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Cork and Fork

Cork and Fork

By | July 16, 2014 at 8:37 pm | No comments

Not just a meal but a dining experience By Tracy Dietlin Last Thursday evening a couple of dear friends took Phil and I out to dinner for his birthday. They chose Cork and Fork located in La Quinta and we were so glad they did. I must begin by saying that it was the best...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, The Pampered Palate

TO BE ALIVE

TO BE ALIVE

By | July 16, 2014 at 8:35 pm | No comments

By Robin E. Simmons LIFE ITSELF Director Steven James (HOOP DREAMS) has fashioned a heartfelt and absorbing portrait of the most famous and accessible pop movie critic of our time – the late Roger Ebert. But this upbeat tribute is much more than a look at Ebert’s...

Posted in: Columns, Screeners

A Heavy Hitter

A Heavy Hitter

By | July 16, 2014 at 8:30 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons ----- The Art Of Fielding by Chad Harbach Fiction ----- Is this baseball season? I really don’t know anything about the sport. Maybe that’s not completely true, because I did love to play the game as a kid. But of course playing it and watching...

Posted in: Book Review, Columns

FORBES’ CELEBRITY 100

FORBES’ CELEBRITY 100

By | July 16, 2014 at 8:25 pm | No comments

By Haddon Libby Forbes recently released their annual Celebrity 100 list for the twelve months ending June 1st.  The list ranks “celebrity” via a mix of earnings and presence over more than twelve types of media platforms. Topping the list with earnings of...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby

COULD I REALLY LOSE MY LICENSE FOR DRIVING WITHOUT AUTO INSURANCE?

COULD I REALLY LOSE MY LICENSE FOR DRIVING WITHOUT AUTO INSURANCE?

By | July 16, 2014 at 8:20 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow California has a financial responsibility law which is similar in all states. This law specifies how much minimum insurance a driver must possess to drive on California roads. In California this minimum coverage is $15,000 and is referred to as Liability...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

A Little Something For Everyone

A Little Something For Everyone

By | July 16, 2014 at 8:15 pm | No comments

By John Paul Valdez 1) ObamaCare or The Affordable Care Act more correctly has moved the uninsured in California from 22 percent down to 11 percent. Within the Hispanic community down from 35 percent to 25 percent. This is an amazing movement in a positive direction. Not only...

Posted in: Columns, It's Your Nickel

When Thunder Roars – Head Indoors!

When Thunder Roars – Head Indoors!

By | July 16, 2014 at 8:10 pm | No comments

It’s that time of year when we notice large cumulous clouds forming around southern California. This ‘monsoonal pattern’ is produced by an area of high pressure over the four corners. The clockwise flow draws moisture into southern California from the south. These clouds...

Posted in: Columns, Safety Tips

Summertime Heat have you feeling stressed or depressed?

Summertime Heat have you feeling stressed or depressed?

By | July 16, 2014 at 8:05 pm | No comments

When many people feel stressed or depressed, they eat comfort foods.  The quick fix is to grab a sugary food or a carb-heavy food like pasta or bread that boost those feel good centers of our brains. David Ludwig of Harvard University points out that eating such foods can...

Posted in: Columns, ShareKitchen

Candlestick Park: The House Built On Sand, The Home Of Legends

Candlestick Park: The House Built On Sand, The Home Of Legends

By | July 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm | No comments

By Julie Buehler When a 7.1 earth quake shook San Francisco on Oct. 17th, 1989, baseball fans were waiting for Game 3 of the World Series to begin. Thanks to the impeccable construction and sandy foundation that made the baseball-park-turned-football-stadium famous, no fans...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene

Rory favored to win Open Championship, not Tiger

Rory favored to win Open Championship, not Tiger

By | July 16, 2014 at 7:55 pm | No comments

By Flint Wheeler Predicting the Open Championship can be a tough task given all the constant weather changes on the links venues, but the odds makers have put Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy as the favorite early in the week at Royal Liverpool. The 2014 season's third...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene

DESERT BLOOD SERVICES COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

DESERT BLOOD SERVICES COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

By | July 16, 2014 at 7:50 pm | No comments

Healthy individuals at least 15 years of age may donate blood. (Those 15 and 16 years of age must provide Desert Blood Services with written parental consent. Parent consent forms are available at the La Quinta donor center and community drives.) All prospective donors should be...

Posted in: Columns, Health & Fitness

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | July 16, 2014 at 7:45 pm | No comments

Week of July 17 © Copyright 2014 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "I have complete faith in the continued absurdity of whatever's going on," says satirical news commentator Jon Stewart. That's a healthy attitude. To do his work, he needs a never-ending supply of...

