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A Note From the Editor: The Coachella Valley Needs to Change the Way It Looks at Water

A Note From the Editor: The Coachella Valley Needs to Change the Way It Looks at Water

Before I moved to the Coachella Valley, I lived in Tucson, Ariz.

One of the things I love about Tucson is that the residents there seemingly understand that they live in the desert: Outside of a few ne...

A Water Market: Can Financial Tools Help Get a Precious Resource Where It Is Needed?

A Water Market: Can Financial Tools Help Get a Precious Resource Where It Is Needed?

California has been taking strong measures to deal with extreme drought. Gov. Jerry Brown recently ordered cities to cut water use, and approved new regulations to limit the flow of water in toilets, ...

May Astronomy: Say Goodbye to the Bright Winter Stars—and Get Ready for an Epic Planetary Pairing

May Astronomy: Say Goodbye to the Bright Winter Stars—and Get Ready for an Epic Planetary Pairing

In May, four of the 16 stars of first magnitude or brighter visible from Southern California begin their annual leaves of absence, sinking into the western twilight glow.

In order of departure, they ar...

Fresh Sessions With Alex Harrington: May 2015

Fresh Sessions With Alex Harrington: May 2015

I have curated a mix this month that should prime you for the upcoming summer season!

I wanted to turn up the heat and bring you tracks that can get anyone moving. I took some inspiration from the deeper...

The Dangers of Robot Intelligence: 'Ex Machina' Is a Fine Film That Works in Multiple Genres

The Dangers of Robot Intelligence: 'Ex Machina' Is a Fine Film That Works in Multiple Genres

Men playing with microchips learn that highly intelligent robots aren’t the best of ideas in Ex Machina , a competent and exciting directorial debut from Alex Garland, who also wrote the script.

Computer...

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News

A Water Market: Can Financial Tools Help Get a Precious Resource Where It Is Needed?

A Water Market: Can Financial Tools Help Get a Precious Resource Where It Is Needed?

Friday, May 01, 2015  |  Brian Calvert

California has been taking strong measures to deal with extreme drought. Gov. Jerry Brown recently ordered cities to cut water use, and approved new regulations to limit the flow of water in toilets, urinals and faucets.

But some economists think that there are more efficient and effective ways to mi...

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May Astronomy: Say Goodbye to the Bright Winter Stars—and Get Ready for an Epic Planetary Pairing

May Astronomy: Say Goodbye to the Bright Winter Stars—and Get Ready for an Epic Planetary Pairing

Friday, May 01, 2015  |  Robert Victor

In May, four of the 16 stars of first magnitude or brighter visible from Southern California begin their annual leaves of absence, sinking into the western twilight glow.

In order of departure, they are Rigel , Aldebaran , Sirius and Betelgeuse . In June, Procyon , Capella and Pollux will follow—all the stars of t...

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Opinion

A Note From the Editor: The Coachella Valley Needs to Change the Way It Looks at Water

A Note From the Editor: The Coachella Valley Needs to Change the Way It Looks at Water

Friday, May 01, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Before I moved to the Coachella Valley, I lived in Tucson, Ariz.

One of the things I love about Tucson is that the residents there seemingly understand that they live in the desert: Outside of a few neighborhoods, lawns are the exception, not the rule; instead, residents put xeriscapes and low-water ...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 30, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 30, 2015!

Thursday, April 30, 2015  |  Staff

On this week's dangerous Independent comics page: This Modern World talks to a drone (and congrats to Tom Tomorrow, aka Dan Perkins, for being a Pulitzer finalist!); Jen Sorenson explains the mess in Baltimore; The K Chronicles goes skateboarding; and Red Meat gets ready to dump some dirt.

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Arts and Culture

May 2015 Arts Listings From ArtsOasis!

May 2015 Arts Listings From ArtsOasis!

Saturday, May 02, 2015  |  Staff

Comedy

Gabriel Iglesias

The famously fluffy comedian performs. 8 p.m., Saturday, May 2; and 6 p.m., Sunday, May 3. $45 to $75. The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. 888-999-1995; www.hotwatercasino.com .

Film

Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

This unique festival f...

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May Theater: 'La Cage Aux Folles' at Palm Canyon; 'The Magic Show at IPAC'; and Much, Much More!

May Theater: 'La Cage Aux Folles' at Palm Canyon; 'The Magic Show at IPAC'; and Much, Much More!

Saturday, May 02, 2015  |  Staff

La Cage Aux Folles—From Palm Canyon Theatre

Georges manages the Saint-Tropez nightclub, featuring drag entertainment. When Georges’ son brings home his fiancée’s ultra-conservative parents, things get crazy; at 7 p.m., Thursday; 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m., Sunday, from Friday, May 15, th...

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Movies & TV

The Dangers of Robot Intelligence: 'Ex Machina' Is a Fine Film That Works in Multiple Genres

The Dangers of Robot Intelligence: 'Ex Machina' Is a Fine Film That Works in Multiple Genres

Thursday, April 30, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

Men playing with microchips learn that highly intelligent robots aren’t the best of ideas in Ex Machina , a competent and exciting directorial debut from Alex Garland, who also wrote the script.

Computer-programmer Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) gets a weekend to hang out with his eccentric, reclusive boss, ...

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Standard Stuff: Good Performances Can't Salvage the By-the-Numbers Script of 'Adult Beginners'

Standard Stuff: Good Performances Can't Salvage the By-the-Numbers Script of 'Adult Beginners'

Thursday, April 30, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

In Adult Beginners , Jake (Nick Kroll) loses all of his money on a get-rich tech scheme, and winds up moving in with his sister Justine (Rose Byrne) and her husband, Danny (Bobby Cannavale), where he takes a temporary gig as their son’s nanny. The trip home helps straighten out Jake as he gets a deepe...

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Music

The Blueskye Report, May 2015: Hank Jr., R. Kelly, Lynda Carter, Dwight Yoakam and Much More!

The Blueskye Report, May 2015: Hank Jr., R. Kelly, Lynda Carter, Dwight Yoakam and Much More!

Friday, May 01, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

May is here, which means the Coachella Valley is quieter, with less traffic and temperatures starting to rise. However, locals know the truth: The Coachella Valley never sleeps, and there are plenty of great things going on to see and do.

At 1 p.m., Saturday, May 2 , the Desert Daze festival will be takin...

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Fresh Sessions With Alex Harrington: May 2015

Fresh Sessions With Alex Harrington: May 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015  |  Alex Harrington

I have curated a mix this month that should prime you for the upcoming summer season!

I wanted to turn up the heat and bring you tracks that can get anyone moving. I took some inspiration from the deeper side of dance, so this playlist can take you from the pool to the club—and back!

I recently decided ...

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Food and Drink

Restaurant News Bites: R.I.P, 3rd Corner; Welcome Rooster and the Pig; and Much, Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: R.I.P, 3rd Corner; Welcome Rooster and the Pig; and Much, Much More!

Monday, April 27, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Closed: 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro

The busy season is over—and that means this is the time of year when some restaurants on the edge financially will decide to close up shop rather than brave another Coachella Valley summer.

One of the first casualties of the (unofficial) summer of 2015: the 3rd ...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Falafel Pita at Francesco's

The Indy Endorsement: The Falafel Pita at Francesco's

Friday, April 24, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Falafel Pita

Where: Francesco’s Café, 72047 Dinah Shore Drive, No. C1, Rancho Mirage

How much: $9.95

Contact:  760-202-4425

Why: The falafel is perfect—and it’s enhanced by the yummy accompaniments.

So Francesco’s Café specializes in Italian and Persian cuisine.

Wait, what? Last I checked, Italy and P...

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