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April 10, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
So if you were Daft Punk, arguably the world's most cultishly adored, purposefully mysterious EDM duo, where would you want to unveil your new album, "Random Access Memories," to your global worshipers? From the top of the Petronas Towers? Or maybe the dark side of the moon? Naw, too predictable. Instead, the French twosome of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter have announced that they'll be taking their act to Wee Waa, Australia (population 2,000, give or take a few marsupials)
July 18, 1985
Ken Tanigawa of Los Angeles fired a tournament record six-under-par 66 Tuesday to move within three shots of the lead after two rounds of the 15-17 boys' division of the Junior World Golf Championships at Torrey Pines' South Course. Tanigawa, who shot a five-over-par 77 in Tuesday's first round, broke the tournament record of 67 shared by Desmond Terblanche of South Africa (1983) and David Toms of Bossier City, La., (1984).
December 1, 1985
San Bernardino-based Highland Soils Engineering Inc. and Highland Testing Laboratory Inc., subsidiaries of the Irvine Consulting Group, have opened a branch office and laboratory in Indio at 80-975 Indio Blvd.
November 3, 1985
The Indio City Council has approved a comprehensive plan for a $2-million, 900-acre redevelopment project in the central city that the Indio Center Redevelopment Agency has likened to creating a new city. "It won't actually be a new city," William Northrup, director of planning and development, said, "but rather an existing one with a complete new look, including a new logo, freeway signs, and a general redesign of the center of the city and surrounding areas."
October 18, 1991 | Associated Press
An area near the potentially deadly San Andreas Fault was rattled by 117 small earthquakes last weekend, scientists said Wednesday. The quakes raised some concern among scientists because they were centered only six miles northeast of a section of the San Andreas Fault that the U.S. Geological Survey believes is most likely to produce the much-feared "Big One"--a catastrophic quake measuring magnitude 7.5 to 8.0 Seven of the 117 quakes measured magnitude 3.
December 4, 1990 | ROBERT A. JONES
Let's start with the date shake. By all accounts, the Coachella Valley's most famous refreshment was invented by one Russ Nichol, proprietor of the Valerie Jean Date Shop. This was back in the '40s and Nichol, in a small stroke of genius, decided he would take advantage of two essential facts of life in Indio. First, summers here were very hot. Indio is stuck at the tail end of the Coachella Valley just down the road from Thermal, and Thermal didn't get its name for nothing.
No, Gabriel Ruelas kept telling himself, it was all wrong. Jimmy Garcia wasn't supposed to die. He, Ruelas, was the one who was supposed to die young. That's the way it had always been in the dreams. Night after night they would come to him in his restless sleep. The circumstances were different, but the result was always the same. Gabe Ruelas dead before his time. Although he has been a boxer since age 12, he never died in the ring in the dreams. Often it would be in a car accident.
Polo, that ancient sport for man and horse first played in Persia more than 2,500 years ago, is undergoing a renaissance among the date palms and tumbleweeds of the Coachella Valley. The United States Polo Assn. has been celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and as a climax, an all-star match of Hall of Fame caliber players--the Polo Master of the Masters--will field two teams of all 10-goal players on Sunday at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.
November 15, 1991 | PETER H. KING
The hookers of Indio troll a gritty strip of four-lane highway out by the railroad tracks. Their few blocks of turf on Indio Boulevard are bounded roughly by a Motel 6 at one end and the "Why Pay More . . . Motel 7" at the other. In between are a truck stop and coffee shop, a carwash, a vacant lot and a handful of faded motels. The hookers of Indio, all six or so of them, know what it means to be hot.
February 5, 1989
Construction will begin in March on a $30-million renovation and expansion of Indio Fashion Mall designed by McClellan Cruz Gaylord & Associates and developed by William J. Stone & Associates. Expansion will include 110,000 square feet of new shops and common areas, and an additional 113,000 square feet that will include a multiplex cinema, a 50,000-square-foot J.C. Penney and 37,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space. Total square footage at completion is estimated at 600,000.
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