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By Crystal Harrell On Thursday, October 28, there will be a RockStock & 2 Smoking Barrels charity benefit concert presented by new Coachella Valley hard rock band Tattoo The Serpent. The event will take place from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Plan B Live Entertainment & Cocktails, and features a lineup of different bands to raise awareness to an...
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Country music returns to the desert next week with rock/country band Kevin Costner & Modern West’s “Tales From Yellowstone Tour” on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 8 p.m. and country singer-songwriter Dustin Lynch on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. at The Show at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa. Next spring, Country Thunder From Down...
BY FIRE CHIEF SAM DIGIOVANNA We’ve all heard of the Monster Mash https://lnkd.in/g8xq-ZxR But what about the Halloween Bash at the Westin Hills Rancho Mirage on Friday October 29th 2021 This will be a great event and tribute to Walter Bryan “BB” Ingle who passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.  BB was well known throughout the CV as a...
By Dee Jae Cox He stalked her. Beat her. Threw her down a flight of stairs. Ran over her with his car. Raped her. Took control of all of the money. Isolated her from family and friends. Terrified the children. Brutalized her over imagined wrong-doings. Reduced her self-worth to ashes.  Kept her bruised, bloody and broken….but why didn’t she just...
BY CRYSTAL HARRELL Brazilian designer Ilze Volkweis has made a name for herself in the Coachella Valley, establishing her fashion line throughout California, and now, she is featured at Insanity on El Paseo. The famous “Rodeo Drive of the Desert” is home to high fashion brands and designers, making it a staple of Palm Desert. “I think this shop is the...
By Eleni P. Austin “You never, never, never, never know how much I love you, true love is hard to quantify, cos the time I love you best is when you’re east and I am west and the time that I love you most is when you’re on the other coast” That’s Asleep At The Wheel practicing some serious social...
By Robin E. Simmons CBS and Paramount  Pictures celebrate the venerable sci-fi franchise’s anniversary with the debut of the first four theatrical films on 4K UHD/BD as well as the release of the original series on Blu-ray. If you are a fan of the various Trek iterations, this bounty of home theater treats is a must-have for the home movie library. With...

Orange is the New Noir

By Rick Riozza So what’s more seasonably apt than an “Orange Wine” for the Halloween month of October? That’s right! This column is always referring to the brave new world of wine; I know—you were hoping for some real wine info here, not some Kool-Aid stuff poured out of a Jack-o’-lantern. But seriously folks, Orange wine is a type of wine—just...
La Quinta CA ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER New Hours Effective Oct. 1, 2021 6am - 5pm daily Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park is a beautiful 710-acre park set amid expansive lawns and picturesque mountain views, making it a spectacular day or overnight destination. Situated at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains 6 miles South East of Old Town La Quinta,...
By Michelle Borthwick There are many common mistakes when starting Keto but here are a few I see quite often in my coaching practice that causes individuals to be frustrated and doubtful that they are doing Keto wrong or that they should be getting better results. At this point they are considering giving up because they simply don’t know what...
5 Ways A Smart Home Can Improve Your Life. By Dennis Shelly Life has become easier as a result of smart technological developments. Suddenly, you can use voice commands or smartphone applications to turn off lights, lock doors, and more. Smart home technologies, according to the US Department of Energy, also help to the smooth and effective operation of our electric...
By Haddon Libby Do you know how fast your internet connection speed is?  If you have Spectrum highspeed broadband, the speed varies based on local traffic during the day as well as which level of service you purchase.  I track my service to be 250Mps (Megabytes per second) through their highest speed offering and 33Mbps through their slower fare. The  Speedtest...
I feel terrible when potential client’s call wanting a legal answer over the phone and ask me to represent them... and I can NOT accept their cases.  I know they would not expect a doctor or contractor to diagnose or give a bid without meeting the patient or customer in person but somehow a lawyer is often thought of...
BY RUTH HILL R.N. Today I would like to discuss how to titrate your cannabis medication when you have trauma, scheduled operations, muscle strains from gardening, washing your vehicle, or any other painful experience coming from normal activities of daily living. It is important to have some chemistry discussion first. Whenever there is trauma to tissues, whether it is bone tissue,...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2021  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Even the wisest among us are susceptible to being fascinated by our emotional pain. Even those of us who do a lot of inner work may be captivated and entranced by frustrations and vexations and irritants. Our knotty problems make us interesting, even attractive! They shape our self-image. No wonder we...
By Janet McAfee I adopted my dog Scarlet O’Hara from the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in 2009, and learned she was rescued in a raid by county animal control.  She was in a so called “rescue” in Hemet called Best Buddies.  There were 240 small dogs inside the home, and they were rarely let outside to relieve themselves. Back then I...

Christine Michele

Overcoming Trials and Reaching for the Stars By Esther Sanchez I’m going to be completely honest. A few years ago, the artist known as Christine Michele, seemingly came out of nowhere. Busting onto the local music and theatre scene with an amazing vengeance, many of us who are regulars in this community were curious about this beautiful, young vocalist with stellar...

