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The Coachella Valley is a desert valley in Southern California which extends for approximately 45 mi (72 km) in Riverside County southeast from the San Bernardino Mountains to the northern shore of the Salton Sea. It is the northernmost extent of the vast trough which includes the Salton Sea, the Imperial Valley and the Gulf of California. It is approximately 15 mi (24 km) wide along most of its length, bounded on the west by the San Jacinto Mountains and the Santa Rosa Mountains and on the north and east by the Little San Bernardino Mountains. The San Andreas Fault crosses the valley from the Chocolate Mountains in the southeast corner and along the centerline of the Little San Bernardinos. The fault is easily visible along its northern length as a strip of greenery against an otherwise bare mountain.


The Chocolate Mountains are home to a United States Navy live gunnery range and are mostly off-limits to the public. In comparison to the "Inland Empire (IE)" (Riverside-San Bernardino area and the California desert), some people refer to the IE's sub-region Coachella Valley as the "Desert Empire" to differentiate it from the neighboring Imperial Valley. Geographers and geologists sometimes call the area, along with the Imperial Valley to the south, the "Cahuilla Basin" or the "Salton Trough".


The valley connects with the Greater Los Angeles area to the west via the San Gorgonio Pass, a major transportation corridor that includes I-10 and the Union Pacific Railroad.


The valley is part of the 13th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, the Inland Empire metropolitan area. The famous desert resort cities of Palm Springs and Palm Desert lie in the Coachella Valley. The Coachella Valley is the second largest sub-region in the Inland Empire, after the Greater San Bernardino Area, which may be due to the number of seasonal residents in the winter months which at peak times may surpass 100,000 with another 3.5 million annual conventioneers and tourists.

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The crash took place at 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of East Ramon Road and South Sunrise Way. By Patch California, News Partner
The highly successful businessman and generous philanthropist who was a leader and benefactor for many Coachella Valley nonprofit organizations, among them the Desert AIDS Project, died Friday night following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The man who friends remember as "understated" ...

In response to a Florida high school shooting that killed 17 people, students across the Coachella Valley protested gun violence for National Walkout Day. (Images: Jay Calderon, clip: Joe Hong) Wochit. 636573409397258204-IMG-6276.JPG Buy Photo. PSHS students spent the past several ...
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new co-work space at the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce took place Thursday evening. It's the first of its kind in the Coachella Valley. What's so unique about the space is that it didn't cost palm springs taxpayers one penny. The $230,000 price tag on renovating ...
STUDIO CITY (CBSLA) -- An army of medical volunteers will descend on the Coachella Valley this weekend to provide free dental, vision and health care services to whomever is able to make in line in time. The free three-day clinic will be held on the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio beginning ...
Firefighters, paramedics respond to drowning, near drowning in Coachella Valley. City News Service Published 3:45 p.m. PT March 18, 2018 California bicycle

