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The Indy Endorsement: Seafood Thursday Dinner at the Potrero Canyon Buffet at Morongo

The Indy Endorsement: Seafood Thursday Dinner at the Potrero Canyon Buffet at Morongo

What: Seafood Thursday Dinner at the Potrero Canyon Buffet

Where: Morongo Casino Resort and Spa, 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon

How much: $22.95 with a players’ club card

Contact: 800-252-4499; www.morongocasi...

The Beer Goddess: The Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival Merges Brews and Flying—Literally!

The Beer Goddess: The Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival Merges Brews and Flying—Literally!

The weather is starting to cool down in the Coachella Valley—so it’s a perfect time to explore what the craft-beer industry has to offer at local beer festivals. They are the perfect place to experime...

Celebrating the Local: The Palm Springs Art Museum Shows Off Area Talent in 'The 2014 Artists Council Exhibition'

Celebrating the Local: The Palm Springs Art Museum Shows Off Area Talent in 'The 2014 Artists Council Exhibition'

The 2014 Artists Council Exhibition is currently on display at the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Jorgensen Gallery and Marks Graphic Center. This year’s juror, Donna MacMillan—a generous supporter of the m...

Real Horror: World War II Comes Back to Life Thanks to Brad Pitt and Crew in 'Fury'

Real Horror: World War II Comes Back to Life Thanks to Brad Pitt and Crew in 'Fury'

Right in time for Halloween, writer-director David Ayer has come up with a genuine horror show in Fury , his take on a World War II tank crew trying to survive the last days of the war.

This film goes fu...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 23, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 23, 2014!

On this week's delicious Independent comics page: Red Meat enjoys some food at camp; Jen Sorenson suggests changing the phrase "climate change" to "globola"; The K Chronicles joins a white riot; and Thi...

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Snap of the Camera: While Cities Discontinue Red-Light Ticket Systems in Droves, Cathedral City's System Gives Out Ever-More Citations

Snap of the Camera: While Cities Discontinue Red-Light Ticket Systems in Droves, Cathedral City's System Gives Out Ever-More Citations

Tuesday, October 21, 2014  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Between June 2011 and October 2014, 32 California cities eliminated their red-light-camera enforcement systems—including the city of Riverside in September, according to watchdog website Highwayrobbery.net.

However, the system continues to operate in Cathedral City.

The city’s contract with American T...

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Incidents Increase: The Palm Springs Library Battles an Apparent Rise in Crime, Violence

Incidents Increase: The Palm Springs Library Battles an Apparent Rise in Crime, Violence

Friday, October 17, 2014  |  Brane Jevric

Famed novelist Sidney Sheldon was a fervent supporter of the Palm Springs Library. Sheldon and his wife, Alexandra, even donated a bighorn statue to the library, which is on display by the entrance to the building on Sunrise Way.

I once interviewed Sheldon, who died in 2007, at the library, and he pa...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 23, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 23, 2014!

Thursday, October 23, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's delicious Independent comics page: Red Meat enjoys some food at camp; Jen Sorenson suggests changing the phrase "climate change" to "globola"; The K Chronicles joins a white riot; and This Modern World enters the Right-Wing House of Fear.

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Know Your Neighbors: Meet a Small Group of Writers Who Gather Regularly to Hone Their Craft

Know Your Neighbors: Meet a Small Group of Writers Who Gather Regularly to Hone Their Craft

Wednesday, October 22, 2014  |  Anita Rufus

The members of the “You Don’t Have to be Hemingway Writers’ Group” gathered in the clubhouse at Las Serenas, a Palm Desert apartment complex for seniors, to showcase their talents and share the results of their weekly efforts.

The event was announced as the “first annual writers’ recital.” Seven wome...

