Thursday, May 10, 2018
Volume 63 | Number 37
CELEBRATING THE RESIDENTIAL PARK COMMUNITIES FOR 63 YEARS
Joan Crawford in “Flamingo Road.”
Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival ramps up intrigue and suspense By Alison Elsner
resented annually by The Palm Springs Cultural Center, this festival was founded in 2000 by the late Arthur Lyons, showcasing an eclectic mix of Classic Film Noir “B” movies. Opening night will feature “Farewell My Lovely” (1975), a story of ex-con Moose (Jack O’Halloran) who hires private eye Phillip Mar-
lowe (Robert Mitchum) to find his long-lost girlfriend, Velma, a lounge singer. O’Halloran is tentatively scheduled to be in attendance as a special guest. Other films to be screened include such classics as “Flamingo Road” (1949), introducing us to dancer Lane Bellamy (Joan Crawford) who tours with a carnival but is deserted in Boldon City when they flee to avoid their debts;
“Kiss of Death” (1947), where New York hoodlum (Victor Mature) leads the district attorney (Brian Donlevy) to a volatile, grinning gangster (Richard Widmark); and dozens of others that will leave you spellbound from start to finish. Numerous special guests will be in attendance throughout the event. Film buff or newbie, the Festival is a treasure trove of film history and culture.
The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival runs from Thursday, May 10 through Sunday, May 13. The festival is held at the Camelot Theatres, located at 2300 East Baristo Road in Palm Springs. Tickets are $13 per screening or all access pass for $129. For more information including schedule, visit arthurlyonsfilmnoir.ning.com.
Check out this week’s calendar listings to get your weekend started.
Brined Cucumber and Radish Salad.
The Spats, Just like Cats & Dogs, They’ll do it every time.
Senior News Line By Matilda Charles
The Graceful Exercise Tai chi, an exercise regimen from China, has been found to be an effective technique for relaxation and a generally safe method to encourage older people to get up and move around. But before I list the possible benefits you may derive from tai chi, let me remind you to check with your doctor before you begin any type of exercise program. According to a number of studies, tai chi's choreographed exercises promote flexibility. It may help promote recovery from falls, an all-too-common problem for older people. And since it can enhance balance and coordination, those who are trained in the practice may find themselves less likely to experience falling. Tai chi movements help strengthen and tone the muscles in the lower body, and also promote better posture, which aligns the spine, neck and head, relieving pressure on the lower back. A
study in "Annals of Behavioral Medicine" indicates that older people who benefit from these strengthening exercises say they feel less limited in their physical abilities, which gives them a renewed sense of self-confidence. Tai chi's adherents claim the slow, gentle dancelike movements make it as effective as yoga in helping them to relax, especially when they feel anxious or tense about a situation in their lives. There is also some evidence that when used in combination with diet and medication, tai chi may enhance blood pressure control. To do tai chi correctly, you should find a class that offers it. Check with your local Y or senior center. Videos may be helpful, too. Be patient. It takes time to develop expertise, but you should have a good grasp of the movements within a few weeks. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.
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Indoor walking track at Rancho Mirage Public Library If walking is part of your regular exercise routine, there is no need to abandon the practice during the hot months. The Community Room at The Rancho Mirage Public Library & Observatory is open with a walking track from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October. There will be certain days that the Community Room will be closed due to programming. The Room is air-conditioned and carpeted for a “soft” track. Feet and joints will appreciate a carpeted floor that is much softer than pavement of concrete.
The Library’s Community Room has ample open space for walking tracks plus a great sound system. The Library offers varying musical selections while walkers make laps. Any pace works in the Community Room — brisk to leisurely — with each lap 1/25 of a mile. Striking up conversations, making new friends and getting exercise — all without breaking a sweat. The Rancho Mirage Public Library is located at 71100 Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage. For more information visit, ranchomiragelibrary.org.
