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Expansion and Revision: The Desert Healthcare District Attempts to Grow as It Moves to District-Based Voting

Expansion and Revision: The Desert Healthcare District Attempts to Grow as It Moves to District-Based Voting

When most residents of Coachella Valley go to the polls on Nov. 6, for the first time, they will be able to either cast a vote directly impacting future access to important health ...

Savage Love: I'm a Submissive Woman, 20, in Love With a 50-Year-Old Married Man in Europe; What Should I Do?

Savage Love: I'm a Submissive Woman, 20, in Love With a 50-Year-Old Married Man in Europe; What Should I Do?

I’m a 20-year-old submissive woman. I’m currently in a confusing affair with a 50-year-old dominant married man. He lives in Europe and has two kids close to my age. We met online ...

On Cocktails: After a Mediocre Southside on the East Side, Our Intrepid Imbiber Finds Bliss at The Pink Cabana

On Cocktails: After a Mediocre Southside on the East Side, Our Intrepid Imbiber Finds Bliss at The Pink Cabana

I recently went to check out a new bar—let’s just say it’s in a Coachella Valley town east of Palm Springs—after a guest told me he got an old fashioned there that was “OK, actuall...

Hip Hop Interrupted: After a Member Departs, The Bermuda Abandons an Album and Continues on as a Duo

Hip Hop Interrupted: After a Member Departs, The Bermuda Abandons an Album and Continues on as a Duo

Not long ago, hip-hop trio The Bermuda was getting ready to release a brand-new album.

After the departure of one of the members, however, that album will almost certainly never be ...

Cannabis in the CV: The State's Proposed New Marijuana Regulations Are Now Open for Public Comment

Cannabis in the CV: The State's Proposed New Marijuana Regulations Are Now Open for Public Comment

On July 13, California’s three state cannabis-licensing authorities—the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the California Department...

Vine Social: We Tried a Bunch of Canned Wines—So You Don't Have To (Although Some of Them Were Actually Pretty Great)

Vine Social: We Tried a Bunch of Canned Wines—So You Don't Have To (Although Some of Them Were Actually Pretty Great)

My introduction to the world of canned wine came earlier this spring, when I stumbled upon a unique beer/fruit/wine fusion called Foxie. I was delighted to see it is a collaboratio...

Science Vs. Cultural Respect: Native American Tribes Clash With the UC System Over Ancestors' Remains

Science Vs. Cultural Respect: Native American Tribes Clash With the UC System Over Ancestors' Remains

As tribal archaeologist for the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, Myra Masiel-Zamora uses her UC Berkeley anthropology training daily. Her mission: track down skeletons of Native C...

Movies & TV

PTSD Piece: The Heartbreaking 'Leave No Trace' Is One of the Year's Best Films

PTSD Piece: The Heartbreaking 'Leave No Trace' Is One of the Year's Best Films

Jul 18, 2018 10:00  |  Bob Grimm

Ben Foster—currently tied with Ethan Hawke for the title of World’s Most Improved Actor—is phenomenal in Leave No Trace as Will, a homeless vet living in an Oregon park with his daughter, Tom (an incredible Thomasin McKenzie).

Will trains his daughter to live off the land—and how not to be seen. When a...

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Home Video Review: Sacha Baron Cohen Is Back to His Old, Stunning Tricks in Showtime's 'Who Is America?'

Home Video Review: Sacha Baron Cohen Is Back to His Old, Stunning Tricks in Showtime's 'Who Is America?'

Jul 16, 2018 11:45  |  Bob Grimm

Holy hell, does Sacha Baron Cohen have balls.

His latest TV show, Who Is America? —in which he disguises himself in heavy makeup and tricks people (including well known politicians) into sitting for interviews—is jaw-droppingly funny.

In the first episode on Showtime, he disguises himself as a right-win...

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Lighter Superhero Fare: Marvel's 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Warms the Heart—and Is Better Than the Original

Lighter Superhero Fare: Marvel's 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Warms the Heart—and Is Better Than the Original

Jul 12, 2018 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

Ant-Man and the Wasp is a fun continuation of what returning director Peyton Reed started with Ant-Man three years ago. I whined a bit about the decent original; I wanted it to be more subversive, knowing that Edgar Wright ( Shaun of the Dead ) was originally supposed to direct it.

