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A Dream Lives On in Memory of a Father and a Vietnam Veteran

A Dream Lives On in Memory of a Father and a Vietnam Veteran

By | November 6, 2014 at 1:57 am | No comments

3rd Annual Veterans Pancake Breakfast @ Veterans Memorial Park, Coachella Saturday, November 8th, 9am- 12pm By Lisa Morgan It was almost as if Retired Marine Staff Sergeant, Trino del Toro, knew his time was coming to an end. He had been the man behind the rebuilding of the...

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YMCA Hoedown Downloads Dollars in a Night of Fun, Food and Games

YMCA Hoedown Downloads Dollars in a Night of Fun, Food and Games

By | November 6, 2014 at 1:55 am | No comments

By Judith Salkin The Family YMCA of the Desert’s annual Hoedown at Sundown is one of the most anticipated galas of the Coachella Valley’s social season. The event, which celebrated its 27th incarnation this year, raises funds for the Y’s youth programs that serve...

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New Horizons Reaches New Heights

New Horizons Reaches New Heights

By | October 30, 2014 at 4:47 am | No comments

By Kira Golden Early in the morning on Wednesday, October 22, a helicopter lifted an almost two-ton carved granite bench sculpture, created by artist Bruce Beasley and previously located at the Palm Springs Art Museum, to the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Local...

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NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART McDONALD’S OPENING ON OCTOBER 31

NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART McDONALD’S OPENING ON OCTOBER 31

By | October 30, 2014 at 4:40 am | No comments

Fast, Flavorful, and Fun By Janet Newcomb Corporate McDonald’s is approaching its 60th anniversary as an innovative, quality-driven global foodservice retailer, and local entrepreneur Dick Shalhoub is nearing his 20th anniversary as a successful, innovative owner/operator...

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

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

By | October 30, 2014 at 4:33 am | No comments

The Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) in partnership with the Riverside County Department of Public Health and the Southern California Association of Governments are conducting a Health Impact Assessment of the CV Link project and will hold a series of public...

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VARIETY THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY! 2ND ANNUAL TICKET TO RIDE! CAR RAFFLE

VARIETY THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY! 2ND ANNUAL TICKET TO RIDE! CAR RAFFLE

By | October 22, 2014 at 10:15 pm | No comments

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO BE A PART OF THIS GREAT CAR RAFFLE AND CAUSE! TICKETS SALES ARE BRISK! DO YOU HAVE YOURS YET?????? ONLY $10.00 PER TICKET! 1 IN 5000 CHANCE TO WIN! BETTER THEN THE LOTTERY! 1 IN 5000 CHANCE TO WIN A BRAND NEW FORD C MAX HYBRID FROM PALM SPRINGS...

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Save a Horse, Buy a Cowboy

Save a Horse, Buy a Cowboy

By | October 22, 2014 at 10:10 pm | No comments

First Annual Auction and Fundraiser for CV Horse Rescue in Indio. Saturday, November 1 @ 5 pm By Lisa Morgan Save a horse, buy a cowboy. Yes, you read that right. What was once only a sassy bumper sticker or T-shirt, is now a reality. There will be a LIVE COWBOY AUCTION:...

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GirlFriend Factor’s Annual GoGirl! Luncheon

GirlFriend Factor’s Annual GoGirl! Luncheon

By | October 22, 2014 at 7:25 pm | No comments

 On November 5 At Desert Willow Golf  Resort The public is invited to attend exciting event showcasing local TV personalities, Inspiration Awards, and GoGirl! Grant graduates and recipients. GirlFriend Factor, dedicated to helping women reach their potential and achieve...

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Who Will “Protect and Serve” Desert Hot Springs?

Who Will “Protect and Serve” Desert Hot Springs?

By | October 15, 2014 at 10:30 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons Most who make Desert Hot Springs home love their community. They appreciate the mountain and valley views, the clean air and water, the open desert and blue sky. Their neighbors are generous and genuine. Children play outside and people are out walking. But,...

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Boys and Girls Club of America

Boys and Girls Club of America

By | October 15, 2014 at 10:27 pm | No comments

By Kira Golden There are three different branches of the Boys and Girls Club of America in our desert: The Palm Springs branch, the Coachella Valley branch—which oversees the entire east valley—and the Cathedral City branch. “It’s tough,” says Cathedral City branch...

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Kiwanis Division 47 Season Kick-off

Kiwanis Division 47 Season Kick-off

By | October 15, 2014 at 10:20 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil The 2014/2015 Kiwanis Club season kick-off for Division 47, went off without a hitch on Saturday, October 11th at the Deli on Miles in Indio. The meeting set the season in motion and also served as a Proclamation Ceremony for the new Kiwanis East...

