Tag: Coachella Valley

Sept. 11 memorials throughout the Coachella Valley (Gallery)

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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Hundreds mourn hometown hero in three-day procession

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

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Businesses feel effects of Coachella cancellation

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.

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