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Monday, 09 January 2012 21:28

Bernal Smith Group at Coldwell Banker

At Bernal Smith Group, Lucio and Jon are focused on giving luxury service to all world class lifestyles from moderately priced to luxury properties. We feel the most gratifying part of our lives is to give to our community and support those efforts through The Center of Palm Springs.The Center's Mission is aligned with what we feel strongly about: Creating Vibrant Community. The community we live and work in is a beautiful place and anything we can do to continue to enhance that and support is what we feel is the right thing to do.

As real estate professionals who are experts in the greater Palm Springs area, we bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise of buying and selling real estate. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. 

As you know, marketing or buying a home can be challenging.  Our role as professionals is to facilitate that process, guide you through potential disclosures issues, and get maximum visibility for your luxury home. When you are considering your options to hire a professional to successfully market your home or assist with a home buying purchase, contact us. We are confident our professional expertise is exactly the caliber of service your desire.

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Thursday, 15 November 2012 22:36

Dann Foley Inc

For more than 25 years I have built a reputation for great style, taste and quality through my namesake firm DANN Inc. I began working on my own as an extra credit project my senior year of school at Drexel University, Nesbitt College of Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have honed my craft with clients across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

After years of creating custom items for client’s homes, the Dann Foley Lifestyle brand was a natural extension of those efforts. I bring a unique global perspective to my designs through years of international clientele, extensive travel and a passion for all things beautiful. For me the idea of home goes well beyond the acquiring of the things, it is a desire to share my idea of “Living Well” with everyone I meet.

I have used the Lifestyle Design approach when creating residences, commercial properties, products, styling and special event design. A favorite motto of mine is, any style, anywhere, at any time. I deliver what people ask for but in a way they dreamed possible and do it all with what everyone seems to refer to as my boundless energy and infectious laughter.

From the start I envisioned the Dann Foley Liflestyle (DFL) brand to be high style with my signature 3 A’s of Design… Accessible, Available and Affordable. The DFL licensing program was never meant to be just a name on a label. I design every product myself. Yet, I still consider each license a partnership between the manufacturer and me. The process is a true design collaboration involving all phases from the factory to marketing, to ensure I offer a product that is well made, accessible and beautiful. I have never wanted to create product for a lofty few to sing my praises, I create product that will appeal to buyers and consumers alike.

I have always recognized the power of television as the most useful tool in marketing my work and my brand. Shows like NBC’s American Dream Builders and Showtime’s The Real L Word have given me the opportunity to prove to that I can entertain and inspire viewers about the “Dann Brand.”

In the only 2 years since the Dann Foley Lifestyle licensing programs officially launched (which coincided with the premier of American Dream Builders) I have garnered both industry attention and record sales of some of my products, earning me 5 Platinum and Gold ADEX, Excellence in Design Awards, a Pinnacle Award nomination and, my most coveted nomination to date, the ARTS Award nomination in the product design category.

By combining style, sophistication and my 3 A’s of product design I am offering buyers and consumers alike more than just product, I am offering them a chance to create their own personalized style. My newest bedding lines are a perfect example of how a buyer/consumer can purchase my perfectly curated and coordinated looks for the bed or create their own look by combining my many exclusive patterns, colors and textures into their perfect haven. I am also offering dozens of decorative pillows and shams from the simple to elaborate and gorgeous drapery panels to round out the look for the bedroom or any room of the home.

For more than twenty-five years I have rigorously kept my focus on client satisfaction through uncompromising service. I bring this same work ethic to the DANN FOLEY LIFESTYLE product lines. I am committed to giving people the opportunity to live better, more beautiful and more meaningful lives through the products they live with. People don’t need more things they just need better choices.  I use my God-given personality and wit, combined with a vast knowledge and experience for living well to thrill my clients and keep them coming back…it is those same qualities that I bring to the design table with every product. My lifestyle brand has been a long time in the making because I wanted to get it right…I am here to stay!

