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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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Flying High – in Photos!
WOW. What a heckuva night! Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, restaurants, and 1000+ folks who helped us ensure a little water wouldn’t rain our red parade last Saturday. It was a truly magical evening for everyone involved, and now you can relive the night with photos! Check out the photos from David A. Lee Photography, Corlyce Photography, and the SocialLight Photobooths.
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The Accounting Office provides all the services that a staffed accountant would, with less of the expense.

  • How do you get your balance sheet to balance?
  • You can't afford a full-time accountant on staff, how can you get all this work done?
  • Why aren't there enough hours in the day?
  • Accrual or Cash?
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Tailored services that can range from general bookkeeping to financial strategic planning, all to fit your needs and budget.
Rice, Beans and Pasta oh my!
The Community Food Bank @ The Center has an URGENT need for
16 oz size rice, pasta and beans .
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Mark your calendars now, and set a reminder to buy your tickets early. You won't want to miss what we'll dream up next year for Red Dress Dress Red 2019 on Saturday, March 9!
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By Tennessee Williams
In one of Tennessee Williams' most haunting pieces of writing, how far will a mother go to preserve her son's reputation? 

March 9 - April 1, 2018

Get your Boot Scootin' Boogie going @ Chill Bar, Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Two-Step, Waltz and Line Dances. $5 Admission
Martin—a hugely successful architect who has just turned fifty—leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and gay teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters.

Adults only. No children under 18 allowed at this performance.

It is ironic that talking about death leaves us feeling good. Join us for cake and conversation.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Address to be provided upon RSVP

Please RSVP in the affirmative by replying to this email or call Rob at 207-446-2523 so we can plan refreshments.

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 6:30 - 9:00pm
Please save this date and help honor these outstanding women! The event is to be held in the Bougainvillea Room at Spencer's Restaurant with a cocktail reception held poolside.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Trans* Community Project & Trans Role Models presents
The fourth annual Transgender Day of Visibility in the Coachella Valley
This year's theme is #transthriving to acknowledge the number of major transgender achievements in the past 12 months. We are strides to transform how people think about gender around the world.

Attend this event on Wednesday, March 28th in the Palm Springs Stadium (across from the Library) to learn about the wonderful programs, activities and resources available to families. Participating organizations will have a booth, each with a craft or game, plus there will be special demonstrations, a bounce house, giveaways, a food truck and more!

This FREE event goes from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Palm Springs Stadium (across from the Library)
Cathedral City’s LGBT Days, scheduled for Easter Weekend, March 30 – April 1, will honor the LGBT community and celebrate the diversity of Cathedral City. The free weekend festival includes an opening night kickoff party, the 4th annual community LGBT Days bed race, live musical performances, outdoor dancing, food, beverages, community booths, pool parties and an after-hours party hosted at CCBC Resort Hotel.
Reunion Project 2.0 will include a community HIV conference consisting of a mix of facilitated discussions, panels, and presentations led by key researchers, advocates, and long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS.

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Annenberg Health Sciences Building at Eisenhower
39000 Bob Hope DR, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

LGBT Outreach
Committee-Town Hall Meeting
Come meet Police Chief Bryan Reyes and join him for a Question and Answer forum

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
From 5:00—7:00 PM
Hyatt Palm Springs
285 N. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs

A Sign Language interpreter will be available.
Stonewall Golfers is hosting its 18th Annual Rainbow Challenge Golf Tournament to benefit The LGBT Community Center of the Desert. Last year the Rainbow Challenge was able to support The Center with a donation of over $2,000; this year they expect to double that.

April 6 - 8, 2018

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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The Center strives to enrich the lives of the LGBTQ community in the Coachella Valley. Women are a vital part of the fabric of the LGBTQ community and the Center is dedicated to enhancing outreach to women and creating programs that engage them. Every week The Center sends out a women's newsletter to 1600+ email addresses informing them of LGBTQ women centric events in the valley. The current news letter is shown below. Be sure to signup and come out and join us 
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LOL Mixer March 14th
Your resource for what's happening in the valley for LGBT women.
Nasty (not really) Women Chatting - Every Thursday
STRONG OPINIONS LOOSELY HELD. 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

GENNINE JACKSON FRANCIS will be performing every Saturday from 6-10pm at the Blu Embers in Omni Rancho Las Palmas.

