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20th Anniversary Celebrations of the California Desert Protection Act

20th Anniversary Celebrations of the California Desert Protection Act

Twentynine Palms, CA – Today; the Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts launched an initiative to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act of 1994. Today’s announcement comes 100 days out from the anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act, which became law on October 31, 1994. The California Desert […]

Finally, A Film About Motorcyclists Who Ride With Their Dogs

Finally, A Film About Motorcyclists Who Ride With Their Dogs

MISSOULA, Mont., — The latest project by veteran indie filmmakers Eric Ristau and Geneva Liimatta is an upbeat documentary that also focuses on a worthwhile cause. OK, the subject matter is a little bit out of the ordinary – but who cares? This husband-and-wife team from Missoula, Mont., is putting together a film about motorcyclists […]

The Sparrow Hotel Alights in Palm Springs

The Sparrow Hotel Alights in Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS – Here is this much-renovated city’s ultimate “motel” makeover success story: The Sparrows Hotel. The property was formerly the EL Rancho Lodge, which opened in the 1950s as a roadside motel and languished for years until Doug and Josie Smith stepped in and transformed it into a Western-themed mini-resort with 19 guestrooms. The […]

Burning Man and the Meaning of Life

Burning Man and the Meaning of Life

Every year, tens of thousands of people converge in the middle of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to create a temporary city of epic proportions. The hundreds of lines of RVs wait under the desert sun as thousands of people pour into Black Rock City. It can take up to six hours to get through the entrance gate and […]

The Great Escape – Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show

The Great Escape – Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show

By Lizette Bond   They rode in, they drove in, were trailered in or towed in. They arrived by night or in the early morning fog. They came for the show. On Saturday, June 1, 2013 over 5,000 spectators and more than 350 display vehicles arrived on the campus of the Boys Republic in Chino […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

TSA EXTENDS PRECHECK

TSA EXTENDS PRECHECK

United and American Airlines have announced their enhanced participation in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) prescreening program known as TSA Precheck. United Airlines passengers eligible for inclusion in the Precheck program will see the TSA Precheck indictor on mobile boarding passes, boarding passes printed at home or from the kiosks at some airports, allowing passengers […]

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