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Street Improvements Around Town Community By Jackie Devereaux DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA – Granite Construction Company has completed its contracts with the city for asphalt paving and manhole cover raising along Mesquite Avenue between Eighth Street and Hacienda Avenue in midAugust. The company also completed asphalt paving along San Ardo Road earlier this month. There are three more streets under construction or slated for construction

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i n clu d i ng : C a c tu s D r ive b e t we e n Ironwood Drive and Two Bunch Palms Trail which has been under construction since June in a joint contract with the Hardy & Harper Construction Company and the Mission Springs Water District. Curb and gutter, asphalt and manhole cover construction along Cactus Drive is scheduled to be completed by midSeptember.

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League-Supported Metal Theft Bill SB 1387 Heads to Assembly Floor Statewide, CA - League-supported SB 1387 (Emmerson) is headed to the Assembly Floor after successfully passing out of the Appropriations Committee last week. This bill provides additional penalties for junk dealers or recyclers who possess fire hydrants, manhole covers, or sewer backflow devises without proper authorization from the public agency or utility owning or previously owning the item. It also requires that junk dealers and recyclers must call law enforcement within 24 hours if they have unknowingly come into possession of one of these items. Metal theft is a prolific problem impacting urban, suburban, and rural areas alike. Metal theft targets include everything from essential wiring for community baseball fields to dedication plaques from the local community. SB 1387 addresses those items that can lead to a direct public safety threat. In fact,

this bill was introduced in response to a serious injury directly caused by metal theft when a little girl from the author’s district fell into a manhole that was missing its cover because of theft. SB 1387 relieves junk dealers and

recyclers from having to determine whether or not these metal items belonging or previously belonging to public agencies are in fact stolen and creates meaningful penalty enhancements. This bill moved through the last policy committee on consent and has received bi-partisan support throughout both houses. The League thanks Sen. Bill Emmerson (R-Riverside) for his leadership on the bill, as well as co-authors Sen. Tom Berryhill (R-Stanislaus) and Assembly Member Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco). The League is pleased to join our partners from local government, utility providers, and the business community in support of SB 1387. Cities can send their own letter of support. A sample letter is available on the League’s website by typing “SB 1387” into the search box.

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Crime Blotter DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA – The Save-A-Pet animal charity was robbed last weekend when thieves entered the property and stole all the dog and cat food, along with portable kennels used for transporting animals. Save-A-Pet is a registered 501 (c) (3) charity housing more than 80 dogs and 40 cats on their compound located at 67600 18th Street in Desert Hot Springs. Save-A-Pets workers and volunteers noticed a towel on the ground next to an area where their portable kennels are stored when opening up on Monday morning, Aug. 13. They believe the theft happened between Saturday night after sunset and Sunday morning. In addition to the theft there was some light vandalism at the scene. An estimated $3,000 in dog and cat food was stolen along with nearly $1,000 in portable animal kennels.

“It’s disheartening that someone would come in and steal from an animal charity,” said Rick Miller, kennel manager. Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact the DHS Police Department at (760) 329-6411. DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA –“It was a tough weekend for the city,” said DHS City Manager Rick Daniels after vandals struck the Visitors Center located at the corner of Palm Drive and Pierson Blvd., last weekend. The glass doors were shattered, the electrical panels and sidewalk drain grates were vandalized and graffiti painted on the walls. Surveillance cameras caught some of the vandals in action but Police are asking for the public’s help in locating and arresting the culprits. Anyone with information is asked to call the DHS Police Department at 760-329-6411 ext. 2. PALM SPRINGS, CA – A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested on Saturday, Aug. 18 for child endangerment after several witnesses reported to police that an infant was locked inside a car at the parking lot of the Office Depot

located at 5601 E. Ramon Road. Palm Springs Police arrested Narciso Mercado, the infant’s step-grandfather, and booked him into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning for suspicion of willful cruelty to a child with possibility for injury or death. Several witnesses called police around 6:00 p.m. on Saturday reporting that an infant was sleeping inside the back seat of a locked vehicle with the windows rolled up in the parking lot and outside temperatures reached more than 100 degrees with high humidity. CATHEDRAL CITY, CA – A man was arrested last weekend after he held Cathedral City Police in a brief standoff in the 33000 block of Whispering Palms Trails. Jacob Lee Mitchell, 31, barricaded himself in his home with a gun and rifle before sending his Pit Bull-mix dog out to attack the officers. Cathedral City police restrained themselves from shooting the animal and waited until Michell’s uncle arrived on the scene to talk his nephew out of the home.

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Society & Events

The Star’s Desert By Frances Allen

Golf For Kids If you have been waiting for a chance to get your golf score below the course temperature, you will soon have your chance as Gemma Power Systems, a nationwide builder of power facilities, is sponsoring a charity golf tournament called “Golf for Kids,” with all net proceeds going to assist Angel View Crippled Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organization that has played a significant role in improving the quality of life for children and young adults in the Coachella Valley. The tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Desert Hot Springs-adjacent, Mission Lakes Country Club. The entry fee per golfer is a reasonable $150 and includes a continental breakfast, green fees with cart, lunch at the turn as well as dinner and awards ceremony. Reservations should be made before Sept. 4, and more information is available at (760) 671-3243. Not only is the entry fee a bargain, the beneficiary is one of the Valley’s venerable charities.

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Angel View Crippled Children’s Foundation, Inc., was founded in 1954 by a group of parents who wanted their children to have close access to the therapeutic and soothing waters of Desert Hot Springs. The goal caught on, land was donated to the organization, and a 52-bed rehabilitation facility for suffers from polio was built. When polio became eradicated, Angel View expanded its treatment program to care for children and young adults with developmental disabilities, many of whom also had physical disabilities. Today, about 70 percent of the clients at Angel View have some form of physical paralysis. The original 52-bed facility now serves as Angel View’s administrative center. Angel View operates 19 purpose-build six-bed homes, with 18 of them providing 24-hour nursing care to residents. Each of these 18 homes feature extrathick walls, extra-wide doorways, low countertops and sinks and roll-in showers to facilitate wheelchairs. And, every home is equipped with a fully operating back-up generator in case of emergency. Obviously, the work of Angel View - which provides about one million hours of client care per year - requires a multi-million-dollar annual budget. One of its primary private-sector financial resources is a thriving network of 12 Resale Stores; some of them being among the oldest continuously operating resale stores in the Coachella Valley. You would be surprised at who some of the donors are, as well as some of the buyers. You can contact Angel View Crippled Children’s Foundation at (760) 329-6471.

clinics. Serving Mexico, Central and South America as well as the migrant labor populations of southeastern California, LMV has offered more than 250 short-term medical, dental, optometry and other healthcare clinics, treating over 7,000 patients per year. Business has been good; and for the Flying Doctors, that’s bad. Twice a year, for the past 17 years, the Flying Doctors have come to the Coachella Valley, the organization’s largest stop in the United States, to attend to the needs of persons, primarily farm laborers and their families, from the seldom-heard-about Coachella Valley towns of Thermal, Mecca and Oasis. Here, according to a local Healthcare Initiative Report, there is only one doctor for every 9,000 residents when the ideal ratio is one per 2,000. Last spring, about 1,500 people were treated by LMV in one day, and a similar amount is expected at the Flying Doctors’ clinic to be held in Thermal next month. As a result of the demand, LMV has opened a local chapter in the Desert, and whether you are a pilot, a doctor, a nurse, dentist or other Flying Doctors healthcare provider or, if you are in need of assistance, Los Médicos Voladores can provide If you think that the Flying Doctors is just you with more information at (760) 392-0094. an Australian TV series, you’re lucky. For many financially strapped individuals and families in California and Central and South America, the Flying Doctors, or Los Médicos Voladores Hot Desert Hotel (LMV), as they prefer to be called, are a primary and Golf Deals source of healthcare. The Flying Doctors is a 100 percent Some people just like bargains, even if you volunteer-based, non-religious, non-profit have to spend time in the devil’s living room to organization that strives to improve the health get one. But believe it or not, summertime is and well-being of geographically diverse people becoming the Desert’s mini season, only much through education and the provision of no-cost, less expensive than in February when as the high-quality medical, dental and optometric temperature falls, the room-rates rise.

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Even the nationally known hotels have drastically cut their rates for the summer, while Palm Springs assortment of little inns are almost giving rooms away – especially mid-week. And Tee-times at some of the Desert’s best courses are begging to be filled. Sure, you have to be on the first tee by six in the morning, but that should be your game’s biggest problem. So remember, “Some Like It Hot” is not only a Marilyn Monroe movie, it’s also a state of mind, one that’s worthwhile experiencing.

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Shuttle Retires, New Seats in Business Elite, GoGo Unlimited Access and Formula One Cruises the French Riviera Gogo-equiped planes will have unlimited, free access to eBay through Gogo’s new multimedia platform. This will allow them to shop the more than 300 million listings of the site. To access eBay, passengers can simply connect to Gogo using any Wi-Fi enabled device, open their browser and click on the eBay homepage. And yes, Gogo will be turned off and stowed for takeoffs and landing, no matter what the bid.

By Sherman Fridman

Space Shuttle Endeavour One of only a handful of extraterrestrial, manned space vehicles, the space shuttle Endeavour is being retired and making its retirement home at the California Science Center in Exposition Park just south of downtown Los Angeles. In and of itself this would be interesting, but as any good traveler knows, half the fun of traveling is how you get to your destination, and the arrival of the Endeavour is a prime example. The Endeavour, which will b e transported on top of a NASA 747 aircraft, is expected to arrive at LAX mid-day, Sept. 20. Upon arrival, it will be removed from atop the 747 and moved into a United Airlines hanger where it will stay while final preparations for its transport and display are completed. Endeavour will leave LAX to begin its journey to the California Science Center on the morning of Oct. 12. It will be transported with a series of moves and stops that will occur as Endeavour goes under raised transportation lines and across the 405 Freeway to arrive at Inglewood City Hall for an official launch ceremony on the morning of Oct. 13. It will then be transported to the intersection of Martin Luther King and Crenshaw Boulevards where a celebration of Endeavor’s Mission 26 will be produced. This celebration will include more than 200 performers, featuring the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, taiko drummers, aerialists, and more, with Endeavour expected to arrive at the California Science Center in Exposition Park that evening. You can be certain that the two-day journey of the five-story, 78 feet wide and 170,000-pound Endeavour will draw viewers from across Southern California and beyond. Once the shuttle is in place, reserved-timed tickets to view the craft at the California Science Center will be available. However, reserved tickets should

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Business Class Elite seating modules be purchased well in advance (www. as interest in Endeavour is sure to peak as news of its arrival becomes more publicized.