MONA CAYWOOD is at Streetbar every Wednesday at 9PM

KATHRYN WHITE performs "The Sultry Sounds of Kathryn White" every Wednesday from 7-9PM at 360North, 360 N. Palm Cyn Drive, Palm Springs.  

BOWLING WITH DESERT DYNERS - bowling is on the 3rd Friday of each month at 6:00 pm at Palm Springs lanes on Ramon Road. $10 for games.
The Center food bank has an urgent need for 16oz size rice, pasta and beans.
Prepare, Plan & Protect:
LGBT Estate Planning and Asset Protection in 2017 and Beyond
Begins Tuesday March 27, 2018
Tuesday & Thursdays 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Required textbook for class is Easy Spanish Step-by Step by Barbara Bregstein. Available from Amazon
$80 members - $120 non-members Please note: This is an 10 week course
LOL Mixer March 14 6pm to 9pm.
LOL (Lesbians On Location) mixer will be Wednesday, March 14 from 6-9pm at HARVEY'S BAR AT THE HILTON HOTEL 400 E TAHQUITZ This is an opportunity lesbians to get together, socialize, and make new friends. Also, a table will be set up for any business or event cards, flyers, etc. There will be a charge of $10 at the door (happy hour drink prices and light snacks) and 100% of the money will be donated to a local charity. February's recipient was the Palm Springs Animal shelter which received $620.. 
Women's Walkabout & Hike March 17th
The walk will be Andreas Canyon which is an easy 2 mile loop

Directions: To get to the Palm Springs Indian Canyons, take South Palm Canyon from Highway 111 and drive about two miles to the Indian Canyons tollgate. There are signs posted to help you find your way.After entering the Indian Canyons take the road to the right up to the parking area. We will meet at the trailhead at 8:15am. $9 park entrance fee, $7 for seniors.

Hike is Murray Canyon Trail to Seven (Sisters) Falls is a 3.9 mile out and back moderate trail that features a waterfall.

Join for one or both
Palm Springs Lesbian Bookclub Social March 20 6pm to 8pm
To attend our Wednesday March 20th. meeting, members are encouraged to read “ In Order to Live” by Yeonmi Park . A North Korean Girl’s Journey To Freedom. An eloquent , wrenchingly honest work that vividly represents the plight of many. The caveat to the Lesbian Bookclub Social is that once we read a book, each participant must bring a dish to share from the book or it's location, be creative!

In other words, let’s say the book we’ve read mentions a vacation in Italy (Italian food) or France (French cuisine), NewYork (Deli Food, Hot Dogs from a street vendor on the corner), Chicago (Pizza, Hot Dogs, Italian, Etc). This is what makes this Bookclub fun. If the book mentions several locations or types of food then that’s what we end up with for dishes to share!

Each month, our Lesbian Bookclub Social will offer up not only good company, stimulating conversations but fun food and maybe some delicious dishes. Did I mention an opportunity to engage with other like minded Lesbians....

Because this meeting is held at a private residence, location of meeting will only be given out to those who RSVP.

This Meetup is Limited to 20 Lesbians due to seating availability.

Please understand that if you RSVP and not show, you’ve taken away from someone else that wanted to attend.

April’s Read - Lesbian Novel Month “An Infatuation” by Jennifer Lyndon
May’s Read - Fantasy TBD ?

The month of May book will be Fantasy, so please bring a synopsis of one book that you’d like to read and let’s vote on it. Make sure you have the title, author and its availability as this information will be shared with the group. Reservation fee of $ 3.00 due at meeting.

