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10 Things to consider before making the jump to VOIP By Dennis Shelly Have you ever considered updating your business phone service, perhaps to reduce your phone bill, or maybe how VOIP works? Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a well-established technology that allows anybody to make phone calls over the internet. With the growth of broadband, VoIP has emerged as...
By Crystal Harrell What has been a long-standing community tradition halted by the pandemic now returns as the City of Palm Desert hosts a series of free, weekly concerts at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park amphitheater throughout the month of May. The concerts will be held every Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. with some of the top...
By Crystal Harrell On May 14, a “We Stand With Ukraine” Walk on El Paseo took place to show support for the country of Ukraine as it undergoes extreme devastation from the Russian invasion. On 24 February 2022, Russia launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine, marking a steep escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War, which began in 2014. As of this date,...
Grammy Award-winning country group Lady A will perform an array of multi-platinum selling hits at the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, May 20, 2022. Tickets to Lady A start at $79 and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 17 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via phone (800) 827-2946 and online...
PHOTOS BY DANIEL SULLIVAN It's safe to say that the legal cannabis industry has made its mark in the Coachella Valley, which is now one of the leading areas for large-scale cultivation in the state. There are mixed feelings about this in our communities, but one thing is for sure: it has helped local economies thrive. Desert Hot Springs boasts...
By Daniel Paris The Atrium Complex in Rancho Mirage has seen its share of restaurants come and go in the last few years. In February 2022, Chai Butrlakorn, felt it was time to introduce the adventurous diners of the Coachella Valley to authentic Thai street food dishes and opened his second eponymous Uncle Chai Thailand Street Food restaurant. I have...
By Dee Jae Cox Palm Canyon Theatre, hits a fantastical homerun with their current production of “Into the Woods.” In a forest filled with wishes come true and shattered dreams, you’ll find painted trees looming ominously, casting shadows on fairytale characters who have been cursed and are in search of magical solutions. With the first note of music, the first...
Parkinson’s Resource Organizations (PRO) has found a way to incorporate a timeless tradition into new technology all to further the mission of the organization, “working so no one is isolated because of Parkinson’s”. Over the years, PRO has consistently been asked to create a special place to honor loved ones who’ve lost their battle with Parkinson’s – a place...
BY CRAIG MICHAELS If you would like to learn how to avoid paying capital gains tax by purchasing real estate with your IRA or old 401(k), plan on attending: “Maximizing your IRA with Real Estate” on Wednesday May 25, 2022. This FREE event will take place at the desert’s beautiful new 55+ community Avenida Palm Desert located at 40445 Portola...
By Eleni P. Austin As a kid, Carla Olson was fascinated by trains. She grew up just five blocks from the railway in Austin, Texas. Walking home from school she would occasionally put her ear to the track and listen for the train coming. Nightly, the faraway sound of the train whistle lulled her to sleep. The train represented freedom,...
By Robin E. Simmons ROBOCOP (1987) UHD Steelbook Director Paul  Verhoven’s Hollywood debut instantly became an enduring sci-fi/action classic when it landed on the big screen in the summer of 1987.  Verhoven’s peerlessly exciting and kinetic visuals are matched by a terrifically insightful script by co-writer Ed Neumeier and exceptional special effects by Rob Botkin (The Thing) and Phil Tippett...
By Rick Riozza According to last year’s wine stats, as reported by UPROXX, which has the pulse of women in culture, “Of the 172 people who have earned the Master Sommelier title, only 28 are women. When it comes to actual winemaking, the figures are even starker. Of the more than 4,000 wineries scattered across California, only 10 percent operate...
By Janet McAfee Kittens are adorable, playful, and so much fun to fall in love with!  However, it is kitten season again and sadly there are not enough homes for the very high number of them being born this year.  The cat crisis is exacerbated by the thousands of homeless cats that roam Coachella Valley fields and backyards, producing litters...
The livestreamed shooting spree by 18-year-old Payton Gendron that left ten African Americans dead, and others wounded should be the latest of a growing number of hate crimes sweeping the United States.  But it isn’t.  On Sunday, David Chou, a Chinese immigrant initiated his own shooting spree at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods near Irvine.  This Taiwanese...
With Coachella and Stagecoach, our CV has been inundated with traffic. More traffic means more accidents. However, we must forgive an at fault driver for an accident, because it is just that… an accident and not an intentional act. The accident victim deserves to be fairly compensated for their pain and suffering. However, what goes into determining value? Unfortunately, being...
By Coach Nadia Popova Through my years of competing and personal training I have noticed the one main ingredient that keeps people from reaching their fitness goals; consistency! People tend to be impatient when it comes to exercise. I get it; we want what we want when we want it, right? Too many times people do not give their exercise...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna I have been writing fire & life safety articles for the Coachella Valley Weekly for almost 10 years. Thank you, Tracy Dietlin, for the kindness you have displayed to me for almost a decade. This article is a tribute to my dad who recently passed. My dad was instrumental in writing this article regarding golf...
