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DHS Police Chief to FBI Academy DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA - City Manager Rick Daniels announced last Monday that Police Chief Kate Singer has begun the FBI National Academy Program training in Quantico, Virginia. The FBI National Academy has long been the premiere benchmark for professional education. Select officers worldwide are chosen to attend these sessions in order to better prepare to meet the

crime challenges within their communities. “I am excited to be chosen for this elite program. I expect to gain the best training available and return to apply those best practices in our community. It is a tribute to the city that I have been chosen and I will work hard to find those keys to continue to reduce the crime rates and empower citizens for safety.” said Chief Singer.

“Chief Singer’s selection reinforces the decision to designate her as Chief of Police. Singer’s already high performance level of law enforcement and leadership will be finely honed for the benefit of Desert Hot Springs through this training. We are proud of her selection and await her return,” said Daniels. During her absence the Police Department will be managed daily

by Commanders Dan Bressler and Ken Peary under the direction of the City Manager. The overall goal of the FBI National Academy is to support, promote, and enhance the personal and professional development of law enforcement leaders by preparing them for complex, dynamic, and contemporary challenges through innovative Jump to page 21

DHS Police Chief Kate Singer

DHS Chamber Awards and Installation Luncheon Photos and story by Bruce Montgomery The Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce met at Mission Lakes Country Club on Wednesday, Sept. 26 for the installation of new officers and distributing awards while enjoying a delicious lunch prepared by Chef Becky. The new officers were sworn in by Mayor Pro Tem Jan Pye. Special recognition was given to outgoing Chamber President Russ Augustine, whose many accomplishments included bringing Heather Coladonato on board as the Executive Director. Currently, Coladonato is the only paid

employee of the Chamber, her accomplishments were publicly recognized and applauded by those present. She also showed a preview of the new website which will debut mid-October. The “Star Award” winners were as follows: George Fisher Citizen of the Year; Ocean Springs Tech Business of the Year; Desert Hot Springs Womens Club Non-Profit of the Year; and Shirley Bales Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year. Besides receiving the Chamber’s Star Award, certificates of recognition were given out by State Assemblyman Manuel Perez and Darrin Schemmer,

Food Now! Now! Food

Family Services of the Desert 2012 Celebration of Donors Honors

Rick & Joyce Daniels For their commitment to the

Food Now Program

representing Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit. Heather also handed out Please bring your donation to: certificates on behalf of State Family Services of the Desert 14080 Senator Bill E,Emmerson. Palm Drive, Suite Desert Hot Springs, or The Desert 750 N. Gene Autry City Sun, Manager Rick Trail, Palm Springs Daniels gave a very upbeat and up to the minute state of the city speech, and several other leaders in the community were recognized, including Councilmen Scott Matas and Russell Betts, Mayor Pro Tem Jan Pye, DHS High School principal Anne Kalisek and philanthropist John Furbee, for whom the aquatic center at the soon to be opened Health and Wellness Center was named.

DHS Mayor Pro Tem Jan Pye swears in new chamber board members at Mission Lakes Country Club

Food Now Donor’s Party Food Now is hosting their 2012 Celebration of Donors honoring Rick and Joyce Daniels at the Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 6 – 8 p.m. Patrick Evans, meteorologist from CBS television local Channel 2 will be the masters of ceremony. Denise Motto will entertain on the piano while Barry Minnifield will provide hors d’oeuvres and entertainment from Bar One Catering. Executive Director John Brown with Michael O’Keefe and Davie Peet are event co-chairs. Tickets are $150 per person or $250 per couple. For reservations, call 760-329-4100. Proceeds to benefit Food Now.

Three more bills signed by Governor Renewable energy planning grants, Mobile home park water protections, Bump and Grind trail access compromise SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) is pleased to report three more bills he has authored have been signed into law by Governor Brown. AB 1255, Renewable Energy Planning Grants (Chapter 250, Statutes of 2012), simplifies the process to be used by local governments to apply for planning grants to encourage renewable energy development. The new law allows counties within the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

area (including Riverside and Imperial) to qualify for the grants by entering into a memorandum of understanding with

the California Energy Commission. “The renewable energy planning grant program will Jump to page 21


No Excuses… Register to Vote Online Through Oct. 22 “There are no more excuses for not registering to vote,” said Kari Verjil, Registrar of Voters from Riverside County. That’s because the Secretary of State started a voter registration drive on the Internet two weeks ago. As of Oct. 2, more than 10,000 people in Riverside County alone have visited the Voter Registration website to update their address, change party affiliation or become a new registered voter, Verjil said. And she hopes those numbers will rise significantly through the Monday, Oct. 22 deadline. Verjil agreed that voter apathy still exists but believes that the state’s new ability to register online will spark a new wave of interest and voter turnout for the upcoming Nov. 6 election. Verjil’s office gave us some startling figures about the Coachella Valley. To date, the figures below represent the number of people registered to vote in each community: Desert Hot Springs 8,785; Palm Springs 23,139; Cathedral City 18,597; Rancho Mirage 9,717; Palm Desert 23,791; Indian Wells 2,910; La Quinta 18,620 and Indio 27,978. Overall Riverside County checks in with more than 893,000 registered voters. While that sounds like a lot of people, it’s not compared to the population figures. Riverside County has 2,239,620 people as of the 2010 census. These numbers mean that 25 percent of the people living in the county are registered to vote. That figure is somewhat alarming especially since we’re the fourth most populated county and the fastest growing county in the state. We need to get more adults registered to vote if we want to get the attention of the “highpowered” folks running Sacramento and Washington, D.C. That’s the bottom line. If we don’t show up at the polls in big numbers, then the politicians won’t pay attention to us. A mere 25 percent voter registration is dismal. I believe we can do much better than that. There are a number of reasons for voter apathy. Some people think their one vote doesn’t count. Others claim that their one vote doesn’t count because by the time the polls close in California, the election has already been decided. Still others say they don’t have time or don’t want the obligation of serving on a jury. I was called for jury duty last month and placed on a three week murder trial, but got released from my duty because I’m a member of the press. One hundred and eleven people were packed into the courtroom. Of those



111, more than 80 of us were excused for a plethora of reasons. It’s my experience that if you don’t want to serve on a jury, you can get out of it, so that’s not a legitimate excuse either. The problem is that if everyone thought this way we wouldn’t have an electoral process. Eligibility to vote in the United States is determined by both state and federal laws. The Voting Act of 1965 extended voting rights for the first time since the Civil War. While the statistics in Riverside County seem low, voter registration remains a high priority for lawmakers. Simply stated, not enough people are registered to vote and even less exercise that right. The real question is what is high enough? I don’t know the answer but I do understand that a right to choose between candidates or ballot measures and initiatives is something we should take more seriously. I’m voting because a lot of people (including my father and brother) served in the military defending our freedoms and rights. I owe them at least that! Another reason I’m voting is because it gives me a voice and that voice is free of charge. Instead of utilizing their voice, many people withdrawal from the act and then later complain about socalled corrupt politicians, high taxes, and low funding for schools and the arts. It amazes me how a family with children in school and jobs (that pay taxes) can ignore our Constitution’s largest freedom – to choose our laws and elected officials. Issue number 34 on our California ballot is about repealing the Death Penalty and replacing it with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Issue number 35 is about increasing prison sentences and fines for human trafficking convictions. I’m not here to debate these issues with you, but I am here to ask you this: Are these not important issues? Don’t you care about the worst of the worst criminals - the murderers and rapists? Do you care about the victims? Aren’t these issues important in the Coachella Valley? I hope the answer to these questions are a resounding, “Yes.” A person who does vote does have a voice, and you’ve exercised your right and freedom to choose fairly the type of government officials you want in office. An individual who does not vote did not exercise their right and therefore cannot disagree with the laws, initiatives, measures or rulings at any level of government. Let’s remember that the buck stops at your front October 4, 2012

Editor’s opinion By Jackie Devereaux door. If you don’t vote, then don’t complain about high taxes or corrupt government or the lack of funding to schools and the arts. It’s up to you to make a change and your vote does count. I would like to encourage you to vote. You have until Oct. 22 to register, either online, at the post office, the DMV and other government offices. Regardless of your social status, a vote for or against is still a vote. There are no bad votes. The candidates and issues are what they are, but you have the right and privilege to vote in America. Also, ask yourself this: Who is voting? Is it left up to the affluent, poodle-touting, diamond wearing, dogooders to decide the whole country’s fate? Is voting a right reserved to only the highest paid demographic? Are they alone left to decide our collective fate? Now ask this. Who doesn’t vote? Is it the lower income, blue collar worker, the less fortunate who is too tired after work to go to the polls? Now ask yourself this. Are you registered to vote? Are you going to vote? And does it matter? Go to or call 800773-VOTE and register to vote!


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From Aug. 2011 to Aug. 2012, major crime (part 1 crime) has dropped nearly 46.5% in Desert Hot Springs; due in part to an increase in community policing and neighborhood watch programs. This is an effort by the City, in association with community activism, to reduce crime and create a safe environment for families in Desert Hot Springs.


City of Desert Hot Springs, working in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies, has undertaken initiatives to either destroy, remove or close buildings/structures which are a haven for gang-related activities. Enforcement has also included the arrests of key suspects who are responsible for destructive and unsightly graffiti.

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The 2012 Street Rehabilitation Project has completed miles and miles of street and public ways improvements. Over 5 million dollars has been spent and more has been allocated for these improvements. Also, approximately 5 million dollars will be allocated toward projects such as storm drainage and flood control improvements throughout the city.


City of Desert Hot Springs is actively involved with efforts to revitalize the downtown business corridor. The city’s goal is to attract new business and create a diverse blend in the business structure. The new Walmart shopping center, Dollar General store and the recent Rite-Aid store remodel are examples of the city’s economic development vision.


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STARSociety Helene Galen’s Party of the Year It was the party of the year, and the 2012/2013 social calendar hasn’t even begun. But leave it to hostess Helene Galen to get a jump on the season and on any competition as the Desert’s new social arbiter as she celebrated the birthday of her partner, the debonair Jamie Kabler, co-founder of the Hollywood Cookie Diet. Guests were led to a red carpet by tuxedoed valet parkers, there to be greeted by Helene Galen and her cohostess, a bubbling Charo. Once inside, as if levitated on magnets, guests made their way to the signature feature of a Galen party: a huge tub of caviar and chilled champagne. From our vantage post near the toast points we observed members of the Desert “A-List” pass by in impressive numbers, including Kevin Parker of David We b b , jeweler to the stars as well as the Desert; Angie and Harvey Gerber; infomercial creators Gregg and Stacey Renker; Arturo Montes, a Desert top chef; Bart Ketover, MD; Betty and Alex Hagen, owners of the Empire Helene Galen and Charo



Polo Grounds, venue for the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals; socialite Renee Kumitz; Harold Matzner; head executive of the Palm Springs Art Museum; Steve and Carol Nash; Madeline Kevin Parker and Rhonda Fleming Redstone; a very spry Monty Hall; and, the forever beautiful, Rhonda Fleming. And multiple best wishes to the birthday boy who, after celebrating one special day, was off to Connecticut and the Annenberg estate for the wedding of his daughter, who also just happens to be the granddaughter of Lea Annenberg.



