Coachella Valley, California

Coachella Valley, California

Coachella Valley, as seen from Joshua Tree National Park,  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 center-line of the Little San Bernardinos. The fault is easily visible along its northern length as a strip of greenery against an otherwise bare mountain.

75-280 US Highway 111 Suite 101-6
Indian Wells, Ca. 92210
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The Law office of Geoffrey M Yaryan is located in the Coachella Valley, a picturesque Desert geographical area with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. The cities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Indio, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Mecca and Rancho Mirage dot the area and are the major population centers of the Valley.

California interstate 10 dissects the Valley cutting it virtually in half. Not surprisingly Interstate 10 is the scene of a significant number of arrests for driving under the influence, and other crimes. Virtually all of arrests on Interstate 10 are by the California Highway Patrol. The balance of those arrested for either DUI’s or other criminal offenses on Interstate 10 and elsewhere are conducted by either the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, or either the Palm Springs or Desert Hot Springs police departments, which are the three other police agencies serving the Coachella Valley. Even though the cities of Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, and La Quinta have police departments they are actually contracted with Riverside County who staffs each with Deputy Sheriffs employed by Riverside County, so are not controlled by the cities they serve.

(2010 census)
Cathedral City51,200
Coachella Valley Cities Total346,518
Desert Hot Springs25,938
Indian Wells4,958
La Quinta37,467
Palm Desert48,445
Palm Springs44,552
Rancho Mirage17,218