Kristin Scharkey, The Desert Sun

Kristin Scharkey

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Past articles by Kristin:

Inbound Highway 111 reopens after fatal rollover crash in Palm Springs

Highway 111 has reopened after closing due to the investigation, according to the Palm Springs Police Department. → Read More

Newsom to propose free kindergarten for all California 4-year-olds by 2024

The California governor wants to expand the state's transitional kindergarten program for all 4-year-olds. → Read More

How to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in the Coachella Valley

Here's where you can book an appointment for the vaccine in the Coachella Valley. → Read More

Palm Springs Art Museum adds more artists to auction for fundraiser

Nearly 60 artists will have pieces up for grabs during the online event, including Ed Ruscha and Andrea Zittel. → Read More

California hits 2M vaccine equity goal: Reopenings on the way for 13 counties this weekend

California has administered 2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in at-risk communities, swinging open the doors for more business reopenings. → Read More

Riverside County stalled in purple tier as COVID-19 testing continues to decline

Riverside County is reporting an adjusted case rate of 8.2 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents and a positivity rate of 4.1%. → Read More

Do you live in a ZIP code where vaccines will be prioritized? Victorville on list

The areas are considered most vulnerable based on metrics such as household income, education level, housing status and access to transportation. → Read More

When will Riverside County move to the red tier? What we know about reopening

One of Riverside County's key metrics dropped this week into the threshold of the red tier reopening phase. → Read More

Riverside County has administered nearly 60% of its COVID-19 vaccine doses

Riverside Convention Center will become a mass vaccination site operated by California-based company Curative. → Read More

Riverside County COVID-19 vaccine clinics this weekend are all full

Riverside County received enough COVID-19 vaccine doses this week to schedule six clinics over the coming days. → Read More

When can I get a COVID-19 vaccine in Riverside County? Check your status

The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is underway, with thousands of doses already administered in Riverside County. → Read More

San Bernardino County exceeds 200K COVID-19 cases, doubling total in just one month

It took San Bernardino County about nine months to amass 100,000 COVID-19 cases. It has more than doubled that total in just one month. → Read More

San Bernardino County reports 2,474 new COVID-19 cases and 8 additional deaths

San Bernardino County continues to record the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases in California. → Read More

Coronavirus cases continue to rise. Here's where Coachella Valley hospitals stand

More than 150 coronavirus patients are receiving care at the Coachella Valley's three hospitals. → Read More

Southern California ICU capacity drops to 10.3%; stay-at-home order takes effect late Sunday

Southern California's low level of available ICU beds has triggered the state's new strict stay-at-home order. → Read More

Bruder Fire burns 60 acres in Redlands, prompting evacuation orders

Firefighters were battling a 60-acre wildfire burning in Redlands that has prompted evacuation orders for area residents. → Read More

Where did 'The Bachelorette' film this year? An inside look at La Quinta resort

Here's an inside look at the property and its famous visitors over the years. → Read More

Halloween trick-or-treating will look 'very different' in California this year, official says

State officials are developing guidance for Halloween and trick-or-treating in California. → Read More

Looking for things to do? Some desert spots are open outdoors, others offer virtual events

Some venues are finding new ways to engage and entertain their audiences, whether online or outdoors. → Read More

Coronavirus: These Joshua Tree area restaurants offer delivery, take-out

Many local restaurants and bars are offering curbside pick-up and delivery services. → Read More