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  • Obama goes golfing during Palm Springs vacation as Iraq descends into chaos

    06/16/2014 1:25:48 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    President Barack Obama spent last weekend on the golf course and on vacation in Palm Springs, California while his National Security team took charge of monitoring the increasing unrest in Iraq, it was revealed on Monday. According to reports filed by journalists on the trip of the president's comings and goings, President Barack Obama spent Saturday afternoon and most of Sunday at exclusive resorts playing golf with White House aides. Meanwhile, National Security Adviser Susan Rice and her team were tasked with coming up with a plan to stop al Qaeda linked terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and the...
  • Obamas Kick Off Long Weekend In Southland

    06/14/2014 9:51:30 AM PDT · by kristinn · 44 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | Friday, June 13, 2014
    President Barack Obama is spending a long Father’s Day weekend in the desert oasis of Rancho Mirage. The president and the first lady arrived at the Palm Springs International Airport Friday night after visiting an Indian reservation earlier in the day. SNIP The Obamas are staying with White House decorator Michael Smith and his partner, U.S. Ambassador to Spain James Costos, at their vacation home. The president’s handlers scoped out some golf courses and gave a list to Obama just in case he wants to spend Father’s Day on the links. SNIP Obama plans to take a short flight to...
  • Obama on way to Palm Springs for Fundraiser & Golf

    06/13/2014 6:24:51 PM PDT · by kcvl · 41 replies
    Fox News Megyn Kelly | 6/13/14 | Me
    Per Megyn Kelly on Fox News
  • (Houston) Mayor Parker marries longtime parter

    01/16/2014 7:22:25 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 45 replies
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker and longtime partner Kathy Hubbard are now married - at least in the eyes of 18 states, including California, where the couple formally exchanged vows Thursday in a sunset ceremony in Palm Springs.
  • Police fatally shoot Marine in California desert

    11/12/2012 7:30:18 PM PST · by Rabin · 40 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Nov 12, 8:21 PM ES | Un-named
    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- Police shot a Camp Pendleton Marine who struck an officer with a car in a parking garage in Palm Springs. The Marine ignored orders to stop after being approached by officers on bike patrol. One officers partially climbed into the passenger window. The car accelerated, striking the other officer and continued with the officer hanging out of the window until the car crashed near the garage exit. Both officers discharged their weapons... (shot the unarmed Marine). Both officers were treated for injuries at a hospital and released. The Marine died at the scene.
  • Palm Springs Nudist Resort Defends 'No Children' Policy

    03/28/2012 12:12:52 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 37 replies
    KESQ-TV ^ | March 27, 2012 | KESQ-TV
    The co-owner of a Palm Springs nudist resort today defended the facility's policy banning children, saying it is not discriminatory -- despite claims to the contrary by an anonymous group of detractors. Desert Sun Resort owners John and Elizabeth Young, who live in Orange County, filed a lawsuit March 16 in Orange County Superior Court against 500 unnamed defendants, asking a judge to rule that the clothing-optional resort's policy against children does not violate state law. According to Elizabeth Young, the lawsuit was filed in response to a letter she received Feb. 17 from Palm Springs attorney David Baron. The...
  • Ever been to Palm Springs? (Shameless Vanity)

    04/01/2011 6:50:50 PM PDT · by knews_hound · 103 replies · 1+ views
    Self ^ | 04.01.2011 | knewshound
    The wife and I are heading to Palm Springs for a long delayed and overdue vacation in the morning. Fellow FReepers, if you have spent some time there, we would love to hear what you would suggest doing. So far, I am going to be playing golf a couple of days at least, we may be going to a concert Thursday night, wifey will be pampered at a spa for a day and we will of course, be eating out quite a bit. I was hoping someone could suggest; Restaurants Activities Good values for a Spa Good values for Golf...
  • Rest n Peace, Jane Russell

    03/01/2011 7:07:50 AM PST · by jazminerose · 12 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 3/1/11 | Joy Tiz
    As the nation is riveted by the antics of wildly overpaid narcissistic drug addict, Charlie Sheen, the anti Sheen passed away. We had the good fortune to see Jane Russell perform at a fund raiser for Soliders Organized Services (SOS) in Palm Springs. The organization provides free transportation for Marines from Palm Springs airport to the base at 29 Palms, a trip that can easily cost $150. The event was held in the Palm Springs Air Museum, a wonderful place to visit. It was set up to feel like a 1940′s USO show. Miss Russell was the highlight of the...
  • Video: Common Cause Selectively Condemns Hateful Rhetoric

