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Cannabis in the CV: Palm Springs, Cathedral City Issue Permits for Commercial Cultivation; Cannabis-Infused Coffee Pods Are Coming

Cannabis in the CV: Palm Springs, Cathedral City Issue Permits for Commercial Cultivation; Cannabis-Infused Coffee Pods Are Coming

Wednesday, July 19, 2017  |  Sean Planck

Following the lead of other Coachella Valley cities, Palm Springs has entered the commercial-cultivation game with the approval of the city’s first growing greenhouse.

The city granted the permit to Palm Springs Safe Access, which operates a medical dispensary on Gene Autry Trail. The grow will be lo...

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Taking the Plunge: After 25 Years in the Movie-Theater Business, Damon Rubio Has a Theater of His Own With the Mary Pickford

Taking the Plunge: After 25 Years in the Movie-Theater Business, Damon Rubio Has a Theater of His Own With the Mary Pickford

Tuesday, July 18, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

A couple of years ago, Damon Rubio found himself at a career crossroads.

The executive vice president at UltraStar Cinemas had been with the company for more than 15 years, and in the movie-theater business since 1991. However, the owners of the company were getting older and had started selling off ...

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Evidence Ignored: Despite a Backlog of Rape Kits, California Lawmakers Aren't Requiring Them to Be Tested or Tallied

Evidence Ignored: Despite a Backlog of Rape Kits, California Lawmakers Aren't Requiring Them to Be Tested or Tallied

Monday, July 10, 2017  |  Samantha Young, CALmatters

After a man held a knife to her throat, forced her into her car and repeatedly raped her, Helena Lazaro underwent a painful and humiliating medical forensic examination.

The 17-year-old wanted her attacker caught.

She never imagined the evidence collected in what is known as a rape kit would sit untou...

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Democracy in Crisis: Jim DeMint Works to Change the Constitution—While Showing Contradictions in the Modern Conservative Movement

Democracy in Crisis: Jim DeMint Works to Change the Constitution—While Showing Contradictions in the Modern Conservative Movement

Friday, July 07, 2017  |  Baynard Woods

In the early years of the Obama era, then-Sen. Jim DeMint embodied a series of contradictions in the American character.

The hard-jawed and bitter-faced South Carolinian was simultaneously a theocrat, a cynic and a salesman. What he sold, as salvation, was hate and fear. He realized before the rest o...

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July Astronomy: This Month and Next Are the Best Time of Year to Check Out Jupiter's Moons and Saturn's Rings

July Astronomy: This Month and Next Are the Best Time of Year to Check Out Jupiter's Moons and Saturn's Rings

Friday, June 30, 2017  |  Robert Victor

July finds bright Jupiter in the south-southwestern sky at dusk, and Saturn in the southeast, closing to 65 degrees apart by month’s end. Before dawn, Venus gleams in the east, against the attractive background of Taurus the Bull, with its two prominent star clusters and bright reddish star.

On some dates,...

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Saving the Sea: Work to Mitigate the Deterioration of the Salton Sea Is Finally Under Way—and the State Is Seeking Public Input

Saving the Sea: Work to Mitigate the Deterioration of the Salton Sea Is Finally Under Way—and the State Is Seeking Public Input

Monday, June 26, 2017  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The Salton Sea was accidentally created in 1905, and its relentless deterioration began in earnest after the area’s heyday as a resort area in the 1950s and 1960s.

In the decades since, water levels have dropped precipitously, while pollution and salinization levels have skyrocketed—and as a result, ...

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04 Nov 2012

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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