Free spring concert continues The music of rock legend Tom Petty will take center stage in Palm Desert’s Civic Center Park at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, when the City’s free Spring Concerts continue with a performance by The PettyBreakers. Other concert series performances include Americana/ bluegrass from Dead Winter Carpenters (May 17), Motown and
R&B from the Blue Breeze Band (May 24), and Indie-folk from All Our Exes Live in Texas (May 31). All concerts are held on Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The Palm Desert Civic Center Park is located on the northeast corner of San Pablo Avenue and Fred Waring Drive. For more information, call 760-346-0611, ext. 425.
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CROSSWORD 13. All right 18. Hockey’s Esposito 19. Classroom response 20. Peck film, with “The” 21. Elegant 24. Melville character 25. Senate vote 27. Magician’s stick 28. Given the boot 29. Sympathy 31. Makes an effort ANSWER TO PUZZLE ON PAGE 13 36. First-aid ACROSS 23. Rochester’s 53. Charming brace ____ Clinic 54. A long time 1. Boxer’s blow 39. Yoked 4. Muscle twitch 26. Switch 55. Took a seat animals 30. Makes furious 56. Place 7. Inlets 41. Stirs 32. “___ So Fine” 11. With ice 42. To the ocean cream 33. Long skirt DOWN 43. Banner 13. Boutique 34. Granted 1. Jelly container 44. Destiny the use of 14. Exercise 2. Foamy brew 45. Hair 35. Expressions program 3. Sack accessories of surprise 15. Verdi 4. Indian drum 46. Solo composition 37. Actual profit 5. Inspiration show-stopper 38. Steal from 16. At once, 6. Coin 49. Trim to a doctor 40. Rice field 7. Christening 50. Flightless 17. Expensive 42. Attach bird 8. On the 18. ____ finish 45. Hairless sheltered side 51. Array (close ending) 47. Unpaid toiler 9. Days of ____ 21. Hawaiian 48. Baltimore 10. Certain bean staple team 22. Stitched edge 52. Gobbled up 12. Very fine rain
Strange But True By Samantha Weaver
• It was noted Spanish filmmaker Luis Bunuel who made the following sage observation: “Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.” • You might be surprised to learn that we call coffee beans aren’t actually beans — they’re the pits of the coffee beans. • Would you believe me if I told you that there were parachutists (better known now as skydivers) before there were airplanes? Yep, it’s true! In Paris in the year 1900, a man leaped from the Eiffel Tower and made a safe descent using a parachute. It wasn’t until December 17, 1903, that the Wright Brothers made the first controlled, sustained powered flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. • According to statisticians, about 200 people a year die while watching — not playing — football. * Of all the stamps that have been used by the U.S. Postal Service, more have featured George Washington
than any other person; so far there have been 305 with the likeness of the nation’s first president. • If you ever make a trip to Alaska, you might want to keep in mind the fact that it is illegal there to wake a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking its picture. • We don’t often associate museums with beverages, but it seems that they’re fairly popular throughout the world. For instance, museums dedicated to coffee and/or tea can be found in London, Moscow, Paris, Sao Paolo, Zurich and Kyoto, as well as in China, South Korea, Colombia and Angola. Germany has three of them. Coffee and tea must be quite popular in the Netherlands; museums dedicated to the beverages can be found there in five different cities. Thought for the Day: “Testing can show the presence of errors, but not their absence.” — Edsger Wybe Dijkstra (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.
SALOMEâ€™S STARS WEEK OF MAY 14, 2018 BORN THIS WEEK: Your willingness to share your love of life's good things brings joy to many, including, of course, yourself.