College of the Desert will present more than 1,600 degrees and certificates to a record number of graduates during this year’s commencement ceremony, to be held in person on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The event returns to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, 78-200 Miles Ave. in Indian Wells, for the first time since public gatherings were curtailed by the COVID-19...
© Copyright 2022  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "The only way to the truth is through blasphemy," declared Aries author Flannery O'Connor. I appreciate the cheeky sentiment, but I don't believe that all truth requires blasphemy. In many cases, rebellion, irreverence, and skepticism may be enough to pry loose hidden and buried information. Outright blasphemy isn't necessary. What does...
Desert Hot Springs CA ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER Born in Tehran, Iran. Bijan Masoumpanah grew up in the land of poets, scholars, art and architecture. At an early age his talent was recognized by friends and at school. At the age of twenty-seven he left Iran for England in order to develop a more diverse understanding of art. After...
By Crystal Harrell  /  Cover Photo By Cherie Dunham While the Coachella Valley is on the cusp of summer fun, Ben & Jerry’s will present a 2022 concert music series at The River through the month of May every Saturday at 7 p.m., and on the Sundays of Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekend. All performances will take place at...
Tickets to the Free Event are Now Available The Palm Springs Young Playwrights Festival (PSYPF), which promotes and encourages theatrical creative writing for all elementary, middle, and high school students in Riverside County, announced that tickets to the 2022 Festival are now available. Four staged readings of selected winning plays will be performed by seasoned professional actors at The Palm...
By Philip Wayne “Let your life proceed by its own design” and so it goes, as the wellspring of lyrics from the Grateful Dead’s wordsmith Robert Hunter. Much to the elusive nature in finding meaning behind the lyrics to many of the Grateful Dead songs, they are notoriously worded in a way that applies deeper context and meaning to each...
Classic rockers Kansas will make a tour stop at the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. Tickets start at $39 and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 13 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via phone (800) 827-2946 and online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com. With a legendary career spanning nearly five decades,...
By Crystal Harrell The Oasis Music Festival, taking place from May 11 to May 15 across 30 different venues, will feature a talented showcase of artists for a great cause. A portion of the proceeds from the Oasis Music Festival will benefit the 12 million dollar restoration efforts of the historic 800-seat Plaza Theatre in downtown Palm Springs. CV Weekly...
By Crystal Harrell New additions to the Coachella Valley music scene are always on the rise, and one act is sure to make a name for themselves as they progress with killer rhythms and melodic sensibilities that make for an afternoon of easy listening under the sway of desert palm trees. Saving Slytherin is comprised of Noel Oliva, who is the...
By Crystal Harrell A restoration project has been launched to save the historic Plaza Theatre in Downtown Palm Springs. The Palm Springs Plaza Theatre Foundation was created with the City of Palm Springs to launch a campaign to raise capital to fully restore one of its most iconic buildings. Originally built in 1936, the structure was used for film premieres and...
“What If It Works?” (Omnivore Recordings) By Eleni P. Austin “It’s probably strange, but it’s basically true that I’m kind of in love with you.” That’s The Loud Family and Anton Barbeau on “(Kind Of) In Love With You,” off the new reissue of their one-off 2006 collaboration, What If It Works? It’s also exactly how I feel about this brilliant...
By Robin E. Simmons LICORICE PIZZA Nominated for three Oscars including Best Picture, writer, director, producer and cinematographer Paul Thomas Anderson’s coming-of-age love story is now available for the home library with never-before-seen bonus content and a limited edition poster! The “Certified Fresh Film” received an impressive score of 90% and is hailed by critics as “unforgettable,” “laugh-out-loud hilarious and “magical”. This delightful...
By Rick Riozza Lately at my wine aisle, I’ve been asked several times to recommend a wine that’ll go well with—okay, you guessed it: chicken. Out here in the desert, a chicken dish does seem to be one of the best proteins to match the climate. No one really likes a heavy dinner in hot heavy weather, unless you do. And...
By Janet McAfee Maybe you grew up on a farm or in a rural area where cats were allowed to roam outside.  Today most cat rescue organizations will require adopters to keep cats and kittens indoors.  However, some people still think that cats are happier if they have the “freedom” to live outside, unaware of the hazards they may face. Nothing...
By Madeline Zuckerman Desert Arc’s 12th Annual Golf Classic showcased a full flight of dedicated golfers and over 160 Awards dinner guests, making this highly-anticipated event a huge success.  The camaraderie of all guests was evident all day long, with many of the golfers returning year after year to play on the renowned Eagle Falls Golf Course at Fantasy Springs...
By Haddon Libby Over the last 20 years, we have had a dot com bubble pop, The Great Recession and COVID.  Throughout, interest rates marched downwards with consistency until rates neared zero during the pandemic.  If you invested similarly to the S&P 500, you would have been rewarded with a 9% return annually on average.  If you were a bigger...
Yes, that’s true. Cinco de Mayo is not the Mexican Independence Day…It is September 16. But it matters not, during the Age of Covid. Last week we celebrated Cinco de Mayo, and as expected there were many DUI arrests in the CV. The issue during Cinco de May is drinking and driving resulting in Accidents or DUI’s. No-one wants to...
