Columns

Trivia

By | April 5, 2012 at 12:16 am | 1,084 comments

Which album did Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ displace at the top of the ‘Billboard’ Album chart? (A)          Too Legit to Quit, Hammer (B)          Ropin’ the Wind, Garth Brooks (C)          Dangerous, Michael...

Posted in: Columns, Trivia Twister

ShareKitchen

By | April 5, 2012 at 12:15 am | 417 comments

The number of problems in our food supply is more than one article can capture.  Today let’s look at what makes many of the foods that we eat appealing to the eyes - synthetic food coloring. The FDA says that there is “insufficient evidence” that synthetic food...

Posted in: Columns, ShareKitchen

Under 55? Congress Has Gutted Your Social Security

By | April 5, 2012 at 12:14 am | No comments

Under 55? Congress Has Gutted Your Social Security If you are under 55, there is a strong likelihood that Social Security will barely be there for you when you retire.   As touching Social Security benefits is the third rail of politics, the way Washington DC achieved the...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby

10 TIPS ON BUYING A NEW HOME

By | April 5, 2012 at 12:13 am | 441 comments

10 TIPS ON BUYING A NEW HOME       1.         Avoid the realtor acting as a “dual agent” for both the buyer and the seller.  Choose an experienced realtor to represent “your interests only” in the transaction.     2.        ...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

NIGHT LIFE

By | April 5, 2012 at 12:11 am | No comments

THU  APRIL 5   19TH HOLE; PD; 760-772-6696 Karaoke w/ T Bone  8pm 29 PALMS INN; 29 PALMS ; 760-367-3505 Bill & Beverly  6pm (JZ) ACE HOTEL; PS; 760-325-9900 The Pick Up:White Party Weekend  10pm  Reunion w/ DJ Day 10pm ARNOLD PALMER’S;LQ;760-771-4653...

Posted in: Club Crawler Nightlife, Columns

KRAFT NABISCO PROVIDES FANTASTIC FINISH

KRAFT NABISCO PROVIDES FANTASTIC FINISH

By | April 5, 2012 at 12:08 am | 425 comments

by Mike Livingston; Co-Host, The CaddyShack Radio Show Do we know how to host a major or what, people??!! The Coachella Valley and Mission Hills Country Club in particular looked absolutely spectacular all week and weekend-long (especially if you have 40’ or bigger, HDTV)....

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Sports Scene

The Bike Life

By | April 5, 2012 at 12:07 am | 426 comments

Palm Desert’s Tri-A-Bike has been a Coachella Valley fixture for 25 years By Seham Saba   Spring is here—and what better way is there to enjoy the gorgeous Coachella Valley weather than riding a bike? Bicycling is a wonderful way to have fun, travel and...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene

Meet me at LQ’s – the Wine Shop

By | April 5, 2012 at 12:06 am | 414 comments

  Meet me at LQ’s—the Wine Shop   When my copy of The Desert Sun’s April monthly magazine, Desert Magazine, arrived in my Sunday newspaper, I was looking forward to their annual “Best of the Desert” issue where for about 19 years now they have been...

Posted in: Columns, The Vino Voice

Consider This

By | April 5, 2012 at 12:04 am | 651 comments

Americana rockers the Fallen Stars, singer-songwriter Vonda Shepard, and a groundbreaking collaboration between contemporary heroes and the late Tommy Bolin are all recent under-the-radar releases worth adding to any discerning listener's collection.   Artist: The...

Posted in: Columns, Consider This

Castelli’s Restaurant

Castelli’s Restaurant

By | April 5, 2012 at 12:03 am | 483 comments

Not many restaurants can boast having over 20 years of success in the Coachella Valley.  Castelli’s Restaurant has been a local’s favorite for 24 years, and is the place to be if you want to impress your guests with amazing food and unparalleled ambiance.  It was my...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, The Pampered Palate

Ogressa’s Warts and All

Ogressa’s Warts and All

By | April 5, 2012 at 12:02 am | 576 comments

Ogressa’s Warts and All by Jack St. Clair   Ogressa’s Warts and All contains the deep, low guitar riffs that have been a staple of Zach Huskey’s music for the better part of two decades in Dali’s Llama. The music would sound at home on any of that band’s...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

Snake Jagger

Snake Jagger

By | April 4, 2012 at 11:59 pm | 1,065 comments

Art Scene: Snake Jagger by Kylie Knight Snake Jagger has spent his whole life inspired and creatively influenced by the raw nature and beautiful desert landscapes of the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas. Many know his work through his depiction of surreal desert scenes...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Feature Stories

Vinyl Time

Vinyl Time

By | April 4, 2012 at 11:57 pm | 647 comments

When it gets dark, Palm Springs native Jeff Ferguson exchanges insurance for house music By Craig Michaels While most people are happy to let their record collection sit in the garage, Jeff Ferguson treats each plastic disc as if it were a priceless jewel. You can often...

