MONICA'S QUILT AND BEAD SHOP

77780 Country Club Drive, Suite C-D, Palm Desert, CA 92211.













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A professionally sharpened knife, when sharpened properly;
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I will pick up, sharpen and return your knives within 24 hours.

As an INTRODUCTORY OFFER; I WILL SHARPEN UP TO 6 OF YOUR BEST
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My Guarantee: If you’re not completely satisfied,
it won’t cost you a dime.

79085 Bermuda Dunes Drive.
Cell number  (760) 289-2606. Bill

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CATHEDRAL CITY HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL·
5th Annual
Cathedral City
Hot Air Balloon Festival
& Food Truck Mash-up
Balloon Rides ~ Balloon Glows ~ Best Food Trucks in
SoCal ~
Concerts ~ Outdoor Market

November 16 - 18, 2018






Join us for three days of fun for the whole family! The events
include balloon tether rides, night time balloon glow, romantic
dinners, musical entertainment, gourmet food, Kids' Zone family-
friendly activities and so much more! We are pleased to partner
with the City of Cathedral City, Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort
and Spa and The Desert Sun to expand the 2018 festival offerings.
This year the Now and Then Car Show, Kite Display and
Fireworks.

We are proud to give back to the community. The SEAthletes
Foundation will receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale of
the Food Truck Mash Up, the celebrity golf tournament and brunch
tickets. The donation will be used to benefit the valley’s youth and
promote recreation at the Salton Sea.

General admission to the Balloon Festival is free; however, tickets
and/or passes are required to participate in certain activities and
access VIP areas.  Fantasy Balloon Flights is family-owned and
operated. We are celebrating our 37th Anniversary of operating hot
air balloon services in the Coachella Valley and hope you will enjoy
the 5th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival!
Steve & Cindy Wilkinson
Fantasy Balloon Flights, Est. 1981

Click
here for all information
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LIFE IS GOOD IN BERMUDA DUNES
COUNTY
INFORMATION:

Bermuda Dunes
Community Council
Meets the 2nd Thursday
every other month

Supervisor PEREZ office
Victoria Llort
760 863 8211
VLlort@rivco.org

Sheriff's Department
Lt. Jeff Buompensiero
760 863 8990
jbuompen@
riversidesheriff.org

California Highway Patrol
Office Phil Watkins
760 772 5300

Cal Fire
Battalion Chief
Eddy Moore
760 540 1878
eddy.moore@fire.ca.gov

Code Enforcement
Michael Bowles
Direct No 951-600-6233
mebowles@rivco.org

Bermuda Dunes Community
Center/Desert Rec
Adam Encinas
760 564 9921
AEncinas@drd.us.com

Bermuda Dunes Airport




79880 Avenue 42, Bermuda
Dunes, CA 92203 ·
PH: (760) 345-2558
AGoodwyn@
BermudaDuesAirport.org

Myoma Water Co
Mark Meeler
General Manager
Myoma Dunes Water
Company
79050 Avenue 42
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
760-772-1967  Office
760-345-9761  FAX

GRAFFITI HOTLINE
Desert
1-888-472-3488

All other areas of the County
1-951-955-3333

Riverside County Waste
Resources




Waste Management has a
roadside cleanup program
in the Riverside County
they can be reached at
951-955-6899

Union Pacific RR
Critical Need Phone #
888 877 7267

ILLEGAL DUMPING
1 393 3344 NOT
USEFUL INFO
ABOUT BDSA AND
BDCA
Board Members
Bermuda Dunes Security
Association

Robert Nagles-- Vice President
Chris Hogan-- Treasurer
John Thiele-- Secretary
Don Keprta-- Director
Michael Tanner-- Director
Jack Fox - Director
Robert Nelson - Director

BDSA Meeting
4th Thurs. of every month

BDSA BULLETIN
CLICK
HERE

BDSA
Responsibilities
:

Bermuda Dunes Security
Association (BDSA) is
responsible for streets
(potholes, cracks, street
drainage and dry wells),
Security entry/exit, patrol
vehicles, cable TV
agreement, fee collection
& payment, gates & gate
lights, medians, walls,
guardhouses and all
street/gate signage.

BDSA is managed by
Desert Resort Mgmt
Contact:
John Walters-Clark
760 346 1161

BDSA RULES AND REGS

The Admin Office is open
Monday thru Friday for
questions and concerns.

