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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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Whether your pain is chronic or acute, acupuncture can help reduce your pain. Acupuncture can also help sports injuries, post-operative pain, cancer pain, and arthritis, among other ailments. Join Ms. Braun to learn about the most recent studies on acupuncture, and how this non-drug treatment can help significantly reduce pain and increase your ability to function.
EVERYTHING LGBTQ IN THE DESERT IN ONE SPOT

We’re bringing you Info-A-Go-Go, an LGBTQ club and resource fair, featuring organizations across our community, including Outbook Club, Stonewall Golfers, P.A.L.S. in the Desert, Palm Springs Dyke March, and more. Discover where else you might like to get Plugged-IN and INvolved in our community! Meet representatives from large and small groups alike, and start your new year with a new hobby, activity, or interest!
 
FREE
Tuesday, January 23 rd , 2018
3PM – 7PM
TheBank, 383 S. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs
Voted Most Fun Non-Profit Event in the Ultimate Pride List…TWICE (but who's counting?), Red Dress Dress Red is now flying higher than ever at our brand new location: the Palm Springs Air Museum! 

Party on the tarmac with us in your best red wear, and don't be afraid to treat the dance floor like a runway! Whether you're bumpin' and gridin' next to a first-class personality, a cabin crew member, or your favorite local neighbor, you can bet that this will be a one-of-a-kind destination with 1,000 other passengers on board! 

So what are you waiting for? Make this your getaway of the season, and check-in at the Red Dress Dress Red Dance Party!

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Welcome to Whole Foods Market Palm Desert! They are located at the corner of Town Center Way and Highway 111, proudly serving the Coachella Valley. 

Like all Whole Foods Market stores, they are committed to selling the highest quality natural and organic products available, including a variety of local and Non-GMO Project Verified products. They also offer a wide selection of products for special diets.

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OPENING FRIDAY JANUARY 12, 2018
by Pulitzer Prize Winner LANFORD WILSON
Presented by New York's famed Circle Repertory Company, this brilliant, enthralling play has been hailed as a major work by one of our theatre's most important and celebrated writers. Alternately funny and moving, it deals with a group of former student activists and the changes that have been wrought in their lives and attitudes in the years since leaving college.
Get your Boot Scootin' Boogie going @ Chill Bar, Friday, January 26, 2018 at 7:30PM. 
Two-Step, Waltz and Line Dances.
January 17-February 11, 2018
Directed by Ron Celona
Musical Direction by Scott Storr

Two one act musicals take varied looks at romance seekers. The first is a delightful romp through the sexual ennui of turn of the century Vienna based on Schnitzler’s tale The Little Comedy. Act 2 is a modern look at affection and disaffection in a two couple summer house in the Hamptons based on the Jules Renard play Summer Share.

OutBook Club & Mixer
Beginning in January, Desert Outlook magazine launches OutBook Club, supported by the Palm Springs Cultural Center, Just Fabulous and the Palm Springs Public Library. Join Desert Outlook book critic and columnist J. Corbett Holmes to discuss each month’s selection. Each book selection will be announced the previous month in the magazine. The OutBook Club will meet the third Tuesday of each month.
 
To join OutBook, simply pick up and read the first selection, “Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World: Portraits and Revelations,” by opera singer and first-time author Joseph Keckler. Akin to David Sedaris’ work, this diverse essay collection of multi-faceted character studies offers a plethora of clever and queer observations on everyday life.

Tuesday, January 23, 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA

Follow Desert Outlook on Facebook or Twitter for book club updates.
Comedians Shann Carr and Max Mitchell present LA’s hottest LGBT Headliners at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs every Thursday in February, benefiting four causes .
I AN HARVIE – FEBRUARY 1 – BENEFITS TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY COALITION
ALEC MAPA – FEBRUARY 8 – BENEFITS SANCTUARY PALM SPRINGS
ERIN FOLEY – FEBRUARY 15 – BENEFITS JOY SILVER FOR CALIFORNIA SENATE 28th DISTRICT
JIMMY JAMES – FEBRUARY 22 – BENEFITS THE LGBT CENTER
Tickets $25 general admission HERE
All shows start at 7:00PM
JEWEL THAIS-WILLIAMS is the recipient of the L-Fund's 2018 Bobreta Franklin Community Service Award.

The L-FUND AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR award goes to The Women of the Center staff Candice Nichols, Kim Kieler and Alexis Ortega for supporting the L-Fund in our effort to provide financial assistance to lesbians in crisis in the Coachella Valley.

