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By Crystal Harrell The Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House is kicking off the giving season with its annual gala and awards ceremony, A Few Good Men and Women, on Friday, September 30, 2022. This year’s event at Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, California will honor eight distinguished men and women from the Inland Empire who have...

Analog Lab

Alternative Rock Duo With an Experimental Edge By Esther Sanchez In 2019, vocalist and guitar player/bassist, Miguel Arballo and drummer/keyboardist, Sean McCune (who is also known as rapper, Aeiou) met as backup musicians for popular, local vocalist, Krystofer Do and soon began to realize that their chemistry was something that couldn’t be denied. Both Arballo and McCune have a wide variety...
By Crystal Harrell Gracing television screens and capturing the hearts of many, Bianca Rae is a public figure known in the Coachella Valley as a prominent broadcast journalist and her impressive works of philanthropy. Her nonprofit, the Bianca Rae Foundation, was created at the end of 2013, and officially became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the summer of 2014. Currently in its...
Country singer/songwriter Matt Stell will perform a rare intimate show as part of the Rising Stars of Country series presented by Big 106-FM and sponsored by Toyota of the Desert. The concert starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 inside LIT Lounge at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Tickets are $25 and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Tuesday,...
By Eleni P. Austin I don’t know about you, but for me, there is nothing better than listening to the (seeming) effortless and achingly pure sound of familial harmonies. I find it positively thrilling. It’s not just music you hear, it’s music you feel. As a kid, I was drawn to The Osmonds, The Everly Brothers The Beach Boys and...
La Quinta CA ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER Visit the National Museum of Golf Cars! Learn about the history of the golf car, from its humble beginnings on the turf, to today where golf cars are no longer just for golf. Explore the restored and preserved content dating back to the early beginnings of the golf car from the 1950s, to...
IRVING BERLIN’S CLASSIC HOLIDAY MUSICAL The Indio Performing Arts Center 45175 Fargo Street Indio, CA  92201 December 10-22, 2022 Show Description:  This holiday season DTW brings the merry with this musical stage adaptation of the beloved 1954 holiday film.  Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II.  With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of...

CLASSIC HAMMER HORROR

By Robin E. Simmons With Halloween just around the corner, what better way to get in the mood for this ancient holiday than to host your own horror film festival?  No matter what movies you choose, the following Christopher Lee classic is worth considering for your opening night. THE DEVIL RIDES OUT (1968) Shot in the summer of ’68 and released the...

The Fall Colors of Wine

By Rick Riozza Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness/ Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless/ With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run . . . - John Keats To the wine world, the autumn season brings sweater weather for those picking grapes in the early cold mornings, the celebration of the harvest,...
By Janet McAfee My friend Sam Dabir recently contacted me to help her find a small female rescue Chihuahua.  I soon spotted an adorable brown Chihuahua on the Desert Hot Springs Animal Shelter’s Facebook page.  The 1-yr-old pup came into the city’s shelter after a Good Samaritan found her running the streets, thin and exhausted in the heat.  She had...
By Haddon Libby When times are good, stocks are valued at higher multiples of earnings.  When times are slow or the economy is weakening, that multiple goes down.  To understand what this could mean to your 401k or investment portfolio, let’s consider a hypothetical example. MegaUber Company (MUC) had earnings of $1 billion last year.  Because growth is strong and earnings...
WAS THE DEFENDANT “NEGLIGENT”? Negligence is a failure to use the degree of care that a reasonable person would in a similar situation. If there is some question as to whether the defendant’s unreasonably careless behavior caused your injuries, this doubt weakens your case. Likewise, if an argument can be made that your own negligence contributed to your...
BY MICHELLE BORTHWICK I recently surveyed women about keto challenges. Some were “lifers”. Others had tried and “failed” others couldn’t get past a  weight loss “stall and others were just “bored” with the food. Here are the top 5 challenges reported. 1)  Stalls 2)  Staying with Keto when life gets crazy 3)  Boredom with food choices 4)  Snacks and managing cravings 5)  Managing Social events Can you...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna Fire season is year-round; however, this is the first week of fall, and with it comes Santa Ana winds. These typically brings triple-digit temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds increasing our high fire danger and red flag warnings. What is a Santa Ana? According to the California-Nevada Climate Applications Program (CNAP), Santa Ana is a “dry, sometimes...
By Nadia Popova While the physical health benefits of exercise are often discussed, the link between exercise and mental health is often overlooked. Exercise does naturally what scientists in the pharmaceutical world have been creating for decades.  In fact, mental health professionals often prescribe exercise as part of the treatment for mental illness. It is important to find physical activities and/or...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2022  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Even when your courage has a touch of foolhardiness, even when your quest for adventure makes you a bit reckless, you can be resourceful enough to avoid dicey consequences. Maybe more than any other sign of the zodiac, you periodically outfox karma. But in the coming weeks, I will nevertheless counsel...
BY RUTH HILL R.N. Most people who do not use cannabis believe everyone smokes and gets high. The modes of administration are the same as any pharmaceutical: inhalation, oral ingestion, sublingual, buccal, topical, transdermal, and suppositories (rectal & vaginal). Recent studies have highlighted the challenges associated with cannabinoids' formulation like low ability to dissolve in water, how quickly it is...
BY BREWMASTER ED HEETHUIS With scorching temperatures forecast for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend, you are completely forgiven if you haven’t given a single fleeting thought to the upcoming onslaught of autumn beer releases. As time (and the seasons) march on, Pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers will soon be gracing the taps and shelves of the Coachella Valley regardless of whether...
By Janet McAfee Some people are called to a higher purpose when they experience a tragedy.  When local resident DeAnn Lubell lost her beloved pup Amy Ames in a coyote attack, she turned her grief into action, determined to spare other people and pets the same horrific experience.  Amy’s Purpose is a 501(c)3 charity hosting a fabulous fundraising concert this...
A Benefit Concert to Support Local Veterinary Care Featuring Performances by: John Garcia & the Band of Gold Billy Steinberg and trio Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 8 p.m. Annenberg Theater 101 N Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA One of the main conclusions of this article that you’ll be glad to learn is that John Garcia is nowhere near completion of his music...

