About Us

The Desert Star Weekly is an adjudicated community newspaper for Riverside County covering the Palm Springs area and the Coachella Valley, including the desert cities of Cathedral City; Rancho Mirage; Palm Desert; La Quinta; Indian Wells; Indio; and Desert Hot Springs.

Our staff covers locally relevant news, events, arts, entertainment, business, travel, sports, and health, as well as local government, crime, fire, and politics.

Our newspaper is distributed free to more than 450 drop spots in the Coachella Valley and the Hi-Desert. We begin home delivery to Palm Springs and Cathedral City in July 2013.

All press releases, media advisories, and news should be emailed to editor@desertstarweekly.com.

Legal ads go to legals@desertstarweekly.com.


GM/Editor-In-Chief: Max Liebermann

Office Manager: Mindy Witsiepe

Art Director: Dina Rivera

Photographers: Pat Krause



Jack Lyons – Theatre and Movie Critic

Lisa Lyons

Lady Beverly Cohn

Janice Gough – Business and Finance

Pamela Price – Travel

Robert Kinsler – Music

Theda Kleinhans Reichman – Movies

Risa D’Angeles – Astrology

NBC Palm Springs News


Desert Star Weekly, 13-279 Palm Drive (Suite 4-5), Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

760-671-6604 main, 760-671-6730 fax