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Not flying quite as high as Endeavour, Delta Airlines is about to make it easier for its BusinessElite passengers to obtain an out-of-this-world-feeling by offering select passengers on transcontinental flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco and JFK the opportunity to partake in a unique selection of premium California wines. Master Sommelier and Delta’s wine curator, Andrea Robinson, has chosen California winemakers whose wines will be served for two months at a time. Beginning on Sept. 1, Santa Barbarabased Inception Wines will offer a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. They will be followed by an Equilibrium Fume Blanc and Merlot from the Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley. Then it’s the turn of Heidi Peterson-Barrett, winemaker and proprietress of Merry Edwards Winery, to present a Sauvignon Blanc, while Dave Miner of Miner Family Winery will feature a Simpson Vineyard Niognier and co-winery, Charles Krug Winery, will also offer a Merlot. Taken in moderation, all these wines seem like they’re an ideal way to enhance, (or forget about), your travel experience.

GoGo Teams Up with Delta and Virgin America Here’s another way to boost the enjoyment of your travel experience especially if you are an eBay addict flying on Delta or Virgin America. Gogo, a provider of in-flight connectivity, as entered into an agreement with Delta and Virgin America that passengers who fly on all

If your passion for Formula One racing is matched only by a desire for elegant, yachtlike luxury cruising, or perhaps enjoying the French Riviera in May, before it becomes jammed with tourists, then this travel package will be of interest. Windstar Cruises – the cruise line featuring casual luxury aboard elegant sailing yachts – has just announced an exclusive package in conjunction with next year’s running of the Monte Carlo’s Grand Prix motor race. The package features seven days aboard the Wind Surf, the largest of Windstar’s three sailing ships. The cruise begins on Friday, May 21, 2013, in Nice, with an overnight stay in Monaco on Saturday. In addition to cocktail receptions, dinner at the legendary Café de Paris and a gala event in the famed Grand Casino, passengers will also have preferred, two-day tickets to seats overlooking famous Tabac Corner, one of the most challenging sections of the race. In addition to Monte Carlo, the Wind Star will visit two ports in France, the Island of Corsica and two ports in Italy before disembarking passengers in Rome. This is a great he/she vacation: Formula One racing for the guys and the Riviera for the more testosterone-challenged. Gentlemen, start your engines!

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Los Lobos’ Epic ‘Kiko’ Celebrated With Notable Editions available on CD, DVD and Blu-ray. “Kiko 20th Anniversary Edition” is the ultimate version for fans of “Kiko.” It features the stunning mix of original recordings produced by Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Ron Sexsmith, Vonda Shepard), as well as bonus material such as demos of “Whiskey Trail” and “Rio De Tenampa” and live recordings of a trio of other songs performed by the band at Capitol Studios in December 1992. At the heart of the album are those stirring original tracks, with the Americana folk ballad “Two Janes,” psychedelic blues-tinged “Wicked Rain” and joyous Tex-Mex song “Saint Behind the Glass” among my favorites.

By Robert Kinsler Although it has been 20 years since Los Lobos issued “Kiko,” the album’s wide-ranging spirit and timeless sound remains as potent today as it did back in 1992. So it’s little wonder that the 20th anniversary of the influential album from East L.A.’s most famous musical export is being celebrated with several new releases. A deluxe remastered 20th anniversary edition of the original 16-song disc has been reissued with five previously-unreleased tracks, while a related release features a live performance of the album by the band. That live collection is

“Kiko Live” was recorded and filmed at the House Of Blues in San Diego on Feb. 24, 2006. Louie Perez, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin are one of rock’s most enduring artists and their skills as songwriters and performers is celebrated on the live performance. Whether listening to “Kiko Live” on the audio CD, or enjoying all the sights and sounds via the stunning DVD or Blu-ray version, fans will find plenty of ways of celebrate this ageless and ambitious album. Information:

Disney’s ‘John Carter’ on DVD and Blu-ray By Theda Kleinhans Reichman People who live and thrive in the city of Tarzana, do you know who your city is named after? I’m sure you do, but for others who may not, it was named after one of author Edgar Rice Burroughs most popular charactersTarzan. That’s right, the man who lived in the jungle with his wife Jane and their famous chimpanzee pet, Cheetah.

Even if you never read any of the Tarzan books, chances are you and your kids went to see him on screen since Tarzan movies have thrilled audiences for decades And we all know Carol Burnett is aware of Tarzan ‘cause she can do his jungle yell like no other human can. But did you know that Burroughs also wrote science fiction? Disney’s “John Carter,” now out on DVD and Blu-ray, is based on one of his science

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fiction pulp novels and as part of the two disc Blu-ray + DVD combo pack you will be able to follow the story’s 100 year journey from pulp fiction to the big screen. In the film John Carter served as a captain in the Civil War. As the story begins he is war weary and tired of battle. He refuses to fight any longer until he is inadvertently transported from earth to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom, better known as Mars by the people on planet earth. Once on Mars (aka Barsoom) he becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. He has entered a world on the brink of collapse and is urged to help save the inhabitants from super human invaders. There are all kinds of creatures, massive battle scenes and science fiction imagery throughout. In fact there is even a love story as Carter regains his will to live. During the course of the story he discovers he is capable of falling in love again after the death of his earthly wife. That aspect of his life on planet earth is revealed in brief flashbacks throughout the story. On Mars his heart is reawakened by a beautiful warrior princess.

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Many features are included in the 2-disc combo package. The Blu-ray disc, for example, explores John Carter’s journal in greater detail. This additional information further extends the mythology of the movie. Rated PG-13 for intense sequence of violence and action.

Local News

Richard “Mike” Perry Named Publisher At Desert Star Weekly The Desert Star Weekly is pleased to introduce the newly-named publisher, Richard Michael Perry, to the community. Perry, 57, comes from a lifetime of experience in the newspaper publishing bu s i n e s s . He i s t h e son of Lee B. Perry, a prominent ne wspap er founder, publisher and editor of the News West Publishing group serving the middle Colorado River communities of Bullhead and Lake Havasu Cities, Arizona and Needles, California. Perry, who goes by the name Mike, began his publishing career Richard M. Perry

as a young boy working in his father’s newspaper plant located in Needles. He worked in virtually all phases of newspaper production including the positions of Advertising Sales Director and General Manager before being named Publisher after his father’s death in 1986. In 1989, the family company was acquired by the current owners, Brehm Communications Inc., a newspaper publishing conglomerate based in San Diego. Perry was retained as their

Publisher for the Needles Desert Star newspaper. “I am excited to be here and be a part of the changes taking place within this community,” Perry said. “I’ve met a lot of great people within the city. I am a born and raised desert cities native and look forward to a long and happy future here.” Perry and staff members want to encourage the community to realize the importance of an “open door” policy. “We seek local interaction with residents as well as support from the business community. We want to fill our pages with community relevant news, features and advertising. “ The community is welcome to call Mike or email him your comments and suggestions. C a l l ( 7 6 0 ) 6 7 1 - 6 6 0 4 or e mai l

Illegal Tax Hike ‘Job Killer’ Bills on Suspense Desert Hot Springs, CA - Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bills that increase energy costs, including fuel prices, on consumers and businesses were placed on suspense files last week pending review of the bills’ fiscal impact. AB 1532 (J. Pérez; D-Los Angeles) and SB 1572 (Pavley; D-Agoura Hills) allocate funds from an illegal tax to various programs that are not necessary to costeffectively implement the market-based trading mechanism under AB 32, the 2006 climate change law. A third similar bill, SB 535 (De León; D-Los Angeles), awaits action by the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Lacks Authority In opposing the bills, the CalChamber has pointed out that the California Air Resources Board (ARB) lacks authority and has been unable to justify the need to raise billions of dollars in revenue for the purposes anticipated in the bills. ARB’s plan to impose a “cap-and-tax” will hurt jobs, and increase costs to the state and consumers. AB 32 was not intended to be a revenue source. If the state moves forward with a billion-dollar auction, the impacts on the state’s economy would be devastating. Entities subject to the illegal tax include manufacturers, public agencies, universities,

refineries, food processors and others. The impact on these entities will be severe and on top of the higher fuel and energy costs due to other climate change regulations. Not only is an auction unnecessary for a successful cap-and-trade program, but the planned collection and distribution of auction revenues raises legal uncertainties.

Action Needed AB 1532, SB 535 and SB 1572 will be considered by the Senate or Assembly Appropriations committees when they meet next and may be voted off the suspense file and sent to the full Senate or Assembly for a vote.

Rite Aid Introduces “Wellness Store”

Please join your Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce for a Ribbon Cutting for Rite Aid, our newest member on Friday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m Rite Aid will be introducing its newly remodeled “Wellness Store,” which feature expanded pharmacy services and an enhanced selection of wellness products. Rite Aid Wellness Ambassadors will be on hand to provide interactive product demos on customized iPads. As a New Customer Service position serves as a bridge between front end of the store and the pharmacy as well as a liaison for the community during periodic health events

such as flu and back to school vaccinations times. Local vendors will be offering samples, prizes and giveaways at the DHS Rite Aid store located at 12900 Palm Drive. Call (760) 251-3866, for more information.

