The Men’s Issue

The Men’s Issue 2016

The Men’s Issue 2016

By | September 22, 2016 at 2:58 am | No comments

From Publisher Tracy Dietlin: It is with great pride and pleasure that I announce to you CV Weekly’s Top 12 Most Interesting & Influential Men of the Coachella Valley for 2016. While there are many deserving men in the valley, with several of them actually being part of...

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Eevaan Tré: Singer, Songwriter, Performer

Eevaan Tré: Singer, Songwriter, Performer

By | September 22, 2016 at 2:53 am | No comments

Charity: Raices Cultura By Noe Gutierrez Eevaan Tré is an artist. Crossing music and fashion like no else in the Coachella Valley, he has developed his own unique brand and continues to cause females to swoon at the sound of his voice and at the cut of his rug. “My job is...

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Christopher Spellman: Founder of Comic Con Palm Springs

Christopher Spellman: Founder of Comic Con Palm Springs

By | September 22, 2016 at 2:51 am | No comments

Charity: Temple Isaiah By Heidi Simmons "Working in the entertainment industry all my life, it's been about being creative," said Christopher Spellman, Founder of Comic Con Palm Springs. "As a writer, producer, my career has been all about putting together creative projects...

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Steve Sanchez: A Marine On A Community Mission

Steve Sanchez: A Marine On A Community Mission

By | September 22, 2016 at 2:51 am | No comments

Charity: Big Brother’s and Big Sister’s By Rich Henrich This past weekend, I had the pleasure of speaking with Steve Sanchez, a Marine on a mission to serve community through sound principles of vision, leadership and integrity. In our current state of affairs, the...

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Robert Moon: Mayor of Palm Springs

Robert Moon: Mayor of Palm Springs

By | September 22, 2016 at 2:51 am | No comments

Charity: Desert Aids Project By Heidi Simmons "It's an incredible honor," said Robert Moon, Mayor of Palm Springs. "I have no other job. It is the only thing I do. I work full time being Mayor." When Moon is not at City Hall, he travels to meetings and events all over the...

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Peter Mikulak: From Homeless To Rock Star Artist Doing 30 Days Of Good

Peter Mikulak: From Homeless To Rock Star Artist Doing 30 Days Of Good

By | September 22, 2016 at 2:50 am | No comments

Charity: The Desi Strong Foundation By Rich Henrich Along the winding road of life he lost his passion. Then found it again while being homeless in Palm Springs. His story is an inspiration and a call to action for each of us to connect with our own ability to be a force for...

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Jerry Keller: Restauranteur

Jerry Keller: Restauranteur

By | September 22, 2016 at 2:48 am | No comments

Charity: Coachella Valley Repertory Theater By Heidi Simmons "I like going through life doing my best to have a good time," said Jerry Keller, restaurateur. "I'm lucky to have a business where I can be creative and effective enough to help people enjoy life and make...

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BB Ingle: Promoter Extraordinaire

BB Ingle: Promoter Extraordinaire

By | September 22, 2016 at 2:19 am | No comments

Charity: Pet Rescue Center By Tracy Dietlin If you love a good party, and have been in the Coachella Valley for any period of time, you most likely have heard of BB Ingle, and most certainly have attended one of his monster parties. He has always had an affinity for bringing...

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David Herrlinger: Vice President, Hot Purple Energy

David Herrlinger: Vice President, Hot Purple Energy

By | September 22, 2016 at 2:09 am | No comments

Charity: Go Red for Woman By Heidi Simmons "I look at Go Red as a celebration of the heart, but it's really a focused mission to educate woman on how to recognize heart symptoms and live a heart healthy life," said David Herrlinger, VP, Hot Purple Energy. "The ability to...

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Brad Guth: Owner of The Hood Bar & Pizza

Brad Guth: Owner of The Hood Bar & Pizza

By | September 22, 2016 at 2:06 am | No comments

Charity: Loving All Animals By Noe Gutierrez The success of The Hood Bar & Pizza may not have continued if a certain gentleman did not step in to take the helm. Sir Brad Guth is that man. Guth is no stranger to the business world. He has a storied career in sales. “I...

