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By Michelle Ann Rizzio Although society generally regards winter time as the most wonderful time of the year, for nearly 10 million Americans it’s the exact opposite. Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a type of recurrent depressive disorder where episodes of depression occur during the same season each year. Sometimes folks will call it the “winter blues”. Those suffering...
Set for Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 Lorna Luft Named Celebrity Grand Marshal By Amy Blaisdell The New York Times best-selling author, singer, actress and Palm Springs resident Lorna Luft will lead the festivities along Palm Canyon Drive as this year’s Celebrity Grand Marshal for the 26th Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade, the City’s signature holiday event, which every year...
A Bold, Hilarious Play that Examines issues of Race, Gender, Sexuality and Art! JANUARY 23-FEBRUARY 17, 2019 The Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep), now celebrating its ten-year anniversary, has announced they will offer White by James ljames as the second production of their 2018/19 season. Set to open at the Atrium in Rancho Mirage on January 23 and run through February 17, 2019,...
By Noe Gutierrez Provoked is not the artist you want to poke a stick at. Instead, you should stop…watch…and listen. A man who has endured seasons of circumstances in a breath of time, Provoked has released a new album, “One Life”, and has adjusted himself to transport desert Rap and Hip-Hop to a new horizon. Provoked will be performing on...
Live and in HD, Along with Performances from World Famous Bolshoi   The iconic state-of-the art Mary Pickford Theatre has begun screening live performances of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series.   Entering its 13th season, the popular series brings New York City’s esteemed Metropolitan Opera performances to big screen.  Featuring opera’s celebrated stars, as well as rising new artists, the...
By Lisa Morgan I know I’m not alone when I reach for the television remote and have a little anxiety over what horrors I’m going to see and feel reported on the news.  It seems there is so much need and hurt in the world, and the idea of being able to make a difference seems overwhelming.  It would be...
By Matt Claborn One of the first things you will notice about this restaurant is the location. Nestled snugly up against the cliffs, this place offers a one of a kind dining encounter. From the deep depths of color to the cascading waterfalls, I can’t imagine a more delightful way to enjoy a meal. You have a couple different options...
By Denise Ortuno Who says that you can’t find snow in the desert? Not only can you find some sweet ice, but also some seafood finds at Snow & Crab in Palm Springs. A cold morning Saturday walk on Palm Canyon, soon turned into a slower paced warm afternoon stroll, and to cool down and perk up, I thought of snow....
By Denise Ortuno Want to go to college? Think it’s out of your reach? Well think again, and come to College of the Deserts Family Night to find out how college is within your grasp. Going to college is part of the American dream, as a college education can change the trajectory of a person’s life. But sometimes the cost can...
By Craig Michaels How would you like to kick off the holiday season 8,516 feet in the air? At the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Mountain Station, there’s no shortage of fresh pine trees and twinkling lights to get you in a festive mood. This year, HGTV’s “Desert Flippers” hosts, Eric and Lindsey Bennett, will serve as the celebrity tree lighters...
By Aaron Ramson According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the 2018 wildfire season is the most destructive season on record in California. As of Veterans Day, there were a total of 7,579 fires burning in an area of nearly 400 square miles; the largest amount of burned acreage in a fire season. Officials say the number...
BY LYNNE TUCKER The Vista House was built in 1917 on one of the most beautiful scenic points on the Historic Columbia River Highway. It was constructed to provide travelers a place to rest and refresh themselves as they made their way down the magnificent Columbia River Gorge. The Friends of Vista House is a non-profit group in partnership with Oregon...
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 AT 8 A.M. Best known for the Comedy Central show “Tosh.0,” comedian Daniel Tosh will return to The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa to perform and host an evening of stand-up comedy on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8 p.m. Tosh previously performed to sold-out audiences at The Show in 2013 and...
By Amanda Dorta Venus De Fido is bringing the Hot Coco and Warm Apple Cider to frame some cozy community holiday events while continuing to serve as a toy drop off location for the Toys for Tots charity until December 10th. When groups collaborate with Venus to create programs and productions offered to their community, the staff at Venus De Fido...
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, the original Jersey Boys, are back by popular demand and will take over the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Frankie Valli is a true American legend. His incredible career with the Four Seasons, coupled with his solo success, has spawned countless hit singles. With unforgettable tunes...
By Eleni P. Austin                 The 1990s brought us so many cultural touchstones; little black backpacks, willfully unwashed, uncombed hair strategically decorated with child-size barrettes, babydoll dresses, flannel, belly shirts, the sexy school girl look, acid wash jeans, Hypercolor t-shirts and let’s not forget mom jeans. Happening TV series included “Friends,”“Seinfeld,” “NYPD Blue,” the “Simpsons” and “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.”                ...
By Angela Romeo Joshua Tree Art Gallery continues to bring compelling exhibitions to the area. December is no exception. A two-person show will feature the works of Painter Marcia Geiger and Photographer Paul Morehead. “A photographer once said ‘Painters can create a composition any way they desire. Photographers have to work with what’s already there,’” said Paul Morehead. As a photographer...
BY JANET McAFEE Siberian Huskies are magnificent dogs with striking facial masks and piercing blue or multi-colored eyes, incredibly intelligent in addition to being beautiful.  It is incredulous to see so many of these wonderful animals in public shelters throughout Southern California.  And it is heartbreaking to learn how many don’t make it out alive from those shelters.  The athletic and...

