Transgender Day of Remembrance is Saturday, Nov. 20; How to Participate in Palm Springs

https://nbcpalmsprings.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2021/11/TRANSGENDER-DAY-OF-REMEMBRANCE-INTVW-1.mp4 The Transgender Health and Wellness Center is hosting Transgender Day of Remembrance Saturday, November 20 at Palm Springs City Hall at 5 p.m. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) was founded in 1999 to remember the transgender lives lost to violence. The Human Rights Campaign says 2021 has been the deadliest year on record for transgender and gender non-conforming Americans. This year, the Coachella Valley community can honor all the lives lost by attending a memorial Saturday, November 20 at Palm Springs City Hall at 5 p.m.

Taylor Fritz, Top American Male Tennis Pro With Ties to the Coachella Valley

Taylor Fritz, the top-ranked American tennis player in the ATP tour, is in town for World Team Tennis going on over at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Fritz is a SoCal native and on the San Diego Aviators in the tournament, however, the Fritz family has ties here in the Coachella Valley. “It means close to home obviously like I get to have my car I can drive my car around and do whatever here, I like that a lot.” Taylor Fritz playing in the men’s singles match at the WTT That’s just one of the many reasons why Taylor Fritz loves playing at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. “I have family members, my dad’s side of the family lives here, my dad lives here now coaching at College of the Desert. Guy Fritz, Taylor’s father is the head coach for the Roadrunners’ men’s tennis team and is back for his third stint with the program. “I’m the original proud father, believe me.” Taylor Fritz and Guy Fritz Taylor says that after growing up playing tennis in Southern California, there is just no place like…

DSUSD Superintendent To Retire At the End of School Year

Since the start of the pandemic, superintendents from each school district in the Coachella Valley have retired. The Superintendent of the Coachella Valley Unified School District retired earlier this year in February. The Palm Springs Unified School District Superintendent retired last December. Now, the Superintendent of Desert Sands Unified School District will retire in June 2022.  “For me it took 32 years for me to get to where I can say, ‘I’m retired’,” said Scott Bailey, Superintendent of Schools for Desert Sands Unified School District. “I’ve had a very blessed career and obviously had an opportunity that not many people have of influencing tens of thousands of students over the year, as well as working with some great staff,” said Superintendent Bailey. Superintendent Bailey announced his retirement during Tuesday’s school board meeting, saying while he has been honored to hold the title of Superintendent for more than five years, he’s looking forward to taking on a new title- Grandpa.  “The news that my oldest daughter is going to be providing me with a grandchild certainly encouraged me to free up my calendar,” said Superintendent Bailey.…