Academies Prep Students for College, Career; Local Biz Partners Needed

CAREER ACADEMIES in the Coachella Valley are boosting graduation rates and providing students with real-world experiences that will give them an edge in college and the workforce. CVEP's Business Engagement Committee connects businesses and educators in all three of the valley's public school districts in an effort to grow a skilled workforce. In the past 10 Read More

The Palm Desert High School baseball team appeared in the No. 3 spot

The Palm Desert High School baseball team appeared in the No. 3 spot on the preseason Division 3 poll, which was released by the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section office on Monday. La Quinta High starts the season at No. 9 in the poll. Rounding out the top three, Redondo Union opens the season No. 1 and Walnut is Read More

Valentine Surprise Members of the Palm Desert Rotary Club

Valentine Surprise Members of the Palm Desert Rotary Club spent the morning of Valentine’s Day at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School surprising four teachers with checks for $150 for class supplies. Each of the second grade teachers wrote a proposal detailing how the money would improve student achievement and performance in reading/language arts while being aligned Read More

How Do You Spell That?

The first time this reporter saw the play 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee, I firmly believed that the spelling words were made up for the play. Chimerical? Crepuscule? Omphaloskepsis? I leave it to you to look them up. Or, better yet, come see the really, really funny play as it is presented by the Palm Read More

Aztec Classic The Palm Desert High School Foundation

Aztec Classic The Palm Desert High School Foundation will be presenting the Aztec Classic on March 20 with an 8:00 am “shotgun” start (scramble format). The event will be hosted by famed Dodger and desert resident, Steve Garvey. Sign up information can be found on page 35. The foundation notes that there are six ways Read More

‘William Krisel’s Palm Springs’ book wins fans at Modernism Week

If you want to read just one book that explains the midcentury modern mindset in the California desert communities, get "William Krisel's Palm Springs: The Language of Modernism" (Gibbs Smith, $45). The 224-page, hardcover book contains a collection of intelligent essays by historians, architects and modernism appreciators accompanied by 200 photos and dozens of architectural drawings that Read More

Bighorn Lamb Just Born at Palm Desert Zoo

PALM DESERT, CA – The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens announced Monday the birth of a Desert Bighorn lamb, an endangered species whose population has dwindled significantly over the last two centuries. The female lamb was born Thursday, weighing in at 3.9 kilograms. The baby and mother are both doing well, according to zoo officials. Read More

Exhibitions Galore

Two of the most renowned modern artists, Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso worked in the same period and historians often compare them to one another, for example describing Alexander as the American Picasso. However, “they actually didn’t like each other,” said Alyssa Friedman, marketing manager at Palm Desert’s Heather James Fine Art. “They didn’t like Read More

Building a National Monument:

Building a National Monument: What Does It Mean For You? 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24     FREE Our Living Green lecture series will help you learn how to improve your environment, health and quality of life. During each event, our eco-experts will examine the issues facing our community and discuss solutions to ensure our needs are Read More

Amazing views in the Coachella Valley’s Palm Desert

Most people travel to the Coachella Valley for Palm Springs glitz or the April music extravaganza. But immensely pleasurable lower-profile experiences abound in and around Palm Desert. Here in the valley’s heart, you can recharge amid exquisite beauty, from mirage-like mountains to fanciful resorts to fabulous outdoor sculptures along “the Rodeo Drive of the Desert.” Read More

Cal Poly men’s golf team in fifth place in Palm Desert tournament

The Cal Poly men’s golf team was in fifth place after the first round of the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate on Friday at The Classic Club in Palm Desert. Jessie Yap shot a even-par 72 and was in 12th place, while Justin De Los Santos carded a 1-over 73 for 19th place for Cal Poly. Sarosh Read More

Tourism up with more flights to the Valley

It's getting easier to travel to Palm Springs with new flights and tourists are taking advantage. More people are choosing the Valley as a vacation destination. "I think it's beautiful, I enjoy it every time we come out here," said Jellybean Johnson, a musician in the Valley playing with the group "The Time."  The Palm Read More

Aztecs, Lions pick up dramatic road girls’ soccer wins

The Palm Desert girls’ soccer team battled for the DVL title right down to the final game, but despite finishing tied for second they were saddled with a first-round road game. No problem. The Aztecs hit the road to Westminster High School near Huntington Beach and came back with a dramatic 1-0 overtime victory. Palm Desert Read More

Palm Springs is now abuzz with Modernism Week

Visitors have until Feb. 21 to visit over 70 events — from the Frank Sinatra’s Neighborhood Movie Colony Historical Walking Tours to the Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour. Festivities for the week include a VIP reception and book signing for the “iconic iconoclast” Vladimir Kagan, an American furniture designer (his celebrity clientele included Marilyn Monroe Read More

Experience Great Dining at Three Sixty North Bar and Grill.