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, may be looked back on as the day the stars aligned for expanding the California State University, San Bernardino-Palm Desert Campus to become a comprehensive, standalone university in the Coachella Valley. The first encouraging news was in a Desert Sun column authored ...
Unlike many of California's other groundwater basins, particularly those in the Central Valley and along the Central Coast, the aquifer that sits beneath the Coachella Valley has been managed with long-term sustainability in mind for generations, and it is ahead of the Coachella Valley Water ...
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn turns up in La Quinta to stump for a GOP candidate challenging Los Angeles Democrat Maxine Waters. Wochit. 636568461176264766-flynn2x.JPG Buy Photo. Michael Flynn speaks to Republicans in La Quinta on March 16, 2018. (Photo: Sam Metz / ...
For local Coachella Valley governments, this will mean greater tax revenues for new projects. For business owners, the valley has both the real estate for growth and a ready market for cannabis consumption. Permanent residents and snowbirds alike will benefit from ready access to cannabis, ... marijuana
INDIO, Calif. - An stabbing has been reported on the street outside of the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission's Joe E. Smillow Annex at the intersection of Manila Ave. and Van Buren St. in Indio, according to Tom Cox, the program director at the center. The victim went inside the center to seek help, and staff ... marijuana
Car Hits Bicyclists In Coachella Valley; 1 Killed. The crash was reported at 9:25 a.m. on Dillon Road near 30th Street in Indio Hills. By Patch California, News Partner | Feb 10, 2018 2:41 pm ET ... marijuana
The five-year Coachella Valley laboratory experiment that was the Clinton Health Matters Initiative has been a good thing for our desert. The Clinton Foundation's effort to spur action among all who could make a difference to improve community health and wellness notched some important successes ... marijuana
Let's give the Coachella Valley to Canada. After all, Canadians already rule the desert in winter. Canadian snowbirds love Palm Springs because it's a shorter flight than Maui and because it offers more culture — its international film festival, Modernism Week, the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals ... marijuana
In 2017, Coachella Valley Storytellers Project presented stories of family and close encounters, as well as behind the scenes tales. The second year of live storytelling events celebrated personal narrative as a means for connection in the community, and has become popular in the greater Palm Springs ... marijuana
Of the three main herds still existing along the southern rim of the Coachella Valley, all are thought to be at self-sustaining population levels. At least that is the case for now. This past year has included an unusual example of Mother Nature's resiliency. While female sheep (ewes) generally give birth to only ... marijuana
Spotlight 29 Casino's Spotlight Showroom offers the premier entertainment experience in the Coachella Valley. Epps began his stand-up career by joining the Def Comedy Jam tour in 1995. He went on to star in two HBO Def Comedy Jam specials before being cast as Day-Day Jones alongside Ice Cube in ... marijuana

