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El Mirador Hotel – A Coachella Valley Landmark

The Evolution of the El Mirador Hotel into the Desert Regional Medical Center Cattle baron Prescott Thresher Stevens believed in the future of the Palm Springs area. First relocating to Hollywood from Colorado with his wife Frances in 1912, he later

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Torres-Martinez Schoolhouse

Coachella Valley Did You Know – Torres-Martinez Indian community schoolhouse built in 1907. Considered the oldest standing Indian Agency buildings in California and is located in the Coachella Valley? Thermal to be exact!

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Mud Volcanoes near the Salton Sea??

Salton Sea Mud Volcanoes Along the eastern shoreline, near Bombay Beach, Elite Tours owner Mark Farley leads his group a short distance from the Highway 111 roadway and picks up a rock. It is no ordinary rock, but rather pumice:

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DEATH VALLEY JIM; A TESTAMENT TO THE GOOD LIFE

Exploring the desert full time for the past 3 years, Death Valley Jim has found the time to write 8 books on his findings; adventuring at times for 2 weeks or more deep into places that most of us will

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Coachella Valley Did you know – Smelling farts may be good for your health

Smelling farts may be good for your health The next time someone at your office lets out a “silent but deadly” emission, maybe you should thank them. A new study at the University of Exeter in England suggests that exposure

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Look How Far We’ve Come Coachella Valley

About a year ago we began an adventure in this community we love.  We started a Facebook Page on a Wednesday night, not unlike the one tonight.  We chose to call it simply the Coachella Valley Facebook Page with a simple

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First Diner in Cathedral City

This was the first diner in Cathedral City at the corner of Hwy 111 and Cathedral Canyon. Currently home to Taco Bell

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NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK CELEBRATION OCTOBER 5th

NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK CELEBRATION OCTOBER 5th @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Did you know that Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more

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Movies on the Great Lawn in Sunnylands!

Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window starring Grace Kelly and James Stewart FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014, 07:00PM SUNNYLANDS  37977 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA (760) 202-2222 Rear Window, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, is a mystery/thriller from 1954. This Hollywood classic stars

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America’s Most Ridiculous Laws

America’s Most Ridiculous Laws!  In Los Angeles, It is not legal to bathe two babies at the same time in the same tub. In Riverside, Kissing on the lips, unless both parties wipe their lips with carbonized rose water, is

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Labor Day History

Do You Know Why We Celebrate Labor Day? In the late 1800s, at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in order to eke out a basic living.

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George Lopez has home in La Quinta

Coachella Valley did you know George Lopez has a residence in La Quinta? #coachellavalley #laquinta After years of coming to the Desert and staying at the La Quinta Resort and Hotel, he decided to buy his own home here 18 months ago.

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Ghost Busters Turns 30!

Ghost Busters is celebrating 30 years! We just learned that Ghost Busters is celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary!  The first words out of my mouth…SHUT UP!   The quirky horror comedy starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver

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A Donkey on Roller Skates in Indio…What?

Coachella Valley Did You Know?       In Indio, Ca, 1960 that People parked at the curb line along the main street for the annual date festival parade and among the paraders was a snow white donkey on roller

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Rita’s Italian Ice

Coachella Valley Did You Know? The Rita’s Italian Ice is coming to the Desert! A Genuinely Cool History As it turns out, people have been enjoying water ice for centuries. This cool treat’s heritage can be traced back to Ancient

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