I’m over it: Reed is ki...

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News

Expansion and Revision: The Desert Healthcare District Attempts to Grow as It Moves to District-Based Voting

Expansion and Revision: The Desert Healthcare District Attempts to Grow as It Moves to District-Based Voting

Jul 18, 2018 11:20  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

When most residents of Coachella Valley go to the polls on Nov. 6, for the first time, they will be able to either cast a vote directly impacting future access to important health care services, or elect a representative to champion their specific community needs.

Some voters living in the current, l...

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Cannabis in the CV: The State's Proposed New Marijuana Regulations Are Now Open for Public Comment

Cannabis in the CV: The State's Proposed New Marijuana Regulations Are Now Open for Public Comment

Jul 16, 2018 13:30  |  Charles Drabkin

On July 13, California’s three state cannabis-licensing authorities—the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the California Department of Public Health—announced the publication of proposed “non-emergency” regulations that would replace the rules under w...

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Science Vs. Cultural Respect: Native American Tribes Clash With the UC System Over Ancestors' Remains

Science Vs. Cultural Respect: Native American Tribes Clash With the UC System Over Ancestors' Remains

Jul 12, 2018 14:00  |  Felicia Mello, CALmatters

As tribal archaeologist for the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, Myra Masiel-Zamora uses her UC Berkeley anthropology training daily. Her mission: track down skeletons of Native Californians extracted from gravesites over the last two centuries that were shipped off to museums around the world, and...

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Opinion

Savage Love: I'm a Submissive Woman, 20, in Love With a 50-Year-Old Married Man in Europe; What Should I Do?

Savage Love: I'm a Submissive Woman, 20, in Love With a 50-Year-Old Married Man in Europe; What Should I Do?

Jul 18, 2018 11:00  |  Dan Savage

I’m a 20-year-old submissive woman. I’m currently in a confusing affair with a 50-year-old dominant married man. He lives in Europe and has two kids close to my age. We met online when I was 17 and starting to explore my BDSM desires—out of the reach of my overbearing, sex-shaming, disastrously reli...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 12, 2018!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 12, 2018!

Jul 12, 2018 07:00  |  Staff

On this week's LeBron James-free weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World tries to figure out why the current moment is so alarming; Jen Sorenson brings politics into real life; The K Chronicles honors a literary great in a classic comic; Red Meat forms an alliance with the Almighty; and Apoc...

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Know Your Neighbors: Meet Wayne Sinclair, a Semi-Retired Attorney With a Love of Travel—and a Passion for Service

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Wayne Sinclair, a Semi-Retired Attorney With a Love of Travel—and a Passion for Service

Jul 11, 2018 14:30  |  Anita Rufus

Wayne Sinclair didn’t intend to spend most of his professional life as a medical-malpractice lawyer.

Born and raised in Leechburg, Pa., the Palm Springs resident, now 72, started higher education at West Virginia University.

“I wanted to go to Pitt (the University of Pittsburgh), but the tuition was t...

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Arts and Culture

Western Lit: Pulitzer-Winning Biography 'Prairie Fires' Examines the Gritty Reality Behind Laura Ingalls Wilder's Writings

Western Lit: Pulitzer-Winning Biography 'Prairie Fires' Examines the Gritty Reality Behind Laura Ingalls Wilder's Writings

Jul 12, 2018 13:30  |  Claire Thompson, High Country News

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books form some of my earliest literary memories. Reading them—first with my mom and then on my own—sparked my fascination with stories of the past, memories of true-life history fueling my imagination more than fantasy or science fiction.

But history can be hard to ...

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Interesting Incarceration: Desert Rose's 'Women Behind Bars' Is a Profane, Irreverent and Perfectly Cast Romp

Interesting Incarceration: Desert Rose's 'Women Behind Bars' Is a Profane, Irreverent and Perfectly Cast Romp

Jun 23, 2018 19:00  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Believe it or not, I have 10 years of experience with female incarceration! Yes, me!

