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George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic with Lakeside and Grandmaster Flash
Musican, movie star and cartoon character, the always colorful George Clinton stages a not to be missed show at Spotlight 29 on Saturday, June 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Clinton’s career began when he formed a doo-wop group in a barbershop called the Parliments which enjoyed a hit single in 1967 with “(I Wanna) Testify.” Clinton regularly reorganized musicians in the Parliaments, later known as the Funkadelic then P-Funk All Stars to create new sounds. These two bands combined the elements of musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, Cream and James Brown while exploring different sounds,
contents: George Clinton............................. 3 Art around Town.......................... 4 Animal Lovers.............................. 5 Music worth Buying.................... .6 DSH City Beat.............................. 7 Palm Springs City Beat................ 8 LGBT Around Town....................... 9 Awareness................................. 10 Local Dining............................... 11 Evening at Cabot’s Pueblo... 12-13 Nite Life............................... 14-15 Calendar.............................. 16-17 Astrological Affects................... 18 Garden Guru............................... 19 Classifieds................................. 20 Herbal Culture........................... 22
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Clinton a nd Pa rlia mentFunkadelic dominated diverse music during the 1970s with over 40 R&B hit singles (including 3 number ones) and 3 platinum albums. Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow was their second album and its title track, a feedback-drenched number taking a third of the album’s length, introduces the destruction of Christian themes explored on later songs, describing a mystical approach to salvation in which “the Kingdom of Heaven is within” and achievable through freeing one’s mind, after which one’s ass will follow. Maggot Brain is the third studio album released in 1971 and in 2012, Rolling Stone ranked the album at number 479 on its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The title track was set fire with Eddie Hazel’s guitar work cited in Rolling Stone as number 60 on its list of 100 greatest “guitar songs” of all time. Clinton’s efforts as a solo artist began in 1982. He is also a notable music producer working on almost all of the albums he performs on, as well as producing albums for Bootsy Collins and Red Hot Chili Peppers, among others.
and Sly Stone. His song Atomic Dog, off the 1983 solo album Computer Games, became a #1 hit. He experienced something of a resurgence in the early 1990s, as many rappers cited him as an influence and began sampling his songs. In 1994 Clinton contributed to several tracks on Primal Scream’s studio album Give Out But Don’t Give Up. In the 1990s, Clinton appeared in films such as Graffiti Bridge (1990), House Party (1990), PCU (1994), Good Burger (1997) and The Breaks (1999). In 1997 he appeared as himself in the Cartoon Network show Space Ghost Coast to Coast. Clinton also appeared in the 2004 video game, Grand Theft Auto. Rapper Dr. Dre sampled most of his beats to create his G-Funk music era.
Alongside James Brown, George Clinton is considered to be one of the most sampled musicians ever. In 1989, Clinton released The Cinderella Theory on Paisley Park, Prince’s record label. This was followed by Hey Man, Smell Displaying his inf luence on My Finger in 1993. rap and hip hop, Clinton also He has been cited as one of the worked with Tupac Shakur on foremost innovators of funk the song, “Can’t C Me” from the music, along with James Brown album All Eyez on Me; Ice Cube
on the song and video for “Bop Gun (One Nation)” on the Lethal Injection album (which sampled Funkadelic’s earlier hit “One Nation Under A Groove”); and Outkast on the song “Synthesizer” from the album Aquemini. In 2008, George appeared on the reality show Gone County 3, where seven celebrities move into a Nashville mansion and compete to cross over into the country music scene. Clinton also received an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. After the Coachella appearance Clinton and company jets off to the Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival in the UK, then to perform in France George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic tour 200 days out of the year in Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA. Spotlight 29 is located at 46200 Harrison Place, Coachella. Call 760-775-5566 for more information. Tickets $30, $40 and $50. June 07, 2012
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art around town
Savage Art Palm Springs, CA – The artist known as Savage, a true Palm Springs resident, is living the ultimate “dream desert lifestyle” with a successful, creative business, a supportive partner and growing respect from the local community. Savage is what most artists aspire to become. He is a talented contemporary fine artist and the dedicated owner of Savage Art Gallery and Boutique, in addition to being an accomplished author, interior designer, photographer and entertainment producer who develops multi-media projects and live events to publicize a variety of goods and services for and about well-known artists of all kinds. The self-taught Savage became a professional painter while creating what he describes as “decorative abstracts” that were vivid child-like figures encased in psy-
Savage has supported many community efforts such as the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, the Cathedral Center for Seniors and the local high school student mentoring program. Savage represents a diverse range of artists such as controversial film maker Brother chologically dynamic environments Andy, glass master DaVidRo and such as his own hot selling version legendary photographer John of “Mona Lisa.” Some ExpressionPalatinus. istic styled paintings energetically swirl with patterns of colors and Savage earned a stellar reputation designs. as “the go-to guy for art” and The provocative work is instantly is in constant demand from art recognizable for a distinct “free collectors and for commissions. form” style and bold use of colors. His long client list includes celebrity The prolific Savage admires Picasso, lawyer Robert Shapiro and Savage’s Robert Motherwell, Muro and the work is exclusively shown in the
Legal Zoom corporate offices in Hollywood. His unmistakable, vibrant work is scattered throughout Palm Springs at the SanGiorgio Hotel, The Biltmore, The Morrison and in private homes such as the Liberace and Jack Webb estates. The increasingly-popular painting have found their way into several motion pictures including “the Bad News Bears,” television HBO’s “Huff,” videos and commercials like Budweiser and others. His gallery is located at 870 Research Drive in Palm Springs and is open 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Sunday. Call 760464-5978 for more information.
early works of Jackson Pollack, inf luences which can be seen throughout his work.
Brilliantly leading the way with thinking outside-the-box business model for art galleries in the Coachella Valley, Savage is a busy event gallery with heavy emphasis on utilizing social media. Expanding the square footage of exhibition space, Savage curates revolving shows at the Rainbow Bar and Grill and The Sandwich Shop and the “Savage Satellite Gallery” banner.
Local Playwright’s “PICASSO Opens at Groves Cabin Theatre
Morongo Valley, CA - “Picasso” an original play by local playwright Dolores Becker Trost will open at Groves Cabin Theatre in Morongo Valley on Saturday, June 2 for three weekends; it will be performed Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through June 17.
Edward Duncan, a young photojournalist, knocks on the door of famous artist Pablo Picasso hoping to get an impromptu interview. His request is granted. The elderly Picasso, played by award-winning actor Lloyd Steele, recalls his life, beginning with his rebellious childhood and skipping school to sketch his father’s pigeons. He reminisces on the women he loved and his struggle to find and express his artistic voice, which ultimately gave birth to "cubism." The dark side of his 4
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story involves the war-torn years in Europe and the senseless bombing of the Spanish town of Guernica. Pablo Picasso lived a long life, a big life, and a life fully explored. Love or hate his art, the impact and presence of Pablo Picasso cannot be ignored.
