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 Coachella Valley, California

The Coachella Valley is a desert valley in Southern California which extends for approximately 45 mi (72 km) in Riverside County southeast from the San Bernardino Mountains to the northern shore of the Salton Sea. It is the northernmost extent of the vast trough which includes the Salton Sea, the Imperial Valley and the Gulf of California. It is approximately 15 mi (24 km) wide along most of its length, bounded on the west by the San Jacinto Mountains and the Santa Rosa Mountains and on the north and east by the Little San Bernardino Mountains. The San Andreas Fault crosses the valley from the Chocolate Mountains in the southeast corner and along the centerline of the Little San Bernardinos. The fault is easily visible along its northern length as a strip of greenery against an otherwise bare mountain.

The Chocolate Mountains are home to a United States Navy live gunnery range and are mostly off-limits to the public. In comparison to the "Inland Empire (IE)" (Riverside-San Bernardino area and the California desert), some people refer to the IE's sub-region Coachella Valley as the "Desert Empire" to differentiate it from the neighboring Imperial Valley. Geographers and geologists sometimes call the area, along with the Imperial Valley to the south, the "Cahuilla Basin" or the "Salton Trough".

The valley connects with the Greater Los Angeles area to the west via the San Gorgonio Pass, a major transportation corridor that includes I-10 and the Union Pacific Railroad.

The valley is part of the 13th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, the Inland Empire metropolitan area. The famous desert resort cities of Palm Springs and Palm Desert lie in the Coachella Valley. The Coachella Valley is the second largest sub-region in the Inland Empire, after the Greater San Bernardino Area, which may be due to the number of seasonal residents in the winter months which at peak times may surpass 100,000 with another 3.5 million annual conventioneers and tourists.

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The crash took place at 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of East Ramon Road and South Sunrise Way. By Patch California, News Partner | Mar 25, 2018 2:13 pm ET. 0. 2 Injured In Coachella Valley Crash. PALM SPRINGS, CA -- Two motorists were severely injured after their vehicles collided on a road in Palm Springs early ...

The highly successful businessman and generous philanthropist who was a leader and benefactor for many Coachella Valley nonprofit organizations, among them the Desert AIDS Project, died Friday night following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The man who friends remember as “understated” perhaps ...
In response to a Florida high school shooting that killed 17 people, students across the Coachella Valley protested gun violence for National Walkout Day. (Images: Jay Calderon, clip: Joe Hong) Wochit. 636573409397258204-IMG-6276.JPG Buy Photo. PSHS students spent the past several weeks ...
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new co-work space at the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce took place Thursday evening. It's the first of its kind in the Coachella Valley. What's so unique about the space is that it didn't cost palm springs taxpayers one penny. The $230,000 price tag on renovating this ...
STUDIO CITY (CBSLA) — An army of medical volunteers will descend on the Coachella Valley this weekend to provide free dental, vision and health care services to whomever is able to make in line in time. The free three-day clinic will be held on the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio beginning Friday ...
Firefighters, paramedics respond to drowning, near drowning in Coachella Valley. City News Service Published 3:45 p.m. PT March 18, 2018 | Updated 3:50 p.m. PT March 18, 2018. CLOSE. Do you know California's bicycle and pedestrian laws? Take this short quiz to see how much you really know. Colin Atagi/The Desert ...
Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, may be looked back on as the day the stars aligned for expanding the California State University, San Bernardino-Palm Desert Campus to become a comprehensive, standalone university in the Coachella Valley. The first encouraging news was in a Desert Sun column authored by ...
Unlike many of California's other groundwater basins, particularly those in the Central Valley and along the Central Coast, the aquifer that sits beneath the Coachella Valley has been managed with long-term sustainability in mind for generations, and it is ahead of the Coachella Valley Water Management ...
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn turns up in La Quinta to stump for a GOP candidate challenging Los Angeles Democrat Maxine Waters. Wochit. 636568461176264766-flynn2x.JPG Buy Photo. Michael Flynn speaks to Republicans in La Quinta on March 16, 2018. (Photo: Sam Metz / The ...
For local Coachella Valley governments, this will mean greater tax revenues for new projects. For business owners, the valley has both the real estate for growth and a ready market for cannabis consumption. Permanent residents and snowbirds alike will benefit from ready access to cannabis, enriching ...


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