Palm Springs News for June 13th 2013

Palm Springs prepares for a hopeful same-sex marriage rights celebration
The unknown doesn’t stop people in Palm Springs from party planning, though. “We’re going to have music, we might have one or two speeches but it’s mostly people just getting there and dancing or whatever around the statue. Some restaurants in town are? … More…

Palm Springs man arrested on suspicion of check fraud
PALM SPRINGS — A Palm Springs man suspected of using checks forged with the city finance department's information for nearly $2,000 in purchases was behind bars today. Ricky James Ducusin, 57, was arrested Tuesday at his Palm Springs residence More…

The Best Way to See Palm Springs Mid-century Architecture – Official
If you haven't seen Palm Springs' mid-century architecture with Robert Imber – you haven't seen Palm Springs' mid-century architecture. It's as simple as that. More…

Residents Upset by Planned Power Outage
The misters and a/c were on at a Palm Springs restaurant, and that's why one group of neighbors escaped their stifling homes once the planned power outage started. "It's here and I'm pretty upset, because I work late at night, I should be home sleeping More…

Two Indian shorts selected for Palm Springs International ShortFest
Hymns of Faith (Shri Hanuman Chalisa) by Charuvi Agrawal and Ika by Raam Reddy will be screened at the upcoming Palm Springs International ShortFest 2013 to be held from Jun 18-24. The festival website describes Hymns of Faith as an “Extraordinarily More…

Manuel J. Barba Selected For "Coachella Valley Top Lawyers"
RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 11, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –Announcing a special recognition appearing in the June, 2013 issue of Palm Springs Life published by Desert Publications Inc.. Manuel J. Barba was selected for the following honor: More…

Tourism group hires consultant to develop multi-day event plan
PS Resorts will contract with Utopia Entertainment to research and possibly plan a new large multi-day event in Palm Springs with the sole purpose of bringing in out-of-town tourists, and growing the the city's stature as a destination. PS Resorts is a More…

TJ Bennett shows he's Mr. Everything so far
PALM SPRINGS — As the only player on the Palm Springs Power from the Pac-12 this year, T.J. Bennett is proving to be a solid commodity as he leads the collegiate wooden bat summer league team in three offensive categories. Bennett hails from Mesa, More…

Dig in on summer specials at valley restaurants
SUMMER SIXES: HAPPY HOUR AT CITRON: $6 can get you a lot at the hotel restaurant of Viceroy Palm Springs. A selection of wines, cocktails, beers and small plates all come in at $6. There's also the added fun that the happy hour menu changes by what's More…

Woman arrested on drug possession charges after tossing beer bottle into
A Palm Springs woman found herself in jail facing drug possession charges after tossing a beer bottle into the lawn of a Wellington home that happened to belong to an off-duty law enforcement officer. The bottle Monete Hessen, 38, threw on Tuesday More…

Barry Regar Selected For "Coachella Valley Top Lawyers"
About Barry Regar: a short profile by and about the honoree: Attorney Barry Regar has dedicated his legal career in the Palm Springs area to getting justice for innocent accident victims who have been injured as a result of the negligence of other More…

Palm Springs: Bail increased for woman accused of killing teen in hit-and-run
According to a declaration filed by Palm Springs police Officer Stephen Woodward in support of an arrest warrant, Brents ???drank herself to blackout??? while celebrating with friends. She dropped off her companions, then allegedly struck and killed the … More…

Desert Outlook's summer issue hits stands June 13
Find out what the greater Palm Springs community is up to this summer in the new issue of Desert Outlook magazine, out Thursday (June 13) across the Coachella Valley. Our cover story looks at the real and imagined barriers to gay men and lesbians More…

Central Sports & Recreation Notes
The Elite Soccer Academy, which trains at the Palm Springs Recreational Center, had four teams advance to the semifinals at the Disney Memorial Day Shootout. Three of those teams advanced to the finals and two of the teams won championships in their More…

PSUSD employees could see raises
PALM SPRINGS — The Palm Springs Unified School Board announced during a meeting Tuesday night that improved budget expectations have put pay raises back on the table for all employees. Neither the scope nor extent of the pay raises were disclosed, More…

FRENCH VALLEY: Inmate charged with killing his cellmate
A man in custody on suspicion of murder in the shooting last year of a man in Palm Springs has been charged with a second murder count in connection with the May 9 death of his cellmate at the Southwest Detention Center in French Valley, authorities said. More…

Palm Springs Rattan(R) Launches Decorative Outdoor Lighting Collection
Palm Springs Rattan(R) has launched a diverse collection of decorative lighting built for use in the outdoors. With detailed construction and weather resistant shades, the Palm Springs Rattan Outdoor Lighting is already creating high consumer response. More…

Palm Springs, California – Gourmet Traveller
Palm Springs, California's desert resort, has long been the balmy home-away- from-home for the rich and fabulous. Pat Nourse dons his shades and checks out More…

68-Year-Old Drowns in Palm Springs Community Pool
A 68-year-old man who died in an apparent accidental drowning in Palm Springs was identified by authorities Tuesday. Jose Rodriguez was found around 5:30 p.m. Saturday submerged in a communal swimming pool in the 2400 block of Camino Vida, More…

Occupy Palm Springs/Veterans For Peace: Bradley Manning
Organizer Email: ocv@occupycoachellavalley.net. Organizer Phone #: (760) 534 -8868. This Saturday, June 8th, join Occupy Palm Springs/Coachella Valley, More…

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