The Great Escape – Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show

The Great Escape – Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show

By Lizette Bond   They rode in, they drove in, were trailered in or towed in. They arrived by night or in the early morning fog. They came for the show. On Saturday, June 1, 2013 over 5,000 spectators and more than 350 display vehicles arrived on the campus of the Boys Republic in Chino […]

Let’s Make Our Own Marilyn

Let’s Make Our Own Marilyn

The “Forever Marilyn” statue is leaving Palm Springs Sept. 10. After that, her fate is up for grabs to the highest bidder. So far Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong are bidding for her. Palm Springs also is vying for her to come back in December 2015. Aftab Dada, chairman of P.S. Resorts raised $78,000 from […]

Third Generation Filmmaker debuts at PS ShortFest

Third Generation Filmmaker debuts at PS ShortFest

PALM SPRINGS – “It’s a family affair,” said emerging filmmaker Virginia Cassavetes before the debut her first short film, “Love and Skin” at the 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest on Friday night, Jun. 21 at the Camelot Theater. Virginia Cassavetes, 27, or Gina to her family and friends, is a third generation filmmaker coming from […]

Beating the Heat at 3rd Corner

Beating the Heat at 3rd Corner

SAN DIEGO – If you’re looking for a cool place to beat the desert heat, then a visit to one of the 3rd Corner Wine Shops and Bistros should top your agenda. With last weekend’s temperatures hitting 118 degrees, we headed for San Diego’s beaches. As the temperature gauge dropped, it was comforting to find […]

At Long Last – Same Sex Marriages Legal in CA

At Long Last – Same Sex Marriages Legal in CA

At long last, same sex marriages are legal again in California after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Proposition 8, which banned them, was declared unconstitutional on Wednesday, June 26. However, same sex marriage bans in other states remain in place, a situation that is expected to bring thousands of gay and lesbian couples to […]

East Meets West in Palm Springs

East Meets West in Palm Springs

RANCHO MIRAGE – A historical meeting took place at the Annenburg Estate on Sunnylands when presidents from two superpowers, China and the United States, convened here last weekend to discuss pertinent social, political and trade issues. A gaggle of reporters and photographers gathered on the tarmac outside the Palm Springs International Airport on Friday, June […]

A Super Full Moon Police Ride Along

A Super Full Moon Police Ride Along

DESERT HOT SPRINGS – It was a super full moon last weekend and the night’s sky over the Coachella Valley’s shined more brightly than usual. That’s a good thing, according to DHS Police Officer Danny Brazeal who served as my police escort during a Friday night ride-a-long. Brazeal, 33, has been a DHS police officer […]

Cyber Spy Leaks Fuel International Uproar

Cyber Spy Leaks Fuel International Uproar

According to the Guardian, a United Kingdom newspaper and website that has been given exclusive interviews with whistleblower Edward Snowden about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program, there are several things every American should know about the spy program. “There is very little information on private individuals the intelligence service does not have access […]

Is a Correction Finally at Hand

After snapping a four-week winning streak over Memorial Day, stocks retreated once again last week. Is the long awaited (and inevitable) market pullback finally at hand? The largest decline over the past 12 months was from September through November when the S&P 500 fell roughly 7 percent. Since then, markets have risen another 20 percent.  […]