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“Restaurant of the Week” Segment – October 23, 2021

9:00 – 10:00 AM

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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEKw/ Joe Enos re: “Lulu California Bistro” & “Acqua Rancho Mirage”. 200 S. Palm Canyon, P.S. & 71800 CA. 111, Rancho Mirage.
LULU’S – There’s Always a Party @ LuLu.
– REPORT on Miss Lainie Kazan dining @ LuLu’s. REPORT on Gypsy dining @ LuLu’s. The great STAFF that are @ LuLu’s.  Hunter, James, Channel, Ricky etc.
– REPORT on the both the indoor and the outdoor dining, on the terrace.
– REPORT that @ LuLu’s you must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask to your table to dine inside.  You don’t need proof to dine outdoors and wear your mask until seated.
– REPORT that children are welcome too.
– REPORT that LuLu is open 7 days a week; Monday – Friday from 11 AM;  Sat., Sun., $19.99 3 course brunch 9 to 2.
ACQUA – We Serve Smiles.
– REPORT on outdoor dining there @ the “Pazza Terrace” w/ lounge seating and a new menu.
– REPORT on the “Super Shareables” of 30 offerings served JUST on the “Pazza Terrace”.
– REPORT on the special cocktails; i.e. blood orange margarita, etc.
– REPORT that Acqua is open 7 days a week: Monday – Friday from 4 PM; Sat., Sun., $19.99 3 course brunch 9 to 2.
– REPORT that @ Acqua you only need to wear a mask until you are seated inside and not needed outside.
– REPORT on the great menus @ both properties. Just SHOW UP.
– REPORT that it’s not too early to start making reservations for Thanksgiving @ either property.
– (contact info: www.lulupalmsprings.com and (760) 327-LULU and www.acquaranchomirage.com and (760) 862-9800).


Desert Oasis Health Care Segment – October 23, 2021

9:00 – 10:00 AM

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D.O.H.C. w/ Dr. Brian Hodgkins re: Executive V.P. of Clinical Operations @ D.O.H.C.; 275 El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, 92262. “Your Health, Your Life, Our Passion”. Leads the COVID-10 Taskforce.
– REPORT that we are in our 85th week of Pandemic. Will be able to go out for Halloween.
– REPORT that the State of CA. is making tremendous progress.  We have the fewest number of new cases in the nation.  Best performing state.  Fewer folks in hospital.  Positivity is below 5%.
– REPORT that the case rate if 10 per 100,000.  Coachella Valley is 65% fully vaccinated. People have MADE UP THEIR MINDS as to whether or not get vaccinated.
– REPORT that there is pressure in the workplace to get vaccinated. BUT OVER ½ of D.O.H.C. employees are vaccinated. Deaths are over 1130 but 1/3 of those were D.O.H.C. clients. The legal aspects of the mandate from your work place.
– DISCUSSION of where to get exemption cards.
– REPORT that more people have died this year from COVID than last year AND WE HAVE THE VACCINES now.  That is “junk” information.
– REPORT that if I got Covid and recovered, are my immunities better after the vaccine or my own immunity.
– REPORT that some patients who got sick and recovered from Covid, DO NOT PRODUCE immunities, but the vaccine you get then, give you 10 times the immunity than you would produce naturally.
– REPORT that we should be moving into the pediatric vaccination cycle soon.
– HOLD THE DATE; Dr. Hodgkins will be giving an “in-person” talk Nov., 2 @ the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. Speaking @ the CA. Society of Health System Pharmacists.  Masked and proof of vaccination required. His topic will be “Professional Burnout”.
– DISCUSSION that flu and Covid vaccinations available @ all three D.O.H.C. locations, Palm Springs, Indio and Yucca Valley.  Drive-thru too.  D.O.H.C. has vaccinated 28,000 CV residents.
– (contact info: www.mydohc.com and (760) 969-6555).


cont. Desert Oasis Health Care Segment. “The Medicine Cabinet” – October 23, 2021

