Christopher Damien, The Desert Sun

Christopher Damien

The Desert Sun

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Past articles by Christopher:

Life or death? Fate in jury's hands for man convicted of murdering 4 people in Palm Springs

Jose Larin-Garcia was convicted of four counts of murder in the 2019 shootings. → Read More

Riverside County sheriff's deputy shot dead in Jurupa Valley; suspect down after chase, shootout

The deputy was pronounced dead at a hospital. A suspect later led police on a freeway chase that ended violently in Norco. → Read More

One victim identified in crash that killed three people in Palm Desert Wednesday

It happened about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday on Fred Waring Drive near Adonis Drive. → Read More

Head of Palm Springs’ Hot Purple Energy rescued after serious crash in Morongo Valley wilderness

Nate Otto was missing for over 24 hours. → Read More

Viral video shows Cathedral City police officer hitting suspect with baton

The incident happened in 2020, and the officer has since left the police department. → Read More

North Indian Canyon closed near I-10 due to low visibility

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the Coachella Valley Monday. → Read More

Where to buy Christmas trees, cacti in the Coachella Valley area

From family lots to garden centers, we have ideas of where to shop for festive flora this holiday season → Read More

North Gene Autry Trail reopened Wednesday after flooding

One Palm Springs road reopened after rain and wind, but two remain closed to traffic. → Read More

Stray tortoise takes a walk in Palm Springs neighborhood

A tortoise went for a walk in a Palm Springs neighborhood, before ending up at the animal shelter. → Read More

Palm Springs woman dies after Interstate 10 rollover near Whitewater

A woman died after losing control of her vehicle while driving eastbound on Interstate 10 near Whitewater. → Read More

Prosecutors say La Quinta woman, overwhelmed and angry over mother's dementia, killed her

A La Quinta woman is charged with murdering her mother after a fight triggered by dementia episode led to her death. → Read More

Riverside County sheriff spent $66 million on overtime last year, dwarfing other county agencies

The sheriff said overtime is "tightly managed" and within professional standards. → Read More

Palm Springs quadruple homicide: Over 3 years after killings, man goes on trial again

Jose Larin-Garcia is charged in a 2019 shooting that a prosecutor called a drug deal gone bad. → Read More

Man in Riverside County jail suspected of killing another inmate; 12th jail death of 2022

The sheriff's department says 61-year-old Rodney Sanchez killed a fellow inmate. → Read More

Crash closes intersection of East Via Escuela and North Farrell in Palm Springs

Police reported the collision at East Via Escuela and North Farrell Drive about 8:20 p.m. Thursday. → Read More

Councilwoman denies Sheriff Chad Bianco's accusation that she 'supported' vandalism at courthouse

The latest online controversy for Bianco began with an abortion-rights rally over the weekend. → Read More

In lawsuit, Turpin siblings say foster parents beat them, forced them to eat vomit

Complaints say the county knew of problems far sooner than has been made public. → Read More

2 ex-Orange County police officers, working as bounty hunters, charged with kidnapping

Two former police officers working as bounty hunters in Orange County are facing felony charges. → Read More

Westbound I-10 traffic mounts near Beaumont after collision and fire, one-hour delays expected

CHP was dispatched to I-10 near Beaumont after a collision and car fire Friday morning. → Read More

Gressley concedes DA election to Hestrin, securing incumbent his third term

Lara Gressley ended her campaign for DA, clearing the way for Hestrin's third term. → Read More