By Joyce Nugent Coachella Valley communities held commemorative events to honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Twenty years ago, on that Tuesday morning in September, extremists linked with the Islamic group al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and attacked multiple structures in the United
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By Joyce Nugent A homemade flag made by Army and Air Force veteran Brian Gray is left standing at the Palm Desert Sheriff Station. The flag reads “Hunter Lopez 9/21” in honor of United States Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez of Indio, who was among the 13 American service members killed during a terrorist attack
By Joyce Nugent Riverside County canceled the Coachella Music and Art Festival and its country music compliment, Stagecoach, due to a possible increase in COVID-19 cases this season. “I am concerned, as indications grow, that COVID-19 could worsen in the fall,” Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County Public Health officer, said in a statement June 10.