CVIndependent

Tue09222020

Last updateMon, 24 Aug 2020 12pm

School Substitute: The Desert Recreation District Sets Up a Network of Distance-Learning Hubs to Support Eastern Coachella Valley Students

School Substitute: The Desert Recreation District Sets Up a Network of Distance-Learning Hubs to Support Eastern Coachella Valley Students

Gov. Gavin Newsom in July ordered all of the state’s school campuses to remain closed in counties where COVID-19 case rates remained too high, according to the state’s criteria.

Tha...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1933-2020—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Sept. 18, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1933-2020—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Sept. 18, 2020

Happy Friday, all. Let’s get straight to the news:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died . NPR’s Nina Totenberg sums it up: “ Architect of the legal fight for women’s ri...

A Constant Challenge: The Alibi Palm Springs Looks for Ways to Keep the Music Playing During the Pandemic

A Constant Challenge: The Alibi Palm Springs Looks for Ways to Keep the Music Playing During the Pandemic

Before COVID-19 arrived, the valley’s music scene was celebrating the relatively recent introduction of a space for music that combined local talent with bigger bands on tour—right...

End of an Era: Remembering the Legendary Lord Fletcher's—a Favorite of Frank Sinatra, and a Classic Prime Rib Destination

End of an Era: Remembering the Legendary Lord Fletcher's—a Favorite of Frank Sinatra, and a Classic Prime Rib Destination

For more than a half-century, Lord Fletcher’s has stood as a landmark on Highway 111—so it was with great sadness that we learned in August that the restaurant would not reopen.

It ...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 17, 2020!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 17, 2020!

On this week's weekly Independent comics page, which Bob Woodward has known about since February: Jen Sorensen offers some advice on using Twitter; (Th)ink listens in on a conversati...

RivCo, San Diego Moving in Opposite COVID Directions; Arena Plans Move to Palm Desert—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Sept. 16, 2020

RivCo, San Diego Moving in Opposite COVID Directions; Arena Plans Move to Palm Desert—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Sept. 16, 2020

Riverside County businesses may soon be allowed to further reopen—and San Diego County businesses may soon be forced to further close.

Those are some of the takeaways from yesterday...

Movies & TV

Home Video Review: Charlie Kaufman's 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things' Is a Convoluted, Crazy Delight

Home Video Review: Charlie Kaufman's 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things' Is a Convoluted, Crazy Delight

Sep 16, 2020 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

5 out of 5 stars

Charlie Kaufman (writer of Being John Malkovich ) directs and writes the adapted screenplay for I’m Thinking of Ending Things , a nice puzzler of a movie that will have you debating its plotline with friends for days.

On the heels of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet —which is not yet out in the Co...

Readmore

The Return of In-Theater Blockbusters: 'Tenet' Is Gorgeous and Confusing—but You'll Need to Drive to San Diego to See It Without a Wait

The Return of In-Theater Blockbusters: 'Tenet' Is Gorgeous and Confusing—but You'll Need to Drive to San Diego to See It Without a Wait

Sep 09, 2020 15:30  |  Bob Grimm

(4 1/2 of 5 stars)

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is the sort of movie you need to just take in the first time you see it. Don’t try to figure stuff out; if your brain picks up on shit, fine. If not, relax, because it all does make sense in that Christopher Nolan-puzzler sort of way. You’ll figure it out la...

Readmore

Home Video Review: Apple TV+'s 'Ted Lasso' Takes the Bad-Coach Paradigm—and Turns It On Its Head With Depth, Nuanced Performances

Home Video Review: Apple TV+'s 'Ted Lasso' Takes the Bad-Coach Paradigm—and Turns It On Its Head With Depth, Nuanced Performances

Sep 07, 2020 14:30  |  Bob Grimm

(4 1/2 of 5 stars)

While the trailer for Ted Lasso makes it look like a lame coach comedy à la The Mighty Ducks or Kicking and Screaming , this new Apple TV+ series is so much more.

That’s mainly because it has Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis at its center as the title character. He’s an American coll...

Readmore

Loading...

