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August

August 26, 2017

9:00-10:00 AM

R.O.T.W./Eclipse/P.S.G.M.C./Books and Authors/Time Passages Segments

REPORT ON: 8/21 Eclipse; 8/24 Ric Supple’s bday; 8/26 Woman’s Equality Day; 8/27 Gypsy w/ Miley Cyrus on the VMA Awards.

RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
Michael Castelli
“Castelli’s Ristorante”. Re-opening Aug., 31. 30 year anniversary and Michael’s 60th anniversary!!! Menu items. Entertainment. Fine Italian dining experience. Lots of stars come in. First star was Jerry Lewis. Fred “The Hammer” and Linda Williamson are frequent guests. Open for dinner @ 5 PM, 7 nights a week.
www.castellis.cc
(760) 773-3365

Owners/brothers Michael and John Castelli

P.S. AERIAL TRAM
Greg Purdy
Live taped report from 8/21, North American Solar Eclipse viewed from the Top of the Tram
www.pstramway.com
(760) 325-1449

Tyler and Joey

PALM SPRINGS GAY MEN CHORUS
Doug Wilson
Chorus’s 19th Season Concert Schedule. Dec.,15,16,17, 2017 “Joyful Traditions” and Ap.,6,7,8, 2018 “Cruisin'”. 8/29 Chorus Auditions @ 7 PM @ the Mizell Senior Center w/ Joel Baker on piano. Appearance w/ the Desert Symphony next Season.
www.psgmc.com
(760) 219-2077

BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Kristin Johnson
“Ain’t U Got No Manners” about proper etiquette for Internet/computer users. #think. Available @ Amazon www.kristinjohnson.net

TIME PASSAGES
Charlie Dyer
– Jeannette Banoczi 1/21/1922 – 8/15/2017

– Dick Gregory 10/12/1932 – 8/19/2017

– Jerry Lewis 3/16/1926 – 8/20/2017

Home/Services
Giveaway Winner:
Shari S. of Palm Springs, CA


10:00-11:00 AM

Medical/P.S. Chamber/P.S. Life/Mr. Community/C.O.D. Segment

EISENHOWER MEDICAL CENTER
Lee Rice (Media coordinator and communications specialist) and Ann Mostofi (MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer and V.P. of Patient Care Services @ EMC.)
– #1 hospital in CA. as best nurse employer
– #1 in Inland Empire from U.S. News and World Reports for the 2nd consecutive year. (contact info: www.emc.org and (760) 340-3911)

Lee and Ann

PALM SPRINGS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Nona Watson ( C.E.O.)
– 9/19 STATE OF THE CITY FESTIVITIES
….starting @ 5 PM @ the P.S. Art Museum, catered by “849”
….5:30 “State of the City” speech in the Annenberg Theatre.
….6:30 Parade, Time Capsule, Wine Garden and Fireworks.
– 2018 CHAMBER TOURS W/ ACT-TOURS.COM
….2/22 – 3/3, 2018. India’s Holl Fest: $2,495. including air!!!!
….3/25 – 4/3, 2018. Sydney, Australia & Fiji, Polynesia for $2,495. including air!!!!! (www.act-tours.com and (760) 322-1247)
www.pschamber.org
(760) 325-1577

Nona

PALM SPRINGS LIFE MAGAZINE
Kent Black (Editor-In-Chief)
August issues;
….Hat Trick, Patio People, Some Like It Cold and Desert Dreamers series.

