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Restaurant of the Week Segment – February 27, 2021

09:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 1 – Restaurant of the Week Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; DAP Health Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK w/ Dan Gore re: “Oscar’s Café & Bar”, 125 E. Tahquitz Cyn., Way, Ste., #108, Palm Springs, CA. 92262.
– REPORT that outdoor patio is open for food service.
– TOMORROW is the 3rd anniversary of the “Bitchiest Brunch”. Show will be on the 2nd floor balcony, 16 feet away from customers for social distancing. Both shows 12 PM and 2 PM are sold out. 12 performers will perform one at a time and don’t have to wear a mask that way. Many stars are coming back from out of town.
– REPORT that when outdoor dining resumed, SO DID OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT.
– MARCH 6 will start “Mimosa Men” in the middle of the day on the balcony. These are professional dancers/strippers. They will serve champagne (w/ masks) to the customers before they start the brunch show. ONLY @ OSCARS. Get tix @ www.oscarscabaret.com for tix.
– REPORT that the staff @ Oscar’s wears two masks.
– REPORT that Cal David is there every Thurs., and sells out. First appearance in a year.
– REPORT that there is lunch and dinner service during the week and breakfast, lunch and dinner on the weekends. Take out (w/ cocktails and wine delivery) as well on the website, www.oscarspalmsprings.com.
– MONDAY is the Latin Show 9 PM – Midnight w/ great Mexican food!!!! Reservations necessary.
– SURPRISES COMING!!!!
www.oscarspalmsprings.com
(760) 325-1188)

Dan

Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment “The Medicine Cabinet” – February 27, 2021

09:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 2 – Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment “The Medicine Cabinet”

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; DAP Health Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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DESERT OASIS HEALTHCARE w/ Dr. Brian Hodgkins re: Executive V.P. of Clinical Operations ; 275 El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, 92262. “Your Health, Your Life, Our Passion”.
Leads the COVID-10 Taskforce.
– REPORT that we are starting our 51st week of the Pandemic.
– REPORT that San Bernadino and Riverside Counties have administered over 800,000 doses of vaccine. In the U.S. over 21 million persons have had both doses.
– REPORT that we are under 8% case load. Plateau of new cases.
– REPORT that Pfiser and Moderna have already developed a vaccine to attack the South African variant of the virus.
– REPORT that the “boosters” are being tested, i.e. against the California variant.
– D.O.H.C. has given 10,000 vaccines and is now calling everyone to get vaccinated and hope to get to the teachers next.
– QUESTIONS FROM “JOEY PALS”.
1. Will we reach “herd immunity by April”? (No but possibly by end of July/August).
2. Mask or no masks after you have had both shots? (Not necessary in your own home if everyone has been vaccinated and if you around vaccinated folks, but still when you are out in public).
– REPORT that if you have been vaccinated and you are exposed to the Virus, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO QUARANTINE now.
www.mydohc.com
(760) 969-6555)

Brian

cont. Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment “The Medicine Cabinet” – February 27, 2021

09:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 3 – cont. Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment “The Medicine Cabinet”

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; DAP Health Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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DESERT OASIS HEALTHCARE w/ Dr. Brian Hodgkins re: Executive V.P. of Clinical Operations ; 275 El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, 92262. “Your Health, Your Life, Our Passion”.
Leads the COVID-10 Taskforce.
– CONT. of QUESTIONS FROM “JOEY PALS”.
1. What is the new California virus? (Has been identified and the virus has to mutate to stay in the host. CA. has 2. Vaccine makers are developing a booster to deal w/ these variants.)
2. FROM GARRY….Are you “for” or “against” pooling vaccines? (Df. of pooling. FDA says you can’t pool remnants because of increase of danger of infection, BUT Brian is IN FAVOR of it).
– REPORT that D.O.H.C. has a vaccination facility in Indio and reaching out to the community there.
– REPORT that D.O.H.C. HAS NOT WASTED A DOSE!!
– REPORT that Sanofi and other manufacturers are loaning their equipment to Pfiser and Moderna to produce MORE vaccine. Cut the time to produce vaccine in half.
– REPORT that Johnson and Johnson’s single dose vaccine is almost ready to administer. Efficacy of the single shot if great. Possibly just get a little sick, NOT be hospitalized AND CERTAINLY will not die.
– DISCUSSION that Pfiser and Moderna will get passed the EUA category.
– REPORT that Barry Dayton keeps the www.mydohc.com website updated.
www.mydohc.com
(760) 969-6555)

