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New Appointments at College Strengthen Student Success

PALM DESERT, CA — College of the Desert recently announced several staffing changes designed to enhance student success outcomes and strengthen the College’s executive leadership team. Appointments include the naming of Dr. Annebelle Nery as Vice President of Instruction, Jeff Baker as Interim Vice President of Student Services,...

SCAG Approves the Appointment of Kome Ajise as its Executive Director

LOS ANGELES – The Regional Council of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) today approved the appointment of Kome Ajise as the organization’s new Executive Director. Ajise, who has served as Planning Director since November 2017, was selected to lead the nation’s largest...

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE and DINNER THEATRE Comes to the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater

LimonCarr Desert Theatricals, in partnership with the City of Rancho Mirage, is excited to present THE PIRATES OF PENZANCEMay 17-18, 2019.  We are excited to announce that in addition to the general admission seating, we will add limited reserved table seating. 12 tables of 8 will be available for purchase...

Rancho Mirage’s Tolerance Education Center Celebrates Diversity

Diversity encompasses the inclusion of cultures, ethnicities and groups, religious beliefs, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender identity, mental and physical capacities, to name just a few. From left: Dean Holencamp, Leslie Page, Jerry Ayala and Rob Lebow  -Photographs by Dimitri Halkidis Photography

Community Health Centers Press Congress for Long-Term Funding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Seven million Californians get medical treatment at Community Health Centers each year, and those centers say funding issues for this crucial part of the safety net are throwing the system into chaos. Starting today, thousands of providers are gathering in Washington,...

National Week of Conversation Aims to Break Down Political Barriers

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – This is the second National Week of Conversation, and its organizers hope it becomes an annual event that fosters reconciliation and a stronger sense of common purpose among Americans.  Discussion events begin today throughout the country – some in person,...

Calif. Makes Progress Keeping Foster Kids Out of Group Homes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Foster kids do much better when placed with a family, compared with a group home, according to a new report that says California is making good progress on that score. Researchers from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that the Golden State went...

THE STEINWAY SOCIETY HONORS LOUISA CASTRODALE AND PHYLLIS EISENBERG

By Pamela Price The Steinway Society of Riverside County presented their 17th Annual Doctors Concert at Desert Island in Rancho Mirage on February 10.   According to Ruth Meir, Their   CEO and Founder, this popular event touches the lives of nearly 30,000 students in junior and senior...

Not a Blame Game: Women Demand Equal Pay and Equity

Monday was April Fool's Day, but an observance today is no joke to working women in Ohio and across the U.S. April 2 marks Equal Pay Day, the date on the calendar representing how far into 2019 a woman has to work to earn the equivalent of...