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The Valley’s Best New Fest: Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

The Valley’s Best New Fest: Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

By | January 29, 2015 at 1:35 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons It’s time to add the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival to the list of top Coachella Valley events. Held last week, over three days in three venues with 40 authors and 800 attendees, the Second Annual Writers Festival solidified its status as an important as...

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Events

Dance, Dine and Donate

Dance, Dine and Donate

By | January 29, 2015 at 1:34 am | No comments

If you have never been to the TV show, Dancing with the Stars, this is the next best thing. One of our instructors, Van Spencer in the upcoming Dancing with Our Stars, has choreographed dance routines for the TV show troupe and appeared on the show. Now you can personally...

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February Offers Perfect Weather for First Weekend Palm Desert!

February Offers Perfect Weather for First Weekend Palm Desert!

By | January 29, 2015 at 1:30 am | No comments

By Judith Salkin There is no better time to enjoy First Weekend Palm Desert and all that the City of Palm Desert has to offer than the days and nights of a desert winter! With daytime temps typically in the 60s to 70s, it is the best time to take in all the city has to...

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4th Annual Heroes in Recovery 6K

4th Annual Heroes in Recovery 6K

By | January 29, 2015 at 1:10 am | No comments

By Denise Ortuno-Neil In today’s world, dealing with addiction and mental health issues are more prominent than ever. Those who go through recovery need the support of their community to get through the process of healing from their addictions. To help, Heroes in Recovery,...

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Aphrodisiac Cooking Demonstration Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Aphrodisiac Cooking Demonstration Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

By | January 29, 2015 at 12:58 am | No comments

Presented by The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa By Chris Clemens The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa showcases a special aphrodisiac cooking demonstration on February 7 with culinary Author Diane Savahge Brown. Featuring a succulent dish from her...

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Don’t Be Clueless In The CV

What a Season!

What a Season!

By | January 29, 2015 at 1:32 am | No comments

BY DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX If you can’t find something to do to get you out of the house, to release you from the clutches of the remote and away from the boob tube, to inspire you to shove aside all the toys your hands are constantly fiddling with all hours of the day and...

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Community

Free Ride Home For Those Who Have Been Drinking

Free Ride Home For Those Who Have Been Drinking

By | January 29, 2015 at 1:08 am | No comments

The PGA-DUI Foundation Free Ride Service is the first program of its kind in the USA. PGA-DUI Foundation is a non-profit organization launching its services with four vehicles in July 2013. They are initially picking up riders in Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells to...

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ALA’s Leadership Training Institute 6th Annual Above & Beyond Awards

ALA’s Leadership Training Institute 6th Annual Above & Beyond Awards

By | January 22, 2015 at 3:55 am | No comments

Honors Ten Community Members for Leadership & Service on January 31st By Michelle McLaughlin ALA's Leadership Training Institute is honoring local community members who have proven excellence in community leadership and service with their 6th Annual Above & Beyond...

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Art Scene

Christina De Musée

Christina De Musée

By | January 29, 2015 at 1:22 am | No comments

OPEN STUDIO FOR “MYTHS AND FANTASIES,” FEATURING “BIGGER THAN LIFE” PAINTINGS Christina De Musée, nationally and internationally known artist, is holding an open studio viewing on Thursday, February 5 at 6 to 9 p.m. in Palm Desert. With a retrospective of her artwork...

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Desert DJs

DJ Kohdi Rayne

DJ Kohdi Rayne

By | January 29, 2015 at 1:26 am | No comments

Been Mixing Music Half His Life, At Age 28. By Craig Michaels While growing up in Bakersfield Ca., Kohdi began expressing himself as a break dancer at age six. His passion would soon change after a friend brought in a turn table and mixing board during his freshman year in...

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Consider This

LLOYD COLE “Standards” (Omnivore Records)

LLOYD COLE “Standards” (Omnivore Records)

By | January 29, 2015 at 1:24 am | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin “Doesn't it stink to be human? Fallible, weak so tiresome/How could God create a beast so low? How should I know?” That’s Lloyd Cole lamenting the human condition in the song “Blue Like Mars” from his latest album, Standards. When Punk Rock...

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It’s All Local

How Safe Is Your Hospital?

How Safe Is Your Hospital?

By | January 29, 2015 at 1:06 am | No comments

By Haddon Libby One out of 25 people who go to the hospital will contract a new infection during their stay. Even worse, 440,000 people will die in the United States this year because of hospital errors. Nonprofit The Leapfrog Group, grades 2,500 hospitals based on 28...

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