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The Potted Desert Garden: Just Add Water for Worry-Free Summer Pots

The Potted Desert Garden: Just Add Water for Worry-Free Summer Pots

Looking for a gorgeous, colorful flower pot for our extensive Coachella Valley summer?

Here is a combination that will stand up to a full summer of heat. The 28-inch pot pictured above is filled with o...

Restaurant News Bites: Top Chef Comes to Town; Johannes Forgoes the Tap in Favor of Bottles; Babe's Joins Forces With The Venue; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Top Chef Comes to Town; Johannes Forgoes the Tap in Favor of Bottles; Babe's Joins Forces With The Venue; and Much More!

Top Chef Comes to Palm Springs

During its 12 seasons, Bravo’s Top Chef has spent time in great food cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas and, most recently, Boston.

Now we can a...

Live: R. Kelly at Fantasy Springs, May 23

Live: R. Kelly at Fantasy Springs, May 23

Despite a series of embarrassing legal issues and odd behavior, R. Kelly remains a powerful and relevant figure in the ever-changing R&B music world—which means it was no surprise that his show at...

Before the Tribe Found Its Power: The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum Documents the Life of Poor Palm Springs Residents in 'Section 14'

Before the Tribe Found Its Power: The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum Documents the Life of Poor Palm Springs Residents in 'Section 14'

“The minority residents of Section 14 … homes were destroyed by a city-engineered holocaust,” wrote Loren Miller Jr. in a 1968 report to the state attorney general.

Bordered by Alejo and Ramon roads, I...

Water, Water, Not Everywhere: The East Side's Coachella Valley Water District Largely Issues Recommendations Rather Than Restrictions

Water, Water, Not Everywhere: The East Side's Coachella Valley Water District Largely Issues Recommendations Rather Than Restrictions

The board of directors of the Coachella Valley Water District—the agency that provides water to much of the east end of the Coachella Valley—met on Tuesday, May 12, to issue a final set of emergency w...

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News

Water, Water, Not Everywhere: The East Side's Coachella Valley Water District Largely Issues Recommendations Rather Than Restrictions

Water, Water, Not Everywhere: The East Side's Coachella Valley Water District Largely Issues Recommendations Rather Than Restrictions

Friday, May 22, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The board of directors of the Coachella Valley Water District—the agency that provides water to much of the east end of the Coachella Valley—met on Tuesday, May 12, to issue a final set of emergency water usage restrictions.

When it was all over, CVWD customers were facing a much less onerous set of ...

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A Wanderer's Guide to Public Lands: Cow Patties, Extraterrestrials and Binoculars Can Help You Figure Out Where You Are

A Wanderer's Guide to Public Lands: Cow Patties, Extraterrestrials and Binoculars Can Help You Figure Out Where You Are

Monday, May 18, 2015  |  Kindra McQuillan

There are around 760 million acres of public land scattered across the 11 Western states and Alaska, managed by several different entities, each with its own set of rules and regulations. This can be a bit confusing, even for experienced wanderers, so we've put together these (general, playful, by n...

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Opinion

The Potted Desert Garden: Just Add Water for Worry-Free Summer Pots

The Potted Desert Garden: Just Add Water for Worry-Free Summer Pots

Tuesday, May 26, 2015  |  Marylee Pangman

Looking for a gorgeous, colorful flower pot for our extensive Coachella Valley summer?

Here is a combination that will stand up to a full summer of heat. The 28-inch pot pictured above is filled with overflowing vinca in red and white; white summer snaps ( Angelonia ); and a Silver Queen euonymus shrub...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for May 21, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for May 21, 2015!

Thursday, May 21, 2015  |  Staff

On this week's sugar-free Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson visits the Great Hall of Iraq Whoppers; The K Chronicles looks at some bathroom graffiti; This Modern World ponders offensive cartoons; and Red Meat sends the kid off to summer camp.

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Arts and Culture

Before the Tribe Found Its Power: The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum Documents the Life of Poor Palm Springs Residents in 'Section 14'

Before the Tribe Found Its Power: The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum Documents the Life of Poor Palm Springs Residents in 'Section 14'

Monday, May 25, 2015  |  Victor Barocas

“The minority residents of Section 14 … homes were destroyed by a city-engineered holocaust,” wrote Loren Miller Jr. in a 1968 report to the state attorney general.