Resident Login System
is handled by DRM

Admin hours are as follows:

Monday 9 -5
Tuesday 9 - 5
Wednesday 9 - 5
Thursday10-6  
Friday 9 - 5
Saturday Closed         
Sunday Closed

If this is urgent, please
contact Security at:

Telephone Numbers:

Main Gate: 760-360-1322
Main Gate #1
Glass Gate #2
Administration #3

Bermuda Dunes
Home Owner's
Association
Meets
Third Tuesday at
6:00 p.m. each month

EXCEPT AUGUST
Adm Bldg
4:30 PM

President   Charlie Bishop
Vice President. Brett Coor
Secretary. Janet McMurtrey
Board member Kristy Parmelee
Treasure. Mike Soran

Joint Committee Representatives
are Janet McMurtrey and Brett
Coor
s

BDCA is managed by
Desert Resort Mgmt
Contact:
John Walters-Clark
760 346 1161

CC&Rs for BDSA

Here is what
BDCA is
responsible for:

Bermuda Dunes
Community Association
(BDCA) is responsible for
most problems relating to
property owner's home
and lot, dogs,
landscaping, pool
draining, trash cans,
fountains and landscaping
at the main gate.

The Architectural
Committee reports to the
Community Board

Dues are $100 per year
and are payable in
January in lump sum

Architectural Committee
responsibilities

A.  THE MISSION:  As representatives of each
Homeowner, members of the Architectural
Control Committee (ACC), are volunteer
community members.  The ACC, as
established in the CC&R’s, has been charged
with the mission to oversee that each lot and
dwelling within the Community is developed
and maintained in a manner compatible with
its standard aesthetics and quality.

B.  ALL IMPROVEMENTS:  The ACC has the
responsibility to approve or to reject all plans
for real property improvements on all lots
within any subdivision of the Community, and
all properties owned by the Bermuda Dunes
Community Association and Bermuda Dunes
Security Association, prior to commencement
of construction of that improvement.

C. RESPONSIBILITY: The ACC’s goal is to
foster careful design in furtherance of its
responsibility to represent each Homeowner
in the preservation of the architectural and
landscaping aesthetics and character of the
homes within the Community and to monitor,
according to its authority for interpretation,
enforcement of BDCA’s governing
documents.  Utilizing and interpreting the
Guidelines, the ACC will consider the
aesthetic and functional aspects of each
design, including placement of buildings,
landscaping, exterior finishes and materials,
height and bulk, orientation of site lines, etc.  
In addition, the ACC will consider the effect of
the proposed improvement on neighboring
properties and the Community as a whole.

D.  LIMITATION OF RESPONSIBILITY:  The
ACC is not responsible for reviewing nor shall
its approval of any plan or design be deemed
approval of any structural safety or
conformance with building or other codes. The
ACC assumes no responsibility for the
structural or mechanical soundness of
approved designs.

E.  RECORDS:  Records of ACC approvals or
actions will be kept on file, by Tract or Unit
and by Lot number, at the office of the BDCA.

F.  AUTHORITY:  Submissions are required
directly from homeowners, regardless that
they may reside in sub-communities that may
have their own architectural review boards,
guidelines and committees.  The BDCA-ACC
has final authority for approval of projects as
outlined herein. No submittals will be
accepted from sub-community boards or
committees, unless submission is for
common area projects within the sub-
community.

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A HUGE thank you to all of those decorated golf carts, cars
and trucks for showing up with so much candy and other
wonderful gifts for the almost 1,000 people who showed
up at our 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat.

I can tell you that there is nothing more rewarding than
these sweet little smiling faces.









































































































Thanks Bermuda Dunes for a job well done!
Please do your own due
diligence when selecting a
doctor.

Top Doctors 2018 Directory

The following is Palm Springs Life’s
Top Doctors 2018 Directory in
partnership with Castle Connolly
Medical Ltd., a health care research
and information company founded in
1991 by a former medical college
board chairman and president to help
guide consumers to America’s
leading physicians, specialists,
researchers, and hospitals.

ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY
Sean A. Barlow, M.D.
San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital
41990 Cook St., F Bldg., Ste.
2008
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-674-9777
Addiction/Substance Abuse

ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY
Gary I. Greenwald, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
72855 Fred Waring Drive, Ste.
C20
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-341-9777
Nasal Allergy, Allergy & Asthma,
Pulmonary Disease, Clinical
Trials

Sam J. Weiss, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit
Bldg., Ste. 303
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-2070
Asthma & Allergy, Pediatric
Allergy & Immunology, Sinusitis,
Anaphylaxis

CARDIAC
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY
Hetal R. Bhakta, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center/
Desert Heart Rhythm
Consultants
1100 N. Palm Canyon Drive,
Ste. 206
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-883-1600
Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation,
Pacemakers/Defibrillators

Andrew M. Rubin, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Atrial Fibrillation,
Pacemakers/Defibrillators,
Arrhythmias

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
A Mohammad Abid, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / John F.
Kennedy Memorial Hospital /
The Heart Institute 
Medical
Center
81709 Dr. Carreon Blvd., Ste. A1
Indio, CA 92201
760-863-4666
Interventional Cardiology

Michael Bagheri, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center / CURE
Cardiovascular Consultants
555 Tachevah Drive, Ste. 1W202
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-323-2174

Leon A. Feldman, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation,
Cardiac Electrophysiology

Damon E. Kelsay, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Echocardiography