Kent

MR. COMMUNITY
Steven Henke (President of the P.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Revivals “sneak peek” at the remodeled Palm Springs store TODAY
www.revivalsstores.com

“Mr. Community” Steve

COLLEGE OF THE DESERT
John Caffery
C.O.D.’s Advanced Energy Occupation Career program for the HVAC Industry to learn the best methods for handling refrigerants, recovery, reclamation and evacuation. This program also prepares students for the EPA-608 refrigerant handling license.
www.cod2careers.com

Kids/Pets
Giveaway Winner:
Richard E. of Calimesa, CA


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Business/Finance and J.Russell Segments

ASCEND INS.
Dennis Van Buskirk
….Has A+ rated carriers. 30 different companies for commercial and personal uses.
….Dental insurance as low as $18./month.
….Vision insurance for another $4./month
….Auto insurance as low as $25./month.
….If you pay w/ your rental car w/ a credit card and have an accident, the credit card company will pay your deductible.
….Many insurance companies will not write insurance on a 2nd home.
….Speaks Spanish, in business 20 years.
….Don’t have to wait until a policy expires to switch to Ascend. Dennis will do the canceling for you.
www.ascendins.com
(760) 341-3477

Dennis

NESTEGGG
Jeff Wolter
New accounting practices for the cannibus industry are coming.
….the CA. black market for cannabis industry and products.
….coffee w/ cannabis in it now available in some states.
….Prop 64 will be in full effect in Jan., ’18.
….Recreational usage will come into effect then as well.
….Different rules for state taxes from the Industry.
…4 to 6 Billion dollars in taxes should be generated
…other services in accounting, taxes, investment and business issues.
www.nesteggg.com
(888) 987-NEST

J. RUSSELL, THE SALON
Terry Gonzales
The newest product w/ great success in treating male and female pattern baldness. Use twice a year and not necessarily forever. Drug free products. Baldness in men is usually genetics. Baldness in women is usually stress, hormonal, etc., All products are made w/ plants (botanicals). Anchors hair follicles stronger. Gals can still color, cut, perm, etc., their hair.
Made by Phyto.
www.jrussellthesalon.com
www.phyto.com
(760) 341-4641

Shows/Tours
Giveaway Winner:
Edie P. of Palm Desert, CA

August 19, 2017

9:00-10:00 AM

R.O.T.W./Revivals/Life Coaching Segments

RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
Paris Kessinger
“Azul, the New Color of Palm Springs”. New season offerings. 369 N. Palm Cyn.,
– Mondays bingo benefiting Gay Hot Rodeo
– Nov., Pride Parade and Veteran’s Day Parade
– Tuesdays – “Dinner and a Show”
– Wednesdays – Karaoke
– Thursdays – Village Street Fair
– New menu coming this Season. Smoothies, shakes, “basket” items.
– Breakfast offering
www.alibiazul.com
(760) 325-5533

George and Paris Kessinger and their Pinot Noir offerings.

LIFE COACHING
Laura Meeks
“Live the Life You’ll Love” how to build a life you would love to live. Coaching available on the phone and on line. How to find your internal “compass”. How to bring yourself into a “positive state”.
www.laurameekscoach.com
(888) 666-1570

Laura

REVIVALS
Charles Huff
TODAY from 1 – 4 PM DIY Fashion Event. Revivals Stores and CV Art Scene Collaboration. FREE and open to the public.
– Located @ P.S. Fan Club. That’s a cocktail lounge and event space next to Arrive Hotel.
– Can purchase/customize/accessorize items.
– Benefits Desert AIDS Project’s PAWS program.
– Palm Springs Revival Store will re-open soon….hopefully by Labor Day
www.revivalsstores.com
(760) 318-6491

Charles

Home/Services
Giveaway Winner:
George C. of Cathedral City, CA


10:00-11:00 AM

Medical Segment

D.O.H.C.
Helene LeClair
Being V.P. of Network Administration of D.O.H.C.

