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“Restaurant of the Week” Segment – September 4,2021

9:00 – 10:00 AM

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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK w/ John Fritch re: “Peaks Restaurant, @ the Top of the Tram” owner/operator.
– REPORT on the weather @ the Top of the Tram.  40 degrees cooler.
– REPORT that “Peaks” will re-open in early October.  All re-modeled.  
– REPORT that the Tram is currently shut down for annual maintenance after Labor Day.
– DISCUSSION of how all the changes happen.  Weather, food, menu all come into play.
– REPORT that since John is a chef he likes to change up the menus every so often.
– REPORT on how the recipes are tested/chosen.  He thinks of recipes @ all different times.  Has to take into account the “travel” time of the food and ingredients having to go up on the Tram Car.  Altitude makes all recipes different, even boiling water.
– REPORT that all ovens/burners are kept on “high” since the doors are always open.
– REPORT on the steaks, i.e. ribeye, and the vegan chocolate cake he’s working on and other menu items he’s working on.  i.e. meatloaf and burgers.
– REPORT on John’s work in the Community.
– (contact info: www.pstramway.com and (760) 325-4537)


Desert Oasis Health Care Segment – September 4,2021

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 2 – Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment

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D.O.H.C. w/ Dr. Lindsey Valenzuela re: 275 El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, 92262. “Your Health, Your Life, Our Passion”. Vice President of Population Health and Health Integration. 
– REPORT that the WHO says that even vaccinated people SHOULD be masked but the CDC does not. Different in the populations/areas they are treating.  Here in the U.S. we have access to 3 different vaccines.
– QUESTIONS from “Joey Pals”
1. Do the vaccines from Pfiser and Moderna offer long term protection? (Yes, it looks that way.  Mrna vaccines (Pfiser and Moderna) and Johnson and Johnson in combination may be better as a booster).
2.  I got my 1st shot, should I go get a booster? (Yes, if you got 1 shot, GO GET THE 2ND, if you got 1 shot of J’nJ no one is being told to get a booster yet after you have completed your series.)
3. CA. has banned travel to FL., MT. AK., NC., and WV.? (That pertains to funding for government travel only).
4. What is this new drug for ADHA? (lisdexamfetamine – check w/ your primary care physician.)
5. There’s a new drug for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimers? (A Beta drug w/ some controversy over the approval.)
6. How can I get proof of vaccination for travel? (CA. has a new program in place for vaccination registration.  You can access it yourself and store it on your phone. Link is on www.mydohc.com. You will  get a QR code.)
– REPORT that D.O.H.C.’s clinics are open Mon. – Friday @ P.S. & Indio. D.O.H.Cc’s clinic in Yucca Valley is open every Thursday.
– (contact info: www.mydohc.com and (760) 969-6555).


cont. Desert Oasis Health Care Segment – September 4, 2021

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 3 – cont. Desert Oasis Health Care Segment

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D.O.H.C. w/ Barry Dayton re: Director of Marketing.
– REPORT on the ACT-Tour Travel Club meeting and the “Joey Pal” who won the gift certificate to J.T.’s diner and her report.
– REPORT on flu shots available NOW AT the drive-thru clinics in Palm Springs, Indio, Bermuda Dunes and Yucca Valley. 8 – 4:30 each day.  Appointment recommended but not necessary.
– DISCUSSION that you can/should get both the flu and the covid vaccine @ the same time.
– DISCUSSION of GET YOUR SHOT to protect yourself, you friends and your community. Booster is coming Sept., 20.
– REPORT on the great WEBSITE that Barry’s team manages.
– REPORT on the “Best of the Best” Desert Sun voting.  D.O.H.C. is nominated in 6 categories. VOTE, VOTE, VOTE. www.desertsun.com/contest. 
– REPORT that we are in our 78th week of Pandemic.
. DISCUSSION of all the behavioral changes Barry has educated us about during this Pandemic.
– REPORT that the FREE newsletter went out Sept., 1 and whether you are a member of D.O.H.C. or NOT, you can sign up for this newsletter on the www.mydohc.com website.
– REPORT that September is “healthy aging month”.
– REPORT that NOW is flu season. Seasonal flu changes every year.
– REMINDER that Oct., 15 – Dec., 7 is Open Enrollment Time for Medicare.  Check out Medicare Advantage that covers you anywhere in the world.
– DISCUSSION of the joy of working for an organization such as D.O.H.C. that is so concerned w/ the quality of life for members of their community.
Check out the Community Support section of the www.mydohc.com website.
– (contact info: www.myturn.ca.gov and www.mydohc.com and (760) 969-6555).