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Humane Society of the Desert Southern California’s Largest No-Kill Sanctuary By Jackie Devereaux Palm Springs, CA – There are a lot of unsung heroes who work tirelessly to help our community be a better place to live, and no one has done that more than Malinda Bustos, president of the Humane Society of the Desert, a registered 501 (c) (3) no-kill animal sanctuary nestled among the windmill farms along North Indian Canyon Road. Bustos, 50, a resident of both La Quinta and Newport Beach, has been working at the Humane Society of the Desert (HSOD) since May 2002 to help local dogs, cats and horses live a full and better life in the Coachella Valley. “I started as a volunteer dog walker and fell in love with the place,” Bustos said during a recent on-site interview. “I eventually was asked to be on the board and to be involved in the fundraising a few years later.” Since those early years as a volunteer dog walker, Bustos has served as the vice president until she accepted the role of volunteer president eight years ago. Currently, the animal sanctuary houses 52 dogs, 22 cats and two horses. The kennel has the capacity to house up to 176 dogs but their kennel license stipulates a limit of 155 dogs on site at any given time, she said. Bustos is seeking donations to increase the number of dogs and cats housed on

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Malinda Bustos with saved dogs the premises. Currently, there are five paid Kennel Technician positions, with three full time volunteers, as well as a fundraising committee and board members who oversee the operations of the eight acre property located near the intersection of Dillion and Indian Canyon Roads in North Palm Springs. “We are simple here. We save dogs and cats, and horses too. We’ve saved some rats, guinea pigs and birds over the years. This week, we’re rescuing a mini-horse from a home in Big Bear where a 75-year-old man can no longer care for his horse,” she added. Bustos explained that all animals rescued are kept for at least 30 to 60 days before being put up for adoption. “We need to evaluate the animal, administer medical care and train them to make sure they can be placed into a


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healthy, abandoned pets that would otherwise be euthanized. An animal that comes here, remains here until a loving family and forever home are found,” she said. “The Human Society of the Desert works hard to protect those that cannot protect themselves. Yet after every victory we achieve there’s a new challenge – one in which they

home before we release them. “ On this particular hot August day, Jambalaya, a large male Rottweiler had returned from a local veterinarian’s office after having cosmetic surgery to remove his eye lashes which had been scraping into his eyes causing constant pain since birth from a rare skin and hair condition. His surgery cost $1,200. The Human Society of the Desert’s Orphan Pet Oasis is Southern California’s largest no-kill sanctuary. “We could not have achieved this milestone without the help of dedicated animal lovers.” She suggests that people name the HSOD as one the beneficiaries in their wills or revocable trusts. “It seems like such a simple concept, but to hundreds of abandoned, neglected or abused dogs and cats it’s more than just a dream, it’s a second chance at life. “No clock should count down the days remaining in a dog or cat’s life. But countyrun animal shelters cannot maintain large animal populations, so healthy dogs and cars are euthanized every day. And while spay and neuter programs help control the unwanted pet population, and current legislations aims to reduce over-breeding, it’s just not enough. “Our no-kill facility offers a home to Lori Carmen with “Jambalaya” and Malinda Bustos

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suffer. With your support, we will overcome these challenges and give even more animals a second chance. “We have big plans to take on the individuals and industries that profit from the suffering of animals, and we are hoping for ongoing support. Together, with generous people’s help, we will continue to rescue, heal, protect and find loving homes for animals in need.” To help the Humane Society of the Desert rescue more animals go to their website at and donate money, or call (760) 329-0203. If you’d like to volunteer or adopt a pet, go to the Orphan Pet Oasis of the Humane Society of the Desert located at 117825 N. Indian Canyon in North Palm Springs. Humane Society of the Desert is accepting donations at or P.O. Box 2922, Palm Springs, CA 92262 or call 760-329-0203 for more information. The Humane Society of the Desert is located at 17825 N. Indian Canyon Avenue in North Palm Springs.

Living Longer

“The Coming Of Age” by Simone de Beauvoir: A Book Review the socialist countries. Some statistical data upon sexuality of older people. I recommend that you check out your used bookstores and public libraries to obtain a copy of this important book. If you are at all interested in my own program for living for hundreds of years, this book will show you the alternative.

By Mr. Life Extension, Art Kunkin “Coming Of Age” is the masterwork of the woman who was France’s leading woman writer in 1972 when this book was written. This book is said by some to be the definitive study of the universal human problem of growing old and therefore, in my opinion, should be of interest to anyone interested in living longer. The time-scope of this monumental work embraces a thousand years of history. The author was in communication with scholars and authorities e ve r y w h e re , i n c lu d i ng the United States, Italy, England, Russia and China. The economics, psychology a n d biology of old age in all areas of society are Madame de Beauvoir’s domain, and her main thesis is that old age is “society’s secret shame” – or what the aging members of the world must endure and suffer. It is at once a pioneer and definitive work, and as the Newsweek article on the book said, ”she has exhausted the subject boldly and brilliantly.” The author sent her publisher the following statement in reply to a query about the purpose and character of her book: “Are the old really human beings? Judging by the way our society treats them, the question is open to doubt. Since it refuses them what they consider the necessary minimum, and since it deliberately condemns them to extreme poverty, to slums, to ill-health, loneliness and despair, it asserts that they have neither the same needs nor the same rights as other members of the community. In order to soothe its conscience, our society’s sociologists have invented a certain number of myths – myths that contradict one another, by the way –which induce those in the prime of life to see the aged not as fellow-men but as another kind of being altogether. “The aged man is the venerable Sage who planes high above this mundane sphere. He is an old fool, wandering in his dotage. He may be placed above our kind or below it; but in either event, he is banished from it, excluded. But what is thought an even better policy than dressing up the facts is that of taking no notice of them whatsoever – old age is a shameful secret, a forbidden secret. When I said that I was going to devote a whole book to it, most people cried, ‘What an extraordinary notion! It’s sad, dismal, morbid.’ “That is the very reason I have written this book. I have tried to give a wholly truthful account of the state of

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these outcasts, and of the way they experience their daily lives;

I have tried to make the reader hear their voices— and those who hear will be forced to acknowledge that these are the voices of human beings. It will then become evident that their unhappy fate proclaims the failure of our civilization as a whole. “This kind of old age proves that everything must be recast from top to bottom: the mutilating, maiming system that is our society must be wholly overturned. That is why the question of old age is so carefully left untouched. And this is why this conspiracy of silence must be broken: I call upon my readers to help me break it.” (Written by Simone de Beauvoir, a leader of the French Existentialist movement and long time friend of French philosopher Jean Paul Sartre, to explain why she wrote the book, “Coming Of Age”). Just looking at the table of contents of “Coming Of Age” shows its scope. Old age in historical societies and present-day society. Old age and everyday life. The hundred-year olds. Who cares for the aged? The conditions of aged workers in

Art Kunkin is the 84-year young journalist who founded the alternative weekly newspaper, The Los Angeles Free Press in 1964 and later became president of the Philosophical Research Society of Los Angeles. A free download of a magazine cover story interview with Art about his research into stopping aging is now available at www.immortality-is-possible. com. Art’s eBook, “Life Extension Alchemy: The Secret of Immortality Finally Revealed” is available at a reduced sale price of $9 Art Kunkin, Mr. Life Extension at his website Copyright 2012 by Art Kunkin. All Rights Reserved.


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Disco Tea Dance To Feature Martha Wash Of Weather Girls Fame Retro-inspired bash is a benefit for AIDS Assistance Program PALM SPRINGS, CA – Legendary disco diva Martha Wash will give a special performance at a retro-inspired Disco Tea Dance on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 4 to 10 p.m. poolside at the Saguaro Hotel, located at 1800 E. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. DJ Jerry Bonham of San Francisco’s annual “Remember the Party” will be spinning classic, iconic disco hits, and the event is a benefit for AIDS Assistance Program. “Tea Dances have been popular in the LGBT community for many years, especially in places like Fire Island, Provincetown, Key West, and of course San Francisco,” said Mark Anton, Executive Director of AIDS Assistance Program. “To my knowledge, no one has ever hosted an event of this kind here in the desert, so we’re expecting a pretty big crowd to show up and boogie to those classic tracks from the 70’s & 80’s that we all know and love.” Tickets for the Disco Tea Dance are $45 in advance and $60 at the door. To purchase tickets, call 760/325-8481 or visit www. For those who attend this event, The Saguaro Hotel is offering a

discounted room rate of $99 (plus tax and resort fees) for September 14-15, with a rate of $69 on Sept. 16. To reserve a room, please call 760-323-1711 and use rate code AAPDISCO. DJ Jerry Bonham has a musical pedigree that dates back to 1976, and his love for music shines through in his fantastic sets of authentic ‘Trocadero’ Disco. Since 2004 he’s been the DJ for “Remember the Party” – San Francisco’s annual homage to the disco era (and the acclaimed ‘cathedral of disco’, the Trocadero Transfer dance hall) where the music of Sylvester, Two Tons of Fun, Dan Hartman, Donna Summer and all of the other superstars of disco are celebrated. Now

it’s Palm Springs’ turn! From being the uncredited powerhouse vocalist behind C+C Music Factor y’s classic “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” to seeing her debut solo single “C arr y On” reach #1 on the charts, Wash has unquestionably made her mark in music history. Beginning her musical journey in the late 70’s as one half of the disco group Two Tons of Fun, Wash found herself singing with the incomparable Sylvester. As part of the Weather Girls in the 1980’s, she scored a Grammy nomination for “It’s Raining Men,” a song that was destined to become a cult classic. AAP is proud to bring Wash and Bonham to Palm Springs to recapture a bit of the fun of the disco era. The idea was the

brainchild of AAP supporter Rich Young and AAP board member Tony Marchese. Since its founding in 1991, the AAP of Palm Springs remains dedicated to providing nutritional support to improve the quality of the lives of those surviving HIV/AIDS. Initiated by a small group of concerned citizens, led by the late Gloria Greene and Jeannette Rockefeller, AAP provided meals to members of the community with low incomes and suffering with HIV/AIDS. Since then, the AIDS Assistance Program’s client roster has grown to approximately 500 clients.

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Blood Donors receive (for their first donation since June 4, 2012) an “Everyone’s A Junior” discount coupon ($10 off adult admission) to Knott’s Soak City, Palm Springs, or (for their second completed donation since June 4, 2012) a voucher for a free admission ticket to KSC, Palm Springs. Donors also receive points that may be redeemed in the online donor store at Healthy individuals at least 15 years of age may donate blood. (Those 15 and 16 years of age must provide Desert Blood Services with written parental consent. Parent consent forms are available at the La Quinta and Indio donor centers and community drives.) All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not be at risk for AIDS or hepatitis. Donors receive a free mini-physical as part of the donation process. Donating blood takes about an hour, yet gives someone a lifetime. For more information, please call 760-777-8844.

