Get outdoors! Exploring nature wellness workshop

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16 FREE   Go take a hike! Seriously. Our first annual wellness workshop will feature experts discussing the restorative benefits of exploring nature. Speakers from UC Agricultural and Natural Resources department, Riverside County, Friends of the Desert Mountains, Master Gardeners, and Desert Recreation District will discuss all this Read More

Palm Desert cheer team will compete in Tampa next month

A Palm Desert cheer team will leave the Coachella Valley next month to compete in the D2 Summit National Small Program Championship April 30 in Tampa, Fla. Desert Elite Mavericks Vicious, a team made up of children in fourth through ninth grade, won the American Grand championship in Las Vegas this year and has also done well in Read More

Highly-Anticipated “Four Star” Hotel Paseo coming to Palm Desert

PALM DESERT, Calif.– FirstBank Holding Company, a holding company with five banking locations in Palm Desert, announced the financing of the highly anticipated, Hotel Paseo, a Marriott Autograph Collection luxury boutique hotel. The new 98,000 sq. ft. hotel will be located at 45-400 Larkspur Lane and is expected to open its doors in September 2017. FirstBank financed $23.5 Read More

East valley restaurants host Easter, spring food events

(Photo: Submitted) From the popular “Eggstravaganza” at The Living Desert, lavish Easter meals and spring events at restaurants, resorts and casinos to the Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival, the east valley is hopping with springtime excitement. Two-day Eggstravaganza More than 10,000 eggs will be hidden in Gecko Gulch for one of the biggest Easter Read More

Walking Through the Fire: Why Memoir Isn’t Therapy

Center for Ideas and Society lecture series 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 FREE Next up in our "Learning to Live Well" series for the Center for Ideas and Society is a look at how writers experience and interpret one of the most basic human emotions. How do the best writers convey grief — a fundamental and unavoidable experience Read More

Bird of the Month: BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON

For beginning birders there is often identification confusion brought about by differences between juvenal and adult plumages of some species. A classic example is the White-crowned Sparrow, where novice birders can see wintering flocks containing birds with the striking black-and-white striped crowns of adults, accompanied by young birds with duller, brown and tan stripes on Read More

Creation of desert national monuments safeguards vital bird habitats in Palm Desert

Palm Desert,CA – Millions of California birds will be among the beneficiaries of three new national monuments created by executive order today. At the request of California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Pres. Barack Obama carved out three areas totaling approximate 1.8 million acres for monument status, linking the San Bernardino National Forest to Joshua Tree National Read More

Vacation rentals working for Palm Desert

Vacation rentals are thus a benefit to the real estate sales market in Palm Desert.  Last year, Palm Desert home prices jumped over 14 percent, and in 2014 the jump was 18 percent.  The strength of the vacation rental market and vacation rental guests who elect to buy in the community are playing a significant role Read More

Community  Relations  department  acquired  six  new  Partners  and  60 renewal

Palm Desert, CA – Community Relations: In  February,  the  Community  Relations  department  acquired  six  new  Partners  and  60 renewal  Partnerships.  Community Relations  department  has  431  investing  Partners,  72 Complimentary/Reciprocal  Partners  and  1519  active-basic  Partners  for  a total  of  2022 businesses.Desert Region: Year-to-Date 39 Complimentary/Reciprocal Partners (Chambers of Commerce, CVB’s and Visitor Centers) and 472 Partners Read More

Make Your Clients Move Easier

Palm Desert, CA – Our New HouseMaster Concierge Program is FREE to every client we perform an inspection for. Have your clients asked you to help set up their utilities? Well look no further. We have the tools to help save you and your clients time. Just another added benefit in trusting HouseMaster Home Sweet Home Read More

Special Message From ​Friends Of CV Link

When I first heard about plans for the CV Link, a bike path traversing 50 miles between Palm Springs and Coachella, I was thrilled. Imagine being able to bike in the scenic outdoors instead of going to the gym for your daily exercise. Imagine being able to share the beauty of the desert with your Read More

Promote  and  market  Greater  Palm  Springs as  a  premier  visitor  and  convention/meeting destination

Palm Desert, CA – Promote  and  market  Greater  Palm  Springs as  a  premier  visitor  and  convention/meeting destination for the purpose of positively affecting the area’s economy. Smith Travel Research:December occupancy  in Greater  Palm  Springs  was  down  1.8%  at  51%.  ADR  was  down 2.2% and RevPAR was down 4% in December. Year-to-date occupancy is up 1.1% Read More