By Frances Allen

Salton Sea Stinks Picture this: It’s a formal dinner party in Beverly Hills. The good silver is set, the crystal sparkling and the kids are eating in the kitchen with their nanny. Among the guests is the hostess’ uncle who is visiting from out-of-town. He’s not close to the family - in fact he lives about 200 miles to the southeast - but since he was in the area, he was invited to dinner. Everything went fine during the cocktail hour, but as the guests made their way into the dining room, noses began to twitch as a malodorous odor spread throughout the room; Uncle had a flatulence problem. Who knew? This scenario, while fictitious, is analogous to what did happen about two weeks ago as a result of what has become known as the “Big Stink,” when putrid odors from the Desert’s Salton Sea, propelled by a strong southerly wind, blanketed Southern California, prompting 911-calls in Los Angeles County and discomforting residents as far away as the Simi Valley. While not a sea, with a surface area of 381 square miles, the Salton Sea is the largest lake in California, with an average depth of 31 feet. But the Salton Sea has a big problem, and it’s not flatulence, it’s the salt. Because the Sea has no outlet, water is lost only through evaporation, leaving behind dissolved salts and gradually raising salinity of this ‘fresh water lake’ to where it is now about 25 per cent higher than ocean water. Several plans have been tendered over the years to remediate the Salton Sea and keep it from chocking to death on salt. The difficulty with these plans is that they were

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Tilapia fish die-off at the Salton Sea too expensive when proposed years ago, and less affordable now, with governmental agencies looking for ways to increase revenues, not spend them. Why does this impact you? For years experts have warned that not only such smells but toxic dust will become the norm if nothing is done to save the now-dying Salton Sea. So beware of the next powerful wind; no matter where you live in Southern California the odoriferous smells of the Salton Sea may crash your dinner party.

Interfusion Music Summit If it were only as simple as a name change; that’s what the promoters of the newly renamed Interfusion Music Summit and City of Cathedral City hope for this year’s reprise of last year’s Independent Music Summit. However, regardless of its success, the music artists who reside in Cathedral City get a good deal. The summit is not so much a music festival as it is a fourd ay c h a n c e for b ehindthe-scenes workers such as engineers, DJ’s and arrangers as well as artists to network and learn. Here they will not get to see performances by big-name bands or recording artists, but they will have the opportunity interacting with other artists on the rise as well as attending their live performances. The City of Cathedral City gave the promoters of the Summit $20,000 to help underwrite the event with one of the stipulations being that Cathedral City residents with proof of residency can attend all events for free; for others, an allaccess, four-day pass costs $149, per person. The Oct. 4-7 event will be held at various places in Cathedral City with live performances at DiGS Night Club and at the Quality Inn, which is the host hotel.

TravelSTAR Virgin flies to PS, Windstar sails the Carribean, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and the Haunted Hotel Ball VIRGIN AIR LANDS IN PALM SPRINGS


in Dutch St. Maarten and chic St. Barts. A transit of the Panama Canal is on the itinerary of the company’s signature ship, the Wind Star. Before making its transatlantic crossing, the Wind Star offers a seven-day cruise through the canal, an experience that also allows guests to dive into the waters around the Isla de Coiba and explore one of the Pacific’s Coast’s most amazing coral reefs. In addition, By Sherman Fridman a local naturalist comes aboard your yacht for educational talks about the area. Haunted Hotel This is cruising at a slower pace; the way it Over the past month, we have featured was meant to be before it became a multi-billion various Halloween-themed events from around industry. the country. This week we thought we would tell you about a major party closer to the Desert. It’s Sir Richard Branson and Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet Albuquerque International the Haunted Hotel Ball held at the Mandalay Bay The reason for the change in attitude is the Balloon Fiesta Hotel and Casino located on the Las Vegas Strip. announcement by Virgin America that it will It claims to be the most photographed The Haunted Hotel Ball began several years begin non-stop flights between Palm Springs event in the world; if not, the Albuquerque ago by nightclub promoters who took over a and New York City. True, the service is seasonal, International Balloon Fiesta, which takes place hotel ballroom to produce a ‘horrible’ and scary with only one flight each way on Saturdays and Oct. 6 – 1, certainly comes close. experience in recognition of the occasion. Held flights won’t begin until Dec. 22, but it’s a major This world-renown Balloon Fiesta is the in Chicago and Scottsdale, the parties sold out, step up the tourism ladder, especially since Virgin largest ballooning festival in the world, with a and now the producers are taking the fun to Las will also begin daily service, also on a seasonal total attendance estimated at about 750,000 Vegas, the town where partying was created. basis, between Palm Springs and San Francisco people. It features spectacular mass ballooning According to the planners, The Haunted in mid-October. events that attract tourists and media from more Hotel Ball combines elements of a VIP nightclub The Virgin family of companies, including than 50 countries to the colorful New Mexican experience with the exclusiveness of a hotel Virgin America - the only domestic airline desert, either to capture the sights or to take part gala and the terror of a haunted house. The headquartered in California – is known for its in a balloon-based events, such as a two-day moment guests enter the Mandalay Bay they unique and innovative customer amenities. ‘race’ where participants compete in hydrogen- will be directed to a 30,000 square-foot ballroom Earlier this year the airline increased service to filled balloons to log the longest distance covered, transformed by an Emmy Award wining design the Coachella Music Festival and hosted unique often more than 1,000 miles. team into an eerie setting from Las Vegas’ past, events for festival goers, including a flight with And, the Balloon Fiesta is not just a bunch with encounters with a Wolf Man Elvis, a zombie a live DJ onboard spinning music from the rear of hot air; promoters of the event expect that Rat Pack and vampire showgirls. of the aircraft. nearly $100 million in direct and indirect revenue For musical entertainment, the more than Special introductory fares, with black-out spending will be generated. 3,000 costumed guests in attendance will dance days and booking restrictions are now available. to the dark, down and dirty beats of famous DJs and live artists. Fares start from $149 one-way between New York and Palm Springs and $79 one-way between The Haunted Hotel Ball takes place at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 27, Palm Springs and San Francisco. beginning at 10 p.m. Early-bird tickets are $60 Windstar Cruises the Caribbean or, for the howling-large sum of at least $3,000, If you find it hard to get the buccaneer (it goes up from there), you can reserve a table for feeling when visiting Caribbean ports on a cityeight, which includes three bottles of premium wine or spirits, tax and tip. sized cruise liner, consider Windstar Cruises and Anything else stays in Vegas. its newly-renovated fleet of three sailing yachts that carry just 148 to 312 guests in luxurious yachting comfort and style. Book prior to Oct. 27 and take advantage of two-for-one cruise fare packages plus up to a $1,000 stateroom credit on select tropical itineraries. Other cruises start at $1,300 per person, double occupancy. This year’s two-for-one sailings feature the less-visited Caribbean ports such as Pigeon Island and Sopher’s Hole – Blackbeard’s old stomping ground. Too rough; there are also shopping stops Alburquerque Balloon Festival Haunted Hotel Ball at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino If you’ve noticed city officials from throughout the Desert smiling a little more broadly recently it is because the Coachella Valley is no longer the ‘Rodney Dangerfield of destination resorts’.


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Awards $5000 For Healthy Kids, Healthy Families DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA - Thanks to Edison International there will be plenty more Healthy Kids and Healthy Families this week. Food Now, a community food pantry located in Desert Hot Springs, is on the front line on the war against hunger…and some much needed reinforcements are about to come in. On Tuesday, Oct. 2, Edison International representative Nena McCullough will present Food Now with a $5,000 award as part of Edison’s community outreach Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Program. The money will be used to help fund Food Now’s food distribution program and allow Food Now to continue to wage war against hunger in their community. “Edison International is such a great partner” said David Johnson, Program Director at Food Now. “We are truly humbled and elated Edison International deems us worthy of their support. This is a big deal for us. We help over 550 families every week in the fight against hunger. We see firsthand the devastation hunger can have on a family. We are so blessed to be in a position to have a direct impact on our community. Without support from community

partners like Edison International, our work would be impossible.” Food Now is located at 14080 Palm Drive, Suite E. Desert Hot Springs, CA. They distribute nutritionally balanced bags of food at no cost to approximately 550 households, (1,500 individuals) every week. Food is distributed three days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, twice a day, once at 9 a.m. and then again at 11 a.m. For more information on how to receive food assistance or on how you can help, call Food Now at (760) 3294100.



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DESERT HOT SPRINGS , CA - Desert opportunity to further serve my home town Hot Springs Police Chief Kate Singer has of Desert Hot Springs, as a Detective. I believe announced that Michael Chilner, a Desert we have one of the hardest working detective Hot Springs High School graduate, Class of bureaus in the valley and I look forward to 2003, has been joining the appointed to team.” the position of “Officer C h i l n e r Detective. represents the Chilner grew up in DHS best of choices and served in for the Police the U.S. Marine Department. Corps,4th He is an Tank Battalion, outstanding law and served in enforcement Fallujah, Iraq. officer with He has been an local roots. He officer with the brings a special Department knowledge of since 20 08. the community. Chilner, who He has a special has served as love and the agency’s concern for the Rangemaster safety of this and as a Field community DHS Police Detective Michael Chilner Training Officer, that only a local is being assigned to the Investigations Bureau can provide. He has seen the evolution of as a Detective. the commitment to public safety during the Upon being notified of his selection last five years and is committed to improve Detective Chilner said, “I would like to thank his home town. Officer Chilner provides a Chief Singer for giving me this opportunity role model for all kids in high school today to further my law enforcement experience. considering a career in law enforcement,” I am humbled that I have been given the said City Manager Rick Daniels.

Crime Blotter DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT: On Friday, Sept. 28, Officers from the Desert Hot Springs Police Department were inves tigating suspicious circums tances in the area of Palm and Flora. A subject , later identified as Anthony Napoles, fled from officers. After a brief foot chase, Napoles was taken into custody. Napoles has been on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) since November of 2011 for CVC 10851- Grand

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Theft Auto and PC 459 - Burglary. The Post Release Accountability Team (PACT) has contacted and arrested him for PRCS violations three times since February 2012. Napoles has run from officers on two other occasions and was not taken into custody. Napoles was wanted by the PACT Team for not keeping up to date on his terms, not reporting and not reporting change of address. He was later transported and lodged at the Larry Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.

Any questions should be directed to the Deser t Hot Springs Police Depar tment. Any information regarding this case should be directed to Deser t Hot Springs Po lice Commander Ken Pear y 7 6 0 . 3 2 9 . 6 4 11 x 3 1 7. D i s patch Tel: ( 7 6 0) 3 2 9 -2 9 0 4 .