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Marios Italian Café - A Desert Landmark Soon to Be Six Locations Across the Coachella Valley By Jackie Devereaux Palm Desert, CA – If you want truly authentic Italian food, there’s no better place than Mario’s Italian Cafe located at five, and now soon to be six, convenient locations across the Coachella Valley. Mario’s restaurants have been familyowned and operated since 1972. Each location has been offering its patrons highquality and delicious home-style Italian food at affordable prices for more than 40 years. Mario’s restaurants are best known for their authentic pizzas and pasta which consistently Mario’s the new generations win awards from local newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations for the past four Italian Café located at 81939 Highway 111 in decades. Indio. “We built that restaurant from scratch,” The original founder of Mario’s Italian he said. Later, the elder patriarch opened Café is the grand patriarch, Mario Del another restaurant in Rancho Mirage but Guidice, now 71 years young, who was found then jumped away from the Italian theme and supervising his three grandsons as they built a 25,000 square foot facility called Castle renovate the newest location at 73155 Highway City across from the Riverside County Fair 111 in Palm Desert. Grounds in Indio. Those two facilities closed “I opened my first restaurant on the High but it didn’t deter the Del Guidice family from Desert, in Yucca Valley way back in 1972,” moving forward. Del Guidice said. “Then I opened the Italian The elder Del Guidice then opened one restaurant Pietros in Palm Desert which stayed restaurant a year from 2001 through 2004 open for 10 years.” in Bermuda Dunes, Sun City/Palm Desert, In 1990, Del Guidice opened the Mario’s Jefferson Street in Indio and one in the city of Coachella. Today, he is busy with his three grandsons remodeling and renovating their sixth location-to open in mid-November on Highway 111 in Palm Desert-across from Tony Romas. His grandson, Joshua, age 21, just graduated from college and three other grandchildren, twins Peter and Courtney, both age 19, and Daniel, 18, are out of high school. Frescos line the ceiling at Mario’s Sun City/Palm Desert location Each expressed an

interest in running a restaurant. Granma’s Round Pizza and Mario’s Special. “They all have worked for me in my For starters, don’t forget to try (and other restaurants and say it’s time to show share) their Antipasto, Cobb, Greek, Caesar me they can handle it,” said Del Guidice in a or Chef Salad as well as their Fried Calamari or recent interview. All four grandchildren will Zucchini strips, or their Sauteed Mushrooms work at the new Palm Desert location when and Buffalo Wings. it’s opens, he said. Remember, if you have a friend visiting It’s truly a family affair at all the Mario’s from back East, where real Italian food knocks restaurants. Ask a waitress at any particular your socks off in flavor, then feel confident and location which family member is working take them to one of the Mario’s Italian Cafes and you might find his son, Peter, 45, and located across the Coachella Valley. his wife, Jamie, 30ish, or his son Matthew, 44 and his wife, Shelly, 40ish, running the place. At another location you’ll find his brother Tom, 70, and his wife Jeanie, 50, working, as well as his nephew Roger, 44 and his wife Mirabella, 30-ish. Of his 11 grandchildren, seven decided to follow in their grandfather’s footsteps and enter the restaurant industry. When asked what he attributes his success over the past 40 years to, he said “I love what I do. If you don’t enjoy what you do, then don’t do it. I feel real good about it. I’m at work everyday at 7 a.m., and wouldn’t have it any other way,” said the elder Del Guidice. The Del Guidice family Mario’s entrée are as low at $9.95 to $14.95. You can select your favorite pastas from either Mario’s restaurants are located at 81939 spaghetti, penne, linguini, fettucine or Angel Highway 111 in Indio; 49906 Jefferson Street Hair to be smothered with either a Marinara, in La Quinta; 42104 Washington Street in Meat or Mushroom Sauce or their Allolio- Bermuda Dunes; 78152 Varner Road in Sun eAglio sauce made with fresh garlic, olive oil, City/Palm Desert; and 83103 Avenue 48 in imported cheese and parsley. All entrees are Coachella. served with two pieces of their famous homemade garlic bread. My husband, Tom, and I generally order their Bolognese sauce made with veal, beef, homemade sausage, mushrooms, basil, garlic and spicy tomato sauce with penne pasta and split it. All their portions are large enough to be split among two adults ($12.95). We also recommend their Meat Ball Marinara, Sausage Marinara and Primavera entrees, all served in large portion suitable for splitting. It’s best to go with some friends and order a number of entrees to share. And don’t be shy about asking for To-Go containers for the leftover pasta and pizza. Favorite pizzas are the Hot Maggie (from south of the border),the Hawaii 4-0,

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Local Pets Benefit from Savage Art Two Night Fundraiser For Animals in Need By Jackie Devereaux Palm Springs, CA – There are a lot of people across the Desert who say they want to help local indigenous animals and domestic pets in need when in reality, they do very little except toot their own horn. Shawn Savage is not one of those people. In fact, Savage is one of the real animal samaritans across the Valley who has been helping raise money and awareness for animals living in crisis for the past two years. Savage first became an unsung animal hero four years ago after he and his partner, Chris Kyos, took in more than a dozen feral and abandoned cats living on their property located near the Bubbling Wells Elementary School in Desert Hot Springs. He said they didn’t have the heart to eject the dozen abandoned felines, and now are their unofficial and lifelong caretakers. Savage quickly learned what it costs to feed and care for a dozen abandoned cats, so he decided to do something constructive, and put his art to work raising money to

benefit pet charities across the Valley. “I got involved in this because of the huge need,” Savage said. “I wondered, ‘How many people are out there like us trying to help these poor animals?’” This season, Savage begins his animal fundraising efforts on Friday, Aug. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m., where he joins forces with Rancho Mirage artists Karen and Tony Barone and

the BluPrint Green Gallery located at 386 N. Palm Canyon for an party to raise money for the Palm Springs Animal Shelter and the Feral Alley Cats and Friends of Desert Hot Springs. The next evening, he will host his own launch party called “Savage Pets” on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Savage Gallery located at 870 E. Research Drive in Palm Springs. The evening will be hosted by recording artist Bobby Jo Valentine performing live music in the

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main gallery. More of the new “Savage Pets” series of paintings will be on display and available through a silent auction that begins at 7 p.m. To continue his fundraising efforts, the “Savage Pets” series will be on display at several businesses throughout the city such as, The Rainbow Bar and Grill; Swank; Deko; The Sandwich Spot and Cold Nose Warm Heart located in Palm Springs and Palm Desert. These paintings can be seen and purchased online at www. “I want to build a brand and name for Savage Pets and I want to help the animals. It’s a win-win, and it’s a great cause,” he said. Savage said he’s always been an artist. “Back in Ohio, my Dad saw I had talent and ever since the second or third grade he encouraged me to draw. He’d give me big animal books and ask me to draw pictures

from it.” Savage later served in the U.S. Marine Corps stationed in Iceland. Even while in the military, he was given the job to draw the station signs, billboards, matchbooks, napkins and menus. He never took art seriously as a career until he finished his tour of duty and returned to Ohio where he worked in antique stores. Savage, now 44, was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, but relocated to Los Angeles when he was 35 years old. He moved to the Desert six years ago and began working with Christopher Kennedy, a renowned interior designer. “He’s the biggest designer in the Valley and has helped me out tremendously. I moved into my gallery on a shoestring budget. The landlord made a one-time deal I couldn’t refuse and Kennedy vouched for me.”

The Savage Gallery is a 2,000 square foot facility with the entrance remodeled as a boutique with antiques, jewelry and art exhibited. The main room is a classic

gallery space of approximately 1,500 square feet with two small offices in the rear. Since opening 14 months ago, Savage has sold more than 60 paintings ranging in price from $350 to $1,200 each. “Savage Pets” paintings currently decorate the walls of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. The paintings are available for sale and hope to raise funds throughout the year for the animal shelter. Last year’s fundraiser, the first for “Savage Pets,” kicked off the opening of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. During that first year, the shelter and Savage worked together to produce a line of greeting cards to be sold to create a unique and continuous product to raise funds for the shelter. That successful collection of greeting cards sold out and this year new images have been created to build the collection from greeting cards to coffee mugs and T-shirts to help support animal needs throughout the year. The Barone’s will donate a portion of their proceeds to the animal charities. For more information, call 760-4645978 or email

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At the Movies

Disneynature’s ‘Chimpanzee’ The Story of Oscar, An Orphan Chimp, now on Blu-ray and DVD By Theda Kleinhans Reichman

Chimpanzee Disneynature takes moviegoers on an amazing adventure deep into the forest of Africa where we meet a baby chimp named Oscar and his amazing family. The film is directed by Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield, the award-winning team that brought us the acclaimed nature film “EARTH.” “C h i mp a n z e e” s h o w c a s e s t h e incredible personalities and heartwarming relationships of these amazing animals,” said Alan Bergman, president, The Walt Disney Studios. “As part of our company’s ongoing efforts to protect the environment and empower audiences to participate in global conservation, Disneynature is proud to join with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in its efforts to secure a future for chimpanzees in the Republic of Congo.” T h e f i l m m a k e r s s p e nt y e a r s photographing this family of primates, with a focus on the adorable baby dubbed Oscar and his mother, Isha who lovingly teaches her little son the skills needed for survival.

She shows him how to find the perfect rock to crack nuts in the forest and how t o s e c u re food as they search for, and then eat tasty fruits at the water‘s edge. She shares a close maternal bond with her frisky little primate baby, but when a rival band of chimpanzees invades their territory Oscar is orphaned. If left alone without adult attention the little chimp will die. To the amazement of the film crew, Freddy, the savvy leader and alpha male of the family group, befriends Oscar. He teaches him how to gather food and smash nuts with a large rock. He also tenderly grooms the little fellow and allows him to hop on his back for piggy back rides just like his mother used to do. In this heartwarming animal adventure, now available on Blu-ray and DVD, we are

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given the rare opportunity to see how much family life means to these primates. We also visually experience how important a mother’s care is to the babies in the group. We see how family members interact and groom and we laugh as we watch the baby chimps at play. They get into trouble just like any little “kid” will, human or wild. The big surprise was finding out that while they like their fruits, nuts and greens, they also eat meat. One portion of the film takes us on a hunt with males--their prey, smaller monkeys. The film is narrated by Tim Allen throughout, but at the end of “Chimpanzee” we meet the filmmakers who talk a bit about how they were able to get such intimate footage of the primates in their natural environment. For more information about Disneynature check out The two disc combo pack features Blu-ray + DVD. Disc 1(Blu-ray) goes into far more detail than the movie did about what the filmmakers experienced while photographing the primates. In a feature called “On Location: The Making of Chimpanzee,” you will experience the daunting ob st a cl e s f a c e d by t he filmmakers during their three year quest to capture this extraordinar y stor y. There are other features on disc 1 as well and disc 2 (the DVD disc) focuses on Disney’s conservation legacy. “Chimpanzee” is rated G, but may be a little too intense for very young children.

