations from fining residents for brown lawns

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Associations have been warning residents for not watering their lawns even as the state authorizes…


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