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April 7, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon eight miles from Indio, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:14 p.m. PDT at a depth of 1.9 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was nine miles from Coachella, 15 miles from La Quinta, and 16 miles from Palm Desert. In the past 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3 and greater centered nearby. Read more about Southern California earthquakes . ALSO: Hikers reported missing in Eaton Canyon are found unharmed   Mexican police search Tijuana home for Northridge kidnap suspect Pilot error caused tanker collision with Bay Bridge, state board says
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April 25, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
The scene in the early hours of Stagecoach 2014 invites a philosophical inquiry of Socratic dimension: Which came first: the deluge of country songs about girls in Daisy Dukes, or the deluge of girls in said Daisy Dukes? Perhaps that historic first song, whichever tune it was that warrants blame for the outpouring of one-dimensional celebrations of imagined rural life that barely run skin deep, was inspired by some real-world situation. Even so, the subsequent assembly line response from the Nashville songwriting community no doubt has fueled the sea of cutoff jeans that constituted part of the official uniform of at least half the country music audience today in Indio.
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March 9, 2013 | Los Angeles Times
If you're visiting the desert for music or tennis, try El Campanario Restaurant & Bar for fine Mexican cuisine. Seafood is the specialty. Also, ask about the molcajetes specials. We are part-time Indio residents and find this the best in the area. El Campanario Restaurant & Bar, 44185 Monroe St., Indio; (760) 342-3681, http://www.elcampanariorestaurantandbar.com Leo and Margaret Galcher Indio
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April 21, 2014 | By Todd Martens
As the second and final weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was in full swing, Lauren Mayberry of rising electro-pop trio Chvrches assured attendees that they had made the right choice. "You guys are lucky," she said midset Saturday. "Last week was a rehearsal. " She wasn't the only one thankful for a do-over. A reunited OutKast completely revamped its Friday night set, delivering a livelier and more streamlined performance, one that did away with guests and didn't back-load the hits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
One person was killed and three others badly hurt when a vehicle rolled over near Indio, officials said Tuesday afternoon. The three injured victims were taken by a helicopter and ambulances to hospitals, the Riverside County Fire Department said.  The other victim was pronounced dead at the scene near Dillon and Berdoo Canyon roads, a Fire Department spokesman said. The vehicle rolled over about 4 p.m. It was not immediately clear what caused the accident.
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April 25, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
The scene in the early hours of Stagecoach 2014 invites a philosophical inquiry of Socratic dimension: Which came first: the deluge of country songs about girls in Daisy Dukes, or the deluge of girls in said Daisy Dukes? Perhaps that historic first song, whichever tune it was that warrants blame for the outpouring of one-dimensional celebrations of imagined rural life that barely run skin deep, was inspired by some real-world situation. Even so, the subsequent assembly line response from the Nashville songwriting community no doubt has fueled the sea of cutoff jeans that constituted part of the official uniform of at least half the country music audience today in Indio.
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April 10, 2013 | By Todd Martens and Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
On the official website for the low desert city of Indio, the letter "I" is a cherry-red electric guitar propped up with a stack of amplifiers - a nod to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which has edged out the date shake as the town's most famous homegrown product. With Coachella's 13th installment set to kick off Friday, Indio's civic leaders are attempting to rebrand the once-sleepy exurb as "The City of Festivals," an internationally known tourist destination. Last week, after more than a year of debate, the City Council voted 4-0 to allow Goldenvoice, the concert promoter behind Coachella and its country-music offshoot, Stagecoach, to expand its offerings from three to five weekends a year through 2030.
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July 25, 2009 | Todd Martens
West Coast Phish fans may have been left out of the band's initial run of spring reunion dates, but the act is making a grand overture to its Pacific Time Zone fan base this fall. After much rumor and speculation, the band confirmed late Thursday that it would stage a three-day event in Indio beginning Oct. 30. The jam band will take over the same Empire Polo Grounds that host the Coachella and Stagecoach fests for what Phish is calling "Festival 8." The band will perform a total of eight sets throughout the Halloween weekend.
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August 18, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Riverside County sheriff's deputy was shot twice Friday morning while investigating a suspicious vehicle near Indio, and a manhunt is underway, officials said. Deputy Juan Garcia, 27, a former Marine who has been with the Sheriff's Department for three years, was shot in the left hand and in the right side of his face. He was in critical but stable condition Friday afternoon at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs but is expected to survive, Sheriff's Sgt. Mark Lohman said.