    02/04/2011 8:17:25 AM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 7 replies
    Eyeblast TV ( Media Research Center) ^ | 2/4/2011 | Joe Schoffstall
    After videos were placed on Big Government and Breitbart.tv from a progressive rally in Palm Springs, FL where protesters were preaching the evils of those big, bad Koch brothers, a firestorm ignited after participants were captured on video calling for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to be hanged, go back to the fields, and be lynched. Common sense, the liberal activist group who was the main sponsor of the event, was forced to condemn the actions of the participants. Let’s get serious here, if these outlandish and spiteful words were caught on tape a Tea Party rally, the outcry would...
  • Widow of 'Singing Cowboy' Gene Autry kills pedestrian while driving in Palm Springs

    11/30/2010 2:54:34 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 55 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 30, 2010 | Stephen Ceasar
    <p>The 69-year-old widow of famed “Singing Cowboy” Gene Autry struck and killed a homeless man while driving in Palm Springs on Thanksgiving Day, authorities said.</p>
  • Nudists Say No to Scanners

    11/18/2010 10:18:22 AM PST · by jazminerose · 10 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 11/18/10 | Joy Tiz
    People who run around naked at a Palm Springs resort reject the notion of body scanners at the airport. To date, Palm Springs International Airport doesn’t actually have any body scanners, but the nudist community has weighed in. "It’s an invasion of privacy,’ Michael Patrick Williams, general manager of The Desert Sun Resort, told City News Service. ‘Naturists aren’t really different from anyone else.’" Of course, “naturists” are exactly like the rest of us, except for the part about wandering around naked amid a bunch of strangers. "‘We protect our guests’ privacy’, Williams said. ‘Naturists have as much right to...
  • Bocce'd Stimulus

    10/07/2010 1:51:48 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 1 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 10/7/10 | Joy Tiz
    Joy Tiz ©2010 Steve Pougnet, Palm Springs’ incompetent mayor, claims “stimulus” saved the city from a “major, major depression.” It’s hard to argue with that when one termer Pougnet, can point to the $1.37 million dollar gateway park that features not one, but two Bocce ball courts, or fields or whatever it is you need to play Bocce ball. Now that Palm Springs can boast of being home to two Bocce Ball things, can an economic boom be far behind? Under current leadership, Palm Springs has deteriorated into a ghost town—barely recognizable as the glamorous resort it once was. The...
  • Palm Springs Bussing Protesers to LA

    04/30/2010 8:33:57 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 24 replies · 364+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 4/30/20 | Joy Tiz
    Because nothing says “grassroots” like hiring a bunch of tour buses: Immigration advocates expect roughly 1,000 Coachella Valley residents to caravan to Los Angeles on Saturday for a march protesting a new Arizona immigration law. “Nine tour buses spread throughout valley cities are scheduled to leave at 7 a.m. ‘We have to demonstrate that we care as a group. People have to realize it’s time to protest before they start doing the same thing in California. We have to act now,’ said Rosalio Plata, president of Club Michoacan, a community civics organization helping sponsor the trip. In past years, immigrants...
  • Anti Prop 8 Mob Swarms Elderly Lady: TV Anchor Proclaims 'Hate on Both Sides'

    11/11/2008 7:08:38 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies · 358+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 11, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Watch this amazing video of an anti Proposition 8 mob in Palm Springs swarming an elderly woman, ripping a cross out of her hand, and then stomping on it. What is most amazing about this video is the idiotic summation of what happened by KPSP TV anchorman, Kris Long. However before we get to his money quote, let us take a look at a report on this mobbing by LifeSiteNews.Com: Video footage from KPSP CBS 2 Palm Spring News shows Proposition 8 protesters surrounding an elderly woman and the reporter trying to interview her, shouting and blocking the camera's view...
  • Proposition 8 Protesters Rip Cross From Counter-Protestor

    11/10/2008 10:57:02 PM PST · by farmer18th · 39 replies · 274+ views
    Youtube ^ | 11-10-2008 | PaulFromAtlanta
    A lady has a cross torn from her hands and destroyed counter-protesting a band of angry Palm Springs tolerance-mongers.
  • Sonny Bono 'assassinated by hitmen' (claims PI)

