Palm Desert sheriff’s deputy donates kidney to former colleague’s child

PALM DESERT – A 3-year-old boy in need of a new kidney and the Palm Desert deputy who donated the much-needed organ to the child were recovering today following successful transplant surgery, according to sheriff’s department. Matthew Castleberry, the son of a former sheriff’s deputy, was diagnosed in utero with posterior urethral valves. The condition, […]

Health investigators say filtration issue led to 13 falling ill at Palm Desert hotel pool

PALM DESERT – County health officials today were investigating how a seemingly routine filtration cleaning process at a Palm Desert hotel swimming pool apparently led 13 people to fall ill, including nine children who were transported for hospital treatment. County fire personnel were sent around 3 p.m. Monday to the Marriott Shadow Ridge Resort on a report of a […]

Palm desert man arrested for alleged grand theft at local mall

PALM DESERT – A man was in custody today on suspicion of grand theft for allegedly stealing merchandise at the Westfield Palm Desert mall last month. Michael Decanto Salas, 25, was arrested Monday in connection with June 18 thefts which investigators later tracked to Salas, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Matthew Koser. A search warrant was served Monday at his […]

PALM DESERT: Sheriff’s deputy to donate kidney to former deputy’s son

PALM DESERT – A Palm Desert sheriff’s deputy will donate a kidney to a former colleague’s 3-year-old son, a sheriff’s spokesman said today. Former deputy Angelina Castleberry resigned from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to care for her son Matthew, who was diagnosed in utero with posterior urethral valves. The condition, a developmental abnormality in […]

PALM SPRINGS: Palm Springs to Update Residents on Vacation Rental Enforcement

PALM SPRINGS – The city of Palm Springs will update residents tomorrow on efforts to bring short-term rentals into compliance with the city’s new vacation rental ordinance, which set a number of new restrictions on the operation and establishment of such properties within the city. Residents are also encouraged to share their thoughts Tuesday regarding […]

PALM DESERT: Car crash injures 6

PALM DESERT  – Six people were injured Monday in a traffic crash, including one who was airlifted to a hospital. The crash was reported at 11:45 a.m. on westbound Interstate 10 west of Jefferson Street, said Jody Hagemann of the Riverside County Fire Department. Of the six people hospitalized, four were juveniles and two were […]

PALM DESERT: Man drowns in swimming pool

PALM DESERT – A man drowned today in a Palm Desert swimming pool, authorities said. Firefighters were called at 6:42 p.m. to the 41000 block of Jones Drive, April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department said. “Firefighters arrived on scene and confirmed one victim perished at the scene,” Newman said.

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