FIRST LOOK: The Coachella Valley Firebirds Unveil Team Jerseys

On Monday, January 24th at the Palm Springs Air Museum, the AHL Coachella Valley Firebirds unveiled their team jerseys for the first time. Coachella Valley Firebirds Unveil New Team Jerseys The jerseys were delivered by the Firebirds’ NHL team, the Seattle Kraken. The Kraken sent a treasure chest with the jerseys inside, then the kid’s Coachella Valley hockey team, the Desert Blaze assisted in opening and unveiling to the crowd. Displayed in two different colors, dark blue and white with the main firebirds’ logo in the center on the front. On the sleeves, shows stripes of orange, red, and Seattle Kraken blue. The shoulders will don the secondary logo representing the nine cities making up the Coachella Valley. Oak View Group // CV Firebirds   The jerseys are available for pre-order, with the first shipments expected to be sent out this fall. Click here –> TO PREORDER YOUR JERSEYS NOW Tune into NBC Palm Springs at 5 pm & 6 pm to hear from Troy Bodie, Director of Hockey and Business Operations for the Coachella Valley Firebirds and the first season ticket holders for the…

Big Dawg Hudson Swafford Wins 2022 American Express Tournament

The final round of the American Express Tournament ended with a big finish by Hudson Swafford, who would edge out the field by two strokes finishing at -23, as he carded an -8 for the day. This marks his third win on the PGA Tour, second one here in La Quinta. The Georgia Dawg had only one par on the back nine, but a finish of eagle, birdie, par in his last three holes would take him into the clubhouse and solidify him as the 2022 American Express Champion. In his last 8 tournaments, Swafford struggled to complete consecutive rounds, missing three cuts in total this fall. However, this marks his second win in La Quinta, an area he says he truly enjoys. Swafford says, “You just can’t beat the weather here in southern California.” Swafford also mentioned he has been taking more care of his body and focusing on getting better despite the turbulent up and downs that the game of golf serves not only to him but to every player. It was a battle to the finish though, players moved up and down…

Day Three: Lee Hodges, Paul Barjon share the lead & SoCal Native Sahith Theegala Continues Impressive run at the American Express

A familiar name finds his way back to the top of the leaderboard for a second time this weekend. Rookie Lee Hodges is tied at -18 for first with Paul Barjon, both of these players have yet to take home a PGA Tour win. Hodges was pin-seeking tough pin placements for most of the day, especially on the back nine. These two golfers were paired together and making it a battle of birdies for the back, with a combined total of ten respectfully. For most of the day, Tom Hoge held his spot at the top but ended out in third. Some good iron play in the wind on La Quinta Country Club helped propel him to the top. “Yeah, we came here in college even, I played Q-School here, so I got a lot of rounds there and I feel more comfortable there. It beat me up a lot early on in my career but starting to feel very comfortable over there and like I said there’s so much going on visually out there, but for me, the key is just to get it…

Day Two: Will Zalatoris rises and Patrick Cantlay not satisfied yet at the American Express

Action from the second round of the American Express Tournament wrapped up Friday in La Quinta, and there’s now a solo leader. Patrick Cantlay remains atop the leaderboard at -14 after shooting a 68 on the Jack Nicklaus Course. Winds played a factor on the back nine for Cantlay, picking up two bogeys a day after a bogey-free round. In addition, a lot of well rolled putts just weren’t dropping for Cantlay. “I actual putted really well today and made nothing.” Cantlay says, not completely satisfied due to the windy conditions. “The greens were a little beat up and it was hard to make putts. But I rolled it really well and I rolled it how I wanted to, I just didn’t get any to go in.” Cantlay now holds the PGA Tour record for longest streak of rounds in the 60’s with 20, edging out the previous record by Viktor Hovland.  In second, just one shot off the lead is Tom Hoge after a 66 on PGA West Stadium Course.  Joseph Bramlett and Will Zalatoris sit in third at -12.  But all eyes were…

Cathedral City’s 6th Annual Taste Of Jalisco Returns

CATHEDRAL CITY (CNS) – Cathedral City officials will put on the 6th Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival next month, it was announced Friday. The festival is scheduled for Feb. 11-13 at the festival lawn in front of City Hall and will feature a carnival, vendor market, tequila tasting, Mexican cuisine and daily entertainment, according to festival press contact Kristy Kneiding. The annual celebration honors the 25-year sister city relationship between Cathedral City and Tequila, Jalisco, located in Mexico. Headlining the live entertainment is Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuellar with a performance of “Mexico Lindo.” The show tells the stories of Mexico’s musical traditions through choreography and colors. The festival itself is free, but tickets for the performances range from $20 to $95. More information is available tasteofjalisco.com. Copyright 2022, City News Service, Inc. CNS-01-21-2022 10:49

Infant Death In Indio

INDIO (CNS) – A 30-year-old man was behind bars today without bail for allegedly torturing and killing his 7-month-old son. Jawhon Sherod Burts was arrested Dec. 19, with a criminal complaint stating that he tortured the child between May and December of last year. The complaint only identifies the child as K.B., but a relative told KESQ — which first reported the case — the child was a boy, named Kyrie Victor Burts. Authorities confirmed the boy was Burts’ son. According to the Indio Police Department, police received a report of an injured child at 10:27 a.m. Dec. 19 in the 46700 block of Clinton Street and arrived to find the child with suspicious injuries. Detectives at the scene determined that the injuries were the result of abuse, and arrested Burts without incident. The child was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries on Dec. 21, according to Public Information Officer Ben Guitron. Burts was subsequently charged with one felony count each of murder, assault on a child under 8 causing great bodily injury resulting in death and torture. Burts pleaded not…