    04/05/2008 11:30:57 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 48 replies · 3,763+ views
    Adelaid Now ^ | April 4, 2008
    <p>SONNY Bono, former husband and singing partner of superstar Cher, was clubbed to death by hitmen on the orders of drug and weapons dealers, an ex-FBI agent claims.</p> <p>Ted Gunderson, now a private investigator, has told the US Globe tabloid that Bono, who served as mayor of Palm Springs for four years, did not die after hitting a tree on a Nevada ski slope in January 1998 as everyone believed.</p>
  • Human chain protest stretching from Mecca to Palm Springs (Omnibus amnesty bill & Comite Latino)

    06/18/2007 8:10:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 679+ views
    KESQ ^ | 6/18/07 | Gil Diaz
    Human chain protest stretching from Mecca to Palm SpringsJune 18, 2007 07:29 PM PDT By Gil Diaz NewsChannel 3 Hundreds of Coachella Valley residents are expected to line up in the streets Monday night to protest the immigration bill currently in the US Senate. Event organizers plan to form a human chain from one end of the Coachella Valley to the other. The rally begins at 7 PM lasting about an hour and a half. The grassroots organization known as Comite Latino is putting this on and they're hoping nearly 3,000 people show up. This is the second demonstration Comite...
  • I was interviewed for Gathering of Eagle tonight in Palms Springs

    03/09/2007 9:03:56 PM PST · by Tess1 · 28 replies · 729+ views
    Met with those traveling through Palms Springs Area tonight. It was an honor to meet Deborah Johns Blue Star/Marine Mom and the gal who's moto is "Cindy Doesn't Speak For Me. I was interviewed by a newspaper gal and a TV news crew. I did get Freerepublic and Gathering of Eagles mentioned. If they don't cut me out I am a blonde with glasses and a white jacket on. It will be on one of three local news stations in the palm springs area. I am visiting and don't know the stations. Take care and God Bless our troops. Tess...
  • Palm Springs/Palm Desert Area FReepers: Suggest good rally location, please?

    02/22/2007 4:58:04 PM PST · by Impeach98 · 12 replies · 803+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | 02/22/2007 | Vanity
    Hello FReepers of the Southern California Desert Communities, we (the team at Move America Forward) have a question for you. Move America Forward's "THESE COLORS DON'T RUN" caravan (which is the national, cross-country, patriotic caravan that will head to Washington, D.C. and join up with everyone for the "Gathering of Eagles") will be coming through Palm Springs on Friday, March 9th (arriving in the evening/at night and there through the morning hours of Saturday, March 10th). We're looking for a good location to hold our pro-troop rally stop and press conference there - we want a place that is easy...
  • California Muslim Arrested after Threat to "Kill All Jews"

    01/13/2007 9:47:40 PM PST · by PRePublic · 41 replies · 1,639+ views
    CBN ^ | Jan-14-2007
    California Muslim Arrested after Threat to "Kill All Jews" http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/81967.aspx PALM SPRINGS a 35-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly made terrorist threats inside a Palm Springs bar, police said
  • CA: Developing Offshore Flow Will Cause Local Strong Gusty Santa Ana

    10/25/2006 1:45:22 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 114 replies · 1,447+ views
    Accuweather ^ | WED OCT 25 2006 | NWS
    California Watches and Warnings National Weather Service Zone - CAZ042 SGXNPWSGX WWUS76 KSGX 251746 NPWSGX URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA 1046 AM PDT WED OCT 25 2006 SANTA ANA WINDS EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY... .DEVELOPING OFFSHORE FLOW WILL CAUSE LOCAL STRONG GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE THROUGH AND BELOW MOUNTAIN CANYONS AND PASSES THURSDAY MORNING. CAZ048-057-260315- /O.UPG.KSGX.HW.A.0004.061026T1200Z-061028T1800Z/ /O.NEW.KSGX.HW.W.0005.061026T0300Z-061027T0300Z/ SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE- SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS- 1046 AM PDT WED OCT 25 2006 HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING...
  • 3 firefighters killed by wind-whipped blaze near Palm Springs

