Palm Springs

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Orange County Dinged in Report That Ranks Huntington Beach Our Most LGBT-Friendly City

    Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which are most and least LGBT-friendly Orange County cities of them all? Well, the Human Rights Campaign--or HRC, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization--did not rank all 34 of OC's incorporated cities, just seven, and base ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Obama Adds Laguna Beach Fund Grab, Palm Springs Getaway to UCI Commencement Visit

    President Barack Obama will stop by Laguna Beach for a fundraiser on his way to give UC Irvine's 50th anniversary commencement address in a Southern California swing that is bookended by a Palm Springs getaway with his wife Michelle.

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2014

    Death Will Never Kill Coachella's Drug Culture

    Oakland resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose. Her death, Thursday, was shocking. But what's really shocking is that this kind of thing doesn't happen more often. This story is about very young people doing a shit-ton of drug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Woman Dies at Coachella After Apparent Overdose

    By: Ben Westhoff, Andrea Domanick and Kai Flanders A Coachella attendee named Kimchi Truong apparently overdosed Saturday, collapsing during a show. She received treatment at an aid station on the grounds, and was taken to JFK Memorial Hospital, before being transferred to Palm Springs' Desert Reg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Coachella 2014: Weekend One Party Recap

    Just because you didn't score a Coachella wristband this year, doesn't mean you had to miss out on the Coachella Valley fun. In fact there where are enough pool parties, day clubs, and after-hours events to keep you partying all weekend long while seeing some of your favorite acts on the Coachella b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Make Mickey Mouse Happy by Helping Aussie Family Find Their Camera Lost at Disneyland

    Near the end of last month, the Smiths (real family, pinky promise) came to visit California from Australia, ending their vacation with a trip to Disneyland. They last saw it on either the Karmel Shuttle Service to the Disneyland Hotel or at the Earl of Sandwich. It's happened to the best and worst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Orange County Singles Data Has Some Curious Places to Go Looking for and Finding Love

    Plenty of Fish, which bills itself as "the world's largest online dating site" with 55 million users, claims to have crunched data collected from Southern California singles to come up with various best places for the unmarried to go love hunting. Break out the gold chains and Binaca, Orange County ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    How Dan Harkey, Husband of Former Assemblywoman Diane, Boned a Golf Course

    One bit of fallout from the crumbling financial empire of Dan Harkey, the husband of termed-out state Assembly member and Board of Equalization hopeful Diane Harkey (R-Dana Point), is how the CEO's Point Center Financial fucked a golf course. A Vancouver, Washington, resident who along with her hus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2013

    In with the New, In with the Old: New California Writing 2013, Part I

    Of all the many ways to read the eclectic, surprising, affirming and resonating pieces in New California Writing 2013, I fell into the perhaps easiest and undisciplined, picking and choosing from those I hadn't already read elsewhere over the past year, then starting over from the back of the collec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Fare Thee Well Sweet, Sweet Bahooka

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Huell Howser Died of Prostate Cancer

    Golden Californian Huell Howser died at his Palm Springs home Jan. 7 of complications from prostate cancer, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Health.So reports TMZ, which claims to have obtained a copy of the longtime public television host and producer's death certificate.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Behind Orange Curtain, Award-Winning Anti-Drug Doc, Screens for Its Audience

    Behind the Orange Curtain, the award-winning documentary about an alarming rise in drug overdoses among South County's young, is going directly to its intended audience tonight.It screens at 7 p.m. at San Juan Hills High School, 29211 Vista Montana, San Juan Capistrano, where admission is free.

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    James Coley, Newporter Partying in Palm Springs, Held in Death by Drunken Driver

    A Newport Beach man, who reportedly admitted drinking at a Palm Springs bar before allegedly driving into and killing a Cathedral City woman on a Riverside County roadway, was arrested for the killing over the weekend.James Coley, 49, was held because of what he told police and the fact that he repo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Nude Resort in Palm Springs Sues in OC to Protect No-Kids Policy

    ​Orange County's Elizabeth and John Young bought one of the premier Palm Springs nudist resorts in 2008 and, given obviously valid worries about pedophiles, thought they were doing the right thing three years later when they instituted a "no kids" policy. But last month a lawyer sent the Youn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    MySpace Perv Joshua David Threlkeld Facing Life Sentence For Luring 40 Girls Into Sending Him Naked Pics