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CommunitySTAR Aids Assistance Program Receives $100,000 Grant Matching Funds Help Community Service Agency Feed Hundreds PALM SPRINGS – AIDS Assistance Program (AAP) has received a matching $100,000 grant from Wells Fargo Foundation in support of its annual “Angel Program” fundraising drive. Tim Hanlon, President of Wells Fargo Foundation, gave the good news to AAP CEO Mark Anton, who said the funds will be used to support the organization’s food voucher program, which helps feed more than 500 people per month. “I am hopeful that this generous and much needed donation will encourage others to follow in the philanthropic steps of Wells Fargo Foundation, which has been a steadfast and constant supporter and

partner for many years,” said Anton. “Thanks to this support, we are able to carry on our mission of feeding people who need assistance. Wells Fargo Foundation is an outstanding example of what it truly means to be charitable.” All funds generated through the Angel Program help contribute to the $50,000 needed each month to continue those services. The organization encourages new supporters, and appreciates those members who have remained dedicated to the Angel Program throughout the years. With the generosity of organizations like Wells Fargo Foundation and private donors, AAP has distributed more than $8.5 million

dollars to the local HIV/AIDS community. AAP receives no federal or state funding, and currently has a wait list of more than 200 eligible clients. Since its founding in 1991, AIDS Assistance Program of Palm

Springs remains dedicated to providing nutritional support to improve the quality of the lives of those surviving HIV/ AIDS. Initiated by a small group of concerned citizens, led by the late Gloria Greene,

Jeannette Rockefeller, and Joanna Jakway, AAP provided meals to members of the community with low incomes and suffering with HIV/AIDS. Since then, the AAP client roster has grown from approximately 20 to

more than 500 people. For more information about AAP, or for an invitation to the Oct. 14, Angel Program kickoff event, please call 760-325-8481 or visit www.aidsassistance. org.

Valley-wide Chamber Mixer RANCHO MIRAGE, CA - A valley-wide mixer will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Sunnylands Gardens located at 37977 Bob Hope Drive from 5 -7 p.m. This is a free event with limited space. Sunnylands first opened March 1, 2012. A must see, nine-acre arid-landscape garden with 1.25 miles of walking paths, labyrinth, art exhibition and history of the Rancho Mirage estate enclosed by the famed pink wall. Each Chamber has an equal portion of space. Only two representatives (no guests) from any member organization will have the opportunity to participate. Reservations are required. Parking passes will be issued to those with reservations and carpooling is strongly encouraged. Food, open bar, entertainment by the Desert Hot Springs Jazz Band and there will be prizes. Please RSVP by email to: heather@

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STARFinance Lee Eakin Eyes New Business Goal After Son’s Death “It’ll never happen to me.”


ow many times have you ever said that to yourself or heard somebody else say it? Lee Eakin used to say that too. But that all changed at 2 a.m., on May 20, 2008, when Eakin was awakened in his Silicon Valley home with a call from the Palm Springs Police Dept. “I answered the phone and a voice asked for me. I identified myself and a gentleman said in a very matter of fact manner that my son, Nathan, had just been killed in a car wreck. I had just spoken to Nathan earlier in the evening and he said he was going to go driving around Palm Springs for a bit,” Eakin said. “The last thing I said to him before hanging up was that I loved him and Nathan said he loved me too. Ten hours later my son’s body lay in the morgue.” Nature never intended for a parent to bury their child. It goes against any natural order of life. And Eakin couldn’t have guessed he would never again speak to his only child when he thinks back now to their last conversation. When I met Eakin a couple of weeks ago, I was moved by his upbeat attitude and his joy for Nathan Eakin living, just a little more than four years after saying goodbye at Nathan’s funeral. To understand how Eakin the father went from being completely numb and in shock at the news of Nathan’s untimely passing, to a guy today who is positive and an inspiration to everyone he meets, you need to know some things about Eakin, the man. Big Lee Bail Bonds has been Eakin’s identity for the past 35 years. He created one of the greatest tag lines I’ve ever heard in, “Big Lee Bail Bonds – known from coast to coast like butter and toast.” Humorous and creative that tag actually captures his personality fairly close. Eakin told me dealing with other people’s problems in his bail bond business in a light hearted way actually helped him stay mentally focused in handling the details of Nathan’s funeral services. In the bail bond industry, a bondsman has to be strong and reassuring to someone sitting in jail. Hearing the terrible news of Nathan’s horrifying auto accident, processing it, making burial arrangements, writing an obituary, handling the life insurance claim…all of it were things Eakin naturally didn’t want to do. But he also wanted it all done right, so like any effective leader of a company, he took



Money, Business &


By Frances Allen

By Reno Fontana charge of his own personal storm. After some soul searching and reflection on life, enough time eventually passed that Eakin began to search for a meaningful tribute to preserve Nathan’s legacy in a way that would help others. Eakin didn’t find one way, he found two. On top of having to bury his boy, Eakin also had to write a check for thousands of dollars for all the funeral and cemetery expenses. For him, a successful business man, it wasn’t a problem. He had ample cash on hand. So as stressful as that time was, money was not one of his concerns. A couple of years passed and Eakin was rebounding and beginning to settle in to new routines. One day though, as most of us have at one time or another, Eakin read of a car wash that was going to be held the next day to raise money for someone’s funeral. Ever the business man, and one with compassion for others, he thought at best the car wash might raise $500 or so toward the burial expenses. It was at that point he decided to start selling “End of Life” insurance. It was a way to share his loss with others and to make families aware that death is not on a time table. For all of us, life can cease in the next second. Eakin will tell anyone who listens that being prepared for one’s final expenses is a responsible thing to do. The second thing Eakin did was to open a new bonding company. Nates Bail Bonds is located in Palm Springs and of course is named in honor of his son, Nathan. Maybe the tag line for both of his new businesses should be, “Known in Heaven and on Earth.” After reading this story, if you can identify with any of what Eakin has experienced, you should give him a call. Upon spending a few hours with him the thing that impressed me most is that he has decided to set aside his own loss to help others. He understands better than most the hurt people feel after losing a home, a job, or an entire family structure. Eakin is a survivor and we all can follow his example. No, nothing unexpected will ever happen to me, or so I used to think. But as a responsible adult and as someone who likes to learn something new every day, I am going to take Eakin’s advice and buy burial insurance for everyone in my family. It’s what Nathan would want us all to do. Lee Eakin may be reached at 760.778.7848. Send comments to the author of this story to

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Desert Healthcare District

$69,000 Grant Awarded to The Center

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The LGBT Community Center of the Desert, “The Center,” is pleased to announce that the Directors of the Desert Healthcare District have approved a grant award of $69,140 to conduct an LGBT community health assessment. This research project will be carried out by The Center in partnership with the Health Assessment Resource Center (HARC) to identify and measure the ‘Unmet Health Needs of the LGBT Population Residing in the Coachella Valley, said John O’Connor, executive director of The Center. The study will also assess demand for health and community services, identify any barriers to accessing services, as well as identify the sources of outreach and marketing information utilized by various segments of the LGBT community. This research will begin in October and continue for approximately six months. At the conclusion of the project, a publicly available report will be released and a public forum will be held to discuss the findings. “I am thrilled that the Desert Healthcare District is making this large investment in better understanding the health and wellness of the LGBT community in this region,” said O’Connor. “ The research and report will act as a blueprint for targeting the unmet health care needs amongst LGBT people throughout the Coachella Valley.” This grant comes at a time of program expansion for The Center, which has grown to be a $1 million organization. The Center’s Board and Executive Director intend to use the data collected to help inform new program development and better target resources to serve the LGBT community. Desert Healthcare District is a government agency, established by the state of California in 1948, to improve and support community health programs within a 457-square mile service area in the Coachella Valley. The District also owns and oversees the lease of Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. The mission of The LGBT Community Center of the Desert is to enrich the lives of the LGBT community. A thriving, community-based organization, the Center provides a safe and supportive environment for members to enjoy health, wellness, educational and social programs, where people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. The Center advances its mission through senior programming, a clinical counseling and internship program, a weekly food bank, youth suicide prevention and support, extensive social and recreational offerings, a David Bohnett cyber center, a growing volunteer program and periodic special events in the community.

Desert LivingSTAR Your Free Ebook: A Practical Guide To Self-Hypnosis


elf-Hypnosis is a safe, easily-learned tool for selfdevelopment. This tool can help anyone realize all their goals and have a very long, prosperous and healthy life. Therefore, I am pleased to offer the readers of this newspaper a free copy of Melvin Power’s “A Practical Guide To Self-Hypnosis” during the month of October 2012. This is a valuable ebook published by Project Gutenberg. This book can easily be read on a computer. Self-Hypnotism is the technique of making suggestions to oneself during the natural state of relaxation that every person experiences many times during each day. For example, the first few moments of both waking up and going to sleep are hypnotic in nature. That half-drowsy state can be utilized by a knowledgeable person to rid oneself of habits such as cigarette smoking or over-eating. Frequent headaches and the feeling of being fatigued can be eliminated. Self-Hypnosis can also be used for pain control and even during dentistry. The same method of focused relaxation can develop the concentration necessary for achieving your goals in any area of life: in school, at work and in personal relationships. Relaxation is the key to entering the state of suggestibility that is called SelfHypnotism. How and why does selfhypnotism work? Each one of us has a conscious mind that seems to have the ability to consider from seven to nine subjects at a time. Actually, the conscious mind focuses only on one subject at a time; the seeming multiplicity of items is apparent only because of the conscious brain’s ability to shift from one subject to another in fractions of a second. Every human also has a subconscious mind consisting of brain and nerve circuitry made up of billions of cells constantly recording and giving instructions to and from tens of thousands of inputs and body needs. This nervous system also contains the long-term memory filled with the individual beliefs and behavioral habits accumulated during your lifetime. The subconscious mind, sometimes called the unconscious, often contains negative psychological components that dominate over our conscious mind. The techniques of SelfHypnotism reverses this relationship and simply allows our positive conscious thoughts to dominate the subconscious. It’s as simple and important and valuable as that! Self-Hypnotism can turn a person lacking self-confidence into a confident human being in a very short time. In my opinion, one of the important reasons for learning Self-Hypnotism is to avoid being hypnotized by others without your knowledge. There are many advertisers and politicians and cultists of various kinds in our society who consciously use hypnotic techniques to secretly influence us to buy things and/or support them. Obviously, it is in our best interest not to be so influenced. Reading this free book will help you become more of a free person. The chapter titles of “A Practical Guide To Self-Hypnosis”

reveal the comprehensiveness of this book. 1. What you should know about self-hypnosis. 2. What about the dangers of hypnosis. 3. Is hypnosis the answer? 4. How does self-hypnosis work? 5. How to arouse yourself from the state of self-hypnosis 6. How to attain self-hypnosis. 7. Deepening the self-hypnotic state. 8. What you should know about becoming an excellent subject. 9. Techniques for reaching the somnambulistic state. 10. A new approach to self-hypnosis when all else fails. 11. Psychological aids and their function. 12. The nature of hypnosis. 13. Practical applications of self-hypnosis. Project Gutenberg, the publisher of this eBook edition, is one of the wonderful nonprofit Internet projects whose volunteers are republishing valuable out-of-copyright books and making them available to the reading community at no cost. Their catalog includes tens of thousands of free books and is well worth examining. To obtain your free copy of this book, email me at artkunkin@ during the month of October 2012. I will send you a pdf file of the Project Gutenberg book by return email. At this Thursday’s class at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center I will speak about Self-Hypnotism, teach the Longevity Mantra, review the Fountain of Youth Rituals and deepen the Dzogchen practice considered to be the highest meditation system in Tibet. This class will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, 59700 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, California. There will be a sign on the bulletin board giving directions to the Meditation Building where the class will be held.


By Art Kunkin - Mr Life Extension the alternative weekly newspaper, the Los Angeles Free Press in 1964 and later became president of the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles after the passing of PRS founder Manly Palmer Hall. A free download of a magazine cover story interview with Art about his research into stopping aging is now available at Art’s eBook, “Life Extension Alchemy: The Secret of Immortality Finally Revealed,” is also available at a reduced sale price of $9 at that website. Art is planning a Free Press Reunion in January 2013 and would like former Free press readers, staff and all others interested in the American counter-culture to contact him by email at Copyright 2012 by Art Kunkin, all rights reserved.

Art Kunkin is the 84-year young journalist who founded

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STARCalendar STREET FESTIVAL Cathedral City - Perez Road Fall Festival, Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A free street festival event featuring more than100 vendors including many local businesses and organizations, Then and Now Auto Showcases, lively demonstrations, pet paradise area including pet adoptions and live entertainment at the main stage all day. Not enough? How about a beer garden, a family fun zone including cha cha, conga, and twist contests and charity drawings for great prizes. This event benefits SaveA-Pet, Animal Samaritans, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and other worthy community service organizations. Parties interested in vending opportunities apply by Oct. 30. For registration information visit or call Astonish Events 760-406-1414.

HEALTHY MAKEOVER WORKSHOP Desert Hot Springs – Discover the healing properties of optimized water, air, sleep and light. Learn the health benefits of drinking alkaline water. Hear about natural solutions for osteoporosis, back pain, arthritis, fatigue and more on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Dog Spa Resort located at 67840 Hacienda Ave. from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Dr. Paula Terifaj, DVM has a medical background spanning 25 years in practice as a holistic veterinarian. Dr. Terifaj believes good health is a personal choice, determined by lifestyle. Her inspirational approach to wellness will change what you think about health and your life. For more information, call 760-3353090.

PALM SPRINGS TRAM ROAD CHALLENGE Desert Hot Springs – Training for the Tram Road Challenge is here. Come out and join your neighbors through Oct. 20. Session six will be Oct. 6 at 8 a.m. at the Indio High School fitness track with Tim Bradley’s boxing trainers the Diaz Brothers. Session seven will be Oct. 13 at 7 a.m., at the Old Town La Quinta, Embassy Suites. The last training session will be Oct. 20 at 7 a.m., at the Palm Desert Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on El Paseo with actor David Naughton.

LIFEWORK GALLERY Palm Springs - Lifework Gallery presents the artwork of Lee Balan and Peggy Vermeer at an exhibition show through Oct. 6. Gallery hours are Thursday and Fridays 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday noon to 6. p.m. Balan will be at the gallery on Saturday which is located at 333 N. Palm Canyon Drive in the Amado Center, #118. Email

GARDEN PARTY Palm Springs – The 13th Annual Human Rights Campaign Palm Springs Garden Party will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 3-6 p.m., at HRC Federal Club member’s Eric Ellen Bogen’s ‘Abernathy House.’ Tickets are $50 for Federal Club members and $75 for non-members, which includes hors d’oeuvres and hosted bar. To purchase tickets, go to psgardenparty. The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. For information contact Raymond Manci at 760-864-1494.

MONSTER MASH Palm Springs - Do the



monster mash-up at Partylab’s “What Are You Gonna Be?” Party on Saturday, Oct. 13 starting at 7 p.m., featuring top costumes and zombie-tinis for a ghoulishly good time. If you need costume ideas, the Partylab costume consultants will be on hand for inspiration and fun photo opportunities. Details for the event are on their Facebook page ( PalmSprings) where there will also be costume photos, tips and ideas for costumes and accessories. Partylab is located at 383 N. Indian Canyon Drive and can be reached at 760-8326951.

PETS ON HALLOWEEN Countywide - Halloween Pets Shine -No matter what costume you choose, your pet is sure to look their best. Pet parents can show off their frighteningly adorable pets in costume at PetSmart’s annual Howl-O-Ween pet parade on Oct. 20 at your local store or online via the Monster C u t e Photo Contest Powered b y GREENIES. Submit your pet’s Monster Cute photo at PetSmart through Oct. 21 for a chance to win the grand prize, which is valued at more than $10,000. For more tips on pet safety as well as Halloween costumes and events, visit your local PetSmart or www.

WOMAN’S EXPO Rancho Mirage - The City of Rancho Mirage is welcoming the upcoming 5th Annual Desert Woman’s Show to the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa, Nov. 17 - 18. The weekendlong Expo is expected to draw more than 5,000 attendees and will shine the spotlight on women’s issues while focusing on improvement and enlightenment in every aspect of life. The 5th Annual 2012


information call 760-5640096. Immunizations will be given at the La Quinta Senior Center Thursday, Oct 25 at 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Compiled By Jorge Romero III Woman’s Show will be open all weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 - 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call Carissa Marlo, Marlo Productions, Inc., at (760) 285-3903, buy tickets and more online at www.

Center located at 73-470 El Paseo, Ste. F-7. Call 760-5681441 for more information.


EL PASEO ART WALK Palm Desert, CA -The Galleries of the El Paseo Art Association announces the kick-off of their annual Art Walk on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 5 to 9 p.m. and will continue the first Thursday of each month through May 2013; inviting the public to discover their unique collections of international art and sculpture. For more information please call (877) 735-7273 or visit www.elpaseoartwalk. com

7th ANNUAL DESERT GARDEN COMMUNITY DAY Palm Desert - Novice and expert gardeners will enjoy the 7th Annual Desert Garden Community Day on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Henderson Community Building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This popular, free event will feature workshops on water-wise gardening, garden design, proper pruning techniques, irrigation practices and many other topics. The day’s fun will include guided tours of the beautiful Eric Johnson Memorial Gardens, which surround the Henderson Community Building. A schedule and list of participating speakers and organizations is available at www. and at the Palm Desert Visitor

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La Quinta - Join the Fitness Center today for only $50 per year. As a member you gain access to Qualified Personal Training Staff, Top of the Line equipment and great fitness programs. Open Monday through Friday 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon. Call 760 564-9921 for information.

HOWIE MANDEL AT THE McCALLUM THEATRE Palm Desert – The McCallum Theatre presents Howie Mandel in an evening of comedy on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets are priced at $85, $65, $45 and $35 and are available online at www. or by calling the McCallum Theatre Box Office at 760-340-2787. McCallum Theatre, located at 73000 Fred Waring Drive.

FREE NATURE WALKS La Quinta - The City of La Quinta and the Stewards of the Fred Wolff Nature Preserve offers this free program to anyone interested in learning about the Preserve. Walks begin at the shade shelter on the Bear Creek Nature Trail at the corner of Calle Ensenada and Avenida Montezuma in the La Quinta Cove. Adult Walk Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 a.m.


Morongo Valley - On Thursday, Oct. 13 from noon to 3 p.m. , Dr. Edward Bryan along with other Vietnam Veterans will gather at Willy Boys Saloon to discuss their experiences with the military, the Veteran’s Administration and the V.F.W. The first 50 Vietnam vets who respond and reserve a seat will get a free lunch. This event is not affiliated with the V.A or the V.F. W. This event is produced by George Pepper, a Vietnam Veteran from the Army I-Corps. For more information, call 760-363-3343. Willie Boys is located on Hwy. 62 about half way up the hill in Morongo Valley.

ABUSED WOMAN AND CHILDREN’S BENEFIT Morongo Valley – World famous magician Jordon Hahn will appear at Willie Boys Saloon on Friday, Oct. 14 from noon to 3 p.m. to help abused women and children and the Unity Home of Joshua Tree. This is a family-friendly show. All donations will benefit the Unity Home. This event is produced by George Pepper. Call 760-363-3343 for more information.

La Quinta - Desert Regional Medical Center will be providing free flu immunizations for seniors. No appointments necessary. Various information booths and free health screenings will be available. For more

Palate PleasersSTAR The Workshop Kitchen + Bar PALM SPRINGS, CA – The Workshop Kitchen + Bar, located in the historic El Paseo Building in Uptown Palm Springs Design District on North Palm Canyon Drive, officially opened its doors to the public at the end of September. In a city known for its beautiful landscapes, eccentric modernism, celebrity residents and stunning architecture, Palm Springs has been a destination for residents and travelers seeking a smartly refined getaway. With the opening of Workshop Kitchen + Bar, guests will now have a dining destination to mirror the fun and sophistication that is synonymous with Palm Springs. With a food program crafted by Chef-Owner Michael Beckman, who studied at the Paul Bocuse Institute in Lyon, France and formerly of The Ritz Carlton in Berlin, Lameloise (a 3 Michelin Star restaurant in Burgundy) and most recently as a Private Resident Chef in Beverly Hills, the design of Workshop starts with the food. Best described as Americana with many outlying influences, Chef Beckman has created a market-driven menu comprised of seasonal food highlights harvested from local farms. “Our approach to everything at Workshop Kitchen + Bar from the interior design to the food and cocktail program is based on a playful creativity” said Beckman. “I feel like Palm Springs is ready for a dining destination that offers a well-constructed food and beverage experience in a fun setting. There really isn’t anything like this in town.” The menu features a well-balanced collection of Housemade pastas, fresh seafood, meats, salads and wood-fired pizzas. Items like the Octopus Carpaccio cooked sous vide with Pickled Cauliflower Fleurettes, Peppers, Cilantro with Lemon and Olive Oil as well as Squab with grilled Rosemary Apricots, Kale, Guajillo and a Maple-Jus, offer a small sampling of this eclectic menu. Other menu options include a wide range of choices like the Lamb & Fennel-Pollen Sausage Wood-Fired Pizza, Brick Chicken with Chanterelles, Arugula/Pesto smashed Gold Potatoes and Braised Oxtail Cannelloni with Summer Truffle. For guests looking for more of a social dining experience, Workshop offers ‘Large Format’ dining, a selection of dishes served for multiple guests which include: Whole Roasted Grey Mullet with roasted Fennel, Peperonata and Sauce Rouille, Whole Grilled Chicken Diavolo and even a Bone-in Rib-Eye. The carefully assembled cocktail program will also follow the concept of fresh and seasonal. Part American classic cocktails from the 1800’s and part signature cocktails created by Bar Manager Rene Dominguez (formerly of San Francisco’s Quince Restaurant and before that, Boulevard) guests will be treated to an array of cocktail experiences. Several house specialty cocktails will include the Boxers and Bobbysocks: Gin, Cherries, House-Made Rosemary

Gomme Syrup, Fresh Lime Juice, Angostura Bitters and Seltzer Water. Also on the unique house menu is The Higgins: Amber Rum, White Whiskey, Cinnamon Infused Sweet Vermouth, Local Honey and Fresh Orange Juice. Classic cocktails include The Painkiller: Silver Rum, Fresh Orange & Pineapple Juices and House-Made

Interior of the Workshop Kitchen + Bar in Palm Springs

light fixtures designed by Beirut-based PS Lab (Workshop being their first U.S. project). Guests will have an array of dining experiences at Workshop from intimate dining for small parties in the dramatic concrete banquets to al fresco dining in the courtyard as well as a sleek bar and even a private dining room for up to 16 guests. The design of Workshop celebrates the style of its Palm Springs neighborhood and the history of the space, which at one time was the home of posh grocer Jurgensens from the 40’s to the early 80’s. Soon, the space will again focus on offering guests fresh foods in a sharply designed space. Workshop Kitchen + Bar is the vision of two dynamic friends and fellow culinary classmates Michael Beckman and Joseph Mourani. While Beckman was building his culinary resume, Mourani was building successful restaurants in Beirut. When Beckman wanted to open a Palm Springs location, he turned to his old friend Mourani. “I’ve always appreciated Michael’s skills and talents in the kitchen and he’s always respected my sense of design, concepts and business. We are natural friends and business partners and look forward to making Workshop a huge success. This isn’t just the start of a restaurant, it’s the start to a restaurant group” said Mourani. “At Workshop Kitchen + Bar, dining well is simply a matter of taste.” Workshop Kitchen + Bar is located at: 800 N. Palm Canyon Drive Suite G., Palm Springs CA 92262

Coconut Cream and Georgia Buck: Local Peach Infused Bourbon, Fresh Lemon Juice, House-Made Ginger Beer and Angostura Bitters. Workshop also offers an array of specialty “Buzz Free” cocktails for the under 21 sect. as well as Punch Service (17th Century punch recipes that change daily and served in vintage punch bowls). The design of Workshop Kitchen + Bar, executed flawlessly by design firm SOMA Architects, has followed its own recipe which reflects that of the neighborhood where culture, trends, preferences and art come together. Located in the El Paseo Building (originally built in 1926), the space features 27’ high cathedral ceiling trusses and exudes an Industrial Chic feel featuring architectural concrete, black steel, monolithic forms and corner of Palm canyon drive and earthy modern tableware from tahquitz canyon Way Heath Ceramics. The design of the restaurant carefully balances vintage with modern from the Admission eclectic antique stemware at Tasting Ticket and Souvenir Glass the bar to the modern and sleek $15.00 $20.00 at the door

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40+ Food, Beer and Wine tasting Booths 2 stages of Live Bands Free Parking tickets: 760.320.5272

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STARTheater Smokey Robinson at McCallum

Smokey Robinson

PALM DESERT, CA – One of the most beloved and influential figures in the history of popular music, Smokey Robinson is celebrating his 50th anniversary in the music business and the 50th anniversary of Motown Records on Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. at the McCallum Theatre. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Smokey founded The Miracles while still in high school. The group was Motown founder’s Berry Gordy’s first vocal signing, creating the

Motown Record dynasty. Smokey’s “Shop Around” became Motown’s first #1 hit on the R&B singles chart and in the years following, Robinson continued to pen hits for the group including “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “Ooo Baby Baby,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” “Going to a Go-Go,” “More Love,” “Tears of a Clown” (co-written with Stevie Wonder), and “I Second That Emotion.” The Miracles dominated the R&B scene throughout the 1960’s and

early 70’s and Robinson became Vice President of Motown Records, serving as in-house producer, talent scout and songwriter. Robinson wrote and produced hits for Motown greats including The Temptations, Mary Wells, Brenda Holloway, Marvin Gaye and others. “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” “You Beat Me to the Punch,” “Don’t Mess with Bill,” “Ain’t That Peculiar,” and “My Guy” are just a few of his songwriting triumphs

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during those years. John Lennon of The Beatles made countless remarks regarding Robinson’s influence on his music. The Beatles had recorded The Miracles’ “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me” in 1963 and in 1982 The Rolling Stones, covered The Miracles’ hit “Going To A Go-Go.” Robinson later turned to a solo career where he continued his tradition of hit-making with “Just to Jump to page 21

McCallum Theatre Family Fun Day PALM DESERT, CA – In celebration of its Silver Anniversary Season, The McCallum Theatre will inaugurate a new fundraising event: McCallum Theatre Family Fun Day set for Saturday, Oct. 13. This all-ages event will support theatre operations including its award-winning arts education programs and other outreach programs that are provided to the community. McCallum Theatre Family Fun Day begins at noon indoors and outdoors at the Theatre with fun activities for the entire family including face painting, balloon pops with fantastic prizes, hula hoops, silent auction, food vendors, raffle drawings and popular action characters. At 2 p.m., the performance begins inside the Theatre featuring Open Call finalists, Mariachi music, and great local talent. McCallum Theatre depends on a broad community of donors who contribute generously year after year to ensure that the McCallum accomplishes its mission in the community – to provide only the finest in performing arts and entertainment and to provide important and much needed arts education programs to the children in the Coachella Valley. Sponsorships for this event are available starting at $250. For further information, contact Judi Cohen at, or by phone at (760) 346-6505, ext. 126. McCallum Theatre and media sponsors News Channel 3, CBS Local 2, Telemundo, La Poderosa, bring you McCallum Theatre Family Fun Day on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 12:00 noon. Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for children under 12 and are available online at or by calling the McCallum Theatre Box Office at (760) 340-2787. McCallum Theatre, located at 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert.

760.322.1444 Located at 304 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262 Open Sunday-Wednesday,10am - 10pm Thursday-Saturday,10am - 11pm




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Here Come The Bunnies

Playboy Golf Scramble Is Back At Eagle Falls Golf Course For One Final Romp

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Thursday INDIO, CA – Now in its sixth and final year, the annual Playboy Golf Scramble played at Eagle Falls Golf Course, is an experience like no other. The tournament held Nov. 9 - 10 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s home course, is once again open to all golfers. The scrambleformat tournament features six beautiful Playboy Playmates and 40 Girls of Golf. Golfers can have a little fun on select themed-holes with games and activities from hula hooping, a chipping contest, to chair massages. Space is limited for players wishing to get in on the Playboy “Eagles, Birdies and Bunnies” excitement. The entry fee is $650 per person and includes golf and luxury hotel accommodations. Players receive exclusive access to the Friday night hors d’oeuvres and cocktail pairings party inside the resort’s ultra lounge, LIT. This is the players’ first chance to mix and mingle with the Playboy Playmates. On Saturday morning, get ready for tournament tee off at 10 a.m. To wrap up the night, experience an exciting Awards Banquet featuring great prizes inside the picturesque 12th Floor Lounge. For those interested only in the Playboy Golf parties, the cost is $250. To sign up for one of the limited tournament spots, call (800) 827-2946. For more information log on to playboygolf.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians.


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STARSilver Screen Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ A Perfect Halloween Treat By Theda Kleinhans Reichman

As the eerily charming, sweetly spooky and cleverly creepy Tim Burton film “Frankenweenie” begins young Victor Frankenstein showing his parents a horror movie he has just completed starring his toy soldiers, Lego - like buildings and Victor‘s playful bull terrier, Sparky. After their living room screening, Victor’s supportive parents applaud and Sparky wags his tail a lot. Victor’s father, Mr. Frankenstein, is a social, friendly travel agent who is proud of Victor’s abilities but worries that Victor has no close friendships other than Sparky. So dad encourages his bookish, film-making son to join the school’s baseball team. Unfortunately this well intentioned idea results in a tragic accident as hyper-active Sparky dashes out into the street to retrieve a baseball. Before Victor and his parents can catch the little dog, Sparky is hit by a car. Victor’s mom tries to console her son, but it is his science teacher, Mr. Rzykruski, (voiced by Martin Landau in a thick Eastern European accent suitable for Transylvania) who gives Victor the idea that anything is possible with scientific application. When the teacher reanimates a dead frog via electric shock, Victor is struck by the possibility that he might be able to bring Sparky back to life by using the power of natural electricity--lightening. And his theory actually works. As I watched the film, I felt that Victor had to be a lot like Tim Burton was at the same age and I was right. According to Burton, “I loved watching classic horror films when I was a child,

A scene from Frankenweenie

especially ‘Frankenstein’ and the reason I originally wanted to make ‘Frankenweenie’ was based on my love for horror movies and my childhood relationship with a certain dog that I had. It’s a special relationship and it’s very emotional…so that in combination with the Frankenstein story just seemed to be a very powerful and very personal kind of remembrance.” Burton had always envisioned the story as a full-length stop-motion animated film, but back in 1984, due to budget constraints, he instead directed it as a live-action short for Disney. Now, at long last, he has created a full length film using his original drawings from the 1984 short. These character concepts are combined with additional drawings for all the new characters, many of whom are modeled on the look and traits of characters in classic horror films from the 1930s and some of the new character names also pay homage to those films. Charlie Tahan (“Charlie St. Cloud”) was chosen to play Victor over hundreds of hopefuls. As executive producer Don Hahn says, “Charlie brings a great sense of emotion to the story….and he gives the audience a character they can really root for.” Catherine O’Hara voices Mrs. Frankenstein, Weird Girl and the gym teacher. Martin Short also provides multiple voices for Mr. Frankenstein, Nassor and the mayor, Mr. Burgemeister. Atticus Shaffer (Brick on ABC’s comedy hit “The Middle”) voices Edgar “E” Gore, a creepy classmate who wants Victor to be his partner for the science project. Robert Capron (Rowley in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”) is Bob who is also in Victor’s science class. Conchata Ferrell (Berta on CBS-TV’s “Two and a half Men”) voices Bob’s mom. Winona Ryder (“Edward Scissorhands” and “Beetlejuice”) is Elsa Van Helsing, the girl next door who empathizes totally with Victor when he loses his beloved dog because she loves her perfectly groomed black poodle, Persephone that also has an electrifying attraction to Sparky. The monsters in the story include a Godzilla-like reanimated turtle that belonged to Toshiaki who, along with other boys in the class, decides to steal Victor’s formula in order to win the coveted Science Trophy. Nassor also uses the information to bring back his pet named Colossus. “Were-Rat” is a deceased rodent found in a trash bin by creepy Edgar E. Gore, who apparently doesn’t have a dead pet of his own.

And then there are the sea monkeys. I thought of my sister Robin on this one because as a kid she spent a bundle of her baby-sitting money on buying all of her sisters these wonderful Sea Monkeys that she read about in a magazine ad. Sadly they didn’t spring to life like they do in “Frankenweenie.” Last, but not least, there’s Vampire cat. (Obviously Burton doesn’t love cats like he does dogs, but the cat adds a lot of humor throughout the film.) Since the movie is based on the death of a beloved dog and the reanimation of dead pets from the pet cemetery, I wondered how young kids would react. As I watched the youngsters after the screening, along with Alice Maltin, we talked about how we might have felt as kids. But, as Alice pointed out, we were a different generation. After my chat with Alice I decided to talk with one of the children at the screening, and chose a cute young boy, about eight years old, who was holding a Sparky dog purchased at the El Capitan Disney Store. I asked him if the movie scared him. He replied, “No, but I was sad.” Then I asked him what he liked best about the movie. As he hugged his Sparky dog, he smiled and said: “I liked it best that the dog didn’t die.” Burton has directed many films from the “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Mars Attacks!” and his most recent “Dark Shadows.” All are tinged with dark humor, but for me, I think my favorites are “Edward Scissorhands” and this dark and very endearing boy and dog story--”Frankenweenie.” I am confident that it will be nominated for an Oscar, and I have a hunch, Igor, that “Frankenweenie” just might win. Disney, rated PG.

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EntertainmentSTAR Legendary Veterans Shine On Recent Collections Monkees singer-drummer Micky Dolenz, singer-songwriter Steve Forbert, singer-guitarist Gary Moore and blues queen Shemekia Copeland shine on new releases. Artist: Steve Forbert Album: Over With You (Blue Corn Music) You might be interested in buying this if you like: Neil Young, Ben Harper, Harry Nilsson. Tell me more: Although Steve Forbert has been issuing celebrated discs since the late 1970s, the Mississippi native continues to chronicle the world around him – and the people who live there – with the enthusiasm of a child. On “Over With You,” his first studio album release in three years, the noted singer-songwriter .uses his distinct baritone in the service of a concept album about the nature of personal relationships. From the bouncy ‘70s-styled melodic rock of “All I Need to Do” to the hushed approach of “In Love With You” to the timeless sonic gait of “That’d Be Alright” (featuring Ben Harper on lead guitar), Forbert’s blend of folk and Americana sounds as authentic as ever. Information:


Worth Buying By Robert Kinsler Moore when he died in February 2011, like Hendrix his light continues to shine via his recordings. Thankfully, Eage Rock Entertainment has just released “Blues For Jimi” on audio CD, DVD, Blu-ray, digital audio and digital video. Recorded and filmed at the London Hippodrome on Oct. 25, 2007, Moore seemingly brought back the spirit of Hendrix as he delivered heavy versions of “Purple Haze,” “Stone Free,” “Foxey Lady” (my favorite performance of the bunch) and others at an incredible tribute concert. At the end of the night, Moore was joined by drummer Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox (of the Jimi Hendrix Experience) for three tracks. Information:

Artist: Micky Dolenz Album: Remember (Robo Records) You might be interested in buying this if you like: The Monkees, Paul Williams, Neil Diamond. Tell me more: On the welcome return of Micky Dolenz, the Monkees singer-guitarist-drummer dips into his own past to offer up remarkable reworkings of some of his favorite songs. From a flamenco-tinged take on the Beatles’ “Good Morning Good Morning” and a wistful version of the old Carole King classic “Sometime in the Morning” he first sang as a member of the Monkees in the 1960s, Dolenz still has the ability to surprise. Other highlights include his original country tune “Quiet Desperation” and a stellar performance of the power-pop gem “Many Years” (penned by “Remember” producer David Harris). Dolenz has long had one of rock’s best voices and displays his still-powerful pipes across the dozen tracks on “Remember.” Information:

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You might be interested in buying this if you like: Bettye LaVette, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt. Tell me more: Blues is a genre where great artists are allowed to emerge on the scene, and over time, build solid careers based on strong recordings as well as via impressive appearances at legendary clubs and big outdoor festivals. At only 33, Shemekia Copeland is already a leading force in the blues world and one of the genre’s leading proponents. The singer has already performed in the White House (sharing a bill with Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger and B.B. King) and was proclaimed “Queen of the Blues” at the Chicago Blues Festival in 2011. On the aptly-titled “33 1/3″ (her age at the release of the album), the Harlem, New York native is clearly in a league all of her own; her voice belts out forcefully on the Chicago blues rocker “Lemon Pie” and on the soulful ballad “A Woman,” while her spellbinding cover of Bob Dylan’s “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” and buoyant take on Sam Cooke’s “Ain’t That Good News” showcase her full-fledged interpretive skills. Information:



STAREntertainment Belgian, German & Craft Beers at Oktoberfest Palm Springs PALM SPRINGS, CA, - Oktoberfest Palm Springs is a unique European-style festival showcasing more than 40 food, beer and wine tasting booths on Oct. 13 from noon-6 p.m. Live entertainment on two stages will include polka jazz, modern and DJ music to fit everyone’s taste. It wouldn’t be Oktoberfest without Belgian and German Beers like Beck’s, St. Pauli’s Girl, Stella Artois, Leffe, Hoegaarden along with a wide array of “microbrews” or “craft beers” including Hangar 24, Stone Brewing Company, Firestone, New Belgium and Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse will be pouring HJ Summer Weissbier and Das Schwein Dunkelweizen.

In the U.S, the American Brewers Association provides the definition for a “craft brewery” as “small, independent and traditional,” and gives a production size of less than 6,000,000 U.S. beer barrels a year. A craft brewery cannot be more than 24 percent owned by another alcoholic beverage company that is not itself a craft brewery. Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, 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 downtown. Free parking!

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The Adam Carolla Podcast Returns

The Adam Carolla Podcast returns to the Coachella Valley to perform a live show of the Internet’s #1 most downloaded daily podcast with special guest music legend Graham Parker. The former #1 morning radio personality in Palm Springs has been selling out podcast shows

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STARBody, Mind & Spirit Monthly Horoscope – Oct. 2012 Aries: There may have been some relationship feathers ruffled from the last Full Moon, You may be doing damage control. Travel is possible on the 6th and the 13th. After Saturn leaves Libra on the 6th, your relationships can and will improve. The New Moon in Libra on the 15th is positive and may bring a new love or creative interest. Financial, business responsibilities are important on the 25th and with the Full Moon in Taurus on the 29th. Taurus: With Saturn leaving Libra on the 5th, your daily work will ease, giving you more time to be at home. Otherwise, your personal responsibilities may also increase, pay attention to your personal relationships. Best days for finances are the 8th and the 14th. The New Moon in Libra on the 15th enhances your ability to create or work well. The Full Moon on the 29th is in your sign and will certainly bring personal change. Gemini: You may still be feeling the tension regarding a close, personal relationship from the last Full Moon. Although it may have related to love or friendship, after the 6th it has a better chance to heal. The best day for romance is the 9th. On the 6th, suppressed thoughts may be released from your mate, a partner or a peer. The New Moon in Libra on the 15th should bring better news. The Full Moon in Taurus on the 29th can bring about more work than you expected; prepare yourself for this. Cancer: As Saturn leaves Libra on the 5th, opportunity may appear to help resolve a domestic or residential dilemma. After the 6th, your daily work may bring new energies for the future with the 8th being the best day for advancement. From the 12th through the 15th

a career or professional offer may appear. The New Moon in Libra on the 15th is promising regarding your home and family. The weekend of the 27th is great for letting go, letting loose. Concerns about money will age you; don’t ignore, lessen concern. Leo: On the 5th focus on home and family to resolve anything that needs to be settled. Your social Life picks up after the 6th with the weekend of the 13th good for romance or creativity. The 9th should be a good day for you, prepare to shine. The New Moon in Libra on the 15th may see you traveling and possibly through the end of the month. Face a bit of hard work and swallowing any due Karma with a spoonful of honey. The Full Moon in Taurus on the 29th brings big news in relation to your work or career. Virgo: See improvements in your earning potential after the 5th with career opportunities. Keep up in awareness on the New Moon in Libra on the 15th; more good news appears. During the month, singles may find an attraction to someone who is not your type, be open to this. A breakthrough appears in your home, maybe about your home on the weekend of the 14th. The Full Moon in Taurus on the 29th may bring final negotiations; be sure of your priorities. Libra: First, the big news: Saturn leaves your sign on the 5th; say good-bye to heavy karma, strife and the dramas of the last three years. These lessons have made you stronger and wiser. The Full Moon on the 15th is in your sign and marks endings and beginnings. The best time for fun and romance is between the 7th and the 9th, and the 13th , 14th and then, at the end of the month for a longer spell. The Full Moon in



Taurus on the 29th may see you paying out to diminish a debt. Scorpio: On the 6th, Saturn enters Scorpio for an approximate 2 and half years. Remember 1982-84? Prepare for lessons and karma by first taking care of your health. The By Ren Yogamaya, M.A. E-RYT 500 8th brings a possible boost to your finances. Expect an increase in social, friendship communications. affecting your power. The weekend of the 13th Spend time alone on the New Moon in Libra on is the best time for creativity or romance. the 15th, a good time to meditate. The best time Travel with or without a partner on the for creativity or romance is the 27th. Emotions New Moon in Libra on the 15th. The Full Moon relate to partnerships on the Full Moon in Taurus in Taurus on the 29th will have you focused on home and family. Reach out to a friend or other on the 29th. Sagittarius: From the 5th onward, your family for help, if you needed it. hopes and dreams begin a new cycle; watch Pisces: From the 5th onward, your your health. From the 6th until mid-November, financial potential will change, depending your sexuality is heightened, your fueled with on your intentions, for the better. Consider more energy and passion for Life. The 9th is home improvements on the 8th. Expect the promising for business and you may be feeling unexpected on the 11th, it will relate to fame, generous. The New Moon in Libra on the 15th or a break-through. The New Moon in Libra on favors new friendships, groups and creative the 15th brings news of finances, your partner’s endeavors. The Full Moon in Taurus on the 29th income or taxes. The weekend of the 27th is may affect your work or duties. good for a get-away. The Full Moon in Taurus Capricorn: From the 5th onward, including on the 29th affects your local, daily Life. the New Moon in Libra on the 15th your career and professional opportunities are looking up Ren Yogamaya is a Yoga teacher registered The weekend of the 13th may be a lucky one. at the highest level with the Yoga Alliance, a Near the 25th, decide carefully in helping a Yoga Therapist, a writer, the published author friend. Romance with your partner is better than of EAT BY COLOR: Foods, Colors and The Chakras. ever this month. Single? Your passionate essence She is also a syndicated columnist and is a will draw them closer. The Full Moon in Taurus natural channel for Universal Light. She offers on the 29th affects your personal relationship, solutions and teaches at Dancing Shiva Yoga be ready. in L.A. and can be reached at: 760 .567.5850, Aquarius: You may want to change your on Facebook: Ren Rasa priorities from the 5th onward, therefore Yogamaya

Anders Osborne performs at Joshua Tree Roots Festival JOSHUA TREE, CA - “Up and coming” may have been a good way to describe guitarist, singer and songwriter Anders Osborne early in his career. But Osborne’s fame spread beyond the borders of New Orleans, and he developed a reputation for incendiary live shows. Osborne was born in Sweden in 1966. His father was a professional drummer and a jazz fan whose early-60’s jazz combo played clubs throughout Europe. At a young age, he became fascinated with the singer/songwriters of the ‘60s and the ‘70s, and traces those artists’ roots back to the more basic blues. He then traveled around the world, earning money from shows, and settled in New Orleans, where he has been based since 1990. Osborne artfully blends blues, funk, soul, and classic R&B to create his own distinctive synthesis of styles. Osborne’s most widely available early album is 1995’s “Which



Way to Here,” recorded for OKeh/Sony; two other independent labels releases from the late ‘90s may still be around for those willing to search: “Live at Tipitina’s” appeared on Shanachie in 1998, followed by “Living Room” the next year. The introspective “Ash Wednesday Blues” was issued in early 2001. In 2002, Osborne cut his final two albums for Shanachie, the wonderfully raucous, enigmatic collaboration “Bury the Hatchet” with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux of the Mardi Gras Indian Tribe the Golden Eagles, and the blues-and Americana drenched “Break the Chain.” He didn’t record again until 2006, when he released the larger band session “Osborne Orchestra.” Osborne was playing nonstop in New Orleans and occasionally in Europe during this period. His 2007 recording “Coming Down” issued on the M.C. imprint,

was the most intimate collection of songs he released to date, and walked the line between the nakedly confessional and his observations about living in N.O. after Hurricane Katrina. “Live at Jazz Fest 2008,” featuring Osborne’s killer road band appeared that year. In 2009 he signed with Chicago’s Alligator label. His first offering for the imprint was the boisterous “American Patchwork” issued in 2010. Osborne toured nearly nonstop after the album and produced recordings for Johnny Sansone, Tab Benoit, and Mike Zito. He released “Black Eye Galaxy” in the spring of 2012, and he co-produced the album with Galactic’s Stanton Moore and Warren Ricker. See Osborne live at the Joshua Tree Roots Festival Oct. 12 – 14 at the Joshua Tree RV Lake and Campground. For tickets or more information and show lineup go to www. Anders Osborne .

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Body, Mind & SpiritSTAR Experts To Speak On Transcendental Meditation Free Presentation on Evidence-Based Wellness Technique RANCHO MIRAGE, CA - The Transcendental Meditation Center of Palm Springs is hosting Inner Peace and Wellness: An Evening on Transcendental Meditation (TM®), on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Westin Mission Hills Resort located at 71333 Dinah Shore Drive in Rancho Mirage. This free event will introduce participants to the principles of TM, a natural, effortless technique founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

The TM technique has been demonstrated by scientific research to reduce stress and enhance wellness. A major study at Stanford University found that Transcendental Meditation is twice as effective as other methods for reducing anxiety. The Mayo Clinic promotes meditation as an effective approach for reducing stress and anxiety, stating: “Meditation instills a sense of calm, peace, and balance that benefits both

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your emotional well-being and your overall health.” Dr. John Hagelin, a quantum physicist featured in “The Secret” and “What the Bleep?” will discuss evidence-based wellness and the latest research findings on TM. He’ll also explain how TM reduces stress and anxiety, why TM is effortless, and how to learn TM in the Palm Springs area. Dr. Hagelin will also answer questions from the audience. The evening will include a short video featuring Dr. Mehmet Oz on “Why I and My Staff Practice TM” in which Dr. Oz describes the mental and physical benefits of TM. Also on video, Ellen DeGeneres compares TM to other meditation techniques she had previously tried. A live brain wave demonstration will show what happens during TM. Each participant will receive a free DVD about TM featuring Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld, and nationally renowned scientists. Space is limited, so advance

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Cabot’s Pueblo Museum Hires New Registrar

Oct. 5 at the Camelot Theatre PALM SPRINGS, CA - Filmmaker and journalist Gotham Chopra embarks on a year long road trip with his father Deepak Chopra in an attempt to resolve the spiritual icon he is to the world vs. the real man known to his family. From devoted disciples that range from Lady Gaga to lost souls searching for themselves in the red rock deserts of Sedona, Gotham begins to paint a raw portrait of his dad that only a son can. The film travels across the planet chronicling colorful Deepak activities – from a traditional monk ordainment in Thailand to a literal decoding of ancient family registers in rural India. On the homefront, Gotham also takes a closer look at the expansive spiritual empire his father has built over his 25 year career that

initially was conceived out of Deepak’s own deep personal and spiritual dissatisfaction, and a decidedly non-spiritual (and boozy) origin. Ultimately what emerges is a picture of a Deepak that while reminiscent of other popularized Indian gurus, is more dad than demigod. Full of flaws, foils, intelligence, and irreverence, the decoded Deepak uncovered by his son’s honest scrutiny of him is a symbol of a world searching for answers in the most unlikely places and a deeper plunge into the meaning of identity itself. Directed by Gotham Chopra and produced by Mark Rinehart, Scott Carlin, and Gotham Chopra. Running Time: 74 minutes. This film is not yet rated.

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA - Cabot’s Pueblo Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Peggy Pourtemour to the position of Registrar. She will be responsible for the management of the museum’s collections and will participate in exhibitions and educational program planning. “My first museum experience was visiting Cabot’s with my third grade class, and that visit was the inspiration for my life-long love of museums. Now I have this wonderful opportunity to work here,” she stated.

Pourtemour held the position of Registrar at the High Desert Nature Museum for ten years prior to joining Cabot’s staff. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Museum Studies from California State University, San Bernardino and an Associate of Arts in Art from Copper Mountain College. For more information, contact Ginger Ridgway, Director, Cabot’s Pueblo Museum, at 760/329-8100, 760/285-8740 or ginger.

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etc...STAR Three Bills Signed continued from page 1 help our local jurisdictions make the necessary revisions and modifications to planning documents in order to facilitate renewable energy build out in our region,” said Pérez. “This new law makes it easier for local governments to be eligible to apply for the funding.” The renewable energy planning grant program was created by the 2011 bill authored by Pérez, ABx13, which makes available $7 million in grants for local governments to update their zoning ordinances and other planning documents needed for renewable energy development. AB 1830, Mobile home Park Water Rates Protection (Chapter 539, Statutes of 2012), ensures fairness in the application of the laws protecting water customers from price gouging by their water providers. The new law clarifies that if the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) rules that mobile home park residents are being overcharged for their water, the customers are eligible to

receive reimbursement for the overcharges. The bill only applies to mobile home parks where the water source is a private well on the property. “This bill is about fairness under the law,” explained Pérez. “The law should apply equally, regardless of where one lives or purchases water service. This bill ensures that mobile home park residents are eligible to access the same protections and remedies as other water customers.” The need for this policy remedy surfaced due to the January ruling by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) regarding the exorbitant water rates charged by Sunbird Mobile home Park in Thermal, California. The PUC ruled in favor of the residents, declaring the park’s $500$1,000 monthly water bills for arsenic contaminated water to be “unjust” and “unreasonable” and instituted “rate relief,” issuing a revised schedule of reasonable water rates to be used by the park. However, the PUC determined it lacked authority under the statute to grant reimbursement to residents as part of “rate relief”, even though this remedy is enjoyed by water customers

of Investor-Owned Utilities. The Governor also signed AB 880 Mirage Trail Access (Chapter 525, Statutes of 2012), jointly authored by Pérez with Asm. Brian Nestande, to re-open the upper portion of the Mirage Hiking Trail – also known as the “Bump & Grind” – which was closed by the Department of Fish & Game (DFG) in 2011. DFG closed the last half mile of the trail due to habitat protection concerns related to the endangered Peninsular Bighorn Sheep, yet the department was unable to provide scientific data to support its decision. “This compromise strikes a good balance that enables people to use the trail for recreation, while still being respectful of the wildlife that makes it so unique and distinctive,” said Pérez. “I am pleased to have worked with Mr. Nestande and Coachella Valley residents on this locally relevant legislation.” The bill initially called for the full opening of the trail but a compromise was struck with DFG, opening the trail for nine months out of the year and closing it during the three-month lambing season. The new law will sunset in five

years and during that time a study must be conducted to assess the impacts of hiker access to the trail relative to the sheep population. Pérez provided the legislative vehicle making this bill possible and assisted with the agency negotiations resulting in the compromise. All three bills go into effect on January 1, 2013. To read the legislation, go to www.leginfo. Visit Pérez’s web site at

FBI Academy continued from page 1 techniques, facilitating excellence in education and research, and forging partnerships throughout the world. Participation in the FBI NA is by invitation only, through a nomination process. Participants are drawn from every state in the union, from U.S. territories, and from over 150 international partner nations. Invitation is extended to leaders and managers of state and local police, sheriff’s departments, military police organizations, and federal law enforcement organizations. The National Academy Program is 10 weeks long and held at the FBI Academy on the US Marine Corps base in Quantico. There are approximately 250 students per session with 10 percent of them coming from law enforcement agencies outside the United States. It is estimated that one of every seven graduates is the head of a department.

Smokey Robinson continued from page 12 See Her,” “Quiet Storm,” “Cruisin’,” and “Being with You,” among others. He remained Vice President of Motown records until the sale of the company, shaping the label’s success with friend and mentor Berry Gordy. Following his tenure at Motown, he continued his impressive touring career and released several successful solo albums. During the course of his 50-year career in music, Smokey has accumulated more than 4,000 songs to his credit and continues to thrill sold-out audiences around the world with his signature tenor voice, impeccable timing, and profound sense of lyric. Never resting on his laurels, Smokey Robinson remains a beloved icon in our musical heritage. Smokey has logged an incredible 37 Top 40 hits in his career and was pronounced by Bob Dylan as America’s “greatest living poet.” Acclaimed singer-songwriter Robinson’s career has been honored with numerous awards including the Grammy Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary Doctorate (Howard University), Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He has also been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. McCallum Theatre, located at 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert CA 92260, accepts payment by cash, personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

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OD President Joel L. Kinnamon issued a statement welcoming the next chancellor of the California Community Colleges System. “I am very pleased to congratulate Brice Harris who was named Chancellor for the CA Community Colleges System by the state Community Colleges Governing Board. All of us associated with College of the Desert welcome Chancellor Harris to this important post leading the largest higher education system in the nation—providing a gateway to higher education for nearly 2.4 million students per year. We stand ready to support the Chancellor as we work together to navigate these challenging

times with a focus on student success.” “I have known Dr. Harris for the past 10 years and believe he is the most qualified individual to lead the California Community College system. Brice has been extensively involved in the Community College League of California and he has been a leader in advocating on behalf of students at both the state and national levels,” he added. “He is one of the Chancellors that I would always see on advocacy trips to Washington DC and at the Association of California Community College Administrators, and Association of Community College Trustees annual conferences,” he said.

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PALM DESERT, CA—College of the Desert Alumni Association is sponsoring its Annual Homecoming Pre-game BBQ on Saturday, Oct. 13. The fun begins at 4:30 p.m. at Rancher’s Park adjacent to the football field. The homecoming football game against Citrus College starts at 6 p.m. at COD’s Boone Field. Admission is free for Alumni members and $15 for everyone else. Please respond by Oct. 5 by calling the Alumni Office at 760-636-7957 or email schandler@

‘Conversations on Diversity’ PALM DESERT, CA – Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus will host a presentation by Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays titled “Moving Equality Forward” on Friday, Oct. 12, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The PFLAG event, which is co-sponsored by the CSUSB University Diversity Committee, and is part of the university’s quarterly



Conversations on Diversity series, will take place in the campus’s Indian Wells Theater. Admission is free and parking is paid by CSUSB University Diversity Committee. The Palm Desert Campus is located at 37-500 Cook St. It will feature an informative panel moderated by John Durkin, coordinator for

the PFLAG Speakers Bureau and consists of heterosexual and gay couples, sharing their personal histories and experiences. Topics range from bullying and abuse, to social pressures. The panel will consist of a gay couple: John Durkin and David Irwin; a heterosexual couple: Mike and Carol Valasa; and Ron Oden, former mayor of Palm Springs PFLAG, a non-profit organization formed in the early 1970s, promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends t h r o u g h suppor t to cope with an adverse s o c i e t y ; education to enlighten the general public; and advocacy to eliminate discrimination

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and to secure equal civil rights. The organization provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. With more than 350 affiliates around the world, the Palm Springs PFLAG chapter actively provides support for people in the Coachella Valley. CSUSB’s University Diversity Committee has presented the Conversations on Diversity lecture series since 2005 to encourage dialogue among students, staff, faculty and the community about a variety of diverse issues. Other co-sponsors include the university’s academic computing and media department, College of Natural Sciences, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, human resources department, sociology department, Office of Undergraduate Studies and the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus. For more information about the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, contact Mike Singer in the campus’s Office of Public Affairs at (760) 341-2883, ext. 78107 or

GardeningGuruSTAR Water Gardens, Ponds and Waterfalls By Chris Hermann, ASLA Nothing is more soothing and peaceful than the sound of a gentle waterfall, especially in the hot desert environment. Thousands of years ago melting glaciers may have formed the very first water gardens the world has seen, at some fourteen thousand foot elevations. In areas that experienced heavy rainfall, naturally occurring water gardens and ponds were formed. The heavy rain fall would run off into depressions in the terrain creating swamps, bogs and water gardens that the dinosaurs would have enjoyed and used as watering holes. Fossil evidence shows that the water lily is one of the first flower plants on the planet ~ over 100 million years old! While you won’t find these critters in our desert environment, beavers are wonderful water garden and pond builders. The beaver is a masterful pond builder using wood and mud to construct dams, thus by default, building swampy areas complete with bogs and waterfalls. In nature you will find wonderful examples of pond design and pond construction that can help you develop techniques you can use in your very own water garden or pond. In fact, The Pond Diggers of Exotic Aquatics

the water’s surface, filling it with color and vibrancy while keeping the pond and the creatures in it safe and healthy. Water lilies do a great deal to maintain the well-being of the ponds they inhabit. They provide shade to keep the water temperature down during the hot summer months. By blocking out a lot of sunlight, the lilies help to keep the algae growth under control. Their

use natural waterfalls, streams and ponds as inspiration for the water gardens and ponds that they build. Aunt Effie’s Gardens is a perfect place to see a waterfall and Koi pond designed and installed by The Pond Diggers. Come meet the designers from The Pond Diggers at Aunt Effie’s Gardens in Palm Springs, this Saturday, Oct. 6 and watch them work as they improve the pond they built two years ago. Refreshments will be served, and you will have time to ask questions, learn how to build your own water garden. Water lilies (botanical: Nymphaea) are considered the jewels of the pond. They serve an important purpose in the pond, mainly in aiding its ecosystem. Water lilies spread across

shade also gives shelter to any fish that may be in the pond - a respite from both the sun and any predators that may be lurking nearby. They also absorb nutrients in the water that would normally feed undesirable green plants, keeping the water clear and clean-looking. Contact or 760-777-9130 or 760-778-6030, Aunt Effie’s Gardens located at 2393 N. Palm Canyon Dr.


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Same Great Food

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Italian Specialties

Steaks, Veal & Lamb

Pasta & Sauce Spaghetti, Angelhair, Linguini, Fettucini or Penne served with Meat, Marinara or Tomato sauce or Ali Olio 9 With our own homemade Italian Sausage or Meatballs 13

All our steaks are aged on the premises and hand cut to order. Served with side of House Pasta with choice of Meat, Marinara or Tomato sauce. Includes soup or salad and garlic bread Served on a Sizzle Plate 2 We do not guarantee steaks ordered medium-well to well done.

Fettuccini Alfredo The same recipe that Alfredo’s in Rome uses. Fettuccini cooked al dente in a garlic cream and cheese sauce 12 With 6-ounce grilled Chicken breast 16

Ribeye Steak 16-ounce Ribeye Steak grilled to your specification 19

Pasta Primavera Choice of pasta cooked al dente with lightly sauteed fresh vegetables in a garlic white wine sauce 10 Tortellini Cheese filled pasta served with your choice of Marinara, Meat, Tomato sauce or Ali Olio 11 Gnocchi a la Romano A small pasta made from potatoes served with your choice of Marinara, Meat, Tomato sauce or Ali Olio 11 Lasagna Lasagna pasta layered with a meat and seasoned Ricotta cheese filling with Mozzarella cheese melted over the top. 12 Ravioli Your choice of meat or cheese Ravioli served with your choice of Marinara, Meat, Tomato sauce or Ali Olio 12

Salmon Steak Broiled or poached in white wine 15

Capri House Salad Mixed seasonal fresh assorted greens with Three Bean salad, pickled beats and served with a choice of dressings Large 6; Small 3

Served with side of House Pasta with choice of Meat, Marinara or Tomato sauce. Includes soup or salad and garlic bread

Antipasto Salad The classic Italian “meal in a salad.” Mortadella, Genoa, Surpossata, Capacolla, Provolone cheese, Three Bean Salad atop a bed of mixed greens. For One 9; for Two 17; for Four 30

Cobb Salad Shredded iceberg lettuce topped with sliced turkey, diced hard-cooked egg, bacon bits, diced tomatoes, avocado slices and bleu cheese crumbles, served with a choice of dressings 9



Veal Parmesan Breaded Veal cutlet with tomato sauce and Mozzarella cheese melted on top 18 Rack of Lamb Broiled to your satisfaction and served with Mint Jelly Half Rack 19; Full Rack 28


Crab Cakes Two large crab cakes with herb pesto beurre blanc and roasted red pepper puree on a bed of mixed greens and a tomato basil vinaigrette 15

Neopolitan Salad Sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion; kidney, garbanzo & green beans; tossed with fresh basil, garlic and olive oil vinaigrette 7

Top Sirloin 16-ounce Top Sirloin grilled to your specification 14

Eggplant Parmesan Layered with tomato sauce and Mozzarella cheese melted on top. Served with a side of Pasta. 11

Caesar Salad With fresh grated Parmesan cheese 7 With grilled Chicken 10; Salmon or Shrimp 12; Duck 14

Spinach Salad Fresh spinach drizzled with a tasty balsamic vinaigrette and topped with chopped hardboiled eggs, slivered red onions and bacon bits 7 Topped with large shrimp 12

Steak & Scampi 8-ounce Top Sirloin served with Shrimp Scampi 19

Bracciole John Santucci Sr’s recipe. Rolled flank steak stuffed with Italian cheeses, coldcuts, pancetta, spices and hard boiled egg slow cooked in our classic marinara sauce 15

From the Sea

Duck Salad Marinated duck breast broiled and served atop a bed of mixed greens, slivered almonds, sesame seeds, snow peas, Mandarin oranges and julienne peppers, served with a creamy orange teriyaki vinaigrette 13

Filet Mignon Aged beef tenderloin grilled to perfection. Chef’s 16-ounce cut 28; 8-ounce cut 17

Manicotti or Cannelloni Homemade Crepes stuffed with either a seasoned Ricotta Cheese filling or a seasoned meat filling 12

Sausage & Peppers Our own homemade Italian Sausage sautéed with onions, peppers and mushrooms in tomato sauce, served over a bed of House pasta. 13


New York Steak 16-ounce New York Strip grilled to your specification 19

Halibut Steak Sauteed with butter, lemon juice and parsley 15 Shrimp Scampi Napolitana Scampi sauteed in a garlic and butter sauce served over a bed of pasta 16 Scampi Marinara or Diavolo Shrimp cooked in a classic or VERY Spicy Marinara sauce served over a bed of pasta 17 Fruita di Mare The “Fruit of the Sea.” A combination of fish, scallops, mussels and shrimp in a marinara sauce over a bed of Linguini 15


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Served with side of House Pasta with choice of Meat, Marinara or Tomato sauce. Includes soup or salad and garlic bread Chicken Marsala Boneless skinless Chicken breast sautéed in a fresh mushroom and a sweet Marsala wine sauce 14 Chicken Francaise Chicken breast sauteed in a lemon and butter sauce and then browned quickly in the oven with lemon slices 15 Chicken & Scampi Santucci Sr.s’ own creation, Chicken breast, shrimp and mushrooms sautéed in a Marsala wine sauce. 19 Chicken Cacciatore Chicken breast sliced thinly in marinara sauce with mushrooms, bell peppers and onions 15 Chicken Parmesan Our classic Chicken breast, breaded, with tomato sauce and Mozzarella cheese melted on top. 15 Cajun Chicken Sautéed chicken breast with Cajun spices served over a bed of linguini. 15 Chicken Pomodoro Thinly sliced Chicken breast sautéed in fresh basil, tomatoes, garlic and white wine sauce served over a bed of linguini. 15

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A community news weekly serving the Palm Springs area and the entire Coachella Valley.