ARIES (MARCH 21 TO APRIL 19) Taking advice isn't always easy for self-assured Rams and Ewes who think they know what's best. But it wouldn't hurt to listen to what close colleagues have to say. TAURUS (APRIL 20 TO MAY 20) You know how to balance life's practical aspects with the poetic. This gives you a special edge this week in both your professional endeavors and your personal life. GEMINI (MAY 21 TO JUNE 20) Focus on keeping a balance between your home-related activities and your workplace responsibilities. Be mindful of both without obsessing over one or the other. CANCER (JUNE 21 TO JULY 22) A change in plans is likely as you discover more facts about a possible commitment. Continue to ask questions and, if you're not sure about the answers, demand proof. LEO (JULY 23 TO AUGUST 22) Be careful not to let that Leonine pride keep you from seeking wise, experienced counsel before making an important decision. A family member once again seeks your help. VIRGO (AUGUST 23 TO SEPTEMBER 22) That surge of Virgo energy drives you to take on more work assignments. Be careful you don't overdo it, or you might find yourself overdone: i.e., burned out. LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 TO OCTOBER 22) Your decision to be upfront with colleagues on a touchy matter causes some consternation at first. But in the end, your honesty wins their trust and admiration. SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 TO NOVEMBER 21) As in the past, someone again wants to share a secret with you, knowing it will be safe. But do you really want to be this person's confidante? Think about it. SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 TO DECEMBER 21) As one of nature's straight shooters, you seek to correct misconceptions about a project. Do so, of course, but without giving away too much too soon. CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 19) Creative pursuits continue to be strong in the gifted Goat's aspect. New friendships can come from sharing these experiences with like-minded art aficionados. AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 TO FEBRUARY 18) Resolve lingering grumblings over your way of doing things by keeping your mind open to suggestions while continuing to show how your plans will work. PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 TO MARCH 20) The perceptive Piscean might find that changing course in midstream isn't as workable as it would seem. Explore this option carefully before making a decision. ÂŠ 2018 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
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Soap Updates By Dana Block
The Bold and the Beautiful Feeling guilty for his part in Bill's latest deception, Justin delivered a dire warning to him. An angry Liam confronted a blindsided Steffy about her continued relationship with his father. Wyatt was devastated by Steffy's actions after being her biggest champion. Ridge was in a good mood still thinking that Liam and Steffy were reunited, although Brooke was not as enthusiastic. Liam realized that Bill had been using Taylor in the hopes of winning back Steffy. Bill and Justin argued over whether or not Steffy would soon find out that she had been framed. Steffy cried to her dad about the current state of her relationship with Liam. Meanwhile, a very happy Hope supported Liam's decision. Wait to See: A young woman surprises her lover with a memento from their past. Days of Our Lives Gabby made a deal in order to save Stefan, but he later came under fire from Jennifer. Kayla and Steve had a heart-to-heart regarding his condition. Vivian dropped a bombshell on Kate about Andre. Abigail tried to fight off Dr. Laura's control to get to Chad. Will visited Gabi, who was still reeling over the news about Abigail. Leo helped Sonny out of a sticky situation. A torn Eve held vigil outside of Brady's hospital room. Chloe found herself in a major predicament in Mexico City. Lucas fought temptation as he tried to figure out why Chloe left him. Kate shared Abigail's diagnosis with Chad, who vowed to fight for his wife's mind and heart. Abigail fought off an old enemy in her mind. Wait to See: Abigail shares an emotional reunion with Chad. General Hospital Anna got all worked up. Jason looked for an ally in Lulu. Curtis stumbled upon an interesting piece of information. Peter remained unfazed. Lucy's presence was a pleasant surprise. Griffin
Michael Mealor stars as "Kyle" in "The Young and The Restless." Photo by Wilhelmina.
confronted Ava. Bobbie was greatly concerned. Curtis looked to TJ for support. Alexia and Finn had a heart to heart. Chase respected Finn's wishes. Anna was put on notice. Griffin was horrified. Dr. Bensch was dismissive about something important. Anna surprised Jason. Maxie searched for Peter. Franco faced his repressed memories and enemies. Valentin played peacemaker. Wait to See: Jason and Drew cross paths. The Young and the Restless Phyllis accused Devon of putting up walls to block his obvious attraction to Hilary. Life continued smoothly for Billy and Phyllis despite Billy's confusion over her new friendship with Victoria. Now armed with the truth about Jack's paternity, Kyle used his close relationship with Dina to dig for more information. At Jabot, Kyle teamed up with Billy to get the Blood Abbott Clause thrown out, hoping to protect both his and Jack's positions at the company. Neil was forced to intervene with some tough love when Victor began pushing himself too hard. Victoria assembled all the "guilty women" and volunteered to take the fall for JT's murder. Watch for: The Abbotts' night to shine ends in disaster. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.
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Trivia Answers 1. Esso
6. ... gets the wormâ€?