Lester D. Padilla, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642

Philip J. Patel, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Nuclear Cardiology,
Echocardiography, Cardiac
Imaging, Heart Failure

Eric M. Sontz, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Heart Attack, Nuclear
Cardiology, Colon & Rectal
Surgery

Scott Gering, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Mike & Jan
Salta Health Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Floor 2,
Ste. A
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-837-8601
Laparoscopic Surgery, Colon &
Rectal Cancer & Surgery

DERMATOLOGY
Pamela Broska, M.D.
West Dermatology
72785 Frank Sinatra Drive, Ste.
101
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-969-5900
Mohs Surgery, Cosmetic
Dermatology, Laser Surgery

Timothy M. Jochen, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Contour
Dermatology & Cosmetic
Surgery Center
42600 Mirage Road
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-423-4000
Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer,
Cosmetic Dermatology, Hair
Restoration/Transplant

Timothy F. Richardson, M.D.
Mirage Dermatology
36867 Cook St., Ste. 101
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-341-1999
Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer

Wendy E. Roberts, M.D.
35280 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 105
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-4262
Cosmetic Dermatology, Geriatric
Dermatology,
Dermatopathology, 
Kybella for
under-chin fat

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY
Jerry Y. Chang, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Imaging Center / Lucy Curci
Cancer Center, 
Lower Level
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-674-3850
Interventional Radiology

Mehran K. Elly, M.D., Ph.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Imaging Center / Lucy Curci
Cancer Center, 
Lower Level
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-674-3850
Interventional Radiology,
Cardiovascular Imaging

John Francis Feller, M.D.
Desert Medical Imaging 74785
Highway 111, Ste. 101
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760-776-8989
Musculoskeletal Imaging,
Orthopaedic Imaging, Body
Imaging, Sports Medicine
Radiology

Brian K. Herman, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Imaging Center / Lucy Curci
Cancer Center, 
Lower Level
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-1251
Interventional Radiology,
Neuroradiology, Endovascular
Surgery

Marla R. Lander, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Comprehensive Cancer Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E150
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4700
Mammography, Breast Imaging

ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES,
& METABOLISM
Elke Jost-Vu, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates
72780 Country Club Drive, B
Bldg., Ste. 205
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-321-5257
Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders,
Pituitary Disorders

FAMILY MEDICINE
Frank B. Arian, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health/ Victory
Physicians
490 S. Farrell Drive, Ste. C104
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-327-8755

Christopher J. Faux, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ First California Physician
Partners
35800 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 225
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-673-7010

Julia Lo Martin, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Argyros
Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7300
Concierge Medicine

Gregory A. Pecchia, D.O.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Argyros
Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7300

Stephen Ross Steele, D.O.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Argyros
Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7300
Primary Care Sports Medicine

David H. Stoltzman, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Wright
Bldg., Ste. 409
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0663
Geriatric Medicine

Murray D. Taylor, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39300 Bob Hope Drive, Bannan
Bldg., Ste. 1105
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-3379

GASTROENTEROLOGY
Adewale B. Ajumobi, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates
39700 Bob Hope Drive,
Hirschberg Bldg, Ste. 101
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-2882
Endoscopy & Colonoscopy

Gary Annunziata, D.O.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Gastroenterology Consultants
35900 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 275
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-321-2500

Mehrdad Asgeri, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Oasis Advanced
Gastroenterology
1100 N. Palm Canyon Drive,
Ste. 214
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-699-7607
Colonoscopy, Inflammatory
Bowel Disease/Crohn’s, Gastric
& Esophageal Disorders

Geoffrey D. Block, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
GI 
Specialty Clinic
39700 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 101
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-2882
Endoscopic Ultrasound, Liver
Disease, Pancreatic & Biliary
Disease,
Colonoscopy/Polypectomy

Anh T. Duong, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Gastroenterology Consultants
35900 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 275
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-321-2500

GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY
Mark C. Genesen, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Mike & Jan
Salta Health Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Floor 2
Rancho Mirage CA 92555
760-733-4383
Gynecologic Cancers

Ernest S. Han, M.D., Ph.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ City of Hope National Medical 

Center / Comprehensive Cancer
Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4800
Gynecologic Cancers, Robotic
Surgery

HAND SURGERY
Eric L. Freedman, M.D.
John F. Kennedy Memorial
Hospital / Eisenhower Health /
Desert Hand Associates
36951 Cook St., Ste. 102
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-342-8444
Hand & Upper Extremity
Surgery, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel
Syndrome

Stephen J. O’Connell, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Orthopedic Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Harry &
Diane Rinker Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2684
Upper Extremity Surgery, Carpal
Tunnel Syndrome, Rotator Cuff
Surgery

INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Shubha J. Kerkar, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health /
Comprehensive 
Cancer Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-
416-4921
HIV/AIDS, Infectious Disease

