Palm Springs Human Rights Commission recommends removing Frank Bogert Statue

In the 1960s, Janel Hunt’s grandmother lived on section 14, before she was forced out. Now Janel says the statue of Frank Bogert reminds her of that painful time. “I’m hurt because I’m standing next to the statue. Some individuals of our family came home one day and there was nothing there. None of their belongings were there. They basically had to get up and move,” said Hunt. In the 50s and 60s, Bogert was part of the Palm Springs City Council. During that period, the city evicted residents living downtown on section 14. According to the Attorney General, many were minorities, and their homes were burned or destroyed, sometimes without warning. Now Janel says Bogert’s statue should be removed. “Some people say Frank Bogert was a pioneer. He may have been a pioneer, but it was only to certain communities. He was not a pioneer to the residents and family of mine that lived in section 14,” said Hunt.  Monday night, the Palm Springs Human Rights commission voted 5-1 on a resolution to recommend taking down the statue. The item can now be discussed at future city…

Arresto de dos sospechosos de robo en las cercanías de escuelas de Thermal…

Se realizo arresto cerca de escuelas en Thermal mientras se dio el arresto de un sospechoso de un vehículos robados . Dos escuelas en la comunidad de Thermal fueron cerradas brevemente después de que los sospechosos en un vehículo robado intentaron huir de los oficiales el martes por la mañana. Primero se llamó a los agentes al área de Harrison Street y Avenue 61 para responder a los informes de un robo en curso en una guardería. La parte informante dijo al despacho que los sospechosos llegaron en una camioneta pickup Nissan blanca y estaban sacando artículos del lugar. La camioneta fue vista en dirección este hacia Polk Street. Un avión de la Patrulla de Caminos de California siguió a la camioneta hasta el área desértica al noreste de Desert Mirage High School, donde los sospechosos dejaron el vehículo y huyeron al desierto a pie. Ambos sospechosos fueron encontrados escondidos a poca distancia. Desert Mirage High School y Toro Canyon Middle School se cerraron como medida de precaución. Esto se levantó una vez que se detuvo a los sospechosos. Se descubrió que la camioneta fue…

Biden is making a major mistake on Afghanistan

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden is expected to formally announce the planned withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2001, which will also mark the end of America’s longest war — a war many no longer remember or understand why we entered. But, trust me, the reasons we went in — after the Taliban, who ruled Afghanistan, gave shelter to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda as it carried out the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, DC — have not been fully addressed in the last two decades. Moreover, even a planned, or staged withdrawal as the administration has promised, will hardly eliminate that original threat of terrorism — or the many other, often deadly, challenges that have emerged since America’s arrival. Without question, between now and September, Biden and his top diplomats will be making their most valiant efforts to ensure a peace that can last beyond America’s departure. Indeed, there may even be some Taliban elements who will do their best to negotiate a deal that can be sold to the American people as a face-saving victory and still pave…

166 New Coronavirus Cases, 12 New Deaths Tuesday in Riverside County

Riverside County health officials are reporting 166 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 12 additional deaths Tuesday bringing the countywide totals to 296,801 cases and 4,504 deaths. There are 18 new COVID19 cases and no new deaths in the Coachella Valley. This is the update for the Coachella Valley city-by-city: Desert Hot Springs: 4,189 (+4) cases, 72 deaths Cathedral City: 7,087 (+8) cases, 108 deaths Palm Springs: 3,711 (+3) cases, 125 deaths Rancho Mirage: 1,095 cases, 49 deaths Palm Desert: 3,908 (+3) cases, 117 deaths Indian Wells: 192 cases, 6 deaths La Quinta: 3,395 (+4) cases, 61 deaths Indio: 12,233 (-1) cases, 221 deaths Coachella: 7,872 (-7) cases, 94 deaths Thousand Palms: 1,043 (+1) cases, 9 deaths Bermuda Dunes: 647 (+1) cases, 10 deaths Thermal: 469 cases, 9 deaths Mecca: 1,134 (+1) cases, 19 deaths North Shore: 357 cases, 1 death Oasis: 880 (+1) cases, 9  deaths Cabazon: 314 cases, 7 death Anza: 148 cases, 1 death There are 2,249 active cases of coronavirus. This number is derived from the total number of confirmed cases and the subtraction of the total number of recoveries and deaths.…

‘Bridgerton’ renewed for two more seasons at Netflix

Dearest readers, prepare for news that will get your petticoats in a twist: Netflix is giving us at least four seasons of “Bridgerton.” The streamer on Tuesday announced it has renewed the Regency-era drama from Shonda Rhimes for a third and fourth season. The announcement comes as hearts continue to mend over the news that fan-favorite male star Regé-Jean Page won’t be returning for the show’s second season, which is currently in production. Page was one of the show’s breakout stars and won an NAACP Award for his portrayal of the Duke. “Bridgerton” is based on a novel series by author Julia Quinn.

