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CBS Local 2’s Patrick Evans Launches New Radio Show on CV 104.3 FM

CBS Local 2’s Patrick Evans Launches New Radio Show on CV 104.3 FM

By | August 3, 2016 at 9:17 pm | No comments

Sunnylands Broadcasting recently announced the addition of Patrick Evans as the Weekday afternoon host of the Coachella Valley radio station CV 104.3 FM. Beginning on August 1, 2016 the smooth voice of Evans will be heard Monday - Friday from 2 pm - 6 pm. General Manager Jay...

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DESERT CINEMAS THEATRE UNDER OPTION FOR REDEVELOPMENT

DESERT CINEMAS THEATRE UNDER OPTION FOR REDEVELOPMENT

By | July 28, 2016 at 5:25 am | No comments

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre (CVRep) and the City Urban Revitalization Corporation (CURC), owner of the Desert Cinemas Movie Theater located at the corner of Highway 111 and Cathedral Canyon Drive in Cathedral City, have signed agreements giving CVRep an option to...

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Mojave Desert Land Trust Statement On Beth Orton and Protecting The California Desert

Mojave Desert Land Trust Statement On Beth Orton and Protecting The California Desert

By | June 12, 2016 at 2:12 am | No comments

In an unfortunate situation, the musician Beth Orton recently filmed a music video during which she spray-painted a Joshua tree and a cholla cactus. The release of her video created a concerned response over such treatment of the rare and important ecosystem that is the Mojave...

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PALM DESERT LOCAL AND SKATEBOARD LEGEND EDDIE “EL GATO” ELGUERA INDUCTED INTO THE SKATEBOARDING HALL OF FAME

PALM DESERT LOCAL AND SKATEBOARD LEGEND EDDIE “EL GATO” ELGUERA INDUCTED INTO THE SKATEBOARDING HALL OF FAME

By | May 28, 2016 at 1:20 am | No comments

The Skateboarding Hall of Fame had its 7th annual awards and Hall of Fame induction ceremonies last weekend at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Created in 2009, The Skateboarding Hall of Fame recognizes and honors the history of skateboarding and those influential figures who...

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S.O.S. HITS AN HISTORIC MILESTONE

S.O.S. HITS AN HISTORIC MILESTONE

By | May 19, 2016 at 11:33 pm | No comments

“Soldiers Organized Services has transported its 100,000th Marine!” S.O.S. is a 501c(3) charity which provides “no cost” transportation from the Palm Springs and Ontario Airports, to the USMC MCAGCC base in 29 Palms, CA. These free rides for active-duty military...

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GLAM CAMPING AT RILEY’S FARM

GLAM CAMPING AT RILEY’S FARM

By | May 19, 2016 at 9:08 pm | No comments

Riley's Farm now offers glamorous summer camping in Colonial Chesterfield. The past is only a moment away at Riley's Farm!  Couples, families, and youth groups can now enjoy a summer overnight stay and immersive experience in America's revolutionary past with glam camping...

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Southern California Energy & Water Summit

Southern California Energy & Water Summit

By | October 8, 2015 at 3:06 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons Is there anything more important to sustaining life than water and energy?  Love maybe.  But the love was not present at the Southern California Energy & Water Summit held at the Palm Springs Convention Center last week. Sponsored by Burke Rix...

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FG Creative Celebrates Thirteen Years Serving the Community and Debuts New Web Site

FG Creative Celebrates Thirteen Years Serving the Community and Debuts New Web Site

By | October 1, 2015 at 2:16 am | No comments

By Chris Clemens FG Creative, Inc., a full-service boutique marketing, digital and public relations firm located in Palm Desert, has announced the launch of its new web site and today celebrates its anniversary of thirteen years in business in the Coachella Valley.  The...

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DHS Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum Draws A Packed House!

DHS Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum Draws A Packed House!

By | September 17, 2015 at 2:41 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons As a hard-working, socio-economically challenged bedroom and spa community, Desert Hot Springs residents filled the high school auditorium while many more watched online Thursday, September 10, to hear what candidates for City Council and Mayor had to say...

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Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse is 2015 Brewery Of The Year

Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse is 2015 Brewery Of The Year

By | September 17, 2015 at 2:34 am | No comments

This week California State Senator Jeff Stone presented Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse with a Senatorial Proclamation in honor of being named the 2015 California State Brewery of the Year at the recent CA State Fair in Sacramento. At the competition, Babe’s also took...

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City of Palm Springs Significantly Reduces Municipal Water Usage by 43%

City of Palm Springs Significantly Reduces Municipal Water Usage by 43%

By | August 19, 2015 at 5:56 pm | No comments

By Amy Blaisdell Palm Springs is leading the way in the Coachella Valley when it comes to water conservation. In response to one of the most severe droughts in California history and a call to action to reduce water usage from Gov. Jerry Brown, the City of Palm Springs is...

