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Shooting at Occupied Vehicles

On July 13, 2023, at 2:50 p.m., deputies responded to the intersection of Bob Hope Drive and Casino Way in Rancho Mirage regarding a shooting at several occupied vehicles. Upon arrival, deputies discovered two vehicles were struck by gunfire, and an occupant of one of the vehicles sustained minor injuries.

The power of youth: Why younger politicians are vital for effective governance in the USA

In the United States, there is an increasing call for a shift towards younger politicians taking on leadership roles. Advocates argue that the representation of younger generations in politics is crucial for effective governance and a more inclusive democracy.

Everyone rides for 25 cents all Summer long

Who says a quarter doesn’t buy much nowadays? This summer, anyone can ride the bus for just 25 cents. With a quarter, customers can ride anywhere Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) buses go, anytime they operate.

Hemet Council member Karlee Meyer passes away

She was the former Hemet mayor and City Council member of District 1 as of 2016, straightforward in her opinions and unmatched service to the community.

Disney to cut 7,000 jobs in Iger’s company ‘transformation’

The Walt Disney Co. will cut about 7,000 jobs as part of an ambitious companywide cost-savings plan and “strategic reorganization” announced Wednesday by CEO Bob Iger.


Jerry West, a 3-time Hall of Fame selection and the inspiration for the NBA logo, dies at 86

The NBA has never confirmed the worst-kept secret in basketball, that Jerry West is the player whose silhouette is depicted in the league’s logo.

Longtime Inland Empire restaurant critic dies in Missouri car crash

Longtime Inland Empire restaurant critic Allan Borgen, who for decades hosted radio and public television shows that highlighted local eateries, died Saturday in a car crash in Missouri.

Tattoo’s – To Hell With Them?

Many years ago, as I was driving home from visiting my parents in Orange County, I received a phone call from my husband Bob.

Plot or characters

During my illness, I received several inquiries about the importance of plotting and characterization in a novel.