Just Fabulous Segment – September 4,2021

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hour 2 Seg 1 – Just Fabulous Segment

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JUST FABULOUS w/ Stephen Monkarsh, 515 N. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs.
– REPORT on the new stock he is bringing in from all the gift shows.  Christmas ornaments, fashion themed ornaments, donut themed ornaments, doggie bow ties, gifts and accessories.
– REPORT on the fabulous Nest Candle Line that he carries exclusively here in the Desert.
– REPORT on the book store aspect of his store. Starting in March, 2007.
– DISCUSSION of the book signings he has w/ celebrity authors. 
– HOLD THE DATE; Nov., 13, David Sedaris will be doing a book signing @ the Camelot Theatre but Just Fabulous will be handling the book sales of this lovely coffee table book.
– REPORT that they are open every day from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. 
– (contact info: www.bjustfabulous.com and (760) 864-1300). 


Theater “Box Office” Segment – September 4,2021

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hour 2 Seg 2 – Theater “Box Office” Segment

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THEATER “BOX OFFICE” SEGMENT w/ Tracey Ellis re: CVRep Executive Director.
– REPORT that the Coachella Valley theaters are announcing their seasons and will be reopening w/ wonderful shows. Most will require proof of vaccination and a photo ID.  Check if masks are required before you go to a show.

– REPORT ON CVREP. on Jeanette Knight w/ a 4 play season.  Subscriptions now on sale.  Oct., 23rd & 24th, CVRep’s “Improv and Comedy Festival” featuring Tom Dreesen. www.cvrep.org.
– REPORT ON DEZART PERFORMS w/ Michael Shaw they are announcing their season.  Oct., 27 – 30th, “Girlfriend” @ the R.M. Amphitheatre.
-REPORT ON THE GREEN ROOM THEATRE COMPANY The regular season opens in Oct., w/ “Merry Wives of Windsor”.
Tickets on sale for 2021-2022 Grand Reopening Season.  Begins 12.3 w/ “Hairspray”.
Special play about the aftereffects of Sept., 11, 2001 on Sept. 11 and 12th. Sept., 24 – “Sordid Lives”.
Oct., 1 w/ “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love I& Murder”.  Roles still available for this play.
“Rocky Horror Show” runs until Sept., 12th.
“Hamilton” is up and running.

– REPORT that Broadway is back after more than a year!!!. More than a dozen theaters are starting to sell tickets.  Summer should see all of the theatres open. Most are requiring masks and proof of vaccination. Shows: “Six”; “Dear Evan Hansen”; “Ain’t Too Proud, the Life & Times of the Temptations”; “Diana”. Plug for A.C.T.’s New York Broadway Show Tour.  Details @ www.act-tours.com and (760) 322-1247.
– (contact info: email: tessex@nullcvep.org and (760) 861-1006).


Museum Segment – September 4,2021

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hour 2 Seg 3 – Museum Segment

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ACT FOR MS w/ Ann Greer re: 73-710 Fred Waring Dr., Ste., # 118, Palm Desert, CA. 92260.
– REPORT on the impact of heat on MS Clients that is very bad for them.  Act for MS pays part of the utility bill for 4 months of the year for clients. ACT for MS has over 100 clients.
– REPORT that they are one of the recipients of Barry Manilow’s “Gift of Love” Charity concerts.
– REPORT that MS clients have compromised immune systems and usually will wear a mask and get the vaccine.
– REPORT that most clients are going back to training in the gyms.
– DISCUSSION that several clients are home-bound and need circulation/massage therapy.  Act for MS sends therapist to the home. There is a need for special “lift chairs” to move the patients in and out.
– REPORT that the effects of MS are known, but not the cause AND not a cure.
– REPORT that all funds raised STAY in the Valley.
– (contact info: www.actforms.org and (760) 773-9806). 

PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM w/ Ann Greer re:745 N. Gene Autry Tr., Palm Springs, CA. 92262.
– REPORT that the Museum is open 10 – 5 every day.  With over 70 aircraft in 4 hangers.
– REPORT on Sept., 11 Activities.
1. 9:45 AM – 7 aircraft will do a “fly-over” in honor of all the first responders. Will fly over 27 fire stations. Carrying flags honoring CV dead. “Flags of Honor” will be on display in the lobby.
2.  All children 12 and under get in FREE w/ one paying adult thru the summer AND on 9.11 too.
3. Blood drive that day.  www.lstream.org and then you get into the Museum FREE.
– HOLD THE DATE; POW/MIA National Recognition & Remembrance w/ Reception Sept.,17 @ 5 PM. Speech by U.S. Navy Capt., Steve Shepard @ 6 PM and catering by LuLu. $15/$20. Masks required.  (760) 482-1836 for tickets. 
– HOLD THE DATE: Sat., Nov., 20 – “Props and Hops” Craft Beer Festival. Vendors, tastings, $50. ($40 in advance) includes a cup and 8 drink tickets, food stations. Does not get you into the Museum.  Must be 21 to go to the Beer Festival. 
– REPORT on the 3 planes we are flying in the Reno Air Races. 
– Warbird Rides available for $195. Book online for a ride in one of 2 P-51, (“Bunny” and “Man of War”) C-47, T28, T33 (jet). 
– (contact info: www.psairmuseum.org and (760) 778-6262.)

WARING INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION. w/ Ann Greer re: 73-710 Fred Waring Dr., #201, Palm Desert, CA. 92260.
– REPORT that there will hopefully be a Grand Salon in November w/ 50 to 100 persons.
– REPORT on the need for host homes.
– HOLD THE DATE: For the Gala on Feb., 7, 2022. 
– REPORT that the VWIP Competition will come back in April 10 – 18, 2022. Expecting 25 contestants ages 18 TO 31.  City of Palm Desert is the Host Sponsor again and the events will be FREE thanks to the City of Palm Desert.
– REPORT that volunteer training will begin soon.
– (contact info: www.vwipc.org and (760) 773-2575).


“Go Green” Segment – September 4,2021

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 1 – “Go Green” Segment

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DESERT WATER AGENCY w/ Xochitl Pena re: 1200 S. Gene Autry Tr., Palm Springs, CA. 92262.
– REPORT on Canyon Estates setting the example and the advantages of skipping overseeding. “Go gold” (for your grass color). If you must overseed, do it efficiently. Tips @ www.dwa.org/overseeding. 
– REPORT on DWA’S 60th Anniversary Webinar Sept., 15. “A legacy of sustainability”. Sign up for the FREE webinar @ www.dwa.org/60. 
– REPORT on water bill assistance up to $200./year, available through. Apply @ www.dwa.org/h2o.  
– REPORT on how to step up and save on water w/ incentives. www.dwa.org/save. 
– (contact info; www.dwa.org and (760) 323-4971).