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 17:59

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Celebrating 91 in 50+ Fit
This week, Jay (dressed in yellow shirt) celebrated his 91st birthday in Lynne Simonson’s 50+ Fit Program . Jay has been a dedicated attendee in this class for the last five years! Happy Birthday Jay!
Upcoming @ The Center
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Leadership Circle
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As LGBT individuals, couples and families, it is essential that you understand and take advantage of all the legal supports available to you. As you form relationships, establish a family and acquire or transfer assets, you want to protect yourself, your property and your loved ones. The attorneys at Heritage Legal, PC assist individuals and families in Palm Springs and San Diego with Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Family Law and Bankruptcy matters.

This group will meet on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 PM for 12 weeks. No cost to attend.

Call Mike @ 760-416-7899 and reserve your spot today.
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Gay Men and Syphilis - What You Need to Know!
Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Hunter's Nightclub, 302 E. Arenas Rd.

Each guest will receive two drink tickets and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Be one of the first 100 guests and receive two, $5 drink tickets!

RSVP requested: 760-992-0440
The Center's cooling center is open Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 4:30AM. Beat the heat at The Center, enjoy water, snacks, and our cool A/C. If you’re in need of a welcoming space and an escape from the heat, stop by! 

Reading of Short Story
As part of The Center’s Creative Writing class facilitated by author David Wallace, a few weeks ago a free reading of a new play written by Richard Griswold was presented for the public. Building on the great success of that reading, David is seeking other plays for future public readings.

On Saturday, June 16 at noon , there will be a reading of a futuristic Sci-Fi short story by Tom Williams, another member of the Creative Writing class, entitled “Emeralds for Andromeda” (which is also being published in June by the Santa Barbara Literary Journal .  

You are invited to attend this reading, and remain as a guest for the regularly scheduled, 1 pm to 3 pm Creative Writing class.

As space is somewhat limited, please call today to secure your space for the reading (and tell us if you plan to remain for the writing class)…and don’t forget to tell a friend who may not be familiar with the variety of programs available at The Center. 760-416-7790
Get your Boot Scootin' Boogie going @ Chill Bar, Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7:30PM. Two-Step, Waltz and Line Dances.
When: June 22th-24th. 
Where: The Art Queen in Downtown Joshua Tree. 
A weekend of live music, dancing, art, fashion, poetry and other fun-stuff. Free event, with donations accepted at the door.

Friday, June 22 at 7pm
Saturday, June 23 at 7pm
Sunday, June 24 at 2pm

Male Body Image and Body Dysmorphia
Lecture at the  Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce . 'In The Mirror: A Look into Male Body Image and Body Dysmorphia.' Don't let your 'perceived' appearance stimy your life and come learn how to LOVE YOUR BODY!

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 760-423-4855 and reserve your spot.
Limited to the first 50 people. Light refreshments will be served. 
It is ironic that talking about death leaves us feeling good.

Join us for cake and conversation.
Thursday , June 28, 2018 
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Address to be provided upon RSVP

Please RSVP in the affirmative by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Rob at 207-446-2523 so we can plan refreshments.

Stonewall Humanitarian Awards Gala 2018
Join Transgender Community Coalition to celebrate one of the most important moments in LGBTQ+ civil rights history – the Stonewall Riots of 1969. Special entertainment by internationally known hip hop violinist SVET, a survivor of brain cancer and an advocate for cancer awareness, and featured on the TV show America’s Got Talent .

Thursday, June 28, 2018
7:00 p.m. at the Mary Pickford Theater, Cathedral City

Tickets: General Admission $69; VIP Tickets $96
Save These Dates
As you plan the rest of the year, and even 2019, we want to be sure you have these important dates for Center Stage 2018 and Red Dress Dress Red 2019. Keep an eye on this newsletter for announcements about sponsorship's, ticket sales, and more!

