Gelson’s Market Joins CVEP as Investor and Opens Long-Awaited Rancho Mirage Store

Gelson's Market Joins CVEP as Investor and Opens Long-Awaited Rancho Mirage Store A customer hugs Jeff Stein at the opening of Gelson's market. MORE THAN 500 foodies, business leaders, and city officials converged Thursday as new CVEP investor Gelson's market opened its first Coachella Valley store in Rancho Mirage. "Gelson's will be heavily involved in the community during the coming Read More

Friends Of CV Link – The Rancho Mirage Ballot Measures One by One

Friends Of CV Link Newsletter The Rancho Mirage Ballot Measures One by One ​ Editor's Note: this is the second article in the series discussing the ballot measures coming up in the April Rancho Mirage Election and placed on the ballot by Mayor Hobart and the City Council MEASURE 2 (ADVISORY or Non-Binding) The text of Measure 2 reads Read More


Attached are many of the details regarding the upcoming 3 week expedition to Antarctica that I will be leading in late December 2017 and January 2018  (less than two years away!).    28 December 2017 – 15 January 2018 on the boat. Don’t be too shocked by the price when you remember this is the 3 week Read More

Bird Watchers Help Science Fill Gaps in the Migratory Story

We all know birds in North America fly south for the winter and revisit us come spring, but have you ever wondered what their journey looks like once they leave our backyards? Ornithologists from Cornell University developed this migration map to show a year’s worth of travels for more than a hundred bird species across the Western Read More

Koch brothers’ new group will take on poverty, educational quality

The political and policy empire controlled by billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is building a non-profit wing its leaders say will work to address deep-seated social ills and “revitalize civil society.” Its initial efforts will focus on poverty and educational quality. The organization, known as Stand Together, is still in its start-up phase but aims to raise Read More

STRUT YOUR MUTT DOG SHOW & EXPO – La Quinta Community Park

STRUT YOUR MUTT DOG SHOW & EXPO Sponsored By: The ROTARY CLUB of La Quinta WHEN: February 13, 2016 – 11:00am to 3:00pm WHERE: La Quinta Community Park 77865 Avenida Montezuma, La Quinta This year’s Strut Your Mutt Dog Show is the Rotary Club of La Quinta’s Fourth Annual Dog Show and Expo. It is Read More

Love in Greater Palm Springs

Nothing warms the heart quite like lounging around a fire pit with the one you love, staying up to till the wee hours sipping a nightcap while ignited by a fire’s warmth or basking in the glow of centerpiece flames at a romantic dinner table for two. Throughout the Greater Palm Desert and Palm Springs Read More

Palm Springs Modernism Week

Modernism Week, which takes place February 11 – 21, is one of the destination’s most notable events, attended by throngs of midcentury modern aficionados from around the world. The annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture was originally centered around a core Modernism Show & Sale but has since exponentially grown Read More

Idyllwild Arts Foundation Upcoming Events

  Creative Writing Faculty Reading Thursday – January 28, 2016 7:30pm IAF Campus: Fireside Room The Creative Writing Department presents: a Creative Writing Faculty Reading. Readers: Alice Bolin, Abbie Bosworth, Mara Lund Montano, Kim Henderson   Definiens Concert Satuday – January 30, 2016 7:30pm IAF Campus: Stephens Hall IAA Ensemble in Residence, Definiens, presents "Spectrum," a concert of an eclectic mix of Read More

Aztec Classic on March 20

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 24. The foundation notes that there are six ways for PDHS fans to help out. 1. Enjoy the lunch, Read More

Idyllwild Arts – January

Happy New Year!  As the calendar flips to 2016, we eagerly look forward to celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Idyllwild Arts.  Whether our first Idyllwild experience was with ISOMATA, the Summer Program, or the Arts Academy, the mountain air, the deep relationships, and the exploration of creativity, music, and art remain at the core of Read More

Strange Bedfellows: The emergence of the Coachella Valley as a conservation leader

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27     Cost: 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 met in the present — and Read More

A taste of Hollywood in the desert!

When 6-7:30 PM February 23, 2016 FREE! Where UCR Palm Desert  75080 Frank Sinatra Dr.,  Palm Desert, CA. 92211 760.834.0800 Looking for the red carpet treatment without leaving the Coachella Valley? Join us for a spirited pre-Academy Awards event, sure to turn Oscar green with envy.  We'll be rolling out the red carpet starting at 5:30 p.m., Read More

Splash Into The Holidays At Palm Desert Aquatic Center

The Palm Desert Aquatic Center (PDAC), a one-of-its-kind water park in the Coachella Valley, invites residents and visitors to partake in the holiday hours during Thanksgiving and Christmas vacations, and to participate in special holiday and charitable events, including the annual Polar Bear Plunge. In addition, there are new hours for the heated recreational swim Read More

Sunnylands To Close For Presidential Summit

The founding documents of The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands state that the primary mission of Sunnylands is for “the President of the United States and the Secretary of State of the United States to bring together world leaders in order to promote world peace and facilitate international agreement.” The White House has announced that Read More

El Paseo Presents Music, Dance, Cultural Events For February

El Paseo, the Rodeo Drive of the desert in the heart of the Coachella Valley, will be transformed into a lively location with many engaging events and fun activities planned for the month of February. From a brand new and unique “Swing ‘N Hops Street Party” extravaganza to First Weekend activities and The Gardens annual Read More

A special evening celebrating 70 years of Idyllwild Arts.

In 1946, Idyllwild Arts carved out its niche in the world and began fulfilling its mission of changing lives through the transformative power of art. Today, Idyllwild Arts has become home to generations of global artists who have been inspired to make a difference in the world. Through our world-renowned Summer Program and prestigious Arts Read More

CVEP 2016 FAFSA Campaign Kick-Off



6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 Don't miss this fascinating evening with John Powell, Jr., president of the Coachella Valley Water District Board and CEO of Peter Rabbit Farms. Powell will address the issue of drought and agricultural production in our region, how our Coachella Valley water issues differ from those in other parts of California, and Read More

Free Training Available to Women Starting, Expanding a Business in the Coachella Valley

Want more online visibility  Want more searchablity in Google  Need to increase your SEO  Need to connect with potential clients/customers  Want to learn how to utilize Google Adwords  Want to grow your business potential This informational event is designed to encourage businesses to sign up with Google maps in order Read More

How to Get Noticed on 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 Read More

Palm Desert is changing its views on auto dealerships

Palm Desert is changing its views on auto dealerships after the City Council on Thursday approved an ordinance allowing them in certain areas of the city for the first time in its history. "Why was this denied in the past?" Councilwoman Jan Harnik asked. "The thinking was that we had everything else out here, so Read More

Polo Season Empire Polo Club

The Polo Season Empire Polo Club offers polo games that are open to the public from January 3rd – April 3rd, 2016.   Check our season schedule for a list of dates and game times.  Sunday Polo Sunday Polo games are scheduled at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM every Sunday through the end of the season. On Feb. 7th, the Read More

Stress Management for the Busy Professional

           WEEKLY BRIEFING | January 12, 2016 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT How Will You Manage Stress This Season? START BY ATTENDING a free workshop, Stress Management for the Busy Professional, from 8 to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the UCR Palm Desert Campus. In a moderated conversation followed by questions and answers, our guest expert will help you prepare your Read More

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