‘Civil’ GOP debate: Trump, Cruz, Rubio attack Washington, not each other

‘Civil’ GOP debate: Trump, Cruz, Rubio attack Washington, not each other

Five days before major primaries in Florida and Ohio, the Republican debate took on a more measured tone after the nasty insults of previous debates. Front-runner Donald Trump even remarked, “I can’t believe how civil it’s been up here.” There was also an attempt to discuss more substantive issues such as Social Security, ISIS, trade […]

Stagecoach Festival 2016

Stagecoach Festival 2016

The Stagecoach Festival is an outdoor country music festival presented by Goldenvoice, The Messina Group, and Moore Entertainment and founded by Paul Tollett. The festival is located at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. Wikipedia Dates: Apr 29 – May 1, 2016 Location: Indio, CA First held: 2007

San Bernardino shooting: Search for suspects underway, 14 killed, 17 injured

San Bernardino shooting: Search for suspects underway, 14 killed, 17 injured

At least 14 people have been killed and 17 more wounded in San Bernardino, California where up to 3 attackers went on a shooting spree at a regional center that aids people with disabilities. Police are still extracting people from the location. Police are not treating the incident as a terrorist attack so far. San Bernardino […]

Human resources: Walmart hired Lockheed Martin to keep tabs on employees

Human resources: Walmart hired Lockheed Martin to keep tabs on employees

Walmart hired global security giant Lockheed Martin a few years ago to monitor activism in its massive workforce, according to new documents. The defense contractor tracked employees’ social media and reported protest participation to the retail giant. Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest defense contractor, provided Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, with intelligence-gathering and surveillance services […]

‘Commercial scale’ oil smuggling into Turkey becomes priority target of anti-ISIS strikes

‘Commercial scale’ oil smuggling into Turkey becomes priority target of anti-ISIS strikes

Islamic State’s daring and impudent oil smuggling into Turkey should become a high-priority target in order to cripple the terrorist group, President Putin said, backed by French President Francois Hollande. Both agree that the source of terrorist financing must be hit first and foremost. Commercial-scale oil smuggling from Islamic State controlled territory into Turkey must […]

‘No specific and credible intelligence’ of terrorist plot over Thanksgiving – Obama

‘No specific and credible intelligence’ of terrorist plot over Thanksgiving – Obama

President Barack Obama told the American people there is “no specific and credible” threat to the US after receiving special national security briefings two days in a row about potential holiday terrorism threats by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). “Right now, we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland,” […]

COLLEGE OF DESERT STAGES A COMPELLING MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF “RENT”

COLLEGE OF DESERT STAGES A COMPELLING MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF “RENT”

The College of the Desert (COD) hits all the right notes in its compelling production of “RENT” that opened last Friday at the on- campus Pollock Theatre. The rock musical loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s 1896 opera “La Boheme”, has been updated to 1980’s New York City, and explores the lives a group of impoverished […]

California’s Death Penalty Upheld

California’s Death Penalty Upheld

The death penalty is back on the books in California – more or less. A panel of judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected a lower court ruling that had declared the capital punishment system in the Golden State unconstitutional. But Professor Ellen Kreitzberg, who heads the Death Penalty College at […]