Palm Springs News for May 29th 2013

Helene Galen donates $1.5M for Rancho Mirage High School theater
This is the first Palm Springs Unified building to be re-named since the school board adopted a new policy allowing the district to sell naming rights. The policy was a result of budget constraints at the school district, which has received less and More…

Dining Out Goes Viral During Restaurant Week
Jake's in Palm Springs is among more than 70 restaurants participating in the sixth annual Palm Springs Restaurant Week, which runs May 31 to June 16. Facebook.com. Their Palm Springs house features an expansive kitchen area. But when Betsy Smalley More…

Pianist Rudy de la Mor to be Honored with Palm Springs Star
Former Coachella Valley resident Rudy de la Mor, a classically trained pianist, will posthumously receive a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on June 9, walk officials announced Tuesday. De La Mor, who died on March 5 at age 73, will be given the More…

Memorial Day traffic slow through Coachella Valley
Motorists headed toward Los Angeles should prepare for low speeds and a lengthy trip at least through the Banning and Beaumont area normally a 20 minute drive west of Palm Springs. A few traffic troubles were reported during the afternoon hours, a More…

Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week kicks off
This week kicks off the sixth annual Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week, 17 days of culinary adventures, valley attractions and comfortable accommodations. Traditionally, restaurant week draws foodies from all over Southern California for More…

American Legion honors Sgt. Roaul Prieto
American Legion honors Sgt. Roaul Prieto. PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -. The American Legion Owen Coffman Post in Palm Springs honored a long time valley resident and member of the “Greatest Generation.” Sergeant Roaul Prieto lost his life during a bombing … More…

Memorial Day traffic slow through Coachella Valley
Motorists headed toward Los Angeles should be prepared for low speeds and a lengthy trip at least through the Banning and Beaumont area where it's normally a 20 minute drive west of Palm Springs. The California Highway Patrol reported speeds of More…

Desert Modernists from Palm Springs and Las Vegas Meet to Share Passion for
Palm Springs Modern Committee and Las Vegas' Paradise Palms residents celebrate common goals with a special tour of Iconic Las Vegas. Palm Springs CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2013. Members of the Palm Springs Modern Committee http://psmodcom.org More…

A&E calendar for week of May 28
William Edelen book-signing for his new collection of essays, “The Breath of Life,” 10 a.m. at the Edelen Symposium, Bougainvillea Room, Palm Springs Tennis Club, 701 W. Baristo Road, Palm Springs. (760) 320-4219. Sunday : Rock For Tony, a benefit to More…

Fair weather perks weekend in the Coachella Valley
Last Memorial Day, Palm Springs experienced a high of 96 degrees without rain, and this year the holiday temperature was similar — around 95 degrees without rain as of 4 p.m., said Carl Erickson, senior meteorologist with AccuWeather. “We're right More…

Tryouts mark start of Palm Springs Power summer season
Approximately 30 baseball players participated Monday morning in an open tryout for the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League season at Palm Springs Stadium. The open tryout was held for all six SCCBL teams, including the Palm Springs Power. More…

Pool parties in Palm Springs: The desert's best poolside bashes
Make a splash at one of Time Out's picks for the best pool parties in Palm Springs . More…

American Legion honors Sgt. Roaul Prieto
The American Legion Owen Coffman Post in Palm Springs honored a long time valley resident and member of the “Greatest Generation.” Sergeant Roaul Prieto lost his life during a bombing mission in Germany during World War II. “He gave all his tomorrows … More…

Lux New Lodging Coming to Palm Springs
For Kimpton, the new Palm Springs property represents an expansion of the brand's presence in Southern California, joining existing hotels in Los Angeles (Hotel Palomar Westwood and the Hotel Wilshire), Santa Barbara (Canary Hotel) and San Diego More…

Much of Liberace's secret life played out in Palm Springs | The
To tell the story of Liberace's final years, one must go 'Behind the Candelabra' and cast some light on lesser-known chapters of Palm Springs history. More…

Lighthearted Luxury at The Parker Palm Springs: From Shag
I was wearing a pair of bright orange heels poolside at The Parker Palm Springs last weekend. I commented, “Well, these aren't appropriate for the pool.” A lady More…

PS physics students race cardboard boats
Palm Springs High School students react as their cardboard boat almost tips over during the 14th annual Physics Olympics led by physics teacher Curtis Goehring at the Palm Springs Swim Center on Tuesday. / Marilyn Chung, The Desert Sun More…

C-SPAN to air Palm Springs weekend on TV; see complete details of lineup
C-SPAN spent a week filming in Palm Springs as part of a series that explores the literary life and history of selected cities. They interviewed ???local historians, authors and civic leaders.??? The BOOK TV hour will be played at 9 a.m. PT on Saturday … More…

Annual Memorial Day Flower Drop in Palm Springs
The Flower Drop tradition continued at the Palm Springs Air Museum as a World War II aircraft dropped more than 3,000 carnations honoring all fallen service members. Video by kmir6.com. video. PALM SPRINGS – There was a record crowd of thousands at More…

Desert Modernists from Palm Springs and Las Vegas Meet to Share Passion for
Located not far from the Las Vegas strip, Paradise Palms shares a similar history of celebrity ownership as the Alexander Houses in Palm Springs. Some of Paradise Palms’ more famous residents include Bobby Darin, Johnny Carson, Joe Louis, Phyllis … More…

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