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Fred (WARZart) Warzecha III

By Monica Morones I get to meet a lot of local artists who catch my interest with their varieties of artistic expression and one artist I...

Mural Man Donates Mural to Boys & Girls Club of Palm...

By Kira Golden Last Friday marked the unveiling of a mural that was donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs by Keith...

Johnny Gets A Home For the Holidays!

By Janet McAfee There is no place like a “home for the holidays”, and a little dog named Johnny knows that better than most. Johnny...

Christmas Chianti Comes Home for the Holidays

By Rick Riozza At this time in our desert wine community, the holidays, families, friends, and snowbirds gladly appear and there is no better way...

Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar

By Raymond Bill Most of my dining adventures are shared with a close friend or a date but few people know of me as a...

MIKE NICHOLS’ FORGOTTEN FILM?

By Robin E, Simmons    When Mike Nichols died last month at 83, there was an outpouring of deserved accolades for the acclaimed performer and...

A Living Hell For 33 Miners and Their Families

By Heidi Simmons ----- Deep Down Dark by Héctor Tobar Non Fiction ----- One of the greatest human fears is being buried alive. Add to that the terrifying concern that...

Snow on the Sand

By Denise Ortuno Neil I recall it as if it were yesterday. The four of us out in the backyard, are eyes huge with wonder...

Exchange Traded Funds vs. Mutual Funds

By Haddon Libby After eighteen years in existence, exchange traded funds (aka ETFs) just passed the $2 trillion mark in total monies invested. Given that...

DUI Checkpoints vs Saturation Patrols: What is the difference?

By Dale Gribow It is now the week of December 10, 2014 and DUI arrests from Holiday Parties are already on the rise. In the...

Spreading Some Safety Cheer

Before you buy your tree, check for freshness. Buy a fresh tree that is green and needles are hard to pull from branches. Place...

A Letter from Sean & Yvette Smith of CV BBQ:

“He who has a generous eye will be blessed, For he gives of his bread to the poor.” - Proverbs 22:9 On Christmas Eve we...

November

By Bruce Cathcart Our local population of “snowbirds” continued to increase throughout the month of November although it appears so far that most of the...

If You Can’t Handle Losing, You’ll Never Win.

By Julie Buehler Sports have gotten so soft. It’s disappointing. I’m talking to everyone from spoiled fans to shortsighted ownership who think winning a championship happens...

And so the stage is set…

By Flint Wheeler Good riddance, BCS championship. The final four bracket has been set for college football’s first ever playoff to crown a national champion. On...

Shaping Up with Five Star Gym & Fitness

By Denise Ortuno Neil Ah the holidays! It’s that special time of year for friends, family and lots of fattening food. Which can sometimes make...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

Week of December 11 © Copyright 2014 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Lord Byron (1788-1824) was an English poet who loved animals. In the course...

HEY SUGAR…ONE LUMP OR TWO?

By Bronwyn Ison Here is your sage sugar tidbit for the holiday. The decadent rich and creamy slice of fudge and other sweet treats you...

You Got The Job. Now What?

By Sunny Simon You managed your job search well and heard the magic word, “Congratulations.” The hiring manager gave you a hearty handshake and asked...

Patient Safety and Physician Education: There are lots of groups looking...

By Dr. Maria Lombardo When you go into your Cosmetic Surgeon’s office there are usually several certificates framed and hanging on the walls. Most of...

23rd Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

More than 100,000 residents and visitors are expected in downtown Palm Springs on Saturday, Dec. 6 for the City’s signature holiday event. Lisa Vanderpump...

From Street Life to Sweet Life – The High Returns of...

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe By...

GIVE, GIVE, GIVE! Smile, Smile, smile, you’re on a roll for...

BY DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Perhaps a rich chocolate Yule Log jelly roll cake with calories-full of luxurious, luscious creamy filling! (Be careful out there on the...

COYOTE STAGEWORKS PRESENTS “SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM”

Star-Studded Cast to Perform in One-Night-Only Benefit for Award-Winning Company Coyote StageWorks will present a star-studded performance of “Side By Side By Sondheim” at 6:30...

Celebrate the Holidays During First Weekend Palm Desert

Friday thru Sunday, December 5th  -  7th First Weekend Palm Desert, held the first weekend of every month through May 2015, features art and culture...

INDIO INTERNATIONAL TAMALE FESTIVAL KICKS OFF 23RD SEASON

Family Activities Include Parade, Car Show, Art, Wine and Beer Gardens, Carnival, Kiddieland, Live Entertainment, and Lots of Tamales The countdown is on for the...