    ​Joshua David Threlkeld, a 34-year-old pervert from Orange, was found guilty Wednesday in Riverside County Superior Court of kidnapping a 13-year-old Moreno Valley girl for sex and getting 40 girls to send him naked pictures of themselves. Threlkeld is scheduled to be sentenced April 11 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Two Earthquakes Strike Southern California

    Feel that? The end is near.​Two 3.0-plus earthquakes rocked Southern California in a recent 14-hour period.According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the last one, a 3.5 "shallow" strike, hit just before 9 a.m. today in the mountains near Coachella.A Palm Springs newspaper is reporting that resident ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    D23 Presents: Smoke Tree Ranch Roundup in Palm Springs

    ​Are you a member of D23? Interested in escaping to Palm Springs at the end of January for a members-only three-day event at one of Walt Disney's favorite vacation spots?Learn more about D23's Smoke Tree Ranch Roundup, and check out a video of the event's location, after the jump.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Hip-Hop Producer Prince Paul Explores Garage Music For New Scion A/V Documentary Series

    ​"I just want to feel good about music again," says famed hip-hop producer Prince Paul in a new video for Scion A/V's latest documentary series. Even as a well-versed music vet, he's still looking for fresh inspiration, and in this episode, titled "Grease-Dripping Garage Fest," he and bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    FREE Hunx and His Punx Shows in SoCal!!! (with RSVP)

    Why hello there, Hunx.​ Dear God, thank you for free shows that you actually really, really, really want to go to. Sailor Jerry and LA Record are presenting all of Hunx and his Punx shows in Southern California (well, Palm Springs, Long Beach and San Diego, anyway) for free. With an R.S.V.P. And t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    [UPDATED with Charges Dropped:] Russell Elliott Accused of Stabbing Pal at Bachelor Party

    ​UPDATE, JUNE 29, 1:33 P.M.: Riverside County prosecutors declined to file charges against Russell Elliott, the 28-year-old Santa Anan accused of stabbing his friend and soon-to-be groom at his bachelor party in a Palm Springs hotel room last week. The marrying man, who was not identified, suffere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    [UPDATED with Statement From Staff Pro] Coachella Security Uniform for Sale on Craigslist (!)

    ​UPDATE, April 14, 9:58 a.m.: In a phone conversation, Suzanne Thoreson, Chief Operating Officer of Staff Pro (the company whose uniform is being sold online) said that the said uniform was stolen, the logo trademarked and that an investigation is ongoing. Further than saying nothing like this has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Rohrabacher, Royce, Campbell and Other Doves vs. Pelosi, Waxman and Other Hawks

    ​Before shock and awe, there was just give peace a chance. The call for a surge in Iraq drew a push-back from MoveOn.orgers. Doves bristle at endless warfare.Ah, the good old days. Now, down is up, Simon Cowell is Jennifer Lopez, and hawks who once warned "You-break-it, you-fix-it" are talking pul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Paul Kariya, a 909/714 Blonde and a Rich Turtle Rock Girl Star in Orange County Interwebs Horror Show

    ​This week's collection of stuff posted from or about Orange County on the Interwebs includes a Duck call for Paul Kariya, an amazing Surf City aerial shot, the great Palm Springs vs. San Clemente debate, a slice of the 714 transformed into the 909, and what to expect from the rich white girl fro ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 23, 2010

    Need Last Minute Presents? We're Here to Help!

    [Trendzilla] And it'll even look like you planned it all along

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Marcia Ann Forsberg, OC Homicide No. 39: Authorities Say Hubby Did It

    ​UPDATES THROUGHOUT . . . Richard and Marcia Forsberg were said by friends to be the perfect couple. They met in a Ventura College journalism class and were looking forward to their 40th wedding anniversary at the end of this month.The pair of 61-year-olds, who had no children, were often seen ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: Rally Celebrates "Historic" RulingComment by V22FOREVER: I cannot believe that one person can change a law which was legally voted into existence by a huge majority of citizens, just because they feel like it. This is wrong. Legislating from the bench is why we should be throwing these ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    UPDATED: Earthquake! 5.4 Near Borrego Springs

