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Volume 63 | Number 42


Art Laboe’s Summer Love Jam VII combines mega-energy and diverse sound By Alison Elsner


or the seventh year, renowned disc jockey Art Laboe will present his Summer Love Jam. This year’s production will feature Peaches & Herb, Deniece Williams, The Manhattans, Aalon, Lighter Shade of Brown, MC Magic and a fantastic house band.

Art Laboe has been spinning discs as a radio DJ for decades while making historic contributions to the record business. He was the first disc jockey to play rock ‘n’ roll music on the West Coast airwaves and one of the first to feature both black and white artists. He had a hand in the first sold out rock ‘n’ roll concert at the

Hollywood Bowl, and he continues to pack arena concerts today. He is also credited with coining the term “Oldies But Goodies,” which he has trademarked. Laboe’s ability to unite the generations through music and performance art always proves to be a treat, especially when he’s at the helm of this lively stage show. Audiences:

be prepared to “Shake Your Groove Thing” as these all-time classic acts “Spill the Rhyme.” Art Laboe’s Summer Love Jam VII will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 at The Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa located at 32250 Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage. For tickets visit

Oasis Date Gardens Café is still the perfect summer refuge By Charlie Price


he season after “the season” is upon us. Heat. Heat. More heat. Oasis Date Gardens Café may remedy some of that. In June, the popular outpost for all things organic and dates-related, too, is offering $1.50 a pound for organic Khadrawy Dates. If you have not tried these lovely creatures, it’s time—it’s a pure, melt-in-yourmouth sugar experience. Elsewhere, look for specials on 10-pound boxes

of Halawy Dates. Some of your best bets, however, lie in the Gardens Café. About 10 varieties of date shakes, ice cream, homemade chili, fresh salads, sandwiches and other delectable comprise the inviting menu here. Shakes welcome healthy portions of lovely vanilla ice cream. Feel free to add extra flavors to the date shake (additional .50 cents). Some of those flavors range from chocolate to banana and butterscotch and pineapple. Beyond that, consider an array of

deli sandwiches (served with potato chips) on wheat or sourdough. Hamburgers are tempting and can come with potato salad. House specials (chili, cheese quesadillas, hot dogs) and plentiful salads round out the menu at this ever-popular Thermal go-to. Oasis Date Garden is located at 59111 Highway 111 in Thermal. Open Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visité


Calendar of events FRIDAY, JUNE 15 Michael Carbonaro at 8 p.m. He brings his mind-blowing magic to the desert. Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa, 32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. “Mexico de Tierra a Mar” at 1:30 p.m. Performed by Pacifico Dance Company. McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert. SATURDAY, JUNE 16 Creedence Clearwater Revisited at 8 p.m. Performing original CCR hits. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 83245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. “Got U Babe” at 8 p.m. Tribute concert to Tina Turner, Cher and Lady Gaga. Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa, 32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. Monument Nights Adventure at 8:30 p.m. Take a short guided walk along the Art Smith Trail looking for the nocturnal creatures that inhabit the desert. Santa

Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitors Center, 51500 Highway 74, Palm Desert. SUNDAY, JUNE 17 Brad Seiple in “The Movies That Made Me” at 2 p.m. Seiple reminisces about songs from movies that have left an impression on his life from childhood until today. Arthur Newman Theatre, 73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert. TUESDAY THROUGH MONDAY JUNE 19-25 Palm Springs International ShortFest Showcasing 4,200 submissions from over 100 countries. Camelot Theatres, 2300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 The Boy Who Could Sing Pictures at 1:30 p.m. Award-winning artist David Gonzalez returns with two stories that promise to engage audiences of all ages. McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert.