Posted in: Columns, Desert DJ's

Good Show!

By | April 4, 2012 at 11:55 pm | 960 comments

A weekend at a tattoo expo is a weekend well spent By Joseph Lucero Cultural events like custom-car shows are a blast to attend. Looking at row after row of beautiful cars and appreciating the time and effort that went into restoring and/or customizing each of them—and...

Posted in: Columns, Culture

Limousine Tours Make Pet Adoption an Adventure

By | April 4, 2012 at 11:54 pm | 481 comments

Limousine Tours Make Pet Adoption an Adventure   You may have seen a unique limousine cruising around Coachella Valley streets with a montage of dogs decorating the windows.  Folks in nearby cars do a double take, wondering what celebrities are behind the darkened...

Posted in: Columns, Pet Place

C.V. DESERT DATELINE: R.S.V.P. A.S.A.P.

By | April 4, 2012 at 11:53 pm | 516 comments

C.V. DESERT DATELINE: R.S.V.P. A.S.A.P. BYLINE:  DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Getting down to business, let’s talk about what’s up in the Coachella Valley.  Ready, set, raise your pens to  scribble your datebook black with the best of the season’s entertainment.  We’ve...

Posted in: Columns, Don't Be Clueless in the Coachella Valley

CHOICE PICKS OF LOVE & HATE

By | April 4, 2012 at 11:51 pm | No comments

CHOICE PICKS OF LOVE & HATE By Robin E. Simmons   BULLY Director Lee Hirsch’s visceral, emotional, exploitive and voyeuristic documentary works on many levels.  It is explosively dramatic and it may also be meaningful if it lets us empathize with the victims of...

Posted in: Columns, Screeners

Taqueria San Miguel Mexican Restaurant

Taqueria San Miguel Mexican Restaurant

By | April 4, 2012 at 11:49 pm | 1,273 comments

The problem with trying to rate your favorite Mexican restaurant is that it is somewhat like having to choose which one of your 5 children you love the most. While they all have certain traits that make them special, they also have those that make you displeased. During my...

Posted in: Columns, Good Grub

Lavender Bistro

Lavender Bistro

By | April 2, 2012 at 10:38 pm | 452 comments

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or simply looking for an escape from the ordinary, Lavender Bistro will not disappoint. Be sure to reserve a table outside to capture Lavender’s true elegance and style. With lights delicately streaming through the trees and...

Posted in: Columns, The Pampered Palate

DJ ATHON

DJ ATHON

By | March 31, 2012 at 10:16 pm | 563 comments

Music Matters By Rachel Montoya   Music is an important part of our daily lives. We have all grown up listening to music on the radio and many of us were fortunate enough to participate in music classes in school. However, in recent years, many musical programs in...

Posted in: Columns, Desert DJ's, Local Music Spotlight

Dinah Shore Weekend

Dinah Shore Weekend

By | March 28, 2012 at 7:35 pm | 503 comments

Dinah Shore Weekend with Mariah Hanson’s Club Skirts With two separate promoters of The Dinah Shore Weekend having been in direct competition for the past six years, there has been a certain amount of confusion. In the early days, the event was a joint venture between...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight

Johnny Meza

Johnny Meza

By | March 28, 2012 at 7:27 pm | 528 comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza Pianist and vocalist, Johnny Meza, captivates the crowd with his smooth voice and versatile repertoire at Arnie’s Pub in Arnold Palmer’s Restaurant, 78-164 Avenue 54 in La Quinta every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 6:30 until 10:30 p.m. (760)...

Posted in: Columns, Valley Rhythms

Consider This

Consider This

By | March 28, 2012 at 7:15 pm | 914 comments

by Robert Kinsler While the majority of music fans are well familiar with Adele’s “21” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball,” there are an endless number of other new albums worthy of downloading or getting on CD. In this column, I highlight a trio of my...

Posted in: Columns, Consider This

Dickie O’Neals

Dickie O’Neals

By | March 28, 2012 at 7:03 pm | 538 comments

by Tracy Dietlin “I think the public is misled about the term pub. Pub is short for a Public House. A Public House is a place where everyone is welcome and offers entertainment, alcoholic beverages, and a full menu in a restaurant, with a family and people-friendly...

Posted in: Columns, Good Grub

BRANDON RAY HENDERSON

BRANDON RAY HENDERSON

By | March 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm | 413 comments

by Tracy Dietlin       As a 6th grader Brandon Ray Henderson’s first instrument of choice was to play the drums, however the school music program made him play trumpet for 6 months before he could play them. He continued to play the snare drum...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight

Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

By | March 28, 2012 at 6:44 pm | 1,307 comments

at the Palm Canyon Theatre by Lola Rossi-Meza         The Coachella Valley is filled with many choices of entertainment, so I ask, when was the last time you enjoyed live theatre? We are fortunate to have a very inspiring play at the...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight