There have been over 1,000 COVID-19 related deaths in Riverside County since pandemic began

Amaray D. Alvarez Palm Springs Desert Sun Published 8:41 PM EDT Aug 28, 2020 Riverside County hit a major mark during the coronavirus pandemic as officials reported a total of 1,007 COVID-19 related deaths on Friday.   Health officials reported 126 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 additional virus-related deaths on Friday. Of those new cases, 22 were in the Coachella Valley,Continue reading “There have been over 1,000 COVID-19 related deaths in Riverside County since pandemic began”

Facebook banned violent militia groups. We still found plenty of them on its platform.

Just last week, Facebook finally banned militia groups and pages that advocate for violence on its platform. But Recode’s quick Facebook search for “militia” groups and pages on Friday surfaced over a dozen results for national and local militia groups, most of them private, with many of them openly calling for violence against protesters. TwoContinue reading “Facebook banned violent militia groups. We still found plenty of them on its platform.”

Palm Valley School’s waiver to reopen is approved; school will reopen after Labor Day

Andrew L. John Palm Springs Desert Sun Published 7:14 PM EDT Aug 28, 2020 Palm Valley School in Rancho Mirage will be the first school in the Coachella Valley to reopen to students and faculty for in-person learning at its “lower school” when the doors open Sept. 8, the day after Labor Day. Riverside CountyContinue reading “Palm Valley School’s waiver to reopen is approved; school will reopen after Labor Day”

College of the Desert goes offline due to malware attack. Here’s how to access your information

Amaray D. Alvarez Palm Springs Desert Sun Published 4:18 PM EDT Aug 28, 2020 College of the Desert will begin its fall semester Monday despite experiencing a malware attack last Sunday that caused the college’s website and email system to go offline. The school is still working on resolving the issue, officials said. The majority of classes this fallContinue reading “College of the Desert goes offline due to malware attack. Here’s how to access your information”

One Good Thing: After the NBA walkout, the movie of the week is Netflix’s High Flying Bird

One Good Thing is Vox’s recommendations feature. In each edition, find one more thing from the world of culture that we highly recommend. At the end of High Flying Bird, a rookie NBA player receives a gift bestowed to him by his former agent: 1969’s seminal The Revolt of the Black Athlete, by sociologist andContinue reading “One Good Thing: After the NBA walkout, the movie of the week is Netflix’s High Flying Bird”

‘We’re drying the fuels’: How climate change is making wildfires worse in the West

Ian James Arizona Republic Published 10:00 AM EDT Aug 28, 2020 As flames tore through California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, Craig Clements drove toward the fire in a specialized radar-equipped Ford pickup, watching the plume of smoke billowing from the forest. Clements is a professor who leads San Jose State University’s Fire Weather Research Laboratory, and heContinue reading “‘We’re drying the fuels’: How climate change is making wildfires worse in the West”