Leadership Seminar Information

Join us for our next leadership seminar as author and seasoned business consultant, Ron Burgess, provides insightful research-based principles that exist across nearly all wealth-creating small companies.   The seminar highlights the experiences and habits of successful small business leaders and discusses how to create and maintain a market niche, which is more important than excellent management. Read More

Rotary Youth Leadership Council (RYLC) initiates Coachella Valley Rotary Youth Network & Youth Congress projects

Palm Desert, CA – In planned fashion today by the RYLC, Ashley-Anne Hobbins –Palm Desert Rotarian, COD Rotaract President and RYLC Chair met Sunday with Sergio Parra –CSUSB Palm Desert Rotaract President and RYLC Co-Chair to discuss next steps and planning in developing their youth initiatives for Coachella Valley.  Ashley-Anne Hobbins developed the initiatives last summer while gaining support from Rotary Read More

New courses starting soon at UCR Palm Desert!

New UCR Extension classes are coming to the desert! For interior design enthusiasts • Introduction to Interior Design This class covers the ABCs of creating an attractive, functional, comfortable space. Starts April 6 Section: 154-CPD-D02 Enroll now! • History of Architectural Interiors Study furniture and decoration styles in historical interiors from antiquity through the 17th century. Starts April Read More

Eco-volunteerism in the Coachella Valley

6 p.m. Wednesday, March 23     FREE Making a difference in the world is easier than you might think. This lecture will be an interactive and in-depth exploration of Citizen Science and Green Volunteerism in the Coachella Valley.  An engaging panel of experts, including UCR's own Cameron Barrows of the Center for Conservation Biology, will explain Read More

CTE Receives Grant

By Deanna Keuilian, administrator, career tech education The California State Board of Education recently approved Desert Sands Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) application in the amount of $1,889,995. This grant covers the first funding term, from April 2016 through June 2017. At the conclusion of the first term, a renewal application will be completed Read More

STEM Academies Launched

Palm Desert, CA – Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics (STEM) education has been a hot topic in recent years, as politicians and business leaders worry over the lack of qualified workers in science and engineering. Although much public discussion focuses on higher education and high school curriculum, educators and others are realizing that for students to really get hooked on Read More

Art on display in Palm Desert

It was time once again to take my annual trip down from the cold mountains to the warmth of the desert floor and look up something interesting in Palm Springs. In fact, it was a visit to Palm Desert — and people there don’t like everyone using the generic Palm Springs term any more than Read More

Indian boys, Aztec girls track teams win DVL dual meet

The Palm Springs boys’ track team cruised to an easy victory Thursday night over Palm Desert 92-35, but the girls’ dual meet brought plenty of drama, with the Aztecs pulling out a tight win 66-61. Andrew Clark headlined the Indian boys’ dominant outing, taking titles in the 110 meter hurdles (16.37), the 300 hurdles (46.04) Read More

Palm Desert – United Way of the Desert

Palm Desert, CA – Each year, the United Way of the Desert hosts a gala to raise funds needed for the support programs that provide for our most vulnerable residents. Last year’s 25 th anniversary gala was a success thanks to our generous partners. Once again, we invite our partners to this year’s special movie-themed gala. Shaken, Read More

Palm Desert High School WASC Accreditation… What is it?

Palm Desert, CA – Thanks to the Rotarians who were able to sign the “best wishes” card to Palm Desert High School at our February 23 meeting. In  answer to those who asked, “Whatʼs WASC,” hereʼs an explanation: WASC is the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Itʼs the body that certifies schools at all levels that are living up to Read More

Hidden Harvest and Saving Food in the Valley – Palm Desert

Palm Desert,CA – For the past 15 years Hidden Harvest has been quietly rescuing millions of pounds of fresh, healthy produce from local farms and packing houses, then giving it all away to the thousands of families and low income seniors in Coachella Valley who live with food insecurity every month. Gleaning and giving away this hidden bounty has been Hidden Harvest's Read More

Healthy Habits with Dr. Claudia Kawas – Palm Desert

In January we examined water waste in food production in our region. In February we learned about food waste in America. Now for our March Global Food series, we take a look at calorie waste and how to make lifestyle choices that help the planet as well as our minds, bodies and spirits!  For centuries, Read More

Students at Palm Desert Senior High School concluded the entire year with outcomes well above the statewide average

Palm Desert, CA – Students at Palm Desert Senior High School concluded the entire year with outcomes well above the statewide average and organized with Shmoop for the Smarter Balanced checks. That's where Shmoop comes in. Shmoop (http://www.shmoop.com), a digital manager recognized for its award-winning test-prep and qualified online classes, delivers Frequent Key test prep Read More