10. Granula (1863)
3. 16th century
4. 16 feet, 5 inches
8. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Calendar of events MAY 10 Palm Desert’s Spring Concerts in the Park at 7 p.m. The City of Palm Desert offers a diverse musical offering that ranges from rock to R&B and from country to indie. Bring a chair and a picnic or enjoy the food trucks on site. Palm Desert Civic Center Park Amphitheater, 73510 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert. discoverpalmdesert.com
ated through the school year. Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High School. 2248 Ramon Road, Palm Springs. digicomlearning.com Films on the Great Lawn: “Labyrinth” at 7:30 p.m. Event is free, filmgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and small picnics. Sunnylands, 37977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. sunnylands.org
Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival The festival features an eclectic mixture of landmark and obscure vintage movies from the classic film noir era. See page 5 for more details. Camelot Theatres, 2300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs. arthurlyonsfilmnoir.ning.com
CV Symphony’s Tribute to 25 Years at 7 p.m. Featuring Grammy award-winner Melissa Manchester. McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert. cvsymphony.com
MAY 11 New Cultural Center Groundbreaking at 9 a.m. The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians invites you to join them for the groundbreaking celebration of the new cultural center. On the corner of Tahquitz and Indian Canyon in downtown Palm Springs. Lewis Black at 8 p.m. Known as the king of rants, he uses his trademark style of comedic anger and animated finger-pointing to skewer and anyone that gets under his skin. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. fantasyspringsresort.com Digicom Film Festival at 6:30 p.m. The film festival will showcase student and teacher videos cre-
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Certified Farmers’ Market returns to Palm Desert Westfield Mall The Certified Farmers’ Market returns to the Palm Desert Westfield Mall, every Sunday through September 16. The market will be held in the center court on the first level, adjacent to the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. The Certified Farmers’ Market will be open weekly from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Megan Goehring, Manager for the Certified Farmers’ Markets said “We’re excited for our second year in the Westfield Mall. Our farmers will offer their amazing summer produce, and our vendors are also ready with farm raised eggs, honey, flowers, juice,
chocolates, soaps, and more. Our line-up of local musicians will again liven up the cool and casual event — we’re looking forward to creating a fun weekly respite from the desert summer temperatures!” The Certified Farmers’ Market in Palm Springs continues outdoors adjacent to the Palm Springs Cultural Center through May, every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Westfield Palm Desert is located at 72840 Highway 111 in Palm Desert. For more information, visit certifiedfarmersmarkets.org
Desert Theatreworks presents ‘Dueling Magicians’ Desert Theatreworks presents “Dueling Magicians” — A magic spectacular featuring classic and contemporary illusions with music, comedy, and more. The show will be held on Sunday, May 20, with shows at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Indio Performing Arts Center. The “Dueling Magicians” is a brand new stage show featuring the illusions of professional Magicians Dean Apple and Mitch Cazier aka “Mitch Magic.” Join Mitch
and Dean as they take the audience on a journey of traditional magic versus contemporary illusions. Filled with music, laughter and spectacle this show will delight the youngest in attendance and the young-at-heart. The Indio Performing Arts Center is located at 45175 Fargo Street in Indio. For tickets and additional information, visit dtworks.org.
