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Frances Allen’s Desert Roundup -

Lori Sarner It has been said, (sung, actually), that “Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.” The truth of this catchy little verse gets put to the test every July in the Desert as approximately 400 guests (not all English) and their pets (not only dogs, but cats and birds as well) brave triple-digit temperatures to attend the annual mid-summer luncheon gala in support of “Pets on Parade,” held at the pet-friendly Doral Desert Princess Resort in Cathedral City. Read More

Connie Martinson Talks Books

Journey To The Sun: Junipero Serra’s Dream And The Founding Of California (Scribner $30) is a well written book by Gregory Orfalea that tells the story of this famous Franciscan priest. Born 1713, he attended San Bernadino in Petra. In August 1790, Serra set sail for the new world or “New Spain” with the quest to convert the Indians to Catholicism. Read More

Jerry Cutler On Film— ‘Sex Tape’ A Disappointment

Yes, we are in the decades of sexual revolution where sex tapes have catapulted the less talented to stardom. Let me not be the first to tell you that the sexual revolution on the silver screen enabling countless of millions to explore moments of intimate pleasure is better suited for the porn theatres than for main stream theatrical distribution. It is ugly, demeaning, and a blot on the ongoing self-degradation of the once proud American cinema when the likes of Rock Hudson and Doris Day were number one worldwide box office attractions. Read More