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Junior League of Palm Springs Helps Other Desert Organizations

Junior League of Palm Springs Helps Other Desert Organizations

By | October 15, 2014 at 10:16 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil The desert has many charities that help a variety of different causes. But with the demand that these organizations have to fulfill the need of those that they help, they at times need help of their own. The Junior League of Palm Springs is there to help...

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Campaign to Sell License Plate Promoting Salton Sea Officially Kicks Off

Campaign to Sell License Plate Promoting Salton Sea Officially Kicks Off

By | October 15, 2014 at 8:20 pm | No comments

Tuesday, Oct. 14 marked the official kick off of a campaign to pre-sell 7,500 Salton Sea Specialty License Plates with the unveiling of SaltonSeaPlate.com. The new website will initially take pledges from motorists willing to purchase the plate and will then serve as the portal...

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Why Measure F Failed, the New Measures and the Risk to Public Safety

Why Measure F Failed, the New Measures and the Risk to Public Safety

By | October 8, 2014 at 9:00 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons Last year, on November 19, Desert Hot Springs declared a “Fiscal Emergency.” The crisis was caused by several factors, but mainly it was due to national and state economic trends that included declining local revenue, rising costs and the loss of...

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NEW ADDITIONS TO THE LIVING DESERT

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE LIVING DESERT

By | September 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm | No comments

PORCUPINE BABY PART OF ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS PROGRAM The Living Desert is proud to announce the African Crested baby porcupine, born at the zoo in May, is now part of the Animal Encounters Program and is currently being trained for a part in the Wildlife Wonders show starting in...

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Join Green for Life at the SoCal Energy Summit

Join Green for Life at the SoCal Energy Summit

By | September 24, 2014 at 11:39 pm | No comments

The Coachella Valley Association of Governments’ Green for Life program is hosting a FREE Green Building Bus Tour on October 9th from 10:30am to 5:00pm as part of this year’s Southern California Energy Summit. The Green for Life tour will showcase a variety of sustainable...

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The Palm Springs Art Museum

The Palm Springs Art Museum

By | September 24, 2014 at 7:05 pm | No comments

Last Thursday, September 18th from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, the 3rd Grade Class from Agua Caliente Elementary School in Cathedral City took part in the First School Tour of the 2014 – 2015 School Year at the Palm Springs Art Museum for “Art Within Reach” Program. The Palm...

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Heroes in Recovery, Break the Stigma Golf Tournament & Luncheon

Heroes in Recovery, Break the Stigma Golf Tournament & Luncheon

By | September 17, 2014 at 11:37 pm | No comments

Escena Golf Course, Palm Springs, Friday, September 19th By Lisa Morgan It would seem that no one in our country is unaffected, either directly or indirectly, by a loved one or acquaintance struggling with addiction. This is national recovery month, and on Friday, September...

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World Day Of Peace

World Day Of Peace

By | September 17, 2014 at 11:03 pm | No comments

Palm Springs for Peace Event in conjunction with UN’s World Day of Peace. Sunday, September 21, 2014 Let’s inspire one another to envision peace, create peace, spread peace and pay it forward. Together... We can Make Peace Happen on this beautiful Planet of ours! Let us...

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Remembering, Honoring, Teaching & Leading By Example

Remembering, Honoring, Teaching & Leading By Example

By | September 11, 2014 at 4:25 am | No comments

One Local High School Teacher and Veteran Spearheads a "Walk of Heroes" Project for the Fallen By Lisa Morgan "Jesus Gonzales was the first former student from the valley killed in action in Iraq. I remember making my students write about him in their daily news journals....

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Rae of Hope Retreat

Rae of Hope Retreat

By | September 3, 2014 at 8:21 pm | No comments

FREE Leadership Training for Our Valley's Middle School Girls: September 20th @ Miramonte Resort and Spa, Indian Wells 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 on...

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Break the Stigma Charity Golf Tournament September 19th 2014

Break the Stigma Charity Golf Tournament September 19th 2014

By | September 3, 2014 at 5:40 pm | No comments

According to Webster’s Dictionary, a “stigma” is a set of negative or unfair beliefs held by society. Instead of viewing seeking treatment as a positive course of action, many people still consider issues with mental health and addiction to be a sign of weakness. In 2012,...

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It Takes a Village and DATA to Grow a Community Full of Creative Jobs

It Takes a Village and DATA to Grow a Community Full of Creative Jobs

By | August 28, 2014 at 1:31 am | No comments

By Rich Henrich As each of the desert cities across the Coachella Valley exist in what some have called a “fiefdom-like fashion,” one valley organization quietly works to unify the region. The Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) is a regional economic development...

