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THE LIVING DESERT, 47-900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert A stroll through one of the park's serene areas, such as the butterfly or hummingbird gardens, is sure to inspire romance. Just stay away from the Mexican gray wolf section. Liam Neeson teaches us in his recent film “The Grey” that their arctic cousins are the only animals that kill for revenge. You don't want that thought mingling with images of your soul mate. THE COACHELLA VALLEY PRESERVE, 29-200 Thousand (3 comments)
Happy Valentine's Day! - 02/14/12 01:22 PM
On Valentine's Day ... more than 58 million pounds of chocolate will change hands across the nation. And the red ribbons that adorn each heart-shaped box trace their roots back to an Old World tradition...In the Middle Ages, when jousting knights competed for honor and love, their sweethearts offered them bright red ribbons - a symbol of good luck! Wishing you all the luck and success you deserve ... in business, in love, and in life!
Hazardous Waste Collection Event La Quinta - 02/12/12 07:52 PM
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT March 10, 2012 Clear out your unused garden, bathroom, kitchen, garage, and other household products! Bring them to the LaQuinta Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012. This semi-annual, oneday event will take place in the South City Hall parking area, off Washington Street and Avenida La Fonda. Only residential household waste will be accepted at this event (no business waste). This event is being conducted by Riverside County Waste Management, and may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other potentially hazardous conditions, as determined by County staff. (4 comments)
Whitney Houston is Gone... - 02/11/12 09:57 PM
Whitney Houston rose to fame as I was graduating from college... even a George Strait fan could not ignore her mega-pop debut album... titled simply Whitney Houston. It included the hits, "Saving all My Love for You", "I'm Your Baby Tonite", "How Will I Know", "Greatest Love of All", "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (that loves me)"...That album charted 6 no. 1's and according to Wikipedia.. Houston was the most awarded female act of all time, according to Guinness World Records. Her list of awards includes 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards as of (11 comments)
Bicycle Rodeo in La Quinta! Yee-HAW! - 02/11/12 07:21 PM
Fourth Annual Bicycle Rodeo and Safety Fair February 25, 2012 Bicycle Rodeos were one of my favorite events growing up-- I'm happy to report that La Quinta is hosting their 4th Annual event this month! The La Quinta Police Department Traffic Services Team is hosting their Fourth Annual “Bicycle Rodeo and Safety Fair” on Saturday, February 25. A bike rodeo is a one-day training event that provides an opportunity for young bicyclists to practice and develop skills that will help them become better bicyclists and avoid typical crashes. WHAT IS A BICYCLE RODEO? It features safety inspections, rules of the road, (1 comments)
Walking Food Tour of El Paseo! - 02/11/12 04:45 PM
WALKING FOOD TOUR OF EL PASEO! Sample the best of El Paseo while you stroll from restaurant to restaurant! Taste your way through Palm Desert’s upscale shopping and art district while enjoying an entertaining, cultural and educational journey. Walk away from your adventure with a newfound culinary perspective, a satisfied stomach and a local’s knowledge of this fun, interesting and beautiful destination.
Tasting locations may include: A popular Island themed restaurant Genuine Italian Ristorante A spice & herb specialty shop Authentic Mediterranean restaurant Bistro and wine shop A bakery and dessert house Eating your way through the (0 comments)
SUNNYLANDS OPEN TO PUBLIC MARCH 1ST! After more than 50 years...the public will finally be able to see what is behind those pink walls! Next week when Modernism Week kicks off here in the desert visitors will get to visit the famous Annenberg estate. Tickets for tours during Modernism Week are already sold out-- but March 1st you will be able to come inside the Anneberg Estate for home tours and visit the Sunnylands Center & Gardens which include a cafe and gift shop. According to todays Desert Sun, the 25,000-square-foot Annenberg home — one of the largest midcentury (1 comments)
Kathy Schowe with Intero Real Estate just closed on this short-sale property in the La Quinta Cove! The La Quinta Cove is surrounded by mountains and hiking trails and is within walking distance to Old Town La Quinta! This buyer will enjoy this beautiful view when he visits us in the winter... but many investors are buying homes in the La Quinta Cove and keeping them as rentals. Homes can be purchased from $80,000- $130,000 with 3BR-2BA, 1200-1400sq.ft... and leased annually bring in $1100-$1300/mo. Give me a call and let me help you find your dream home or investment property in (3 comments)
Wine Tasting this weekend in Old Town La Quinta! - 02/09/12 07:44 PM
Saturday Wine Tasting The Wine Bar at Old Town Saturday, February 11, 2012 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. We are so lucky to have The Wine Bar... right here in Old Town La Quinta! As a matter of fact... I am meeting my husband there right after I finish this blog! It is just 200 yards from our Intero Real Estate Old Town La Quinta office! Taste and enjoy a sampling of wines from Kimberly Jones Selections at The Wine Bar at Old Town on Saturday, February 11th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mark Wheadon of Kimberly Jones will be pouring (3 comments)
Mourning Star providing Support for Grieving Kids - 02/07/12 11:22 PM
Mourning Star Centers and Camp Erin Supporting Child and Teen Grief Dedicated to providing gentle and loving support to over 250 children and teens that are experiencing grief, Mourning Star Centers provide a supportive and safe environment that facilitates the process of healing. Each summer, the Centers staff an annual grief camp that allows for sharing, learning new coping skills, and having fun.
