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Western Lit: A New Book Examines Mormon Political Behavior and Party Affiliation

Western Lit: A New Book Examines Mormon Political Behavior and Party Affiliation

On Oct. 8, 2008, several elite leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—also known as the LDS or Mormon Church— went on the air  and urged members in California to boost their involvem...

The Indy Endorsement: The Barbacoa at La Perlita

The Indy Endorsement: The Barbacoa at La Perlita

What: Barbacoa (pork and beef stew)

Where: La Perlita Mexican Food, 901 Crossley Road, Palm Springs

How much: $11.95

Contact: 760-778-8014

Why: It’s some of the best Mexican food in the valley.

You really have ...

Art Outside: Eighteen Sculptures Begin a Two-Year Residency on Palm Desert's El Paseo

Art Outside: Eighteen Sculptures Begin a Two-Year Residency on Palm Desert's El Paseo

Locals often tell visitors to the Coachella Valley that they must sample the high-end shopping and dining experience that is El Paseo, in Palm Desert.

The pristine boulevard is the valley's answer to r...

Drumming Up Torture: 'Whiplash' Is a Music Film for the Ages

Drumming Up Torture: 'Whiplash' Is a Music Film for the Ages

And I thought my high school band teacher was tough!

There are natural musicians on this planet—people who pick up a guitar, drumsticks or a saxophone, and play with an enviable ease. Then there are ot...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Nov. 20, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Nov. 20, 2014!

On this week's classist Independent comics page: Red Meat prepares for a festive school carnival; Jen Sorenson examines complaints about hyperinflation on luxury items; The K Chronicles pays homage to p...

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Help Needed: Local Service Agencies Need Assistance to Meet an Increase in Demand During the Holiday Season

Help Needed: Local Service Agencies Need Assistance to Meet an Increase in Demand During the Holiday Season

Friday, November 21, 2014  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The 2014 holiday season has officially arrived, and while many of us are busily planning schedules around parties and shopping, more and more of our neighbors are facing formidable food and resource shortages.

“Over the last 24 months, we’ve seen the monthly average number of people served meals in o...

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A Sticky Proposition: Environmental Groups Fear Prop 1 Will Lead to More Dams

A Sticky Proposition: Environmental Groups Fear Prop 1 Will Lead to More Dams

Tuesday, November 11, 2014  |  Judith Lewis Mernit

Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion water bond that 67 percent of California voters approved last week, will provide millions of dollars for projects everyone likes.

It sets aside funds to strip pollutants from valuable urban aquifers ; it will bring in money to repair aging pipes that leach pollutants int...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Nov. 20, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Nov. 20, 2014!

Thursday, November 20, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's classist Independent comics page: Red Meat prepares for a festive school carnival; Jen Sorenson examines complaints about hyperinflation on luxury items; The K Chronicles pays homage to pro wrestling; and This Modern World ponders sexual harassment.

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Know Your Neighbors: Sun City's Forum Club Offers a Model for Open, Neighborly Political Discussions

Know Your Neighbors: Sun City's Forum Club Offers a Model for Open, Neighborly Political Discussions

Wednesday, November 19, 2014  |  Anita Rufus

One is a banker; another is a Nobel Prize-winner, a third a teacher, yet another a writer. Many are happily retired. Some are well-informed on the news of the day; others are interested in exploring new ways to approach old problems; all are willing to engage with their neighbors for some good old-f...

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Arts and Culture

Western Lit: A New Book Examines Mormon Political Behavior and Party Affiliation

Western Lit: A New Book Examines Mormon Political Behavior and Party Affiliation

Friday, November 21, 2014  |  Wyatt Orme

On Oct. 8, 2008, several elite leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—also known as the LDS or Mormon Church— went on the air  and urged members in California to boost their involvement in defeating the state’s legalization of same-sex marriage.

The LDS Church was one of the last to...

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Art Outside: Eighteen Sculptures Begin a Two-Year Residency on Palm Desert's El Paseo

Art Outside: Eighteen Sculptures Begin a Two-Year Residency on Palm Desert's El Paseo

Thursday, November 20, 2014  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Locals often tell visitors to the Coachella Valley that they must sample the high-end shopping and dining experience that is El Paseo, in Palm Desert.

The pristine boulevard is the valley's answer to renowned destinations like Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills or Fifth Avenue in New York City. However, th...

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Movies & TV

We Waited 20 Years for This? Alas, the 'Dumb and Dumber' Sequel Is a Dud

We Waited 20 Years for This? Alas, the 'Dumb and Dumber' Sequel Is a Dud

Thursday, November 20, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

After numerous stops and starts, the Dumb and Dumber sequel has finally made it to the screen, 20 years after the original.

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return as Lloyd and Harry, movie history’s two biggest dumbasses. While Carrey slides right back into the role of the mischievous goofball, Daniels see...

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Drumming Up Torture: 'Whiplash' Is a Music Film for the Ages

Drumming Up Torture: 'Whiplash' Is a Music Film for the Ages

Thursday, November 20, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

And I thought my high school band teacher was tough!

There are natural musicians on this planet—people who pick up a guitar, drumsticks or a saxophone, and play with an enviable ease. Then there are other musical geniuses, extraordinary musicians in training who require some sort of extra push to put...

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Music

The Lucky 13: Paul Chesne, of the Paul Chesne Band

The Lucky 13: Paul Chesne, of the Paul Chesne Band

Tuesday, November 18, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

The Los Angeles-based Paul Chesne Band is a regular at Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace. After playing there at the Campout with Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker in September, the Paul Chesne Band will return to Pappy’s for New Year’s Eve. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/paulchesne...

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Live: The Dum Dum Girls at Pappy and Harriet's, Nov. 15

Live: The Dum Dum Girls at Pappy and Harriet's, Nov. 15

Monday, November 17, 2014  |  Guillermo Prieto

I have a confession to make: I am a big fan of “girl bands.” The show at Pappy and Harriet’s on Saturday, Nov. 15, was not my first Dum Dum Girls gig.

I arrived early at Pappy and Harriet’s and sat down at my table. The Dum Dum Girls were wrapping up their sound check, refining their sound for this aco...

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Food and Drink

The Indy Endorsement: The Barbacoa at La Perlita

The Indy Endorsement: The Barbacoa at La Perlita

Friday, November 21, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: Barbacoa (pork and beef stew)

Where: La Perlita Mexican Food, 901 Crossley Road, Palm Springs

How much: $11.95

Contact: 760-778-8014

Why: It’s some of the best Mexican food in the valley.

You really have to be looking for La Perlita Mexican Food to find it.

The joint is stuck at the end of a strip mall o...

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Sniff the Cap: Can Our Intrepid Wine Columnist Taste at Six Camino Wineries in One Day?

Sniff the Cap: Can Our Intrepid Wine Columnist Taste at Six Camino Wineries in One Day?

Friday, November 14, 2014  |  Deidre Pike

The dog wanders through the Illuminare tasting room in Camino, Calif.

Like his owner who’s pouring our wine, the pooch is chill. I try to attract the dog’s attention, to give him a scratch. He ignores me. Uber-chill. Do people still say uber? Do they use the umlaut to spell it? Über?

When I drink, I ov...

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