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Tasting The Top 100 Wines of 2014

By Rick Riozza It surely is the longest day. But it’s best to make a game of it: trying to commandeer as many top rated...

JT’s Diner: Enjoy An American Tradition

By Tracy Dietlin You don’t always have to go to a fine dining restaurant to pamper your palate. Sometimes a family diner with quality service...

TAKEN AGAIN!

By Robin E. Simmons   TAK3N As I write this, TAK3N is opening to a predicted $40 million weekend. That’s amazing for such a lame, lackluster, talky,...

Success For New PSIFF Symposium

The Power of Words: Books to Screen By Heidi Simmons----- Susan Rosser and Barbara Keller had an idea over a dinner conversation: “How interesting would it...

Art Under the Umbrellas

La Quinta Arts Foundation Presents Another Great Day of Art Under the Umbrellas at Old Town La Quinta on Saturday, January 17th As seen on...

Desert Distilling

The Valley's First And Only Distillery By Kira Golden Desert Distilling, located in Palm Desert, is an up and coming micro-distillery, producing small batch, hand-crafted spirits and...

Ignorance and Conscientious Stupidity

By Haddon Libby Martin Luther King Jr. best summarized the challenges faced in ending racism when he said, “Nothing in all the world is more...

Scammed? What to know and do about 2015 scams

By Dale Gribow I received many requests to write this month’s article on SCAMS. There is good chance if you got through the 2014 holidays...

Natural Gas – Heater Safety

Cool weather is upon us and that means more home heating use says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna.  This time of year, firefighters respond to...

ShareKitchen is ‘Growing Local’

Last year ShareKitchen began to explore the idea of an expanded facility that would offer our local small businesses a larger, more extensive operating...

How To Ruin A Franchise In 5 Easy Steps

By Julie Buehler Kinda bored of retirement from your Hall-of-Fame playing career? Looking to get back in action? Looking to make your presence felt by a...

Dear Peyton Manning; “Time to hang ’em up”…

By Flint Wheeler At some point during Sunday's divisional playoff game between the Broncos and the Colts, I began to wonder if Denver's receivers were...

Workout Boredom

By Karen Creasy I frequently have swimmers tell me they get bored swimming back and forth in a pool. If you are a swimmer (or...

LIFESTREAM COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Give Hope – Give Life – Give Blood • Where: Mayfield College • Address: 35325 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City • Date: Tuesday, Jan. 20 • Time: 8...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

Week of January 15 © Copyright 2015 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will never make anything that lasts forever. Nor will I or anyone...

SMILE AND THE WHOLE WORLD SMILES WITH YOU

By Bronwyn Ison Smiling is contagious and is triggered without much thought. We smile when we hear the giggle of a child or when a...

The Three C’s of Nailing a Job Interview

By Sunny Simon The voice on the other end of the line was brimming with excitement. It was the type of call I love receiving....

Get A Clue About The Flu

By Dr. Peter Kadile Well it’s cold and flu season again. I have seen a lot more flu this season in my patients, family and...

Opening Weekend At Empire Polo Club Kicks Off This Weekend

With Friday night “Polo Under The Lights” on January 9th and Opening Day and Hat Day on Sunday, January 11th. By Lynn Bremner Empire Polo Club...

PSIFF: LAST CALL

By Robin E. Simmons If you’re reading this online Wednesday, January 7 or a hardcopy on January 8, several of the films listed here have...

Exploring the Wild Side in Palm Springs

PSIFF: Wild Tales By Heidi Simmons A small commotion breaks out at the Palm Springs International Film Festival filmmaker’s check-in desk at the Renaissance Esmeralda. It’s...

A Trifecta of Talent

PSIFF: Spirit / Will / Loss By Heidi Simmons It’s ten o’clock Friday morning, January 2nd, the first day of the Palm Springs International Film Festival,...

HOLLYWOOD’S BIGGEST STARS SHINE IN THE DESERT

AT THE 26th ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS GALA PRESENTED BY CARTIER Cartier Welcomed Host Mary Hart and Festival Honorees Kicking off Awards Season,...

… And 2015 Begins.

BY DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX With all the strands of pretty tree lights twisted into dreadlocks, the splendiferous Angel at the top of the tree—fallen, the glittery...

New Speaker Series Debuts at Palm Springs Art Museum

By Chris Clemens The Museum Associates Council or “MAC” at Palm Springs Art Museum is pleased to present an innovative speaker series. Entitled The Art...