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Jimi ‘FITZ’ Fitzgerald: Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Radio Personality on CV 104.3

Jimi ‘FITZ’ Fitzgerald: Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Radio Personality on CV 104.3

By | September 22, 2016 at 2:03 am | No comments

Charity: ACT for MS By Noe Gutierrez What can we say about FITZ that hasn’t already been printed in previous Coachella Valley Weekly articles featuring him? The fact that we’re writing about him again and that he is one of CV Weekly’s Top 12 Most Interesting &...

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Josh Bonner: CEO & President of the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce

Josh Bonner: CEO & President of the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce

By | September 22, 2016 at 1:57 am | No comments

Charity: GCVCC Future Leaders Program By Noe Gutierrez Josh Bonner will tell you he’s a “simple guy”. He is far from it. As President and CEO of the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce, aka The Chamber, the second largest in Riverside County, he is leading the...

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Soterios Anagnostou: Owner of DesertWraps.com

Soterios Anagnostou: Owner of DesertWraps.com

By | September 22, 2016 at 1:55 am | No comments

Charity: Safehouse of the Desert By Morgan James Will; Hard Work; Determination; For Soterios Anagnostou these are words to live by. Growing up in Dana Point Soterios spent his youth surfing, skateboarding, fishing and immersing himself in the local art culture. At a young...

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Snapshots from the Men’s Issue Cocktail Party

Snapshots from the Men’s Issue Cocktail Party

By | May 14, 2015 at 1:36 am | No comments

Thanks to all of the gentlemen featured in last week's Men's Issue of Coachella Valley Weekly. On Wednesday, May 6th, a congratulatory cocktail party was held at the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs in their honor. Thanks to all who attended and help make it happen. Here are a...

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Jonas Udcoff

Jonas Udcoff

By | May 6, 2015 at 5:21 pm | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin Jonas Udcoff, CEO of Cord Media in Palm Desert, was born in New York, raised in Chicago, and attended Illinois State where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. He moved to the Coachella Valley in 1997. His first job in the valley...

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Alex Haagen IV

Alex Haagen IV

By | May 6, 2015 at 5:19 pm | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin Alex Haagen IV, along with his father, Alex Haagen the III, owns the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio. Most people know the Empire Polo Grounds as the place where the Coachella & Stagecoach Festivals take place, but there is so much more that goes on there....

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Jack Srebnik

Jack Srebnik

By | May 6, 2015 at 5:18 pm | No comments

By Kira Golden Jack Srebnik, 60, owns some of the Valley’s favorite restaurants, including The Slice, JT’s Diner, and Maracas. He recently opened a new restaurant, called bb’s at The River, which is sure to be an exciting new hot spot to visit before going to see a...

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Tim O’Bayley

Tim O’Bayley

By | May 6, 2015 at 5:17 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons Born and raised in Northern California, Tim O’Bayley didn’t think Southern California would ever be his home.  But after seventeen years of residing in the Coachella Valley, O’Bayley is thriving.  “Palm Springs is such a unique place,” said...

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Mitch Blumberg

Mitch Blumberg

By | May 6, 2015 at 5:13 pm | No comments

A Business Mind with a Heart to Serve By Lisa Morgan Born and raised in Philadelphia, Mitch Blumberg was the second of four children, born to parents who were very active in service organizations.  Somehow, without hovering or pressuring their children, Mitch and his...

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Dick Shalhoub

Dick Shalhoub

By | May 6, 2015 at 5:11 pm | No comments

A.K.A. “Mr. McDonald’s" by Janet Newcomb Growing up in Los Angeles, six-year-old Dick Shalhoub started hanging out with his dad on weekends as he checked his farms in Otay Mesa (San Diego), Oxnard, and the Coachella Valley. Dad was in the wholesale produce business and...

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Christian Jelmberg

Christian Jelmberg

By | May 6, 2015 at 5:09 pm | No comments

Artist, Entrepreneur and Inspiration By Lisa Morgan Many people meet Christian Jelmberg for the first time as they are being shown a potential property.  In business with his parents, the Jelmberg Real Estate Team has always been successful working together.  Other people...

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Tim Evans

Tim Evans

By | May 6, 2015 at 5:09 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil There is nothing more tragic than the loss of child. It would be even more heart wrenching to not be able to afford to put your child to rest. Tim Evans has worked hard to change all of that with his organization The Unforgettables, which helps families...