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Musicians Outlet Re-Opens In New Location

Musicians Outlet Re-Opens In New Location

By | July 30, 2015 at 2:24 am | No comments

On Monday night, July 20, at around 9:30pm Musicians Outlet caught on fire. The store was located on San Pablo in Palm Desert and had been there for 24 years. Prior to that, owner Randy Hewitson had a smaller store a few doors down for 5 years. It was devastating to watch almost...

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“Desert Lightning” Strikes Life Into Valley Businesses

“Desert Lightning” Strikes Life Into Valley Businesses

By | July 30, 2015 at 2:22 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons “Grow your dreams” is the slogan for the newly formed Desert Lightning, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, that helps valley residence start or rehabilitate a business. “What Desert Lightning has done is combine elements of an incubator, a mix-use...

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Palm Springs Chosen as Host Town for the 2015 Special Olympics

Palm Springs Chosen as Host Town for the 2015 Special Olympics

By | July 22, 2015 at 9:25 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan Last Monday, July 13th, on the steps of the California State Capitol, Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement officers from all over the world were joined by California Governor Jerry Brown and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom for the launch of the Law...

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JOB FAIR TO BE HELD JULY 21 AT SPOTLIGHT 29 CASINO

JOB FAIR TO BE HELD JULY 21 AT SPOTLIGHT 29 CASINO

By | July 9, 2015 at 2:01 am | No comments

More Than 35 Positions Available For Both Spotlight 29 Casino and Tortoise Rock Casino On Tuesday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Spotlight 29 Casino will be holding a job fair to fill more than 35 full-time and part-time positions available at both Spotlight 29 Casino and...

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The New TV Show Called “Let’s Talk Coachella Valley” Ready To Air!

The New TV Show Called “Let’s Talk Coachella Valley” Ready To Air!

By | July 1, 2015 at 10:32 pm | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin “We are really excited about the new show and all the possibilities it will bring to our valley,” proclaim hosts Tina Marx and Conrad Negron. The show will explore new places in order to provide viewers with an opportunity to learn about and experience...

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CORD MEDIA CREATIVE HONORED WITH THREE TELLY AWARDS

CORD MEDIA CREATIVE HONORED WITH THREE TELLY AWARDS

By | June 25, 2015 at 4:44 am | No comments

By Carissa Cascio Cord Media Company, a full-service agency specializing in creative, media, integrated marketing and branding, has been honored with three Telly Awards for their video productions, announced Jonas Udcoff, CEO. Cord Media’s talented in-house video production...

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UCR Seeks Immortality

UCR Seeks Immortality

By | January 22, 2015 at 4:56 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons Would you want to live forever? This was the question posed at the opening event of the Center for Ideas and Society Lecture Series held at UCR’s Palm Desert campus. John Fischer, UCR Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Immortality...

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CORD MEDIA COMPANY NAMED ONE OF FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATE COMPANIES BY INC. MAGAZINE

CORD MEDIA COMPANY NAMED ONE OF FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATE COMPANIES BY INC. MAGAZINE

By | October 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm | No comments

Southern California Marketing Agency Earns Spot on Prestigious List Cord Media Company, a full-service agency specializing in creative, media, integrated marketing and branding, headquartered in Palm Desert, California, was named to Inc. Magazine’s 2014 5000 list of...

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NEW COMEDY CLUB TO OPEN

NEW COMEDY CLUB TO OPEN

By | October 1, 2014 at 4:06 pm | No comments

Crackpots Comedy Club, the new comedy club that is set to debut in downtown Palm Springs will have its opening night on November 15th. In association with Recreation Entertainment they are looking for some local talent to fill out their roster of comedians. If you are...

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Lady Gaga Joins the Fight to Save Our Water, but What About Nestle’?

Lady Gaga Joins the Fight to Save Our Water, but What About Nestle’?

By | July 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm | No comments

By Rich Henrich “Woke up this morning and I got myself a beer! The future’s uncertain and the end is always near…” Roadhouse Blues by The Doors. This famous line from rock legend Jim Morrison blasts through my alarm clock. It’s time to get up. I need to shower. I...

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HOT PURPLE ENERGY’S PRESIDENT NATE OTTO APPOINTED TO CITY OF PALM SPRINGS SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION

HOT PURPLE ENERGY’S PRESIDENT NATE OTTO APPOINTED TO CITY OF PALM SPRINGS SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION

By | July 23, 2014 at 4:35 pm | No comments

Hot Purple Energy is proud to announce that its President, Nate Otto, has been selected to serve on the City of Palm Springs Sustainability Commission for the 2014-2015 year. “It is an honor to be a part of this committee, serving a cause that is very important to me and...

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The President of the United States invites you to a reception at the White House

The President of the United States invites you to a reception at the White House

By | July 16, 2014 at 10:20 pm | No comments

Article and Photos by Richard Noble I was at a conference in La Quinta when the original email came in. I knew there was a possibility I had been invited but wasn’t sure. At first, I was amazed and excited, thrilled beyond containment. No more than a few minutes had passed...

