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Reforming Juvenile Justice: The Governor's Plan to Shift Care of Serious Offenders to Counties Has Some Advocates Concerned

Reforming Juvenile Justice: The Governor's Plan to Shift Care of Serious Offenders to Counties Has Some Advocates Concerned

For decades, California teens who committed the most-serious crimes—robbery, assault, murder—were sent to state juvenile prisons to serve their sentences.

Now that is about to chang...

Third Time's the Charm: Palm Springs' Bob Gentry Revives His Music Career With a New EP, 'Back on the Horse'

Third Time's the Charm: Palm Springs' Bob Gentry Revives His Music Career With a New EP, 'Back on the Horse'

The title of “successful musician” is often elusive. Many bands and musicians try and try, yet they never reach a level they’d consider “successful.”

Then there’s Bob Gentry, who ha...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 22, 2020!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 22, 2020!

On this week's prim and proper weekly Independent comics page: (Th)ink prepares provisions for a three-day odyssey; This Modern World takes another befuddling look at Life in the Stu...

Readers Respond to County Closures; an Example of Local Journalism's Power—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Oct. 21, 2020

Readers Respond to County Closures; an Example of Local Journalism's Power—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Oct. 21, 2020

I received some interesting reader responses to yesterday’s news that Riverside County was being demoted from the red, “Substantial” COVID-19 tier to the purple, “Widespread” tier....

Setting the Stage: The Shows Go On, Virtually, at CVRep's Theatre Thursdays—and the Company Hopes to Soon Bring In-Person Shows to the Cathedral City Amphitheater

Setting the Stage: The Shows Go On, Virtually, at CVRep's Theatre Thursdays—and the Company Hopes to Soon Bring In-Person Shows to the Cathedral City Amphitheater

There has been almost no programming from the Coachella Valley’s theater companies since the pandemic arrived and ruined everything in March—with one notable exception: CVRep, and ...

Offering Refuge: Desert Support for Asylum Seekers Delivers Critical Aid to Undocumented LGBTQ Immigrants

Offering Refuge: Desert Support for Asylum Seekers Delivers Critical Aid to Undocumented LGBTQ Immigrants

In 2013, there were approximately 267,000 undocumented LGBT immigrants in the United States, according to the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.

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Movies & TV

Home Video Review: 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' Takes a Fascinating Historical Event and Makes It Boring

Home Video Review: 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' Takes a Fascinating Historical Event and Makes It Boring

Oct 20, 2020 13:05  |  Bob Grimm

After a long period that once included Steven Spielberg announced as its director, The Trial of the Chicago 7 has finally seen the light of day, with writer Aaron Sorkin also directing, and a decent cast including Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne and Mark Rylance. Unfortunately, the cast can’t overco...

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Home Video Review: 'Hubie Halloween' Is an Adam Sandler Film That's Stupid—but Actually Amusing

Home Video Review: 'Hubie Halloween' Is an Adam Sandler Film That's Stupid—but Actually Amusing

Oct 12, 2020 13:30  |  Bob Grimm

Good news, Sandler fans! You can file his latest “stupid” movie in the file “Stupid Sandler Films That Are Fun and Not Torturous!” It’ll go in that file with the likes of Happy Gilmore , Billy Madison and, my personal fave, Little Nicky. (Nothing in Sandler comedies beats Henry Winkler covered in bees … n...

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Home Video Review: Millie Bobby Brown Excels as the Sister of the Famous Detective in Netflix's 'Enola Holmes'

Home Video Review: Millie Bobby Brown Excels as the Sister of the Famous Detective in Netflix's 'Enola Holmes'

Oct 05, 2020 14:10  |  Bob Grimm

Millie Bobby Brown shines as the title character in Enola Holmes , a bubbly, fun detective yarn that gives the little sister of Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill) her own vehicle. Let’s hope it’s the first of many such mysteries.

Brown, who has been gloomy in most of her biggest roles thus far ( Stranger Th...

