Palm Springs News for June 1st 2013

Palm Springs area is a cool deal
The serene La Quinta Resort, just beyond Palm Springs, is offering a batch of top-value seasonal packages — but the best deal may simply be the standard summer rate of $99 a night, available most Sundays through Thursdays through Sept. 5. Add a $27 More…

Palm Springs ranked as No.1 gay-friendly city
According to NerdWallet: “Palm Springs is known as a hotspot for gay tourism, but the city has a thriving year-round LGBT culture for residents as well. A whopping 8.6% of households consist of same-sex partners. The city's yearly Pride festival is one More…

PALM SPRINGS: Pass ballet company performs
The San Gorgonio Ballet Co., founded in 2003, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with gala performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs. The ballet company, founded by ballerina Julia Olsen-Rodriguez More…

Palm Springs Ranks as No. 1 Gay Friendly City
Palm Springs has been chosen the No. 1 gay friendly city in the country – ahead of San Francisco – by nerdwallet.com, a free consumer tool to find the best credit cards, cd rates, savings, checking accounts, scholarships, and airlines. To honor LGBT More…

'Zoey to the Max' movie films in Palm Springs with Amy Smart
Actress talks filming with Amy Smart in Palm Sprin…: Cassidy Mack, 14, talked in between takes for "Zoey to the Max" while filming in Palm Springs on May 30, 2013 (Kate McGinty/The Desert Sun). More…

Palm Springs to celebrate Marilyn Monroe's birthday
And perhaps there is no better icon of the late actress Marilyn Monroe than the “Forever Marilyn” statue standing 26 feet tall in downtown Palm Springs against the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. The city is hosting an 87th birthday party Saturday at 6 p More…

Authorities investigate suspicious letter sent to IRS building in Palm Springs
PALM SPRINGS — Workers at the Internal Revenue Service building in Palm Springs called police Thursday morning after receiving what police described as a “suspicious letter.” After an inspection of the letter Thursday afternoon, authorities determined More…

Knitting leggings for Forever Marilyn in Palm Springs
Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet is proclaiming the day as “Celebrate Knitting Day,” and everyone invited to the feet of Marilyn to, well, knit. It's the second time this year that Forever Marilyn has been “yarn bombed,” though the knitting was quickly More…

Palm Springs Ranks as No. 1 Gay Friendly City
Palm Springs has 8.6 percent of households reported as same-sex partners. The community has a “thriving year-round LGBT culture for residents” and the Palm Springs Pride Festival is both popular and honors the history of the gay rights movement, More…

Sink your teeth into Palm Springs Restaurant Week
PALM SPRINGS — This year's Palm Springs Restaurant Week, May 31-June 16, has expanded to 2 1/2 weeks to accommodate the growing number of restaurants, hotels and attractions that participate, according to Kim Crandal, Restaurant Week executive More…

Palm Springs: Suspect who struck, killed motorcyclist in hit-and-run sought
… who struck, killed motorcyclist in hit-and-run sought. By City News Service, on May 31, 2013, at 10:24 am. Palm Springs police today sought the public’s help in finding a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that killed a motorcyclist earlier this month … More…

Palm Springs area is a cool deal
As temperatures rise in the desert, rates sink. It makes the Palm Springs area one of the coolest places anywhere for savvy travelers. The chic Parker Palm Springs is offering standard rooms from $199 a night Sundays through Thursdays through Aug. More…

Top 5 Deals and Steals of Palm Springs' Restaurant Week – Official
Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week is just around the corner, celebrating the desert's best restaurants with 17 days of prix fixe menus. If your stomach More…

'HOT WEATHER' forecast for Palm Springs
This weekend, the temperature may match highway signs in the Palm Springs area. (Omar Ornelas, The Desert Sun). “HOT WEATHER” is on the way this weekend, the National Weather Service said. The forecasters aren't shouting; their watches, warnings More…

Palm Springs Power's 10-year anniversary season kicks off
The former Mercer University baseball player with a thirst to remain in the game and incorporate his business economics degree saw the opportunity to grow a business that many said wouldn't fly in the steamy Palm Springs summer. Starke, then 23, saw More…

Palm Springs? But I don't golf …
Palm Springs never caught my eye. I've always associated the Southern California city in the desert with retirees playing golf or whacking a tennis ball. I don't golf and I'm only a mediocre tennis player. But when a friend told me Palm Springs is a More…

Palm Springs police: Williams Del Carmen Dominguez Lopez is suspect in fatal
PALM SPRINGSPalm Springs police identified a man Thursday as the suspect in a hit-and-run crash that killed a former U.S. Air Force sergeant. They asked for help in finding Williams Del Carmen Dominguez Lopez, who is likely 26. Lopez, whose last More…

Palm Springs: The Annual Ice Cream Social
When 180 Desert residents received an invitation from Phyliss Mintz Eisenberg to attend her annual end-of-season ice cream social, they weren’t just RSVPing to a simple gathering of friends at Beach Yogurt in Palm Desert. At this year’s gathering April … More…

Palm Springs ShortFest Packs a Mighty Punch
The Palm Springs International ShortFest (PSISF) returns with a slew of delicious offerings that will leave cinephiles breathless. Set to run June 18-24, the summer event showcases imaginative and innovative projects from film directors around the world. More…

Emergency personnel block off IRS building in Palm Springs
PALM SPRINGS — Emergency personnel, including a hazardous material team, are on scene at the IRS Environmental Health Department offices along Paseo Doretea and Ramon Road in Palm Springs. Authorities have been on site for at least 45 minutes More…

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