For Animal Lovers For animal lovers, another family DVD to share is” We Bought a Zoo,” starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson. In this family friendly film, based on a true story, Matt Damon is a father who is willing to give up a lucrative newspaper job to keep his teenaged son out of trouble. He buys a dilapidated zoo and with the help of his staff and children he eventually brings the zoo back to its former glory. It isn’t easy, but in the end he succeeds in not only restoring the zoo, but family harmony as well. From 20th Century Fox, rated PG for language and some thematic elements.

Five Animated Titles On Aug. 21, along with the nature film “Chimpanzee,” Disney will be releasing five animated titles guaranteed to please the little kid in all of us. These upcoming DVDs include the two movie collection of Disney’s “The Rescuers” the 35th anniversary edition and “The Rescuers Down Under,” “Pocahontas” and “Pocahontas II,” “ The Aristocats,” “Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure” and last, but by no means least, “Disney’s The Tigger Movie.”


GARDEN PARTY Palm Springs – The 13th Annual Palm Springs Garden Party hosted by the Human Rights Campaign will take place Saturday, Nov, 3 from 3-6 p.m. at (HRC) member Eric Ellen Bogen’s ‘Abernathy House.’ The event is co-chaired by Raymond Manci and Paul Thompson and sponsored by Integrated Wealth Management. “The Abernathy House will provide a gorgeous backdrop in support of our fundraising efforts, and we’re grateful that Eric Ellen Bogen agreed to host us at his historic home.” Tickets are $50 for Federal Club members and $75 for non-members, which includes hors d’o euvres and hosted bar. To purchase tickets, go to A co-host package is also available for $275 (two tickets) and additional sponsorships are available. The HRC is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. For more information about HRC or the Garden Party, contact Raymond Manci at 760-864-1494 or email

U.S. DIPLOMACY Palm Springs – Journalist, author and lecturer Nicholas Kralev will speak about his newest book, coming out this fall, “America’s Other Army” at the PS Air Museum on Wednesday, Sept 19 at 1 p.m., During a 10 year period Kralev traveled with four US Secretaries of State as a diplomatic correspondent for the Financial Times and the Washington Times: Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeline Albright. During this time he traveled to 80 countries, visited 50 US Embassies and interviewed 600 career diplomats. Kralev will share “behind-the-scenes secrets about high-level foreign policy decision-making.” He will also discuss America’s ability to handle the challenges of the 21st Century. Program is included with regular museum admission, which ranges from $8 - $15. The Palm Springs Air Museum is located at 745 N. Gene Autry Trail; 760-778-6262.

TENNIS BENEFIT Palm Springs -AIDS Assistance Program (AAP) has been selected by the Desert Tennis Association as the benefitting charity for the 2012 Palm Springs Open 19 Tennis Tournament. The tournament is taking place from Friday to Sunday, November 23 - 25, 2012 at the following host sites: Mission Hills Country Club, Plaza Racquet Club, and Rancho Las Palmas Resort. The event is free to the public and a portion of

the proceeds from the silent auction and dinner will benefit AAP. A welcome party will take place on Thursday, November 22nd at Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs. The hotel will also host the PS Open banquet, featuring PS Open Got Talent, on Saturday, November 24. Those who donate to the tournament on behalf of AAP, via a gift certificate, raffle item, or silent auction item, will be recognized publicly at the event and in an advertisement featured in the tournament player book. For match times and other tournament information, please visit If you would like to donate to this event, please call 760-325-8481.

DESERT WOMAN’S SHOW Rancho Mirage - One of the largest Women’s Shows in California, the 5th annual Desert Woman’s Show set for November 17th & 18th, is expanding into two conference buildings at The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage and is expected to attract 5,000 visitors. The weekend-long event puts a spotlight on women’s issues and focuses on improvement and enlightenment in every aspect of a woman’s life. Advance general admission tickets are $15 per day, per person and 100% of the proceeds support local charities, including: American Heart Association, Loving All Animals, The First Tee, American Business Women Association, The Unforgettables and Women Leaders Forum. The 5th Annual 2012 Woman’s Show will be open all weekend, Saturday and Sunday, November 17 & 18 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. For more information, please call (760) 285-3903, buy tickets and more online at www., and visit us on Twitter and Facebook.

for free and it is also located at the President Gerald R. Ford Boys and Girls Club

An outhouse clinic will be available in September for those who need assistance.


The entry fee is $40 if you register by Sept. 30, and $50 after the deadline. Entry forms, containing complete rules and specifications, can be found at or at the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce office at 73484 Twentynine Palms Highway. Start working on ideas for the most extravagant outhouse and gather your team. For more information call 760-367-3445.

Yucca Valley – Residents and visitors will attend the Third Annual Natural Health Fair to discover what’s new in the natural world of healing. Alternative therapies and natural health care products will be demonstrated. The event will feature: Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Nutritionists, Psychotherapists, Massage Therapists, and more. Participants will enjoy listening to live healing music by local artists: MazAmar, Riz Orkestra, Philip Rosenberg and Sequoia which will uplift the body, mind and spirit. Participants will also be entertained by Rev. Debra Savitt performing her magical middle eastern dance. Organic foods and natural beverages can be purchased for breakfast and lunch. High desert local residents and vistors will gather at Yucca Valley Community Center from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012.


ASYLUM TWENTYNINE PALMS - Theatre 29, Creator/Producer Eric Ross and Director Frances Wright with the assistance of Charles Harvey, proudly announce auditions for the ninth incarnation of the highly popular “Halloween Haunt”. The event, this year entitled “Asylum”, will come to “life” beginning October 19, ending Halloween night. Performances of this popular seasonal “scarefest” will begin at 7:00 PM and end at 10:00 PM Friday and Saturday nights October 19, 20, 26, 27. Monday & Tuesday performances will be at 7:00 pm–9:00 PM October 29 & 30. Halloween Night, October 31st will be from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Joshua Tree – Join Eleanor Price for Yoga Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Classes will be held in the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in the harmony hall. Eleanor believes that yoga combined with breathing, stretches your mind as it strengthens your body and gives the flexibility to stay youthful. Beginners will be taught basic breathing techniques combined with the asanas (poses). Advanced students will enjoy the flow of connecting spirit and body, Joshua Tree Retreat Center is located on 59700 29 Palms Highway, for info, call 760-365-8371.

The October 19th and 20th “haunts” will be presented as part of this year’s Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce Pioneer Days celebration.


The production team will be seeking at least 20 performers and behind the scenes technicians, ages 16 & older only. Be prepared to move and perform cold reading, if required. Auditions will be Tuesday, September 4th beginning at 7:00 PM on the Theatre 29 main stage.

Joshua Tree - Kristin Olson will host three classes at Bhakti Fest.

In “Asylum”, all new for 2012, adventurous souls will be self guided, as they explore the depths of an abandoned asylum for the criminally insane, where the inmates never left! Fright fans are promised a terror trip they will never forget this year! Are you up to the challenge?


Theatre 29 is located at 73637 Sullivan Road, (just behind Barr Lumber), in the City of

La Quinta - 7:00-9:00pm on Tuesdays & Wednesdays come to the President Gerald R. Ford Boys and Girls Club of La Quinta for basketball, there is a FREE - Mandatory sign-in Shoot baskets or play full or half-court games at the La Quinta Boys & Girls Club. Youth and adults can drop-in for a workout or play just for fun! Participants 13 and under must be supervised by an adult at all times. Volleyball is on Thursdays only also from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to play you need to sign in

Twentynine Palms. For further information, contact the Box Office at (760) 361-4151 or on Facebook, (search Theatre 29 haunt).

She will host the first yoga class to kick off the festival. The first class will be held on Thursday at 7 a.m. on Sept. 6. Another class on Friday at 5 p.m. and her last class of the festival will be Sunday 11 a.m.

OUTHOUSE RACING Twentynine Palms– The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 2012 Outhouse Races. Homemade outhouses can be made out of any material, and be any size or weight. One team member must sit in the outhouse and the other team members will push the outhouse in a race. Outhouses can be as elaborate as the team can imagine.

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THURSDAY AUG 16 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Bill & Beverly 6pm (JZ) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 Reunion w/DJ Day 10pm (VD) AGUA CALIENTE CASINO, RM; 888-999-1995 Nash & Quinto Menguante 8:30pm (LR) ARNOLD PALMERS, LQ; 760-771-4653 Johnny Meza 6:00pm AZUL TAPA LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-5533 Rudy de la Mor 7pm (PB) BILLY REEDS, PS; 760-325-1946 DJ Party 6:30pm BLUEMBER, RM; 760-862-4581 John Stanley King Band 6pm (AC) CAFE PALETTE, PS 760-322-9264 Live Music 7pm CASTELLI’S, PD; 760-773-3365 Patrick Tuzzolino 6pm (PB) CENTRAL PARK REST.,PS; 760-866-9166 Rebecca Clark 6pm CIVIC CENTER PARK, PD; Concerts in the Park 7:30 pm CLUB TRINIDAD, PS; 760-327-1161 Mikole Kaar 8pm (PB) CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music nightly 6pm (PB)