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April 12, 2013 | By August Brown
As L.A.'s center of musical gravity shifts east to Coachella for the next two weekends, night life in the city will finally get some breathing room. No lines at the bar, cabs when you need them, an entire population of trustafarian party people otherwise occupied - why, it's a veritable Eden of going out close to home. Take advantage of the reprieve by hitting up some of these local events. Some are deliberate ripostes to Coachella, others just happen to fall on the calendar this week.
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April 20, 2014 | By Chris Lee
I was somewhere around the Sahara Tent on the edge of the festival when the FOMO took hold. The Fear of Missing Out. The unbearable heaviness of being that is part and parcel of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival when a minimum of six performances - of 166 acts on the official festival lineup - are going on at any given moment. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing at North America's preeminent “big footprint” summer music event doesn't ultimately matter. There is always the unshakable sense that something else better and buzzier - the topic of conversation that will no doubt dominate all discussion of Coachella Weekend 2 for perpetuity - is unfolding several hundred feet away despite all of your better efforts.
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April 19, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
Authorities said they were running toxicology tests on a 24-year-old woman who died of a possible overdose after being stricken at the Coachella festival . Results of the tests will be available in about four weeks and coroner's officials will then finalize the autopsy. The woman, identified as Kimchi Truong of Oakland, died Thursday, four days after possibly suffering a drug or alcohol overdose at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, the Riverside County sheriff-coroner said Friday.
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April 18, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Before the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicked off on Friday, Indio police were investigating a death connected to last weekend's festivities. The Riverside County sheriff-coroner called it the result of an apparent drug or alcohol overdose. A 24-year-old woman in Indio at last weekend's festival died Thursday, the Riverside County sheriff-coroner said Friday morning. Kimchi Truong of Oakland collapsed while attending Coachella on Saturday and was taken to JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio.
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April 18, 2014 | By Todd Martens
And on this week's episode of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival ... As attendees happily filed into the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Friday for the second and final weekend of the Goldenvoice-promoted Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, there were a few cliff-hangers left over from last weekend. Among them: Will Pharrell Williams bring out another all-star parade of guest stars? Will every artist on Saturday be in a significantly better mood without the threat of a dust storm?
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April 18, 2014 | By Chris Lee and Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times
INDIO, Calif. - Dee Dee Penny, lead singer of the Dum Dum Girls, is no stranger to performing at giant summer musical events. At the first of the two-weekend Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival events last Friday, her retro-rock act played before thousands of ecstatic fans. She was just one of an eclectic roster of female artists who galvanized Coachella audiences. Teenage provocateur Lorde dazzled amid a howling dust storm in her summer music festival debut. R&B diva Solange got a surprise assist from her superstar sister, Beyoncé Knowles.
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April 18, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
The death of a 24-year-old woman who died of an apparent overdose at the Coachella festival was an "isolated incident," event promoter Goldenvoice said in a statement Friday. The woman, identified as Kimchi Truong of Oakland, died of an apparent drug or alcohol overdose after attending the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio last weekend, the Riverside County sheriff-coroner said Friday. In a statement, Goldenvoice said it was "saddened" to learn of her death.
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November 2, 2009 | Jeff Weiss
Besides the Rolling Stones, U2 and Bruce Springsteen, it's hard to think of many rock acts that could crowd the Empire Polo Club in Indio for a three-day festival featuring no supporting acts or other live entertainment. But the legendary Vermont jam titan Phish has long operated outside the realm of normalcy, with a rabid fan base closer to addicted acolytes than casual admirers. When long-gestating message board rumors were finally confirmed months ago, Phish fanatics instantly began making preparations to trek to the site of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, where the band held its eighth festival -- the first in five years.
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April 11, 2012
When: Friday and April 20. Where: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio Info : http://www.coachella.com
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April 14, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
INDIO - The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been referred to by some as Bro-chella since at least 2008, when the annual desert gathering featured such dude-friendly headliners as Jack Johnson and Roger Waters. The latest edition, which ran Friday through Sunday at the Empire Polo Club before repeating this weekend, had a bit of the bro about it, with performances by dub step king Skrillex, stoner-rap MC Kid Cudi and jock-jammy alt-rockers Foster the People. But a different atmosphere seemed to settle over the festival during its initial three-day blast.
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March 14, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Leave it to Jimmy Kimmel to find the left-field window through which to view the South By Southwest music festival experience. He and the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” crew shot person-on-the-street interviews in Austin, Texas, getting reaction to some of the most buzz-worthy acts at this year's conference - without informing interviewees that all the names they were being asked about represent non-existent performers. SXSW 2014: The scene Nonetheless, declining to be caught unaware of the next big thing, attendees offered remarkably detailed reactions to the music of acts such as Tonya & the Hardings (and their album “Sorry About That, Nancy”)
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