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Monday, April 6, 2020
By Crystal Harrell As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to be prevalent across the country, communities are sheltering in place in order to prevent the spread of the disease. The Trump administration announced that the social distancing guidelines currently in place would be extended through the end of April, meaning that only necessary businesses will remain open and people are...
By Betty R.N. As a critical care nurse, an ER nurse and a flight nurse for the last 12 years, I have always known the, “what, why, how and where” of any situation and can easily anticipate and change accordingly to multiple evolving circumstances...when, however, first establishing the “scene if safe”. It doesn’t take a critical care nurse in the...
By Noe Gutierrez If you are in recovery or seeking recovery, it can be a difficult mountain to climb on its own. Add the quandary of social distancing and the outbreak of COVID-19 and that loss of a road map and fellowship that are musts in ANY recovery program can be the determining factors in relapsing to any drug or...
For Postings of LIVE MUSIC from ARTIST’S LIVING ROOMS By Tracy Dietlin Remember back in the day when we had to choose between seeing only one show a night because we didn’t want to take the risk of getting a DUI driving from a show at Palm Canyon Roadhouse to a show at The Hood and then on to Big Rock...
By Noe Gutierrez Each week Coachella Valley Weekly will provide you with an update on many of our favorite artists and what they are up to. INSTIGATOR First we have Instigator. The four-piece Thrash Metal band made up of four young men who play like seasoned veterans. Their new debut full-length album, Necessary Evil, will be dropping this Friday, April 3, 2020,...

OASIS AT HOME

Experience Greater Palm Springs Virtual Destination Activities At Home As stay-at-home isolation continues, online content plays an important role in keeping people connected to each other and to the community. In support of our community during this time of social distancing, The Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is excited to launch Oasis at Home at GPSoasisathome.com. Oasis at...
CV Weekly has taken quite a financial hit like so many of us during this pandemic. We want to be able to continue to publish online every week and bring you the same great columns you love as well as the quality feature articles from Noe Gutierrez and Crystal Harrell. In order to do that, we need your help,...
By Eleni P. Austin                 Country Music got its start in the Southern states, but thanks to the Dust Bowl diaspora and the Great Depression, the genre found a second home in California. Both the oil and agricultural capitol of Bakersfield and glittery movie colony of Los Angeles became bastions of Country sounds.                 The Honky Tonks that provided entertainment in...
By Janet McAfee Great news!  The adoption of homeless pets is helping home bound humans cope with the pandemic crisis!  With people adopting more animals from shelters and rescue organizations, these “angels in fur” pay it back with lots of unconditional love and loyalty. What better way to shelter-at-home than spending time with your new rescue dog or cat.  Surrounded by...
By Rick Riozza On the days when we’re not helping our business community by ordering take-out, many in the household are in the kitchen with Dinah trying out some tried & true recipes and experimenting with new ones. It’s been said that when you cook, you’re drawn to the things that have a place in your heart, and home is...
By Aaron Ramson The absolute worst thing about quarantine is not being able to escape the extra-magnetic pull-of-boredom your phone and refrigerator begin to possess. You find yourself compulsively checking your social media almost as often as you check the pantry for new and exotic foods that may have magically appeared while you were binge watching Tiger King for the...
By Robin E. Simmons Carl Adolf von Sydow was born on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Sweden.  He was interested in acting and the theater as a young man.  By the early 1950s, he established himself as one of Sweden’s most promising young actors.  He made his film debut (a minor part) in 1949. and his first Bergman film Det...
By Heidi Simmons ----- The Hot Zone by Richard Preston – Non-Fiction The Stand by Stephen King – Fiction ----- Everyone on the planet is experiencing this pandemic and it has yet to reach its zenith.  Our Coachella Valley has had more deaths than any other specific region in Southern California.  If you have become desensitized or are in denial that this global event...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna It’s important to remember this year’s brush fire season will be a very active one with so much rain over the winter months. Unfortunately the Covid-19 virus is putting many at risk as its hampering mitigation efforts with local fire agencies. From brush mitigation management, prescribed burns, to multi-agency training for firefighters, local, state and federal...
After two weeks of partisan efforts, the Democrat-controlled Congress and Republican-controlled Senate agreed on a $2 Trillion relief package for American workers, small businesses and other impacted industries like the airlines industry. Despite an estimated price tag of more than $2 Trillion, it is expected that additional aid will be required in order to keep this prolonged economic shutdown from...
The Corona Virus, better known as COVID 19, is in full swing throughout the US. The average person does not consider the impact on legal matters. They say justice delayed is justice denied and with the courts closed, but for emergencies, one can imagine the nightmare that is facing the judicial system whenever the courts reopen. The Desert Bar...
By Aimee Mosco “All of us are born into a human body and bestowed with the most beautiful and gentle gift of intuition to guide us through our journey.” Gratitude + Forgiveness x (Love) = Happiness, by Aimee Mosco and Donald L. Ferguson, pg. vii Have you ever had a psychic moment? Have you ever caught a glimpse into another time...
BY RUTH HILL R.N. Imagine sitting in a cell for years or even life convicted for something that is no longer a crime while politicians (Boehner) are getting rich doing exactly the same thing. According to Last Prisoner Project 15.7 Million people were arrested for marijuana offenses in the last decade. Annually over $47 Billion has been spent on the...