9:00 – 10:00 AM

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D.O.H.C. w/ Dr. Brian Hodgkins re: Executive V.P. of Clinical Operations @ D.O.H.C.; 275 El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, 92262. “Your Health, Your Life, Our Passion”. Leads the COVID-10 Taskforce.
– REPORT that the Cincinnati Zoo has vaccinated 80 animals for Covid.
– STATEMENTS/QUESTIONS from “Joey Pals” in the “Medicine Cabinet”.
1. Kids and Covid? Is Covid a big threat to kids? (The great debate.  Kids under 12 made up only 27% of cases.  Kids DO get Covid and DO SPREAD Covid. The Delta variant. They don’t get REALLY SICK.  Only 300 deaths in kids from Covid.  Thousands have been in hospital, get pretty sick, but DON’T DIE.  Kids w/ Covid are LIKE KIDS W/ THE FLU. We want to vaccinate them to get them back in school, give them some normalcy in their society.  Most of the surges for kids happen in low-income states.  These kids are a vector to spread Covid to older folks and most kids are asymptomatic.)
– REPORT that only Pfiser vaccine is for kids.  Special 2 shot dose.
– HOLD THE DATE; Nov., 20 Heart & Stroke Walk in conjunction w/ the American Heart Association and D.O.H.C. @ Civic Center Park.  Virtually or in-person.
– (contact info: www.myturn.ca.gov and www.mydohc.com and (760) 969-6555).


Eisenhower Health Segment – October 23, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 AM

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EISENHOWER HEALTH  w/ Ben Farber, NEW Chief Nursing Officer and VP of Patient Care Services, Lee Rice Media Coordinator and Communications Specialist @ Eisenhower Health 39000 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA. 92270.
– REPORT on how nursing has changed during the 81 weeks of Pandemic. Nurses were @ the front line before we had the vaccine.
– REPORT on how we have learned we can shift health care to the ambulatory environment and how to get care outside of the hospital.
– DISCUSSION of the fact that nurses have seen more death than they are use to. Students deciding whether or not they want to go to nursing school.
– DISCUSSION of the mental and emotional burden nurses have encountered.  New program @ Eisenhower where a psychologist is on staff for the teams of nurses @ EH. Also, identifying staff that might need help and yet not recognizing that need.
– REPORT on how EH identifies these people.
– DISCUSSION of how EH puts some of the treatments/equipment OUTSIDE the patient’s room to cut down on the nurse’s exposure to Covid patients so many times.
– DISCUSSION of how EH supports terminal patients who are/were not allowed to have family members/loved ones IN THE ROOM due to the Pandemic during their last days.
– REPORT that all visitors @ EH and everywhere in CA. are required to show proof of vaccination or negative Covid test in the last 72 hours.
– DISCUSSION of the nation-wide shortage of nurses.
– REPORT on the benefits of masks, boosters and washing hands.
– (contact info: www.eisenhowerhealth.com).

Ben and Lee

City of Palm Springs, Chamber of Commerce Segment – October 23, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 AM

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PALM SPRINGS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE w/ Nona Watson, re: C.E.O. of the Chamber. 190 W. Amado Rd., Palm Springs, CA. 92262.
– REPORT of the 10.19 Walk of the Stars dedication for Frank Ferrante.
– DISCUSSION of the Chamber survey for the residents/businesses of Palm Springs to get guidance from your opinions for the City Council AND the Chamber.  FILL OUT THE SURVEY.
– REPORT that Chamber did a survey for Tour de Palm Springs.
– DISCUSSION that EVERYONE is glad to be back “in season” w/ events.  i.e. Ribbon cutting events for new Chamber members.
– HOLD THE DATE: 11.11 Veterans Day Parade.
– HOLD THE DATE: 12.7 Police and Fire Appreciation for $75. 11:30 @ the Convention Center w/ the new Police Chief, Andrew Mills and see the out-going Chief Bryan Reyes get the Richard Milanovich Award.
– HOLD THE DATE: 12.8 – Star for the Walk of The Stars for Dionne Warwick.
– HOLD THE DATE: 12.5 – Festival of Lights Parade.
– REPORT on the membership of the Council.  About 1,000 members.  New events, ideas etc., coming.
– DISCUSSION of how to join.  On-line is easiest.
– REPORT on the Chamber’s magazine, “P.S. I Love You.” Goes to 32,000 residents and 2,000 businesses.  GREAT EXPOSURE.
– DISCUSSION of 2 co-working spaces. Hoping to add a 3rd one.
– REPORT on Tuesday Networking Luncheons, info on chamber website.
– (contact info: www.pschamber.org and (760) 325-1577).


