John Benoit or Manuel Perez? Riverside Sheriffs' Association staying mum

| Erica Felci | Comments
The politically influential Riverside Sheriffs' Association has decided to stay out of one of the Coachella Valley's biggest 2014 campaigns. "The RSA takes a neutral position on the Riverside Count ...Read more

California Assembly names new Assembly speaker

| Erica Felci | Comments
The California Assembly on Monday formally chose Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins as its next speaker. The San Diego Democrat succeeds Speaker John Perez, a Los Angeles Democrat. In floor sp ...Read more

Riverside County names interim registrar of voters

| Erica Felci | Comments
For the second time, Riverside County Assistant Registrar of Voters Rebecca Spencer has been tapped to lead the county's elections division. Spencer will become interim registrar starting Friday, t ...Read more

Voting begins in Rancho Mirage

| Erica Felci | Comments
Voting has officially started in the Rancho Mirage council election. The Riverside County Registrar of Voters reported today that one of the 9,507 vote-by-mail ballots issued for the April 8 electi ...Read more

June ballot gets finalized today

| Erica Felci | Comments
There's just hours left before candidates have to file the paperwork for the June primary election. And plenty of expected candidates are pushing it down to the wire. The update released Thursda ...Read more

Senate hopeful Bonnie Garcia already earning Senate paycheck

| Erica Felci | Comments
Former Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia has been hitting the campaign trail for her bid in California’s 28th Senate District. But since October, the Palm Desert Republican has been earning a monthly p ...Read more

Cathedral City's Chuck Vasquez to seek re-election

| Erica Felci | Comments
Two of this year's Cathedral City incumbents have already announced plans to step down. But voters should plan on seeing Mayor Pro Tem Chuck Vasquez's name on the ballot. Vasquez told The Desert ...Read more

Brian Nestande hosting campaign event at Palm Desert headquarters

| Barrett Newkirk | Comments
U.S. House candidate Brian Nestande will host a campaign rally Sunday, Feb. 23 at his new campaign headquarters at 41905 Boardwalk, Ste. B in Palm Desert. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and ...Read more

Gov. Jerry Brown stops in Coachella Valley, meets with King Abdullah

| Erica Felci | Comments
Gov. Jerry Brown made an unannounced trip to the Coachella Valley this morning, spending about one hour with King Abdullah II of Jordan. Brown told The Desert Sun that the meeting focused on the dr ...Read more

Obama and Abdullah visit to Sunnylands mixes business, relaxation

| Erica Felci | Comments
There's just one day to go before President Obama arrives in the Coachella Valley for his meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan, but very little is known about this visit. Both the king and the p ...Read more

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