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Christian Sesma

Christian Sesma

By | May 6, 2015 at 4:58 pm | No comments

A Man on the Mov(i)e By Rich Henrich Entrepreneur, storyteller, husband, father, brother, son, and one celluloid super fan, are just a few identifiers of this man. Christian Sesma, born and raised in Palm Springs, was the recent recipient of the inaugural Hillery Vision...

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Sean Wood

Sean Wood

By | May 6, 2015 at 4:52 pm | No comments

Co-Owner of Tg Tattoo:  Way More Than Meets The Eye by Lisa Morgan An imposing 6'3" tall, and 243 pounds, Sean Wood, co-owner of Tg Tat, is not an individual you would feel comfortable accidentally bumping into in a dark alley.  But his impressive presence, with tattoos...

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DJ Alf Alpha

DJ Alf Alpha

By | May 6, 2015 at 4:42 pm | No comments

By Monica Morones Rafael Lopez, also known as DJ Alf Alpha, is a Coachella Valley success story.  He came from humble beginnings, both of his parents moving here from Mexico. Born in 1984 in Palm Springs, Lopez grew up with his sisters in Palm Desert.  His parents came to...

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Randy Hewitson

Randy Hewitson

By | May 6, 2015 at 3:48 pm | No comments

Musician, Entrepreneur and Canadian! by Lisa Morgan For more than a quarter of a century, Randy Hewitson, owner of Musicians Outlet, has been providing instruments, sound equipment and accessories to our valley’s vast number of talented troubadours.  Musician’s Outlet...

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Michael Keeth

Michael Keeth

By | May 6, 2015 at 3:45 pm | No comments

Father, Husband and Award Winning Performer by Lisa Morgan It's not too hard to find Michael Keeth on any given evening performing somewhere here in the desert. You can find him at the Miramonte Resort on Wednesdays, LG's in Palm Springs on Thursday and Saturday, and the...

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Chris Miller

Chris Miller

By | May 6, 2015 at 3:43 pm | No comments

Husband and Father First, Award Winning Photographer, Mountain Rescue Volunteer and Musician Second By Lisa Morgan Beloved actor, artist, poet and comic, Red Skelton once said, “There is time to do everything you want to do, if you just DO IT.”  This is the same...

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Josh Heinz

Josh Heinz

By | May 6, 2015 at 3:40 pm | No comments

Philanthropist, Father, Husband, Bad Ass Rocker By Lisa Morgan There are few men in this desert who stand out and leave a “real” impression on you like Josh Heinz.  With his long hair, warm smile and casual attire, Heinz is somewhat quieter and more understated than...

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BB Ingle

BB Ingle

By | May 6, 2015 at 3:35 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil If you love a good party, and have been in the Coachella Valley for any period of time, you most likely have heard of BB Ingle, and most certainly have attended one of his monster parties. He has always had an affinity for bringing people together in...

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Mark V. Sofonio, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Mark V. Sofonio, M.D., F.A.C.S.

By | May 6, 2015 at 3:32 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons The Coachella Valley’s population seems to be getting younger and more beautiful.  Today’s technology, along with a skilled practitioner, can make you look as young and as beautiful as you feel.  For Doctor Mark V. Sofonio, that’s what gives him...

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Patrick Evans

Patrick Evans

By | May 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm | No comments

By Kira Golden Patrick Evans, 48, is the meteorologist for CBS Local 2 News for the Coachella Valley. He also started his own business—Fulvio’s Foods—which sells Italian sausages made with his own family’s recipe, and is quickly gaining momentum here in the valley. He...

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Reggie Cameron

Reggie Cameron

By | May 6, 2015 at 3:27 pm | No comments

By Kira Golden Reggie Cameron has his own PR firm and is involved with promoting Hacienda Cantina, BAR, and many other local businesses and events. He was born in LA County, though when pressed for details he laughed, “I’m not entirely sure where… No, really. I joke,...

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Keith Blum

Keith Blum

By | May 6, 2015 at 3:14 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil Oh, to live and work as an artist. It is a dream that many hold onto, but sometimes life gets in the way, shifting the artist away from their desire to do so. But for Keith Blum, he made his dream a reality, and is living the life of his dreams as a well...

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