IID issues Conserve Alert Friday-Monday

Imperial Irrigation District is issuing a Conserve Alert Friday, July 9, to Monday, July 12 in response to the weekends expected heat wave. Temperatures are expected to be between 106 and 121 over the three days. “By issuing our Conserve Alerts, we ask our customers to do what they can to help the local electric grid,” explained Marilyn Del Bosque Gilbert, IID Energy manager, “and we are so very appreciative of everyone who has helped to conserve.” Energy conservation “helps take stress off infrastructure and helps maintain reliable energy delivery,” she added. Conservation can also help customers lower their monthly electric bills. IID encourages its customers to remain cool this summer and conserve energy by following some of these tips: Avoid using major appliances (washers, dryers, dishwashers, pool pumps, charging electric vehicles, applicable industrial equipment, etc.) between peak hours of 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Set thermostats at 78 degrees or higher when home. Turn off all unnecessary lights. Use floor or ceiling fans to cool off for less; however, be sure to turn fans off when you leave a room as they only cool…

SunLine route to/from San Bernardino begins next week

SunLine Transit Agency will begin its 10 Commuter Link Route in partnership with California State University San Bernardino – providing roundtrip service Monday-Friday from Indio to San Bernardino – on July 12, 2021. The route includes stops at the SunLine Indio facility, the California State University San Bernardino – Palm Desert Campus, 2nd & Commerce in Beaumont, the California State University San Bernardino – Main Campus, and the San Bernardino Transit Center & Metrolink Station. At the Beaumont bus stop, passengers will be able to access buses connecting to Cabazon, University of California – Riverside, Riverside University Health Center, the Kaiser Hospital, the VA Hospital, Loma Linda Medical Center and numerous destinations served by Riverside Transit Agency, Beaumont Transit and Banning Transit. The 10 Commuter Link bus stop in Beaumont also enables residents of the PASS area, San Jacinto, Hemet and Moreno Valley to travel to California State University – San Bernardino and University of California – Riverside (Palm Desert campuses) and other employment centers in the Coachella Valley. From the San Bernardino Transit Center, passengers can connect to Metrolink, OmniTrans and RTA to reach…

San Manuel Casino expanding, looking to hire for thousands of positions

San Manuel Casino is looking to fill approximately 2,500 positions by the end of the year. They’re continuing their hiring push as they prepare to open phase one of the casino expansion project on July 24th.  This date also marks the 35th anniversary of San Manuel Casino.  The opening of phase one includes a larger gaming space, a 24-hour restaurant, a high-end dining venue, new retail shops and an additional 1300 slots. Later this year, San Manuel will open its first on-site hotel, featuring 432 luxury rooms and suites, premium dining venues, and a “best-in-class” event venue. Recruitment continues for Cooks, Cashiers, Custodians/Janitors, Groundskeepers and more, while efforts to fill Hospitality jobs will begin in mid-July. There are $1,000 welcome bonuses and up to $300 in perks for cooks, kitchen workers and custodial staff. Job seekers can visit www.sanmanuelcareers.com to view the current list of opportunities. San Manuel Casino first opened as a bingo hall on July 24, 1986.

Democratic Senate candidates show fundraising strength in early 2nd quarter numbers

By Dan Merica, CNN A series of Democratic Senate candidates announced substantial fundraising hauls this week, putting each campaign in strong financial positions ahead of races that will be critical to the Biden administration’s goals. Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly posted the most significant numbers to date, announcing his campaign had raised nearly $6 million in the second quarter of 2021, ending the three-month period with more than $7 million cash on hand. “The swell in grassroots support we’re seeing is a direct result of Mark delivering in the Senate and will be what fuels our people-powered campaign as we move full speed ahead into 2022,” said Emma Brown, Kelly’s campaign manager. While the Arizona Democrat turned in the most substantial number, other Democrats posted big figures. Rep. Val Demings, who is looking to challenge Republican Sen. Marco Rubio in Florida, announced her campaign raised more than $4.6 million since announcing her bid in early June, ending the quarter with more than $3 million in the bank. Demings said the “strong support we have generated in such a short period of time shows we will have…

Guide Dogs of the Desert Seeks Volunteer `Puppy Raisers’

Guide Dogs of the Desert put out a call Thursday for volunteer foster families to help raise and train puppies to be companions to blind and visually impaired clients. The nonprofit has 10 poodles and black Labrador retrievers in need of foster families who can commit to 18-month terms, beginning next month. The puppies are between 8 and 12 weeks old. “By becoming a volunteer Puppy Raiser for Guide Dogs of the Desert, you’ll be an integral part of the process that helps people with a visual impairment find independence through the use of a guide dog. You’ll also spend 18 months with a smart, playful new friend,” according to the organization. Puppy raisers will be provided with training sessions, various outings with other volunteers and additional support. The service is free for clients, who upon being matched with an animal, are given extensive training on how to adjust to living with a guide dog. “Students that graduate from Guide Dogs of the Desert leave with the gift of newfound confidence, independence, mobility and infinite smiles,” according to the organization’s website. Volunteers are the key…

