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Keith Blum – Best Artist of 2014

Keith Blum – Best Artist of 2014

By | August 13, 2014 at 1:11 pm | No comments

Photos and article by Scott Pam Since its inaugural ride on September 12, 1963, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway has been considered by some to be the Eighth Wonder of the world. The concept of the tram was conceived in 1935, when Francis Crocker was visiting Banning and saw...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

Be Stunningly Safe

Be Stunningly Safe

By | August 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil The street lights are dim as you move down the street. Maybe you’re just getting off work or walking your dog…and then you hear it, unfamiliar footsteps approaching behind you at a rapid pace. Then you wonder if the sound is emanating from a friend...

Posted in: Columns, Local Business

Local Fallen Heroes Banners Project for Palm Springs, Launched by Local School Teacher

Local Fallen Heroes Banners Project for Palm Springs, Launched by Local School Teacher

By | August 13, 2014 at 12:56 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan The heroics and honor displayed by school teacher, Lee Wilson Jr., are second only to those students from our own Palm Springs Unified School District who gave their lives for this country. The list is much longer than you think as it spans from World War II to...

Posted in: Columns, Events

THREE, TWO, ONE…CONTACT!

THREE, TWO, ONE…CONTACT!

By | August 13, 2014 at 12:54 pm | No comments

By Rich Henrich Droves of truth seekers packed Friendship Hall at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center this past weekend for the 2nd Annual Contact in the Desert conference on the exploration into extraterrestrial life, ancient aliens, human origins, crop circles, UFO sightings,...

Posted in: Columns, Events

“2014 Summer Extravaganza” – Music, Fashion and Philanthropy

“2014 Summer Extravaganza” – Music, Fashion and Philanthropy

By | August 13, 2014 at 12:50 pm | No comments

The Palm Springs area has literally become a summer hot spot in more ways than one. Between Memorial and Labor Day weekends, the hot temperature have usually detoured valley visitors. That scenario is fading out while new summer events are fading in. The 2014 Summer Extravaganza...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories

One Man’s Wild West Wednesday

One Man’s Wild West Wednesday

By | August 13, 2014 at 12:49 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan "What a long fricking work week," he mumbled to himself, realizing it was only Wednesday. As he got in the oven that was his vehicle and began his trek home, it became apparent that people drive a little cranky in triple digit weather himself included. Pulling...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight

The Monopoly Reunion Show

The Monopoly Reunion Show

By | August 13, 2014 at 12:40 pm | No comments

With Town Troubles and Robotic Humans @ Schmidy's Tavern, Palm Desert. Saturday, August 16 @ 9 PM By Lisa Morgan Like the name suggests, The Monopoly owned it for a while. Having gone through a few transitions and growing pains, by the time this band had it all dialed in...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

Pop the Parachutes, it’s time for the 2014 Jazz in the Pines

Pop the Parachutes, it’s time for the 2014 Jazz in the Pines

By | August 13, 2014 at 12:33 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin Parachutes strung the treetops that look like giant jellyfish drifting through the pines, people drifting from one venue to another and three stages of the best jazz from New Orleans to straight-ahead and everything in between – this must be the 21ST annual...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

One Shot Thrill Makes Their Valley Debut At The Hood

One Shot Thrill Makes Their Valley Debut At The Hood

By | August 13, 2014 at 12:27 pm | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez VM Management and The Hood Bar & Pizza bring you another 'Ghidorah of Metal' music event: One Shot Thrill, Malaki and Behind The Fallen on Saturday August 16, 2014. Ghidorah was the fictional three-headed monster that ravaged Japan in the 1960's in the...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

Tilted Kilt Open Mic Week 8 Winners

Tilted Kilt Open Mic Week 8 Winners

By | August 13, 2014 at 11:59 am | No comments

The Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition did it again in week #8. The audience cheered for their favorite musicians as well as for giveaways from the Mary Pickford Theater such as t-shirts, hats, sunglasses and gift certificates from EstheticX.Obsession Massage & Wax Bar. At the...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight

OFF! “Wasted Years” (Vice Music)

OFF! “Wasted Years” (Vice Music)

By | August 13, 2014 at 11:57 am | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin “Break you down, grind you up/Void you out from the land of the free”. That’s the opening salvo from the new OFF! album, Wasted Years. The track, “Void You” is a combo platter of feedback and hi-hat that is also a pointed commentary on the...

