By Eleni P. Austin
Back at the turn of the last century, vocalist Thomas Mars, guitarists Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Brancowitz and bassist Deck D’Arcy formed the band Phoenix in Paris, France.
As a garage band, Phoenix cut their teeth covering songs by Hank Williams,...
Week of May 9
© Copyright 2013 Rob Brezsny
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may have only a dim idea about how your smart phone and computer work, but that doesn't prevent you from using their many wonderful features. While you're swimming, you know almost nothing about the...
story and pictures by Mike Bennett
Oak Glen is a great destination for families, singles and lovers. It seems like it's always apple
pickin’ season there. A great road trip if you want to get out of the scorching heat that has come so
There are 2 ways to get to...
By Bruce Cathcart
I always liked the bumper sticker that read “Real Estate, buy a lot!” The play on words gives the double meaning of both buying a lot of real estate and buying a parcel of land referred to as a vacant “lot”. Both ideas are good ones and looking...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna
Last week fire stories filled our headlines across the nation as several large wildland and structure fires caused millions in damage, injuring both occupants and firefighters and destroyed thousands of acres. We are witnessing what will be one of...
By Haddon Libby
Are you or someone you know looking for a profession that will last you a lifetime?
To start, it’s probably a good idea to know where not to look. As digital money becomes more pervasive, the need for cashiers will continue to dwindle. This will also...
By Sunny Simon
You just scored an interview with your employer of choice. Getting the job offer
is dependent upon rising above the competition. It takes more than a good
resume and firm handshake to pull off a successful initial meeting. The interview
is your one...
by Lisa Morgan
There are those who live and walk among us, drawing daily from a deep well of courage that
many of us will never have to tap. The demands, sacrifices and challenges they face on a moment by
moment basis, go unrecognized by most. There are regular prejudices...
By Lisa Morgan
I had the extreme pleasure to spend the better part of an hour on the phone with the notorious
bad boy, Michael Madsen. This deep, analytical thinker, who applies his powers of observation to
acting, photography and poetry, was probably one of the easiest...
By Lisa Morgan
In January 2007, Erica Stone stumbled across a stranded Marine at Palm Springs airport. He had been
shot in the leg and had fallen off a building in Iraq. He had nobody there. His whole unit was still in Iraq.
His plane had been delayed and now he was going...