Wes Thomas portrays both Pablo’s close friend Carles, and Georges Braque, Picasso’s co-developer of cubism. The play’s author and director Dolores Becker Trost appears in the role of poet Max Jacob, and special guest performer, Kathy Penny, weaves her Gypsy Several of the production’s capable Flamenco dancing throughout the cast members play multiple parts. S. show. Gaspar Ascencio is featured in the Groves Cabin Theatre has won many role of the younger Pablo Picasso, Desert Theatre League awards for while Jeff Wood depicts Don Jose, its high quality productions. The Pablo’s father and Vollard, a Paris tiny 22-seat theater offers one art dealer. Versatile Sue Bradley of the most intimate theatrical portrays Pablo’s mother Doña experiences in the world, that Maria, his teenaged lover Marieexperience having been described Therese, Fernande, another former as, “like being a fly on the wall, lover, and the famous Gertrude witnessing real live happening Stein. Audrey O’Brien appears as before my eyes.” photojournalist Edward Duncan, while Anja Homberg plays Pablo’s The limited seating means early second wife Jacqueline, and his reservations are a must. “Picasso” model and mistress, Dora Maar. plays Saturday evenings at 7
p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. from Saturday, June 2 through Sunday, June 17. Groves Cabin Theatre is located at 8768 Desert Willow Trail in Morongo Valley north of Highway 62. Tickets for all seats: $10. For additional information and reservations c a ll: 760 -365-4523; w w w. grovescabintheatre.org.
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Living Desert Goes Mobile Palm Desert, CA – The Living Desert’s “Zoo-Mobile” is pulling up and the animals are taking over when audiences to the highly anticipated DreamWorks Animation film, MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED, are treated to the Living Desert’s “Wildlife on Wheels” (WOW) program at the UltraStar Mary Pickford Cinemas. To celebrate the movie’s oppening weekend, a bevy of small mammals, birds, reptiles, invertegrates and animal educators will be on hand to provide live, free animal encounters to movie goers; courtesy of the Living Desert’s WOW program. The event takes place Saturday,
June 9, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. In the lobby of of the theater located in Cathedral City. Animal encounters are free and tickets to see MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED will be available for purchase at the box office or online.
and bring out zoo to the movies in celebration of what is sure ot be the most animal-friendly movie of the summer,” Patzner said. “It’s such a treat to parnter with the Living Desert and give our young guests the opportunity for real-life animal encounters, in addition to watching the beloved Madagascar crew on the big screen,” said UltraStar Cinema publicist, Sandy Moul.
“While many of our animals have that rare ‘star quality,’ we feel this experience is the closest they will eer get to actually being in the movies,” said Nyla Patzner, public relations manager for the Living Desert. “We strive to make the movie going “We are excited to join Alex the experience memorable for all our Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the audiences and hope the community Hippo and Melman the Giraffe will join us for a fun-filled day!”
Cat Show at the PS Convention Center Palm Springs, CA – Cats, cats and more cats will be gathering at the Palm Springs Convention Center this Saturday, June 9 when the annual cat show returns to town. “It’s always interesting to see the variety of cats from long-haired Persians to the hair-less Sphynx and everything in between,” said Cyndy Byrd, spokeswoman for the Crown City Cat Club and sponsor of the cat show.
The most exciting time is when the judges hold their four finals and choose the top 10 cats in each category, she said.
Location: Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros. Show starts 8:30 a.m., so everyone The cat show draws 200 to 300 has time to get ready for the awards people each year from California, Banquet that evening. A r izona, Nevada, Oregon, Banquet: Cocktail Hour 6:00 p.m. Washington and Hawaii. The Dinner: 7:00 p.m., at Renaissance southwest region runs from San Hotel, 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Diego to Bakersfield, including Way, Palm Springs. Meal Choices: Las Vegas and Arizona to the east. Chicken Crepes or Cheese Tortellini. The doors open at 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 All meals include rolls and butter, a p.m. Tickets are $5. After the salad, dessert coffee, tea or ice tea. competition ends, the cats will be Banquet Fee: $56.00 per person. tucked away for the night while the Banquet Coordinator & Reservation cat fanciers get ready to attend their Contact: Penni Richterpartiwaiex@ evening award banquet. gmail.com See website for
There are just under 200 cats competing in four categories, Byrd said, including a Kittens category, a Championship Adults, a Premiership Adult (spayed or Cat show judges: Bob Salisbury; reservations. neutered cats) and a Household Becky Orlando; Nancy Dodds; www.cfasouthwest.org Pets category. Laura McIntyre; Doug Myers and
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music worth buying
Alt-country, garage rock and blues Old 97’s front man has issued a champions return to the sonic ring solo disc ripe with tales of romance Singer-songwriter Rhett Miller, painted against the crazy, mixedSwedish rockers the Hives and up world we all call home. The singer Janiva Magness are all rollicking rocker “Out of Love,” back with new albums worth semi-spoken word “Sleepwalkin’” and “Lost With You” explore celebrating. relationships with candor rather than tired old cliche. “I’ll Try To,” with its thundering piano and raw vocals recalls some of Lennon’s strong early ‘70s work, while the country strains of “Swimmin’ in Sunshine” and “As Close As I Came to Being Right” (a duet he sings with Rosanne Cash) serve as reminders that Miller’s approach is ultimately about making music that is both honest and timeless. Keep it coming.
Artist: Rhett Miller Album: The Dreamer (Maximum Sunshine Records)
Artist: The Hives
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and ferocious “Patrolling Days,” the Hives have issued their first album since 2007. The songs on “Lex Hives” (the album is available on June 5 via the band’s own Disques Hives label) are straightforward and sizzle with all the snap, crackle and pop that marked the Swedish band’s excellent “Veni Vidi Vicious” back in 2000. Anyone who saw the band rock Coachella with its pedal to the metal attack knows the Hives remain one of modern rock’s strongest proponents.
Album: Lex Hives (Disques Hives) You might be interested in buying You might be interested in buying this if you like: Old 97’s, the this if you like: The Strokes, the Artist: Janiva Magness Jayhawks, the Eagles White Stripes, the Hives’ 2000 Album: Stronger For It (Alligator Tell me more: Few alt-country album “Veni Vidi Vicious” Records) songwriters are capable of penning Tell me more: Garage rock is You might be interested in buying lyrics looking at love - be it lost or back. From the opening salvo of this if you like: Joan Osborne, “Come On” (complete with singer Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi found - with the wry wit of Rhett Howlin’ Pelle’s seemingly endless Miller. On his latest disc “The series of “Come On” shouts) to the Tell me more: Lovers of hardDreamer” (available June 5), the infectious single “Go Right Ahead” hitting blues and soul will be
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more than thrilled once they get an earful of Janiva Magness’ latest, the aptly-titled “Stronger For It.” Known primarily as an interpreter of other songwriters’ work, the confessional “Stronger For It” features three of Magness’ own songs. The potent “There It Is,” with the Detroit native’s inspired vocals scorching the sky, leads things off. Elsewhere, her blues ballad “Whistling in the Dark” also shines. A singer who can astonish with her range and emotion, “Stronger For It” also finds Magness reworking songs from Grace Potter, Tom Waits, Shelby Lynne and others. For more information on Magness, visit her official Web site at www. JanivaMagness.com.
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City Pushes for Shopping Center Desert Hot Springs, CA — City Council members, staff, a Chamber executive and representatives of private business traveled to last week’s International Convention of Shopping Centers (I.C.S.C) in Las Vegas to bring jobs and encourage development within the city. “Never before has such a comprehensive effort been made to encourage investment in our city,” said Councilman Scott Matas. “From the dinner hosted by private business owners the first night, to the multiple team approach developed this year, Desert Hot Springs leaders worked non-stop over the four days to promote our community,” Matas said.
