Jackie Devereaux

Dog Death Camp Raided – Animals Rescued

Dog Death Camp Raided – Animals Rescued

SKY VALLEY – Animal advocate Kitty Pallesen watched anxiously from Dillon Road as Riverside County Animal Control trucks raided the Dog Death Camp and rescued a pack of abused Queensland Heeler dogs on Thursday morning July 25, 2013. Four Animal Control trucks, six SUVs and one white van stormed the remote desert property in Fan […]

Dog Killing Fields In Sky Valley

Dog Killing Fields In Sky Valley

By Jackie Gladfelter Devereaux WARNING: This story and the photos that accompany it graphically portray dead and dying dogs which may be too gruesome for some readers. People under 18 are advised not to read this story or look at these photos. SKY VALLEY – Bernadette Schwenn, 64, a longtime resident of Sky Valley, was […]

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 […]

Scars To Freedom Helps Vets Repair Wounds

Scars To Freedom Helps Vets Repair Wounds

PALM DESERT – When Rebecca Antell, 38, of Rockford, Illinois returned home after serving two tours in Iraq she came back with physical scars and suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Antell worked in the Army as a Gunner and Dismount for EODs, commonly known as the bomb squad. She reached out to a local charity […]