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Help Needed: Local Service Agencies Need Assistance to Meet an Increase in Demand During the Holiday Season

Help Needed: Local Service Agencies Need Assistance to Meet an Increase in Demand During the Holiday Season

Friday, November 21, 2014  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The 2014 holiday season has officially arrived, and while many of us are busily planning schedules around parties and shopping, more and more of our neighbors are facing formidable food and resource shortages.

“Over the last 24 months, we’ve seen the monthly average number of people served meals in o...

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A Sticky Proposition: Environmental Groups Fear Prop 1 Will Lead to More Dams

A Sticky Proposition: Environmental Groups Fear Prop 1 Will Lead to More Dams

Tuesday, November 11, 2014  |  Judith Lewis Mernit

Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion water bond that 67 percent of California voters approved last week, will provide millions of dollars for projects everyone likes.

It sets aside funds to strip pollutants from valuable urban aquifers ; it will bring in money to repair aging pipes that leach pollutants int...

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Snapshot: Palm Springs Pride 2014

Snapshot: Palm Springs Pride 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014  |  Staff

Tens of thousands of people showed up for a revamped and relocated Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8 and 9.

After years at Palm Springs Stadium at Sunrise Park, the two-day festival was moved to downtown Palm Springs—specifically Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo and ...

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Just Another American Family: Meet Shawn Kendrick, Gerald Raye and Their Six Kids

Just Another American Family: Meet Shawn Kendrick, Gerald Raye and Their Six Kids

Monday, November 03, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

I first met Shawn Kendrick back in 2008. We were both working at the Stagecoach Festival for Borders Books and Music; he was a general manager at the now-defunct company.

He showed me a photo of his family: Shawn is white; his husband, Gerald Raye, is black; and they’re the parents of six children.

Ju...

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The Hall: Palm Springs' American Legion Post Is Just Like Any Other—Except About Half of Its Active Members Are Gay

The Hall: Palm Springs' American Legion Post Is Just Like Any Other—Except About Half of Its Active Members Are Gay

Monday, November 03, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

It’s a typical October Friday lunch hour at the American Legion’s Owen Coffman Post 519, located on Belardo Road in downtown Palm Springs.

The mostly older, mostly male crowd is enjoying tasty dishes such as burgers, sand dabs and deliciously crispy fish-and-chips, while sipping on drinks from the in...

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November Astronomy: Break Out the Binoculars and Revel in the Beauty of Star Clusters

November Astronomy: Break Out the Binoculars and Revel in the Beauty of Star Clusters

Friday, October 31, 2014  |  Robert Victor

In late November, catch the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, star cluster visible all night, low in the east-northeast at dusk; high in the south in middle of night; and low in the west-northwest at dawn. The view of this beautiful star cluster through a pair of binoculars is a sight not to be missed!

The...

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