CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2013 |
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.
April 10, 2013 |
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.
July 25, 2009 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2001 |
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.
April 12, 2013 |
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.
November 2, 2009 |
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.