TILTED KILT OPEN MIC COMPETITION FALL EDITION WEEK 10 WINNERS

Week 10 of the Fall/Winter edition of the Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition brought a great time for the musicians and audience members. Giveaways...

Desert Reggae Residency

Presented by Ronnie King Music & Coachella Valley Weekly By Noe Gutierrez The first Reggae Residency show at Schmidy’s Tavern in June was a knockout. It...

Phillip Phillips – Behind the Light

By Lisa Morgan Platinum-selling singer-songwriter, and 11th Season, American Idol winner, Phillip La Don Phillips has made our desert part of his North American headline...

Take a Ride to the Trailer Side

The Hick-Ups CD Release Party and Cow Punk Party @ Schmidy's Tavern, Friday, Dec 5 @ 9pm By Lisa Morgan Step into Schmidy's Tavern this Friday night,...

The Evolution of Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss

Performing @ The Hood Bar and Pizza, Friday, December 5th - 9pm Bby Lisa Morgan Sean Wheeler and Zander Schloss both fell on the troubadour's sword...

MR. LA BAMBA TRINI LOPEZ TO HOST ‘DINNER WITH’ AT MELVYN’S...

IN PALM SPRINGS WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 10TH AT 6 PM - Reservations Required By Lisa Mogan The classically charming, historical restaurant, who's dining room has welcomed some of...

ALAIN JOHANNES “Fragments And Wholes Vol. 1”

By Eleni P. Austin Alain Johannes has music in his blood. His mother, Rommi, was part of an international ‘60s pop trio, with her brothers,...

Manteca Electrica: A solo exhibition by Artist Matthew Nelson

The Coachella Valley Art Scene proudly presents Nelson is a fabric and graphic design artist originally from Virginia who now resides in Palm Springs....

Cassie, From Fear to Love!

By Janet McAfee The vast majority of dogs adopted from shelters are happy, well adjusted, tail wagging canines, instinctively looking forward to their new lives...

Cold Duck Today–Hot Tamale!

By Rick Riozza I just can’t believe all the urgency plastered on many of my in-coming emails this week as to what wine to pair...

Catalan in Rancho Mirage

By Raymond Bill As often as I dine out in the desert, I still manage to find many restaurants that I have yet to visit....

SWEET ANTICIPATION

By Robin E. Simmons This time of year is wonderful for movies lovers. We get some of the very best of cinema’s potent magic to...

The Lure of the Dark Continent

By Heidi Simmons ----- The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson Fiction ----- A new world has emerged since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the Great Recession. These events have...

Our Lady of Solitude

By Denise Ortuno Neil I truly believe that there is somewhere that everyone goes to re-group, re-think, re-charge, let go and let be. For some,...

Fulvio’s Foods

By Kira Golden Patrick Evans has been the Chief Meteorologist for CBS Local News here in the desert for the last twelve years. But last...

THE BEST CREDIT CARDS

By Haddon Libby With the holidays upon us, more people are using their credit cards than any other time of the year. Which is the best...

Did You Blow It Over The Holidays?

By Dale Gribow With holiday parties looming, many of you may have already been stopped and offered a breath or blood test while returning from...

Slippery When Wet!

The roads are slippery from much needed rain, which means you could slide more if you brake too quickly. Over time, engine oil and...

Want to Start a Food Business?

Have you ever wanted to see what we do at ShareKitchen or start your own food business?  Come join us on Monday, December 8th from 6pm...

THE TWELVE SITES OF SOCIAL SECURITY

By Maria M. Miranda Back by popular demand is our holiday favorite, “The Twelve Sites of Social Security.” It’s inspired by the popular traditional holiday...

Patriots vs Packers “Pre-quill” to a Super Bowl…

By Flint Wheeler How in the world could this have been the first Brady vs. Rodgers battle? What was billed as a Heavy Weight bout, turned...

LAFACE Skincare Exclusive at Riviera Spa

By Denise Ortuno Neil Skincare is important for all us, men and women alike. We spend untold amounts on products every year, hoping that they...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

Week of December 4 © Copyright 2014 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): The National Science Foundation estimates that we each think at least 12,000 thoughts...

CHOOSE HAPPINESS

By Bronwyn Ison This is the time of year to express gratitude and happiness. Did you know your attitude is germane to your happiness? I...

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