MINDFUL MOMENTS

By Bronwyn Ison Mindfulness. This word or the attempt to be mindful gets tossed around often.  Yet, in times of uncertainty, angst and wrestling with your fears, engaging in the present moment as often as you can, will relieve most of the unstable feelings you are experiencing.  You may be busier than ever or you’re trying to find things to do. ...
© Copyright 2020  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "If all the world's a stage, where the hell is the teleprompter," asks aphorist Sami Feiring. In my astrological opinion, you Aries are the least likely of all the signs to identify with that perspective. While everyone else might wish they could be better prepared for the nonstop improvisational tests of...
By Crystal Harrell The month of March has been a whirlwind of change for Coachella Valley residents as more cases of the widespread coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to surface across the country in what has rapidly become a global pandemic. California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statewide shelter-in-place order on March 19, asking citizens to stay home and nonessential businesses to...

Stay In. Take Out.

"Help our local community and restaurant businesses during this challenging time by ordering takeout for your next meal. Below is a list of restaurants offering takeout, curbside pickup, delivery and deals for to-go orders. Gift card purchases are another way you can support our local restaurants." The CVB is working to keep this list updated; however, this is a rapidly...
Courtesy of Greater Palm Springs CVB During this challenging time, many Greater Palm Springs grocery stores have set aside specific hours for at-risk customers as well as shoppers ages 65 and over. Grocers valley-wide are working around the clock to best serve the evolving needs of our local community. Below is a list of business establishments offering special store hours,...
BY DANIEL PARIS In this new world of social distancing and mandated isolation we still have access to great take-out cuisine to transport us to the better times ahead. Pollo Doky provides a ticket to a cultural experience in a box ready to pick up or be delivered by Doordash or Ubereats. Peruvian recipes are a fusion of Spanish, European,...
This week, Indio City leaders learned that Riverside County health officials were in talks with state and federal representatives to prepare for the placement of a Federal Medical Station (FMS) at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio. Public health officials have said that the beds and other materials being delivered will help ease the burden of an expected medical...
By Noe Gutierrez Every sector of life is being impacted by the pandemic. Independent or “Indie” music is music produced freely from the jurisdiction of commercial record companies, a process that includes a do-it-yourself and self-governing approach to creating, recording and publishing by autonomous musicians. The independent artist makes their living off of their music and discovers a number of ways to do so. Before...

