October 31, 1986
Students at Palm Desert High School have voted to change their mascot name from the Sun Devils after some people complained it smacked of satanism. No new mascot name has been chosen yet. If the Desert Sands Unified School District Board of Education agrees Tuesday, students could vote for another mascot later in the week. Hand votes were taken at school assemblies after it was recommended that a new mascot be chosen, student body President Ryan Schmitz said.
June 16, 1989
Ted Mullen, former Anaheim High School football coach, has been recommended for hiring as an assistant football coach at Palm Desert High School, David Jones, the school's principal, said. Mullen, who has coached for 18 years in Orange County, needs approval by the Desert Sands Unified School District board of trustees, which meets Tuesday. He also would teach math and physical education. "He's not officially hired," Jones said. "We've recommended him to our personnel people, who will take it to the board."
June 21, 1989 |
Anaheim High School football Coach Ted Mullen will have to wait one more month to find out whether he will become an assistant coach at Palm Desert High School. Mullen's application to coach running backs and defensive ends was bumped from Tuesday's meeting of the Desert Sands Unified School District board of trustees because it was processed after the board's agenda had been organized, Palm Desert Principal Mike Jones said. The board will vote on the application at its next meeting July 18. Mullen said he will not resign at Anaheim until the board approves his application at Palm Desert.
June 29, 1996 |
Nine people, including some of the Coachella Valley's high-profile civic leaders, were indicted Friday by a Riverside County grand jury on charges of operating an illegal pyramid scheme in which $1 million changed hands. The Ponzi scheme, sometimes known as the "Gift Exchange Program," involved more than 1,000 people in Riverside County, many of whom invested $2,000 apiece with assurances they would make a $16,000 profit as they recruited other investors, county prosecutors said.
July 19, 1989 |
For the first time in 18 years, Ted Mullen won't be coaching a high school football team in Orange County in the fall. The Desert Sands Unified School District board of trustees on Tuesday night approved by a 4-0 vote Mullen's application for the assistant football coach at Palm Desert High School. The board also approved his application for math and physical education teacher.
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March 25, 2006 |
A 51-year-old woman was killed Friday in Palm Desert when a suspected drunk driver careered into a pair of vehicles and a bus carrying 23 high school students. Olga A. Vasquez, a Cathedral City resident who was driving one of the cars, died at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage at 8:02 a.m., about an hour after the accident, authorities said.