It Came From The Desert!

Halloween Compilation Album by Coachella Valley and High Desert Artists Two Album Release Shows: Friday, September 23rd at Coachella Valley Brewing Co. Sunday, September 25th at Coachella Bar By Esther Sanchez Conceived in the mind of local musician and journalist, Matt King, “It Came from the Desert!” is a compilation of completely original Halloween themed songs written and recorded by local artists. With...
By Crystal Harrell For the rest of the month of September, Animal Samaritans has teamed up with the Palm Desert Library for Paws & Pages—a children’s program that utilizes service dogs during reading time activities. The whole month of September is dedicated to service dogs, and with Paws & Pages, some service animals will be very special guests at the...
By Eleni P. Austin Grant-Lee Phillips is playing a solo set at The Alibi on Wednesday, September 21st, at The Alibi. This isn’t his first PS gig, neatly 30 years ago, along with his band, Grant Lee Buffalo, he played an outdoor show along with Alice Donut, back in 1993 (who among us, doesn’t wax nostalgic when we recall Alice...
Palm Desert CA ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER The Flat Black gallery is a gallery/event space used for emerging and seasoned artists. The gallery has hosted over 100 art shows and counting in the last several years. Artists from all walks of life and different mediums have graced their walls. Their goal is to help local artists by creating a platform for them...
Free Evening Concerts each Thursday with Great Tribute Bands! The City of Palm Desert will once again play host to a series of free, weekly concerts at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park amphitheater throughout the month of October. Featuring a variety of talented musical acts designed to please music lovers of all ages and tastes, the concerts will be...

The Dinah

By Dee Jae Cox Frances “Fanny” Rose Shore, (February 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994) who later came to be known by her stage name, Dinah Shore, was a very heterosexual singer and television artist with a career spanning many decades.  She probably never imagined… and may or may not, have been so honored to know…. that her name would...

CRAWFORD’S SHADY LADY

By Robin E. Simmons RAIN (1932) Home theater video distributor VCI presents one of the true classic dramas of film history in a stunning new 4K restoration produced from the uncut 94-minute version. Lewis Milestone directs W.  Somerset Maugham’s powerful short story MISS SADIE THOMPSON about several lives of opposing desire thrown together on Pago Pago during a particularly fierce monsoon. Brilliant performances...

Wine Talk—Just Saying

By Rick Riozza Every so often, I enjoy just going off on a particular theme and simply discussing what’s on my wine mind. No big expectations here—actually, I think my “wine mind” has shrunk, considering the amount of world-wide wine news out there and the amount of info I can take in, let alone remember. So thanks for giving me...