What is it: Opened in 1924, Shields is one of the oldest existing attractions in the desert, including a restaurant, a commercials date farm, a garden walk and store where dates and date products are available. It is a throwback to the 1920s. Where: 80225 US Hwy 111, Indio. Phone: (760) 347-0996. On the ... marijuana
LOS ANGELES — A Granada Hills man was identified today as the motorist killed on New Year's Day when his car veered off Interstate 10 between Indio and Blythe in Riverside County's Coachella Valley. He was Edwin Steighorst, 49, the Riverside County coroner's office said. The man now identified as ... marijuana
Coachella Valley marijuana dispensaries are breathing a sigh of relief after the first day of recreational pot sales in California. Since Californian voters approved Prop. 64 in 2016, dispensary owners have been bracing for a seismic shift in their industry when sales to adults 21-and-up opened this year. Then ... marijuana
The herb flatbread available at the Coachella Valley Certified Farmers' Markets is baked by herbivore Gabrielle Gaul. She uses all organic ingredients including herbs from her own garden. The flatbread is all vegan and ready to be topped with your favorite spread or veggies. You can also use it to make ... marijuana
Cabazon Dinosaurs. What is it: Re-creations of two large dinosaurs along Interstate 10 that have gained world-wide fame through movie and television appearances. Gift shops and additions dinosaur models are also available to view. Where: 50770 Seminole Drive, Cabazon. Phone: (951) 922-8700. marijuana
New Year's Day saw customers queuing up at the relatively few dispensaries that have achieved that status so far, most of them clustered in cities like San Diego and Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Bay area and the Coachella Valley. But though early morning crowds greeted some marijuana retailers on ... marijuana
Convoluted killings fueled the Coachella Valley's 2017 homicide rate, which was lower than the previous two years. Nineteen deaths were investigated as homicides across the desert in 2017, according to records maintained by The Desert Sun. That's down about 20 percent from 2016 and 2015, which ... marijuana
The Coachella Valley could get even more of a boost if more Canadians could visit more, buy more homes, and stay longer. But Canadians are welcome here only part-time. Our bullying federal government imposes its complicated tax and immigration systems on you if you spend too much time here. marijuana
In summer 2013, the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) accepted Seco Sys into the Palm Springs iHub. Little did we know that the product that Seco Sys was developing would become the catalyst for the Coachella Valley to establish the potential to become a developer's paradise in a rapidly ... marijuana
Despite this healthy population, sheep in this region are far more likely to die from urban interactions than anywhere else in the Coachella Valley. Some 20 bighorn deaths from urban causes have been documented since 2012, including from auto accidents, canal drownings, consumption of poisonous ... marijuana
It was a year dominated by dramatic charges of sexual harassment and deadly fires. One apocalyptic drought ended in a statewide deluge and another dry spell may have begun in California. Water became as much a political story as it was an environmental one. And Palm Springs gave the country one of ... marijuana
It's with that in mind we profile seven Palm Springs and Coachella Valley women who champion the LGBTQ community. These women “stand and deliver” on the daily. Some were nominated for this recognition by influential women featured in the past, others stood out in our recent memory of their ... marijuana
A woman was sentenced in cell phone thefts from the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. By City News Service |. PUBLISHED: December 7, 2017 at 12:28 pm | UPDATED: December 7, 2017 at 12:59 pm. A Los Angeles County woman pleaded guilty Wednesday, Dec. 6, to a misdemeanor count of receiving stolen ... marijuana
As wildfires rage along the Southern California coast, the threat of similar chaos looms just miles from the Coachella Valley. Strong Santa Ana winds are expected to be prevalent over the next few days in area mountains and the San Gorgonio Pass. Those areas are filled with vegetation following last ... marijuana
Coachella Valley is referred to as the “Desert Empire” to differentiate it from the neighboring urbanized Inland Empire and the Imperial Valley. The Valley also houses desert resort cities of Palm Springs and Palm Desert and is the location for the infamous Coachella Music Festival. What you may not know ... marijuana
Pears are popular holiday fruits, and several varieties are available at the markets. At the Coachella Valley Certified Farmers' Markets, you can choose from Bartlett, D'Anjou and even Asian pears. Bartlett pears are medium-sized and juicy. They are usually the first pears to ripen and actually come to market ... marijuana
At long last … here are the results of the fourth annual Best of Coachella Valley readers' poll! From all of us here at the Coachella Valley ... marijuana
A new report found that 5,000 people—about 2,000 more than originally estimated— were living with HIV/AIDS in 2016 in the Coachella Valley ... marijuana
Sometimes known in Australia and New Zealand as butternut pumpkin or gramma, butternut squash is one of many types of winter squash ... marijuana
The Coachella Valley had been placed under a wind advisory as gusty conditions entered the region Monday. Gusts were expected to reach ... marijuana
Police in Indio and Cathedral City, Saturday night, were investigating separate shootings that left at least two people hurt -- one critically. marijuana
The tribe successfully sued the Desert Water Agency and the Coachella Valley Water District in 2013, claiming that the agencies degraded ... marijuana
All varieties (green, rainbow, red, and golden) of Swiss chard are available at all three Coachella Valley Certified Farmers' Markets. Did you ... marijuana
Door busters aren't everything in the desert. Coachella Valley shopping center owners say they want customers to feel like they can relax ... marijuana
These Coachella Valley farmers markets are open, and local purveyors have set up shop outdoors in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and La ... marijuana
When snow birds return to the desert from northern climes, migratory birds are arriving here from all over the Americas. We have a rare inland ... marijuana
The Big One would shake the Coachella Valley to its core. The desert sits between two fault lines, the San Andreas to the north and the San ... marijuana
A study prepared last year by EES Consulting found that a community choice program run by the Coachella Valley Association of Governments ... marijuana
The Coachella Valley's first Starbucks opened at 101 S. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs on March 9, 1996. Since that time, the bustling ... marijuana
Officials at the Desert Water Agency and other public agencies in Coachella Valley would have been on the ballot this year, but a change in ... marijuana
Not everyone in the Coachella Valley went to the polls on Tuesday, but there were still plenty of important races and proposals on the ballot. marijuana
Ha's Apple Farms from Tehachapi currently offers several varieties at the Coachella Valley Certified Farmers' Markets, including Golden ... marijuana
Four Coachella Valley chefs recently shared their talents and skills with Rancho Mirage and La Quinta High culinary academy students during ... marijuana


 

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