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Old 01-20-2012, 12:42 AM
 
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Are there any areas of Palm Springs that are higher in crime, or considered "bad areas", places to avoid?

My partner and I (we're gay) are in the looking about stage, and we are due for another visit soon to CA.We are thinking about maybe relocationg to PS. I said maybe. I worry about what areas to avoid.

Here's what's up. We had stayed with a pal in the Movie Colony area. When driving through what I believe was North PS, there was a bizarre encounter of sorts. We were driving by, I glanced out the window and someone, a male, adult, saw me look, just turn my head mind you, and started making threatening jestures and such. He was yelling something, but we couldn't make out what it was. As we turned the corner, his back yard was still visible to us and he had run out there and was still acting this way, only in his backyard! Wow! I'd hate to live on that block!

For the record, it was a rented vehicle, no gay pride flags on it. No dirty looks from me, I just looked out the window fast.

I believe we were in North PS, after looking at a map of areas of PS.

Also, are there really gangs in PS? I didn't see any signs of that BUT neither was I looking for any, either.

So, before we take a look at PS, I gotta ask if there is anyplace to avoid. It is a lovely city, IMHO. We enjoyed ourselves and are looking forward to a longer stay this time.

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Old 01-20-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Yes. Lots of gangs in PS. Avoid NPS at all costs!!!
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:34 PM
 
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Lots of gangs? Really? You gotta be kidding, right?
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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I was once chased for 3 blocks on E. PCD by a gang of stylishly dressed trannies. They wanted my feather boa, and I can hardly blame them.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:59 PM
 
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I was once chased for 3 blocks on E. PCD by a gang of stylishly dressed trannies. They wanted my feather boa, and I can hardly blame them.
What, you can run in silver wedgies? Darn, that's somethin'...
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:00 PM
 
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Hmmm...you're sure your feather boa was all they was after??? You sure it wasn't the butt-less chaps??
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:03 PM
 
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All joking around aside, the part of town I am referring to had homes that were probably from the 1950's, but were not all that great. This was before the worst of the bubble, things could be different now. I am guessing it was the north part, could be wrong.
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Katnap, no, I am not joking. PS hasn't reached the level of Compton yet, but don't delude yourself into thinking that because it's the desert it's safe, or that it's some retiree's paradise. It isn't. If you aren't already doing so, you should start reading the Desert Sun every day. Here are the links to local news you should check frequently.

The Desert Sun | Palm Springs news, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds. Serving Palm Springs, California | MyDesert.com

KMIR 6 - Palm Springs, California - News, Weather, Sports, Entertainment

KPSP - Breaking News for Palm Springs and Coachella Valley | Southern California News - KPSP Local 2 (http://www.kpsplocal2.com/default.aspx - broken link)

Local News, Weather and Sports for the Palm Springs, Coachella Valley and desert cities area | KESQ.com

Breaking News | PE.com - Press-Enterprise
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:36 PM
 
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Thank you for that info, Twinkle Toes. Yes, I have started to read the on-line newspapers of the areas we are thinking about. Yes, it is surprising!
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:02 PM
 
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I checked out the links you provided, and ended up at a site that gives out info on crimes. OMG!! I looked at PS and NPS! Thank you very much, Twinkle Toes!
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