“We were proud to showcase our city and the hard work being done in it. This was an important effort for the community and will end up being a ‘win/win’ for everyone,” said Mayor Pro-tem Jan Pye.
The city of Desert Hot Springs has attended this convention for several years, but the decision to include business owners and the Chamber’s new executive director, Heather Coldanado, began last year when a local business owner approached Mayor Yvonne Parks about hosting a dinner on behalf of the city. The dinner, paid for entirely with private funds, was intended to showcase improvements in the city as well as development opportunities for retailers who
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DHS Councilman Adam Sanchez with Chuck Perkins of General Dollar in Las Vegas
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“The city has a 200 million dollar opportunity for retailers and it’s leaders are working to create jobs for citizens. This is just one of the efforts being put forward,” said Michael Bracken, the city’s economic development consultant.
The trip was a first for Councilman Adam Sanchez who met with Chuck Perkins, the retail director for Dollar General which will be built off Palm Drive near Ironwood. Ground-breaking ceremonies are expected sometime in August. “Last year’s attendance resulted “Mr. Perkins said he really in Dollar General’s plans being appreciates the swift permit submitted last October. This is process and was glad it ran so an effective way of promoting the smoothly. Some cities place too city’s benefits,” Bracken said. many conditions on the permit or More than 29,000 people attended the process takes way to long. He the convention with hundreds of was so happy about our process retailers and developers at the that he’s considering another store Las Vegas Convention center. off east Hacienda,” Sanchez said. Local businessman Tim Radigan“It was really good to hear that Brophy also attended the four day from him,” Sanchez added. event. June 07, 2012
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Palm Springs Symposium to Discuss Local Human Trafficking
Local youth shelter teams up with Riverside County to raise awareness Local youth shelter teams up with noon, at Desert Regional Medical Speakers for the event include: Riverside County to raise awareness Center in Palm Springs. GG Lt. Jon Anderson of the Riverside County, CA – While “It’s hard to imagine that the Riverside County Sheriff stories of human trafficking and enslavement of human life exists Department, and a Executive enslavement occur across the in the 21st Century,” said Jennifer Committee member of Riverside world, few realize it happens in O’Farrell, Anti-Human Trafficking County Anti-Human Trafficking communities in California and the Director at Operation SafeHouse. Task Force, who will discuss the Coachella Valley. SafeHouse of the “But we see it right here in Riverside Sheriff’s Department’s role in Desert and the Riverside County County when young and old are the formation of the task force, Anti-Human Trafficking Task exploited for labor or commercial who the task force is and why Force have teamed up to present a sex and unaware of the help there is the task force is needed in symposium to educate healthcare for them. O’Farrell, one of Riverside our county to combat human professionals, community leaders, County’s leading experts in the trafficking at a localized level and service agencies in how to field, works on the front lines of the handle this increasingly prevalent human trafficking issue in her role GG Opal Singleton, of the nonproblem June 20 from 8:30 a.m. to with SafeHouse. profit Million Kids, and a Executive Committee member of Riverside County AntiHuman Trafficking Task Force, who will describe the localized effort to identify victims, and the need for partnerships to help provide quality leads for law enforcement. Million Kids is a local non-profit committed to partner with private and public agencies through trainings and awareness on the identification of foreign national victims. GG Gerald W. Fineman, Supervising Deputy District Attorney at the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, and a Steering Committee member of Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, who will detail the role of the DA’s office, as well as the barriers to prosecution and jurisdictional issues.
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Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, will discuss the notion of a victim-centered approach, providing insight in to the lives of survivors, the complex needs survivors have and the necessity for strategic partnerships among service providers, legal and law enforcement for the success of each survivor. The event is free and open to the public. SafeHouse of the Desert is a non-profit shelter in Thousand Palms is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for youth facing domestic violence, drug addiction, unplanned pregnancies, gender identity issues, suicide and even life on the street. SafeHouse runs entirely on donations made by its supporters. For more information about SafeHouse programs and to make a donation, find us at OperationSafeHouse.org
LGBT around town
Joshua Tree Gay Pride Festival “Born This Way” Art & Music Community Festival Joshua Tree, CA - The 2012 Joshua Tree Gay Pride Festival will be held on Saturday, June 16 at the Art Queen Complex. The festival features live entertainment, food, fun, family activities, community and art booths, music, a dance floor and “Born This Way” themed art show. The event will attract pro-equality families, couples and individuals of every kind. The fourth annual celebration has been as popular with local straight supporters as it has for gays, lesbians, bi and transgender people. “No matter how you were born or how you express yourself,
everyone is invited to the event that recognizes that we are all part of the community. Come experience a pride festival like no other, celebrate the Joshua Tree way,” said Andy Woods co-director of the festival.
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The Art Queen complex is located at 61855 Twentynine Palms Hwy next to Joshua Tree Saloon.
For more information find us on Facebook at Joshua Tree Gay Pride Festival, go to www. joshuatreegaypride.com or call 760-587-6111.
Joshua Tree Gay Pride Festival is a local, grass-roots, all volunteer effort presented by the Morongo The family-friendly programming Basin Cultural Arts Council, begins in the evening 6:00 to 11:00 Inc. The event is funded by area p.m. with a kick-off ceremony. merchants and individuals. DJ Lime Sparkle welcomes the community to this year’s event, and Attendees are encouraged to park The Fred Drake Stage will feature free in the lighted lot directly a variety of Hi-Desert musicians behind and generously provided and performers starting at 7:00 by the Joshua Tree Saloon. A $3 p.m. A full lineup will be available suggested donation is encouraged on the joshuatreegaypride.com to enter the event but no one is website soon and programs will turned away and everyone is
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Identity Theft Many Americans believe they are not at risk for identity theft or that it will not happen to them. Here are some startling statistics that everyone should keep in mind: Approximately 15 million identities are stolen in the US every year totaling over $50 billion in losses Seven percent of adults have their identities stolen, costing an average of $3,500 per person A n additional 100 million Americans personal information is at risk when their records which are maintained by government and corporate databases are lost or stolen.
by Charles Bennett, Jr people were stolen. Thieves will spare no expense when trying to steal personal information, including working for companies that provide services, i.e. cable and telephone companies, home health care providers, cleaning services and many others. Many identity thefts are from persons who are allowed in one’s home to provide a service. Here are some tips that will reduce your chances of becoming a victim of identity theft:
their health information ends up in your record. Most professionals will tell you to shred all documents with personal information on them that are to be placed in the trash. Take it a step further and burn them, protecting yourself from self-designed programs by thieves that when scanned can be put back together. Anything that contains any personal information, including account numbers, bank information, health insurance information, DMV correspondence, medical and other bills, anything with your Social Security number and date of birth-everything.
