coachellavalleyweekly.com â€¢ June 20 to June 26, 2019 Vol. 8 No. 14
Off The Wall
June 13 to June 19, 2019
Coachella Valley Weekly (760) 501-6228
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Coachella's SoCal Cannabis Summit ..... 3 PSISFF Ramps Up ................................... 5 PSISFF: Artists-In-Residence................. 6 PSISFF Picks ............................................ 7 Off The Wall ............................................. 7 Bikini Trill - SoundSplash ...................... 8 CVMA's - Chase Martinez....................... 8 Desert Music Profile: Tony Tornay ........ 9 Consider This - Chip & Tony Kinman... 10 Travel Tips 4 U ....................................... 11 Pet Place ............................................... 12 The Vino Voice ...................................... 13
June 13 to June 19, 2019
INDUSTRY PIONEER STEVE DEANGELO TO SPEAK AT CITY OF COACHELLA’S SOCAL CANNABIS SUMMIT JUNE 24-25
BY JOSH ZIPPERMAN
CalCannabis Director Richard Parrott, Canndescent CEO Adrian Sedlin and California Employment Development Director Patrick Henning added to lineup that features top political and industry experts.
teve DeAngelo, who has spent four decades leading the cannabis reform movement and once dubbed “The Father of the Legal Industry,” will deliver a keynote speech at the City of Coachella’s SoCal Cannabis Summit on June 24-25th at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Also added to the impressive lineup is CalCannabis Director Richard Parrot, Canndescent CEO Adrian Sedlin and California Employment Development Director Patrick Henning. The SoCal Cannabis Summit is bringing together leaders in business and government, as well as former NFL star Kyle Turley, to share ideas and unveil new opportunities in the growing billion-dollar cannabis industry. The event is hosted by the City of Coachella in collaboration with the Coachella Valley Cannabis Alliance Network. Local government affairs and advertising firm, Burke Rix Communications, is producing the Summit in partnership with the City of Coachella. DeAngelo authored “The Cannabis Manifesto,” and was an originator of the wellness approach to understanding cannabis. His notable business achievements include founding Harborside, one of the first six dispensaries licensed in the U.S.; Steep Hill Laboratory, the first cannabis testing facility and analytics company; and the Arc View Group, the first dedicated cannabis investment network. As an activist, DeAngelo played a key role in the passage of Initiative 59, Washington DC’s medical cannabis law; the passage of Prop 64, California’s adult use law; and successfully defending multiple legal attempts by US federal authorities to shutter the doors of Harborside. Among the other speakers added are Parrot, the director of CalCannabis, a division of the California Department of Food and Agriculture that licenses and regulates commercial cannabis cultivators; Adrian Sedlin, the CEO of Canndescent, a market leading cultivator of ultra-premium cannabis products currently ranked #1 selling Cannabis flower in California; and Patrick Henning who has served as director of California’s Employment
Development Department since 2014. In addition to the summit, the event will host a panel that will be free and open to the public at the Coachella Public Library called “Compliance After Licensing.” The panel, which will be from 2-4pm on June 24 will help individuals stay in compliance as a “California Cannabusiness.” The issues covered will include business registration, taxes, insurance, workers compensation, occupational health and safety, and labor protections. Specialists from the Secretary of State, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, State Compensation Insurance Fund, CAL/OSHA, and the Agricultural Labor Relations Board will be on hand. Shortly after the “Compliance After Licensing” event on June 24th, Summit attendees are invited to attend a welcome reception at the Coachella Public Library from 5:30pm to 7:30pm sponsored by Lagunitas Hi-Fi Hops, the Lighthouse Dispensary and Big RockPartners. Headlining the Summit on June 25th from 9:00am to 4:00pm is California Cannabis Czar Lori Ajax, Chief of the Bureau of Cannabis Control who will give an update on the Cannabis industry in California as well as participate on a panel discussion on licensing and permitting. Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin will speak on the state of cannabis laws and enforcement in Riverside County. State Treasurer Fiona Ma will address banking issues and challenges faced by the cannabis industry. Former NFL star Kyle Turley’s presentation will be open to the public and he will share his personal story of getting off prescribed opiates for football injuries using CBD. Kyle played offensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints, St. Louis Rams and Kanas City Chiefs. City of Coachella Mayor Steven Hernandez said, “The City of Coachella is excited to be hosting this Summit. The cannabis industry is a major economic driver for the region and especially the City of Coachella where it has paved the way for cultivation, manufacturing, testing and dispensary businesses. It is our hope that this Summit will help foster the critical collaboration needed between those
who want to get into the cannabis industry, those who are currently in the business and the government entities that create policy, regulate and enforce it. “ The Summit kicks off with a bus tour on June 24th where attendees will get a rare, behind the scenes look at the wide array of cultivation, manufacturing, dispensary and lounge facilities throughout the Coachella Valley, as well as learn about new opportunities on the horizons. The popular CannaBus Express Tours will be providing their VIP high-end Mercedes buses for the tour. The second day of the Summit on June 25th features a full day of educational programing and a FREE informational cannabis expo showcasing many of the services and products geared towards the industry and everyday consumer. The general public is also invited to attend the Summit’s closing speech by NFL star Kyle Turley at 3:35pm and meet him during the closing reception from 4-6pm. About the speakers: Lori Ajax: Became the first chief of the Bureau of Cannabis Control when it was formed in 2016. Prior to her appointment by Governor Brown, Ajax was the Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, where she spent 22 years working her way up the ranks. Fiona Ma: Ma has been at the forefront, helping to pass and implement a comprehensive regulatory framework for continue to page 5
Club Crawler Nightlife .................... 14-15 Good Grub - Ding Tea............................. 16 Brewtality .............................................. 17 Screeners .............................................. 18 Book Review......................................... 19 Safety Tips ............................................. 19 Haddon Libby ....................................... 21 Dale Gribow........................................... 21
Lori Ajax Chief, Bureau of Cannabis Control
Steve DeAngelo Chairman Emeritus, Harborside / FLRish Inc.
Hon. Fiona Ma, CPA California State Treasurer
Kyle Turley NFL All-Star Athlete & Founder, Neuro XPF
Hon. Steven Hernandez Mayor, City of Coachella
Kenny Dickerson CEO, EcoMaster Corp. & Coachillin’ Holdings LLC
Hon. Michael Hestrin Riverside County District Attorney
Joyce Cenali Partner & COO, Big Rock Partners, LLC
Hon. Scott Matas Mayor, City of Desert Hot Springs
Greg Barton President, barton CPA
Hon. Geoff Kors Mayor Pro Tem, City of Palm Springs
Greg Baldwin President,Matrix Insurance & Benefits Solutions, Inc.
Summer Fun in the Desert 2................ 22 Ask The Doctor...................................... 22 Free Will Astrology............................... 23 Mind, Body & Spirit.............................. 23 Cannabis Corner................................... 24 Cannabis Corner................................... 24
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JUNE 18-24, 2019 Tickets and Passes may be purchased online at psfilmfest.org or by calling 760.778.8979 Purchase in person at our box office at: Camelot Theatres (Palm Springs Cultural Center) 2300 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs Take a short break from the heat of summer and join us at ShortFest!
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MCDs and legalization of recreational use of cannabis in the state, helping to introduce, support and negotiate seven pieces of legislation that has been instrumental in moving the industry forward. Prior to being elected as the state treasurer, Ma represented the 12th Assembly District from 2006-12. She was the 112th woman elected to the California legislature and first Asian woman to serve as Speaker Pro Tempore since 1850. Michael Hestrin: Hestrin was sworn in as Riverside County District Attorney in 2015. Prior to his election, he had spent 20 years in the DA’s office, where he was named Countywide Prosecutor of the Year for Riverside County in 2003, 05 and 10. The Daily Journal named Hestrin one of California’s “Top Twenty Lawyers Under Forty” in 2008. He also won Statewide Prosecutor of the Year by the California District Attorney Investigators Association in 2009 and California’s Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year by the California District Attorneys Association in 2010. Kyle Turley: The eight-year NFL veteran was first-team All Pro in 2000 while playing offensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints. Turley credits cannabis for helping him deal with numerous neurological health issues, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), early onset Alzheimer’s disease, a seizure disorder, suicidal thoughts and vertigo. Turley uses cannabis to treat his neurological disorders and credits it for improving his
quality of life after previously relying on numerous prescription drugs, which he quit cold turkey in 2015. Also in 2015, Turley founded the Gridiron Cannabis Coalition to help advance policy change in the use of cannabis in professional sports. Tickets to the Summit are $50 per person for the Bus Tour on June 24th and $75 per person for the Summit program on June 25th with both available online through the Summit’s website; www.CoachellaCannabisSummit. com. The full program, speaker lineup and additional information about exhibition and sponsorship opportunities maybe be found online or by contacting Josh Zipperman at Burke Rix Communications via email at Josh@ BurkeRix.com. Summit Events: Monday, June 24, 2019 Cultivation & Dispensary Bus Tour sponsored by CannaBus Express Tours 9:30am to 4:00pm at Fantasy Springs Casino Special Events Center Compliance After Licensing Workshop (Free Event) - 2:00pm to 4:00pm at City of Coachella Public Library Welcome Reception - 5:30pm to 7:30pm at City of Coachella Public Library Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Summit - 8:00am to 6:00pm at Fantasy Springs Casino Special Events Center FREE PUBLIC EXPO ALL-DAY & KYLE TURLEY PRESENTATION
June 13 to June 19, 2019
Jocelyn Kane Vice President, CV Cannabis Alliance Network
Joe Wallace CEO, CV Economic Partnership
Richard Parrott Robert Van Roo Charlie McClendon Director, CalCannabis President/Co-Founder City Manager, City of Cultivation Licensing PS Safe Access Cathedral City
Josh Drayton Comm. & Outreach Director, CA Cannabis Industry Association
Adrian Sedlin Founder & CEO, Canndescent
Barbara Bee Resource & Lesa Slaughter, Esq. Hon. Sabby Jonathan Performance Mgmt, Slaughter Councilmember, SoCal Edison Law Group City of Palm Desert
Christina Dempsey Cannabis Safety Branch,CA Dept of Public Health
Mike Kelly Partner, Falcon Brands
Lindsay Grant Director of Sales, The Desert Sun | LOCALiQ
Hon. Eduardo Garcia Patrick Henning Assemblymember, Dir., CA Employment CA District 56 Development Dept.
Daniel Witt President, Sonoma Lab Works
Greta Carter Paul MacKey Andrew DeAngelo Founder, Highroad Exec. Dir., Cabazon Co-Founder Consulting Group Agricultural Commission Harborside
Brian Rix Managing Partner, Burke Rix Comms
PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST RAMPS UP
ummer officially arrives this week and there is hardly a better way to enjoy the long hot days than spending time in cool theaters watching short movies. The Palm Springs International ShortFest (PSISFF) and Short Film Marketplace are still in full swing with lots to see and do. Celebrating 25 years, ShortFest continues to be one of the country’s most prestigious film festivals. There are 369 short films screening in 60 carefully curated programs! The film market has a library this year of more than 5,500 “shorts” for industry viewing -- a record number solidifying PSISFF as a significant global player in the search for talent and provocative stories. The Palm Springs Cultural Center (formally Camelot Theatre) hosts the PSISFF screenings at 2300 E. Baristo Rd in Palm Springs. PROGRAMS With so many short films, opening day had seven programs including Opening Night. There is a still a world of films to view as the
festival heads into the weekend. One of the most appealing characteristics of the PSISFF is the close proximity to talented filmmakers. It is especially fun to meet the filmmakers and hear what they have to say about their creative vision. Nearly all programs have filmmakers in attendance. Here are some screenings you may want to catch where filmmakers will be present to answer questions. Wednesday, June 19, 7:30pm, check out “A World Imagined.” These six eclectic shorts will take you to places you have never been. If you love sci-fi, dystopian worlds and Steampunk romance, this is the place to be. Making her directorial debut, actress Brittany Snow (“Perfect Pitch,” “Hairspray”) will be on hand to talk about her film “Milkshake” which screens in the “Growing Pains” program, Thursday, June 20, 1:30pm. Friday, June 21, 6:00pm, “Welcome to the Neighborhood” boasts seven shorts that look at how living our lives in such close proximity can take a toll.
Actor Ryan Gaul (“The Last OG” and “Superstore”) will be on hand for the short film, “Jack” about a man’s heartfelt trip to the vet. “Jack” screens in the “Departures” program Saturday, June 22, 3:15pm. PSISFF always has family friendly films but be sure to double check. Sunday, June 23, 1:30, “We Are the Champions” celebrates the human spirit and the drive to compete and be the best against all odds. Finally, Monday, June 23, is PSISFF Best of Fest. Six programs filled with the films Palm Springs film fans loved the most runs from 10:00am to 8:00pm. FORUMS The Palm Springs Film Society, the organization behind both the winter fest and PSISFF, main mission is to give up-and-coming filmmakers the tools and information they need to advance in the industry. Forums are a way for those participating in the festival to get information and instruction from industry professionals. University of California, Riverside kicked off the PSISFF Forums Monday at the Mary
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Pickford Theater with a free screening of “Greener Grass” from PSISFF alums Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe who expanded their short film with the same title into a full-length movie. On Tuesday, UCR held a reception and the filmmakers discussed the process and challenges of moving from a short movie to a feature film. UCR included a Masterclass with Scott Hamilton Kennedy and “The Art of Make-up” with Greg Cannon. Some forums are open to the public but still may require a ticket. Be sure to check the schedule. The forums are held at the Riviera Hotel, Conference Center on Vista Chino at Indian Canyon. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 20, 21 and 22nd are filled with panel discussions, interactive meetings and industry professionals. Here is a list of the morning roundtable forums. Film festivals are popular all over the world. If you have a desire to be an influencer, curator, or programmer don’t miss the first continue to page 6
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forum -- Roundtable: The Market for Short Form, Thursday June 20th 10:30. This is an opportunity to hear platform executives rave about the short film content opportunities. Friday, June 21, 10:30am the roundtable is Big Business: Agents, Managers & Acquisitions, which is certain to be informative to anyone interested and involved in the filmmaking industry. Meet & Greet: Labs & Grants is Saturday, June 22, 10:30 and is a perfect opportunity to connect with organizations offering artists development lab programs and grant funding. ART FOR ARTS SAKE Another first for the ShortFest is an art installation titled Juxtaposition by artist Joseph Cole. The mixed media “explores the relationships of physical media to memory and recursive nostalgia.” The installation is available for public viewing through Saturday, June 22 at the Riviera Hotel located next to the Filmmaker Lounge in the hotel’s conference center.