Trivia Test By Fifi Rodriguez
1. AD SLOGANS: Which company’s ads advised consumers to “put a tiger in your tank”? 2. U.S. STATES: Which state designated the American seagull as its official state bird? 3. HISTORY: When was the potato introduced to Europe? 4. OLYMPICS: How long is the balance beam used in women’s gymnastics? 5. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of Australia? 6. PROVERBS: What is the end to this common proverb: “The early bird ... “? 7. MEASUREMENTS: What does a Geiger counter measure? 8. FAMOUS QUOTES: Which 18th-century statesman and military leader observed, “Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever”? 9. ASTRONOMY: Which planet is the closest to Earth? 10. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What was the name of the first manufactured breakfast cereal? © 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. ANSWER TO TRIVIA ON PAGE 13
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Social Security Matters
“Ask Rusty” - Optimum Time for Wife’s Benefits Dear Rusty: I would like some advice on the optimum time for my wife to start drawing her Social Security. Pertinent facts are: I am 11 years older than her (born in 1949) and waited until my full retirement age to start my own Social Security. She made significantly less money than I did so I understand she will be able to file based on my record instead of hers. If that is true then I would like to know how to maximize her monthly benefit by starting at the best age for her. I am not concerned about lifetime benefits as we both have a good chance to live long lives. Also, I read she will be able to continue my benefit after my death but that doesn’t make sense so am skeptical of that. Please clarify and also advise if she should start at FRA or wait until 70. Signed: Need to Know Dear Need to Know: If your wife is 11 years younger than you, I assume her birth year is 1960, which would make her full retirement age 67. Since your wife “made significantly less money” than you, she should first look at the value of half of your benefit and also what her own retirement benefit would be at age 67. If the difference is substantial and she wouldn’t make more by
delaying past her full retirement age, even up to age 70 and earning delayed retirement credits on her own benefit, then her focus should be on optimizing her spousal benefit. If you’re financially able and her health is good, waiting until she reaches age 67 will yield your wife her highest spousal benefit amount. Her full retirement age is when she will get the full 50% of your “primary insurance amount” (or “PIA” – the amount you are entitled to at your FRA plus any COLA increases). If she claims benefits any earlier, they will be reduced to as little as 32.5% of yours if she claims as soon as she is eligible at age 62. Please note that her benefit will be comprised of two parts — the first part being her own retirement benefit, and the 2nd part being a supplemental amount to bring her up to the spousal benefit she is entitled to. Whenever she files, she will be deemed to be filing for both her own benefit and her spousal benefit, and since spousal benefits don’t grow beyond one’s full retirement age, she need not wait any longer than that to apply. As to your second question, if you should predecease your wife, she will indeed be eligible to col-
lect 100% of the amount of your benefit at your death, provided that is more than her own benefit, and provided she has reached her full retirement age when she applies for the widow’s benefit (she doesn’t have to take it immediately upon your death). In the event of your untimely early death, survivor’s benefits can be taken before your wife reaches FRA – as early as age 60 – but they will be reduced to less than 100% of the benefit you were receiving (the reduction amount would depend on her age when she takes her widow’s benefit). Please note that the widow’s benefit would replace her spousal benefit; it’s not in addition to it. Lastly, for widow’s benefit purposes, her full retirement age would be 4 months earlier than her normal retirement age, in other words, 66 + 8 months rather than age 67. This is due to a special Social Security provision, which benefits a worker’s surviving spouse. The information presented in this article is intended for general information purposes only. The opinions and interpretations expressed are the viewpoints of the AMAC Foundation’s Social Security Advisory staff. Visit the Foundation’s website at amacfoundation.org.
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WORD SEARCH Religious Directory † BERMUDA DUNES
† LA QUINTA
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 40840 Washington Street, Bermuda Dunes, 855-474-0101, lds.org
Cornerstone Covenant Church 78150 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta 760-771-9888, cornerstonehome.org
Congregation Beth Shalom 79733 Country Club Drive, Bermuda Dunes, 760-200-3636, congregationbethshalom.net The Garden Fellowship 79733 Country Club Dr, Bermuda Dunes, 760-360-0686, thegardenfellowship.com
† CATHEDRAL CITY Apostolic Assembly of Faith 69009 Dinah Shore Drive, Cathedral City, 760-321-2077 Glory of God Ministries 67399 East Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City. 760-321-5222, glorytogod.org
ANSWER TO WORD SEARCH ON PAGE 13
Hosanna City Church 35688 Cathedral Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, 760-327-1451, hosannacitychurch.org Korean Presbyterian Church of Palm Springs 38088 Chuperosa Lane, Cathedral City 760-770-4268
La Quinta Christian Fellowship 50800 Calle Paloma, La Quinta 760-564-9195, lqcfchurch.org Family Heritage Church 78998 Miles Avenue, La Quinta 760-345-0355, familyheritagechurch.com Shadow Rock Church 79390 Highway 111, La Quinta 760-771-0101, shadowrockchurch.com
† PALM SPRINGS Ajalon Baptist Church 433 West Tramway Road, Palm Springs 760-325-0313, ajalonbaptistchurch.org Desert Chapel 630 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs 760-327-2772, desertchapel.org First Baptist Church 588 Rosa Parks Road, Palm Springs 760-325-2650, firstbaptistpalmsprings.org Church of St. Paul in the Desert 125 West El Alameda, Palm Springs 760-320-7488, stpaulsps.org
† DESERT HOT SPRINGS
Hope Lutheran Church 45900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert 760-346-1273, hopelutheran.church
United Methodist Church 66735 Pierson Blvd, Desert Hot Springs 760-329-5528, umcdhs.org
Champion Life Church 72745 CA-111, Palm Desert 760-835-3700, thechampionlife.org
† COACHELLA Islamic Society of Coachella 84650 Avenue 49, Coachella 760-398-7609, cvmosque.com Our Lady of Soledad Catholic Church 52525 Oasis, Coachella 760-398-5577, ourladyorsoledad.org Pentecostal Church of Phila 84542 Avenue 49, Coachella 760-398-2204
First Baptist Church 66272 First St, Desert Hot Springs 760-329-5335, fcbcdeserthotsprings.org
I have keys without locks. I have space without rooms. You can enter but you cannot go outside. What am I?
