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The Champ Comes Home: Coachella's Randy Caballero Gets Set to Defend His World Bantamweight Title on His Home Turf

The Champ Comes Home: Coachella's Randy Caballero Gets Set to Defend His World Bantamweight Title on His Home Turf

It’s been a long road home for Coachella boxer Randy Caballero.

The International Boxing Federation’s world bantamweight champion has been fighting in faraway places for more than a year now. The twist...

The Potted Desert Garden: Dealing With Large Patio Expanses

The Potted Desert Garden: Dealing With Large Patio Expanses

Do you tend to spread yourself too thin? Maybe your patio hardscapes are suffering from the same problem.

We often make large outdoor party areas at our desert homes to enjoy during the non-scorching m...

Snapshot: The Inaugural El Gato Classic

Snapshot: The Inaugural El Gato Classic

When the Independent interviewed local professional skateboarder Eddie “El Gato” Elguera about his inaugural El Gato Classic, he said one goal of the event was to “honor the past and champion the future...

Marijuana on the Move: Medical MJ Is Coming Soon to Desert Hot Springs and Cathedral City

Marijuana on the Move: Medical MJ Is Coming Soon to Desert Hot Springs and Cathedral City

Coachella Valley residents who use medical marijuana must currently travel to one of a small handful of dispensaries in Palm Springs—the only valley city which has allowed dispensaries to operate.

Howe...

Restaurant News Bites: Bernie's Begins to Rebuild; Academy Awards Events; and Much, Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Bernie's Begins to Rebuild; Academy Awards Events; and Much, Much More!

Out of the Ashes: Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club Begins Rebuilding Process

At Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club, it was supposed to be a Christmas day to celebrate. The year-old restaurant, located at 2...

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News

The Champ Comes Home: Coachella's Randy Caballero Gets Set to Defend His World Bantamweight Title on His Home Turf

The Champ Comes Home: Coachella's Randy Caballero Gets Set to Defend His World Bantamweight Title on His Home Turf

Tuesday, January 27, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

It’s been a long road home for Coachella boxer Randy Caballero.

The International Boxing Federation’s world bantamweight champion has been fighting in faraway places for more than a year now. The twisting road led him first to Sunrise, Fla., then to Kobe, Japan, and then finally to Monte Carlo, Monac...

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Snapshot: Idyllwild's Brendan Steele Contends Until the Very End at the Humana Challenge

Snapshot: Idyllwild's Brendan Steele Contends Until the Very End at the Humana Challenge

Tuesday, January 27, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The 2015 Humana Challenge Championship was still up for grabs as the last group, containing the sole leader, Bill Haas, came down the 18th fairway on the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA West in La Quinta.

Waiting, watching and keeping loose on the driving range were five players, including Idyllw...

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Opinion

Ask a Mexican: Why Does the Mexican Government Fight Adoptions by Americans?

Ask a Mexican: Why Does the Mexican Government Fight Adoptions by Americans?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: My wife and I chose to adopt children instead of having our own. We were living in Costa Mesa at the time, so we put down white or Latino as a preference, but were open to any ethnicity. We ended up adopting six—all Latino. It wasn’t until after we brought home a 7-year-old boy (now 15...

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The Potted Desert Garden: Dealing With Large Patio Expanses

The Potted Desert Garden: Dealing With Large Patio Expanses

Tuesday, January 27, 2015  |  Marylee Pangman

Do you tend to spread yourself too thin? Maybe your patio hardscapes are suffering from the same problem.

We often make large outdoor party areas at our desert homes to enjoy during the non-scorching months. If we want to soften the look with plants, we are restricted to using pots. We know container...

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Arts and Culture

Just Beautiful: H. Chris Brown and Regina Randolph Make CV Rep's 'Having Our Say' a Touching Triumph

Just Beautiful: H. Chris Brown and Regina Randolph Make CV Rep's 'Having Our Say' a Touching Triumph

Thursday, January 22, 2015  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Beautiful. They are just … beautiful.

At Coachella Valley Repertory’s first performance of Having Our Say , the gentle Delany Sisters stole our hearts. (With CV Rep’s permission, the Independent reviewed the first preview performance, rather than the opening-night show, so the review could make our Febru...

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'Lost' Indeed: Desert Theatreworks' 'Yonkers' Lacks the Polish, Passion Usually Displayed by the Company

'Lost' Indeed: Desert Theatreworks' 'Yonkers' Lacks the Polish, Passion Usually Displayed by the Company

Sunday, January 18, 2015  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

We’re confused—not because we’re Lost in Yonkers , but because of all the questions that are raised by this production of this show.

Have we come to expect too much from Desert Theatreworks? Has the quality of its other productions led us to anticipate an impossible-to-achieve consistency? With all the...

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Movies & TV

Home Video Review: 'R100' Is a Bizarre—and Funny—Cult Creation

Home Video Review: 'R100' Is a Bizarre—and Funny—Cult Creation

Tuesday, January 27, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes R100 , an oddball creation from director and co-writer Hitoshi Matsumoto.

Seemingly mild-mannered Takafumi (Nao Ômori) has a humdrum life as a furniture salesman. His wife is in a coma; her dad is living with him and his son. He needs to feel alive ag...

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The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Jan. 25, 2015

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Jan. 25, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015  |  Staff

1. Lucy* (Universal)

2. A Walk Among the Tombstones* (Universal)

3. Gone Girl* (20th Century Fox)

4. Annabelle* (Warner Bros.)

5. The Boxtrolls* (Universal)

6. The Equalizer (Sony)

7. The Drop* (20th Century Fox)

8. No Good Deed (Sony)

9. Left Behind (Entertainment One)

10 The Maze Runner (20th Century Fox)

* Available for renta...

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Music

The Lucky 13: Armando Peredia, of Blown Speaker Gospel

The Lucky 13: Armando Peredia, of Blown Speaker Gospel

Friday, January 23, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Shortly after Blown Speaker Gospel formed in 2011, the band faced a nightmare: One of the band members passed away suddenly. However, the band decided to continue on—inspired to create a unique sound. The Riverside band plays shows throughout the Inland Empire and the Coachella Valley. For more info...

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Live: Hanni El Khatib at Pappy and Harriet's, Jan. 16

Live: Hanni El Khatib at Pappy and Harriet's, Jan. 16

Tuesday, January 20, 2015  |  Guillermo Prieto

Hanni El Khatib opened his Pappy and Harriet’s show on Friday, Jan. 16, with “Melt Me,” from his new release Moonlight .

It was a great way to start the show: The song got the Pappy and Harriet’s audience dancing to the beat while doppelgangers of Jesus Christ and Macaulay Culkin tried to ram through t...

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Food and Drink

Restaurant News Bites: Bernie's Begins to Rebuild; Academy Awards Events; and Much, Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Bernie's Begins to Rebuild; Academy Awards Events; and Much, Much More!

Monday, January 26, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Out of the Ashes: Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club Begins Rebuilding Process

At Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club, it was supposed to be a Christmas day to celebrate. The year-old restaurant, located at 292 E. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, had dinner reservations for 170 people on the books.

However...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich at Delicatesse

The Indy Endorsement: The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich at Delicatesse

Friday, January 23, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Where: Delicatesse, 117 La Plaza, Palm Springs

How much: $7.95

Contact: 760-300-3601; www.psdelicatesse.com

Why: It’s spicy, fresh and delicious.

My, how time flies.

I’ve been intrigued by Delicatesse, located in downtown Palm Springs’ La Plaza, ever since it opened. I looove go...

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