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Fun with Family Dysfunction in ‘August’

Fun with Family Dysfunction in ‘August’

By Theda Kleinhans Reichman   Playwright Tracy Letts’s “August: Osage County” was the darling of Broadway — garnering five Tony Awards during its run, plus the Pulitzer Prize. Now this acclaimed comedy-drama has arrived on the screen, adapted by Letts. Meryl Streep stars as the totally messed-up matriarch of a family so dysfunctional your family […]

Of Christmas Trees and Decadent Treats

Of Christmas Trees and Decadent Treats

PALM SPRINGS – Nowhere else can you attend a quartet of philanthropic events, rub shoulders with world-class artists, sip a goblet filled with Vichy Catalan water and then cap the evening with a scrumptious strawberry butterscotch milkshake — crowned with a homemade doughnut and light-as-a-feather marshmallow — all in the same month. Parties flow like […]

“Lights of Love” Tree Lighting Ceremony Fundraiser Aims to Help Cancer Patients

“Lights of Love” Tree Lighting Ceremony Fundraiser Aims to Help Cancer Patients

    YUCCA VALLEY, Calif. – Dec. 4, 2013 – 21st Century Oncology of California is pleased to announce the “Lights of Love” tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., to raise funds and awareness for cancer patients and their families. All proceeds go to the nonprofit 21st Century C.A.R.E. Foundation, which will stay in the […]

‘Vue’ to a Culinary Thrill Set to Debut

‘Vue’ to a Culinary Thrill Set to Debut

By Frieda Noone Opening Friday, Dec. 6, Vue Grille & Bar has been designed to promote a new vibe at the property — from a trendy but comfortable new interior that pays tribute to the colors and feel of the surrounding desert, to a seasonal, farm-to-table fresh menu, craft cocktails, beers and a new sushi […]

Cellular Scientists Share Nobel Prize

Cellular Scientists Share Nobel Prize

Last month, the 2013 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded jointly to professors James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof for their discoveries of how cells in the human body transmit molecules from one cell to another in little packages called vesicles. In a large and busy seaport, systems are required to […]

Hands of Christ Ministries Presents 2nd Annual Dinner and Live Auction

Hands of Christ Ministries Presents 2nd Annual Dinner and Live Auction

The Coachella Valley Christmas Store wisely combines the message of hope with the joy of the Christmas Season! The Narrow Door along with the LOV Movement and other collaborative partners throughout the Coachella Valley, are celebrating the 10th year of The Coachella Valley Christmas Store.  We are committed to identifying needs of valley families throughout the […]

Cabot Finds Thrill on Miracle Hill Excerpts from a History of Desert Hot Springs

Cabot Finds Thrill on Miracle Hill Excerpts from a History of Desert Hot Springs

Cabot had struck water 40 feet down in the sand, but it was hot — too hot to stand in — and, as he said, he had no money to buy boots. But if nothing else, Cabot was an ingenious soul. This, and his stubborn persistence, allowed him to be the first person to discover […]

Semi-pro football team Desert Chiefs on a roll

Semi-pro football team Desert Chiefs on a roll

INDIO — Somewhere between high school football on Friday nights and NFL Sunday, the Desert Chiefs, Indio’s semi-pro football team, have found a home.     “The team was started when a group of 40 young men approached me and asked me to start a football team,” said Rosie Welmas, owner of the Desert Chiefs and […]

Union Bank Honors Agua Caliente Band Of Cahuilla Indians Chairman Richard M. Milanovich

Union Bank Honors Agua Caliente Band Of Cahuilla Indians Chairman Richard M. Milanovich

  Union Bank paid tribute to the memory of Richard M. Milanovich, an exemplary leader for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the Coachella Valley community, with a ceremony dedicating a customized, black granite bench in his honor. The bench will feature a photo of Chairman Milanovich, an inscription in his memory and […]

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 […]