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Desert Businesses Clamor to Attract Same Sex Weddings

Desert Businesses Clamor to Attract Same Sex Weddings

PALM SPRINGS – The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a historic ruling on Wednesday, Jun. 26 to grant same sex marriages across the nation. In their ruling on DOMA and California’s Proposition 8, the justices overturned a previous lower court ruling which declared same sex marriage unconstitutional. Within minutes of the landmark ruling, local hoteliers […]

Baby Blue Needs a Home

Baby Blue Needs a Home

By Kitty Pallesen I want you to meet “Baby Blue.”  She came to me just like many of my rescue animals, right out of the desert.  I am always amazed how any animal can survive such harsh conditions.  A lot of it has to do with timing, and in Blue’s case, she was found in […]

Roadrunners Rock

Roadrunners Rock

By Kitty Pallesen Before I moved to the desert, the only roadrunner I had ever seen was on the cartoon show with Wiley E.Coyote. Beep, beep!  Remember how roadrunner was always outsmarting Wiley E?  Now I realize where that smart reputation comes from because they are indeed very smart and resourceful. Stats on roadrunners will […]

Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism “Pow Wow’s” About Destination

Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism “Pow Wow’s” About Destination

PALM SPRINGS – This week, the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism and five hotel partners met with over 75 tour operators and travel companies at  U.S. Travel Association’s IPW 2013 (formerly known as Pow Wow) in Las Vegas, June 8-12, 2013, the premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S.  The […]

Weekend Getaway to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Weekend Getaway to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

If you’re looking for a quick getaway from the blazing desert heat, then a trip to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido should be on every family’s summer vacation agenda. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a quick two hour drive from the Palm Springs area. The park is located at 15500 […]

Don’t Get Distracted by the Stock Market

Don’t Get Distracted by the Stock Market

In a world that seems to focus way too much on glitz and glamour, it’s easy for investors to get distracted from the basics. As advisors, we can make the same mistakes. We have earned so much money over the past few years that it’s easy to count our winnings and forget about the fundamentals. […]

Cell phone robberies are on the rise

Cell phone robberies are on the rise

In a 2012 statement to Congress, FCC Chairman Julius Genachoski announced that since 2011 the percentage of Americans with smartphones has doubled, going from about 25 percent of subscribers to more than 50 percent. Along with this increase came alarming statistics regarding cell phone robberies. The FCC found that in Washington DC, New York and […]

Two former Marines trek across the country to benefit Wounded Warriors project

Two former Marines trek across the country to benefit Wounded Warriors project

Two former Marines are walking 2,700 miles across America to bring awareness to the Wounded Warrior Project. Adam Shatarsky, 33,  (on the Left) and Chris Senopole, 23, (on the right) both served together in the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines in the Weapons Company. Senopole did duty in Afghanistan and after returning decided to trek across the […]

Remembering My Father as a Man’s Man

Remembering My Father as a Man’s Man

On this Father’s Day, I recall things about my Dad that only a daughter would remember. He lived an amazing life, an unbelievably rich and full life, a life that’s worthy of a best-selling novel or Academy Award-winning movie. He had so much charisma that men wanted to be him and women, well, they just […]

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, […]