Bachir K. Younes, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Younes
Medical
36923 Cook St., Ste. 103
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-636-1336
HIV, Wound Care, Lyme
Disease, Tuberculosis

INTERNAL MEDICINE
Paul A. Biskar, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
41750 Rancho Las Palmas
Drive, Ste. C4
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0600

Mary Ann Howell, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Probst
Bldg., Ste. 317
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-3611
Concierge Medicine

Hessam Mahdavi, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Argyros
Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7220
Integrative Medicine

Mustaqeem A. Qazi, M.D.
82013 Dr. Carreon Blvd., Ste. C
Indio, CA 92201
760-863-0138

John D. Stansell, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Eisenhower
Primary Care
4791 E. Palm Canyon Drive,
Ste. 200
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760-834-7950
AIDS/HIV

INTERVENTIONAL
CARDIOLOGY
Andrew D. Frutkin, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Coronary Artery Disease, Heart
Valve Disease, Cardiac Imaging

Ghassan M. Kazmouz, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Coachella
Valley Cardiology
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. W304
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-322-9562
Angioplasty & Stent Placement,
Coronary Artery Disease

Puneet Khanna, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642

Khoi Minh Le, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Cardiac Catheterization,
Angioplasty & Stent Placement,
Peripheral Vascular Disease,
Preventive Cardiologyy

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY
Murthy V. Andavolu, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / John F.
Kennedy Memorial Hospital /
Eisenhower Medical Associates /
Lucy Curci Cancer Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-770-4034
Cancer Genetics, Cancer
Immunotherapy

Elber S. Camacho, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ City of Hope National Medical 

Center / Comprehensive Cancer
Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4800
Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple
Myeloma

Luke P. Dreisbach, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Hematology-Oncology Medical
Group
39800 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. C
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-3613

Philip B. Dreisbach, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Hematology-Oncology Medical
Group
39800 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. C
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-3613
Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer,
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s,
Ovarian Cancer

Coty P. Ho, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ John F. Kennedy Memorial
Hospital / Comprehensive 

Cancer Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4749
Gastrointestinal Cancer, Solid
Tumors

Amy Law, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Hematology-Oncology Medical
Group
39800 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. C
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-3613
Head & Neck Cancer, Neuro-
Oncology, Hematology

Maria Iliana Popescu, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Eisenhower Desert Cancer Care
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-7655

David E. Young, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Hematology-Oncology Medical
Group
39800 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. C
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-3613
Hematology

NEPHROLOGY
David M. Alderman, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Desert
Nephrology
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. W303
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4819

Rodolfo R. Batarse, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Kidney Care
71511 Highway 111, Ste. H
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-2200

Narendra S. Chandrashekar,M.
D.
Eisenhower Health / 
John F.
Kennedy Memorial Hospital /
Kidney Institute of the Desert /
Coachella Valley Nephrology
43576 Washington St., Ste. 100
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-360-4433

Bryan L. Stone, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Desert
Nephrology
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. W303
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4819
Hypertension, Transplant
Medicine-Kidney, Nutrition

NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY
Shahin Etebar, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Spine & Neurosurgical
Institute
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E317
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-346-8058
Spinal Surgery

Farhad Limonadi, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Neurosurgical Associates
72780 Country Club Drive, Ste.
A104
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-837-8020
Brain & Spinal Surgery, Spinal
Surgery—Complex, Brain
Tumors

Alfred Shen, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Neurosurgical Associates
72780 Country Club Drive, Ste.
A104
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-837-8020
Spinal Surgery

Javed Siddiqi, M.D.
Institute of Clinical Orthopedics
& Neuroscience
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. W214
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4511
Skull Base Surgery, Spinal Cord
Surgery

NEUROLOGY
Antoine J. Elhajjar, M.D.
Desert Neurology & Sleep
41990 Cook St., Ste. A101
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-340-0528
Sleep Disorders, Headache,
Epilepsy, Movement Disorders

Bhagwan I. Moorjani, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Hope Neurologic Center
79440 Corporate Center Drive,
Ste. 108
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-514-0166
Pediatric Neurology, Clinical
Neurophysiology, Neurological
Imaging, 
Nerve Injuries

Reza Nazemi, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39000 Bob Hope Drive,
Kiewit Bldg., Ste. 308
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-341-3400

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
Lisa M. Bodon, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Desert
Valley
OB/GYN
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. 425 E
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-778-1011
Gynecology only

Karen H. Donley, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Women’s
Health at Argyros 
Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7220
Gynecology Only

Christine L. Griswold, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit
Bldg., Ste. 405
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-4343

Les J. Gurwitt, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center / Fleur
Women’s Health
72780 Country Club Drive, Ste.
A103
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-779-5511
Women’s Health, Gynecology
Only

Enrique G. Jacome, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center / Fleur
Women’s Health
72780 Country Club Drive, Ste.
A103
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-779-5511
Robotic Hysterectomy, Minimally
Invasive Surgery, Pelvic
Reconstruction

