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Desert Heat Escape: Corona Del Mar

Desert Heat Escape: Corona Del Mar

By | August 6, 2014 at 9:10 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil Just south of Orange County’s most prestigious city of Newport Beach, sits the picturesque town of Corona Del Mar dear to my heart. It comfortably stretches along the Pacific Coast Hwy with royal confidence and over the bluffs of the ocean that...

Posted in: Columns, Travel

July

July

By | August 6, 2014 at 9:05 pm | No comments

By Bruce Cathcart July is behind us and that means we are half way through the summer! Is it just me or has this been the icky sticky summer so far? What happened to “yeah it’s hot, but it’s a dry heat?” High humidity and a slow real estate market can be depressing....

Posted in: Columns, Real Estate

The Oh-So Glamorous Life In Sports Media… As Told By An Intern…

The Oh-So Glamorous Life In Sports Media… As Told By An Intern…

By | August 6, 2014 at 9:00 pm | No comments

By Jaylynn Buehler Jaylynn Buehler is the 14-year-old niece of Julie Buehler. She spent the past 4 weeks interning with Julie, attending MLB games, doing NFL research, learning the ins-and-outs of sports media television and radio… here are her observations. I learned a...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene

A bucket list is a list of things you want to accomplish in your lifetime

A bucket list is a list of things you want to accomplish in your lifetime

By | August 6, 2014 at 8:55 pm | No comments

By Karen Creasy For some the bucket list is filled with extravagance like, visiting a far off place, flying in a hot air balloon, or bungee jumping in New Zealand. But for most of us the desires we harbor are less extravagant. They are things like, lose some weight, research...

Posted in: Columns, Health & Fitness

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | August 6, 2014 at 8:50 pm | No comments

Week of August 7 © Copyright 2014 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don't just be smart and articulate, Aries. Dare to be wildly wise and prone to unruly observations. Don't merely be kind and well-behaved. Explore the mysteries of healing through benevolent mischief....

Posted in: Columns, Free Will Astrology

NATURE’S MEDICINE

NATURE’S MEDICINE

By | August 6, 2014 at 8:45 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Nature’s medicine is truly at our fingertips. Did you know essential oils garner a plethora of benefits for you physically and mentally? Did you also know incorporating essential oils into your lifestyle can enhance your mood and help aid with a variety of...

Posted in: Columns, Mind, Body & Spirit

Musical Families of the Coachella Valley

Musical Families of the Coachella Valley

By | July 30, 2014 at 9:15 pm | No comments

"Every family attempts to express love for each other and fill the necessary roles to function properly. Every family must also experience conflict and cope with loss. The Cancino and Evaro families are no different than our families in those capacities. One unique difference is...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

The Cancino Family

The Cancino Family

By | July 30, 2014 at 8:47 pm | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez The Cancino story begins with patriarch Ruben Cancino, Sr. He first taught his children Pancho, Carlos, Benny, Maria, Jorge, Connie, Ruben, Chad and Mike how to play guitar and sing. “Dad taught what he knows, guitar and voice,” Chad remembers. The elder...

Posted in: Columns, Musical Families

The Evaros

The Evaros

By | July 30, 2014 at 8:22 pm | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez The Evaro family is synonymous with the Coachella Valley, harmony and an infinite amount of members. They transplanted from Yuma, Arizona in the 60’s to Palm Springs where they have cultivated their music and live performances all over the valley. Their...

Posted in: Columns, Musical Families

The Gregg Family of Music

The Gregg Family of Music

By | July 30, 2014 at 8:14 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan Mark Gregg has become a music staple here in the desert, both as a solo performer under his own name, or as Dude Jones, the rocking band that keeps the rooms where they play dancing into the wee hours of the morning.  Singing since he was a teenager, brought...

Posted in: Columns, Musical Families

Cathcart Sibling Coalition, A Musical Force of Nature

Cathcart Sibling Coalition, A Musical Force of Nature

By | July 30, 2014 at 8:08 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan Of all the siblings I've interviewed who share the musical stage together, Jim and Katie Cathcart stand apart in their reflection of a childhood bond that has endured the strains of adulthood and remains larger than life.  Though there is a small separation in...

Posted in: Columns, Musical Families

Josh and Steven Hall: A Musical Legacy Lives On

Josh and Steven Hall: A Musical Legacy Lives On

By | July 30, 2014 at 7:56 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan For brothers Josh and Steven Hall, a life in music was as natural a choice as breathing.  Where other families would expose their children to a culture of music at public venues or through recorded music, these boys had all they ever needed, live within the...

