Barrett Newkirk, The Desert Sun

Barrett Newkirk

The Desert Sun

Palm Springs, CA, United States

Contact Barrett

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • The Desert Sun
  • Ventura County Star
  • ABC10
  • Naples Daily News
  • Detroit Free Press

Past articles by Barrett:

Look inside a large Coachella homeless camp that's become its own community on the side of the highway

Along Highway 86, dozens of homeless people have made a neighborhood of their own. Now that they're being forced to move, what happens next? → Read More

Rancho Mirage observatory sets a new course for the stars

Mayor Charles Townsend called it a "research-level observatory." → Read More

Police investigate bomb threat at Palm Springs supermarket

People are being told to avoid the area until further notice. → Read More

Child nearly drowns in Palm Desert

The boy was taken to a hospital in serious condition. → Read More

Missing Joshua Tree hiker found alive

Paul Hanks had been missing since Sunday. → Read More

Indio police seek suspects in alleged gang rivalry shooting

Three teenage men remained at large Wednesday. → Read More

#thatpinkdoor, a Palm Springs Instagram landmark, now says #nophotography, please

Owners of a home known for its distinctive door have posted signs on the front lawn saying "no photography" and "no trespassing." → Read More

House fire in Indian Wells causes $4.5 million in damages

The 7,000-square-foot home was destroyed. → Read More

Two-vehicle crash shuts down Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage

One driver was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. → Read More

Parents arrested after three children in California were forced to live in a box for years, deputies say

Sheriff's officials say a Joshua Tree couple kept their three children malnourished and living in a room-sized box for the past four years. → Read More

Three Joshua Tree children were forced to live in a box for years, parents arrested, police say

Sheriff's officials in San Bernardino County say a Joshua Tree couple kept their three children malnourished and living in a room-sized box for the past four years. → Read More

CV Link: Here's what people are saying now that the first part of the path is open

Some people took advantage of a perfect Saturday to give the CV Link a test run, walk or ride. → Read More

Shooting survivor Gabby Giffords and husband Mark Kelly make stop in desert amid gun debate

The couple were in Indian Wells for the Desert Town Hall speaker series. → Read More

Cathedral City police arrest three suspects for string of robberies

Police say the trio carried out several robberies and burglaries over the past few weeks. → Read More

Is former Pres. Barack Obama in the desert this weekend? Here's what we know.

Obama has visited the desert during President's Day weekend the past three years → Read More

Search on for victims of Indio man accused of seeking sex with underage girl

Detectives say Joseph Colorossi may have had multiple underage victims. → Read More

Man dead, woman injured in Desert Hot Springs shooting

A man is dead following a shooting in Desert Hot Springs on Wednesday evening. → Read More

Yucca Valley man accused of killing girlfriend's 1-year-old son pleads not guilty

The child was taken to the hospital over the weekend with what officials described as "suspicious" injuries. → Read More

Man injured in Desert Hot Springs shooting

The shooting occurred early Monday evening. → Read More

Driver of car that hit cyclists charged with vehicular manslaughter

Ronnie R. Huerta Jr., 21, of Desert Hot Springs, was Saturday for plowing into Tour de Palm Springs cyclists. → Read More