Lance Aaron

Hometown Boy Making Musical Waves in the Desert BY ESTHER SANCHEZ La Quinta Highschool graduate, musician, vocalist and songwriter, Lance Aaron is definitely not a newbie to the Coachella Valley music scene. That said, over the past several years while utilizing multiple projects, Lance has been honing his skills and making his mark as he continues to develop his talent as...
Linda Clifford, Martha Wash, and Norma Jean Wright (formerly of Chic) share the spotlight performing some of the most acclaimed songs ever recorded Food Samaritans (AAP) proudly announces that the 27th annual Evening Under the Stars gala will feature the “First Ladies of Disco.” This incredible performance, along with cocktails, community awards, dinner, and dancing will be a night to...
By Crystal Harrell On November 11 through14, the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival will return with its 17th annual festival and culinary celebration. The San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival is one of the country’s most talked about events in wine and food, and tickets are now available for this annual culinary classic which will once again...
In Palm Desert BY BREWMASTER ED HEETHUIS When thinking of the finest European Cuisine, my list begins with Italy & Greece and generally ends with France and Belgium. Shoot me if you’d like, but Ireland, England, and Germany do not usually raise an eyebrow. But, with Oktoberfest coming toward its eventual end, an evening of German dining is just what the...
Following an extensive nationwide search and a selection process that included significant stakeholder input, the Chief of Police of Santa Cruz, California, a City of 63,000 residents, will be the next leader of the Palm Springs Police Department. Andrew Mills has led the Santa Cruz Police Department since 2017. Prior to Santa Cruz, Mills served four years as Chief of...
Spotlight Showroom at Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, California announced today that comedian and podcast host Theo Von will headline the newly refurbished performance venue during his highly anticipated stand-up comedy tour on December 4, 2021 at 8 pm. Tickets are on sale now at spotlight29.com. THEO VON grew up in the stray animal belt of southern Louisiana. He was a...
By Eleni P. Austin Back when terrestrial radio was my primary source for discovering new music, I would toggle between two L.A. stations when I was in the car, KCRW and KSCA. The former was the legendary Santa Monica independent that famously played what they liked whenever they wanted. The latter was a recent addition to the FM dial. Over...
By Dee Jae Cox Since its first production in 2013 and continuing with its move to the Indio Performing Arts Center (IPAC) in 2017, Desert Theatreworks (DTW) has continued to grow and produce incredible community theatre in the Coachella Valley.  Under the direction of CEO Ron Phillips-Martinez and Artistic Director, Lance Phillips-Martinez, Desert Theatreworks has produced 45 full productions.  With...
AT COACHELLA VALLEY REPERTORY, OCT. 16, 2021, 2:00 PM The judges of CVRep’s 2nd Annual Youth Writing Competition will be announcing their winners at a delightful awards ceremony at the Coachella Valley Repertory Playhouse on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. According to Peggy Jacobs, Executive Board Member and Founder of the competition, the competition is designed...

ULTRA HI-DEF MONSTERS

By Robin E. Simmons Universal Studios has been in business since the era of silent film through today.  The studio has been widely regarded as the home od their prized and iconic monsters.  The best  preservedoriginal elements of these films have been stored in their climate controlled vault.  And now, these pristine artifacts from  Hollywood’s fabled past have been transferred...
Palm Desert CA ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER Experience a Western Adventure into the Sentra Desert like the early Pioneers, on a mule-drawn Covered Wagon!  Journey into a 30,000 acre pristine, desert oasis wilderness preserve accessible to their Covered Wagon Tours. Your on-board naturalist guide and Wagon Master will entertain you as you explore the rugged canyon landscapes, natural oasis,...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna Believe it or not, Halloween is just around the corner. Last year we were in the thick of COVID19 and many opted to stay home. This year, I think we will see a very active Halloween. This is a good time to get some Halloween Safety out to keep those trick or treaters safe! As a...
By Rick Riozza As we’ve all heard, Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond is here. The 25th movie in the James Bond franchise, No Time To Die (or Bond 25, which was its working title) is finally out after an almost two year delay due to the pandemic. And of course, the usual James Bond fervor is out and...
BY DENNIS SHELLY 4 easy ways to tell when it's time to replace it. A home entertainment system is pretty common these days. It not only adds a sense of luxury to your house, but it also lets you watch a movie in the comfort of your own house. Installing a home theater system takes considerable research, effort, and money. When designing...
BY NADIA POPOVA The exercise roller coaster refers to when you start an exercise program and things are going great…until everyday life circumstances stop you from going forward. You fall off the ride for a while but eventually regroup and get back into the swing of things. Then another bump in the road bucks you off the ride….again.  Sound familiar? The problem is...
By Haddon Libby A:  A little bit.  The Federal Reserve has indicated that it intends on discontinuing the purchase of $120 billion a month in Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities.  This massive buying over the last eighteen months has grown the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet by more than $8 trillion. Many economists and investors believe that these extraordinary fiscal measures will...

