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Sponsor Wanted: The Kraft Nabisco Championship's Future Is Unclear—but the Tourney Is Unlikely to Move

Sponsor Wanted: The Kraft Nabisco Championship's Future Is Unclear—but the Tourney Is Unlikely to Move

Saturday, April 05, 2014  |  Brane Jevric

Promotion is everything when it comes to sports events. Dinah Shore knew that; that’s why, back in 1972, she attached her name, and fame, to a brand-new women’s golf event at the Mission Hills Country Club.

To this day, many still call the LPGA’s first major of the year simply Dinah . Soon, that might be...

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Snapshot: Palm Desert's Nicole Castrale Gives Locals Someone to Root for at the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship

Snapshot: Palm Desert's Nicole Castrale Gives Locals Someone to Root for at the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship

Friday, April 04, 2014  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

As she teed off Thursday morning, April 3, at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, Nicole Castrale had a lot to prove.

The 11-year LPGA veteran and onetime Palm Desert High School golfer needed to show that any physical concerns caused by her September 2013 hip-replacement surgery were behind her. She has...

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Snapshot: Locals at the Kraft Nabisco Championship's Champions Junior Challenge

Snapshot: Locals at the Kraft Nabisco Championship's Champions Junior Challenge

Wednesday, April 02, 2014  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Monday marked the beginning of the now 42-year-old LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship, and the event began with a one-day tournament featuring California’s top young amateur female golfers.

The prize for the winner of the KNC Champions Junior Challenge: the final qualifying spot in the major championshi...

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April Astronomy: Get Ready for a Total Lunar Eclipse!

April Astronomy: Get Ready for a Total Lunar Eclipse!

Monday, March 31, 2014  |  Robert Victor

April 2014 at dusk: Jupiter is clearly the brightest “star” in evening twilight during April. Mars briefly equals or slightly outshines Sirius as the red planet passes opposition and makes its closest approach to Earth in the second week. Next in apparent brightness are Arcturus and Capella , high in the sky ...

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Snapshot: The Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival; Taste of the Saguaro

Snapshot: The Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival; Taste of the Saguaro

Sunday, March 23, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

Foodies from around Southern California and beyond have descended on Palm Desert this weekend for the 2014 Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival.

At the Saturday, March 22, grand tasting, attendees dealt with sweltering heat inside of the giant white tent on Larkspur Lane, just off of El Paseo. Despite ...

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The State's Water Source: The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Continues to Both Confound and Nourish Californians

The State's Water Source: The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Continues to Both Confound and Nourish Californians

Friday, March 21, 2014  |  Matt Weiser

When Padre Juan Crespi first sighted the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in 1772, he thought he would be able to walk around it.

The Spanish missionary and his party of 15 soldiers had been dispatched to find a land route from Monterey to Point Reyes, where Spain hoped to build a port. But 10 days into ...

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Monday, 29 October 2012 13:21

The Media on Prop 37: Six Articles to Enlighten

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Unless you’ve been living under rock (and if you’ve been living under a rock, well, you’re probably not reading this brand-new local-news website), you know that Proposition 37 is Big News, both here in the Coachella Valley and around the country.

In summary: Prop 37, on the Nov. 6 ballot, would require that any food using genetically engineered ingredients be labeled as such (save meats, dairy products and booze). Proponents say that consumers have a right to know what they’re putting in their bodies; opponents say that such labels are unnecessary and would cause unneeded concern, since many scientists say genetically engineered foods are perfectly safe.

We at the Independent believe that more information is always better, so we think Prop 37 has more pluses and minuses. But there are minuses.

For your enlightenment and/or entertainment (and/or horrification), are some links to some links to Prop 37 stories, from news sources around the country, that cover those pluses and minuses.

This is a helpful Q&A if you’re just confused as heck, and you want the basics.

This piece points out that the American Association for the Advancement of Science—the folks behind Science magazine—thinks that labeling would "mislead and falsely alarm consumers."

This interesting, but flawed (see the intro editor’s note and the comments) points out how some science is hinting that there could be dangers lurking in genetically engineered eats.

Populist Jim Hightower, who’s a big fan of Prop 37, points out how some organic-food companies—who like Prop 37—have been exposing the fact that they’ve been bought out big food companies—who are decidedly against Prop 37.

This is a nice, recent primer on how much dough is being spent on the campaign, and by whom.

This article, despite some serious hyperbole, discusses some of the legal issues regarding the proposition.

So, there you go … a little light reading on an important topic.

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