alm Springs Film Society, the nonprofit organization behind the PSISFF, has joined forces with the luxury vacation rental giant Acme House Company to create the first Artists-in-Residence program. Acme House Company is providing free housing, and a food and transportation stipend to 11 filmmakers for the duration of the festival. A Platinum Sponsor of the 2019 Palm Springs ShortFest, Acme is expanding on the Film Society’s mission. Acme states it is committed to empowering emerging storytellers to pursue their artistic goals and to cultivate the passion of filmgoers - ensuring that the next generation has access to the riches of global cinema. “Living with other filmmakers facilitates an exchange of ideas with people of different walks of life,” said Kathrine Propper, an MFA film production student at the University of Texas, Austin. “I think it’s a great learning experience to be in conversation with filmmakers in similar stages of their careers. I’m really grateful to spend time with other filmmakers from all over the world during this residency. Being around fellow artists inspires me.” Propper heard about the ACME House Artists-in-Residence soon after she found out her film “Street Flame” was accepted into the Shortfest. “I saw a Facebook post in the Palm Spring Shortfest filmmakers group. This residency enables me to be part of an artistic community, which is a special way to experience the film festival and a new city. I also feel incredibly supported as a traveler attending the Palm Springs Shortfest for the first time.” Propper, wrote, directed and produced her short film, “Street Flame” about friendships inspired by local teenagers in Austin’s skate and graffiti community. “I wanted to make a film about youth like them because I find so much beauty in their seemingly rough and tumble world— in their striving for landing the best skate trick, their graffiti’ing an otherwise dull cement
PARTIES Elevating the evening to new heights, the Opening Night party was held at the Palm Springs Air Museum. The popular Palm Springs restaurant LuLu catered the event as usual. Parties require a ticket so be sure to check for availability at the box office or online. Wednesday, June 19, 10:00pm is the Cha Ching party is at the Agua Caliente Casino
Palm Springs. This is a DeNiro – Scorsese themed casino event. Costumes encouraged! Gay!La, The Glow Up! Is Thursday, June 20 at Toucan’s Tiki Lounge. From palm trees to pineapples, the Saguaro hosts Uncomplicated Karaoke! Friday, June 21, 10:00pm. Saturday, June 22, 10:00pm is the Living in Color party at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club where ironically the theme is monochromatic
ditch, and in the way they create fun even in tough circumstances” said Propper. “The film celebrates the rituals these kids imagine as they cope with the death of their friend.” During ShortFest, Propper is enjoying the swimming pool and iconic Palm Springs views. She will be at the screening of “Street Flame” which is part of the Departures program, Saturday, June 22, 3:15. Saim Sadiq is the director and writer of “Nice Talking To You” which is part of the Brief Encounters program Saturday, June 22, 10:00am. He heard about the Artist in Residence by email sent to all of Palm Springs official selection filmmakers. “I have lived with filmmakers while I’ve been in New York and its an amazing experience for me especially because you immediately have a great point of connection with your housemates,” said Sadiq. “If you gel with each other, it often translates into work collaborations and it fosters an environment where you start seeing those fellow filmmakers in a more honest and nuanced light. You see them living their life and can connect that to their work and what they want to do with their films. It’s an interesting exercise in observing fellow artists and getting a little organic window into their process.” For the past four years, Sadiq has been living in New York while attending Columbia University. He spends time between New York and Lahore, Pakistan. “My film is a quiet romance in sign language set in New York City, which is perhaps the
1990s cocktail attire! (?) This party will be a colorful event. Per tradition, Closing Night: Au Revoir is held poolside at the Hilton Hotel. Sunday, June 23, 8:30 to 10:30pm. HOLLYWOOD CONNECTIONS PSISFF is a week of films and fun. For six days, Palm Springs is a bustle of creative folks out and about enjoying the town. The community and Film Society continues to build, expand and develop its relationship with emerging and talented filmmakers. With “Hollywood’s” close proximity and with its local roots, the Palm Spring International Short Film Festival is an outstanding experience. Enjoy! For more information and to purchase tickets: phone 760 778 8979, online www. psfilmfest.org or in person Camelot Theatres 2300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs during box office hours -- one hour before the first screening until half an hour after the last show begins.
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loudest city in the world,” said Sadiq. “It’s an intimate window into an ephemeral romance that explores communication challenges in a way we haven’t seen before in film. Ultimately, it showcases something like sign language and the idea of deafness without painting it as pitiful but instead embracing what it has to offer to us hearing folk in this day and age where all of us seem to be talking but no one seems to be really listening.” As a filmmaker, Sadiq says: “I think the best part about this artist in residency is that you get to attend the festival without worrying about your economic restrictions and about stay and travel which can be quite expensive and lead to many of us not being able to avail these opportunities. Apart from that, sharing living space with fellow filmmakers who are so different from you in every way is both humbling and enriching if you allow it to be.” Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers is from Montreal, Canada. She has a BFA in Film production from Concordia University, an MA in acting at Drama Centre (University of the Arts London, Central St-Martin’s) and a professional certificate in feature writing at l’INIS. She is the director of “Juste Moi Et Toi” – “Just You and Me” screening as part of the On The Road program Saturday, June 22, 6:00pm. “This residency is an amazing opportunity for me to attend. Otherwise, I’m not sure I could’ve afforded this trip,” said BrodeurDesrosiers. “Furthermore, it gave me a good standing in the eyes of the financial institutions in Quebec, and I was offered a grant that will
cover the plane fares. I also expect an amazing human experience being paired with great filmmakers. This allows me to discover their work and as human beings! I’m very excited to be in Palm Springs for the first time. I think it will teach me more about the US film industry.” Brodeur-Desrosiers loves the idea of “living” in Palm Springs and attending the festival with other filmmakers. “We will surely have different agendas at the festival, but being hooked up with some people already creates a great synergy,” she said. “‘Just You and Me’ is a story about a father/ daughter road trip in an 18-wheeler truck. They are traveling from Montreal to Mexico. The trip doesn›t go as expected for the 8-yearold daughter,” said Brodeur-Desrosiers who will be attending her screening. Acme House Company is also underwriting special discounted pricing on housing for filmmakers, filmgoers and Film Society sponsors attending 2019 ShortFest. They have reduced pricing on more than 30 of their Palm Springs Luxury Vacation Home Rentals to make attending the ShortFest more affordable. Acme House Company manages more than 130 privately owned vacation home rentals in Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities of the Coachella Valley. They are noted for providing 5-Star Guest Experiences at architecturally significant midcentury pool homes with ties to Old Hollywood and the Movie Industry including The Lions Gate Estate, The Kirk Douglas House and Villa Carmelita The Sonny and Cher House.
June 13 to June 19, 2019
SHORTFEST CHOICE PICKS
BY ROBIN E. SIMMONS THE SHIPMENT
worlds that span sci-fi and fantasy, from Steampunk romance to mind-reading police and interplanetary trips. Note: If you’re reading this online today Wednesday, there’s still time to catch this terrific program. Includes “The Shipment” (Canada) Stranded with his daughter on a wretched spaceport and unable to afford repairs on the family ship, an interplanetary transporter is coerced into choosing between a promise and a way out. Program: GROWING PAINS Thursday, June 20, 1:30pm Includes “Milkshake” (USA) - An unexpected coming-of-age story set in Burbank about a girl who craves her mom’s approval. Program: WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD Friday, June 21 6:00 pm.
What does it mean to live in a community where what’s private can be made public? How does close proximity impact our selves and others? Includes “Floating” (Spain/Argentina) When outside knockings awaken a Russian astronaut in an International Space Station capsule after an accident, he realizes someone has come calling. But is it friend, foe or???? Program: CAST ADRIFT Friday, June 21, 2:00 pm Living on the edge of society, one has limited options. Includes “Fixed Water” (USA) - This tender inter-generational portrait focuses on an older Armenian mother and daughter living in the San Fernando Valley and contending with codependency and alienation.
hoosing a program to see can be overwhelming when the options are so plentiful. Here are some recommended categories and titles that are buzzed about. However, even picking a program at random, you’re likely to find at least one movie that enthralls, provokes, amuses and maybe even enlightens. Here then are a few programs that are pretty much guaranteed to offer delights and surprises that will be difficult if not impossible to see anywhere in the near future, so catch these little cinematic gems while you have easy access. Please note time and date. Program: A WORLD IMAGINED Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 pm This eclectic mix of inventive films boasts arresting visions of whimsical and dystopian
he high desert music scene is filled with psychedelic sound waves and bohemian beats, but one Yucca Valley-based punk rock band is going against the grain. Off the Wall consists of original founding members David Ladd on vocals and guitar, Ronnie Wilson on drums and vocals, and two-year bass player Weston Capela. The band first started in 2015, spurred by a childhood desire to make music. “Ronnie and I have always grown up playing music together since we were kids and we wanted to start a band. I’ve been playing guitar since I was eight years old in the 1990s, so I’ve been at this for about 25 years,” said Ladd. The members of Off the Wall were very much immersed in the skater subculture during their teenage years, even going as far as to name their band after the slogan of their go-to shoe brand: Vans.
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“The shoes we all skated in were Vans. We jokingly humored the idea of naming the band after that specific shoe. We never changed it,” revealed Ladd. Off the Wall’s first full-length album called All Eras will be released on June 25 through First Off Records. The album is a collection of songs made from when the band was first established to newer, current tracks. All Eras will be available in digital copy on Bandcamp and on the First Off Records website. “Paul Francis of Get Right Recording is who produced our album. He did a great job. He’s one of the best people to make an album with,” said Ladd, crediting Francis as one of the key players involved in the creation of All Eras. Ladd writes a majority of the band’s songs, citing his personal favorite songs on the album as “That One Girl” and “Digital Assassins.” The creative process of the album from start to
Program: GETTING IT ON Friday, June 21, 4:30 pm Steamy riffs about sex and love and all that it entails. Includes: “Straight Up” (Sweden) - When Marcel tries to teach his girlfriend yoga, she wrestles him to the bed and challenges him to accept something new about himself. Program: DEPARTURES Saturday, June 22, 315 pm. Whether leaving home or saying adios to a loved one, the characters in these heartfelt and poignant films are at the end of their life paths or perhaps just a fork in the road. What route will they take as they embark on the always uncertain future that lies ahead? Includes: “Street Flame” (USA) - A crew of skateboarding teenagers commemorates their friend Jinx on their own terms. And remember the “Best of Fest” screenings on Monday, June 23 that showcase audience favorites. This always popular program usually sells out so get your tickets now (online or the box office). When visitors to the Shortfest ask me for one recommendation of what to see, I always suggest this wonderful wrap-up of films that are a sure bet to please. robin@coachellavalleyweekly
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finish was a collaborative effort with all the members of Off the Wall. “When I write a song, I basically just get inspired by whatever I’m going through at the time. I’ll sit down and write some guitar riffs. Then I’ll bring what I have to the rest of the band and we’ll put a song together,” explained Ladd. Off the Wall is gearing up for more live performances to promote the album. They will have a record release show on July 21 at Pixels Bar & Eatery in Riverside. They will also be playing at the Adelanto Stadium on June 28 and the Idyllwild Strong Benefit Show in August. “When we play, we never want to be one of those bands who just stands there and plays. We want everyone to feel like they’re a part of what we’re doing. We’ll do cover songs and have the audience sing along and have five
different people jump up on stage with us,” said Ladd. Off the Wall has several influences for their sound, including skate punk pioneers like the Descendants, Guttermouth, Stan Lee from The Dickies, and Rikk Agnew of The Adolescents. “Rikk Agnew is somebody I really look up to. He has a self-titled album and played everything on the entire record himself—the guitar, keyboard, drums, bass, and vocals. That was something that I saw as a kid and made me want to learn how to play everything to know how a band works,” stated Ladd. The band is also very family-oriented, making sure to promote the same love of music to their own children. “We’re all dads and all of our kids are friends. That’s something that ties into the new album. Another reason it’s called All Eras is to represent raising the next generation of punk rock listeners,” said Ladd. Off the Wall has already made waves in the underground world of punk rock, even getting the chance to share the stage with big names in the genre like Agent Orange and The Adolescents. “We’ve already accomplished way more than I ever thought. We’ve gotten to play stadiums with some of our favorite bands growing up. They’re all dudes I looked up to, and it’s awesome to have become friends with those guys. It’s just getting better and better. I can’t wait to see what’s next and for everyone to hear our music,” shared Ladd. Off the Wall can be found at: Facebook.com/OFFTHEWALLPUNX, on Instagram @offthewallpunx and YouTube (OFF THE WALL PUNX)
June 13 to June 19, 2019
BIKINI TRILL PROVIDES A FRIDAY NIGHT THRILL
t’s a dry heat.” That’s what I promised LJ, vocalist of Bikini Trill, ahead of her band’s first Coachella Valley show this weekend. On Friday night the surfpop trio plays at Soundsplash, Hotel Zoso’s nighttime poolside concert series. Proceeds from this fun event help provide music equipment and lessons for special needs children. Party peeps are instructed to bring their best swimsuit and their chillest vibes. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the food and drink specials go all night long. Bikini Trill heads our way from Los Angeles, but they are no strangers to hot weather. Tony Stern (guitar), Roach (bass), and LJ all originally hail from Texas and have been playing music together for many years longer than this band’s inception would indicate. At different times over the past four to five years, the three moved out to Los Angeles from Austin to explore the plethora of opportunities LA’s music scene has to offer, more behind the stage than on it. One day, they got together and wrote a song and had an “aha moment” – this song was GOOD. They were onto something and should be making and performing music together. The band’s name is a nod to various musicians and genres, none more so than 90’s Riot Grrrl punk band Bikini Kill. The word “trill” means true and real and started out as hip-hop slang, typically describing someone well-respected. With a
rowing up in Long Beach, California and moving to the Coachella Valley in 1982 at the age of 12, Chase Martinez first learned how to operate a pair of turntables before he learned to drive. Growing up in the 80’s, Martinez was heavy into Old School, Funk and artists like Zapp & Roger, The Gap Band and Michael Jackson. It’s his love for these genres of music and how he delivers them to listeners that likely earned him the 2019 CVMA for ‘Best Radio/ DJ Personality’. As an on-air personality at Marker Broadcasting’s Jammin’ 99.5, he provides listeners an old school and throwback drive home. Coachella Valley Weekly checked in with Martinez as he continues to bask in the glow of his CVMA.
