Surgeon General issues warning about teen…

PALM DESERT, Calif. - Young people around the country are taking up vaping at an alarming rate. Tuesday, the U.S. Surgeon General called it an "epidemic". "I do not use that word lightly," said Dr. Jerome Adams, while speaking during… Read full article at KESQ News

Brian McDaniel plays piano with student choir practicing behind him

Valley middle school music teacher is…

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. - The children at Painted Hills Middle School in Desert Hot Springs are singing songs about "hope" and dreams" That is what the man directing the students appears to be inspiring. "Seeing the glow in their… Read full article at KESQ News

PDHS Sophomore to walk in Rose…

PALM DESERT, Calif. - Palm Desert High School Sophomore Adrian Grajeda lost his leg when he was 10. Now, more than five years since the tragic collision, Grajeda will represent the LifeStream Blood Bank in the 2019 Rose Parade. He… Read full article at KESQ News

CVUSD bus driver recalls medical emergency

Paula Santacruz is a bus driver for Coachella Valley Unified School District (CVUSD). She has worked for the district for 15 years. Among bus drivers, it is a cordial habit to wave everytime they run into each other while on… Read full article at KMIR TV Palm Springs

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December Coachella Valley Spotlight Recipient: Amelia…

LA QUINTA, Calif. - December's Coachella Valley Spotlight grant recipient is Amelia Earhart Elementary School. The school received their $25,000 check from the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation on Tuesday. The money is expected to be used toward new… Read full article at KESQ News

Friends host fundraisers for late CVUSD…

THERMAL, Calif. - Fundraisers are being hosted for a local school bus driver who died after experiencing a medical emergency while dropping off students at Coachella Valley High School last Friday. Oralia Guttierez Lopez, 42, was loved by many, according… Read full article at KESQ News

CCHS “Adopt-a-Family” program providing holiday cheer

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - Christmas cheer came a little early for some families in the the western Coachella Valley, all thanks to students from Cathedral City High School. "2018 Adopt a Family! Wooo! You guys did awesome! Let's go!" The… Read full article at KESQ News

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PVHS youth leaders pitch city, community…

As part of Palo Verde High School’s (PVHS) Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) college readiness and youth leadership organization’s community service projects, members of the group made a presentation before the Blythe City Council on Dec. 11. “Today, we’ve come… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

Freedom Crest Elementary School students and staff stand by pile of new toy donations

Freedom Crest Elementary students donate to…

Families of students at Freedom Crest Elementary School enjoyed a showing of the Christmas film "Polar Express", got to visit with Santa and made donations to the Make a Wish Foundation Friday night. Families of four who donated a new… Read full article at Menifee 24/7

Student shares his story about CVHS…

COACHELLA, Calif. - A woman who had a medical emergency while driving a Coachella Valley High School bus that was involved in a collision at the school this morning has died, according to a California Highway Patrol news release. The… Read full article at KESQ News