Christian Center 66511 8th St, Desert Hot Springs 760-329-5076, christiancenterdhs.org
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† INDIAN WELLS Southwest Church 44175 Washington Stree, Indian Wells 760-200-2000, southwestchurch.com
† INDIO Apostolic Church of Indio 46601 Vargas Road, Indio 760-342-4199, apostolicchurchofindio.com First Baptist Church 82490 Dr. Carreon Blvd., Indio 760-342-6299, firstbaptistindio.org Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 81870 Avenue 48, Indio 760-775-3611, lds.org Coachella Valley Christian Church 50100 Jackson Street, Indio 760-347-1229, cvchristianchurch.com Las Palmas Community Church 47783 Monroe Street, Indio 760-347-0051, laspalmascc.org
Palm Springs Presbyterian Church 815 South Camino Real, Palm Springs 760-320-2769, pspresby.org Palm Springs Seventh-Day Adventist Church 620 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs 760-327-5112, palmspringsadventistchurch.com
† PALM DESERT Calvary Chapel Palm Desert 73251 Hovley Lane, Palm Desert 760-568-9058, calvarychapelpalmdesert.com
The Journey Baptist Church 43400 Warner Trailer, Palm Desert 760-345-8505, journeypd.com Palm Desert-Oasis SDA Church 74200 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert 760-568-0809, adventistfaith.org Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 72960 Parkview Drive, Palm Desert 760-837-0437, lds.org
† RANCHO MIRAGE JPL Bible Church 39001 Monterey Avenue, Rancho Mirage 760-346-7474, jplbiblechurch.com Saint Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church of the Desert 38905 Monterey Avenue, Rancho Mirage 760-773-2155, aacod.org Victory Christian Center 34500 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage 760-328-3313, victorychristian.org
† THOUSAND PALMS Hope Community SDA Church 31145 Plantation Drive, Thousand Palms 760-408-5998, hccsda.org Faith Community Church 31130 Plantation Dr, Thousand Palms 760-902-9287, faithcommunitychurch.us
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Desert Community College District purchases former Palm Springs Mall site for new campus The Desert Community College District (DCCD) Board of Trustees has announced the purchase of the former Palm Springs Mall, freeing the development of the permanent Palm Springs Campus to move forward. “Long ago, the District made a promise to West Valley residents to provide a campus closer to where students live and work,” stated DCCD Board President Becky Broughton. “We are excited today to move the permanent Palm Springs Campus one step closer to reality.” In May 2016, the College approved a final environmental impact report and master plan for the site, which is at the corner of Farrell Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way. The final price for the approximately 29-acre property was $22 million. As part of the acquisition, the College was also able to purchase adjacent leased land, securing the entire site for development and enabling the College to move forward absent use restrictions and pursuant to the original vision for
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the property. Plans for our permanent campus include about 330,000 square feet. The College is working with local partners to develop education and training centers in existing and emerging industry sectors, including: • Digital Media and Film • Hospitality and Culinary Arts • Healthcare • Sustainable Technologies The next step is to complete a structural analysis of the existing buildings in order to finalize plans for submittal to the state for review. While a specific timetable has not yet been set for those next steps, the College will honor all existing leases and work with tenants currently in place. In the meantime, the temporary Palm Springs Campus will remain in operation until the permanent campus is able to accommodate students. For more information, visit collegeofthedesert.edu.