Toni L. Long, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Women’s
Health at Argyros Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7220
Gynecology Only, Menopause
Problems, Sexual Dysfunction

OPHTHALMOLOGY
Clifford O. Brown, M.D.
John F. Kennedy Memorial
Hospital / Eisenhower Health
82013 Dr. Carreon Blvd., Ste. H
Indio, CA 92201
760-200-9909
Diabetic Eye
Disease/Retinopathy, Cataract
Surgery, Macular Degeneration

Clement K. Chan, M.D.
Southern California Desert
Retina Consultants
36949 Cook St., Ste. 101
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-340-2394
Retina/Vitreous Surgery, Retinal
Disorders

Robert B. Guss, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ The Vision Professionals
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. 130
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-320-7051
Corneal Disease & Surgery

Camille M. Harrison, M.D.
Coachella Valley Retina
72301 Country Club Drive, Ste.
108
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-895-1993
Retina/Vitreous Surgery, Diabetic
Eye Disease/Retinopathy, Macular
Degeneration

Jennifer I. Hui, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / El Centro
Regional Medical Center / The
Eyelid Institute
41990 Cook St., F Bldg., Ste.
1007
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-610-2677
Oculoplastic & Reconstructive
Surgery, Eyelid
Surgery/Blepharoplasty

Bart P. Ketover, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Milauskas 

Eye Institute
72057 Dinah Shore Drive, Ste. D
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-3937
Cataract Surgery, Intraocular
Lens

Steven G. Lin, M.D.
Southern California Desert
Retina Consultants
36949 Cook St., Ste. 101
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-340-2394
Retina/Vitreous Surgery, Macular
Disease/Degeneration, Retinal
Disorders

Harry Marshak, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Coachella
Valley Retina
74075 El Paseo, Ste. D2
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-341-2551
Cosmetic Surgery-Face & Eyes,
Eyelid Cosmetic &
Reconstructive Surgery

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
James A. Bell, M.D., Ph.D.
Eisenhower Health / 
Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Orthopedic Center
151 S. Sunrise Way, Ste. 500
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-568-2684
Trauma, Sports Medicine, Joint
Replacement

David W. Duffner, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health
71511 Highway 111, Ste. A
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-2600
Spinal Surgery, Joint
Replacement

David A. Friscia, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Orthopedic Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Harry &
Diane Rinker Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2684
Foot & Ankle Surgery—
Complex, Ankle Replacement &
Revision, Charcot Foot, Sports
Injuries—Foot & Ankle

Patrick St. Pierre, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Orthopedic Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Harry &
Diane Rinker Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2684
Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder
Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder
Surgery, Sports Injuries

A. David Tahernia, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Orthopedic Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Harry &
Diane Rinker Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2684
Spinal Surgery

OTOLARYNGOLOGY
B. Maya Kato, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / The Ear
Institute
36867 Cook St., Ste. 103
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-565-3900
Skull Base Surgery, Balance
Disorders, Cochlear Implants

Eric A. Nash, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / La Quinta
ENT
78370 Highway 111, Ste. 160
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-771-4242
Sinus Disorders/Surgery, Voice
Disorders

Qing Tian, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ First California Physician
Partners Otolaryngology
47647 Caleo Bay Drive Ste. 210
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-771-1000
Head & Neck Surgery

Majid Torabi, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Cities Allergy &
Otolaryngology
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Probst
Bldg., Ste. 202
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-1788
Sinus Disorders/Surgery, Allergy

Quinten M. VanderWerf, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert Ear,
Nose & Throat
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Wright
Bldg., Ste. 301
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-4566
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive
Surgery, Nasal Surgery

Mark D. Wilson, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert Ear,
Nose & Throat
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Ste.
301, Wright Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-4566

PAIN MEDICINE
C. Edward Anderson Jr., M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Desert Pain Care Medicine
Group
36915 Cook St., E Bldg., Ste.
102
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-969-5200
Pain — Interventional
Techniques

Mark Bouffard IV, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / 
Pain &
Spine Center 
of the Desert
72650 Fred Waring Drive, Ste.
214
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-776-7999
Pain-Chronic, Pain-
Musculoskeletal, Arthritis

Lee W. Erlendson, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Rancho
Mirage Pain Associates
39300 Bob Hope Drive Bannan
Bldg., Ste. 1203
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-3075
Pain Management

Roland D. Reinhart, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39700 Bob Hope Drive Ste. 202
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-341-2360
Pain Management, 
Pain-Back

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY
Aijaz Hashmi, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Loma Linda University Medical
Center
555 E. Tachevah Drive 2W
Bldg., Ste. 105
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-318-8100
Congenital Heart Disease —
Adult, Fetal Echocardiography

PEDIATRICS
M. Nieves Gutierrez-Go, M.D.
Valley Children’s 
Medical Center
80495 Highway 111
Indio, CA 92201
760-347-2887

