Palm Springs News for May 22nd 2013

The Desert Sun
PALM SPRINGS — Mary Jo Potts and James Selsor were sitting in the backyard of their Palm Springs home Sunday morning — watching a roadrunner dart around their desert-scape back yard — when an unexpected guest appeared near the pool. “There's More…

Palm Springs Honored for Tourism
PALM SPRINGS – Its something the desert residents already knew: Palm Springs is a great place to be. Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley were ranked at #23 in the United States in this year's "Traveler's Choice Destination Awards" , sponsored by More…

Police Search for Hit-and-Run Suspect
PALM SPRINGS – Police are searching for "a person of interest" in the death of a 29-year-old local man who was killed in a hit-and-run this weekend. Authorities identify him as Eric Strzelczyk, a former Air Force Sargeant from Bermuda Dunes. It More…

Cannes 2013: 'Behind the Candelabra's' Palm Springs connections
Showbiz legend Liberace was trending on the Croisette today, despite having died in 1987. The name of this sometime Palm Springs resident was in the news because of the well-liked, in competition premiere of ???Behind The Candelabra,??? directed by Steven … More…

Top 5 Mountain Biking Trails in Florida
I love mountain biking and have since I was a little girl growing up in Palm Springs, Cali. I enjoy hitting the trails all across America when I go to a new city. Mountain biking is something I loved to do with my father, but now enjoy immensely with More…

A&E calendar for the week of Tuesday, May 21
Thursday-Friday: Singer Jesse Davis, 8 p.m.-midnight Thursday, 5-7 p.m. Friday, the Starlite Lounge, Palm Springs Riviera Resort, 1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. (760) 327-8311. Friday: Steve Miller Band in concert, 9 p.m., The Show at Agua More…

Emergency responders band together in Palm Springs
Tweet. PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -. Nearly a thousand emergency professionals gathered at the Palm Springs Convention Center to work hand-in-hand and prepare for the worst at the California Fire EMS Disaster Conference, known as CFED West, on Tuesday. More…

PALM SPRINGS: Car wreck kills elderly, un-seat belted passenger
A 77-year-old Indio woman was killed during a two-car weekend collision along Interstate 10 in north Palm Springs, say California Highway Patrol and county coroner’s officials. Maria A. Mendoza died at the scene of the 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, crash … More…

Spa at Saguaro Puts the Blushing Next to Bride
The Spa at the Saguaro hotel in Palm Springs offers a treatment line called Intraceuticals, which has been a celebrity favorite for years and is great for the desert climate focusing on hydrating and replenishing skin. But it's also perfect for brides More…

Palm Springs Modern Committee(PSMODCOM) Announces 2013 Palm Springs
Annually, The Palm Springs Modern Committee selects three graduating high school students from Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD) high schools to each receive a five hundred dollar ($500.00) monetary gift applicable to his or her further More…

Cannes 2013: More potential candidates for the Palm Springs International Film
On Monday I saw two more films that we will definitely invite to Palm Springs. The fascinating ???Wakolda??? by Argentine director Lucia Puenzo is set in the Patagonian outback of 1960. A German physician boarding with an Argentinean family near Bariioche … More…

Palm Springs: Moguls, Mobsters and Movie Stars Launched California's Desert
Dry air, year-round sunshine and healing mineral waters have been drawing the glitterati to Southern California’s desert playland ever since the first hotel opened here in 1886. Word soon got out that this spot ??? called la palma de la mano de Dios … More…

Palm Springs: Police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run crash
Palm Springs police today sought a pickup truck driver who ran from the scene of a fatal collision with a motorcycle rider, a sergeant said today. iStock photo. ???Traffic investigators are tracking down leads and close to finding a suspect,??? Palm … More…

Top 25 US destinations: TripAdvisor's winners
21); Palm Springs, Calif. (No. 23) and Naples, Fla. (No. 24). To compile the awards, TripAdvisor weighs users' rankings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in various locales, along with the number of times a destination is pinned as a favorite on More…

Developer offers to create 'horticulture walk' in Palm Springs
PALM SPRINGS — A local developer is offering to replace storm damaged trees at Ruth Hardy Park, create a “horticulture walk” that celebrates the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and provide energy efficient upgrades to homes it plans to build. More…

Palm Springs man pleads guilty to DUI
INDIO — A Palm Springs man whose truck collided with a compact car, injuring the 73-year-old driver, pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence. Carlos Randolfo Alvarez, 51, admitted to a count of felony DUI causing an injury and misdemeanor More…

Palm Springs police look for witness of fatal hit-and-run
Palm Springs police are looking for the driver of a white Ford F-9 pickup who ran from the scene of a fatal crash with a motorcyclist at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday on East Palm Canyon Drive, in front of the Ace Hotel. / Sherry Barkas/The Desert Sun. More More…

Vote now for Salton Sea special license plate design
Student designs from Coachella Valley High School, Desert Hot Springs High School, La Quinta High School, Marywood-Palm Valley School and Palm Springs High School are in the running. Readers now have one week to vote for their favorite design. More…

Desert Arts: The Coachella Valley Has a Rich Arts History
I recently met with the gallerist, Woody Shimko, who established a presence in Palm Springs after operating a gallery in Provincetown, Mass., for several years, where during the peak season, more than 100 people an hour came through the doors. The More…

Hoteliers expect lull after record March
Call it a perfect storm of springtime activity; events like BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and the White Party in Palm Springs, coupled with spring break, filled hotel rooms across the valley in March, breaking hotel tax collections records in More…

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