Palm Springs News for May 16th 2013

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PALM SPRINGS, California: Colombian cyclist Janier Acevedo battled dehydration, steep climbs and oppressive heat to win stage two of the Tour of California, finishing 12 seconds ahead of America's Tejay van Garderen on Monday. In temperatures that More…

Firefighters have blaze in unoccupied Palm Springs building under control
A fire that broke out this evening in an unoccupied structure in Palm Springs is under control, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said. Firefighters responded at about 8:15 p.m. to a fire in the 3900 block of Gulfstream Road. On arrival, they found a More…

Palm Springs: Moguls, Mobsters and Movie Stars Launched California's Desert
Two years later, what had morphed from la palma into "the Springs" incorporated to officially become Palm Springs — although insiders continued to call it the Springs — and Wertheimer's casino, the Dunes Club, was packed with elite rollers and shakers. More…

Here's Palm Springs's First New Downtown Hotel Since the '80s
The big hotel news just won't quit this week. Yesterday Kimpton officially announced that they would be operating the six-story, 190-room hotel that will be built More…

Palm Springs leaders approve budgets
PALM SPRINGS — The Palm Springs City Council on Wednesday approved its various budgets for fiscal year 2013-14, which include more than $30,000 in additional funding for community organizations. The fiscal year begins July 1. The city's general fund More…

Hell on earth in California
His rider was, later, loaded into an ambulance and driven down from the tramway climb above Palm Springs, where stage two of the Amgen Tour of California ended — in victory for some, and agony for others. Organizers later said they heard nothing of More…

Prep Softball Wild Card: Hesperia rolls over Palm Springs
HESPERIA o Monique Smith was in the stands watching her daughter Claresha Clemons of Palm Springs pitch against Hesperia in a CIF-Southern Section Division 4 wild-card game on Tuesday. Throughout the contest Smith wondered if it had been worth it More…

Kimpton To Bring Their Nightly Wine Hour to Palm Springs
The Kimpton Palm Springs will be an entirely new build hotel on North Palm Canyon Drive with 190 hotel rooms and a rooftop bar and pool, a first for the area. There will also be a "chef-driven restaurant", over 24,000 square feet total of event and More…

Palm Springs council to vote on median plan
PALM SPRINGS — The turf-heavy medians along Tahquitz Canyon Way between Sunrise and Indian Canyon are poised to get a $1.9 million desert-friendly makeover. The Palm Springs City Council today is expected to vote on approving construction plans More…

Sheri Dettman Featured In Vancouver Sun Article About Palm Springs Real
Sheri Dettman, Principle Realtor of Sheri Dettman & Associates in La Quinta, was featured in The Vancouver Sun's recent news story about Canadians purchasing homes in the Palm Springs Real Estate Market. La Quinta, California (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 More…

What Gay Bars In Palm Springs Are Like | Los Angeles, I'm Yours – Huffington Post
Anyone who has ever visited Palm Springs is aware that there is a huge LGBT culture in the city. It's been estimated that the city is one third gay and that it has the "fifth largest percentage of same-sex households in the nation." It's a homosexual More…

Film Noir Festival Brings Black and White Classics to Life
Lyons was a leading figure in Palm Springs community affairs, and a celebrated mystery writer. His love of tall tales and dark characters led him to create a showcase of long-forgotten films, as well as cherished favorites. The Camelot Theatres (2300 E More…

Rain can't deter Palm Springs International Film Festival programmers at Cannes
But for the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the day began much earlier with the first market screening at 10 am. Sadly, some of my colleagues experienced the frustration of being turned away from the screening of Paul Schrader's new film The More…

Man succumbs to injuries from Palm Springs crash
Gavin Alexander died at 5:45 a.m. at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, where he had been hospitalized since the Feb. 21 crash on eastbound Interstate 10, a mile west of State Route 62, according to the Riverside County Coroner's Office. More…

Palm Desert, Valley Eateries Gear Up for Restaurant Week 2013
"Founded in 2007, Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week showcases the diverse dining and leisure opportunities in the city of Palm Springs and surrounding communities of the greater Coachella Valley," a press release from the group says. "In just More…

Palm Springs eyes desert-friendly median makeover
More information: (760) 323-8204. More. PALM SPRINGS — The turf-heavy medians along Tahquitz Canyon Way between Sunrise and Indian Canyon are poised to get a $1.9 million desert-friendly makeover. The Palm Springs City Council on Wednesday is More…

Calif tribe files suit in federal court over water rights around Palm Springs
PALM SPRINGS, California — The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has filed a federal lawsuit to assert its water rights in the booming Coachella Valley, which is home to Palm Springs and a number of luxurious golf courses and resorts. The lawsuit More…

Film Noir Festival opens in Palm Springs Thursday
The festival was founded in 2000 by mystery author and Palm Springs community leader Arthur Lyons and his wife, Barbara, as the Palm Springs Film Noir Festival. The event was renamed the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in 2008 after Lyons' death. More…

British hiker found dead on Palm Springs trail | The Desert Sun
A hiker from the United Kingdom died Saturday after falling about 40 to 50 feet while coming down the Museum Trail behind the Palm Springs Art Museum. More…

Weekender: Tony Bennett, Huey Lewis, Joshua Tree Music Festival
7:30 p.m.: "Three Strangers" opens the 14th annual Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. The festival features a mix of landmark and obscure vintage movies from the classic film noir era. The opening movie features Sydney More…

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