August 2009

Articles

Intelligencer - New Books

Intelligencer - New Books

Author Susan Arnaut Smith’s latest Grace Descanso novel Out at Night and Roma Bogard of Palm Springs has written a book titled For the Love of Art
Intelligencer - Lost but not forgotten.

Intelligencer - Lost but not forgotten.

Wesley Eure and Kathy Coleman’s cameo with Will Ferrell in Land of the Lost ended up on the cutting-room floor. Eure, who lives in Palm Springs starred in the popular children’s adventure series (1974-1976) and Coleman on which the film is based.
PSST! - Days of Wine and Donuts

PSST! - Days of Wine and Donuts

Thornton Winery’s summer barbecue class took an unexpected spin with a dessert of Grilled Sugar Donuts.
PSST! - They Knead It, We Want It!

PSST! - They Knead It, We Want It!

To Herbert Hoover’s “a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage,” add “a loaf of bread in every arm” — Panera Bread’s registered mission statement.
Leaving the Crime Scene

Leaving the Crime Scene

Richard J. Lewis of CSI makes his move from television to the big screen
Over the last nine years, Lewis has produced 49 and directed 45 episodes of the hit series. Seated in his modernist house at Tamarisk Country Club in Rancho Mirage, he says, “For the last year, I’ve been commuting from here to Universal City in Los Angeles, which can be a huge pain. But Palm Springs is a laid-back, nonjudgmental place where you can get away from the rat race and be who you are.”
Editor's Letter August 2009

Editor's Letter August 2009

Let Us Entertain You
As the social season rests and the summer heat hits like a blast furnace, inside seems the place to be (unless you’re taking in the stunning beauty at the top of the tram).
Horoscope - August 2009

Horoscope - August 2009

Solar Year Holds Promise for Country
Solar Year Holds Promise for Country - Barak Obama’s Aug. 4 birthday chart indicates a strong working relationship with the press. His solar year will be productive in areas of reformation and real estate. Leo with air is an intelligent ruler. Obama’s air dominance will encourage input and participation from all citizens.
Going for Shipshape

Going for Shipshape

Riverside County plans to restore the long-abandoned North Shore Yacht Club
At the old North Shore Yacht Club on the Salton Sea, broken aluminum siding bangs ominously in the wind while pigeons fly in and out through the holes in the building. Apocalyptic graffiti — “Many lose the search for home” — ornaments the abandoned pool. Yet, despite the appearance of hopelessness, this classic symbol of The Wasteland might again become an emblem of hope and prosperity — as was originally intended by its creator, modernist architect Albert Frey.
Intelligencer - Be A Shoebox Hero

Intelligencer - Be A Shoebox Hero

“Shoebox Heros” – deliver new shoes and socks to children at Coachella Valley Rescue Mission.
KDI Kares’ Shoebox Heroes campaign, in conjunction with the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, provides children in need with new shoes. Through Aug. 15, collection locations accept boxes of new shoes in preschool sizes 5 to 10 and youth sizes 10 1/2 to 4 1/2.
Shooting the Desert

Shooting the Desert

Local filmmakers set the stage for future features.
In the Mid-20th Century, Palm Springs earned legendary status as Hollywood’s playground. Now, if a couple of local filmmakers have anything to say about it, the desert resort communities could become Hollywood’s back lot.
Sister Act

Sister Act

The two women on stage at the Indian Wells Theater execute a game of musical pingpong. Sharing the spotlight, Dela Zimmer effortlessly soars through arias, followed by her sister Elizabeth Dreyfuss, who belts out show tunes. Eventually they settle into a formalized sibling rivalry, assisted by the lyrics of Irving Berlin’s “Anything You Can Do” from Annie Get Your Gun.
PSST! - Coloring History

PSST! - Coloring History

While Don and Dayle McKinney appreciate the pioneering roots of their families in the desert and the old black-and-white photographs that Don’s grandmother took, they think history “translates better” for young people when it’s depicted in color.
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