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Civil litigation is litigation involving private parties as opposed to criminal proceedings. Civil litigation kicks in whenever you want to sue someone civilly. This could be because they owe you money or you have been in an auto accident and you are making a claim for damages. Civil litigation is confusing for lawyers. For non-lawyers... it is a nightmare. Most...
By Aaron Ramson When ancient Sumerians wrote down the first recipe for beer (as covered in the very first installment of Brewtality, which I don’t even own. Do you have a copy that you want to give to me?), it was more of an idea than a strict doctrine. Through centuries of war, trade and diplomacy, the Sumerians spread their...
By Flint Wheeler CV Weekly digs into the numbers of previous Ryder Cups to help dig out the best bets in Paris this weekend. Who Will Play All 5 matches? One of the obvious lines to Ryder Cup Wagering is, which players take part in every match? Are certain stars undroppable even if they lost twice on day one? Here are those...

HYPERTENSION

BY DR PETER KADILE Dr. Kadile, what do the numbers mean when a blood pressure is taken? Elwood, DHS Elwood, the top value for a blood pressure is the systolic pressure and the bottom value is the diastolic pressure. For example, if a blood pressure reading is 122/78, the 122 is the systolic pressure and the 78 is the diastolic pressure. The...

EXPECT BLESSINGS

BY BRONWYN ISON You’ve heard the adage, “Expect the unexpected.”  While we are rarely prepared for what life proposes, you can certainly guarantee you will have curve balls thrown at you.  Each day offers a new experience.  Naturally, the unexpected will be sure to deliver positives and negatives.  This just so happens to be LIFE.  Being prepared doesn’t suggest you...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2018  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Do you have any skills at living on the edge between the light and the dark? Are you curious about what the world might look like and how people would treat you if you refused to divide everything up into that which helps you and that which doesn't help you? Can...
By Sunny Simon      There are many factors contributing to a successful business life. One of the most critical skills, one that should be a core competency, is relationship management.  Need a definition? Relationship management is an approach used to create and maintain a tight connection, or bonding with others.      This week I spoke with Sara, a bank VP and...
BY RUTH HILL R.N. Today I am writing about the plethora of scientific knowledge on medical marijuana (MM), seemingly protected by an invisible vail of secrecy, preventing disseminated into my nursing journals. Supported by the lavash advertisements for new pharmaceuticals with pages of lethal side effects, the articles end against using MM until we get more research. Studies fail to...
By Lisa Morgan “What’s going down family. It’s your boy Mikey and I’m here with the beautiful Bryanna Evaro…” For 9 months worth of Wednesdays (sometimes Thursday mornings but dependable all the same), Mikey Reyes’ voice has been heard on social media, introducing his contribution for the week.  Often, his heart’s desire, Bryanna Evaro, will join him as they present...
By Jason Hall Stickyfest is a new and interesting take on an older idea here in the desert. Yes, it’s another desert festival, but it is unlike any festival that’s been done here. It’s also in one of the most unique venues in the desert. This is a punk and metal festival that takes place in Wonder Valley at The...
By Dee Jae Cox In 2007, as California was on the precipice of an era that would recognize marriage equality for the LGBTQ community, (May 2008 – In re Marriage Cases) and then deny marriage equality (Proposition 8, November 2008,) Palm Springs joined the world wide movement to produce a Festival that would present films that depicted LGBTQ characters and...

