Rancho Mirage Ballot Measures and Tour de Palm Springs

  Friends Of CV Link Newsletter The Rancho Mirage ballot Measures One by One Over the next few weeks, we will be publishing information about the upcoming CVLINK ballot measures that Rancho Mirage citizens will be voting on. The Rancho Mirage City Council has placed four measures on the April 12, 2016 ballot that relate to CV Link, a 50-mile pathway Read More

Luxury Desert Wedding Showcase

  Luxury Desert Wedding Showcase | Sunday, January 17, 2016 | 11:00am to 3:00pm    Luxury Desert Wedding Showcase Join us at Desert Willow Golf Resort on Sunday, January 17, 2016 from 11:00am to 3:00pmfor an intimate showcase of the Desert's top wedding professionals. Learn More… Enjoy Raffle Prizes, Food and Cocktail Sampling, Vow Renewal, Live Entertainment, Groom's Lounge, and much more! Win Read More

Coachella Valley On The Map with Google!

  Join the Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center, Coachella Valley SCORE, Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center, Desert Lightning and Riverside County Workforce as we host Let’s Put Coachella Valley On The Map with Google! With four locations across Coachella Valley, we encourage business owners (large or small) to learn how to Get Found on Google Search Read More

First Tech Challenge Robotics Qualifying Tournament

FREE EVENT AT Palm Desert High School and the Engineering Pathway are hosting a First Tech Challenge qualifying event! Twenty Four teams from all over Southern California and their robots promise to entertain the crowds as they earn points gathering debris, rescue hikers, and climb and hang from mountain tops! Please share with your students, Read More

Your Best Investment in Local Education!

​​ Hosted by the Classic Club – 75200 Classic Club Blvd, Palm Desert CA 92211  2016 Aztec Classic Golf Tournament – Sunday March 20, 2016 SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL WITH YOUR DONATION! The Palm Desert High School Foundation fully supports academic excellence for all students.  In partnership with parents, businesses, and community members, the PDHS Foundation is dedicated to strengthening Read More

Mount San Jacinto Natural History Association (NHA)

The Mount San Jacinto Natural History Association (NHA) is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to: Promote the educational and interpretive activities of California State Parks. Mt. San Jacinto Natural History Association produce and make available to the park visitors suitable interpretive and educational literature and materials. Acquire display materials or objects pertaining to the Read More

Friends of the Desert Mountains

The mission of the Friends of the Desert Mountains is to preserve land, to support education, conservation and research in the Coachella Valley, and to act as the support organization for the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. Since the Friends accepted the opportunity to serve as the support group for the Santa Rosa Read More

Taste of the Valley January 16 & 17, Saturday & Sunday, 11 – 3 pm

January 16 & 17, 201 6  at  Aqua Caliente Casino  Enjoy live JAZZ provided by Woody’s After Dark and food & wine samplings from some of the Valley’s best restaurants! Featured Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, the Taste of the Valley offers relaxing patio seating under the palms to enjoy tasty food and wine samplings from some of the Read More

The 7th Annual Healing Waters Spa Tour January 28, 2016  

The 7th Annual Healing Waters Spa Tour January 28, 2016     4:00-9:00pm Come Join the fun!  One night a year, the unique healing waters resorts, situated high overlooking Palm Springs, open their doors to the public for a tour of their premises and a peek at the magical pools and relaxing services.  The naturally hot mineral waters beneath Read More

Desert Woman’s Show  January 16 & 17, 201 

8th annual  Desert Woman's Show  January 16 & 17, 201  Aqua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage   The 8th annual Desert Woman’s Show shines the spotlight on women’s issues while focusing on spring fashions and accessories, home décor, nutrition and fitness, personal development and Chef samplings. This popular event will feature over 60 exhibits of local Read More

Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center
STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR THE BUSY PROFESSIONAL

STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR THE BUSY PROFESSIONAL January 2016 Fireside Chat   8:00AM – 9:45AM The Holidays are over and Season has started in the desert! As you roll out your plans for 2016 in our Valley's busiest season, take time to manage your stress. In this Fireside Chat we'll discuss stress related to owning, operating Read More

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Greater Palm Desert – Palm Springs… modern convention and meeting oasis

Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau Greater Palm Springs… modern meeting oasis With 350 days of sunshine, more than 115 golf courses and diversions that run from glitzy shopping to gritty adventure, Greater Palm Springs is a meeting oasis that refreshes and inspires. More than simply a destination, it’s a collection of experiences that Read More

Tour de Palm Springs, New Balance Half-Marathon create active weekend in Greater Palm Springs

You've heard of being an Ironman, but here's your chance to become a brick master in 2016. With two longtime desert events running consecutively on the weekend of Jan. 23-24 , participants in both the Tour de Palm Springs and the New Balance Half-Marathon can establish their Ironman-like status. The Tour de Palm Springs charity bike ride Read More

