Shops on El Paseo showcase fashion, flexibility, and friendship

Although the spectators brought plenty of glitter and glam (rainbow dreadlocks, gold necklaces like armor plates adorning bare, spray tanned chests), El Paseo Jewelers offered plenty of to-die-for diamonds accessorized by simple black dresses with plunging necklines and defined waists. Diane’s Beachwear made a strong case for a high-cut, modest swimsuit looking sexier than a Read More

Keep your water safe from theft

Palm Desert, Calif. – News Channel 3 responded to various social media reports claiming some homeless people are taking water from private water taps in Desert Hot Springs. Our news team found an affordable solution to this type of water theft at the Lock Shop in Palm Desert. It’s called the Hose Bib Lock. The Read More

Coachella hasn’t had a female solo act headline since Bjork in 2007.

Palm Desert, CA – Artists on Swift’s level don’t need festivals. Often, their productions don’t translate logistically to a festival stage, which has to hold numerous acts throughout a given day. And then there’s the money issue. If you’re one of the select few who can gross more money on your own, why adapt your stage Read More

PALM DESERT: George Takei, Kristin Chenoweth tapped for upcoming McCallum Theatre season

Palm Desert, CA –  The McCallum Theatre is boldly going where its programming hasn’t gone before with some of the performers for the Palm Desert theater’s 2016-17 season. Among them are “Star Trek” star George Takei, who will talk about his long career on Nov. 19, and Monty Python’s John Cleese on March 12. Subscriptions Read More

OFF 5th is expected to open this fall

OFF 5th will anchor El Paseo Square, taking 25,000 square feet of a building currently under construction on the south side of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, said Sharon Carmichael, senior vice president of Cushman & Wakefield, who handles the leasing for that center. It will be the Coachella Valley’s first Saks OFF 5th store, with Read More

Fashion Week El Paseo tents are up

Palm Desert, CA – Fashion Week El Paseo tents are up and the thousands of people it draws annually may notice some changes to Palm Desert’s upscale shopping district, starting with the relocation of the event’s landmark “big white tent.” For the first 10 years, the event occupied a vacant lot on Larkspur Lane. With the Read More

Palm Desert – Blaze Pizza, Habit, Saks OFF 5th coming

Palm Desert, CA – A grand opening for the new store, at 73-080 El Paseo, was held over the weekend. Many celebrities, she said, have been photographed wearing some of her original designs, including Beyonce, Paris Hilton, Halle Barry and Drew Barrymore. Tyra Banks featured Held on her show, “Top 5 Hottest Designers to Watch.” Saks Fifth Read More

How Startups Can Be Empowerment Tools for Women

Millions of women across America aspire to have successful careers and raise families. But, finding the balance to merge those two paths is a difficult challenge which requires support and mentorship, as well as flexibility and understanding from employers. I was shocked, when I researched the matter, to find just how scarce female C-level executives really are: Only 4.2 Read More

Idyllwild Arts – Summer Programs

Junior/Senior Recital: Assel Kaliyeva, Rafael Barrera Serrano & Bella Hartmann Tuesday – April 12th, 2016 7:30pm IAF Campus: Stephens Recital Hall   Visual Arts Senior Show I Opening Opening Reception, Friday – April 15th, 2016 6:00pm Runs through April 23rd IAF Campus: Parks Exhibition Center Hours: Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat noon – 4pm, Sun CLOSED   Jazz Vocal Intensive Class with Alan Paul Read More

Artist Reception at Coda Gallery on El Paseo in Palm Desert

Artist Reception, Karen & Tony Barone, "Down the Rabbit Hole" at the Coda Gallery on El Paseo in Palm Desert on Monday, April 4, 2016 from 4:00 pm. until 7:00 pm. Karen & Tony Barone were both born in Chicago where they fell in love, married and established themselves as a creative force. They “got Read More

‘You’ve Got Issues’ looks at CV Link, possible LQ tax

While the 2016 presidential campaign continues to make its presence felt on The Desert Sun’s “You’ve Got Issues” Facebook page, group members shifted some of their focus back to subjects closer to home in recent days. The CV Link-related measures on the April 12 ballot in Rancho Mirage and the possibility of new tax measures Read More

Good news for the east valley groundwater situation

On March 17, I attended a Joint Water Policy Advisory Committee Meeting of the East Coachella Valley Groundwater Replenishment Area. At the meeting were representatives from the cities of Coachella, Indio, and La Quinta; local tribes; and members of the golf and agriculture industries. It was encouraging to see a high level of participation. Positive groundwater information was Read More