IN THE NAME OF THE DEAD

Coachella Valley Music Awards Winner for ‘Best Metal Band’ 2018 By Noe Gutierrez One of the most persistent metal bands of the last decade in the Coachella Valley is In The Name Of The Dead (ITNOTD). Their signature “desert death groove” is facilitated by Luis Diaz (guitar), Tetsuo “Tut” Olivares (vocals), Robert “Woody” Wood (bass and vocals), Justin Cira (drums) and...
By Jason Hall Brant Bjork is synonymous with desert rock.  He has been a part of almost all of the most well-known bands coming out of the desert scene in the late 80’s until the early 2000’s.  He initially made his name as a drummer in such bands as Kyuss and De-Con, but is an accomplished guitarist and singer as...
By Tracy Dietlin Sleazy Cortez has been killing it here in the valley the last couple years. One of the most popular bands in the desert, they were nominated for a couple CV Music Awards and performed at the VIP afterparty, they won a preliminary round of the CV Music Showcase and competed in the Finals, they are also in...
By Angela Romeo Art can be many things. Sometimes art is just quiet beauty. Sometimes it is beauty with a bite. Metal artist Christopher James’ latest work Lady Liberty has become the beauty that bites. Chris has always been an artist who lives outside the box. His work is born from the material he finds. While it may be an example...
By Deogracio Secretario    In 1932, the noted American painter, Agnes Lawrence Pelton, settled in the Cathedral City Cove. For three decades, her home and gardens became a neighborhood cultural center, where she attracted other plein air desert painters and convened an ongoing artists colony, whose history was almost forgotten after she passed away in 1961. To showcase their art,...
By Dee Jae Cox Comedy is an art form.  Wit, humor and pranking can inspire as many unique reactions as there are audience members.  But one thing that can be universally recognized is a solid performance in the midst of silliness and over the top characters.  J. Dietz Osborne and Nate Eppler’s homespun comedy, “Southern Fried Funeral,” is currently serving...
By Eleni P. Austin                 Live records can sometimes be a dicey proposition. Back in the ‘60s, Rock N’ Roll was just hitting puberty when the British Invasion hit. Most people in the music business cynically assumed Rock would be a short-lived fad, so live records were an easy cash grab. Shoddily produced, sometimes technically not even really “live,” they...
BY JANET McAFEE In 2009, my cousin Shannan McAfee Smith and her husband Gary Smith received a phone call from Precious Paws Asian and Small Breed Rescue about a Powder Puff Chinese Crested dog they rescued from a raid on a Tennessee puppy mill.  Ardent dog lovers, the Smiths had adopted another dog from this organization, a Chinese Crested named...

The First Fruits of Fall

BY RICK RIOZZA Congrats Coachella residents for sustaining through another season of the sun. However, in our desert surrounds, we’ll always enjoy the company of our special sunlight. So, with open arms, let’s now embrace our Autumn chase of new wines for the season. Not that the red vino lovers gave up their dinner wine entirely during the summertime, but we...
By Denise Ortuno There’s no doubt that we have fabulous Italian restaurants in the Coachella Valley. But if you’re up for a spaghetti adventure and want to get out of town to mix it up a bit, Vince’s Spaghetti in Rancho Cucamonga is well worth day tripping for. Ever since my boyfriend and I have been together, I have heard his...

PTSD THRILLER

By Robin E. Simmons NOW PLAYING: LOST CHILD “True Detective” actress Levin Rambin stars in director/co-writer Ramaa Mosley’s new film originally titled “Tatterdemalion.” The pic follows Rambin’s character Fern Sreaves, a young army veteran suffering from PTSD, who returns home to the Ozarks to look for her estranged brother Billy, from whom she was separated as a child. Instead of her brother, Fern finds...

Killer Profile

By Heidi Simmons ----- A Killer’s Mind by Mike Omer – Fiction ----- It’s uncomfortable to imagine a job description where the requirement is to get into the headspace of a serial killer.  To be successful and maintain your sanity at that profession, it must take a unique skill set.  In Mike Omer’s A Killer’s Mind (Thomas & Mercer, 370 pages), one killer’s profile...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna September is California Wine Month and wine has become so vital to the state, that it deserves a whole month. “Last year we saw the devastation from wildfires in Sonoma and Napa and fires are still burning dangerously close in many areas throughout the state,” reminds Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. “We are far from being out...
By Bruce Cathcart Hello September and goodbye Summer!  Too soon?  Probably, but already valley residents are welcoming the cooler mornings and evenings with increased outdoor activity.  Unfortunately cooler temps also mean that the “perfect excuse” of it being too hot to do anything will no longer apply.  Unlike the rest of the world where spring cleaning follows a long frigid...
INDIO GRAND MARKETPLACE (FORMERLY INDIO FASHION MALL)The 1st Annual MALL-O-WEEN Event at Indio Grand Marketplace A free trick or treat event for kids on Halloween, Oct. 31st from 3 PM – 6 PM. Are you looking for a safe place to take your kids trick-or-treating on Halloween?  The Indio Grand Marketplace, formerly Indio Fashion Mall, is excited to host the 1st...

