THIS WEEK’S ARTICLES

Local Valley Governments Unite to Proclaim June 28th Transgender Pride Day

Local Valley Governments Unite to Proclaim June 28th Transgender Pride Day

By | June 25, 2015 at 3:56 pm | No comments

@ TRANS-PRIDE PICNIC, Sunday, June 28th, 1pm @ Ruth Hardy Park, Palm Springs By Lisa Morgan Cover Photo by Michael Hunter June 28th stands as a historic reminder of the literal, physical fight for human rights from within the LGBT community of Greenwich Village in 1969....

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

Spotlight on Filmmakers: Women of the World

Spotlight on Filmmakers: Women of the World

By | June 25, 2015 at 4:55 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons The Palm Springs International ShortFest screened 330 films from around the globe.  Of those short films, 94 were made under the creative guidance and inspiration of women. “That number represents a definite rise in the number of women represented with...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Film

Palm Springs International ShortFest Wraps-up Another Great Year!

Palm Springs International ShortFest Wraps-up Another Great Year!

By | June 25, 2015 at 4:50 am | No comments

The PSISF Experience By Heidi Simmons Husband and wife filmmakers Michael Winokur and Iana Simenov drove from their home in San Francisco, stopped by the location of their film in Bakersfield, and arrived just in time for the Opening Night Program of the Palm Springs...

Posted in: Columns, Film

A Stage Review of “A Funny Little Thing Called Love”

A Stage Review of “A Funny Little Thing Called Love”

By | June 25, 2015 at 4:46 am | No comments

By Dee Jae Cox A Funny Little Thing called Love, Currently in production with the Desert Theatre works at the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert, is a romp through some very funny scenes - and some not so funny, but playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten...

Posted in: Breaking the 4th Wall, Columns

CORD MEDIA CREATIVE HONORED WITH THREE TELLY AWARDS

CORD MEDIA CREATIVE HONORED WITH THREE TELLY AWARDS

By | June 25, 2015 at 4:44 am | No comments

By Carissa Cascio Cord Media Company, a full-service agency specializing in creative, media, integrated marketing and branding, has been honored with three Telly Awards for their video productions, announced Jonas Udcoff, CEO. Cord Media’s talented in-house video production...

Posted in: Columns, News

EIGHT4NINE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE JOB FAIR OFFERS 75+ FOOD-SERVICE POSITIONS

EIGHT4NINE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE JOB FAIR OFFERS 75+ FOOD-SERVICE POSITIONS

By | June 25, 2015 at 4:43 am | No comments

The much anticipated Upscale Casual EIGHT4NINE Restaurant & Lounge is planning to hire almost 75 employees for the new restaurant opening this summer in the Uptown District of Palm Springs. Co-Owner / Operator Willie Rhine and Executive Chef Chuck Courtney are looking to...

Posted in: Columns, Events

“All American Fourth of July” Fireworks Spectacular & Power Baseball

“All American Fourth of July” Fireworks Spectacular & Power Baseball

By | June 25, 2015 at 4:42 am | No comments

On Tap for City’s Independence Day Celebration!   Come celebrate Independence Day in Palm Springs at the City’s much loved “All American Fourth of July” fireworks spectacular and Power Baseball extravaganza on Saturday, July 4 at Palm Springs Stadium. To keep...

Posted in: Columns, Events

Chase Huna: Smooth Jazz

Chase Huna: Smooth Jazz

By | June 25, 2015 at 3:29 am | No comments

By Patte Purcell Some people are just born to do what they do. Chase Huna is one of those people. From his smooth, low key, cool demeanor to the sultry sax sounds that he emits, you can tell this talented 15 year old redhead is the real deal. At age 2 without any prompting...