Alexander A. Villarasa, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Desert Valley Pediatrics
1801 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way,
Ste. 102
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-327-5900

PHYSICAL MEDICINE &
REHABILITATION
David R. Clawson, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Dolores
Hope 
Outpatient Clinic
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-834-7870
Stroke Rehabilitation,
Musculoskeletal Injuries,
Electrodiagnosis, 
Sports
Medicine

PLASTIC SURGERY
Scott M. Aaronson, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health
1221 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-325-5255
Cosmetic Surgery — Breast,
Facial Rejuvenation, Liposuction
& Body Contouring, Cosmetic
Surgery — Face & Body

Ritu R. Chopra, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Cedars-
Sinai Medical Center / Plastic
Surgery Institute
71949 Highway 111, Ste. 300
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2211
Facelift, Breast Revision, Breast
Reconstruction, Breast
Augmentation

Andrew J. Hayduke, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Eisenhower Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit
Bldg., Ste. K206
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-341-6996
Cosmetic Surgery — Face,
Breast, Eyelid Surgery,
Liposuction & Body Contouring

Andrew P. Ordon, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Cedars-
Sinai Medical Center / Plastic
Surgery Institute
71949 Highway 111, Ste. 300
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2211
Facelift, Breast Revision, Breast
Reconstruction, Breast
Augmentation

Suzanne M. Quardt, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
70017 Highway 111, Ste. 1
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-324-2660
Cosmetic Surgery — Breast,
Liposuction & Body Contouring

Mark V. Sofonio, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit
Bldg., Ste. 407
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-341-5555
Cosmetic Surgery — Face &
Body, Skin Laser Surgery,
Liposuction, Reconstructive
Plastic Surgery

Judith B. Zacher, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39300 Bob Hope Drive Bannan
Bldg., Ste. 1106
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-5774
Breast Cosmetic &
Reconstructive Surgery,
Liposuction & Body Contouring,
Cosmetic Surgery-Face

Mohammed Zakhireh, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / 
Cosmetic
Surgery Institute of Palm Desert
73710 Alessandro Drive, Ste. A1
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-837-0364
Cosmetic Surgery — Face &
Body, Breast Augmentation,
Liposuction & Body Contouring

PSYCHIATRY
Ihor Galarnyk, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Loma Linda
University Medical Center, East
Campus
41990 Cook St., Ste. 2003
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-341-8341
Addiction/Substance Abuse,
Geriatric Psychiatry

PULMONARY DISEASE
Ronald E. Sneider, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Eisenhower Pulmonary & Sleep
Specialty Clinic
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Wright
Bldg., Ste. 201
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-834-3564
Sleep Disorders, Lung Disease

Ziad A. Tannous, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. W208
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-323-4416
Lung Disease, Airway Disorders

Shahriyar Tavakoli, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Pulmonary & Sleep Specialty
Clinic
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Wright
Bldg., Ste. 201
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-834-3564
Critical Care, Interventional
Pulmonology

RADIATION ONCOLOGY
Peter Greenberg, M.D.
21st Century Oncology
40055 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. B
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-202-3946
Lung Cancer, Gynecologic
Cancers

Judy M. Jackson, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ City of Hope National Medical
Center / Comprehensive Cancer
Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4800
Gynecologic Cancers,
Gastrointestinal Cancer,
Prostate Cancer, 
Breast Cancer

Monica M. Khanna, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Lucy Curci Cancer Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-674-3600

Theodore D. Masek, M.D.
Redlands Community Hospital /
21st Century Oncology
77840 Flora Road
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-200-8777
Prostate Cancer

REPRODUCTIVE
ENDOCRINOLOGY/INFERTILITY
Maher A. Abdallah, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / American
Reproductive Centers
1199 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-346-4334
Infertility — IVF, Polycystic
Ovarian Syndrome,
Preimplantation Genetic
Diagnosis

RHEUMATOLOGY
Maria W. Greenwald, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Medical Advances
72855 Fred Waring Drive, Ste.
A6
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-341-6800
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Kam A. Newman, M.D.
Eisenhower Medical Center /
Eisenhower Medical Associates
Mike & Jan Salta Health Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Floor 1
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-837-8569

SURGERY
Ramy A. Awad, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Desert
Surgical & Bariatric Specialists
555 E. Tachevah Drive, Ste. 2W-
107
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-866-0024
Bariatric/Obesity Surgery

Bobby S. Bhasker-Rao, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Parkview
Community Hospital Medical
Center / Lite Life Surgery
35900 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 205
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-778-5220
Gastric Bypass Surgery,
Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally
Invasive Surgery, Hernia

David M. Hyams, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Surgical Oncology
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit
Bldg., Ste. 207
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-3311
Breast Cancer, Endocrine
Cancers, Gastrointestinal
Cancer, Cancer Surgery

Janet K. Ihde, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health/
Comprehensive Cancer Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E150
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4915
Breast Cancer & Surgery,
Melanoma, Thyroid Cancer &
Surgery

