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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

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 result...

True TV: 'Grimm' Is Back on the Case; 'Mike Tyson Mysteries' Is for Real

True TV: 'Grimm' Is Back on the Case; 'Mike Tyson Mysteries' Is for Real

Grimm (Friday, Oct. 24, NBC), season premiere: Law and Order: Supernatural Portlandia (or, Grimm for short) is back! When Season 3 left off, Nick (David Giuntoli) had lost his Grimm power to see fairytale ...

Ask a Mexican: What Do Mexicans in the U.S. Think About Violence in Mexico?

Ask a Mexican: What Do Mexicans in the U.S. Think About Violence in Mexico?

Dear Mexican: What do Mexicans in the United States think of the violent drug-cartel problem in Mexico? Do local Latinos cringe with disgust or fear when they hear another drug-cartel story on the new...

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

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 Highwayrobber...

'Horns' Has It: Daniel Radcliffe Is Excellent in This Violent Horror-Comedy

'Horns' Has It: Daniel Radcliffe Is Excellent in This Violent Horror-Comedy

Harry Potter goes over to the dark side in Horns , a nasty little movie from director Alexandre Aja, maker of Piranha 3D and the decent remake effort The Hills Have Eyes .

Danielle Radcliffe plays Ig, who is...

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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

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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Ask a Mexican: What Do Mexicans in the U.S. Think About Violence in Mexico?

Ask a Mexican: What Do Mexicans in the U.S. Think About Violence in Mexico?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: What do Mexicans in the United States think of the violent drug-cartel problem in Mexico? Do local Latinos cringe with disgust or fear when they hear another drug-cartel story on the news … or do they feel a sense of disconnect, because they are living in America now, and it’s no longe...

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Arts and Culture

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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Western Lit: 'How to Read the American West' Chronicles the Region's Landscape Features

Western Lit: 'How to Read the American West' Chronicles the Region's Landscape Features

Thursday, October 09, 2014  |  Michael Engelhard

Too hefty to be carried in a hip pocket or even a daypack, William Wyckoff’s How to Read the American West is a field guide unlike any other, with a focus on patterns, variations and the distribution of landscape features.

Inspired by Peterson’s glorious bird books, How to Read the American West draws at...

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Movies & TV

True TV: 'Grimm' Is Back on the Case; 'Mike Tyson Mysteries' Is for Real

True TV: 'Grimm' Is Back on the Case; 'Mike Tyson Mysteries' Is for Real

Wednesday, October 22, 2014  |  Bill Frost

Grimm (Friday, Oct. 24, NBC), season premiere: Law and Order: Supernatural Portlandia (or, Grimm for short) is back! When Season 3 left off, Nick (David Giuntoli) had lost his Grimm power to see fairytale Wesen creatures both good and evil, essentially rendering him the only straight-up human in Portland...

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'Horns' Has It: Daniel Radcliffe Is Excellent in This Violent Horror-Comedy

'Horns' Has It: Daniel Radcliffe Is Excellent in This Violent Horror-Comedy

Tuesday, October 21, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Harry Potter goes over to the dark side in Horns , a nasty little movie from director Alexandre Aja, maker of Piranha 3D and the decent remake effort The Hills Have Eyes .

Danielle Radcliffe plays Ig, who is accused of killing his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple), after an ugly breakup. Not too long afterw...

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Music

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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Live: Creedence Clearwater Revisited at The Show at Agua Caliente, Oct. 17

Live: Creedence Clearwater Revisited at The Show at Agua Caliente, Oct. 17

Monday, October 20, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

In the late 1960s and early 1970s. Creedence Clearwater Revival produced what would become legendary rock anthems—and even headlined Woodstock in 1969.

On Friday night, Oct. 17, Creedence Clearwater Revisited—the current incarnation of the band, notably without Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman J...

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Food and Drink

Sniff the Cap: It's Time to Go Clubbin'

Sniff the Cap: It's Time to Go Clubbin'

Wednesday, October 15, 2014  |  Deidre Pike

I’ve mentioned wine clubs to folks who don’t spend much time in tasting rooms.

“I think there’s one of those around here,” one woman said.

A wine club, right? A place where like-minded people get together to sniff and sip? Not exactly what I’d meant. At wineries, club membership is more like frequent-...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Grilled Miso Cod Set at Gyoro Gyoro Izakaya Japonaise

The Indy Endorsement: The Grilled Miso Cod Set at Gyoro Gyoro Izakaya Japonaise

Monday, October 13, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Grilled Miso Cod Set

Where: Gyoro Gyoro Izakaya Japonaise, 105 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $17.95

Contact: 760-325-3005; otootorestaurant.com

Why: The price is right—and the fish is splendid.

Several of the best meals I’ve ever enjoyed have been at Nobu, the extremely high-end Japane...

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