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Little Black Dress & Pearls for a Cause

Little Black Dress & Pearls for a Cause

Special event—Saturday, July 27 at Azul in Palm Springs, Little Black Dress and Pearls For a Cause, benefitting American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Doors open 6 p.m. Show 7 p.m. with Carol Kamenis, Keisha D., Jersey Shore, Jerome Elliott, Charles Herrera, Sassy Ross, Eve Holmes, Roger Snofsky, Francesca Amari, Shann Carr and more. Bella […]

Alert: EVACUATION NOTICE – UPDATE

Alert: EVACUATION NOTICE – UPDATE

The following areas are being evacuated: The community of Idyllwild, and all parks and campgrounds in the Idyllwild area.  This evacuation notice does not include the areas of Pine Cove, Mountain Center, and Poppet Flat.  Evacuation Routes  Hwy 74 into Hemet  Hwy 243 into Banning  Hwy 74 South towards Anza, Palm Desert  Road: Closures  Hwy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Because you never know…disaster preparedness meeting

Because you never know…disaster preparedness meeting

Recent disasters remind us that we too should be vigilant and prepared in the Coachella Valley. Learn from professionals with the Riverside County Office of Emergency Services, American Red Cross, and the California Emergency Management Agency how to better prepare for disasters. A Disaster Preparedness Town Hall Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 25 […]

Palm Springs Shortfest Kicks Off with Opening Night Films

Palm Springs Shortfest Kicks Off with Opening Night Films

PALM SPRINGS – This year’s opening night screening titled “Laughing Matters” on Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Camelot Theatre will be highlighted by a selection of comedy shorts from around the world.  Films include: “Blessing in Disguise” (USA), “Chopper” (Netherlands), “Crush 472” (United Kingdom), “Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?” […]

Keeping your kids safe while using the Internet

Keeping your kids safe while using the Internet

Allowing kids to use the Internet without supervision is like allowing them to leave home and explore a major city all by themselves. The Internet presents a vast amount of information and resources, much of which is not suitable for children. Although we cannot watch our kids every minute, parents can use strategies to help […]

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