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coachellavalleyweekly.com • September 23 to September 29, 2021 Vol.10 No.28

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Maddie & Tae and Tenille Arts

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Gleaming Spires

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Kumble And Hind

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publisher@coachellavalleyweekly.com coachellavalleyweekly.com facebook.com/cvweekly twitter.com/cvweekly1 Publisher & Editor Tracy Dietlin Art Director Robert Chance Sales Team Kirby, Raymond Bill Club Crawler Nightlife Editor Phil Lacombe Head Music Writer Esther Sanchez Head Feature Writer Crystal Harrell Feature Writers Lisa Morgan, Rich Henrich, Heidi Simmons, Noe Gutierrez, Tricia Witkower Writers/Contributors: Robin Simmons, Rick Riozza, Eleni P. Austin, Craig Michaels, Janet McAfee, Bronwyn Ison, Haddon Libby, Sam DiGiovanna, Dale Gribow, Denise Ortuno Neil, Rob Brezny, Dr. Peter Kadile, Dee Jae Cox, Angela Romeo, Aaron Ramson, Lynne Tucker, Aimee Mosco, Michelle Anne Rizzio, Ruth Hill, Madeline Zuckerman Photographers Robert Chance, Laura Hunt Little, Chris Miller, Esther Sanchez Videographer Kurt Schawacker Website Editor Bobby Taffolla Distribution Phil Lacombe, William Westley

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From Tracy Dietlin/Publisher of CV Weekly: It is my honor to be the first to announce a new publication coming to the Hi-desert, Joshua Tree Voice. Lisa Morgan will be the Publisher and will co-own with Ray Rodriguez Jr. Jr., owner of Casuelas Café and The Cork Tree. These are two of my favorite people and I have immense respect for both of them. As our readers know, Morgan has been with CV Weekly since day one when I started my publication 9 ½ years ago and she served in several positions including our Head Music Writer and Sales Manager. The late great BB Ingle introduced us and well, the rest is history and now she will be running Joshua Tree Voice. I couldn’t be more proud of her and I can’t think of a man I respect more the Ray Rodriguez Jr. Jr. I am so excited to pick up the first copy of their monthly magazine in October. Read their mission statement and comments about each other below. Congratulations to you both! --------------------------------------------------On Cover Photo, left to right: Holy Grail of Art Directors: Jeff Day Editing/Grammar Police: Tricia Witkower Future President & Mommy Editor: Hadley Witkower Publisher/ Head Pain in the Association: Lisa L. Morgan Owner/Principal: Ray Rodriguez (aka Principal Rodriguez) Really Rad Writer/Contributor: Ed Heethius Not pictured: Business Consultation and Lead Therapist for Publisher: Tracy Dietlin Website and SEO Guru: Chelsea Van Es Excellent Vibes Distribution: Billy Westley, Ashly Orate, Kimberly Morgan Super Cool Logo Development: Danny Amato

Joshua Tree Voice.................................. 3-5 Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage Presents Engelbert Humperdinck....................... 6 The Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs Maddie & Tae and Tenille Arts ............. 6

BY RICH HENRICH

Consider This - Gleaming Spires.......... 8-9 Club Crawler Nightlife ............................. 9 Screeners................................................ 10 Cyber Corner ........................................... 11 Kumble And Hind Productions ............. 11 The Vino Voice ......................................... 12 Theatre - The Palm Springs Youth Playwrights Festival ........................... 13 Travel Tips 4 U - Pathfinder Ranch ........ 13 Safety Tips ............................................... 14 Miramonte Resort & Spa ....................... 14 Haddon Libby ......................................... 15 Dale Gribow ............................................ 15 Health - Keto ........................................... 16 Cannabis Corner ..................................... 17 Free Will Astrology ................................ 17 Pet Place ............................................ 18-19

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voice for the Hi-desert clears a communal throat for Music. Art. Culture. Ecology. Local Love and a printed place for community to gather and share stories.

The Joshua Tree, the most famous of inhabitants in the Hi-desert, is a character who stands at once in stark contrast and wholly complete in the rugged-rock landscape. The twisted bristled tree, named

by Latter Day Saint settlers who crossed the Mojave Desert in the mid-1800s. The shape of the trees reminded them of the Biblical story of Joshua. Facing difficulties in battle, Joshua stretched his hands up to the sky in prayer to the Lord. He asked God to hold the moon and the sun still so his army could continue to fight for Israel. God answered his prayers and helped the Israelites. Today, desert resident icons, Lisa Lynn Morgan and Ray Rodriguez Jr., have outstretched their hearts and collective resources to create a new publication for the Hi-desert. Welcome, Joshua Tree Voice! May your prayers and intentions be answered by the community you seek to serve and may you find victory in pursuit of your mission. The early settlers and pioneers eventually transformed the Mexican Rancho area of the greater San Bernardino Valley and the Mojave region into a diverse settlement. The land was being populated by people just before California became a state and entered the Union, a free nonslave state by the Compromise of 1850. Many Southern converts joined this settlement, bringing continue to page 5

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slaves with them who ultimately were granted their freedom. Native Americans (Morongo Band of Mission Indians), Mexicans, Anglos, and many seeking freedom and sovereignty gathered in a beautiful and harsh environment in pursuit of a better life. The diverse community today includes those descendants, artists, craftspeople, military, musicians, small business owners, city dwellers seeking refuge, and the complicated relationship with outside money that often fails to recognize the people who live and create the magic of the Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and the Morongo Valley Basin. Publisher, musician, and businesswoman, Lisa Lynn Morgan, along with her partner, restauranteur Ray Rodriguez Jr. (The Cork Tree, Casuelas Cafe) want to celebrate the creative culture, nature, and spirit of the Morongo Valley from the far reaches to Yucca, Joshua Tree, and 29 Palms. “There are a lot of changes happening in the desert. This is good but can present challenges,” says the new publisher. Her partner, Ray, says they share a common appreciation for the Hi-desert and want to present a platform for the many voices that often aren’t amplified and provide a showcase for the creativity and people that make the area so unique and special. “Having grown up in the desert, I’ve watched the evolution. The Hi-desert will have to go through this growth, too but maybe they can do it differently. I want to use our Voice as a way to educate people coming in how to respect and love this land.” The duo has enlisted the help of a local Advisory Board to guide their mission and purpose. They started with ecology in mind and reached out to Jacqueline Guevara, Executive Director, Joshua Tree National Park Association. “Mylie Cyrus found herself in trouble for sitting in a Joshua Tree for a photo. I don’t believe she intended to harm. She just didn’t know how fragile the ecosystem is out here,” says Morgan. Part of their mission centers on distributing the monthly publication to places where visitors live and educating them about the people and place before they arrive. The team plans to distribute in San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles to go beyond the region soon.

Lisa Lynn Morgan and Ray Rodriguez

Other members of the Advisory Board include Barnett English, Director of the Joshua Tree Music Festival, Owner of Rancho De La Luna Recording Studio, Dave Catching, who is also a musician and producer along with musician Mario Lalli (Fatso Jetson, Yawning Man). The council of wisdom is rounded out with the Artist, owner, and creator of Furstworld, eclectic visionary, Bobby Furst. The insights and talents of this group are fueled by a shared passion to create and contribute to a first-rate quality publication. “The goal is to provide a vehicle for people to talk to each other. It’s not a political publication- we’re creating a lifestyle and culture publication that’s in print and online. It’s a human publication,” Ray Rodriguez Jr. adds. Lisa has been connected to the music scene and plays frequently at Pappy and Harriet’s and knows the community will benefit from putting a sense of history to print. “We want to allow people to write in. People don’t always feel heard- even when it’s not positive,” she says. When two community-minded people

join forces, good things are to be expected. “We went to an event in Landers for the Boys and Girls Club and Lisa said to me- Ray we have to make sure every one of these kids has a chance,” the emotion in his throat underscored his purpose. Part of their mission with Joshua Tree Voice will be to support the National Park, the Boys and Girls Clubs and to work with people and organizations helping those who face mental health challenges. “We lost a couple of people close to the music community to suicide. People in certain communities are more affected,” says the former military wife and volunteer marketing director for the CV Horse Rescue program. Morgan shares that she survived a failed attempt at her life and wants to share her story so others may find hope and know they are not alone in their struggles. There is no doubt Joshua Tree Voice will come full force with love and embrace Music. Art. Culture. Ecology and a community. Look out this October for the publication and support local and love always. Check out: JoshuaTreeVoice.com for more info.

