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Celebrates its 15th anniversary on Saturday, February 18th with a full day of shopping, fashion shows, health experts, guest speakers and charitable giving. Presented by Desert Vein & Vascular Institute, this festive event features local fashion boutiques, skin care specialists, fitness and wellness experts and leading health care providers. The first 500 ladies to register online will receive their general...
By Crystal Harrell The mystic qualities of the desert landscape make it easy to conjure inspiration for artistic works. Monica Morones—local visual artist and the musician behind Cakes—is riding that creative current wherever the inspiration takes her for her new solo art show, Mojave Witch. Morones’ Mojave Witch art show will take place on January 28 at Flat Black Art Supplies...
By Eleni P. Austin “The problem with life is that it stops.” That’s Iggy Pop waxing philosophical on “Comments,” a song off his latest album, Every Loser. Unbelievably, Iggy Pop is fucking 75 years old! Take a minute to wrap your head around that fun fact. Of course, the man who has been affectionately known as The Godfather Of Punk,...
By DeAnn Lubell PHOTO CREDITS: Susan Asato Kathy Weyer wears a lot of hats.  She is an author, artist, and advocate for animals and children.  It is hard to know where to start to describe this diversified woman.  But here we go. After retiring as a human resources professional in Corporate America, Kathy committed her time to helping others through volunteer efforts,...
By Tiar’a Literary & Illustration “Creating content for individuals and businesses worldwide” tiarapublications@gmail.com Music has been part of human existence since before time was recorded. As the Holy Bible clearly expresses – music existed in the heavens. Sadly, music was corrupted in heaven. For those who have spent time reading the Holy Bible, Satan was at one time the chief musician in...
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is hosting a career expo on Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Special Events Center. There are multiple openings for entry-level and experienced positions in the Food & Beverage and Culinary departments along with Security Officers. Some positions may be eligible for bonuses ranging from $500-$1,000. Managers will be on site interviewing...

Blanc De Blancs Deluxe

By Rick Riozza I sure hope that all of you wine enthusiasts in the crowd didn’t think that we were done with Champagne, sparkling wines & bubbly just because the holidays are over!  The super Day of Love and All Valentines Week are just right down the road; and, popping corks is what we expect to hear and feel (“feel”...
By Janet McAfee Careful planning avoids the horrible hissing and fighting that occurs when some cats meet for the first time.  A great introduction method, explained in detail in the book The New Natural Cat by Anitra Frazier, allows you to adopt a second cat without worry.  What could be more fun than 2 cats engaged in joyful play, happily...

GRADING YOUR 401(K)

