Palm Springs News for May 23rd 2013

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: 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…

Memorial Day events around the Palm Springs area
Memorial Day Observance, presented by Desert Veterans' Memorial Association & Palm Springs Cemetery District, with welcome message from Congressman Raul Ruiz, MD, keynote speakers and music, 9 a.m., Desert Memorial Park Cemetery, 31705, Da More…

Bicyclists: Following the Rules of the Road?
But we watched the traffic at a Palm Springs intersection for an hour, and saw a whole lot more violations. We saw vehicles running red lights, pedestrians crossing in the middle of the road and yes, bicyclists not coming to a stop at a red light. "I 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…

Public servant passes away
Colven moved with his wife Kim from Palm Springs to Big Bear City in 1987, after having vacationed in the mountains here since 1967. He served on the Governing Board for the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency (BBARWA) for ten years ending in More…

Harvey Milk Day
The Palm Springs Field Manager for that group says Milk led the charge towards equality for the LGBT community, and they are still following the road map he set out when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. "The way he 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…

'Horticulture walk' moves to Palm Springs council for approval
The Planning Commission on Wednesday approved 7-0 a planned development district in lieu of a zone change and a tentative tract map for Sol Palm Springs, a 46 single-family home development at the northeast corner of Avenida Caballeros and Amado More…

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…

Liberace's Home In Palm Springs, California, Was Exactly How You Thought It
My favorite find, so far, has to be this tour of Liberace's home in Palm Springs, California. The bold wallpaper! The chandeliers! The toilet made to look like a throne! It's just too fabulous for words. The sad thing is that this home has been More…

Foster guardians play a critical role in animal shelters
The next volunteer orientation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1 at the Hugh E. Donaldson Community Room, 4575 Mesquite Ave., Palm Springs. For more information, call (760) 416-5718 or visit palmspringsanimalfriends.com. More. My dog, Woody, died More…

Palm Springs' Downtown PS redevelopment to get underway
Palm Springs, already in the midst of a long-overdue makeover, is now scrapping an empty downtown shopping mall along once-fashionable Palm Canyon Drive, reopening some closed streets and preparing to showcase the start of its Downtown PS More…

PALM SPRINGS: Car wreck kills elderly, un-seat belted passenger
Maria Mendoza, 77, died at the scene of the Sunday night crash on I-10 near Wall Street, coroner's officials say. More…

Home prices jump 15.8%
Constantine Kolytiris, premier director and Realtor with Windermere Real Estate in the Palm Springs area, said homes that have been on the market more than a year are selling, but that's not uncommon during the season. “In some cases, we are getting More…

Video Pick: PDN's 30 Panel at Palm Springs Photo Fest – PDN Pulse
If you didn't get a chance to attend the PDN's 30 panel at this year's Palm Springs Photo Festival, you can now watch it below! The symposium, called “PDN More…

Free Things to Do in Palm Springs | Family | Greater Palm Springs, CA
Here are 10 must-do activities during your stay in Greater Palm Springs. There are lots of free things to do in Palm Springs that won't put a dent in your wallet 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 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…

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…

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