D.O.H.C.
Gillian Schweigert
Being the Director of Nursing @ D.O.H.C. Got her MBA

D.O.H.C.
Megan Taylor
Being the Service Excellence Specialist for employees @ D.O.H.C. Got her MBA
– discussion of partnership w/ CV Rescue Mission to provide backpacks for children.
– Megan’s award winning “team”.
– Service excellence program for all the employees called the “language of caring”
– Program goes from physicians to patients to line staff.
– All new employees are trained in these new aspects of service @ D.O.H.C.
– D.O.H.C. is graded by several organizations as to their patients satisfaction.
www.healthcarecompare.com to see how D.O.H.C. compares to other facilities.
– WOW program to reward folks internally and the last week of Sept., is the “Week of Wow”.
– Employee Success Program that they developed and won grand prize from HARC.
– CA. Office of Patient Advocacy lauded D.O.H.C.
– 8/25/17 – Free Flu shots program begins for D.O.H.C. members.
– The “Happy or Not” computer survey @ all Immediate Care Facilities.
– Open enrollment is coming and Medicare Open Enrollment is from Oct., 1 – Dec., 7
www.mydohc.com

Gillian, Helene and Megan

Kids/Pets
Giveaway Winner:
Marjorie McC. of Palm Springs, CA


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Jewelery/Talk of Stars/Football Segments

EMERSON AND FARRAR
Christy Seybert, Office manager for Emerson and Farrar store downtown P.S.
– 6.36 K of Peridot, the birthstone of August and the gift for 15 year wedding anniversaries.
– “Alpa” backs are most secure for earrings.
– Emerson and Farrar will re-open after the summer on Sept., 1
www.emersonandfarrar.com
(760) 832-7246

Peridot earrings

Christy

TALK OF STARS/FOOTBALL
Fred “The Hammer” Williamson
Being an “original Raider”. Raiders were originally called “The Oakland Seniores” and that the current team is moving to Las Vegas. (Raiders played an exhibition game in Vegas in 1962 in a cow pasture!!!)
– List of football teams who won’t do so well this coming season.
– Differences in football now re: injuries, salaries, personalities, coaching and leadership. camaraderie and “atta-boy” motivation styles.
– His 80 plus movie career. He writes, stars in and directs most of his movies.
– Sequel of “Original Gangsters”, “Old School Gangsters” is coming.
– Movies “Being Mary Jane” and “Atomic Eden” are coming.
– His new movie “Checkpoint” on Netflix
www.nfl.com

Fred

Shows/Tours
Giveaway Winner:
Mike C. of Joshua Tree, CA

August 12, 2017

9:00-10:00 AM

R.O.T.W./Solar Eclipse/Animal/Time Passages Segments

RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
John Farrow 
“A.J.’s ON THE GREEN” re: Won “Best of the Best” in several categories from P.S. Life.
· Summer Hours, 2-10P, closed SUN’s & TUE’s. Live music every night! · TONIGHT, 8/12: Cabaret on the Green Open Mic · Mon, 8/14: Bill Marx · Wed, 8/16: Doug MacDonald · Fri, 8/18: The Carmens Duo · Every Fri: Fabulous fish & chips, $10 · Happy Hour: 2 – 7P
– Closed Sunday’s and Tuesdays
www.ajsonthegreen.com
(760) 202-1111

Chef Art

PALM SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Julie Warren
– 8/21 Eclipse events
– 8/16 @ 1:30 PM, Youth event to prepare for the celestial vent of the century and make “viewing” boxes.
– 8/16 @ 6:30 PM Adult lecture on the solar eclipse w/ Autjor Stephanie Slahor.
– DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY @ the sun, even w/ sun glasses.
– Next N. American total solar eclipse will be in 2024.
www.palmspringslibrary.org
(760) 322- READ

LOVING ALL ANIMALS
Lynne Lockwood
Need for foster “parents”.
– 8/24 Event @ The Palms Assisted Living Facily in L.Q. to promote foster parenting. All supplies will be provided.
– How to blend cats and dogs in your home and how to “test” if they will “mix”.
www.lovingallanimals.org
(760) 834-7000

Lynne

TIME PASSAGES
Charlie Dyer

– Nikki Engel – “Joey Pal” and D.H.S. volunteer extraordinary.

Nikki

– Glen Campbell 4/22/1936 – 8/8/2017

Home/Services
Giveaway Winner:
Barbara P. of Palm Springs, CA.