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LEGENDARY SINGER AND KING OF ROMANCE, ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK

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COMES TO THE SHOW AT AGUA CALIENTE RESORT CASINO SPA RANCHO MIRAGE ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2022. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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egendary Grammy Award-winning artist Engelbert Humperdinck, will bring his “Reflections Tour” to The Show at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa on Saturday, December 4, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the general public are available for purchase now, HERE. In a career spanning over 50 years, Engelbert has generated sales in excess of 140 million records, including 64 gold and 35 platinum albums, four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe, and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Las Vegas Walk of Fame, and Leicester Walk of Fame. He has performed for the Queen of England four times, several U.S. presidents, and many heads of state. He has recorded everything from the most romantic ballads to movie theme songs, disco, rock, and even gospel. His unique voice has charmed millions of fans around the globe. Engelbert exploded on to the music scene with The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. The shy handsome man catapulted almost instantly to world icon. He became

out to people now – serving to transport and inspire, to embrace and to provoke feelings and emotions… ingredients that are no doubt the essence of his long-lasting success. Visit Engelbert Humperdinck online at engelbert.com and follow his updates on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Show Information: Date: Saturday, December 4 at 8 p.m. Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage. Purchase tickets: Prices: $45-$65, based on seat location. AguaCalienteCasinos.com Call (800) 514-3849.

great friends with Elvis and the two legends often performed each other’s songs. His first single in the charts was “Release Me,” which went into the Guinness Book of Records

FANTASY SPRINGS AND BIG 106 PRESENT MUSIC SPECIAL EDITIONS OF COUNTRY NIGHT AT THE ROCK YARD WITH MADDIE & TAE AND TENILLE ARTS

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antasy Springs Resort Casino, the Coachella Valley’s premier live entertainment destination, and KPLM Big 106 are bringing YOU a pair of star-studded FREE concerts this fall as a part of Country Night at The Rock Yard! First up is ACM-nominated duo Maddie & Tae (“Die from a Broken Heart,” “Friends Don’t,” “Girl in a Country Song”) on Thursday, October 7th, followed by Canadian singer-songwriter Tenille Arts (“I Hate This,” “Somebody Like That,” “Call You Names”) on Thursday, November 4th. Both shows are FREE and open to the public; must be 18 to attend. Composed of singer-songwriter-guitarists Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye, Maddie & Tae released their self-titled EP in 2014, followed by their debut album Start Here in 2015, peaking at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Country chart. The single “Fly” quickly became a top-10 hit and led to TV appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and the Disney Channel show Girl Meets

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World. The duo opened for Carrie Underwood in 2019 and released their most recent album, The Way It Feels, in 2020. Saskatchewan-native Tenille Arts burst on to the entertainment scene in 2018, performing her original song “Moment of Weakness” on ABC’s The Bachelor. She returned to the show to perform “I Hate This,” which topped the iTunes Country chart in the U.S. and Canada. Arts has since released an EP and a full-length album, tallying over 31 million music streams. Her sophomore album, Love, Heartbreak & Everything in Between, dropped in 2020 featuring the previously released singles “Somebody Like That” and “Call You Names.” You don’t want to miss these special editions of Country Night at The Rock Yard with Maddie & Tae (Oct. 7) and Tenille Arts (Nov. 4), with opening act DJ Big John, line dancing, drink specials and giveaways. FREE live music starts at 7 p.m. For upcoming live entertainment at Fantasy Springs, visit fantasyspringsresort.com.

for achieving 56 consecutive weeks on the charts. It was No. 1 in 11 countries. The following decades saw Engelbert constantly touring the world to sell-out crowds. He takes great pleasure in every moment on stage. Engelbert’s music has transcended time and his voice continues to reach


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f you are unfamiliar with Gleaming Spires, you are easily forgiven. Unless you came of age in Southern California when KROQ (the “Rock Of The 80s”) ruled the airwaves, you might have missed their near hit, “Are You Ready For The Sex Girls?” It later popped on soundtracks for movies like “The Last American Virgin” and “Revenge Of The Nerds,” but that’s just a part of the band’s story. Leslie Bohem grew up Los Angeles, absorbing his parents’ Folk music records, learning guitar and becoming obsessed with both Bob Dylan and the Beatles. Just outside Chicago, David Kendrick began playing drums as a kid. Each of them knew early on that music would be a career path. Fast-forward to the mid ‘70s and both were earning their keep as musicians. David was behind the kit in the band Continental Miniatures, and after an eye-opening trip to London, England, Les returned and formed Bates Motel. Dave’s band signed with London Records. They released a single and recorded a clutch of demos. But shortsighted label execs insisted they record an all-covers album. They extricated themselves from the deal and parted ways. Not long after, David became the drummer in Bates Motel. Les and David bonded immediately over a shared love of cinema and musicians like Elvis Costello and David Johansen. Rather quickly, they began writing songs together. Bates was already pretty popular, but David’s protean time-keeping immediately upped the ante. They gigged all around L.A. and even played some shows in San Francisco. Things were looking up, they signed with a management firm and Cashbox magazine had recently declared their sound a cross between the Sex Pistols and Burl Ives. Then Les’ old grade school pal Andrew Gold (the musical polymath is best known for his ‘70s solo hits, “Lonely Boy” and “Thank You For Being A Friend”), offered to produce some tracks for them. Bates Motel briefly became Chuck Berry’s backing band, following his release from prison for tax evasion. That was an education in and of itself. Bates Motel were gaining traction, but they just couldn’t get signed. Finally, Les and David approached Ron and Russell Mael, architects of the band Sparks, at L.A.’s Farmer’s Market and Les kind of blurted “Well, you guys are supposed to be the fathers of New Wave, why don’t you come see some of your children?” The Mael brothers actually checked Bates Motel out, and promptly asked Les and David to join Sparks. Sparks, in case you aren’t familiar, was formed by the Mael brothers in 1972. Always a couple of steps ahead, or behind the zeitgeist, the L.A. natives created music that is best described as Art Pop, their sound remains quirky, catchy and acerbic. They settled into the niche of Cult favorite (not by choice) but ended up influencing everyone from The Sex Pistols & Joy Division to Siouxsie & The Banshees, Depeche Mode and New Order. By the time Les and David joined their ranks, they’d just ended their association with German producer Giorgio Moroder. In Sparks, Les handled bass and backing vocals duties, David, of course, played

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“SONGS OF THE SPIRES” (OMNIVORE RECORDINGS) BY ELENI P. AUSTIN

drums. Overall, the pair played on four albums between 1981 and 1986, Whomp That Sucker, Sparks In Outer Space, Pulling Rabbits Out Of Hats and Music You Can Dance To. Somehow, during their down time, they continued to create new music together, christening their new venture, Gleaming Spires. They connected with producer Stephen Hague (he later worked with OMD, Public Image Limited and Pet Shop Boys), who streamlined their rough demos. They ended up signing with a local label, Posh Boy. Best known for releasing Rodney Bingenheimer’s Rodney On The Roq compilations, they were also home to Punk bands like Agent Orange, Adolescents, Channel 3 and Redd Kross. Posh Boy owner Robbie Fields was so enamored with the demo, he put it out Songs Of The Spires as is. “Are You Ready For The Sex Girls” was meant to be a b-side, but it was so catchy, it immediately garnered airplay on Rodney’s show, soon enough it went into heavy rotation on KROQ. In between Sparks commitments, Les and David made a couple of memorable videos for “…Sex Girls” and “How To Get Girls Thru Hypnotism.” They also realized they would need a bigger band to play live. Once they began recording what would become 1983’s Walk On Well Lighted Streets, they recruited former Bates guitarist Bob Haag and fellow Sparks member Jim Goodwin to man keys. Producer Greg Penny (who went on to work with k.d. lang and Elton John) came on board for Gleaming Spires’ 1984 effort, the Party EP as well as their final album, 1985’s Welcoming A New Ice Age. Post-Spires, Les and David continued their musical partnership, drafting ex-45 Grave and Dream Syndicate guitarist Paul Cutler and forming Eleven Blue Men. But they only ended up recording a couple of

tracks before calling it quits. Les went on to become a respected screenwriter and David started working with Bob and Mark Mothersbaugh, subsequently becoming Devo’s drummer. Gleaming Spires music has been long out of print. But once again, the smart folks at Omnivore Recordings have ridden to the rescue, reissuing their original albums on CD and vinyl. Each one includes a plethora of bonus tracks, and deserves its own column. It’s a little like picking a favorite kid. When in doubt, begin with the first-born. “Songs Of The Spires” kicks into gear with the automatronic bliss of “Going Hey Hey.” Percolating synthesizers are shadowed by twinkly keys, slashing guitars, a labored inhale-exhale and a kinetic beat. Somehow inspired by “Loud Green Song” by the British proto-Punky Prog Rock band, Patto, chemically-enhanced lyrics insist that love is like a rocket ship. Dissonant guitars skitter and skronk throughout, but the track is ridiculously fun and danceable. Although a heavily synthesized sound was de rigueur in the early ‘80s, a lot of Synth-Pop practitioners (looking right at you, Kajagoogoo, Naked Eyes, Taco!) sound glib and facile. That’s not the case with Gleaming Spires. Les and David present a pithy combination of musical muscle and sharply literate lyrics. Take “When Love Goes Under Glass” which weds static bass lines, stuttery synths and scratchy guitars to a kerplunky beat. Perspicacious lyrics like “Nights are made to wreck, to smash up and forget, and for a couple of minutes while we forget about our limits, love goes under glass, it never never lasts,” argue that when a relationship is put up on a pedestal, it’s doomed to fail. The years spent toiling on the Sunset Strip gave Les and David permission to draw