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Babe’s Brewhouse Wins Big

Babe’s Brewhouse Wins Big

By | June 18, 2014 at 7:03 pm | No comments

at the 2014 L.A. International Commercial Beer Competition for the 6th straight year! Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse wins 3 medals including Gold for it’s 12th Anniversary Barley Wine Ale! The results came in late on Thursday, June 12 and was pleasing to the ears of the...

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It’s Twins: The Living Desert’s Jaguar Gives Birth

It’s Twins: The Living Desert’s Jaguar Gives Birth

By | May 21, 2014 at 8:10 pm | No comments

Zookeepers at The Living Desert have confirmed that Magia, the four-year-old Jaguar, has given birth to two cubs, announced Allen Monroe, President/CEO, The Living Desert. In preparation for her maternity, a darkened den was constructed between the off-exhibit yard and the...

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“Minutes That Matter” Calling Card Program

“Minutes That Matter” Calling Card Program

By | April 24, 2014 at 1:46 am | No comments

Prime Time International Donates Sixty-Six “Gently Used” Cell Phones and Accessories to Cell Phones for Soldiers Prime Time International, the country’s largest year-round grower, packer and shipper of multi-colored peppers in the United States recently helped out the...

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Indio Fashion Mall’s Rebirth Begins!

Indio Fashion Mall’s Rebirth Begins!

By | April 24, 2014 at 1:37 am | No comments

Part Two: Future & Funding By Heidi Simmons This is the year for Coachella Valley malls. Palm Springs’ Desert Fashion Plaza has been reduced to rubble and will soon rise anew; the languishing Palm Springs Mall is on its way to becoming College of the Desert’s West...

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Janet Zappala Joins KMIR and KPSE as Health and Wellness Reporter

Janet Zappala Joins KMIR and KPSE as Health and Wellness Reporter

By | April 23, 2014 at 10:38 pm | No comments

KMIR and KPSE are proud to welcome Janet Zappala to their ever-growing stable of experienced journalists. Beginning Monday, April 21, Zappala will report and produce health and wellness stories for KMIR News. Zappala brings a wealth of broadcast news experience including...

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Indio Fashion Mall’s Rebirth Begins!

Indio Fashion Mall’s Rebirth Begins!

By | April 16, 2014 at 4:46 pm | No comments

Phase One, Part One By Heidi Simmons For Coachella Valley malls, this year may be the most significant. After decades of stagnation and vacancies, the downtown Palm Springs Desert Fashion Plaza has been reduced to rubble and in short order should rise to new modern heights....

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Tortoise Rock Gives The Hi-Desert A New Place To Play

Tortoise Rock Gives The Hi-Desert A New Place To Play

By | April 2, 2014 at 9:29 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin There isn’t even a sign on Twentynine Palms Highway at Adobe Road directing traffic to Tortoise Rock Casino, but that didn’t stop the hundreds of patrons who jammed the new gaming palace on Monday. With 490 Las Vegas-style slot machines, mostly pennies...

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City of Palm Springs and College of the Desert Announce Plans to Relocate West Valley Campus to Palm Springs Mall

City of Palm Springs and College of the Desert Announce Plans to Relocate West Valley Campus to Palm Springs Mall

By | April 2, 2014 at 8:34 pm | No comments

The City of Palm Springs and the Board of Trustees of the College of the Desert (COD) are pleased to announce that plans are in the works for the much anticipated new West Valley Campus to move from its current proposed location to a new site in the heart of the city at the Palm...

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President Barack Obama Lands Air Force 1 in Palm Springs

President Barack Obama Lands Air Force 1 in Palm Springs

By | February 19, 2014 at 4:53 pm | No comments

All Photos Taken by Richard Noble A Valentine from the White House By Judith Salkin I try not to gush, but the chance to get up-close and personal with President Barak Hussein Obama is a whole different planet for me. On a fluke, I had the opportunity to make contact...

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New, Exciting Changes for KMIR-NBC

New, Exciting Changes for KMIR-NBC

By | January 29, 2014 at 2:55 pm | No comments

KMIR, the NBC affiliate in the Coachella Valley, has revealed major reinvestment in local news. The station’s new owner, OTA Broadcasting, has announced that beginning Wednesday, January 29th, KMIR will add a one-hour newscast weekdays at 11 a.m. to be called KMIR Midday....

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HARD ROCK HOTEL PALM SPRINGS TO DISPLAY MEMORABILIA FROM AN ECLECTIC MIX OF ARTISTS RANGING FROM ELVIS PRESLEY TO LADY GAGA

By | September 25, 2013 at 2:29 pm | No comments

Hotel Set to Open October 4, 2013 One of the most popular elements of the highly anticipated Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs will be the memorabilia that adorns its walls, which will include a very eclectic, festival-inspired mix of artists. The memorabilia is carefully chosen...

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Creating a Compassionate Community

Creating a Compassionate Community

By | September 11, 2013 at 9:37 pm | No comments

By Tracey Essex Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter was awarded the contract to operate the Shelter beginning November 1, 2012. forever changing the circumstances for homeless dogs and cats. It’s been a long journey, filled with triumphs and tribulations, but trust...

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