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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!

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* Chris has 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 her Internet marketing program, Chris is 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, her listings have multiple photos and detailed property descriptions two of the most sought after features by online home shoppers.
* Chris provides superior customer service to home buyers with HomeBase In-Touch, her proprietary software, which allows her to respond immediately to inquiries from online buyers interested in any of my listings.

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Upcoming Community Events
Help Palm Springs Fill The Bus And WIN !!!
Help fill the bus with turkeys, non-perishable food and canned goods to benefit
The Community Food Bank @ The Center
Thank You Sunline and KESQ!

Bring your food or cash donations to Ralph's in Smoketree and let's make it a Happy Thanksgiving for local families.
Whole Foods Market
Feeding Local Families
Please help us guarantee families in our community have support and nourishment during the holidays and throughout the year with your donation.

Shop at Whole Foods in Palm Desert (located at 44-459 Town Center Way, Palm Desert, CA 92260) from November 13 through November 19, 2017 and support the work of the Community Food Bank @ The Center
Donate Food and Receive Fine Forgiveness at the Palm Springs
Public Library during the Month of November
It’s that time of year again when the Library allows our customers to donate food to clear some fines; helping our customers as they help others! November is Fine Forgiveness month at the Palm Springs Public Library. Beginning November 1 st and continuing through the end of the month at the main library only, the Library will forgive outstanding fines up to $50 (if not in collection process) in exchange for nonperishable food items which will all be donated to The Community Food Bank @ The Center, in Palm Springs. 

Get your Boot Scootin' Boogie going @ Chill Bar, Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:30PM. 
Two-Step, Waltz and Line Dances.

Join DHS this November for the very first Desert Hot Springs Pride Festival. This event immediately follows two weekends after Palm Springs Pride and marks the last LGBT festival of the year statewide.
At Cabot's Pueblo Museum
Saturday November 18, 2017, 10am - 5pm

Founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is a day meant to memorialize those who have been murdered that year because of transphobia, and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by Transgender communities.
Show your support for the Transgender community on Monday, November 20 between 4PM - 8PM at the Palm Springs City Hall.

A director is desperate to find an actress to play the lead in the classic sadomasochistic tale  Venus in Fur . Into the audition walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress with a strange command of the material. As they work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win. A mysterious, funny, erotic drama that represents yet another departure for the multifaceted David Ives.
. VENUS IN FUR invites both carnal and cerebral excitement ”  - Village Voice

By David Ives
October 25-November 19, 2017
Starring: Angela Sauer and Patrick Zeller
Directed by Ron Celona

Join us for cake and conversation​ on mortality that always includes talk about living well. All are welcome - ​seniors and future seniors.

Saturday November 25, 2017
9:30 - 11:30 AM

Location for this event will be provided when you
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Look for us on Facebook: PALS - Planning Ahead for LGBT Seniors. It's never too soon to plan ahead!
This year, spread the holiday cheer ten-fold at the 23 rd Annual Wreath Auction. Use your talents to create a wreath that can be auctioned in support of two great causes. All wreath sales will be split between the Palm Springs Animal Shelter and The Center. Wreaths will be accepted and displayed @ The Center after November 23 rd .  
Special thanks to Dick Haskamp and Streetbar for their 21 years of hosting the wreath auction, and to John Pascal, Willie Rhine, and the team at Eight4Nine for being the successors of this great event!

Monday, December 4
6PM – 9PM
Eight4Nine, 849 N. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

From Producers Francesca Amari & Clifford Bell, comes a cabaret performance benefitting The LGBT Community Center of the Desert. Featuring Francesca Amari, Mona Caywood, Mandy Kemp, Jane Kinsey, Steve Masterson, Sharon Sills, and Jeff Stewart, enjoy an evening of musical talents and delights at this secret underground showroom and cabaret.

Sunday, November 26
Tickets: $20 (Full Bar & Food Available not included in ticket price)
Doors Open at 6:30pm  Show Begins at 7pm
665 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92264
Reading of Names
The Center invites you to join our community gathering as we honor of the memories of our loved ones lost too soon on Friday, December 1 st @ Noon. 
Later that evening (December 1st.), join Desert AIDS Project as they honor four local “everyday heroes,” including volunteer extraordinaires, Matthew Stocker and Tom Oliver.

Camelot Theatres
5:30PM Reception, 6:30PM Awards Show

Barry Manilow announces "A Gift Of Love IV" to benefit 25 Coachella Valley charities, including yours truly - The Center! Concerts are scheduled for December 12, 13, 15, 16 and 17, and will feature his hit songs and holiday favorites. His past holiday concerts have surprised audiences with a children's choir, Santa Claus, and even snow!

General public and VIP Premium tickets are on sale NOW exclusively online at www.agiftofloveiv.com or by phone at (424) 298-4818. General Public tickets range from $30 to $300. VIP tickets range from $400 to $2000 and include special access and benefits. Be sure to select The LGBT Community Center of the Desert as the Beneficiary!
Toys For Tots
The Center has once again transformed into Santa’s workshop this year as an official Toys for Tots drop-off location! Bring out your inner elf while helping deliver a message of hope to children in our community who may not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season. You can join in the holiday spirit by shopping for some fun, new, unwrapped toys and dropping them by The Center, Monday through Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM. Your gift will ensure there are smiling young faces across the valley!
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, 24 June 2015 17:48

Gray Public Relations & Marketing

As a small boutique public relations and marketing firm, we believe that strategic planning is essential for effective communication, and we provide public relations and marketing strategies, long-range plans, implementation and evaluation.

