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The Potted Desert Garden: Keep Cool With a Potted Garden in White

The Potted Desert Garden: Keep Cool With a Potted Garden in White

We have been talking about cactus and succulents for our Palm Springs desert pots this month. With the temps this week projected to hit 115 degrees, w...

The Lucky 13: DJ Aaron C

The Lucky 13: DJ Aaron C

DJ Aaron C is one of the valley’s busiest DJs. With more than 20 years of experience, including a stint as a radio DJ on KUCR FM 88.3, Aaron C has bee...

Live: X at Pappy and Harriet's, Saturday, July 19

Live: X at Pappy and Harriet's, Saturday, July 19

Interstate 10 brings travelers from Los Angeles to the Palm Springs area—but for a show this weekend, the band X took the road less traveled: Highway ...

The Beer Goddess: A New TV Show Combines Great Chefs, Amazing Ingredients and Fantastic Brews

The Beer Goddess: A New TV Show Combines Great Chefs, Amazing Ingredients and Fantastic Brews

There’s been a paradigm shift regarding what we pair with elevated cuisine, and how we pair it. Luckily for us, these pairings now often include craft...

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News

Crack Law Is Wack: State Lawmakers Inch Closer to Fixing a Discriminatory Law

Crack Law Is Wack: State Lawmakers Inch Closer to Fixing a Discriminatory Law

Thursday, July 17, 2014  |  Raheem F. Hosseini

State legislators are finally addressing one of the most racist drug laws on the books.

On July 2, the state Assembly Appropriations Committee approved the California Fair Sentencing Act of 2014 on a 12-3 margin (with two abstentions). Aided by a bullish review from the nonpartisan Legislative Analys...

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Celebrating Three Decades of Helping: The Desert AIDS Project Marks 30 Years With the Mid-Summer Dance Party

Celebrating Three Decades of Helping: The Desert AIDS Project Marks 30 Years With the Mid-Summer Dance Party

Monday, July 14, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Thirty years ago, in the middle of what was becoming the AIDS epidemic, the Desert AIDS Project was founded to help locals deal with the crisis.

On Friday, July 25, at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club, the Desert AIDS Project will be celebrating its three decades with its annual Mid-Summer Dance Party. Pl...

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Opinion

The Potted Desert Garden: Keep Cool With a Potted Garden in White

The Potted Desert Garden: Keep Cool With a Potted Garden in White

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  |  Marylee Pangman

We have been talking about cactus and succulents for our Palm Springs desert pots this month. With the temps this week projected to hit 115 degrees, we can imagine calmer times by planning a garden in white.

White is a cool color. When paired with other muted colors like blue or gray, white plants ca...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 17, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 17, 2014!

Thursday, July 17, 2014  |  Administrator

On this week's forward-thinking Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson examines labor at Krap-Mart; The K Chronicles looks at Germany's World Cup win; and Red Meat goes into the future with Genetically Modified Soy Beverage Distribution Man Dan.

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Arts and Culture

Oh Kaye! Rancho Mirage's Kaye Ballard Discusses Her Storied Career—and Reveals She Still Has Unmet Goals

Oh Kaye! Rancho Mirage's Kaye Ballard Discusses Her Storied Career—and Reveals She Still Has Unmet Goals

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  |  Alexis Hunter

More than 500 adoring fans filled the large, sold-out auditorium at the Camelot Theatres one spring evening, with several hundred others sent home, disappointed by the fact that they could not buy tickets to the show featuring a true living legend.

Inside, 88-year-old Kaye Ballard had her Going Out of...

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Rethinking Glass for the New Century: Meet Sculptor Patrick Blythe

Rethinking Glass for the New Century: Meet Sculptor Patrick Blythe

Friday, July 18, 2014  |  Victor Barocas

Patrick Blythe’s large studio, located inside Indio’s Coachella Valley Art Center, includes four separate spaces. It’s clear that each space has its own distinct purpose.

Design and model-marking. Mold-making and stone-carving. A kiln room for heating and forming glass. And a “cold room,” where glass...

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Movies & TV

Blu-Ray Review: 'Under the Skin' Is a Creepy, Brilliant Bit of Sci-Fi—but It Isn't for Everyone

Blu-Ray Review: 'Under the Skin' Is a Creepy, Brilliant Bit of Sci-Fi—but It Isn't for Everyone

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Scarlett Johansson stars in Under the Skin as an alien driving around Scotland in a hot Scarlett Johansson body. The alien is using that body to pick up men—and do very, very strange things to them.

Director Jonathan Glazer uses minimal dialogue and real unsuspecting men (some of the men Johansson talk...

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The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending July 20, 2014

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending July 20, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014  |  Staff

1. Rio 2 * (20th Century Fox)

2. 300: Rise of an Empire (Warner Bros.)

3. The Lego Movie  (Warner Bros.)

4. Bad Words * (Focus)

5. A Night in Old Mexico (Phase 4)

6. Lone Survivor  (Universal)

7. Non-Stop  (Universal)

8. Dead Drop (Lionsgate)

9. Robocop  (MGM)

10. Road to Paloma (Anchor Bay)

* Available for rental before Redbox ...

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Music

The Lucky 13: DJ Aaron C

The Lucky 13: DJ Aaron C

Monday, July 21, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

DJ Aaron C is one of the valley’s busiest DJs. With more than 20 years of experience, including a stint as a radio DJ on KUCR FM 88.3, Aaron C has been known to mix genres in his DJ sets. He performs at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Copa, Bar and the Hacienda Cantina and Beach Club. For more ...

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Live: X at Pappy and Harriet's, Saturday, July 19

Live: X at Pappy and Harriet's, Saturday, July 19

Monday, July 21, 2014  |  Guillermo Prieto

Interstate 10 brings travelers from Los Angeles to the Palm Springs area—but for a show this weekend, the band X took the road less traveled: Highway 62, to Pioneertown and Pappy and Harriet’s. After 37 years of music and exploring, X turned in an enchanted evening beneath the desert stars.

As you pu...

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Food and Drink

The Beer Goddess: A New TV Show Combines Great Chefs, Amazing Ingredients and Fantastic Brews

The Beer Goddess: A New TV Show Combines Great Chefs, Amazing Ingredients and Fantastic Brews

Monday, July 21, 2014  |  Erin Peters

There’s been a paradigm shift regarding what we pair with elevated cuisine, and how we pair it. Luckily for us, these pairings now often include craft beer.

Because there are more ingredients to play with in beer than wine, there’s more room for flavor and experimentation. The marriage of craft beer ...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Cheese Danish at Villa Bakery

The Indy Endorsement: The Cheese Danish at Villa Bakery

Friday, July 18, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The cheese Danish

Where: Villa Bakery, 67470 Ramon Road, Cathedral City

How much: 80 cents

Contact: 760-322-5701

Why: It’s flaky, sweet, cheesy and generally delicious.

Sometimes, good things can result when bad things happen.

I was driving down Ramon Road recently when I saw that someone had kicked or p...

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