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Marijuana on the Move: Medical MJ Is Coming Soon to Desert Hot Springs and Cathedral City

Marijuana on the Move: Medical MJ Is Coming Soon to Desert Hot Springs and Cathedral City

Coachella Valley residents who use medical marijuana must currently travel to one of a small handful of dispensaries in Palm Springs—the only valley city which has allowed dispensaries to operate.

Howe...

Restaurant News Bites: Bernie's Begins to Rebuild; Academy Awards Events; and Much, Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Bernie's Begins to Rebuild; Academy Awards Events; and Much, Much More!

Out of the Ashes: Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club Begins Rebuilding Process

At Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club, it was supposed to be a Christmas day to celebrate. The year-old restaurant, located at 2...

Snapshot: The First Half of the Humana Challenge

Snapshot: The First Half of the Humana Challenge

On Thursday and Friday, Jan. 22 and 23, the crowds grew in size and fervor at the 56th Annual Humana Challenge—and for local fans, there was an unusual bonus, as several local PGA Tour pros were in pu...

Coming Attractions: A Look Ahead at the Next 11 Months of Movies

Coming Attractions: A Look Ahead at the Next 11 Months of Movies

The year is loaded with intriguing movie releases! Here, we have listed but a small sampling. Keep in mind that all dates are subject to change, and the only thing that really matters is there is a ne...

The Indy Endorsement: The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich at Delicatesse

The Indy Endorsement: The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich at Delicatesse

What: The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Where: Delicatesse, 117 La Plaza, Palm Springs

How much: $7.95

Contact: 760-300-3601; www.psdelicatesse.com

Why: It’s spicy, fresh and delicious.

My, how time flies.

I’ve been i...

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News

Snapshot: The Inaugural El Gato Classic

Snapshot: The Inaugural El Gato Classic

Monday, January 26, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

When the Independent interviewed local professional skateboarder Eddie “El Gato” Elguera about his inaugural El Gato Classic, he said one goal of the event was to “honor the past and champion the future.”

That’s exactly the vibe that the event at the Palm Springs Skatepark had last weekend, on Jan. 24 ...

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Marijuana on the Move: Medical MJ Is Coming Soon to Desert Hot Springs and Cathedral City

Marijuana on the Move: Medical MJ Is Coming Soon to Desert Hot Springs and Cathedral City

Monday, January 26, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Coachella Valley residents who use medical marijuana must currently travel to one of a small handful of dispensaries in Palm Springs—the only valley city which has allowed dispensaries to operate.

However, two other local cities will soon let dispensaries open their doors. Last year, both the Desert ...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Jan. 22, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Jan. 22, 2015!

Thursday, January 22, 2015  |  Staff

On this week's reflective Independent comics page: The K Chronicles wonders what hell looks like; This Modern World looks at the Charlie Hebdo backlash against cartoonists; Jen Sorenson ponders the race and the Charlie Hebdo aftermath; and Red Meat gets into some new livestock feed.

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Community Voices: The Menstruation Sensation Workshop Will Address the Stigma of Periods

Community Voices: The Menstruation Sensation Workshop Will Address the Stigma of Periods

Thursday, January 22, 2015  |  Jazmin Martinez

There is a stigma that often comes from women talking about menstruation publicly. And the shame happens in many ways.

Last year, the online publication Jezebel published an article titled called “ What Life Is Like When Getting Your Period Means You Are Shunned .” It profiled the life of a 16-year-old...

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Arts and Culture

Just Beautiful: H. Chris Brown and Regina Randolph Make CV Rep's 'Having Our Say' a Touching Triumph

Just Beautiful: H. Chris Brown and Regina Randolph Make CV Rep's 'Having Our Say' a Touching Triumph

Thursday, January 22, 2015  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Beautiful. They are just … beautiful.

At Coachella Valley Repertory’s first performance of Having Our Say , the gentle Delany Sisters stole our hearts. (With CV Rep’s permission, the Independent reviewed the first preview performance, rather than the opening-night show, so the review could make our Febru...

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'Lost' Indeed: Desert Theatreworks' 'Yonkers' Lacks the Polish, Passion Usually Displayed by the Company

'Lost' Indeed: Desert Theatreworks' 'Yonkers' Lacks the Polish, Passion Usually Displayed by the Company

Sunday, January 18, 2015  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

We’re confused—not because we’re Lost in Yonkers , but because of all the questions that are raised by this production of this show.

Have we come to expect too much from Desert Theatreworks? Has the quality of its other productions led us to anticipate an impossible-to-achieve consistency? With all the...

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Movies & TV

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Jan. 25, 2015

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Jan. 25, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015  |  Staff

1. Lucy* (Universal)

2. A Walk Among the Tombstones* (Universal)

3. Gone Girl* (20th Century Fox)

4. Annabelle* (Warner Bros.)

5. The Boxtrolls* (Universal)

6. The Equalizer (Sony)

7. The Drop* (20th Century Fox)

8. No Good Deed (Sony)

9. Left Behind (Entertainment One)

10 The Maze Runner (20th Century Fox)

* Available for renta...

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Coming Attractions: A Look Ahead at the Next 11 Months of Movies

Coming Attractions: A Look Ahead at the Next 11 Months of Movies

Friday, January 23, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

The year is loaded with intriguing movie releases! Here, we have listed but a small sampling. Keep in mind that all dates are subject to change, and the only thing that really matters is there is a new Star Wars movie coming out in December.

Well, actually, the fact that new Twin Peaks , Wet Hot America...

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Music

The Lucky 13: Armando Peredia, of Blown Speaker Gospel

The Lucky 13: Armando Peredia, of Blown Speaker Gospel

Friday, January 23, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Shortly after Blown Speaker Gospel formed in 2011, the band faced a nightmare: One of the band members passed away suddenly. However, the band decided to continue on—inspired to create a unique sound. The Riverside band plays shows throughout the Inland Empire and the Coachella Valley. For more info...

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Live: Hanni El Khatib at Pappy and Harriet's, Jan. 16

Live: Hanni El Khatib at Pappy and Harriet's, Jan. 16

Tuesday, January 20, 2015  |  Guillermo Prieto

Hanni El Khatib opened his Pappy and Harriet’s show on Friday, Jan. 16, with “Melt Me,” from his new release Moonlight .

It was a great way to start the show: The song got the Pappy and Harriet’s audience dancing to the beat while doppelgangers of Jesus Christ and Macaulay Culkin tried to ram through t...

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Food and Drink

Restaurant News Bites: Bernie's Begins to Rebuild; Academy Awards Events; and Much, Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Bernie's Begins to Rebuild; Academy Awards Events; and Much, Much More!

Monday, January 26, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Out of the Ashes: Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club Begins Rebuilding Process

At Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club, it was supposed to be a Christmas day to celebrate. The year-old restaurant, located at 292 E. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, had dinner reservations for 170 people on the books.

However...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich at Delicatesse

The Indy Endorsement: The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich at Delicatesse

Friday, January 23, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Where: Delicatesse, 117 La Plaza, Palm Springs

How much: $7.95

Contact: 760-300-3601; www.psdelicatesse.com

Why: It’s spicy, fresh and delicious.

My, how time flies.

I’ve been intrigued by Delicatesse, located in downtown Palm Springs’ La Plaza, ever since it opened. I looove go...

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