Brian

Palm Springs Chamber Segment – February 27, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hour 2 Seg 1 – Palm Springs Chamber Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; DAP Health Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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PALM SPRINGS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE w/ Nona Watson re: C.E.O. for 13 years @ 190 w. Amado Rd., Palm Springs, CA. 92262.
– REPORT on the City. Doing good.
– QUESTION FROM A “JOEY PAL”?
1. When will we have Street Fair back? (When things open up again.)
– DISCUSSION of that Palm Springs and our City Council guide the City “by the book”, so that when we open up we open up FOR GOOD. Following the rules.
– REPORT that Visitor’s Center only open Thursday thru Sunday and the Chamber is fielding most of the calls.
– REPORT on the new Chamber’s Restaurant Coupon program to help support all restaurants. (don’t have to be a Chamber member). Go to the P.S. Chamber website, print out or download the coupon. Only need to do this ONCE. Over coupons 11,000 have been downloaded. Take it to any participating restaurant for $10. off any check of at least $30. Then the restaurant will turn in the #’s of all the coupons and Nona will re-imburse the restaurant for all those tickets. SO, it doesn’t cost the restaurant anything. You can use the same coupon over and over for take-out or outside dining.
– REPORT that David Ready will be out City Manager until April.
– REPORT that the Tuesday Lead’s Lunches are now Virtual and being done via Zoom.
– DISCUSSION of new memberships and the dispensation of information that is needed from the Chamber.
www.pschamber.org
(760) 325-1577)

Nona

Eisenhower Health Segment – February 27, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hour 2 Seg 2 – Eisenhower Health Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; DAP Health Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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EISENHOWER HEALTH w/ Dr. Geraldine Klein re: EH’s 1st Female Urologist. Specialist in robotic urology & urinary tract & pelvic reconstruction, 3900 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA. 92270.
– REPORT on how she is the first female urologist @ Eisenhower Health. She is a surgeon w/ all the different options therein. She likes “seeing” patients over the course of many years.
– DEFINITION of urology. She deals w/ issues in the kidneys, (we see lots of kidney stones in this climate) bladder, urethra, prostate, etc.
– REPORT that she treats both men and women. Mostly men.
– DISCUSSION of how she takes care of patients from diagnosis, treatment, surgery, recovery, etc.
– CONVERSATION about robotic surgery. Easier this way when organs are deep in the body. She puts in “ports” while the patient is asleep, then works from a robot console w/ headgear. Robot functions as a microscope. Less blood loss. Better recovery time. Some surgeries require an open surgical approach.
– REPORT on the overlap between a woman’s need for a gynecologist and Dr. Klein’s services and skills as a urologist.
– REPORT that folks have delayed care and “quality of life issues” during the Pandemic.
– DISCUSSION of all the urinary problems she deals with. Male erectile dysfunction issues too.
www.eisenhowerhealth.org
(760) 340-3911)

Dr. Klein

“Mr. Community” Segment – February 27, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hour 2 Seg 3 – “Mr. Community” Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; DAP Health Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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“MR. COMMUNITY” w/ Steven Henke re:
– REMINDER of the Three Revivals Stores; Palm Springs, Cathedral City and Palm Desert…..all on Hwy., 111. Each store is a reflection of the community in which it is located and the volunteers who work in it. Open 7 days a week.
– REPORT that there is a plan to open a 4th Revivals Store in Indio in May. Looking for volunteers there as well.
– DISCUSSION of how to call and schedule a pickup from Revivals.
– DISCUSSION of the FREE Desert Sun’s Desert Magazine that is out now. The features in it this month. Kudos to Tom Neva.
– REPORT on the graciousness and professionalism of Brady Sandahl, the President of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce.
– Steven says “if it’s Free, it’s me”.
– REPORT to sign up for the RevClub weekly Revivals email.
www.revivalsstores.com
(760) 323-3662)

Steven

Palm Springs Fire Department Segment – February 27, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 1 – Palm Springs Fire Department Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; DAP Health Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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PALM SPRINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT w/ Capt., Nathan Gunkel re: Public Information Officer.
– REPORT that last year was the worst fire season in history in California. Different theories of what causes fires….i.e. global warming, accidents, etc.
– REPORT that the desert “burns”. Typically in Palm Springs can be ANY TIME.
– DISCUSSION of how to trim around your home….1 and a half times the height of your home.
– DISCUSSION of how a palm tree catches fire. Power lines cause most of these fires. If this is an issue call S.C.E.
– DEFINITION of the one “water tender” we have in Palm Springs. Every firetruck (5 in Palm Springs) has water on it. Every firetruck has a paramedic on it. We have one paramedic vehicle.
– REPORT on the rescue/medical issues the Fire Department takes care of here in Palm Springs. Fire Department also requests helicopter assistance.
www.palmspringsca.gov
(760) 323-8299)