FROM THE PUBLISHER

Tracy Dietlin CV Weekly’s Print edition will be on hiatus for a few weeks or until the Coronavirus situation has been resolved and life gets back to normal here in the valley. However, we will still continue to publish the paper every week online as we have for the past 8 years. You can go to our website www.coachellavalleyweekly.com  and read...
Courtesy of Rancho Mirage Chamber On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the City of Rancho Mirage finalized the details on a previously announced Food Access Program with Rancho Mirage restaurants. On March 19, 2020, the City Council approved a budget not to exceed $400,000 from the City's Disaster Preparedness Reserve fund. These funds are to ensure stable and continuous access to...
Today (March 25) marks the fourth week since we began treating our first COVID-19 patient. The patient is now 83 years old (she celebrated her birthday in the hospital) and will walk out of Eisenhower a healthy person. Being the first hospital in our County to have a COVID-19 patient has had the effect of putting us in the lead...
By Eleni P. Austin                 James Brown is gone, but if he were still here, he might consider anointing Peter Buck as “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.” After 30 years together, R.E.M. called it a day in 2011. While vocalist Michael Stipe and bassist Mike Mills’ activities have been pretty low key (original drummer Bill Berry left the...
- President Harry Truman It certainly is true that our companion animals provide us with needed love and comfort during this National Emergency.  Who better to cuddle with while we remain in quarantine?  Our pets seem happier now more than ever because their human families are staying at home with them.  With gyms closed and sports activities halted, your dog may...
By Rick Riozza With the world interrupted, we wine columnists are really under pressure to cheer matters up.  One thing that always works is a good wine at a low price.  That begs the question: Can I get out to the store to buy that bottle of wine?  The answer currently is yes; we’re still allowed to shop for items...
By Aaron Ramson There are terms that we are familiar with in knowing they convey a sense of quality; small-batch is one of them, hand-crafted is another. The word boutique brings to mind a sense of attention and detail, and the word independent is an umbrella that shelters all of the other terms to do with artisanship. Independent craft beer...
By Robin E. Simmons Movie production has ground to a halt and theaters are shuttered.  Enjoying movies on the big neighborhood screens are no longer our shared community experience and it’s all for our own good.  Or so the experts say.  So what’s a movie buff to do?  Already streaming of pandemic themed movies like “Contagion,” “Outbreak” and “28 Days...
By Heidi Simmons ----- Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin – Nonfiction ----- With the surging global pandemic, the United States is experiencing both a health and economic crisis.  As we adjust to this new reality and do our best to be good citizens and neighbors, we patiently wait to see what will happen next.  Sadly, there has been little guidance, inspiration...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna With so many people staying at home due to the Covid-19 Virus, we need to be extra careful. Throw in cold, stormy weather and the fire threat increases! Here are some simple reminders to keep you safe: When cooking, make fire safety a priority by keeping these tips in mind: Be alert; if you are sleepy or have...
By Haddon Libby Times like these create different challenges for everyone.  Whether you personally are unemployed, a business owner or an investor, you most likely know people who are.  Below are some basic ideas that you and those you care about can use to come out the other side of this economic coma being initiated to control the spread of...
Believe it or not I have received hundreds of calls asking this question over the phone shortly after the accident. It know it sounds silly but people who have been in an accident will call right after the accident and ask that question. One interpretation is that the party is in it only for the money and not interested in...
BY MICHELLE BORTHWICK I hear from so many women who tell me they’ve been eating Keto for several months and loving it.   They’ve had great success and lost enough weight to be encouraged.  They are motivated to do more.  They have fallen in love with the delicious Keto foods and their energy level has been noticeably different.  They were experiencing...
BY RUTH HILL R.N. There will be many social media posts claiming cannabis will help lower the curve for this world pandemic of Chinese virus (CODIV19.) Be weary and read these claims with a jaundice eye. The more important action you can take is to continue taking your cannabis as you have always been doing. California's Department of Public Health has issued...
By Bronwyn Ison In times of vast uncertainty, we must remain calm within the storm.  We’re all in this together as one.  It may be that you feel blindsided by what is occurring in the world.  Financially, emotionally and physically we are under incredible stress. However, I have good news for you… we can make a choice and have control...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2020  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your oracle comes from Aries poet Octavio Paz: "The path the ancestors cleared is overgrown, unused. The other path, smooth and broad, is crowded with travelers. It goes nowhere. There's a third path: mine. Before me, no one. Behind me, no one. Alone, I find my way." APRIL FOOL! Although the...
Friday: 6pm – Phacy will open from Coachella Valley Weekly FB Page 6:10-6:40 – Derek Jordan Gregg Back to Phacy’s (CVW Page) 6:50-7:20pm – Jetta King Back to Phacy’s (CVW page) 7:30 -8pm – Michael Keeth Back to Phacy’s (CVW page) 8:30-9pm – Elektric Lucie Back to Phacy’s (CVW page) FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/518673728791185/ Saturday: 2pm – Phacy will open from Coachella Valley Weekly FB Page 2:05-2:30pm – Mario Quintero Back to Phacy’s...
As more cases of coronavirus continue to emerge within Riverside County, locals are taking every precaution so as not to continue the spread of what has now become a global pandemic. Governor Gavin Newsom has now issued a statewide stay-at-home order, with only essential businesses to remain open. A new development in the Coachella Valley is a new coronavirus drive-thru...
By Tracy Dietlin This issue marks CV Weekly’s 8 Year Anniversary. Normally we would be planning our big Anniversary party, but obviously that won’t be happening. At least not right now. That doesn’t mean that we won’t have one; we just don’t know when. Also on hold is our April CV Music Showcase at The Hood and our 8th Annual...

STAY IN. TAKE OUT.

Courtesy of GREATER PALM SPRINGS CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU See this list on their website: visitgreaterpalmsprings.com/covid-19-consumer-resources Help our local community and restaurant businesses during this challenging time by ordering takeout for your next meal. Below is a list of restaurants offering takeout, curbside pickup, delivery and deals for to-go orders. Gift card purchases are another way you can support our local restaurants. The CVB...
WHAT: COVID-19 Clinic Open at Desert AIDS Project WHERE: 1695 North Sunrise Way in Palm Springs CONTACT: Jack Bunting (760) 656-8472 jbunting@desertaidsproject.org WHY: To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and alleviate suffering in our community. WHEN: Clinic is open Mondays through Fridays from 8am – 5pm Important Resources: DAP’s HOTLINE for COVID-19 Information and consultation is: (760) 992-0407 Learn more about DAP’s COVID-19 Clinic...
By Noe Gutierrez These last few weeks have seen the Coachella Valley and High Desert go from an invigorated and bustling resort community enjoying the nightlife and live music that only “the season” can bring to an almost complete shut-down and quarantine. The pandemic that is COVID-19 has compelled the world to figuratively pause on its axis as well as...
By Eleni P. Austin “Our pathways are magnetic, our logic is synthetic/Our struggle is so pathetic, and a bore”                 That’s Nancy Priddy weighing in on the state of the world. It seems au courant, but she wrote those lyrics more than half a century ago.                 For a brief period in the mid-to-late ‘60s, Sunshine Pop, Country, Lounge, Folk-Rock and Psychedelia...
By Janet McAfee Are you thinking about adding a new pet to your family?  The companionship of a rescue dog or cat can be a great source of comfort during a crisis.  They bring love and joy into our lives, helping people feel calmer and more secure when the news from the outside world is distressing.  Animals often know our...

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