Posted in: Backstage Jazz, Columns, Feature Stories

Open Mic Competition

Open Mic Competition

By | June 25, 2015 at 3:27 am | No comments

Week #7 of The Open Mic Competition Summer edition 2015 was a blast at our new location and night of the week- TUESDAYS at SCHMIDY'S TAVERN in Palm Desert. We have such an amazing audience who cheered for their favorites of 15 fantastic performances and for audience giveaways!...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight

DJ Smoke 1

DJ Smoke 1

By | June 25, 2015 at 3:26 am | No comments

By Esther Sanchez As a music writer, I have met a lot of local Hip Hop artists, producers and DJs and during our conversations, one name that comes up frequently would be that of CVMA nominee Paul Gore, AKA DJ Smoke 1. The Coachella Valley native is well respected for his...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

Live from Uncle Ben’s

Live from Uncle Ben’s

By | June 25, 2015 at 3:25 am | No comments

A hilarious podcast about everything and nothing by Esther Sanchez On a quiet Palm Springs street dotted with restored, mid-century modern homes mixed in with newer ranch-houses, Coachella Valley native, Ben Crowson (who is also the drummer for CVMA nominated band ‘Right...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

2TON BRIDGE  “2Ton Bridge” (2Tonbridge.com)

2TON BRIDGE  “2Ton Bridge” (2Tonbridge.com)

By | June 25, 2015 at 3:23 am | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin The birthplace of Country-Rock isn’t Nashville or New York. It all happened in Los Angeles almost at the same time, the separate inspiration of two transplanted Angelenos and one native son. Gram Parsons had grown up in Winter Haven, Florida the scion...

Posted in: Columns, Consider This

Desert Musicians Unite in Tribute to Fred Corradi

Desert Musicians Unite in Tribute to Fred Corradi

By | June 25, 2015 at 3:21 am | No comments

By Esther Sanchez Southern California musicians have lost a dear friend, faithful supporter and generous, technical guru. This Saturday, June 27th, local bands Dog ‘n’ Butterfly, Aphrodiziac Jacket, John Carey, TBone Edwards, Wytegye and Ozzmania will be gathering at...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories

Special Pup “Pippen” Needs You!

Special Pup “Pippen” Needs You!

By | June 25, 2015 at 3:20 am | No comments

By Janet McAfee Loving All Animals in Palm Desert saved this tiny 1-year-old Terrier’s life several months ago when we rescued her from a high kill shelter in San Bernardino.  Pippen thrived in her foster home with Luanne Parks.  However, she had a recent medical crisis,...

Posted in: Columns, Pet Place

Wondrous Wine at Wimbledon

Wondrous Wine at Wimbledon

By | June 25, 2015 at 3:17 am | No comments

By Rick Riozza For so many years, this tennis playing enthusiast and his family have watched the Wimbledon Championships while simply lounging around the house enjoying our own Breakfast at Wimbledon (usually featuring spicy chorizo mixed with fried potatoes and runny eggs on...

Posted in: Columns, The Vino Voice

SUMMER THURSDAYS ARE MAINE LOBSTER NIGHTS AT PACIFICA

SUMMER THURSDAYS ARE MAINE LOBSTER NIGHTS AT PACIFICA

By | June 25, 2015 at 3:11 am | No comments

A Delicious Tradition Returns to Palm Desert By Janet Newcomb There’s lobster, and then there’s Maine Lobster – the best of the best, and some 42% of Americans consider lobster the world’s most romantic food.  The Maine lobster is a cold water lobster, known...

Posted in: Columns, The Pampered Palate

NAUGHTY FAUX FLAUBERT

NAUGHTY FAUX FLAUBERT

By | June 25, 2015 at 3:11 am | No comments

By Robin E. Simmons GEMMA BOVARY “Madame Bovary,” Flaubert’s literary classic gets a naughty reboot in this delightful film that plays with the notion that life imitates art in the most unexpected ways when delicious, unsophisticated British beauty Gemma Bovary...

