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The Things People Say!

THESE ARE ACTUAL COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY “THOMAS COOK VACATIONS” FROM DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS: 1. “They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax.” 2. “On my holiday to Goa

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10 Burger Joints in the Coachella Valley to Feed the Burger Beast in You!

Coachella Valley – Feeding your Burger Beast We’ve written about Mexican food in the Coachella Valley and now we bring you Burgers!  We love them one and all, the way a mother loves all her children. Unlike mom, we don’t pretend

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Naugles to Make Triumphant Return After 24 Years!

Naugles may not be opening in the Coachella Valley…YET…but we are still excited about it’s come back! I worked at Naugles back in 1985 in La Mirada. It was my first job and I have lots of cherished memories working

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Step Brothers 2 Filming in the Coachella Valley

Step Brothers 2 Filming in La Quinta, California The long awaited sequel to the 2008 film, Step Brothers, is finally on its way. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are once again collaborating on a script that should be finished this

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How to Survive Summer in the Coachella Valley

We don’t know where you live, but here in the Coachella Valley….it get’s pretty HOT in the Summer! cover photo by Channing Benjamin There’s basically no escaping the direct sunlight, the humidity, the sweating, the dehydration, and the sluggishness. So

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El Mirador Golf Course, 1930

Coachella Valley History - El Mirador Golf Course, 1930 Read More

11th Annual Lavender Festival!

The 11th Annual Lavender Festival will be held June 13-14, June 20-21, 2015, 10am-6pm Every June, we welcome visitors to explore the property of Highland Springs Resort and Lavender fields. Every June, Highland Springs Resort celebrates the beginning of lavender

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Indio’s, Riverside County Law Building, Earns Environmental Design Honor

This is the Coachella Valley’s first facility to receive the highest-level award from the U.S. Green Building Council. by CoachellaValley.com The Indio Law Building was recognized for its environmentally conscious design, and is Riverside County’s first facility to receive the platinum-level

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National Day of Prayer….Did You Know???

History of the National Day of Prayer The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a

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Train service from Indio to Los Angeles

$3 Million Grant to Fund Passenger Rail to Desert The proposed rail service would go from Los Angeles to Indio. By City News Service: The Riverside County Transportation Commission was awarded a nearly $3 million grant to do preliminary planning

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Did you know April 17 is bat appreciation day? And why not?

National Bat Appreciation Day is observed annually on April 17th.  This is the best time of the year to celebrate bats, as they are now beginning to emerge from hibernation. National Bat Appreciation Day  a great time to learn about

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Coachella Valley Easter Did You knows!

Did you know…… The term Easter bunny wasn’t used until 1900. The New York City Easter parade began in the mid-1800s. It continues today on Fifth Avenue from 49th Street to 57th Street. Aside from Halloween, Easter is the best

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Shortest Lunar eclipse happening this Weekend!

Shortest Lunar eclipse happening this Weekend! Starting at 3:16 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, the moon will begin moving into Earth’s shadow. For the next hour and 45 minutes, that shadow will move across the moon and engulf it at 4:58

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Coachella Valley Train Station(s) could be a reality!

Coachella Valley agencies already looking for funds for a yet-to-be approved passenger rail project, a big question is looming: Which desert cities get to have the train depots? Rail service between the Coachella Valley and Los Angeles say it could

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Coachella Valley has been a place where Celebrities have found Solace

Coachella Valley has been a place where Celebrities have found Solace    

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Coachella Valley Did You Know?

This Real Estate Office sat at the corner of Hwy 111 and Cathedral Canyon. Note the totem pole on the right corner and the Chinese arch to the left. Taco Bell now sits at this site. Read More

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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