Center Stage 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
The Riviera Resort & Spa

Red Dress Dress Red 2019
Saturday, March 9, 2018
Palm Springs Air Museum
Monthly Potlucks, Walk Abouts, Ladies Night Out and Jazz. These are just a few of the activities you could become involved with. How? Just follow the link and you can view and/or sign up for the weekly Women @ The Center Newsletter. If you know of anyone that might be interested in this newsletter, encourage them to sign up.
If you are a trans or gender-nonconforming person in the U.S. and considering suicide, Trans Lifeline can be reached at 877-565-8860. LGBT youth (ages 24 and younger) can reach the Trevor Project Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386. People of all ages and identities can reach The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800 -273-8255, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
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Saturday, 05 December 2015 02:34

Tom Becktold

Tom Becktold helps companies and organizations build, reposition and strengthen their brands, identify and evaluate acquisition targets and establish innovative marketing programs. Tom joined the Board in November 2015. He previously served as senior vice president of global marketing for Business Wire, a unit of Berkshire Hathaway. A 26-year veteran of the company, he was a member of the company’s advisory board and established growth-focused marketing programs, launched successful business units and steered market share growth worldwide. Tom previously served on chapter boards for the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. A Southern California native, he joined the Board in 2015.

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Thursday, 12 March 2015 21:35

Chris Ann Kallgren

About Chris

  • I have the technology and resources to generate demand for your property, provide buyers with the detailed information they desire, and have the ability to respond instantly to online inquiries.
  • With our Internet marketing program, I’m determined to generate broad online exposure for home sellers at America’s leading real estate internet sites and portals, selling homes quickly and for the best possible price.
  • To satisfy online home buyers, my listings have multiple photos and detailed property descriptions – two of the most sought after features by online home shoppers.
  • I provide superior customer service to home buyers with HomeBase In-Touch, our proprietary software, which allows me to respond immediately to inquiries from online buyers interested in any of my listings.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 18:56




The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert (aka “The Center”)

MISSION: Creating vibrant community by helping LGBTQ people along their way.

VISION:    Thriving lesbian, gay,bisexual and transgender people, living authentically in support inclusive communities.

VALUES:    Respect, Excellence, Inclusiveness, Fun, Integrity

The Center creates a vibrant community by helping LGBTQ people along their way, in Coachella Valley and visitors of all ages, totaling nearly 56,000 client visits annually. A thriving, community-based organization, The Center provides a safe and supportive environment for members to enjoy wellness, educational, support and social programming through such programs as The Scott Hines Mental Health Clinic @ The Center (over 2,000 clinical appointments annually), transgender therapy groups, a partnership with Palm Springs Unified School District to offer The Center’s Suicide Prevention and Anti-Bullying curriculum to every ninth-grade student in the district (nearly 2,000 students), public school counseling, The Community Food Bank @ The Center (serving annually over 16,000 family members from ages 1 through 55+), extensive social and recreational offerings, the David Bohnett CyberCenter (a free computer and internet center), a growing volunteer program, and special events in the community. It is the only LGBTQ non-profit community center in Eastern Riverside County. The Center receives broad support from across our desert communities, which includes local municipalities, foundation grants, individual and business memberships, special events, and gifts from its friends in the Coachella Valley who support the LGBTQ community. Several programs provide critical social interaction opportunities for members of the LGBTQ community who are alone, isolated, and for many, living at or below the poverty level.

The Center Board of Directors reflects the diversity of the LGBTQ Community: 50% are women; 7% are people of color; 6 identify themselves as gay; 7, lesbian; and 1, bi; the average age is 56 (median 60), and represent professions such as business, civic involvement, finance, human resources legal, marketing, and mental health.

The Prime Timers Foundation was created in 2001 with the purpose of serving the needs of gay seniors, who are often isolated and living at or below the poverty level. Many in this generation lived through rejection, outright discrimination and fear for their safety for just being their authentic selves. They were the trail blazers who, in spite of being ostracized by society, stood up for our rights and created the environment today where we can live openly as LGBTQ people.

