The Desert Star Weekly is a community newspaper covering the Palm Springs area and the Coachella Valley, including the desert cities of: Cathedral City; Rancho Mirage; Palm Desert; La Quinta; Indian Wells; Indio; and Desert Hot Springs.
Our staff covers locally relevant news, events, arts, entertainment, business, travel, sports and health, as well as local government, crime, fire and politics.
Our newspaper is distributed free to more than 450 drop spots in the Coachella Valley and the Hi Desert. We begin home delivery to Palm Springs and Cathedral City in July 2013.
Publisher: Richard “Mike” Perry
Managing Editor: Max Liebermann
Art Director: Dina Rivera
Photographers: Pat Krause, Bruce Montgomery
Office Manager: Mindy Witsiepe
Advertising Sales Executive: Abel Lujan, Sheri Clarke
Distribution: Abel Lujan and Dennis
Interns: Clarissa Ayala (DHS High School) and Sabrina Pinkney (Palm Springs High School)
Art Kunkin and Paul Krassner – Commentary and Criticism
Kevin Powell and Janice Gough – Business and Finance
Pamela Price – Travel
Robert Kinsler – Music
Theda Kleinhans Reichman – Movies
Riverside Sheriff’s Lieutenant Lance Colmer – Police/Crime/Safety
Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna – Fire/Safety
Risa D’Angeles – Astrology
Dr. Paula Terifaj, DVM – Ask the Vet
Kitty Pallesen – Animal Rescue/Advocate
Desert Star Weekly, 66538 Eighth Street, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
760-671-6604 main, 760-671-6730 fax