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22ND ANNUAL “A ROUND FOR LIFE” GOLF TOURNAMENT

22ND ANNUAL “A ROUND FOR LIFE” GOLF TOURNAMENT

By | March 10, 2016 at 9:30 pm | No comments

BENEFITING DESERT CANCER FOUNDATION Register is now open for the 22nd Annual “A Round for Life” Golf Tournament benefiting Desert Cancer Foundation (DCF). The tournament is slated for Monday, April 25 at Avondale Golf Club in Palm Desert. Registration is $250 per golfer...

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Grand Opening of the North Shore Fitness Center Set for March 22nd

Grand Opening of the North Shore Fitness Center Set for March 22nd

By | March 3, 2016 at 12:33 pm | No comments

New Fitness Center serving North Shore is Complete The design and installation of a new fitness center housed within the North Shore Beach and Yacht Club has been completed, and the public is invited to come see it during a grand opening next month.  Desert Recreation District...

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Desert Hot Springs Chamber ChariTEE Classic

Desert Hot Springs Chamber ChariTEE Classic

By | March 3, 2016 at 12:32 pm | No comments

The Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the “ChariTEE Classic” fundraiser on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the renowned Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, CA. “A variety of golf enthusiasts will participate in this 9-hole tournament...

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Western Barbecue Benefits Homeless Dogs in Coachella Valley on March 13

Western Barbecue Benefits Homeless Dogs in Coachella Valley on March 13

By | February 25, 2016 at 1:56 am | No comments

Dust off your boots and get ready to kick ‘em up at the Pet Rescue Center’s 18th Annual Western Barbecue Birthday Party held at J & J Ranch located at 58300 Almonte Dr. in LaQuinta on March 13th from 5 until 9 pm. There will be a live, kick-up-your-heels band,...

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF PALM SPRINGS ANNOUNCES ITS 2016 YOUTH OF THE YEAR

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF PALM SPRINGS ANNOUNCES ITS 2016 YOUTH OF THE YEAR

By | February 18, 2016 at 2:48 am | No comments

By Carissa Cascio Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs is pleased to announce that Palm Springs High School senior Samantha Torres will be its recipient of its 2016 Youth of the Year award. The gala, held annually to honor one student, will be Thursday, March 3, from 6 to 9...

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Obama Visits The Coachella Valley For ASEAN Summit

Obama Visits The Coachella Valley For ASEAN Summit

By | February 18, 2016 at 1:52 am | No comments

Hundreds Gather To Protest In Rancho Mirage By Esther Sanchez Over the holiday weekend through Tuesday, Sunnylands Center and Gardens, AKA, “The Camp David of California,” hosted President Obama and numerous world leaders at a summit for the Association of Southeast...

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WILL DONATO TO PERFORM AT WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S 2016

WILL DONATO TO PERFORM AT WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S 2016

By | February 18, 2016 at 1:34 am | No comments

Saturday, Feb. 27, Palm Desert Civic Center Park By Pamela Bieri National recording artist/saxophonist Will Donato will perform at The Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2016 on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park. Donato has performed at the walk each year for...

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East Valley City Chambers Of Commerce Look to the Future

East Valley City Chambers Of Commerce Look to the Future

By | February 11, 2016 at 6:34 am | No comments

By Denise Ortuno-Neil There is no doubt the Coachella Valley is growing exponentially, especially in the east part of the valley. You can see it every day just by taking a drive down Hwy 111. To help support this growth, the cities of La Quinta, Indio and Coachella are...

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VICKY’S OF SANTA FE HOSTS RED CARPET OSCAR PARTY BENEFITING VARIETY-THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY OF THE DESERT

VICKY’S OF SANTA FE HOSTS RED CARPET OSCAR PARTY BENEFITING VARIETY-THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY OF THE DESERT

By | February 11, 2016 at 6:32 am | No comments

Vicky’s of Santa Fe is excited to host a red carpet Oscar party on Sunday, February 28 benefiting Variety-the Children's Charity of the Desert. A red carpet walk will take place at 4 p.m. with the awards show screening at 5 p.m. (45-100 Club Drive, Indian Wells). "We're...

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THE LIVING DESERT TO CELEBRATE FAIRYTALES & FROG DAY

THE LIVING DESERT TO CELEBRATE FAIRYTALES & FROG DAY

By | February 11, 2016 at 6:30 am | No comments

By Kristy Kneiding Princes, princesses and all other fairytale characters are invited to join in the celebration of Fairytales & Frog Day at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens on Saturday February 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Festivities are free with paid admission to The...

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“CHAGALL FOR CHILDREN” EXHIBIT DEBUTING AT CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM OF THE DESERT

“CHAGALL FOR CHILDREN” EXHIBIT DEBUTING AT CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM OF THE DESERT

By | February 11, 2016 at 6:28 am | No comments

By Carissa Cascio Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert is pleased to announce the traveling exhibit, “Chagall for Children,” which made its debut on Saturday, February 6 and will remain on display through April 27, 2016. “Chagall for Children” was created by...

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FILING TAXES JUST GOT (A LITTLE BIT) EASIER

FILING TAXES JUST GOT (A LITTLE BIT) EASIER

By | February 11, 2016 at 5:30 am | No comments

By Maria M. Miranda Now that it’s March, your annual tax filing deadline is fast approaching. If you receive Social Security benefits, one of the documents you need to file your federal income tax return is your Social Security Benefit Statement (Form...

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Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Host Luncheon Addressing Homelessness in Palm Springs

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Host Luncheon Addressing Homelessness in Palm Springs

By | February 11, 2016 at 5:28 am | No comments

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Palm Springs Hospitality Association, Desert Business Association and Main Street, is sponsoring an organized luncheon to address Palm Springs’ growing homeless population.  The February 18th luncheon titled...

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4th Annual Faith, Hope & Pups Benefit

4th Annual Faith, Hope & Pups Benefit

By | February 4, 2016 at 2:58 am | No comments

Raising Funds for Local Animal Welfare Organizations The 4th Annual Faith, Hope & Pups Polo Luncheon to be held at Empire Polo Club in Indio this Sunday, February 7th, will raise much-needed funds for local animal welfare organizations including The Bianca Rae Foundation,...

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Get Tested Coachella Valley Campaign to Announce Exciting Milestones at Annual Update

Get Tested Coachella Valley Campaign to Announce Exciting Milestones at Annual Update

By | February 4, 2016 at 2:20 am | No comments

Thursday, February 11 By Marissa Willman Dr. Karen Mark, Chief of the California Department of Public Health Office of AIDS set to address Community Partners, advocates, and the public at this free event at UCR Palm Desert. Get Tested Coachella Valley, a 3-year regional...

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PRESIDENT BRINGS HEALTH SOLUTIONS TO THE VALLEY

PRESIDENT BRINGS HEALTH SOLUTIONS TO THE VALLEY

By | January 28, 2016 at 12:36 am | No comments

By Richard Noble President Clinton and the Clinton Foundation held its Fifth Annual Health Matters Activation Summit in Indian Wells, bringing with them new programs and partnerships to advance the health and wellness of the United States. The Summit brought together 450...

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Palm Springs Works to Help the Homeless

Palm Springs Works to Help the Homeless

By | December 23, 2015 at 12:48 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons “This is just the way life is,” said Eli, a homeless man sitting with Rocky Marciano a protective little white dog that belongs to his friend Mike.  “Everyone’s different.  Life isn’t simple.” Celebrating his 70th birthday last July, Eli is a...

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Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine

Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine

By | December 10, 2015 at 4:57 am | No comments

By Janet Newcomb You probably haven’t heard of it, but Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) is the only national nonprofit dedicated to building a network of free primary health care clinics for the uninsured in local communities.  In the early 90s, one-third of the population on...

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By | November 12, 2015 at 5:09 am | No comments

The Life and Death Battle from the Front Lines of our Streets By Lisa Morgan Coachella Valley had a total of 521 homeless individuals reported, based upon a homeless count in 2013. As of 2015 that number was reduced to 364. While Indio dramatically decreased from an...

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A Halloween Bat Story: Be Warned!

A Halloween Bat Story: Be Warned!

By | October 29, 2015 at 4:04 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons There is only one mammal that can fly.  The bat.  It is an amazing creature that shares a genetic heritage with humans  – live birth, hair, warm blood. This time of year, the bat is a symbol for the scary things that happen after dark.  They are...

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2015 Palm Springs & Desert Hot Springs Political Candidates Q & A – Part 2

2015 Palm Springs & Desert Hot Springs Political Candidates Q & A – Part 2

By | October 22, 2015 at 2:42 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons The Consolidated General Election is Tuesday, November 3rd.  For two of the nine desert cities, that means the possibility of new leadership and fresh ideas.  Desert Hot Springs and Palm Springs will be voting for Mayor and City Council. Eight candidates...

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California Desert National Monuments Up for Debate

California Desert National Monuments Up for Debate

By | October 22, 2015 at 2:28 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons Tucked back in a canyon, several miles off the windmilled pass of the I-10 corridor, is the Wildlands Conservancy’s Whitewater Preserve. This 2,800 plus acres between the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains has been completely restored where once...

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2015 Palm Springs & Desert Hot Springs Political Candidates Q & A

2015 Palm Springs & Desert Hot Springs Political Candidates Q & A

By | October 15, 2015 at 5:41 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons The Consolidated General Election is quickly approaching.  For two of the nine desert cities, that means the possibility of new leadership and fresh ideas.  Desert Hot Springs and Palm Springs will be voting for Mayor and City Council members. CV Weekly...

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2015 Rae of Hope Leadership Retreat, Hope and Help for Our Desert’s Middle School Girls

2015 Rae of Hope Leadership Retreat, Hope and Help for Our Desert’s Middle School Girls

By | September 3, 2015 at 3:29 am | No comments

“To be irreplaceable, you have to be different. I don’t want them to just be told, I want them to be shown.” -Bianca Rae By Lisa Morgan Award winning news reporter, Bianca Rae, didn’t take it lightly when she noticed the trend of young girls crowding around her while...

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Cheerleaders, Stalkers & Crowd Funding

Cheerleaders, Stalkers & Crowd Funding

By | July 22, 2015 at 9:31 pm | No comments

The New Movie Making Paradigm By Angela Valente Romeo The Coachella Valley has always lured artists, photographers, filmmakers and countless others with its scenic beauty. The digital revolution has opened film and photography to a much wider audience.  Together these two...

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SCOTUS Decision Day Rally in Palm Springs, California

SCOTUS Decision Day Rally in Palm Springs, California

By | July 1, 2015 at 10:48 pm | No comments

By Esther Sanchez Within the average lifetime of any given individual there are but a few days lived on this earth that can truly be deemed as historic in a life-changing manner. On June 26th, 2015 the Supreme Court of the United States of America made an undeniably historic,...

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Two Cooling Centers Offered This Summer in Palm Springs

Two Cooling Centers Offered This Summer in Palm Springs

By | June 18, 2015 at 2:52 am | No comments

As temperatures begin to heat up in the Coachella Valley, the City of Palm Springs in partnership with the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County wants to remind citizens that Cooling Centers will be offered this summer in Palm Springs whenever the Riverside County...

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GETTING MARRIED SOON? GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY YOUR NEW NAME

GETTING MARRIED SOON? GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY YOUR NEW NAME

By | June 18, 2015 at 1:51 am | No comments

By Maria M. Miranda Every year, June marks the beginning of two busy seasons:  summer and “wedding season.” With joyful expectation, many of us have already marked our calendars and started wrapping up our plans for the vacations, ceremonies, and honeymoons. While brides...

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness for Transgenders in America and Our Community

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness for Transgenders in America and Our Community

By | June 4, 2015 at 2:45 am | No comments

By Lisa Morgan On June 1, 2015, Vanity Fair revealed the world renown athlete, father, reality show star, formerly known as Bruce Jenner as Caitlyn Jenner.  The surgically enhanced, stunning, 65 year old transgender woman was photographed by famed photographer, Annie...

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DESI MAKES A WISH

DESI MAKES A WISH

By | June 4, 2015 at 2:33 am | No comments

LOCAL LITTLE GIRL AND CANCER FIGHTER, DESI CECHIN, RECEIVES WISH TO GO TO AULANI®, A DISNEY RESORT AND SPA On Monday, June 8 Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire will present 6-year-old Desirae (Desi) Cechin with her wish to go to Aulani®, a Disney Resort and...

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Saturday Night Laughs Comedy Show

Saturday Night Laughs Comedy Show

By | May 21, 2015 at 2:27 am | No comments

Raises Funds for the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission By Denise Ortuno Neil Saturday Night Laughs Comedy Show at Plan B Live Entertainment & Cocktails in Thousand Palms, benefiting the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission on Saturday, May 16th 2015, was a wonderful success!!...

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HONORING OUR SERVICE MEMBERS ON MEMORIAL DAY

HONORING OUR SERVICE MEMBERS ON MEMORIAL DAY

By | May 13, 2015 at 11:01 pm | No comments

By Maria M. Miranda On Memorial Day, we honor men and women who died while courageously serving in the U.S. military. We also recognize active duty service members, especially those who have been wounded. Cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades to...

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City of Palm Springs Addresses Homelessness at Town Hall Meeting

City of Palm Springs Addresses Homelessness at Town Hall Meeting

By | May 7, 2015 at 3:41 am | No comments

By Lisa Morgan Palm Springs residents were invited to participate in the City of Palm Springs Homelessness Town Hall Meeting on Monday, May 4, and the people responded.  The 5:30 p.m. event, hosted by the City Council Homelessness Subcommittee, comprised of Mayor Steve...

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF PALM SPRINGS HOSTS PROJECT R.I.S.E TEEN RESOURCE FAIR

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF PALM SPRINGS HOSTS PROJECT R.I.S.E TEEN RESOURCE FAIR

By | May 7, 2015 at 2:14 am | No comments

Project R.I.S.E.: Raising Issues Surrounding Everyone Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs is excited to host a teen resource fair on Saturday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Club inside the Mary Bremer Patrick Teen Center. The fair is sponsored by the organization’s...

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GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME AND LOVE THIS MOTHER’S DAY

GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME AND LOVE THIS MOTHER’S DAY

By | April 30, 2015 at 10:12 am | No comments

By  Maria M. Miranda What do you plan to get for Mom this Mother’s Day? If she’s like most Americans, she probably feels time-constrained and the hours she spends with family and friends are precious. So, in addition to giving her flowers or a card, give her a gift...

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