By Haddon Libby U.S. stocks were down by nearly 20% in 2022.  This comes on the heels of a 25% increase in 2021 along with a 20% increase during a tumultuous 2020. When looking at your year-end statements, see if you can diagnose what did better and what did worse.  To do this, you will need a benchmark to compare your...
I FOUGHT THE LAW AND THE LAW WON! This is more than a Bobby Fuller Four song from the 60’s. The law arguably wins every time. This is because whether you are found guilty or not guilty, you still lose. A defendant loses time and money from 1. being arrested; 2. going to court multiple times; 3. Posting Bail;...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna Rising natural gas prices rise another dangerous risk. Natural gas prices have been rising faster than electricity prices in California, which may influence people to switch from one source of energy to another. Inflation is hitting everyone’s pocketbook. It’s not just the pocketbook that is concerning, it’s the dangers associated with inflation that are often overlooked. It’s been...
By Coach Nadia Popova Whether you’ve fallen into a workout rut or you’re totally new to exercise, it’s hard to know where to begin — or how to navigate all the machines and equipment. The gym can be pretty daunting, especially if you’re a total beginner. If there’s no one to hold us accountable, we lose sight of our set goals.   Shared...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2023  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Noah Webster ((1758–1843) worked for years to create the first definitive American dictionary. It became a cornucopia of revelation for poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886). She said that for many years it was her "only companion." One biographer wrote, "The dictionary was no mere reference book to her; she read it as...
BY RUTH HILL R.N. Dementia is defined as a group of progressive disorders that prevent individuals from independently brushing their teeth, taking a shower, or remembering their spouse’s name. Alzheimer’s (AD) is the most prevalent form of dementia. An estimated 6.5 million Americans aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's in 2022. Seventy-three percent are age 75 or older. About...
Every once in a while, there is a cookbook that changes the way we eat. This is that book! Barbara Hankey-Rogers has created some of the tastiest and nutritious recipes that will tickle your taste buds, satisfy your cravings, and keep you and your family on the path of healthy eating. Her cookbook is a result of many years of...
HOSTED JANUARY 26 – 29 AT EMPIRE POLO CLUB The Southwest Arts Festival® Indio 2023 will be held on January 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Now in its 36th year, the Southwest Arts Festival® will once again be held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Empire Polo Club is an international destination...
By Crystal Harrell On Saturday, January 14, a Talking Pictures screening of Alice, Darling took place at the Annenberg Theater, where lead actress Anna Kendrick was in attendance to take part in a Q & A session after the film. Alice, Darling follows Alice (Anna Kendrick) while she embarks on a girls trip weekend at a lakeside cabin when her childhood...
BY CRAIG MICHAELS Now that we are back in season there is no shortage of events and mixers to socialize and connect with local business professionals. Make sure and put the first Wine & Design Mixer for 2023 on your calendar for Wednesday January 25, starting at 5:30PM. This free event takes place at the Palm Desert Design Center located...
It's a date! The family-favorite Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is back for ten days beginning Friday, February 17, and will feature a wide array of fun for everyone! Sponsored by Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, the festival, which takes place at the Riverside County Fairgrounds at 82-503 CA Highway 111, Indio, 92201, will return February 17-26 and feature...
By DeAnn Lubell Photo credit: (All photos by Ben Allanoff) One doesn’t always need canvas and a paintbrush to be an outstanding artist.  Sometimes plant material, steel, and randomly found objects can form masterpieces.  Thus is the case of talented hi-desert artist, Ben Allanoff.  His large scale temporary and permanent installations relating primarily to the natural world engages the public as...
By Crystal Harrell 2023 is a year of endless possibilities, and one local band is looking to expand their listenership after a successful return to the stage post-pandemic. Christine & The Lost Keys is a Coachella Valley cover band performing classic rock, blues, and soul music that spans decades. Christine & The Lost Keys will be playing at Big Rock Pub...
  The Palm Springs International Piano Competition, formerly the Waring, is proud to announce the return of the popular THREE PIANOS, SIX HANDSTM performance at The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California on Monday, March 20, 2023. The show starts at 5:30 pm, and concert only tickets range from $45 to $150 through the McCallum Theatre box office: www.McCallumTheatre.com or...
By Eleni P. Austin Back in the ‘80s, a trio of Young Gun guitar-slingers emerged and rocked the Blues world on it’s heels. Robert Cray, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Colin James managed to revitalize the homegrown sound, achieving both critical and commercial success. The genre had always maintained a presence, especially during the ‘60s and ‘70s when British Invasion stalwarts...
Americana stalwarts Rose’s Pawn Shop will perform at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace on Saturday, January 21. The L.A. natives have been plying their trade since 2006 honing a sound that weds honeyed harmonies, country fiddle and scorching electric guitars to a raw and raucous beat. Frontman Paul Givant’s crackling songcraft is on full display on the quintet’s latest long-player,...
Palm Springs CA ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER Phillip K. Smith III: LIGHT + CHANGE Main Museum Now – May 7, 2023 This survey of Phillip K. Smith III’s spectacular experiments with light and change spans almost two decades from 2004 to 2022. Presented throughout four galleries, this selection of free-standing objects, wall-mounted works, and immersive installations demonstrates the breadth of the artist’s mastery of...
By Rick Riozza Roll Up!! The 3rd Annual Palm Springs Pinot Noir Festival—aka “A Passion 4 Pinot” is returning to our desert surrounds coming Friday & Saturday, January 27 & 28, 2023 to Rancho Mirage.  Wine Lovers!! Tickets are limited!! Get yours now!! So here’s the good news: The Pinot Party of the Year is happening next week!  The other news...
By Janet McAfee Many Americans still struggle with maintaining “social distancing” from their refrigerators after isolation during the pandemic. They may be tempted to grab another comforting treat for their pet, giving in to those pleading looks. Out of the habit and back to work, folks may have reduced walks and activities. It becomes too easy to grab another pet...
By Coach Nadia Popova. So what is mobility training? Mobility is strength in the range of motion of the muscle. There are two types of mobility 1. Mobility of the muscle / body part (isolation) 2. Overall mobility, also known as the structural balance If you can’t get into a good position to execute a lift, you won’t be able to engage the muscles you’re...
By Dee Jae Cox "Act as young as you feel.  You’re not getting older.  You’re getting more entitled to be your fabulous self!” – Gwen Stefani When I first met June August, almost a decade ago, I knew immediately that I was in the presence of grace, intelligence and talent.  I was hosting a radio show and interviewed women locally and...
By Haddon Libby What will historians write when they look back on current times – a period when three of the men who ran for President in 2020 were Yeezy, The Donald and Ol’ Joe.  This same trio continue their pursuits of America’s highest elected office when most Americans wanting none of them. Let’s start with Ye aka Yeezy, Weezi, Pablo,...
The Holidays are the best of times…and the worst of times. They bring out wonderful people trying to help their fellow man in times of need. However, they also bring out the crooks that pray upon the innocent. Unfortunately, the innocent are usually the elderly…, and that is the greater Palm Springs community. Shakespeare said to “beware of strangers”...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna Need an early Valentine’s Day gift? It’s time to get out of the rain and into the groove and enjoy the 2023 Westin Grooves music Jazz concert series with Eric Saxman Darius & Vocalist Rebecca Jade Saturday January 28th, 2023, at the Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort and Spa. There is not a better time to let...
By Aimee Mosco Your DNA is coded with a veritable library of information that was collected and curated by your ancestors. It is a valuable resource that is right there at your fingertips. Having access to this vault that is stored within the cells of your body is a magical gift but when you are not involved in the...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2023  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Good news, Aries! During the next episode in the age-old struggle between the Impulsive You and the Farsighted You, I predict the latter will achieve a ringing victory. Hallelujah! I also foresee you overcoming the temptation to quit a project prematurely, and instead pushing on to complete it. There's more! You...
By Tiar’a Literary & Illustration  “Creating content for individuals and businesses worldwide” tiarapublications@gmail.com Occasionally, rumors circulate concerning individuals that take the time and effort to, “go the extra mile”.  What is the extra mile?  Going the extra mile, as societally defined, is when one does more than what has been asked – and without pay. The term “go the extra mile” can best be...

Reiki Energy Healing

By M.Wheel-Zot What is Reiki?  Reiki is the healing movement of energy. This moving energy is triggered and released from the power source of a master Reiki healer; The source power is always connected to the ultimate vibration of creator; to help with pain, that is physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual.  Bringing the body into balance, says Reiki healer Michelle...
BY ESTHER SANCHEZ For well over a decade, Plan B has been a neighborhood bar that always has something going on. Whether it's live bands or acoustic acts on Thursdays, pool tournaments, excellent happy hour specials or the diversity of the patrons from all walks of life, Plan B truly is that little bar on the corner where it seems...
By Crystal Harrell This year’s Palm Springs International Film Festival features Corsage (2022), directed by Marie Kreutzer. The charismatic Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread) offers a boldly mischievous performance as the middle-aged “Sissi” in this fiery, revisionist history of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, a woman once idolized for her beauty and renowned for inspiring fashion and exercise trends. With the title of...
By Eleni P. Austin For Dave Alvin, music has been a lifelong passion, and luckily for him (and the rest of the world) he has made his living making music since the late ‘70s. Born in 1955, Dave, along with his older brother, Phil, grew up in Downey, a suburb in Los Angeles County best known for giving the world The...
By DeAnn Lubell (Photo of Maryann by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo) There is a whole lot of love, respect, kindness, compassion and understanding in the incredible writings of Maryann Ridini Spencer.  Spencer, a local writer, screenwriter, producer, and television host, from the Coachella Valley, has made a name for herself with her popular spiritual and best-selling novels such as Lady in the Window,...
Part Two - “Trained and Ready to Wrestle” By Tiar’a Literary & Illustration “Creating content for individuals and businesses worldwide” tiarapublications@gmail.com By the time we entered the late nineteen-nineties, the world of professional wrestling was unequivocally not the powerhouse of entertainment it once was. There are those, and I am certain many, who will argue the contrary. However, there is no denying the...

Golf Exercise Therapy

By Nadia Popova As a Golf Professional for 10 years, I have had the opportunity to work with golfers of all ages. I started teaching golf fitness when I noticed simply directing students to swing a certain way was not always effective. I began to study the biomechanics of the golf swing and the necessary moves a golfer needs to...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna As firefighters we’re really good at taking command and controlling fires and incidents of all types. In the past 20 years, from 2001 to 2020, cancer death rates went down 27%. We still have a lot of work to do! Take charge with these Mayo Clinic tips such as eating a healthy diet and getting regular...
By Rick Riozza Having just read through last week’s CV Weekly, I was delighted to see its coverage of the 2023 Palm Springs International Film Festival which is on-going from January 5th to the 16th. This season, over 130 films from over 60 countries will be screening in venues across Palm Springs and Cathedral City. www.psfilmfest.org. Of course I was reminded...

Do Animals Grieve

By Janet McAfee Have you noticed one of your pets showing signs of grief when its companion animal passed away?  Science confirms that you are not anthropomorphizing your cat or dog.  Scientific studies confirm what we animal lovers already know.  Animals have feelings, a wide range of emotions including grief.  Dogs may become lethargic and stop eating.  Cats may retreat...
By Haddon Libby While it is impossible to know what 2023 has in store for you or me, we can make some reasonable estimates on economic conditions for the year.  Armed with this knowledge, you can be better prepared for what is in store. By aggressively increasing interest rates, the Federal Reserve is indirectly slowing the economy.  The Fed is dampening...
Who do you love more than your dog? Probably your immediate family, and that’s it. Who else shows they’re happy when they see you, or waits at the front door for you to get home? Unlike a spouse, you only have 12 to 15 years of this love and devotion. If left alone, your dog will not have food or...

Food Mirrors Our Life

BY MICHELLE BORTHWICK We all have our own unique personal relationship with food.  The taste, smell, and texture of food can elicit strong images not just of eating food but also  of who we were with and of the place and setting. Food is a trigger of deeper memories of powerful feelings and emotions. We develop belief systems around food...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2022, 2023  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Nigerian author Wole Soyinka reworked the ancient Greek play, The Bacchae. In one passage, the god Dionysus criticizes King Pentheus, who is supposedly all-powerful. "You are a man of chains," Dionysus tells him. "You love chains. You breathe chains, talk chains, eat chains, dream chains, think chains. Your world is...
BY RUTH HILL R.N. Recent studies indicate that hypnotics (a sleep-inducing drug) might take as much as five years from the life span of the average hypnotic drug taker. Daniel F. Kripke, M.D., a Senate Emeritus in Psychiatry at UCSD, “maintains by endorsing addicting hypnotics, the FDA bumps off old folks and reduces the population. In reducing the U.S. population,...

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