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May Astronomy: This Month Offers a Blue Moon, Epic Pairings and a Transit of Mercury Across the Sun

May Astronomy: This Month Offers a Blue Moon, Epic Pairings and a Transit of Mercury Across the Sun

Saturday, April 30, 2016  |  Robert Victor

Make necessary preparations to safely observe the transit of Mercury across the sun on May 9.

Jupiter is brightest “star” in evening sky this spring until Mars offers serious competition in late May, as the red planet presents its brightest and closest approach since 2005. The moon and Jupiter will pair u...

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Good Game! After a Disaster That Would Have Crippled Other Startups, Escape Room Palm Springs Is Giving Gamers a Workout

Good Game! After a Disaster That Would Have Crippled Other Startups, Escape Room Palm Springs Is Giving Gamers a Workout

Friday, April 22, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

Mark Fruchtman is, in the most glorious sense of the word, a nerd.

He’s a gamer. He was an application developer before he opened a computer-repair business with his wife, Dominique. And now he and Dominique are the masterminds behind Escape Room Palm Springs.

For the uninitiated who don’t know what a...

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Targets for the Tribe: Chairman Jeff Grubbe and Other Leaders Offer Hints About the Agua Caliente Tribe's Future

Targets for the Tribe: Chairman Jeff Grubbe and Other Leaders Offer Hints About the Agua Caliente Tribe's Future

Wednesday, April 20, 2016  |  Brane Jevric

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is at a crossroads.

The tribe, which has some 32,000 acres of land across Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage and outlying areas, is making big plans for its prime downtown Palm Springs real estate. Meanwhile, the tribe is involved in a controversial...

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Snapshot: Desert Gold at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club

Snapshot: Desert Gold at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club

Wednesday, April 20, 2016  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Hotels, resorts and other venues have been offering up all sorts of music and entertainment to keep the Coachella crowds rocking since they began rolling into the valley last week. As the party continues through Sunday, April 24 (with Stagecoach to follow), the Ace Hotel and Swim Club is offering so...

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Cannabis in the CV: What Do the Various Presidential Candidates Think About Weed?

Cannabis in the CV: What Do the Various Presidential Candidates Think About Weed?

Monday, April 18, 2016  |  Sean Planck

Boy, this has been an ugly election cycle. The candidates and their supporters have been dragging some pretty dark parts of our society into the spotlight, and it has not been pretty.

But for me, there is at least one shining green light to be seen: Both parties appear ready to be getting ready to ac...

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Farming Technologically: A New Company Teaches Young Latinos the Skills They'll Need in a New Era of Agriculture

Farming Technologically: A New Company Teaches Young Latinos the Skills They'll Need in a New Era of Agriculture

Tuesday, April 12, 2016  |  Lyndsey Gilpin

The 90-mile drive south from Silicon Valley to Watsonville, Calif., runs mostly through coastal forest, with intermittent views of the Pacific Ocean. Then the road turns inland, and the redwoods and briny air give way to the aromatic strawberry fields of the Pajaro Valley.

Though the two communities ...

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Saturday, 03 November 2012 19:07

Snapshot: Palm Springs Pride Festival

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On Saturday (Nov. 3), a decent-sized crowd "braved" 90-degree temps at the Palm Springs Pride Festival.

Attendees browsed the booths for local businesses, nonprofits, political organizations and lubricant companies, while a variety of entertainers crooned from several stages.

Here are some pictures from the event (scroll down) , which also takes place on Sunday, Nov. 4. Enjoy!

 

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