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saturday, october 13 noon - 6:00 p.m.

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40+ Food, Beer and Wine tasting Booths 2 stages of Live Bands Free Parking A Hocker Productions event

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Oktoberfest Palm Springs...........3 From The Front Lines...................5 Crater Lake Chef Challenge........6 Great Autos of Yesteryear...........6 Barbie Does Palm Springs...........7 Dont Be Clueless..........................8 Haddon Libby: It’s All Local.........9 Desert DJ’s....................................9 Consider This..............................10 Desert Rhythms.........................11 Pet Place.....................................12 The Vino Voice............................13 Club Crawler Nightlife...............14 The Pampered Palette...............16 Art Scene....................................17 Screeners....................................18 Local Music Spotlight ...............19 Golf Column...............................19 Restaurant Guide.......................20 Dale ribow on the Law...............21 Classifieds..................................21 Musicians Corner.......................21 Safety Tips..................................22 Creative Change Conferences...23 ShareKitchen..............................23 Free Will Astrology....................24 Health Fitness & Beauty ...........25 Mind, Body & Spirit...................25

Saturday, October 13, Noon – 6:00 pm

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t only took us 202 years to catch on, but at last, Palm Springs is bringing the annual German tradition of celebrating beer to the Coachella Valley! Saturday, October 13 at noon until 6:00 pm, in weather that promises to be absolutely gorgeous, more than 40 food, wine and beer tasting booths will be set up a long side of live bands and entertainment on two stages in beautiful down town Palm Springs in honor of the tradition known as Ocktoberfest. The original celebration of Oktoberfest, began in Belgium in 1810, as a 16-day festival held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world’s largest fair, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year to descend on the beer tents known to the locals “die Wiesn” – named after the fairgrounds themselves. Our local, Palm Springs celebration will only last the better part of the day, but, in the spirit of its origins, promises to be packed with a whole lot of food, fun, beer, wine and entertainment. Octoberfest Palm Springs will also be much more accessible, located on the corner of Tahquitz Canyon Way and Palm Canyon Drive. Belgian and German Beers like Beck’s, St. Pauli’s Girl, Stella Artois, Leffe, Hoegaarden will be offered along with a wide array of “microbrews” or “craft beers” including Hangar 24, Stone Brewing Company, Firestone, New Belgium. Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse will be pouring HJ Summer Weissbier and Das Schwein Dunkelweizen. The entertainment slated is bound to please anyone and everyone in attendance representing a wide range of music genres.

“Stewedsheidzel/Bavarian Stew,” one of Southern California’s most popular German/Bavarian bands will provide the ambiance associated with Oktoberfest. The inspirational band “Soul Activation” will be bringing their unique sound mixes of rhythm and blues, funk, rock and gospel with a touch of jazz. “Cougrzz Rock,” the all-female rock band will pay tribute to rock classics, especially the female fronted bands of the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s on up to today’s rock artists. And if that’s not enough to tickle your musical fancy, make sure you treat your ears to the “Brian Nova Trio.” According to the Jazz Times, Nova, a Seattle based musician “is an accomplished guitarist, on both electric and acoustic, whose fingers lightly dance on the fret board exploring bossa grooves at breakneck tempos” and is accompanied by a band that “is clearly capable of capturing a groove and sticking with it.” Oktoberfest Palm Springs is being produced by event guru, Jeff Hocker of Hocker Productions, whose list of local successes include but are not limited to; Palm Springs Opera Guild’s Opera in the Park, Palm Springs Food & Wine Festival, Food and Wine Festival Palm Desert and as Associate Producer for Fashion Week El Paseo. “I wanted to build an event in downtown Palm Springs that could become an annual signature event that would bring in tourists from outside of the region to enjoy our incredible October weather while sampling stellar beers, wine and European cuisine.” Jeff estimates an attendance of 1,500 plus to turn out to the event that will help our Coachella Valley and particularly, Palm Springs continue its growth as a “goto-destination” favorite. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 upon

entry and admission includes tasting ticket and souvenir glass and parking is free. Attendees must be 21 or over to attend. I would highly recommend paying a little more for the VIP Lounge. The VIP experience will feature stellar celebrity chef demonstrations from Adam Gertler, a Next Food Network Star finalist, and Chris Mitchum, executive chef of the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells. Also included will be the top-notch vocal stylings of cabaret singers Darci Daniels and Bonnie Gilgallon. Top DJ Andy T, direct from the clubs of San Francisco will be there as well, along with many other surprises. The VIP ticket price of $50 also includes general admission and 6 tasting tickets, in/out privileges and a souvenir glass. Proceeds for the event benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Les Dames d’Escoffier (providing scholarships for female chefs) and the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce. More information and advance tickets sales are provided at www.oktoberfestpalmsprings.com or you can call (760) 320-5272. Special room rates are available as well at Ace Hotel and Swim Club and the Riviera, Palm Springs with promotion code “OKTOBERFEST”. Mark your calendars and support this fantastic celebration that promises to be an annual event and local tradition of libation inspired, food and musical fun that will be the “Prost” (that’s German for “toast”) of the town!

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A Week in the Life of one Soldier in Afghanistan

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he face of the average American soldier has changed. Now sprinkled in with the faces of young men and women fresh out of high school or college, are men and women in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s being newly deployed to the front lines from our military reserves. These growing numbers of reservists are being called into active duty, leaving civilian jobs, growing families and an established civilian life to do so. One such soldier is United States Naval Reserve Lieutenant, Frank Riley. Leaving a devoted wife, a son in high school, a daughter in the midst of leaving for college and a church family that calls him pastor, Frank is serving on the front lines in Afghanistan as an unarmed chaplain to America’s finest. Frank, a very dear friend of mine since our college days, has given me permission to share his stories. They are a stark reminder of everyday life for these men and women. We have been at war so long; it seems to have become a fact forgotten by some, ignored by others while neither of these are options for the families and those people who are actively honoring their commitment to this great country of ours. “We wear that Chaplain cross…people notice it right away and know what you’re there for. It’s not uncommon for people to pull you aside and, all of a sudden; you’re having a spiritual conversation. Because you wear the uniform, you’re going to have access in a way that no one else has. You can go anywhere as a Chaplain. That is a great gift. But with that comes a great responsibility….We want to make sure that each person has the right and the ability to worship as their own faith dictates. And for me, that’s a sacred duty.” — Chaplain Frank Riley, LT, USNR (Deployed August, 2012) September 6, 2012 “The lone Afghani was approaching me as we walked toward each other on the same side of the street. Drawing closer, I noted the longer loose fitting clothes very much unlike my military wear. Even as the distance lessened and very different from my normal thoughts back home, I found myself thinking ‘there could be hidden explosives under that garment.’ Calmly, yet warily, I began to move to my right and slightly away from this oncoming pedestrian. Not much distance between

us, I grinned and raised my hand in greeting. Even as I did so, this Afghan national did the same and as our eyes met, a misstep caused a quick veering toward my person. Still watching each other, a look of alarm must have crossed my face as I wondered, “How long until the blast?” For my Afghani ‘friend’s’ part, a look of horror was returned together with a quick look to see if I was drawing my weapon (Chaplains Don’t Carry weapons). On another street in another place, I would have moved in quickly with my own hands extended to prevent a fall. On another street in another place thoughts of embarrassment at tripping over one’s feet would have replaced those of danger or imminent death. On another street in another place we both might have laughed together instead of walking on… each thankful to still be among the living.” September 10, 2012 “Nearly a quarter mile from the blast site, the steel doors to our quarters are bent, windows that were shattered are boarded up and the interior walls bow out

from the concussive force of a blast that was the defining moment of the deployment of so many here. Seeing the evidence of such a blast, I am amazed to meet personnel who were just a few feet from the initial impact; testament to the resiliency of our bodies to withstand such force. Even so, the mood remains upbeat even as all here serve with a heightened sense of vigilance. On this day before 9/11, we find ourselves within sight of the Pakistan border ringed by mountain heights which while picturesque, also represent places from which fire can be targeted upon us. In this place it seems we are never safe while the words of the old blessing take on more imminent meaning ‘The Lord Shield and Defend you.’” September 15, 2012 “The gym on this forward operating base deep inside Afghanistan and some 7,000 feet above sea level is alive with the sounds of metal on metal as weights rise and fall. TV monitors above the cardio equipment give us the daily news or allow us to view Major League Baseball as workouts

continue. Suddenly I am aware of the gym growing quiet as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines quietly stop lifting and focus on the TV monitors. Taps is playing…a half screen of Arlington National Cemetery is depicted even as the names and places of loss flash on the screen, naming those killed in action thus far, this month in the service of our nation. The somber moment ends as the American Forces Network (AFN) screen flashes the post script, ‘Lest We Forget’. Thousands of miles from home, the screen here is different from CBS or NBC or any number of networks back home. Thousands of miles from home on this Saturday afternoon, we take time to remember, even as some here wonder if those back home will do the same.” If you have a story from the “Front Lines” of people making a difference in service be it military, volunteer organization, police, fire department or the like, please contact me at lisa@coachellavalleyweekly.com. We would like to share their story.

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Crater Lake Chef Challenge

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s we wind down to the final few weeks of competition, those that have passed the qualifying round of the Crater Lake Chef Challenge will now face off until a winner is declared. The chefs have shown amazing talent thus far, and the food has been both impressive and inspiring, coming from a guy who enjoys cooking as much as he does eating. In week eight, we watched Dave Burke of Fleming’s Steakhouse at The River in Rancho Mirage, take on Jesse Souza of Circa 59 at The Riviera in Palm Springs. Both gentlemen were eager to start immediately! While judging this event, I am always watching to see how the chefs are able to incorporate the Crater Lake spirits into their recipes. Not only do these need to be used, they need to have relevance in the recipe. Finding creative ways for Crater Lake Vodka and Gin to enhance a recipe

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is what separates the rookies from the pros. If the chef can manage this feat, all that he or she needs to worry about is flavor and appearance, and a little flair in his or her techniques doesn’t hurt either. Dave from Fleming’s prepared for his first course, Crab en Gelee, crab meat rolled in gelatin. Because everything must be made within one hour with no prior preparatory work, this dish would be a challenging one. While the flavors were appealing, the presentation fell flat as the thin layer of clear gelatin was not as firm as expected, giving a slimy appearance to the crab meat underneath. In a bold attempt to impress, Dave offered Lamb Wellington as a main course. The lamb loin was seasoned and seared, then wrapped in puff pastry dough with diced vegetables before being placed

in the oven to bake. It emerged a perfect golden brown and smelled wonderful; however, the lamb was cooked nearly well done and became slightly tough in the process. Jesse from Circa 59, in the Riviera hotel, began with salmon, served with a jicama slaw and herbed rice. The salmon was prepared with Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka, giving it a subtly sweet flavor. The jicama slaw was tough and provided too much of a contrast in textures but the salmon was a hit, cooked just slightly under which is perfect in my opinion. His second course was oyster chowder. Oysters were prepared and set aside while the chowder had been slowly cooking on the stove top. We watched as diced potatoes, cream, seasonings and finally bacon all went into the pot. Once completed, the fried oysters were added and the chowder was garnished with a drizzle of a homemade spicy puree of peppers and Crater Lake Pepper Vodka. The hot sauce was so incredible I had to ask to take the rest home before it was wasted. Our winner was Jesse Souza from Circa

59, with his incredible oyster chowder being the star of the show. Jesse will move on to compete with other winning chefs from around the valley over the next few weeks. Stop in to see what everyone is talking about and get the chance to try some of the food, win awesome raffle prizes and taste some Crater Lake products. Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm, come see these talented chefs at Fixtures Living in Rancho Mirage across from The River.

Great Autos of Yesteryear

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ctober 9, 2012 -To further enhance the Bavarian theme at Oktoberfest Palm Springs, Great Autos of Yesteryear will exhibit a variety of German cars with vintages as far back as a 1934 Mercedes Benz “Replica.” On display will also be a 1964 & 1968 VW Beetles, a 1971 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupe, 1963 BMW R60-Z Motorcycle and several other surprises that you have to attend to see. As a benefit for the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, raffle tickets will be sold for a 1973 green Ford Thunderbirdwith white vinyl roof, white leather interior & 460 cubic inch, 7.5 liter V-8 Engine. Tickets will be sold at Oktoberfest Palm Springs and the final raffle will be held on Saturday, October 20 at the Palm Springs Casual Concours IV Classic Car Show. In the 1973 Thunderbird sales catalog, Ford stated “...we believe the 1973 Thunderbird to be the finest ever built.” At the time, it was certainly one of the most distinctive, and one of the most popular cars on the road. Ford was right when a

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company spokesperson said, “Thunderbird ‘73. Still unique in all of the world.” Oktoberfest Palm Springs is a unique European-style festival showcasing more than 40 food, beer and wine tasting booths on October 13 from Noon-6:00p.m. Live entertainment on 2 stages will include polka jazz, modern and DJ music to fit everyone’s taste. Purchase tickets or book your room now for special hotel rates at the Riviera Palm Springs or the ACE Hotel and Swim Club at www.OktoberfestPalmSprings. com. This inaugural event will benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Les Dames d’Escoffier (Providing scholarships for female chefs) and the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce. Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, California the festival will be held at the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way in the park adjacent to the 26-foot tall “Forever Marilyn” statue. Spectacular views, ease to all of the shops, restaurants and night clubs of