Now Here’s a Tip By JoAnn Derson
• Take a picture of the size of your air filter and keep it on your phone. No guessing when you get to the store and all those numbers start sounding the same. • Recipe Substitutions: If you need 1 cup of corn syrup, dissolve 1 cup white sugar in 1/4 cup of hot water. • “My husband plays golf a lot, and he’s always got a stock of little pencils from the club. The kids made a photo frame for him for Father’s Day by gluing many of these pencils together in a pattern rectangle. It’s so creative and we printed a photo of him and the kids to go in it.” — J.G. in Florida • Protect your razor and your fingers in your shower kit with this neat trick. Clip an extra-large binder over the razor head. Fold the prongs along the razor handle and secure with an elastic hair tie.
• Kids running around the house? To make sure they don’t run into the sliding glass door, hang something at eye level. It could be as simple as a sticker, or a cute suncatcher. Nobody likes to go face first into a glass door that’s closed. • “I have a lovely painted mailbox. The house number is painted on, but it never occurred to me that it’s not very visible in the dark. We had a heart scare recently that involved an ambulance being called. They did make it to our place, but standing in the driveway as they left, I realized that we needed something more obvious. I have a solar-powered lamp light up house numbers now.” — A.O. in Idaho Send tips to Now Here’s a Tip, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.
We all like discounts Too many older Americans lose out on discounts when they shop or go to a restaurant or a movie because they fail to ask whether they are entitled, says the Association of Mature American Citizens. But, 59-year-old entrepreneur Steve Mitchener says his cell phone app automatically notifies you of available discounts. The app is called “Sciddy” and it uses GPS technol-
ogy to alert you when a discount is offered. You’ll hear a “ping” when you walk into any of the 260,000 businesses that are programmed into the “Sciddy” application. The Association of Mature American Citizens [www.amac.us] provides the Filler Files as a service on issues of concern to Americans over 50.
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Recipe of the Week
Kitchen Diva By Angela Shelf Medearis
SEXY SALT Salt has been used since ancient times and in many ways, from a condiment and a preservative to a valuable form of currency. Roman soldiers were paid in salt. The English word for salary is derived from the Latin word “salarium,” which means “payment in salt.” Salt was once so difficult to obtain that it was the catalyst for several wars. Now everything old is new again, and salt is no exception. Sea salt, which is, well, as old as the sea, has become a fashionable, trendy ingredient. It’s the reigning queen of the culinary world, and that popularity has increased its price. Sea salt is imported from around the world and comes in a flavorful assortment of vibrant colors, including French gray, Peruvian pink, Hawaiian red and Indian black. Combining salt with water and spices to make a brining solution is a delicious way to add flavor to your meal preparation. Brining meats provides moisture by hydrating the cells of the meat’s muscle tissue. That’s why brining turkey and chicken makes the meat so moist. Brining also is used during the cheese-making process, and as a preservative for a variety of vegetables. My vegetable bin often contains what I call “sad” vegetables. Perhaps the cucumbers or the celery aren’t as crisp, or there’s one or two unloved radishes or carrots left over. Brining the vegetables gives them a savory flavor, a vibrant color and preserves them. My slightly wrinkled mushrooms, squash or eggplants, the neglected broccoli or cauliflower or that bunch of limp herbs is rejuvenated in this zesty brine. It also pro-
vides me with a new way to present a colorful array of vegetables at the dinner table. I love the way that brining with salt and spices seasons ordinary meats and vegetables. The combination of salt, black pepper and sugar provides a spicy, sultry burst of flavor that tickles your tongue. If you’re a foodie, salt is sexy. BRINED CUCUMBER AND RADISH SALAD • 6 cups water • 1 teaspoon sugar • 4 large garlic cloves, crushed • 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns • 3 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt • 1 pound Kirby cucumbers • 1/2 pound radishes, trimmed and quartered