TOUCHDOWN!

We all love to hear the word Touchdown! It means it is football season. However, terms we don’t want to hear in sports… “there is no crying in baseball” and the friggin football game starts at 9am? We all love to watch football but who drinks beer at 9am on a Saturday or Sunday? This weekend many of us will...
By Aimee Mosco Each one of us has a soul and that soul has laid out a plan for an epic journey in this world. Mostly we don’t know the details of that plan or what events may unfold if we follow it, but we can take comfort in knowing that there is an intricate and fluid plan, and it...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2021  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): According to my understanding of the upcoming weeks, life will present you with unusual opportunities. I suspect you will find it reasonable and righteous to shed, dismantle, and rebel against the past. Redefining your history will be a fun and worthy project. Here are other related activities I recommend for you:...
By Janet McAfee The holidays are right around the corner, and many travelers will take their beloved dogs along with them.  After a year of quarantine, Americans are ready to hit the road and enjoy family celebrations.  Traveling with canine family members is now easier than ever.  More businesses happily accommodate them once they discover this means more revenue.  It...
Their term began on October 1st, 2021, and we are excited to work alongside them to service our members and the community. The Board of Directors enact policies that carry out the values in the Mission Statement of the PDACC and take care to ensure the success and viability of the Chamber, among other responsibilities. Board members demonstrate the highest...
By Crystal Harrell After many months of pandemic paranoia and quarantining at home, many are looking for a bit of magic in their everyday lives. Look no further than Marvyn’s Magic Theater in La Quinta for world-class entertainment, comfortable atmosphere, and extraordinary talent. After being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the theater’s grand re-opening took place on September 30...

Tea Be Honest

Palm Desert, Moreno Valley and Cathedral City CA ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER Tea Be Honest officially opened their first boba shop in Palm Desert on March 4, 2019, and with the generous support from their customers, they attracted the demand for a second location. And so, they opened another shop in Moreno Valley... and then soon after in Cathedral...
ALA’s Leadership Training Institute Honors 11 Exemplary Community Members/Organizations Who Positively Impact the Desert Communities with Exemplary Leadership & Serve as “Angels on Earth” By Michelle McLaughlin Above & Beyond honorees were nominated by their peers for their outstanding performance and proven excellence in community service.  Angel Light Academy’s (ALA) Leadership Training Institute will be presenting this prestigious event this October...
By Eleni P. Austin For better or worse, when Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975, they turned a moderately successful British Blues Rock band into legit superstars. Purists may grumble and grouse, arguing the virtues of songs like “The Green Manalishi” and “Oh Well” (and, yeah, those are killer songs). But if band continued down that...
By Dee Jae Cox The Irresistible force paradox asks, “what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?”  Without getting into the physics of Newton’s second law of motion, it’s safe to say that in the 46-year timespan between the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969 (The birth of the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement,) and the June 26,...
By Crystal Harrell When October comes to the Coachella Valley, that usually just means slightly cooler temperatures, but this year, the first-ever Fall Edition of the BNP Paribas Open will be held on October 4th through the 17th. After being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the largest combined ATP Tour Masters 1000 and WTA 1000 tennis event in...
Greater Palm Springs Pride announced today the Community Grand Marshal for the annual Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade is the pioneering Arenas Road business Streetbar. The Pride organization recognizes a Community Grand Marshal, to symbolically lead the parade, for having a positive impact in the region. Streetbar is honored as a community steward for its work supporting organizations and...
ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2021 AT THE RENOWNED EAGLE FALLS GOLF COURSE AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO DESERT ARC HAS BEEN CHAMPIONING THE RIGHTS OF PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL & INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES FOR OVER 62 YEARS IN OUR VALLEY By Madeline Zuckerman Desert Arc, established in 1959, to provide vocational training and services to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, has announced...

SEE WORTHY?

By Robin E. Simmons To see or not to see, that is the question.  It’s why most movie fans read reviews from trusted critics.  Whether to venture out to experience a film with vaccinated (?) strangers, or stay at home in the safety and comfort of your private space in a tradition theatrical venue, or at home on your 4K...
Celebrating the start of spooky season with some spice featuring two exclusive menu items, not for the faint of heart October Exclusive Items: Scary Hot Fries & Chasing Ghosts WHAT: Eureka! is here to bring some heat to Halloween this year. On Friday, October 8, the restaurant is introducing two new menu items only available in October that are sure to...
By Rick Riozza The entire tennis world—well, at least those here in the Coachella Valley, is now welcoming back the “5th Grand Slam in the Desert” aka BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament. Since being canceled in 2020 and again early this year, this famed Indian Wells tournament has wonderfully returned for its two-week play—and the world class professional tennis players...
Palm Desert CA ARTICLE &PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER Founded by a true desert native and former home brewer, La Quinta Brewing Co. is authentic to the laid back desert lifestyle. You can find LQBC to be proud supporters of local events throughout the desert. Whether it's hosting fundraisers at the taproom or sponsoring community events, they strive to bring locals and...

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