These Science-Backed Tips Can Help You Lose Weight Sustainably BY NADIA POPOVA Many eating plans designed to help you lose weight leave you feeling hungry or unsatisfied, or they cut out major food groups and are not sustainable. These are major reasons why you might find it hard to stick to a healthier eating plan. Everyone has unique needs and different eating...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna Temperatures will exceed triple digit in the deserts and things will be warming up around most all of Southern California. Here are some safety tips to help you beat the heat! If available, stay in an air-conditioned area during the hottest hours of the day. Wear light, loose-fitting clothing. Drink plenty of water (avoid alcohol and sugary drinks) and...
By Aimee Mosco “We achieve emotional independence through self-appreciation, which is not to say that we lose the desire to have relationships. Emotional independence gives us the freedom to view giving to and receiving love from others as a choice. It also recalibrates our expectations of others.” Daily Agreements, Guidelines & Intentions, by Aimee Mosco and Donald L. Ferguson, pg....
© Copyright 2022  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Choose the least important day in your life," wrote Aries author Thornton Wilder. "It will be important enough." I recommend that you make those your words to live by in the next two weeks. Why? Because I suspect there will be no tremendously exciting experiences coming your way. The daily rhythm...
BY RUTH HILL R.N. Medicinal Genomics, (MCG), founded by Kevin McKernan, developed trailblazing technologies to prioritize cannabis safety through genetics. MCG created CannMed Events, a yearly event to prioritize cannabis science, innovation, and collaboration - to advance the industry and improve patient care.  They showcase the greatest minds in cannabis science, medicine, cultivation, and safety. Since 2016, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, Dr. Bonni...
Palm Springs CA ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER Backstreet is a unique community of artists’ working studios & galleries, and businesses that provides artistic services (reprographic, restorative and framing) in Palm Springs, CA. They have an amazing assortment of original art for all tastes and budgets – paintings, ceramics, photography, mixed media, jewelry, lithography and more by locally, regionally and nationally...
By Crystal Harrell From May 12-15, the much-anticipated Joshua Tree Music Festival returns with an eclectic line-up of performers, an intimate setting, and unforgettable concert experiences set against the beautiful Hi-Desert scenery. This four-day, twice a year experience has been affected by the pandemic. Last October’s festival had only a thousand attendees as opposed to the regular three thousand of...
By Rich Henrich Coming off of two solid shows at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, desert darling Giselle Woo heads to two more local stages as Joshua Tree Music Festival and Oasis Music Festival welcome her passion and joy to perform once again. I was able to catch up with Giselle by phone and chat about her recent success....
By Dee Jae Cox Rudolf Bing, an Austrian impresario who had fled Nazi Germany, wanted to create an international theatre festival in the UK. After various searches, Edinburgh Scotland was proposed by the British Council as the new location. In 1945 a festival committee was formed and it was decided that 1947 would be the date of the festival and...

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...
WE HOPE IN COLOR Our Mission: Living life after cancer is tough.  Shay’s Warriors will inspire, inform, empower and help heal women and their families through health, fitness and the mind-body connection. Shay’s Warriors is a 501© (3), 100% volunteer-run non-profit formed in the Coachella Valley in November 2018, to help women who have gone through breast and other reproductive...
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2022 AT INDIAN WELLS COUNTRY CLUB By Madeline Zuckerman Mama’s House has announced plans for its First Annual Charity Golf Classic & “Rat Pack” Dinner Show on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Indian Wells Country Club in Indian Wells, California.  Celebrating its 10th Anniversary milestone, Mama’s House offers a safe, supportive, loving, and nurturing residential environment for women...
May 6, 2022 Event Will Benefit Desert Cancer Foundation CVCAN, the voice of cannabis in the Coachella Valley, will hold its third annual golf tournament at Mission Lakes Country Club, in Desert Hot Springs on May 6, 2022.  Presented jointly by CVCAN (Coachella Valley Cannabis Alliance Network) and the Hall of Flowers, all profits will be donated to Desert Cancer...
By Eleni P. Austin “All things are never equal, an’ I don’t know who is keeping score, nobody gets a sequel, no, everyone gets shown the door, I’ll be counting on the rising sun to give me all my waking days, until it sets upon the now and evermore.” That’s Colin Hay wrestling with mortality on the title track of...
By Robin E. Simmons BLACLIGHT World-renowned action star Liam Neeson (Taken) is back with an all knew, totally engaging thriller. From Birarcliff Entertainment, the movies tracks a troubled rule=breaking FBI agent who suddenly finds himself smack dab in the middle of a dangerous and deadly conspiracy. This new releases rom Universal Pictures Home Entertainment includes never-before-seen bonus content highlighting behind-the-scenes featurettes with cast...
By Rick Riozza So here comes Mother’s Day 2022—and what can you say? Well, what I heard from more than a few women customers in my wine aisle these past few days is: “Forget giving mom a dozen roses. What mom really wants is a dozen bottles of rosé.” Humorous for sure—not only were the ladies smiling, but their cheerful...

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