Check your credit report regularly. Check your children’s credit report as well. The three credit reporting agencies are not always the same, so Almost every American’s Social check them all. Many Americans Security number has been lost do not know what is on their credit Never store any personal or stolen, the majority from report. information on your PC or laptop. government and corporate security Check your driver’s license and Always shut them down when you breaches and lost or stolen laptops. criminal record regularly. are finished and set user accounts Database security breaches are Check your medical records with password verification. reported almost every day. regularly. Thieves will use your Businesses with whom you have One hospital in 2008 reported the health insurance to receive free accounts with will never ask for personal information of 2.2 million health care. When this happens, personal information via email or
over the phone. If you get an email asking for personal information, do not give it and do not left-click on a provided link. Only make on-line purchases from trusted web sites. Do not carry in your wallet or purse anything that you do not need to, especially Social Security cards and pin numbers/passwords, and voter registration cards. Keep files with personal and account information in a locked, fireproof filing cabinet or safe. Keep items such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, passports, life insurance policies and other documents you rarely need in a safe deposit box at your bank. For more information on how you can protect yourself from identity theft, contact The Moneé Group at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (760) 342-2977.
Upward Bound Grant Renewed at COD Palm Desert, CA—College of the Desert (COD) has received notification from the Department of Education that their Upward Bound grant has been renewed for five years. The purpose of Upward Bound at College of the Desert is to provide tutoring, academic counseling, and financial aid guidance to first-generation, low-income high school students. Students in the program receive services such as: supplemental instruction and tutoring in core subjects; laptop/ scientific calculator loans, monthly stipends, a week-long summer residential program, college tours, and exposure to cultural/ educational activities. The program was established at COD in 1995. Through a competitive grant writing process in March 2012, Upward Bound at COD submitted a comprehensive proposal to 10 Desert Star Weekly June 07, 2012
the Department of Education detailing the need for the program, including, the Plan of Operation, Budget, and Evaluation. The program was notified by the Hemet office of Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack it would be one of 780 programs nationwide to receive funding for five additional years, 2012-2017, at $356,350 per year, for a total of over $1.7 million. The program, 100 percent funded by the Department of Education, will serve a minimum of 85 students per year at the following high schools: Coachella Valley High School, Desert Hot Springs High School and Indio High School. The program is currently seeking incoming and current freshmen from these three schools. “The Upward Bound staff, students, and parents are extremely excited about and grateful for the opportunity to be re-funded
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Las Palmas Offers Good Mexican Food and Plenty of It
dining out by Elaine Gladfelter
seafood is fresh and tasty.
Desert Hot Springs and Yucca Valley, CA – Las Palmas Mexican Cuisine opened in Feb. 2012 offering good Mexican cuisine and seafood at affordable prices. My husband and I have gone there a number of times because we know the owner, Arturo Patricio, from his other restaurant located in Yucca Valley on Hwy. 62. Las Palmas offers delicious Daily Specials starting at $6.95 for lunch, and up to five different shrimp dishes that are to die for.
We like to go on Saturdays when they offer all five shrimp dishes for two at $24.95 called Mariscada. It actually could feed four people and we always bring what we cannot eat home for dinner that night.
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If you’re visiting DHS or Yucca Valley, do yourself a favor and stop by either location for some delicious, authentic Mexican cuisine. Las Palmas is located at 55792 Twentynine Palms Hwy., in Yucca Valley, call 760-369-7164 and at 11349 Palm Drive in Desert Hot Springs, call 760-329-2048.
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I recommend their $4.95 House Margaritas and their Oysters on the Half Shell are fresh and costs only $11.00. While I don’t eat oysters (because I’m allergic to them) other patrons report they are “absolutely fabulous.” All their
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My husband generally orders their Champachana (Mixed Seafood Cocktail) Grande at $10.95 which is filled with shrimp, octopus and abalone. He said the Las Palmas Champachana is just as good as the one’s served at La Vaquita’s Restaurant in San Felipe, Mexico, which is 240 miles south across the US/Mexico border on the Sea of Cortez. That’s high praise coming from a man who either really likes food or really hates it. With gasoline prices more than $4.00 a gallon in California, it’s a lot cheaper to get our Mexican cuisine fix locally then driving four hours south for the real deal.
I can recommend Las Palmas Mexican Cuisine restaurants in both Yucca Valley and Desert Hot Springs since we have frequented them both over the years. Arturo took over the old Mexican restaurant (La Palapa #4) in DHS, so now we don’t have to drive up to Yucca to enjoy his terrific food on the weekends.
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Evening at Cabot’s Pueblo Desert Hot Springs, CA - A nearly full moon offered the perfect backdrop for the Cabot’s Museum 6th annual “Evening at the Pueblo” last Saturday night. Approximately 225 guests enjoyed lavish buffets, multiple music performances, silent/live auctions and tours of the Pueblo building. Attendees from as far as Los Angeles and San Diego flocked to the museum to honor the evening’s award recipients; Donna and Cargill MacMillian, Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack and Barbra Maron. The evening began with a cocktail reception in the Pueblo’s main courtyard. Museum volunteers were on hand to share stories from Cabot and Portia Yerxa’s time at the Pueblo, long before it became the museum that Desert Hot Springs
