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  • Baseball Buddies Looking for High School Students To Volunteer Time, Talent
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:27:07 GMT
    Baseball Buddies, a nonprofit organization helping physically and emotionally challenged kids under 18, is looking for volunteer high school students to become "buddies" and earn Community Service hours. "This will be one of the most rewarding experiences our high school students may ever have," said Lisa Manning, founder and president of Baseball Buddies with her husband, John....
  • Southern California color abound during wildflower season
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:46:27 GMT
    When: Sunrise to sunset daily. Peak is typically mid-April, but may be earlier this year if there's no more rain to sustain the bloom....
  • 'Rock the House' festival takes place Saturday
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:26:23 GMT
    Willard Lacro from Palm Desert Charter Middle School talks about the Rock the House Festival that benefits local music education and performing arts....
  • St. Margaret's Episcopal School of Palm Desert Makes Tortillas
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:31:21 GMT
    At St Margaret's Episcopal Pre-School making tortillas and wearing our tye-dyed t-shirts....
  • How were fossil tracks made by Early Triassic swimming reptiles so well preserved?
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT
    A type of vertebrate trace fossil gaining recognition in the field of paleontology is that made by various tetrapods as they traveled through water under buoyant or semibuoyant conditions. Called fossil "swim tracks," they occur in high numbers in deposits from the Early Triassic, the Triassic being a geologic period that lies between the Permian and Jurassic....
  • Grant Will Help Expand Cancer Services to Valley Families
    published on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:58:25 GMT
    The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Gilda's Club Desert Cities to support the nonprofit organization's clinical services to men, women, children and teens in the Coachella Valley affected by cancer. Gilda's Club Desert Cities programs are open to everyone at no cost, with the idea that no one has to face cancer alone....
  • Jayhawks Finish 14th at Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate
    published on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 01:19:24 GMT
    PALM DESERT, Calif. - Kansas men's golf team continued it climb up the leaderboard and finished 14th at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate at the Classic Club golf course in Desert Palm, California, Sunday....
  • KU Men's Golf Climbs Leaderboard after Day Two of Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate
    published on Sun, 22 Feb 2015 01:50:49 GMT
    PALM DESERT, Calif. - Kansas men's golf improved 10 strokes and climbed seven spots up the leaderboard and is in 16th-place after day two of the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate in Palm Desert, California, Saturday....
  • KU sits tied for 23rd after Day One at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate
    published on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:51:40 GMT
    The Jayhawks got off to a rough start as they finished the first round with a team total 305 . The leader of the event is 15th-ranked Texas Tech at 281 , followed by Oregon at 285 ....
  • Walk on March 7 to Support Suicide Prevention in the Desert
    published on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:09:10 GMT
    On Saturday, March 7th, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host its annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park. One of over 350 community walks taking place across the country this year, the event will help fund efforts dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advoca cy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide loss....
  • Woman believes cell phone radiation nearly killed her husband
    published on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 01:30:00 GMT
    Ethernet cables and phone lines cover her kitchen counter. No cordless phones, no WiFi....
  • KU Men's Golf to start spring season at Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate
    published on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:48:14 GMT
    LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Kansas men's golf team will open the 2015 spring season traveling to Palm Desert, California, to compete in the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate at the Classic Club Golf Course on Feb. 20-22....
  • March 18th "Festival of the Desert" in Palm Springs
    published on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:55:13 GMT
    Festival of the Desert today announced the launch of a premier cultural event in the Coachella Valley to be presented by the Del Sole Foundation and produced by Barrett Wissman , the Chairman of IMG Artists. The inaugural launch event will feature a stellar lineup of some of today's top music, dance, visual art, and theatrical artists, such as opera royalty Renee Fleming and the Paris Opera's Music Director Phillippe Jordan ....
  • A new species of hummingbird?
    published on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT
    The Bahama Woodstar is a hummingbird found in the Bahamas, and comprises two subspecies. One of these, Calliphlox evelynae evelynae , is found throughout the islands of the Bahamas, and especially in the northern islands....
  • Palm Desert Students Set to Test Skills in Mock Trials
    published on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 20:24:53 GMT
    More than 550 students from 27 area high schools will take on the roles of prosecutors and defense attorneys Wednesday night as the 32nd annual Riverside County Mock Trial Competition gets underway at courthouses in Indio, Murrieta and Riverside. A total of five rounds, plus the semifinal and final rounds, are planned this month and the first weekend in March, according to the county Office of Education, which is sponsoring the contest along with the Constitutional Rights Foundation, the Riversi...
  • Brandon Vandenburg's court date delayed in Indio
    published on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 23:17:18 GMT
    While Brandon Vandenburg awaits formal sentencing after being found guilty of rape charges for an assault in a Vanderbilt University dorm room in 2013, his court date in Indio in connection to assaulting a local middle school security guard last year has been delayed. According to the Riverside County District Attorney's Office, Vandenburg is facing one count of misdemeanor battery against a security guard at Palm Desert Charter Middle School....
  • L'Affaire Chocolate - Lunch in the Garden at La Spiga Sunday, Feb. 22
    published on Sun, 08 Feb 2015 22:31:33 GMT
    An elegant luncheon by La Spiga's Chef Vince Cultraro, wines from Delicato Family Vineyards, and Les Dames d'Escoffier's famous 25-foot chocolate buffet are some of the delights at the L'Affaire Chocolat - Lunch in the Garden, on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at La Spiga Ristorante, 72557 Highway 111, Palm Desert. Keynote speaker Diana von Welanetz Wentworth , the author of seven award-winning cookbooks, speaks and writes how to Love Your Heart ....
  • The life of Mrs Jackie Bolton
    published on Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:57:40 GMT
    Former deputy head of St Laurence School, Jackie Bolton, died on January 25 at her home in Palm Desert, California, aged 71. As senior mistress at the former Trinity Secondary Modern School in Bradford on Avon in the late 1970s she was instrumental in the transition to the comprehensive schooling system. When St Laurence School was founded in October 1980, Mrs Bolton was known to many as an English teacher but she was also then headteacher Bill Wheeler's aide, taking on the role of deputy head f...
  • Live Like a Gucci: Desert Estate Built by Fashion Heiress Listed for $7.5 Million
    published on Fri, 06 Feb 2015 07:01:35 GMT
    A Moroccan-style estate built for a British fashion heiress in Mountain Center, midway between Hemet and Palm Desert, has come on the market, a residential brokerage announced this week. Listed at $7.5 million, Patricia Gucci's Casa Azzurra is set on 23 acres nestled against Joshua Tree National Park....
  • Chickens Coming Home To Roost
    published on Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:56:52 GMT
    Don't want to be hit by a train? Don't play on train tracks. Don't want your kid to get measles? Get them vaccinated....