on conventional and esoteric inspirations. That is especially true of both “The End Of All Good Things” and “While We Can.” On the former, a metronomic beat is supplanted by a wash of keys, wiggly synths, loose-limbed bass and saturnine guitar. The cinematic arrangement is matched by a vivid lyrical tableau; “The hot of midday heat wearies the eyes with its sting, and the theatre will empty the streets, but the show it will finally cease and the spell of black is broken/Patrons sigh leaving their seats, the night outside’s no relief, stars in the sky make them sad, they all hear the cry as they pass and remember the one from the screen, it reminds them of one of the scenes.” Robotic vocals kick the song into a terrifying, technicolor dreamscape. On the latter, the wistful melody splits the difference between Elmer Bernstein’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” theme and David Bowie’s “Heroes.” Meandering keys, slinky bass lines and slithering guitar are anchored to a busy signal beat. The lyrics offer a caustic carpe diem; “It’s arrogant to laugh about blood when you haven’t bled, pitiful to worship a life that you haven’t led, I watch out, I don’t take enough chances, makes me a criminal in the eyes of romance.” The album’s best tracks line up back-toback on side two. The mechanical crunch of “Watch Your Blood Beat” is achieved through a blend of cascading keys, squinchy synths, snappy bass lines, swirly guitars and a clanky, serve-and-volley rhythm. Lyrics lament the vagaries of love, bitterly concluding “It can blanken any dream, you stammer on a thought, holds you down ‘til you give up, and when it turns you inside out, it turns you inside out, it’s a rut, it’s a rut, it’s a rut, it’s a rut, love will kiss your mouth while it hollows you out.” Just the title “How To Get Girls Thru Hypnotism” conjures up the kind of Sea Monkeys, X-Ray Specs and Garlic Gum offers that were found on the back cover of old “Archie” comic books back in the day. The space-age melody is powered by blippybloopy synths that hang fire atop thready bass and a clunky anvil beat. Although the lyrics don’t promise to, Charles Atlasstyle, kick sand in the face of any beach bully that steals your date, they include some mesmerizing pick-up lines; “How to make ‘em do whatever you want: ‘I’m very good looking, I drive a Mercedes, I’m built bedroom perfect, designed for the ladies.’” But the façade quickly slips away, revealing an angsty, confused kid; “But I know that’s a lie, I can see that I’m shaking, and I’m not hypnotized, that’s my confidence breaking.” As the song winds down, ambient chatter is displaced by dissonant discombobulation until a disgruntled voice peeks through the calibrated chaos, insisting, “We need to get some decent guys on this campus.” Meanwhile, “Talking In The Dark” executes a stylistic 180. The action slows and fluttery keys ping-pong through a sibilant thicket of fizzing synths. Lyrics jettison the arch cynicism and instead, insert some heartfelt romantical-type feelings; “This love


www.coachellavalleyweekly.com is big and real, it doesn’t feel like something born at night, in this moment that we own, I would trade each restless hour for its spark/ In the dark, all the love we need is there in the dark, all the safety we can share, for a promise no one keeps is our promise.” The record’s calling card still remains their kinda-sorta hit, “Are You Ready For The Sex Girls,” and it’s managed to retain its sardonic buoyancy. Snarly vocals connect with snarky synths, effervescent keys, razoring bass lines and an oscillating beat. Tongue-in-cheek lyrics that prepare the listener for “Hot, hot, lean hot, big hot girls” who “…play pool in your house, take off their own clothes” and “talk about love cause they know where it goes,” feel a little iffy when viewed through a 21st century (#metoo) lens. But it’s all too irresistible to be taken seriously. The original 1981 album closed with the lush and Beatlesque “Big Hotels.” But 40 years on, the cool kids at Omnivore have unearthed 10 bonus tracks, beginning with a five-song set of Bates Motels rarities. From the opening jangle of “The Way Marlena Moves” to the spiky close of “Unexpected Overnighters,” it is mystifying as to why the Bates Motel has been relegated to footnote status all these years. On “Marlena...” chunky power chords collide with spiraling acoustic riffs, angular bass lines and a crisp backbeat as lyrics pay homage to a girl who’s “So clean, so precise.” Another four songs unfurl, from the muscular stop-start of “Real Time,” the frenetic pogo of “Only The Young Die Young,” which matches strangulated vocals

Thursday, September 23

Casuelas Café – Avenida – 7:15pm Coachella Valley Brewery – Open Mic – 7pm Cunard’s – Bill Baker – 6pm Jazzville@Agua Caliente P.S. – Die Sauerkrauts – 7pm Kitchen 86 – Jojo Malagar – 7pm Lit @ Fantasy Springs – Sarah Winchester – 7pm Melvyn’s – Mikael Healey – 5pm O’Caine’s – Midlife O’Crisis – 6pm The Nest – Bryan Magsayo – 6pm The Slice – Leanna Rogers – 5-8pm The Village – Rob & JB – 5:30-8:30pm, Rapmarz – 10pm, DJ LF – 10pm

Friday, September 24

Bart Lounge – DJ Dxsko – 8pm Casuelas Café – Lisa Lynn & The Broken Hallelujahs – 7:15pm Cunard’s – Bill Baker – 6pm Four Twenty Bank – John Andrews and the Spirit Shop – 6pm La Quinta Brewery – Alex Rodriguez – 8pm

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to boomerang bass lines, ricocheting guitar riffs and a pummeling back beat. The instrumental athleticism nearly overpowers lyrical smartassery like “Only the young die young, they disappear while I live on/It’s never any better, every day is worse, the young stay young and they still die first.” “Dedication” is a misanthropic rant camouflaged by tilt-a-whirl guitars that sync up between verses, flickering bass, call-and-response vocals and a walloping beat. Punctuating the five-song set, “Unexpected…” juxtaposes slashing guitars, boinging bass and a rollicking rhythm with a pithy instruction manual for those times when a random one-night-stand turns into a sleepover. This music is positively thrilling and stacks up next to anything that reigning Power Pop kingpins like The Knack, The Plimsouls, or 20/20 ever recorded. So, how is it they never got signed? It all feels like a vast tight-wing conspiracy! The remainder of the record is given over to five mostly unreleased Gleaming Spires songs. They include the mechanized vroom of “Walk Right,” the tribal twitch of “Life On The Lawn,’ the slippery “Somewhere” and the cathartic noir of “Passion Pit.” Back in 1981, “Are You Ready For The Sex Girls” presaged Punk provocateurs like Oingo Boingo’s “Little Girls,” “Grace Jones’ “Warm Leatherette,” Killer Pussy’s “Teenage Enema Nurses In Bondage” and Romeo Void’s “Never Say Never.” Smart, sly and subversive, they were always a little ahead of the curve. Turns out, they still are.

Lit @ Fantasy Springs – Vice versa – 9pm Melvyn’s – Mikael Healey – 5pm O’Caine’s – Midlife O’Crisis – 6pm Palm Canyon Roadhouse – Trini Lopez Tribute w/ Joe Chavira – 9pm Rockyard@Fantasy Springs – Best Shot (Pat Benatar Tribute) and Steel Rod – 7pm The Hood – Drag Queen Bingo – 8pm The Nest – Nikki Dickinson – 6pm The Slice – Marc Antonelli – 5:30-8:30pm The Village – Rob & JB – 5:30-8:30pm, Rapmarz – 10pm, DJ LF – 10pm, DJ Gio the Ace – 9pm Twelve @ Fantasy Springs – Mark Gregg and Co. – 7-10pm Wildest – Derek Jordan Gregg – 6-9pm

Saturday, September 25

Ace Hotel – DJ – noon – poolside Bart Lounge – DJ Dxsko – 8pm Big Rock Pub – Tracy and Her Boys Birthday Celebration w/ Josh Heinz, Lance Riebsomer, Rick Shelley and Derek Jordan Gregg – 6pm Casuelas Café – Barry Baughn Blues Band – 7:15pm Coachella Valley Brewery – Brew House

Rock w/ Allies, Fever Dog and Sleazy Cortez – 7pm Cunard’s – Bill Baker – 6pm Four Twenty Bank – Whiskey and Knives and Hide Your Guns – 6pm Lit @ Fantasy Springs – Vice Versa – 9pm Melvyn’s – Mikael Healey – 5pm Palm Canyon Roadhouse – Crimson Crow – 9pm Rockyard@Fantasy Springs – Bonfire (AC/ DC Tribute) and Playground – 7pm The Hood - Comedy Night – 9pm The Nest – Nikki Dickinson – 6pm The Slice – Leanna Rogers – 5:30-8:30pm The Village – Rob & JB – 1-4pm, Rapmarz – 10pm, DJ LF – 10pm, DJ Gio the Ace – 9pm Twelve @ Fantasy Springs – Mark Gregg and Co. – 7-10pm Wildest – TBA – 6-9pm

Sunday, September 26

Bart Lounge – Latina Night w/ DJ LF – 8pm Coachella Valley Brewery – Acoustic Afternoon w/ Nick Hales, Josh Heinz and Kelsey Manning – 3pm Kitchen 86 – Jojo Malagar – 7pm

Melvyn’s – Mikael Healey – 5pm Palm Canyon Roadhouse – Mikole Kaar Jazz Event – 2-5pm, Sunday Night Jam – 6-11pm The Nest – Jojo Malagar – 7pm The Slice – Sergio Villegas – 5-8pm The Village – Rapmarz - 10pm Wildest – TBA – 6-9pm

Monday, September 27

The Village – DJ Gio the Ace – 9pm

Tuesday, September 28

Cunard’s – Bill Baker – 6pm Four Twenty Bank – Mikole Kaar and the Kaar Club – 4:20-7:20pm Lit @ Fantasy Springs – Brad’s Pad – 7-10pm The Slice – Sergio Villegas – 5-8pm The Village – DJ Gio the Ace – 9pm

Wednesday, September 29

Casuelas Café – Lisa Lynn and the Broken Hallelujahs – 7:15pm Cunard’s – Bill Baker – 6pm Melvyn’s – Mikael Healey – 5pm The Cantina – T- Bone Karaoke – 7pm The Slice – Marc Antonelli – 5-8pm The Village – DJ Gio the Ace – 9pm, Banda Revolucion – 10pm

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KUBRICK’S MASTERPIECE IN 4K! BY ROBIN E. SIMMONS

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE Set in a dystopian future England where derby-topped street wise punk Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his “Droogs” has have their fun at the expense of others. They spend their nights at the Korova Milkbar before setting off on a spree engaging in “little of the old ultraviolence” while joyfully warbling “Singin’ in the Rain.” After Alex is jailed for bludgeoning the Cat Lady to death Alex submits to a behavior modification technique to earn his freedom, he’s newly conditioned to abhor violence. Returned to the world defenseless, Alex becomes the victim of his previous victims.