A Stage Review of THE JUDY SHOW

By Dee Jae Cox Showcasing the intimacy and glamour of a bygone era, the Purple Room at the Club Trinidad in Palm Springs, is billed...

Kal David & The Real Deal, Featuring Miss Lauri Bono

By Lisa Morgan It was 1977 in Woodstock, New York. Music was all the buzz in the artsy little community. Kal David was a rock...

Cisco and Dewey: When Two Of Rock and Roll’s Brightest Musicians Collide…Twice

See It Happen Live @ Pappy & Harriet’s, Thursday, January 22, 8:30pm By Lisa Morgan What happens when you put two old friends who were session...

From Underground to World Renown, Hip-Hop, Power Prose Artist, Sage Francis

@ The Date Shed in Indio, Saturday, January 24, 9pm, 18+ Tickets, $25-$28 www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/642923 By Lisa Morgan Just coming off of a world wind, 100 show tour,...

Aphrodisiac Jacket

By Rachel Montoya Aphrodisiac Jacket is not the traditional “tribute” band. They will be the first to tell you that although they pay tribute to...

THE HICK-UPs “Ten Miles From Hell” (Dali’s Llama Records)

By Eleni P. Austin The Desert finally has its first authentic “super-group” with The Hick-Ups. The idea sprang from the wily mind of Desert Rock...

Carlos Tienda

By Monica Morones Local painter Carlos Tienda has made his presence known over the past year displaying his work at some of the local festivals...

CFR Wines Get Around Town

By Rick Riozza If the Open Range Red Blend bottle wine from Casey Flat Ranch could sing, I already know the tune it would be...

“LEFT BEHIND” — THE WORST MOVIE OF 2014

By Robin E. Simmons As singled out in this column over the last several weeks, we’ve had a treasure trove of exceptional films in...

PSIFF Takes a Look at Books

By Heidi Simmons The Palm Spring International Film Festival launched a new event this year called The Power of Words: Books to Screen. If you’ve...

Get Ready for Season

By Denise Ortuno Neil Living in the Coachella Valley is different from most places. The one strong distinction is our seasonal business aspect. Since I...

December and 2014 in Review

By Bruce Cathcart Happy New Year Everyone! With the month of December behind us we now have a complete year of data to review. Looking...

THE DOW

By Haddon Libby Every day as part of nearly every newscast on radio or television, we are updated as to whether “the Dow” is up...

Winterize and Being Winter-wise!

The first round of our cold weather has passed, but surely we’ll see more. This is a good time to “winterize” your home reminds...

Mark Your Calendars!

Welcome Tammy Mote and ‘Soup Thyme’ to the Palm Springs Certified Farmers’ Market January 10 from 8:00a to 12:00p - Visit ShareKitchen’s newest client company...

The NFL Playoffs: Is Parity Real?

By Julie Buehler The word “parity” is flung around the NFL like crab legs at the Florida State football banquet. Thing is: it’s not accurate. Everyone claims...

It’s Official, The World Is Now Run By A Mouse…

By Flint Wheeler Starting with the College Football Playoff games and finishing with an NFL Wild Card game, ESPN (Owned by Disney) had a good...

U.S. Crude Oil Production Expected To Be At It’s Highest In...

By Conrad Negron Global oil production is concentrated among a handful of giant producer countries and about a dozen more which produce more than 1...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

Week of January 8 © Copyright 2014, 2015 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): In his novel *Breakfast of Champions,* Kurt Vonnegut describes a character, Ned...

YOU ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH

By Bronwyn Ison As our own worst critic, we are quick to recognize our shortcomings. A simple question… do you accept yourself as you are?...

Mindfulness Mission

By Sunny Simon When my friend Cathy phoned and said she was not attending the New Year’s Eve party, I was perplexed. Cathy is a...

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2015

By Heidi Simmons It’s that wonderful time of year when the stars descend and movie buffs arrive to celebrate cinema. The 26th Annual Palm Springs...

TOP PSIFF PROGRAM PICK: “MODERN MASTERS”

By Robin E. Simmons The first PSIFF program selection I always check is for “Modern Masters.” This year’s selection showcases 12 excellent films from acclaimed...

Happy New Year!

BY DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX We breathed our last “Goodbye” to 2014 last night before drifting off to sleep, and this morning greeted the New Year with...

The Galen New Year’s Resolution 5K

By Kira Golden On the brisk morning of December 27th, about five hundred runners gathered at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert to...

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