Palm Springs News for June 27th 2013

Palm Springs politicians, celebrities on Prop. 8, DOMA
Lane Hensley of St. Margaret's Episcopal church in Palm Desert. (Richard “St. Margaret's is in the blessing business. Our responsibility as the Church of God is to watch faithfully to learn God's will together. To do that, we study Holy Scripture, the More…

Brad Schreiber: Best of 2013 Palm Springs Short Film Festival
While this writer was not able to see all 330 films from 49 countries over three days at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival — the largest of its kind in More…

Dennis Zink ready for new role as AD
The last nine seasons he spent at Palm Springs High School, taking a floundering program in the bottom half of the Desert Valley League and transforming the Indians into a perennial power. Now, Zink inherits the Indians' athletic program and has been More…

John Welty, Fresno State's top dog, says farewell to president's home
Welty and his wife Sharon Brown-Welty chatted Tuesday about moving out, surrounded by boxes they’ll bring with them to their new home near Palm Springs. ???This has certainly been a beautiful home to live in, lots of events and activities here as part of … More…

PSUSD officials rework graduation data policy
In April, the California Department of Education released data showing that only 16 percent of Palm Springs Unified graduates were eligible to apply at the University of California or California State University. It appeared that this statistic had More…

Palm Springs politicians, celebrities share Prop 8 thoughts
Palm Springs politicians, celebrities share Prop 8 thoughts. June 26th, 2013 | by James Meier | Comments ? Tweet. Share. LinkedIn ? Tumblr ? StumbleUpon ? Reddit ? Del.icio.us ? Digg. “It's a good day for California and for LGBT citizens everywhere More…

Palm Springs International ShortFest announces winners – latimes
Delicate Gravity,” a French story about two people brought together by a call to a wrong number, won the Best of Festival prize at the just-concluded Palm More…

Gay Palm Springs couple to wed 42 years later: 'I don
They filed for a domestic partnership in 1978 when they were living in San Francisco, where they remained until retiring to Palm Springs about four years ago. As the couple gets older, they've started to worry about their federal rights if one of them More…

Palm Springs Pride president on gay marriage: 'We're not there'
The president of Palm Springs Pride was among those reacting Wednesday after the Supreme Court dismissed the Prop 8 case, clearing the way for same-sex marriage in California but not ruling on the issue nationwide. “It certainly is a win,” Ron deHarte, More…

Magnificent 'Wild Horses" at the Palm Springs ShortFest
The winner of the live action short/15 minutes+ prize at the Palm Springs International ShortFest says she discovered she was pregnant about the same time she started shooting. If the film is any indication, Martin will be a fierce mother for young More…

Palm Springs couple engaged moments after Prop 8 dismissed in favor of gay
The couple first met on Valentine's Day at the White Party in New York in 2003 and moved to Palm Springs about four years ago. Bernstein, 48, owns Destination PSP, a memorabilia and merchandise business, while Chamudes works as a pediatrician. More…

Eleanor Parker: Palm Springs Resident and Three-Time Oscar Nominee Turns 91
The three-time Oscar nominee (Caged, 1950; Detective Story, 1951; Interrupted Melody, 1955) and Palm Springs resident is Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month of June 2013. Earlier this month, TCM showed a few dozen Eleanor Parker movies, from her More…

Two Nabbed on Suspicion of DUI at Weekend Checkpoint
Palm Springs police conducted the checkpoint from 8:30 p.m. Friday to 2:30 a.m. Saturday on South Palm Canyon Drive at Morongo Road. Almost 800 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, and 19 cars were sent to an area for further inspection, Sgt. More…

Palm Springs launches wedding destination website hours after Prop. 8 ruling
Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling today that cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California, the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism unveiled a website touting the area as a wedding destination. More…

Montreal director Jason Lee returns from Palm Springs with another award for
Montreal filmmaker Jason Lee gives his "thank-you" speech at the Palm Springs International ShortFest after winning the award for best documentary short. Photo by Loretta Vlach, courtesy 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest. Increase Font Size More…

New bridge projects will be discussed at open house in Palm Springs tonight
The 6 p.m. meeting at Palm Springs' City Hall is meant to to inform residents about a proposed bridge over the Whitewater River on Vista Chino Drive and widening the existing Ramon Road Bridge. The new Vista Chino Bridge would replace the existing More…

Splash House debuts dance music pool parties in Palm Springs
Splash House debuts dance music pool parties in Palm Springs. print. Comments. 0. Saguaro Palm Springs hotel. The Saguaro Palm Springs hotel is one of the pool party sites. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times). By August Brown. June 26, 2013 More…

Palm Springs ShortFest Announces 2013 Winners
PALM SPRINGS, CA — The 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest, the largest short film festival and only short film market in North America, announced its Festival award winners. 330 short films screened throughout the Festival along with more than? … More…

Anatomy of a Hotel Room: The Saguaro Palm Springs
The Saguaro Palm Springs opened in Feb. 2012 as the sister to the Scottsdale, Ariz., hotel of the same name–saguaro (pronounced suh-warh-oh) is a massive cactus species indigenous to Arizona's Sonoran Desert. Both vibrant, funky hotels owe their More…

New bridge projects will be discussed at open house in Palm
The city of Palm Springs and other government agencies will hold an open house at 6 p.m. tonight about two bridge projects in the Palm Springs area. More…

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