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Restaurant News Bites: New York Company Closes; 716 on 111 Coming Soon to Old Dickie O'Neal's Space; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: New York Company Closes; 716 on 111 Coming Soon to Old Dickie O'Neal's Space; and Much More!

The New York Company Restaurant Closes After Three-Plus Years

After more than three years in business, The New York Company Restaurant, at 1260 S. Palm Canyon Drive, in Palm Springs...

Restrictions Remain: Despite a Flood of Water and an Influx of Cash, Water Agencies Are Still Asking Residents to Conserve

Restrictions Remain: Despite a Flood of Water and an Influx of Cash, Water Agencies Are Still Asking Residents to Conserve

After months of rain—and increased revenue from last year’s rate increases—both the western Coachella Valley’s Desert Water Agency and the eastern valley’s Coachella Valley Water D...

Inspired Pairing, Uninspired Script: Hawn and Schumer Are Fantastic in 'Snatched,' but the Film Around Them Is a Dud

Inspired Pairing, Uninspired Script: Hawn and Schumer Are Fantastic in 'Snatched,' but the Film Around Them Is a Dud

Some 15 years after her last movie (the terrible The Banger Sisters ), Goldie Hawn has been coaxed back onto the big screen, opposite Amy Schumer in Snatched . It’s great to have her b...

The Indy Endorsement: The Turkey BLT Folded Waffle Sandwich at Si Bon

The Indy Endorsement: The Turkey BLT Folded Waffle Sandwich at Si Bon

What: The turkey BLT folded waffle sandwich

Where: Si Bon Belgian Bistro, 40101 Monterey Ave., Rancho Mirage

How much: $13

Contact: 760-837-0011; www.sibon-sogood.com

Why: It’s a clever take...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for May 18, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for May 18, 2017!

On this week's Israeli-intelligence-free weekly Independent comics page: Apoca Clips shows the Trumpster creating his own police force; Red Meat has weight issues; Jen Sorenson wonde...

Know Your Neighbors: A Double Standard—Relationships Between Older Women and Younger Men Continue to Raise Eyebrows

Know Your Neighbors: A Double Standard—Relationships Between Older Women and Younger Men Continue to Raise Eyebrows

The French have always enjoyed a reputation for being much more blasé about matters of amour than Americans, yet the election of new French President Emmanuel Macron, 39, has been ac...

True TV: 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Is Back, as Are 'Twin Peaks' and 'Neon Joe'

True TV: 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Is Back, as Are 'Twin Peaks' and 'Neon Joe'

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Friday, May 19, Netflix), season premiere: Where will the perkiest TV character ever created (cartoons included) go in Season 3? Now that she has her post...

News

Restrictions Remain: Despite a Flood of Water and an Influx of Cash, Water Agencies Are Still Asking Residents to Conserve

Restrictions Remain: Despite a Flood of Water and an Influx of Cash, Water Agencies Are Still Asking Residents to Conserve

Friday, May 19, 2017  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

After months of rain—and increased revenue from last year’s rate increases—both the western Coachella Valley’s Desert Water Agency and the eastern valley’s Coachella Valley Water District find themselves wading in more riches than they could have imagined just one short year ago.

However, that does n...

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Cannabis in the CV: Rules for the State's Marijuana Industry Begin to Take Shape; California's AG Pledges to Fight the Feds

Cannabis in the CV: Rules for the State's Marijuana Industry Begin to Take Shape; California's AG Pledges to Fight the Feds

Tuesday, May 16, 2017  |  Sean Planck

The California Department of Public Health has issued proposed rules for the cannabis industry in anticipation of the Proposition 64 provisions that will take effect next year.

Voters legalized the adult use of marijuana via Prop 64 last year.

The proposed rules require applicants who wish to grow, tr...

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Democracy in Crisis: Whose Autocracy Is It Anyway?—13 Authoritarian Jokes on America

Democracy in Crisis: Whose Autocracy Is It Anyway?—13 Authoritarian Jokes on America

Monday, May 15, 2017  |  Baynard Woods

FBI Director James Comey was speaking to federal agents when news of his firing flashed across the television behind him.

The regime blamed new Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and cited Comey’s treatment of the Clinton email investigation—as if daring us to pretend they are telling the truth.

M...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for May 18, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for May 18, 2017!

Thursday, May 18, 2017  |  Staff

On this week's Israeli-intelligence-free weekly Independent comics page: Apoca Clips shows the Trumpster creating his own police force; Red Meat has weight issues; Jen Sorenson wonders what will finally wake up Republicans; The K Chronicles speaks in tongues; and This Modern World examines what happen...

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Know Your Neighbors: A Double Standard—Relationships Between Older Women and Younger Men Continue to Raise Eyebrows

Know Your Neighbors: A Double Standard—Relationships Between Older Women and Younger Men Continue to Raise Eyebrows

Wednesday, May 17, 2017  |  Anita Rufus

The French have always enjoyed a reputation for being much more blasé about matters of amour than Americans, yet the election of new French President Emmanuel Macron, 39, has been accompanied by publicity on his wife, Brigitte—and the fact that she’s 64 and his former high school teacher.

Older men wit...

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Ask a Mexican: Why Do People Randomly Use—and Not Use—Accent Marks Over Spanish Words?

Ask a Mexican: Why Do People Randomly Use—and Not Use—Accent Marks Over Spanish Words?

Wednesday, May 17, 2017  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: The St. Louis area is less than 3 percent Latino, and less than 4 percent of St. Louisans are immigrants. This is very, very, low, and it actually makes St. Louis look pretty bad.

Why does everyone here feel like they have a say in the illegal-immigration discussion?

Gaga for Gibson

Dear ...

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Arts and Culture

Local Theater on the Move: The Coachella Valley Arts Scene Is Thriving—and Theater Organizations Are Looking for Bigger Homes

Local Theater on the Move: The Coachella Valley Arts Scene Is Thriving—and Theater Organizations Are Looking for Bigger Homes

Monday, May 22, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

Michael Shaw, the artistic director and co-founder of Dezart Performs, had no idea what he was getting himself into when he helped start the theater company back in 2008.

“I was living in Los Angeles, so I was running the theater with my co-founder at the time,” Shaw said. “I went back and forth … an...

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Lurid Laughs: Desert Rose's 'Clark Gable Slept Here' Combines Murder, Sex and Scandal in a Near-Flawless Production

Lurid Laughs: Desert Rose's 'Clark Gable Slept Here' Combines Murder, Sex and Scandal in a Near-Flawless Production

Saturday, May 13, 2017  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

Desperate for an escape from the current chaos swirling around us? I have just the ticket: See Clark Gable Slept Here at Desert Rose Playhouse. This terrific play will transport you into another world … filled with lurid sex, glamour, murder—and lots of laughs.

Michael McKeever’s dark comedy opens with...

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The '80s Are Back (for Two Weekends): Five Things to Know About Palm Canyon Theatre's 'Rock of Ages'

The '80s Are Back (for Two Weekends): Five Things to Know About Palm Canyon Theatre's 'Rock of Ages'

Thursday, May 11, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

By the time mid-May comes along, most valley theater companies are about to close their curtains on major productions until the fall—if they have not done so already.

However, such is not the case at the Palm Canyon Theatre. This weekend, the downtown Palm Springs mainstay will open one of its most c...

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Movies & TV

Inspired Pairing, Uninspired Script: Hawn and Schumer Are Fantastic in 'Snatched,' but the Film Around Them Is a Dud

Inspired Pairing, Uninspired Script: Hawn and Schumer Are Fantastic in 'Snatched,' but the Film Around Them Is a Dud

Thursday, May 18, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Some 15 years after her last movie (the terrible The Banger Sisters ), Goldie Hawn has been coaxed back onto the big screen, opposite Amy Schumer in Snatched . It’s great to have her back—and it would’ve been super-great had the movie been worth her time.

Hawn and Schumer play Linda and Emily, mother and...

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Kindness Leads to Chaos: Richard Gere Delivers Some Career-Best Work in 'Norman'

Kindness Leads to Chaos: Richard Gere Delivers Some Career-Best Work in 'Norman'

Thursday, May 18, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Richard Gere delivers one of his very best performances as the titular Norman, a New York “businessman” who doesn’t really have a business or a job.

He’s a mysterious, earbud-wearing, graying man riding the trains and grabbing crackers for dinner at the local synagogue—with big aspirations. A self-pr...

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True TV: 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Is Back, as Are 'Twin Peaks' and 'Neon Joe'

True TV: 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Is Back, as Are 'Twin Peaks' and 'Neon Joe'

Wednesday, May 17, 2017  |  Bill Frost

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Friday, May 19, Netflix), season premiere: Where will the perkiest TV character ever created (cartoons included) go in Season 3? Now that she has her post-doomsday-cult-imprisonment GED, Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) is entering higher education: “After high school, most white girls...

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Music

The Lucky 13: Brendan Duff, Bassist for FISSURE

The Lucky 13: Brendan Duff, Bassist for FISSURE

Friday, May 19, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

FISSURE is a well-known Southern California hard-core “powerviolence” band currently based out of Los Angeles and Orange County—although two of the band's members, Dylan Arseo (drums) and Brendan Duff (bass), are Coachella Valley natives. Arseo is well-known for shows at his mother's house in Cathed...

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Live: Le Butcherettes at Pappy and Harriet's, May 11

Live: Le Butcherettes at Pappy and Harriet's, May 11

Tuesday, May 16, 2017  |  Guillermo Prieto

As I waited for Le Butcherettes to take the stage at Pappy and Harriet’s, I had a flashback to the 2014 show at the Observatory where I first laid eyes and ears on Le Butcherettes.

Le Butcherettes are on the road with At the Drive-In; this was a side gig in between supporting dates.

Teri Gender Bender...

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On the Road Again: A Chat With Kevin Lyman, the Founder of the Warped Tour—Now In Its 23rd Year

On the Road Again: A Chat With Kevin Lyman, the Founder of the Warped Tour—Now In Its 23rd Year

Tuesday, May 16, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

In 1995, the Warped Tour was born. There were a handful of touring festivals then—but within a decade or so, all but the Warped Tour were gone.

Now in its third decade, the punk-themed Warped Tour will visit more than 40 cities in 2017—with more traditional punk and hardcore bands on the lineup than ...

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Food and Drink

Restaurant News Bites: New York Company Closes; 716 on 111 Coming Soon to Old Dickie O'Neal's Space; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: New York Company Closes; 716 on 111 Coming Soon to Old Dickie O'Neal's Space; and Much More!

Monday, May 22, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

The New York Company Restaurant Closes After Three-Plus Years

After more than three years in business, The New York Company Restaurant, at 1260 S. Palm Canyon Drive, in Palm Springs, has closed its doors for good.

“We know you enjoyed dining at The New York Company Restaurant,” said a note sent to the...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Turkey BLT Folded Waffle Sandwich at Si Bon

The Indy Endorsement: The Turkey BLT Folded Waffle Sandwich at Si Bon

Thursday, May 18, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The turkey BLT folded waffle sandwich

Where: Si Bon Belgian Bistro, 40101 Monterey Ave., Rancho Mirage

How much: $13

Contact: 760-837-0011; www.sibon-sogood.com

Why: It’s a clever take on a classic sandwich.

I had just finished a less-than-pleasant medical appointment in Rancho Mirage. It was lunch time;...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake at Capizzi's Cheesecakes

The Indy Endorsement: The Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake at Capizzi's Cheesecakes

Monday, May 08, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The chocolate-peanut butter cheesecake

Where: Capizzi’s Cheesecakes, 68718 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City

How much: $4.50 per slice; $25-$35 for a whole cake

Contact: 760-408-8788; www.capizzischeesecake.com

Why: It’s a decadent and reasonably priced dessert

My sweet tooth was barking at me one rec...

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