Palm Springs News for May 20th 2013

Zero-net houses produce as much energy as they use
The home of Rick Walsh and Patrick Dowd in Palm Springs, designed by green architect Lance O'Donnell to be zero net, or carbon neutral, producing enough of its own energy to offset any power it takes from the grid. In this photo the slanted roof top 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…

Zero-net houses produce as much energy as they use
When they set out to build their dream house in Palm Springs on a half-acre lot virtually surrounded with mountain views, they decided to push the limits with a zero-net modern stunner — that is a house that produces as much energy as it uses. “I'm 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…

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…

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…

Motorcyclist hit, killed by pick up truck in Palm Springs
A motorcyclist was killed when he was hit by a pick up truck on East Palm Canyon Drive and Camino Real in Palm Springs early Sunday morning, May 19, 2013. / Sherry Barkas, The Desert Sun More…

Staycation in Palm Springs: 10 Places to Spend Your Memorial Day Weekend
It's about an hour east of Palm Springs on Interstate 10. There is a collection of a dozen armored vehicles, including five types of tanks. You'll also learn about The Desert Training Center, which dates back to World War II and served as a simulated More…

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…

Officials surprised by tribe's quest for legal relief
Tribal Chairman Richard M. Milanovich, at right, listens to Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet during the dedication of a sculpture on the corner of Sunrise Way and Ramon Road to mark the four corners of Section 14, a plot of land that is viewed as the 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…

Booking.com : Aloha Hotel Palm Springs , Palm Springs, U.S.A.
Located 1 mile from Palm Springs city centre, this Tahquitz River Estates hotel offers free Wi-Fi and daily yoga classes. More…

COACHELLA & PALM SPRINGS DIARY | My empirical life
I first visited Palm Springs years ago with my best friends , it was a case of : let's make a quick getaway out of LA for the weekend and catch some rays. Well the town certainly obliged with the rays – if ever there was a place that confirms the
My empirical life 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…

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…

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…

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…

Fire in Palm Springs home leaves six homeless
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue arrived at the 2800 block of Dolphin Circle at 5:56 p.m. this evening after callers said their grandmother's house was on fire and two people inside were trapped. Firefighters “made an aggressive fire attack” according to 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…

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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