Nicole Hayden, The Desert Sun

Nicole Hayden

The Desert Sun

Palm Springs, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Nicole:

Riverside County sees surge in flu cases, including 4 flu-related deaths this season

Officials are encouraging people to get the flu shot. → Read More

Polo season kicked off at Empire Polo Club in Indio, runs through March

General admission is always free, but Friday night games are the best deal for a budget-friendly activity with free parking and tailgating → Read More

Rancho Mirage football player Izzy Ramirez in emergency surgery Sunday night

Izzy Ramirez's sister reported that the surgery went well, but that he will remain in the intensive care unit for the next two days → Read More

Eisenhower Health asking mid-valley cities for $10 million to fund hospital upgrades

The funds would be used to upgrade the hospital's catheterization lab and two different patient monitoring systems. → Read More

What we learned at Mayor Rob Moon's final Palm Springs State of the City address

Highlights include redevelopments of favorite historical landmarks, more cannabis facilities, more residential apartments and more hotels → Read More

CHP responds to fatal car crash Sunday night near I-10 and Monroe Street

The collision occurred just before 8:30 p.m. near eastbound Interstate 10 and the Monroe Street exit → Read More

Street Life Project stops providing food for Palm Springs homeless after threatened with misdemeanor

The city of Palm Springs said a permit is required for any gathering of six or more people in Sunrise Park. The organization serves up to 80 people. → Read More

Nurses at Desert Regional Medical Center, Hi-Desert Medical Center plan to strike Sept. 20

Between Palm Springs and Joshua Tree, 921 registered nurses will strike instead of report for work that day. → Read More

Eisenhower Health to open birthing center by 2021 at cost of up to $25 million

The country just saw its lowest number of births in 32 years. But in the desert, more young families are moving in and having kids, Eisenhower said. → Read More

'It’s a go-to hustle that is honest': Closure of recycling centers hurts homeless community

Individuals can make $250 to $600 a month returning cans and bottles, but the hustle just got harder as 9 rePlanet recycling centers shut down → Read More

I went to Taco Bell's hotel in Palm Springs. It was a well calculated marketing stunt

The Taco Bell hotel hosted social media influencers, like Jeffree Star, who reached millions of followers with each post about nacho fries. → Read More

'It was mental illness:' Friends of Rancho Mirage man fatally shot by deputy say killing was unwarranted

The victim of the deputy-involved shooting in Rancho Mirage was experiencing homelessness and struggling with mental health issues → Read More

Paul Krassner, co-founder of the Yippies, died Sunday in Desert Hot Springs

The satirist, writer and American counterculture icon had recently transitioned to hospice after an illness. → Read More

What's on the menu for the Taco Bell hotel in Palm Springs? It's a mix of favorites and surprises

Taco Bell chef gives preview of what will be on the menu at pop-up hotel at V Palm Springs Aug. 8-12. → Read More

Earth is still rumbling, but worst should be over for California quakes

The Mojave Desert shuddered and rumbled Sunday, but experts tried to ease fears that another massive quake would soon slam south-central California. → Read More

Governor estimates California quake toll at $100 million, says poor have been hit hardest

Although Californians are on the path to recovery, deeper devastation - in economic recovery - has already taken root. → Read More

Southern California earthquake recovery: 27% chance for a 6-magnitude quake next week

While the earthquake caused devastation in Ridgecrest and Trona, experts said it could have been much worse. → Read More

Ultimate Palm Springs area bucket list: 25 things to do in the California desert

Here is a list of things in the Palm Springs area you'll want to add to your bucket list. → Read More

Coachella Valley under excessive heat watch Tuesday through Wednesday

Officials warn the high temperatures can cause heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat stroke. → Read More

'We are in the dark': Uncertain future for homeless health care access in Coachella Valley

Health to Hope Clinics' operations stopped indefinitely. Local organizers say they haven't been given a full explanation. → Read More