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  • For Jillian Banks, music is a major 'exhale'
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Banks performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio on April 12, 2014. Jillian Banks, the 26-year-old singer-songwriter whose nakedly confessional music has earned her two sold-out nights at the Wiltern this week, is struggling to describe one of her songs ....
  • The PassMORONGO: Tribal elder earns award
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:44:00 GMT
    Morongo tribal elder Ernest Siva will be presented with the 11th annual Spirit of the Heard award from the Heard Museum in Scottsdale, Ariz., next month for his life's work in preserving American Indian cultures, languages, history and the arts. Siva is the co-founder and president of the Dorothy Ramon Learning Center in Banning and has worked at Cal State San Bernardino, UCLA and other campuses to teach, restore and share California's Indian cultures and languages....
  • 'Let's Make A Spaceship' shows the rock 'n roller behind Skrillex
    published on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:55:37 GMT
    Skrillex performs at the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Indio, Calif. Last weekend at the Austin City Limits festival in Texas, Skrillex premiered a 36-minute documentary about a spaceship....
  • Coachella Valley Students Get Valuable Experience at College Voc-Tech Night
    published on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 03:00:56 GMT
    More than 2,500 high school students attended a college and career fair in Indio to help plan for their futures beyond high school, including 110 students from Blythe who attended for the first time. "It was an amazing experience and I learned of so many opportunities that I didn't know existed," said Alana Soria, a senior at Palo Verde High School....
  • Investigation underway after shots fired at Indio police officers
    published on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:54:57 GMT
    An investigation is underway in Indio after someone allegedly shot at police officers Thursday night, according to Sgt. Dan Marshall with the Indio Police Department....
  • I found gaps in my Christopher Columbus knowledge
    published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:00:46 GMT
    As most of us know who write or like me attempt to write, it's sometimes difficult to come up with scintillating topics. Take for example columnist Tony Wade....
  • AM Alert: Tribal gaming interests at odds over Proposition 48
    published on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:14:59 GMT
    Dealers practice before the opening of the 340,000-square-foot gambling palace at Graton Casino & Resort in Rohnert Park on October 30, 2013. Buried by the barrage of ads on insurance rates and doctor drug-testing, another high-stakes ballot measure is quietly attracting millions in donations ahead of the November election....
  • Nature Friendly: Fred McPherson: - The river is my teacher'
    published on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:19:53 GMT
    When I think of autumn, I think of how the gold leaves of the sycamores and the big leaf maples illumine the forest and the river. And when I think of the river, I think of what Fred McPherson, local naturalist and videographer, has always said; "The river is my teacher."...
  • Morongo Tribal Elder Being Honored for Life's Work of Preserving Native American Cultures, Languages
    published on Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:24:20 GMT
    The Heard Museum is proud to present its 11th annual Spirit of the Heard award to Ernest H. Siva of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians for his work in preserving Native American Indian cultures, languages, history, and the arts. The ceremony will take place during the Arizona American Indian Excellence in Leadership Awards on Nov. 4 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas in Scottsdale, Arizona....
  • Grand opening set for - Nicasio history museum
    published on Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:40:55 GMT
    A scale model of an 1830s-era Coast Miwok village in the Nicasio Valley, which features spears made from porcupine quills and woven baskets so tiny they "wouldn't fit over your pinkie," is the centerpiece of the first exhibit of the Nicasio Historical Society's new museum on the town square, said president Elaine Doss. The Nicasio Valley was a cultural hub and the site of a permanent village for Nicasio's Miwok, who referred to themselves as Tamal or Hukuiko, long before European settlers occupi...
  • Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational set for February
    published on Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:45:01 GMT
    The 27th Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational, set for February 19-21, 2015, is presented by Starkey Hearing Technologies and Hosted by Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and will be held at Eagle Falls Golf Course at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Barbara Sinatra is the hostess along with her longtime friend, Robert Wagner, for the popular two-day, celebrity-amateur golf tournament....
  • Jason Aldean rolls into Erie Insurance Arena Thursday
    published on Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:46:47 GMT
    Good thing Erie Insurance is the title sponsor of Erie Insurance Arena. Jason Aldean plans on burnin' it down Thursday night....
  • Blake Shelton shines bright in sold-out Hollywood Bowl concert
    published on Sun, 05 Oct 2014 21:11:31 GMT
    Blake Shelton is shown performing during the 2014 CMA Festival in Nashville in June. The Register did not photograph Shelton's concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday because of restrictions on photography demanded by Shelton's management....
  • Where decay is fun: Ghost towns of the Southwest
    published on Sun, 05 Oct 2014 07:28:02 GMT
    The Amargosa Hotel was once a hub of activity, the Spanish Colonial-style buildings filled with workers from the Pacific Coast Borax Co. Once the mine shut down, the people left, leaving the U-shaped hotel and the opera house attached to it at the center of what is now considered a ghost town....
  • ISIS warnings should have been heeded: Letters
    published on Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:27:26 GMT
    Fresh off his condemnation of U.S. intelligence for failing to warn of the growing terrorist army known as ISIS, President Obama once again has proven his failure to accept responsibility. This time, his blame game is countered by recorded facts....
  • UK Dance Music Is Taking Over US Pop Charts-and Tastes
    published on Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:50:55 GMT
    Singer Mary J. Blige performs with Disclosure onstage during day 3 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 13, 2014 in Indio, California. 2014: the year British dance pop officially steamrolled American popular taste....
  • This date in sports history for Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
    published on Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:50:00 GMT
    1951 - Bobby Thomson hits a three-run homer off Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn Dodgers with one out in the bottom of the ninth to give the New York Giants a 5-4 playoff victory and the National League pennant. 1971 - Billie Jean King wins the Virginia Slims-Thunderbird tournament in Phoenix to become the first female tennis player to win $100,000 in one year....
  • Steve Riggs, City of Irvine tennis professional extraordinaire
    published on Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:17:00 GMT
    Steve Riggs, 54, born in Los Angeles and raised in Indio, has great hand-eye coordination. How else can you explain that a man who started playing tennis at age 14, and never took a lesson, ended up a teaching professional and Program Coordinator for the entire city of Irvine with 87 tennis courts? After playing varsity tennis for Indio High School, Riggs joined the Air Force and spend 3 1/2 years in Germany....
  • Marin supervisors like state's $7.54 billion water bond plan
    published on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:48:52 GMT
    The Board of Supervisors, bowing to the district attorney and county sheriff, took a pass on a ballot proposal to reduce sentences for relatively minor nonviolent offenses. The supervisors took no position even though the program is in line with Marin's progressive justice initiatives such as drug court....
  • Extraordinary Golf
    published on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    What if I told you there is a golf school very different from the others? This one actually wants you to learn how to enjoy golf. They want you to leave their three-day session and be able to coach yourself....