Posted in: Columns, Musical Families

Nick and Armando “Mando” Flores: A Team of Music All Stars

Nick and Armando “Mando” Flores: A Team of Music All Stars

By | July 30, 2014 at 7:36 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan If there was a Musician's League with an All Star Team, brothers, Armando aka "Mando" and Nick Flores would easily make the starting lineup.  Although raised in a family of athletes, and having some success in baseball, both brothers recognized that they were...

Posted in: Columns, Musical Families

Se7en4 – Let’s Get High and Fight – Album Review

Se7en4 – Let’s Get High and Fight – Album Review

By | July 30, 2014 at 7:18 pm | No comments

The Epitome of Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll By Jack St. Clair From the outset of “Incomplete”, the opening track to Se7en4’s first official release, Let’s Get High and Fight, you know that they came to play. As one of the desert’s most popular acts you would...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

2014 Summer Extravaganza

2014 Summer Extravaganza

By | July 30, 2014 at 7:07 pm | No comments

Coachella Valley bids as Southern California’s top summer destination with the launch of “2014 Summer Extravaganza” Awakening the desert with music and fashion, powered by philanthropy Four months after the famed and widely successful outdoor Coachella Valley Music and...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories

Tilted Kilt Open Mic Week 6 Winners

Tilted Kilt Open Mic Week 6 Winners

By | July 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm | No comments

Halfway to the finals and week #6 was jam packed bringing 22 performers out to compete at the Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition! The audience cheered for their favorite musicians as well as for giveaways from the Mary Pickford Theater such as t-shirts, hats, sunglasses and other...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight

STURGILL SIMPSON “MetaModern Sounds In Country Music” (High Top Mountain Records/Thirty Tigers Music)

STURGILL SIMPSON “MetaModern Sounds In Country Music” (High Top Mountain Records/Thirty Tigers Music)

By | July 30, 2014 at 6:57 pm | No comments

By Eleni P.Austin Singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson isn’t a household name. But he should be. Simpson is thirtysomething Country singer whose sound recalls the Outlaw movement of the mid ‘70s. His authenticity is completely at odds with the backwards baseball cap...

Posted in: Columns, Consider This

COACHELLA VALLEY ART CENTER: Do. Or Do Not. Here There Is Try

COACHELLA VALLEY ART CENTER: Do. Or Do Not. Here There Is Try

By | July 30, 2014 at 6:50 pm | No comments

By Rich Henrich Tucked away inside the stylish mid-century modern architecture that was once home to the CV Printing Company in downtown Indio, the Coachella Valley Art Center (CVAC) is taking the freedom of the (printing) press into a whole new direction of expression. The...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Feature Stories

Animal Hoarding, and a Transformation

Animal Hoarding, and a Transformation

By | July 30, 2014 at 6:45 pm | No comments

By Janet McAfee Hoarding is a horrible form of animal cruelty, affecting about 250,000 animals every year. These cases sometimes involve hundreds of animals, and when discovered, overburden our public shelters. Animal hoarding is characterized by an obsessive collecting of...

Posted in: Columns, Pet Place

Jeff’s Summer Picks at Total Wine

Jeff’s Summer Picks at Total Wine

By | July 30, 2014 at 6:43 pm | No comments

By Rick Riozza For any of you wine lovers who have somehow missed the behemoth of a liquor store, Total Wine & More in Palm Desert, you obviously need a pair of glasses or an atlas.  The place is huge, has its own airport and can serve as an army base if need be. Just...

Posted in: Columns, The Vino Voice

Fresh Agave Mexican Bar and Grill

Fresh Agave Mexican Bar and Grill

By | July 30, 2014 at 6:37 pm | No comments

By Raymond Bill Each year, I cannot help but notice the number of year round residents continues to rise. The Coachella Valley is growing and the season is becoming increasingly harder to define. The line between where the summer ends and the tourist season begins is blurred...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, The Pampered Palate

ANOTHER LOOK AT “NOAH”

ANOTHER LOOK AT “NOAH”

By | July 30, 2014 at 6:35 pm | No comments

The home video release of Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH this week rekindled a soft wave of debate between those who were vexed that the movie strayed from a stricter interpretation of a slim passage in Genesis and this who wanted less “God stuff” than the movie actually...

Posted in: Columns, Screeners

A Square Fits Into a Circle

A Square Fits Into a Circle

By | July 30, 2014 at 6:30 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons ----- The Circle by Dave Eggers Fiction ----- Ever wonder just how far this whole crazy internet idea will go? In Dave Eggers’ The Circle (Knopf, 504 pages), one social media corporation intends to rule the world. The story begins with Mae...