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Barbie Does Palm Springs

by Lisa Morgan

Opening Night Reception Saturday, October 20 @ 7-10pm

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arbie loves Palm Springs! Yes, I am referring to “the” Barbie, of Mattel fame, who recently toured our beautiful city of Palm Springs who, to the delight of all her fans, will be sharing her adventures through the photos of longtime friend and personal photographer, Steven Henke. These limited edition prints of Barbie in all her fashion best, and even some with her companion, Ken, 40 prints in all, will be displayed at a special photography exhibition entitled, “Barbie Does Palm Springs” at Savage Galleries in Palm Springs running from October 20-31, 2012. A gala, Opening Night Reception will be held, Saturday, October 20 from 7-10 pm and everyone is invited. All proceeds from the auction event, will benefit the LGBT Community Center of the Desert. The story of the special relationship between Barbie and photographer, Steven Henke is as valuable and intriguing as the photos themselves. As a young boy growing up in a small town in North Dakota, with a natural attraction for beauty and fashion, young Steven was drawn to Malibu Barbie and all her accessories, earning him the not so loving nick-name, “Barbie Boy”. Friends were scarce for Steven in those days. In spite of the difficult atmosphere of his youth, Steven developed his natural affinities into an extremely successful career in ideation and trend forecasting. At one point in his journey, he was in charge of developing accessories for Mattel where, once again, he was dubbed “Barbie Boy”, only this time as a title of admiration and respect. Steven’s story echoes the message that many who suffer discrimination need to hear, see and believe. “When people look at my work, I hope they feel happy and optimistic because no matter what’s happening, ‘it does get better’.” The buzz created by Steven’s project

inspired Mattel designer and Palm Springs resident, Jim Holmes to get involved. Holmes developed a custom made, not to be reproduced, Barbie and Ken doll unique and exclusive, specifically for Henke’s project called “PS…I Love You Barbie and Ken”. These one of a kind dolls and their photos, along with the rest of Barbie’s photo shoots, will be available at auction at the opening night gala. Barbie Does Palm Springs will also be holding the auction at leading online charity auction site, Charitybuzz.com. People all around the world will be bidding on these items and people from all over Southern California are expected to attend this unique and worthy exhibition. Having come full circle in his journey with Barbie, the value of the community support he has received through this project as well as the new friendships he’s gained are not in the least lost on Steven Henke. Steven

says he finds himself now, living in the reality of his favorite quote that is pinned to his “inspiration board”. The quote by Kevin Aucoin reads: “Today I see beauty everywhere I go, in every face I see, in every single soul, and sometimes even in myself.” Savage Gallery is located at 870 Research Drive, Palm Springs. Find them also at savagegallery.net or call (207) 3882326. The public is encouraged to attend Steven Henke’s Barbie Does Palm Springs

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here’s nothing like gung ho Team Spirit, or for the more sophisticated desert dweller, Esprit de corps. Call the whole seasonal kumbaya get-together--partying or passing on the bucks for a good cause---an extreme sport because in this community it is played daily, nightly, weekends, rain or shine, hot or hotter, nearly 24/7. Togetherness, whether dropping coins in a waiting hand or change in a charity dish at the check-out counter, dishing out a big donation with a hand-written check, lending a helping hand as a volunteer, or offering expertise and learning to eager students of all ages, in this community is generosity personified. We’re good at giving! We give of ourselves, and our bounty, however meager or magnificent. And we don’t face the challenge alone. Go team! There are only winners in this game. Read on. Friday, October 12, 6pm – 7:30pm. CSUSB Palm Desert Campus hosts Conversations on Diversity with a special presentation by PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) entitled “Moving Equality Forward.” A panel of heterosexual and gay couples will share their personal histories and experiences with topics that range from bullying and abuse to social pressures. John Durkin, coordinator for the PFLAG Speakers Bureau, will moderate this lively, informative discussion with David Irwin, Mike and Carol Valasa and Ron Oden, former mayor of Palm Springs. Founded in the 1970s with a global reach of 350 affiliates, PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of the PFLAG community, provides education to the general public and an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation, identity and diversity. Free attendance and parking. Campus location: 37-500 Cook St., Palm Desert. For more info, call Mike Singer, 760341-2883, ext. 78107, or msinger@csusb. edu. Saturday, October 13, 9:30am. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To wit, the Paint El Paseo Pink Walk not only brings attention to the fact that 35,000 women die of breast cancer each year (many men, too)), but in its sixth annual year, the walk organized by the Desert Cancer Foundation gathers urgently needed funds to provide free screenings, diagnostic services and treatments locally. Last year, over 700 walkers painted El Paseo Pink, raising $50,000. This year, presenting sponsor Desert Healthcare District will match every donation up to $75,000. Hopefully, the funds raised will top $150,000. Palm Desert City Councilwoman Jan Harnik is Honorary Chairwoman. TV personality Pattie Daly Caruso, a breast cancer survivor will emcee. Bring mom, dad, grandparents, and kids of all ages and attitudes, 4-legged dogs ditto, and join the “pink” parade.

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Registration is $20, which includes a limited edition T-shirt that announces you care and want to make a difference. An extra $10 ties your pet with a pink bandanna. Cool! To register, or become a sponsor, call 760-7736554, or go online to www.firstgiving.com/ desertcancerfoundation/paint-el-paseopink-2012.

Saturday, October 13, 10am – 1pm. Neighborhood Pit Bull Day! Pit Bull Terriers get a bad rap and Animal Samaritans in conjunction with the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, Desert VCA Animal Hospital, and Best Friends Animal Society are helping in a national effort to battle a stereotype of aggression and violence. Makes me howl with horror but there is pending legislation that may make the breed extinct. At one time in our nation’s history, Pit bulls were called “The Nanny Dog” for their caring protection, patience, tolerance and gentle temperaments. Yet, more than any other breed, 6000 are put to death every day. Bringing together families who love their pit bull pets, a “Pittie Party” will be in DeMuth Park to include low cost vaccinations, microchipping, licensing and free spay/ neuter signups for up to 44 eligible pit bulls and mixes. The “party” will be followed by a free Pit Bull Education Workshop in the Hugh E. Donaldson Community Room from 1:30 – 3 pm. Contact Tamara Hedges or Jill Vega at psas.volunteercoordinator@gmail.com. Saturday, October 13, Noon – 6pm. What this town needs is another party, right? Well, the Oktoberfest Palm Springs, a Europeanstyle festival, showcases over 40 food, beer and wine tasting booths, live entertainment on two stages to include polka, jazz, modern, and DJ music—perhaps even the “Chicken Dance!” (Google it.) Held under Marilyn’s eyes, or thereabouts, join the fun on Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way. The VIP Lounge features Celebrity Chef demos from Food Network Star Finalist Adam Gertler, and Executive Chef Chris Mitchum, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells. Stage/screen and cabaret songstresses Darci Daniels and Bonnie Gilgallon will entertain. The inaugural event benefits CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Les Dames d’Escoffier scholarship program for future female chefs, and the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce. Tickets, $50, include general admission, six tasting tickets, VIP Lounge privileges, entertainment, and souvenir glass. For more info, or to become a sponsor or vendor, call Jeff Hocker, 760-320-5272, or go to info@ oktoberfestpalmsprings.com. Monday, October 15, and November 5, 7-8:30pm. Hollywood Behind the Scenes: The Critics Corner is a tantalizing look at the highlights of movie history while exploring the underpinnings of the industry

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Haddon Libby: It’s all local

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IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY from guts to glory as examined by five of the most prominent, nationally respected movie critics. Held at the Rancho Mirage Public Library (RMPL), the first two of the 5-program series features (October 15) David Anson, Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, and (November 5) Manohla Dargis, Co-Chief Film Critic for the New York Times. Interviewed on-stage, each will discuss major movies and players, movie history, show unforgettable movie clips and discuss the evolution of their own careers as critics. Presented by the Rancho Mirage Library Foundation at the RMPL, 71-100 HWY 111, Rancho Mirage. Info, call 760-341-7323, or go to www.ranchomiragelibrary.org. Tuesday, October 16, 5 – 6:30pm. Oktoberfest! Pull on your lederhosen and lift your stein to celebrate and benefit Desert Samaritans for Seniors, the Coachella Valley’s only nonprofit organization exclusively serving age 60 and older seniors with social service programming for 14 years. Let it all rock out to the oompah-pah’s of traditional German music by the Hofbrau Band, place your bids on a handsome slew of Silent auction items, try your luck at winning one a raffle prize, enjoy the beauty of handcrafted jewelry from La Di Da Jewelry and gift treasures from Cheers. Oktoberfest is sponsored by Atria, Palm Desert, and Angel Home Care. Tickets at the door, $20 donation. Location: Atria Hacienda, 44-600 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert. For more information, call Desert Samaritans, 760-837-9066. Or go to www. desertsamaritans.org. Wednesday, October 17, 7pm. ShortFest at the ACE is the new film love-child of The Palm Springs International Film Society and Ace Hotel & Swim Club. What a romance! On the third Wednesday of each month, themed programs from the Palm Springs International ShortFest, the largest and most prestigious in North America, will be presented to film buffs absolutely free! This month: “Shortcuts: Detours on the Rocky Road to Romance” puts the ‘F’ word to new use as “funny, frightening, and fabulous” sum up the filmic narrative of human, notso human and perhaps even in-human characters search for love in the modern world. The 2 to 19 minute shorts selected include an Oscar® winner, a flaming flamingo, famous faces, and audience and jury award winners from recent seasons. For film titles and synopses, go to www.psfilmfest.org or www.acehotel.com/palmsprings. Location: Clubhouse at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club, 701 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. Thursday, October 18, 8pm. Giving you the longed-for opportunity to channel your inner rebel, the McCallum Theatre brings the revolutionary decade alive with This is the 60s, for one night only. It’s a multimedia

mix of live music, historical film clips, TV commercials, dance (Twisting the Night Away, the Frug), fashion (Jackie’s pill box hat, Go-go boots), the hysteria of Beatlemania, the horror of the Vietnam War and the hopefulness of Woodstock. Producer/director Jim Duffy (Discovery Network) says, “This is the 60s takes the audience on a journey… to entertain, educate, and stimulate.” Seven seasoned performers recreate the music that united an entire generation: The Rolling Stones, The Monkees, The Fifth Dimension, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, and many more. Tickets are $25 to $55 at the McCallum Theatre Box office 760-340-2787, or online at www.mccallumtheatre.com. McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert. Saturday, October 20, 11:30am. Legendary child actress Margaret O’Brien speaks at the premiere speaker’s luncheon of Palm Springs Women in Film and Television. Striking a pose for a photographer at the tender age of 3, Margaret O’Brien was mesmerized by the lights and her future. She determined to be a serious actress. Her starry pathway to the firmament was assured by her film debut in Babes on Broadway. In only a one-minute scene, critics labeled the budding thespian as a “sensation,” and “America’s Favorite Sweetheart.” In the 40s she stole scenes from the biggest names above the title: Joan Fontaine (Jane Eyre), Charles Laughton (The Canterville Ghost) and Judy Garland (Meet Me in St. Louis) in the role of ‘Tootie’ which won her an Academy Award. Tickets PSWIFT Members $30, Nonmembers, $45. To RSVP, call 760-238-0306, or go to www.pswift.org. Location: Ironwood Country Club, 73-735 Irontree Dr., Palm Desert.

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ith so many misleading ads on the airwaves or in our mailboxes related to ballot initiatives to be voted on in the upcoming election, how is someone to know if they are actually voting for the position that they believe in? Given that CV Weekly and yours truly have not received funding from any political action groups, here is our analysis of the propositions.    Prop. 30 on Taxes to Fund Education. In truth, this is on the ballot to fund shortfalls in the teacher’s pension system.  It includes 1/4% tax increase on sales and higher income taxes for those making more than $250,000.  Small business owners are against it while teacher unions are for it. Prop. 31 on the State Budget.  A ‘yes’ creates a two-year budget process while a ‘no’ means that things stay the same.  Republicans are for 31 while Democrats oppose it. Prop. 32 on Political Contributions. This proposition would only limit union

contributions without controlling contributions by SuperPACs, business and the affluent. A vote ‘yes’ stacks the deck in favor of business which already have a 15:1 spending advantage over the unions while a ‘no’ leaves things as is.   Prop. 33 on Auto Insurance. On the surface, 33 looks like it will decrease costs for good drivers.  In actuality, 33 penalizes those whose policies lapse for financial or other reasons.  This proposition is supported by Republicans and opposed by Democrats.  Prop. 34 on the Death Penalty.  A ‘yes’ means that you will rescind the death penalty while a ‘no’ means it stays the same.  Prop. 35 on Human Trafficking.  This increases prison sentences of those engaged in the trafficking of people and requires that they be registered as sex offenders.  This is a growing problem in Riverside County and the State in general.   Prop. 36 on the Three Strikes Law.  A ‘yes’ formalizes what most judges are currently doing which is not sentencing life

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prison sentences to those convicted of non-violent crimes. Police officers urge a ‘no’ vote while many district attorneys urge a ‘yes’ vote. Prop. 37 on Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food. If you believe that you should know what is in your food, vote ‘yes’.  Organic farmers and citizen groups urge a ‘yes’ vote while Monsanto and big pharmaceutical companies urge a ‘no’. Prop. 38 - New Taxes for Education. Increases personal tax rates on most Californians.  The bill was created to replenish funds raided by cities for Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) purposes.  CRA was meant for the creation of low to moderate income housing and the removal of blight with funds “found” by raiding property taxes meant for education.  Many cities misused the funds opting to cover annual operating expenses, building things like golf courses or buying parks already owned by the city.  

Prop. 39 closes a Tax Loophole. The State already solved this loophole where out of state businesses were taxed at a lower rate than California-based businesses. A ‘yes’ confirms the closing of the loophole while a ‘no’ might reopen it. Prop. 40 on Redistricting. Redistricting is the process through which electoral district lines are redrawn based on population migration.  Politicians have used the process to gain political advantage over their out of power rivals forever.  A ‘yes’ reaffirms the lines chosen by an independent citizens group (hand picked by politicians) while a ‘no’ challenges these lines.  As the State Supreme Court already confirmed the lines, those urging a ‘no’ vote have abandoned their campaign.   I hope these summaries help you as you make your decisions this November (or sooner if you vote early.)  For more information on any of these Propositions, please visit www.ballotpedia.org. 

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any DJs are skilled at playing a variety of music to please their audience but Keith Engber not only plays the hits, he sings them too! “I’ve been interested in singing since I was about seven years old,” Keith recalls. As a teenager growing up in Philadelphia, Keith decided to pursue his passion for singing and began taking voice lessons which would later prove to be beneficial when he moved to South Florida to attend high school and join the school choir. At the age of 18 Keith walked into a club and noticed it was karaoke night, he references the decade with the following comment, “I think they were playing the music on cassettes with the singers reading off of sheet music,” (if you guessed the 80’s give yourself a prize.) Keith eventually got a job filling in for the karaoke DJ at the club and would later take his vocal training to the next level by joining the choir ensemble in college.

After graduating from college, Keith decided to move back to Philadelphia where he would work as a computer operator while at the same time working with local entertainment companies DJing parties and events before eventually branching out on his own. The singing DJ knew his golden vocal chords were worthy for more than just singing so, Keith decided to make the trek back to Florida to a attain jobs at a few radio stations including 560 WQAM, (sports radio) in Miami. Keith still loves listening to sports radio on his off time. After a brief stop in Seattle WA., Keith settled down in La Quinta CA. to be near his parents who moved here a decade ago. Keith’s DJ company, “Uptown Sound Entertainment,” which he started in Philadelphia, would now take life in the Coachella Valley. While he performs at all types of events such as weddings, private parties and mitzvahs, Keith prides himself

on putting on a professional karaoke show. In between some of the singers the audience is treated to an occasional Billy Joel, Elton John, Lionel Richie, or Michael Buble tune from Keith himself. If you want to sing along with Keith you can catch his karaoke show on Thursday nights at Charlie Marrone’s Italian Bar & Grill located at 42250 Jackson St # B101, Indio CA. Being a new comer to the Valley Keith relies on word of mouth referrals and has recently been networking with local DJs who make up the Coachella Valley DJ Association. Keith also prides himself on being a good communicator by asking his clients the right questions to find out exactly what it is they want. If you would like to contact Keith at you can call him at (760)399-7099. Written by: Craig Michaels Musical Affair Entertainment (760) 880-3848

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by Eleni P. Austin

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re you trapped in the throes of a love affair gone bad? Feeling the sting of unrequited infatuation? The XX has created the perfect soundtrack for your suffering! The XX formed in London four years ago. Romy Madley Croft, (vocals, guitars) and Oliver Sim (vocals, bass) began collaborating as teenagers. With the addition of guitarist Baria Qurashi and Jamie Smith handling beats and production chores, the sound of the XX coalesced. In 2009 the band released their selftitled debut to rapturous critical acclaim. By 2010 they won England’s prestigious Mercury Prize. Returning with their sophomore effort, Coexist, the XX have jettisoned the talents of Baria Qurashi. As a trio they have managed to craft the perfect break up/make up record. The opening track, “Angels” sets the mood. Bleak, angular guitar riffs and a

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martial cadence lay the foundation for Croft’s breathless words of co-dependence: “And with words unspoken, a silent devotion/I know you know what I mean… being as in love with you as I am.” On most of the songs here Croft and Sims adopt the roles of tortured lovers. By trading verses they offer up contrasting

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Those touchstones blend perfectly on two songs, “Sunset” and “Swept away.” On “Sunset” the thumping beats, languid guitar chords and snaking bass lines collide. The instrumentation accents the mixed up confusion of star-crossed lovers. Anchored by lush piano fills, initially “Swept Away” unfolds at a leisurely pace. But the tempo shifts, the insistent clicktrack beat mimics the urgency and longing of this lover’s lament. Three songs move The XX out of their Gothic dark shadows, expanding the sonic palette on Coexist. Romantic dissolution is wrapped in a seductive melody on “Chained.” Sims recalls their claustrophobic symbiosis: “We used to be closer than this, is it something you miss/ did I hold you too tight, did I not let enough light in?” All the while modal guitar figures dance between the verses. “Fiction” weds pulsating guitar chords to fever-dream lyrics. Finally, on “Missing” stutter percussion and keening guitars underscore the anguish of love gone bad. By the time “Our Song” closes out the album the listener may be reaching for the Prozac, or signing up to an “eharmony” dating service. If you are looking to “get ur freak on,” better cue up some Missy Elliot or Marvin Gaye. Coexist is a wistful and cathartic ride into the heart of romantic darkness. A perfectly rendered and most exquisite downer.

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Desert Rhythms

This week, Valley Rhythms is going back to its roots. Many of you may still remember the first publication to promote local and up and coming musicians here in the Coachella Valley, Desert Rhythms published by Robin Linn, also a vocalist and promoter. Well, this week, Valley Rhythms decided to go back to its original name, Desert Rhythms, that was named in honor of this very special Lady and rekindled life back into the Valley in the Desert Entertainer back when I was their first writer in May of 2003. Thanks to the CV Weekly publisher, Tracy Dietlin, who is also a long time friend and wonderful Lady, this special moment materialized. A big thanks to both of you!

s the sun sets into the desert sky this Friday, October 12, at 7 p.m., The Collective will be taking the stage and wowing audiences at the 7th Annual Joshua Tree Roots Festival. The band, featuring Gene Evaro, Jr., Gabriella Evaro, Ben Kennedy, Bobby Nichols, Piper Robison, Drago, Clint Stoker, Mike Madson and Mitchell Arganda, performed together for the very first time as a band at the last festival in May and were coined the “breakout performance of the entire weekend” by festival promoters and attendees. The band pulls from a wide range of influences when they co-write in a very improvisational format. The diversity within the group’s range of ages and influences, along with the mutual love and respect points of view. “Try” is an anguished tale of forbidden love. Here eerie, spatial guitar filigrees glide in and out of the melody. “And if we try once more, would you give me it all/I won’t believe it till I can feel it.” On “Reunion,” bubbling percussion and steel drums cushion the torment of doomed lovers pondering reconciliation. “Tides” weds a plaintive guitar to a kick drum beat. The tone is desolate: “You leave with the tide, and I can’t stop you leaving/ I can see it in your eyes, some things have lost their meaning.” Musically , The XX mine 80s influences like the Cure, Cocteau Twins and Depeche Mode. Croft’s chanteuse style vocals echoes 90s artists like Mazzy Star and Portishead.

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they have for each other, seems to create an environment conducive to brilliance. The result is musical alchemy that draws listeners into a vortex.....it’s total escapism! The powerful, high energy set and the passion with which they perform draws in audiences of all ages. The Collective is quickly gaining popularity in the “jam-band” scene and they have set their sights on the music festival circuit that emerges with enthusiasm each spring and summer. They are also getting attention from the music industry right out of the gate. With only a handful of performances under their belt, they are already collecting a loyal fan base and filling up venues. I believe it is partly because their music has a certain sophistication and

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seems to come from a highly spiritual and very positive place. Having been a fan of both the jam-band scene and also a hard rock enthusiast, what works for me is that song after song, I am lifted away from the worries and cares that consume me. At the end of the set, I feel healed and harmonically balanced....ready to face life again, with a renewed attitude. Bobby Nichols, the band’s guitarist and co-writer, is a seasoned player who pays great attention to details of tone and style. Nichols has dedicated his life to the study and practice of his instrument. His early influences began in Brazil and Chile where he grew up as a boy and those rhythmic stylings are evident in his groove oriented compositions. He is very musical and pays respect to the song first. He seems to speak the language of music as fluently as he does English. Gene Evaro, Jr. comes from an extensive family of talented musicians. He grew up in his father’s recording studios and understands music in a very complete way. When he and Nichols get together to write, he digs down deep and creates beautiful bass lines that weave in and out and around the guitar lines creating a virtual prism of sound. Together with Ben Kennedy they create a very strong nucleus to build and layer upon. His drumming approach has a looseness within the tight pockets he creates that is non-conventional and quite edgy. Evaro and Kennedy have been playing together since they were kids, and that long, strong connection erupts on the stage. Evaro’s vocal approach and melody lines seem to come easy. Joined by his gorgeous younger sister, Gabriella, who sings like an angel, the two have something pretty special going

on. There is a pop sensibility, without the usual constraints, that make the music very relatable. Whatever labels one tends to want to give a band these days, it is difficult to pigeon hole this group with a single genre or a slur of several. Their sound is undeniably fresh and different, and extremely relevant to a wide range of audiences. The headlining act performing at this year’s three-day Roots Fest is international jam-band superstar, Steve Kimmock (said to have been Jerry Garcia’s favored guitar player), featuring Bernie Worrell, Andy Hess and Joshua Tree resident, the beloved Wally Ingram. The Steve Kimrock Band will perform on Saturday, October 13, at 10 p.m. and again at a special benefit concert Sunday at 7:30 pm. I have been volunteering setting up for both annual festivals for over 6 years simply to do my part to help stage these wonderful music events. The high caliber entertainment English has been delivering to the high desert for the past 12 years with these 2 annual events is nothing short of magical and draws audiences from all over the globe. I have been to hundreds of shows all over the United States and hosted nearly 300 local shows in the Desert. I must say, I have seen the best music of my life right here in my own back yard, thanks to Mr. English. A 3-day pass to the festival is $90 daily. Passes range from $50 for Saturday to $30 for Friday or Sunday. It is a kid friendly, action packed weekend in the picturesque setting of Lake Joshua Tree. The weather up there is perfect. “Festies” can expect to take in 3 days of cutting edge music in the Joshua Tree landscape. It really doesn’t get much better than this! For detailed information about the 3-day Roots Festival, visit www. JoshuaTreeMusicFestival.com

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Daniel “The Miracle” Beagle

he tale about a beagle named Daniel is a story about triumph over tragedy. Daniel’s story will shock some people, inspire others, and call a few to lobby for change in the way America treats homeless animals. Daniel’s story is about believing in the power of individual initiative generating the collective action that can create change.  One look into those big brown eyes is enough to melt the heart of any animal lover.  But it almost didn’t turn out that way.  The 5 year old beagle  was  put in a box and left outside the animal shelter in Florence, Alabama. On October 3, 2011, he was  placed in the  overcrowded shelter’s locked gas chamber to be euthanized along with 18 other  dogs.  Thirty minutes went by while the animals endured darkness,

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Humane Association’s annual event. A new book authored by his owner, “Daniel the Miracle Beagle” just hit bookstore shelves.   Daniel’s public appearances and media coverage continue to shed light on this problem, and change will come once the public is educated.          Currently, the use of  carbon monoxide gas chamber euthanasia is banned in 20 states, including California. I was shocked to learn it is legal in most states.  Massachusetts recently  instituted a ban, and several others  states are considering legislation that would outlaw this barbaric practice.  It can take as long as 40 minutes to suffocate an animal to death in these chambers of

horrors. Sometimes cats and dogs are piled up on top of each other.  If the chamber malfunctions, death may come slower, and some animals are later tossed in dumpsters unconscious clinging to life.  It is theorized that Daniel may have found an air pocket that allowed his miraculous survival.  Sadly, other animals who live through this horrific experience are  put back in for a second attempt.  Euthanasia by lethal injection is much more humane and ironically less expensive (although still something we need to drastically reduce.) On his Facebook page Daniel explains his purpose, “Every life is precious. Part of our mission to create a more compassionate world is to bring awareness to respect all creation. It is why I survived.” For more information about this amazing dog and his cause check www.danielthebeagle.com . Really want to get involved? Best Friends’ Animal Society is holding their annual “No More Homeless Pets” conference in Las Vegas, October 25 through October 28, check www.bestfriends.org for more information. Daniel continues to do his part.  Daniel’s Law will one day prohibit this inhumane practice in every state.  This loving little dog’s miracle survival calls attention to the plight of  homeless animals everywhere.  Daniel  inspires us to become a “No Kill Nation” where every adoptable pet gets a home.   jmcafee7@verizon.net

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THE VINO VOICE

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hese are the days where my prayers are lovingly answered: Being in the company of 5 beautiful Rancho Mirage women enjoying a delicious meal and conducting a wine tasting of lightbodied wines from the Mediterranean that are produced by—well, women! The new wine brand to hit our scene is known as Island Girls of Corsica. Yes! There are seven of them that work the vineyards and the winery at this beautiful island paradise south of France and west of Italy. Their coastal and hillside vineyards thrive in the cool temperatures, sunshine, sea mist, and pure water. And according to their Island Girls wine label, the girls are “thriving” there as well! I better find my passport quick! Corsica, the rugged island with beautiful

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about them and their wine by visiting www. corsicanwines.com So all right! At this dinner soirée we’ve got five gals tasting three Island Girls wines, a Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and a Moscato produced by seven island girls! Hosted by the most beautiful, Ms. Penny. She’s a kitchen-chef for sure as she prepared a delicious oven-baked Tamale Pie, refriedstyle pinto beans and Spanish rice. They were a perfect dish with which to match all three wines. We all tried the Chardonnay first. Ms. Connie was first to describe the wine to be “light and easy to drink—you can sip on this all day.” Ms. Claudia chimed in that it was “a very light with both sweet and citrus tart flavors that continue to increase as the wine warms—and pineapple!” Ms. Irene said it was smooth and mellow for a Chard. “This is definitely a pool-side sipper.” Ms. Alannah, who is French, immediately corrected me for pronouncing the island as “Corsica” as opposed to the French name “La Corse”. She said, “The Chardonnay is light and kinda sweet—not too sweet, dry— but not too dry. “Is anyone getting aromas of ‘sea mist’ or flavors of ‘minerality’? I proposed. The girls thought and then nodded with giddy smiles. Connie, who generally doesn’t like red wine, fell in love with the Pinot Noir as it was “fruity and not dry at all. It’ll be a perfect wine to serve at my patio parties.” Penny didn’t get much flavor at first but the Pinot “came alive” with the jalapeno in the

Pie and with the Spanish spiced-rice. And being a “super-taster”, Penny found the red to have very similar flavors to that of a, light, fruity Beaujolais. “Now that’s a good thing!” When I asked for specifics on the fruit, black cherry was the call. And everyone preferred the Pinot a bit chilled. The girls all loved the screw caps and the ease of opening and capping the bottle at will. Moscato is generally deemed an aperitif or a dessert wine but often works well with a spicy meal. Connie tasted “mellon” flavors; Irene, “peaches”; Allanah said the wine was “extra-ordinary”. Claudia, however got deep into the perfume-y bouquet: “It’s like a cross between Chanel #5, Ysatis, and White Diamonds—and I taste raisins.” “White raisins?” I suggested. “Yes—exactly.” Everyone really enjoyed the gathering and wines and what all the women agreed upon was that the $7.99 bottle price was right up their alley, and, could be found right down the road over at Cost Plus World Market in La Quinta or Palm Springs. “Finally! A wine we all like and can grab locally.” All be told, I’ve actually met one of the Island Girls! And she’s promised me a holiday interview, and, to keep us in the loop as to all the festivities surrounding her wines. As always, Ladies First! Cheers! Rick continues to host & entertain at wine tastings & events. Contact him at winespectrum@aol.com.

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THU OCTOBER 11 19TH HOLE; PD; 760-772-6696 29 PALMS INN; 29 PALMS ; 760367-3505 Bev and Bill 6pm (JZ) ACE HOTEL; PS; 760-325-9900 Reunion w/ DJ Day in the Amigo Room 10pm AZUL; PS; 760-325-5533 Rudy de la Mor 7pm (PB) BILLY REED’S; PS; 760-325-1946 DJ Party 6:30pm BLUEMBER; RM; 760-862-4581 John Stanley King Band 6pm CAFÉ PALETTE; PS; 760-322-9264 Jersey Shore & Friends 7pm CASTELLI’S; PD; 760-773-3365 Patrick Tuzzolino 6pm (PB) CHARLI MARRONE’S; IND; 760625-1500 Karaoke CORK TREE; PD; 760-779-0123 Live Entertainment 6pm CUNARD’S SANDBAR; LQ; 760564-3660 Johnny Morris 6pm (PB) DESERT FOX; PS; 760-325-9555 Nancy Franklin 8pm DHS SPA LOUNGE; DHS; 760-3296787 Karaoke w/ DJ Scott 9pm DICKIE O’NEALS IRISH PUB; PS; 760-325-2600 Bingo DILLON ROADHOUSE; DHS; 760251-1991 Karaoke ESCENA LOUNGE & GRILL; PS; 760-992-0002 Lola Rossi-Meza w/ Reggie “Vision” Alexander 5-9pm (JZ) FIRECLIFF; PD; 760-773-6565 Sonny Evaro 6-10pm INDIAN WELLS RESORT HOTEL; IW; 760-345-6466 Frank Di Salvo 6-9:30pm LAS CASUELAS TERRAZA; PS; 760-325-2794 Hot Rox LE PAON; PD; 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) LIT@FANTASY SPRINGS; IND; 760345-2450 Country Night w/ The Dawson Gang 8pm THE LOUNGE, AGUA CALIENTE; RM; 888-999-1995 Nash with Quinto Menguante 8-1am (LR) MELVYN’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE; PS; 760-325-2323 Ron Greenip 8pm (PB)(VD) NEIL’S LOUNGE; IND; 760-3471522 Karaoke THE NEST; PD; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry 6-8pm Tim Burleson 8pm (PB) O’LEARY’S; PS; 760-325-4913 Karaoke 9pm THE OUTPOST TAVERN; C.C.; 760-328-9004 Karaoke w/ DJ Stuart 8pm OVER THE TOP; PS; 760-325-5100 Karaoke PAPPY & HARRIET’S; PT; 760-3655956 Granville Automatic & Ted

Russell Kamp 8pm PLAN B LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND COCKTAILS; TP; 760-3432115 Social Bar Room dancing 7-8:30pm PURPLE ROOM@CLUB TRINIDAD; PS; 760-327-1161 Kal David 7pm RIVIERA RESORT & SPA; PS; 760-327-8311 Rebecca Connelly, Sidebar 6:30-10pm ROC’S FIREHOUSE; PD; 760-3403222 Red’s Rockstar Karaoke 9pm SAMMY G’s; PS; 760-320-8041 Evaro Brothers 8pm SCHMIDY’S; PD; 760-837-3800 Karaoke 9pm SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE; PD; 760-341-3560 The Smooth Brothers (BL)(RG) TACK ROOM TAVERN; IND; 760347-9985 Karaoke w/ T-Bone 8-12am THREESIXTY NORTH; PS; 760327-1773 Mike Costley & Friends 7:30pm VICKY’S OF SANTA FE; IW; 760345-9770 Carolyn Martinez & The Trio 6:30-10pm VILLAGE PUB; PS; 760-323-3265 Nite Fixx 9pm DJ upstairs 9:30pm WOODY’S BURGER; PS; 760-2300188 Bill Saitta Jazz 7-11pm ZELDA’S; PS; 760-325-2375 Oktoberfest at Zelda’s 9pm

FRI OCTOBER 12 19TH HOLE; PD; 760-772-6696 Karaoke w/ T Bone 9pm 29 PALMS INN; 29P; 760-367-3505 Dana Larson 6pm (AC) ACE HOTEL; PS; 760-325-9900 Friends of the Smell: Regal Degal & Jimi Hey 10pm AJ’S ON THE GREEN; C.C.; 760202-1111 Karaoke w/ Jimmy 8-12am AZUL; PS; 760-325-5533 Rebecca Clark 8pm (JZ) BILLY REED’S; PS; 760-325-1946 DJ Party 6:30pm BLUE BAR, SPOTLIGHT 29; INDIO; 760-775-5566 DJ PWee 8pm (VD) BLUEMBER; RM; 760-862-4581 The Stanley Butler Trio 6pm CAFÉ PALETTE; PS; 760-322-9264 John Gallagher 7pm CASCADE LOUNGE, SPA RESORT CASINO; PS; 888-999-1995 DJ Dynamic Daze 9-1am CASTELLI’S; PD; 760-773-3365 Patrick Tuzzolino 6pm (PB) CHARLI MARRONE’S; IND; 760625-1500 Club Night w/ DJ 9pm 18+ CORK TREE; PD; 760-779-0123 Live Entertainment 6pm CUNARD’S SANDBAR; LQ; 760564-3660 Paul Patterson 6pm (PB)

DATE SHED; IND; 760-775-6699 DESERT FOX; PS; 760-325-9555 Cool Grooves w/ Timber Woolfe DICKIE O’NEALS IRISH PUB; PS; 760-325-2600 Lassie Jo’s Best Damn Karaoke 7pm DILLON ROADHOUSE; DHS; 760251-1991 EL MEXICALI CAFÉ 2; IND; 760342-2333 Cesar Daniel Lopez on the harp 6-9pm FIRECLIFF; PD; 760-773-6565 Sonny Evaro 6-10pm THE GRILL ON MAIN; LQ; 760-7777773 Alternating groups 8-11pm (RR) THE HOOD; PD; 760-636-5220 Agent Orange, Slacktone and The Woody’s 9pm INDIAN WELLS RESORT HOTEL; IW; 760-345-6466 Frank Di Salvo 6-9:30pm JOSHUA TREE SALOON; JT; 760366-2250 Live DJ 8:30pm (VD) LAS CASUELAS TERRAZA; PS; 760-325-2794 Palm Springs Sound Company,in the afternoon,Hot Rox,in the night LE PAON; PD; 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) LIT@FANTASY SPRINGS; IND; 760345-2450 LA Blue 9pm THE LOUNGE; AGUA CALIENTE; RM; 888-999-1995 Fresh & Latin 9pm (VD) MARGARITA’S; PS; 760-778-3500 Mark Guerrero & Dennis Alvarez 6:30pm MELVYN’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE; PS; 760-325-2323 Ron Greenip 8pm (PB)(VD) NEIL’S LOUNGE; IND; 760-3471522 Karaoke 8pm THE NEST; PD; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry 6-8pm Tim Burleson 8pm (PB) THE OUTPOST TAVERN; C.C.; 760328-9004 Karaoke w/ DJ Stuart 8pm PALM DESERT COUNTRY CLUB; PD; 760-345-0222 Kal David 7-10pm PAPPY & HARRIET’S; PT; 760-3655956 Dave Gleason 8pm PLAN B LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND COCKTAILS; TP; 760-3432115 Karaoke w/ Amber Stream 9pm PURPLE ROOM@CLUB TRINIDAD; PS; 760-327-1161 Steve Di Tullo 8pm RED BARN; PD; 760-346-0191 Reaction 9pm RIVIERA RESORT & SPA; PS; 760327-8311 Rebecca Connelly duo Sidebar 6:30-10pm, Will Champlin Sidebar 10-cl, Clueless Remix Starlite Lounge 10-cl ROCK GARDEN BAR & EATERY;

PS; Smash Fridays 10pm ROC’S FIREHOUSE; PD; 760-3403222 Red’s Rockstar Karaoke 9pm SAMMY G’s; PS; 760-320-8041 Evaro Brothers 8pm SCHMIDY’S; PD; 760-837-3800 DJ Music 9pm SHANGHAI RED’S @ THE FISHERMAN’S MARKET; LQ; 760-777-1601 The P.S. Blues w/ Gil Hansen and Tony Dean 8pm (BL) SOUL OF MEXICO; IND; 760-2008787 Latin Rock 10pm SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE; PD; 760-341-3560 Demetrious and Co. (JZ)(RR) TACK ROOM TAVERN; IND; 760347-9985 Alyce Bowie 9pm THREESIXTY NORTH; PS; 760327-1773 Steve Madaio and Band 7:30pm VIBE; MORONGO CASINO; CAB; 951-755-5391 Funky Fridays 10pm (VD) VICKY’S OF SANTA FE; IW; 760345-9770 Pat Rizzo & All That Jazz Band 6:30-10pm VILLAGE PUB; PS; 760-323-3265 Nite Fixx 9pm DJ upstairs 9:30pm WESTIN MISSION HILLS; RM; 760328-5955 Michael Keeth 7pm WILLIE BOYS; MV; 760-363-3343 Live entertainment 9pm THE WINE BAR AT OLD TOWN; LQ; 760-564-2201 JB Burrell 7-10pm (CR) WOODY’S BURGER; PS; 760-2300188 Rose Mallet Jazz 7-11pm (JZ) ZELDA’S; PS; 760-325-2375 Sweet Louie & The Men of the Hollywood Strip DJ PJ and DJ Bigster

SAT OCTOBER 13 19TH HOLE; PD; 760-772-6696 29 PALMS INN; 29P; 760-367-3505 Beverly & Bill 6-9pm (JZ) ACE HOTEL; PS; 760-325-9900 World Famous Pool Party noon poolside, Stronghold Reggae 9pm AJ’S ON THE GREEN; C.C.; 760202-1111 Karaokie Jo 7pm AZUL; PS; 760-325-5533 Comedy Night 7pm BLUE BAR; SPOTLIGHT 29; IND; 760-775-5566 DJ PWee (VD) BLUEMBER; RM; 760-862-4581 Steve Madeo 6pm CASCADE LOUNGE, SPA RESORT CASINO; PS; 888-999-1995 DJ Dynamic Daze 9-1am CASTELLI’S; PD; 760-773-3365 Patrick Tuzzolino 6pm (PB) CHARLI MARRONE’S; IND; 760625-1500 Daymor Moses Trio 8pm CORK TREE; PD; 760-779-0123 Live Entertainment 6:30-9:30pm CUNARD’S SANDBAR; LQ; 760-

564-3660 Paul Patterson 6pm (PB) DATE SHED; IND; 760-775-6699 DESERT FOX; PS; 760-325-9555 Lisa Coleman 8pm DHS SPA LOUNGE; DHS; 760-3296787 Karaoke w/ DJ Scott 9pm DICKIE O’NEALS IRISH PUB; PS; 760-325-2600 Karaoke Madness 8pm DILLON ROADHOUSE; DHS; 760251-1991 EL MEXICALI CAFÉ 2; IND; 760342-2333 Cesar Daniel Lopez on the harp 6-9pm FIRECLIFF; PD; 760-773-6565 Sonny Evaro 6-10pm THE GRILL ON MAIN; LQ; 760-7777773 Rob Martinez and JB 8-11pm (LR) THE GROOVE LOUNGE; SPOTLIGHT 29; INDIO; 760-7755566 DJ Chase Martinez 7pm HAMILTON’S; LQ; 760-698-8303 Kal David 7-10pm THE HOOD; PD; 760-636-5220 Soul Sign and Wyte Gye 9pm INDIAN WELLS RESORT HOTEL; IW; 760-345-6466 Frank Di Salvo 6-9:30pm LAS CASUELAS TERRAZA; PS; 760-325-2794 Palm Springs Sound Company,in the afternoon,Hot Rox,in the night LAVENDER BISTRO; LQ; 760-5645353 Mark Gregg 5:30pm LE PAON; PD; 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) LIT@FANTASY SPRINGS; IND; 760345-2450 LA Blue 9pm THE LOUNGE, AGUA CALIENTE; RM; 888-999-1995 Fresh & Latin 9pm (VD) MELVYN’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE; PS; 760-325-2323 Ron Greenip 8pm (PB)(VD) MARGARITA’S; PS; 760-778-3500 Mark Guerrero & Dennis Alvarez 6:30pm MYSTIQUE LOUNGE, MORONGO CASINO; CAB; 888-MORONGO; Hyndsyght 9pm (VD) NEIL’S LOUNGE; IND; 760-3471522 Karaoke THE NEST; PD; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry 6-8pm Tim Burleson 8pm (PB) NYPD; PS; 760-778-6973 Live DJ O’LEARY’S; PS; 760-325-4913 Karaoke PALM CANYON ROADHOUSE; PS; 760-327-4080 Live Entertainment 9pm (RR) PALM DESERT COUNTRY CLUB; PD; 760-345-0222 D Phillips Band 7-10pm PAPPY & HARRIET’S; PT; 760-3655956 Dave Gleason 8pm PEABODY’S; PS; 760-322-1877 Karaoke 7:30pm

PLAN B LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND COCKTAILS; TP; 760-3432115 OVA Doz Video Shoot 9pm PURPLE ROOM@CLUB TRINIDAD; PS; 760-327-1161 JB Jam 8pm RENAISSANCE PALM; PS; 760322-6100 Art of Sax featuring Sax Man Will Donato & Eddie Reddick 7-10pm (JZ) RED BARN; PD; 760-346-0191 The Refills 9pm RIVIERA RESORT & SPA; PS; 760-327-8311 Rebecca Connelly Sidebar 6:30-10pm, Will Champlin, Sidebar 10:30-cl,The Clueless Remix Starlite Lounge 10-cl ROC’S FIREHOUSE; PD; 760-3403222 The Arrangements 9pm ROCKYARD@FANTASY SPRINGS; IND; 760-345-2450 Rock of Ages 7:30 & 11pm Motley Inc. (Motley Crue Tribute) 9:30pm SAMMY G’s; PS; 760-320-8041 Evaro Brothers 8pm SCHMIDY’S; PD; 760-837-3800 Live Music 9pm (RR) SHANGHAI RED’S @ THE FISHERMAN’S MARKET; LQ; 760-777-1601 The P.S. Blues w/ Gil Hansen and Tony Dean 8pm (BL) SOUL OF MEXICO; IND; 760-2008787 Latin Music 10pm SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE; PD; 760-341-3560 Smooth Brothers (BL) (RG) TACK ROOM TAVERN; IND; 760347-9985 TBA 9pm THREESIXTY NORTH; PS; 760-3271773 Darci Daniels & The Gang 7:30pm VIBE, MORONGO CASINO; CAB; 951-755-5391 DJ Hektik 10pm (VD) VICKY’S OF SANTA FE; IW; 760345-9770 Pat Rizzo & All That Jazz Band 6:30-10pm VILLAGE PUB; PS; 760-323-3265 Nite Fixx 9pm DJ upstairs 9:30pm WESTIN MISSION HILLS; RM; 760328-5955 Michael Keeth 7pm WILLIE BOYS; MV; 760-363-3343 Karaoke Show 9-2am THE WINE BAR AT OLD TOWN; LQ; 760-564-2201 Todd Ashley 7-10pm (AC) WOODY’S BURGER; PS; 760230-0188 Damon Von Baun Jazz 7-11pm (JZ) ZELDA’S; PS; 760-325-2375 DJ PJ& DJ Bigster (VD)

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and a bottle of Chianti. Our first dish was a lightly battered and fried ricotta cheese stuffed zucchini blossom with a touch of honey for a unique sweetness. We also enjoyed fried artichoke hearts (clearly fresh and not canned) paired with fried goat cheese, served with a tomato dipping sauce. These paired quite well with the Nipozzano Chianti Classico Riserva. I noticed the wine list offers selections from all around the world and the general manager, Melissa, has labeled her favorites. She knows her stuff, but we’ll get back to that. Entrees arrived as we were engaged in conversation with the table next to us, a pleasant French couple bursting with energy and personality. It is always a treat to make new friends here in our community. Inspired by a wonderful meal at Trattoria Tiramisu, my date ordered a pizza topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, imported prosciutto and fresh figs. I received the Capricciosa pizza, topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, mushrooms, artichokes and black olives. The pizzas are generously portioned and the dough is incredible! We definitely had leftovers but they were just as good for lunch the next day!

Before dessert, Melissa offered us a couple tasting of wine from her top picks and all I can say is, “Wow”. I was impressed at not only the large selection of affordable wines, but she has managed to find some wines that will please even the most discerning palettes. But this is not the best kept secret at Piero’s. This title goes to their most decadent, creamy Cheesecake, a recipe shared by their very own, Omar Diaz. Don’t waste your time visiting a factory

October 11 to October 17, 2012

by Lisa Morgan

Veronique Branger Color in Motion

Piero’s Pizza Vino

have been hearing much buzz around town about a little pizza place in Palm Desert that is drawing large crowds with their authentic Napolitan pizzas and extensive wine list. This little El Paseo gem is known as Piero’s Pizza Vino. I have tried pizza at other pizza restaurants that boast the best in the valley and I have learned to stay away from their “Italian village” themed establishment because of their poor food quality and even poorer management. I was optimistic and the payoff was huge! In the heart of downtown Palm Desert, Piero’s Pizza Vino is fun from the moment you walk in. With a large open kitchen and an energetic staff, I knew I was going to have fun no matter how the food turned out. My date and I were greeted like family as soon as we entered the double doors. The place was packed but we managed to find an intimate table for two on the patio where we could “people watch” while enjoying our evening. The menu is intimidating at first because there are just so many selections, but the servers are eager to make a genuine recommendation or two if you cannot decide. We began with a few appetizers

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when you can find the best right here. I was warned that it is better than… well, you get the idea. Research is pending. I think I will start with dessert next time! With great success and a proud reputation found in Mama Gina’s, the owner has struck gold again with this little piece of Italian heaven. Located at 73722 El Paseo, they are open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Check out their menu online at www.ppizzavino.com or call 760568-2525.

n her own words, Veronique Branger acknowledges, “I was very lucky to know right away what my passion is.” Born in Paris, France, she studied at the National School of Fine Art in Lyon, France. At 19 years of age, she became one of the co-founders and members of City of Creation in Lyon, an organization which has become an internationally acclaimed and a widely published mural enterprise. As a member of City of Creation, Veronique worked in France, Spain and Mexico in a cooperative effort with other artists, architects and city planners as a graphic painter and project designer on more than 40 large scale commissioned murals that at times stood as tall as four to five scaffolds. When she moved to the United States, Veronique, inspired by the success of her previous group endeavors, continued to create and paint her own murals where her works have been showcased in some of the most noteworthy residences and public venues including the Ritz-Carlton in

San Francisco and Rancho Mirage, Big Horn Country Club and PGA West in La Quinta to name a few. Subject matter ranges from plain air landscapes and urban scenes, models both personal and spontaneous, to studies in workshop environments. “I like the spontaneous approach of the watercolor medium and experience the same in-the-moment exhilaration when I work on a watercolor plein air* painting or an outdoor mural.” She also actively enjoys sharing her art through her involvement with the Coachella Valley Water Color Society and Desertscapes. Working in both water color and acrylic, Veronique has noted changes that have evolved in her artwork since moving to the desert 18 years ago. The sense of color that she thought she had before has become so much brighter and more vibrant. With the beautiful light that, as expressed by many artists is unique to our valley, Veronique’s use of color has transformed from the greys and muted colors of Europe, to vibrant reds, turquoise and greens. Loving the outdoors,

her quick fluid motion helps to capture spontaneous inspirations that can change with the transition of the suns reflection. This evolution and maturity reveals a greater depth of passion and sensitivity to the world around her and is reflected onto her canvas, be it a building or actual canvas. You will have the extreme pleasure of experiencing Veronique’s passion in color at local art events here in the desert. She will be hosting an art show preview on October 19th at Venus Art and Supply, 41801 Corporate Way #7, Palm Desert near Cook and Hovely. Her art will be also be

showcased at the Old Town La Quinta Art Under the Umbrellas, Saturday, October 27th, from 10am – 5pm. She is also proud to have been selected to showcase her paintings at the 12th annual Rancho Mirage Art Affaire, November 10th and 11th. For more information about Veronique, her art and showcases go to www. artemiswalls.com or contact her at (760) 406-1735 *Contemporary plein air artists provide insight into the movement while examining the historical roots of the painting style that defines the American landscape.

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Movie Reviews with Robin E. Simmons

Screeners No. 29

FAKE FILM FOOLS FOES sly observations about the movie business, but make no mistake, it’s the dangerous heart of the tale that rivets. This is among the best of the risk and the rescue stories that have reached the screen. Reviews that tell too much are a disservice to films like this once. Suffice it to say, this immensely satisfying adventure resonates with issues that dominate the news. See it on the big screen because the epic nature of the story and images deserve the biggest venue available. Watch for this one on the short list come Oscar time. As of this writing, Bryan Cranston is scheduled to appear for a Q&A after Cinémas Palme d’Or’s Saturday (September 13) 7:30 evening show. Check www. thepalme.com for time confirmation.

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The best new film on the big screen is based on true events that were born out of the November 1979, Iranian revolution. Remember when militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Teheran and took 52 hostages? But I bet you don’t recall that in the midst of the turmoil, six Americans managed to find their way to the home of the Canadian ambassador. With only a matter of time before the six are found and with the likelihood that their lives will be spared is remote, the CIA comes up with a plan so far-fetched and absurd it’s only something that could be in a movie. So that’s what they did -- created a very risky fake film production that just might be a cover that can to “exfiltrate” the six to safety. Ben Afflect seals his reputation as a director in this marvelously nuanced and thrilling film about a desperate situation. The screenplay, by Chris Terrio, allows for

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No, the 3D version does not make it a better film, but the quality of the transfer is exceptionally rich and crisp and the disc extras are generous. Especially interesting is Scott’s commentary that at times helps understanding not just some of the production issues but also what held his fascination with the concept itself. Although the lavish production creates a photo-realistic alien landscape, I felt the basic premise that has human seeking a creator (who may be malevolent) left a lot to be desired -- and much that remained unnecessarily ambiguous. In other words, it jumped the rails of the poster’s promise. The 4-disc set includes alternate opening and closing scenes as well as deleted elements. Especially welcome are the 35 minutes that cut from the original release: they enhance the premise, the conflict and perhaps even the meaning in this story that held so much initial promise. The multiple commentaries are often fascinating. In all, there are over seven hours of bonus material. The four-disc set includes a DVD, 2D, 3D and digital edition.

PROMETHEUS

Ridley Scott’s hugely anticipated but disappointing prequel/sequel – yes, it is both – arrives for home theater consumption in a Blu-ray combo pack that includes a 3D version. Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts wrote the screenplay. Rumor has it that Spaihts’ screenplay was just about perfect before Lindelof came aboard and over-wrote it. What’s not in doubt are the outstanding performances by Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce and Noomi Rapace.

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for the “adventurous home viewer.” The titles in this three DVD box set are: THE MAN IN GREY (1943) put James Mason on the map. He plays cruel nobleman Lord Rohan, who marries the sweet, Clarissa (Phyllis Calvert) only to produce an heir. All the while Hesther (Margaret Lockwood), Clarissa’s devious best friend secretly plots against her for her own nefarious reasons. This box office hit set the tone for the series.

MADONNA OF THE SEVEN MOONS (1945) is the wildest of the set, director Arthur Crabtree’s (FIEND WITHOUT A FACE) movie is set in Italy. It begins as a conservative story about a respectable, convent-raised woman (Phyllis Calvert) haunted by a persistent memory of being raped as a young woman. But when her grown daughter comes home from school, her life splinters in a massively intense and surprising way. Stewart Granger has a prominent role in this astonishing film.

GAINSBOROUGH’S THREE WICKED MELODRAMAS

In the 1940s, UK’s Gainsborough Pictures -- which had been around since the 1020s – found renewed success with a series of overthe-top, frankly preposterous, melodramas. However, audiences devoured these overheated tales. Criterion’s “Eclipse Series 36” selects lost, forgotten or overlooked classic

THE WICKED LADY (1945) is a lurid tale of sexuality and madness. Margaret Lockwood eats up the screen as a beautiful, up-tight 17th century slut who steals her best friend’s rich fiancé on the eve of the wedding. And that’s just the beginning. James Mason nearly steals the movie as a highwayman with whom Lockwood gets involved. This nasty, subversive piece of business was the most commercially successful of all the Gainsborough melodramas. All the titles are in beautiful black and white. Comments? RobinESimmons@aol.com

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Local Music Spotlight

October 11 to October 17, 2012

by Lisa Morgan

The F-13 Appearing with Third World at the 1st Annual Gregory Isaacs Reggae Fest Saturday, October 20th

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he F-13, the local, all original, 5 member, So Cal reggae band is either named after (A) An alternate super fortress used by the United States Army Air Forces for the B-29 (B) Stephen King’s video game or (C) a strain of medical marijuana that produces lengthy, dense buds dripping with resin. Whatever the case, this band genuinely represents their musical influences from bands across the board such as Sublime, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Johnny Cash, Metallica, Slightly Stoopid, Santana, Buddy Holly, Red Hot Chili Peppers, UB40 and more. They take this string of varied influences and wrap it up quite neatly into a unique, grooving style of “roots” reggae that is becoming widely known as So Cal Reggae. This laid back Jamaican style rock made internationally popular by artists the likes of Bob Marley, allows lead vocalist and guitarist Adan to have a “truly spiritual experience and connection to the music” as well as with fellow band members and the audience.

The F-13 is a perfect fit for one of the largest reggae events ever to come to the desert at the Riverside County Fairgrounds, Fullenwinder auditorium. The 1st Annual Gregory Isaacs Reggae Fest sponsored by Joe’s Sushi, is a concert, in honor of Gregory Isaacs, an icon in the reggae music industry who believed in producing and infusing other musical influences such as pop and rock into “roots” reggae, will feature The F-13 alongside reggae greats, Third World. The concert will also showcase Gregory Isaac impersonator, Mr. Cool, and reggae artists Tribe-O, Sol Rising, Come Unity and Better Chemistry. Over 1,500 are expected to attend.

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The spirit of The F-13’s music is as genuine as the people playing it. They are a brotherhood of one mind, focused on creating and playing the music they love. Prolific songwriters, F-13 already has quite the arsenal of originals available on demos that can be purchased on a donation basis. Proceeds from their demos, t-shirts and promotional items are going directly to the production of a professional quality CD. Having been offered a unique opportunity to record with Southern California Sound Studio who has their own label and production, the band is singular in this focus. Bass player, Matt Delara, sums it up this way: “I feel blessed to be part of a band with great musicians. I want to go as far as this music wants to take me.” That desire is echoed by fellow band members Adan Leon, lead vocals and guitar; Steve Pierson, vocals and keyboard; Chuyo Alvarez, rhythm guitar; and Noel Morin, drums and percussion. This band is already on their way having played at world

renowned venues such as LA’s Whiskey A Go Go and Slidebar and Grille in Fontana, and has also opened for the hugely popular and influential Fortunate Youth. In the words of drummer Noel Morin, The F-13 believes they will continue to move forward and achieve their goals as they “stay humble” and grateful to play alongside many of their musical heroes. Do not miss the opportunity to take part in this MMJ friendly event and be part of up and coming band’s future success. Tickets are available for pre-sale at $35 and at the door for $45. A word of pre-caution: Some counterfeit tickets have been sold so make sure you purchase yours directly from The F-13, Joe’s Sushi locations or call (760) 2000250. Doors to the concert open at 4pm and tickets will be scanned. Counterfeits will NOT gain entry. Find out more about The F-13 and listen to their music by following them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_ tnmn#!/SpecialBlendundersealevel.

by Mike Livingston

Shriners A Big Vegas Win For Moore W

hen you won so much as an amateur, people just expect that you’ll do the same thing once you turn pro, right? Stands to reason, (sort of)….you’ve beaten all the competition put in front of you like a drum for so long that there’s really nowhere else to go. Ryan Moore is an example of that, not unlike Tiger Woods’ was, Phil Mickelson and a few others, but it hasn’t exactly worked out that way as fast as one would think, yet. Yes, Moore has won on Tour – once at the Wyndham Championship in a playoff with Jason Bohn and Kevin Stadler, and has been “in the mix” many times but just hasn’t busted through like many feel he is ripe to do. Oftentimes you hear that players “don’t know how to win” and that seems to get in their way….not the case here. Moore has been making putts on Sundays during final rounds all of his life at every level from junior golf on up through all of the amateur ranks. That changed Sunday when Moore

closed the door on the field at the Justin Timberlake Shriner’s Classic in Las Vegas by putting together four very solid rounds of 61, 68, 65 & 66 to edge Brendon De Jong by one shot. Also in the mix in what turned out to be a shoot-out were Jonas Blixt, the always exciting Jason Day, Bill Lunde and

Scott Piercy. On a strange note, it was one-time dez-rez John Daly putting together quite a performance…..currently 137th on the money list and needing some late season magic to get himself in the 125 to be exempt for next year, it looked early like maybe

that would be the case when he came out smokin’ (literally) on Thursday and Friday with scores of 69, 63…..he was actually in the hunt! Uh, but then came Saturday…… (86!) and Sunday, (77!)…. Wow is all you can say…..What was for dinner on Saturday night? Locally your sports can be had weekly with “The Clubhouse with Mike Livingston” radio show on KNEWS 94.3 FM from 6 – 8 a.m. Guests o‘ plenty with lots of big surprises ahead so join me as we talk sports here in the valley and across the globe! We’ll be looking for you in The Clubhouse on Saturday mornings from 6-8 a.m. on KNEWS 94.3 FM……Heads Up! Mike Livingston is the Host of The Clubhouse Radio Show on KNEWS 94.3 FM on Saturday Mornings from 6:00-8:00 a.m.; Additionally, Mike is the Director of Management for Personalized Property Management Company, in Cathedral City.

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AZUL; PS; 760-325-5533 The Judy Show 7:30pm BILLY REED’S; PS; 760-325-1946 DJ Party 6:30pm CASCADE LOUNGE, SPA RESORT; PS; 888-999-1995 Nash with Quinto Menguante 9pm (LR) CASTELLI’S; PD; 760-773-3365 Joe Jaggi 6pm CUNARD’S SANDBAR; LQ; 760564-3660 Paul Patterson 6pm (PB) DHS SPA LOUNGE; DHS; 760-3296787 Karaoke 9pm DILLON ROADHOUSE; DHS; 760251-1991 EL MEXICALI CAFÉ 2; IND; 760342-2333 Cesar Daniel Lopez on the harp 6-9pm FIRECLIFF; PD; 760-773-6565 Hal Sweasey 6-10pm FIRESIDE LOUNGE; PS; 760-3271700 Michael Keeth INDIAN WELLS RESORT HOTEL; IW; 760-345-6466 The Ted Herman 18 Pc. Big Band 6-8pm JOSHUA TREE SALOON; JT; 760366-2250 Open Jam 6pm LAS CASUELAS TERRAZA; PS; 760-325-2794 Palm Springs Sound Company,in the afternoon,Hot Rox,in the night LE PAON; PD; 760-610-5320 Robin Miller 6pm (PB) THE LOUNGE, AGUA CALIENTE; RM; 888-999-1995 Karaoke Joe 7pm MELVYN’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE; PS; 760-325-2323 Sunday Jam 4-8pm NEIL’S LOUNGE; IND; 760-3471522 Karaoke 8-1am THE NEST; PD; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry 7pm (PB) PALM CANYON ROADHOUSE; PS; 760-327-4080 Longest Running Jam Session in the valley. Hosted by

Farmer Boys 81951 California 111 Indio, CA 92201

JB, Sign up 6pm PAPPY & HARRIET’S; PT; 760-3655956 The Sunday Band 7pm PURPLE ROOM@CLUB TRINIDAD; PS; 760-327-1161 JB Jam 8pm RIVIERA RESORT & SPA; PS; 760-327-4080 8311 Art of Sax Trio 5-9pm SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE; PD; 760-341-3560 Smooth Brothers (RR) (LR) THREESIXTY NORTH; PS; 760-3271773 Reggie Vision 6:30pm VICKY’S OF SANTA FE; IW; 760345-9770 Linda Peterson 6:3010pm VILLAGE PUB; PS; 760-323-3265 Sunday Skool 9pm WILLIE BOYS; MV; 760-363-3343 Line Dancing w/ Tina 5:30-9pm WOODY’S BURGER; PS; 760-2300188 Barry Baughn Blues Band 7-11pm

MON OCTOBER 15 29 PALMS INN; 29P; 760-367-3505 Bonnie Scott 6pm (AC) ACE HOTEL; PS; 760-325-9900 Sissy Bingo w/ Linda Gerard 7-9pm BILLY REED’S; PS; 760-325-1946 DJ Party 6:30pm CASTELLI’S; PD; 760-773-3365 Joe Jaggi 6pm DESERT FOX; PS; 760-325-9555 Music Mondays 9pm FIRECLIFF; PD; 760-773-6565 Hal Sweasey 6-10pm LAS CASUELAS TERRAZA; PS; 760-325-2794 Hot Rox LE PAON; PD; 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) NEIL’S LOUNGE; IND; 760-3471522 Karaoke 8-1:15am THE NEST; PD; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry 7pm (PB) NYPD; PS; 760-778-6973 Red’s

American

(760) 863-5050 www.farmerboys.com

Wine Bar

78015 Main Street #109 La Quinta, CA

Roc’s Firehouse 36891 Cook St # 10 Palm Desert, CA 92211

American

American

(760) 340-3222 www.rocsfirehouse.com

Tack Room 81800 Avenue 51 Indio, CA 92201

Casey’s

42455 Washington Street Palm Desert, CA 92211

(760) 345-6503

www.caseysrestaurant.com

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TUE OCTOBER 16 29 PALMS INN; 29P; 760-367-3505 Roger and Bobby 6pm ACE HOTEL; PS; 760-325-9900 Ace Karaoke with Kiesha 9pm AZUL; PS; 760-325-5533 Bella da Ball Dinner Revue w/ guest performers 7:30pm (CB) BILLY REED’S; PS; 760-325-1946 DJ Party 6:30pm CASTELLI’S; PD; 760-773-3365 Joe Jaggi 6pm CUNARD’S SANDBAR; LQ; 760564-3660 Johnny Morris 6pm (PB) DESERT FOX; PS; 760-325-9555 Andrew, Matt & Mike 8:30pm DILLON ROADHOUSE; DHS; 760251-1991 ESCENA LOUNGE & GRILL; PS; 760-992-0002 John Stanley King 5-9pm (JZ)(BL) FIRECLIFF; PD; 760-773-6565 Hal Sweasey 6-10pm FIRESIDE LOUNGE; PS; 760-3271700 Red’s Rockstar Karaoke JOSHUA TREE SALOON; JT; 760366-2250 Ted Quinn’s Open Mic Reality Show Jam 8pm (VD) LAS CASUELAS TERRAZA; PS; 760-325-2794 Palm Springs Sound Company

American

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LE PAON; PD; 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) NEIL’S LOUNGE; IND; 760-3471522 Karaoke 8-1:15am THE NEST; PD; 760-346-2314 Tim Burleson 7:45 (PB) PALM CANYON ROADHOUSE; PS; 760-327-4080 Eclectic Tuesdays. Singer/songwriter night. All acts welcome. Hosted by JB, Sign up 7pm NYPD; PS; 760-778-6973 PURPLE ROOM@CLUB TRINIDAD; PS; 760-327-1161 Brad Mercer & Mark Guerrero 8pm RED BARN; PD; 760-346-0191 Karaoke SAMMY G’s; PS; 760-320-8041 Dr. Paul 6pm SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE; PD; 760-341-3560 Demetrious and Co. (RR)(JZ) TAQUERIA GUERRERO’S; TP; 760343-5971 DJ Keith 9pm THREESIXTY NORTH; PS; 760-3271773 Reggie Vision 6:30pm VILLAGE PUB; PS; 760-323-3265 The King’s Town Trio 9pm WOODY’S BURGER; PS; 760230-0188 John Bolivar Jazz Sax 6-10pm

WED OCTOBER 17 29 PALMS INN; 29P; 760-367-3505 Bobby And Randy (BL) ACE HOTEL; PS; 760-325-9900 DJ Howie Pyro 10pm (VD) AZUL; PS; 760-325-5533 Rudy de la Mor 7pm (PB) BILLY REED’S; PS; 760-325-1946 DJ Party 6:30pm CASTELLI’S; PD; 760-773-3365 Patrick Tuzzolino 6pm (PB) CUNARD’S SANDBAR; LQ; 760564-3660 Johnny Morris 6pm (PB) DILLON ROADHOUSE; DHS; 760251-1991

Restaurant guide

Babes Bar-B-Que American & Brewhouse

Charli Marrones

(760) 346-8738

(760) 625-1500

71800 Hwy 111, Rancho Mirage

42250 Jackson Street #101 Indio, CA

www.babesbbque.com

www.charlimarrones.com

AJ’s on the Green 36-200 Date Palm Dr Cathedral City

ajsonthegreen@gmail.com

Western Grill

American

Dickie O’Neals

2155 North Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 www.dickieoneal.com

American

McGowan’s

73340 Highway 111 Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 564-5353

(760) 342-2333

43-430 Monroe St. Indio, CA

www.elmexicalicafe2.com

Mexican

San Miguel

35 320 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City (760) 328-9402 TAQUERIA SAN MIGUEL 72 450 Ramon Rd Mexican Restaurant Mariscos & Cantina 1000 Palms (760) 343-7340

35 320 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City

Lamppost

78772 California 111 La Quinta, CA 92253

(760) 328-9402 Pizza

72 450 Ramon Rd, Thousand Palms

(760) 343-7340

(760) 564-4568 Irish

www.lamppostpizza.com

Crab Pot

70030 California 111 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Seafood

(760) 321-7635

www.mcgowansirishinn.com

El Mexicali II

www.lavenderbistro.com

Irish

(760) 346-6032

Lavender Bistro Continental 78073 Calle Barcelona La Quinta, CA 92253

Italian

(760) 325-2600

Western (760) 347-1522 Grill Restaurant & Lounge 80956 Hwy 111 Indio, CA 92201

ESCENA LOUNGE & GRILL; PS; 760-992-0002 Rose Mallet 5-9pm (JZ)(BL) FIRECLIFF; PD; 760-773-6565 Sonny Evaro 6-10pm THE GRILL ON MAIN; LQ; 760-7777773 Demetrius Houser 7-10pm HAMILTON’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL; LQ; 760-698-8303 Karaoke w/ T-Bone 8:30-12:30am THE HOOD; PD; 760-636-5220 Open Mic Night 8pm JOSHUA TREE SALOON; JT; 760366-2250 Live Music (RR) LAS CASUELAS TERRAZA; PS; 760-325-2794 Hot Rox LE PAON; PD; 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) MELVYN’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE; PS; 760-325-2323 Michael Healy 8pm NEIL’S LOUNGE; IND; 760-3471522 Karaoke 8-1:15am THE NEST; PD; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry 6-8pm Tim Burleson 8pm (PB) PURPLE ROOM@CLUB TRINIDAD; PS; 760-327-1161 Karaokie Jo 7pm ROC’S FIREHOUSE; PD; 760-3403222 Red’s Rockstar Karaoke 9pm SAMMY G’s; PS; 760-320-8041 Dr. Paul 6pm SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE; PD; 760-341-3560 Straight Ahead Jazz (JZ) VICKY’S OF SANTA FE; IW; 760345-9770 Pat Rizzo & All That Jazz Band 6:30-10pm VILLAGE PUB; PS; 760-323-3265 Nite Sixx 9pm WESTIN MISSION HILLS; RM; 760328-5955 Art of Sax 7-10pm WILLIE BOYS; MV; 760-363-3343 Karaoke WOODY’S BURGER; PS; 760-2300188 Mara Getz Jazz 6-10pm

List your Restaurant AD here. Call Philip at 760-501-6228 For Details.

sullivanssteakhouse.com

(760) 202-1111

(760) 347-9985

www.tackroomtavern.com

Sullivan’s

Rockstar Karaoke PAPPY & HARRIET’S; PT; 760-3655956 Ted Quinn’s Open Mic Night 7pm PURPLE ROOM@CLUB TRINIDAD; PS; 760-327-1161 Brad Mercer & Mark Guerrero 8pm SAMMY G’s; PS; 760-320-8041 Randy Seymon 6pm VILLAGE PUB; PS; 760-323-3265 3sum 9pm WESTIN MISSION HILLS; RM; 760328-5955 Art of Sax 8-11pm WOODY’S BURGER; PS; 760-2300188 Karaokie Jo 6-10pm

(760) 341-3560

(760) 564-2201

www.thewinebaratoldtown.com

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Mexican

www.crabpotranchomirage.com

Pacifica

73505 El Paseo # 2500 Palm Desert

(760) 674-8666

www.pacificaseafoodrestaurant.com

Seafood

Dale Gribow On The Law

October 11 to October 17, 2012

by Dale Gribow Attorney at Law

STEALING YOUR CREDIT CARD WITHOUT TAKING YOUR CARD F

or several years I have been using a protective sleeve, in which I put my credit cards and passport, to avoid my personal info from being stolen. There is something called Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) that is a tiny chip in our credit and debit cards. A thief with a card reading device, that looks like a small laptop and costs less than $100 on the internet, can walk by you and automatically read the information off your card. If your credit or debit card has the symbol of 4 waves )))) or says Pay Pass; Pay Wave; or Blink it has RFID. You can ask your bank if they issue cards without RFID’s. It is not used just in airports as I initially

thought. It could happen while seated at McDonalds or while shopping at Ralphs. It can pick up (steal) the same information from your PASSPORT and school ID’s. A thief can also take a plastic Hotel ROOM KEY and transfer the credit card info onto the room key using that reading device. The thief can then use that room key and swipe it to then charge something. Instead of a protective sleeve you can wrap aluminum around your card. However the sleeves are so cheap it makes sense to look into this. Law Office of Dale S. Gribow, P.C. “A full Service Firm” dale@gribowlaw.com 760-341-4411

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Musicians corner The Valley’s only original jazz-esque/ fusion/rock Instrumental group. True to their name , Penny Unniversity gives you great music with true stories and knowledge of people ,places and things. Soul Opus members include Michael Reyes of Indio, Juan De Lara Jr of Coachella, and Peter Cancino of Coachella, CA. As a band Soul Opus is dedicated in promoting unity and love across the Coachella Valley, from which they are very proud to say they come from. Facebook.com/SoulOpusMusic Soundcloud.com/Soul Opus Follow us on Twitter “The Arrangements Playing the Very Best Music from 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and Today” For Bookings and info please go to www.facebook.com/pages/TheArrangements/279810762084 www. thearrangements.net 760-851-5432 Deadend Paradox is from palm desert est 2008 and has an origional desert rock feel that draws you in theirs something for every1. Check them out on facebook.

DIE HARD TILL DEATH (DHTD) Pedal to the Metal, Balls out, metal band that delivers the goods!! More bang for your buck! Heavy music with a groove! Slammin drums, pounding bass, loud,screamin guitars, melodic yet powerful intense vocals with visual layden lyrics! www.diehardtilldeath. com www.facebook.com/ DieHardTillDeath www.reverbnation. com/DieHardTillDeath www.twitter. com/DHTDtheband JEKKEL – Hot & fast 4-piece rock outfit from the desert. “One Way Road” music video out now! New EP & shows expected Summer 2012 | www. youtube.com/JEKKELvideos | Twitter: @JEKKELtheband and www.JEKKEL. com WYTE GYE is the desert’s premier hard & heavy, classic rock tribute band! To put it plainly, Wyte Gye rocks! Comprised of four dudes from the Coachella Valley, Wyte Gye is the epitome of a “party band”. Eric “Wyte Gye” Willman - guitar Armando Flores - bass guitar Dominic Jimenez – drums Noe Gutierrez – vocals.Check us out on Facebook.

Cover Story is an incredibly energetic band. Their sound covers a wide spectrum of interest with each member’s expressive style calling to their expanding fan-base. Check their demos of Classic Rock with Soul On their website:www.reverbnation. com/coverstorymusic Email desertcoverstory@gmail.com |www. facebook.com/coverstory ATTENTION ALL UNSIGNED ROCK BANDS/MUSICIANS! If you would like to have your song heard on the RADIO Just send your MP3 of the original SONG and BIO to: Ross Management & Productions Drossmanagement@ aol.com Exordium is a four piece metal outfit from the Coachella Valley composed of guitarists Angel Ocejo & Ryan Smith, bassist Xan Abyss and drummer Julian Andrews, with all members sharing a variety of vocal duties. With a fresh new EP (Winter’s Eve) and a promotional video (Dark Reaction) to support it, Exordium are on a path to spread the new faith of heavy metal to those in need. Dark Reaction Music Video: http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=xxxUqgf002E Band Page: https://www.facebook.com/ Exordium760

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Safety Tips

Come On Chief Sam???

know you think I’m crazy (just as crazy as Southern California weather…) as I just sent Wildfire Preparedness Tips a week or so ago when we were under Red Flag Warning… Now rain Safety Tips? Though I’ll believe it when (and if) I see it, but the NWS is calling for a chance of precipitation this week. With that being said whether we see precipitation or not, it probably will serve good ground to at the least begin thinking about driving safe in the rain as we head into winter. It’s also important to remember when a low pressure system moves in this early in the season, it is generally followed by a high pressure system (offshore winds and warm temperatures). We’re not out of the woods yet with fire season as it takes several inches of rain to even begin bringing our fuel moisture content reducing fire danger up says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. Though rain is in the forecast, let’s not let our guard down with fire safety... Only California - Maybe this article is one we will have to revisit in the near future or both – Fire safety???

Tips and Techniques for Driving in Rain

When the road is wet, the film of the water on the asphalt causes tires to lose traction according to Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. Less obvious is the fact that rain reduces driver perception — it’s harder to see through the rain — and also decreases visibility through its action on headlights, windshields and the road itself. While most people know to slow down in the rain, there are definitely other tips that will help keep you, and those who share the road with you

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Creative Change Conferences Safe Tips for Driving in the Rain Announces “Women!”

by Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

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from becoming a statistic. • Exercise extreme caution after a long dry spell. During a dry period, engine oil and grease build up on the road over time. When mixed with water from a new rainfall, the road becomes extremely slick. Continued rainfall will eventually wash away the oil, but the first few hours can be the most dangerous. • Allow for more travel time. You should plan to drive at a slower pace than normal when the roads are wet. Keep in mind that traffic is likely to be moving slower as well. There’s also the possibility that your preplanned route may be flooded or jammed. Whatever the case, rushing equals higher risk. • Brake earlier and with less force than you would normally. Not only does this increase the stopping distance between you and the car in front of you, it also lets the driver behind you know that you’re slowing down. Also, be more meticulous about using turn signals, so that other drivers know your intentions, and take turns and curves with less speed than you would in dry conditions. • Most of America’s roads are crowned in the middle, which means that the water will run off to the sides. If possible, stay toward the middle of the road to avoid deep standing puddles. • Don’t use cruise control. If you hydroplane, there’s the chance your car could actually accelerate. Cruise control also allows drivers to be less vigilant and to take their foot away from the pedals — not a great idea when reaction time is so important. • If you see a large puddle up ahead, drive around it or choose a different route. It could be that it’s covering a huge gaping

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maw into the front door of hell. Well, maybe not, but water splashing up into your car’s engine compartment could damage its internal electrical systems. Also, a pothole may be hiding under the water, just waiting in ambush to damage a wheel or knock your suspension out of alignment. If you can’t gauge the depth, or if it’s covering up the side curb, try to avoid it. • Don’t attempt to cross running water. This ain’t an SUV commercial, and you’ll probably get into a heckuva lot of trouble if the force of the water is greater than the weight of your vehicle. All-wheel drive isn’t going to be much help if your vehicle is being pushed sideways. Don’t end up like those folks on the nightly news who had to abandon their cars to Mother Nature. • After you cross a puddle, tap on your brake pedal lightly to dry off some of the water on your rotors. • Turn on your headlights, even when there’s a light sprinkle. It helps you see the road, and more importantly, it helps other motorists see you. However, don’t blast your high beams in the rain or fog — it’ll obscure your view further, as the light will reflect back at you off the water droplets in the air. If your car is equipped with foglights, you may find it helpful to turn these on, as they throw a little extra light on the road while making your car easier to see. • Watch out for pedestrians. An ordinarily observant pedestrian may become distracted by fiddling with an umbrella or a rain slicker. Plus, raindrops deaden sound, so the usual audio clues for measuring car distances become obscured. Keep a sharp lookout for people in the road. • If it’s raining so hard that you can’t see the road or the car in front of you, pull over and wait it out. • Track the car ahead of you. Let the car ahead pave a clear path, so to speak, through the water. • Give a truck or bus extra distance. Their extra-large tires can create enough spray to block your vision completely. Avoid

passing one, but if you must pass, do it as quickly as safety allows. • Defog your windows. Rain will quickly cause your windshield to fog up. Switch on both front and rear defrosters and make sure the air conditioning is turned on. Most cars’ climate control systems will automatically engage the A/C when the windshield defrost function is selected. • If you start to hydroplane, don’t brake suddenly or turn the wheel, or you might spin into a skid. Release the gas pedal slowly and steer straight until the car regains traction. If you must brake, tap the brake pedal (unless you have antilock brakes, in which case you can put your foot down). Prepare Now Says Chief DiGiovanna. Now that you know how to drive in the rain, take some precautionary measures to ensure that your vehicle is prepared to get you through the rain. • Stay on top of your car’s condition. Its brakes, tire pressures, tire tread depth and defroster operation should be checked regularly so that you’ll be ready to deal with a deluge when the time comes. • Most vehicles are available with antilock brakes these days, and safety features like traction control, stability control and all-wheel drive are becoming increasingly popular as well. Although allwheel drive is really only necessary if you frequently drive in snow and ice, traction and stability control can be very handy on rain-soaked roads. Traction control helps you maintain grip by putting the brakes on the tire(s) that don’t have traction, while a stability control system monitors your steering input, intervening with the brakes and/or reducing engine power as needed to keep you on your intended path. • Make sure that your wipers are in good condition and functioning properly. If the blades are brittle or damaged, replace them before you’re caught in a downpour. Some wipers are definitely better than others, so ask your retailer for recommendations.

n Saturday, October 13, 2012, Creative Change Conferences will host a group of renowned speakers to discuss the important issues surrounding being a woman. “Women!” will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Doral Desert Princess located at 67967 Vista Chino in Cathedral City, CA. The cost to attend is $125.00. Tickets can be purchased by emailing Creative Change Conference founder Carol Teitelbaum, MFT at catbaum@earthlink.net, by calling 760346-4606 or via paypal on the website at www.creativechangeconferences.com. Speakers to include: Velvet Mangan On Recovery, Love and Self-Esteem A woman of strength and vision, Velvet has been a transformational activist in the recovery community, focusing her efforts on the healing and well-being of young women. She has incorporated her years of life experience and knowledge of women’s suffering and addiction into her mission, and ultimately into her sense of purpose. Velvet opened her doors and her heart to restore the soul sickness she once suffered from herself, and has now developed one of the leading women’s drug and alcohol treatment programs in Southern California: Safe Harbor Treatment Center. Rebecca Cooper On Diets and Relationship with Food Rebecca Cooper is the author of Diets Don’t Work®, the Diets Don’t Work® Structured Program Workbook, instructional DVDs, and Guided Imagery CDs. This program is used throughout the country at addiction treatment centers and is used by therapists dealing with clients who are struggling with eating disorders. Ms. Cooper received her Master in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. She is an international speaker who has contributed numerous published articles to the field of Addictions and Eating Disorders. In October 2004, Rebecca was honored as the Rising Star in Business by WomanSage©, an event sponsored by the University of California Irvine Medical Center. The award was in recognition of her innovative approach to helping women with eating disorders and her dedicated service of helping others recover. In May of 2009, she was nominated for the Orange County Business Journal’s Women in Business Award. She was the 1st President of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals in Orange County, CA. She is currently an IAEDP approved Certified

Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor (CEDS-S). Rebecca also started a non-profit, Rebecca’s Eating Disorder Foundation, to help fund clients who need eating disorder treatment, but are not able to get insurance benefits or other sources of help. Deborah Meints-Pierson, LMFT On The Dangerous Old(er) Woman Deborah Meints-Pierson, LMFT, has been a practicing psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience. She is also cohost of “A Family Affair” on Time Warner Television. She will be exploring the shadow age and uncovering the gold hidden there. For many women, the thought of aging is both frightening and overpowering but she facilitate them in understanding and embracing the gifts waiting on this journey. Mary Gordon On Creative Movement: A Journey of Healing, Creativity and Empowerment Mary Gordon, MA, is a passionate advocate for Dance/Movement as a healing art and has worked for the past twenty-eight years in the field of prevention, education and treatment of addictions both in New England and California. She has been a frequent presenter at Women’s Conferences in the United States and Canada presenting Creative Movement for creativity, enjoyment and healing. Currently she serves as the Director of Family and Outpatient Services at Betty Ford Center and has a private practice focusing on movement/drumming groups for healing and creativity. Dr. Rita Stec On Menopause Dr. Rita Stec graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1982. Her postgraduate training included general surgery, radiation oncology and internal medicine. She learned the tremendous importance of preventive health care while working for the Riverside San Bernardino Indian Health clinics. In 1994 she opened a private practice of Internal Medicine for Women, focusing on disease prevention and wellness enhancement. In order to empower more people with accurate health information, she and Dr. Jack Deller created the weekly health education TV program “Dr. Talk with Jack and Rita”, which was broadcast in the Coachella Valley from 1997 through 2002. She has organized several community health seminars, ranging from healthy menopause management to the importance of nutrition in cancer prevention and treatment. She will be speaking on menopause.

Kate Porter On Cycles of Life Kate Porter is a respected communications professional. For over 10 years, she has produced and hosted television for Time Warner Desert Cities. “Time Warner Cares” ( a 1/2 hour TV show that Kate originally conceived) profiled various non-profit organizations here in the desert and “Animal Chat”, her 1/2 hour pet show delighted viewing audiences for over 5 years. Kate is also a published Writer/Photographer with Newsweek credits and a photographic series on the ERA in the National Archives. As a Narrator, Kate was given an Emmy for her voicing of the on-going PBS series, “Cycles of Life: Exploring Biology”. Locally, she was honored as the “Desert Woman of the Year” and acknowledged as a “Woman of Distinction in the Arts” by the prestigious National League of American Pen Women.

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hareKitchen Cathedral City officially opened our doors to a packed house last Thursday The standing October 4th at 5pm. room only event drew a vibrant mix of well wishers, city officials, residents, neighboring businesses and many curious and aspiring culinary entrepreneurs. After an introductory toast by CoFounder Haddon Libby, Cathedral City Council Member and ShareKitchen supporter Greg Pettis and Founder Angela Janus cut a bright red ribbon in front of the double door entrance to the ShareKitchen Workshop and Creativity Center with a brilliant pair of giant scissors provided by Lynn Mallotto of the Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce. Bubbly beverages flowed as the reception opened featuring ShareKitchen client members Chad Gardner of Dash and a Handful Catering who prepared Lemongrass Meatballs poached in a Coconut Milk Broth and Jingle Bell Peppers with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. Justin and Kelly Bishop sampled their NO KA ‘OI Ginger Sauce, ShareKitchen Signature Tuxedo

Shortbread Cookies were hand crafted by Lisa Provenza of The Cookie Boutique and a sampling of farm fresh produce picked the morning of the event was given away to guests as a thank you by Christopher Rossom of Ruby Dee Farms. ShareKitchen extends a heartfelt Thank You to supporters who attended the event and everyone who helped make this special place a reality including Cathedral City Manager Donald E. Bradley, the Community Urban Revitalization Corporation, City Council, the entire Staff at Cathedral City Hall, ShareKitchen Board Members Diane Blasdel, Ty Peabody, Michelle Skiljian of the CVWBC, Jerry Prendergast and Gregg Golem, Sam Tachasooksaree of Heimark, ShareKitchen’s fabulous photographer Scott Campbell of Scott Campbell Photography, Raulie Treadway of Chef’s Toys, and the publishers at CV Weekly who have graciously supported us from the beginning. Many, many more people helped us create this place of opportunity and we can’t thank you all enough. www.ShareKitchen.org

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY Week of October 11

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Ten percent of all sexually suggestive text messages are delivered to the wrong number. Take precautions to make sure you’re not among that ten percent in the coming weeks. It will be extra important for you to be scrupulous in communicating about eros and intimacy. The stakes will be higher than usual. Togetherness is likely to either become more intensely interesting or else more intensely confusing -- and it’s largely up to you which direction it goes. For best results, express yourself clearly and with maximum integrity. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If it were within my power, I’d help you identify the new feelings you have not yet been able to understand. I would infuse you with the strength you would need to shed the worn-out delusions that are obstructing your connection to far more interesting truths. And I would free you from any compulsion you have to live up to expectations that are not in alignment with your highest ideals. Alas, I can’t make any of these things happen all by myself. So I hope you will rise to the occasion and perform these heroic feats under your own power. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher (1898-1972) was a Gemini. He liked to depict seemingly impossible structures, like stairways in which people who climbed to the top arrived at the bottom. I nominate him to be your patron saint in the coming week. You should have his talent for playing with tricks and riddles in ways that mess with everyone’s boring certainties. Here are four Escher quotes you can feel free to use as your own. 1. “Are you really sure that a floor can’t also be a ceiling?” 2. “My work is a game, a very serious game.” 3. “I think it’s in my basement; let me go upstairs and check.” 4. “Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.” CANCER (June 21-July 22): The Venus flytrap is a remarkable plant that gobbles up insects and spiders. Its leaves do the dirty work, snapping shut around its unsuspecting prey. Evolution has made sure that the flowers of the Venus flytrap sit atop a high stalk at a safe distance from where all the eating takes place. This guarantees that pollinators visiting the flowers don’t get snagged by the carnivorous leaves below. So the plant gets both of its main needs met: a regular supply of food and the power to disseminate its seeds. I’ll ask you to derive a lesson from all this, Cancerian. Be sure that in your eagerness to get the energy you need, you don’t interfere with your ability to spread your influence and connect with your allies. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A sinuous and shimmering archetype that begins with the letter “s” has been trying to catch your attention, Leo -- sometimes in subliminal and serpentine ways. Why haven’t you fully tuned in yet? Could it be because you’re getting distracted by mildly entertaining but ultimately irrelevant trivia? I’m hoping to shock you out of your erroneous focus. Here’s the magic trigger code that should do the trick: Psssssssssst! Now please do what you can to make yourself very receptive to the slippery, spidery signals of the simmeringly sublime surge. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t burn down a bridge you haven’t finished building yet. OK, Virgo? Don’t try to “steal” things that already belong to you, either. And resist the urge to flee from creatures that are not even pursuing you. Catch my drift? Stop yourself anytime you’re about to say nasty things about yourself behind your own back, and avoid criticizing people for expressing flaws that you yourself have, and don’t go to extraordinary lengths to impress people you don’t even like or respect. Pretty please? This is a phase of your astrological cycle when you should put an emphasis on keeping things simple and solid and stable. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “Hello Dear Sir: I would like to place a large order for yellow chicken curry, cherry cream cheese cupcakes, and sour,

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malty Belgian golden ale. It’s for my birthday party this Saturday, and will need to serve exactly 152 people. My agent will pick it up at 11 a.m. Please have it ready on time. - Ms. Lori Chandra.” Dear Ms. Chandra: I am an astrologer, not a caterer, so I’m afraid I can’t fulfill your order. It’s admirable that you know so precisely what you want and are so authoritative about trying to get it; but please remember how crucial it is to seek the fulfillment of your desires from a source that can actually fulfill them. You’re a Libra, right? Your birthday is this week? Thanks for giving me an excuse to send this timely message to all of your fellow Libras. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Here comes the big reveal of the month; the trick ending of the year; and maybe the most unusual happiness of the decade. Any day now you will get the chance to decipher the inside story that’s beneath the untold story that’s hidden within the secret story. I won’t be surprised if one of your most sophisticated theories about the nature of reality gets cracked, allowing you to at recover at least a measure of primal innocence. I suggest you start practicing the arts of laughing while you cry and crying while you laugh right now. That way you’ll be all warmed up when an old style of give-and-take comes to an end, ultimately making way for a more profound new give-and-take. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): There’s almost nothing about the dandelion that humans can’t make use of. People of many different countries have eaten its buds, leaves, and greens. Besides being tasty, it contains high levels of several vitamins and minerals. Its flowers are the prime ingredient in dandelion wine, and its roots have been turned into a coffee substitute. Herbalists from a variety of traditions have found medicinal potency in various parts of the plant. Last but not least, dandelions are pretty and fun to play with! In the coming weeks, Sagittarius, I invite you to approach the whole world as if it were a dandelion. In other words, get maximum use and value out of every single thing with which you interact. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Intellect confuses intuition,” asserted painter Piet Mondrian. I don’t think that’s always true, even for creative artists. But in the coming week I suspect it’ll be important for you to take into consideration. So make sure you know the difference between your analytical thinking and your gut-level hunches, and don’t let your thinking just automatically override your hunches. Here’s more helpful advice from painter Robert Genn: “The job of the intellect is to give permission to the intuition, and it’s the job of intuition to know when intellect is once again appropriate.” AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It’s time to seek help from outside the magic circle you usually stay inside. You need to call on extracurricular resources -- people and animals and deities who can offer useful interventions and delightful serendipity and unexpected deliverance. The remedies that work for you most of the time just won’t be applicable in the coming days. The usual spiritual appeals will be irrelevant. I’m not saying that you are facing a dire predicament; not at all. What I’m suggesting is that the riddles you will be asked to solve are outside the purview of your customary guides and guidelines. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): These days lobsters are regarded as a luxury food, but that wasn’t the case among early Americans. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the large crustaceans were meals that were thought to be suitable only for poor people and prisoners. Wealthy folks wouldn’t touch the stuff. After examining your astrological omens, Pisces, I’m wondering if your future holds a similar transformation. I think there could very well be a rags-to-riches story in which an ignored or denigrated thing ascends to a more important role. Rob Brezsny Free Will Astrology freewillastrology@freewillastrology.com

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t’s already time to strip down to our swimsuits and soak up the sun, wearing sunscreen of course, but no amount of SPF 30 can cover up the excess weight most of us struggle to lose. For argument’s sake I’m going to assume you’ve been eating healthy and participate in some form of exercise, or at least you’ve tried and had the best intentions. Either way, fat is stubborn and you’re fed up with it. It’s taking up extra space and not even paying rent. It could even be costing you money by having to buy new clothes to accommodate it, not to mention the implications on your overall health and well being. While a healthy diet and exercise are imperative, a little liposuction might be just what you need to help reach your ideal shape, or even put you on the right path to wellness. Liposuction, or liposculpture, is a fairly simple procedure that is often misunderstood. It is intended to remove excess fatty tissue and help contour your shape into a more slender you. Liposuction does not cause significant weight loss. A large amount of fat actually weighs very little. Liposuction sucks and shapes. The procedure can be performed on just about any area of the body where fat can be pinched: legs, hips, thighs, abdomen, back, chest, arms and chin are all common target areas. Depending on the physician you choose, which is the most important step in the process, you may be placed under general or local anesthesia. Due to the unnecessary risks associated with general anesthesia,

I highly suggest finding a doctor who utilizes the tumescent technique and local anesthesia. Yes, you will be awake for the process, but comforted with tranquilizers and able to communicate if you are uncomfortable. With tumescent liposuction, many patients are able to return to work after a couple days and perform regular household duties as long as they don’t involve heavy lifting and too much bending and stretching. A compression garment is worn under regular clothing for up to 30 days to help aid in contouring while holding everything in place to allow for proper healing. Bruising is typically visible for a couple of weeks. Liposuction is not for everyone. The ideal candidate still has a good amount of elasticity in their skin, no serious health or heart problems, and reasonable expectations. If you didn’t look like a Barbie or Ken doll in your younger years, no amount of liposuction will create that appearance for you now. This procedure should be used as one of many tools to help achieve greater overall health and improved self confidence. It is not a substitute for healthy eating and regular exercise, but it might be just what you need to compliment the two. Many physicians offer special pricing on liposuction this time of year, as well as financing. Always schedule a complementary consultation with several different doctors to make sure all of your questions and concerns are discussed prior to making the commitment. After all, it’s your body!

October 11 to October 17, 2012

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esert dwellers we are close to basking in glorious temperatures. We have sizzled the past six months and ready for reprieve. As the mercury drops to cooler temperatures, keep in mind you must continue to stay well hydrated. Drinking copious amounts of water and fluids with hydrating components can prevent you from becoming dehydrated. Even though you may not feel thirsty, continue to keep your body full of healthy liquids. From a very young age I recall being taught, “drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day.” Over the years research has shown otherwise. While everyone is different, the amount of water one drinks may vary. Now researches say, “drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day.” We are different in weight and height. Plus, we partake in a myriad of physical activities. The human body is miraculous. Water is the body’s principal chemical component and makes up approximately 60 percent of our body weight. Every system in our body depends on water. The more water and fluids we drink the better our body can flush toxins from our system. Each day we flush our systems through perspiration, visits to the restroom, and even our breath. On average a woman should consume 2.2 liters of water/fluids per day, 9 cups. Men on average should consume 1.3 liters of water/fluids per day, 13 cups. This

is not based upon climate or physical activity but rather a regular per day average. The largest organ in the human body is our skin. Our skin needs to be hydrated internally by drinking plenty of water and hydrating fluids. Our second largest organ is our liver. The human liver serves a plethora of functions. It relies heavily upon water as a source of flushing toxins. If the body does not receive enough water and hydrating fluids, the liver becomes overworked. Our liver stores sugars, minerals, and vitamins. It also regulates the storage of fats and metabolizes alcohol. Without enough fluids, dehydration can occur. Symptoms of mild dehydration include fatigue, headaches, and dull eyes. Excessive mild dehydration can include symptoms such as hair loss and loss of elasticity in the skin. Your body and especially your liver can work at its peak performance when hydrated properly. Water is tasteless and may seem dull to drink all of the time. Consider the following suggestions; Water with a hint of your favorite citrus squeezed to add flavor. Or, include slices of your favorite citrus. Cucumber slices are always refreshing too. Or, add a teaspoon of chia seeds for extra hydration. Coconut water is also a favorite among many and extremely hydrating. Be sure to check the sugar content on sports drinks. Many sports drinks offer electrolytes and other helpful ingredients to help fuel your body. Yet, do not solely depend on these drinks. Drink sports drinks in moderation if you must. Water is still your best source of hydration. Purchase a reusable water bottle and fill throughout your day. Drink up and be healthy!

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October 11 to October 17, 2012 Vol. 1 No. 29