DAPHealth/Revivals Segment – September 4,2021

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 2 – DAPHealth/Revivals Segment

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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; Oct., 8, Revival’s FREE “After Dark” Event. Fundraiser for DAP Health and P.S. Leather Pride.  Sell things that don’t sell on a regular basis in the stores.  Lots of leather gear, art books, magazines etc.
– REPORT that contestants from Mr. Leather contest will be there.
– DISCUSSION that this is the 3rd year in a row for this FREE “Back Alley Event”. 
– 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.
– REPORT on where the funds from the Walk go.  Monies go to over 10,000 neighbors that get their health care @ DAP Health. 
– REPORT that Nona Watson let DAP re-wrap the “P.S. I Love (heart) You” sign on the corner of Tahquitz and Palm Cyn., TAKE YOUR PHOTO w/ the sign!!!
– REPORT Labor Day Weekend Sale.  All day Sat., All day Sun., All day Mon. All stores are offering 30% off EVERYTHING IN EVERY STORE!!!!.
– 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.
– REPORT on where the funds from the Walk go.  Monies go to over 10,000 neighbors that get their health care @ DAP Health. 
– DISCUSSION that we must not forget DAP Health and fighting HIV and Aids because we are so focused on COVID.  
– SAVE THE DATE; Sept., 13 @ Oscars for a transgender support event.
– 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. 
– REPORT on our dinner @ Elmer’s!!!! Great food, great menu, fabulous dessert. (www.eatatelmers.com). 
– (contact info: www.daphealth.org and www.revivalsstores.com). (760) 323-2118). 


“Cyber Chat” Segment – September 4,2021

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 3 – “Cyber Chat” Segment

EGGHEADIT w/ Dennis Shelly re: 
– QUESTIONS from “Joey Pals”.
1. How do scammers work? (Seem to happen @ grocery stores and gas stations. Report on how/where the cameras are placed to scan/scam your card. Radio Frequency is used.  Even the new cards are susceptible. Use a “blocker” to put your card in.)
2. Will this get better? (No, artificial intelligence will be scanning your cards “automatically”).
– DISCUSSION for Windows 11 is coming out. Will come thru an update.  New PC’s w/ Windows 11 installed will be ready by Christmas this year.
– REPORT that the official release of Windows 11 will be in quarter 4.
– DISCUSSION of the changes you will see in Windows 11 vs. 10.  Taskbar, file explorers, multi-tasking, The Microsoft store is completely changed. You can see some of these changes now.
– REPORT that any time there is a massive new operating system change we will have to re-learn new things.  Should be safer. Dennis can give you lessons in basics thru advanced computer usage.
– REPORT on how Dennis can “take over” your computer and NOW also your phone and IPad remotely, monitor hacks, and run all diagnostic checks for $50./month for up to 3 devices. Spam Assassin is one of his programs. He can check remotely if you have the TPM on your computer.
1. $20/month – Standard program – Covers 1 user, 3 devices. Anti-virus and discount rates for on-site service.
2. $34. – Advanced program. – Anti-virus and unlimited “over-the-phone” support.
3. $50/month – Premium program. – All of the above PLUS data back up and security.
– (contact info; www.eggheadit.com and (760) 205-0105).


“Restaurant of the Week” Segment – August 28,2021

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 1 – “Restaurant of the Week” Segment

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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK w/ Dick Shalhoub re: “McDonalds”.
– REPORT on the good business that’s going on for his 30 stores in 11 different cities in Southern California.
– REPORT that they are experiencing better digital ordering, better drive-thru options, better delivery systems, etc.
– REPORT on the new products; i.e. “pull-apart donut” etc.
– DISCUSSION of what produces the largest traffic, breakfast, lunch or dinner or all day dining? (all day dining).
– DISCUSSION of the rules for safety of employees and team members and customers is paramount.  McDonalds forged an alliance w/ the Mayo Clinic and the CDC to write good protocols for McDonalds stores.
– DISCUSSION that lobbys are closed for dining, but not ordering in Palm Springs and Cathedral City.  Different in each city and county. All employees are to wear masks.
– REPORT that McDonalds established a partnership w/ the Dept. of Health in the State of CA. Dick established locations where his employees can get vaccinated and get a free McDonalds meal.
– REPORT that the best news for him would be a conclusion to all of these health issues for his families, employees and customers will be safe.
– REPORT that the worst news for him surrounds the educational issues for our children in the state of California.
– (contact info: www.mcdonalds.com and (760) 674-3335)


Rest in Peace

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

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