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News

A Record-Setting Day for COVID-19; LGBT Groups Defend Holstege—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Oct. 23, 2020

A Record-Setting Day for COVID-19; LGBT Groups Defend Holstege—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Oct. 23, 2020

Oct 23, 2020 18:10  |  Jimmy Boegle

It’s Friday, Oct. 23. The election is 11 days away. COVID-19 is setting alarming records across the United States. Interesting times, these.

Let’s get right to the news:

• A new study out of Columbia University says that between 130,000 and 210,000 deaths from COVID-19 could have been prevented with a ...

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Reforming Juvenile Justice: The Governor's Plan to Shift Care of Serious Offenders to Counties Has Some Advocates Concerned

Reforming Juvenile Justice: The Governor's Plan to Shift Care of Serious Offenders to Counties Has Some Advocates Concerned

Oct 23, 2020 08:00  |  Elizabeth Aguilera, CalMatters

For decades, California teens who committed the most-serious crimes—robbery, assault, murder—were sent to state juvenile prisons to serve their sentences.

Now that is about to change.

A controversial new law that takes effect next year will dismantle the state’s current juvenile justice system and tra...

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Readers Respond to County Closures; an Example of Local Journalism's Power—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Oct. 21, 2020

Readers Respond to County Closures; an Example of Local Journalism's Power—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: Oct. 21, 2020

Oct 21, 2020 17:55  |  Jimmy Boegle

I received some interesting reader responses to yesterday’s news that Riverside County was being demoted from the red, “Substantial” COVID-19 tier to the purple, “Widespread” tier. Here are three of those responses, slightly edited for style:


Gyms don’t make people sick; shitty food does, though. The...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 22, 2020!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 22, 2020!

Oct 22, 2020 08:00  |  Staff

On this week's prim and proper weekly Independent comics page: (Th)ink prepares provisions for a three-day odyssey; This Modern World takes another befuddling look at Life in the Stupidverse; Jen Sorensen ponders the GOP endgame; Apoca Clips wonders about Li'l Trumpy's lack of self-awareness; and Red ...

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Savage Love: I've Given Up on Finding a Good Relationship, and I'm Considering Ending My Life; What Should I Do?

Savage Love: I've Given Up on Finding a Good Relationship, and I'm Considering Ending My Life; What Should I Do?

Oct 21, 2020 12:00  |  Dan Savage

Borrowing Gen Z’s love for labelling everything: I’m a 46-year-old homoromantic asexual Canadian faggot. For me, that means I’d like to love and be loved by another man, but I’d hate having sex with him. To add a vexing complication, I also need some sort of power imbalance. Ideally, I would fall so...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 15, 2020!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 15, 2020!

Oct 15, 2020 08:00  |  Staff

On this week's town-hall-style weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World brings us a special virus-themed episode of Donald J. Trump, Detective-in-Chief; Jen Sorensen wonders why Democrats want to "pack the courts"; The K Chronicles makes a pitch for Trump fans to vote for someone else; Red Me...

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Arts and Culture

Setting the Stage: The Shows Go On, Virtually, at CVRep's Theatre Thursdays—and the Company Hopes to Soon Bring In-Person Shows to the Cathedral City Amphitheater

Setting the Stage: The Shows Go On, Virtually, at CVRep's Theatre Thursdays—and the Company Hopes to Soon Bring In-Person Shows to the Cathedral City Amphitheater

Oct 21, 2020 13:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

There has been almost no programming from the Coachella Valley’s theater companies since the pandemic arrived and ruined everything in March—with one notable exception: CVRep, and its Theatre Thursday virtual shows.

And if the California Department of Public Health gives the OK, CVRep—in conjunction ...

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A Virtual Laugh Riot: The Palm Springs International Comedy Festival Returns—Virtually, of Course—in October

A Virtual Laugh Riot: The Palm Springs International Comedy Festival Returns—Virtually, of Course—in October

Sep 25, 2020 09:00  |  Stuart Cohn

Anyone need a good laugh? A chuckle? A giggle?

If you answered “no,” we want whatever mind-altering substances you’ve been taking. But if you’re like the rest of us, subsisting on a daily diet of COVID-19-induced gloom, you’ll be relieved to know that the Palm Springs International Comedy Festival is...

