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2013 ‘WINTER CLASSIC’ TO HOST HUNDREDS OF LGBT SOFTBALL PLAYERS 22nd Annual Softball

2013 ‘WINTER CLASSIC’ TO HOST HUNDREDS OF LGBT SOFTBALL PLAYERS 22nd Annual Softball

By | January 16, 2013 at 6:59 pm | One comment

Tournament to Benefit AIDS Assistance Program    Hundreds of LGBT softball players will gather in Palm Springs the weekend of February 8-10, 2013 to compete in the 22nd annual Palm Springs Winter Classic Softball Tournament to benefit AIDS Assistance Program (AAP)....

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WILD CARD WEEKEND LACKS EXCITEMENT..…

By | January 9, 2013 at 7:04 pm | No comments

by Mike Livingston; Host, The Clubhouse Radio Show As the NFL playoffs got started this past weekend with four games, the stage seemed somewhat set for perhaps the best post-season ever. What, with the season the NFL has had so far, a year of accomplishments and records, a...

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NFL SEASON BANNER ON MANY LEVELS..…

By | January 2, 2013 at 2:40 pm | 2 comments

by Mike Livingston; Host, The Clubhouse Radio Show As the NFL playoffs set to begin we look back at what has been an interesting year both on and off the field for America’s favorite sport. Mired in the off-field controversy of the New Orleans Saints so-called...

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BEST CLASS EVER???..…

By | December 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm | 4 comments

by Mike Livingston; Host, The Clubhouse Radio Show If you look hard at the stock of the NFL or it’s high profile, successful quarterbacks over the last several years they seem to have something in common…..they have come into the league more ready to play; more “game...

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FRESHMAN BREAKS HEISMAN BARRIER..…

By | December 11, 2012 at 9:00 pm | 14 comments

by Mike Livingston; Host, The Clubhouse Radio Show Johnny Football may be one of the best nicknames to come along in sometime… Can you remember a better one? It’s fitting. It pretty much sums up exactly what you’re going to get from the Texas A & M Quarterback and...

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BAMA FINDS A WAY BACK IN..…

By | December 4, 2012 at 9:20 pm | 12 comments

by Mike Livingston; Host, The Clubhouse Radio Show One of the strangest years in college football in sometime became a bit clearer this past week as the SEC Championship game wrapped-up with another Alabama win against Georgia, this time on the road in the Georgia Dome. In a...

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RACE FOR #1 ROUNDS INTO SHAPE..…

By | November 27, 2012 at 6:18 pm | 238 comments

by Mike Livingston; Host, The Clubhouse Radio Show This has been one wild and wacky year in college football and with that said, perhaps that’s exactly what the powers that be behind the BCS were looking for…..parody, upsets and constant change has been the only seeming...

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Summer Programs Abound through Desert Rec

By | July 18, 2012 at 3:14 pm | No comments

By Marissa Willman As the middle of summer approaches, the excitement of being out of school wanes and children start to say every parent’s favorite phrase: “Mom, Dad, I’m bored!” There’s still more than a month to go before the kids head back to school and the...

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PDVC Takes Volleyball Seriously

By | July 11, 2012 at 9:05 pm | 591 comments

By Marissa Willman At Palm Desert Volleyball Club, founder and coach Dylan Rosman is known as the “yeller coach,” but her no-nonsense approach to coaching girls’ volleyball has led to a 99% success rate of her girls making it onto volleyball teams. The PDVC started...

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Healthy Means Fun for Children at My Gym

By | July 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm | 901 comments

By Marissa Willman Children’s fitness, healthy lifestyle choices, confidence-building and a nurturing, non-competitive environment are the name of the game at My Gym in Palm Desert, a fitness center that caters to children from six weeks to nine years of age. “Through...

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Power Baseball Heats Up the Season

By | June 19, 2012 at 10:15 pm | 2,588 comments

By Marissa Willman Summer’s here and that means one thing: The desert’s Palm Springs Power baseball team is in full swing at Palm Springs Stadium. Andrew Starke, owner and president of Palm Springs Power and a former Division One baseball player, started the team...

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Xceleration Indoor Kart Racing Set to Bring Speed to the Desert

By | June 13, 2012 at 3:59 pm | 777 comments

By Marissa Willman   When childhood friends Kevin Andrews, Clinton White and Troy Strange returned to the Coachella Valley in the early 2000s, they knew it was time to turn their dream of owning a business together into a reality. “We asked ourselves, ‘How can...