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Cathedral City Festival Park: A Strategic Plan

Cathedral City Festival Park: A Strategic Plan

By | July 23, 2014 at 7:36 pm | No comments

By Rich Henrich Along Highway 111, you may have noticed a patch of vacant land beside the former Desert IMAX theatre in Cathedral City or perhaps the one behind the theater complex. Once a visionary plan with promise, the progress on Cathedral City’s downtown development...

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California Fire Wives, Fire Wife Strong!

California Fire Wives, Fire Wife Strong!

By | July 16, 2014 at 10:06 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan There are a special few who are the very essence of the word HERO. These are the people who run toward the danger that put us, our city, our county, state or country at risk. We often think gratefully of our soldiers, our police force and, of course, our fire...

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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...

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VARIETY Charity Raffle

VARIETY Charity Raffle

By | July 2, 2014 at 8:29 pm | No comments

Variety Children's Charity of the Desert Gives You and Our Kids the Best Odds to Win! By Lisa Morgan If you've been to the beautiful Mary Pickford Movie Theater in Cathedral City lately, you'll have seen that brand new Ford C MAX Hybrid from Palm Springs Ford sitting out...

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AIDS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ANNOUNCES RAFFLE FOR A NEW AUDI A3 CABRIOLET

AIDS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ANNOUNCES RAFFLE FOR A NEW AUDI A3 CABRIOLET

By | June 25, 2014 at 2:20 pm | No comments

Ticket Sales Will Help Community Service Agency Feed Hundreds AIDS Assistance Program (AAP) is raffling off a 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet from Desert European Motorcars’ Audi Rancho Mirage in support of the organization’s food voucher program, which supplies nutritional support...

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CELEBRATE THE LONGEST DAY AND THE LONGEST NECKS AT THE LIVING DESERT

CELEBRATE THE LONGEST DAY AND THE LONGEST NECKS AT THE LIVING DESERT

By | June 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm | No comments

World Giraffe Day To Be Held June 21st The Living Desert invites you to spend the longest day of the year celebrating the longest-necked animal for World Giraffe Day on Saturday, June 21st from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. This year marks the inaugural World Giraffe Day founded by the...

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Got Pool?

Got Pool?

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

By Denise Ortuno Neil There’s nothing quite like the refreshing feeling of jumping into azure water, immersing your body in absolute coolness, and revealing yourself to the now temperate air that was once scorching as you pop up from the depths of the pool. It’s what...

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Cabot’s Pueblo Museum Receives Southern California Edison Grant

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum Receives Southern California Edison Grant

By | June 11, 2014 at 3:35 pm | No comments

New Visitors Guide Developed and Wayfinding Site Maps Installed Cabot's Pueblo Museum received a $5,000 grant from Southern California Edison (SCE), an Edison International Company, enabling the development of an updated Visitor's Guide and two large wayfinding maps installed...

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POWER REWARDED: HOT PURPLE ENERGY SELECTED AS SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

POWER REWARDED: HOT PURPLE ENERGY SELECTED AS SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

By | June 11, 2014 at 3:05 pm | No comments

BY ASSEMBLY DISTRICT #56 AND ASSEMBLYMEMBER V. MANUEL PEREZ Hot Purple Energy – with a focus on the “Energy”— was recently named 56th Assembly District’s “2014 Small Business of the Year.” Owners Nate Otto, President, and David Herrlinger, Vice President, will...

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ALA’s Leadership Training Institute 5th Annual “Above & Beyond” Awards Gala

ALA’s Leadership Training Institute 5th Annual “Above & Beyond” Awards Gala

By | June 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm | No comments

Honoring Nine Distinguished Community Leaders ALA’s Leadership Training Institute honored local community members on May 31 at the Indian Wells Golf Resort Pavilion. The honorees consistently go “above and beyond” and were nominated by their peers for this prestigious...

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Believing For Desi

Believing For Desi

By | June 4, 2014 at 7:41 pm | No comments

Desirae (Desi) Ava Grace Cechin is one of the most powerful young ladies to live here in our Coachella Valley, yet Desi is only five years old. In April of 2014, Desi’s parents, Laura and Terry, brought her to the ER for what they thought could be problems with her appendix....

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C.A.S.A. – Court Appointed Special Advocates for “At-Risk” Children in The Foster Care System Needs YOU!

C.A.S.A. – Court Appointed Special Advocates for “At-Risk” Children in The Foster Care System Needs YOU!

By | June 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan DISTURBING FACTS: There are 4,000 children in the foster care system in Riverside County alone. 100% of gay children in our foster care system have reported abuse in their foster homes. 58% of human trafficking victims come from foster/group homes, IN...

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