Babe’s Night Out

BY RICK RIOZZA Dedicated wine folk typically enjoy rounds—all around—when it comes to beverages.  Add to the affair with some imaginative food pairing and we’re interested all the more. We recently enjoyed ourselves at a recent seven course Brewmaster’s Dinner at Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse at the River in Rancho Mirage. Most micro-brew fanatics in this valley for over a decade...

ROBIN REDUX

By Robin E. Simmons NOW SHOWING: ROBIN HOOD The iconic left-leaning (antifa?) hero Robin Hood has been a staple of movies for almost 100 years.  At least a dozen films have centered around and on the mythic character. This time out, he’ll rob your wallet and two hours of your life and you’ll get only the mildest diversion from the concerns of ordinary...

Devoted Sister

By Heidi Simmons ----- My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite – Fiction ----- Siblings are not always easy to get along with and often the first-born has an added responsibility to care for and protect those younger.  In Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, the Serial Killer (Doubleday, 227 pages) sibling devotion becomes dangerous. The story is told by Korede the eldest of two daughters...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna The next best thing than Thanksgiving is the day after when we start preparing for Christmas. This week, we’ll start from the outside and work our way inside next week. “Did you know between November and December there are about 240 injuries per day caused by holiday decorating-related injuries. That’s a lot of injuries that could...

PLASTIC STRAW POLLUTION

By Haddon Libby Protecting the environment from single-use plastic straws has become all the rage.  While images of sea turtles crippled by these straws generated enough public outrage to begin a movement toward paper or reusable straws, we hear very little in potential remedies related to a much larger plastic problem - the Great Pacific Garbage Patch; this plastic-laden garbage...

LET’S TALK TURKEY

We just celebrated Thanksgiving where we gave thanks during wonderful dinners for all we have. However, many of our neighbors recently injured in an auto accident continue to suffer while they can't find a lawyer to help them. WHY YOU ASK? People often wonder why attorneys will not accept their accident case. Most people believe if they were injured then...
By Flint Wheeler Notre Dame apparently has the best odds to reach the college football championship game after finishing the regular season 12–0. According to ESPN, the top three teams and their percentages are below: Notre Dame, >99% Clemson, 96% Alabama, 83% There are a couple things to take away here. First, Alabama fans must be furious that they’re not only not...