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CUNARD’S SANDBAR, LQ; 760-564-3660 Johnny Morris 6pm (PB) DESERT FOX BAR, PS; 760-325-9555 Diva Kiesha D’ 8pm (VD) ESCENA LOUNGE & GRILL, PS; 760-992-0002 Lola Rossi and Reggie “Vision” Alexander 5pm (JZ) FANTASY SPRINGS, IN; 800-827-2946 Gold Rush Country 9pm (C) FIRECLIFF, PD; 760-773-6565 Sonny Evaro 6pm (PB) INDIAN WELLS RESORT, IW; 760-345-6466 Frank DiSalvo 6pm (JZ) LAS CASUELAS TERREZA, PS; 760-325-2794 Hot Rox 8pm LE PAON, PD; 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) MARGARITA’S, PS; 760-778-3500 Single Mingle Night, 4pm on patio MELVYN’S LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-2323 Ron Greenip 8pm (PB) (VD) PALM SPRINGS TAVERN, PS; 760-832-8920 DJ Richie Rich 8pm PAPPY & HARRIET’S, PT; 760-365-5956 Saint Maybe 8pm free PLAN B LIVE, TP; 760-343-2115 Bar room dancing 7pm REDBARN, PB; 760-346-0191 Live music 9pm RIVIERA RESORT, PS; 760-327-8311 The Edge Duo, 5pm sidebar patio (VD) SAMMY G’s, PS; 760-320-8041 Evaro Brothers 8pm (LR) SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE, PD; 760-341-3560 The Smooth Brothers (BL)(RG) THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry 6pm, Tim Burleson 8pm (PB) THE TROPICALE, PS; 760-866-1952 Derrik Lewis Duo w/Jeff Stover 5:30pm (CAB) VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 Nite Sixx 9pm; DJ Chris Lancaster 9pm (RR) WOODY’S BURGERS & BEER, PS; 760-230-0188 Bill Saitta & Friends 7pm (JZ) ZELDA’S, PS; 760-325-2375 DJ PJ & The Bigster 9pm (VD)

FRIDAY AUG 17 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Dana Larson 6pm (AC) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 Always a party! 10pm AGUA CALIENTE CASINO, RM; 888-999-1995 The Lounge, Venus Rising 9pm (VD, POP) Heart Fanatic 9pm ARNOLD PALMERS, LQ; 760-771-4653 Johnny Meza 6pm (JZ, PB) AZUL TAPA LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-5533 Rebecca Clark 8pm BILLY REEDS, PS; 760-325-1946 Dance Party 7pm BLUEMBER, RM; 760-862-4581 The Stanley Butler Trio 6pm (Isl. Rhythms) CAFE des BEAUX-ARTS, PD; 760-346-0669 Linda Peterson 6-9pm (JZ) CAFE PALETTE, PS; 760-322-9264 John Gallagher 7pm CASTELLI’S, PD; 760-773-3365 Patrick Tuzzolino 6pm (PB)

AUGUST 23 - 29, 2012

CENTRAL PARK REST., PS; 760-866-9166 Rebecca Clark 4pm CLUB TRINIDAD, PS; 760-327-1161 Walt Young, Muddy Sparks Trio 8pm (VD) CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music nightly 6pm (PB) CUNARD’S SANDBAR, LQ; 760-564-3660 Paul Patterson 6pm (PB) FANTASY SPRINGS, IN; 800-827-2946 Lit Lounge, New Breed 9pm (VD) FIRECLIFF, PD; 760-773-6565 Sonny Evaro 6pm FISHERMAN’S MARKET, LQ; 760-777-1601 The PS Blues 8pm HAMILTON’S SPORTS BAR, LQ; 760-698-8303 Agave Blues Band 8:30pm INDIAN WELLS RESORT HOTEL, IW; 760-3456466 Frank DiSalvo 5:30pm (JZ) JOSHUA TREE SALOON & GRILL, YV; 760-3662250 Ghostlight Trio 7pm KOKOPELLI’S, YV; 760-228-2589 Karaoke w/Roberto, 8pm LA QUINTA RESORT, LQ; 760-564-4111 Jeffrey Osborne, 7:30pm (RB) LAS CASUELAS NUEVAS, RM; 760-328-8844 Nash & Quinto Menguante, 10pm (LR) LE PAON, PD; 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) MELVYN’S LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-2323 Ron Greenip 8pm (PB) MARGARITA’S, PS; 760-778-3500 Mark Guerrero 5pm (LJ) O’LEARY’S PUB, PS; 760-325-4913 DJ Nakai 9pm OVER THE TOP, PS; 760-325-5100 Live Music 9pm (VD) PALM CANYON ROADHOUSE, PS; 760-327-4080 Live Music 8pm (RR) PALM SPRINGS TAVERN, PS; 760-832-8920 DJ Richie Rich 9pm PAPPY & HARRIET’S, PT; 760-365-5956 The Record Company 8pm RIVIERA RESORT, PS; 760-327-8311 Lyndsey Harper, sidebar patio, 7pm (POP, BL) DJ Jalil Jagers, 10pm SAMMY G’s, PS; 760-320-8041 Evaro Brothers 8pm (JR) SPA RESORT & CASINO, PS; 888-999-1995 DJ Dynamic Daze 9pm SPOTLIGHT 29, IND; 866-377-6829 The Doors Tribute Band 8pm STUDIO ONE11, PS; 760-328-2900 Angie Whitney 7:30pm (JZ) SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE, PD; 760-341-3560 Demetrious and Co. (JZ)(R) THE GRILL ON MAIN, LQ; 760-771-4653 Mark Gregg 8pm (CR) THE HOOD BAR, PD; 760-636-5220 Live Music 9pm (RR) THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry 6pm; Tim Burleson 8pm (PB) THE WINE BAR, LQ; 760-564-2201 Shaken Not Stirred 7pm (LR) 360 NORTH, PS; 760-327-1773 Dark till 9-27 VIBE, CAB; 951-755-5391 Funky Fridays 10pm (VD)

VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 Nite Sixx & DJ Chris 9pm (CR) WOODY’S BURGERS & BEER, PS; 760-230-0188 RPM 7pm (CR) ZELDA’S, PS; 760-325-2375 DJ’s PJ & The Bigster 9pm (VD)

SATURDAY AUG 18 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Beverly & Bill 6-9pm (JZ) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 AGUA CALIENTE CASINO, RM; 888-999-1995 The Lounge, Live 9pm (VD) ARNOLD PALMERS, LQ; 760-771-4653 Johnny Meza 6pm (JZ, PB) BLUEMBER, RM; 760-862-4581 Nicky Vallee and Dreams 6pm (CR) CASCADE LOUNGE, PS; 888-999-1995 DJ Dynamic Daze 9pm (VD) CASTELLI’S, PD; 760-773-3365 Patrick Tuzzolino 6pm (PB) CLUB TRINIDAD, PS; 760-327-1161 Al Lopez Duo 8pm (PB) CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music nightly 6pm (PB) CUNARD’S SANDBAR, LQ; 760-564-3660 Paul Patterson 6pm (PB) DESERT FOX BAR, PS; 760-325-9555 Lisa Coleman & “Rootbeer” Brown & Alex 8pm (VD) DILLON ROADHOUSE, DHS; 760-251-1991 Muddy Sparks Trio, Walt Young 7:30pm (CR) FANTASY SPRINGS, IN; 800-827-2946 Tribute band, U2 7:30pm New Breed 9pm (VD) Diana Krall FISHERMAN’S MARKET, LQ; 760 777-1601 The PS Blues 8pm FIRECLIFF,PD; 760-773-6565 Sonny Evaro 6pm HAMILTON’S SPORTS BAR, IND; 760-698-8303 Kal David & the Real Deal 8pm (BL) INDIAN CANYONS GOLF RESORT, PS; 760-8338700 Keisha D’ 6pm (VD) INDIAN WELLS RESORT HOTEL, IW; 760-3456466 Frank DiSalvo 5:30pm (JZ) KOKOPELLI’S, YV; 760-228-2589 Karaoke w/ Roberto 8pm & Jamba w/Jimmy King LAS CASUELAS NUEVAS, RM; 760-328-8844 2 DJ’s, 10pm LE PAON, PD; 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) LEVEL 2 BAR & LOUNGE, CC; 760-328-6834 DJ Boost 10pm MARGARITA’S, PS; 760-778-3500 Mark Guerrero 5pm (LJ) MELVYN’S LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-2323 Ron Greenip 8pm (PB) MARGARITA’S, PS; 760-778-3500 Mark Guerrero 5pm (LJ) MYSTIQUE LOUNGE, CAB; 888-667-6646; Live Music 9pm (VD) NYPD, PS; 760-778-6973 DJ’s 9pm O’LEARY’S PUB, PS; 760-325-4913 Karaoke/Live Entertainment

OVER THE TOP, PS; 760-325-5100 Live Music 9pm (VD) PALM CANYON ROADHOUSE, PS; 760-327-4080 Live Music 8pm (RR) PALM SPRINGS TAVERN, PS; 760-832-8920 DJ Richie Rich PAPPY & HARRIET’S, PT; 760-365-5956 The Shadow Mountain Band 5pm, Sarah Petite 8pm PLAN B LIVE, TP; 760-343-2115 Live music RED BARN, PD; 760-346-0191 Live music 9pm REILLY’S IRISH PUB, CC; 760-324-9600 George Momb Open Mic 7pm (PB) RIVIERA RESORT, PS; 760-327-8311 Lyndsey Harper 7pm, DJ Jalil Jagers 10pm ROC’S FIREHOUSE GRILLE, PD; 760-340-3222 The Arrangements 9pm SAMMY G’s, PS; 760-320-8041 Evaro Brothers 8pm (LJ) SCHMIDY’S TAVERN, PD; 760-837-3800 Live Music 9pm (RR) SPOTLIGHT 29, IND; 866-377-6829 Casino Lng. Live Music 9pm STUDIO ONE11, CC; 760-328-2900 Bill Ramirez 7pm SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE, PD; 760-341-3560 Smooth Brothers 7pm (BL)(RG) THE DATE SHED, IND; 760-775-6699 DJ Ray 9pm THE GRILL ON MAIN, LQ; 760-771-4653 Rob and JB 8pm (CR) THE HOOD BAR, PD; 760-636-5220 Live Music 9pm (RR) THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry; 6pm Tim Burleson 8pm (PB) SCHMIDY’S TAVERN, PD; 760-837-3800 DJ Jeff Ferguson VIBE, CAB; 951-755-5391 DJ Hektik 10pm (VD) VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 Nite Sixx & DJ Chris 9pm (CR) WILLIE BOYS, MV; 760-363-3343 Live 9pm WOODY’S BURGERS & BEER, PS; 760-230-0188 Damon Von Buren 7pm (R,BL) YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER MUSIC Community Center Dublin Up 7pm Free ZELDA’S, PS; 760-325-2375 DJ’s PJ & The Bigster 9pm (VD)