Coachella Man Accused of Threatening to Bomb Desert X Pleads Not Guilty

After missing his first scheduled arraignment date earlier this month, a Coachella man accused of threatening to bomb the 2021 Desert X art exhibition pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge and is due back in court later this month. Phillip Matthew Carrillo, 31, was taken into custody about a week after the Palm Springs Police Department began investigating a social media post he allegedly authored in early February, targeting the contemporary art biennial in the Coachella Valley. Carrillo subsequently posted bond and was later charged with one misdemeanor count of making a false bomb threat. He was arraigned Wednesday at the Larson Justice Center in Indio before Riverside County Superior Court Judge Emily Benjamini, who scheduled a July 23 pretrial hearing. Carrillo was initially set to be arraigned July 1, but failed to show up, prompting Benjamini to issue a $5,000 bench warrant for his arrest. That warrant was nixed Wednesday when Carrillo appeared in court, and the judge allowed him to remain out of custody. Desert X includes various art installations placed at outside sites across 40 miles of the Sonoran Desert. It…

Early morning shooting leaves woman dead in Palm Springs

A woman died Thursday morning following a shooting in Palm Springs. Palm Springs Police received reports of gunshot fire around 2:38 a.m. Thursday in the area of Grenada and Bonaire. According to officers, the victim was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. No other victims have been reported. No witness information is available either. PSPD is asking anyone with information to call the Palm Springs police department at 760-323-8116 or Valley Crimestoppers at 760-341-7867.

Flair airlines announces seasonal route from Palm Springs to Vancouver

Flair Airlines announced Thursday it will add a nonstop seasonal Palm Springs-to-Vancouver route beginning this fall. Flights from Palm Springs International Airport to Vancouver International Airport — located in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada — will begin in late October and operate twice weekly during the Coachella Valley’s tourism season. “Canadians have long appreciated our year-round sunshine, world-class special events and relaxed desert lifestyle,” Palm Springs Mayor Christy Holstege said. “We thank Flair Airlines for adding Palm Springs International Airport to their network and we look forward to a long relationship.” Flair, which bills itself as a low-cost airline, is the third Canadian air passenger carrier to operate out of the Palm Springs airport. It is sure to be popular with the Canadian snowbird population, who typically migrate to the Coachella Valley for warmer temperatures. The Edmonton, Alberta-based company is one of several carriers to announce new or expanded service to Palm Springs in recent months. It is the 12th airline to operate out of the city-owned airport, accounting for service to 34 total airports during the area’s winter-to-spring tourism season. Allegiant Airlines announced late last…

Los 12 presidentes asesinados en América en los últimos 120 años

urielblanco (CNN Español) — El miércoles 7 de julio de 2021 quedará enmarcado como uno de los mayores atentados políticos de los últimos años en América, luego de que Jovenel Moïse, presidente de Haití, fuera asesinado. Embajador de Haití en EE.UU. le dijo a CNN que cree que la primera dama “está ahora fuera de peligro” Un grupo de personas atacó la casa del presidente Moïse, a quien hirieron de muerte, según un comunicado del primer ministro interino de Haití, Claude Joseph. Este acto, calificado por Joseph como “atroz, inhumano y bárbaro”, no es el único de estas dimensiones que ha ocurrido en el continente americano. Asesinan a presidente de Haití en asalto a su residencia 4:32 En los últimos 120 años (es decir, desde el inicio del siglo XX hasta la fecha), 12 presidentes han sido asesinados en Latinoamérica, el Caribe y EE.UU. Algunos eran mandatarios de gobiernos de facto o militares, mientras que otros llegaron al cargo por medio de procesos democráticos. ¿Quiénes son estos 12 presidentes? A continuación, puedes leer más sobre ellos. 1 de 12 | William McKinley, vigésimo quinto presidente…

Minuto a minuto: Asesinan al presidente de Haití, Jovenel Moïse

CNNEE Haz clic aquí para ver las actualizaciones más recientes 1 de 15 | Jovenel Moïse fue asesinado en su residencia durante un ataque armado. Mira en esta galería algunas imágenes de su vida política. (Crédito: Franklin Jacome/Getty Images) 2 de 15 | Jovenel Moïse asumió la presidencia de Haití en febrero de 2017. (Crédito: HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images) 3 de 15 | Jovenel Moïse compartió en 2019 con Donald Trump la Cumbre de Líderes del Caribe. (Crédito: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images) 4 de 15 | Otra imagen de la cumbre con Trump y otros líderes del Caribe en Mar-a-Lago en 2019. (Crédito: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images) 5 de 15 | Jovenel Moïse habla durante la Asamblea General de la ONU de 2018. (Crédito: John Moore/Getty Images) 6 de 15 | Jovenel Moïse el día de su toma de posesión como presidente de Haití junto a su predecesor, Jocelerme Privert. (Crédito: HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP) (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images) 7 de 15 | Jovenel Moïse celebra su triunfo en las elecciones de 2016 en Haití. (Crédito: Héctor RETAMAL /…

See inside Afghanistan’s ‘deserted’ Bagram Airfield after US withdrawal

By Kevin Liptak, CNN President Joe Biden will receive an update Thursday on the swiftly concluding war in Afghanistan, where a near-complete withdrawal of American troops is coinciding with major Taliban gains. Facing the prospect of a Taliban takeover within a year — accompanied, most likely, by devastation and suffering — Biden hopes to convey continued support for the country. White House officials say he will detail US security and humanitarian assistance that will carry on once the troop presence ends. He also plans to directly address the thousands of Afghans who assisted the United States during the war who are now waiting on their US visa applications, senior administration officials said. He has been under pressure to detail how exactly he will ensure the safe passage of Afghan translators and other workers who assisted American forces during the war and are now targets for the Taliban. Biden has vowed to allow those who helped the US effort to come to the United States, but the visa process has been slow, leading officials to develop plans to relocate them to a third country. Officials said…

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