10:00-11:00 AM

“Senior Moment” Segment

MENTION OF VITALITAS HOME CARE – Home care referral service. Full, part time, 24 hour or live in care. Fully screened www.vitalitashca.com and (760) 407-6505

FAMILY HOSPICE CARE
Dr. Howie Cohen
www.familyhospicecare.com
(760) 674-3344

FOREST LAWN
Larry Davis
– Again, the importance of planning and paying for your funeral. Example of Larry’s wife Linda’s hospital experience…The honor of serving Barbara Sinatra’s family for her service. (contact info: www.forestlawn.com and (760) 328-3112)
– Discussion of the medical issues and needs for support and respite for caregivers….and in effect….all persons dealing w/ intense life issues.
– Discussion of “Should I Help My Patients Die” from the N.Y. Times. Requirements for physician assisted death in CA. What the verbiage will be on a death certificate. What drugs are used, how long it takes, complications etc.,
– A physician cannot write the rx for the drugs if their employer won’t allow it.
– Discussion of the “End of Life Option Act”. (Also, Ca. Health Care Directive)
– More information @ www.compassionandchoices.com

Kids/Pets
Giveaway Winner:
Janet P. of Palm Desert, CA.


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Medical/D.R.M.C./Univocity Segments

DESERT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Richard Ramhoff, Dir. of Mkt., and P.R.
– 8/24 – “Polish off Your Knee Pain: New Options for Knee Replacement” w/ Dr. Stabile @ D.H.S. Senior Center from 1 to 2 PM. RSVP to (800) 491-4990
– 9/13 – “Who Knows the Nose, Eyes, and Ears?” Panel discussion @ the Joslyn Center from 10 to 11 AM. RSVP to (800) 491-4990
– 9/21 – “What to Know About Stress, Anxiety & Depression” @ Mizell Senior Center from 1 to 2 PM. RSVP to (800) 491-4990
www.desertregional.com

NEURO VITALITY CENTER
Bev Greer, the Ex., Dir.,
New boxing program. New gym. The motorized thera-cycle benefits for clients w/ Parkinson’s, that using will help slow down the progression of the disease. Need for a “motion disorder specialist”
– Monday and Wednesday, weekly programs for Parkinson’s patients. i.e. Stretch and be vocal, group speech therapy, etc.,
www.neurovitalitycenter.org
(760) 323-7676

Bev and Richard

UNIVOCITY
John McMullen
To make any type of business stand out via social media. Services for vacation rental properties. Create “legacy” videos for your family, create podcasts about your own life and passions for your family. Drown photography available as well.  www.univocitystudios.com

John

Shows/Tours
Giveaway Winner:
Ralph S. of Palm Springs, CA.

August 5, 2017

9:00-10:00 AM

R.O.T.W./Theater/Time Passages Segments

RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
Jacky Donnell
“Elmer’s” re: 12 oz. Slow roasted, rock salt Prime Rib for under $20. New peach and blueberry crepes, new sunrise omelet, new clubhouse omelet. They sell 3300 German pancakes a month. Being #1 in the Elmer’s chain. www.eatatelmers.com
(760) 327-8419

Jacky

DESERT ROSE PLAYHOUSE
Artistic Director Jim Strait
2017 – 2018 6th Season Presents;
VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE by Christopher Durang – Tony Award “Best Play in 2013”
TIMES SQUARE ANGEL by Charles Busch – Musical Pastiche from legendary gay playwright/performer
FIFTH OF JULY by Lanford Wilson – Gay Vietnam Veteran family comedy by Pulitzer Prize Winning playwright – Our Gay Heritage Production!!
SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER by Tennessee Williams – Gothic Southern Corruption and Horror
DARE by Allan Baker – the World Premiere of Award-Winning Gay Play
www.desertroseplayhoouse.org
(760) 202-3000

