About Us

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.

All press releases, media advisories and news should be emailed to editor@desertstarweekly.com. Calendar listings go to info@desertstarweekly.com

Legal ads go to legals@desertstarweekly.com.



GM/Editor-In-Chief: Max Liebermann

Office Manager: Mindy Witsiepe

Art Director: Dina Rivera

Photographers: Pat Krause, Bruce Montgomery

Advertising Sales Executive: Carolyn Gaines

Interns: Clarissa Ayala (DHS High School)



Art Kunkin and Paul Krassner – Commentary and Criticism

Jack Lyons – Theatre and Movie Critic

Kevin Powell and Janice Gough – Business and Finance

Pamela Price – Travel

Robert Kinsler – Music

Theda Kleinhans Reichman – Movies

Risa D’Angeles – Astrology

Dan Marinelli, Carolyn W. Gaines – Sports & Entertainment

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Desert Star Weekly, 13-279 Palm Drive (Suite 4-5), Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

760-671-6604 main, 760-671-6730 fax