News

A Big Decision Day on the Reopening Front; the CDC Is Deeply Confused—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Sept. 21, 2020

A Big Decision Day on the Reopening Front; the CDC Is Deeply Confused—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Sept. 21, 2020

Sep 21, 2020 17:40  |  Jimmy Boegle

Tomorrow’s going to be a fascinating day on the COVID-19 reopening front. Why? Well …

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors is slated to vote tomorrow on a proposal that would give a big middle finger to the state, and enact a county plan allowing businesses to open faster, with fewer restrictio...

Readmore

School Substitute: The Desert Recreation District Sets Up a Network of Distance-Learning Hubs to Support Eastern Coachella Valley Students

School Substitute: The Desert Recreation District Sets Up a Network of Distance-Learning Hubs to Support Eastern Coachella Valley Students

Sep 21, 2020 11:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Gov. Gavin Newsom in July ordered all of the state’s school campuses to remain closed in counties where COVID-19 case rates remained too high, according to the state’s criteria.

That list included Riverside County—and as of our press deadline, almost all local schools remained closed for in-person in...

Readmore

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1933-2020—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Sept. 18, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1933-2020—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Sept. 18, 2020

Sep 18, 2020 18:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

Happy Friday, all. Let’s get straight to the news:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died . NPR’s Nina Totenberg sums it up: “ Architect of the legal fight for women’s rights in the 1970s, Ginsburg subsequently served 27 years on the nation’s highest court, becoming its most prominent memb...

Readmore

Loading...

Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 17, 2020!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 17, 2020!

Sep 17, 2020 08:00  |  Staff

On this week's weekly Independent comics page, which Bob Woodward has known about since February: Jen Sorensen offers some advice on using Twitter; (Th)ink listens in on a conversation between the dogs; This Modern World examines all the hoaxes; Red Meat gazes at the moon; and Apoca Clips asks Li'l Tr...

Readmore

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Randy Ralke, a Prime Example of a Service Employee Who Often Brightens His Customers' Days

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Randy Ralke, a Prime Example of a Service Employee Who Often Brightens His Customers' Days

Sep 16, 2020 15:30  |  Anita Rufus

When we patronize a service business, if the person with whom we interact is polite, pleasant, personable and a true professional—it makes a huge difference.

That describes Desert Hot Springs resident Randy Ralke, who holds down the fort at Post’n Ship in Rancho Mirage .

Although he’s originally from Mi...

Readmore

S.O.A.R. to the Rescue: A Look at One of the Valley's Most-Amazing Animal-Assistance Organizations

S.O.A.R. to the Rescue: A Look at One of the Valley's Most-Amazing Animal-Assistance Organizations

Sep 16, 2020 13:03  |  Carlynne McDonnell

I never win anything—other than that one time when I won a lifetime supply of Saran Wrap. That’s why I was so thrilled last year when I won a raffle at one of the most-enjoyable fundraisers for animals in our valley, Society’s Outkast Animal Rescue’s Mutt Margaritas.

Of course, large gatherings aren’...

Readmore

Loading...

Arts and Culture

Drive-In Musical: The Brand-New North Star Theatre Company Plans to Launch in October With an Outdoor Performance of 'West Side Story'

Drive-In Musical: The Brand-New North Star Theatre Company Plans to Launch in October With an Outdoor Performance of 'West Side Story'

Aug 27, 2020 15:30  |  Matt King

Thespians everywhere have been aching for the day they can re-enter the world of theater, which was shut down suddenly—along with almost everything else—in March.

The brand-new North Star Theatre Company has an outside-of-the-box plan—and if all goes according to that plan, the company will debut wit...

Readmore

Culture Outdoors: The Palm Springs Cultural Center Has Big Plans for the Fall—Starting With the Return of LGBTQ Film Fest Cinema Diverse

Culture Outdoors: The Palm Springs Cultural Center Has Big Plans for the Fall—Starting With the Return of LGBTQ Film Fest Cinema Diverse

Aug 26, 2020 13:45  |  Jimmy Boegle

In September, the Palm Springs Cultural Center will reach the six-month anniversary of being shut down—along with all other venues across the state—by COVID-19.