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Drive-In Musical: The Brand-New North Star Theatre Company Plans to Launch in October With an Outdoor Performance of 'West Side Story'

Drive-In Musical: The Brand-New North Star Theatre Company Plans to Launch in October With an Outdoor Performance of 'West Side Story'

Aug 27, 2020 15:30  |  Matt King

Thespians everywhere have been aching for the day they can re-enter the world of theater, which was shut down suddenly—along with almost everything else—in March.

The brand-new North Star Theatre Company has an outside-of-the-box plan—and if all goes according to that plan, the company will debut wit...

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Music

Third Time's the Charm: Palm Springs' Bob Gentry Revives His Music Career With a New EP, 'Back on the Horse'

Third Time's the Charm: Palm Springs' Bob Gentry Revives His Music Career With a New EP, 'Back on the Horse'

Oct 22, 2020 12:15  |  Matt King

The title of “successful musician” is often elusive. Many bands and musicians try and try, yet they never reach a level they’d consider “successful.”

Then there’s Bob Gentry, who has had not one, nor two, but three periods in his career that most would consider “successful.” The Palm Springs resident...

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The Lucky 13: Stevie Jane Lee, Frontwoman of Grins and Lies

The Lucky 13: Stevie Jane Lee, Frontwoman of Grins and Lies

Oct 22, 2020 12:00  |  Matt King

Stevie Jane Lee may very well be one of the desert music scene’s secret weapons. While some may know her from a few shows with Nick Hales, she recently started a new band, Grins and Lies, which only played a few shows before the shutdown. In that handful of shows, the band proved that its brand of d...

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The Lucky 13: Emanuel Cazares, Guitarist for Slipping Into Darkness, Which Just Released New Album 'Second Wind for Our Love'

The Lucky 13: Emanuel Cazares, Guitarist for Slipping Into Darkness, Which Just Released New Album 'Second Wind for Our Love'

Oct 19, 2020 14:00  |  Matt King

Slipping Into Darkness is one of the longest-running bands in the Coachella Valley—and while some members have come and gone, that signature sound remains the same. The band recently acquired guitarist Emanuel Cazares and used him to complete the follow-up to 2014’s Shurpadelic . For more information,...

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Food and Drink

Vine Social: A Philosophical Question—Is It Better to Only Drink What You Know You Like, or Is It Better to Try New and Unknown Things?

Vine Social: A Philosophical Question—Is It Better to Only Drink What You Know You Like, or Is It Better to Try New and Unknown Things?

Oct 18, 2020 16:45  |  Katie Finn

A lot of interesting conversations happen in a wine shop when customers aren’t around. Sometimes we sit with wine-sales representatives and have a friendly game of one-upmanship regarding who had the better meal with the better bottle of wine on Saturday. Sometimes the conversation is a bit more, ahe...

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Caesar Cervisia: More Than Seven Months Into the Pandemic, the Jobs of Service-Industry Employees Aren't Getting Any Easier

Caesar Cervisia: More Than Seven Months Into the Pandemic, the Jobs of Service-Industry Employees Aren't Getting Any Easier

Oct 14, 2020 10:45  |  Brett Newton

We are more than seven months into lockdown—and my job in the taproom has changed considerably.

My asthmatic taproom manager wisely self-quarantined immediately—what a strange twist of fate that I can say "self-quarantined" and have it be an unremarkable phrase—while all taproom events and parties ce...

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On Cocktails: A Report on my Quest to Learn About 'Midcentury-Modern' Drinks and Concoctions

On Cocktails: A Report on my Quest to Learn About 'Midcentury-Modern' Drinks and Concoctions

Sep 23, 2020 12:15  |  Kevin Carlow

Midcentury-modern cocktails. “Palm Springs golden era” cocktails.

Is there such a category? I get asked this all the time.

Tiki first comes to mind. It began as a mix of escapism and cultural appropriation—that’s not a dig, as I grew up eating at “Polynesian lounges” and love Tiki—but it became a subc...

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