OK … it was as a weekly volunteer at the Riverside County Jail in Indio. But still …

For most of us, there is something fascinating about the behind-locked-doors aspect of prisons, as many movies and TV shows have fou...

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A Musical Worth a Toast: 'The Wedding Singer' Comes to the Palm Canyon Theatre

A Musical Worth a Toast: 'The Wedding Singer' Comes to the Palm Canyon Theatre

Jun 21, 2018 12:40  |  Dwight Hendricks

Everybody loves a good wedding. However, whether the nuptials are for a family member, an old friend, or an ex, the best part of the wedding is the reception.

“All right! Everyone out on the dance floor—no exceptions! I can feel all the happiness in here tonight!” This is how Robbie Hart starts off a...

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Music

A Career of Left Turns: Shooter Jennings Plays Two Nights at Pappy and Harriet's as He Releases a 'Real Country Record'

A Career of Left Turns: Shooter Jennings Plays Two Nights at Pappy and Harriet's as He Releases a 'Real Country Record'

Jul 18, 2018 14:45  |  Brian Blueskye

Shooter Jennings—the son of the late, great Waylon Jennings—is usually considered a country artist. However, his love of taking creative risks has allowed him to transcend country in some awesome ways.

On Thursday and Friday, Aug. 9 and 10, he’ll enjoy a rare two-night stint at Pappy and Harriet’s Pi...

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Hip Hop Interrupted: After a Member Departs, The Bermuda Abandons an Album and Continues on as a Duo

Hip Hop Interrupted: After a Member Departs, The Bermuda Abandons an Album and Continues on as a Duo

Jul 17, 2018 16:20  |  Brian Blueskye

Not long ago, hip-hop trio The Bermuda was getting ready to release a brand-new album.

After the departure of one of the members, however, that album will almost certainly never be released. Meanwhile, the two remaining members of The Bermuda—Ivy the Giant (Ivan Recendes) and the Madd Hatter (Taylor ...

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The Lucky 13: Danny White, Guitarist for The Flusters

The Lucky 13: Danny White, Guitarist for The Flusters

Jul 12, 2018 11:00  |  Brian Blueskye

The Flusters have been busy playing shows in Los Angeles and San Diego, and preparing the band’s second EP; according to frontman Doug VanSant, the new music will drop in the fall. For more information, visit www.theflusters.com . In the meantime, we checked in with guitarist Danny White and asked him...

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Food and Drink

On Cocktails: After a Mediocre Southside on the East Side, Our Intrepid Imbiber Finds Bliss at The Pink Cabana

On Cocktails: After a Mediocre Southside on the East Side, Our Intrepid Imbiber Finds Bliss at The Pink Cabana

Jul 17, 2018 19:00  |  Kevin Carlow

I recently went to check out a new bar—let’s just say it’s in a Coachella Valley town east of Palm Springs—after a guest told me he got an old fashioned there that was “OK, actually, after the big ice cube melted a bit.”

Since most bartenders still don’t seem to realize that water is an essential ing...

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Vine Social: We Tried a Bunch of Canned Wines—So You Don't Have To (Although Some of Them Were Actually Pretty Great)

Vine Social: We Tried a Bunch of Canned Wines—So You Don't Have To (Although Some of Them Were Actually Pretty Great)

Jul 15, 2018 18:45  |  Katie Finn

My introduction to the world of canned wine came earlier this spring, when I stumbled upon a unique beer/fruit/wine fusion called Foxie. I was delighted to see it is a collaboration between an awesome winery out of Paso Robles called Field Recordings, and Hoxie Spritzer, the Southern California comp...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Roasted Suckling Pig at Alebrije Bistro Mexico

The Indy Endorsement: The Roasted Suckling Pig at Alebrije Bistro Mexico

Jul 12, 2018 12:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The roasted suckling pig

Where: Alebrije Bistro Mexico, 1107 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $28

Contact: 760-537-1279; www.alebrijeps.com

Why: It’s a surprisingly refined dish.

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week brought both disappointments and delicious finds at the handful of participan...

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