Apple: Tomorrow’s IBM

By Haddon Libby Apple held their annual product event on September 12th.  For most Apple aficionados, there was not much to get excited about.  CEO Tim Cook announced a few iPhone updates and solid improvements to their Watch.  And that was it.   While stockholders have made a lot of money during the Tim Cook era, many Apple fans are becoming increasingly...
GET ANSWERS TO THESE ISSUES BEFORE HIRING A LAWYER If you have been in an auto accident you need to have answers to the following questions BEFORE hiring a lawyer. I have covered all these topics in past CV WEEKLY columns and they are all indexed. coachellavalleyweekly.com/category/dale-gribow-on-the-law. Educate yourself by reading them now for answers... DO I HAVE A CASE? HOW MUCH...
By Aaron Ramson When German immigrant, Jacob Best, opened a small but prosperous Milwaukee brewery in 1844, he named it after himself. He was literally able to call his place the Best Brewery, and no one tell him that he was wrong! Wurst is another German last name, and can you imagine what a crappy deal that guy must have...
By Flint Wheeler Major League Baseball 2018 season is finally winding down. An exciting part of September baseball is seeing teams self-destruct or rise to the top. You can formulate your postseason betting plan based on who enters the postseason on a run or who limps in. Another fun part, (my personal favorite time of the MLB season) for the more...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2018  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "The flower doesn't dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes." So says poet and philosopher Mark Nepo in The Book of Awakening. Now I'm transmitting his observation to you. I hope it will motivate you to expend less energy fantasizing about what you want and devote more energy...