• 1 cup loosely packed flat-leaf dill • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1. Boil water, sugar, garlic, peppercorns and 3 tablespoons salt in a 4-quart pot, uncovered, for 10 minutes. 2. While brine is boiling, halve cucumbers lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick slices. 3. Remove brine from heat and add cucumbers and radishes. Let stand, uncovered, 10 minutes, then drain in a colander, discarding garlic and peppercorns. Transfer cucumbers and radishes to a bowl of ice and cold water to cool, then drain well in colander. 4. Toss cucumbers and radishes with dill, oil and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl and
chill, uncovered, about 20 minutes. Makes 4 servings. 5. The salad can be made ahead and refrigerated. Delicious when served with broiled or pan-seared fish. Recipe courtesy of Epicurious.com. Angela Shelf Medearis is an awardwinning children’s author, culinary historian and the author of seven cookbooks. Her new cookbook is “The Kitchen Diva’s Diabetic Cookbook.” Her website is divapro. com. To see how-to videos, recipes and much, much more, Like Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva! on Facebook. Recipes may not be reprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis
The Café at Shields Date Garden Popular local stomping ground goes for fresh, organic wonders
By Charlie Price Many flock to Shields to experience its remarkable date garden and take home as many dates as they can muster from the store. (Who can blame them?) Truth be told, this unique portal remains a popular breakfast and lunch spot with a commitment to farm-fresh and organic ingredients—eggs from free-range chickens and the café’s breads, all baked in-house, stand out. That said, the Sante Fe and South Western omelets won us over. The “when in Rome” clan may just go by way of the Shields’ Eggs Benedict as this powerhouse comes with homemade chipotle sauce, or the Shields’ Date Pancakes, which are completely made from scratch and da-vine! Lunches are potent for the palate, too, though. We’d never pass up something like the Ahi Tower Salad— imagine inviting luscious raw ahi, avocado, cucumber, mango, orange and seaweed into your life? (Now, you can.) Variety works to the café’s advantage as fresh salads (Cobb and Tostada) are popular but if you go for the Signature Salad, which arrives with Deglet
Noor dates, among other things, on top of spinach, it should leave a memorable impression. Stuffed Dates are a winner with their jalapeño punch, and everything from a fine selection of fish and chicken tacos remind us of why we keep coming back here. The Café at Shields Date Garde is located at 80225 Highway 111 in Indio. The Café is open Monday through Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit shieldsdategarden.com.
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Coyote Stageworks presents two free spring plays Coyote StageWorks invites you to join them at Palm Springs’ Camelot Theatre/Palm Springs Cultural Center for two free spring play dates: “The Understudy,” “The Abraham and Larry Show!” • “The Understudy” by Theresa Rebeck. 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20: The story revolves around Franz Kafka’s undiscovered masterpiece in its Broadway premiere, which Rebeck has set her exploration of the existential vagaries of show business and life. Charged with running the understudy rehearsal for the production, Roxanne finds her professional and personal lives colliding when Henry, a journeyman actor, and ex-fiance, is cast as the understudy to Jake, a mid-tier action star yearning for legitimacy. With these clashes and a stoned lightboard operator, will the show go on? • “The Abraham and Larry Show! (The Search for the Abraham in Me)” written by and starring Laurence Luckinbill. 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10: This is the West Coast premiere, and Luckinbill says of his work: “This is the story of how ‘Larry’ — a fellow I know fairly well and am still trying to know better
Laurence Luckinbill performs “The Abraham and Larry Show! on June 10.
— happened at a somewhat advanced age to come upon a strange book called the Bible. “He opened it and began to read — and how what he found there confounded and confused him — and how a kind of Disney miracle seemed to happen — and ‘Larry’ heard upbeat music and funny voices and saw animated characters such as he had not seen since his childhood spent hiding from a chaotic alcoholic household at the local movie house in a backwoods Ozark town.” These two play readings are free, and tickets are available for pickup at the Camelot Box Office (2300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs) starting on the Monday before each Sunday performance on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit coyotestageworks.org.
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