Tony Gallardo, previously from Leon's Bar and Grill, is now the manager of Three Sixty North Bar and Grill and goes above and beyond to make your dining experience an enjoyable one. Three Sixty North Bar & Grill is one of the desert’s newest establishments and is located on the strip in downtown Palm Springs, Read More

JEWISH STUDIES LECTURE SERIES: What California Can Learn From Israel About Water Desalination

3-5 P.M. SUNDAY, FEB. 28 David Jassby, an expert in water and wastewater treatment and the applications of nanotechnology, will discuss the process that proponents see as a "drought-proof" water supply solution. Jassby is assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering at the Bourns College of Engineering at UC, Riverside. Prior to joining UC Riverside, David was the executive director of the Center Read More

AGUA CALIENTE VOICES OF CULTURE: Relevance of Collections to Reality

AGUA CALIENTE VOICES OF CULTURE: Relevance of Collections to Reality 6:30 P.M. THURSDAY, FEB. 25 Sven D. Haakanson, Jr., Ph.D. (Alutiig), will discuss how to take an ethnographic piece from the past and place it in living context within our own community. Haakanson, curator at the Burke Museum and anthropology teacher at the University of Washington, focuses his Read More

Living Green: Building a National Monument 

Learn about the history and creation of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument by Act of Congress and why it matters to you. Buford Crites, former mayor and council member of the City of Palm Desert, and Monument Manager Jim Foote will speak about the community's grassroots efforts that led to Congressional action, as well Read More

Desert Events – Palm Desert

Modernism Week Feb 11, 2016 to Feb 21, 2016 12:00 AM – 12:00 PM Price  Each event is individually priced  Modernism Week’s cool, iconic, modern February festival is an exciting 11-day celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture. Events include the Modernism Show & Sale, tours of iconic homes, architectural walking, biking Read More

Encore Consign & Design Studio is the place to be on Monday evening. See you there!

  Hello La Quinta Chamber Members,   Encore Consign & Design Studio is the place to be on Monday evening. See you there!           

A victory for birds and other wildlife

Historic Day for the Desert Photo Courtesy Jack Thompson of The Wildlands Conservancy  Responding to the urging of Friends of the Desert Mountains and others, President Obama has taken action today to protect natural wonders of the California Desert as national monuments.  These treasured areas, including the new Sand to Snow National Monument flanking the Coachella Read More

Hollywood Producer’s Palm Desert Home to Lists for $16 Million

The 9,152-square-foot, six-bedroom home, completed in 2004, was designed by architectural designer Guy Dreier as a futuristic contemporary with panoramic views of the Santa Rosa mountain range and the Coachella Valley. Over 1,000 square feet of outdoor covered space connects through retractable glass walls to the interior: In the master suite, the outdoor pool extends inside, ending Read More

The Clinton Foundation’s Day of Action for La Quinta

(Thanks tor Adria Burton, sophomore class president at La Quinta  High School, for permission to run this article which also appeared in The Desert Sun.) As part of the Associated Student Body (ASB), or La  Quinta High School’s student government, we are  always looking for ways to bring a sense of  community to our  school. Read More

Desert Golf Connection Anniversary Sale

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $75!* GEARING UP FOR SPRING… ALL IN STOCK DAILY SPORTS 40% OFF!   It's time to make room for Spring deliveries so that means all Fall and Holiday 2015 Daily Sports is now on sale!  Sizes are selling out so shop early for best selections!     SHOP NOW   Read More

Photographer Stephen Baumbach’s “Purgatory of Thought” – Palm Desert

Palm Springs Museum Artists Council for inclusion in the Artistic Expressions of the Coachella Valley Showcase taking place  at the UCR Palm Desert Center March 3 – 22, 2016 Local photographer Stephen Baumbach’s “Pergatory of Art”, a 40X60, three dimensional work created when he first moved to Palm Springs in 2014, has been chosen to be included in the Artistic Expressions of the Coachella Valley Read More