new single out and a full EP coming soon, trill is the perfect word to describe this group that seamlessly blends electronic, hip hop drums, skank island guitar with powerful pop vocals to create a sound many have compared to the likes of No Doubt, Thievery Corporation, and The XX, while still uniquely their own. You can check out some of their music here: www.bikinitrill.com Not long after their show in Palm Springs, Bikini Trill will tour for the rest of the summer with 311 and Dirty Heads. Said LJ of this honor, “This is huge for us. We are so excited to tour for two months with
311 and Dirty Heads, who we’ve always loved. I’m looking forward to hearing The Interrupters every night.” This exciting opportunity is particularly rewarding for Bikini Trill, as longtime fans of their tour mates. When asked what her advice to up and coming local musicians would be, LJ stated, “Be consistent. Don’t ever give up. Talk to people and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Be the squeaky wheel and really, like I said, don’t give up.” Get your tickets for SoundSplash at: www.eventbrite.com/o/music-healsinc-20081034108
2019 CVMA WINNER ‘BEST RADIO/DJ PERSONALITY’
CVW: Where were you and how did you feel after you found out you had won for ‘Best Radio/DJ Personality’? Martinez: “I couldn’t believe I had won! I was actually doing promotional duties for Marker Broadcasting’s ‘Rock N’ Roll Bingo’ and the host was getting text messages on who the winners were and when he found out, he got on the microphone and announced it to everyone that was attending the event that I had won. What a surprise!” CVW: You have been at your radio station for several years now. Tell us a bit about your time at Jammin’ 99.5. Martinez: “I’ve been with Jammin’ 99.5 since October 2012 and am on-the-air in the afternoons from 3 to 7 p.m. I also merge the logs, set up the new sweepers, a short, prerecorded sample used as segues between songs, and music that gets added in.” CVW: What have been your biggest successes and challenges during your radio career? Martinez: “I think one of my biggest successes is winning this CVMA for ‘Best Radio/DJ Personality’. Some challenges are competing against all the other great radio personalities in the Coachella Valley.” CVW: You were a DJ for many years. What are the parallels between Radio DJ and “spinning DJ”? Martinez: “When I first got into DJing as a spinning DJ I also wanted to learn all aspects of DJing, mobile, radio, strip club, etc. But radio is way different because you’re not actually mixing and you don’t pick the music,
it’s already programmed for you by program directors.” CVW: You also work as a producer outside of the radio business. What are you up to in that realm? Martinez: “I just stay on my toes with all the new music that’s coming out, so I dabble with keyboards, drum machines, and DAW software like Pro Tools, Studio One and Logic Pro at my personal recording studio to create new sounds.” CVW: When can listeners tune in to the Chase Martinez show? Martinez: “I’m on the air Monday through Friday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and at Agua Caliente Casino for Flashback Fridays every Friday night at 9 p.m. in the Cascade Lounge.” CVW: Who was helpful to you in advancing
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What can you expect on Friday night? “Our shows are a mix of high-energy and chill songs and a lot of fun. Both of the guys jump around a lot and have long hair that they swing around. We’re kind of known for that [their stage presence],” says LJ. So join them Friday evening for a kickass night at Hotel Zoso and don’t forget your own bikini – it really IS a dry heat, but it’ll feel a lot better from the pool. You’ll love this band and be able to say you saw them back when. facebook.com/bikinitrill
BY NOE GUTIERREZ your skill set and being a positive influence. What do you hope to provide for up and coming DJs? Martinez: “DJ Michael Wright was an influence for me when I started listening to him on POWER 101 back in 1985. I hope I can also be an influence on the next generation of DJs wanting to learn all aspects of DJing like I did.” CVW: Where will we find you hanging out or grubbing when you’re not at the station? Martinez: “You can find me at NYPD Pizza in Palm Springs eating a meatball and pineapple pie or hanging out at my studio eating BBQ ribs and drinking Modelos with my best friend DJ Ben Knight.” CVW: You’re also a part of The Blockheads, a biking club out of Indio. Tell us what the club is about. Martinez: “We’re just a bunch of BMXers from back in the day that love the BMX scene. It brings everyone together to do something fun and active. It also gets the kids off video games.” CVW: You have an opportunity to influence our younger generation with your position and new title as ‘Best Radio/DJ Personality’. What message would you like to send to them? Martinez: “To the youngsters starting out; don’t ever stop! Always keep learning and be patient. Things always fall into place at the right time.” jammin995fm.com djchasemartinez.com markerbroadcasting.com
DESERT MUSIC PROFILE
robably best known as the drummer for American Desert Rock band Fatso Jetson, Tony Tornay has a storied history within the desert rock landscape. Although he and his wife Melissa transplanted themselves to Los Angeles in 1998, he continues to possess a significant space in his heart for the desert. In addition to Fatso Jetson he was in bands like M.O.S., Ink Cause, Solarfeast, Desert Sessions, The Chuck Dukowski Sextet, Deep Dark Robot, Brant Bjork and Adolescents. For many admiring artists and fans, his work with Mario Lalli and Fatso Jetson was what inspired the broad perspective that desert rock deserved. Fatso and Boomer It’s well-documented that Fatso Jetson formed incidentally after Tony and brothers Mario and Larry Lalli spent a superabundant amount of time together shooting pool, swigging beer and binge-watching History Channel after-hours at Mario and Larry’s nightclub, the unforgettable Rhythm & Brews in Indio, California. To this day, Lalli and Tornay have a special bond. Tornay shared, “Boom and I have been musical partners for over 25 years. Before I started a band with him in 1994, I had looked up to him and been inspired by him for 10 or so years. Boomer was one of the first people that, as a young kid, made music real and approachable. Mario’s influence is immeasurable. It just is.” That influence even led to Father Boomer making his debut. “My
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wife and I had him ordained as a minister so he could marry us. Boomer is one of my dearest friends and a constant source of inspiration,” Tornay maintained. Precocious Tony Early on, Tornay followed the example of his father and began drumming at age 5. “My pops was a drummer. He was in a band called The Premiers back in Philadelphia in the early ‘60s where he grew up. I started tapping on the kitchen table while I was waiting for dinner and my mom looked at my dad and said, ‘maybe it’s time to pull out your drums.’ I’ve been banging on things ever since,” Tornay explained. He and his family moved to the desert on July 4th, 1980 when he was seven years old. Tornay’s parents still live in the same house since 1981 and his in-laws still live in Palm Desert. The 90’s, L.A. and Tony The Shutterbug After establishing himself as a premiere desert musician through the 90’s he decided to move away to Los Angeles to attend art school and pursue music full time. Tornay recalled, “At the time I didn’t necessarily want to leave, but I just didn’t see any other option for the things I wanted to do.” No one can blame him for leaving for at that time the desert was still an environment that artists found a difficult time flourishing in. The artist in Tornay then expanded to the visual arts. Tornay was also a professional
photographer for years after graduating from the Art Center School of Design. He recounted, “At some point music was keeping me way too busy to keep up with photography. But yeah, I used to shoot a lot for Rolling Stone, Spin, MCA Records, Universal and Desert Magazine. I have photographed everyone from Queens of the Stone Age, Flavor Flav, Zac Ephron, Brad Pitt and Betty Ford. I still love photography and I miss the collaboration between photographer and subject. It has been an intention of mine to start shooting a lot more than I have been. I spend a lot of my time on tour and I really want to start each tour with a theme or a real ‘objective’ photographically and spend the whole trip just capturing those images. Whether it’s portraits or just documenting the day to day life. I really miss that.” Desert Days We’ve had conversations in the last few years with groundbreakers like John Garcia, Jesse Hughes, Scott Reeder and Herb Lineau about the common theme of allowing the past to remain in the past and to not unnecessarily wax nostalgic. Tornay feels the same. “I am, by nature, pretty nostalgic. Not in a ‘those were the best days of my life’ type of way. I have no interest in repeating the past, I already did that. It’s more of a ‘that was a lot of fun, or I can’t believe we pulled that off’ kinda thing.” Tornay looks fondly on the time gone by and it remains there. Tornay does feel that the desert lifestyle shaped him as a person and as a musician. “It affected me tremendously. Being a little skateboarding, punk rocker in the desert wasn’t the easiest pursuit. But, for me, all the limitations and hurdles only solidified my resolve. I am stubborn like that,” Tornay insisted. Tornay reminded us that during the early 90’s the desert was a desolate place for hungry musicians. “You have to remember that back in the day there weren’t any clubs to play, there weren’t these world-class festivals in your backyard. Those of us that wanted to play music had to work it out for ourselves. If we wanted to play a show, we had to figure that out, too. Those lessons and the spirit we all had to make sure something was happening sticks with me to this day.” That fire in his belly continues to burn for his
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BY NOE GUTIERREZ band All Souls. The band recently completed a string of dates as the opening act for rock legends Tool. Tool Time Despite his excitement, Tornay was a little leery of the hypercritical Tool fanatic. “I wasn’t sure how receptive they would be. Tool hasn’t been super active for a while; they are about to release their first album in over a decade. I was expecting their fans to want to get right to the main event, but goddamn, they were pretty great and super receptive! We got standing ovations every night at the end of our set! After the first show our sound guy told us he was a little nervous about how things would go, but after our first song the arena erupted in applause and he said, ‘at that moment I knew everything would be just fine!’” It was better than fine. All Souls played to thousands of rock fans each night and in all probability expanded their own fan base ten-fold. Tornay agreed, “It was a million times better than I expected. The band and their entire crew were the nicest, most welcoming group of people that any band could hope to travel with.”
All Souls The last time All Souls played the desert was 2017 and Tornay is looking forward to performing at The Hood once again. “I’m excited. I think we are a great band and I am always happy to be playing!” The relationships Tornay has established with his All Souls bandmates are based on reciprocal benevolence. “We’ve all been friends for years. Erik’s old band played JB’s Thirsty Bull in Palm Desert back in the early ‘90s! We all love this band; we are like four parents to one child. We do our best to push ourselves and each other to keep making art that fulfills us.” Tornay and Co. are currently working on the new All Souls album. Tornay shared, “We want to push ourselves. To continue to grow. To make ourselves proud.” If their first album is any indication, look for an impressive and fiery set of rock songs that supersede anyone’s expectations. Upcoming All Souls show: Sat. 6/22 – The Hood Bar & Pizza – Palm Desert, CA w/ Fever Dog & Herbert allsoulsband.com Search these videos on YouTube.com: All Souls – “Never Know” Official Video Fatso Jetson – Jam In The Van “Magma” Deep Dark Robot – “It Fucking Hurts”
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usically, Chip and Tony Kinman have always been ahead of the curve. When Punk Rock was in its infancy, the brothers formed The Dils, relocating from Carlsbad, California to San Francisco in 1977. The seminal outfit released a handful of singles, including classics like “I Hate The Rich” and “Class War.” (The Punk band playing on stage at the Roxy during a pivotal scene in Cheech & Chong’s Stoner-Cinema classic, “Up In Smoke,” that would be the Dils). They even served as the opening act for the Clash on their very first American tour. They were only together for two years before calling it quits in 1979. Partnering with drummer Slim Evans and guitarist Alejandro Escovedo (also a veteran of the San Francisco Punk scene and a part of the Escovedo clan which included Uncles Pete and Coke from Santana and soon-tobe Prince protégé Sheila E.), the Kinman brothers began charting a new course as Rank and File. The four-piece practically invented Cowpunk, a hybrid genre that fused, you guessed it, Country and Punk music. They spent time woodshedding in Honky Tonks and dive bars in Texas before signing with Slash Records. Their nearly perfect debut, Sundown arrived in 1982. Unfortunately, Slim and Pete both moved on after the first album. The brothers recruited new musicians, recording two (less perfect) follow-ups, Long Gone Dead and a self-titled effort, before pulling up stakes in 1987. The Dust had barely settled before Chip and Tony had created Blackbird. Essentially a two-man operation, their third band in less than 10 years is best described as Post-Punk Electronica. Sharp, fraternal harmonies remained intact but they were swathed in layers of guitars and held together with the help of a scuzzy Yamaha RX-5 drum machine. Between 1987 and 1994 they released three albums. Taking a page from Peter Gabriel’s early career, each Blackbird album was confusingly selftitled. After Blackbird flew the coop, Tony and Chip managed to corral drummer Jamie Spindle and formed Cowboy Nation. The trio mixed traditional Cowboy songs with Country standards and keen originals. Burnished vocals paired with spare instrumentation drifted across three amazing records before this latest collaboration came to a close. In the ensuing years the brothers traveled different paths for a bit. Tony formed the band Los Trendy, which lasted a few years. Chip recorded a Punktastic solo album, and spent time raising his family. A few years ago, he came roaring back with his PsychePunk-Rock-Blues combo, Ford Madox Ford. Although Tony wasn’t in the band, he produced and engineered FDMDXFD’s 2018 debut album. The brothers’ had discussed reuniting the Dils, but before those plans could come to fruition, Tony was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer. He sought treatment, but sadly, he lost his battle in May, 2018.
