Palm Springs News for May 21st 2013

Palm Springs: Elderly passenger killed in collision
Authorities today identified a woman who was killed in a two-vehicle crash on the eastbound I-10 Freeway in the Palm Springs area. (Flickr/Andrew Malone). Maria Mendoza, 77, of Indio died at the scene of the crash, which occurred about 10:30 p.m … More…

Vote now for Salton Sea special license plate design
Student designs from Coachella Valley High School, Desert Hot Springs High School, La Quinta High School, Marywood-Palm Valley School and Palm Springs High School are in the running. Readers now have one week to vote for their favorite design. 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…

Investigators say they're close to finding suspect in deadly Palm
Palm Springs police are on the trail of a driver suspected of fatally striking a motorcyclist at an intersection and running away from the scene, a sergeant said 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…

Top 5 Mountain Biking Trails in Florida
I love mountain biking and have since I was a little girl growing up in Palm Springs, Cali. I enjoy hitting the trails all across America when I go to a new city. Mountain biking is something I loved to do with my father, but now enjoy immensely with More…

Palm Springs: Moguls, Mobsters and Movie Stars Launched California's Desert
Dry air, year-round sunshine and healing mineral waters have been drawing the glitterati to Southern California’s desert playland ever since the first hotel opened here in 1886. Word soon got out that this spot ??? called la palma de la mano de Dios … 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
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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…

Palm Springs man pleads guilty to DUI
INDIO — A Palm Springs man whose truck collided with a compact car, injuring the 73-year-old driver, pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence. Carlos Randolfo Alvarez, 51, admitted to a count of felony DUI causing an injury and misdemeanor 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…

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…

Spa at Saguaro Puts the Blushing Next to Bride
The Spa at the Saguaro hotel in Palm Springs offers a treatment line called Intraceuticals, which has been a celebrity favorite for years and is great for the desert climate focusing on hydrating and replenishing skin. But it's also perfect for brides 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…

10 Places to Spend Your Memorial Day Weekend – Palm Springs Life
Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, and there is plenty to do around the Palm Springs area to save you some gas and still have a great time. More…

Palm Springs Rattan creates custom replacement cushion program
"Our decision to offer Perfect Fit was in response to retailer requests for a reliable source and easy to manage program for quality replacement cushions," said Tami Newton, sales manager of Palm Springs Rattan and Garden Classics. "The program has More…

Palm Springs looks to draw business | The Desert Sun | mydesert.com
Coachella Valley officials heading to Sin City on Sunday hope what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas. More…

Cannes 2013: More potential candidates for the Palm Springs International Film
On Monday I saw two more films that we will definitely invite to Palm Springs. The fascinating ???Wakolda??? by Argentine director Lucia Puenzo is set in the Patagonian outback of 1960. A German physician boarding with an Argentinean family near Bariioche … More…

Liberace film sets stage for tribute day
Annette Kesson, owner of Five-Star Adventures Tours, which gives tours of celebrity homes and landmarks in Palm Springs and Aspen, said the party will not only be a tribute to Liberace, but to the star-studded getaway that Palm Springs once was 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…

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