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New Owners at the Sandpiper Spa & Retreat

New Owners at the Sandpiper Spa & Retreat

The Sandpiper Springs Spa & Retreat has changed owners and is currently nearly finished with their remodeling projects. “We’re open for business at present, and the water is great!” says Kim Hartz, General Manager and Spa and Retreat Coordinator. With 5 hot mineral water pools, the hotel is perfect for relaxing and for getting a […]

German son seeks reunion with father

German son seeks reunion with father

By Jackie Devereaux Have you seen this man? Emin Bernd Alihodic was born on July 21, 1951 in Siegen, Germany and immigrated to the United States sometime in the late 1980s. Alihodic left behind two children and an ex-wife. His son, Jens Alihodic Luschnt, 35, came to Palm Springs on Monday, Aug. 12 to search […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]