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IRS Revokes Tax Exemption Of Life Extension Foundation

IRS Revokes Tax Exemption Of Life Extension Foundation

On May 10th, the Internal Revenue Service revoked the tax-exempt status of the Life Extension Foundation, Inc. (LEF, formerly known as the Florida Cryonics Association). The Foundation is contesting the IRS action in a lawsuit filed at the beginning of August 2013. LEF will be required to pay taxes on its activities since 2006 unless […]

“THE TASTE”

“THE TASTE”

Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood is the place to be this Labor Day weekend if you’re a fan of the latest trends in food, wine, mixology and celebrity chefs. The opening night is Friday, Aug. 30 with the week-end a nonstop schedule to follow on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. The Los Angeles Times takes […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Jackie, I did not forget about you. Every minute of every day has been so busy since the newspaper came out with the story…just like you said. Another young (dog) mother, Thelma, gave birth to new puppies at the camp. We recorded it and gave the tape to Riverside County Animal Control and the Sheriff. […]

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 […]

Connecting Flights between Palm Springs and LAX a Gamble?

Connecting Flights between Palm Springs and LAX a Gamble?

When Linda Shanks arrived at the Palm Springs airport in November she expected her 58-minute flight aboard United Airlines with an ongoing flight on Swiss International Airlines for Zurich to be a snap. That is until United Airlines cancelled her flight and she was told to return to the airport 24-hours later.  “When I finally […]

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 […]