Head over heels for cheese Dozens of contestants took part in the annual Cheese Rolling contest recently in in Brockworth, England, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. Cheese chasers from far and wide lined up at the top of a hill, described by some as “ridiculously” steep. When the referee let loose an eight pound wheel of

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double Gloucestershire cheese, they started running after it, most of them tumbling down the slope in a frenzy to capture the buttery concoction. A veteran of the annual event, Chris Anderson, whose cheese of choice is cheddar, took home the first prize, which not surprisingly was the wheel of cheese.

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Desert Film Society presents ‘The Last Photograph’ The Desert Film Society presents “The Last Photograph” on Saturday, June 16, at Camelot Theatres. The film centers on a random act of theft that has put Tom Hammond’s life into a tailspin. Stolen from his bookshop is Tom’s most treasured possession, a photograph of him and his son Luke…their last moment of shared happiness. “The Last Photograph” is set between London in 2003, and a dark night in 1988 when Pan Am 103

was blown out of the sky over Lockerbie. The film is free to Desert Film Society members, $15 at the door. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with film introduction at 9:50 a.m. Film starts at 10 a.m. There will be a discussion following the film. Camelot Theatres is located at 2300 East Baristo Road in Palm Springs. For more information, visit


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Trivia Test By Fifi Rodriguez

1. GEOGRAPHY: Which nation’s tallest mountain is called Fan Si Pan? 2. ASTRONOMY: About how many miles across is Jupiter’s Great Red Spot? 3. HISTORY: When did apartheid become the official policy of South Africa? 4. MYTHOLOGY: Who was the Greek goddess of the underworld? 5. RELIGION: Sankara was an important theologian of which religion? 6. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the name of the famous sculpture that sits atop the U.S. Capitol Building? 7. INVENTIONS: In what century was the printing press invented? 8. PRESIDENTS: What was the first name of Harry Truman’s wife? 9. MUSIC: What is the meaning of the musical term “tenuto”? 10. LITERATURE: When did George Bernard Shaw win the Nobel Prize for Literature? © 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. ANSWER TO TRIVIA ON PAGE 9


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The Living Desert and Palm Springs Art Museum partner to offer members free summer admission Summer in the desert does have its advantages as The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens and Palm Springs Art Museum partner to honor each other’s membership cards for complimentary entry to their venues from June through September 30. Members of The Living Desert are offered free entry into all three Palm Springs Art Museum locations: the main campus on 1010 Museum Drive, the Architecture + Design Center—both in Palm Springs—and The Galen and Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden in Palm Desert. Palm Springs Art Museum members will all receive free entry to The Living Desert. To take advan-

tage of this benefit, guests simply show their membership card and valid I.D. at admissions. Visitors to The Living Desert will be able to feed the giraffes, experience animal encounters, listen to daily keeper chats and explore the beauty of the zoo and gardens. The Living Desert is open daily from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with last admission at 1 p.m. At Palm Springs Art Museum, visitors can experience “Eighty @ Eighty,” a genre-spanning exhibition highlighting recent acquisitions and gifts to the museum’s permanent collection including modern sculpture and design, 20th century photography, Native American ceramics, Ameri-

can art of the West and global contemporary art. Through July 9, visitors to the Museum’s Architecture and Design Center will be treated to In Conversation: Alma Allen & J.B. Blunk, as well as Journey Through the Desert – The Road Less Traveled photography exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum Palm Desert, The Galen. The summer hours of all three museum locations can be found at For more information about The Living Desert, visit, or call 760-346-5694. For information about Palm Springs Art Museum, please visit or call 760-322-4800.