    Boilerplate quake graph.Originally posted July 7 at 5:09 p.m. Updated at 5:34 with damage survey, see bottom of post​No, that wasn't you having a meth flashback. Yes, the ground was shaking. The US Geological Survey says that a 5.4 quake centered near Borrego Springs--inland from Orange County--ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Tanya Petrovna of Native Foods, Part II

    ​Tanya Petrovna is the chef and owner of Native Foods. Her ever-expanding vegan eatery started out in Palm Springs in 1994, but we in OC know her best from her restaurant at The Camp, which is housed inside a yurt. She has two other restaurants in OC, not all of them in yurts, but serving the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    On Harkeys' Watch, a Golf Course Rots

    Diane Harkey​Two Saturdays ago, the Palm Springs-based Desert Sun ran a story about a once-great golf course fallen into disrepair:It was one of the Coachella Valley's oldest courses, where famous golfers like former President Dwight Eisenhower and Rat Pack royalty Frank Sinatra once teed off agai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Native Foods Cafe Opens At The District in Tustin

    Edwin Goei​As most Weekly readers know, Native Foods occupies a yurt at The Camp in Costa Mesa, one of the first stores to debut at the alternative mall. But Native Foods was actually started 15 years ago in Palm Springs by its founder, Tanya Petrovna, who's authored two cookbooks on the su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Bishop Brown and His Priests to Party in Palm Springs Next Week

    Scene to be seen?When I was studying for my Confirmation at St. Boniface Church in Anaheim in the late 1990s, I remember that we took a weekend retreat to some nun's convent in Los Angeles--can't remember the name, but it was within the city. We slept in same-sex dorms, and it was a humbling experie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Late Coachella Sets = Big Time Fines?

    Here's something interesting from the OC Register's Soundcheck blog via Palm Springs local news station KESQ: Apparently, Coachella promoters Goldenvoice are liable to be fined $1,000 PER MINUTE for every minute sets went past midnight this past weekend. Yipes.Sure, there's a reason why shows, espec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2009

    Live(ish) from Coachella: Final Friday Thoughts!

    About to head out to take on another day. Whee! Beth Stirnaman is here in OC Weekly Central (Motel 6 in Palm Springs) uploading pics, so soon you'll have some stuff to look at instead of just these awesome plain text posts. Heard Mentality blogger Nate Jackson is here, too. Say hi, Nate!Before shovi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Heard Mentality: Gone Coachella-in'!

    Oh yes. We're road tripping out early in the morn' to the beautiful (sure, why not?) Empire Polo Field for Coachella. I'll be there all three days; my blogging brethren Spencer Kornhaber and Nate Jackson are also hitting the event for a couple days and just might share their thoughts.You won't be ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 11

    Orange County Register: Former Rams kicker Tony Zendejas was found not guilty of raping and sodomizing a woman in a hotel room after allegedly drugging her at his San Dimas restaurant. . . . OC Watchdog has the scoop on Orange County's 14 lawmakers in the State Legislature receiving nearly ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 19, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

    Like most people over the age of 14, I was pleasantly surprised when Fox canceled "The OC." But I must say, I was downright shocked to discover that desert residents are genuinely excited about the new Palm Springs-based, teeny-bopper television soap opera "Hidden Palms." The Desert Sun newspaper ... More >>

  • News

    June 1, 2006

    It's a Living

    Robin Leach Impersonator

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2006

    Look Out Below!

    Mark Taggatz, who identifies himself as the president of a company called Aquentium, Inc., has invited the Weekly to Palm Springs at the end of this month for Media Day-Housing Invention for Disaster Relief. "We will be unveiling our newly developed housing solution for disasters," Taggatz writes. " ... More >>

  • Features

    June 9, 2005

    Skate and Destroy

    Pool skater slang for barging in to skate untended pools: whenever, wherever. Have a nice day

  • Features

    February 3, 2005
  • News

    April 15, 2004

    Massacre at Agua Caliente

    Indian tribes kick a little worker ass in the desert

  • News

    April 3, 2003
  • Film

    November 14, 2002

    Southern-Fried Trash

    Sordid Lives is John Waters Lite

  • Unknown

    January 25, 2001
  • Features

    June 1, 2000
  • Columns

    May 11, 2000
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    January 13, 2000
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    December 3, 1998
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