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Wednesday, June 7, 2023
By Marissa Willman Get ready to delight your taste buds with the flavors of the Coachella Valley! From June 2-11, 2023, the local dining scene will come alive with the highly anticipated Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week, offering a tantalizing array of prix fixe menus at a multitude of local restaurants. This annual event is a culinary journey that combines...
The Dr. Carreón Foundation will honor its Class of 2023 scholarship students at a Gala Banquet at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio on Sunday, June 11, 2023 from 4 pm to 7 pm. The event is open to everyone in the community, with money raised from the event going toward next year’s Class of 2024 scholarships. Reservations are...
Where: Stater Bros. Address: 1717 E. Vista Chino, Palm Springs Date: Tuesday, June 6 Time: 10:00 a.m.  to 2:00 p.m. Donors receive a free mini-physical (including readings for blood pressure, pulse, cholesterol levels, iron level and temperature) with results being posted on the donor’s private online portal. Please set an appointment by calling LifeStream at 800-879-4484 or visiting LStream.org. Healthy individuals at least 15...
By Eleni P. Austin “If I stopI get stuck, If I’m stuck, I’m not still, thrown into reverse, down the hill, I get stuck in the honey of a memory,I get stuck in the blues of a dream.” That’s Sarabeth Tucek (who has recently adopted the more efficient acronym, SBT), parsing the ebb and flow of emotional equilibrium on “Happiness,” a...

Brunch 101

By Daniel Paris Natalia Garcia and Oscar Vazquez have always loved brunch. Brunch represents the relaxed atmosphere of sleeping in and a time for family and friends to visit over a bounty of delicious food and beverage. Natalia and Oscar decided to fill the area’ need for a restaurant devoted to brunch every day of the week and hired Chef...
How AI is advancing its capabilities and what you need to know... By Dennis Shelly In a connected world, the growth of technology has necessitated the need to maintain the security of information or physical property. The majority of crimes took advantage of a fundamental shortcoming in traditional access control systems: the systems provide access based on "what persons have," such...