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residents and visitors valley wide true now, “ nearly 100 years after their own potential.” alike have come to know and love. his arrival in the Desert. As guests departed the event A burro named Romeo, similar to Portia Yerxa award recipient, they were offered a copy of Cabot Cabot’s mule “Merry Christmas” Donna MacMillian was introduced Yerxa’s stories and articles that was on hand for pictures and by last year’s honoree, the elegant were complied into the book “On brought a smile to the lips of every Barbara Keller. Mrs. MacMillian the Desert since 1913.” The gift guest. Once guests sat down to drew parallels between her own was generously provided to guests dinner the live auction portion life’s journey and that of Portia and by the Mac Millian family and began. Beautiful artwork, catered spoke lovingly of her late husband, was meant to encourage others dinners and a night time tour of the Cargill. Mr. and Mrs. MacMillian to spread the story and share the Pueblo were on the block. Prominent are supporters of countless charities Yerxa’s core message of helping desert philanthropist and Palm in the Desert and are well known as others. Springs Museum president, Harold “world class” collectors of art. The June 2 gala not only Meyerman bought the evening’s Barbara Maron, the Gordon Gribble celebrated the 100th year since most expensive item - a dinner for award winner for her volunteer Cabot’s arrival in the Coachella Valley, it honored a new group 16. efforts was eloquent during her of leaders, as well as others who Congresswoman Bono Mack acceptance speech. Ms. Maron reflect the very best of the Cabot thanked the crowd after receiving recalled how the foundation of legacy. the Cabot Leadership award. She Cabot’s Museum was built on the said in her speech that Cabot principal of “moving community “offered lessons for life that hold forward and helping others realize
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19TH HOLE, PD; 760-772-6696 Karaoke w/T Bone 8pm 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Bill & Beverly 6pm (JZ) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 DJ Day 10pm (VD) AGUA CALIENTE CASINO, RM; 888999-1995 Nash & Quinto Menguante 8:30pm(LR) ARNOLD PALMERS, LQ; 760-771-4653 Johnny Meza 6:30pm AZUL TAPA LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-5533 Rudy de la Mor 7pm (PB) BILLY REEDS, PS; 760-325-1946 Dancing lessons 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 Joe Jaggi 6pm (PB) CLUB TRINIDAD, PS; 760-327-1161 Tony DiGerlando 7:30pm (PB) CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music 6pm (PB) DESERT FOX BAR, PS; 760-325-9555 Diva Lisa Coleman 7pm (VD)
DESERT SAGE, LQ; 760-564-8744 Patrick Tuzzolino 6pm (PB) DHS SPA LOUNGE, DHS; 760-329-6787 Karaoke w/DJ Scott 9pm EL DESTINO,IN; 760-609-9611 Live Music 8pm ESCENA LOUNGE & GRILL, PS; 760992-0002 Lola Rossi and Reggie Vision 5pm (JZ) FANTASY SPRINGS, IN; 800-827-2946 Joshua Paige 7pm (CW) FIRECLIFF, PD; 760-773-6565 Sonny Evaro 6pm HANDLE BAR & GRILL, NPS; 760-2516474 Karaoke w/Millie G 6 pm INDIAN WELLS RESORT, IW; 760-3456466 Frank DiSalvo 5:30pm (JZ) KOKOPELLI’S, YV; 760-228-2589 Karaoke w/ Roberto 8pm LE PAON,PD; 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) LEVEL 2 BAR & LOUNGE, CC; 760-3286834 Karaoke w/ Dynamic Dave 8pm MARGARITA’S, PS; 760-778-3500 Single Mingle Night, 4pm on patio MELVYN’S LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-2323 Ron Greenip 8pm (PB) NEIL’S LOUNGE, IND; 760-347-1522 Karaoke 8pm O’LEARY’S PUB, PS; 760-325-4913 Karaoke 9pm OVER THE TOP, PS; 760-325-5100
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Live Music 8pm PAPPY & HARRIET’S, PT; 760-365-5956 Kate-Miller Heidke 8pm (CR) RIVIERA RESORT, PS; 760-327-8311 Scott Carter Duo, 5:30pm (POP) ROC’S FIREHOUSE, PD; 760-340-3222 Red’s Rockstar Karaoke 9pm SAMMY G’s, PS; 760-320-8041 Evaro Brothers 8pm (LR) SCHMIDY’S TAVERN, PD; 760-837-3800 Karaoke 9pm STUDIO ONE11, CC; 760-328-2900 Karaoke 8pm SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE, PD; 760341-3560 The Smooth Brothers (BL)(RG) TACK ROOM TAVERN, IND; 760-3479985 Karaoke w/Warren the Spin Doctor 7:30pm THE HOOD BAR, PD; 760-636-5220 Slipping Into Darkness 8:30pm (R) THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry 6pm Tim Burleson 8pm (PB) THE OUTPOST TAVERN, CC; 760-3289004 Karaoke w/DJ Stuart 8pm THE TROPICALE, PS; 760-866-1952 Derrik Lewis Duo w/Jeff Stover 5:30pm (CAB) 360 NORTH, PS; 760-327-1773 Mike Costley & Friends 7:30pm VICKY’S OF SANTE FE, IW; 760-3459770 Doug Montgomery 7pm (PB) VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 Nite Sixx 9pm; DJ Chris Lancaster 9pm (RR) WILLIE BOYS, MV; 760-363-3343 Line Dance 5pm WOODY’S BURGERS & BEER, PS; 760230-0188 Bill Saitta Jazz 7pm (JZ) ZELDA’S, PS; 760-325-2375 DJ PJ & The Bigster 9pm (VD)
19TH HOLE, PD; 760-772-6696 Karaoke w/ T Bone 9pm 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Dana Larson 6pm (AC) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 Slipping into Darkness w/ Shiva Trash & Nattlesnake 10pm AGUA CALIENTE CASINO, RM; 888999-1995 80z All Starz 9pm (VD), Pac/Bradley Boxing 6pm ARNOLD PALMERS, LQ; 760-771-4653 Joan Jones & Keith 7pm (JZ,PB) AZUL TAPA LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-5533 Michael Holmes & The Derrik Lewis Trio 8pm (JZ) 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; 760-3460669 Linda Peterson 6-9pm (JZ) CASTELLI’S, PD; 760-773-3365 Joe Jaggi 6pm (PB) CLUB TRINIDAD, PS; 760-327-1161 Voodoo Hustlers 8pm (VD) CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music 6pm (PB) DESERT SAGE, LQ; 760-564-8744 Patrick Tuzzolino 6pm (PB) DHS SPA LOUNGE, DHS; 760-329-6787 Karaoke w/DJ Scott 9pm DICKIE O’NEALS IRISH PUB, PS; 760325-2600
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Karaoke w/Lassie Jo’s Best Damn 7pm FANTASY SPRINGS, IN; 800-827-2946 Lit Lounge, Yard Sale 9pm (VD) FIRECLIFF,PD; 760-773-6565 Sonny Evaro 6pm FISHERMAN’S MARKET, LQ; 760 7771601 The PS Blues 8pm HAMILTON’S SPORTS BAR, LQ; 760698-8303 Agave Blues Band 8:30pm INDIAN WELLS RESORT HOTEL, IW; 760-345-6466 Frank DiSalvo 5:30pm (JZ) JOSHUA TREE SALOON, JT; 760-3662250 Live DJ 7pm (VD) KOKOPELLI’S, YV; 760-228-2589 Karaoke w/Roberto, Reaction 8pm LA QUINTA RESORT, LQ; 760-564-4111 Jeffrey Osborne, 7:30pm (RB) LAS CASUELAS NUEVAS, RM; 760-3288844 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) NEIL’S LOUNGE, IND; 760-347-1522 Karaoke 8pm 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 PAPPY & HARRIET’S, PT; 760-365-5956 Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones 9pm $15. All ages (CR) Outdoors: Kurt Vile w/ Michael Chapman and Meg Baird 8pm $20. PLAN B LIVE, TP; 760-343-2115 TBA Live Music REILLY’S IRISH PUB, CC; 760-324-9600 Karaoke w/Lenny 7pm RIVIERA RESORT, PS; 760-327-8311 Rebecca Caldwell, 9:30pm (POP) ROC’S FIREHOUSE, PD; 760-340-3222 Red’s Rockstar Karaoke 9pm SAMMY G’s, PS; 760-320-8041 Evaro Brothers 8pm (JR) SCHMIDY’S TAVERN, PD; 760-837-3800 DJ Music 9pm SPA RESORT & CASINO, PS; 888-9991995 DJ Dynamic Daze 9pm SPOTLIGHT 29, IND; 866-377-6829 Tribute Band, Heart 8pm, Casino Lng. Live 9pm STARLITE LOUNGE, PS; 760-327-8311 Rebecca Caldwell 9:30pm DJ Jalil Jagers STUDIO ONE11, PS; 760-328-2900 Angie Whitney 7:30pm (JZ) SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE, PD; 760341-3560 Demetrious and Co. (JZ)(R) TACK ROOM TAVERN, IND; 760-3479985 Live Music 9pm THE DATE SHED, IND; 760-775-6699 Live Music 9pm THE HOOD BAR, PD; 760-636-5220 TBA THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry 6pm; Tim Burleson 8pm (PB) THE OUTPOST TAVERN, C.C.; 760-3289004 Karaoke w/DJ Stuart 8pm THE WINE BAR, LQ; 760-564-2201 Shaken Not Stirred 7pm (LR) 360 NORTH, PS; 760-327-1773 Darci Daniels & Friends 7:30pm