GERMAN SHEPHERDS IN CRISIS

By Janet McAfee These beautiful, brilliant dogs bravely searched for survivors on 9/11, protected our military by detecting land mines, and lovingly guard their human families.  German Shepherds are my favorite breed, full of engaging personality, majestic and devoted.  My parents adopted a German Shepherd puppy when I was born, and he later saved my life when I was a...
By Haddon Libby In politics, you can generally learn more about a candidate by who they choose to associate with over what they say.  Whether it is money or advice, politicians normally have powerful friends who help them along the way. The Grand Old Party constantly reminded us of former President Obama’s relationship with William Ayers.  When Sarah Palin was running...
The burden is on the Automobile Insurance CARRIER to find out about your DUI Conviction, and I’m  advised they usually SPOT CHECK driving records for the last year. If you are asked directly don’t lie. However, if you receive something in the mail from your insurance carrier, many experts suggest that you ignore it. It may fall through the...
By Eleni P. Austin Dave Alvin isn’t just a superlative musician and songwriter, he’s also a sagacious writer and a wickedly witty raconteur. His latest book, New Highway, is a testament to his protean talents. Dave began earning his keep as a musician over 40 years ago. First, as lead guitarist and primary songwriter for The Blasters, a supercharged Roots Rock...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna You need to read this for the health of it… Nothing beats living in Southern California. Most of us enjoy the Mediterranean climate that we can enjoy mostly year-round. But we’re not the only ones that enjoy the year-round climate, pests and rodents do as well. This high humidity and warm rain isn’t helping matters. Did you...
By Aimee Mosco Your body is a vehicle for your soul. The being that you see when you look in the mirror is just a piece of who you truly are. You are an expression of your inner spirit when you are in a body living through an incarnation, but this life and this body is not ALL of who...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2022  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): My reader Monica Ballard has this advice for you Aries folks: "If you don’t vividly ask for and eagerly welcome the gifts the Universe has in store for you, you may have to settle for trinkets and baubles. So never settle." That's always useful counsel for you Rams. And in the...
By M. Wheel-Zot M.A.S The owner of a local company called Infused Edibles; Susan Hooten; has been making infused CBD and THC edible gummies, tinctures, pasta products, baking products, lotions for pain, and even pet products.  The edibles are infused with CBD with and without THC; from seventy-five milligrams to 4,000 milligrams of the cannabis plant derivations.  Yet, Susan does...
By Coach and Owner of "Send Me A Trainer" Nadia Popova With almost a decade of experience working as a personal trainer and now managing a team of personal trainers, muscle imbalances are a familiar topic to me. Simply put, muscular imbalance is seen when the muscles that surround a joint provide different values of tension, sometimes weaker or tighter than...
Thursday, September 15th, 7:00 PM at Plan B Live Entertainment and Cocktails.  Come Rock Out for a Great Cause! By Esther Sanchez It’s not every night that four of my favorite local bands are going to get together for one epic night of back to back performances but, when they do, every soul in the building will surely be rocked. What...
Grammy Award-winning soft rock duo America will perform at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s Special Events Center on Friday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $39 and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept 2 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via phone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com. The perennial classic-rock favorite, is continuing to celebrate...
Nancy & Lee (Light In The Attic Records) By Eleni P. Austin It must be tough to be an aspiring musician if your parent is a famous one. Does your pedigree help or hurt you? Sure, you might skip the ordeal of attempting to break into the music business, working a day job, trying to secure gigs at crap venues. Still,...
Rancho Mirage CA ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER The Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park is located on the southeast side of City Hall at Frank Sinatra Drive and Highway 111. This beautiful one-acre park features a pyramid kiosk, tiled benches, ponds, a hillside waterfall, and sculptures. The sculpture garden was designed as a celebration of life and to...
By Crystal Harrell The Beyond Van Gogh art experience has captivated the globe as a traveling, truly immersive experience highlighting the iconic prints and images made famous by esteemed artist Vincent van Gogh. This exciting exhibition will be coming to The Forum at Empire Polo Club in Indio on September 30 through November 27. The Beyond Van Gogh exhibition aims to...
By M. Wheel-Zot M.A.S. As you wake up in the morning only affirming good thoughts for the day one can’t imagine that; what waits for you is a violation of your property.  A tornado of disheveled books, pencils, the car registration, a tincture bottle, face masks, an old starburst candy, and business cards that were tucked away in the glove...

SWEET AND SUBLIME

By Robin E. Simmons MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS Leslie Manville stars in this charming romance special collector’s edition new on home video with never-before seen deleted scenes and a gag reel that’s actually funny. Written, directed and produced by Anthony Fabian based on the novel “Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris” by Paul Gallico. Led by Leslie Manville cast, he incredible ensemble...
By Rick Riozza So what happens when a private equity firm on the East Coast with no winemaking sensibility or know-how buys an established winery on the West Coast? Well—it could be bad news. Actually, last year, many folks visiting down here from Washington State, were quite unaware that the Washington wine giant Chateau Ste. Michele had been sold to a...
By Janet McAfee Americans are traveling more than ever because Covid restrictions have eased.  Many of them would like Fido or Fluffy with them on airplane trips.  The complexity of pet airline travel may be familiar to our Coachella Valley snowbirds, but others need to be informed and prepare. Determine ahead of time if your pet will make a good traveler,...
By Haddon Libby Remember the Pledge of Allegiance?  In that daily oath most of us spoke at the start of a school day, we would end the pledge with the phrase, “with liberty and justice for all.” No matter your political leanings, it should disgust you to see the law treat any person in a manner that is inconsistent with the...
I was recently at a lunch with a few lawyers. One spilled his coffee and we started talking about the Mc Donald’s case. Surely you have heard of the Mc Donald’s Spilled Coffee case, with what seemed like a stupid  verdict. However, few know all the facts which support the underlying verdict …which led to the Stella Awards for...

Hit with A Data Breach?

5 Easy Steps to Take When Your Small Business Suffers a Data Breach By Dennis Shelly The majority of today's successful businesses are well aware of typical data security risks and place a high level of confidence in their efforts to prevent a data security breach. However, as recent security breaches at Target, LivingSocial, Facebook, Gmail, and Twitter have revealed, no...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna And I ask this of you - never forget about civility, kindness, and respect towards one another… This coming September 11th marks twenty years of the 911 attacks our nation. The day this happened was a surreal day I will never forget. I remember like it was yesterday. Just promoted to Interim Fire Chief, I was with...

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