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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, […]

Get Pet Insured –Never Worry About Vet Bills Again!

Get Pet Insured –Never Worry About Vet Bills Again!

Regular vet checkups alone do not insure a healthy pet and neither will visiting your doc for a yearly physical guarantee better health. If you gobble fast foods, buy six packs of soda (diet sodas included), believe that exercise is a form of punishment, and think belly fat is cute – your doctor will soon […]

Gun Control: The Path to 60 Votes

Gun Control: The Path to 60 Votes

I watched national TV news this weekend, something I usually avoid because it’s just too full of violence, death, destruction and mayhem. I cringed when the news (repeatedly) reported the tragedy of five women who were burned alive in a limousine on the San Mateo Bridge, a bridge I frequently transited during my seven years […]

When Does A Person Become Old?

When Does A Person Become Old?

The traditional designation for age – 65 years – has no basis in biology. Many people are vigorous and active at 65. Others are sick and inactive at 40. The fact is that 65 years became the basis for being considered old because age 65 was chosen as the age for retirement in Germany, the […]

Ambition is rewarded on new releases

Ambition is rewarded on new releases

The Waterboys return to winning form on the poetic “An Appointment with Mr. Yeats” while Hit Dog Hollar and Gabriel Kelley infuse the roots rock scene with a welcome sense of artistry and purpose on their respective debuts. Artist: The Waterboys Title: An Appointment with Mr. Yeats (Puck Records) You might be interested if you […]

Important Points to understand about Medicare

Important Points to understand about Medicare

By Janice Gough Many people do not know that Medicare is mandatory after age 65.  The only exception is if you are covered under a large group plan of more than 20 employees.  You must enroll in Part A of Medicare (Hospital, Skilled Nursing, Blood, and Hospice), if you are insured by a Small Group […]

On The Desert Since 1913

On The Desert Since 1913

Originally written for the Desert Sentinel [Article 11: September 28, 1951]   About this time Bob [Carr] and I learned how to witch for water, spending many hours with a witch stick walking over our claims. We started a well on a witched spot 200 feet from Bob’s cabin door, finding good water at 20 […]

Keeping your kids safe while using the Internet

Keeping your kids safe while using the Internet

Allowing kids to use the Internet without supervision is like allowing them to leave home and explore a major city all by themselves. The Internet presents a vast amount of information and resources, much of which is not suitable for children. Although we cannot watch our kids every minute, parents can use strategies to help […]

Furbee Aquatics Center Dedication

Furbee Aquatics Center Dedication

The John H Furbee Aquatics Center grand opening was held at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Welcoming the crowd and serving as emcee was Desert Hot Springs Mayor Yvonne Parks. Speakers included John Furbee, Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit and Kevin Kaiman, General Manager of Desert Recreation District, which will be managing the […]

A Blast from the Past

A Blast from the Past

Nancy Cain began playing with video as a member of Videofreex, the radical video collective in New York that shot footage of the 1969 Woodstock Festival and the infamous Chicago Eight. She worked on the first video pilot ever shot for network television with the Videofreex at CBS in 1969, and ran an offbeat weekly […]