VIBE, CAB; 951-755-5391 Funky Fridays 10pm (VD) VICKY’S OF SANTE FE, IW; 760-3459770 Doug Montgomery 7pm (CAB) VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 Nite Sixx & DJ Chris 9pm (CR) WILLIE BOYS, MV; 760-363-3343 Karoke w/ Kj Kar-el 9pm ZELDA’S, PS; 760-325-2375 DJ’s PJ & The Bigster 9pm (VD)
19TH HOLE, PD; 760-772-6696 Karaoke w/T Bone 9pm 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Beverly & Bill 6-9pm (JZ) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 Stronghold Reggae 9pm AGUA CALIENTE CASINO, RM; 888-99980z All Starz 9pm (VD) ARNOLD PALMERS, LQ; 760-771-4653 Johnny Meza 7:30pm (JZ, PB) AZUL TAPA LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-5533 Comedy night 7:30pm 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 Joe Jaggi 6pm (PB) CLUB TRINIDAD, PS; 760-327-1161 The Bill Baker Show 7:30pm (CB) CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music 6pm (PB) CUNARD’S SANDBAR, LQ; 760-564-3660 Paul Patterson 6pm (PB) DESERT SAGE, LQ; 760-564-8744 Patrick Tuzzolino 6pm (PB) DHS SPA LOUNGE, DHS; 760-329-6787 Karaoke w/DJ Scott 9pm DILLON ROADHOUSE, DHS; 760-2511991 Muddy Sparks Trio, Walt Young 9pm (CR) FANTASY SPRINGS, IN; 800-827-2946 Tribute band, Kid Rock 7:30pm Lit Lounge, Yard Sale 9pm (VD) FISHERMAN’S MARKET, LQ; 760 7771601 The PS Blues 8pm FIRECLIFF,PD; 760-773-6565 Sonny Evaro 6pm JOSHUA TREE SALOON, JT; 760-3662250 Ghost Light Trio 7pm (CR) HAMILTON’S SPORTS BAR, IND; 760698-8303 Kal David & the Real Deal 8pm $10. (BL) INDIAN WELLS RESORT HOTEL, IW; 760-345-6466 Frank DiSalvo 5:30pm (JZ) KOKOPELLI’S, YV; 760-228-2589 Karaoke w/ Roberto 8pm & Jamba w/ Jimmy King LAS CASUELAS NUEVAS, RM; 760-3288844 2 DJ’s, 10pm LE PAON, PD; 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) LEVEL 2 BAR & LOUNGE, CC; 760-3286834 DJ Boost 10pm MELVYN’S LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-2323 Ron Greenip 8pm (PB) MANGO LOUNGE, PS; 760-327-7676 Guest DJ’s 10:30pm MARGARITA’S, PS; 760-778-3500 Mark Guerrero 5pm (LJ) MYSTIQUE LOUNGE, CAB; 888-6676646; Live Music 9pm (VD)
NEIL’S LOUNGE, IND; 760-347-1522 Karaoke 8pm 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; 760327-4080 Live Music 8pm (RR) PALM SPRING’S FIREMAN’S FISHFRY FNDRSR. Ruth Hardy Park, 6pm PAPPY & HARRIET’S, PT; 760-365-5956 The Shadow Mtn Band 5pm, 007 & The Souls 8pm(CR) PEABODY’S, PS; 760-322-1877 Karaoke 7:30pm PLAN B LIVE, TP; 760-343-2115 TBA Live Music (R) REILLY’S IRISH PUB, CC; 760-324-9600 George Momb Open Mic 7pm (PB) Riviera Resort, PS; 760-327-8311 Joel Orona 5:30pm; The Edge 9:30pm; DJ 4play 9:30pm ROC’S FIREHOUSE, PD; 760-340-3222 Soul Opus 9pm (RR) 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 Live/screen Boxing 6pm, Casino Lng. Live 9pm STUDIO ONE11, CC; 760-328-2900 Bill Ramirez 7pm SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE, PD; 760341-3560 Smooth Brothers 7pm (BL)(RG) TACK ROOM TAVERN, IND; 760-3479985 Live Music 9pm THE DATE SHED, IND; 760-775-6699 DJ Ray 9pm THE HOOD BAR, PD; 760-636-5220 Koffin Kats 9pm (R) THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry; 6pm Tim Burleson 8pm (PB) 360 NORTH, PS; 760-327-1773 Darci Daniels & Friends 7:30pm SCHMIDY’S TAVERN, PD; 760-837-3800 DJ Jeff Ferguson VICKY’S OF SANTE FE, IW; 760-3459770 Doug Montgomery 7pm (CAB) 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; 760230-0188 The Bill Saitta Funk Jazz Band 7pm (JZ) ZELDA’S, PS; 760-325-2375 DJ’s PJ & The Bigster 9pm (VD)
29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Bob & Allison Garcia 6pm (AC) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 DJ Residency 9pm AGUA CALIENTE CASINO, RM; 888999-1995 Karaoke Jo 7pm ARNOLD PALMERS, LQ; 760-771-4653 The Carmens 6:30pm (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) CLUB TRINIDAD, PS; 760-327-1161 The Bill Baker Show 7:30pm CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music 6pm (PB) DHS SPA LOUNGE, DHS; 760-329-6787 Karaoke w/DJ Scott 9pm FIRECLIFF,PD; 760-773-6565 Hal Sweasey 6pm
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calendar Dueling Don Quixote Wendy Girard is currently directing film and TV actor Christopher Pennock as Don Quixote at the beautiful 400 seat Annenberg Theatre at the Palm Springs Art Museum this Sunday, June 10 at 5 p.m. Actor Andy Harmon reprises the Pancho Sanchez side kick role. Girard’s presentation is in conjunction with the Desert Dance Company’s production of Mikhail Barishnikov’s version of the Don Quixote ballet. The Girard Acting Company performs the dramatic scenes of the story of the ballet at the beginning of each act and the end of the ballet. Girard’s acting students round out the rest of the cast. The Annenberg Theater is located at 100 Museum Drive in Palm Springs. Reserved seats $19 & $23 purchased on line http:// www.psmuseum.org or 760-3254490. For www.WendyGirard.com, Girard@WendyGirard.com or 310699-3030.
Moviegoers WOW’d UltraStar Mary Pickford Cinemas On the Film’s Opening Weekend The Living Desert’s ‘Zoo-Mobile’ is pulling up and the animals are taking over when audiences to the highly anticipated DreamWorks Animation film, MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED, are treated to the Living Desert’s Wildlife on Wheels (WOW) program. To celebrate the movie’s
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opening weekend, a bevy of small mammals, birds, reptiles, invertebrates and animal educators will be on hand to provide live, free animal encounters to movie goers; courtesy of The Living Desert’s “Wildlife On Wheels” program. Animal encounters are free, and tickets to see Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted available for purchase at the box office or online. Sat., June 9; 2-5 p.m. at UltraStar Mary Pickford Cinemas in Cathedral City. 760-346-5694 www.LivingDesert.org.
the middle of Hells Canyon on the Snake River to the Met, but I really love getting up close and personal with an audience which makes the Newman and ideal venue for me”. “Just Me” an evening with Dennis McNeil takes place on Sun., June 10 at The Arthur Newman Theatre at 2 pm with local pianist Joel Baker as his musical director. The box office opens at 1 PM with tickets at $10 cash only. For more information call 760-325-2731. The Arthur Newman Theatre at The Joslyn Center, 73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert.