When Opportunity Calls

By Sunny Simon      There is so much great news on the job scene. According to the July 2018 jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate dropped to just 3.9 percent and the August report cited average wages experiencing unexpected growth. Fast forwarding, this may mean a tight labor market for employers. How does that impact you,...
By Elizabeth Scarcella A very common human phenomenon is that feeling of “knowing” a stranger when meeting for the first time. Some call it deja vu. Others say it’s a coincidence. Still others argue that the stranger they “know” has similar characteristics of a loved one and that’s why it feels so familiar. As for me, I have a whole...
The Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House is kicking off the giving season with its annual gala and awards ceremony, A Few Good Men, on Thursday, September 20, 2018. This year’s event at Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, California will honor eight distinguished gentlemen from the Inland Empire who have made an impact on the communities...
Coachella Valley Non Profit Organizations have found their favorite local event space! By Amanda Dorta Venus De Fido Wellness Fitness and Events Center has launched the Venue at Venus, an Event Production program that offers extremely reduced room rental rates to local nonprofit organizations who are willing to book their events at least 30 days in advance. The announcement was made by...
The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa adds Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (BBVD) to the lineup of renowned artists that will be performing this Fall at the 4-star resort. Currently on its 8th season at the Westin, the Grooves concert series continues with Grammy award winning artists headlining 3 spectacular concerts on October 27th, November 24th and December...
SOLD OUT:  Mavericks with Los Lobos, September 14, at 9 pm @ Morongo Resort and Casino  By Lisa Morgan If there was an award for continually and successfully defying the laws of genre-identification while remaining relevant and respected throughout the decades, the road-tested Mavericks would win every year, ad nauseum. With one of the most stand-alone voices since Elvis and Roy...
By Denise Ortuno Set your site on relaxing, and unplug with friends for great food and drinks at Palm Springs newest gathering spot, Grand Central. It was a long time coming for the opening of Grand Central at the historic La Plaza shopping center in downtown Palm Springs, which welcomed patrons recently this past May. The delay was understandable, as the...
By Dee Jae Cox The art of storytelling is a social and cultural activity that has spanned the centuries since before the written word. It is one of the oldest art forms and every generation of every culture has used this craft for entertainment, education or cultural preservation.  Stories were told to recount and immortalize historic events. They were cautionary...
"We aren't likely to see a recording career like this again." - The New York Times “….his voice is still a technical marvel, and no one else on Earth can make a lyric written eight decades ago sound as natural as a conversation at a coffee shop.” - New York Magazine Fantasy Springs Resort Casino proudly presents Tony Bennett, the 19-time...
Tickets for December 1st Show On Sale NOW at Casino Box Office, Spotlight29.com  Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to present An Evening with Bill Engvall on Saturday, December 1st at 8 p.m. in the Spotlight Showroom. Tickets ($60, $50, and $40) go on sale this Friday, September 7th at 10 a.m. the Casino Box Office and Spotlight29.com. Spotlight 29's Spotlight...
By Aaron Ramson So, the other day at the brewery where I work, this couple sits at the bar and the guy asks the beertender what’s good and what’s new on tap. The couple orders a flight, and his girlfriend is very happy with the selection of beer she’s received. Not him though. For every beer she’d sip and enjoy,...
By Flint Wheeler Serena Williams absorbed a $17,000 fine in the wake of her tumultuous US Open final loss to Naomi Osaka on Sunday as debate raged over whether the code violations that sparked her meltdown were sexist. US great Billie Jean King was among those coming down hard on Serena’s side in her claim that chair umpire Carlos Ramos...
By Eleni P. Austin                 Brotherly warfare is nothing new in the world of Rock N’ Roll. First, and most famously, the Everly Brothers were either at odds or not speaking. By the early ‘70s, John and Tom Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival nearly came to blows and never performed together again. Across the pond in Great Britain the same...

Desert Icons Part Two

By Angela Romeo Desert Icons, curated by Michael McCall, is at The Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center, located at 58325 Highway 62, Yucca Valley, California. The exhibition challenged artists to present the desert as they see it – through their daily lives and work. It runs through October 21. Last week we highlighted the work of several artists. ...
BY JANET McAFEE Remote rural areas are sometimes “dumping grounds” for unwanted dogs.  Callous humans abandon pets they no longer want.  Sometimes while the discarded dogs attempt to chase after their humans’ cars as long as their strength holds out.  Sometimes these animals form packs with other stray or abandoned animals, surviving on small prey.  Some of them perish from...

Ravage the Grill!!

BY RICK RIOZZA No one needs to instruct us Coachella Valley residents on the fine points of outside grilling. We’re old hands at this and we grill on a regular basis. The reason of course is that we have the weather all year long to do so! And we’re not just cooking away to simply buck traditions, but we can...
By Robin E. Simmons In the absence of new theatrical features opening this week, consider these freshly minted older and recent titles all mastered in striking hi-def. Movie buffs are grateful for the excellent work by home video distributors like Criterion, Twilight Time Movies, Arrow and a handful of others in finding, licensing and transferring beloved films no longer available...

In Love and War

By Heidi Simmons ----- Beautiful Exiles by Meg Waite Clayton - Fiction ----- There is a curiosity about how the famous and talented live and function.  Accomplished musicians, actors, artists and writers give so much of themselves for their craft. Through their work, we often feel as though we know them personally.   In Meg Waite Clayton’s novel Beautiful Exiles (Lake Union, 384 pages), literary...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna Suicide is on the rise. Regardless of race, gender, age, fame, financial status, it is rising! Having suicidal thoughts does not mean someone is weak or flawed. More people now die of suicide than in car accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control. “Let’s look at some statistics and warning signs,” says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna.” Maybe...

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