Posted in: Columns, Screeners

The Many Lives We Live

The Many Lives We Live

By | June 25, 2015 at 3:03 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons ----- “Life #6” by Diana Wagman Fiction ----- Life is short.  But, it doesn’t mean we don’t live multiple lives.  In Diana Wagman’s Life #6 (Ig Publishing, 296 pages) a woman must come to terms with her past and her illness. Fiona learns...

Posted in: Book Review, Columns

Get Ready!

Get Ready!

By | June 25, 2015 at 3:02 am | No comments

Sunday, June 21st marked the first day of Summer and Mother Nature certainly let us know she means business. Many areas reached over 100 degrees and drought conditions are increasing wildfires by the day. The largest fire so far of 2015 has been the Lake Fire near Big Bear...

Posted in: Columns, Safety Tips

CORPORATE ALL-STARS

CORPORATE ALL-STARS

By | June 25, 2015 at 3:01 am | No comments

By Haddon Libby Over the last few weeks, I have been pointing out some of the companies that do not treat their customers and/or employees well. The worst of a large and motley group include Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, Wells Fargo, General Motors, Wal-Mart and...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby

PALM DESERT ATTORNEY REVEALS HISTORY OF DRUNK DRIVING

PALM DESERT ATTORNEY REVEALS HISTORY OF DRUNK DRIVING

By | June 25, 2015 at 2:57 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow In order to properly understand a Drunk Driving you have to first understand you do not have to be drunk. The correct charge is a Driving Under The Influence (DUI).  You merely have to be Under the Influence of the alcohol and or a drug.  This is determined...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

Cheats and Liars Ruling Sports Headlines

Cheats and Liars Ruling Sports Headlines

By | June 25, 2015 at 2:53 am | No comments

By Julie Buehler You know... it’s too bad. I’d love to sit here and write about Jordan Spieth’s historic US Open title. Or maybe I could translate the trembling putts from Dustin Johnson that cost him nearly $1 million dollars in the loss. Or perhaps I could...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene

The Great Pete Rose Has Dealt The Death Blow…

The Great Pete Rose Has Dealt The Death Blow…

By | June 25, 2015 at 2:52 am | No comments

By Flint Wheeler It’s over now. If Pete Rose’s reinstatement bid had any life before Monday (and that was unlikely), it’s really dead now. Mike Bertolini’s long-lost notebook -- the one the feds had, but wouldn’t share with Baseball, the notebook that indicates...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene

Palm Desert Aquatic Center Open for Viewing Civic Center Fireworks on July 4th

Palm Desert Aquatic Center Open for Viewing Civic Center Fireworks on July 4th

By | June 25, 2015 at 2:51 am | No comments

By Chris Clemens The Palm Desert Aquatic Center (PDAC), a one-of-its-kind water park in the Coachella Valley, remains open extended hours on July 4th until 10 p.m. giving guests an opportunity to swim and watch the City of Palm Desert fireworks display while keeping cool in...

Posted in: Columns, Health & Fitness

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | June 25, 2015 at 2:49 am | No comments

Week of June 25 © Copyright 2015  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): During my regular hikes along my favorite trails, I've gotten to know the local boulders quite intimately. It might sound daft, but I've come to love them. I've even given some of them names. They...

Posted in: Columns, Free Will Astrology

TAKING CARE OF YOU

TAKING CARE OF YOU

By | June 25, 2015 at 2:44 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison What is your definition of taking care of you?  Guaranteed, each of us has a varied approach.  I will also venture to guess you may not truly understand the meaning of taking care of you.  You may be a fitness fanatic, as well as adopt a healthy...

Posted in: Columns, Mind, Body & Spirit

Memories Are Made of This…

Memories Are Made of This…

By | June 25, 2015 at 2:38 am | No comments

By Sunny Simon This week I was introduced to the term: ministry of presence. It was described by one of my favorite bloggers as “an act blessing hurting people merely with a presence—by showing up, by being there and offering tangible support, whether it’s in the form...

Posted in: Columns, Life & Career Coach

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