Posted in: Columns, Free Will Astrology

Navigating the Bumps in the Road

Navigating the Bumps in the Road

By | July 16, 2014 at 7:40 pm | No comments

By Sunny Simon Did you ever have one of those days that started out so well you thought the gods were smiling down at you and paving the way to a blissful state of Nirvana and then poof…a left turn to nightmare city? Well I did, not too long ago. It began out with a...

Posted in: Columns, Life & Career Coach

The Answers Keep On Coming

The Answers Keep On Coming

By | July 16, 2014 at 7:35 pm | No comments

By Dr Peter Kadile Dr. K, I’m seeing more of those fancy hand dryers in public restrooms. Are they better than the paper towels? Lawrence, Rancho Mirage Lawrence, while hand dryers may be better for the environment since they don’t use paper, they are not as effective as...

Posted in: Ask The Doctor, Columns

Palm Springs Tattoo Convention @ the Hard Rock Hotel This Weekend!

Palm Springs Tattoo Convention @ the Hard Rock Hotel This Weekend!

By | July 10, 2014 at 4:25 pm | No comments

Featuring: Cub Swanson and His UFC Victory Party, Over 75 of the Nation’s Top Tattoo Industry Artists and Vendors at Your Service, Tattoos, Ms. Palm Trees and Tattoos Beauty Contest and $1000 Bikini Contests, Live Entertainment and Drinks All Weekend! by Lisa Morgan The TG...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

PGA DUI Program Offers Safe Ride Home

PGA DUI Program Offers Safe Ride Home

By | July 10, 2014 at 4:22 pm | No comments

July 3 marked the launch of the new PGA DUI program. And while it has nothing to do with golf... it has everything to do with saving lives. By Tracy Dietlin PGA DUI stands for Parents & Guardians Against Driving Under the Influence and their tagline is Prevention is...

Posted in: Columns, Community, Feature Stories

Real Women Know How To Write

Real Women Know How To Write

By | July 10, 2014 at 4:17 pm | No comments

Author Josefina Lopez talks about Hollywood rejection, writing her heart out and ADD By Judith Salkin Growing up as the daughter of Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles in the ‘70s, author Josefina Lopez couldn’t figure out why she was depressed and didn’t fit in with the...

Posted in: Authors, Columns, Feature Stories

Looking Into Those Empty Buildings

Looking Into Those Empty Buildings

By | July 10, 2014 at 4:13 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil They are blatantly visible in some cities around the Coachella Valley. Large scale buildings that once held bustling businesses now sit idly empty, only relics of their former selves. What is the reason that some stay empty for so long, and will they...

Posted in: Columns, Did You Know?

International British Rock Star, Terry Reid to Share the Songs and Stories of a Musical Lifetime

International British Rock Star, Terry Reid to Share the Songs and Stories of a Musical Lifetime

By | July 10, 2014 at 4:07 pm | No comments

"British Invasion" to Take Place @ Schmidy's Tavern, Palm Desert, Saturday July 12 @ 7pm, $10 at Door By Lisa Morgan "I never liked to be tagged as being one thing," Terry Reid said, in that British accent that makes every story more melodic and every quip even more...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

Music On A Stick?

Music On A Stick?

By | July 10, 2014 at 3:26 pm | No comments

By Michael Kollwitz Imagine an instrument that gives you access to virtually limitless possibilities for musical expression. Imagine it combines your favorite elements of guitar, bass, keyboards and drums- all in one. Imagine it’s electric- wired for stereo output so you...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight

DJ Trevor “Guy” Worden

DJ Trevor “Guy” Worden

By | July 10, 2014 at 3:22 pm | No comments

Humbled & Addicted To His Craft By Craig Michaels While most teenage boys are filling their spare time with sports and after school activities, Trevor Worden was obsessed with making mix tapes for his friends. At 14 years old, Trevor wasn’t just making ordinary mix...

Posted in: Columns, Desert DJ's

3rd Ear Experience & Fever Dog = DOG EAR

3rd Ear Experience & Fever Dog = DOG EAR

By | July 10, 2014 at 2:41 pm | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez 3rd Ear Expereince 3rd Ear Experience reaches beyond the customary rock and jam band stratum. At times defined as space rock or experimental rock, listeners are finding there really is no limit to the band’s horizons. To the layperson there may be an...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

Chuck Films

Chuck Films

By | July 10, 2014 at 2:28 pm | No comments

By Monica Morones Carlos Ortega AKA, “Chuck Films” has been dominating the music video scene in the Coachella Valley for the last few years and it is clear why when you see his work. Cinematic quality, state of the art equipment, and remarkable creativity distinguish his...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Film

John Doe

John Doe

By | July 9, 2014 at 9:25 pm | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin Beginning in the mid-70s, Los Angeles had a thriving Punk Rock scene that rivaled New York’s. It was a backlash to the laid-back music of Fleetwood Mac and cocaine cowboys like the Eagles. Back then, The Germs, the Weirdos, the Plugz and Fear crowded into...

