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Thursday, February 25, 2021
New mobile pass helps to satisfy cravings for outdoor adventure and alfresco eats Carrie DeVoe considers herself a “weekend hiker,” regularly traversing the trails in the mountains surrounding our beautiful desert. For DeVoe, hiking is moving meditation, “It’s beautiful out here, stark and outer-worldly. I find it very therapeutic to be outside.” When DeVoe laced up her hiking boots last...
Tickets on Sale Now for the New WildLights of Spring The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is excited to announce that WildLights will return to the Zoo – with a spring twist!  WildLights of Spring will take place nightly, March 15-28, 2021, and will delight guests of all ages with light displays, delicious fare, and memorable moments. Tickets are on...
Greetings from the French Revolution … where heads will roll! Coachella Valley Repertory’s Theatre Thursdays continues their online staged readings with The Revolutionists on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Pacific). An extraordinary, all-female cast has been assembled to bring to life this comedic quartet by Lauren Gunderson. The show will run two hours with a five-minute intermission....
By Eleni P. Austin In a perfect world, the name Robin Lane would be as recognizable as Chrissie Hynde, Deborah Harry, Joan Jett, as well as the Wilson sisters of Heart, The Go-Go’s and The Bangles. Back in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Robin fronted Robin Lane & The Chartbusters, but that’s not where her story begins. The L.A. native...
By Crystal Harrell Learning a new skill can sometimes be challenging, but turning it into a profitable business is an entirely new impressive feat. Stephanie Duffy has taken her passion for crocheting to new heights as her business venture, Knits and Knots by Stephanie, gains a local following with her fun and quirky designs. Knits and Knots by Stephanie had...
BY CRYSTAL HARRELL Simple, powerful, and successful are the cornerstones used to describe the dynamic record label Quarto Valley Records (QVR). QVR is a Southern California-based record company started by Bruce Quarto, who is part genius and part music fan. “His enthusiasm knows no boundaries!” according to Paul Rodgers, singer-songwriter of Bad Company/Free. Bruce’s goal for QVR is to develop the label...
Coachella Valley Repertory’s Theatre Thursdays presents Broadway Showstoppers ~ Classic Moments at 7:00 pm PST, Thursday, February 18, 2021. Glenn Rosenblum returns to CVRep’s virtual stage with an all-new show for all the theatre lovers out there, featuring some of the most classic moments on Broadway! What better way to enjoy Broadway while staying home? Join Glenn as he...
By Crystal Harrell The pandemic has not afforded many opportunities to get dressed up (besides your trusty pair of pajama pants and sweatshirts for at-home loungewear), but for those occasions where you do, in fact, get to go out, Savvy’s Boutique in Palm Desert has just what you need to emerge from your quarantine cocoon with affordable and adorable styles. Described...

Off-Da-Cuff

Cover Band, Coachella Valley, CA Article and Photos By Lynne Tucker Off Da Cuff has been successful because of the wide variety of music they are able to play. Some of their music styles include Latin, country, classic rock, blues, contemporary, swing, disco, funk and much more. They will work with whatever the event requires and are willing to learn songs when necessary...
Thursday, Feb. 11 Casuelas Café – Avenida Music – 5:30pm Chef George’s – Marc Antonelli – 6:30-9:30pm Lit @ Fantasy Springs – Brad’s Pad – 7-10pm The Slice – Leanna Rogers – 5-8pm Vicky’s of Santa Fe – John Stanley King and Danny Flahive – 6-9:30pm   Friday, Feb 12 Casuelas Café – The Guadalajara Kings – 7pm Chef George’s – Lizann Warner – 6:30-9:30pm Coachella Valley Brewery –...
By Eleni P. Austin “As F. Scott said, there’ll be no second act.” That’s the Fleshtones, quoting one of the 20th century’s biggest literary lions, F. Scott Fitzgerald. But “The Great Gatsby” author was alluding to America’s capricious nature, not the venerable Queens quartet. Fact is, the band has been enjoying a resurgence since the dawn of the 21st century. A quintessential...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna As Firefighters we know the pump intake valve allows the flow of water from the hydrant into the pump panel on our fire trucks. We need to have clean water with no debris otherwise it will clog the pump and we will be unable to pump water effectively or at all if too clogged. We can...
By Rick Riozza Probably most working astrologers in our valley today know full well how the selected animals were designated to be a sign in the Chinese/Lunar New Year. This last week, China and much of the world celebrated said New Year, which is deemed the Year of the Ox. Each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac...

LOVE & FOSSILS

By Robin E. Simmons AMMONITE Writer/director Francis Lee’s extraordinary film about a passionate and all-consuming love affair that changes the lives of two 19th century women continues its theatrical run and is now also available on demand. Set in 1840s England, acclaimed but unrecognized fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) works alone on the rugged Southern coastline. With the days of her acclaimed...
By Janet McAfee Bill and Silver Martin celebrated Valentine’s Day 2021 this month, their love enhanced by their mutual love for animals.  When they first met 48 years ago, their conversation quickly led to a discovery of how they both loved horses.  On their first date the following day, Silver sold Bill a horse and ended up giving riding lessons...

The New Know Nothings

By Haddon Libby Before the rancor between modern-day Democrats and Republicans as well as the emergence of QAnon, the United States experienced a strikingly similar situation about 170 years ago. Back in the mid-1800s, the United States faced an influx of immigrants - roughly 3 million people between 1845 and 1855.  Nearly 70% of all charitable relief in New York City...
Calamities often bring out the worst in people. During the Covid Era, there are so many in need that some stoop to doing things, like setting up a fake charity, to get money. They might not have considered this during better times. We must all learn to Spot (and Report) the Fake Charities that emerge. These can be created...

Truth Will Set Us Free

By Aimee Mosco The entire world has undergone immense changes in the past year that none of could have imagined prior to the pandemic. While some of us may have considered what would happen if we were ever faced with this kind of global challenge, it would have been hard to comprehend the altered lifestyles we would experience as a...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2021  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Atheists like to confront religious people with accusations like this: "If God is so good, why does he allow suffering in the world?" Their simplistic, childish idea of God as some sort of Moral Policeman is ignorant of the lush range of ruminations about the Divine as offered down through the...
BY MICHELLE BORTHWICK Have you tried Keto on your own only to feel like you keep making mistake after mistake? Or, do you feel it’s not working? Or, you know it could be working better? The Keto diet isn’t complicated but there is a learning curve to be successful.  It takes time to change your behavior and wrap your brain...
By Cara Van Dijk Nearly 11 months after the government first announced stay-at-home orders and regulations forced gyms and fitness businesses to close, these establishments are finding innovative ways to continue operating and providing what many people believe is essential. “People should not stay cooped up in their homes without exercise and without exposure to natural elements,” said Annmarie Lynn, owner...
By Dee Jae Cox ‘The Atlantic’ magazine article “How Puberty Kills Girls’ Confidence,” dated 9/20/18, and written by Claire Shipman, Katty Kay and Jillellyn Riley, states that “until the age of 12, there is virtually no difference in confidence between boys and girls. But, because of the drop-off girls experienced during puberty, by the age of 14 the average girl...
By Rachel Montoya A lot of artists and events have persevered through the pandemic. One event was the second edition of the Yucca Valley Film Festival held in November of 2020. A notable and victorious name that came out of that event was Zak Kupcha. Kupcha is the sole proprietor of Circulation Media, a mixed media enterprise that produces audio...
By Tracy Dietlin My husband and I recently had the best dining experience at Eureka in Indian Wells. We felt safe dining on their original patio even though they have an additional outdoor tent set up as well. We were greeted by our server Marcie, who took exceptional care of us. We started off with some of their new craft cocktail...
By Crystal Harrell As Valentine’s Day draws near, you and your sweetheart might be looking for a way to spend the love-filled holiday. The Indio Food Park is having its grand opening on Valentine’s Day weekend, starting on Friday the 12th through Sunday the14th. After opening weekend, The Indio Food Park will be open every Friday through Sunday for the...
San Manuel’s upcoming casino expansion, phase two luxury hotel amenities will enliven the hospitality scene, boost job prospects for the entire region The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians today announced plans to fill more than 500 jobs across all areas of their enterprise in preparation for phase one of their ambitious casino and resort expansion. With more than 2,000...

Skull Rock

Joshua Tree National Park CA ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER It began long ago when rain drops accumulated in tiny depressions and started to erode the granite. As more rock eroded, more water accumulated, leading to more erosion until, as time passed, two hollowed-out eye sockets formed and the rock began to resemble a skull. Located along the main east-west park...
By Eleni P. Austin “Lately I’ve been thinking about our daughter growing old, all of the bullshit she might be told/There’s blood on the floor. maybe now you’ll believe her for sure?” That’s Laura Marling looking forward on the title track from her latest album, “Song For Our Daughter.” As music fans, it’s tempting to believe that every song a musician...
By Rick Riozza The vino mantra of all time is probably “red wine is good for the heart.” No arguments here, as we’ve been writing on the comforting red wines—first from Italy, and then last week’s comfy Californians. In the coming weeks, I’m sure we’ll be on to the French and the Spanish—and wait for it: the Chileans. But since...
By Robin E. Simmons LOVECRAFT COUNTRY: THE FIRST SEASON Lovecraftian horror meets historical fiction in 10 unsettling and suspenseful episodes from the series’ premiere season. Based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, this artfully crafted HBO series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his childhood friend Leti (Jurnee Smollett) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to...
By Janet McAfee This week we celebrate Valentine’s Day, grateful for the love in our lives including the unconditional love provided by our 4-legged companions.  During the pandemic, we are more likely to celebrate this special day at home rather than dining out.  Fido and Fluffy may linger under the table hoping for a morsel to drop.  Pet hazards are...
By Haddon Libby With so many people at home nearly 24-7, it should be no surprise that many people find the stock market to be a lot like a video game.  Even though many investors have had great success of late, many are taking risks that are not being understood. The first thing to remember when investing is that short-term trading...
We have several holidays/party events coming up, March Madness and the Superbowl. For much of the country, March Madness refers to The College Basketball Finals, as well as NASCAR, Golf and St Patty’s. But for locals it normally would also refers to our cancelled The Indian Wells BNP Tennis. Covid will probably not stop all these celebrations. The increased traffic...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna “Did you know there are over 2 million heart attacks and strokes each year resulting in 800,000 deaths and even more depilating injuries,” reminds Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna.” Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a man’s disease, almost as many women as men die each year of heart disease in the United States. February Is...
BY RUTH HILL R.N. The number of fatal opioid deaths is not yet available; however, studies by Wainwright et al. and Ochalek et al show that the US COVID-19 epidemic has been accompanied by an increase in substance use with important consequences. Compared with 2019 patients diagnosed with opioid-related overdose in 2020 were more likely to be Black (80%). Ochalek’s...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2021  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Author Anton Chekhov made a radical proposal: ”Perhaps the feelings we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows people who they should be.” In accordance with astrological potentials, my beloved Aries darling, I invite you to act as if Chekhov's proposal were absolutely true...

RATATOUILLE

BY RAYMOND BILL The pandemic has inspired many Americans to change their diet in 2020. With reasons cited including having more time to research healthier food options as well as time to cook and learn new recipes, nearly 50% more people have incorporated plant-based meals into their regular diets. With the increase in vegan products to meet the increasing demand,...
By Crystal Harrell With the stay-at-home order being lifted from Riverside County, outdoor dining has returned, sparking many hopes that live music will make a comeback to accompany diners as they enjoy their meals. With the help of President/CEO of the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce, Katie Stice, CV Weekly reached out to county representatives to investigate, and it was...
Coachella Valley Repertory’s Theatre Thursdays presents: Luminary Matchup featuring Wesley Eure and Alison Arngrim. This event takes place on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 7:00 PM PST via Zoom. This matchup consists of an evening of insightful conversation between actors, Wesley Eure and Alison Arngrim. Eure will share stories of his acting career, including one of his most acclaimed roles...
Palm Canyon Theatre will present a Valentine-themed concert fundraiser, From Broadway with Love… Backwards, with about 21 performers including many favorite company members and special guests. Although the concert is an annual fundraiser for the 24-year-old theatre, this year – with so many things a little different – PCT decided to “flip the script.” During the concert, men will...
Indian Wells, CA - The New Indian Wells Certified Farmers Market at The Villages Shopping Center ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER The City of Indian Wells has its very own Certified Farmers Market. The market is held Thursdays from 8AM – 2PM through May 2021. It’s located at The Villages Shopping center 74895 Highway 111. The participants in the first Certified...
By Eleni P. Austin If you came of age in the late ‘70s, Tom Petty’s music has probably been the soundtrack to your life. His songs, equally effortless and complex, managed to distill his earliest influences, Elvis, The Beatles, The Byrds, The Animals and the Rolling Stones, into a wholly original sound. His music was so ever-present, that you probably...
By Noe Gutierrez The first single from the new Yawning Sons album Sky Island, to be released on March 26, 2021, on Ripple Music, is called Shadows and Echoes. The song is available on Soundcloud. A great uptempo and trance-inducing Psychedelic Rock song, Shadows and Echoes features the lofty and captivating vocals of Wendy Rae Fowler’s traversing a propulsive drum...

Comfy California Reds

By Rick Riozza I bet that if I offered one hundred dollars to each of you readers to tell me correctly the top three best-selling California red wines, you’d be on that project stat and probably come up with the correct answers. Not that we need a review of the obvious, it is interesting to note that—even this day, where every...
Order Takeout from Eureka! for “Supper” Bowl Sunday to win big, Try Delectable New Menu Items, and Boozy It Up For Valentine’s Day WHAT: Eureka! has made a name for themselves in the industry for providing unique dining experiences with its mouth-watering eats and elevated beverage program alongside a February calendar lineup that will have all saying, Eureka! Discover culinary...

NEW NOIR

By Robin E. Simmons LET HIM GO Witness how far a family will go to rescue one of their own in this gripping and emotionally charged action drama. Based on the novel of the same name by New York Times acclaimed author Larry Watson, the intense thriller reunites Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner and Academy Award® nominee Diane Lane as a husband...
By Janet McAfee WHO IS THE LUCKY ONE IN THIS PHOTO?  “WHO RESCUES WHO”, a popular bumper sticker certainly applied on January 19, 2021, when Benjamin Leaskou and Dean Higgins adopted rescue dog Lucy from Loving All Animals.  Their happy adoption photo went “viral” as hundreds of folks posted congratulatory messages on social media. This dog loving couple are particularly fond...

The 42 Orders of #46

By Haddon Libby During the first ten days of the Biden Administration, forty-two executive orders were signed. One closed loopholes and reduced waivers that allowed federal agencies to buy foreign goods more easily.  During the Trump Administration, the purchase of non-US goods by federal agencies increased 30%. Two in five of Biden’s executive orders relate to COVID-19: Directed FEMA to create...
Believe it or not, I have received many calls asking this question over the phone. Last week we discussed the question “During the Covid Era, will a Prior Injury Erase a PI Claim? It know it sounds silly but people who have been in an accident will call right after the accident and ask that question. One interpretation is that...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna As you prepare for Super Bowl festivities make sure to be a good sport and keep your ‘Safety’ front and center at all times. We know first and foremost social distancing and avoiding large crowds is our number one priority. Unfortunately that will not stop people from huddling together. Let’s not let our guard down...

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