    10/26/2006 11:42:04 AM PDT · by radar101 · 9 replies · 382+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 26 OCT 2006 | JACOB ADELMAN
    CABAZON, Calif. - Three firefighters were killed and two critically injured Thursday battling a wind-whipped wildfire that drove hundreds of people from their homes. The firefighters were killed attempting to protect a home early Thursday from the flames that broke out shortly after 1 a.m. in this community near Palm Springs, 90 miles east of Los Angeles. A Forest Service spokesman said the firefighters were trapped in their fire engines when high winds suddenly pushed the flames over them. "The engine was in the area and with the wind conditions like they were, the fire just overtakes and burns the...
  • Update: Now 4 Firefighters Perish Battling Cabazon Blaze (Investigators: Arson Fire Palm Springs)

    10/26/2006 11:48:53 AM PDT · by kellynla · 457 replies · 10,675+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11:20 AM PDT, October 26, 2006 | Michael Muskal and Maeve Reston
    CABAZON, Calif. -- A fast-moving fire killed at least three firefighters, prompted mandatory evacuations and burned more than 4,000 acres in Riverside County this morning, officials said. The Esperanza fire in Cabazon, some 90 miles east of Los Angeles and about 20 miles northwest of Palm Springs, was reported at 1:12 a.m., Becky Luther, a spokeswoman for the Riverside County Fire Department, said in a telephone interview. "It's a very serious fire," Luther said. "There are Santa Ana conditions and the fire is fast moving." Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger told reporters that three firefighters were killed fighting the blaze. The U.S....
  • First Heat Wave - 97 F at 10:30 p.m.

    06/04/2006 10:33:24 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 52 replies · 1,014+ views
    Normal 101 °F Record 117 °F (1943) Yesterday 112 °F After weeks of overcast and in some cases wet weather, the sun has returned with a vengeance ... and it's still several weeks from the official start of summer. Forecasters say to expect temperatures around the century mark through the weekend in the inland valleys and over 116 in the low desert.
  • Bush Visits Ailing Former President Ford

    04/23/2006 7:01:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 63 replies · 2,191+ views
    Bush Visits Ailing Former President Ford 12 minutes ago President Bush paid a visit Sunday to the ailing former President Ford at his home in this resort town where Bush was spending the weekend. Ford and his wife, Betty, were waiting with smiles outside their low-slung stucco home, which overlooks a golf course, as Bush's limousine pulled into the circular driveway. Bush gave Mrs. Ford a kiss on the cheek and had a handshake for the Republican former president. Ford then linked his arm into Bush's and led him inside the home in a gated community near Palm Springs in...
  • Westwood One Launches 'The Monica Crowley Show' (debuts Sat April 1st at Noon ET)

    03/28/2006 4:58:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 2,886+ views
    Westwood One Press Release ^ | Monday March 20th, 2006 | Peter Sessa
    WESTWOOD ONE LAUNCHES THE MONICA CROWLEY SHOW --New Program to Air Saturdays, Noon - 3 p.m. ET-- Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 New York, NY Monday, Mar 20, 2006 - Westwood One (NYSE: WON) is proud to announce the national launch of The Monica Crowley Show, the three-hour talk program hosted by author and news personality Monica Crowley. The show begins Saturday, April 1, 2006, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The Monica Crowley Show will debut on major market stations across the country including: WABC-AM New York, WTKK-FM Boston and WTNT-AM Washington DC. The show will...
  • CATCHING RUSH - What Would You Ask Limbaugh?

    01/22/2006 2:32:44 PM PST · by chuckpez · 8 replies · 345+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | January 22nd, 2006 | Brian Maloney
    Despite, or perhaps as a result of Rush Limbaugh's position as the nation's most popular radio talk host, it isn't easy to get El Rushbo to agree to an interview. For one enterprising newspaper reporter, however, the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic golf tournament in Palm Springs proved a great place to catch him in a happy, chatty mood. If you bumped into him on the course, what might you ask? Like most radio, stage and film performers, Limbaugh is notoriously quiet and introverted in person. And why shouldn't he be? There's more risk in opening up than simply keeping one's...
  • Man Leads Police on Chase at Airport

    09/18/2005 7:29:17 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 19 replies · 915+ views
    1010wins ^ | Sep 18, 9:26 PM EDT | 1010wins
    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- A man drove his truck across two active runways at the Palm Springs International Airport on Sunday, broke a lock on a plane door and tried to run over an officer before he was arrested. Even after the man, dressed only in underwear and a shirt, crashed his truck in the yard of a nearby home and had been shot multiple times by police, he still refused to surrender until a police dog subdued him, police spokesman Sgt. John Booth said. The suspect, identified as Michael Broderick, was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center, where...
  • Moderate Quake Rattles S. California

