Shane Newell, The Desert Sun

Shane Newell

The Desert Sun

Palm Springs, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Shane:

Palm Springs police will increase patrols after bomb threat targets middle school

The social media post included a bomb threat that was supposed to occur Wednesday at Raymond Cree Middle School. → Read More

5 things to see at Indio Powwow this weekend

The annual Powwow from the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians runs through Sunday at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. → Read More

Is the road open? Here are the latest Southern California mountain road conditions

Many mountain roads will require chains. → Read More

Palm Springs police close portion of Indian Canyon Drive due to traffic collision

The road closed between Tachevah Drive and Mel Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. → Read More

Two dead in Mecca traffic collision involving off-road vehicle identified

The incident happened around 6:45 p.m. near 66th Avenue and Grant Street, authorities said. → Read More

Mountains, valleys and vistas: These are the 5 best hiking areas near Palm Springs

From Mount San Jacinto State Park to Pioneertown Mountains Preserve, the Palm Springs area is home to some great hiking areas. → Read More

What you need to know about Real ID: If flying by October 2020, you may want one soon

The Real ID can be used to board domestic flights and enter federal facilities. → Read More

Highway 111 closed Saturday afternoon near Interstate 10

Alternates to Highway 111 include Indian Canyon Drive and Gene Autry Trail. → Read More

Fire destroys penguin-shaped balloon at Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

Puddles was part of a penguin balloon trio that traveled the world. → Read More

Indio shooting near I-10 leaves two injured

The two men were found with gunshot wounds near Apache Street and Mesquite Drive, according to Indio police. → Read More

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway announces Snow Guessing Contest winners

The winners each took home four tram tickets and a holiday ornament. → Read More

Desert Hot Springs moves to ban roosters within city limits, citing noise concerns

"But people want to sleep and, you know, there's a place you can go buy a farm or live on a farm if you want to have a farm animal," one councilman said. → Read More

Flood watch issued for Palm Springs area; storms could produce half-inch of rain per hour

The flood advisory will be in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. → Read More

'Running Mate': 5 tips for first-time marathon runners

These five tips will help you get prepared for the big race. → Read More

'Gone 2 soon': Snoop Dogg mourns fellow rapper who authorities say died in California jail

Jamarr Antonio Stamps, known as rapper Bad Azz, was arrested Friday for allegedly injuring a spouse or cohabitant. He died in custody Monday morning. → Read More

Orchid Tree Resort & Spa in Palm Springs could open in early 2022

The project envisions a restaurant, spa and 74 hotel rooms on the site of the Orchid Tree Inn and Community Church of Palm Springs. → Read More

Palm Springs council, District 3: Kors takes early, commanding lead over two rivals

The district includes the area between Vista Chino and Ramon Road. → Read More

Palm Springs council, District 2 race: Woods takes early lead with over 800 votes

The district generally includes the area between San Rafael Drive and Vista Chino. → Read More

Palm Springs voters head to polls in city's first district elections. Here's what you need to know

Three councilmembers will be elected in the city's first district elections in decades → Read More

10 things to know about the Palm Springs City Council election

Nine candidates are competing for three seats. → Read More