About Rob Hopwood

Online news producer for The Desert Sun.

Recent Posts

Storms welcome but won’t end California’s historic drought

(Dennis Drum clears snow from his driveway after a overnight storm near Echo Summit on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. / AP Photo, Rich Pedroncelli) The first of two back-to-back winter storms has brought mu February 27th, 2014

Two services planned for Leonard Knight, father of Salvation Mountain

(Salvation Mountain artist Leonard Knight returned to his creation in Niland on Nov. 4, 2012, to celebrate his 81st birthday. / Crystal Chatham, The Desert Sun) Two memorial services will be held for February 22nd, 2014

President Obama: Michelle ‘is still the best’

Sometimes it can be hard for a couple to spend quality time together, which includes Valentine’s Day. With President Obama taking a business trip to Fresno and the Coachella Valley today, he wonâ February 14th, 2014

Rachel Maddow features Coachella Valley, Koch brothers

Protesters approach law enforcement officials on the grounds of the Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa during an event dubbed the "Koch Busters Rally" on Sunday, January 30, 2011 in Rancho Mirage. / January 27th, 2014

How to conserve water during a drought

(There is no water to be seen at Black Butte Lake near Orland Buttes Recreation Area on Friday Jan. 17, 2014 in Orland, Calif. / AP Photo, Chico Enterprise-Record, Jason Halley) As I was hosing of January 20th, 2014

Chelsea Clinton leads digital technology, health discussion

(From left to right, moderator Chelsea Clinton and panelists Peter Tippett, Travis Bogard, Kathy Chang, Dane Atkinson and Michael Maness. / Photo by Robert Hopwood, The Desert Sun) Chelsea Clinton ha January 14th, 2014

Ariel Sharon: An examination of his life and legacy

Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died Saturday, eight years after a debilitating stroke put him into a coma. He was 85. Sharon's health problems first came to my attention when he suffered a m January 11th, 2014

Coachella 2014 tickets: Sold out

Thank you. #Coachella — Coachella (@coachella) January 10, 2014 Music fans rushed to buy Coachella 2014 tickets when they went on sale Friday morning, quickly grabbin January 10th, 2014

AT&T brings 4G LTE service to the Coachella Valley

It looks like AT&T has a New Year's surprise for its mobile customers in the Coachella Valley. Some AT&T subscribers started to see their smartphones switch to the company's LTE data ne December 30th, 2013

Houston Mayor Annise Parker may wed partner in Palm Springs

A rumor spreading through Houston this past weekend claims the city's mayor will soon be visiting the Coachella Valley. An anonymous source claims Mayor Annise Parker and her partner, Kathy Hubbard December 29th, 2013

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