What characterizes our work is the ability to analyze target markets, develop carefully thought-out strategies and action plans, and then manage, implement, and executive those strategies.

We also believe that planning your message is so important that we strive to keep our pricing extremely competitive.

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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



  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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Join us at the DHS social and Pride in November
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

GENNINE JACKSON FRANCIS will performing at the Riviera this Thursday, and will be at Wang's on Sunday from 6-9PM Nov 26th

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.  
LOL Mixer Nov 15th 6-8PM
Wednesday November 15 from 6-8pm
Join us for the LOL-PS November Women’s Mixer at Evzin Palm Springs, a hip new restaurant and bar located at the Caliente Tropics Hotel. Come to socialize, network, see old friends and make some new ones! Evzin will have happy hour drink prices and light snacks for our group.
The charge is $10 at the door, with 100% of the proceeds going to a local charity – since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, it seemed appropriate to have this mixer benefit those in our community who need food and shelter, so the proceeds will be split between two great local organizations: Find Food Bank and Well In The Desert. Both of these organizations provide food and assistance for those in need here in the Coachella Valley, a worthwhile cause any time of year.
Desert Dyners Bowling Nov 17, 2017
Desert Dyners Lesbian Social Meetup in Palm Springs
Friday, November 17, 2017
5:00 PM
Palm Springs Lanes Bowling
68051 Ramon Road, Cathedral City, CA

Cost Per Game: $3.00 / Cost for Shoes: $2.00
Thanksgiving Potluck Nov 23rd
Kim & Dorien's house 12:30 to 3:30 We eat at 1:00pm. Kim and Dorien supply turkey, dressing and gravy. Everyone else brings a side dish or desert. Potluck signup invites go out later this week. If you are not on the list. email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get on the signup list
Women's Walkabout Talkabout Nov 24th 9am Big Morongo Canyon
Easy 2 mile walk on good walking paths. Lets walk off some of that turkey before we hit the leftovers again.
Text LinkFrom Interstate 10 northwest of Palm Springs, take Highway 62, the "Twentynine Palms Highway." About 10.5 miles north on Highway 62, turn right on East Drive. After about 200 yards, turn left into the Big Morongo Canyon Wildlife Preserve.
We will meet in parking lot at 9am
30 minute drive from Palm Springs

The Mixer is BACK! HerShe Bar Palm Springs presents the WINTER Women's Mixer....Join us for this UpScale Mellow Sweet Event for Women & our Friends! Great Food, AweSOME Space and Lots of Ladies! Come EAT, Laugh & get your Drink On! Background music by our Resident musicologist, Miss DJ temaDancer!!.
This is the Party you want to Arrive Fashionably EARLY to!!
Lesbian Bookclub Social Dec 7th
The next Palm Springs Lesbian Bookclub Social meet-up is being held November 9th a 6PM at a private residence.
The location address will be given upon RSVP. Space is limited to 20 women.
The book will be discussing will be “ Hiding Out” a Lesbian novel by Kay Bigelow.
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(310) 279-7444
Singles Mingle Dec 10th
Please join us for Holiday Brunch and *White Elephant Gift Exchange 
Sunday December 10th - 10- Noon - Trio's Restaurant 
Cost: $26.00 Inclusive LIMITED TO Only 20 RESERVATIONS
Please make your reservations early, we had to commit to Trio's with a credit card, and we will ask you to send a check when we confirm your reservation. 
Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
**** White elephants" are traditionally presents that are undesirable but one cannot turn down: extremely tacky, nearly useless, silly or weird. In white elephant gift exchanges the goal is really to have fun. Most is to give everyone a chance to rid themselves of these tacky gifts—and invariably gain a new one!****
Kate Ullman
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Promoters of Quality Entertainment Events of Interest to Women.
The 45 th  Anniversary Hard Rock Vallarta Resort Vacation
The 45 th  Anniversary Caribbean Cruise
Hard Rock Vallarta Resort- Valued at $5,598 (Deluxe Room) 
Feb. 25-March 4, 2018
For Two People
7 nights of 4 star luxury with spectacular views from every room. All meals and beverages included at six restaurants and 4 bars. 24 hour room service. Transfers from airport to and from the resort. Plus Olivia's signature programming. 

45th Anniversary Caribbean Cruise - Valued at $3998
(Ocean View Stateroom)
April 2-9, 2018
For Two People 
7 nights on board the Celebrity Summit. All meals, taxes, tips and port fees included. Plus a star- studded line-up of entertainment.   
Ports of Call from Ft. Lauderdale:
  • Labadee, Haiti
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
  • St. Lucia, Lesser Antilles
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
Bid on one or both - Bidding Starts at $1800
Auction Ends - Monday, November 20, 2017
Opening Bid $1800
Be sure to include the name of the cruise you are bidding on.
See the current highest bid at
For more information about the Olivia cruises   
The [COR] Project
The [COR] Project - C oming O ut R esearch
Qualitative Nursing Research Study
For: Women of Lesbian Sexual Orientation (LSO)
Status: 5 interviews have been completed! 15+ interviews are still needed...
Interested in helping the advancement of healthcare research for women of LSO? 
Please Contact: Renee Johnson, PhDc, RN, FNP by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via cell phone at (909) 282-3381 .
Thank you for your support!
Women Working in Glass
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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    The McDonald/Wright Building

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

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

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