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Local Youth Swing into The First Tee

By | June 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm | No comments

By Marissa Willman Youth ages 7 to 17 can learn the importance of values such as honesty and respect this summer by participating in a local program that teaches nine core values on the golf course. The First Tee Coachella Valley is part of a national youth development...

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TIGER OF OLD EQUALS JACK IN HIS OWN BACKYARD……..

By | June 5, 2012 at 8:59 pm | 1,315 comments

by Mike Livingston; Co-Host, The CaddyShack Radio Show What another unbelievable week of golf, all the way around….did you even notice? As we discussed at length on the desert’s best golf talk radio show airing from 6-8 a.m. on Saturday mornings, The Memorial Tournament,...

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Plunge Into Summer with Balanced Training Boot Camp

By | May 30, 2012 at 8:23 pm | No comments

By Marissa Willman Swimsuit season is here but for some of us, so are our extra pounds. Not ready to plunge into your bathing suit yet? Then it’s time to enlist in Balanced Training Boot Camp’s “Plunge into Summer” fitness program. Now in its sixth year, Balanced...

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Community Pools to Open for Summer

By | May 24, 2012 at 9:43 pm | 2,176 comments

By Marissa Willman With temperatures already soaring into the triple digits, not much sounds better than a refreshing dip in a cool pool. Luckily, Desert Recreation District’s three community pools—Pawley Pool in Indio, Bagdouma Pool in Coachella and Mecca Pool—will be...

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MAY GETS BETTER FOR J-DUFF….

By | May 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm | 1,773 comments

by Mike Livingston; Co-Host, The CaddyShack Radio Show Jason Dufner would be thrilled if the calendar never changed from May. He WANTS it to be like that movie Groundhog Day……He’s won twice (his first two wins on Tour), had a top-10 finish at The Players Championship last...

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GOLF’S FIFTH MAJOR FITS THE BILLING….

By | May 16, 2012 at 10:05 pm | No comments

by Mike Livingston; Co-Host, The CaddyShack Radio Show Some refer to The Players Championship at the famed Pete Dye masterpiece, Sawgrass Country Club as golf’s unofficial fifth major. Whether for the annual world-class field, the wall-to-wall media coverage, famed 17th green...

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UMAC Teaches More than Self-Defense

By | May 9, 2012 at 10:23 pm | 2,098 comments

By Marissa Willman Since 1992, Mark Johnson at Universal Martial Arts Center in Palm Desert has been instructing his students in developing self-discipline and confidence through traditional martial arts and Krav Maga. Now celebrating its 20th year, UMAC is continuing to...

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ORANGE IS THE NEW SUNDAY RED

By | May 9, 2012 at 10:15 pm | 1,349 comments

In what might be a fashion-revolutionizing win, one of golf’s young phenoms stepped to the plate last weekend in what turned out to be a phenomenal three-man playoff finish at the Wells Fargo Classic. Rickie Fowler, a Ryder Cupper and a “comer” on the Tour, expected to win...

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Robin Hood Archery

By | May 2, 2012 at 9:45 pm | 858 comments

By Marissa Willman Archery might be getting a lot of buzz these days with the popularity of “The Hunger Games,” but the owners and instructors at Robin Hood Archery in Indio have been taking the sport seriously for decades. As an exporter of mostly American-made...

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J-DUFF BREAKS THROUGH IN THE BIG EASY….

By | May 2, 2012 at 9:33 pm | 511 comments

by Mike Livingston; Co-Host, The CaddyShack Radio Show Several times a bridesmaid, never a bride….that had been the story thus far in the brief (but lucrative) career of Jason Dufner. The Cleveland native and Auburn alum, perhaps best known for his playoff loss in last...

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BIG PLAID JACKET IN HARBOR TOWN.

By | April 19, 2012 at 9:57 pm | 2,671 comments

by Mike Livingston; Co-Host, The CaddyShack Radio Show Following one of golf’s holiest weeks can often trigger a lull in both viewership or the strength of field and a normal event might be faced with more trepidation when played immediately after one of golf’s Majors....

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En Garde!

By | April 11, 2012 at 12:05 am | 425 comments

Leslie Taft shares her passion for fencing at College of the Desert and her own fencing academy By Seham Saba   Leslie Taft began her fencing career in 1976 at the California State University at Los Angeles. She moved to the desert in 1984, and in 1986, she began...

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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)....

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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...

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