‘Rockin’ Sock Hop’ scheduled to benefit Cathedral City Senior Center The Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission are presenting the “Rockin’ Sock Hop” event on Friday, June 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. to raise funds for the Cathedral City Senior Center, a non-profit 501 c3 organization. Open to the public and held at the Senior Center, located at 37171 West Buddy Rog-

ers Avenue in Cathedral City, the sock hop brings to life all the festivities of the 1950s including music, dance, 25 cent hot dogs from Cathedral City’s Sonic Drive-In and 25 cent ice cream soda shakes from LaLa’s Waffles, Crepes and Shakes. Other festivities include a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds benefit our

seniors and senior programming. Entrance fee is simply 25 cents per person, but guests are welcome to donate additional funds. The Cathedral City Senior Center is located at 37171 W. Buddy Rogers Ave. in Cathedral City. For more information, visit


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ACROSS 1. Fitness clubs 5. Dads 8. Step 12. Luxurious 13. Wheel part 14. Ducks in ____ 15. Part of a phone number 17. ____-andtake 18. Hurrah! 19. Dwellings 21. Went in 24. Fore’s counterpart

27. Cape ____, Massachusetts 28. Mist 32. Seed 33. Scoundrel 35. Hubbub 36. Examine 38. Use poor judgment 39. Moisten 40. Everlasting 43. Symbol 46. Celebrations 50. Back of a plane 51. Underground floor

54. Sugar unit 55. Doctor or chart 56. Head 57. Cobra’s comment 58. Low grade 59. Erupt DOWN 1. Chunk 2. Contented sound 3. Voyaging 4. Use a razor 5. Paid athlete 6. Help out 7. Smudge

8. Chinese temple 9. Extremely dry 10. Sheltered bay 11. Rams’ mates 16. Solid 20. Drink 22. ____ good to be true 23. Lawn tool 24. What bit Cleopatra 25. “Bedtime ____ Bonzo” 26. Duet number 29. Bear’s extremity 30. Poetic form 31. Go bad 34. Coffee server 37. Southern damsels 41. Implant 42. Genies’ homes 43. Imprint firmly 44. Hawaiian island 45. Shirt protectors 47. Dancer’s jump 48. Gambler’s bet 49. Hearty soup 52. Yes 53. Get the picture

Ice Cream Safari at Big Bear Zoo The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo invite you to their annual Ice Cream Safari on June 16. This event will be at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo located at 43285 Goldmine Drive in Big Bear Lake. The event starts at noon and ends at 3 p.m. (or ‘til the ice cream runs out). There will be five ice cream stations located throughout the zoo, each offering a different flavor. Tickets for the Ice Cream Safari are $5 each for five scoops of ice

cream. Enjoy a bowl of ice cream as you tour the zoo and learn about the zoo’s residents and why they are there. The $5 is in addition to the General Zoo Admission. Admission rates are: Adults $12; Children 3 to 10 years and seniors 60+ $9; under 3 years are free. The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is located at 43285 Goldmine Drive in Big Bear. For more information, visit

Las Casuelas Terraza hosts ‘Cigar & Tequila Dinner’ Las Casuelas Terraza continues nearly 40 years of celebrating Mexican-American culture and cuisine, with the latest installment of its signature Cigar & Tequila Dinner on Wednesday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. The popular event will take place on the restaurant’s private Terraza Patio. Guests will enjoy pairings of cigars from Viva Cigar Lounge with Anejo and Mezcal

tequilas by Casamigos. The cost for the Cigar & Tequila Dinner is $35 per person, and includes tequila tastings, cigars and dinner from the Las Casuelas Terraza carnitas bar. Las Casuelas Terraza is located at 222 South Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. For more information, visit





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WEEK OF JUNE 18, 2018 BORN THIS WEEK: Although you prefer the status quo, you easily can adapt to change when it’s called for.

