Palm Springs News for May 5th 2013

Today in the Sky: Alaska Air adds new routes in Portland
Alaska Airlines, which serves Palm Springs International Airport, will add two new nonstop routes from its hub in Portland, Ore. Flights to Atlanta will begin Aug. 26 while flights to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) will start Sept. 16. Alaska Air will fly one More…

Firefighters battle 300-acre blaze south of Banning
The fire broke out in the mountains just south of Banning, a town of 30,000 in the pass that connects Riverside and Palm Springs through Interstate 10. Mark Annas, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said the More…

Cinco de Mayo's roots north of border, too
The popular Palm Springs Mexican restaurant is hosting just one of the many Cinco de Mayo celebrations taking place throughout the Coachella Valley this weekend. But as camaraderie and good food abound, many people may not truly understand what More…

Pedal Pushers: Palm Springs Partners Market Four-Wheel Bicycle
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Today in the Sky: Alaska Air adds new routes in Portland
Frontier Airlines has become the third big U.S. carrier to add a fee for carry-on bags, though its carry-on rules are more nuanced than those at Spirit and Allegiant, which flies out of Palm Springs International Airport. Frontier's move is part of a More…

Our Voice: Open the doors to higher education
The college eligibility rate for the class of 2012 was just 16 percent at the Palm Springs Unified School District. It was 26 percent at Coachella Valley Unified and 31 percent at Desert Sands — all below county and state averages. / Crystal Chatham More…

We're determined to increase rate of college eligibility
In the Palm Springs Unified School District, our high school graduation rate continues to increase, while our dropout rate is decreasing. We are proud of this. Every student who attends our district's high schools is provided the opportunity to take More…

Live like a member of the Rat Pack: Frank Sinatra's Palm Springs
Nestled in the hills overlooking the resort town of Palm Springs, California, the 10 -acre Villa Maggio offers seven bedrooms and thirteen bathrooms between a More…

Foie gras over cassoulet with a raspberry sauce
PALM SPRINGS, CA???This recipe is just one of Chef Chris Bowman’s ways to prepare foie gras, a now verboten product in California. Zin American Bistro in Palm Springs skirts the law by serving it as a complimentary course or amuse bouche to guests of … More…

10 Places to Take Mom for Mother's Day
Now it doesn't matter whether you want to take Mom out for brunch or dinner, restaurants in Palm Springs and the surrounding desert towns are at your service. Here is a list of 10 places to consider. They are presented in no particular order. Share More…

$99 yields millions in art appreciation
The Palm Springs Museum Artists Council's 99 Bucks fundraiser drew 1,200 guests to its fourth annual art sale. This stellar event, sponsored and co-chaired by Harold Matzner and Donna MacMillan, raised more than $40,000, selling 373 canvases. More…

Cyndi Lauper. Submitted photo
Singer Cyndi Lauper will do something May 11 that she’s never done before in her 30-year career. She will perform during the AIDS Assistance Program’s annual Evening Under the Stars in Palm Springs (see details below). But that’s just one of her … More…

Coachella Valley middle schools showcase at Digicom
The festival showcases the work of Palm Springs Unified School District students of all ages in the Palm Springs High School auditorium. The event is free. It starts at 6:30 p.m.. The student cast of “Identity Crisis” was led by Jebari Wooten, a More…

Blatino Oasis offers events for gay men of color
Demar Douglas, an artist with work on exhibit at the J.J. & Associates Gallery in Palm Springs, greets guests Thursday night during an opening in conjunction with Blatino Oasis, a gathering this weekend of some 2,000 gay men of color. / Skip Descant More…

WIUP + Palm Springs Styled Shoot + Winners! | Style Me Pretty
There's really no better way to wrap up a Friday than a flirty dose of Palm Springs fashion. I'm talking a Mod-inspired poolside shoot planned and designed by.
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Man accused of killing bicyclist while driving drunk pleads not guilty
Brandon Royce Melton, 27, of Palm Springs was arrested April 13 after allegedly killing Edward James Shaieb in a collision in the 67300 block of East Palm Canyon Drive in Cathedral City. Along with the murder count, Melton is charged with DUI gross More…

Karina Romero finds fit with COD Roadrunners
After spending a year playing for Division I Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, the 2011 Palm Springs High School graduate was searching for a college program that would not only challenge her academically as she pursues the medical field, but More…

Restaurants Participate in "Dinning Out for Life"
In Palm Springs, restaurants Lulu California Bistro, Acqua Pazza California Bistro, Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill and TRIO Restaurant all participated in “Dining Our for Life” to help raise money for the Desert AIDS Project. The Desert AIDS Project More…

Banning: Crews battle winds, low humidity with Summit fire
They came from several agencies and municipal districts in Southern California, including Riverside County, Cal Fire, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the U.S. Forest Service. The Federal Emergency Management More…

Palm Springs: Pet adoption drive planned for Cinco de Mayo
The Palm Springs Animal Shelter is encouraging animal lovers to celebrate Cinco De Mayo by taking in a new furry friend during a pet adoption drive on Sunday. The event starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. at the shelter located at 4575 E. Mesquite Ave. More…

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