“SEUSSICAL” THE MUSICAL
A unique egg themed contest is being put together by The NestEggg Group.Entries creatively reflect desert life and or the LGBT community. Minimun dimensions of 24”x36” and maximum dimensions 48”x48” only two dimensional artwork. Deadline is June 15 and if artwork to be dropped of at The Center which is located on 611 S Palm Canyon Dr. Suite 201.
Back By Popular Demand Making his second appearance at the Life Is A Cabaret’s Sundays In Summer Series presented by Les Michaels on June 10, 2012, Dennis McNeil brings his new show “Just Me” to the Arthur Newman Theatre at The Joslyn Center in Palm Desert.” McNeil, says “I have sung everywhere from a rock in
“SUESSICAL” is described as a “a fantastical, musical extravaganza!” All of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters from 15 of his books are brought to life: Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie, and a imaginative little boy--Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the world of the Whos. Follow Horton, who finds himself protecting his tiny friend Jojo (and all the Whos) from a world of naysayers & dangers, but also an abandoned egg, left by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, but the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant, in a story that makes you laugh and cry.”SUESSICAL” will run Friday and Saturday nights at 7 pm from June 29 until July 28 with a Thursday show at 7 pm July 12, and a Sunday matinee at 2:30 pm on July 22. Rehearsals will be held Monday through Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm until 9 pm from May 8 until opening.Tickets www. theatre29.org or 760-361-4151. $12 adults; $10 seniors & military; and $8 students. 73637 Sullivan Road, (right around the corner from Barr Lumber) in the City of Twentynine Palms.
Desert Rendezvous Artist Local artist/photographer, Carlos Reyes, of Yucca Valley, along with Internationally known, musical recording artists, Incendio, and LAbased Salsa dancer/choreographer, Sergio Leal, have recently launched a Kickstarter project for a, one evening, arts “happening,” called “Desert Rendezvous” that will take place on Saturday August 25 in Pioneertown. Desert Rendezvous will feature projected images of desert photograpy by Carlos Reyes, along with his “live” creation of “fractal” computer art while the Latin influenced band, Incendio performs their live original music. On top of that, dancer, Sergio Leal and company will be adding the element of dance to the sounds of Incendio. Tickets - www.DesertRendezvous. com or info@DesertRendezvous. com or 760-671-6092
Southwest Arts Festival The Indio Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications to the Southwest Arts Festival that will be held January 25, 26 & 27, 2013. Celebrating their 27th Anniversary, the Southwest Arts Festival will once again be held at the worldrenowned Empire Polo Club in Indio California, a Coachella Valley landmark, featuring the desert’s natural landscape and sweeping mountain ranges. “We are excited to host the Southwest Arts Festival at the picturesque grounds of the Empire Polo Club again this year. The world renowned venue is the perfect background to showcase the exemplary Artwork of our fine artists from around the country,” says Joyce Donaldson, President/ CEO of the Indio Chamber Commerce. Featuring over 250 acclaimed artists showing traditional, contemporary and abstract fine works of art and quality crafts, the Festival is a major internationally recognized cultural event. The Festival’s reputation for first-
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astrologicalaffects By Guru Ren Yogamaya, M.A. E-RYT 500 Sun In Gemini: Most affected are Gemini and All Air Signs. The month is in the sign of Gemini. For Gemini: All Mercurial themes such as light, electrical impulses, mental agility, communication, will rule supreme until June 20. For All Signs: The “lightness of being” shines brighter this month. The divine feminine and the divine masculine energies in all people, nature, in Life, come together as one in the 5th Chakra, the throat, that also represents Gemini. Best Sacred Geometry: Oxhedron (Air) Best Yantra: The colors Light Blue or Turquoise. Affects of The Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius Most affected are Sagittarius and All Fire Signs. The Lunar Eclipse was on June 4 and its’ affects continue. For Sagittarius: The Moon is in your sign and it is a Super Full Moon that will certainly bring changes. Reassess or honor your important partnerships. See yourself change for the better with your priorities in focus. For All Signs: A Lunar Eclipse is a super-Full Moon. This Lunar Eclipse has super intensity and it brings transformation. The Sun in Gemini represents change, an Air sign that fans the flame of Fire. Best Mantra: OM. Best Color: Indigo Blue Neptune In Retrograde Most affected are Pisces, Gemini and Sagittarius. This transit began on June 4 and continues until Nov. 10. For Pisces: Expect the unexpected related to your career that will be affected by the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius on the 4th and Neptune’s retrograde. Something may end; it may give way to something new and better. With your own planet turning retrograde, you may feel a bit more introverted in relating with others that affect your career. For Gemini: You may have to revisit some personal issues, possibly your ego or the return of people and circumstances related to your career. Think Universal Ego. For Sagittarius: Coupled with the recent Lunar Eclipse, Neptune’s turn has you revisiting the altruistic side of your self. Life and true meaning become more dream-like, spirituality is comforting. For All Signs: The planet of illusion turns inward in time to have us review our higher conscious self. Our inner wisdom can lead us to find answers that outside sources may not have provided. A great time for creativity!
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Week of June 7 - June 13: June 7 – Mercury Into Cancer Most Affected are Cancer, Gemini and Virgo. This transit will continue until June 25. For Cancer: With the planet of communications and electrical impulses enters your sign, you may feel a surge of energy moving easily, supporting your communications, travel and gadgetry. The sign of Gemini or Virgo may figure more prominently. For Gemini: With Jupiter preparing to enter your sign, your mind may be expanded. Try putting your focus on the spiritual, literature or videos. You may feel like the light has dimmed with your focus now on the divine feminine, mother and or home. This begins at first with your own home and mother. Resolve to let go of the past. For Virgo: Your mind may now guide you in a more intuitive way. This will enable your consciousness to flow so that you can simply check it by your feelings. For All Signs: Communications with the maternal may increase and just in time for what we may need. The Challenge: Not to have expectations where personal relating is concerned. The Best: If we communicate our message in a gentler way, then and we may receive a more amiable, gentle response. Please focus on the positive for best results. June 11 – Jupiter Enters Gemini Most Affected are Gemini and All Air Signs. For Gemini: The Big News: Jupiter, the planet of luck, opportunity and expansion enters your sign and will bring you a plethora of greatness into your Life for a full year. Higher learning may appeal to you as your spiritual beliefs may expand. Careful not to take on more than you can handle. The people born under the sign of Sagittarius (or have Sag rising) will figure more prominently. For All Signs: Trying to maintain a single point of view may become obsolete during this year. We may experience intellectual flexibility as well as more curiosity. The inexperienced may try to influence the gullible; teachers who have little knowledge or who look great on the surface may be viewed as a passing trend. The contribution that Jupiter in Gemini will provide is our immediate recognition of the genuine and the change of our belief system that will help us to open our minds to an expansive wave of truths. Ren Yogamaya is a Yoga teacher registered at the highest level with the Yoga Alliance, a writer, the published author of the book, EAT BY COLOR: Foods, Colors and The Chakras, a syndicated columnist and she is a natural channel for Universal Light. She supports your community and teaches at Yoga Blue in Pasadena, at Dancing Shiva Yoga in L.A. and can be reached at www.renyogamaya.com
Palm Springs International ShortFest Receives $20,000 Grant Palm Springs, CA – The Palm Springs International ShortFest, Short Film Festival & Film Market, celebrated as one of the most acclaimed short film showcases in the world, has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences to be applied to the 2012 ShortFest Forums. The 2012 Festival will take place June 19-25.
Short Film Market, the largest of its kind in America. Festival events include nightly receptions, as well as seminars, master classes and scheduled “one-on-one” meetings w ith industr y experts and filmmaking professionals, open to all filmmakers who participate in the Festival. Sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 86 short films featured at the event have gone on to garner Academy Award® nominations, including six of this year’s nominees. The Festival offers 18 awards (including student and non-student work), with cash awards or film production prizes in each category (over $118,800 worth of prizes, in all).
Shor tFest Director Dar r yl Macdonald stated “We’re hugely grateful to the Academy for their support of our efforts to provide student and emerging filmmakers with the kind of intensive practical and creative opportunities they need to further their knowledge, capabilities and career prospects in the film industry. This grant For more information and tickets will enable us to expand both the call (760) 322-2930 or (800) 898scope of programming and the 7526 or visit www.psfilmfest.org. numbers of filmmakers served by the ShortFest Educational Forums.” The ShortFest Forums are a series of panels, master classes, presentations and one-on-one meetings available to filmmakers attending the Festival. Prominent industry figures participate in these forums to discuss trends, new technologies and emerging paradigms in film funding, production, distribution and exhibition, providing filmmakers both the knowledge and the networking opportunities to further their careers in the film industry. The grant was awarded through the Academy’s Film Festival Grants program, a competitive grant process administered through its Education & Outreach initiatives. The Film Festival Grants program has awarded $4.4 million to film festivals since 1999. About Palm Springs International ShortFest —now in its 18th year, the Palm Springs International ShortFest showcases over 300 short films from more than 40 countries, with a library of more than 3,000 films available to film buyers, industry and press in its concurrent
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proceeded to slowly take off.
honeybees or yellow jacket wasps.
Leaf cutter bee in action
This bee was holding the pieces of the leaf it cut off and was flying like an overloaded plane - nose high, tail low, barely gaining altitude. As it disappeared over the fence towards the vacant lot next door, I thought of chasing it down to find where it was going — perhaps to a nest — but the gate was locked, so I decided to find out more about these pesky things.
The inspiration of today’s article came as I was watering our Western Redbud trees this week. I noticed there were round and half moon cut outs on most of the leaves that had to be from sort of pest. As luck would have it, I noticed a low flying dark colored bee making its way towards our garden. It landed right in front of me on the leaves of our tree and started turning in a circle on top of the leaf. The darn thing ate a couple of our leaves and
According to the research I did, the leaf cutter bees are important native insects of the western United States. They use the cut leaf fragments to construct their nest cells and are often essential pollinators of wild plants. Most leafcutter bees are approximately the size of the common honeybee, although somewhat darker with light bands on the abdomen. They are not aggressive and sting only when handled; their sting is very mild, much less painful that
Leafcutter bees are solitary insects, meaning that they do not produce colonies as do social insects (e.g., honeybees, yellow jackets, ants, etc.), and there is only one female. They nest in soft, rotted wood; thick-stemmed, pithy plants (e.g. rose); and in similar materials that the bees can easily cut through and excavate. The cut pieces of the leaves they remove are used to form nest cells within the tunnels that they construct. They provision the cell with a mixture of nectar and pollen.
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Medical Marijuana Zoning Ban — CA Supreme Court Challenge Medical Marijuana Dispensaries (MMD) across California are regulated by zoning ordinances either permitting or placing a ban on operations in specific areas in counties and cities. Decisions reached regarding a Riverside MMD collective will have far reaching consequences for dispensaries located in in our desert region. The question on the legality of bans will eventually be answered by the lawsuit filed by the city of Riverside against the Health and Wellness Center MMD for violating their zoning ordinance which totally bans medical marijuana collectives. Its been two years winding its way through the courts. The city kind-of-won the first tussle when Judge John Molloy granted the injunction to close the collective. The city didn’t-kind-of-
win as he allowed the collective to continue operating by staying implementation of the injunction to give them time to file an appeal with the 4th District Court.
“Inland Empire Center’s reliance on Civil Code section 3482 is misplaced since, here, the Legislature did not expressly prohibit cities from enacting zoning regulations banning MMDs or from bringing On Dec. 20, 2010 the 4th District a nuisance action enforcing such Court continued the stay of the ordinances.” injunction while they considered the appeal, thus allowing the Does this mean that in every collective to stay open during the single piece of legislation allowing people to do something - that year-long appeal process. unless the legislation specifically The appeal was heard on Nov. 2, 2011 says cities cannot ban – that and in an almost unprecedented cities can overturn any state law rush, the court released its opinion that they want simply by banning on Nov. 9 concluding that cities its implementation under their did have the right to ban MMD zoning ordinances unless the law collectives under their zoning specifically says they can’t? ordinances. The Kruse court further noted that However, the courts reasoning in California legislation permitting their opinion contained numerous MMDs “does not create ... a broad flaws and inconsistencies and stood right to use marijuana without hindrance or inconvenience or many precedents on their head.
to dispense marijuana without regard to local zoning and business licensing laws.” But California voters did create a right of access to medical marijuana and if you can’t get it legally without resorting to an unreasonable expenditure of time and money in either growing it yourself or driving long distances, then that right is essentially abrogated by a ban. If it is impossible to get, then what was the point of the legislature authorizing a person to use it. The courts wrote that the law “provides immunity only as to lawful MMDs. An MMD operating in violation of a zoning ordinance prohibiting MMDs is not lawful.” I really doubt if I have ever heard of a better example of a Catch-22 situation, than the above. It’s lawful
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herbal culture By Lanny Swerdlow, RN, LNC to operate a MMD, but there’s no “Furthermore, those who wish place where you can operate it. to use medical marijuana are not “We recognize that, as Inland precluded from obtaining it by Empire Center stresses, the means other than at an MMD in Legislature intended... to promote Riverside.” uniform application... and enhance access to medical marijuana through MMDs. Nevertheless, nothing... suggests that cities are required to accommodate the use of medical marijuana and MMD, by allowing MMDs within every city. Nothing stated ...precludes cities from enacting zoning ordinances banning MMDs within their jurisdictions.
Since most cities and counties have passed bans and some of those who have not will most certainly pass them once they are allowed too, patients who cannot grow their own will have to drive literally hundreds of miles to obtain their medicine from one of the handful of cities that allow its distribution. Most people will not do that and will obtain their marijuana the In one breath they concede that the old-fashioned way – they will buy legislature wanted to provide safe it from criminals locally. access to medical marijuana then The IEPHWC appeal is arguably the in the next breath say cities are not most important medical marijuana required to accommodate the use case to come before the California of medical marijuana and MMDs. Supreme Court as this case is all How can you enhance access and about distribution. A patient’s right refuse to allow MMDs to exist? to safe, reliable and local access is Another example of Catch-22. at the heart of this case - if patients
don’t have access, it might as well Swerdlow is the founder of the be illegal. Inland Empire Patients Health & It is important to understand that Wellness Center www.iehwc.org the issue the Supreme Court will and is at the center of the medical be deciding has nothing to do with marijuana political cyclone. medical marijuana. The issue at Swerdlow is also recognized as stake is the claim by cities that they a leading advocate for Riverside can repeal a state law locally by Count y medical marijuana banning its implementation under collectives and is the leader of the their zoning laws. Marijuana Prohibition Project.
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