LIKE MUSIC” CHIP & TONY KINMAN “SOUNDS (OMNIVORE RECORDINGS)
Throughout the years, there has never been a career overview of the Kinman Brothers decidedly unorthodox oeuvre. Luckily, the fine folks at Omnivore Recordings have sought to remedy that by releasing Chip & Tony Kinman, Sounds Like Music. The 22-song set includes music from the Dils, Rank And File, Blackbird and Cowboy Nation. The album gets down to business with “Real Style” a taut instrumental that lands somewhere in between the Meters’ “TippiToes,” late ‘70s Devo and some long lost love theme from a Pee-Wee Herman movie. Idiosyncratic and playful at the same time, it serves as an oddly perfect intro. Chip and Tony never followed anyone else’s blueprint, so it’s wholly apropos that the track-list is all over the map, completely flouting chronological order. Only one song represents the Dils’ minimalist output. “Folks Say Go” actually pre-dates their first official single, “I Hate The Rich.” Powered by righteous teen angst, the song is primal, primitive and seems on the verge of spontaneous combustion. Surprisingly, Rank And File are only allotted six tracks here. There are alternate versions of “Rank And File,” “Amanda Ruth” and “Lucky Day,” from the Sundown Record. “Rank…” is rough and ragged, featuring a pummeling backbeat, search and destroy bass and scorched earth guitar. It’s less Cow and more Punk, as sneering lyrics chronicle the plight of the working man; “Shift to shift, in and out, I give and they take/I punch that clock and punch it hard enough to break.” “Amanda Ruth” remains as winsome as ever, powered by ramshackle guitar riffs, walking bass lines and a locomotive rhythm. Tony’s boom-chicka-boom basso vocals intertwine with Chip’s yodel-y tenor. The lyrics recount a burgeoning Punk Rock romance that mines the giddy sensations of Young love. It’s easy to see why the Everly Brothers covered the song when they briefly reunited in the mid ‘80s. “Lucky Day” is a broken-hearted lament that blends mournful harmonies, rumbling bass and a tick-tock beat; the guitar solo on the instrumental break, trills, chimes and rings, providing something of an antidote to the song’s forlorn feel. Also included here are three Rank And File tracks that somehow didn’t make it onto the band’s original long-players. “Citizen” dates back to 1978 and is a frenetic mix of whiplash guitar riffs, slapdash bass, pounding drums and yowly vocals. The melody and arrangement seems more Clash than (Johnny) Cash. Both “Restless” and “Landslide” were written during Rank & File’s final days. The former is propelled by a jittery beat and twangy guitar. Chip is out front and the brothers’ always concise lyrics seem to be warning their fans the end is nigh; “You can yearn for the good old days, but I’m restless.” On the latter, their disparate influences effortlessly coalesce. Rickety guitar connects with boomerang bass and a breakneck beat. The lyrics spin a saga of an apocryphal journey. Slightly more Hee-Haw
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than mosh pit, it’s an elastic little Rocker that illustrates how seamless their hybrid sound had become. The balance of the album is given over to Tony and Kip’s most ambitious band, Blackbird, where genres are immediately blurred. The songs range from the industrial static of “Me Too,” the percussive assault of “Dope,” the sonic collage of “Candy” and the shuddery dystopia of “Dream On.” A measure of social conscience colors both “Liberation” and “Revolution.” On the former, a click-track beat, buzzy guitars and robotic vocals collide. The lyrics warn against complacency; “Don’t count your blessings when there’s work to be done.” The latter layers loopy synths over feedback-drenched guitars and a bludgeoning beat. The chorus is a clarion call; “You better wake up, cause revolution is coming.” Blackbird reinterprets a couple of classics, adding shards of guitar and some ethereal shimmer to the Cowpoke Folk of “Old Paint.” There’s also a fairly faithful version of “Jersey Girl.” The Tom Waits original gained international attention when Bruce Springsteen’s version closed out his “Live/1975-85” box set. Chip and Tony’s vocals intertwine as guitars keen like bagpipes, caressing this heartfelt Doo-Wop pastiche. Blackbird consistently subverts expectations. If Duke Ellington, the Stooges and Bob Dylan (circa his Subterranean Homesick Blues days), ever collaborated, it might sound like the syncopated Punk of “Blue Hair.” Country underpinnings warm
the chilly techno textures of “She’s Real.” Meanwhile, “Perfect” seems echo the pithy Proto-Punk of the Velvet Underground and anticipate the laconic charms of Yo La Tengo. Chip and Tony kept the Cow and scrapped the Punk when they formed Cowboy Nation. CN is afforded just two tracks here, both are alternate versions that originally appeared on the band’s final album, Cowgirl A-GoGo. First up “Paniolo” is a spirited ode to Hawaiian cowboys. The arrangement is accented by speed-shifty acoustic guitars and yodel-rific harmonies that hug the melody’s hairpin turns. “Rebel” moves at a locomotive clip, adding high lonesome guitars and some rumbling bass. Tony takes the lead here, and once again Chip chimes in, deftly shading his brother’s authoritative growl. The lyrics offer a cryptic tribute to their parents, Dixie Pearl and Harold J. Kinman. The album closes with one last Blackbird cut, “All The Same.” A thick slab of grinding gears, off-kilter percussion, wheezy synths, scabrous guitar and hazy vocals, it adds yet another color to the Kinman Brothers’ kaleidoscopic sound. Of course, this collection isn’t definitive, (box set, please!) It would be nice to hear some live stuff from each era. But it offers a snapshot of the Kinman Brothers musical evolution from political Punk rebels to alt. country architects to Techno provocateurs to Cowboy classicists. Even though they weren’t completely appreciated in their own time, their music clearly continues to resonate as is evidenced by Ty Segall’s trenchant take on the Dils’ quintessential cut, “Class War.” Playing through a song, Tony once quipped to his brother, “Well, Chip, that was pretty good, now make it sound like music.” That’s pretty much what the Kinman Brothers did. Who else would have thought to synthesize “Git Along Little Dogies” and I Wanna Be Your Dog?” By following their muse and never compromising, they created Music that endures.
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BY LYNNE TUCKER
SANTA BARBARA URBAN WINE TRAIL WINE TASTING IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN SANTA BARBARA, CA
n 2007, a group of eight like-minded winemakers decided to come together to create the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail. Their goal was to offer both novices and aficionados the opportunity to learn about and taste the wines of many different varieties and styles crafted from the County’s best vineyards. Twenty-eight wineries now make up the renowned Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail. Stroll the trail by foot, hop on a shuttle or ride a bike. On the map, they have numbered them in the order they joined the trail. 01 - Santa Barbara Winery 02 – Jaffurs Wine Cellars 03 - Whitcraft Winery 04 - Oreana Winery 05 - Carr Vineyards and Winery 06 - Kunin Wines 07 - Margerum Wine Company 08 - Silver Wines 09 - Summerland Winery 10 - Municipal Winemaker 11 - Au Bon Climat 12 - Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room 13 - Grassini Family Vineyards 14 - Pali Wine Company 15 - Sanguis 16 - Area 5.1 Winery 17 - The Valley Project 18 - Blair Fox Cellars 19 - Riverbench Vineyard 20 - Sanford Winery 21 - Happy Canyon Vineyard 22- Lafond Winery 23 - Jamie Sloan Wines 24 - Cebada Vineyard and Winery 25 - DV8 Cellars 26 - Babcock 27 - Ca’ Del Grevino 28 - Paradise Springs Winery They invite visitors and locals alike to explore each of the twenty-eight tasting rooms on the Urban Wine Trail and enjoy some of the finest wines produced in Santa Barbara County, all within blocks of downtown and the beach. A weekend on the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail is sure to create memories you’ll enjoy for years to come.
NEIGHBORHOODS ALONG THE TRAIL: Funk Zone - Comprises approximately 10 blocks, adjacent To the ocean, train station and downtown Santa Barbara. La Arcadia - A quaint, secluded outdoor plaza, located in downtown Santa Barbara. Midtown - Between Anacapa Street and Milpas Street you will discover an industrial area with Santa Barbara’s best hidden gems. Presidio - Located just steps off a State Street, in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara is home to a variety of premier wine tasting rooms. Summerland - This charming, hillside beach town, just 5 miles south of Santa Barbara, offers a relaxing haven, perfect for an afternoon outing. It’s a similar vibe to Cape Cod or a New England coastal town. For more information and directions visit www.urbanwinetrailsb.com. Think Travel and Enjoy the Journey! Lynne Tucker is a Travel Writer and Photojournalist based in Palm Desert
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n a nation that treats dogs like family and delights in the joy of lively puppies, there are still countless litters of these little creatures rendered homeless by a variety of circumstances. Groups of abandoned and neglected puppies suffer in our desert heat, laying huddled together for comfort. They are subject to heat stroke, parasites, and a variety of deadly diseases. Some will perish. Some litters of young puppies end up in large public shelters that simply cannot accommodate their frequent feedings, including possible bottle feeding. The recent case of a Coachella Valley woman arrested for cruelly tossing a bag of live puppies into a dumpster was widely publicized in the media, bringing attention to the vulnerability of these little creatures. Fortunately, the tiny animals were rescued by a homeless man passing by. Those puppies were placed into a loving foster home and all, exempt for one sad casualty, survived and adopted by loving families. Thousands of people responded wanting to help the “dumpster” puppies. Their stories might not be as dramatic as the dumpster puppies, but there are hundreds of more homeless puppies in the Coachella Valley who need your help now. One local woman making a difference is Marie Marcinko, Loving All Animals extraordinary foster mom, who specializes in fostering precious homeless puppies. This
MEET KORA Kora is one Kute kitten! This precious little 4-mo-old female kitten was rescued by www. ForeverMeow.org and is now vetted & ready for her “furever” home. Come visit Kora at Petco in Palm Desert, call (760) 335-6767.
MEET MILO Gorgeous 8-mo-old puppy Milo hopes you will invite him to dinner and keep him forever! He’s 22 pounds of active puppy energy. Milo hopes for a home with a fenced in back yard where he can play. Rescued by Loving All Animals Pet Rescue Center, call (760) 398-7722, www.lovingallanimals.org.
FOSTER PUPPY LOVE
amazing woman has fostered a total of 87 dogs for Loving All Animals, most of them puppies. Sometimes Marie fosters a mother dog with nursing puppies. At other times she fosters just the little orphaned ones. Loving All Animals rescues dogs from public shelters that euthanize, and they also rescue abandoned stray dogs, placing them into loving foster homes where they become healthy and socialized. A retired nurse, Marie began fostering 8 years ago when she volunteered at the old Indio shelter. Finding the shelter’s stark environment depressing, and wanting to provide a warm and loving environment where
the dogs could thrive, Marie found fostering to be the perfect solution. She began taking the dogs into her home, and networking them into forever loving adoptive homes. Marie enthusiastically exclaims, “I love fostering! I love knowing that my efforts often save a dog’s life. Fostering is such an important part of my life that I can’t imagine not doing it. Yes, sometimes I cry a little after they leave for a home, but the sadness quickly leaves when I anticipate the next one. And I think about how sad that dog was when it was in a shelter. Fostering gives me purpose, and it fulfills a need within me that is hard to explain in words.” Why does she favor fostering puppies? Marie explains, “I originally started with puppies because one of my dogs, Annie, doesn’t always like every adult dog. However, Annie always reacted favorably to young puppies. My approach to each group of puppies depends on their age and whether they come with mom. Mothers and puppies are easy as the mother dog provides much of the care, and I provide food for the mom and a quiet resting area. Orphan puppies require more care and frequent feedings. The youngest puppy I had was just 2 weeks old, and I had to feed him puppy formula. I monitor all the puppies carefully, watching for signs of illness such as vomiting or diarrhea. It’s so much fun to watch the puppies grow.”
BY JANET McAFEE Dedicated foster parents like Marie Marcinko expand the walls of our valley’s shelters. They are the vital link to creating a “No Kill Coachella Valley” where the number of dogs and cats euthanized in public shelters are dramatically reduced. A rescue dog is more likely to be successfully adopted after the loving handling and attention he gets from a foster home. Foster parents provide valuable information about the puppy’s temperament. Loving All Animals provides foster parents with food, supplies, and the support they need every step of the way. Loving All Animals pays for the vet care the puppies require, including their vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, and spaying/neutering. They have extensive social media contacts that quickly find wonderful adopters. Your phone call today enables Loving All Animals to go out tomorrow and save a despondent puppy from a cold kennel in a public shelter. Your phone call today gives them the power to go out tomorrow and save a suffering pup abandoned in the desert heat. Call Loving All Animals at (760) 834-7000 or visit www.lovingallanimals.org to find out how you can become part of their life saving foster team. Janetmcafee8@gmail.com
THE VINO VOICE
ne of the great takeaways of a wine festival is meeting and getting to know wine purveyors whom perhaps one would have never met or heard of. This was exactly the case when we met Marina Elettra Snow (aka “Nina”), at David Fraschetti’s inaugural Rancho Mirage Wine & Food Festival last year. Nina is the owner of DOCG Imports, whose web-site invites all of us wine folk to “Bring the local flavor of Italy to your table with artisan, small-production Italian wines. Hand selected by Nina from vineyard to you. Italian excellence, exclusively imported for California.” Check out her on-line wine shop at www.docgimports.com There’s no question that this Vino Voice column has its share of Italian wine lovers all over the place. The fact that Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas selected me as one of their representatives in an allexpense paid trip to Verona’s VinItaly last year because of my past articles on Italian wine, tells me of the column’s interest. I’m not saying this to brag—but rather, I’m on board to get the word out, locally and around town on Nina’s Italian wine portfolio. Nina is a California native from San Diego who has lived in Rome, Sardegna and Venice, Italy for the over 15 years. With Italian family roots in Tuscany, she’s grown up with a love of amazing food and is currently living the
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NINA’S ITALIA @ DOCG IMPORTS
dream between California and Italy. Nina’s website continues: “With one foot in San Diego, California and the other in Sardegna, Italy, DOCG Imports has two homes. Both evoke the company’s belief in searching for excellent and currently unknown products and experiences. DOCG Imports only bring the best hand-crafted, small-production, family-made Italian wines to California. Wines are available for wholesale and online retail sale.” So back at last year’s Rancho Mirage Wine & Food fest—prior to that event, I interviewed Dave Fraschetti, who told me about Nina and her Italian connections and wine. Fraschetti who’s been the promoter of the VinDiego Wine and Food Festival—one of the most fun events down in San Diego, going on nine years now, came to know Nina from her participation in San Diego wine events. By his recommendation, my son Paolo and I were really eager to meet with Nina, who Dave said was going to be pouring Sardinian wines at his Rancho Mirage festival. When was the last time someone poured you some delicious Sardinian wine? Meeting the fun and lively Nina was like a breath of fresh air surrounded by tasty quaffs of fresh wine! We could tell she was really up on her game, very informative and very gracious with her time. She talked about desiring to get her wines more widely known in our valley. I
BY RICK RIOZZA
remember chiming in that perhaps we can involve ourselves with assisting her on the wine promotions, events, and tastings. And how fortuitous was it that Nina and I were both heading out to Verona for the big Italian wine show. Unfortunately, I lost her contact number there in Italy—but no worries, DOCG Imports is always on my radar as I stay in touch with her. By the way—for many of you wine drinkers who recognize the lettering but may not actually know the significance, her website explains: “WHAT IS DOCG? The Italian government has developed stringent rules for growing and producing wine that ensures the highest quality in the production process and a strong respect for tradition. “The highest designation is called DOCG: Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita. The most important word is Garantita, or Guaranteed. When it comes to wines and sparkling wines, DOCG Imports brings an exclusive selection of DOCGcertified wines from Italy to California.” The website continues: “So with a local’s eye and palette for the Italian lifestyle, Nina’s discovered wines that are virtually unknown
in the U.S. Regional, boutique wines that, until now, are undiscovered in California. And she’s hand-picking her favorites and sharing them with you through DOCG Imports, where her clients have access to exclusive and rare finds that would make an impressive addition to any cellar or dinner party.” Nina is A FISAR-certified, second-level sommelier from Federazione Italiana Sommelier – Albergatori Ristoranti. She has over 15 years of professional food and beverage management experience in Italy with executive, VIP and entertainment events and extensive experience with the best restaurants in Rome, Venice, Milan, Florence, Sardegna and Cortina. Did we mention her immediate access to Italy’s amazing wine regions and producers? Just a couple of weeks ago, CV Weekly business columnist Haddon Liddy mentioned the fact that while this may be our high season for temperatures instead of tourists, it is also the time when many of us have made plans to beat the summer heat if only for a few days. The closest and most popular destination for us Coachella Valley residents is San Diego. Many of us have a favorite restaurant while in San Diego. Perhaps you recognize a restaurant below, it’s where you can find DOCG Import wines on their list.: Ambrogio 15, Georges at the Cove, Great Maple, Hash House A Go Go, Monello Italian Restaurant, Searsucker, Sicilia Bella, and Solare Ristorante. I hope that you Italian wine fans—and wine fans in general, find this column informative as to learning about, and, possibly acquiring some stellar, hand-curated wine selections. Let’s taste some wines from her portfolio next time around. Having Nina available for her expertise is something well to consider. www.docgimports.com While in Italy, I look forward to perhaps meeting with some of the winemakers Nina personally works with. So stay tuned for some fun reports! Ciao Bella!
June 13 to June 19, 2019
THUR JUNE 20
29 PALMS INN; 29 Palms; 760-367-3505 Bobby Furgo & Co 6pm ACE HOTEL; PS; 760-325-9900 DJ Mr. Goodboy 9pm AGAVE LOUNGE@THE HYATT REGENCY; IW; 760-674-4080 Tyler Simmons 7-11pm AJ’S ON THE GREEN; C.C.; 760-202-1111 Bill and Doug Duo 6:30pm BART LOUNGE; C.C.; 760-799-8800 Touchtunes 7pm BERNIE’S; RM; 760-202 4499 Chris Lomeli Trio w/ Brian Dennigan and Leon Bisquera 7:30pm BLUEMBER; RM; 760-862-4581 John Stanley King 6-10pm THE CASCADE LOUNGE, AGUA CALIENTE; RM; 888-999-1995 Ladies Night w/ Bianca from 92.7 9pm CASTELLI’S; PD; 760-773-3365 Patrick Tuzzolino 5:30pm CASUELAS CAFÉ; PD; 760-568-0011 Johnny Meza and Co. 6-10pm CATALAN; RM; 760-770-9508 George Christian 6-9pm CHEF GEORGE’S PICASSO LOUNGE; PD; 760-200-1768 Michael D’Angelo 6:309:30pm, DJ 9:30pm COPA NIGHTCLUB; PS; 760-866-0021 MOD Squad Variety Show w/ Francesca Amari, Jeff Stewart and Wayne Abravanel 5:30-7:30pm, Lipstick hosted by Bella Da Ball 8pm, DJs Banks and Ax 10pm DHS SPA LOUNGE; DHS; 760-329-6787 Karaoke w/ DJ Scott 9pm EUREKA; IW; 760-834-7700 Live Music 8-10pm FISHERMAN’S GROTTO; PD; 760-776-6534 Barry Baughn Blues Band 5:30-8:30pm
FRANK’S PLACE; IW; 760-797-8700 Patricia Welsh 6-9pm HENRY’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL; CC; 760-656-3444 DJ 10pm THE HOOD; PD; 760-636-5220 Red’s Rockstar Karaoke 9pm HOODOO COCKTAIL GARDEN @ THE HYATT; PS; 760-322-9000 Chris Lomeli 7pm HOTEL PASEO; PD; Michael Keeth 4-7pm LANDMARK LOUNGE; LQ; 760-289-6736 Lisa LaFaro 7pm LA QUINTA RESORT; LQ; 760-564-4111 Steppin Out 6-9pm LAS CASUELAS TERRAZA; PS; 760-3252794 Hot Roxx 6:30pm LIT@FANTASY SPRINGS; IND; 760-3452450 Country Night w/ Nitro Express 9pm MELVYN’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE; PS; 760-325-2323 Ron Greenip 8pm NEIL’S LOUNGE; IND; 760-347-1522 Karaoke 8pm THE NEST; PD; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry 6-8pm Tim Burleson 8pm PAPPY & HARRIET’S; PT; 760-365-5956 Travis Cline, Derelict Doublewide and Denver 8pm PLAN B LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND COCKTAILS; TP; 760-343-2115 So Cal Comedy Night w/ Dakota Miracle 8pm PURPLE ROOM; PS; 760-322-4422 Sharon Sills 6:30pm SAMMY G’s; PS; 760-320-8041 Evaro Brothers 7:30pm SHANGHAI RED’S @ THE FISHERMAN’S MARKET; PS; 760-322-9293 The Smooth Brothers 7pm TACK ROOM TAVERN; IND; 760-347-9985 Karaoke 8pm THREE SIXTY NORTH; PS; 760-327-1773 Mike Cosley 6:30pm WANG’S; PS; 760-325-9264 Trio Envy 5-8pm WOODY’S PALMHOUSE; PS; 760-230-0188 Yve Evans and David Ring 6:30pm
FRI JUNE 21
19TH HOLE; PD; 760-772-6696 Live Music 8pm 29 PALMS INN; 29 Palms; 760-367-3505 Rags and Bones 6:30pm ACE HOTEL; PS; 760-325-9900 DJ Day, Pedro Le Bass and DJ Look 10pm AGAVE LOUNGE@THE HYATT REGENCY; IW; 760-674-4080 Avenida 7-11pm AJ’S ON THE GREEN; C.C.; 760-202-1111 Live Music 6:30pm BART LOUNGE; C.C.; 760-799-8800 Hairatage Showcase w/ DJ LF 7pm BERNIE’S; RM; 760-202 4499 Bill Gulino 4-7:15pm, Horice Miller, Brian Dennigan and Leon Bisquera 7:30-11pm BIG ROCK PUB; IND; 706-200-8988 Rockaholics 8:30pm BLUEMBER; RM; 760-862-4581 The Stanley Butler Trio 6-10pm THE CASCADE LOUNGE, SPA RESORT CASINO; PS; 888-999-1995 DJ Chase Martinez 9pm CASTELLI’S; PD; 760-773-3365 Patrick Tuzzolino 5:30pm CASUELAS CAFÉ; PD; 760-568-0011 The Myx 6:30-10pm
CATALAN; RM; 760-770-9508 George Christian 6-9pm CHEF GEORGE’S PICASSO LOUNGE; PD; 760-200-1768 Michael D’Angelo 6:309:30pm, DJ 9:30pm COPA NIGHTCLUB; PS; 760-866-0021 Viva Friday’s w/ DJ Banks 9pm DESERT FOX; PD; Alien DNA 9:30pm DRINGK; RM; 760-888-0111 DJ Journee 9pm ELECTRIC SPORTS LOUNGE; YV; 760-2281199 DJ Ceddy Cedd 9pm EL MEXICALI CAFÉ 2; IND; 760-342-2333 Cesar Daniel Lopez on the harp 6-9pm FISHERMAN’S GROTTO; PD; 760-776-6534 Gina Carey 5:30-8:30pm FRANK’S PLACE; IW; 760-797-8700 Frankie DiSalvo 6-9pm GADI’S BAR & GRILL; YV; 760-820-1213 TBA 8pm HENRY’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL; CC; 760-656-3444 Karaoke w/ KJ Marjovi 9pm THE HOOD; PD; 760-636-5220 You&Me R&B w/ Matt Claborn, Porsia Camille, Mac Won Don and Friends 9pm HOODOO COCKTAIL GARDEN @ THE HYATT; PS; 760-322-9000 Keisha D 7pm HOTEL PASEO; PD; Michael Keeth 4-7pm HOT SPOT@SPOTLIGHT 29; INDIO; 760775-5566 Nacho Bustillos 8:30pm INDIAN WELLS RESORT HOTEL; IW; 760345-6466 Bob Allen 6pm JOSHUA TREE SALOON; JT; 760-366-2250 Karaoke w/ Troy Michaels 7pm KOKOPELLI’S; YV; 760-228-2589 Karaoke 8pm LANDMARK LOUNGE; LQ; 760-289-6736 Various Artists 7pm LA QUINTA BREWERY; PD; 760-200-2597 TBA 7pm LA QUINTA RESORT; LQ; 760-564-4111 Steppin Out 6-9pm LAS CASUELAS TERRAZA; PS; 760-3252794 Hot Roxx 7:30pm LIT@FANTASY SPRINGS; IND; 760-3452450 The Klique 9pm MASTRO’S; PD; 760-776-6777 TBA 6:3011pm MELVYN’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE; PS; 760-325-2323 Ron Greenip 8pm MIRAMONTE; IW; 760-341-2200 Trio Envy 5-9pm MOXIE; PS; 760-318-9900 Eevaan Tre 6-9pm, DJ Pedro Le Bass 9:30pm NEIL’S LOUNGE; IND; 760-347-1522 Karaoke 8-1:15am THE NEST; PD; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry 6-8pm Tim Burleson 8pm O’CAINES; RM; 760-202-3311 DJ Tone 10pm PALM CANYON ROADHOUSE; PS; 760-3274080 TBA 9pm PAPPY & HARRIET’S; PT; 760-365-5956 The Paul Chesne band 8pm PEABODY’S CAFÉ; PS; 760-322-1877 Karaoke 7:30pm PLAN B LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND COCKTAILS; TP; 760-343-2115 Red’s Rockstar Karaoke 9pm PURPLE ROOM; PS; 760-322-4422 Sam Harris 8pm RED BARN; PD; 760-346-0191 Live Music 9pm
RENAISSANCE; PS; 760-322-6000 Live Music 6-9pm RIVIERA; PS; 760-327-8311 Michael Keeth 8-11pm SAMMY G’s; PS; 760-320-8041 Evaro Brothers 8:30pm SHANGHAI RED’S @ THE FISHERMAN’S MARKET; PS; 760-322-9293 Barry Baughn Blues 8-11pm SHANGHAI RED’S @ THE FISHERMAN’S MARKET; LQ; 760-777-1601 The Smooth Brothers 8-11pm SHELLY’S LOUNGE@TORTOISE ROCK CASINO; 29 Palms; Rojer Arnold & Bobby Furgo 9pm SOLANO’S BISTRO; LQ; 760-771-6655 Michael Madden 6-9pm SONOMA GRILLE@EMBASSY SUITES; PD; 760-340-6600 Denny Pezzin 6-9pm SOUL OF MEXICO; IND; 760-200-8787 Latin Rock 10pm TACK ROOM TAVERN; IND; 760-347-9985 Stereoflux 9pm THREE SIXTY NORTH; PS; 760-327-1773 Dennis Michaels 6:30pm TRILUSSA ITALIAN RISTORANTE; PS; 760328-2300 Julius & Sylvia Music Duo 6-10pm THE VINE WINE BAR; PD; 760-341-9463 Vinny Berry 7-10pm WANG’S; PS; 760-325-9264 DJ Galaxy and the House Whores 5pm WOODY’S PALMHOUSE; PS; 760-230-0188 Rose Mallett 6:30pm
ELECTRIC SPORTS LOUNGE; YV; 760-2281199 DJ Ceddy Cedd 9pm EL MEXICALI CAFÉ 2; IND; 760-342-2333 Cesar Daniel Lopez on the harp 6-9pm FISHERMAN’S GROTTO; PD; 760-776-6534 Jack Ruvio 5:30-8:30pm FRANK’S PLACE; IW; 760-797-8700 Frankie DiSalvo 6-9pm GADI’S BAR & GRILL; YV; 760-820-1213 Masters of Reality 8pm HENRY’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL; CC; 760-656-3444 DJ Ray 9pm THE HOOD; PD; 760-636-5220 All Souls, Fever Dog and Herbert 9pm HOODOO COCKTAIL GARDEN @ THE HYATT; PS; 760-322-9000 The Carmens 7pm HOT SPOT@SPOTLIGHT 29; INDIO; 760775-5566 Nacho Bustillos 8:30pm INDIAN WELLS RESORT HOTEL; IW; 760345-6466 Bob Allen 6pm JC’S CAFÉ; PD; 760-568-0733 Vinny Berry 3-7pm KOKOPELLI’S; YV; 760-228-2589 Karaoke 8pm LANDMARK LOUNGE; LQ; 760-289-6736 Eevaan Tre 7pm LAS CASUELAS TERRAZA; PS; 760-3252794 PS Sound Company 1pm, Hot Roxx 8pm LIT@FANTASY SPRINGS; IND; 760-3452450 The Klique 9pm MELVYN’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE; PS; 760-325-2323 Ron Greenip 8pm MIRAMONTE; IW; 760-341-2200 Trio Envy 6-10pm MOXIE; PS; 760-318-9900 Derek Jordan 29 PALMS INN; 29 Palms; 760-367-3505 Gregg 6-9pm, DJ Pedro Le Bass 9:30pm Bev and Bill 6:30pm NEIL’S LOUNGE; IND; 760-347-1522 ACE HOTEL; PS; 760-325-9900 DJs C. Love, Karaoke 8pm Heidi Lawden, Lovefinger and more noon, THE NEST; PD; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry poolside, DJs Journee, Alf Alpha and Young 6-8pm Tim Burleson 8pm Einstein 10pm O’CAINES; RM; 760-202-3311 DJ Tone AGAVE LOUNGE@THE HYATT REGENCY; 10pm IW; 760-674-4080 Steppin’ Out 7-11pm PALM CANYON ROADHOUSE; PS; 760-327AJ’S ON THE GREEN; C.C.; 760-202-1111 4080 Guns N’ Roses Tribute 8pm Cabaret on the Green Open Mic 7:30pm PAPPY & HARRIET’S; PT; 760-365-5956 BACKSTREET BISTRO; PD; 760-346-6393 Moonsville Collective 8pm Linda Peterson 12:30-3:30pm PEABODY’S CAFÉ; PS; 760-322-1877 BART LOUNGE; C.C.; 760-799-8800 DJs Karaoke 7:30pm Dxsko and Addemup 7pm PLAN B LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND BERNIE’S; RM; 760-202 4499 Chris Lomeli, Brian Denigan and Leon Basquera 7:30-11pm COCKTAILS; TP; 760-3432115 Red’s Rockstar Karaoke 9pm BIG ROCK PUB; IND; 706-200-8988 Rad PURPLE ROOM; PS; 760-322-4422 AJ Company (Bad Company Tribute) 8:30pm Lambert 8pm BLUEMBER; RM; 760-862-4581 Gina Carey RED BARN; PD; 760-346-0191 Live Music 6-10pm 9pm CASCADE LOUNGE, SPA RESORT CASINO; ROWAN; PS; 760-904-5015 Lance Riebsomer PS; 888-999-1995 DJ Michael Wright 9pm 6-9pm CASTELLI’S; PD; 760-773-3365 Patrick SAMMY G’s; PS; 760-320-8041 Evaro Tuzzolino 5:30pm Brothers 8:30pm CASUELAS CAFÉ; PD; 760-568-0011 The SHANGHAI RED’S @ THE FISHERMAN’S Myx 6:30-10pm MARKET; PS; 760-322-9293 Barry Baughn CATALAN; RM; 760-770-9508 George Blues 8-11pm Christian 6-9pm SHANGHAI RED’S @ THE FISHERMAN’S CHEF GEORGE’S PICASSO LOUNGE; PD; MARKET; LQ; 760-777-1601 The Smooth 760-200-1768 Abie and Natasha 6:30Brothers 8-11pm 9:30pm, DJ 9:30pm SHELLY’S LOUNGE@TORTOISE ROCK COPA NIGHTCLUB; PS; 760-866-0021 DJ CASINO; 29 Palms; Rojer Arnold & Bobby Banks and Mr. Miami 9pm Furgo 9pm DESERT FOX; PD; Krystofer Do 9:30pm SONOMA GRILLE@EMBASSY SUITES; PD; DHS SPA LOUNGE; DHS; 760-329-6787 760-340-6600 Denny Pezzin 6-9pm Karaoke w/ DJ Scott 9pm SOUL OF MEXICO; IND; 760-200-8787 Latin DRINGK; RM; 760-888-0111 DJ Journee 9pm Music 10pm
June 13 to June 19, 2019
TACK ROOM TAVERN; IND; 760-347-9985 Bonethumpers 9pm THREE SIXTY NORTH; PS; 760-327-1773 Reggie “Vision” Alexander 6:30pm TRILUSSA ITALIAN RISTORANTE; PS; 760328-2300 Julius & Sylvia Music Duo 6-10pm THE VINE WINE BAR; PD; 760-341-9463 Fun with Dick and Jane Band 7-10pm WANG’S; PS; 760-325-9264 Live Music 6:30pm WOODY’S PALMHOUSE; PS; 760-230-0188 The Stanley Butler Band 6:30pm
SUN JUNE 23
29 PALMS INN; 29 Palms; 760-367-3505 Bob Garcia 6pm ACE HOTEL; PS; 760-325-9900 DJs Lee Noise, Ale, Frosty and more noon poolside, The Sunday Band, Jetset, Starlite Cleaning Co., The Blank Tapes and more 4pm, DJ Howie Pyro 10pm AJ’S ON THE GREEN; C.C.; 760-202-1111 Sunday Brunch w/ Live Music 11am BART LOUNGE; C.C.; 760-799-8800 Deep House Sunday’s w/ Zach Hayes 7pm BERNIE’S; RM; 760-202 4499 Bill Gulino 12:30-3:30pm, Patrice Morris 6:30-10pm BLUEMBER; RM; 760-862-4581 Michael Keeth 5-9pm CASCADE LOUNGE, SPA RESORT; PS; 888999-1995 Latin Night w/ Nacho Bustillos and Quinto Menguante 9pm CASTELLI’S; PD; 760-773-3365 Patrick Tuzzolino 5:30pm CHEF GEORGE’S PICASSO LOUNGE; PD; 760-200-1768 Paul Douglas 6-9pm continue to page 20
SAT JUNE 22
June 13 to June 19, 2019
HAVE A UNIQUE BEVERAGE EXPERIENCE AT DING TEA
or exotic tea and juice drinks that will tantalize your taste buds, Ding Tea in La Quinta is the place to be. The thought of tea for me, has always encouraged a notion of health. It’s away from the coffee culprits, with all the foam and sweeteners, and for someone like me who has an aversion to caffeine, some tasty herbal options. But Ding Tea in La Quinta is a game changer, upping the ante on tea drinks plus a whole lot more. The company was founded back in 2004, by Mr. Xu Wei-xiang, who wanted to bring the excellence and versatility of Taiwan tea center stage. Fast forward to present day, and Ding Tea is a growing franchise around the world, and we have a shop right here in the Coachella Valley. The La Quinta store opened this spring, and is quickly becoming a new kind of alternative beverage stop for many. The hip interior with faux brick accent walls, and a huge mural of youthful beauty, make up the stores ambience, dotted with convenient seating. They offer free Wi-Fi and board games such as Monopoly and Jenga, in case you get bored of your phone. It sort of reminded me of a place that you’d find in a Blade Runner movie, when the have the huge holograms of beautiful women, and everything is colorful, with a modern vibe. You’ll get what I mean when you go. The menu is vast with a selection teas. There are Milk Teas and Fruit Teas, Latte’s
BY DENISE ORTUNO
