99 people arrested during Coachella’s first weekend

Arrests and the number of people illegally using handicapped parking placards on the first weekend of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was down from last year, according to the Indio Police Department.

Starting with the arrival of campers on Thursday, April 11, 99 people were arrested during the three-day event, a decrease from the 106 arrests on the first weekend in 2018. Those arrests included 86 for drug and alcohol intoxication, six for presenting false identification and three for possession of drugs for sale. There were four other miscellaneous arrests.

Police and the Department of Motor Vehicles issued 42 misdemeanor citations for unlawfully using handicapped placards during that first weekend of the festival as well. In 2018, 135 people were cited for the same offense over the course of the two weekends, according to a DMV news release.

Indio police spokesman Ben Guitron said Wednesday that the department believes that enforcement and education have in part driven the decreases.

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DMV spokesman Jaime Garza cautioned that the number of people misusing the placards tends to fluctuate. Officers will check a number on the placard against the number and …read more

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Word Game: April 18, 2019

TODAY’S WORD — ELITISM (ELITISM: eh-LEET-iz-em: Snobbery.)

Average mark 21 words

Time limit 30 minutes

Can you find 28 or more words in ELITISM? The list will be published tomorrow.

YESTERDAY’S WORD — EFFUSIVELY eely effuse effusive else elusive elves evil eyeful
feel fief fife file five flee flies flue fuel fuse self sieve slue isle veil vile vise levies levy lief
lieu life live lues luff yule

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1. Words must be of four or more letters.

2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats” or “dies,” are not allowed.

3. Additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible.

4. Proper nouns, slang words, or vulgar or sexually explicit words are not allowed.

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TV tonight: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ season finale

TV picks for Thursday, April 18

NBA Playoffs, Warriors at Clippers, Game 3 (7:30 p.m., TNT): So was that epic Game 2 meltdown a bad omen for the Warriors — a sign of fissures within the team? Or it will motivate them to get going and keep the foot on the gas pedal? The first-round Western Conference series shifts to Los Angeles, where the eighth-seeded Clippers will undoubtedly feel re-energized.

“Gotham” (8 p.m., Fox): Just two more episodes, “Gotham” fans. As Bane (guest star Shane West) enacts his final plan for Gotham’s destruction, Gordon rallies his former enemies to save the city. Meanwhile, Nyssa al Ghul (guest star Jaime Murray) kidnaps Barbara’s newborn daughter, with ambitions to raise her as her own. Then, Bruce’s decision to leave Gotham points him to his destiny, while devastating Selina.

“The Big Bang Theory” (8 p.m., CBS): In “The Inspiration Deprivation,” the concept of what it would mean for women everywhere if Amy were to win a Nobel Prize causes Amy to have a meltdown. Also, Koothrappali and Wolowitz try to relive the good old days after Wolowitz buys a scooter that looks like the one he had years ago. Oscar-winning actress Regina King returns as Janine.

“Superstore” (8 p.m., NBC): Suspicious that people are making fun of her, Amy and Jonah spy on Cloud 9 employees through the security system, while Dina tries to track down an unsanctioned Easter Bunny in the store. Also, Glenn preparess for his church’s Passion play.

“Life in Pieces” (8:30 p.m., CBS): The sitcom returns for its fourth season with back-to-back episodes. In the opener, Colleen and Matt try to impress a potential birth mother, but have a tough time competing against a rich, swanky couple. Also, Jen’s pregnancy takes a toll on Greg. This season, the Short family welcomes a few …read more

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Horoscopes: April 18, 2019

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: America Ferrera, 35; Melissa Joan Hart, 43; Conan O’Brien, 56; Jane Leeves, 58.

Happy Birthday: Listen and respond cautiously. Refuse to let your emotions interfere with what’s right. It’s OK to fight for your rights or the rights of others, but study all sides of a situation before you put your reputation at risk. Truth matters, and so do your motives. Choose wisely, and do your best to make a difference that will benefit society. Your numbers are 2, 13, 20, 27, 34, 37, 41.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Consider your options and prepare diligently. There is no room for error or risk. Change can be good as long as you go about it the right way. Trust in what you know, not what others tell you. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t let your emotions get mixed up in your professional affairs. Doing a poor job because your mind is focused on personal matters will not bode well if you want to advance. Keep your personal matters to yourself. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Leave nothing to chance. If you want something done according to your specifications, do the work yourself. Don’t let someone’s accusations throw you off guard or cause you to get into an unnecessary argument. Speak the truth to avoid criticism. 5 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Make changes at home that will add to your comfort and will put you at ease. Doing something physical will encourage you to live a healthier lifestyle and to spend more time with people who bring out the best in you. 2 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Expand your mind, but don’t overspend, make unrealistic promises or travel somewhere that isn’t safe. If you want to help others, contribute something physical, not financial. …read more

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