THORACIC & CARDIAC
SURGERY
Eric R. Presser, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ FCPP Surgical Associates
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E421
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-424-8224
Minimally Invasive Thoracic
Surgery, Lung Cancer, Video
Assisted Thoracic Surgery
(VATS)

Joseph W. Wilson Jr., M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic
39000 Bob Hope Drive,
Kiewit Bldg., Ste. 108
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-4330
Cardiothoracic Surgery,
Minimally Invasive Heart Valve
Surgery, Minimally Invasive
Thoracic Surgery

UROLOGY
John R. Faulkner, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
72780 Country Club Drive, C
Bldg., Ste. 302
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-4299
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Jeffrey H. Herz, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Urologic Institute of the Dessert
39000 Bob Hope Drive,
Kiewit Bldg., Ste. 401
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-1882
Prostate Cancer, Pediatric
Urology

Elliot B. Lander, M.D.
Rancho Mirage Medical Center
72780 Country Club Drive, C
Bldg., Ste. 301
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-776-0040
Interstitial Cystitis, Hormonal
Disorders

Gary Leifer, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Walsh
Urology Associates
72057 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-7191

Michael A. Sanford, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Urology Specialty Clinic
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Wright
Bldg., Ste. 412
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-8555
Prostate Cancer, Incontinence,
Kidney Cancer, Erectile
Dysfunction

Brad A. Wolfson, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
555 E. Tachevah Drive, Bldg.
2W Ste. 101,
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-320-6005
Prostate Benign Disease,
Kidney Stones, Prostate Cancer,
Pediatric Urology

VASCULAR SURGERY
Alan E. Williamson, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Center Department of
Vascular Surgery
39300 Bob Hope Drive, Salta
Bldg., Floor 2
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-837-8601

Son Ha Yu, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Vein & Vascular Institute
71780 San Jacinto Drive, I Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-3461
Varicose Veins, Endovascular
Surgery, Vein Disorders,
Peripheral Vascular Disease
National Date Festival

Please save the dates for the 2019 Fair – February 15-24!

A big thank you to all of the patrons, sponsors, volunteers and staff
who made the 2018 Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival
a success! Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s continued support as
Presenting Sponsor was vital to the Fair’s success; a tremendous
thank you to them for their ongoing partnership.
The 2018 Fair had a star-studded performer lineup. Back by
popular demand was WAR who had the crowd grooving in their
seats. Country star Chase Rice and Los Rieleros Del Norte also
performed at the Fair and pleased the crowds!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Save the Date!
2018-2019 Calendar
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens offers unique events and
activities year-round for both members and visitors! Use our events
calendar to make your next visit even more enriching and fun.


GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
CROSSROADS OF CONSERVATION
November 3 | 9am - 12pm
Official grand opening of the new entrance with live entertainment,
light refreshments and free gifts.
zoocamp











November 3, 2018
9am - 12pm
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is excited to unveil and
officially greet guests through its new entrance on Saturday,
November 3, 2018 from 9 am to noon. The opening celebration
includes live entertainment and light refreshments and a free gift to
the first 1,000 guests through the gate (while supplies last).

Attendees will be welcomed into the Patti and Jack Grundhofer
Plaza with palm-lined walkways and new guest service amenities.
This beautiful complex completes the first of a three-phase
construction project funded through The Living Desert’s Pride of
the Desert capital campaign.

Known as Grundhofer Plaza, the entrance includes a variety of
innovative features enhancing the visitor’s experience, including
self-service kiosks for ticket and tour purchases. Entrance for Zoo
members and online ticket purchasers can take advantage of the
new scan-and-go entry system. For those interested in
membership, train and animal adoptions, private and group tours,
or private parties, a dedicated guest relations office will be open
during regular park hours.

The Welcome Center serves as a pivotal stop where guests can
discover the exciting activities happening throughout the day and
plan their visit by watching the state-of-the-art video wall. They can
also relax under magnificent 50-foot fever trees in the Living
Legacy Endowment Garden. This Garden recognizes the
generosity of donors who have made gifts to The Living Desert’s
permanent endowment fund, which provides a continuing and
growing base of financial support, ensuring this treasured resource
will continue for generations to come. The new Suzan and Bill
Appel Gift Shop gives attendees the opportunity to purchase from a
unique collection of souvenirs, Zoo-branded merchandise, gifts,
books, as well as timeless memorabilia.

The completion of the plaza, gift shop, and endowment garden is
the culmination of the first phase of The Living Desert’s Crossroads
of Conservation, a $30 million capital improvement and park
expansion that provides visitors the opportunity to interact with and
learn about the world’s desert wildlife. Future plans include new
animal habitats to tell the conservation stories of lions, rhinoceros
and hyena, plus a modern, indoor event space.