DAPHealth/Revivals Segment – October 23, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 AM

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MR. COMMUNITY w/ Steven Henke re: Director of Brand Marketing @ 1695 N. Sunrise Way, P.S. 92262.
REPORT on 4 REVIVALS @ www.revivalsstores.com @ all four stores.  Open 7 days a week. 10 to 6 PM. All precautions and protocols are in place.
– HOLD THE DATE; – HOLD THE DATE for the FREE 10.30, Aids Walk, “Together Again”. Kick off @ Ruth Hardy Park @ 8 AM @ the Health and Wellness Village, w/ Ted Guice. Walk starts @ 10 AM. Registration is open now.  Sign up @ www.desertaidswalk.org. Family and pet friendly. ALL 4 REVIVALS will be presenting a check to The Walk for $20,000.
– HOLD THE DATE; 11.7 Pride Parade on Palm Canyon South to North.
– HOLD THE DATE: 11.11 – Veterans Day Parade on Palm Canyon @ 3:30. Joey will be commentating @ “Crazy Mel’s Burgers and Bar”.
– HOLD THE DATE: 12.5 – “Festival of Lights” Parade on Palm Canyon.  Joey will be commentating @ “Crazy Mel’s Burgers and Bar”.
– REPORT ON REVIVALS “rev club newsletter”. Selling gift cards on line now along w/ other wonderful things.  Good idea w/ the supply chair issues going on now.  “Grab and Go”; the “Thrill of the Save”.
– DISCUSSION that this is the 3rd year in a row for this FREE “Back Alley Event”.
– REPORT on where the funds from the Walk go.  Monies go to over 10,000 neighbors that get their health care @ DAP Health.
– HOLD THE DATE for the FREE Oct., 30, Aids Walk, “Together Again”. Kick off @ Ruth Hardy Park @ 8 AM @ the Health and Wellness Village.  Walk starts @ 10 AM. Registration is open now.  Sign up @ www.desertaidswalk.org. Family and pet friendly.
– DISCUSSION of a new restaurant. “I Heart Mac & Cheese”.  You add your own topping.  Will open in 2022. On Indian Canyon.  Owner is named “Blue”.
– REPORT that all 4 Revivals Stores (Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert and Indio) are now open 10 AM to 6 PM. You can drop off @ each store and get a receipt for your taxes. You can schedule a pick-up and home cleanup too.
– (contact info: www.daphealth.org and www.revivalsstores.com). (760) 323-2118).


Ascend Insurance Segment – October 23, 2021

11:00 – 12:00 PM

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ASCEND INSURANCE w/ Dennis Van Buskirk re: 36917 Cook St., #101, Palm Desert, CA. 92211. In University Village, right off the I10.
– DISCUSSION that Medicare enrollment is NOT closing, but will be open until ALL YEAR if you want to change your plan or apply for a new plan. Ask Dennis for advice.
– JOEY PAL’S Questions;
1. Are all the TV commercials that promote term life insurance credible? (Not necessarily. The commercial leaves out a lot of variables that you probably won’t quality for. He specializes in term life. The longer the term the more expensive it is.  Least expensive way to go.)
– REPORT on mortgage insurance.  Is outside of the loan of your house. Best to discuss w/ Dennis.  Usually need 5 to 10% of your annual income for your death benefit.  Best to get a 30-year term.  Over 65 should get a 10 to 15-year term.
– REPORT that only 2% of all policies are paid out. Buy term and invest the rest.
– REPORT that Ascend Insurance sends out reminders for your insurance important dates.
– REPORT that homeowners insurance rates are going up and folks are shopping their policy and its rate w/ Dennis. Most new clients are making the deductibles $2500.
– REPORT that he’ll do the comparison shopping FOR YOU w/ NO BROKERAGE FEES. He will do all the paperwork that can even be electronically signed!!!!
– REPORT to 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. NO BROKERAGE FEES. Insurance for businesses too. He’ll talk you thru cancelling your old policy.
– REPORT that his office SPEAKS SPANISH.
– (contact info; www.ascendins.com and (760) 341-3477).