Rock Yard Lineup

The Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs returns on April 11, 2015 with an all new season. The Rock Yard runs every Saturday night (and some Fridays) starting at 7:30pm for 5 straight hours of music. Here is the schedule through the end of the Rock Yard season: APRIL 11: ESCAPE (Journey Tribute) w/ PANDORAS ROCK APRIL 18: BONFIRE (AC/DC Tribute) Read More


The 23nd Annual Idyllwild Arts Jazz In The Pines is an outdoor music festival held on the grounds of the Idyllwild Arts Academy in the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains above Palm Springs. The festival starts on the evening of Friday, August 19 with our VIP Patrons dinner and continues throughout the weekend on three stages offering continuous Jazz, Read More

Friends Of CV Link Newsletter

Palm Desert, CA – Voters in Rancho Mirage have been given the chance to weigh in on the trans-valley CV Link path project. There’s a problem, however. The four questions on the April 12 ballot represent a cynically false choice. Compounding the tragedy that is this election is the way it has been handled. Rancho Read More

Six New Animals Born at Palm Desert Zoo

PALM DESERT, CA – Palm Desert's Living Desert zoo has six new residents: three warthog piglets, an African Crested porcupine, a gazelle calf and a Bighorn sheep lamb, all born in March, the zoo announced Friday. "We are so excited to welcome all of these spring babies," said Allen Monroe, Living Desert president and CEO. Read More

Michael Costello returns home for ‘Project Runway’ event

Almost the entire second floor of the Los Angeles Apparel Mart Building in the heart of the Fashion District is taken over by Michael Costello. A far cry from his Palm Canyon Drive boutique in Palm Springs some 15 years ago – but then again, a lot has happened to the designer since then. Most Read More


Palm Desert, CA – The 23nd Annual Idyllwild Arts Jazz In The Pines is an outdoor music festival held on the grounds of the Idyllwild Arts Academy in the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains above Palm Springs. The festival starts on the evening of Friday, August 19 with our VIP Patrons dinner and continues throughout the weekend on three stages offering Read More

How to Protect Your Skin at Music Fests

When you see photos of your favorite celebrities at Coachella and Stagecoach, you might notice they look … incredible. They’re covered in glitter and wearing fairy wings. Their skin looks kissed by the sun. Their makeup is perfect. The truth is, April in the desert is a test for the longevity and effectiveness of any Read More

‘Locals Only’ Tickets Return for Coachella, Stagecoach Concerts

Even though Coachella is sold out for most people, Coachella Valley residents may be able to snag some of these special passes. Palm Desert, CA​ –  Passes for the upcoming Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals have been set aside for Coachella Valley residents to purchase, music promoter Goldenvoice announced Thursday. Passes available solely for locals Read More


Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~Mark Twain~ Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you ~ not because they are nice, but because you are. ~Author Unknown~ Carry a heart that never hates. Read More

Free forum, presented by CV Water Counts in partnership with UCR Palm Desert

5 p.m. April 20 This free forum, presented by CV Water Counts in partnership with UCR Palm Desert, will focus on water rate changes in the Coachella Valley. The event will take place in the auditorium at UCR Palm Desert, 75080 Frank Sinatra Dr., Palm Desert. Speakers include: • Kathleen J. Tiegs, president of the Read More

Palm Desert Food & Wine festival will be epic

The 2016 Palm Desert Food & Wine festival is back for its sixth year of gathering all-star chef talent and food enthusiasts for three extraordinary days of wining and dining. Kicking off on Friday, April 8 and continuing through Sunday, April 10, the event features the return of the popular multi-course James Beard Luncheon, live Read More

Ricardo Zarate discusses Peruvian food at Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival

Lima-born Chef Ricardo Zarate, owner of LA hotspots Mo Chica, Picca and Paiche, will be on stage at this year’s Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival from April 8 – 10. One of many decorated chefs putting on cooking demonstrations during grand tasting, Zarate will be showcasing the exotic tastes of Peru. Ricardo shares his Read More

Chocolatier Valerie Gordon to share indulgences at Palm Desert Food Festival

Acclaimed chocolatier and cookbook author Valerie Gordon will make the Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival that much sweeter. Gordon’s masterful desserts span across Southern California, from her flagship, Valerie’s Confections, to Grand Central Market and American Tea Room. She will show her range by preparing the salad course for the festival’s James Beard luncheon on Friday, Read More