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Yellow Cab Cares Program

Yellow Cab Cares Program

By | April 22, 2015 at 11:15 pm | No comments

Local cab company to donate a wheelchair-accessible van to the family of a disabled 4-year-old By Judith Salkin Even in the midst of the desert’s busy music festival season, the drivers at Yellow Cab of the Desert are quick to provide a helping hand whenever they...

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LUMPY’S 12TH ANNUAL SCRAMBLE FOR AUTISM GOLF TOURNAMENT

LUMPY’S 12TH ANNUAL SCRAMBLE FOR AUTISM GOLF TOURNAMENT

By | April 15, 2015 at 11:10 pm | No comments

BRINGS TOGETHER A GOOD TIME FOR A GREAT CAUSE The Lumpy’s 12th Annual Scramble for Autism golf tournament presented by Cobra, Puma, and The Nest will be held Friday May 1st at Indian Wells Country Club (IWCC). The annual event, benefitting local families with kids with...

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Give Wishes Wings

Give Wishes Wings

By | April 15, 2015 at 10:45 pm | No comments

Do you remember pretending you could fly? The happy, unashamed abandon of it? The joy and celebration? Did you know that trillions of airline miles go unused each year? Instead of letting these expire or using them for magazine subscriptions, those miles can easily be donated to...

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CVRM to host Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Joel E. Smilow Annex

CVRM to host Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Joel E. Smilow Annex

By | April 8, 2015 at 2:10 pm | No comments

Friday, May 1 • 10:00 am 84110 Manila Street, Indio The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission will be hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening of its new Joel E. Smilow Annex, which will serve as an emergency shelter. The new building is located directly adjacent to the...

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Ophelia Girls Benefit from the Indian Wells Arts Festival

Ophelia Girls Benefit from the Indian Wells Arts Festival

By | April 2, 2015 at 12:45 am | No comments

Transforming lives is the driving force behind the success of the Ophelia Project mentoring program; where every day in 11 desert area schools, 550 girls are learning the importance of education, nutrition, fitness and community involvement.  Since its inception in 1998 -...

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GHA COMPANIES ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR A NEW, INNOVATIVE, MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT IN PALM DESERT

GHA COMPANIES ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR A NEW, INNOVATIVE, MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT IN PALM DESERT

By | April 2, 2015 at 12:18 am | No comments

Millennium Palm Desert will include Residential, Retail and Professional Areas by Michael Felci Mario J. Gonzales of GHA Companies, one of the most respected developers of residential and commercial properties in the Coachella Valley, today announced the approval of the...

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A Water-Saving Yard or Business Can Earn You Prizes

A Water-Saving Yard or Business Can Earn You Prizes

By | April 1, 2015 at 8:15 pm | No comments

CV Water Counts conservation awards aim to highlight great examples of efficient water-use By Katie Ruark CV Water Counts is looking for Coachella Valley residents who have transformed their yards into water-friendly retreats, and businesses—general commercial and...

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 Boys & Girls Clubs Grand Auction Draws Supporters and Donors by the Hundreds

 Boys & Girls Clubs Grand Auction Draws Supporters and Donors by the Hundreds

By | March 26, 2015 at 1:23 am | No comments

Paddles went up for Trips to Paris, Hawaiian Islands, NYC and VIP Tickets to Coachella and Stagecoach By Ashley Hudgens Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley (BGCofCV) helped kick off its 50th year celebration with the organization’s biggest annual fundraising auction...

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2015 Coachella Valley Economic Forecast Conference

2015 Coachella Valley Economic Forecast Conference

By | March 26, 2015 at 1:04 am | No comments

Hosted by Claremont McKenna College and UCLA. Featuring Nationally Noted Speakers and Panelists. Will Be Held on Thursday April 9 at Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California Tickets & Sponsor Opportunities Now Available The fourth Annual Coachella Valley...

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CV LINK FORUMS TO DISCUSS COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SOCIAL EQUITY CONCERNS AND BENEFITS

CV LINK FORUMS TO DISCUSS COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SOCIAL EQUITY CONCERNS AND BENEFITS

By | March 19, 2015 at 1:14 am | No comments

By Josh Zipperman The Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) in partnership with the Riverside County Department of Public Health are conducting a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of the CV Link project and will host two public forums on Thursday, March 19, 2015 to...

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Southwest Stories with Steve Brown

Southwest Stories with Steve Brown

By | March 12, 2015 at 3:10 am | No comments

Launches March 16 on KVCR PBS TV The regional travel series, Southwest Stories with Steve Brown, launches Monday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. on KVCR PBS Television. Southwest Stories takes viewers on road trips from the California deserts into the Southwest, introducing them to...

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INDIO’S COACHELLA VALLEY HISTORY MUSEUM RECOGNIZED FOR PRESTIGIOUS KHALIFA INTERNATIONAL DATE PALM AWARD

INDIO’S COACHELLA VALLEY HISTORY MUSEUM RECOGNIZED FOR PRESTIGIOUS KHALIFA INTERNATIONAL DATE PALM AWARD

By | March 12, 2015 at 1:40 am | No comments

By Alison Elsner The California Date History Museum, housed on the grounds of the Coachella Valley History Museum (CVHM) in Indio, California, has been recognized as one of the 2015 winners of the annual Khalifa International Date Palm Award (KIDPA). The Date Museum won the...

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Keeping Kids Safe From Predators

Keeping Kids Safe From Predators

By | March 5, 2015 at 3:42 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons One in three girls and one in four boys will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18. In the United States, 800,000 children go missing every year. The majority are run-a-ways and second largest group are throw-a-ways –- kids who are kicked out of their...

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YOUR FINAL FOUR FROM SOCIAL SECURITY

YOUR FINAL FOUR FROM SOCIAL SECURITY

By | March 5, 2015 at 1:50 am | No comments

By Maria M. Miranda Since 1939, March has meant one thing in the world of sports: March Madness. In this tournament, 68 college basketball teams compete through the month until only the final four teams remain. Coaches gather their teams to drive home the gravity of the...

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New Beginnings’ Gala to Raise Funds for Shelter From The Storm

New Beginnings’ Gala to Raise Funds for Shelter From The Storm

By | February 26, 2015 at 12:30 pm | No comments

Mary Bono and Colleen Hughes to be feted at the Broadway-themed event The third annual ‘New Beginnings’ gala to benefit Shelter From The Storm, the region’s only shelter serving survivors of domestic violence, will be held on March 28, 2015 at 5:30 PM at the Palm Springs...

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF PALM SPRINGS’ 6TH ANNUAL JOHN CARLOS YOUTH TRACK & FIELD MEET

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF PALM SPRINGS’ 6TH ANNUAL JOHN CARLOS YOUTH TRACK & FIELD MEET

By | February 26, 2015 at 12:15 pm | No comments

by Kristy Kneiding Registration is now open for the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs’ 6th Annual John Carlos Youth Track & Field Meet. This yearly event will take place at the Palm Springs High School football/track field on Saturday, April 11 from 4 to 9 p.m. and...

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City of Indio Partners with Southwest Church for a HOPE Project

City of Indio Partners with Southwest Church for a HOPE Project

By | February 18, 2015 at 4:35 pm | No comments

Help your Community by Volunteering on February 21 for HOPE Project in Indio As part of the City of Indio’s 85th Anniversary Celebration, the City of Indio and Southwest Church will unleash HOPE in the Coachella Valley by participating together in cleanup efforts at various...

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The Friends Pet Project

The Friends Pet Project

By | February 18, 2015 at 4:10 pm | No comments

The Friends Pet Project was created because we felt people shouldn't have to lose their pets, because they have fallen on hard times. For many homebound seniors and people who are disabled, the cost of providing food for their pets is impossible and many share their own food...

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Applications Being Accepted for Car Giveaway

Applications Being Accepted for Car Giveaway

By | February 5, 2015 at 4:24 am | No comments

Ben Clymer’s commitment to the Palm Desert community will be further evidenced in March when one deserving family will receive a free car complete with paid registration fees and one year of AAA insurance. Applications to receive the car are now being taken. Applicants must...

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WEAR YOUR HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE

WEAR YOUR HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE

By | February 5, 2015 at 3:26 am | No comments

By Maria M. Miranda February is the month when we celebrate love and friendship. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has also declared February as American Heart Month to bring awareness to the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States: heart...

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Free Ride Home For Those Who Have Been Drinking

Free Ride Home For Those Who Have Been Drinking

By | January 29, 2015 at 1:08 am | No comments

The PGA-DUI Foundation Free Ride Service is the first program of its kind in the USA. PGA-DUI Foundation is a non-profit organization launching its services with four vehicles in July 2013. They are initially picking up riders in Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells to...

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ALA’s Leadership Training Institute 6th Annual Above & Beyond Awards

ALA’s Leadership Training Institute 6th Annual Above & Beyond Awards

By | January 22, 2015 at 3:55 am | No comments

Honors Ten Community Members for Leadership & Service on January 31st By Michelle McLaughlin ALA's Leadership Training Institute is honoring local community members who have proven excellence in community leadership and service with their 6th Annual Above & Beyond...

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Make-A-Wish Foundation: A Wish to Come True for the Coachella Valley

Make-A-Wish Foundation: A Wish to Come True for the Coachella Valley

By | January 15, 2015 at 12:02 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. They believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. A new office for this institution has...

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FREE WALK-IN HIV TESTING NOW AVAILABLE AT SEVEN WALGREENS ACROSS THE COACHELLA VALLEY

FREE WALK-IN HIV TESTING NOW AVAILABLE AT SEVEN WALGREENS ACROSS THE COACHELLA VALLEY

By | January 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm | No comments

Three West Valley Walgreens locations will be added as community test sites for Get Tested Coachella Valley this month. Beginning this month, free HIV tests will be available at seven Walgreens locations across the Coachella Valley as Get Tested Coachella Valley extends and...

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MAKE-A-WISH OPENS PALM SPRINGS OFFICE

MAKE-A-WISH OPENS PALM SPRINGS OFFICE

By | December 23, 2014 at 10:53 pm | No comments

Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire recently announced the opening of its third office, located in Palm Springs. The chapter is headquartered in Irvine with an additional satellite office in Riverside. The office space was generously donated by HÔM Sotheby's...

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Christmas Help for Local Families and Individuals Throughout the Coachella Valley

Christmas Help for Local Families and Individuals Throughout the Coachella Valley

By | December 18, 2014 at 5:25 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan As is traditional, many charities and organizations rally their troops to help the under-served and less fortunate. The heart of our giving community here in the Coachella Valley is huge, as are the organizations that provide services specifically during...

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RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A COLA

RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A COLA

By | December 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm | No comments

By Maria M. Miranda, Happy New Year from Social Security! Put down the champagne and ring in the New Year with a COLA! And we don’t mean the soda. In 2015, nearly 64 million Americans who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will receive a...

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ADOPT A WILD ONE AND SUPPORT THE LIVING DESERT

ADOPT A WILD ONE AND SUPPORT THE LIVING DESERT

By | December 11, 2014 at 2:32 pm | No comments

Save 50% Off Herd Pack Adoptions The Living Desert has a one-of-a-kind gift idea this holiday season with the gift of “adopting” an animal. For a limited time only, The Living Desert is offering a holiday special of 50% off an animal in the Herd Package (regularly priced at...

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From Street Life to Sweet Life – The High Returns of Sharing Hope

From Street Life to Sweet Life – The High Returns of Sharing Hope

By | December 3, 2014 at 11:19 pm | No comments

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe By Lisa Morgan Joseph had served in Desert Storm. Prior to deployment, he and four of his bothers in arms ceremoniously burned a cigar into each...

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THE TWELVE SITES OF SOCIAL SECURITY

THE TWELVE SITES OF SOCIAL SECURITY

By | December 3, 2014 at 9:10 pm | No comments

By Maria M. Miranda Back by popular demand is our holiday favorite, “The Twelve Sites of Social Security.” It’s inspired by the popular traditional holiday song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” a holiday favorite since 1780. Play it again, Santa! For the first...

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Palm Springs Art Museum’s New Architecture and Design Center

Palm Springs Art Museum’s New Architecture and Design Center

By | November 19, 2014 at 10:59 pm | No comments

By Kira Golden On Thursday the 13th of November, Mayor Steve Pougnet, numerous founders, and many appreciative desert citizens celebrated the recent opening of the Palm Springs Art Museum's new Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion, with a ribbon-cutting...

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Companion Visitation Ministry: The Sacred Heart of Caring for Our Valley’s Elderly

Companion Visitation Ministry: The Sacred Heart of Caring for Our Valley’s Elderly

By | November 19, 2014 at 10:40 pm | No comments

“Every time I see one of the CVM volunteers arriving for their visits at our facility, I know that although they look like regular people, they are really angels in disguise.” -Valerie, Activities Director for Fountains at Carlotta By Lisa Morgan I found it ironic as I...

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Learn How to Save Energy & Money with the FREE Green Building Home Tour

Learn How to Save Energy & Money with the FREE Green Building Home Tour

By | November 13, 2014 at 11:25 am | No comments

The Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) Green for Life program is hosting a FREE self-guided tour showcasing some of the greenest buildings throughout the desert on Saturday November 15th from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Participants will be able to see firsthand a wide...

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CV Upgrade Program To Assist Coachella Valley Residents Affected by Devastating Flash Flood

CV Upgrade Program To Assist Coachella Valley Residents Affected by Devastating Flash Flood

By | November 13, 2014 at 11:20 am | No comments

Ygrene’s Clean Energy P.A.C.E. Program Provides Immediately Available Funding Assistance to Enable Local Residents To Recover From Storm Damage The City of La Quinta, the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) and Ygrene Energy Fund, the Valley’s provider of...

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The CV Earns a B

The CV Earns a B

By | November 6, 2014 at 2:11 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons With 770 people in attendance, the Coachella Valley Annual Economic Summit was held October 30 at the JW Marriot Desert Springs & Spa in Palm Desert. For a decade, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) has hosted the event that gives a detailed...

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