SoFi Stadium to host global concert to promote COVID vaccinations

SoFi Stadium in Inglewood will play host to all-star concert that will be broadcast and streamed worldwide as part of a global effort to inspire confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and encourage people to be inoculated, organizers announced Tuesday. VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World will be pre-taped at SoFi Stadium and air May 8 as part of a worldwide event broadcasting on ABC, CBS, Fox, YouTube and on iHeartMedia radio stations. Selena Gomez will host the event, which will include performances by Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin and H.E.R. YouTube will stream an extended, 90-minute version of the concert on the YouTube channel of the event’s sponsor, international anti-poverty advocacy group Global Citizen. The extended version will include additional performances and appearances by various YouTube personalities. “As a global community, we are in a race against time and the key to coming back together is the vaccine,” Global Citizen co-founder/CEO Hugh Evans said in a statement. “We need to build vaccine confidence in the U.S. and globally, and encourage people to take the vaccine as quickly as possible. “There is…

Biden’s plans to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan splits Congress — but not just on party lines

President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11 — the twentieth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — prompted a split on Capitol Hill among both Republicans and Democrats, creating some strange bedfellows over what to do about America’s longest war. Many Republicans slammed the decision as premature, but other GOP lawmakers cheered US troops finally coming home. Most Democrats said they supported Biden’s desire to finally wind down the longest war in US history, but some said they were concerned about losing hard-fought gains in Afghanistan. The blending of the two parties’ views on Afghanistan as Biden plans to withdraw US troops — fulfilling a campaign promise that eluded both Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump — is a sign of how Afghanistan has moved beyond traditional partisanship as the war has dragged on for nearly two decades. It’s also an offshoot of the bipartisan push that was made to stop Trump from removing all US troops from Afghanistan during his tenure. Biden plans to announce Wednesday that he will withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September…

Police investigate report of body near major highway

Click here for updates on this story     ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Police are on scene near Smokey Park Highway in Asheville after receiving a report of a body being found in the area. The Asheville Police Department (APD) confirms officers are investigating an area near Smokey Park Highway. Details are limited at this time, but a spokesperson for the department said more information will be released once officers have had time to further investigate the situation. News 13 crews on scene report officers are investigating an area underneath a bridge and are currently staged in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant. Police tell News 13 the death does not appear to be suspicious at this time. Please note: This content carries a strict local market embargo. If you share the same market as the contributor of this article, you may not use it on any platform. The post Police investigate report of body near major highway appeared first on KESQ.

Daughter of Purepecha, Mexican tribe earns full ride to Harvard

https://nbcpalmsprings.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2021/04/Sequence-03-1.mp4   Elizabeth Esteban’s mother’s first language is the Purepecha dialect from Michoacan, Mexico, she is expressing how proud she is of her daughter for being accepted to Harvard on a full ride scholarship. “Well I felt proud and excited, every sort of emotion because I never would have believed that a person like me, would be accepted to a prestigious university,” said Esteban. Elizabeth lives in a mobile home in Mecca, and her parents are two of hundreds of members of the indigenous tribe who migrated to the far eastern Coachella Valley for a better life. “Waking up early every morning and working hard in the fields is worth it. Now it’s even more worth it, because my daughter has accomplished what she has dreamt about. I am so proud, said Elizabeth’s mother, Cecilia Esteban. However, it almost didn’t happen, Elizabeth says she was plagued with internet issues in Mecca that made it hard to learn virtually. She almost lost her chance at Harvard altogether when her internet gave out during her interview with the university.  “I also received an internet device from the…

Riverside County follows federal guidance and places pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Riverside County temporarily placed a “pause’ Tuesday morning on the administration of Johnson and Johnson vaccines at its clinics, following a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Riverside County health officials said there have been no reports of the rare, severe illness like those described in the CDC guidance among the 19,424 doses of Johnson and Johnson that have been administered in the county. There are no warnings of similar issues with the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine that is also available for use. “We are taking this step because the health and safety of our residents is our No. 1 priority,” said Dr. Geoffrey Leung, public health officer for Riverside County. “Although we have not seen any reactions like those described by the CDC, it is critical the public have the confidence of the safety of vaccines that we offer.” RivCo officials said there have been no reports of the rare, severe illness like that described in CDC guidance among the 19,424 doses of Johnson & Johnson that have been administered in the county. #RivCoNOW English: https://t.co/UiYtL5WuQgSpanish: https://t.co/wLDKmFSQf8 pic.twitter.com/ftCLLlOp6D — Dr. Geoffrey…

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