Posted in: Columns, Consider This

Aloha, Modernism Week: A Modern Beach Party with a Twist of Elvis

Aloha, Modernism Week: A Modern Beach Party with a Twist of Elvis

By | August 13, 2014 at 11:46 am | No comments

DATE: Friday, October 10, 2014 TIME: 6 PM – 8 PM – Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres 8 PM – 10 PM – Screening of “Blue Hawaii” WHERE: Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club 1555 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264 COST: $60 per person (includes two...

Posted in: Columns, Modernism

International Homeless Animals Day

International Homeless Animals Day

By | August 13, 2014 at 11:38 am | No comments

By Janet McAfee Calling all Coachella Valley Animal Lovers! This Saturday, August 16, animal lovers around the world hold events to commemorate International Homeless Animals Day. Advancing the Interests of Animals will host our Coachella Valley event at the Omni Rancho Las...

Posted in: Columns, Pet Place

Vino with a Thousand Shooting Stars

Vino with a Thousand Shooting Stars

By | August 13, 2014 at 11:35 am | No comments

By Rick Riozza Last week’s stellar CV Weekly’s cover designed by Robert Chance (celebrating the annual Persied meteor shower in the Joshua desert), brought to mind that this event is wonderfully observed in Italy/Sicily and is known as “La Notte di San...

Posted in: Columns, The Vino Voice

Eureka!

Eureka!

By | August 13, 2014 at 11:15 am | No comments

By Raymond Bill When I think of gourmet food here in the desert, a hamburger does not immediately come to mind. That is, unless one is speaking of Eureka! Restaurant. This upscale eatery has soared to the top of my list of highly recommended restaurants in the valley. When I...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, The Pampered Palate

ONE MAN SHOW

ONE MAN SHOW

By | August 13, 2014 at 11:11 am | No comments

By Robin E. Simmons LOCKE At a special screening and Q&A at Cinemas Palme d’Or, I was blown away by writer/director Steven Locke’s incredibly tense and compelling story that takes place on the road and in the car as composed and determined Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy),...

Posted in: Columns, Screeners

Dog Days of Summer: Books About Our K-9 Friends

Dog Days of Summer: Books About Our K-9 Friends

By | August 13, 2014 at 11:11 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons It is officially the dog days of summer. That time of year when the heat languishes and the humidity builds as we drift in the doldrums. The ancient Romans used the term “dog days” to describe this season when Sirius, the Dog Star, is the brightest...

Posted in: Book Review, Columns

FOLLOW THE MONEY

FOLLOW THE MONEY

By | August 13, 2014 at 10:59 am | No comments

By Haddon Libby FICO Score Changes Starting this fall, your FICO score will not be hurt by unpaid or discounted medical debts to the degree that it was in the past. This change was negotiated by the Obama Administration’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Fair...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby

Mr. Gribow, Why Won’t You Accept My Accident Case?

Mr. Gribow, Why Won’t You Accept My Accident Case?

By | August 13, 2014 at 10:59 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow For the first time in over 30 years I am being contacted by potential clients who are notably upset when I will not accept their accident case. I explain that any accident case places the Burden of Proof on the injured plaintiff to prove Liability (that someone...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

Do You Have Class? Back to School Safety Tips

Do You Have Class? Back to School Safety Tips

By | August 13, 2014 at 10:57 am | No comments

School is back in session so let’s have class in some basic safety tips. First, use extra caution while driving as excited students will be walking, bicycling, driving, riding buses and may not be paying attention while traveling to and from school. Yes, if we ever needed you...

Posted in: Columns, Safety Tips

START YOUR BUSINESS WITH CVWBC – IT’S YOUR TIME!

START YOUR BUSINESS WITH CVWBC – IT’S YOUR TIME!

By | August 13, 2014 at 10:56 am | No comments

Our strategic partners at the Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center (CVWBC) have begun accepting applications for “It’s Your Time: An Entrepreneurial Training Series for Women” (IYT), a program for women entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. The deadline for...

Posted in: Columns, ShareKitchen

Desert Heat Escape: Extraordinary OC Shopping

Desert Heat Escape: Extraordinary OC Shopping

By | August 13, 2014 at 10:55 am | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil There’s shopping and then there is shopping in Orange County. The Southern California stereotype of racy expensive cars, high end shops and heavenly bodies are all OC staples. But you will find much more than the superficial while flexing your spending...