Gallstones

BY DR PETER KADILE A patient of mine had developed severe indigestion and bloating last week. I initially thought he may have had a mild case of food poisoning but the symptoms persisted for a week until he had sudden, sharp and very painful abdominal pain. I got him a CT scan and it turns out he had gallstones. He...
By Elizabeth Scarcella and Aimee Mosco “The term ‘light’ is interchangeable with the term ‘energy’ and it sums up the evolution story of the human spirit. As we ascend and allow more refined light to infiltrate the space we claim, we become ‘enlightened’ beings, literally.” (pg. 19 Gratitude + Forgiveness x(Love) = Happiness) Think about all of the references you associate...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2018  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Every year the bird known as the Arctic tern experiences two summers and enjoys more daylight than any other animal. That's because it regularly makes a long-distance journey from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back again. Let's designate this hardy traveler as your inspirational creature for the next eleven months....
by Sunny Simon     Ever go through with something knowing it won’t end well? That happened to me recently. To my credit, I tried to gracefully get out of doing a business transaction with someone who did not have my complete trust. Perhaps I was too polite, or perhaps I was giving this individual an opportunity to gain my confidence....
By Michelle Ann Rizzio As a consumer stepping into a recreational cannabis dispensary there are so many brands to choose from. How can you discern what is the cleanest flower? If having organic cannabis is an importance to you, read on to learn about the Clean Green Certification program. Clean Green Certification is the closest you can get to organic in...
Ricardo Breceda Art Exhibition and Sale at Indio Grand Marketplace GRAND OPENING DEC. 1ST Indio Grand Marketplace is excited to announce that the Jurassic Wild West Art Exhibition will be on display at the mall from November 23rd through January 31st. Life-sized metal sculptures created by artist Ricardo Breceda will populate the shopping center, inspire imaginations and create an experience like...
“Bonnie Sings Rosie” starring Bonnie Gilgallon, Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 2 pm Local entertainer Bonnie Gilgallon will debut her new one-woman cabaret concert on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the Arthur Newman Theater in Palm Desert. The show is entitled “Bonnie Sings Rosie” and the Rosie is the incomparable Rosemary Clooney. Bonnie’s show is part of the Cabaret On...
The Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce announced today the Board of Directors has selected Katie Stice, IOM, ACE, as Executive Director, effective December 1, 2018. Stice, 40, currently serves as chief of staff at Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce.  “We are thrilled to welcome Katie to the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce. The educational background and professional accomplishments achieved...
By Tracy Dietlin Vinny Berry arrived in the Coachella Valley this past September from Lake Tahoe. The first time I saw Berry perform was last month at JCs Patio Cafe in Palm Desert and I was blown away with his vocal control performing in such an intimate crowd and having the chops of a rock n roll frontman. I appreciated the...
By Noe Gutierrez Friday, November 23rd is Record Store Day’s annual Black Friday, an excuse to celebrate the specialness of music in our lives by the releasing of unique albums by some of our most revered artists. As it so happens, Black Friday will take on a new meaning this year as desert metal fans will turn a profit as...
By Denise Ortuno The famous Pioneertown venue known for its music, also has some incredible rockin’ food as well, all in the high desert at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace. It was a crisp November Sunday to take a day trip up to Pioneertown near Yucca Valley. I had been there several times before, but this time I wanted to take...
Winter Gathering POW WOW Set for December 7-9th, 2018 Native American culture will come alive with Native American song and dance at the festive Winter Gathering POW WOW presented by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians December 7-9th, outside behind the Spotlight Showroom on the grounds at Spotlight 29 Casino.  Admission is FREE and parking is FREE. Native Americans from...
By Eleni P. Austin                 Barbra Streisand is a force of nature. Love her or hate her, she has defied the odds and managed to remain a popular artist for nearly 60 years. She’s a singer, an actress, a songwriter and a director. She is an EGOT winner, that’s someone who has won the following awards; an Emmy a Grammy,...
Multi-platinum artist and entertainment icon Snoop Dogg has been at the forefront of popular culture with award-winning albums and songs, hit television shows, and films for over two decades. Snoop Dogg has reigned over pop culture as an unparalleled musical force who has raised the bar as an entertainer and globally recognized innovator, and he’s bringing his envelope-pushing stage...
BY JANET McAFEE We celebrate Thanksgiving this week, and Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Day arrive in quick succession.  Christmas trees are going up, parties are planned, and holiday lights are brightening our desert.  Fido and Fluffy are often included in our plans, and they may linger beneath the table hoping for a holiday treat. However, this time of year also...
By Rick Riozza We knew that this was going to happen sooner than later. An international destination such as Palm Springs will no longer suffer the want of a wine festival. And this inaugural wine fest will of course be held at the Ace Hotel on the upcoming weekend of December 1st and 2nd. The news gets better. Christine Soto, owner...
By Aaron Ramson You know what’s really annoying? When people use jargon to speak above your head. It’s a weird power play, as if to show you they’re better than you by using industry terms most normal people wouldn’t know. It’s almost as obnoxious as when craft beer lovers pretend that the first beer they loved wasn’t Coors Light. It’s...

A DESPERATE SANITY

By Robin E. Simmons NOW SHOWING: AT ETERNITY’S GATE Julian Schnabel’s Van Gogh movie is much more than a standard biopic.  It’s a peek into the mind and world of an artist -- an outsider -- who, in spite of – or because of? – ridicule, rejection and illness, created some of the world's most cherished, exquisite and valuable works of art. Not...

White Devils

By Heidi Simmons ----- Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann – Nonfiction ----- As a kid, I learned that the first Thanksgiving was about pilgrims who arrived in America ill prepared and were saved from starvation by the generosity of indigenous people who shared their native foods.   The harvest dinner was a celebration of working together and communal survival.  In David Grann’s...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna Let’s Talk Turkey – The Safe Way! Thanksgiving signifies the beginning of the Holiday Season and many of us will be spending more time in the kitchen preparing for the Holidays. Thanksgiving Day is the leading day for home cooking fires, with three times as many occurring on Thanksgiving as any other day of the year. Let’s learn...

What Time is It?

By Haddon Libby As this is a holiday week for most of us where we are surrounded by friends and family alike, I want to take a moment on behalf of my friends and colleagues at CV Weekly to wish you and those you care about a happy, healthy and prosperous holiday season whether you celebrate Christmas, another holiday or...
PI/DUI cases have a lot in common with respect to what clients should or should not do. In both instances Silence is Golden. As a rule the less you share the better off you are. Don't admit fault in an accident or admit guilt with a DUI. It is not always what you say but what the other side...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2018  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): In his autobiography On the Move, neurologist Oliver Sacks praised his friend Jerry's curiosity and knowledge. "Jerry has one of the most spacious, thoughtful minds I have ever encountered, with a vast base of knowledge of every sort," wrote Sacks, "but it is a base under continual questioning and scrutiny." So...

BLESSED & GRATEFUL

BY BRONWYN ISON Millions of people will gather together to share laughter, reminisce, and make new memories all in celebration of Thanksgiving Day.  The famous Macy’s Day parade will broadcast in the early hours followed by football games.  Naturally, we must not forgo  pleasing our palates.  Tantalizing treats and the aroma of Turkey roasting all morning is what so many...
By Michelle Ann Rizzio Tucked behind On The Mark and Trio Restaurant off of N Palm Canyon and W Merito is a Palm Springs first...The 420 Lounge. When entering the white gate from the outside, one would have no idea what to expect within. Julie Montante of PSA Organica has crafted the perfect space to enjoy friends and a toke....

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