Bordered by Alejo and Ramon roads, Indian Canyon Drive and Sunrise Way, Section 14 is one square mile. Today, it’s one of the most valua...

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Western Lit: Christopher Norment Writes a Compelling Love Letter to Desert Aquatic Species in Jeopardy

Western Lit: Christopher Norment Writes a Compelling Love Letter to Desert Aquatic Species in Jeopardy

Tuesday, May 19, 2015  |  Ceal Klingler

Relicts of a Beautiful Sea is a wide-ranging, obsessively detailed and oddly inspiring book—an intriguing tapestry of scientific exploration and natural history that also takes turns as a eulogy, a love letter, a poem and ultimately a plea.

In Relicts , Christopher Norment—a professor of environmental s...

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Movies & TV

A New Style of War: Ethan Hawke Is Brilliant as a Troubled Drone Pilot in 'Good Kill'

A New Style of War: Ethan Hawke Is Brilliant as a Troubled Drone Pilot in 'Good Kill'

Tuesday, May 26, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

Ethan Hawke plays an alcoholic drone pilot in Good Kill , an intriguing drama from director Andrew Niccol.

Maj. Thomas Egan (Hawke), a former pilot, now spends his days and nights remotely killing the enemy: He commands drones with a joystick, taking orders from his commander (Bruce Greenwood) and neve...

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Max Is Back: 'Fury Road,' In Some Ways, Marks a Franchise High

Max Is Back: 'Fury Road,' In Some Ways, Marks a Franchise High

Thursday, May 21, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

George Miller has been trying to follow up Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome for 30 years. He was all set to go with Mel Gibson in a fourth movie before setbacks.

Then, of course, Mr. Gibson said some very bad words, making him virtually unmarketable due to his temper and his generally poor outlook on things....

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Music

Live: R. Kelly at Fantasy Springs, May 23

Live: R. Kelly at Fantasy Springs, May 23

Monday, May 25, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Despite a series of embarrassing legal issues and odd behavior, R. Kelly remains a powerful and relevant figure in the ever-changing R&B music world—which means it was no surprise that his show at Fantasy Springs on Saturday night, May 23, was nearly sold out.

His live show was full of surprises—...

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Desert Rock Chronicles: 'Jam in the Van' Makes a Two-Day Stop to Chronicle the High Desert's Musical Best

Desert Rock Chronicles: 'Jam in the Van' Makes a Two-Day Stop to Chronicle the High Desert's Musical Best

Friday, May 22, 2015  |  Robin Linn

Jam in the Van is an Internet music program that’s taking the music world by storm. It is quickly becoming as recognizable as the giant music festivals to which it travels. What MTV was to music videos in the early ‘80s, Jam in the Van is to music festivals and independent artists today.

The van is a mo...

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Food and Drink

The Beer Goddess: In Its Second Year, La Quinta Brewing Is Growing and Becoming a Bigger Part of the Community

The Beer Goddess: In Its Second Year, La Quinta Brewing Is Growing and Becoming a Bigger Part of the Community

Tuesday, May 26, 2015  |  Erin Peters

La Quinta Brewing Co. has been busy making beer for Coachella Valley locals and visitors since late 2013. Last year, the brewery delivered 1,000 barrels from its Wildcat Drive location in Palm Desert. This year, the brewery is on pace to brew 2,000 barrels.

Owner Scott Stokes said La Quinta may be ex...

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Restaurant News Bites: Top Chef Comes to Town; Johannes Forgoes the Tap in Favor of Bottles; Babe's Joins Forces With The Venue; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Top Chef Comes to Town; Johannes Forgoes the Tap in Favor of Bottles; Babe's Joins Forces With The Venue; and Much More!

Monday, May 25, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Top Chef Comes to Palm Springs

During its 12 seasons, Bravo’s Top Chef has spent time in great food cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas and, most recently, Boston.

Now we can add Palm Springs to the list … sort of.

For the show’s 13th season, producers decided to mix things up...

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