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Wolfgang’s Pizza Bar

Wolfgang’s Pizza Bar

By | April 17, 2013 at 8:09 pm | No comments

Each week, I try to find a new restaurant in which to dine, and while I enjoy a fine dining atmosphere, my close friends will tell you my weakness is pizza! Combining this casual cuisine with the amenities of good service and fine wine can be a challenge, but there seems to be...

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CVWEEKLY awards show winners

CVWEEKLY awards show winners

By | April 10, 2013 at 2:34 pm | No comments

CVWEEKLY awards show winners Best Margarita- Armando’s Best Martini- Sullivan’s Best Micro Brewhouse- Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse Best Happy Hour- Mama Gina’s Best Prime Rib- Cactus Jack’s Best Wine Store- 3rd Corner Bistro Best Consignment Store-...

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Continuing Series: Cities of the CV – Cathedral City

Continuing Series: Cities of the CV – Cathedral City

By | January 2, 2013 at 6:07 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons - There is a clock tower that sits on the edge of the valley’s major thoroughfare.  Behind the chiming tower, a shady park with a whimsical, cockeyed fountain invites interaction with children of all ages.  Poised between sculpture, movie theaters and...

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The Great Santa Run: For the World Record and a Wonderful Cause

The Great Santa Run: For the World Record and a Wonderful Cause

By | December 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm | 48 comments

By Lisa Morgan Next Saturday, should you see an entire herd of Santa Claus/Santa Clauses/Santa Cli running and walking along Fred Waring Drive in Palm Desert, do not panic!  Santa has simply enlisted like hearted helpers like you and me to participate in the spectacular...

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SoCal Coyotes AAA Professional Football ~ Your Southern California Football Team

SoCal Coyotes AAA Professional Football ~ Your Southern California Football Team

By | November 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm | 232 comments

By Lisa Morgan So, you say you love football?  You call yourself a fan of the game? Well, I dare tell you -- no highly paid NFL team is likely to hold a candle to the passion, drive, dedication and pure heart displayed by the surprisingly strong band of brothers known as...

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Loving All Animals’ 4th annual Super Pet Adoption

Loving All Animals’ 4th annual Super Pet Adoption

By | November 14, 2012 at 6:47 pm | No comments

Are you still "dogless" in the desert?  Thinking a cat might be the "purrfect" pet for you?  There are 500 adoptable pets heading for Rancho Mirage.  They will be at Loving All Animals' 4th annual Super Pet Adoption Fair the weekend of November 17 and 18.  The fair will have...

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Desert Arc Italian Festival ~ Saturday, November 3rd @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Desert Arc Italian Festival ~ Saturday, November 3rd @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

By | November 1, 2012 at 12:12 am | 66 comments

By Lisa Morgan Mario Batali, the famous Italian, chef and television personality says, “There are two kinds of people in the world:  Those who are Italian and those who want to be Italian.”  Lucky for all of us, Desert Arc, the amazing organization that has provided...

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Crater Lake Final

Crater Lake Final

By | November 1, 2012 at 12:08 am | 51 comments

For twelve weeks, Crater Lake Vodka and Fixtures Living in Rancho Mirage have brought us the valley’s first major cooking competition, featuring the best chefs the Coachella Valley has to offer.  Each week we watched these talented chefs compete, offering incredible...

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La Quinta Theater Company presents “A Handful O’ Nickels” at the La Quinta Senior Center

La Quinta Theater Company presents “A Handful O’ Nickels” at the La Quinta Senior Center

By | October 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm | No comments

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Friday, November 2 @ 7 pm By Lisa Morgan Hilariously naughty vaudeville and burlesque comedy with world class music will descend upon the city of La Quinta with a playbill heavy enough to pack any playhouse in New York.  The La Quinta Theater Company...

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Kitchen Kitchen ~ Three Generations of Grocery and Gadgets, Celebrating 33 years on November 3rd

Kitchen Kitchen ~ Three Generations of Grocery and Gadgets, Celebrating 33 years on November 3rd

By | October 17, 2012 at 6:41 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan Jan Boydstun’s Kitchen Kitchen in Indian Wells is the result of a family business that has spanned three generations starting with Jan’s grandfather’s family business in Missouri known as Carter’s Grocery. “There was no finer man” touts a candy...

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FROM THE FRONT LINES ~ A Week in the Life of one Soldier in Afghanistan

FROM THE FRONT LINES ~ A Week in the Life of one Soldier in Afghanistan

By | October 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan The face of the average American soldier has changed. Now sprinkled in with the faces of young men and women fresh out of high school or college, are men and women in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s being newly deployed to the front lines from our military...

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Guttermouth ~ Continuing the Legacy @ Date Shed, October 5

Guttermouth ~ Continuing the Legacy @ Date Shed, October 5

By | October 3, 2012 at 6:59 pm | 726 comments

By Lisa Morgan Guttermouth is coming to the Date Shed and unless you are allergic to rebellion, you are NOT going to want to miss it!  The Huntington Beach born American skate punk band that formed in 1988 and currently recording for Volcom Entertainment, promise to continue...

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From Dive to Destination – Plan B

From Dive to Destination – Plan B

By | September 26, 2012 at 5:25 pm | 335 comments

By Lisa Morgan - Plan B Live Entertainment and Cocktails is throwing a one-year “survival” anniversary party—and everyone is invited. The festivities will take place at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29. There will be live music from “Over the Wall,” as well as...

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Stadium Club Sports Bistro ~ The Deserts Newest Location for Sports, Spirits and Great Food!

Stadium Club Sports Bistro ~ The Deserts Newest Location for Sports, Spirits and Great Food!