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Arts and Culture

Celebrating the Local: The Palm Springs Art Museum Shows Off Area Talent in 'The 2014 Artists Council Exhibition'

Celebrating the Local: The Palm Springs Art Museum Shows Off Area Talent in 'The 2014 Artists Council Exhibition'

Thursday, October 23, 2014  |  Victor Barocas

The 2014 Artists Council Exhibition is currently on display at the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Jorgensen Gallery and Marks Graphic Center. This year’s juror, Donna MacMillan—a generous supporter of the museum—selected some 70 works among submissions from about 400 artists.

The exhibit shows a broad rang...

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Dia de los Muertos: Coachella Is the Home of a Large, New Festival Celebrating Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos: Coachella Is the Home of a Large, New Festival Celebrating Day of the Dead

Monday, October 20, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is a holiday that originated in Mexico and is now celebrated all around the world—especially in many Southwestern U.S. cities. The focus on coming together to pay tribute to the dead and remember loved ones has made the holiday appealing to many artists and music...

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Movies & TV

Internet Idiocy: 'Men, Women and Children' Is a Lethargic Drag

Internet Idiocy: 'Men, Women and Children' Is a Lethargic Drag

Thursday, October 23, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Director Jason Reitman delivers a boring, lethargic and woefully predictable look at humans and the way in which interact with the Internet: Men, Women and Children winds up being nothing more than an ugly commercial for the Ashley Madison dating services.

Adam Sandler plays a sex-addicted married man ...

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Real Horror: World War II Comes Back to Life Thanks to Brad Pitt and Crew in 'Fury'

Real Horror: World War II Comes Back to Life Thanks to Brad Pitt and Crew in 'Fury'

Thursday, October 23, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Right in time for Halloween, writer-director David Ayer has come up with a genuine horror show in Fury , his take on a World War II tank crew trying to survive the last days of the war.

This film goes full-bore in showing the horrors of war—in fact, the very first scene depicts a brutal act of violence...

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Music

The Great Unifier: KCRW's Jeremy Sole Makes a Habit of Joining DJ Day at the ¡Reunión! Shows at the Ace

The Great Unifier: KCRW's Jeremy Sole Makes a Habit of Joining DJ Day at the ¡Reunión! Shows at the Ace

Friday, October 24, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

The airwaves of Los Angeles’ KCRW reach into the Coachella Valley at 89.3 FM, so you may have heard the work of Jeremy Sole, a delightfully eccentric DJ who plays salsa, disco, jazz, soul and blues.

You may have also heard him at DJ Day’s ¡Reunión! Show, held Thursdays at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club;...

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Live: Ray LaMontagne at the McCallum Theatre, Oct. 21

Live: Ray LaMontagne at the McCallum Theatre, Oct. 21

Wednesday, October 22, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Ray LaMontagne is often referred to as a folk-rock artist, but on Tuesday night at the McCallum Theatre, he brought a psychedelic element to his live show, playing edgier material from his new album, Supernova .

The opening band, the Belle Brigade—a four-piece led by Barbara Gruska (drums, vocals) and ...

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Food and Drink

The Indy Endorsement: Seafood Thursday Dinner at the Potrero Canyon Buffet at Morongo

The Indy Endorsement: Seafood Thursday Dinner at the Potrero Canyon Buffet at Morongo

Friday, October 24, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: Seafood Thursday Dinner at the Potrero Canyon Buffet

Where: Morongo Casino Resort and Spa, 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon

How much: $22.95 with a players’ club card

Contact: 800-252-4499; www.morongocasinoresort.com

Why: You can pig out on crab or dessert or shrimp or whatever else.

I grew up in Nevada, a...

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The Beer Goddess: The Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival Merges Brews and Flying—Literally!

The Beer Goddess: The Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival Merges Brews and Flying—Literally!

Friday, October 24, 2014  |  Erin Peters

The weather is starting to cool down in the Coachella Valley—so it’s a perfect time to explore what the craft-beer industry has to offer at local beer festivals. They are the perfect place to experiment, meet fellow craft-beer enthusiasts and even get involved in the community!

For the third year, th...

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