SUNDAY AUG 19 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Bob & Allison Garcia 6pm (AC) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 DJ Odysey 9pm ARNOLD PALMERS, LQ; 760-771-4653 Johnny Meza 6pm(JZ,PB) AZUL TAPA LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-5533 The Judy Show 7:30pm BLUEMBER, RM; 760-862-4581 Steve Madaio 6pm (JZ) CASCADE LOUNGE, PS; 888-999-1995 Nash & Quinto Menguante 9pm (LR) CENTRAL PARK REST.,PS; 760-866-9166 Rebecca Clark 12 pm

CLUB TRINIDAD, PS; 760-327-1161 Pro Jazz Jam w/Mikole Kaar 8pm CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music nightly 6pm (PB) DESERT FOX BAR, PS; 760-325-9555 Mark Engel 4pm FIRECLIFF, PD; 760-773-6565 Hal Sweasey 6pm LE PAON, PD; 760-610-5320 Robin Miller 6pm (PB) PAPPY & HARRIET’S, PT; 760-365-5956 The Sunday Band 7 pm w/ Pretty Little Demons RIVIERA RESORT, PS; 760-327-4080 Art of Sax Trio 5pm (JZ) SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE, PD; 760-341-3560 Smooth Brothers (RR) (LR) THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry, 7pm (PB) VICKY’S OF SANTE FE, IW; 760-345-9770 Dark till Sept. VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 School Jam, 9pm WOODY’S BURGERS & BEER, PS; 760-230-0188 Barry Baughn Blues Band 7pm (BL)

MONDAY AUG 20 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Bonnie Scott, 6pm (AC) ARNOLD PALMERS, LQ; 760-771-4653 D & Company 6:30pm (JZ,PB) BLUEMBER, RM; 760-862-4581 Dana Larson Duo, 6pm (PR) CASTELLI’S, PD; 760-773-3365 Patrick Tuzzolino 6pm (PB) CLUB TRINIDAD, PS; 760-327-1161 Latin w/ Richard Rivas 8pm (VD) CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music nightly 6pm (PB) DESERT FOX BAR, PS; 760-325-9555 Open Mic Live and Local 8pm FIRECLIFF, PD; 760-773-6565 Hal Sweasey 6pm LE PAON; PD, 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) PAPPY & HARRIET’S, PT; 760-365-5956 Ted Quinn’s famous open Mic 7pm SAMMY G’s, PS; 760-320-8041 Randy Seymon 6pm (JZ) THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry; 6pm (PB) VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 Scott Carter 12 pm (AC), Michael James Band 9pm

TUESDAY AUG 21 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Eva Stokes 6pm (PB) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 ARNOLD PALMER’S, LQ; 760-771-4653 Johnny Meza 6:30pm (JZ) AZUL TAPA LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-5533 Bella da Ball Dinner Revue 7:30pm (CB) BACKSTREET BISTRO, PD; 760-346-6393 Live Jazz 7pm (JZ) BLUEMBER, RM; 760-862-4581 Dana Larson Duo 6pm (PR) CASTELLI’S, PD; 760-773-3365 Patrick Tuzzolino 6pm (PB) CLUB TRINIDAD, PS; 760-327-1161 Richard Rivas 8pm (VD) CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music nightly 6pm (PB) ESCENA LOUNGE, PS; 760-992-0002 John Stanley King Band 5pm

JOSHUA TREE SALOON, JT; 760-366-2250 Ted Quinn’s Open Mic & Jam 7pm LE PAON; PD, 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) NYPD, PS; 760-778-6973 Live DJ 9pm OVER THE TOP, PS; 760-325-5100 Lisa Coleman 8pm PALM CANYON ROADHOUSE, PS; 760-327-4080 Jam Session w/Bryan 7pm (VD) PALM SPRINGS TAVERN, PS; 760-832-8920 Pro Jazz Jam w/ Mikole Kaar 7:30pm (JZ) SAMMY G’s, PS; 760-320-8041 Doctor Paul 6pm (JZ) SULLIVAN’S STKHS, PD; 760-341-3560 Demetrious & Co (RR)(JZ) THE HOOD BAR, PD; 760-636-5220 Open Mic 8pm THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Tim Burleson 7:45pm (PB) THE TROPICALE, PS; 760-866-1952 Derrik Lewis Duo featuring Jeff Stover 5:30pm (CAB) VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 John Stanley King Band 9pm (CR) WOODY’S BURGERS & BEER, PS; 760-230-0188 Michael Bolivar Jazz 6pm (JZ)

WEDNESDAY AUG 22 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Randy Godfrey & Bobby Furgo 6pm (BL) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 DJ Howie Pyro 10pm (VD) ARNOLD PALMERS, LQ; 760-771-4653 Johnny Meza 6:30pm AZUL TAPA LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-5533 Rudy de la Mor 7pm (PB) BLUEMBER, RM; 760-862-4581 Nicky Vallee & Dreams 6pm (R/BL) CAFE des BEAUX-ARTS, PD; 760-346-0669 Brian Nova 6pm (JZ) CENTRAL PARK REST.,PS; 760-866-9166 Cabaret open mic w/ Joel Baker & Les Michaels 7pm DESERT SAGE, LQ; 760-564-8744 Chris Merrick & Brian Dennigan Sax 5:30pm (PB) ESCENA LOUNGE & GRILL, PS; 760-992-0002 Rose Mallet Jazz Trio 5pm (JZ) FIRECLIFF, PD; 760-773-6565 Sonny Evaro 6pm FRANKIES FRESH FISH, IND; 760-342-2228 Eve Holmes 7pm (POP) KOKOPELLI’S, YV; 760-228-2589 DJ Anwaar 8pm LE PAON, PD; 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) LEVEL 2 BAR & LOUNGE, CC; 760-328-6834 DJ LF 9pm PALM SPRINGS PAVILION, PS; 760-323-8272 Open air dancing 7pm (VD) SAMMY G’s, PS; 760-320-8041 Doctor Paul 6pm (JZ) SCHMIDY’S TAVERN, PD; 760-837-3800 The D. Phillips Band w/M. Kaar, 8pm (RR) STARLITE LOUNGE, PS; 760-327-4080 John Stanley King 5pm (RR) SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE, PD; 760-341-3560 Straight Ahead Jazz (JZ) THE CLUB AT SHENANDOAH, TP; 760-343-3497 The Terry Williams Band 6-9pm (RR) THE HOOD BAR, PD; 760-636-5220 Open Mic night THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry 6pm, Tim Burleson 8pm (PB) VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 Nite Sixx 9pm (CR) WOODY’S BURGERS & BEER, PS; 760-230-0188 Mara Getz 6pm (PB)

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Astrological Affects


By Guru Ren Yogamaya, M.A. E-RYT 500

Week Aug. 23 - 29, 2012 Sun In Virgo Most Affected is Virgo. For Virgo: All Mercurial themes such as light, electrical impulses, mental agility, communication, comfort with sound and silence, attention to details and wealth will rule supreme until Sept. 22. A more heightened awareness of the written and spoken word, health and the health industry. The best side of Virgo is seen in their gracious manner and their well thought-out strategies as solutions to problems. The key is to know when to behave with confidence, when to let go to allow the child within your heart to have a say and, to leave justice in the hands of the Universe. For All Signs: Celebrate this month with respect and action towards the earth beneath you, the earth within you; experience the stealthy strength, Earth poses found in Yoga. Best Sacred Geometry: Hexahedron (Earth).

the next 12 months. New opportunities continue to arrive, so be ready. This Full Moon may have affected your personal agenda more than any other area in your Life. Depending on where you place your focus, there is where the success ratio begins. Focus on your heart’s intention. For All Signs: We are now living in extraordinary times that call for extraordinary courage, generosity and compassion. Self-trust, reason, patience and maturity along with creative impulse energize and support this Full Moon in Leo. Venus in Cancer: Women are now empowered; men look deep inside their hearts. How we use our power, how deep we go within our hearts will certainly make a big difference. In your meditations, ask for what you need and not for what you want. Best Mantra: RAM. Best Color: Gold

On-Going Astrological Affects:

Mercury In Leo Most Affected are Leo, Gemini and Virgo. This transit began on June 25 and will continue until Aug. 31. Aug. 23 - Mars Into Scorpio For Leo: With the planet of communications and electrical impulses Most Affected are Aries, Scorpio and Virgo. This transit will continue until Oct. 6. enters your sign, you may feel a surge of energy moving easily, supporting For Scorpio: Mars enters your sign your communications, travel and infusing more energy into your Life. If gadgetry. The sign of Gemini or Virgo you’re not the physical type, you may may figure more prominently. suddenly feel like joining a gym or start For Gemini: Expect fire and passion walking on breaks or after work. Or if you to fuel your ideas and communications. are athletic, you may go to the next level. With Jupiter in your sign, everything is The good news: Now is the time expanded; posts, your words or flirting now to take action. Your sexual drive and can mislead others, so be cool, careful. physical stamina will be heightened and For Virgo: Your mind may now getting answers may become faster. guide you in a more passionate The worst: You may find that you way. Your presentations may need to practice more patience. Use or have a grand flair to them. consider techniques that help bring calm For All Signs: Bold statements and and balance to your metabolism. The sign creative ideas come on strong now. of Aries may figure more prominently. The past, even retrograde planetary For Aries: A possible, volatile affects dim in comparison to the period on Aug. 23. Otherwise, your transformational powers of the Sun; sexuality may be heightened; try not the planet that represents Leo. to be selfish and be sure that there is The Challenge: If you do “water” in the pool before you dive in. come on too strong, have no For Virgo: Check your intention, expectations; enjoy the process, and review possible outcomes before you go be prepared to explain yourself. forward in a partnership with a Leo. The Best: Focus on the For All Signs: If you choose to do selfpositive for best results. analysis, be ready to embrace “what is” rather than repel it. On Aug. 23, it may Ren Yogamaya is a Yoga teacher feel as though more intensity and passion registered at the highest level with the has occurred; it’s only temporary, the Yoga Alliance, a writer, the published next day it will begin to calm or pass. author of EAT BY COLOR: Foods, Colors and The Chakras, a syndicated columnist Affects From The New Moon in Leo and she is a natural channel for Universal Light. She supports your community and Most affected are Leo and All Fire signs. teaches at Dancing Shiva Yoga in L.A. and can be reached at For Leo: The New Moon was on Aug. and on Facebook: Ren Rasa Yogamaya 17 in your sign and it happens only once this year, setting the atmosphere for


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AUGUST 23 - 29, 2012

A Full Moon Rising Living Life Without The Conundrum Of Fear By Terrance Phillips

Laws are created out of fear. The more laws, the more things we fear. Fear itself cannot hurt you; however, fear is a stimulus that may extend into consequences. It is not fear that is the cause of trepidation rather it’s the consequences. If we go through life worried about consequences, we languish within our own inspirations. If General Chuck Yeager worried about consequences when attempting to break the sound barrier, we would have no jets today moving faster than Mach 1. Likewise, there would be no heart transplants, no stepping on the moon, no computers and who would ever want to be the first person to eat an oyster? Life expands through the efforts of those who face consequences, but move forward even though fear is present. It is those brave souls who compromise their own safety, their own beliefs and apprehension but still persist past the unknown, that achieve special accomplishments. It made me wonder what I have done in this regard. I don’t pilot planes; I would tremble in nervousness with a scalpel in one hand and a patient on a table in need of an appendectomy; I did moon out of a car window a few times in my younger years and I delight in oysters. Other than that, what a c c ompl ish me nt s have I initiated that contributed to the betterment of mankind? I believe the thing that makes me special is my heart. My heart happens to be filled with an abundance of compassion. In spite of my fears as a single father raising two children for several years by myself it was my compassion that prevailed. To this day, it’s my two daughters, son-in-law and my wee grand man, who steadfastly own

my compassion. They are now taking this lesson and are passing it on to others, which brings to me happiness beyond belief. But I still have much more passion left within to shower upon those of whom I forever dream and desire. When dissecting the word compassion I find it’s actually a combination of two words meaning: come to passion. Much to the chagrin of those without passion in their daily life, they live within the conundrum of fear. These apprehensive people have never allowed themselves to step beyond their perceived barriers of consequences. When you let fear control your psyche, you relinquish the essence of opportunity— you cower to the courage of those who have stepped forward and offered their hearts for the betterment of others. I admire those spirited explorers who have not only accomplished special things for themselves, but for that which was right and noble. I feel better now that this is finally off my manly man chest. I’m feeling young at heart again— consequences, be gone! Have you ever seen an old man moon out of the window of a Toyota? Terrance K. Phillips: Author of “The DIVORCE DISEASE – Options For A Cure,” “KING of CONS,” “GOOD MORNING NOBODY,” and the creator of the “Relationship Rejuvenation” Seminar series. For more information go to: www.

Safety Awareness

Protect Yourself, Your Home and Business By Charles Bennett Jr. There has been a growing number of burglaries and robberies across our valley recently. Some have been reported on El Paseo, including one store that had $10,000 worth of purses stolen and other store owners afraid to speak out for fear of being targeted for retaliation. According to recent statistics, burglaries across California are down, however; they are rising in our area. According to the Riverside County Sheriff ’s Department, which patrols Palm Desert, burglaries are one of the most frequently reported crimes. In general, burglaries are a crime of opportunity. In California, residential burglaries happen about every two minutes. A very large percentage of burglaries reported are found to have been preventable had the victims implemented proper safety measures. More than half of burglaries committed occur without any signs of forced entry, usually gaining access through an unlocked door or window. Currently, the most common burglaries are garage burglaries, residential burglaries and vehicle burglaries.

As with all other crimes, prevention is the most important thing, not arrest and prosecution. If the need for arrest and prosecution arises, it is already too late. For homeowners, when away on vacation, going to bed or out of town, close and lock all doors and windows, including the garage. Do not leave valuables in plain view. If possible, close all the curtains and blinds so that no one can see inside the residence. At night time, leave the front and back porch lights on and exterior garage lights as well. If away at night time, leave an interior light on, such as a hallway light; not one that could cause a fire if on too long and hot. Unless in the garage, leave it closed at all times. In an effort to deter would be burglars, it is a good idea to keep shrubbery trimmed down to a point that it would be difficult

to hide behind. Have motion detection security lights installed and positioned to light up as much of the property as possible. Do not set the motion sensor too high as it will turn on with every passing car and person. Adjust it so that if someone enters your property, it will turn on. Use a reputable alarm system with sensors placed on all doors and windows, including interior motion sensors in the house. If one really wants to be extra secure, glass-break sensors are also available. If an intruder does enter the home, the audible alarm is loud enough to alert neighbors. A neighborhood watch, if implemented properly, is an excellent deterrent. When neighbors know each other, they usually know when someone doesn’t belong there. No one knows a neighborhood better than the residents. Communicate with each other and notify the police when any unusual or suspicious activities occur. Make a list of all valuables. Record brand names, models and serial numbers, especially weapons. Keep the list in a safe place, a fireproof, waterproof, mounted safe or safety deposit box. When police recover stolen property, it greatly increases the chances of those items being returned. If a vehicle is parked in the driveway, or anywhere for that matter, keep vehicle windows closed and the doors locked. Do not keep valuables in the vehicle. An alarm system or LoJack (or similar device) is highly recommended. There are also computer chips that can be installed that will not allow the vehicle to start if it is broken into. And keep copies of the registration, insurance and vehicle identification number in a secure place. Note any markings or damage to the vehicle that can be given to

the police that will help them notice the vehicle easier in the event that it is stolen. For business owners, it is highly recommended that an alarm system is installed. Cameras are a good tool and deterrent if they are correctly positioned. The capabilities of the cameras are very impor tant. Have sensors on all doors and windows, motion sensors inside and if there are store front windows, install glassbreak sensors as well. Have lights covering all sides of the building, including parking lots and leave some kind of lighting on inside as it is easier to see someone

moving around. With a well-lit perimeter and parking lot, it will be easier for the police to notice if someone does not belong there. It also deters other criminal behavior. Do not keep any cash in the business and keep all valuable merchandise out of view and in a secure place. Keep a thorough record of all employees, including phone numbers, addresses, full names, dates of birth and a copy of their driver’s license or other photo identification. This is all information that should be recorded at the time of hire for employment records. If one is walking at night time, always be aware of the surroundings, stay in welllit areas and away from alleys and secluded areas. And always keep a cellular phone in a place where it can be quickly and easily accessed. Do not wear excessive jewelry and do not carry large amounts of cash. For more information on how you can protect yourself, home or business from these types of crimes, contact The Moneé Group at, (760) 342-2977 or contact your local law enforcement agency.

Security and Public Safety Consulting It is our mission to treat our clients with the highest level of professionalism, respect, and confidentiality. We strive to give our clients the best possible advice and present realistic solutions. Areas of consultation include, but are not limited to: • Aviation • Education Facilities • Large Public Events • Policy/Legislation • HOA’s • Business/Residential • Improvement Districts • Physical Security/Access Control Charles Bennett, Jr. • Internal Theft/Fraud

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City Sales Tax Report Receipts for Desert Hot Springs’ January through March sales were 14.4% higher than the same quarter one year ago. Actual sales activity was up 17.3% when reporting aberrations were factored out.

gains from service stations and auto sales; whereas some counties received added benefits in use taxes from alternative energy plant projects. Overall, the San Joaquin Valley, with strong agriculturerelated purchases, led all other regions of the state.

The Year Ahead Having bottomed out in 2009-10, California made solid progress toward economic recovery in 2011-12. Job gains, easier credit, pent-up demand for autos and goods, higher fuel prices, continued investment in technology and increased tourism and business travel all contributed to rising sales tax revenues.

A recent addition and higher fuel prices increased revenues from service stations. The city experienced a moderate sales quarter for the food & drugs sector. A recent addition also helped boost returns from the business & industry group. The gains were partially offset by a business closeout and reporting problems that reduced receipts from restaurants & hotels. Adjusted for aberrations, taxable sales for all of Riverside County increased 8.0% over the comparable time period, while the Southern California region as a whole was up 8.1%.

Statewide Results Adjusted for accounting aberrations, California’s local sales and use tax revenues for January through March transactions in-creased 8.4% over last year’s comparison quarter. Most areas of the state realized

Most analysts believe that the recovery will continue in 2012-13 although at a slower pace. How much slower is uncertain due to a number of major unresolved issues and the extent to which they can be avoided or mitigated. One issue is the state’s $16 billion

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Tax Revenues UP Desert Hot Springs, CA – For the third quarter in a row, the City of Desert Hot Springs leads the entire Coachella Valley in sales tax revenue increase. According to a new City Manager’s Sales Tax Report released last week, DHS ranked #3 in Riverside County with Eastvale and Canyon Lake as the only other cities in the county to increase their sales tax more.


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“We saw the greatest increase in gasoline, services station revenues along with food, drug stores and other general consumer goods,” said DHS City Manager Rick Daniels. “This shows that people are shopping locally which helps support the local business economy.

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b u d g e t d e f i c i t . G ov e r n m e nt h a s 4.5% to 5.0% increase in statewide local traditionally accounted for 18% of sales tax revenues in 2012-13. California’s jobs and the full effect of looming job losses will not be fully known until after the No-vember election. The European financial crisis is a problem of particular importance to California which ships high tech equipment, tools and software along with a variety of agricultural and other products to 226 countries. Exports account for roughly 25% of the state’s economy. Additionally, California manufacturers that rely on foreign parts could face a shortage if European bank credit lines contract due to ongoing European financial prob-lems. The final issue involves the Federal Bu d ge t C ont rol Act of 2011 which was adopte d to resolve last year’s debt-ceiling crisis. O n Ja nu a r y 1 , existing temporary tax cuts on income, p ay ro l l , c apit a l gains and estates expire. If Congress cannot overcome its ideological d i f fe re n c e s an d agree on a budget package, $400 billion in automatic spending cuts will be activated. There is general optimism that another recession can be avoided because it is unlikely that all these issues will devolve to their worst possible case. However, uncertainty about eventual outcomes will impact spending, investment and hiring plans and slow the recovery in 2012’s second half. Even so, HdL’s current consensus forecast is for a

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