By | September 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan - It was the big day! The first Football Sunday! I had been counting down the days for my team to open their season since last Super Bowl Sunday and now, it was finally here. Donning my team colors, I grabbed my keys and my rally towel (not that I thought they...

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It’s Bhakti Time, 2012

It’s Bhakti Time, 2012

By | September 4, 2012 at 8:46 pm | 979 comments

by Bronwyn Ison - Bhakti Fest 2012 welcomes and shares its fourth season at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in Joshua Tree, California.  Yoga and Kirtan music enthusiast will assemble for four days to experience some great Yoga classes and music.  Expect to practice Yoga...

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HOLLYWOOD A-LISTERS GRACE RED CARPET AT PALM SPRINGS PREMIERE OF “HIT & RUN”

HOLLYWOOD A-LISTERS GRACE RED CARPET AT PALM SPRINGS PREMIERE OF “HIT & RUN”

By | August 29, 2012 at 5:38 pm | 896 comments

It was an evening dubbed by attendees as, “a night from the playbook of Palm Springs’ past,” as Hollywood’s elite stepped out of stretch limos to walk the red carpet last Thursday evening for the premiere of the romantic and action packed comedy “Hit and Run,”...

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BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS

By | August 21, 2012 at 10:56 pm | No comments

School is starting to begin for many local schools. It’s important to use extra caution while driving as excited students will be walking, bicycling, driving, riding buses and excited to get to school and back home. Here are some safety reminders from Fire Chief Sam...

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Basalt Man, the Journey of an Artist

Basalt Man, the Journey of an Artist

By | August 14, 2012 at 7:59 pm | 479 comments

BY Lisa Morgan - “This is what we do,” the Basalt Man said as he led me outside into the desert’s brutal summer heat. Before me stood what appeared to be a stone pillar, projecting five feet above a small bed of river rock, cool water springing from within it...

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The Therapeutic Foundations of Caroldean Fashions

The Therapeutic Foundations of Caroldean Fashions

By | August 7, 2012 at 10:59 pm | No comments

by Lisa Morgan -   At the early age of 7, Caroldean knew what it was to be a trend setter.  A girl after her English grandmother’s own heart, Caroldean spent vacations in Europe with her grandmother being immersed in fashion trends that were a year ahead of the...

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Resort & Spa Review: Miramonte

Resort & Spa Review: Miramonte

By | July 31, 2012 at 11:05 pm | 912 comments

By Marissa Willman If you’re ready for a relaxing getaway, there’s no need to look beyond your backyard: The Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells is the ultimate destination to melt your stress away. The resort’s high expectations for customer service are palpable...

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It’s a Living!

It’s a Living!

By | July 11, 2012 at 8:08 pm | 1,606 comments

Michael Keeth works hard to make music, share knowledge with others By Amanda Dorta Michael Keeth—a 30-year-old father and husband by day, and an ambient acoustic-rocker by night—comes layered with a bit of darkness and has just enough electric to be the perfect mix for...

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Riverside County Jails

Riverside County Jails

By | July 3, 2012 at 8:57 pm | No comments

By Marissa Willman Riverside County’s five detention centers, including the county detention center in Indio, and five juvenile detention facilities lack adequate staff to provide sufficient mental health treatment to inmates, according to a grand jury report released last...

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Film Fest Keeps It Short & Sweet

Film Fest Keeps It Short & Sweet

By | June 19, 2012 at 9:56 pm | 353 comments

By Marissa Willman The 18th annual Palm Springs International ShortFest is in full swing after kicking off Tuesday, bringing a total of 325 short films from around the world to Camelot Theatres through Monday. More than 20,000 people attend the festival’s various events,...

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Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Palm Springs Restaurant Week

By | May 30, 2012 at 8:57 am | 1,044 comments

By Marissa Willman It’s time to discover your next favorite restaurant—the 5th annual Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week starts Friday, offering 10 days of fresh dining experiences and ample opportunity to sample the desert’s diverse culinary...

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Explore Your Backyard with Desert Adventures

Explore Your Backyard with Desert Adventures

By | May 16, 2012 at 12:04 am | 4,843 comments

By Marissa Willman Quick, pop quiz! Which desert do we live in? If your answer was “the 760” or “the hot one,” it’s probably time to book a Desert Adventures tour and learn a little about the history and ecology of the Arizona-Sonoran desert (there’s your pop...

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Fluffy and Friends Bring the Funny

Fluffy and Friends Bring the Funny

By | May 8, 2012 at 9:12 pm | 711 comments

By Marissa Willman “It’s like WWE meets the Food Network.” This is how comedian Gabriel Iglesias, better known to his fans as Fluffy, described his Stand-Up Revolution tour. With five of his tear-inducing funny friends in tow, the comedy tour brought nearly three...

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Rocker Aaron Lewis is a Country Boy

Rocker Aaron Lewis is a Country Boy

By | May 1, 2012 at 10:53 pm | No comments

by Tracy Dietlin After a long successful career as the front-man for the rock band Staind, Aaron Lewis decided to go country. I’m not talking about just doing a country duet during a guest appearance on an awards show. I mean hunkering down and establishing himself as a true...

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Wild and Crazy Banjo

Wild and Crazy Banjo

By | April 24, 2012 at 11:22 pm | 1,200 comments

Steve Martin—yes, THAT Steve Martin—and the Steep Canyon Rangers head for Stagecoach By Stephen Seigel If any modern artist in the pop-culture pantheon deserves to be bestowed with the title “Renaissance Man,” it is Steve Martin. Not only is he an author of novels...

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