    06/12/2005 1:05:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies · 317+ views
    YAHOOOooooooo ^ | 42 minutes ago
    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - A moderate earthquake shook most of Southern California early Sunday, rattling nerves along with homes and businesses. There were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage, authorities said. The magnitude-5.6 quake struck about 8:40 a.m. and was centered 20 miles south of Palm Springs, according to a preliminary report by the U.S. Geological Survey. Dozens of smaller temblors were registered within minutes of the quake, authorities said. Nadege Gelayen, assistant manager of Cafe des Beaux-Arts, a restaurant in nearby Palm Desert, said the quake lasted six to seven seconds and shook doors and plates. "Nothing...
  • Earthquake - That was a sustained shaker

    06/12/2005 8:46:24 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 4 replies · 763+ views
    U.S. Geological Survey and BJungNan ^ | June 11, 2005 | BJungNan
    The chair was moving and bouncing underneath me, the house was creaking, the windows were wavering, water in the cats bucket was sloshing around. And that one went on for maybe 10 to 15 seconds. We are in the Palm Springs area. As of this posting it has not showed up on the earthquake site at the link above. Interested to hear if anyone else felt it.
  • How Do Certain Places Become "Gay Resorts?"

    05/27/2004 11:03:48 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 173 replies · 1,201+ views
    myself | 5/27/2004 | Pyro7480
    I found myself asking a question today. How do certain places, like Provincetown, MA; New Hope, PA Rehoboth Beach, DE; and Palm Beach, and Key West, FL, become resorts for the gay/lesbian/disordered sexual orientation community. I grew up in northern Delaware, and would often go to Rehoboth Beach with my family during the summer. I never noticed the gay situation there until I was in college. It was largely because I didn't venture towards the northern or southern extremities of the beach, where these people congregate, but stayed in the central area. In recent years, due the the "more-tolerant" attitude...
  • Quake to Hit Los Angeles By September 5th (6.4 Richter or Higher)

    04/15/2004 2:01:12 PM PDT · by threat matrix · 138 replies · 554+ views
    A US geophysicist has set the scientific world ablaze by claming to have cracked the holy grail: accurate earthquake prediction, and warning that a big one will hit southern California by September 5.Russian born UCLA professor Vladimir Keilis-Borok says he can forsee major quakes by tracking minor tremblers and historical patterns in seismic hotspots that could indicate more violent shaking is on the way. And he has made the chilling prediction that a quake measuring at least 6.4 magintude on the Richter scale will hit a 32,000 square km area of southern California bt September 5. The team at the...
  • (GAY) Festival Is Called Syphilis Threat

    04/18/2003 3:43:40 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 20 replies · 364+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 18, 2003 | Charles Ornstein and Louis Sahagun
    With 30,000 gay revelers expected for this weekend's "White Party" in Palm Springs -- a festival famous for sex and substance abuse -- public health officials and some gay leaders worry openly that it will fan an epidemic of syphilis. For the last two years, cases of the sexually transmitted disease have risen dramatically in the Palm Springs area and throughout the state, driven almost exclusively by gay and bisexual men.
  • CDC alert: Palm Springs syphilis rate among top in nation

    02/06/2003 10:55:40 PM PST · by coton_lover · 11 replies · 1,013+ views
    The Desert Sun ^ | February 6th, 2003 | Francesca Donlan
    <p>The Palm Springs area has one of the highest per capita rates of syphilis in the country, according to a recent alert from the California Department of Health Services’ Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Branch.</p> <p>The state warned health care workers last week "because of the high rate of primary and secondary syphilis in Palm Springs in 2002."</p>
  • Freep Davis near Palm Springs on SUNDAY!

    10/18/2002 10:57:52 AM PDT · by Mediaqueen · 15 replies · 419+ views
    From Norm's Revenge (without the great graphics!) WE NEED tough Simon supporters to get out there and offer the oppposition viewpoint! EGray Hooker will try to make it.... Keep and eye out for other So Cal opportunities this week-end: High Desert Davi$ FReePer ALERT Don't Miss the Governor Gray Davis and UFW Rally Palm Springs, CA on SUNDAY Oct. 20th @ Noon Everyone able to attend is encouraged to arrive at 12 pm. The UFW Rally Starts at 1 pm. Bring signs, banners, whatever! Be creative. FOR SALE signs are HOT!!! Make GraYouT Davi$ Feel the Heat!!! Location: Coachella Valley...