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Alex’s journey from out-of-control amoral hooligan to a brainwashed “proper” citizen and back again drives the bold arc of master Stanley Kubrick’s filmmaker (he wrote and directed) shocking masterpiece that still has the power to seduce on the 50th anniversary of it’s original release.

Adapted from Anthony Burgess’s 1962 decline of civilization novel, the film received four Academy Award® nominations; Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay (Based on Material from Another Medium) and Best Film Editing. The film stars McDowell as Alex DeLarge, Warren Clarke, James Marcus and Michael Tarn as his Droogs, Patrick McGee and Michael Bates. In 2020, the United States Library of Congress selected this film for preservation in the national Film Registry, finding it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. In 1973, Kubrick himself, discouraged and disheartened by continuing protests against

his movie, bans it in the United Kingdom. Kubrick’s action was taken after the rape of a Dutch girl at the hands of men singing “Singin’ in the Rain” as Alex does. Many considered the ban wise. The terrific extras were previously released: • Commentary by Malcolm McDowell and Nick Redman • Still Tickin’: The Return of Clockwork Orange {2002 Channel 4 Documentary] • Great Bolshy Yarbos! Making A Clockwork Orange • Turning Like Clockwork • Malcolm McDowell Looks Back • O Lucky Malcolm. Recommended as a worthy addition to your film library. 4K UHD. Warner Bros. robin@coachellavalleyweekly.com I like to hear from readers. What classic film(s) would you like to see in 4K?


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s we all work to protect ourselves from COVID-19 by taking protective measures like wearing a mask and gloves, hydrating, and social distancing. Maintaining your tech devices and sanitized when you depend on them now more than ever, is crucial. Even in a non-pandemic state, according to an Arizona University study, which took samples from 100 offices across the US, computer keyboards have 3,295 microbes a square inch and computer mice have 1,676. But telephones are by far the worst offenders, with a scary 25,127 microbes a square inch.

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BY DENNIS SHELLY

As the COVID-19 virus is said to survive for up to a week on hard surfaces it’s so important to protect yourself by sanitizing the technology devices that you are using now more often, by using disinfecting and cleaning solution that is safe for those devices. Here is a tip to making your own disinfectant and cleaning spray for all your tech devices to help you to stay safe and protect your hardware (laptops, keyboards, mice, phones, remote controls, TV’s, general surfaces, and more):

• Never use bleach on devices or screens! • Do not use tap water, as it leaves spots and residue. Only use distilled water in the solution. • Only use 70% isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, using above 70% isopropyl alcohol can damage the oleophobic LCD screen coatings. • Use a 1:1 solution of 70% isopropyl alcohol and distilled water. • Never spray the solution directly onto your device! Spray it onto a microfiber cloth first, then wipe the device with the moistened cloth. Allow the device/surface to air dry. To learn more, check out this comprehensive tutorial on how to make

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021 has seen a resurgence of events in the Coachella Valley compared to 2020. Small businesses are also flourishing with a chance to promote their new ventures, and one such business has a goal to bring quality event production to the desert. Kristen Ortiz has worked as the General Manager for Empire Music Ventures, and has now established her own business, Kumble and Hind Productions. Started in June of 2021, Ortiz works as a consultant that focuses on project management and event coordination— catering to both public and private events at select venues across the Coachella Valley. Kumble and Hind Productions offers a variety of services like project management and consultation, including construction renovations, property management, preferred contractor referrals, bid submittals and budget control. Vendor coordination is also offered for public and private events like farmers’ markets, weddings, and corporate occasions. Additional services of Kumble and Hind Productions also pertain to destination weddings, talent buying, contract negotiations, artist relations, band riders, credentialing, box office sales, day-to-day operations, and settlements.  “I have spent the last 18 years cross training in various departments and mastering my skills in every aspect of event production, from staffing bars and concessions to booking the talent for festivals and small concerts. Venturing out on my own seemed like the next

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logical step in my career,” explained Ortiz. As the General Manager for Empire Music Ventures—which operates the Date Shed and produces the Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience and Desert Oasis Music Festival— Ortiz has been able to work with artists in the genres of Reggae, Rock, Blues and Hip-Hop. She has interacted with notable artists like BB King, 311, Snoop Dogg, Damian Jr. Gong Marley, Fortunate Youth, Bone Thugs-NHarmony, Warren G, Murs, Reel Big Fish, E-40, Pepper, Matisyahu, Buddy Guy, and Los Lobos.

Ortiz’s family has been very supportive towards her new business. Her husband has urged her for years, and especially during the pandemic, to start Kumble and Hind Productions, reminding her that it’s “now or never”. Ortiz’s four children—a 27-year-old stepdaughter, two boys in college ages 20 and 19, and an 8-year-old son—enjoy the fact that she sets her own work hours. Ortiz’s business has allowed her to strike the perfect balance between work and play, giving her time to focus on her family.

a disinfectant spray for your tech devices created by Microsoft. Thank you for your part in ensuring that we continue to come together as a global community. We at EggHead IT are committed to doing our part to protect the health and safety of us all. Have a suggestion for our next article or questions about keeping devices up to date or cleaning your technology? Our Eggsperts are standing by to help. Please contact us by calling (760) 205-0105 or emailing us at tech@eggheadit.com and our Eggsperts are happy to help you with your questions or suggestions. Stay safe! eggheadit.com IT | Networks | Security | Phones | A/V | Integration

BY CRYSTAL HARRELL “I treat this like any other job I’ve ever had: do my homework, show up on time, meet my deadlines, and roll out the red carpet for every client big or small. They say success lies at the edge of your comfort zone and that has never resonated more for me than at this time in my life, so the triumph was taking that leap of faith and having the courage to stay the course,” said Ortiz. Ortiz’s favorite project so far with Kumble and Hind Productions has been with Mark Tadros—the owner of Aziz Farms, CV Harvest Box, and his new private event space, The Packhouse. She is looking forward to seeing the end result and being a part of launching what is sure to be one of the most beautiful event facilities in the desert. “Live music will always be my first love. There is no better feeling than when the headliner takes the stage. The hard work is done and you can look back over the happy, energetic crowd and say, ‘Wow, we did that!’ It is in that spirit that I will continue to bring reggae to the desert and I am excited to announce that I will be partnering with Big Rock Pub on a couple of shows in the near future!” revealed Ortiz. To learn more about Kumble and Hind Productions or inquire about services, email Kristen@kumbleandhind.com or call 442-3061140.

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f course, I was more than pleasantly surprised when my son Paolo dug deep into his remaining wine collection and pulled out two 2009 Sea Smoke magnums to celebrate my recent “yeah— another ‘decade’ birthday”. Cheers! The two magnum bottles were the 2009 Sea Smoke Estate Southing Pinot Noir and the 2009 Sea Smoke Chardonnay, Appelation Sta. Rita Hills. For you wine aficionados who absolutely fawn over Pinot Noir—especially Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir, just reading of the wine Sea Smoke “Southing” probably brings to mind some of the best juice to come from the beautiful wine country of Santa Barbara. And their Chardonnay (limited availability), not as well known, rates up there as well. Here’s the classic spiel about Sea Smoke for those so inclined to read a bit about the world class terroir of Santa Rita: “Sea Smoke Cellars is a Californian winery in Santa Barbara County that focuses on premium Pinot Noir. The estate was established in 1999 by Bob Davids in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. Its production is relatively small and mostly distributed through its mailing list. The name of the winery was inspired by the cooling marine fog that is carried into the vineyards along the Santa Ynez River. All the grapes used in Sea Smoke wines come from the estate vineyard. The property has 98 acres of vines planted with 10 different Pinot Noir clones as well as 10 acres of Chardonnay. The vines are in transitional soils, with elevations between 300-700 feet above sea level, which makes for varied growing conditions. Sea Smoke has used biodynamic farming practices since the 2013 vintage. Sea Smoke makes three Pinot Noir wines: Botella, Southing and Ten—which is a blend of all 10 Pinot Noir clones. A change of winemaker before the 2009 vintage shifted the wine style of the Pinot Noir, with subsequent vintages undergoing less extraction and seeing less new oak. In the mid-2000s Sea Smoke introduced the Gratis Chardonnay exclusively as a reward for mailing list members. It was so well received that a second Chardonnay was introduced and added to the regular catalog of available wines. Each year, the goal for Southing is to create the ideal marriage of complexity and elegance. The ever-changing nose of the Southing exhibits watermelon, jasmine, Victoria plum; and subtle baking spices. The fine tannins and minerality are enhanced by the estate vineyard’s characteristic cool climate acidity.” And here’s a little more background to this area, quoting the New York Times back in 2015: “In the mid-1990s, more vineyards were planted in the Santa Rita Hills as newcomers came to believe that this seemingly inhospitable windswept, foggy western edge of the Santa Ynez Valley might be just the right place for grapes like pinot noir and chardonnay. The steady growth accelerated after the 2004 movie “Sideways” sang its rhapsody for pinot noir and the Santa Ynez Valley. By that time, the federal authorities had approved “Santa Rita Hills” as an official American Viticultural Area, though it is now rendered on labels as “Sta. Rita Hills” to avoid legal conflict with Chile’s huge Santa Rita winery.” “The wines themselves were divisive. The dominant style for California Pinot Noir in the first decade of the 21st century was opulent and