ARIES (MARCH 21 TO APRIL 19) Your creative side is enhanced by indulging yourself in as much artistic inspiration (music, art, dance, etc.) as you can fit into your schedule. Bring someone special along. TAURUS (APRIL 20 TO MAY 20) Take a little restorative time out of your busy life. Go somewhere quiet this weekend. Or just close the door, turn on the answering machine and pretend you’re away. GEMINI (MAY 21 TO JUNE 20) Your advice might be much in demand by family and friends this week. But reserve time for yourself to investigate a project that could have some unexpected potential. CANCER (JUNE 21 TO JULY 22) Work-related issues demand your attention in the early part of the week. Family matters dominate Thursday and Friday. But the weekend is yours to spend as you please. LEO (JULY 23 TO AUGUST 22) Try to keep your temper in check as you deal with someone who seems to enjoy showing disrespect. Losing your Leonine cool might be just what the goader hopes to see. VIRGO (AUGUST 23 TO SEPTEMBER 22) A heated confrontation needs some cool-off time before it boils over. Better to step away than to try to win an argument where emotions overrule the facts. LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 TO OCTOBER 22) Someone very special in your life finally sends that reassuring message you’ve been hoping for. You can now devote more time to the tasks you had put aside. SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 TO NOVEMBER 21) Job pressures begin to ease by week’s end, leaving you time to relax and restore your energy levels before you face next week’s emerging challenges. SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 TO DECEMBER 21) Your spiritual strength helps calm a friend who might be facing an unsettling change in their life. An offer to help comes from a surprising source. CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 19) By midweek you could learn some surprising facts about an associate that might cause you to reconsider a long-held view about someone in your past. AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 TO FEBRUARY 18) One of those rare-for-you darker moods sets in in the early part of the week. But by Thursday, the clouds lift and you’re back doing nice things for people in need. PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 TO MARCH 20) Use that sharp Piscean perceptiveness to reel in more information about a promising offer so that you have the facts to back up whatever decision you make. © 2018 King Features Syndicate, Inc.







































Brain Teaser You use me but can’t see me. Some use me to attract attention. While others use me to express their self. What am I? SEE ANSWER ON PAGE 11


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Recipe of the Week


The Kitchen Diva By Angela Shelf Medearis



ne of my favorite types of fish to prepare for my husband is tilapia. Tilapia is available year-round and can be grilled, broiled, fried, baked or steamed in the microwave. It cooks in less than 10 minutes, which makes it a tasty choice for a Father’s Day dinner. Tilapia, or “St. Peter’s fish,” is a living relic. There have been references to and drawings of a tilapia-like species dating to the time of the Egyptian pharaohs, and tilapia farming may predate the farming of any other fish species. Tilapia’s mild taste, adaptability and relatively low cost have led to its rapid ascension as one of the top 10 seafoods consumed in the U.S. by volume. The majority of tilapia farms are freshwater, although tilapia can survive in brackish water and even saltwater. According to the Seafood Choices Alliance, the most commonly farmed tilapia species are Nile, Mozambique and blue. The skin color of the fish varies but is unrelated to flesh color or taste. Nile tilapia, known as nilotica or black tilapia, has dark skin. Mozambique tilapia, or red tilapia, has reddish skin. Tilapia, as a plant eater, grows quite well on a grain-based diet. The use of fishmeal or oil from wild fish is therefore not required, although some farmers do add a small amount of fishmeal to their feed. Tilapia is available in graded sizes of 3-5 ounces, 5-7 ounces (most common) and 7-9 ounces. It tastes like the water

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in which it’s raised, and the best quality tilapia has a very clean taste. You can find whole tilapia or tilapia fillets in the seafood section of most grocery stores. This recipe for Buttermilk Pecan Tilapia is the perfect way to showcase this delicious fish on Father’s Day!

BUTTERMILK PECAN TILAPIA • 6 to 8 (6-ounce) tilapia fish filets • 1 cup buttermilk • 1 large egg, slightly beaten • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning, divided • 1 teaspoon salt, divided • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided • 1/2 tablespoon hot sauce • 1 1/2 cups plain or whole-wheat • Panko breadcrumbs or finely crushed cornflakes • 1 cup ground pecans • 1 tablespoon paprika • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1. Using a medium-size bowl, combine the buttermilk with egg, 1/2 tablespoon of the poultry seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper and the hot sauce and mix well. Set the bowl aside. 2. In another bowl, combine the breadcrumbs or cornflakes, ground pecans, paprika, cayenne pepper and the remaining poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix well. Dip the fish fillets in the buttermilk mixture, then into the seasoned crumb mixture. 3 Place 2 tablespoons of oil in a large, non-stick pan and place over medium-high heat. Brown fillets in batches, 2 to 3 at a time -- do not crowd the pan. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Repeat with the remaining oil and fillets. Serve immediately. Serves 6 to 8. TIPS: Poultry seasoning typically

contains sage, thyme, marjoram and rosemary, all of which are delicious as a seasoning for fish. The buttermilk helps the coating to adhere to the fish. If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can make a substitute by combining 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar with 1 cup of milk. Stir and set aside for 5 minutes before proceeding with the rest of the recipe. Cod or catfish fillets also work well in this recipe. 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 www. 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


Senior News Line By Matilda Charles

Here’s How to Stay Cool This Summer

• Plan your errands for early or late in the day.

Summer isn’t officially here, but there is at least one location in the country where the temperature today reached 100 degrees F. Much of the Sunbelt already is seeing highs in the 90s. All of those numbers are going to rise in the coming weeks. It’s the time of year for seniors to beware the heat. Here are some tips:

• Call your doctor’s office and ask about your water intake. Be sure to tell them all of your medications; some drugs can make it too easy to become dehydrated, especially if you take diuretics. Remember that sugary drinks don’t count as liquid intake.

• If you have window air conditioners that someone installs for you each year, schedule it earlier rather than later. Once the interior walls in your house get warm, it’s hard to bring those temperatures down. • Consider sun-blocking drapes for windows on the south and west side of the house. Keep them closed during the heat of the day. • Join afternoon activities at the library and senior center. That way you’ll be in air conditioning when the heat is at its worst. If you can get to the mall, go there. Sit in the food court and read a book, or walk some laps for exercise.

• Keep an eye on your neighbors if they’re out in the yard. If you go out, use a wide-brim woven hat. Check the weather and keep an eye on the heat index. Wear loose cotton clothing. Remember: We seniors don’t always know when we’re getting overheated. Heat exhaustion or heatstroke can creep up on us because our circulatory system doesn’t work like it used to. Know the symptoms of heat exhaustion: weakness, headaches, dizziness and muscle cramps. The more serious heatstroke can follow only 10-15 minutes later.


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Now Here’s a Tip By JoAnn Derson

• “Restore the shine on dull buttons by painting them with a coat of clear nail polish. I’ve renewed the buttons on my cardigan several times this way. I think it also strengthens the threads holding the buttons on.” — R.H. in Maine • “Turn a regular bra into a racerback strap with a simple paperclip. Just tuck both arm straps into the paperclip and adjust the point on your back where they come together. This has saved me when I had a nice tank top under a light jacket but then wanted to remove the jacket without my straps showing.” — A.J. in California • A paintbrush makes it really easy to clean out the crevices in your car. You can tape it to a ruler to get a longer reach and use it between the chairs and the center console, where there are a lot of crumbs but it’s hard to reach.

• “I found an all-plastic mattress cover, meant to be a protection against spills or wetting the bed. I use it instead to protect my outside picnic table when the kids are doing messy crafts, like painting or working with glue or dyes. Because it’s a fitted sheet, it grips the table in any amount of wind, so it never flies up. I can hose it off to clean up, and when it’s dry I just store it until next time.” — M.W. in Minnesota • Thrift store pillowcases make an excellent dust cover for stored purses and bags. They can be trimmed to size, if necessary, and tied closed with a bit of string. Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, 628 Virginia Drive Orlando, FL 32803. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.

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WordSearch Answer

Crosswords Answer

Sudoku Answer

Trivia Answers 1. Vietnam

5. Hinduism

9. Sustained

2. 19,000 miles

6. “Armed Freedom”

10. 1925

3. 1948

7. 15th century

4. Persephone

8. Bess

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