Posted in: Columns, Travel

Tony Stewart Should Never Be Able To Professionally Race Again

Tony Stewart Should Never Be Able To Professionally Race Again

By | August 13, 2014 at 10:38 am | No comments

By Julie Buehler The headline isn’t subtle. Nor should it be. Tony Stewart was behind the wheel of a sprint car when he clipped Kevin Ward Jr. and took the man’s life. Whether it was intentional or a horrible accident is totally irrelevant. Tony Stewart should...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene

Stop Looking, PGA Tour’s Bright Future is Here Now

Stop Looking, PGA Tour’s Bright Future is Here Now

By | August 13, 2014 at 10:22 am | No comments

By Flint Wheeler How’s this for a resume; 2 PGA Championships, a U.S. Open, a British Open, a Vardon Trophy, 2013 PGA Tour Player of the year, and 21 victories worldwide. Oh, and he’s only 25 years old. Rory McIlroy is crediting his recent golfing wins to dumping his...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | August 13, 2014 at 10:20 am | No comments

Week of August 14 © Copyright 2014  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Researchers in Peru have recently tracked down many previously unknown varieties of wild cacao plants. What that means is that there are exotic kinds of chocolate that you and I have never dreamed...

Posted in: Columns, Free Will Astrology

HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR TIME?

HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR TIME?

By | August 13, 2014 at 10:20 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Do you feel as though you cannot complete your multiple tasks throughout the day? You are not alone. Most people feel overwhelmed by their to-do lists. It is possible you feel frantic and are wondering how you can get everything accomplished. Breathe and stay...

Posted in: Columns, Mind, Body & Spirit

Frog Legs for Breakfast

Frog Legs for Breakfast

By | August 13, 2014 at 10:19 am | No comments

By Sunny Simon The other night at a meeting the speaker entertained us with her inspiring story. The premise of the talk involved the strategy of “eating your frog first thing.” The frog symbolizes the call you detest making, the project you haven’t started, the memo...

Posted in: Columns, Life & Career Coach

The Ebola Virus

The Ebola Virus

By | August 13, 2014 at 10:19 am | No comments

By Dr Peter Kadile The Ebola virus has been in the nation’s headlines for the past few weeks since two American missionaries contracted the disease in Liberia and have been flown back to the United States. I’ve encountered a lot of different opinions regarding the...

Posted in: Ask The Doctor, Columns

CV Weekly’s Best of the 2014.  And The Winners Are…

CV Weekly’s Best of the 2014. And The Winners Are…

By | August 7, 2014 at 3:25 am | No comments

(All winners are listed first in their category, bolded and underlined. Congratulations!) Best Bar: Schmidy’s Tavern (tie) The Hood (tie) BAR Desert Fox Clinic Best Dive Bar: Neil’s Lounge Red Barn Fireside 19th Hole Plan B Live Entertainment &...

Posted in: Best Of Awards, Columns

OUTLAWS AND SPEED FREAKS

By | August 6, 2014 at 9:40 pm | No comments

By Robin E. Simmons GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY As of this writing, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is just opening around the world. The first showings are sold out, theaters are packed and word of mouth, both in person and via social media, is incredibly strong. The source story...

Posted in: Columns

A Kid’s Case Study of Divorce

A Kid’s Case Study of Divorce

By | August 6, 2014 at 9:35 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons ----- Casebook by Mona Simpson Fiction ----- It’s been said that if you are a child of divorce, then your marriage has a fifty-fifty chance of survival. Whatever the statistics, divorce can have lasting effects on all involved. In Mona...

Posted in: Columns

TOP SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES

TOP SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES

By | August 6, 2014 at 9:30 pm | No comments

By Haddon Libby Forbes recently completed a survey ranking 650 of the best colleges and universities in the country for 2014. The ranking considered a mix of factors that go into a student’s success while learning as well as their post-educational success at their chosen...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby

IF THE IRS CALLS CONSIDER HANGING UP!

IF THE IRS CALLS CONSIDER HANGING UP!

By | August 6, 2014 at 9:25 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow On August 3, 2014, The Desert Sun wrote about SCAMS and specifically discussed the IRS scam. Ironically I received such a call last week that made my fraud antenna immediately go up. The caller’s accent was very thick and he was not easily understood. I would...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

By | August 6, 2014 at 9:20 pm | No comments

Noro virus, Measles, influenza, what’s next? The next worse thing is the 405 fwy and we can’t stop that spread! None the less, vaccine preventable diseases have not gone away. Viruses and bacteria that cause illness and death still exist and can be passed on to those who are...

Posted in: Columns, Safety Tips

What Exactly is Crowdfunding? Lets Explore…

What Exactly is Crowdfunding? Lets Explore…

By | August 6, 2014 at 9:15 pm | No comments

Crowdfunding is the practice of raising money for a business, venture or need through the Internet. What happens is that the initiator finds a moderating organization through which individual investors review the initiator’s business, idea or need and decide whether or not to...

Posted in: Columns, ShareKitchen