Little Bar

Palm Desert CA ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER Located in Palm Desert, near San Pablo & 111, little bar is an inviting bar & grill, serving lunch, dinner, late night bites and weekend brunch in season. Known for its unique craft cocktails and the best cheeseburgers in town, this little bar serves up a cool vibe and eclectic music. The...
By Rick Riozza Don’t freak out!—but the Freakshow Wine Portfolio is indeed one of the most popular line-up of wines on our shelves today. And while everyone seems to have a favorite wine or two, be it known that there is an overarching production company: The Michael David Winery. This winery is a tour de force as one of the...
By Janet McAfee The large 10-week-old puppies arrived at the Loving All Animals’ shelter in Coachella on March 1, 2023. Their pregnant Mastiff mother wandered onto a property in rural Sky Valley and soon gave birth to the adorable foursome. The property owner desperately sought assistance once the sweet pups were weaned. However, they could not grow up at the...
By Haddon Libby How would you rate the ethics and honesty of people in different jobs?  The analytics company, Gallup, has been tracking this data since 1977.  Gallup is best known for their public opinion polls.  As with most things in American society, there is an increasing divide between Democrats and Republicans on people’s ethics.  While few professions do well,...
I remember coming to the CV every Memorial Day, in the 60’s & 70’s, for the poolside parties at the Riviera Hotel and Canyon Hotel, and cruising Palm Canyon with squirt guns. This weekend we have checkpoints, whose main purpose is not for DUI arrests, but rather to warn us to drive safely. In my weekly Legal Column for the last 10 plus years, “Dale Gribow on the Law”, and my Talk Shows in LA and Palm...
By Tiar’a Literary & Illustration Email: tiarapublications@gmail.com Welcome to another installment of the stone, cold TRUTH. Disclaimer: This editorial series is not designed to point fingers and make accusations at any specific group, business, or individual. It is merely designed to expose information that has been and is readily collected and experienced to educate those who are not in the know. For...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna Hot temps are here to stay. Are you looking for that “30 Degree of Separation” in temperatures? Come to the Omni Resort in Carlsbad Ca. where you can chill it down 30 degrees along the beautiful California coast and listen to some of the hottest music starting June 10th with Michael Paulo and his Legend...
BY MICHELLE BORTHWICK Following the advice that I have shared with many of you over the years, I'm still Keeping it Keto (over 3 1/2 years ) — even while living with NO kitchen.  You heard that right.  I'm in an Airbnb right now that I love because it's just 2 miles from the beach!   We chose it for the...
© Copyright 2023  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): History tells us that Albert Einstein was a brilliant genius. After his death, the brain of the pioneer physicist was saved and studied for years in the hope of analyzing the secrets of why it produced so many great ideas. Science writer Stephen Jay Gould provided a different perspective. He said,...
BY COACH NADIA POPOVA In theory, weight loss should be easy: Eat healthy, exercise, and reap the rewards. Easy peasy, right? But losing weight isn’t always that simple. Sometimes you can feel like you’re doing all the right things — and you might lose some weight at first, but then you might reach the weight-loss plateau. While everyone is different and the results...
BY RUTH HILL R.N. The California Senate bill, SB-302 Compassionate Access to Medical Cannabis, expands existing law requiring health facilities to permit terminally ill patients as well as patients who are over 65 years of age and have a chronic disease to have access to their medical cannabis. According to the National Council on Aging, nearly 95% of people over 65...
By Lisa Morgan The woman who has supported multiple artists, musicians, businesses, non-profits, and individuals through more than a decade of publishing is dealing with a debilitating disease, Guillain-Barre (gee-YAH-buh-RAY) Syndrome or “GBS,” that has left her unable to walk, wheelchair bound, with limited use of her hands. She is “Tracy Freaking Dietlin.” She WILL recover. But GBS is no...
Event to Feature Historic World War II Aircraft Flyover The Coachella Valley Public Cemetery District is honored to celebrate our local fallen heroes at its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 29, 2023, at 9 a.m. The event will feature a flyover by a historic Douglas C-47 Skytrain military transport aircraft, made possible by a partnership with the Palm Springs...
AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO ON JUNE 8, 2023 The pride of the Coachella Valley, Manuel “Gucci Manny” Flores (15-0, 11 KOs), will headline his first-ever Golden Boy Fight Night on DAZN card on Thursday, June 8 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via phone (800)...
By Eleni P. Austin Full Disclosure: I began writing professionally almost 40 years ago, when I convinced Entertainment Editor Bruce Fessier to let me write record reviews for The Desert Sun. I had zero journalistic experience, but I had an all-consuming passion for music, something my mother, Irene, instilled in me practically from birth. I wrote weekly reviews for about...
June 7th, 2023 – 7:00 pm in Palm Springs Downtown Park Presented By THE PALM SPRINGS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce announces our next tribute band concert,  Wednesday, June 7th -  7:00 pm in the downtown park.  The concert series is FREE and open to everyone.  We encourage everyone to bring beach chairs and blankets and...

Cyber Insurance

What is cyber insurance, is it something you need, and why? By Dennis Shelly While technology makes our lives easier, its emergence is not without threats. As technology becomes increasingly intertwined with our lives, the probability of our personal data being compromised rises. Cyber insurance provides a safety net for businesses that are vulnerable to the increasing rise of internal and...
Palm Desert CA ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER “ARTISTS THROUGH EXHIBITIONS, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT” The Artists Council, now in its third year as an independent organization recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit, promotes the art and artists of the Coachella Valley and beyond through our mission: “Elevating artists through exhibitions, professional development, and community engagement". They do...

Aromatherapy 2.0

By Rick Riozza When it comes to treating one’s body at a fancy resort—especially out here in our tourist desert, besides all the stylistic massages going on, adding “essential oils” and/or lotions seem to really bump-up the experience. And most therapy programs at spas, resorts, private businesses, and medical health offices concur that combining aromatherapy with massage can truly relax your...
By Janet McAfee This precious Shih Tzu spent the first three years of his life suffering in a small cage inside a garage in the sweltering high desert heat.  Other dogs were caged above, below, and next to him. Frankie was part of an illegal large scale “backyard breeding” operation also known as a “puppy mill” where dogs are bred...
EVENT RAISES $ 115,500.00 FOR AT RISK-CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN INLAND AND DESERT COMMUNITIES By Madeline Zuckerman Close to 400 elegantly-attired luncheon guests enjoyed an afternoon of fun, shopping for that “must have” designer purse at the highly-acclaimed Olive Crest Annual Pick-A-Purse Luncheon at the Ontario Doubletree Hotel in Ontario.  The ladies and gentlemen in attendance were definitely on a mission...
By Haddon Libby Last week, Chairman Jerome Powell of the Federal Reserve signaled that additional rate increases were unlikely.  This news comes as a welcomed relief to borrowers who have been challenged by higher rates and the costs associated with inflation.  Rate increases have helped to bring down inflation.  Current estimates forecast inflation falling to a 3% rate by year’s end. As regional banks...
Did you know there was a new J Walking Law? Yes, now under certain circumstances, Jaywalking is legal as of January 1, 2023. That is because California has surprisingly relaxed its Jaywalking laws. Under the new “Freedom to Walk Act”, pedestrians will no longer be ticketed for jaywalking… unless they are crossing in a dangerous manner. This means that pedestrians will be able...
By Tiar’a Literary & Illustration Email: tiarapublications@gmail.com Summertime has officially washed ashore our gorgeous golden California coastline. As the Palm trees sway gently in the breeze we are getting outside and lapping up all the vitamin D necessary to help us glow inside and out. But word to the wise – If you spend more than twenty minutes per day in...
BY FIRE CHIEF SAM DIGIOVANNA Many of you will be off Memorial Day weekend. With temperatures warming up, most places will be crowded with those enjoying Memorial Day weekend. Situational awareness will be key to your safety. Below are some tips and reminders to keep everyone safe while making it a “Memorable Memorial Day Weekend.” Share them with your family and friends! Travel...
By Aimee Mosco “When your soul brings you to the crossroads of a new era and you are about to embark on a new soul study or project, there are energetic structures within and around your field that must be dismantled.” Restorative Calibration Manual, page 51, by Aimee Mosco All souls in body on this planet who have agreed to...
© Copyright 2023  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): My reading of the astrological omens inspires me to make a series of paradoxical predictions for you. Here are five scenarios I foresee as being quite possible in the coming weeks. 1. An epic journey to a sanctuary close to home. 2. A boundary that doesn’t keep people apart but brings...
BY COACH NADIA POPOVA Pain in various parts of the body can be caused by stiffness of a deep tissue webbing called fascia that runs throughout the body. Tension in a particular area can lead to unbearable pain and restricted motion of other parts of the body. Undergoing Myofascial Release Therapy is the effective alternative medicine that naturally resolves health...
By Mandy Calvano, 3M Studios As a new business it is exciting to see that the visions written in our business plan jumped off the pages and sprang to life. The niche we fill and the musicians we serve are a wide range of talent, genres and needs. From needing to rehearse for an arena to needing a place to...
The One Woman Show will be Performed by Beverly Johnson on June 3rd at the Palm Springs Cultural Center Palm Springs Women in Film & Television (PSWIFT) has partnered with the Palm Springs Cultural Center to present Supermodel, Beverly Johnson, in her one woman show, “Beverly Johnson: In Vogue.” Tickets are now on sale for the event. which will be...
Tickets Are On Sale Now Available At HelloRoss.com Beloved TV personality and pop culture expert, Ross Mathews, announces tour dates for his new show, Ross Mathews: I Gotchu, Gurl!, with more dates being planned.  For a full list of tour dates and links to tickets visit Ross’ website, helloross.com. “After the past few years, we all deserve a fun night out...

Jonathan Mamora

Inland Empire Pianist Wows New York Audience at Carnegie - Weill Hall Debut Redlands born pianist Jonathan Mamora continued his winning streak in New York City when he performed at Carnegie-Weill Hall this month, his performance prize for winning the Palm Springs International Piano Competition’s (formerly the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition) 2022 Solo Prize.  New York Concert Reviewer Rorianne...

The Heydey

By Dan Paris Long a popular vendor at the Thursday Night Village Fest, The Heydey has finally gone brick and mortar in a space inside the Palm Springs Hilton’s lobby. Brad and Crystal Reihl are staying true to their roots with a one-page menu featuring their infamous Smash Burger with fresh grass-fed organic ground beef with fried onions “smashed” into...
Column by DeAnn Lubell Last week, I had the pleasure of profiling high desert composer and performer Pat Kearns.  This week, I have the pleasure of profiling his beautiful wife and performance partner, Susan Kearn.  Susan is a gifted bass player and visual artist, who also happens to be a hairstylist.  She and Pat have lived in a homestead cabin...
Green Room Theatre Company Coachella Valley (GRTCCV) founders, David Catanzarite and Karen Lin, were recently recognized by Angel Light Academy with an "Above & Beyond" award recognizing GRTCCV's excellence in community leadership and service. The 14th Annual Above & Beyond awards were presented to honorees during an awards dinner gala, hosted by Angel Light Academy's Leadership Training Institute, at the Indian Wells...
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a VPN and What You Need to Consider! By Dennis Shelly The vast world of the internet is more daunting than ever these days, with different types of online cyber threats like malware, ransomware, hackers, and more. There is only one real way to access the internet privately: a VPN, or Virtual Private Network. Using...
By Eleni P. Austin Has there ever been a more self-assured debut than The Three O’ Clock’s Baroque Hoedown? This splendid and sublime five-song EP was released 40 years ago, and to celebrate that milestone, the cool folks at YepRoc Records have reissued an expanded edition on red vinyl. The Three O’ Clock probably wouldn’t have existed and thrived had they...

The Flower Fields

Carlsbad CA ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER A History of The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® The Fields today are a direct result of nearly 85 years of floral cultivation that began with Luther Gage, an early settler and horticulturist that settled in the area in the early 1920’s. Mr. Gage brought ranunculus seeds to the area and began growing them...

Gott For Food!

By Rick Riozza Gott is Good!  And right now—most wine folk who are Joel Gott Wine enthusiasts & fans agree that the wine is very good,  and, the altruistic aims of feeding the less fortunate in America are very good indeed! Joel Gott Wines,  the award-winning and family-owned portfolio of elegant, balanced and affordable wines, celebrates the expansion of its philanthropic...
By Janet McAfee As a general rule you should not feed your dog people food, in spite of his pleading looks at the dinner table.  Several foods are extremely toxic to dogs including onions, chocolate, grapes, raisins, processed foods, garlic, macadamia nuts, avocados, and unbaked bread dough.  Xylitol artificial sweetener, used in sugar free gum and candy, can also be...
By Madeline Zuckerman Olive Crest recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary at a Gala Celebration with 1,200 guests in attendance from each State and Region Olive Crest serves.  This included guests and honorees from the Coachella Valley and Riverside.  Attendees gathered together from all over the country to highlight the vision of Olive Crest Founders, Dr. Don and Lois Verleur, and...
By Haddon Libby Roughly 50 million American children are in Pre-K through 12th grade each year.  About 70% of these students are in Pre-K through 8th with 30% in grades 9 through 12.  Approximately 10% go to private schools with the rest attending public schools.  These students are taught by roughly 3 million teachers for a 17:1 gearing ratio of students to teachers.  Americans spend more...
There are two different entities that are triggered when you get a DUI.  The Court is only one of them.  The other entity is DMV, which is an administrative agency, and they do not follow the Rules of Evidence as a Court would or should.  The DMV Hearing Officer, who does not have any legal training, is both the...
By Tiar’a Literary & Illustration Email: tiarapublications@gmail.com You’ve plowed your trade for years, deprived yourself of vacations, saved money, established great credit, and now you are finally in that stellar position in which the most affluent landlords on earth (banks) will allow you to pretend to purchase a home. For many, owning a home is the greatest accomplishment of their lives. Let’s...

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