Posted in: Columns, Consider This

Swap. Some. Spit.

Swap. Some. Spit.

By | July 9, 2014 at 9:20 pm | No comments

A Hot Show in the Heat of the Summer!   The Coachella Valley Art Scene is proud to present a new art show featuring works from two young ladies, Sofia Enriquez and Jenn Stern.  Their duo art show, SWAP. SOME. SPIT., is a hot show in the heat of the summer....

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns

A Session with Cherie, The Pet Psychic

A Session with Cherie, The Pet Psychic

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

By Janet McAfee Have you ever wondered what your dog was thinking when he looks up at you with those big brown eyes? Have you ever sensed he was trying to tell you something, but not sure what it might be? If you adopted a rescue animal, are you curious about his past? Cherie...

Posted in: Columns, Pet Place

Break Out Red for Summertime

Break Out Red for Summertime

By | July 9, 2014 at 9:10 pm | No comments

By Rick Riozza I know—a lot of you red wine drinkers are jonesin because all we’ve been writing about this season are summer white and rosé wines. So to keep our egalitarian wine community happy, let’s indeed take a break from that coverage and plunge into what we can...

Posted in: Columns, The Vino Voice

Generations In The Wild

Generations In The Wild

By | July 9, 2014 at 8:59 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons ----- Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen Fiction ----- There is a very romantic notion about making a home and building a life in the American wilderness. With hard work and perseverance, many of our ancestors successfully carved out an existence and...

Posted in: Book Review, Columns

GET SMART

GET SMART

By | July 9, 2014 at 8:52 pm | No comments

By Haddon Libby ‘Coal Rollers’, Open Carry Texas, the Anti-Vaccination Movement and participants in the Gluten-free Living fad have more in common than any of them think. Before sharing their common thread, let’s look at each singularly. Coal Rollers are men who...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby

WHAT IS AN HOA AND DO YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR HOA RULES?

WHAT IS AN HOA AND DO YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR HOA RULES?

By | July 9, 2014 at 8:04 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow The Homeowners Association first emerged in the US in the mid-19th century but became popular in the 1960’s when we experienced rapid growth. Early covenants and deed restrictions were exclusionary in origin, and in the first half of the 20th century many...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

Classic Heat In the Coachella Valley

Classic Heat In the Coachella Valley

By | July 9, 2014 at 7:55 pm | No comments

“It's like a heat wave, Burnin' in my heart, I can't keep from cryin', It's tearin' me apart…” “What a cool song…  But lately, temperatures haven’t been so cool. It’s been hot and humid which put an even greater strain on us. Extreme heat is a potential health...

Posted in: Columns, Safety Tips

Whole Foods Market is Coming to the Valley

Whole Foods Market is Coming to the Valley

By | July 9, 2014 at 7:47 pm | No comments

What would you say if one of the world’s most ethical and admired companies that was rated as one of the 100 best companies to work for was coming to town and looking to hire? Whole Foods Market is that company. With a Grand Opening scheduled for September 22nd, they are...

Posted in: Columns, ShareKitchen

A Minimum Level of Dignity

A Minimum Level of Dignity

By | July 9, 2014 at 7:44 pm | No comments

By John Paul Valdez In California the minimum wage is now $9 per hour. By Jan 1, 2016, it will be $10 per hour. 40 hours a week would mean about 20K a year in salary for a 50 week year. Jan 1, 206 is only 18 months away. This much is already signed into law, and there are...

Posted in: Columns, It's Your Nickel

Rousey: An Athlete For The Ages

Rousey: An Athlete For The Ages

By | July 9, 2014 at 7:37 pm | No comments

By Julie Buehler Depending on whether you move your mouth when you read or not, it may have taken you longer to read this sentence than it took Ronda Rousey to defend her bantamweight title in UFC 175. 16 seconds. The only thing that goes faster is the process of...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene

The Greatest 21st Century Invention…

The Greatest 21st Century Invention…

By | July 9, 2014 at 7:22 pm | No comments

By Flint Wheeler OKAY, so I’ve been told this is a slow time of year for sports. No NBA, Football is barely a whisper, MLB is well still just Baseball (yawn), and  Hockey, wait, hockey’s never been popular what am I saying. The point is that everyone is wrong. This...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene