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Oh What A Night!

Big winners Mahershala Ali, Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Casey Affleck at 2017 Oscars

“La La Land” didn’t sweep Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards as expected ‘Moonlight’ wins Best Picture after some confusion By Theda Kleinhans Reichman The 2017 Oscar telecast has come and gone, but it will go down in Oscar’s history in the way the evening ended, with a monumental gaffe in which the wrong winner for the best picture was announced. Presenter Warren Beatty looked at the red envelope handed to him and seemed at a loss for

words, so he handed it to Faye Dunaway, who announced, “La La Land” had won as the best picture of the year. The cast and producers of “La La Land” rushed on stage, and happy acceptance speeches were given before event staff and host Jimmy Kimmel ran out saying there was a mistake— ”Moonlight” was the actual

winner. The announcement was made by a “La La Land” producer who just a moment before had received the Oscar, given his speech, and was now presenting the award to the producers of “Moonlight.” At this point, all the Oscars quickly and graciously changed hands. Everyone in the Dolby Theatre was in

By Desert Star Staff At least 4 people have been killed and 2 injured after a Cessna 310 aircraft crashed in a neighborhood east of the Riverside Municipal Airport, setting several houses on fire. The aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from Riverside Municipal Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The sixseat, low-wing, twin-engine monoplane was in route to San Jose, California when it crashed in a residential neighborhood, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said. “We have recovered four victims that are deceased,” Fire Chief Michael Moore

told reporters, stating that at least one body was a “teenage” person. According to the chief, some 60 firefighters are still searching for at least two other missing people whose houses were destroyed in the plane crash. A further two people who suffered injuries are being treated in hospital. According to one survivor, five people were on board the plane coming back from a “cheer conference” at Disney Land. The circumstances of the crash were not immediately known. Images from the scene

showed extensive fire which erupted after the plane crashed into a suburban neighborhood of Riverside at the intersection of Central and Streeter Avenues. Riverside Police Lt. Charles Payne confirmed that two homes have been affected. Residents of nearby homes were evacuated from the area and taken to a local community center, Payne said. Authorities have cordoned off the area, while firefighters continue to battle the flames. More than a dozen emergency vehicles are at the scene, including paramedic vehicles and police cars.

shock, but that’s what makes live telecasts so potentially exciting. And even though the Best Picture win came and went in moments, “La La Land” still garnered six golden statuettes on Oscar’s night and was nominated in 14 categories. It also took home seven Golden Globes earlier in the year. Not bad, not bad at all...

Amid all the tumult, another mistake went nearly undetected that night. During the InMemoriam tribute, Australian costume designer Janet Patterson was commemorated, but the photo used was that of living Australian producer Jan Chapman, who later said, “I was Continues on Page 9

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Oscar Night at El Paseo

Patti Gribow, Sandie Newton, and Donna Mills. Photo by Pat Krause Story and Photos by Pat Krause Oscar Night is a big night across the Desert with so many Oscar Parties. The Shops on El Paseo played host to the 3rd annual Oscar Party on El Paseo, Oscars Under the Stars. Red Carpet arrivals started at 4 in the afternoon. The event benefited Palm Springs Women In Film and Television. There was a special concert by Thelma Houston, a Grammywinning singer, during the cocktail hour. A short program that introduced the

managers of the shops on El Paseo was held prior to the dinner that was served by Wolfgang Puck Kitchen and Bar. A dessert was served with a gold gilded chocolate Oscar. Sandie Newton introduced actress Donna Mills and presented her with the Tiffany and Co. Legend Award in front of all the guests. Newton is a long-time friend of Donna Mills. The ceremony was held just outside the venue on a small stage area. Patti Gribow, President of PSWIFT spoke

Mary Jo Ginther, Warren Jones and Leanna Bonamici. Photo by Pat Krause to the guests and Fred Fern from The Shops on EL Paseo also spoke to the crowd. Guests were given table assignments with names like Best Actress, Best Director, Special Effects and other Oscar Awards names. Guests found it fun to try to look for their seats by the table names. Warren Jones, CEO of the Jones Group, created a special Oscar day party to remember with 3 huge TV screens so no one would miss a minute of the Oscar Awards on TV.

KESQ Local TV station 2 was on hand for the Red-Carpet Arrivals and Interviews with locals attending the event. Guests dressed in their best finery for the occasion would cheer and clap when their favorite actor or actress won an Oscar. A few guests clapped when political comments were made while the rest just stayed silent. This is a very festive event, and it brings a bit of Hollywood to the Valley. There was a after party so guests could talk about who won and

who lost in the Oscar Race. Palm Springs Women in Film and Television, PSWIFT, empower women in the entertainment industry and media. They provide educational programs, along with mentoring and networking to help members succeed in their chosen fields and careers. Part of the nights proceed will benefit the Coachella Valley Book Pals and Outreach Programs. Over 17 Shops on El Paseo helped sponsor this event.

Pathfinders 60th Anniversary

Ellen Scheuer, TY Rogowsky, Judy Stone and Vickie Culver-Pathfinders President. Photo by Pat Krause Story and Photos by Pat Krause Pathfinders celebrated their 60th anniversary with a fundraising Diamond Jubilee gala at the Thunderbird Country Club on Feb. 25th. Pathfinders is made up of Volunteer women members. The members and patrons have raised over 7 million dollars to support the Palm Springs Boys and Girls Club and Pathfinders Ranch. The Boys and Girls Club provide a safe place for kids, mentoring and after-school programs and Summer’s activities. Pathfinders Ranch gets boys and girls out of the summer heat with outdoor activities and some fun camping experiences. They provide activities during

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the school year as well. The Ranch builds selfconfidence with swimming and equestrian programs. It shows thousands of kids about Nature and life with educational programs. The cocktail hour was also a time to buy silent auction items and buy items from various vendors in the room. Local weatherman, Patrick Evans, held the duties as Emcee. Dinner consisted of a shrimp and crab salad with the main course of Lamb chops and jumbo shrimp with a chocolate banana mousse cake.Very delicious. The live auction was held after dinner was served and there were eight items of jewelry, dinners and vacations.

Adriana McPhee, Gloria Burch and Katharine McPhee. Photo by Pat Krause

Entertainment was provided by American Idol Finalist Katharine McPhee. Her Grandmother, a past president of Pathfinders - Gloria Burch, asked McPhee if she was willing to perform at the gala. She said yes and even brought her pregnant sister along to perform. It was an amazing evening of songs when each woman performed solos for the crowd, both having great voices. It was especially nice when the women sang the song, “Sisters” together. The gala provided a runway that ran into the dinner guests, consequently they could see her up close and personal. This is not a usual concert for McPhee for such a small March 1, 2017

gathering hence it was a very special night for all. McPhee stars in several TV shows and has made a CD of songs her mother used to sing. She tours with her three piece band, and they sounded great on such a small stage. Many guests followed

her time on American Idol and her career because of her Mother and Grandmother that are involved with Pathfinders. There was an after party where guests could speak to McPhee and get a photo with her, a very gracious young lady.

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available information so you can keep moving forward. Sometimes you may be wrong, but by not second guessing yourself, you’ll spend more time going down blind alleys 2. Get outside your comfort zone. Try something you thought you’d never be good at: public speaking, coaching kids’ soccer, understanding Keynesian economics. What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger. 3. Be willing to be different. Women often try too hard to please everyone. If you find yourself in the midst of a maledominated conversation, you should “speak with authority” and “make a point of having a different point of view.” 4. Don’t automatically blame yourself for setbacks. Shift more of the responsibility to forces beyond your control, allowing you to let go and move on. 5. Take credit for what you’ve achieved. Instead of modestly brushing off a compliment, accept it and let it give you confidence for the next step. 6. Handle criticism by mentally converting it to a comment you can use. For example, you could respond to a negative comment that

your presentation went on too long by saying, “Thank you. Next time I won’t try to cover so many bases at once.” 7. Kill negative automatic thoughts.” Self-talk” can be crippling. (“I’m not valuable enough for the boss to give me a raise”) by writing it down as it occurs, then throwing the paper away. 8. Surround yourself with positive people who are strong confident peers and support you. 9. Shy about putting yourself forward? Think “we” instead of “me.” This can work well for women who hate to

deliver a talk or even speak up in a meeting. Envision yourself as the representative of your entire team or a group of people like yourself, and speak on their behalf. Be assertive in a good way. 10. Keep your bosses posted on your achievements. It’s very possible that they’re too busy to notice the terrific job you’re doing. 11. If you want a raise or more responsibility, step up and make the case for it. Nobody else will toot your horn, if you don’t stand up for yourself. 12. Accept that you aren’t perfect. It’s exhausting—and

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be part of the “unit.” If the piping is outside the airspace of the unit, unless the documents say differently, it is common area, per Civil Code 4095. The association maintains and repairs common area, per Civil 4775(a)(1), unless the CC&Rs say otherwise. Exclusive use area is treated differently, in that the association repairs it but the owner maintains it (again, unless the CC&Rs say otherwise), per 4775(a) (3). Most associations’ original CC&Rs do not contain much of a definition of exclusive use common area, so associations then rely upon the default definition of “exclusive use common area” found in Civil Code 4145(b). That definition is broad, but does not specifically mention piping. The interpretation of the law and the governing documents to determine the nature of piping and maintenance allocation is best handled by the HOA’s attorney. Many association attorneys in past years interpreted Civil Code 4145(b) such that a water supply or water drain pipe outside the unit, but serving only that unit, was exclusive use common area and so the homeowner had to maintain it. This approach was rejected in the 2010 appellate decision of Dover Village v. Jennison. In that case, the CC&Rs said nothing about pipes or drains,

and the HOA took the position that a clogged patio drain pipe, if it drained only one patio, was exclusive use common area and therefore the homeowner’s maintenance responsibility. The appellate ruling rejected that interpretation, saying that the piping was an integrated system and that one segment could not be separated out from the rest. However, the court in interpreting the statute specifically noted that the governing documents were silent on the subject. Since Civil 4775 allows allocation by the CC&Rs of maintenance and repair responsibility for exclusive use areas differently than the statute’s default allocation, association CC&Rs could define such a pipe as exclusive use. Many associations find that the original developer-

supplied governing documents do not adequately deal with the specific needs of their property, and pursue a more customized set of CC&Rs for their association. That is a good time to take a long look at how piping is defined and how responsibility is allocated, and then include specifics in updated CC&Rs. Thanks for your question, Kelly

Janice Gough is a Financial Advisor in Palm Springs. Contact us for a Complimentary Financial Review at Janice@ goughfinancialsvcs.com or by calling (760) 251-7724 or Cell (650) 200-8291.

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HOA Homefront – Whose Pipes Are Those? By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. Hi Kelly, I hope all is well. Thank you for your great HOA articles. What is the definition of internal installations of the unit? Are pipes in the wall considered internal installations of the unit? My take is internal means inside; so inside the unit. Can you please help me understand what internal installations of the unit mean? Thank you very much. Best regards, E.S., Hermosa Beach Dear. E.S.: I am assuming your association is a condominium, in which it is important to define common area and exclusive use common area. Determining which piping is homeowner or association responsibility is a very common point of contention, and can require review of the condominium plan (a recorded document by which the condominiums were created), CC&Rs, and Civil Code. To sort this out, one would first look at the association condominium plan. Is “unit” defined as a block of airspace surrounded by the unfinished walls, ceilings and floors? If so, then piping within the airspace of the unit (such as sink plumbing traps or toilet angle stops) would normally

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2017 Fair Finds Hundreds of Homes for Loving Dogs

By Desert Star Staff Indio, CA – For the

fourth year in a row, the 71st Annual Riverside County

Fair & National Date Festival has joined forces with the

Riverside County Department of Animal Services and hosted animal adoptions. Efforts over these combined years have helped place more than 900 rescued animals into loving homes. During the ten day 2017 Fair over 300 dogs found forever homes. The successful adoption events have been part of ongoing effort led by the Riverside County Department of Animal Services, and in memory of Supervisor John J. Benoit, to place many of the homeless animals into healthy and caring homes. Special reduced adoption fees included vaccinations, a microchip and the pet’s surgery (note: most of these dogs have already had their spay or neuter surgery prior to their fair excursion -- so

they’re ready to go home on the same day of adoption). The County of Riverside Animal Services Department was on site every day of the10- day Fair, along with adoption counselors to help the public with the placement of a homeless dog into a forever home. There were approximately 50-60 dogs available each day for the duration of the Fair along with temporary licensing on site. The 71st Annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, February 17-26, 2017 is presented by Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, the desert’s leader in gaming and entertainment. For more information, call 800. 811.FAIR or visit www.datefest.org.

By Madeline Zuckerman Idyllwild Arts Academy, Southern California’s prestigious boarding arts high school, will once again host its highly-anticipated Visual Arts Student Exhibition at the internationally known Melissa Morgan Fine Art on El Paseo in Palm Desert. A reception at the Gallery featuring a cocktail reception with live jazz will take place on Friday, March 3rd at 6:00 p.m., with faculty, visual art students, families and friends of Idyllwild Arts Academy in attendance. “We are grateful to

Melissa Morgan and the Melissa Fine Art for exhibiting our students’ work for a fourth consecutive year,” stated Pamela Jordan, President of Idyllwild Arts Foundation and Head of School. “This exhibit is something the students, as well as the community looks forward to with great enthusiasm each year. This program teaches our students about both the technical and professional side of selling art in a retail space,” Jordan continued. On display that evening will be paintings, ceramics,

drawings, printmaking, computer graphics, sculptures, and photography created by the school’s cutting-edge young artists. Each student will present their particular artwork, and talk about what inspired and influenced them to create it. All displayed artwork will be available for purchase from March 3rd through March 9th to benefit these talented visual art students. “The student work shown in this exhibit is remarkable for its range of mediums, technical skill, conceptual

language, and imaginative scope,” stated David ReidMarr, Chair, Visual Arts Department of Idyllwild Arts Academy. “It is a reflection of the richness of the Visual Arts Program and the talented and dedicated faculty that teaches in it. Many thanks to Melissa Morgan and her staff. It is a wonderful gift to the students to show their work in this space,” he continued. Melissa Morgan Fine Art is the premier destination in the Coachella Valley, representing cutting-edge international contemporary art for both

the savvy collector and for those newer to the art world. Housed in its 6,500 square feet of space, the Gallery features paintings, mixed media, sculpture, glass, tapestry and photography. Annually the gallery showcases an extensive schedule of solo and thematic group exhibitions; interpretive programming, artist and curator lectured, as well as panel discussions. For more information on Idyllwild Arts Foundation, please call 951-659-2171 or visit www.idyllwildarts.org

By Madeline Zuckerman Olive Crest Desert Communities has announced plans for one of the hottest events of the season within the Coachella Valley. “HOT CARS & HAUTE FASHIONS” will take place on Wednesday, March 8th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at BIGHORN Golf Club’s highlycelebrated VAULT, located at 255 Palowet Drive in Palm Desert. Featuring top-of-the-line vintage, as well as new cars, BIGHORN Golf Club’s VAULT is a must see! The VAULT encompasses 24,000 square feet of designated space on the BIGHORN campus, and it houses 50 mint condition collectors’ cars and eight jaw-dropping motorcycles. Directly next to and raised from the garage floor is a Redline Lounge featuring indoor and outdoor seating, eight flatscreen televisions, and an automotive-inspired bar. “It is truly a privilege to see a child’s lie transformed through the healing power of family,” stated Tracy Fitzsimmons, Executive Director of Inland & Desert Communities for

Olive Crest. “Yes, we provide all the tools for success, but love and a sense of belonging that a healthy, loving family brings to an abused child in isolation is a profound blessing to witness. We’re thankful for this opportunity to share their stories,” Fitzsimmons continued. For those with a passion for fashion, GRAYSE on El Paseo will have models “strutting their stuff” and showing off their newest fashions. All models will be adorned in exquisite jewelry provided by EL PASEO JEWELERS. American Actor Jim Caviezel, best known for portraying Jesus Christ in the 2004 film The Passion of the Christ, will make a special guest appearance at the event. Some of his other notable roles have included Private Witt in The Thin Red Line (1998), Detective John Sullivan in Frequency (2000), Jim McCormick in Madison, Catch in Angel Eyes (2001), Johannes in I Am David, Edmond Dantès in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), golfer Bobby Jones in Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004), and

Carroll Oerstadt in Déjà Vu (2006). From 2011 until 2016, he starred as John Reese on the CBS science-fiction crime drama series Person of Interest. Olive Crest Sponsors of this special evening include Rapport International Furniture,

El Paseo Jewelers, Grayse, Jessup Auto Plaza, Coachella Valley Buick GMC, The Shop in Palm Desert, Agape Salon, and Dell’Acqua Dental. Tickets are $ 200 per person, which includes drinks, appetizers, and valet

parking. All proceeds raised during the event will benefit local children and families in need. To purchase tickets and/or donate, please call 760-341-8507 or visit www.olivecrest.org/ hotcarshautefashion

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US not rich enough to give away money for free - Bill Gates

By Desert Star Staff Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said it’s too early to dish out money to needy people, though the billionaire accepts the idea of universal basic income (UBI). Over time countries will be rich enough to do this. However we still have a lot of work that should be done - helping older people, helping kids with special needs, having more adults helping in education,” he

said, responding to users’ questions during an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit. UBI is an idea to provide people with a regular allowance regardless of their income or assets. The system can reportedly close gaps in equality, with an individual’s basic needs covered with free cash, funded by massive taxes at the top. “Even the US isn’t rich enough to allow people not to work. Some day we will be,

but until then things like the Earned Income Tax Credit will help increase the demand for labor,” the billionaire stressed. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a form of levy charged to lower-income families in the US to boost savings, incentivize work and help people to escape poverty. The idea of giving people money on a regular basis to increase social welfare has gained momentum in some countries in recent

years. Basic income was initially proposed in the 1960s and briefly tried out in the US and Canada. Finland launched its own two-year long experiment on basic income in January. The country’s authorities randomly chose 2,000 recipients of social assistance and started paying them €560 a month per month. Canada and the Netherlands have also announced similar experiments.

Last year, the Japanese government announced plans to issue money ‘vouchers’ for low-income young people to halt a significant decline in consumption within the age bracket. New Zealand is also debating UBI. Aiming to reduce poverty India’s Finance Ministry is considering replacing the country’s welfare programs with a basic income.

By Desert Star Staff Most Europeans support the idea of a “basic income” paid to every individual to cover their basic needs, according to the first EU-wide survey on the subject. Governments would pay the same amount of money to each person, regardless of whether they work. The poll, conducted by German company Dalia Research in April, was the first EU-wide survey to address the proposal of a basic income, defined in the poll as “an income unconditionally paid by the government to every individual regardless of whether they work and irrespective of

any other sources of income.” The preliminary results found that about 58 percent of respondents were aware of the idea of a basic income, and 64 percent would vote in favor of the policy in a referendum. Residents in Spain and Italy were most in favor of a basic income, with 71 percent and 69 percent saying they would vote for it, respectively. In addition to stating whether they would vote for a basic income, participants were also asked about their biggest hopes and fears if the model was introduced. Most of those in favor of the proposal – 40 percent –

said it would “reduce anxiety about basic financing needs,” while 31 percent said it would “improve equal opportunity.” Meanwhile, the most popular fear – expressed by 43 percent of respondents – was that basic income would encourage people to stop working. However, the survey indicated that this would not actually be the case, with around 34 percent of respondents saying that a basic income “would not affect my work choices.” Specifically, only 4 percent of participants saying they would stop working if they had a basic income, and just

7 percent said they would reduce their working hours. Several European countries have already begun working toward offering a basic income for their residents. Switzerland will vote on whether to introduce the model on June 5. Supporters of the initiative have suggested that each adult would receive 2,500 francs ($2,524) a month, with children receiving 625 francs ($631) a month until they reach 18. Finland is considering a two-year pilot program beginning in 2017 for 10,000 people to receive 550 euros ($616) a month. Four cities in the Netherlands are also testing

several variations of the model under a welfare experiment called ‘See What Works.’ Supporters of the basic income concept say it would abolish the current welfare state and allow for a fairer distribution of state funds, as each citizen would receive the same amount of money, regardless of status or personal circumstances. Meanwhile, critics have stated that the model would encourage people to leave the labor market and would fuel a sense of injustice from those who continue to work to support those who choose not to.

By Desert Star Staff OLYMPIA, Wash. – A new bill in the Washington state Legislature could help the growing number of workers without permanent jobs get benefits that go with them from job to job. Lawmakers in Olympia have introduced House

Bill 2109, which would set up portable, prorated accounts that give workers access to benefits such as worker’s compensation, health insurance, retirement savings and paid time off – services that are usually provided by employers in traditional work setups, but

typically aren’t for people who work as independent contractors, for instance. Nick Hanauer, the founder of Civic Ventures, an independent policy organization, helped craft this measure. “This legislation is designed to make benefits universally applied, so that every employer pays benefits in some way, shape or form,” said Hanauer, “and it’s not possible to somehow skirt through a loophole so everybody else pays benefits but you don’t.” Under the bill, an independent nonprofit would manage workers’ money pools. Contributions would be made monthly by each

employer a person works for. However, the bill could face opposition because of the costs it would pass on to businesses, workers or both. The market for workers without permanent jobs, who often work on short-term contracts or as freelancers, is often called the “gig economy.” The rise of the gig economy is changing the relationship between employers and employees. But Hanauer insists it shouldn’t be a way for companies to maneuver around labor standards. “We want companies to thrive because they’re innovative, not because they’re exploitive,” he said. “And the folks that work for

contractors, or Uber – or whoever it is – need the same kinds of benefits that folks who work for Microsoft get. And they deserve them.” Nearly 40 percent of Americans don’t have fulltime jobs, according to a Government Accountability Office report. And a growing number have alternative employment arrangements – working as independent contractors for such companies as Uber or Lyft, as freelancers, or for temp agencies. A study by professors at Harvard and Princeton Universities found the number grew from 10 percent in 2005 to 16 percent in 2015.

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Conservation Groups Fight Back Against “Water Grab”

By Desert Star Staff LANSING, Mich. – Michiganders have just a few days left to let state officials know how they feel about the planned expansion of a bottled-water operation that some are calling a betrayal of the state’s residents and resources. Swiss bottled water giant Nestle has asked the state for permission to increase the amount of groundwater it pumps from 150 to 400 gallons-per-minute at its

production wells north of Evart, in exchange for a business fee of just $200 per year. Jeff Ostahowski, the vice president of the group, Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation, says he finds the proposal outrageous, given the Flint water crisis and the water shut-offs many Detroiters have experienced.

“Having people disconnected from water for small amounts of money and having the world’s greatest water bottler receive so much for so little points to a real inequity in our situation,” he said. Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality issued Nestle Water North America its first permit to extract state water for

profit in 2000. Since then, the company has extracted millions of gallons of water it bottles and sells for as much as two dollars a bottle. The DEQ is accepting public comment on the new proposal through this Friday. While the aquifer in question is located in Osceola County, Ostahowski says the idea of basically giving away the state’s water should concern all Michiganders who want to preserve the Great Lakes State way of life.

“When we don’t allow our best streams to process naturally through the ecosystem, we can’t help but make a mark on the quality of certainly the Muskegon River, and eventually Lake Michigan,” he explained. Tuesday, Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation and other concerned groups plan to deliver more than 345,000 petitions to the DEQ calling for the agency to cancel the plan with Nestle.

“I think that President Obama is behind it because his people are certainly behind it,” Trump added. “And some of the leaks possibly come from that group, which are really serious because they are very bad in terms of national security. But I also understand that is politics. In terms of him being behind

things, that’s politics. And it will probably continue,” he said. Earlier this month Trump voiced outrage over the leaks of transcripts of his outspoken telephone conversations with the leaders of Australia and Mexico, noting that his administration was hunting “very, very hard” for the whistleblowers. In an interview with Fox News, Trump accused “Obama people” of giving news outlets the details of his phone talks, saying that the holdovers from the Obama administration still serving on his White House and National Security Council staff were being replaced. “I would have handled it differently,” he said of White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s methods of hunting down leakers. “Sean handles it his way, and I’m OK with it.” Asked if he would step back from calling out his enemies on Twitter, Trump said the social network “does allow me to go around dishonest media.”

“Most of the people that want me to stop it are the enemies,” he said. Trump stood by his intent do boost the military budget by $54 billion, saying the money would come from a “revved-up economy” and reimbursements from countries relying on US military to defend them. “We will be having the greatest military that we ever had by the time I finish,” he said. Though he gave himself an A+ for effort and A for achievement for the first month of his presidency, Trump conceded his “messaging isn’t good.” “I think I’ve done great things, but I don’t think I’ve — I and my people — I don’t we’ve explained it well enough to the American public,” he said. As for the protesters, Trump dismissed their criticism by saying that “a lot of the people that are protesting are the people that lost the election.”

‘Obama & his people’ behind White House leaks, protests – Trump

By Desert Star Staff Barack Obama is behind the leaks of classified information from the White House and violent protests against the new administration, President Donald Trump has said in an interview with Fox News. During the ‘Fox and Friends’ interview, aired

Tuesday morning, the new Republican president was asked whether he thought his predecessor was behind the massive protests across the country since Trump’s inauguration in late January. I think he is behind it. I also think it’s politics, that’s the way it is,” Trump replied in the clip released on Monday night.

By Desert Star Staff LOS ANGELES, -- Doctor Art Ulene, who challenged TODAY Show audiences to get healthy for 23 years, is now inviting people over 50 to “get high” with him—19,341 feet high to be precise. The 80-yearold physician has joined forces with World Wide Trekking to lead adventure treks specially designed for older people. Their first group heads for the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro on July 11, 2017, and four treks to peaks around the world are scheduled for 2018. “Age is not a barrier to climbing mountains,” Ulene proclaims. He should know. Five years ago, he and his wife celebrated his 75th birthday at the summit of Kilimanjaro, and they’ll be celebrating his 81st birthday there in July. “If the trek is designed properly,” he says, “almost anyone in good physical condition can make it to this summit.”

What’s different about Ulene’s trek for seniors? Ten nights on the mountain instead of the usual five, so daily hikes are shorter. A local guide for every two guests, so trekkers can hike at their own pace. The most unusual feature: an Expedition Doctor who will watch over Ulene’s guests every step of the way. On Kilimanjaro, that role will be filled by Dr. Aaron Waxman, a Harvard Medical School professor and pulmonary specialist. “We underestimate the physical potential of older people,” the 60-year-old Waxman says. “It’s amazing how far and how high we can go safely if we move at a slower pace and leave more time for acclimatization to altitude.” Ulene’s treks will be operated by World Wide Trekking, an international adventure company based in Salt Lake City. Dean Cardinale, founder and

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RETURNING TO THE SITE OF THE CLIMB: Priscilla and Art Ulene celebrate the former TODAY Show Doctor’s 75th birthday with their World Wide Trekking Guides at the 19,341’ summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in July, 2011. owner, will personally lead the group in July. It will be the 45th time on this summit for Cardinale, whose other March 1, 2017

climbs have taken him to five of the “Seven Summits,” including Mt. Everest. Detailed itineraries for

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Mexico Welcomed Record-Breaking 35 Million Tourists

By Desert Star Staff MEXICO CITY, -- The Mexico Tourism Board announced today a recordbreaking 35 million international visitors traveled to Mexico in 2016, representing a growth of 9 percent compared to 2015. This growth is more than twice the global industry average, most recently reported at 3.9 percent by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in January 2017. Additionally, tourism spending by international visitors grew even faster, at 10.4 percent, highlighting the strength of Mexico’s appeal to luxury travelers, interest in multi-destination visits, and demand for Mexico’s gastronomy, artisanal goods and shopping offering. “Mexico’s sustained, fast growth is a testament to the incredible quality and diversity in our tourism offering and the hard work for the entire industry, both internationally and domestically. More than 9 million Mexicans working in the tourism and hospitality industry have made it their mission to ensure visitors have incredible experiences,” www.desertstarweekly.com

Mexico’s Top Destinations Featured and Recognized Around the World From industry awards to consumer media, surveys and high profile brands, Mexico has once again proven itself once of the world’s most recognized destinations in 2016. Examples include: • The New York Times named Tijuana (#8) and Puerto Escondido (#32) in their 52 Places to Go in 2017. Mexico City was featured as the #1 place to visit in their 2016 list. • Travel & Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards” reader survey named five Mexican cities in its Top 10 Best Cities in Latin America rankings, including San Miguel de Allende (#1), Oaxaca (#3), Mexico City (#4), Merida (#5), Guadalajara (#8) • Mexico and its local partners and destinations across the country, won a collective 35 International Travvy Awards in early 2017 including: Mexico as Best Family Travel Destination in the world; Riviera Maya region as the Best Honeymoon Destination in Latin America, and Puerto Vallarta as Best LGBTQ destination globally. In Mexico, Los Cabos received top recognition for its culinary and luxury offerings. • The Rough Guides named Mexico City as the #2 city to visit • National Geographic named Baja California as one of its top places you need to visit in 2017 • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 selected multiple locations in the Riviera Maya and Yucatan region including Tulum for one of its largest features in 2017 remarked Lourdes Berho, CEO • For the third year in The Mexico Tourism of the Mexico Tourism Board. a row, Mexico was ranked Board’s recently announced “Plans are already underway to as the friendliest and most 2017 tourism development ensure 2017 builds upon these welcoming country in the world strategy included a focus achievements and that Mexico by the John Mason survey of on developing expanded continues to welcome all expatriates in 191 countries products and personalized visitors and give them reasons • “Close to China” (Cerca marketing campaigns focusing to come back again and again.” de China) is a special program on areas such as luxury, Mexico’s World Famous co-created by both China weddings and romance, diving, Hospitality Makes and Mexico which shares and biodiversity and nature, culture, Visitors Feel At Home recognizes best practices in gastronomy, high-profile events, True to the famous the services offered to Chinese sports and adventure, as well Mexican adage, ‘mi casa es travelers by hotels, restaurants, as programs for audience tu casa’ (my home is your travel agencies and guides segments such as millennials, home), travelers from all over • “Halal Mexico” is a LGBTQ and retirees. the world have recognized special program to help prepare In each of these areas, Mexico as being one of the airlines, hotels, restaurants partnerships with key most welcoming and friendliest and the wider Mexico tourism destinations as well as global places to visit in 2016. In fact, industry to cater to travelers travel operators will bring the Mexico Tourism Board’s from around the world that an ever-expanded portfolio internal consumer tracking maintain a halal diet of options to travelers of studies showed more than 94 Mexico’s Visitors by Air all types. These industry percent of visitors reported and Expanded Connectivity partnerships are critical to an experience that “exceeded Continues to Grow Mexico’s goal to appeal to their expectations” and 86 Tourists arriving by air grew a broader audience in new percent say they would “like at an even faster rate of 10.7 markets, globally. This will help to come back again” in the percent, propelled by continued in achieving the new ambitious next six months– some of expansion in connectivity. goal of reaching 50 million the highest scores in the This includes service from international visitors by 2021. industry. Examples include: new international markets to For more information • Mexico was awarded multiple Mexico destinations, about Mexico, please visit #1 country in the world for expanded frequency on www.visitmexico.com. Family Travel and Puerto existing routes, and upgraded SOURCE Mexico Tourism Vallarta as #2 destination in aircrafts featuring additional Board PR Newswire the world for LGBTQ travel seats along with improved •••••••••••••• by the global Travvy Awards passenger experiences. March 1, 2017

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presents “Wet Wednesday” 10pm-2am P: 760-322-7353, Kal David Unplugged on Thursdays at 8 p.m. at 1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive. For information, 760-322-4422 Palm Springs Villagefest Street Festival every Thursday Los Angeles Cello Quartet Concert March 20 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Liz Callaway & Jason Graae – Happily Ever Laughter March 18 @ 8:00 PM Charles Busch, The Lady at the Mike at Michael Holmes’ Purple Room in March 17 @ 8:00 PM “Lovesport,” a new comedy by Tony Padilla March 17 @ 7:00 PM March 26 @ 2:00 PM You Can’t Take It With You Presented at The Palm Canyon Theatre March 16 @ 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM Live On Stage at The Copa presents Lady Bunny March 11 @ 8:00 PM Concert Under the Palms: The Temptations Review at the Spa Resort Casino March 11 @ 7:30 PM

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Cruise-In Car Show Series March 4 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wildflower 5k FUN Run MARCH 4 @ 9:00 AM 10:00 AM The Pianist of Willesden Lane Presented at the McCallum March 21, 22 @ 8:00 PM 12th Annual Fashion Week El Paseo™ 2017 From El Paseo To Everywhere Runway Show March 18-24 Fashion Week El Paseo™ 2017 Le Chien Masquerade Party March 19 @ 5:00 PM Festival of Opera and Art at PD Civic Center Park March 19 @ 1:00 PM Chicago Presented at the McCallum March 17 @ 8:00 PM - March 19 @ 8:00 PM Adult Park After Dark at The Living Desert March 17 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Forbidden Broadway Presented at the McCallum March 16 @ 8:00 PM Popular Art Film Series’ Ninth Season 16 @ 6:00 PM Stepping Out For College of the Desert: Neil Ber’s 100 Years of Broadway March 15 @ 8:00 PM Continued on page 18

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HOROSCOPES ARIES

You begin to look at your professional and social self, abilities and successes in different and more powerful ways. This will have a long time affect in your life. People around you also see a difference. A capacity of healing comes forth and you achieve what you have hoped and wished and worked hard for. You will be responsible for the collective transformation of the world at some time. For now, you’re in training.

TAURUS New ideas, philosophies, journeys, cultures all become important. Some Taureans consider moving to a simpler way of life. Some consider a monastery. And others to a place of higher learning. Some become teachers and professors of philosophies that support the new culture and civilization and future communities. Step into your visions. They are your future.

GEMINI It is good to make a study of life’s transitions, of death, the bardos, rebirth, reincarnation and all that occurs when we have completed a life on Earth. Understanding life after death has a lasting and hopeful effect on daily lives. Realizing there actually is no death, but only a continuation of life in a different realm. A good book to review

MARCH 1 – 7, 2017 ASTROLOGICAL FORECAST BY RISA D’ANGELES

is The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche.

CANCER A transformation on how you perceive other people and the world around you is occurring. There’s a new sensitivity and the need to have deeper interactions and cultivate new associations. As you do this more and more those you allow into your life will begin to recognize you as valuable and as a mentor. You are to assist in the collective evolution of all of humanity. Cancer is the womb that nurtures all new life. You become a ‘relater.”

LEO You recognize new levels of awareness concerning your health and well-being, ways to better live daily life and how to serve yourself first in order to then turn and adequately serve others. It’s important to rise with the dawn’s light, to stand in the morning and evening light. It’s also important when one eats, what one eats and the pure water one drinks in order to keep the body functioning electrically. Then healing occurs.

VIRGO What creativity means for you and your ability to bring your creative self forth is important for you now. It’s essential to visualize and to know its value. Visualization is in reality

the etheric externalization of our creative imagination. Ponder upon this statement. You are to identify yourself as creative and to share all creations and inspirations with the various kingdoms around you. You are their inspiration.

LIBRA There is a transforming quality that occurs when we nurture ourselves. The ability to nurture others unfolds. But first we must feel cared for and nurtured within the self. You’re very able to provide the nurturing you need and tend to your wounds (feelings of not being nurtured). Then you’re able to offer nurturing towards others (family, friends, home). You can “build a lighted house for all to dwell in and to be nourished.”

SCORPIO Your communication has been transforming self and others and it will continue. New and innovative thinking and ideas flow through your mind, into your communication and they change all those around you. There will be a capacity to disseminate information that supports a personal then a collective transformation. You, having been silent, hidden and quiet, actually become the communicator.

SAGITTARIUS Security and material wealth

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are important powerful themes in your life. Your world is often seen through the lens of these two needs. It’s important now and in times to come to secure, maintain and expand your resources so that you have a safe future. It’s important to use your resources to expand the collective, to provide for not only yourself but also those in need. You become the gift giver. Think precious metals.

There is a need to focus on one’s hopes, wishes and dreams. You feel the need for community, for friendships wide and deep and spacious. An unexpected change has occurred in relationship to friends, groups and colleagues. You seek to transform the world in ways not thought of before. Create a journal of ideas. Move forward on these impressions. Ask for help implementing them. All that we ask for, appears. Eventually.

CAPRICORN A new identity, a new perception of self, perhaps even your appearance and how you present yourself to the world is slowly changing and will have long and lasting effects. Capricorn are constantly in leadership training. Presently there’s a deep and profound selfdevelopment, a sense of personal power and a taking control of one’s life. Eventually all things hidden within emerges into the light of day.

Risa D’Angeles is the founder and director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies Research Institute: Risa’s Esoteric Astrology. She can be reached at risagoodwill@gmail.com.

AQUARIUS It’s important to take care of your health each day. To follow all laws and obey all rules. It’s good to pursue yoga, prayer and meditation, offer acts of Goodwill at all times, forgive and ask for forgiveness, be kind and develop compassion. Prepare for a cycle of change to occur and remember to value the spiritual essence of each individual.

EXCLUSIVE: Progress on Kimpton Hotel By Kitty Alvarado Palm Springs, CA -The Rowan Hotel by Kimpton in Downtown Palm Springs is on schedule. The construction site is busy and noisy. Wessman Development manager Octavio Fernandez says there are workers there round the clock, rain or shine. Fernandez has been with Wessman for over 25 years. When you step into what will be the lobby you can’t miss the large metal beam that looks suspended in midair. “We call it the grand staircase that connects the lobby with the second level meeting space,” says Fernandez, and by the looks of the beam alone it will be grand. It takes a little imagination to envision the completed,

six story, 150 plus room hotel. But the bones are there for the creative touches. “Design features are going to have different colors of stain glass insert to provide some privacy for the cafe,” says Fernandez. The 4800 square foot banquet rooms are large with extensive views of downtown and the mountains and Fernandez says it has options, “This room is divisible with dividers so we can have one or two different types of functions going on simultaneously.” The rooms are about 70 percent done. The drapes and tile floors are in, bathrooms have large showers and will be accented with marble. Fernandez says only the best materials are being used,

“Expense is not one thing that Mr. Wessman has spared here.” But it’s the rooftop that promises to be everything a Palm Springs paradise should be, starting with the dining area with its endless views and the rooftop pool is amazing even in its unfinished state. “All here, they’re private cabanas and you’ve got more cabanas over there, they’ve got ceiling fans, they’ve got heaters for the winter time, partitions for privacy all rigged for sound, “ says Fernandez adding the pool will have its own bar. Michael Braun, who is now overseeing all projects for Wessman Development since John Wessman retired last month says he’s been working on the project since the beginning and is

of communications for Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants gave us this statement: “Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is committed to the Rowan hotel, our employees and the people of Palm Springs. We look forward to becoming a part of this great community.” Source KMIR

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The Oscars - Oh What A Night

Kenneth Lonergan won for best original screenplay. “La La Land received Oscars for Cinematography, Original when Jimmy Kimmel referenced Score, Original Song,” City of Stars” and Production Design. a presidential bodily function. Best Documentary Other than that remark, Kimmel Short “The White Helmets;” was a genial host who kept things moving right along. While Best Documentary Feature: “O.J.Made in America,” and the best-picture blunder was not his fault, he looked shocked Best Foreign-language Film, Iran’s “The Salesman.” about what had just transpired Sound Editing and Sound saying to the audience with a sheepish grin, “I won’t be back.“ Mixing Oscars were awarded Hopefully, that was a quip since to “Arrival” and” Hacksaw Ridge,” respectively. Best the blunder was in no way his fault. It was more “oops, Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling PriceWaterhouseCoopers.” awards went to “Fantastic I am sure the Academy Beasts and Where to Find will invite Kimmel back, Them” and” Suicide Squad.” because he, like Billy Crystal, Disney was the big winner knows how to keep the show in the animation category, moving along with cheerful winning gold for their feature good humor overall. film “Zootopia” and animated short, “Piper,” about a baby On Sunday, February ‘Moonlight’ wins the Oscar for best picture after massive mix-up with ‘La La Land’ mistakenly announced. sea bird that learns to take 26 Oscars were awarded in care of its adorable little self. the following categories: overwhelm the evening, thanks Continued from Page 1 Gene Wilder, Patty Duke, Garry Disney also took home the Best Picture, “Moonlight;” in part to the 45-second Marshall, Mary Tyler Moore, gold for their amazing feature Best Director, Damien Chazelle, acceptance speech rule. Of devastated by the use of my Anton Yelchin, Michael Cimino, film “The Jungle Book.” Only “La La Land;” Best Actor, course, as to be expected, there photo instead of the picture of director, John Hurt, Nancy the little boy Mowgli was real. Casey Affleck, “Manchester were some political comments my friend, a great beauty and Davis Reagan, William Peter The rest of the film--from By The Sea;” Best Actress, as in the Best Foreignfour-time Oscar nominee.” Blatty, writer/director, Ken scenery to all the animals--was Emma Stone, “La La Land; Language film acceptance It was sad to see how Howard, singer Marni Nixon, entirely computer generated. Best Supporting Actor speech for the Iranian film many Academy members had Zsa Zsa Gabor and many All in all, it was a very good and Actress, Mahershala “The Salesman.” Its director passed away in the past year. others in the entertainment year at the movies. The only Ali, “Moonlight” and Viola boycotted the ceremony in The list included Prince, Carrie industry from producers and snub, in my opinion, was the Davis, “Fences.” protest against the immigration Fisher, her mother Debbie directors to costume designers exclusion of Martin Scorsese’s The adapted screenplay ban. His remarks were read Reynolds, Bill Paxton, who died and publicists. Sadly, the spiritual masterpiece “Silence.” Oscar went to “Moonlight,” to the audience. Most of the on the Saturday before the list seemed far too long. by Barry Jenkins, and political jokes were not caustic telecast, Arthur Hiller, director/ On the plus side, the “Manchester by the Sea” by or in bad taste except for one producer, George Kennedy, political comments did not ••••••••••••••

The Cristopher Kennedy Compound

Christopher Kennedy. Photo by Pat Krause Story and Photos by Pat Krause The Modernism Week is so full of events that it is hard to be able to take in everything. I talked with people that have come from all over the U.S., Canada and a few from the UK and other countries to take part in all that Modernism Week offer. The Week also offers a lot of Parties for guests to enjoy. One of the favorite events was the tour

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of the Cristopher Kennedy Compound on the first Sunday. The compound was full of designer ideas. There were rooms for each designer’s idea for a beautiful home or room. I noticed that wallpaper was making a big comeback as a lot of the rooms featured lively wallpaper designs. Media was invited early for a couple of hours to be able to interview the artists.

Designer Roger Stroker from Grace Home Furnishing. Photo by Pat Krause The guests arrived in buses for a breakfast buffet and tour. Christopher Kennedy posed for photos by the sculpture in the courtyard in front of the house. The house is a show house for designers to show their business. Guests roamed freely thru out the house and back yard by the pool. Guests could speak to the designers about their works and were open to the public for three days.

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Modernism Week offers tours to famous homes in the Valley. They held food the Cristopher Kennedy Compound and wine tasting with local chefs. CAMP is a big white tent on Palm Canyon Drive that hosted so many of the events. Bus tours on a red double-decker bus was a favorite as they offered transportation to the many tours, and guests could view

Palm Springs in a very unique way. Guests were also able to view the many businesses that held special events just for this Modernism Week. Another fun time was going back in time to view the Vintage Trailer show that was held at the Hilton Hotel. Films and Lectures were always sold out. The Show and Sale by vendors were held at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Feb,18 through 20.

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The Weather Network Delivers its Spring Forecast Slow start to spring for some and active severe weather season for others

The Weather Network’s forecast for the months of March, April and May. (CNW Group/The Weather Network) By Desert Star Staff NEW YORK, - The Weather Network’s team of meteorologists have just released their spring forecast for the months of March, April and May. Spring weather is already off to a quick start east of the Rockies. However, winter weather will make a comeback at times across many regions. The clash of the seasons,

along with a very warm Gulf of Mexico will contribute to the most active severe weather season since 2011. Overall, much of the eastern and southern US can expect above normal temperatures to dominate the spring season. However, the warm weather in combination with a trend towards drier weather during late spring may exacerbate the existing dry

By Desert Star Staff LINCOLN, Neb. — A Nebraska state senator is taking another run at legislation to protect mountain lions. The Natural Resources Committee heard testimony last week on Legislative Bill 448, which would remove provisions related to the hunting of mountain lions from the Game Law. It’s the fourth time Sen. Ernie Chambers has introduced the bill, after failed attempts in the last three sessions. He believes hunting mountain lions is cruel and barbaric. James Cavanaugh, counsel for the Sierra Club in Nebraska, said he agrees, pointing out that the animals are not considered a food source and most avoid humans. “There’s no real compelling reason to hunt them, and there are many compelling reasons not to,” Cavanaugh said. “In addition to their tiny, endangered population, they’re a noble, beautiful animal and add to our healthy ecosystem’s functioning.” Experts estimate only between 15 and 22 mountain lions live in Nebraska, mainly in the Pine Ridge region. Hunting them was made

legal in 2012 after there were several reported sightings, and a limited hunting season was held in 2014. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has been researching the mountain lion population and contends the hunt helps regulate the animal’s population. But Cavanaugh said he believes nature should be allowed to take its course. He explaned that, as an apex predator, mountain lions serve an important function by keeping the wild food chain in check. “Their primary diet consists of other wild animals, including deer and antelope and elk, raccoons, all the way down to field mice,” Cavanaugh said. “They don’t normally prey on a domesticated animal.” Some farmers, ranchers and other residents have expressed concerns about mountain lions as a potential threat to humans, cattle and pets. But opponents of the hunt point out that there has never been a documented case of a mountain lion attack on a human in Nebraska. Cavanaugh noted that the top three animals that have been responsible for harming humans in the state are cattle, horses and dogs

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conditions heading towards summer. In contrast, a wet spring is expected across the north central US. Across the northern tier of the States, the early taste of spring will be interrupted by periods of wintry weather through late March. Quick shots of cold weather deep into the southern U.S. are also a concern given the early start to the growing season. The

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colder weather will be most persistent across the Pacific Northwest. The northern third of the country will have to wait until the second half of spring for persistent warmth, which is typical for this region. “One of the keys to seasonal forecasts is looking back to years in the past that had similar weather and ocean temperature patterns. In particular, we look to the tropical Pacific Ocean, which is one of our primary drivers of weather patterns around the world. The pattern heading into this spring is unlike anything that we’ve seen during the past 75 years of record keeping,” said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist with The Weather Network. “It is evident that another significant El Niño event is developing. Such a quick return to El Niño after a brief and weak La Niña, and just a year after one of the strongest El Niño events on record, leaves us with a unique global pattern.” El Niño, characterized by warmer than normal Equatorial Pacific Ocean waters and La Niña, cooler than normal waters in the same area are

major factors in the overall global weather pattern, no matter the season. The most recent El Niño in 2016 was one of the strongest on record and all indications are pointing to another developing El Niño. This provides for a season with heightened uncertainties since effects from the previous El Niño continue to linger. Looking ahead to the summer months, temperatures are forecast to be above normal for most of the country. Overall, the Atlantic hurricane season is expected to produce fewer storms than many recent years. However, much warmer than normal ocean water temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Eastern Seaboard elevates the threat for any storm that does makes landfall to be highly impactful. Complete Spring Forecast details, including regional breakdowns, maps and charts are available at www. theweathernetwork.com. To access detailed weather information whenever needed visit www.theweathernetwork. com or download The Weather Network app from Google Play or iTunes.

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Desert Art promotes a diverse palette

Photo by Anthony Grant and Leslie Westbrook By Pamela Price The range of designs debuted during Modernism Week struck a chord with fans such as Leslie Westbrook

of Santa Barbara, a fine art and antique specialist, after she was wowed by the view from Chino Canyon Project, a design project credited to

By Jack Lyons Theatre and Film Critic The ‘boys’ won Tony Awards in the 80s with such gay-themed shows as “Torch Song Trilogy and nabbed another with the musical “La Cage aux Folles “(1983), and yet another, with the blockbuster musical hit “Kinky Boots” in 2013; all from the creative brain of Harvey Fierstein. Now it’s the ‘girls’ turn in the first decade of the 21st century to begin collecting Tony Awards. First and foremost is the success of the 2015 Tony Award winner “Fun Home”, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, with music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics and book by Lisa Kron. The musical’s national tour production, now on the stage of The Ahmanson Theatre, is an eye-opening and somewhat of a ground-

breaking production, in that it tells the story of a gay young woman’s sexual awakening in a troubled Pennsylvania family. American families have been dealing with gay children not knowing how to “come out” to their parents or society in general, for years. For me, “Fun Home” should be required reading or viewing for all parents, relatives, and education professionals who interact with students. I’m no health professional or an academic, but it appears to me that “Fun Home”, comes across as a pretty good vehicle for a ‘Sexual Identity Course 101’, help aid. The intriguing and compelling story, brilliantly directed by Sam Gold, becomes all the more revealing when everyone has an opportunity to view, up close and personal (even in a theatre setting) the emotions of young people who do not understand what is happening inside their bodies, and who only know that they

Dog Aiken. “The setting was spectacular with a view across the valley floor,” she said. Turning time back a few generations, the Vintage

Poster Pop-Up Shop curated by Elizabeth Norris of Vintage European Posters displayed her collection of posters at the Antique Galleries of Palm Springs, dominating the Sunny Dunes Antique District, Feb. 24-26. Her impressive oversized posters, some nearly five feet high, capture the essence of exotic travel from Cairo to Capri, when the jet age was in its infancy. Antique Galleries also displays original furnishings from the midcentury, such as a ten-piece sectional divan and a Sputnik Chandelier, which could have had a stint in a classic movie set from the mid 1950s. As Ms. Westbrook departed Palm Springs after three days of delving into “the modernism magic” she couldn’t help but be impressed. While driving by the windmills, Joshua Trees and countless cacti she

wistfully commented, “your desert presents itself as a blank canvas for many kinds of art, from the site-specific art to a home entirely wrapped in plastic.” Another cultural’ art tourist, was Kay Price, returning from the Atria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas where she visited the Atria’s Fine Art Collection, the first major permanent collection of art in Las Vegas integrated into a public space featuring works by internationally recognized artists from Claes Oldenburg to Maya Lin. She commented, “both Palm Springs and Las Vegas share something in common besides casinos. They share a cultural commitment by promoting art and design to generate tourism. “It’s a winning combination,” she said. We couldn’t agree more! Pam Price serves on the Cathedral City Public Art Commission

2015 Tony award winning musical draws raves from LA audiences

Kate Shindle as ‘Alison’ and Robert Petkoff as ‘Bruce’ Photo by Joan Marcus. www.desertstarweekly.com

L-R: Alessandra Baldacchino as ‘Small Alison’, Pierson Salvador as ‘Christian’ and Lennon Nate Hammond as ‘John’ Photo by Joan Marcus. feel estranged, in some way, from society. The biggest fear of course, is the fear of rejection and stigmatization on the part of their parents and friends. Without some guidance that is a very scary prospect indeed. Director Gold cleverly employs cinema techniques in the telling of the “Fun Home” story. Through flashbacks and flash-forwards, Kate Shindle narrates for the audience the character of Alison (Alison Bechdal’s alterego). We see her at various stages in her life: Small Alison, an elementary student wonderfully played and sung by Alessandra Baldacchino, and Medium Alison, an astonishing Abby Corrigan, as a high-school senior entering college, who, when she meets classmate Joan (played by Karen Eilbacher), she falls head over heels and has an epiphany as to her sexuality. When Alison in flashback discusses her home life growing up, we meet her Father Bruce, (Robert Petkoff in a finely judged performance), a closeted gay March 1, 2017

man who loves his wife Helen (steadfastly and knowingly played by Susan Moniz) and his three children: Alison, John (Lennon Nate Hammond) and Christian (Pierson Salvador), but handyman Roy (Robert Hager) also has Bruce’s attention. The story that takes place on the Ahmanson stage, and I’m guessing here, is probably not that much different from what takes place in the homes of families all over the world. Despite the emotional content of the story, “Fun Home”, is after all, a winning musical with singing and dancing, and lots of light comedy moments. The beauty of the production lies in the compelling and poignant performances of the cast. The opening night audience was definitely on the wavelength of Alison Bechdel, Jeanine Tesori, and Lisa Kron. Every nuanced scene and innuendo that the straight audience couldn’t decode, brought knowing smiles and on-the-nose laughter from those in the audience as having ‘been there, done that’ too.

Director Gold’s staging of his three ‘Alisons’ is somewhat analogous to cinema’s ‘dream mode’, in that the characters can see themselves in a scene or sequence while the action in the story unfolds. It’s very effective and helps the audience to keep track of all the moving parts in the production in perspective. Gold’s creative team led by Scenic Designer David Zinn, who also designed the Costumes delivers the goods in both disciplines. The Lighting Design is created by Ben Stanton and the Sound Design by Kai Harada, along with Hair and Wig Designer Rick Caroto, complete the team. Music director Micha Young, along with Orchestrations by John Clancy and Music Coordination by Antoine Silverman and a nine-person orchestra, put the finishing touches on this splendid and entertaining production. “Fun Home” performs at The Ahmanson Theatre and runs through April 1, 2017.

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Phyllis Eisenberg, Helen Veron, Ruth Samar Nachshon and Bunni Benaron Photo by Pat Krause Story and Photos by Pat Krause The Matthew Varon Memorial Luncheon for the Israel Guide Dog for the Blind was held on Feb. 22nd at the beautifully renovated Mission Hills Country Club. This is the 25th Jubilee of the Guide Dogs charity. The luncheon is held in honor of Helen Veron’s Grandson, Matthew. There were two honorees this year for women who have given so much of their time and money

to the Guide Dogs. They were Phyllis Eisenberg and Bunni Benaron. The event was sold out with almost 200 guests. Guests could shop for jewelry, furs and more at the cocktail reception. Venders lined the room with beautiful wares where a portion of the sales went to the Guide Dogs. A Live auction was held where items sold for hundreds to some that sold for thousands of dollars. Raffle tickets were

By Desert Star Staff Palm Springs, Calif. - Award-winning writer/ director Del Shores (“Blues For Willadean,” “Southern Baptist Sissies,” “Queer A Folk”) releases his latest film, A Very Sordid Wedding, the outrageously funny sequel to his play, movie and TV series Sordid Lives. A Very Sordid Wedding brings back an all-star ensemble cast of characters, rooted in the Southern Baptist world of Winters, Texas, in the weeks following the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage equality ruling where not everyone there is ready to accept it. Due to the “sold-out” World Premiere of A Very Sordid Wedding on Friday, March 10 at Camelot Theatres, where the original Sordid Lives film ran for 96 weeks and is also having a two-week exclusive theatrical run, a second night screening and Q&A with Del Shores and cast members has been added on Saturday, March 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online here. Introductions from cast members or producers will take place at every screening throughout the weekend! More events will take place throughout the weekend. On Saturday, March 11 at 11 a.m., Emerson Collins and Cassie Nova will host A Very Sordid Comedy Brunch with Leslie Jordan, Caroline Rhea and Del Shores at EIGHT4NINE Restaurant & Lounge; tickets on sale here. Also on Saturday, is A Very Sordid Happy Hour

at Toucan’s Tiki Lounge from 3-6 p.m. hosted by Ann Walker and Tommi Rose with other cast members making appearances. And on Sunday, March 12 starting 3 p.m. will be A Very Sordid Happy Hour with Del Shores and Emerson Collins Camelot Theatres bar. Tickets to all screenings on sale at www.camelottheatres. com. Info for all events at www. averysordidwedding.com. Written, directed and produced by Del Shores and produced by and costarring Emerson Collins (“Southern Baptist Sissies,” “The People’s Couch”), A Very Sordid Wedding stars a large ensemble cast with Bonnie Bedelia (“Parenthood”), Leslie Jordan (Emmy winner, “Will & Grace”), Caroline Rhea (“Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”) and Dale Dickey (Spirit Award winner, “Winter’s Bone”). The film co-stars Levi Kreis (Tony winner, “Million Dollar Quartet”) Katherine Bailess (“Hit The Floor”), Alec Mapa (“Ugly Betty”), Aleks Paunovic (“Van Helsing”), Carole Cooke (“Sixteen Candles”) and Michael MacRae (“Battlefield Earth”) with actors returning from the original film and series: Ann Walker, Rosemary Alexander, Newell Alexander, David Cowgill, Sharon Garrison, Kirk Geiger, Sarah Hunley, T. Ashanti Mozelle, Scott Presley, David Steen and Lorna Scott with a cameo from Whoopi Goldberg. Sordid Lives, Del Shores’ fourth play, opened in Los Angeles in 1996, and ran for

Kay Hanson, Helene Galen, Bunni Benaron and Madeline Redstone. Photo by Pat Krause

sold where prizes were valued in the hundreds of dollars. The special guest was Ruth Smadar Nachshon from Israel with her dog Roxi. Ruth was a seeing person until she gave birth to her son and became sightless during labor, which threw her into a new and scary life of blindness. Her mother was blind, so she knew a bit about sightlessness Her Guide Dog gave her a new lease on her life and gave

her freedoms her mother did not have. Ruth gave a very emotional personal speech of her life her inspirational story and how she feels you should never give up and keep on going in life regardless of circumstances. Ruth said that the only time she feels blind is when she doesn’t have her dog by her side. Israel Guide Dogs for the Blind founder, Noach Braun, spoke and gave out the

awards to the two honorees. He said that to provide a dog for the blind takes nearly two years and costs $25,000 per dog and there is no expense to the blind person for their dog. There is a tremendous demand for guide dogs. Entertainment was provided by the beautiful and talented Soprano, Elisabetta Russo. Her final song was the National Anthem that had everyone on their feet singing along.

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Bonnie Bedelia, Leslie Jordan, Rue McClanahan (portrait), Dale Dickey and Ann Walker in Del Shores’ A Very Sordid Wedding. Photo by Steven K. Johnson. 13 sold-out months. It received 13 “Critic’s Choice” honors and 14 Drama-Logue Theatre Awards. In 1999, Shores wrote and directed the film adaption of Sordid Lives starring Beau Bridges, Delta Burke, Olivia Newton-John, Bonnie Bedelia, Leslie Jordan and Beth Grant, along with most of the cast from the play. The movie became a cult phenomenon taking in nearly $2 million in its eight-theatre limited release. The movie won six Best Feature and 13 Audience Awards at film festivals. In 2002, Twentieth Century Fox released the DVD/ Video, which has now sold over 300,000 units. The film was re-released by Wolfe Video in 2014. Sordid Lives: The Series, a 12-episode TV series prequel to the Sordid Lives film, premiered on LOGO in 2008. “Not a day goes by where someone doesn’t ask me for March 1, 2017

more Sordid Lives. Many of my LGBTQ fans, of all ages, have come out to their folks by showing them Sordid Lives because the humor helped them share their own story,” explains Shores. “I am excited to bring my characters up to July 2015 where they are hit with the reality of Texas having full equality. I wanted to contrast affirming churches and organizations like Faith In America with hypocritical bigotry that is still being spewed from pulpits represented by the ‘Anti-Equality Rally’ in the film.” “With the victory of marriage equality and the resulting backlash disguised as ‘religious freedom’ bills, our film exploring the impact of religious bigotry couldn’t come at a timelier moment in our history,” continues producer and star Emerson Collins. “Hard-fought LGBTQ rights won over the

past eight years now hang in the balance with the new presidential administration and conservative state legislatures across the country preparing to target the LGBTQ community.” As the original film dealt with coming out in a conservative Southern world, A Very Sordid Wedding explores the questions, bigotry and the fallout of what happens when gay marriage comes to communities and families that are not quite ready to accept it. These issues are explored with Del Shores’ trademark approach to using comedy and his much beloved Sordid Lives characters to deal with these important current social issues and the very real process of accepting your family for who they are instead of who you want them to be.

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Jewish centers cope with bomb threats; graves vandalized By Michael Rubinkam Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday as officials in Philadelphia made plans to repair and restore hundreds of vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery. Jewish Community Centers and day schools in at least a dozen states received threats, according to the JCC Association of North America. No bombs were found. All 21 buildings - 13 community centers and eight schools - were cleared by Monday afternoon and had resumed normal operations, the association said. It was the fifth round of bomb threats against Jewish institutions since January, prompting outrage and exasperation among Jewish leaders as well as calls for an aggressive federal response to put a stop to it. “The Justice Department, Homeland Security, the FBI, and the White House, alongside Congress and local officials, must speak out - and speak out forcefully - against this scourge of anti-Semitism impacting communities across the country,” said David Posner, an official with JCC Association of North America. “Members of our community must see swift and concerted action from federal officials to identify and capture the perpetrator or perpetrators who are trying to instill anxiety and fear in our communities.” The FBI and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division are probing the threats. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the vandalism and bomb threats serious, unacceptable behavior and said the department will

“do what it can to assist in pushing back ... and prosecuting anybody that we can prove to be a part of it.” “We are a nation that is a diverse constituency, and we don’t need these kind of activities,” Sessions said. In Philadelphia, police investigated what they called an “abominable crime” after several hundred headstones were damaged during the weekend at Mount Carmel Cemetery, a Jewish cemetery dating to the late 1800s, said Steven Rosenberg, chief marketing officer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Police said the vandalism appeared to be targeted at the Jewish community, though they cautioned they had not confirmed the motive. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said authorities were doing everything possible to find those “who desecrated this final resting place.” “I’m hoping it was maybe just some drunk kids,” said Aaron Mallin, who discovered the damage during a visit to his father’s grave. “But the fact that there’s so many, it leads one to think it could have been targeted,” he told WPVI-TV. The vandalism comes less than a week after a Jewish cemetery in suburban St. Louis was targeted. More than 150 headstones there were damaged, many of them tipped over. Both acts of vandalism spurred offers of help. The Philadelphia Building & Construction Trades Council, an umbrella group for more than 50 union locals that work in the construction industry, offered to repair the damage at Mount Carmel free of charge, calling it a “cowardly act of anti-Semitism that cannot

(Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). Northeast Philadelphia Police Detective Timothy McIntyre, center, dusts for fingerprints one of the headstones that were knocked down be tolerated.” A community cleanup organized by the Jewish Federation was to begin Tuesday with as many as 50 volunteers per hour. And in Missouri, a Muslim crowdfunding effort to support the vandalized Jewish cemetery near St. Louis had raised more than $136,000 by Monday, with organizers announcing they would use some of the money for the Philadelphia cemetery. Monday’s bomb threats caused no physical damage but were no less worrisome. “There’s plenty of people who are scared,” said Rosenberg, who denounced the hoaxsters as “an embarrassment to civilized society.” Some 200 people were evacuated from a Jewish Community Center in York, Pennsylvania, after a caller told the front desk there was a bomb in the building, said

Melissa Plotkin, the York JCC’s director of community engagement and diversity. Police entered the building and cleared it, she said. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, who has long ties to the York center, having served on its board, called the bomb threats and cemetery vandalism reprehensible. “These acts are cowardly and disturbing,” Wolf told reporters in a conference call Monday. “We must find those responsible and hold them accountable for these hate crimes.” Jewish centers and schools in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Virginia also were threatened, according to the JCC Association of North America. Since January, the group has tracked a total

of 90 incidents in 30 states and Canada. Paul Goldenberg, director of the Secure Community Network, a nonprofit founded by several national Jewish groups to bolster security in the Jewish community, said Jewish Community Centers and other Jewish institutions have extensive security protocols in place. After dealing with Monday’s threats, he said, the “Jewish community is back in business.” Rubinkam reported from northeastern Pennsylvania. Associated Press writers Larry Rosenthal in Philadelphia; Eric Tucker in Washington, D.C.; Jim Salter in St. Louis; Marc Levy and Mark Scolforo in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Michelle R. Smith in Providence, Rhode Island; and Emery P. Dalesio in Raleigh, North Carolina, contributed to this report. Source: KMIR/AP

‘It’s so unlikely’: Duo behind Oscars fail tempted fate in recent interview

By Desert Star Staff In what can only be described as a strange coincidence, the two people responsible for the biggest Oscar fail in history recently gave an interview discussing www.desertstarweekly.com

what would happen if the wrong winner was announced at the awards. In a prophetic interview with the Huffington Post days before the ceremony, two Price Waterhouse

Cooper employees, who are the only people to know the results of the Oscars in advance, admitted they were unaware of the procedure if the wrong name was called out at the awards. Martha Ruiz, a tax adviser and Brian Cullinan, an accountant and chair of PwC’s US board, oversee the counting procedures and possess the winners’ list long before the winners are announced. “We would make sure that the correct person was known very quickly,” Cullinan said. “Whether that entails stopping the show, us walking onstage, us signaling to the stage manager — that’s really a game-time decision, if something like that were to happen.” “Again, it’s so unlikely,” he added. March 1, 2017

Once, you jinx an event with such a level of confidence, however, a mistake is always likely to happen. And, in this case, reverberate around the globe. Roll around the Oscars. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway present the Best Picture award to ‘La La Land’, instead of the actual winner, ‘Moonlight’, after seeing, ‘Emma Stone, La La Land,’ written on the card. To make matters more embarrassing, the PwC pair had also detailed in the earlier interview the process they undertake to ensure no mistakes are made. “It’s him checking me and me checking him, and we do it multiple times against each other to make sure that when we leave and are ultimately handing the envelopes to someone, we’re very confident

they’re getting the right envelopes and the contents in them are accurate,” Ruiz said. PwC has apologized for the mistake in a statement, which has been met with a high dose of online trolling. We sincerely apologize to ‘Moonlight’, ‘La La Land’, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture,” the statement said. “The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred. We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.”

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MUSIC Icons aim high on new releases BY ROBERT KINSLER

Discerning listeners who love top-tier songwriting performed by engaging artists will want to get a listen to the latest album releases from singer-songwriter Colin Hay, fingerstyle guitarist Laurence Juber, alt-country rockers Old 97’s and tunesmith Livingston Taylor. Artist: Colin Hay Title: Fierce Mercy (Compass Records) You might like if you enjoy: Colin Hay, Bruce Cockburn, Tell me more: Colin Hay has an innate ability to write and perform songs that entice musically while effortlessly forcing the listener to think. On his latest masterwork “Fierce Mercy,” the acclaimed singer-songwriter uses a batch of original songs (several co-written with Michael Georgiades) that explore life from the insightful perspective that the majority of life’s days are in the rear view mirror. But Hay’s “Fierce Mercy” is no downbeat lament; there is a rich tapestry of both sonic and lyrical textures. The disc’s soundscape blends folk-rock, jazz, Americana and more while the richly-drawn lyrics aim

at the everyday triumphs and tragedies that define people’s lives. “A Thousand Million Reasons” is a gorgeous and subtle song that taps into the powerful genesis of love. “She Was the Love of Mine” finds the singer celebrating the life of his late mother. “Frozen Fields of Snow” is a deeply-affecting song written by Hay that looks at the life of a military veteran outside the narrow confines of a battlefield tale. The deluxe edition of “Fierce Mercy” includes three outstanding bonus tracks providing even more great reasons to get a wonderful album. Information: ColinHay.com.

compositions (including two by George Harrison). There are uptempo takes (“She Loves You,” “Ticket to Ride”), elegiac sorties (“And Your Bird Can Sing,” “Day Tripper,” “And I Love Her”) and beautiful arrangements that dazzle (“Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “I’ll Follow the Sun”). Several of the more interesting renderings on the collection include the ambitious “Hey Bulldog” and playful “Honey Pie.” Information: LaurenceJuber.com.

Artist: Laurence Juber Title: LJ Can’t Stop Playing The Beatles! (HoLoGram Recordings) You might like if you enjoy: The Beatles, Muriel Anderson, Pete Huttlinger Tell me more: On the aptly-titled “LJ Can’t Stop Playing The Beatles!” twotime Grammy winning guitarist Laurence Juber thankfully delivers on the promise of the disc’s title with 14 articulate and fully-realized acoustic arrangements of Fab Four

Artist: Old 97’s Title: Graveyard Whistling (ATO Records) You might like if you enjoy: Rhett Miller, Wilco, Supersuckers Tell me more: On their newly-released album “Graveyard Whistling,” the Old 97’s unleash a batch of potent songs that mine well-traveled trails celebrating romance, life in small towns, the thrill of playing music and the joys of having a good drink. Since emerging in Dallas, Texas in 1993, the quartet has recorded a slew of great albums filled with memorable songs that stand the test of time; that

things are being done,” he said. According to McCabe, the nation has been through the most tumultuous, unpredictable and stressful election of our times, and there’s more uncertainty and political turmoil now than in a long time. He says it’s time for people to take back their government on the state and national level. He’s convinced a big part of the problem is that ordinary “blue-jeans folks” don’t run for public office anymore, and says that has to change. “We’ve got to get regular people to start doing the things that citizens need to do, and that most of us are afraid to do, and most of us are really uncomfortable doing,” McCabe said. “But we’ve got to do that, or else the system belongs to

professional politicians who are feathering their own nests.” Last year, Blue Jean Nation held a similar event that attracted people from every part of the state. McCabe predicts this Saturday’s gathering will draw twice as many people. He says this kind of change involves a long process, but is confident it’s underway. “We’re going through a time where people have become very disenchanted with what the political establishment has done,” he noted. “They’re looking for ways to shake up the system and I think that’s going to play out over the course of years – not months, but years and perhaps even decades.” The gathering is open to

formula is firmly intact on the 11-track “Graveyard Whistling.” There are rollicking alt-country rockers such as the confessional “Good With God” and the raucous “Drinkin’ Song.” The Old 97’s can disarm with the most lovely of songs, as evidenced by the beautiful “Bad Luck Charm” with singer Rhett Miller’s reflective delivery and the band’s nuanced performance; on “All Who Wander” the band explores similar sonic territory with bona fide melodic prowess. The group also makes a joyful detour on the Celtic-flavored “Irish Whiskey Pretty Girls.” Information: old97s.com. Artist: Livingston Taylor Title: Safe Home (Chesky Records) You might like if you enjoy: Randy Newman, James Taylor Tell me more: It’s impressive that singersongwriter Livingston Taylor’s new album “Safe Home” was recorded as part of the Chesky Binaural + Series, a cutting-edge process that finds albums recorded with a single microphone while

ultimately providing listeners with an expansive and multidimensional recording. The jazz-styled original “I Must Be Doing Something Right” has the wonderful feel of a timeless American Standard, and Taylor’s warm baritone delivers the song with authentic warmth. Taylor is surrounded by a top-flight group of musicians on the album, including Shelly Berg (piano), David Finck (bass), Bashiri Johnson (percussion) and Chelsea Berry (vocals). There are also a number of great reworkings of classic material on the disc; a completely novel take on the Beatles’ “Penny Lane” is among the memorable songs covered. And although there have been countless versions of composer Harold Arlen and lyricist E.Y. Harburg’s “Over the Rainbow,” the version here (sung by Chelsea Berry and Taylor as a duet) is eloquently and artistically introduced by a reworked version of “Merry Old Land Of Oz” (another great song introduced in the enduring 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz”). Information: chesky.com.

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Grassroots Group Wants to Mobilize “Blue-Jeans Folks” By Desert Star Staff MADISON, Wis. – We’re living in mad times, says the founder of the nonpartisan grassroots group Blue Jean Nation. The group hosts an event in Waupun on Sat., March 4, to help people think aloud about how to respond. Blue Jean Nation founder, Mike McCabe, says in part, March Forth on March Fourth is a response to the political marches that have taken place since the election of President Donald Trump. But McCabe doesn’t want to have that kind of march. “What we’re asking people to do is ‘march’ back into the political process - to march into elections, to march into political parties, and to shake them up and change the way

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Grassroots group Blue Jean Nation is challenging the political establishment to change its ways, and encouraging “regular folks” to run for office. (kadmy/iStockphoto) the public for a $10 registration fee and will be held at 520 McKinley Street, Waupun. It

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: LAUREL CREATIONS, 486 E. MEL AVE., SUITE #14, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: LAUREL ANNE ROSENBERG, 486 MEL AVE., #14, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: LAUREL ANNE ROSENBERG. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on February 24, 2017. Peter Aldana Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201702769 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE). Pub March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017. DSW17-5045 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF Anna R. Sanchez CASE NO. RIP1700156 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors , and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of Anna R. Sanchez. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by William Buxton in the Superior Court of California, County of RIVERSIDE. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that William Buxton be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: March 8, 2017 at 8:30AM in Dept. 02 located at 4050 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITO R or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Pro bate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: William M. Nassar, 1461 Ford Street, Suite 203, Redlands, CA 92373 (909) 307-2000. Publish February 22, 24, March 1, 2017. DSW17-5042 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: VANPELT WOODWORKS, 45050 GOLF CENTER PARKWAY, SUITE C, INDIO, CA 92201. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: LINDSEY BETH VANPELT, 64184 OLYMPIC MOUNTAIN AVE., DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 1/1/17. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: LINDSEY BETH VANPELT. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on February 23, 2017. Peter Aldana, AssessorCounty Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201702661 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017. DSW17-5048 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: LOURDES CAKE SUPPLY, 32220 RANCHO VISTA DR., SUITE 104, CATHEDRAL CITY, CA 92234. Riverside County; 9629 PUESTA DEL SOL PLACE, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240. Full name of registrant: MA LOURDES MONSON DE CORRALES, 9629 PUESTA DEL SOL PLACE, DESERT, HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: MA LOURDES MONSON DE CORRALES. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on February 22, 2017. Peter Aldana Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201702594 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE). Pub March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017. DSW17-5047 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: STORYBOOK PUBLISHING; STORYBOOK ENTERTAINMENT, 1207 E. VISTA CHINO, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262. Riverside County; P.O. BOX 1802, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92263. Full name of registrant: STEPHEN FRANCIS MCALLISTER, 1207 E. VISTA CHINO, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 11/27/1996. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: STEPHEN FRANCIS MCALLISTER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on February 03, 2017. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201701745 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017. DSW17-5046

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: J.C. TILE AND MARBLE, 19 VIA SANTO TOMAS, RANCHO MIRAGE, CA 92270. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: JASON LOUIGIE CLESTER, 19 VIA SANTO TOMAS, RANCHO MIRAGE, CA 92270; SHANNON LEE SMITH, 19 VIA SANTO TOMAS, RANCHO MIRAGE, CA 92270. Business is conducted by: MARRIED COUPLE. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 12/6/1999. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: JASON CLESTER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on January 18, 2017. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201700751 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSI- AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub February 15, NESS AS: SENIOR LIVING ALTERNATIVES, 43405 22, March 1, 8, 2017. DSW17-5034 ILLINOIS, PALM DESERT, CA 92211. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: SENIOR LIVING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE ALTERNATIVES LLC, 43405 ILLINOIS, PALM FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSIDESERT, CA 92211/CA. Business is conducted NESS AS: WAVES WEAR FULFILLMENT, 32191 by: LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant CLEAR SPRINGS DRIVE, WINCHESTER, CA commenced to transact business under the ficti- 92596. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: tious business name(s) listed above on 1/23/2017. BARBARA COOK RUBIN, 32191 CLEAR SPRINGS I declare that all the information in this statement DRIVE, WINCHESTER, CA 92596; STEVEN PHILis true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as LIP RUBIN, 32191 CLEAR SPRINGS DRIVE, true, information which he or she knows to be false, WINCHESTER, CA 92596. Business is conducted is guilty of a crime). Signed: MARY ANN ZIMMER- by: MARRIED COUPLE. Registrant has not yet MAN, MANAGING MEMBER. This statement was begun to transact business under the fictitious filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the February 22, 2017. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County information in this statement is true and correct. (A Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201702591 NOTICE — registrant, who declares as true, information which THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS Signed: BARBARA COOK RUBIN. This statement FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT on February 2, 2017. Peter Aldana Assessor-County MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201701664 NOTICE — OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHO- THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT RIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COM- A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSI- MENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE NESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub March FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTI1, 8, 15, 22, 2017. DSW17-5044 TIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSI- OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. NESS AS: SOLID STRENGTH AND FITNESS SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE). Pub 536 S. VELLA RD., PALM SPRINGS, CA 92264. February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 2017. DSW17-5033 Riverside County. Full name of registrant: WESTIN STEELE ALBERS, 34893 CALLE TRUJILLO, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE CATHEDRAL CITY, CA 92234; DANIEL JOSEPH FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSIRUSSO, 34893 CALLE TRUJILLO, CATHEDRAL NESS AS: ARROW VINTAGE, 354 LOGENITA CITY, CA 92234. Business is conducted by: CO- STREET, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92264. Riverside PARTNERS. Registrant commenced to transact County. Full name of registrant: JOE- -DE HOYOS, business under the fictitious business name(s) listed 354 LOGENITA STREET, PALM SPRINGS, CA above on 1/1/17. I declare that all the information 92264. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, Registrant commenced to transact business under who declares as true, information which he or she the fictitious business name(s) listed above on knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: JAN 2016. I declare that all the information in this WESTIN STEELE ALBERS. This statement was statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on declares as true, information which he or she knows February 17, 2017. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: JOE- -DE Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201702452 NOTICE — HOYOS. This statement was filed with the County THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Clerk of Riverside County on January 31, 2017. EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. No. R-201701519 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHO- OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTIRIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS TIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COM- STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE MON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSI- USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub March NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017. DSW17-5041 LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub February 8, 15, THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING 22, March 1, 2017. DSW17-5032 BUSINESS AS: CASTANEDAS MEXICAN FOOD, 72810 DINAH SHORE DR., PALM DESERT, CA FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE 92211. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: G. FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSIMORENO RUIZ, INC., 72810 DINAH SHORE DR., NESS AS: DESERT HOME & CANDLE GALLERY, PALM DESERT, CA 92211/CA Business is con- 74919 US HIGHWAY 111, INDIAN WELLS, CA ducted by: CORPORATION. Registrant commenced 92210. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: to transact business under the fictitious business JIVA COLLECTIONS, LLC, 74919 US HIGHWAY name(s) listed above on 02/10/2017. I declare that 111, INDIAN WELLS, CA 92210/CA. Business all the information in this statement is true and cor- is conducted by: LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. rect. (A registrant, who declares as true, information Registrant commenced to transact business under which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a the fictitious business name(s) listed above on crime). Signed: FRANCISCO JAVIER MORENO August 1, 2016. I declare that all the information in GONZALEZ, PRESIDENT. This statement was this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on declares as true, information which he or she knows February 16, 2017. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: PATRICIA Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201702326 NOTICE — DANIELLE GOEL, PRESIDENT. This statement was THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS February 6, 2017. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201701797 NOTICE — A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHO- FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. RIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHOCOMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., RIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 2017. DSW17-5040 OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSI- February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 2017. DSW17-5030 NESS AS: BOOK FUN TRAVEL-DREAM VACATION; SPECIALIZED INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE 82579 CONCORD DR., INDIO, CA 92203. Riverside FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSICounty. Full name of registrant: CR GROUP & AS- NESS AS: CASTANEDAS MEXICAN FOOD, 67555 SOCIATES, INC., 82579 CONCORD DR., INDIO, CA E. PALM CANYON DR., CATHEDRAL CITY, CA 92203/CA Business is conducted by: CORPORA- 92234. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: TION. Registrant commenced to transact business J&L JIMENEZ, INC., 67555 E. PALM CANYON under the fictitious business name(s) listed above DR., CATHEDRAL CITY, CA 92234/CA. Business on 01/01/2017. I declare that all the information in is conducted by: CORPORATION. Registrant has this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who not yet begun to transact business under the declares as true, information which he or she knows fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: HUGO- that all the information in this statement is true -RODRIGUEZ, PRESIDENT. This statement was and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on information which he or she knows to be false, February 14, 2017. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County is guilty of a crime). Signed: JUAN FRANCISCO Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201702150 NOTICE — JIMENEZ DURAN, PRESIDENT. This statement was THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS January 27, 2017. Peter Aldana Assessor-County FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201701387 NOTICE — A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHO- FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. RIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEBUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS MENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTIBUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub TIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 2017. DSW17-5038 RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE). Pub FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSI- February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 2017. DSW17-5029 NESS AS: AAA MOBILE LOCKSMITH LLC, 12800 FOXDALE DR., DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE Riverside County. Full name of registrant: AAA FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSIMOBILE LOCKSMITH LLC, 12800 FOXDALE DR., NESS AS: HOMETECHTONICS, 1870 N. MIRA DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240/CA. Business LOMA WAY, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262. Riverside is conducted by: LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. County. Full name of registrant: CRAIG ROY FERRegistrant has not yet begun to transact business RIER, 1870 N. MIRA LOMA WAY, PALM SPRINGS, under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. CA 92262. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. I declare that all the information in this statement Registrant has not yet begun to transact business is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. as true, information which he or she knows to be I declare that all the information in this statement is false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: JOHATHAN ELI- true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, YAHU SZEKELY-PRESIDENT. This statement was information which he or she knows to be false, is filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on guilty of a crime). Signed: CRAIG ROY FERRIER. February 6, 2017. Peter Aldana Assessor-County This statement was filed with the County Clerk Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201701846 NOTICE — of Riverside County on February 3, 2017. Peter THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Aldana Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS R-201701717 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSIFILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. NESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE- FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE MENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTI- BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATETIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE MENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. 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(SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn PROFESSIONS CODE). Pub February 8, 15, 22, by a state or federal savings and loan association, March 1, 2017. DSW17-5028 savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE authorized to do business in California, or other FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSI- such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. NESS AS: THE GRAY CAFE, 13104 PALM DRIVE, In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240. Riverside Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s County. Full name of registrant: STEPHANIE ELLEN Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to SANCHEZ, 13104 PALM DRIVE, DESERT HOT the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The SPRINGS, CA 92240. Business is conducted by: property offered for sale excludes all funds held on INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to trans- account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the act business under the fictitious business name(s) Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the listed above. I declare that all the information in successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the who declares as true, information which he or she successful bidder shall have no further recourse. knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering STEPHANIE ELLEN SANCHEZ. This statement was bidding on this property lien, you should understand filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee February 2, 2017. Peter Aldana Assessor-County auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201701698 NOTICE — property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT auction does not automatically entitle you to free EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS and clear ownership of the property. You should FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE- be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the MENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE auction, you are or may be responsible for paying FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTI- before you can receive clear title to the property. TIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE You are encouraged to investigate the existence, RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. on this property by contacting the county recorder’s SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE). Pub office or a title insurance company, either of which February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 2017. DSW17-5027 may charge you a fee for this information. If you either of these resources, you should be FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE consult that the same Lender may hold more than FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSI- aware one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. NESS AS: ALLURE NAILS & SPA, 31934 MISSION Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on TRAIL, LAKE ELSINORE, CA 92530 . Riverside this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more County. Full name of registrant: VANESSA- -TRAN, times by the Mortgagee, Trustee, or a 14822 COLLETTA PL., WESTMINSTER, CA 92683. court, pursuant to SectionBeneficiary, of the California Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant Civil Code. The law requires2924g that information about has not yet begun to transact business under the Trustee Sale postponements be made available to fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not that all the information in this statement is true present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, information which he or she knows to be false, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this is guilty of a crime). Signed: VANESSA- -TRAN. property, you may call In Source Logic at 702-659This statement was filed with the County Clerk 7766 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or of Riverside County on January 24, 2017. Peter visit the Internet Web site address listed below for Aldana Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. information regarding the sale of this property, using R-201701062 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSI- the file number assigned to this case, CA08000272NESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS 16-1. Information about postponements that are FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE very short in duration or that occur close in time to OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED in the telephone information or on the Internet Web BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATE- site. The best way to verify postponement informaMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN tion is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: February THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 21, 2017 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER No. CA08000272-16-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW CA 92614 Phone: 949-252-8300 TDD: 866-660(SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND 4288 Myron Ravelo, Authorized Signatory SALE PROFESSIONS CODE). Pub February 8, 15, 22, INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT March 1, 2017. DSW17-5026 www.insourcelogic.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: In Source Logic AT FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSI- 702-659-7766 Trustee Corps may be acting as a NESS AS: JAR PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT, debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any 777 E. TAHQUITZ CYN WAY, STE 200-175, PALM information obtained may be used for that purSPRINGS, CA 92262. Riverside County. Full name pose.ISL Number 28555, Pub Dates: 03/01/2017, of registrant: INSIGHTLINK COMMUNICATIONS, 03/08/2017, 03/15/2017, DESERT STAR WEEKLY. 777 E. TAHQUITZ CYN WAY, STE 200-175, PALM DSW17-5043 SPRINGS, CA 92262/CA. Business is conducted NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7777.02425 by: CORPORATION. Registrant commenced to T i t l e O rd e r N o . N X C A - 0 2 0 2 4 9 5 M I N N o . transact business under the fictitious business 100122200001848214 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT name(s) listed above on 1/30/2017. I declare that UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/13/2005. all the information in this statement is true and cor- UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR rect. (A registrant, who declares as true, information PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE crime). Signed: ROBERT DONALD GRAY, PRESI- OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU DENT. This statement was filed with the County SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.A public auction Clerk of Riverside County on January 30, 2017. sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by No. R-201701480 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE a state or federal savings and loan association, or YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE savings association, or savings bank specified in OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTI- §5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do TIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE business in this state, will be held by duly appointed FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligaNAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF AN- tion secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned OTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS the property address or other common designation, AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub February 8, 15, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): MARY C. TEJUOSO, 22, March 1, 2017. DSW17-5025 A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 07/21/05, as FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE Instrument No. 2005-0584281 and Modified by FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSI- Agreement Recorded 10/28/2009 as Instrument NESS AS: MOBILE DENTISTRY OF THE DESERT, No. 2009-0555342, of Official Records of RIVER40055 BOB HOPE DR., SUITE G, RANCHO MI- SIDE County, California. Date of Sale: 03/14/17 at RAGE, CA 92270. Riverside County. Full name of 9:00 AM Place of Sale: In front of the Corona Civic registrant: RICHARD ARTHUR BULLOCK 58855 Center, located at 849 W Sixth Street, Corona, CA SAN MARINO DR., YUCCA VALLEY, CA 92284. The purported property address is: 24441 FIJI DR, Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant MORENO VALEY, CA 92551 Assessor’s Parcel No. commenced to transact business under the ficti- 485212014 The total amount of the unpaid balance tious business name(s) listed above on 1/9/2017. of the obligation secured by the property to be I declare that all the information in this statement sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as and advances at the time of the initial publication true, information which he or she knows to be false, of the Notice of Sale is $283,132.46. If the sale is is guilty of a crime). Signed: RICHARD ARTHUR set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale BULLOCK. This statement was filed with the County shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, Clerk of Riverside County on January 31, 2017. plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the No. R-201700541 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS trustee. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE are considering bidding on this property lien, you YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE should understand that there are risks involved in OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTI- bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on TIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE you to free and clear ownership of the property. You USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS should also be aware that the lien being auctioned NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF AN- off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder OTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON at the auction, you are or may be responsible for LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub February 8, 15, off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, 22, March 1, 2017. DSW17-5024 priority and size of outstanding liens that may exist APN: 633-830-003-4 TS No: CA08000272-16-1 on this property by contacting the county recorder’s TO No: CA08000272-16-1 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S office or a title insurance company, either of which SALE (The above statement is made pursuant to may charge you a fee for this information. If you CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(1). The Summary consult either of these resources, you should be will be provided to Trustor(s) and/or vested owner(s) aware that the same lender may hold more than one only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d) mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE (2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on TRUST DATED January 26, 2007. UNLESS YOU this notice of sale may be postponed one or more TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE Civil Code. The law requires that information about PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD trustee sale postponements be made available to CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 28, 2017 at 09:00 you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not AM, in front of the Corona Civic Center, 849 W. Sixth present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your Street, Corona, CA 92882, MTC Financial Inc. dba sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under rescheduled time and date for the sale of this propand pursuant to the power of sale contained in that erty, you may call 877-484-9942 or visit this Internet certain Deed of Trust recorded on February 1, 2007 Web site www.USA-Foreclosure.com or www.Aucas Instrument No. 2007-0076870, of official records tion.com using the file number assigned to this case in the Office of the Recorder of Riverside County, 7777.02425. Information about postponements California, executed by KEN J CATHCART, A MAR- that are very short in duration or that occur close RIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC be reflected in the telephone information or on the REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as nominee for Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponeAMERICA`S WHOLESALE LENDER as Beneficiary, ment information is to attend the scheduled sale. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGH- Date: February 17, 2017 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE EST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Huong Do, Authorized all payable at the time of sale, that certain property Signatory 2121 Alton Parkway, Suite 110, Irvine, situated in said County, California describing the CA 92606 866-387-6987 Sale Info website: www. land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN USA-Foreclosure.com or www.Auction.com AutoSAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore mated Sales Line: 877-484-9942 or 800-280-2832 described is being sold “as is”. The street address Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: (866) 387and other common designation, if any, of the real NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT property described above is purported to be: 77746 A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL N VIA VILLAGGIO, INDIAN WELLS, CA 92210-6144 BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. TEJUOSO, MARY The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for C.ORDER # 7777.02425: 02/22/2017,03/01/2017 any incorrectness of the street address and other ,03/08/2017. DSW17-5039 common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale TSG Order No.: 730will be made without covenant or warranty, express T.S. No.: 9987-2653 or implied, regarding title, possession, or encum- 1610743-70 A.P.N.: 682-343-015-8 NOTICE OF brances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07/19/2007. UNLESS thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPany, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated ERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NBS Default secured by the property to be sold and reason- Services, LLC, as the duly appointed Trustee, under able estimated costs, expenses and advances at and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that the time of the initial publication of this Notice of certain Deed of Trust Recorded 07/25/2007 as Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $2,147,796.52 Document No.: 2007-0482263, of Official Records (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, in the office of the Recorder of Riverside County, accrued interest and advances will increase this California, executed by: ARNOLD J FLADOOS, figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, WILL SELL may include all or part of said amount. In addition AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a


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check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the attached legal description. Sale Date & Time: 03/15/2017 at 09:00 AM Sale Location: At the front entrance of the former Corona Police Department at 849 W. Sixth Street, Corona, CA. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 147 AVENIDA LAS PALMAS, RANCHO MIRAGE, CA 92270 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, towit: $272,276.88 (Estimated) as of 02/28/2017. Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this

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property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call, 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site, www. nationwideposting.com, for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, T.S.# 9987-2653. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. NBS Default Services, LLC 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 800-766-7751 For Trustee Sale Information Log On To: www.nationwideposting.com or Call: 916939-0772. NBS Default Services, LLC, Veronica Garcia, Foreclosure Associate This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. However, if you have received a discharge of the debt referenced herein in a bankruptcy proceeding, this is not an attempt to impose personal liability upon you for payment of that debt. In the event you have received a bankruptcy discharge, any action to enforce the debt will be taken against the property only. LEGAL DESCRIPTION A CONDOMINIUM COMPRISED OF: PARCEL 1: (A) AN UNDIVIDED

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1/28TH INTEREST IN AND TO LOT 1 OF TRACT NO. 7251-2, IN THE CITY OF RANCHO MIRAGE, COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS SHOWN BY MAP ON FILE IN BOOK 88 PAGE (S) 93 TO 95 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT UNITS 333 TO 360 INCLUSIVE, AS SHOWN IN THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN RECORDED APRIL 19, 1977 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 66811, OFFICIAL RECORDS. (B) UNIT 347 AS SHOWN ON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN RECORDED APRIL 19, 1977 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 66813, OFFICIAL RECORDS. PARCEL 2: A NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS, USE AND ENJOYMENT AS GRANTED TO COUNTRY CLUB REALTY CORPORATION, A CORPORATION, BY DEED RECORDED JANUARY 11, 1977 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 4754, OFFICIAL RECORDS. NPP0301565 To: DESERT STAR WEEKLY 02/22/2017, 03/01/2017, 03/08/2017. DSW17-5037 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Title Order No.: 8677870 Trustee Sale No.: 81748Loan No.: 9160005628 APN:646-140-052-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/27/2015. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 3/9/2017at9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALISTS as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded on 11/2/2015 as Instrument No. 2015-0481518 in book N/A, page N/A of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Riverside County, California, executed by: SURE-LOCK HOMES INVESTMENTS LLC, A NEVADA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, as Trustor LENDINGHOME FUNDING CORPORATION, A DELAWARE CORPORATION, as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal

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savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: In front of the Corona Civic Center, located at 849 W. Sixth Street, Corona, Riverside County, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: LOT 26, LA QUINTA GOLF ESTATES NO. 1, AS SHOWN ON MAP FILED IN BOOK 37 OF MAPS, PAGE(S) 96-98 IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF RIVERSIDE COUNTY. TOGETHER WITH THAT PORTION OF EISENHOWER DRIVE VACATED BY RESOLUTION NO. 88-101 RECORDED AUGUST 10, 1988 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 225004 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS NO. 225004 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be:48551 SAN PEDRO, La Quinta CA 92253. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $528,868.56 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Date: 2/13/2017 California TD Specialists, as Trustee 8190 East Kaiser Blvd., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 Phone: 714-283-2180 For Trustee Sale Information log on to: www.usa-

Big Plans for College of the Desert

By KMIR News Staff Palm Desert, CA Fourteen-thousand students

currently attend College of the Desert That makes C.O.D. one of the fastest

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foreclosure.com CALL: (714) 277-4845. PATRICIO S. INCE’, VICE PRESIDENT California TD Specialists is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. “NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid on a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of the outstanding lien that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-277-4845, or visit this internet Web site www.usa-foreclosure.com, using the file number assigned to this case T.S.# 81748. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale.” FEI # 1077.006380 2/15/2017, 02/22/2017, 03/01/2017. DSW17-5036

growing community college in the entire state. But the college’s size might

have some drawbacks, as one of their students, Frank Alcaraz says, “it’s common here to hear that one of my classes got too full and had to get wait-listed and they would have to wait until next semester, which is unfortunate for some.” Student’s main concern is to get into the classes they need in order to finish on time. And with a bond measure passed by taxpayers on November, C.O.D. will get the funds they need to grow. “Five-hundred-andseventy-seven-million-dollars to be able to expand our campus offerings across the Coachella Valley and so what we are doing now is thinking about our academic curriculum should look like for the next five years,” says Pamela Ralston, vice

president for student learning. The College of the Desert has campuses in the west and east valley, however not every class is offered on all campuses. Sandra Morayla says she would like to take some of the classes offered in the Mecca campus, but the distance is too much. “We don’t have many cultural studies and being that we are in the Coachella Valley and it’s very diverse, I would like to see more of that, they do have a Chicano study but it’s all the way in mecca, so it’s kind of far to get there,” says Morayla. The administration at College of the Desert wants to hear from you, they will be holding community forums on Wednesday at the Indio campus and on Thursday at the Palm Desert campus to get your feedback on areas you would like to see them grow. Source KMIR

find potential cost-savings for your prescription medications under your Part D coverage. Think Generic: When possible, consider using a less expensive prescription drug brand or generic. These alternatives typically carry the same formulas at a reduced cost, saving patients

substantially over time. Preferred Pharmacies: Verify whether your plan has preferred pharmacies -- which are pharmacies that have an agreement with a Part D plan to charge less than a standard network pharmacy. For example, Walgreens, which is a preferred pharmacy for many of the nation’s top plans, can help lower the cost of your copays, even to $0 in the case of Tier 1 generics on certain plans. “Depending on the design of your plan, coverage, and prescription drugs, you can pay higher copays at one pharmacy in comparison to another if your pharmacy is not in your plan’s preferred network! So, choosing the right pharmacy is definitely important,” says Mariah Moon, the blogger behind “The Simple Parent,” who recently wrote about helping her mother research her options for lowering her drug costs as part of the #PartDAtWalgreens campaign.

90-Day Refills: “My pharmacist told me that many physicians are willing to write 90-day prescriptions for many of the medications that seniors are often prescribed. This not only saves time by requiring fewer trips to the pharmacy, but also may save copay costs,” says Shelley Webb, a registered nurse and founder of “The Intentional Caregiver,” who cared for her father in her home for four years and was recently sponsored by Walgreens to share tips about saving on prescription costs with her readers. Medicare beneficiaries seeking help navigating prescription drug costs can find free resources at walgreens.com/topic/ pharmacy/medicarepartd. If you didn’t review your plan before renewing, it’s not too late to become a savvy consumer and learn more. Doing so can help you save money. StatePoint

3 Ways Seniors Can Save on Prescriptions This Year

By Desert Star Staff If you signed up for a new Medicare plan during Open Enrollment, it’s important to understand how your prescription drug costs may be affected. Even if you did nothing to alter your coverage, some features of your plan may have changed for 2017. Unfortunately, almost

one-in-five Medicare beneficiaries don’t have a good understanding of their plan, and a good portion have some misconceptions about copays, according to a recent survey by Walgreens. Here are three easy steps to help you make the most of your benefits and


Trump’s first address to lay out ‘bold agenda’

The opposition Democrats have chosen undocumented immigrant Astrid Silva to deliver the party’s response in Spanish. In his first address to Congress, President Donald Trump is expected to lay out a “bold agenda” to unite the country, reform healthcare and secure the borders. Democrats are responding by inviting immigrants, including some who are in the US illegally. Trump will be speaking to the nation and members of Congress at the invitation of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), who announced last week that the address was arranged to bring the country together. The speech is scheduled to be delivered from the US Capitol beginning at 9:00pm EST on Tuesday. “With this unified Republican government, we have a unique opportunity to deliver results to the American people,” said Ryan, adding “this will be an opportunity for the people and their representatives to hear directly from our new President about his vision and our shared agenda.” In a press briefing on Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the president will use the speech to refocus the American public on his policy priorities, and outline his vision for the country over the next four years. Spicer says Trump will focus on his “bold agenda,” which includes tax reform, a “patient-centered alternative” to the Affordable Care Act, and rebuilding America’s military. Trump will also talk about some of his administration’s key accomplishments so far, as well as his trade policies and plans for dealing with Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL). The president’s press secretary also noted that Trump views these issues as “shared American values, regardless of party,” and said the president will invite Americans of “all backgrounds to come together in the service of a stronger and

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brighter future for our nation.” The speech comes after Trump’s first month in office, in which he has promised to deport illegal immigrants back to Mexico and signed an executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East. The opposition Democrats have chosen undocumented immigrant Astrid Silva to deliver the party’s response in Spanish, while former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear delivers the response in English. Several Democratic lawmakers have also announced they would be inviting immigrants as guests to the event. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinios) has invited Aaima Sayed as his guest. Sayed, who was brought to this country when she was just three years old, is an undocumented immigrant who can only stay in the country thanks to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program enacted by President

Barack Obama in 2012. She is now a third-year medical student at Loyola University. “Would the United States be better off if Aaima is deported to Pakistan, where she hasn’t lived since she was a toddler, instead of using her talent as a physician to help low-income Americans? The answer is clear,” Durbin said in a statement quoted by Politico. “I am honored to host this gifted young medical student as my guest. I hope her presence reminds President Trump what’s at stake in the debate over DACA: the lives of more than 750,000 innocent young people and the wellbeing of entire communities.” Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (D-New York) tweeted that her guest will be Hameed Darweesh, an Iraqi interpreter who worked for the US army for a decade, but was detained at JFK International Airport following Trump’s travel ban in January. Darweesh is also one of the lead plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging Trump’s

immigration ban alleging that it violates immigrants’ Fifth Amendment procedural and substantive due process rights. In a press release, Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois) said his guest would be Fidaa Elaydi, a Muslim immigration attorney and daughter of Palestinian refugees. Elaydi works with immigrants that are vulnerable to Trump’s travel ban. “I want Trump to see the face of a woman, the face of a Muslim, and the face of someone whose family has enriched and contributed to this country despite starting out as refugees,” Gutierrez said, adding “Trump needs to know that real people are hurt by his policies and Ms. Elaydi can make that point in so many ways. I am looking forward to it.” Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released a statement saying she was inviting Banah Al-Hanfy, a young Iraqi woman whose father served as an interpreter for the US military. Trump’s travel ban also stopped Al-Hanfy from boarding a flight from Baghdad to Maine, separating her from the rest of her family. “I hope the President will make clear tomorrow evening that his new immigration orders will not attack people who are coming to our nation legally simply because of their religion or country of origin,” Pingree wrote, adding “I also hope Banah will hear President Trump express gratitude for those who’ve served our military as her father did.” In total, more than a half a dozen Democrats from the House and Senate are inviting undocumented immigrants who are currently protected under the DACA program, including Ami Bera (D-California), Jared Polis (D-Colorado), Jerrold Nadler (D-New York), Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin), Nanette Barragan (D-California), and Lou Correa (D-California).

DESERT HOT SPRINGS

A Course in Miracles discussion and study group. Every Friday at 4 p.m. at 67735 Loma Vista Rd. For info 805-440-9149. Come join the community walk with Bobby from One one One Fitness every Wednesday at 6pm. Meet in the parking Palm Drive.

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Sucky Biker Bowling 1st & 3rd Thursday each month For info, Halle Fetty at Valley V-Twin Motorcycle Sales 760-342-1199. Open Air Market every Wed-Sat 4-10p.m.at 46350 Arabia St. For info, call 800-222-7457. Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience: Empire Polo Club March 4 - 3:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Paul Anka at Fantasy Springs March 4 @ 8:00PM The 6th Annual Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience at Polo Grounds March 4 @ 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

CATHEDRAL CITY

Mahjong an ancient title game Every Monday from 10 a.m. to 12p.m. For info, call Christina 760-3211548 or Tim 760-2598.

COACHELLA

Mahjong an ancient title game: Every Monday from 10 am -12 pm. For info, call Christina 760-321-1548 Blue Bar DJ Pee Wee Fridays & Saturdays nights at 8p.m. For more information, call 760-775-5566 or go to spotlight29casino.com. Hot Spot Fridays & Saturdays at. For more information, call 760775-5566 or go to spotlight29casino.com. Flashback Fridays Fridays & Saturdays. For more information, call 760-775-5566 or go to spotlight29casino.com. Cabaret on the Green Every Sat. from 7:30-10pm. For more information, call 760-202-1111. Gino Vannelli Performs at Spotlight 29 Casino FEBRUARY 25 @ 8:00 PM Martina McBride Performs at Spotlight 29 March 18 @ 8:00 PM

LA QUINTA

18th Annual Desert Triathalon March 4 @ 5:30 AM - 4:00 PM 35th Annual La Quinta Arts Festival at the La Quinta’s Civic Center Campus March 2

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“Zoot Suit” revival returns to its birthplace: The Mark Taper Forum

L-R: Jeanine Mason, Daniel Valdez, Rose Portillo and Tiffany Dupont in the revival of “Zoot Suit.”

L-R: (Tiffany Dupont, partially obscured), Jeanine Mason, Demian Bichir, Matias Ponce, Daniel Valdez and Rose Portillo in “Zoot Suit.”

By Jack Lyons Theatre and Film Critic Seventyfive years ago a murder was committed in Los Angeles in an area known as the ‘Sleepy Lagoon reservoir’. Four young Latino men were charged with the crime of murder, and the ensuing, highly controversial trial introduced a new word into the main-stream American lexicon – “Pachuco”. In 1977, playwright/ director Luis Valdez, brought his play “Zoot Suit” to Gordon Davidson, the Artistic Director of the Mark Taper Forum with the hope that one of the country’s most prestigious Regional Theatres would produce his controversial story of social injustice and police brutality toward Latino’s in the city of Angels. And he wanted to do it with a cast of mostly Latino performers. Not only did Davidson agree to produce the play, he helped guide it through development stages giving director Valdez full support and resources of the Mark Taper Forum. Davidson’s belief and Valdez’s powerful play helped change the creative theatrical climate of Los Angeles. Not only did it open the door of diversity in casting, it made edgier and non-traditional subject matter plays acceptable; solidifying the reputation of the Mark Taper Forum as a welcoming place for new work by America’s emerging playwrights. The Taper’s revival musical production, now onstage of “Zoot Suit”, is faithful to Valdez’s original story. This production has had a little tweaking by playwright-director Valdez here and there. I saw the original production in 1978, starring Edward James Olmos as the narrator/guide El Pachuco, It was an astonishing performance and production. Actors Daniel Valdez who

Reyna, delivers a potent performance of a cynical man when it comes to his view of society, and rightly so. He is brutalized both by his culture in the barrios, and in the treatment of his brothers by the ‘gringos’ who control the power levers in his world. While viewing the police vs. the pachuco scenes, I felt the obvious bias

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portrays Henrique Reyna and Rose Portillo who plays Delores Reyna in the 2017 production, were both in the original 1978 show. Daniel Valdez is also the Music Director for the 2017 production. The power of Valdez’s story and the potent dialogue of the original show is still intact and still affecting. The stage is splashed in colorful costumes of Costume Designer Ann Closs-Farley, especially in her Pachuco costumes sported by Henry and El Pachuco right down to the long single feathers in their hats and their three foot long pocket chains. The cultural heat and moves of the barrio dancers under the direction choreographer Maria Torres heightens the excitement and energy of the entire production. Christopher Acebo’s spacious set provides all the room required by director Valdez to bring his 1940’s musical of barrio life along with five songs composed by the late great Lalo Guerrero. Guerrero was considered to be the father of Chicano music. “Zoot Suit” also features the music of Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Felipe Valdes Leal, Daniel Valdez, and Jorge Negrete. Even though the story is based on actual events, there are echoes of gang warfare moments from “West Side Story” and a taste of family warfare as in “Romeo and Juliet”. Alas, it would appear this tired old world hasn’t learned very much from our forebears when it comes to tolerance and understanding. As a theatrical piece, however, “Zoot Suit” still has the goods to move an audience emotionally and intellectually to appreciate our diversity by listening to our better angels; thanks to the skill of this outstanding cast of 25 solid, actors, led by a mesmerizing Demian Bischir, as El Pachuco, ‘a messenger’ who embodies both good and bad spirits. Matias Ponce as Henry

of the justice system could have been toned down a bit. We get it and seeing it through the lens of 40 years later, too much cruelty can be offputting to some, regardless of its veracity. Many times, less can make a more powerful and convincing statement. Henry’s one bright spot in life is his love for his girlfriend

Della, appealingly played by Jeanine Mason. When the rumble in the Sleepy Lagoon area goes sideways and a rival gang member is killed, Henry, and his three compadres are caught up and sacrificed on the expediency alter of political and police department agendas. Then as now, instilling fear (in “Zoot Suit” it’s the ‘Pachuco’ gangs), is a useful tool and a necessary component in maintaining control by governments worldwide. In the jail and courtroom sequences Brian Abraham as George Shearer and Tiffany Dupont as Alice Bloomfield, Henry’s attorneys respectively, display their frustration in fighting a system where one can easily compare barrio life to the old Jim Crow rules of down south before the Civil Rights movement became law. This triumphant production has been taken to the hearts of 2017 audiences, as was the 1978 production. It has been extended three times to accommodate the clamor for tickets. “Zoot Suit”, at the Ahmanson Theatre, now runs through April 2, 2017. Don’t Miss It!

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