Real Estate Segment – October 23, 2021

11:00 – 12:00 PM

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BRADY SANDAHL REAL ESTATE GROUP/KELLER WILLIAMS LUXURY w/ Dave Meckam re: Listing Coordinator. 70005 Mirage Cove Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA. 92270.
– REPORT that Brady Sandahl Real Estate Group/Keller Williams serves Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells and La Quinta.
– REPORT that we’re seeing a 60% higher demadn for vacation homes this past month.
– REPORT that we are still experiencing a robust real estate market across our 9 CV cities.
– REPORT that demand far outweighs supply right now.
– DISCUSSION of PSRAR Desert Housing Report.
– REPORT that the average days on the market is 25.  Lowest it’s ever been.
– REPORT that median price for detached homes in the CV is $585,000.  Up 15% from 2020.
– REPORT on the Brady Sandahl “Joey English” Mystery House. See it on www.bradysandahl.com.
– REQUEST to follow him on Facebook etc.
– REPORT that the Brady Sandahl Real Estate Group is #1 in the Coachella Valley and is really good @ knowing where to find buyers from around the world and bring them to the properties here in the Valley.  Very aggressive @ getting the property IN FRONT of the buyer.  A team of 15 persons.
– (contact info: email: brady@nullbradysandahl.com and www.bradysandahl.com and (760) 409-1540).


Entertainment Segment – October 23, 2021

11:00 – 12:00 PM

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OSCAR’S CABARET w/ Terry Ray re: 125 E. Tahquitz Cyn, Way, Palm Springs, CA. 92262.
– ELECTRICITY THE PLAY @ Oscar’s every Tuesday night thru the end of the year.
– REPORT on how good the show is.  A comedy/drama. How great the food is.  The menu, i.e. the salmon.
– REPORT on the plot.  2 gay guys who go to their high school reunion @ 10, 20, 30 and 40 years.
– REPORT on all the awards this play has won.
– Stars Mel England and Terry Ray, who wrote the play.
– DISCUSSION of his future plans for the play and all his other activities.
– DISCUSSION of the beginning of the play in Ohio.
– (contact info: www.electricitytheplay.com and www.oscarspalmsprings.com (760) 322-1247).


“Restaurant of the Week” Segment – October 16, 2021

9:00 – 10:00 AM

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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK w/ Tim Webster re: “Aspen Mills”.
1.) 555 S. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs
2.) Clarks Nutrition, Rancho Mirage
3.) 46-520 Washington St., La Quinta
4.) Rancho Mirage Library, Rancho Mirage **TEMPORARILY CLOSED**
5.) NEW RESTAURANT in Palm Desert
– DISCUSSION of the tuna salad that was voted “Best in the Valley” by P.S. Life Magazine.
– REPORT on summer. All locations are open normal hours, open @ 7 AM. All are closed on Sundays. Can dine inside and out @ all locations too. Still take-out of course. Masks required inside.
– REPORT on the 5 different salads.
– REPORT on the 30 different kinds of breads. No preservatives in any of their breads. They employ the services of a “bread chemist”. i.e. pumpkin chocolate chip bread, etc. MAKE GREAT GIFTS.
– REPORT on the different sandwiches.
– REPORT on the muffins, cookies, round cakes, brownies, low carb breads, etc.
– REPORT on juices, water, coffee etc.
– DISCUSSION that everything is made from scratch w/ real butter, etc. The baking goes on around the clock.
– REPORT that he’s been open since 1995.
– (contact info: www.aspenmillsbakery.com and (760) 323-3123)


Rest in Peace

R.I.P. Olivia Newton-John. 9.26.48 – 8.8.22.

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