Palm Springs News for June 30th 2013

Police action occurring at Palm Springs residential complex
Palm Springs police vehicles line the roadway outside the St. Tropez Villas in Palm Springs during some kind of police action taking place at the complex Friday afternoon. / Colin Atagi/The Desert Sun More…

Palm Springs Pool Parties and Splash House Weekend Debuts
Listening to music, dancing around the pool and soaking up the sunshine is a top activity in Pam Springs. Plus, pools in Palm Springs don't close early like they More…

Best of the Best honors Palm Springs-area hospitality workers
Kathy Carr, tour coordinator for Sunnylands Center and Gardens in Rancho Mirage walks down the stage Tuesday night at the Palm Springs Convention Center. She was nominated as Attractions Employee of the Year for the Best of the Best Golden Palm More…

Police end standoff, man thought to be barricaded in unit wasn't
Suspect engages Palm Springs police in standoff: A man with a warrant for his arrest engaged Palm Springs police un a standoff off Calle Segundo and Alejo Road. Written by. Desert Sun staff report. Filed Under. Local ? Crime. Palm Springs police closed More…

Special to Calbuzz
PALM SPRINGS — The only people happier than gay and lesbian couples in California today are the hotel owners, caterers and wedding planners in popular gay tourist destinations like Palm Springs. Some $166 million dollars will be spent on gay and More…

Palm Springs: A Society Round-up
A performance by Lesley Gore (she just finished her second successful season with The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies) opened a floodgate of midcentury memories for guests. Lesley, known for her 1960s hits “It's My Party” and “You Don't Own Me,” is Jean More…

Palm Springs heat wave has valley trying to keep cool
Palm Springs and Thermal both reached 115 degrees shortly before 1 p.m. Friday, and by the time the next hourly reading was taken, temperatures at both ends of the Coachella Valley remained steady at that mark — three degrees shy of the day's record More…

10 Things to Know for Today
He grew up just outside Palm Springs, Calif. On Friday, he returned to his desert roots, leaving his home near Los Angeles and driving to the…More >>. Associated Press photographer Chris Carlson is no stranger to heat. He grew up just outside Palm More…

Power outages reported as Coachella Valley cities set new record highs
Residents in several cities lost power Saturday as new record high temperatures were set across the valley. Record highs were set in Palm Springs, Indio and Thermal. Palm Springs recorded a high of 122, which broke the day's old record of 121 set in 1994. More…

Ryan Harper pitches Palm Springs Power to easy win
Palm Springs Power first baseman Reagan Fowler tags out Danny Vicari of the Casa Grande Cotton Kings on Friday in Palm Springs. The Power won 8-1 to improve to 21-2. / Richard Lui/The Desert Sun More…

Elevator fire at Palm Springs' Desert Regional contained
PALM SPRINGS — A fire was reported in a Desert Regional Medical Center elevator Saturday, but there were no injuries or evacuations. Reported at 5:41 p.m., the blaze was contained to the elevator car by 6 p.m., Palm Springs fire Battalion Chief Ron More…

Palm Springs approves new manager's contract | www
The village council approved the contract of incoming manager Richard Reade Thursday on a 5-0 vote. Reade, the sustainability officer and public information More…

Police end standoff, man thought to be barricaded in unit wasn't
PALM SPRINGS — Police spent six hours Friday trying to convince a man to come out of a Palm Springs condo, only to discover he wasn't inside. Palm Springs police officers converged on the St. Tropez Villas, 705 E. Alejo Road, at about 1:50 p.m. and More…

How to beat the heat in the Palm Springs area
Temperatures in Palm Springs pushed past 90 degrees before 8 a.m. Friday and could top out at 120 by the afternoon. Here's our desert heat survival guide: How hot will it be in Palm Springs today? Desert Sun reporter Denise Goolsby has the forecast, an More…

LGBT activists: Supreme Court wins energize ongoing cause
Same-sex marriage supporters rally in Palm Springs on Wednesday, celebrating the Supreme Court's actions on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8. Activists say the week's victories have energized the LGBT movement. / Richard Lui/ The Desert More…

AP Photographer Describes 128-Degree Heat
AP Photographer Describes 128-Degree Heat. By CHRIS CARLSON Associated Press. FURNACE CREEK, Calif. June 29, 2013 (AP). Share. 0. Associated Press photographer Chris Carlson is no stranger to heat. He grew up just outside Palm Springs, Calif. More…

Chris Clarke: Palm Springs Museum Trail may pose real dangers
Less than a mile long, with almost its entire length in shouting distance of Palm Springs' busy tourist area, the Museum Trail looks like a quick, easy jaunt you might take to walk off a big lunch. And for the first couple hundred yards above the lower More…

Palm Springs Designer Helps Aging Stay in the Home
“Sustainable environments should support the quality of life,” says Palm Springs designer Michael A. Thomas, of Design Pure + Simple and The Design Collective Group (pictured below). “I create spaces that help people maintain an independence.”. More…

"Auto-Baked" Cookies, Reporter In Palm Springs Bake Cookies In Her Car
Well, a Gannett Reporter for the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, took advantage of the Western heat wave Thursday to bake cookies for her newsroom colleagues. Beth Roessner didn't bake them at home or in the breakroom oven at work…these cookies were More…

American Legion convention honors local heroes
Henry and Wanda Sandoz receive a proclamation during the American Legion Department of California's conference in Palm Springs on Saturday, June 29. The couple was acknowledged for maintaining a veterans memorial in the Mojave Desert and trying More…

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