Tag Archives: Palm Springs

Palm Springs Area To Get Massive “Weed Campus”

The Desert Sun reports: On Ramon Road in Cathedral City, beams and walls are beginning to frame a structure so big, you could rebuild the Palm Springs Convention Center on top of the same footprint and still have space to spare. This is the future home of Sunniva, a Canada-based medical cannabis company that plans to grow, process and sell …

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LGBT Politicians Take Control Of Palm Springs

The Desert Sun reports: For years — starting with the election of Ron Oden, an openly gay man, in 1995 and then the passage of a domestic partnership ordinance — LGBT voters and their allies had been making slow but steady progress at Palm Springs City Hall. Then in 2008, after the passage of a statewide initiative to ban same-sex …

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TRAILER: Desert Migration

About the documentary: The spotlight shining on the fight against HIV has dimmed in recent years. The virus itself has been downgraded to a ‘chronic condition’. The elderly are, to a certain extent, shuffled into a corner. Aging people with HIV even more so, ignored and forgotten. But they are a reminder not to be complacent. A reminder that HIV …

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CALIFORNIA: Former Rancho Mirage Mayor Scott Hines Commits Suicide

Via the Desert Sun: Former Rancho Mirage Mayor and City Councilman Scott Hines died Saturday night. The Riverside County Coroner’s office confirmed Sunday that Hines, 45, was pronounced dead shortly after 8:20 p.m. in his Palm Springs home. A cause of death was not listed. His biological mother, Cindy Gough Montgomery, wrote about his death in a Facebook posting. “We …

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CALIFORNIA: Anti-Gay Flyer Roils Small Town City Council Campaign

James Mills reports at Frontiers: In mid-February, some Rancho Mirage voters opened their mailboxes to find an anti-gay postcard attacking openly gay Councilmember Scott Hines with the message “Send Hines Packing Back to Palm Springs (where he belongs).” The postcards feature a shirtless picture of Hines with a caption in rainbow-colored lettering that says “No More ‘Fab’ Party Guy Scotty.” …

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Afternoon View – Palm Springs Detritus

Many thanks to all the wonderful and supportive folks I met at Palm Springs Pride! Executive director Ron De Harte and his team delivered a truly flawless series of dizzyingly diverse events over three days and there was just no way to attend all of them, although I think I gave it a pretty good shot. Special shout-out to the …

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Photo Of The Day

So that was very cool. Mine was the first car after Dykes On Bikes. Thanks so much to the many JMG readers who came to the meet-up and who cheered during the parade. If I wasn’t already sunburned, you’d have seen me blushing like crazy. And big thanks to the organizers at Palm Springs Pride. What a perfect day.

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Afternoon View – Palm Springs Tram

When Dr. Jeff suggested that we check out the Palm Springs Tramway today, I looked at the little old hill behind our hotel and said, “Sure, we’ve got time.” What he did not tell me is that the tram climbs 8516 feet from the Coachella Valley floor and up “North America’s sheerest mountain face.” The tram does this WHILE ROTATING. …

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Tomorrow: JMG Meet-Up Palm Springs

Swing by Oscar’s in Palm Springs tomorrow between 8-10PM and meet your fellow JMG readers. There’s a big block party right down the street at the same time, so….convenient! Facebook event page.

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Afternoon View – Palm Springs

Flying into Palm Springs you see endless beige deserts and rolling barren mountains. Then, quite suddenly, the landscape is punctuated by randomly connected squares and rectangles of bright green. Somewhat like this view from my hotel room. It’s hot here! And not just because I ran into a couple of dozen bears at the airport.

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JMG Reader Meet-Up Facebook Page

I made a Facebook event page for the Palm Springs reader meet-up. So you can stalk each other in advance. I’ll post another reminder late next week. Clickity if you can drop by.

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Join Me At Palm Springs Pride

We’ll be holding the meet-up for JMG readers at Oscar’s, which I’m told is right around the corner from the giant Palm Springs Pride block party that night. Thanks very much to Oscar’s for hosting us and to Bud Light for sponsoring our meet-up. Hopefully I won’t get too hammered as I’m scheduled to be princess-waving the next morning. (I’ll …

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Berlin To Headline Palm Springs Pride

Somehow I’ve never seen Berlin, so I’m rather excited about this. Details are here. Trivia: Giorgio Moroder won one of his three Oscars for Berlin’s Take My Breath Away, which was on the Top Gun soundtrack. (His other two were for the score for Midnight Express and for Irene Cara’s title hit from Flashdance.) Here’s Berlin’s 1983 club smash.

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