Race into 2016 with the Galen New Year’s Resolution 5K Color Run on January 9

A RUNNING START Race into 2016 with the Galen New Year’s Resolution 5K Color Run on January 9, the featured event for this month’s First Weekend Palm Desert. It’s a great warm up for the New Balance Palm Desert Half Marathon, Relay and 5K coming up January 24. After 17 years in Palm Springs, this Read More

Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films
27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival: January 1 – 11, 2016

Now entering its 27th year, the Palm Springs International Film Festival has a well-established reputation as one of the most prestigious and well-attended film festivals in the country. The Festival has long secured its place on the world stage as the portal for the very best in world cinema, welcoming more than 136,000 enthusiastic filmgoers Read More

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UCR Palm Desert – New year, new opportunities!

If you're setting new learning goals for the new year, we have everything you need right here. Enjoy fun courses, FREE film screenings, healthy living lectures, literary events and much more. Come see what's happening at the Palm Desert Center!             Spanish for healthcare professionals  UCR Extension course       Read More

Desert Cities Bird Club
Desert Cities Bird Club – 2016 PELICAN DAYS Salton Sea th Annual Birding Festival 4 January 16 & 17

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS* 8 am–9:30 am BIRDING WALK with Karen Nelson 8 am-9:30 am SHORELINE CHAIR BIRDING   with Katie Montgomery 10 am-11 am WOW (Wildlife on Wheels)  $5.00 presented by The Living Desert 10 am –4 pm NORTH TO SOUTH TOUR  $35.00 with Kurt Leuschner 12 pm-1:30 pm SHORELINE BIRDING 12 pm-1:30 pm IRONWOOD TRAIL Read More

Farmers’ Market Returns to Morning Hours

Back by popular demand, Palm Desert’s Certified Farmers’ Market has returned to Wednesday mornings, giving residents and visitors an opportunity to enjoy the sunshine while shopping for fresh, regionally grown fruits and vegetables and other artisanal products. After trying evening hours, the weekly Farmers’ Market will now take place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Read More

Swing N' Hops Street Party palm Desert
Swing ‘N Hops Street Party on El Paseo

The New Year is set to deliver more First Weekend fun highlighted by the return of a popular fit and fabulous favorite in January and the February debut of an exciting new event that will bring live music, swing dancing, and craft beer to the heart of El Paseo. The fun begins on Friday, January Read More

city of palm desert
City of Palm Springs on top of vacation rentals

There has been a lot of noise in the valley about vacation rental properties. What we hear through the din is that the city of Palm Springs is getting it right in its efforts to regulate this cottage industry. While this issue is percolating in many cities, Palm Springs can be seen as ground zero Read More

Mission of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation
Mission of the Idyllwild Arts Foundatio

The Mission of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation is to change lives through the transformative power of art. The Idyllwild Arts Academy provides pre-professional training in the arts and a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum to a diverse student body of gifted young artists from all over the world. The Idyllwild Arts Summer Program provides arts instruction Read More

Thevillagessuntimes Driverless cars must have a driver - at least for now, rules California
Elon Musk Confident That Tesla Will Have Full Autonomous Cars By 2017

Flying cars seem impossible at least for now, but it  is apparent thatthe  self-guided cars are within the grasp of well-off folks worldwide as many car makers are racing against time to come up with one and prototypes are work in progress. It appears like Tesla is the only carmaker that is bold enough to Read More

Thevillagessuntimes Driverless cars must have a driver - at least for now, rules California
Self-driving cars are coming, we hear. But when? 

TESLA'S NEW AUTOPILOT SYSTEM MADE THE BIGGEST SPLASH IN 2015. BUT A LOT OF OTHER SELF-DRIVING EFFORTS ARE GATHERING STEAM BEHIND THE SCENES. IMAGE SOURCE: TESLA MOTORS. The answer is that fully self-driving cars that can handle all conditions without a human hand on the wheel are unlikely to come to market much before 2020 Read More

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Give yourself the gift of learning!

Native American lecture series UCR California Center for Native Nations       6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11   "Resistance from the Reservation" explores the complex politics of the Mission Indian Federation, which was founded in Riverside in 1919, fighting against federal intrusions into Indian lives and encroachments upon tribal sovereignty.    Lecturer T. Robert Przeklasa Read More

Holiday Festival on El Paseo

The streets of El Paseo will transform into a winter wonderland on Saturday for the annual Bighorn BAM “Miracle on El Paseo” fundraiser that benefits those affected with cancer. Olympic skater Dorothy Hamill will flip on the lights strung around a 60-foot-tall Christmas Tree in front of The Shops on El Paseo to create a festive holiday block Read More