MyDesert Tonight: All about some explosive situations

July 3rd, 2013 | by Brian Indrelunas | Comments

Fireworks are planned Wednesday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, seen in a July 2010 file photo. (Marilyn Chung, The Desert Sun)

Fireworks are planned Wednesday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, seen in a July 2010 file photo. (Marilyn Chung, The Desert Sun)

BOOM GO THE FIREWORKS: As the Fourth of July nears, we’ve got an inside look at Palm Springs’ fireworks show and a listing of July 4 events across the valley. Can’t wait for Independence Day? Get an early dose of pyrotechnics Wednesday night in Indio.

ANOTHER EXPLOSIVE SITUATION: Fireworks also lit up the sky Wednesday in Cairo as protesters celebrated the ouster of Egypt’s president, and some now fear violence could erupt.

I SAY MEMO; YOU SAY MEMO: On a lighter note that’s closer to home, meet The Living Desert’s new jaguar:


Whether Memo‘s name is pronounced like the document or rhymes with the animated fish has been the subject of some debate in the newsroom, but we do know for sure he had been kept as an illegal pet in Panama.

Doug Engelbart, inventor of the computer mouse, in a 1997 file photo. (Michael Schmelling, The Associated Press)

Doug Engelbart, inventor of the computer mouse, in a 1997 file photo. (Michael Schmelling, The Associated Press)

NAMES IN THE NEWS: I’d never heard of Doug Engelbart before he died Wednesday, but I used his invention — the computer mouse — to publish a MyDesert story about Steven Taylor Rutherford of Banning being charged with arson and click on an IndyStar.com link detailing the collapse of part of James Dean‘s high school.

COMING UP: Reporter Tatiana Sanchez will be at the Palm Springs City Council meeting as they ponder two marijuana-related issues. Follow her @TatianaYSanchez.

WHERE I’LL BE TONIGHT: Big League Dreams in Cathedral City, cheering for Desert Sun staffers and alums on a softball team with a glove-related name I keep forgetting. All You Need is Glove? Smell the Glove? Childish Gambino? It’s one of those.

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