Many of the learned fears still exist in this generation and as they age, they become isolated and self-protective. Recognizing this, in 2005 the Foundation created the Golden Rainbow Senior Center, a one-room center that offered a few programs for seniors and a friendly, accepting place to gather. In October, 2011, the board expanded the scope of The Center’s operation to be all inclusive of LGBTQ people regardless of age and changed its name to reflect that expanded mission. We proudly move forward as a place for our entire community as The Center.


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Friday, 12 April 2013 20:41


While all programs at The Center are built for our entire community, sometimes it's nice to find and create space for ourselves. These programs were created with a focus on LGBTQ women. Plus, get access to our weekly Women's Newsletter, which highlights events created by and for LGBTQ women across the Coachella Valley.
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LOL Mixer June 13th
Your resource for what's happening in the valley for LGBT women.
Women's Chat - Every Thursday …connecting women….inspiring friendships. Talk, listen, laugh, connect. Join us as we share our stories, our failures & our successes. We are on all the path of living, loving and learning. Great way to make new friends. Thursdays 10:30 to noon at The Center 1301 North Palm Canyon, 3rd Floor

Entertainment - Ongoing

KATHRYN WHITE performs "The Sultry Sounds of Kathryn White" every Wednesday from 7-9PM at 360North, 360 N. Palm Cyn Drive, Palm Springs.  
LOL Mix June 13th at 849
Hi LOL'ers -
Its been a while! Lets get out and have some fun - join me at Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge in Palm Springs June 13th, from 6-8pm for some fun, drinks, and laughter with a great group of women and friends.
Happy hour drink prices and snacks will be provided. Cost is $10 at the door - this month we are supporting the arts with 100% of proceeds after covering costs going to the Desert Winds Freedom Band, our local LGBT instrumental music group. Desert Winds provides a great means for musicians in our community to join together to create music - they play at local events and functions and also do their own performances throughout the year.
Eight4Nine is located at 849 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Let's get dancing!!
This is a women's only beginning class!

You will learn the fundamentals of leading and following in CW2S.
No experience necessary.
No partner needed.

Step by Step Dance Studio
316 N. Palm Canyon Dr.

Friday June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fee: $5
RSVP: Jan Alden@ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hike June 16th 7:45am
Long Valley Loop up at the Tram. Moderate hike 5miles, 900 feet elevation change. Strenuous if you are not an experienced hiker used to elevation. Tram is $27.00 unless you have a season pass. We take the first tram up. Must carry 2 liters of water and have good hiking shoes or boots. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm
Thursday, June 21, 2018
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Private Residence
will be given once confirmed. Email Bev at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Palm Springs, CA
To attend our Thursday, June 21st. meeting, Members are encouraged to read “ White Houses by Amy Bloom. A novel of the secret, scandalous love of Eleanor Roosevelt and her longtime friend and companion Lorena Hickok, who relates the tale in her own, ...
Get your Boot Scootin' Boogie going @ Chill Bar, Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7:30PM. Two-Step, Waltz and Line Dances.
Sizzling Summer Solstice June 23rd 6:00pm
Saturday, July 7, 2018
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Wang's in the Desert
424 S. Indian Canyon
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Dust off those platforms, locate your bell bottoms and polyester " Hot Stuff " and Let's Dance. Go Go Girls Sultry DJ Angelique spinning tunes to keep your feet on the Dance floor. $10 cover A/C on the patio. This months Retro Dance door entrance...
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Think about becoming a Member @ The Center.
Memberships @ The Center start at $25.00 a year
Your membership fees make a wonderful difference for many women's lives in our LGBT community. Your contributions allow us to distribute groceries to over 250 households each week through our Community Food Bank @ The Center. Membership assists in providing no cost/low cost counseling services to over 50 LGBT clients each week and keeps our classes like 50+Fit, yoga, drawing, bridge and dancing at a low cost. In addition, your fees and donations support our youth suicide-prevention and anti-bullying program in the Palm Springs Unified School District. And remember, your membership entitles you to receive discounts on all classes and workshops at The Center. 
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  • The LGBT Community Center of The Desert

    The McDonald/Wright Building

    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    760.416.7790 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
    EIN # 33-0937301

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