MyDesert This Morning: MLB All-Star Game, war dogs, Palm Springs temp record falls

July 15th, 2013 | by Denise Goolsby | Comments

WEATHER

Monday’s outlook: Temperatures are predicted to hit highs of 105 degrees in Palm Springs and 107 degrees in Thermal.

Record breaking temps:  The low temperature recorded Sunday in Palm Springs was 86 degrees, breaking the previous highest low temperature recorded in Palm Springs (85 degrees in 2006), according to the National Weather Service.

 

TRAFFIC

There are no collisions or significant traffic conditions to report as of 7 a.m., but The Desert Sun will keep you posted throughout the morning.

 

DOGS IN THE NEWS

 

War dog luncheonCANINES IN COMBAT: War dogs were honored Sunday for their service at the 15th annual Pets on Parade Awards Luncheon at the Doral Desert Princess Resort.

On average, war dogs each save an estimated 500 lives per year, Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit said in presenting the “Saving American Lives” trophy to Marine Corps Maj. Kim Keefer, commanding officer of the Twentynine Palms Provost Marshal’s Office.

STORY: Pets on Parade salutes dogs of war

FLYING DOGS: Eighteen small dogs from the Indio Animal Care Center will travel to Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal this morning where a volunteer pilot from Wings of Rescue will pick them up and fly them on the first leg of their journey to Calgary, Canada where a rescue group will help get these dogs adopted.

The dogs will be flown to Boise, Idaho, where another volunteer pilot will take them the rest of the way.

On June 30, operation of the Indio Animal Care Shelter and was turned over to the Riverside County Department of Animal Services.

STORY: Indio turns over animal control

 

Joe MauerMLB ALL-STAR GAME TONIGHT

USA Today has a great guide for all things All Star!

STORY: All-Star Game 2013: Guide to all the festivities

 

SOME GOOD NEWS ON THE ECONOMIC FRONT

STORY: Retail sales rise .4 percent in June on increase in auto purchases

 

 

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