Jim

TIME PASSAGES
Charlie Dyer
– Sam Shepard -11/5/1943 – 7/31/2017


10:00-11:00 AM

Medical/Barbara Sinatra/Museums Segment

Discussion of the funeral service for Barbara Sinatra

FAMILY HOSPICE CARE
Dr. Howie Cohen
Definition of “dying from natural causes” that was the cause of death of Barbara Sinatra. Definition of Lou Gehrig’s disease” that was the cause of death of Sam Shepard last week. The importance of planning and paying for your services.
www.familyhospicecare.com
(760) 674-3344

Howie and Ruta

BARBARA SINATRA
Ruta Lee
Report on the services on Tues., Aug., 1 for Barbara Sinatra……Thalians Christmas Party Dec., 9 @ the BelAir Country Club
www.thethalians.org

Photo of her services program

Frank and Barbara’s grave sites

Ruta and Joey.

PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM
Melissa Hempel
Being the Manager of Community Programming.
The re-installation of the permanent exhibit – 6 aspects of it.
– Aug., 17 – FREE movie @ the Annenberg “Paris Texas”
www.psmuseum.org
(760) 322-4800

PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM
Ann Greer
– Aug., 18 – in the new Miles Hanger. “Rogue One, A Star War’s Story” will screen on the big 18 X 10 LED HI definition screen. Concessions for sale inside. FREE to children under 5
– Open cockpit every Sat., morning
– Aug., 16 – Tuskegee Airman Children’s Discovery Series
www.palmspringsairmuseum.org
(760) 778-6262

Melissa and Ann

Kids/Pets
Giveaway Winner:
Eddie C. of Palm Springs, CA


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

L.G.B.T./Revivals/”Go Green” Segments

DESERT AIDS PROJECT
Steve Henke
“Mr. Community”….Report on the furniture “show” in Las Vegas…….i.e.
– new collection of products from HGTV’s Jonathan and Drew Scott….that purchasing will benefit DAP.
– New lighting collections too.
– Collection of outdoor rugs.
– Oct., 21 – “Aid’s Walk”. 31st Annual. Register @ www.desertaidswalk.org. “Our Community in Action and you Can Lead the Way”.
– New “Hep-C” Care center @ DAP
– Aug., 11 – Steve will host the Rancho Mirage “Taste of Rancho Mirage” in the form of a “crawl” @ Babes @ the River starting @ 5 PM. Get your wristband or bring the one you have. Then “crawl” to Acqua, then to Flemings, then to Fox and Fiddle.
. $10. wristband entitles you to go into all the participating restaurants and get their $4. specials. Drinks, appetizers and desserts for $4. www.tasteofsummerranchomirage.com
www.desertaidsproject.org
(760) 323-2118

REVIVALS STORES
Charles Huff the Volunteer Co-ordinator
– SALE OF THE CENTURY!!!!! in Palm Springs Store all week….
– Aug., 5, 6 – 50% off all donated items
– Aug., 7 – 9 – 75% off all donated items
– Aug., 10 – 90% off all donated items
– the NEW MOD FURNITURE @ the P.S. Stores ON THE FLOOR is 25% off.
– Palm Springs store will be closed for remodeling from the 11th for a few days.
www.revivalsstores.com
(760) 318-6491

Steve, Ruta and Charles

DESERT WATER AGENCY
Ashley Metzger
Clarification of “turn off” valves for your water. Older properties do not have “customer control valves”. Great crews from DWA. Governed by community representatives that DWA is accountable to. You don’t PAY for your water, just the delivery of it. Will we ever get “solar” type water services.
– Still offering free sprinkler nozzels.
– Cannot water within 48 hours of rain.
– Stay OUT OF THE WHITEWATER river. Illegal to be in it, except for the preserve.
www.dwa.org
(760) 323-4971

Ashley

Shows/Tours
Giveaway Winner:
Darla N. of Cathedral City, CA.

Della Reese 7/6/31 – 11/19/17…now she’s Touched By a Real Angel.

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