Equinox Celebration March 24
A Ritual for All Women
A Chapterhouse of the Abbey of Avalon, Inc.
Spring, a time of renewal, rebirth. We open ourselves to new growth.
Ritual: 6:00 pm (doors lock at 6:15)      
Wear Spring Colors if you Wish                               
Bring Spring Flowers in Vases                               
Donations Appreciated                             
And Potluck for 12      
Location: Near Smoketree
Please RSVP for Directions                                                  
Sharon   Text: 310-770-3823                           
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Club Skirts "TheDinah" Weekend
Club Skirts "TheDinah" Weekend Events: The premier women's parties in the desert is offering a discount on weekend passes for locals - $199! (regular $259) You can buy your passes at the welcome party, Wednesday March 28th at the Hilton. www.thedinah.com
Mingle at the Moroccan Modern - Mar 30th 5:30 to 7:30pm
March 30th from 5:30-7:30pm
LOL-PS is teaming up with other local women's event groups to promote
Mingle at the Moroccan Modern, a Benefit for NCLR
How can you take your Dinah Weekend to the next level? Start with a stunning desert showplace, add cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the coolest women in Palm Springs and you’ve got a party! Mingle at the Moroccan Modern is a fundraiser for National Center for Lesbian Rights, brought to you by our generous hosts DeeAnn McCoy and Jackie Thomas and your favorite Palm Springs party organizers: LOL PS/ Marnie Hesson, HerShe Bar Palm Springs, Girls Night Out PS/Pennie Feehan, Lucy and Gail, and LIPS Ladies in Palm Springs. NCLR leaders Kate Kendall and Ruth McFarlane will update us on NCLR's leadership role in the fight to help LGBTQ rights across the country. This exclusive mingle is open to the public with a limited ticket availability, so get your ticket now before they sell out!
$40 online | $50 at the door | Ages 21+
Purchase tickets at www.NCLRights.org/ModernMingle2018
or log on to the NCLR Facebook page
100% of ticket sales from this event will support The National Center for Lesbian Rights. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you there!
Saturday March 31, 2018 "The Players" Ladies Golf Scramble  
8AM Shotgun Saturday, March 31, 2018. Space limited to 144 Gals
Volunteers must arrive at 6:30AM - Players must arrive by 7:15 latest 
Prizes for Lowest Team Score, Closet to the Pin & Line 
Marshmallow and 5 Card Poker Run Sign-Up's & Cash Prizes 
This Year Mulligans will be sold to assist The L Fund
The L-Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization that assists Lesbians in the Coachella Valley to resolve short-term financial crises
The negotiated rate of $75 includes green, cart and range fees, continental breakfast and lunch in the Ballroom
Our location The Beautiful WOODHAVEN COUNTRY CLUB,
41-555 Woodhaven Drive East, Palm Desert, CA
  Our 2016 & 2017 events were sold-out, women were on a waiting list. Sign-up now.. Don't delay.  
Thank you and see you in Sunny Palm Springs!
Check out Facebook / Palm Springs "The Players" Lesbian Golf
Beverly Sweigart (310) 279-7444 - Event Host
More Golf - Dinah Day at Tahquitz March 31st
NCLR 2018 GARDEN PARTY.Tickets and sponsorships are now available for NCLR’s 2018 Palm Springs Garden Party on March 31st!

NCLR's Palm Springs Garden Party
Saturday, March 31st
VIP Champagne Reception | 5:00 p.m. *for sponsors at VIP level and above
Garden Party | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
The Pond Estate, Palm Springs, CA
NCLR will be honoring plaintiffs in Stockman v. Trump, one of the lawsuits challenging the administration’s attempt to ban transgender people from serving in the military. Executive Director Kate Kendell will describe NCLR’s ongoing fight to defend the LGBTQ community and protect the historic legal gains we have achieved together in recent years. NCLR's beloved friends in Palm Springs have been standing shoulder to shoulder with us through the unprecedented challenges of this past year and we can’t wait to be back with you!
Individual tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door. Sponsorship packages start at $250. Sponsorship benefits include: acknowledgement on NCLR website and event collateral, tickets to the Garden Party, and some levels include tickets to a special VIP reception with our honorees.
For questions, contact Event & Campaign Coordinator Margaret Malmquist-West at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 415.365.1314
Lucy & Gail Dancing with the Dinah March 31st
Dinah Shore Weekend
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Three Sixty North Club
360 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs CA 92262
Deejay Jiji Sweet
9pm - 1am
$20 (Includes a free drink) 
2018 Rainbow Golf Challenge
Stonewall Golfers is hosting its 18th Annual Rainbow Challenge Golf Tournament to benefit The LGBT Community Center of the Desert. Last year the Rainbow Challenge was able to support them with a donation of over $2,000; this year we expect to double that.

April 6 - 8, 2018

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

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    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
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