Posted in: Book Review, Columns

THE VEGANIZATION OF MEAT

THE VEGANIZATION OF MEAT

By | July 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm | No comments

By Haddon Libby Did you know that 80% of the world’s farmland is used to support the meat and poultry industries? According to Popular Science, a single pound of beef requires 298 square feet of land, 27 pounds of feed and 211 gallons of water. The creation and delivery of...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby

1st DUI? Now What?

1st DUI? Now What?

By | July 30, 2014 at 6:20 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow With temperatures hitting 118 last week many of our neighbors drank too much beer and foolishly got behind the wheel of a car OR GOLF CART? The driver probably did not know that the breath test at the scene is Optional as are the Field Sobriety Tests and that...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

July is dedicated as National Grilling Safety Month

July is dedicated as National Grilling Safety Month

By | July 30, 2014 at 6:15 pm | No comments

 Send the Right Smoke Signal - SAFETY! “July, August and right into Labor Day we use our barbeques than any other months. Firefighters respond to many structure and wild-land fires that involve barbeques this time of year. We also treat many victims for injuries related to...

Posted in: Columns, Safety Tips

Sharing some Educational, Fun & Delicious Events

Sharing some Educational, Fun & Delicious Events

By | July 30, 2014 at 6:10 pm | No comments

Nearly everyone has thought of writing a book. Have you? How about a friend? The Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center (which is for men, too) is having a two-hour workshop for those interested in writing and publishing a book. Here are the specifics: Date: Thursday, July...

Posted in: Columns, ShareKitchen

Desert Heat Escape: Partying on the Pen

Desert Heat Escape: Partying on the Pen

By | July 30, 2014 at 6:05 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil When the sun goes down in the OC the party scene lights up, especially in the Newport Beach neighborhood of the Balboa Peninsula, known to locals as the Pen. To party on the Pen is standard weekend procedure for OC locals, and for all of you desert...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Travel

There’s A New Captain At Clippers’ Helm

There’s A New Captain At Clippers’ Helm

By | July 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm | No comments

By Julie Buehler It’s easy to make fun of the guy who is running around a stage screaming and yelling, jumping up and down and making Bill Gramatica’s celebratory hamstring pull look graceful. If you search “Steve Ballmer” on YouTube there is a plethora of videos...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene

THE RITZ-CARLTON SPA, RANCHO MIRAGE BRINGS LUXURY WELLNESS TO PALM SPRINGS AREA

THE RITZ-CARLTON SPA, RANCHO MIRAGE BRINGS LUXURY WELLNESS TO PALM SPRINGS AREA

By | July 30, 2014 at 5:55 pm | No comments

With a stunning two-story setting on the grounds of The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, North America’s newest Ritz-Carlton Spa has become a desert sanctuary like no other. The 25,000-square-foot facility opened on May 15, 2014 and has unveiled a full menu of treatments and...

Posted in: Columns, Health & Fitness

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | July 30, 2014 at 5:50 pm | No comments

Week of July 31 © Copyright 2014 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): If a farmer plants the same crop in the same field year after year, the earth's nutrients get exhausted. For instance, lettuce sucks up a lot of nitrogen. It's better to plant beans or peas in that...

Posted in: Columns, Free Will Astrology

SIMPLIFY BY LETTING GO

SIMPLIFY BY LETTING GO

By | July 30, 2014 at 5:44 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Take a look around your office, house, closets, kitchen cupboards and especially your garage. What do you see? An environment organized or in disarray? If you are like many it is likely you are not organized and you are looking at clutter. Recognize how this...

Posted in: Columns, Mind, Body & Spirit

Seven Ways to Manage Monsoon Season

Seven Ways to Manage Monsoon Season

By | July 30, 2014 at 5:40 pm | No comments

By Sunny Simon It is a fact that weather affects our moods. Individuals living in harsh climates may suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder during the winter months. Due to our abundance of sunshine, desert dwellers are exempt from SAD, however, as we move into August the...

Posted in: Columns, Life & Career Coach

Be Conscious of What You Ingest

Be Conscious of What You Ingest

By | July 30, 2014 at 5:35 pm | No comments

By Dr. Peter Kadile Doc, I’ve been having a lot of heartburn lately. I don’t want to take medication for it, what can I do? -Matthew, La Quinta Matthew, heartburn is usually a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The discomfort of reflux is caused by the...

Posted in: Ask The Doctor, Columns

Pappy & Harriet’s

Pappy & Harriet’s

By | July 23, 2014 at 8:08 pm | No comments

A Legend, An Institution and the 2014 CV Music Awards “Best Live Performance Venue” Award Winner by Lisa Morgan When their plane out of New York landed in California on September 10, 2001, Robyn Celia and Linda Krantz, the future owners of the legendary Pappy and...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories