Palm Springs News for May 19th 2013

Charter revoked for Father's Heart in Thousand Palms
After more than a year of education and financial concerns about the campus, the Palm Springs Unified School District board voted Tuesday to revoke the charter of Father's Heart Charter School. The school, which has been open for two years, teaches More…

Leopold, Fiction true at Ace Hotel in Palm Springs
Tonight, he and his band perform at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. “We're really excited to get out there,” said James. “The talent buyer is a good friend of mine and she's been trying to get us to come out there for a while and finally our routing More…

THC Supporters Rally at Palm Springs Marijuana Dispensary
A group of medical marijuana supporters gathered outside THC (The Holistic Collective) at 2235 North Palm Canyon Drive on Thursday holding signs in support of the dispensary and protesting its impending closure. ???Come save the collective! People need … More…

Deaf artist brings skills to schools
Students in Palm Beach County who are deaf or hard of hearing will get a taste of visual storytelling from CJ Jones ??? an internally known deaf artist. Jones next week will conduct drama workshops at Indian Pines Elementary in Lake Worth, Palm Springs … More…

Dog tied to railroad tracks in CA gets new home
THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. — The little dog left tied to the railroads tracks as a train approached is moving to a new home. The Palm Springs Desert Sun reports that the pooch named Banjo will live with Jeff and Louisa Moore of Huntington Beach. The More…

Versatile Kayla Wilson of La Quinta HS racking up records
They will be joined by 12 other area qualifiers representing Palm Springs in Division II, Indio, Palm Desert and Desert Hot Springs in Division III and Xavier Prep in Division IV. Wilson, also a member of the league co-champs in basketball, has been More…

Delve into the Coachella Valley's aquifer, water history on Sunday
After the Palm Springs-based Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians filed a lawsuit against the Coachella Valley's two major water agencies, The Desert Sun decided to deeply explore the desert's water sources — chiefly among them the vast underground More…

Stanton Optical Gives Back to the Community Through Local and National
PALM SPRINGS, Fla., May 17, 2013 — /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Stanton Optical is especially proud of their community involvement program with the support of both non-profit charity organizations and humanitarian groups. The eyeglass store encourages the More…

Police visit Palm Springs medical marijuana dispensaries
Palm Springs police went to C.C.O.C, 650 S. Oleander Road, on Friday to enforce a court order requiring the medical marijuana dispensary, which does not have a city-approved permit, to close. / Xochitl Pena/The Desert Sun More…

12 great Memorial Day getaways
Though other parts of California will be in the midst of "May Gray" and "June Gloom," Palm Springs still has nonstop sunshine–plus dozens of vintage shops, acclaimed restaurants such as Copley's on Palm Canyon (where celebrity chef Andrew Copley More…

Palm Springs leaders look to draw business at commercial real estate meeting
Michael Braun, senior vice president att Wessman Development points to the Saks build at the old Desert Fashion Plaza which will be torn down in the next few weeks. Photo taken on Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Palm Springs. About 80 percent of the mall has More…

Assemblyman Brian Nestande website flickers on feed
The second annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hilton hotel in Palm Springs. Federal Judge Vaughn Walker, retired from the 9th Circuit, will headline the event. Tickets are $35. Information: (760) 416-8711 More…

Celebrate: Saguaro Palm Springs Day
They even had a dedication speech by Palm Springs’ Rick Hutcheson declaring May 16, Saguaro Palm Springs Day. The margarita was as it should be, strong and not too tart. El Jefe is known for its tequila and while I enjoyed the classic cocktail, this … More…

Officials say proposed hotel fees could boost flight schedules, help tourism
“The challenge is, we lose two-thirds of our flights,” Scott White, president and CEO for the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, said quite flatly in a recent interview, reviewing some of the challenges the region faces in summer More…

Protestors rally outside dispensary
PALM SPRINGSPALM SPRINGS – A group of medical marijuana supporters gathered outside THC (The Holistic Collective) at 2235 North Palm Canyon Drive on Thursday holding signs in support of the dispensary and protesting its impending closure. More…

Women Business Leaders: Dream, Teamwork, Passion
She shared her background and inspirations during the inaugural Women in Business awards program presented by Palm Springs Life on May 14 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert. The program recognizes the business accomplishments of More…

Leopold, Fiction true at Ace Hotel in Palm Springs
“The talent buyer is a good friend of mine and she's been trying to get us to come out there for a while and finally our routing brings us through Palm Springs.” The singer-songwriter and guitarist was born in Detroit and relocated to California to More…

The Name Game: Think of the Possibilities if the Coachella Valley's Cities Merged
When people from out of state or other countries hear the term "Coachella Valley," they usually think of Palm Springs as its most relevant community. That outdated perception has been perpetuated for decades, going back to Hollywood's golden years More…

Cool Confines, Warm Welcome at Desert Ice Castle
"People need to know about the Desert Ice Castle, especially when it's eight million degrees out here in the summer," said Meshkov of Palm Springs. "This is a wonderful rink and everybody here is super-nice; it's very reasonably priced and with great More…

Palm Springs police arrest man on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle
PALM SPRINGS — Police arrested a man early Saturday morning on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle, Sgt. Kelly Fieux said. Police spotted Moises Arias, who is in his late 20s, in the 1800 block of Rochelle Road shortly after 1 a.m., Fieux said. He More…

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