and of course Fresh Tea’s. There is also Fruit Juice concoctions such as Plum Lemon Juice, Passion Fruit Juice and Aloe Vera Kiwi Juice among others. And for those who can’t bring themselves to tea, there are coffee options as well, including Mocha, Hazelnut and Sea Cream Coffee to name a few. The most interesting part of the experience is the toppings that you can add to your drink, yes, I said toppings. Guests can add garnishes that include Boba (little gel balls like tapioca), Egg Pudding, Lychee Jelly and my selection, Cheese Cream, plus a many more. Now I know the Cheese Cream sounds strange, but it totally works and is delicious. I ordered one of their Top 10 Shake for
Life specialties. The Shake for Life motto, is a phrase used to literally shake up these drinks to blend them. The Top 10 include: Taro Milk Tea with Cheese, Boba Latte, Hokkaido Black Milk Tea and the one I ordered, Thai Tea Latte. I had to top off my Latte with the cheese. I seriously could not resist as I am a fan of everything cheese, an apparently my love has no bounds, not even for my tea. They prepared my drink and sealed it with a plastic cover, served with a large straw. It was clearly layered, revealing the fluid lusciousness of the ingredients. I tried in earnest to remove the cover, not realizing that it was not to be removed and that is how you can “Shake” it, without spilling
all over the place. You then stab the straw through the plastic, and voila, an adult sippy cup is born. My Thai Tea Latte was delicious, with the added creaminess of the cheese (I knew it would be good). Ding Tea in La Quinta is a refreshing new bev spot, which offer’s creative tea inspired drinks with a touch of whimsy. Next time, I must try the Egg Pudding topping, cheers! Ding Tea is located at 79-680 Hwy 111 St. 101, La Quinta 92253 For more information visit their website www.dingtea.com.
n a sector flooded with gimmicky marketing, shameless adjuncts (bull testicle beer and fried chicken beer are both things that no one asked for, yet here they are), attention-seeking names, and flavors that sound great on paper but just don’t work in execution, it’s hard to come up with a truly original idea that just makes sense. Beer/ wine hybrids have been around the block for some time now (literally thousands of years) but have always been a very niche product without hype. Breweries like Dogfish Head and New Belgium created beers fermented with wine must (must is unfermented wine juice) years ago, but it’s Paso Robles Firestone Walker Brewing Co that has taken the style from the top shelves of bodegas and is putting it in your local grocery store with their latest offering, Rosalie Beer Rosé. Paso Robles is a scenic town located just off California’s Central Coast, known for its mineral hot springs, abundance of wineries, and for beer lovers, Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Revered by craft aficionados for their barrel aged stouts, the veteran brewery upped their profile considerably with the 2012 release of their mainstream hit, 805 Blonde Ale. A massive success that converted many macro drinkers to craft, 805 showed that Firestone had the ability to create a drink that appealed to a wider audience than just bearded hipsters, and they’re looking to do it again with their latest release, Rosalie, a beer brewed with wine grapes and hibiscus flower. According to official Firestone Walker press
June 13 to June 19, 2019
BREWTALITY REVIEWS ROSALIE BEER ROSÉ
releases, Rosalie is made predominantly with Chardonnay grapes, with Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Muscat Canelli and Orange Muscat grapes added for complexity. Hibiscus flowers are added late in the boiling process and give the beer its distinct rose coloring. Although released back in January of this year, this is a beer much more suited for warm weather drinking, and it finally piqued my curiosity enough to give it a try. I enlisted my friend and veteran Brewtality taster (she was a commentator for my personal favorite installment of this column, entitled, “Desert Musicians Drink Bud Orange and Hate Me,” available online at coachellavalleyweekly.com)
Jacqueline Bonine to sample and describe what’s going on in this beer. ROSALIE BEER ROSÉ: 5% ABV, 10 IBU, Firestone Walker Brewing Co, Paso Robles, CA. APPEARANCE: “This looks like an energy drink,” says Jacqui as she peers suspiciously at the tall, cylindrical can. I agree that It totally looks like an energy drink. For chicks. Jacqui nods at me, “This is something that a soccer mom with a ponytail and a stroller could get away with drinking in a park full of children.” The can says, “beer brewed with hibiscus and wine grapes,” and features an image of a woman holding hops in one hand, and grapes in the other. The beer pours a rose gold color, the same color as the font of the can, with brilliant clarity and a quickly dissipating head of foam. 4/5 NOSE: So confusing. This totally smells like someone make a kamikaze style drink with a pilsner and some white wine, which shouldn’t be confusing at all since that’s exactly what this product is, yet here we are. Slightly confounded. Pleasant graininess, perfume-like floral notes, apples, pears, softly herbal hops. Not gonna lie, I really like it. My brain just has to accept that it’s all going on at the same time. 4/5 TASTE: Jacqui is as confounded by the taste as I am by the nose. “I don’t know what that is; this flavor,” she blinks after her first sip, “It’s not bad.” The taste is just as confounding as the nose, with the hibiscus flavor being very forward, giving a tart astringency reminiscent
BY AARON RAMSON of tea. Production notes from Firestone Walker say that this beer has been subtly soured to add acidic overtones and brighten the palate, but I simply cannot find what they were going for. This tastes like hibiscus tea beer, no matter how many sips I take. As the beer warms, the vinous, fruity character of the wine comes out, but the apple and pear note still sits secondary behind the dominance of hibiscus flower. 3/5 MOUTHFEEL: Mouth drying. Very astringent. Medium bodied and highly carbonated, it’s got more in common with a strong kombucha than any beer or wine I’ve ever had. 3/5 OVERALL: “This is a drink I would buy for my SUV driving soccer moms, I stand by that,” asserts Jacqui, “This has ‘day drinking’ written all over it.” This is definitely a beer that can appeal to rosé drinkers, with its complex-yetinoffensive profile that takes some getting used to. I popped a second can open the day after the initial tasting and I was just as confounded by the flavor. I honestly don’t know how I feel about this product. It’s intelligently packaged, beautifully made and much more complex than Firestone Walkers mainstream breakout product, 805 Blonde Ale. Maybe too complex to gather the same kind of popularity? FINAL SCORE: 3.5/5
June 13 to June 19, 2019
COSMIC BORDER COPS BY ROBIN E. SIMMONS were seemingly capable of murder as well! As the new season opens, only a few months have passed. Streep plays Celeste’s mom and bring a new energy and gravitas to the show as she duels with the Monterey five. This is an addictive, binge-worthy show of the highest caliber. Now streaming on HBO.
NOW SHOWING: MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL This uninspired fourth installment of the alien invasion comedy franchise is a far cry from the creative richness, great visuals and offbeat humor of the 1997 original. Despite the fine acting and shared onscreen chemistry of the charismatic Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, who were so good in Thor, this CGI heavy reboot is a huge disappointment. There’s no over-arching metaphor here other than the continuing concerns of threats from alien immigrants and visitors. In the past, The MIB have protected us earthlings from the scum of the universe. Now, in this new adventure, they uncover the most serious global threat so far: a mole buried deep within the secretive organization. For movie-goers, it will be no big (bug?)
secret when that turncoat traitor person/ creature is revealed. The bizarrely inept script from Art Marcum and Matt Holloway is a perfect fit for the lame direction of Gary Gray. When the final credits rolled, I was hoping the theater would give us the option of using one of those memory-erasing flashes before we returned to the mundane world.
EUPHORIA Adapted from an Israeli television series, HBO’s boundary busting show about teens is replete with explicit nudity, sex and drugs. It’s blunt, raw, honest and arguably exploitive. Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council says “it appears to be overtly, intentionally marketing extremely graphic adult content – sex, violence, profanity and drug use – to teens and preteens.” Yes, Tim. It’s called show business. It’s also great looking. Disney Channel star Zendaya’s powerfully understated performance carries the admittedly edgy show and secures her transition to adult actress. Now streaming on HBO. BIG LITTLE LIES Season 2
A galvanizing Meryl Streep joins the starstudded drama about a click of wealthy Monterey women with issues and secrets. As season 1 ended, Bonnie (Zoë Kravitz) pushed Alexsander Skarsgard’s Perry to his death, though she was not alone in wanting his demise, including his abused wife Celeste (Nicole Kidman), single mom Jane (Shailene Woodley) who realized it was Perry that raped her. Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Renata (Laura Dern)
NEW BLU FOR THE HOME THEATER: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: The Hidden World
Continuing the trilogy’s focus on family and love, the latest entry he narrows on what those values mean for Toothless. He experiences romance. He grows up. And with heavy, satisfied hearts, we let him, and Hiccup, go. The saga ends with a visually dazzling and emotionally affecting conclusion. Writer/director Dean DeBois works hard to tie up the storylines for the requisite emotional payoff. As expected from the previous entries, there are plenty of visually dazzling oohs and ahhs that will leaves fans more than satisfied. This is a prime example of a conclusion to a genuinely emotional and incredibly detailed animated epic adventure series that actually works. And it looks better than ever on a 4K UHD system. Big recommendation for this flawless family film of big adventure and friendship with a glorious score. Universal 4K. email@example.com
"FORBIDDEN HOLLYWOOD" BY MARK A. VIEIRA NONFICTION
TWO MUST HAVE BOOKS FOR CINEPHILES
BY HEIDI SIMMONS
"HOLLYWOOD BLACK" BY DONALD BOGLE NONFICTION
alm Spring International Short Film Festival is in full swing and the city is teeming with talented filmmakers and film fans. With excellent text and spectacular photos, these two books about “Hollywood” are a must for the cinephile’s library. Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934) When Sin Ruled the Movies by Mark A. Vieira (Running Press, 272 pages) This is the ultimate guide to a gloriously entertaining and strikingly modern era of “Pre-Code,” adult themed, and racy films made between 1930 and 1934. During this time, studios were supposed to abide by an industry agreement to not make “immoral movies,” but the depression dragged down box-office receipts, and filmmakers violated the agreement! Author Vieira selects 22 films that spawned enforcement of the Production Code. This is a tremendously entertaining read and the pictures are red hot and
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sensationally provocative. Vieira does an excellent job setting up the struggle to control America’s film industry. He includes letters and never before published documents from the Catholic consortium who managed to take control of the Protestant market from a Jewish-run industry. This book is a lavish pictorial feast, a political thriller and a guide to the sexiest movies made before censorship. Hollywood Black: The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers by Donald Bogle (Running Press, 270 pages) This is a riveting chronicle of black performers and filmmakers from the time of the silent era with white actors in blackface to modern masters Ava Du Vernay and Barry Jenkins. Author and scholar Bogle, covers it all with gorgeous, glossy photos and insightful text.
The book looks closely at the changes in the film industry with the arrival of sound motion pictures and the Great Depression when black performers began to find a place in Hollywood -- up to the recent “Black Panther” film. This book reads like a colorful and engaging history lesson as the chapters move through time revealing the changes with images that came about with the evolving social and political atmosphere of the country from the Civil Rights era to the Black Power movement. Readers get an insightful view of “blaxploitation” era films and the emergence of stars Diana Ross, Eddie Murphy and directors Spike Lee and the late John
Singleton. Singleton wrote the forward to Black Hollywood briefly sharing his life growing up in Los Angeles, his love for movies and his time attending USC for film studies. This is particularly moving now that he has passed. He writes “… Hollywood Black encapsulates the historical essence of the black moviegoing experience in this country, and I’m proud to be a part of it.” From The Birth of a Nation to Black Panther this book tells the story of the hard working, ground-breaking actors, producers and filmmakers of the past and the exciting emerging talent that has a voice in the new millennium. As a reader and movie fan, I am looking forward to the future of black cinematic achievement. Both books have excellent notes, indexes and bibliographies. The abundant pictures in these hardcover books are enough to keep you engaged and captivated for hours. If you love film, you will treasure Forbidden Hollywood and Hollywood Black.
BY FIRE CHIEF SAM DIGIOVANNA
BEING COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN!
here’s a beauty about getting older—you become more comfortable in your own skin. The need for approval diminishes, you’re more confident in life and you can speak your mind without the fear of rejection. But if you want to stay comfortable in your own skin as you age, you need to be protecting it properly! Unfortunately, we pay little attention to sun exposure and its connection to skin cancer. We spend a lot of time outside, often without taking precautions such as wearing long pants and sunblock. What can we do to reduce the risk of skin cancer? Fortunately, it’s relatively simple: • Whenever possible while working outside, position yourself in shaded or covered areas. • Wear sunblock every day. Use one that’s at least SPF 15. Apply sunscreen daily to your face, arms and hands (and your head if appropriate). If you’ll be working outside in shorts, remember to protect your legs too. • Cover up. While sunblock is effective, you need to remember to put it on and reapply periodically. It’s often easier to use clothing to provide protection. Hats (some offer neck coverings), long sleeves and pants often block rays as well as sunscreen. If you choose lightweight, quick-drying fabrics that breathe, you may feel less hot
wearing long sleeves and pants than you would in a tank top and shorts. • Monitor your skin for changes that can indicate skin cancer. You should perform frequent self-skin exams and visit your doctor regularly for full-body skin checks. Conclusion We all face unique exposure for skin cancer but we can also reduce our risk through behavioral changes and increased awareness. And with summer upon us, there’s never been a better time to start as June is Skin Cancer Awareness Month – Cover up with that sunscreen! Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna
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f you have a loved one with money invested through a bank or investment management firm, please share this article with them. Knowledge is king and can be the difference between a comfortable retirement and one fraught with financial challenges. To understand what I’m about to share, do you remember when the food industry battled over the use of words like ‘natural’ or ‘organic’? Once upon a time, the food industry tried to confuse consumers by using the word ‘natural’ instead of the upcoming, hippy-chic ‘organic’ movement where the food was supposed to be better for you? To the food industry, ‘natural’ includes the use of dangerous pesticides and petrochemicals as well as other things people really should not consume. The investment advisory business is doing the exact same thing as RIA firms are growing in popularity. This challenges the broker-dealer firms like Morgan Stanley or Edward Jones which represent 90% of all advisors in the marketplace. Of late, small RIA (Registered Investment Advisory) firms have been growing in popularity as they perform to the Fiduciary Standard of Care. That standard of care as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as well as other professional oversight groups is simply that the RIA or its fiduciary advisor must put your interests first in everything that they do or risk getting in a lot of trouble. After the Great Recession of ten years ago
INVESTOR WARNING: REG. BI
and an assortment of products that seem built for the success of the Broker-Dealers and banks with little regard to the investor, people with their life savings at risk are seeking out RIA firms that state in writing that they perform to that Fiduciary level of care. In response, broker-dealers lobbied heavily for Reg BI (short for Regulation Best Interests… although it might be better referred to as Reg BS). To the casual investor, pledging that you will perform in the client’s best interest sounds better than whatever was being done before, right? In reality, Reg BI loosens regulation so that broker-dealers are only required to give a written disclosure of their potential conflicts of interest without ever disclosing what those conflicts mean as it relates to the cost or performance of the consumer’s account. As a reminder, broker-dealers like Wells Fargo or Merrill Lynch can make money from sale commissions that can often reach 7%. The investments that they might be managing for a flat fee of 1% per annum can be marked up or down before being sold to you. That means the 1% management fee excludes their 3% mark-up on purchase or mark-down on sale. They also make money from a host of other fees, commissions and kickbacks from many of the firms whose investments are sold into an account. Real estate investment trusts, Limited Partnerships, Annuities, Structured Notes and Mutual Funds offer brokers some of the best payouts of any investment that they
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Some states are fighting back and enacting legislation that will require all advisors whether they work for broker-dealer or RIA firms perform to the Fiduciary Standard of Care. Morgan Stanley has threatened to pull out of Nevada if the state passes this legislation. If you want to be sure that you have an unconflicted person advising you on your investments, hire a Registered Investment Advisor. Have them put in writing that they and their firm perform to the Fiduciary Standard of Care in everything that they do. I know of what I speak. I used to work at a Broker-Dealer firm and started an awardnominated RIA firm five years ago. Haddon Libby is the Founder and Managing Partner of Winslow Drake Investment Management. For more information, please visit www.WinslowDrake.com or email Hlibby@ WinslowDrake.com.
LEGAL REPRESENTATION OF THE INJURED & CRIMINALLY ACCUSED
GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME BAIL atrick Henry said “give me liberty or give me death”. When arrested you want your liberty by being released on your promise to appear in court on your own recognizance... thus obtaining your liberty without spending any money. The alternative is to post BAIL which could be paid in cash, and returned at the end of the case, or by using a Bondsman. However, the arrestee should retain a lawyer BEFORE contacting a bondsman. Bail bondsmen charge 10% for bail. Thus a domestic violence arrest, with $50,000 standard bail, would require paying the bondsman $5,000...which is lost forever. In the alternative if you contact me, I can get most bondsman to post bail for 7% or 8% instead of 10. However bail only relates to your court appearance. With a DUI there is still the need to call DMV within 10 days to request an Administrative Per Se DMV Hearing. We request the hearing for our clients and do not have the client appear or testify at the hearing. If the client is part of the hearing then the hearing officer can call the driver to testify. That testimony can be used in court. The DMV hearing, which usually takes place before a plea is entered, will in most circumstances result in a ruling unfavorable to the driver/defendant. As a rule, DMV hearing officers do not care about anything but the chemical test, though THAT IS NOT THE LAW!
believe might loosely be in the best interest of someone like you if they were possibly looking for diversity through the use of one of those high commission products. After the SEC passed this new regulation by a 3 to 1 vote, the lone dissenting SEC Commissioner, Robert Jackson Jr. said this, “Rather that requiring Wall Street to put investors first, today’s rules retain a muddled standard that exposes millions of Americans to conflicted advice.” Along with Commissioner Jackson, consumer advocates are unhappy as the Best Interest Rule as it sounds protective yet has no teeth to protect consumers. Where the Fiduciary Standard of Care as administered by the S.E.C. protects consumers, the Best Interest Rule really protects the best interests of the large broker-dealer firms that lobbied so hard for it.
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The hearing is only interested in whether the DUI chemical test was .08 or more. If you lose the DMV hearing, your license is suspended, as is the case with a DUI plea in court. However with DMV you have to wait a minimum of 30 days with your suspended license before you request a restricted license. After 30 days of not having a license, you can apply for the restricted license by paying $125.00 to DMV and again showing proof of enrollment in a required DUI program and of course showing proof of insurance by filing an SR-22. The court suspension is different from the DMV suspension, but they result in the same challenge for a defense lawyer. There are only three issues at the DMV hearing after you completed a blood or breath test. They are set forth on the back of the pink DMV paper you received. The main issue is whether the officer had probable cause to stop or contact you and whether the chemical test is beatable. The DMV has the burden of proof on all three issues and must win on all three issues to take your license away. However, the DMV does not use the same rules of evidence as the courts do and they usually win 98% of these DMV Hearings. THE DMV HEARING IS A PER SE HEARING AND IF YOU HAVE .08 OR HIGHER YOU ARE PER SE “GUILTY” IN THEIR EYES. By statute DMV is black and white. The hearing officers have NO authority to negotiate or extend
courtesies. Most DMV Hearings are arguments over evidence, not the facts. In my experience clients don’t understand the difference between evidence and facts when they are sitting in the hearing room, no matter how much we try to explain it to them in our office. Most clients incorrectly hope that if they “plead for their license,” the hearing officer will have pity on them and give them a break. The hearing officer might pity you, but they will still take your license. DMV hearing officers have no authority to “Plea Bargain” or deviate from the statutory penalties. Remember: Silence is Golden and Handcuffs are Silver so DON’T TALK to POLICE without your lawyer’s permission.
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BY CRYSTAL HARRELL
SUMMER FUN IN THE DESERT: PART 2
ASK THE DOCTOR
BY DR PETER KADILE
DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE
r. Kadile, I noticed you have the initials D.O. behind your name, Are you a chiropractor? - Jen, Bermuda
he summer season has just begun, and temperatures will only continue to rise. As unbearable as the heat may be, there are even more ways to stay cool in the Coachella Valley. Check out these not-so-hotspots that will keep your summer fun and your days chill. The Palm Desert Aquatic Center has everything you need to stay refreshed through the most brutal of temperatures. The eight-acre facility has an assortment of water activities for the whole family to enjoy, like a recreational pool, diving boards, water slides, and a splash playground. Admission prices vary, depending on whether you are a Palm Desert resident, but the price goes no higher than six dollars. Additional classes like swimming lessons and water aerobics are also available at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center. Special summer activities include the Dive-In Movie event taking place on July 19 with Bumblebee and August 2 with Lilo & Stitch. Tickets are $4 per person, with no charge for children under 2, and are now available for pre-purchase at the front desk window at PDAC or can also be purchased at the time of the event until sold out. Gates open for each Dive-In Movie event at 7 p.m. The La Quinta Art Museum offers free admission Tuesday through Saturday at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum features the city of La Quinta’s history and cultural beginnings through displays on two floors. The La Quinta Museum is a Cultural Museum with two exhibit galleries. Gallery 1 is local history featuring the Cahuilla Indians, The Desert Club and The La Quinta Hotel. Gallery 2 features new revolving exhibits that change every 3 to 4 months. There is a diorama of a Cahuilla Indian village and another one depicting native animals to this desert city. Visitors also enjoy seeing the community room, which exhibits a 32 foot long mural of La Quinta city highlights painted by Andre Blanche. Some can’tmiss summer fun activities include the Road Trip Route 66 open exhibit featuring photographs to inspire your inner traveler, book club discussions with books like The
Grapes of Wrath, a Ventriloquist show with Rob Watkins on July 18, and a bird show with Avian Behavior International on August 8. Fantasy Springs Lanes, located at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, offers 24 state-of-the-art lanes with the latest scoring technology to make it a memorable summer outing. For $10 per hour, Fantasy Lanes also has laser bowling, which features fluorescent lighting reflecting spiderweb designs and wild patterns on the floor of the lanes as you bowl. Laser bowling sessions are held at 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Fridays and 9 p.m. to midnight Saturdays. Because it is a popular event, reservations are recommended. During the laser bowling sessions, retro music and new lighting effects are added Friday through Saturday late at night. An arcade is also open daily at 10 a.m. for kids to enjoy classic games as well. The Snack Bar & Lounge is open daily from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. Visitors are able to enjoy an extensive selection of sandwiches and snacks while bowling a perfect game at Fantasy Lanes. Cheeseburgers, pizzas, Buffalo wings, quesadillas, hoagies and more are also available. For a destination that will take you to new heights, try the Palm Springs Air Museum. This Palm Springs tourist-favorite enables visitors to get up close and personal with vintage aircraft. 59 flyable planes are on display inside the museum’s four hangars, including World War II and Korea/Vietnam War-era aircraft. The Air Museum was even included on the list of the top 14 aviation museums in the world by CNN Travel. The museum also features the Buddy Rogers Theater, which plays historic, informational films about aviation, and a 9,200 volume research library and Education Center with literature available on the subject of aircraft. Young ones can even become junior pilots with the flight simulation sessions available to play on computers. Admission prices for the museum are $17.50 for adults, $15.50 for youth ages 13-17, $10.50 for children 6-12, and kids five years of age and under get in the museum for free.
Dunes Jen, osteopaths (D.O. or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) and chiropractors (D.C. or Doctor of Chiropractic) have similarities but are very different. Osteopathic medicine was developed by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, MD, in 1874, at a time when conventional medical practices were frequently ineffective and sometimes harmful. Dr. Still believed the musculoskeletal system played a vital role in health and disease and that the body contained all the elements it needed to maintain health if properly stimulated. Dr. Still opened the first osteopathic medical school in Kirksville, Missouri in 1892. Chiropractic was developed by Daniel David Palmer in 1895. He believed that altered nerve flow was the cause of all disease and that misaligned spinal vertebrae had an affect on the nerve flow. He theorized that restoring misaligned vertebra to their proper alignment would restore health. The Palmer School of Chiropractic was opened in Davenport, Iowa in 1897. Both chiropractors and osteopaths can be considered “holistic” in their approach to patients, meaning evaluating and treating the body as a whole, or looking at the “whole” person. Osteopaths are trained in musculoskeletal manipulation of the whole body where as chiropractors primary focus is manipulation of the spine.
DO training involves the premed path in college leading to a four year Bachelor’s degree, followed by four years of medical school. After medical school, additional specialty training through internship, residency and possibly fellowship continues. DC training also generally requires a 4 year Bachelor’s degree, followed by four years of chiropractic school. Post graduate programs are also available in specialty fields. Both chiropractors and osteopaths can be licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The scope of practice is the major difference between Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine and Doctors of Chiropractic. Osteopaths (DO) • Can practice the entire scope of modern medicine, patient centered, holistic, hands on approach to diagnosing and treating illness and injury • Can choose any specialty, prescribe drugs, perform surgeries, deliver babies and practice medicine anywhere in the United States. • Trained in musculoskeletal manipulative techniques Chiropractors (DC) • Focus on primary care • Perform spinal manipulation • Frequently treat individuals with neuromuscular complaints but are not limited to neuromuscular disorders • Cannot perform surgery • Cannot prescribe medication
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Orfield Laboratories is an architectural company that designs rooms for ultimate comfort. They sculpt the acoustic environment so that sounds are soft, clear, and pleasant to the human ear. They ensure that the temperature is just right and the air quality is always fresh. At night the artificial light is gentle on the eyes, and by day the sunlight is rejuvenating. In the coming weeks, I’d love for you to be in places like this on a regular basis. According to my analysis of the astrological rhythms, it’s recharging time for you. You need and deserve an abundance of cozy relaxation. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I hope that during the next four weeks, you will make plans to expedite and deepen your education. You’ll be able to make dramatic progress in figuring out what will be most important for you to learn in the next three years. We all have pockets of ignorance about how we understand reality, and now is an excellent time for you to identify what your pockets are and to begin illuminating them. Every one of us lacks some key training or knowledge that could help us fulfill our noblest dreams, and now is a favorable time for you to address that issue. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In the next four weeks, you’re not likely to win the biggest prize or tame the fiercest monster or wield the greatest power. However, you could very well earn a second- or third-best honor. I won’t be surprised if you claim a decent prize or outsmart a somewhat menacing dragon or gain an interesting new kind of clout. Oddly enough, this less-than-supreme accomplishment may be exactly right for you. The lower levels of pressure and responsibility will keep you sane and healthy. The stress of your moderate success will be very manageable. So give thanks for this just-right blessing! CANCER (June 21-July 22): Some traditional astrologers believe solar eclipses are sour omens. They theorize that when the Moon perfectly covers the Sun, as it will on July 2, a metaphorical shadow will pass across some part of our lives, perhaps triggering crises. I don’t agree with that gloomy assessment. I consider a solar eclipse to be a harbinger of grace and slack and freedom. In my view, the time before and after this cosmic event might resemble what the workplace is like when the boss is out of town. Or it may be a sign that your inner critic is going to shut up and leave you alone for a while. Or you could suddenly find that you can access the willpower and ingenuity you need so as to change something about your life that you’ve been wanting to change. So I advise you to start planning now to take advantage of the upcoming blessings of the eclipse. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): What are you doing with the fertility and creativity that have been sweeping through your life during the first six months of 2019? Are you witheringly idealistic, caught up in perfectionistic detail as you cautiously follow outmoded rules about how to make best use of that fertility and creativity? Or are you being expansively pragmatic, wielding your lively imagination to harness that fertility and creativity to generate transformations that will improve your life forever? VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Mythologist Joseph Campbell said that heroes are those who give their lives to something bigger than themselves. That’s never an easy assignment for anyone, but right now it’s less difficult for you than ever before. As you prepare for the joyous ordeal, I urge you to shed the expectation that it will require you to make a burdensome sacrifice. Instead, picture the process as involving the loss of a small pleasure that paves the way for a greater pleasure. Imagine you will finally be able to give a giant gift you’ve been bursting to express. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In 1903, the Wright Brothers put wings on a heavy machine and got the contraption to fly up off the ground for 59 seconds. No one had ever done such a thing. Sixtysix years later, American astronauts succeeded at an equally momentous feat. They piloted a craft
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that departed from the Earth and landed on the surface of the moon. The first motorcycle was another quantum leap in humans’ ability to travel. Two German inventors created the first one in 1885. But it took 120 years before any person did a backflip while riding a motorcycle. If I had to compare your next potential breakthrough to one or the other marvelous invention, I’d say it’ll be more metaphorically similar to a motorcycle flip than the moon-landing. It may not be crucial to the evolution of the human race, but it’ll be impressive—and a testament to your hard work. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In the year 37 AD, Saul of Tarsus was traveling by foot from Jerusalem to Damascus, Syria. He was on a mission to find and arrest devotees of Jesus, then bring them back to Jerusalem to be punished. Saul’s plans got waylaid, however—or so the story goes. A “light from heaven” knocked him down, turned him blind, and spoke to him in the voice of Jesus. Three days later, Saul’s blindness was healed and he pledged himself to forevermore be one of those devotees of Jesus he had previously persecuted. I don’t expect a transformation quite so spectacular for you in the coming weeks, Scorpio. But I do suspect you will change your mind about an important issue, and consider making a fundamental edit of your belief system. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You could be a disorienting or even disruptive influence to some people. You may also have healing and inspirational effects. And yes, both of those statements are true. You should probably warn your allies that you might be almost unbearably interesting. Let them know you could change their minds and disprove their theories. But also tell them that if they remain open to your rowdy grace and boisterous poise, you might provide them with curative stimulation they didn’t even know they needed. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Some children are repelled by the taste of broccoli. Food researchers at the McDonald’s restaurant chain decided to address the problem. In an effort to render this ultra-healthy vegetable more palatable, they concocted a version that tasted like bubble gum. Kids didn’t like it, though. It confused them. But you have to give credit to the food researchers for thinking inventively. I encourage you to get equally creative, even a bit wacky or odd, in your efforts to solve a knotty dilemma. Allow your brainstorms to be playful and experimental. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Spank yourself for me, please. Ten sound swats ought to do it. According to my astrological assessments, that will be sufficient to rein yourself in from the possibility of committing excesses and extravagance. By enacting this humorous yet serious ritual, you will set in motion corrective forces that tweak your unconscious mind in just the right way so as to prevent you from getting too much of a good thing; you will avoid asking for too much or venturing too far. Instead, you will be content with and grateful for the exact bounty you have gathered in recent weeks. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your inspiration for the coming weeks is a poem by Piscean poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It begins like this: “The holiest of all holidays are those / Kept by ourselves in silence and apart; / The secret anniversaries of the heart, / When the full river of feeling overflows.” In accordance with astrological omens, Pisces, I invite you to create your own secret holiday of the heart, which you will celebrate at this time of year for the rest of your long life. Be imaginative and full of deep feelings as you dream up the marvelous reasons why you will observe this sacred anniversary. Design special rituals you will perform to rouse your gratitude for the miracle of your destiny. Homework: It’s my birthday. If you feel moved, send me love and blessings! Info about how to do that at FreeWillAstrology.com ---------------------------------------Rob Brezsny - Free Will Astrology email@example.com
MIND,BODY & SPIRIT
June 13 to June 19, 2019
BY BRONWYN ISON
REST IS NOT ONLY FOR THE WEARY
t’s true… rest is not strictly for the weary. Rest should and needs to be a priority for everyone. I’m the first to admit I go, go and go some more. However, I feel best operating my life in this fashion. However, I work hard first, then I make sure I get a good dose of play and balance in my life. In the recent years, it’s been brought to my attention, by a social someone in my life, that one cannot maintain a life-style of constant work and no rest. One must relax and get plenty of sleep. A seven day a week calendar was developed to have at least one day of rest, Sunday’s. This may not suit everyone’s schedule. In fact, you may work on Sunday. In any event, one day a week should be taken for yourself to enjoy, relax and rejuvenate. Perhaps, two days a week would be even better. Studies show, people are far more productive in the workplace and have happier homes when proper rest can is implemented. Here are few select activities people wished they are more time to enjoy while resting. *Reading *Being in a natural environment *Being alone *Enjoying music *Doing nothing at all Notice how most of the above do not require another human being to be present. I love and thrive off other people… yet, I do love being alone. As a busy single mother, owning
and operating two businesses I realized, some very long time ago, I was really only alone when I drove in my car (after taking my daughters someplace.) Think about how often you’re alone. What kind of activities would you like to do on your own? Are you able to break away from your other responsibilities to find true balance for yourself? It may be a great time for you to evaluate true rest time for you. Make a a date with self and begin feeling less stressed. You owe to yourself to relax, renew and rejuvenate. Bronwyn Ison is the owner of Evolve Yoga and bronwynison.com ONLINE YOGA CLASSES, ON DEMAND, ANYTIME FROM ANYWHERE. 760-564-YOGA (9642)
June 13 to June 19, 2019
BY MICHELLE ANN RIZZIO
n today’s addition to my terpene series we’ll be exploring limonene. Like its name, this terpene has a citrus aroma which can be found in strains like Lemon G, Super Silver Haze, Lemon Skunk and Sour Diesel. Most cannabis strains featuring this terpene are sativa, but indica strains can sometimes also have high levels of limonene. Strains featuring limonene can be known to be great for motivation with an energy boost and reducing stress. In the world outside of cannabis, limonene is found in lemons, juniper, and rosemary. Limonene is therapeutic for the body because it can reduce stomach acid, lessen anxiety, suppress inflammation, and fight fungal infections. It is also known as the “anti-cancer” terpene because it can reduce the size of certain cancerous tumors, or eliminate them completely. Limonene is great for folks who tend to stay away from sativa strains due to racing thoughts, anxiety, or paranoia. A limonene rich strain will not give the user those feelings. To dose effectively, vaping is recommended. A dry herb vaporizer like the Da Vinci IQ, Firefly +, or PAX 3 gives you the opportunity to select the exact temperature of your vaping session. To release limonene terpenes from your limonene rich strain, set your vaporizer to 350 degrees to receive the full benefits of this terpene. Vaping is
the purest and cleanest way to experience terpenes from your cannabis flower. I highly recommend looking into the above vaporizers and experiencing one to grasp the full feeling of individual terpenes. As phase 3 terpene testing becomes more prevalent in the California cannabis industry, get ready to see more research on the subject. We can look forward to more brands taking a terpene focus and more marketing materials focusing on terpenes to enter the dispensaries. I foresee that dispensaries and brands alike will begin educating and training heavy on terpenes and how to shop for them. Some brands such as Claybourne already include terpene percentages on their packaging for consumers to explore. This is an exciting next step for understanding the therapeutic benefits of terpenes and exploring which one is right for you. Happy exploring!
ACCESS TO MEDICAL GRADE CANNABIS REQUIRES NAVIGATING CONFUSING LAWS
BY RUTH HILL R.N.
ongress is trying to revive the 2018 Reefer Act which is expected to be voted on this week. The BlumenauerMcClintock Amendment formally known as the Blumenauer-Farr Amendment prohibits the U.S. Department of Justice from using federal funds to interfere with state medical marijuana (MMJ) programs, or from prosecuting MMJ businesses compliant with state law. This amendment is attached to spending bills which is why it must be renewed every year. Go to norml.org/actioncenter to send a letter to your congressman asking him/her to support this amendment. State legalization assumes products in dispensaries are tested for purity free from pesticides mold contaminates and heavy metals. Many states are phasing in the timetable for testing for terpenes. Washington State’s testing is abysmal. They do not test for pesticides in recreational products. California labs are finding toxic metals in vape pens. As testing deadlines roll out many recalls of products are the result. This is a good thing as it means the state is ensuring the purity of your purchase. Pesticide fail rates in California were 25% in April of 2018. In March of 2019 the fail rate is down to 3%. When the federal government tested California products for purity and potency of marijuana, they found a 20% failure rate. Buyers need to ask for test results. Online stores should have hyperlinks to their testing results. There should never be a difference between the purity of recreational vs medical marijuana. A question most asked is “What is the difference between hemp and MMJ?” The only difference is the law. Hemp is defined as having only 0.3% of Delta 9 hydrocannabinoid (THC). This is called full spectrum hemp. Broad spectrum hemp has zero THC. Manufacturers are relabeling their products since the 2018 Farm Bill passed. They cannot use Cannabidiol (CBD) on the label. Hemp seed oil CBD is no longer controlled by the Drug Enforcement Agency (FDA) but by the Federal Department of Agriculture (FDA). CBD is a known anti-anxiety, anti-nausea, anti-seizure, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, neuroprotectant, analgesic that treats autoimmune diseases, neurological diseases like acne and asthma. Testing for broad spectrum CBD will not show in urine testing. For this reason, Sunil Pai M.D. from Sanjevani Integrative Medicine Health and Lifestyle
Center treats patients in his clinic with broad spectrum hemp. hempvidaplus.com/learn. Yes, there are many reasons to have a full spectrum marijuana plant with both THC CBD and terpenes but until the laws change, testing positive will get you fired. Until the federal government changes the banking laws seniors are using the internet as the most convenient way to purchase MMJ. Lanny, from MAPP, always says growing hemp and marijuana should be no more costly or difficult than growing tomatoes. Two companies trying to bring access to medical grade marijuana is True Farma and True Farma CBD. True Farma is a medical cannabis company focused on providing education and easy access to lab-tested, dose-specific cannabis and full-spectrum, hemp-derived products from carefully screened manufacturers. True Farma is a privately held company that offers a wide variety of health and wellness products for humans and pets via its online stores. True Farma cannabis products contain THC for delivery within California only to those 21 and older. True Farma has established partnerships with leading cannabis manufacturers and organizations. They are the exclusive California statewide retail distributor of Aunt Zelda’s products. Aunt Zelda was established by Mara Gordon, a pioneer in research and development of cannabis. She lectures around the world on the science of cannabis. Her videos can be easily found on YouTube. True Farma also partners with Oncology Centers and Hospitals Statewide in California whose advocate model allows sponsoring of educational events for healthcare professionals. Holistic Caring and Radicle Health are consulting organizations partnering with True Farma to provide cannabis education, advocacy, and access to cannabis patients. True Farma CBD is a national CBD site that provides front-door delivery of the best-ofbreed, full-spectrum hemp-derived products to customers over 18 years of age in all 50 states. Find the products you need on these sites. truefarma.com and truefarmacbd. com Input this advocate code "RuthH20" to receive your 20% discount on your first order. Ruth Hill consults clients on MMJ hilruth@ gmail.com
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