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Customers line up to wish El Gallito farewell

One of the valley's longest-standing restaurants closed its doors for good. Loyal and new customers lined up to wish the owners well.

Salton Sea

Efforts to save Salton Sea include visitor center

Dozens of people from across the Coachella Valley gathered to continue the effort to save the Salton Sea.

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AIDS Assistance Program's Gala honors community leaders

Senator Barbara Boxer was among the honorees. 

Kristin Bauer Fundraiser

Community Rallies to Help Woman After March Hostage Situation

Kristin Bauer was taken hostage by her ex-boyfriend at an Office Depot in Redlands back on March 24th.  After a three hour standoff the man was killed by police, but Kristin was also shot in the commotion.  A community event on Sunday is being held to help Kristin recover. 

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Roscoe is looking for his forever home

He's a happy go lucky dog that would be perfect for any family.

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Francoise Rhodes visits San Luis Obispo County

Francoise Rhodes took a trip to the Central Coast for a seaside getaway.

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Stormy the coyote pup on display Saturday at the Living Desert

Stormy, the 4-week-old coyote pup, will be on display starting Saturday at the Living Desert.

KESQ & CBS Local 2

Top of Bump & Grind Trail opens to hikers for first time in 10 years

The Coachella Valley Conservation Commission (CVCC) announced Friday morning that the top of the Mirage Trail is being opened to hikers. Officials said this is the first time in 10 years hikers will be allowed to access the upper portion of the trail, commonly known as the Bump and Grind because of its unique decent.

Ralph's Grocery store

Indian Wells Ralph's to close this summer

After years of speculation, it's official. The anchor store at The Village at Indian Wells is closing.

Zak Dahlheimer - KESQ & CBS Local 2

Stagecoach party scene equals more booze than Coachella Fest

The 2016 Stagecoach Country Music Festival is underway, and arrest statistics from previous years show the country music crowd tends to like their alcohol a bit more than the crowed at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

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