WHEN: Saturday February 17, 5:00 - 9:00 PM
WHERE: Agua Caliente Resort
32-250 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage

$110 before 1/15/18 (at L-Fund.org) For more information call 760-304-8487
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

MISSION, VISION & HISTORY

 

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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.


History
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

WOMEN @ THE CENTER

 

  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 1000+ 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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Women's March Jan 20th
Your resource for what's happening in the valley for LGBT women.
  
Nasty 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

Entertainment
GENNINE JACKSON FRANCIS will performing at the Riviera this Thursday, and will be at Wang's on Sunday from 5-8PM Jan 21st.

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.
Women's Resistance Rally and March Jan 20th

  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Frances Stevens Park
  • 500 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, California 92262

Info-A-Go-Go
EVERYTHING LGBTQ IN THE DESERT IN ONE SPOT

We’re bringing you Info-A-Go-Go, an LGBTQ club and resource fair, featuring organizations across our community, including Outbook Club, Stonewall Golfers, P.A.L.S. in the Desert, Palm Springs Dyke March, and more. Discover where else you might like to get Plugged-IN and INvolved in our community! Meet representatives from large and small groups alike, and start your new year with a new hobby, activity, or interest!
 
FREE
Tuesday, January 23 rd , 2018
3PM – 7PM
TheBank, 383 S. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs
Women's Circle Launch Party
You’re Invited
Saturday, January 27, 2018
2-4 PM
 The Center, 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262, 3rd floor, Room 3
THE WOMEN'S CIRCLE LAUNCH PARTY
This party is to introduce you to a new web site promoting lesbian businesses, non-profit organizations, event planners and the lesbian life style of the Coachella Valley. 
Join us for drinks and appetizers and to kick off 2018 for The Women’s Circle. An organization designed to better connect women in business with the lesbian community. 
 
Lucy and Gail
RSVP by Jan 23
Palm Springs Lesbian Bookclub Social Jan 25th 6-9pm
Meet-Up. January 25th 2018. 6-9PM. Private Residence 
Palm Springs Lesbian Bookclub Social 
 
To attend January’s meeting members should read the Sci Fci Mystery Thriller Novel by American author Dan Brown “ Origin” published in 2017.
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. 
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.
Reservation fee of $ 3.00 due at meeting.
Contact Beverly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lunafest Jan 27th

LUNAFEST®: Short Films By, For, About Women®
  
Soroptimist International of Palm Springs and Diamond Sponsor Barton CPA present LUNAFEST®, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, at the Richards Center for the Arts on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at 10 a.m.

This unique morning of short films highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama and cover topics such as women’s health, body image, relationships, cultural diversity and breaking barriers. A Question and Answer session with Joey Ally, director of Joy Joy Nails, will follow the screening. 

Vagina Monologues Feb 3rd 7:00pm at the Riviera Hotel
All Ticket Proceeds go to support the Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services and the V-Day Global project to end violence against women and girls. 
$27.00

A Special Valentine Evening Feb 14th 5-9pm
L-Fund Gala Feb 17th
JEWEL THAIS-WILLIAMS is the recipient of the L-Fund's 2018 Bobreta Franklin Community Service Award.

The L-FUND AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR award goes to The Women of the Center staff Candice Nichols, Kim Kieler and Alexis Ortega for supporting the L-Fund in our effort to provide financial assistance to lesbians in crisis in the Coachella Valley.

WHEN: Saturday February 17, 5:00 - 9:00 PM
WHERE: Agua Caliente Resort
32-250 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage

$110 before 1/15/18 (at L-Fund.org ) For more information call 760-304-8487
SING, MEADOWLARK March 10th
SING, MEADOWLARK.   A readers play by Ronni Sanlo will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 2pm at the Four Seasons Ballroom , 3800 Four Season's BLVD, Palm Springs 92262. This event will benefit the L-Fund and The Center's women's programs. The great earthquake creates a new island off of the coast of California. Simultaneously, the gene that causes homosexuality is discovered. All who test positive are sent to the new island called Cali. Sing Meadowlark r ecounts the stories of both a young lesbian professional and the older lesbian prime minister from Cali and the challenges of returning to an America that is officially openly hostile to lesbian and gay people.  
 
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
 
Women Working in Glass showing until Mar 5 2018
No Glass Ceiling!
Women Working in Glass, Part 1
Palm Springs Art Museum, Kaplan-Ostergaard Glass Center
 
Women have played an integral part in the American studio glass movement from the beginning, and in today's global world of communication and collaboration, women continue to excel. This exhibition, Part 1 of a series, begins to portray the multiplicity of working styles and concepts that women working in the fluid medium of glass, share with the rest of us. 
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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
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