While the doors of the Cultural Center building will remain closed to the public for the foreseeable future, management will still have far ...

Readmore

A Mystery in Orvieto: An Excerpt From David Eugene Perry's New Novel 'Upon This Rock'

A Mystery in Orvieto: An Excerpt From David Eugene Perry's New Novel 'Upon This Rock'

Aug 17, 2020 10:15  |  David Eugene Perry

An American couple in Italy investigates the suicide of a cleric in the picturesque city of Orvieto—and finds themselves plunged into a conspiracy that may destroy the Catholic Church in the new thriller Upon This Rock (Pace Press, publication Sept. 1, 2020) by David Eugene Perry.

San Francisco busines...

Readmore

Loading...

Music

Constant Creation: The Osees Bring Live Music Back to the Desert, Sort Of, With a Filmed Set at Pappy and Harriet's

Constant Creation: The Osees Bring Live Music Back to the Desert, Sort Of, With a Filmed Set at Pappy and Harriet's

Sep 21, 2020 15:00  |  Matt King

One of the most exciting shows I’ve ever seen was the Oh Sees concert in August of last year at Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace . The hour and a half spent in the mosh pit was one of the most frantic, fun and sweaty experiences of my life.

A little more than a year later, the band returned to Pa...

Readmore

A Constant Challenge: The Alibi Palm Springs Looks for Ways to Keep the Music Playing During the Pandemic

A Constant Challenge: The Alibi Palm Springs Looks for Ways to Keep the Music Playing During the Pandemic

Sep 18, 2020 09:00  |  Matt King

Before COVID-19 arrived, the valley’s music scene was celebrating the relatively recent introduction of a space for music that combined local talent with bigger bands on tour—right in the heart of Palm Springs.

The Alibi Palm Springs is one of the newest and best music venues in the desert. It has ho...

Readmore

The Lucky 13: Luke Sonderman, Co-Owner of Sondy Studios

The Lucky 13: Luke Sonderman, Co-Owner of Sondy Studios

Sep 17, 2020 14:50  |  Matt King

Local-music aficionados may know Luke Sonderman from his days in Minor Emergency and other bands formed by the Academy of Musical Performance. However, this young drummer and his brother, Jake, recently started a new venture—a recording studio. Sondy Studios offers different plans for recording and ...

Readmore

Loading...

Food and Drink

End of an Era: Remembering the Legendary Lord Fletcher's—a Favorite of Frank Sinatra, and a Classic Prime Rib Destination

End of an Era: Remembering the Legendary Lord Fletcher's—a Favorite of Frank Sinatra, and a Classic Prime Rib Destination

Sep 17, 2020 15:15  |  Andrew Smith

For more than a half-century, Lord Fletcher’s has stood as a landmark on Highway 111—so it was with great sadness that we learned in August that the restaurant would not reopen.

It was especially sad for me—because I worked there, and I had grown rather fond of the place.

Lord Fletcher’s had always cl...

Readmore

Vine Social: Fall Is Arriving in the Desert—So That Means It's the Perfect Time to Enjoy Delightful, Robust Reds

Vine Social: Fall Is Arriving in the Desert—So That Means It's the Perfect Time to Enjoy Delightful, Robust Reds

Sep 15, 2020 18:00  |  Katie Finn

It’s fall in the desert. Businesses are gearing up for season. Restaurants are training their staff and hiring new faces. Golf courses are being reseeded to unveil new, lush green fairways. Retail shops are stocking up in anticipation of the snowbirds’ arrivals. The airport will soon be packed full ...

Readmore

Caesar Cervisia: Mead Is Technically Wine—but There's Much for Beer-Lovers to Appreciate About the Ancient Beverage

Caesar Cervisia: Mead Is Technically Wine—but There's Much for Beer-Lovers to Appreciate About the Ancient Beverage

Sep 11, 2020 14:30  |  Brett Newton

Let me tell you about a drink—a wine, technically—that is older than our species. It’s not made from grapes, and the bulk of the work to make it isn’t even done by humans, but by honey bees.

Yes, I am talking about mead.

The honey bee separated from its parent species around a million years ago. Worke...

Readmore

Loading...