Ricardo Lopez, The Desert Sun

Ricardo Lopez

The Desert Sun

Palm Springs, CA, United States

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  • The Desert Sun
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  • Redding.com News Now
  • Salinas Californian
  • USA TODAY
  • Variety
  • Star Tribune
  • Los Angeles Times

Recent articles by Ricardo:

For east valley LGBTQ teens, summer programs like 'Drag Makeup 101' fill demand for safe spaces

Alianza and The LGBTQ Community Center of The Desert have partnered to create summer programming for LGBT youth in the eastern Coachella Valley. → Read More

Coachella approves two-year contract with mid-management employees

The city of Coachella on Wednesday approved a new, two-year contract for its mid-management employees → Read More

1 seriously injured in Indio Hills single-vehicle rollover

Cal Fire said Thursday night they extracted a person with "serious injuries" from a single-vehicle rollover crash in Indio Hills. → Read More

Coachella council to consider cannabis business, coffee shop near Veterans Memorial Park

The city of Coachella on Wednesday is expected to consider a proposed cannabis business and coffee shop near Veterans Memorial Park downtown. → Read More

Indio's proposed $81 million budget boosts public safety, road and bridge improvements

The Indio City Council is preparing its fiscal 2019-20 budget and plans to fund additional city positions and replace some emergency vehicles. → Read More

Arrest of La Luz del Mundo church leader shocks congregations, including one in Palm Springs

The allegations sent shock waves throughout local congregations, including Palm Springs, one of two churches in the Coachella Valley. → Read More

Authorities investigate why child was left unattended in CVUSD vehicle in Thermal

Deputies determined the child had been in the car for a "substantial length of time." The child was evaluated at a local hospital and was uninjured. → Read More

With cool weather continuing this week, this May could be one of the coolest on record

Forecast high temperatures of the upper 70s this week are below-average for this time of year. → Read More

Coachella now offers simultaneous Spanish interpretation during City Council meetings

At the behest of Coachella council member Megan Beamon-Jacinto, the city of Coachella now offers live Spanish interpretation for residents. → Read More

Spot an urban coyote? Don't run, here's how you and your pets can safely coexist

After sightings of coyotes have ticked up, a researcher offers her advice for keeping yourself and pets safe. → Read More

May Day rally in Indio calls attention to dignity of work, immigration reform, health care access

Labor activists gathered at Indio City Hall to commemorate labor rights. → Read More

Coachella City Council votes to require residency for all city commissions

The Coachella City Council on Wednesday voted to require residency on all its city commissions. → Read More

Coachella moves to require residency for city boards; two planning commissioners face removal

The Coachella City Council on Wednesday will update its residency requirements for city commissions. → Read More

Palm Springs' Black History Month parade becomes tradition among families

The annual Black History Month parade in Palm Springs is an annual tradition for residents. → Read More

Prosecutor: Four victims in Palm Springs quadruple homicide were shot in head

Jose Larin-Garcia is accused of killing four people in Palm Springs. Three victims were found in a crashed car and the other was a half-mile away. → Read More

Boy rescued from Palm Springs floodwaters is 'vulnerable' teen. Family didn't get message of early school release, guardian says

A Palm Springs High School student walking home was nearly swept away by floodwaters raging through the Mesquite Country Club golf course. → Read More

Mopping up: Roads slowly reopen, but icons like Palm Springs tram, golf courses idled by storm

Many essential roads remain buried in mud and debris, limiting access to Palm Springs from the high desert or the west via Interstate 10. → Read More

End of an era: Coachella Valley's eclectic home goods retailer The Alley to close last store in Indio

The Alley, which had locations in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and Indio, will close its last store in March. → Read More

Calif. Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra urges Latinos to vote in 2020 in Spanish-language SOTU rebuttal

California's top law enforcement official has emerged as a top adversary of the Trump administration. → Read More

Calif. Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra urges Latinos to vote in 2020 in Spanish-language SOTU rebuttal

California's top law enforcement official has emerged as a top adversary of the Trump administration. → Read More