Capt. Gunkel

Ascend Insurance Segment – February 27, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 2 – Ascend Insurance Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; DAP Health Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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ASCEND INSURANCE w/ Dennis VanBuskirk re: 36917 Cook St., #101, Palm Desert, CA. 92211.
– DISCUSSION that Insurance Companies look to see if your home is within 5 miles of a fire station in order for you to get fire insurance. Need to be 1,000 feet from a fire hydrant as well.
– Dennis’s company has the California Fair Plan that covers you for fire if you don’t meet the 5 mile and 1,000 feel requirements.
– REPORT that Dennis insures all over California. Also in California, Utah, Arizona, Texas etc.
– REPORT that insurance rates WILL be going up.
– REPORT that there is great product thru Mercury for new home owners as new homes are now required to have sprinklers in new homes.
– REPORT that the insurance issues in Texas are not considered “acts of God”.
– COVERED CA. has extended the time to change your coverage until May 15.
– REPORT on what to do “insurance-wise” in this new year. Most rates are going up, but if you have your home insurance w/ your mortgage payment, you might not notice the increase in your insurance. Call Dennis and let him SHOP it for you. He has 30 different carriers to shop for ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE needs. 90% of the time he can get you more coverage for the same amt. of $ OR same coverage for less $, etc.
– REPORT that Ascend, Ins. DOES ALL YOUR PAPERWORK and most documents/signatures can be done on-line.
– REPORT that his office SPEAKS SPANISH and NEVER a brokerage fee.
www.ascendins.com
(760) 341-3477)

Dennis

Real Estate Segment – – February 27, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 3 – Real Estate Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; DAP Health Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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BRADY SANDAHL REAL ESTATE GROUP/KELLER WILLIAMS w/ Brady Sandahl re: 70005 Mirage Cove Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA. 92270. Director of growth for luxury homes for Keller Williams.
– REPORT that Brady serves Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells and La Quinta.
– REPORT that in Dec., 2019, average sale price was 22.9 % lower than it is now. Every city in the valley has increases in the average sale price of homes in their area.
– REPORT that this great market won’t last. 2019 we had 10,000 sales in the CV. Sales numbers were over 11,000 in 2020.
– REPORT that this is the time to scale down, scale up, HAVE THE CONVERSATION. Call or communicate on-line. No cost.
– QUESTION from a “Joey Pal”.
1. Are families looking for smaller or larger homes? (Depends on the home’s price. More sales for more expensive home than you might expect. Luxury market is more successful now than EVER.)
– REPORT that because Brady Sandahl Real Estate Group/Keller Williams is the largest firm IN THE WORLD, he can market your home so much more effectively than ever before.
– DISCUSSION of how our weather contributes to the successful real estate market here in the CV.
– DISCUSSION that people have access to money more than ever before due to the low interest rates.
– REPORT that the supply of listings is way down. TIME TO HAVE THE CONVERSATION W/ BRADY. Not so much about what the home is WORTH, but what buyers are WILLING TO PAY.
– REPORT that homes priced properly will sell in the first two weeks of being listed.
– DISCUSSION of the state of new construction at this point in time.
email: brady@nullbradysandahl.com
www.bradysandahl.com
(760) 409-1540)

Brady

Restaurant of the Week Segment – February 20, 2021

09:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 1 – Restaurant of the Week Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; DAP Health Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK w/ Todd Flood re: “J.T.’s Diner”. 37011 Cook Street, Palm Desert, CA. 92211.
– REPORT on the outdoor dining available now.
– REPORT that they serve breakfast, lunch, wine and beer. Hope to add dinner when the restaurants “open’s up” to indoor dining. Possible Prime Rib night!!
– DISCUSSION of why J.T.’s is a “DINER”. There are bar stools, a counter, that “diner feel”. The menu has a diner design as well. The décor too, including Pepsi signage, the ole’ tin signage that is for sale. Old fashion sodas, cotton candy etc.
– REPORT on the menu; steak and eggs, corn beef hash, chix fried steak, meat loaf. Best pancakes in the Valley. Uses a product in the pancake mix Todd found in L.A.!!!! THEY HAVE BUCKWHEAT PANCAKES TOO!!!! WITH REAL MAPLE SYRUP!!!
– DISCUSSION of all the restaurants:
the 2 Maracas, the Slice and J.T.’s.
– REPORT on “Great Plates” which R.M. has just extended and Todd is making some of the deliveries of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great Plates is saving both the customers that need to stay home due to immune deficiency issues and the restaurants that are serving them. FEMA picks up the costs.
www.jtsdinerpalmdesert.com
(760) 674-7600)

Todd

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