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award-winning powerful, with sweet, flamboyant fruit flavors and thick, plush textures. Most Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noirs were squarely in this style, which proved popular with some critics but alienated others. More recently, many producers throughout California have gravitated toward freshness, elegance and finesse, characteristics that historically helped to make pinot noir distinctive.” And as we’re learning and experiencing in our 21st century brave world of wine, wine makers, wineries and producers are delivering wine that just gets better and better. Ditto that with the wine makers in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. Here’s a recent wine review from The Wine Enthusiast of the 2018 Sea Smoke Southing: “Extremely suave aromas of rich black cherry, caramel cream and spearmint make for a wondrous, elegant and silky nose. Chiseled, expertly polished tannins frame the more delicate sip, where the black cherry cream flavors are enhanced by star anise and nutmeg accents. 95 points” With that review in mind, consider the 2009 Southing our family enjoyed with a simple fare of grilled chuck steak burgers, corn-on-the-cob and fresh vinegary coleslaw. The dark fruits in this wine—the plums and cherries tasted like a warm harvest day in October. The chiseled fruit of its youth has now made way to mellow and savory. Forest floor permeated, a little mushrooms here & there with a touch of cola, mint and a hush of violets. The wine is still wondrous and elegant with a more than silky nose. What a birthday treat that was! If one can still find a magnum of that 2009 around at some wine shop—which would be a tough find, it would probably sell for around three to four hundred bucks. But no angst here, we simply enjoyed a memorable wine dinner party and appreciated our blessings But wait!—there’s more: While celebrating my birthday week, we decided to open up the magnum of 2009 Sea Smoke Chardonnay and pair it with home fish-fry that included crispy French-fried potatoes and that more-thanagreeable vinegary coleslaw. That estate-grown Chard was still elegant with depth and great mouthfeel. The fresh acids had subsided, but the wine was stately refreshing with aromas and flavors of aged lily & hibiscus, nectar, honeydew, and warm macadamia. Cheers!

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he Palm Springs Young Playwrights Festival (PSYPF), which promotes and encourages theatrical creative writing to all elementary, middle, and high school students within Riverside County, announced that starting October 1 it will begin accepting submissions for the 4th Annual Palm Springs Young Playwrights Festival. Submissions will be accepted through March 1 from students enrolled in any school in the Riverside County school system. When the submission window closes, a selection committee will review all submissions and choose the most outstanding plays. Each winner will receive a mentorship to enhance their play, a free public staged reading by professional actors, and a $500 scholarship to help further their career in the arts. Winning plays will be announced by March 31, 2022. The 4th Annual Palm Springs Young Playwrights Festival will be held in June of 2022 at The Palm Springs Cultural Center, in Palm Springs, California. In addition, PSYPF announced that writer and producer Keith Hoffman will be the 2022 Mentor for winning students. Hoffman was a producer for the GLAAD Awardwinning series “30 Days” and is currently the Executive Producer for Animal Planet/ Discovery, where he produced ten seasons of “Finding Bigfoot.” He is currently finishing his memoir “The Summer My Sister Grew Sideburns.” He has written for such television series as “The Secret World of Alex Mack,” “Sister Sister,” and the popular Nickelodeon

cartoon “Doug.” His essays have appeared in Huffington Post, NY Daily News, and Grub Street Literary Journal. His popular blog is found at TheRavenLunatic.com. “We are honored and thrilled to have Keith Hoffman as our 2022 Mentor,” said David Youse, Executive Director of the Festival. “Last year, Keith participated in the festival as a guest director where he provided his tremendous insight and experience to the young playwrights. His impact was so great that that we couldn’t resist asking him to join as this years’ mentor and were delighted that he accepted this exciting opportunity to directly impact the festival’s winning students.” “Last year I was asked to direct one of the 2020 finalists, Cal Vaughn's one-act play, and was humbled to work with such a talented young artist,” said Hoffman. ”I am honored to have been asked to serve as a mentor to all the playwrights this year to help make sure their voices are clearly heard.” The 2020 winners of the festival had the honor of getting their plays performed in staged readings by seasoned professional actors at The Palm Springs Cultural Center. The festival may be seen online, free of charge, at www.psypf.org. “I want to give this opportunity to young playwrights, within my community, to bring their stories to life,” said Youse. “I always felt that opportunities were given for the young actor, singer or dancer, and felt the need to

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nurture our new storytellers in the theatre. I want to hear what our youth are thinking, feeling, and need to express. My first love is the theatre and I wanted to give back that joy to these young playwrights.” Recently PSYPF partnered with The Riverside County Office of Education to expand its outreach to young playwrights to include not just the Coachella Valley, but all of Riverside County. PSYPF is supported by Louisa Higgins, Visual and Performing Arts Administrator for The Riverside County Office of Education. PSYPF is funded by The Western Wind

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his is the first week of Fall, and a Santa Ana wind has fallen right in the forecast this week. It is a good time to check in and see just how well prepared we really are? We all know fire season is year-round, however Fall typically brings an even elevated fire danger with red flag warnings due to Santa Ana and Diablo winds. What is a Santa Ana? According to the California-Nevada Climate Applications Program (CNAP), the Santa Ana is a “dry, sometimes hot and dusty wind in southwestern California that blows westward through the canyons toward the coastal areas.” Santa Ana winds can occur during fall, winter, and spring, but they tend to peak during October through December. As firefighters, we dread the Santa Ana’s, and no – not just because they mess up the pomp, irritate allergies and bring on dry skin. The winds cause wildfires; Many times, intentional! The Santa Ana’s have a particularly devastating history of fanning the flames, creating some of the largest and most destructive fires in Southern California. In fact, they are sometimes known as the “devil winds.” Over the past few months we have sent a tremendous number of resources to

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Northern California; Hopefully they will get some rain this week as we need them back sooner than later. It is not just a Southern California problem! Diablos and Sundowners occur in Central and Northern California. When large wildfires strike, many resources and personnel are called on throughout California and even out of state to help. California has one of the most efficient mutual aid systems in the country. However, when multiple fires occur, it stretches our resources. It is important to remind homeowners, that we will do our part, so please be responsible to do your part in preparing your home against wildfires and if asked to evacuate, do so immediately! Everyone Is Impacted Regardless of where you live, wildfires impact everyone. Resources can be dispatched from every city/county in the state. Resources get stretched thin. Air quality is impacted, highways get closed, school classes get cancelled, utilities are interrupted, and it cost taxpayers millions of dollars to fight these fires. It is Not Just Fires That Are the Problem Santa Ana winds elevate fire danger, but also can cause power outages, bring

power lines down, trees topple, street and traffic lights go out, reduces visibility, while causing allergies and eye issues. It is important we educate our communities and ensure everyone is prepared! Here are some tools to help you

prepare your community: sce.com/outagecenter/preparing-for-outages and a map where power outages may be occurring: poweroutage.us/area/state/california. Are you ready? Visit readyforwildfire. org/Prepare-For-Wildfire.

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needed a room for a celebration of life for a close friend who passed unexpectantly. My frustration increased as all hotels were booked this last weekend. My last attempt started with a phone call to the Miramonte hotel to Front Desk receptionist Kiyah Alexander. What a sweetheart! Kiyah went way out of her way to ensure I was taken care of. With all the information she needed, she immediately contacted Chris Morano, Guest Services Supervisor at the Miramonte in Indian Wells. Chris was like an old friend who immediately made me feel completely comfortable and was equally compassionate of our loss. He was a class act who shared incredible stories of the Santa Rosa Fire where Chris used to live. The customer service, the kindness and

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ith fall finally upon us, we say ‘goodbye’ to days over 110 degrees and ‘hello’ to the best season for sport fans. Baseball and football are currently underway while the basketball and hockey seasons will be upon us in less than one month. Due to the value of live sporting events to advertisers, the value of a professional sports franchises are at all-time highs. According to Forbes Magazine, the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League is the most valuable team at $6.5 billion. Team owner Jerry Jones purchased the franchise in 1989 for $150 million. The team of Mr. October, Mr. November and the Bambino is the second most valuable team at $5 ¼ billion. With 27 championships and a passionate and loyal fan base, the New York Yankees are the crown jewel of Major League Baseball. George Steinbrenner bought this franchise in 1973 for a mere $10 million with his son running the ball club today. The third most valuable franchise is a tie between the New York Knicks of the NBA and the New England Patriots of the NFL. Both teams are worth $5 billion. While it is understandable that the Patriots would be amongst the most valuable teams with six championships during the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era, but the typically woeful Knicks? This shows the value of a team in the most populous area of the United States. Another Big Apple team, the New York Giants comes in fifth at $4.85 billion followed

by the Los Angeles Rams at $4.8 billion. The Golden State Warriors of San Francisco are the 6th most valuable franchise and second amongst NBA teams at $4.7 billion. Three championships since 2015 and a new stadium have propelled the Warriors’ impressive growth in value. Maybe it is personal bias but I thought the the Los Angeles Lakers would have been the most valuable NBA team. Despite 17 championships and LeBron James, this franchise is worth a paltry $4.6 billion for the Buss family. Back in 1979, Dr. Jerry Buss bough the Great Western Forum, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings of the NHL and a 13,000 acre ranch for $67 million. Talk about getting a good deal! The NFL team in Washington DC that doesn’t have a name somehow comes in ninth

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at $4.2 billion. Rounding out the top ten is the San Francisco 49ers. Valued a smidge under the nameless DC team, decades of excellence have helped build this franchise into one of the richest. Da’ Bears are the most valuable team in Chicago at $4.1 billion. The 2-0 La Vegas Raiders are in 22nd worth $3.4 billion despite the team’s nomadic existence over the last 30 years. From Oakland to Los Angeles to Oakland to Las Vegas, Al Davis bought the team in 1966 for $180,000. Reigning Super Bowl champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are led by G.O.A.T. Tom Brady are worth a cool $2.9 billion. The Los Angeles Clippers were bought by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in 2014 for the then unheard of price of $2 billion. The opportunity came up as long-time owner

BY HADDON LIBBY Donald Sterling had been banned for life from the NBA for racist statements. While most experts thought that the franchise would sell for less than $1 billion, Ballmer was intent on using some of his purported $20 billion fortune to get into the league as an owner. Today, Ballmer is in the process of building a $1.2 billion facility that will serve as the Clippers new home in a few years. No NHL teams cracked the top 50 most valuable sports franchises. The New York Rangers have the highest value at $1.5 billion with the Arizona Coyotes, being the poor stepchild of the league with a miniscule $285 million value. If we look globally, soccer teams like Barcelona and Real Madrid have valuations that would rank them third and fourth when compared to U.S. sports franchises. Haddon Libby is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Winlow Drake Investment Management. For more information, please visit WinslowDrake.com.

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alloween and Thanksgiving are around the corner. That means more family get togethers and the drinking festivities that go along with the holiday……. or does it? Will kids trick or treat and are we at a point where we would feel safe enough to attend a large dinner gathering. Last year I don’t think we had any Trick or Treaters. Will we all feel safe enough to let our kids out? I for one say NO. The holidays normally bring thousands of visitors to our desert, but will they this year? These visitors are here to have a good time, including Golf and Parties. Many will drink with abandon and meet members of the Black and White Fraternity, affectionally called The Riverside Sheriffs. The nervousness from this encounter causes drivers to develop Black and White Fever...especially if they have had a drink or two. When seeing police behind us, we wonder if we did something wrong and whether we are about to be stopped. That is true for all of us, even though we know the ropes. The driver usually becomes the most careful driver on the road, and starts to get nervous and sweat. When stopped, Black and White fever causes you to need multiple deodorant pads while worrying about being cited for speeding, let alone a DUI... if you Had Been Drinking. Imagine, how you would feel if you were being followed by a Black & White Patrol Car and HAD BEEN DRINKING….. though not drunk or impaired? You think of the consequences

of an arrest…the conviction and loss of your driver’s license. That is when the “fever” kicks in. In the Coachella Valley, we have more DUI DEATHS, per capita, than anywhere else in California. We have all read in the Desert Sun, and heard on our local stations, of the many recent fatalities. I have represented many families pursuing a Wrongful Death case against the DUI driver...and it is terrible... for all sides. Law enforcement looks for drinking drivers and the Sheriff’s set up Checkpoints during this time of the year. However, Riverside Sheriffs are even more vigilant during the holidays that bring in visitors from all over the world. I have had DUI clients that I have never met from all over the States, Europe and Japan too. The Golden Rules if stopped for a possible DUI? • Think carefully about what you say as well as your movement, body language and emotions. Please understand that you have a right, in a courteous way, to NOT TALK. I usually suggest saying you would be happy to talk, but your lawyer said to never talk without him there. Can we call Dale Gribow and get an ok to talk to you? • You don’t have to submit to a breath test at the scene or Field Sobriety Tests. They are optional! You should explain that you understand these tests are not mandatory at the scene and thus you elect not to take them. Explain you are happy to cooperate and take

a blood test at the station or hospital. Many professionals believe that way your reading may be going down, by the time the test is administered. Sometimes it can take 3 hours to get you to a blood test. • Don’t argue with the police. Remember, anything you say or do can be used against you...and it is not what you say but what they thought they heard you say, that is important. • Keep your hands where the police can see them. • Don’t run. • Don’t touch any police officer. • Don’t resist cuffs, even if you believe you are innocent. I have had MANY clients who tried to avoid the cuffs by spinning around, and the officer’s thumb was accidentally jammed. This led to battery on a police officer charge added to the case. You don’t want that. • Don’t complain at the scene or tell the police they are wrong and that you are going to file a complaint or that you know the Mayor etc....it will be in the report…and can only hurt you. • Request a lawyer immediately upon your arrest. • Remember the officer’s badge and patrol car numbers. • Write everything down that you can remember immediately upon being released. • Try to find witnesses and their names and phone numbers. • If you are injured TAKE PICS of the injuries as soon as possible, but make sure

you seek medical attention first. Remember: Silence is Golden and Handcuffs are Silver so DON’T TALK to POLICE without your lawyer’s permission. Though often referred to as an PI or DUI criminal defense lawyer, I choose to not view my DUI clients as "criminals". I prefer to view them, and more importantly to treat them, as good, honest people that have found themselves in a scary and unfortunate situation after screwing up. I look upon my job as protecting the Constitutional Rights of every American who drinks and drives and gets in an accident or arrested for a DUI. I do however “Change Hats” when as a Personal Injury Lawyer, I SUE Drunk Drivers for damages to my Injured or Deceased (Wrongful Death) clients. DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE, CALL A TAXI, LYFT OR UBER…THEY ARE A LOT CHEAPER THAN GETTING IN AN ACCIDENT OR ARRESTED AND CALLING ME. LAW ENFORCEMENT WARNS “DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER”. DALE GRIBOW Representing the injured and criminally accused “TOP LAWYER” - California’s Prestige Magazine, Palm Springs Life (PI/DUI) 2011-21 “TOP LAWYER” - Inland Empire Magazine 2016- 2019 PERFECT 10.0 AVVO Peer Rating

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common question asked by most everyone considering Keto is, “How long will it take Keto to work for me?” Typically, they have read all kinds of miracle weight loss stories and come into the Keto diet with very high expectations. By the time someone is ready to try the keto diet they may have exhausted every other diet out there and ready to jump in quickly. And they may be a bit impatient. They have researched Keto and read testimonials about how you can have crazy weight loss in a short time on Keto. Sometimes, they have in the back of their mind that, “If I don’t get noticeable results quickly, I could cave easily and go back to bagels, bread, chips, desserts and pasta.” That’s where, as a keto expert and coach, I step in to help them manage their expectations and challenge them to give it their best and see what happens. Everyone is different but I can guarantee that Keto works amazingly fast when done properly and with customization nuanced to support your body, health, and lifestyle. Another factor to consider when starting Keto is how aggressive do you want to be in your weight loss. I have some clients who want to go fast and others who prefer to go slow and steady. Either way Keto works and will get you to your goal! Is Keto Worth It? In my own personal experience, it took me about a week to realize keto worked and was worth it. In my first week of easing into Keto and cutting carbs and sugars, I dropped

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7 pounds without any exercise. And, while that may seem like a lot, many people lose up to 10 pounds in their first week on Keto. To be honest, it’s not the weight loss that convinced me this was more of a lifestyle than a diet. It was actually “living” these benefits that won me over and I felt more energetic than I had in a very long time. I no longer thought about food ALL the time. My cravings for sweets were diminished and manageable. I stopped feeling grumpy, uncomfortable, and bloated. I had a lot more energy and motivation. And, not just with food but every area of my life.

My face looked thinner in the mirror, my eyes were brighter, and my skin looked amazing. My clothes felt looser around my stomach and weren’t tight anymore. I felt confident and optimistic that “this” way of eating was right for me. My body was loving Keto foods…and it showed! Fast forward – It’s been over 3 l/2 years and I continue to experience these benefits. In addition, I feel happier, healthier and it’s been easy to maintain my goal weight. I love having one size of clothes in my closet and am no longer yo-yo dieting. It’s no wonder I’m still doing keto to this day…heling wome realize their dreams and goals for weight and health and loving every moment of it. Don’t Wing It What advice would I give anyone looking to do the same? Don’t “wing it”, because figuring out what to eat on your own, figuring out macros and making the lifestyle adjustments takes time and can be confusing when using “Google Coach”. There is a lot of misinformation online about Keto. It isn’t a one-size-fits all diet and it requires customization. Instead of gutting it out on your own, and to greatly increase your chances of success, reach out to a trained coach, like myself, to help you jumpstart your keto success. If I were coaching you, we’d review Keto food lists, eating plans, basic do’s and don’ts, personal goals, common mistakes, proven diet hacks, etc. Then we’d start by customizing

BY MICHELLE BORTHWICK a program just for you based on foods you crave, what foods you can’t live without, your expectations, goals, health, sociability, etc. Why? You can have the perfect Keto food plan mapped out, use an app to track your food and macros but without the right mindset and comprehensive customization you are setting yourself up for failure. When all these important factors are considered, and perfected, you’ll end up with a workable action plan to help you past any barriers you might have. Combine that with expert guidance, accountability, and support…the true magic of Keto happens! Set up a free 30-minute consultation with me at ketoiseasycoach.com and let’s talk all about Keto and what you are looking for and if this is a solution for you. Keto jut might be the answer you are seeking. About Michelle Borthwick: Michelle is a Keto customization expert and coach. Keto weight loss results can be greatly improved with Coaching, Customization, Accountability, and a trusted partner to guide you every step of the way. Michelle offers private sessions, proven Keto diet hacks, goal setting, ongoing support and more. If you are interested in a Keto lifestyle designed to get you lasting results, book a 30-minute complimentary private coaching session online at KetoIsEasyCoach.com.


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his week’s article will focus on the use of natural remedies for infection whether it be bacterial or viral. For Centuries naturalist have been prescribing herbs and plants to fight all kinds of health maladies. Turmeric, cannabis, quercetin, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, elemental zinc, Epigallocatechin-gallate (EGCG), terpenes, flavonoids, and last but on least, N-AcetylL-Cysteine (N-A-C) are all examples of herbs used medicinally. Since the world is dealing with the Wuhan Virus (COVID-19), my discussion will focus on the Zelenko Protocol recommended for ages forty-five and over and the recommendations of Dr. Judy Mikovits, a renowned virologist. Currently the common Wuhan virus treatment is the same as the flu, stay home, rest, drink plenty of fluids, go to the hospital if symptoms get worse. But this is not a naturally occurring virus. It is a synthetic virus. Therefore, denying aggressive treatment in the first few days of this synthetic virus infection, some will say is medical malpractice. Government pressure along with media misinformation has forced physicians to follow practices abhorrent pre-COVID-19. Physicians are having their medical license revoked, and in some states, being arrested if they prescribe hydroxychloroquine for this synthetic virus. So, what can you do if you contact COVID-19? If you cannot get hydroxychloroquine, quercetin is a good substitute. All of the natural therapeutics mentioned above are in any health food store or on Amazon. To avoid hospitalization, Mikovits and Zelenko have given us hope for treating not only the long term aftereffects of the Wuhan virus, but also a reinfection after being vaccinated. First Mikovits tells us to take off the mask, and never wear it again. To prove masks are dangerous and contributing to illness, purchase a small inexpensive oximeter at any drug store. Wear your mask in the car. Before you get out of the car check your pulse-Ox with the oximeter. Repeat this while exercising. Normal results are between 9598%. Rebreathing the carbon dioxide, you are exhaling, robs your cells of nutrients for survival. Infections becomes fatal when the cascade of inflammation overwhelms the immune system. The above natural supplements function as a dimmer switch on that inflammation. It puts the fire out in the

immune system. The endocannabinoid system, the killer T-cells, and antibodies, all complement each other to fight foreign agents. Cannabidiol (CBD) receptors are predominantly located in the immune system, and bone marrow where blood cells like killer t-cells are formed. There are more cannabidiol receptors in the skin than any other receptor in the body. Using a high potency cannabidiol balm on the skin forms a barrier to outside pathogens and prophylactically dims the inflammation. You can legally purchase THC-free (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol) cannabis anywhere in the US. Check out these two websites to obtain pure CBD/CBG/CBN products: healingessencecbd.com healercbd.com The Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, and the Wiley publication, Chemistry and Biodiversity both have articles showing the effects of terpenes on viruses. “…… Two different mixtures of essential oils were reviewed, both of which showed AntiViral activity against HSV-1 and SARS-COV.” “Specific terpenes that came into contact with the SARS virus were found to reduce its severity and impact (both in-vitro and invivo) by withholding a certain protein that replicates the RNA – preventing it from penetrating healthy cells and using them as hosts for its replication”. If you get the measles vaccine and become exposed to measles you will not get measles because measles is a natural virus. We do not give a measles vaccine to a healthy person or to someone who already had the measles infection. However, when you get this experimental biologic mRNA drug and become exposed to the virus you will get COVID-19. Vaccinated people shed the virus through their skin cells, nose, and throat and reinfecting others. The CDC website published 41,915,285 cases of the Wuhan virus in the past 30 days with 670,565 deaths in the last 30 days effectively proving a 99% recovery rate. The media only reports deaths they do not report how many recover from the virus infection. There is hope in developing immunity to synthetic viruses and their variants. Do not fear, hug your children. Hug your grandparents and boost your immune system with these warrior tools. For more information go to www. ruthahillrn.com.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries author Steve Maraboli says, “The best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.” If that strategy appeals to you, the next eight weeks will be an excellent time to put it to maximum use. You’re entering a phase when you can have an especially beneficial effect on people you care for. You’ll be at peak power to help them unleash dormant potentials and access untapped resources. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): It’s a good time to ruminate about things you wish could be part of your life but aren’t. You will be wise to develop a more conscious relationship with wistful fantasies about impossible dreams. Here’s one reason why this is true: You might realize that some seemingly impossible dreams aren’t so impossible. To get in the mood for this fun exercise, meditate on a sample reverie: “I wish I could spend a whole day discovering new music to love. I wish I owned a horse and a boat and a vintage brown and orange striped bohemian cardigan sweater from the 1970s. I wish I knew the names of all the flowers. I wish I felt more at ease about revealing my hidden beauty. I wish I could figure out how to eliminate unnecessary stress from my life.” GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Poet, essayist, and translator Anne Carson calls her husband Robert Currie the “Randomizer.” His role in her life as a creative artist is to make quirky recommendations that help her avoid being too predictable. He sends her off in directions she wouldn’t have imagined by herself. Here’s an example: At one point in her career, Carson confessed she was bored with her writing. The Randomizer suggested, “Let’s put dancers into it.” In response, she repurposed the sonnets she had been working on into a live theatrical performance featuring many dancers. I think you would benefit from having a Randomizer in your life during the coming weeks. Know anyone who could serve? If not, look for one. Or be your own Randomizer. CANCER (June 21-July 22): If you so desired, you could travel to Munich, Germany and eat beerflavored ice cream. Or you could go to Rehoboth, Delaware and get bacon-flavored ice cream. If you were in Taiwan, you could enjoy pineapple shrimp ice cream, and if you were in London, you could sample haggis-flavored ice cream, made from sheep innards. But my advice right now is to stick with old reliables like chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream—which are still delicious even if they’re not exotic. What’s my reasoning? In general, the astrological aspects suggest that during the coming weeks, you’re most likely to thrive on trustworthy standbys and experiences you know and trust. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Celebrated novelist Jane Austen (1775–1817) wrote, “Sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in.” People who aren’t as articulate as Austen experience that problem even more often than she did. But the good news, Leo, is that in the coming weeks, you’ll be extra skillful at expressing your feelings and thoughts—even those that in the past have been difficult to put into words. I invite you to take maximum advantage of this grace period. Communicate with hearty poise and gleeful abandon. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “When you know what’s important, it’s a lot easier to ignore what’s not,” writes author and life coach Marie Forleo. Let’s make her thought the basis of your work and play in the coming weeks. Get vibrantly clear on what is of supreme value to you, which influences bring out the best in you, and which people make it easy for you to be yourself. Then compose a second list of trivial situations that are of minor interest, influences that make you feel numb, and people who don’t fully appreciate you. Next, Virgo, formulate long-term plans to phase out the things in the second list as you increasingly emphasize your involvement in the pleasures named in the first list.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Happy Birthday sometime soon, Libra! As gifts, I have collected six useful mini-oracles for you to meditate on during the rest of 2021. They’re all authored by Libran aphorist Yahia Lababidi. 1. Hope is more patient than despair and so outlasts it. 2. Miracles are proud creatures; they will not reveal themselves to those who do not believe. 3. A good listener is one who helps us overhear ourselves. 4. One definition of success might be refining our appetites, while deepening our hunger. 5. With enigmatic clarity, life gives us a different answer each time we ask her the same question. 6. Temptation: seeds we are forbidden to water, that are showered with rain. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Pioneering psychologist Carl Jung wrote, “I must also have a dark side if I am to be whole.” But it’s important to add that some dark sides tend to be destructive and demoralizing, while other dark sides are fertile and interesting. Most of us have a share of each. My reading of the planetary omens suggests that you Scorpios now have extra power to upgrade your relationship with the fertile and interesting aspects of your dark side. I hope you will take advantage! You have a ripe opportunity to deepen and expand your wholeness. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Sagittarian poet Rainer Maria Rilke was a complicated person with many mysterious emotions and convoluted thoughts. And yet, he once wrote that life occasionally brought him “boundless simplicity and joy.” I find it amazing he could ever welcome such a state. Kudos to him! How about you, dear Sagittarius? Are you capable of recognizing when boundless simplicity and joy are hovering in your vicinity, ready for you to seize them? If so, be extra alert in the next two weeks. I expect there’ll be a visitation or two. Maybe even three or four. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Baltasar Gracián was not a 21st-century New Age self-help teacher. He was a 17th-century Jesuit philosopher born under the sign of serious, diligent Capricorn. I hope you will be extra receptive to his advice in the coming weeks. He wrote, “Know your key qualities, your outstanding gifts. Cultivate them. Redouble their use.” Among the key qualities he gave as examples were disciplined discernment and resilient courage. I bring his thoughts to your attention because the coming weeks will be a rousing time to heed his counsel. It’s time for you to identify and celebrate and give abundant expression to your key qualities. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): After studying the genes that create feathers in birds, scientists found that humans have all the necessary genes to grow feathers. (I read about it in National Geographic magazine.) So why don’t we grow feathers, then? Well, it’s complicated. Basically, the feather-making genes are not fully activated. Who knows? Maybe someday, there’ll be technology that enables us to switch on those genes and sprout plumage. I bet my Aquarian friend Jessie, whose body has 30 tattoos and 17 piercings, would take advantage. In the coming weeks, it might be fun for you to imagine having bird-like qualities. You’re entering a high-flying phase—a time for ascension, expansion, soaring, and seeing the big picture from lofty vantage points. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Are there sensual and erotic acts you’ve never tried and are curious about? Are there experimental approaches on the frontier of your desires that would be intriguing to consider? Might there be lusty experiences you’ve barely imagined or don’t know about— but that could be fun to play with? According to my analysis of the astrological omens, the coming weeks will be a favorable time to explore such possibilities. Be safe and prudent, of course. Don’t be irresponsible or careless. But also be willing to expand your notions of your sexuality. Homework. It’s time for Brag Therapy. Send me your proud and shiny boasts. Newsletter@ FreeWillAstrology.com ---------------------------------------Rob Brezsny - Free Will Astrology freewillastrology@freewillastrology.com

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mazing dogs comfort the sick, they are the eyes for the blind, and they comfort to the lonely. They are trained to assist law enforcement and the military. Their keen sense of smell enables them to detect certain cancers in humans with an incredible rate of accuracy. Dogs are now trained to detect Covid at airports and in stadiums. Dogs are heroic creatures who engage in searches to locate humans in distress. We recently passed the 20th anniversary of the worst attack on our nation that happed on September 11, 2001. Dogs were there in the aftermath of the fall of the twin towers in New York City. About 350 canines relentlessly searched the rubble for months. They often became depressed when their search yielded little result according to the veterinarians and Humane Society personnel who were on scene. They suffered burns, cuts, and dehydration as they sorted through rubble of the World Trade Center for hours looking for survivors and human remains. One dog, Apollo, survived after being engulfed in flames. Another dog was saved after falling.

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Keeping the dogs healthy enough to continue their dangerous work was a major challenge for veterinarians, many of whom voluntarily pulled themselves away from their practices. Also caring for the dogs were members of the New York Police Department's Emergency Services Unit, canine division; and volunteers and officials from the Suffolk County, New York, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Supported by their caregivers, search and rescue dogs worked around-the-clock in 12 hours shifts. The dogs' ability to detect even the most miniscule fragments of human DNA among the rubble allowed forensic investigators to identify many of the 2,977 people killed at the site. In addition to caring for search dogs, veterinarians and volunteers also aided in rescuing pets left stranded in apartments all around ground zero after authorities

locked the area down. They also provided first aid to human first responders caring for eyes encased in ash and providing pain medication. Prior to 9/11, there were no official standards in place for dealing with animals at disaster scenes. The canine rescue effort at ground zero helped set protocols for future disasters while working 24/7 for months at the site. Roy Gross, Suffolk County SPCA Chief recalls, “Dehydration was the biggest issue we had. These dogs had to be washed because obviously they were covered with contaminants. They couldn’t smell anything because they were so covered. Their eyes had to be irrigated with saline solution. There was another dog that I remember. And he was coming in toward the mobile hospital. I can see the dog is collapsing. And the handler gets the dog over for food, water,

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This lovely 3-yr-old mixed German Shepherd girl waits patiently for a home at the Humane Society of the Coachella Valley in N. Palm Springs. Sweet & loyal Chrissy had a long wait at the San Bernardino County shelter at Devore when abandoned, then her adopted human pass away from cancer. Chrissy will do best with a dog experienced family. Call (760) 329-0203 for an appointment to meet Chrissy.

This sweet 7-mo-old Tuxedo boy would love to be relaxing at your house! He’s cat ID#A1636087 at the Coachella Valley Animal Campus, 72-050 Pet Land Place, Thousand Palms. Come meet him between 10am & 4pm Mon through Saturday. www.rcdas.org. (760) 343-3644.

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and whatever he needed. Then the dog starts pulling his handler back to the pile like he knew he had a job to finish.” Tragically there were few live human survivors for the dogs to rescue at ground zero, causing the animals to become depressed. At times, their handlers would hide themselves under debris to give the dogs a sense of purpose to keep going. One handler was approached by a woman who said, “I just want to thank you and your unit – your dogs found my son.” Dogs and human rescuers fought against time in this overwhelming disaster. Twenty years later there is still a grave need for national coordination which includes animal disaster response. None of the 9/11 dogs perished at the scene, though all of them are now in heaven. Now trained to detect Covid, dogs are still proving to be amazing heroes, saving lives while giving us hope. Janetmcafee8@gmail.com ---------------------------------------------------Here is a partial list of Inland Empire shelters and rescue groups where you can adopt a wonderful dog or cat. COACHELLA VALLEY ANIMAL CAMPUS – This county shelter is now open for walk in visitors 10am-4pm Mon through Sat. You can view the animals at all four Riverside county shelters at rcdas.org, and get the ID number, 72050 Pet Land Place, Thousand Palms, (760) 343-3644. (Public) PALM SPRINGS ANIMAL SHELTER – This shelter is open every day except Tuesday. View their animals online at psanimalsshelter. org, 4575 E. Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs, (760) 416-5718. (Public) DESERT HOT SPRINGS ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL - Open daily 9:30-4:30. View their animals at cityofdhs.org/animal-carecontrol.com, 65810 Hacienda Ave, Desert Hot Springs, (760) 329-6411 ext. 450. ANIMAL SAMARITANS – Call for an appointment to adopt. View their animals at animalsamaritans.org. Email acorrow@ animalsamaritans.org to foster. Located at 72307 Ramon Rd, Thousand Palms, (760) 601-3918. (Private) CALIFORNIA PAWS RESCUE - Call for an


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appointment to adopt. Located at 73650 Dinah Shore, Palm Desert. View their animals at californiapawsrescue.com, (760) 6568833. (Private) HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE COACHELLA VALLEY – Call for an appointment to adopt a dog or cat. This shelter has lots of big dogs and some cats. View some of their animals at orphanpet.com. Located at 17825 N. Indian Canyon, Palm Springs, (760) 329-0203. (Private) KITTYLAND – The shelter is closed so call for an appointment to visit and adopt a cat. Located at 67600 18th Avenue, Desert Hot Springs, kittylandrescue.org, (760) 251-2700. (Private) FOREVER MEOW – Foster based rescue for cats located in Rancho Mirage. Contact them at ForeverMeow.org, (760) 335-6767. (Private) PRETTY GOOD CAT – Foster based rescue for cats located in La Quinta. Contact them at prettygoodcat.com, (760) 660-3414 (Private) BFF4pets – Foster based rescue for dogs and cats located in La Quinta. Email them at rescues@bff4pets.com, (310) 431-7818 (Private)

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LOVING ALL ANIMALS – Call for appointment to visit and adopt dogs. Located at 83496 Ave 51, Coachella, lovingallanimals. org, (760) 834-7000. (Private) ANIMAL RESCUE CENTER OF CALIFORNIA (ARC), Foster based rescue for dogs and cats in Indio. thearc-ca.org, (760) 877-7077 (Private) LIVING FREE ANIMAL SANCTUARY – Large outdoor shelter for dogs and cats up Hwy 74, Mountain Center, view animals at living-free. org, and call (951) 659-4687. (Private) MORONGO BASIN HUMANE SOCIETY – Located at 4646 Sun View Rd, Joshua Tree, mbhumanesociety.com, call between 11am2pm (760) 366-3786 (Private) CITY OF SAN BERNARDINO ANIMAL SHELTER – The shelter is now open for Walk in visitors 12 – 3pm Tuesday through Saturday. Google “City of San Bernardino Animal Shelter” for website to view animals and get the ID number of the animal you want to meet. Located at 333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, (909) 384-1304 or (909) 3847272. (Public) SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER AT DEVORE – Shelter is now open for walk ins 7 days a week. Call (909) 3869280. View animals at sbcounty.gov/acc and get the ID number of animal you are interested in adopting, 19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino (Public). DREAM TEAM ANGELS RESCUE - Foster based rescue located in Grand Terrace/ San Bernardino area. Contact them through website DreamTeamangelsrescue.com, (360) 688-8884. (Private)

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