Mourning Star Centers provide one of the many community outreach programs provided by the Visiting Nurse Association of the Inland Counties. Activities of the Centers are supported solely by the community from generousindividuals, organizations and businesses, and (1 comments)
Got Citrus? Hidden Harvest Collects unused Fruit! - 02/03/12 06:53 PM
HIDDEN HARVEST CITRUS COLLECTION PROGRAM January 2 - April 30, 2012 This is a great way to contribute to your community and put those unused citrus fruits to good use! The Hidden Harvest produce rescue program collects unwanted citrus and other fruits and vegetables for distribution to needy families. In conjunction with Burrtec, the City of La Quinta has provided collection bins at the La Quinta Library, as part of Hidden Harvest’s “Got Citrus?” effort. Residents can drop off any unwanted citrus at this location at any time, day or night, during the above time period. Please be aware that this program is (5 comments)
Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance 2012 - 02/02/12 10:02 PM
A 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, winner of the 2011 Desert Classic Concours d’Elegance Motor Trend Classic Editor’s Choice Award. JOHN WILEY Beautiful weather, beautiful cars and beautiful people.... must be the Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance! The Desert Classic Concours d’Elegance celebrates its fifth anniversary this month with a new host venue and another headline-grabbing spectacle: vintage cars owned by members of the elite Checkered Flag 200 club, which supports the mission and initiatives of Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.Billed as Desert Speed Week, the Rancho Mirage Desert Classic Concours d’Elegance rolls into the Coachella Valley with vintage car (4 comments)
My 365 Things to do in Palm Springs... WORKS for leads in Real Estate! - 02/01/12 10:35 PM
When I started my 365 Things to do in the Palm Springs Area on facebook... my intention was to keep myself up to date on local events and happenings... and to become the "local expert". Tonite this post from a follower in Palm Springs made my day! Looks like my Facebook page is working!! Eileen Stern Register now for Hike4hope on March 4. Hike to raise funds for women's cancer research at City of Hope. 11 hikes to choose from ranging easy to strenuous in Indian Canyons. And just added,.... a non-hike flora and fauna presentation from Ruth (4 comments)
Think you know when Mojave Maxine, a large female tortoise that lives at The Living Desert, will emerge for spring? Guess the right date in an online contest open to kids in kindergarten through 12th grade, and win a $50 gift certificate, a Federal Parks Lands Pass, a $100 gift certificate for the student's teacher, and a visit from a desert tortoise, plus Mojave Maxine T-shirts for the entire class. This season she has been in her den since on Nov. 26, waiting for the warm sun and the flowers to return. Information: www.livingdesert .org, www.mojavedata.gov/contest, orwww.mojavemax.com. (1 comments)
My Gym Celebrates New Location - 02/01/12 09:35 PM
My Gym Palm Desert Celebrates New Location Mayor Spiegel Attends Ribbon Cutting on February 3rd Celebrating a new location after 15 years, My Gym Palm Desert plans to celebrate with a 3 day event this weekend. “I am delighted that the Palm Desert community has been so welcoming and supportive of our mission to help children create a healthy self-image.” We are excited for the opportunity to let the Coachella Valley know what My Gym is all about. My Gym is more than a fitness facility for children—it’s a place to empower them by helping to develop the skills, confidence (0 comments)
The Market Now – Reality Check - 02/01/12 01:48 AM
Are you ready for the NOW? Things are getting better and hopefully we have learned some things in the past 7 years. Karen writes another great post about the current market~
If you like this post-- please let Karen know by commenting on her original blog! Thanks, Kathy Via Karen Crowson, ABR, SRES, Livermore, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors, Livermore, CA): Minuses and Pluses of our Market Now
Part 1 of this post looked back at the peak of 2005, wistfully remembering the rush those double-digit days brought. But there was a price to pay, and pay we did. Our expected (0 comments)
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