ZOOCAMP*
Fall, Winter and Summer Sessions
Explore natural habitats, encounter exotic animals, discover
scientific concepts and have the most fun under the desert sun!








WILDLIGHTS*
Select Nights November & December
6pm - 9pm
Light up the holidays with over a million twinkling lights.


BRUNCH AT THE ZOO*
November 17 | December 15 | January 12
March 16 | March 30
10am - 12pm
Don't miss your chance to experience Brunch at the Zoo - only at
The Living Desert.


MILDLY WILD NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY*
December 31 | 6pm - 10pm
Don't miss the Mildest, yet Wildest party of the year - Cruise into
2019 with a 50's sock-hop theme.
BERMUDA DUNES COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING

NOVEMBER 6TH, THURSDAY

Starts Promptly at 6:00 PM

Avenue 42 and Yucca Lane - Agenda Below

Come and meet your Council members
NEWS FROM THE BERMUDA DUNES CC
CARD GROUPS

MONDAY - SAMBA AND SUPER SAMBA
Sign In 10:45 AM - Play 11:00 AM

If interested contact Susan Harris
dsrt2sea@gmail.com









FRIDAY - HKF AND SAMBA
Sign in 10:45 AM - Play 11:00 AM

If interested contact Donna Nelson
dhateasystreet@msn.com

TUESDAY - BRIDGE

Weekly Bridge game on Tuesdays in the ladies card room.
9:00 am till noon.

Even if you have not played in years, we are happy to
welcome you as a weekly player or as a substitute.

Please call Nancy @ 760-984-4584 for more details!
MEXICAN TRAIN

Wednesday - 11:00 AM

If interested contact Marcy Hauser
marcyhauser@me.com
CRAFTS CLASS

Every Thursday - 10:00 AM

Great way to meet new gals




We are presently working on Holiday Arrangements
Watercolor
Jewelry
Rock Art
Quilting

Anything and Everything one wants to bring!

Contact: Donna Nelson
dhateasystreet@msn.com













About the Tournament
This year, the USAPA National Championships will be held
November 3-11, 2018. Indian Wells is located just outside of Palm
Springs California. The facility is home to the BNP Paribas Open –
the largest combined men and women’s tennis tournament in the
world. IWTG features the second largest tennis stadium in the
world – an impressive 16,100-seat Stadium 1 – as well as a
permanent 8,000-seat Stadium 2. The venue also boasts 28 world
class courts and will soon be adding a championship pickleball
court to the site.
Marcin Rozpedski
BERMUDA DUNES, CA

One of the most recognizable names in the sport of pickleball,
Marcin Rozpedski is a native of Warsaw, Poland where, at an
early age, excelled on the tennis courts. At the age of 15, knowing
he needed to hone his competitive skills in the United States,
Rozpedski settled in at the world famous Van der Meer Tennis
Academy on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Over the next five years, he developed into an elite player, one
that was good enough to draw the interest of tennis dignitaries in
Poland. In 1994, Rozpedski traveled back to his home country and
captured a national title. His stellar play also catapulted him onto
the international scene with a spot playing on the Polish Davis Cup
team. However, playing Davis Cup against Nigeria in 1995,
Rozpedski contracted malaria and soon thereafter his days as a
professional tennis player were over.

But his love of the sport and physical determination sent him back
to the United States and enabled him to earn a full tennis
scholarship to UCLA in 1999 and play for legendary coach Billy
Martin. As a Bruin, his love of California quickly grew and he
eventually would reside in Bermuda Dunes, near Palm Desert
where Rozpedski is currently the Sports Director at the Lakes
Country Club, teaching tennis and of course, pickleball.

Rozpedski was first introduced to pickleball almost four years ago
and instantly took to the sport and emerged as a force on the
courts capturing numerous national singles titles including the
2015 USAPA Championship and Tournament of Champions
crown. In 2016, the awards kept mounting. Defending his singles
titles at the USAPA Nationals and Tournament of Champions, he
also won in singles at the US Open and would win in doubles in
2017 at the Tournament of Champions. “As a former professional
athlete, pickleball has given me an opportunity to compete at the
highest level.

I am truly amazed how this incredible sport with a funny name has
escalated in the last few years with popularity, tournaments,
recreational play and even professional play. I truly believe that
one day this sport will be included in the Olympics”

During a three-year stretch from 2015-2018, Rozpedski’s singles
record was a remarkable 74-2.

As a former European player, Rozpedski was overjoyed when the
Bainbridge Cup, the international competition featuring teams from
North America and Europe was established in 2017. Rozpedski
was honored when named the captain of the North American
Team for the Cup.

Note from Mrs. B

Marcin lives right here in our Country Club...he is willing to
help our Club get Pickleball going in our community.

Let's find a way to get some Pickleball courts....

Buy your tickets and support Marcin!
Another note from Mrs. B

Below is an event that Marcin in doing at The Lakes Country
Club. He works there and is instrumental in getting lots of
new members because of his programs.






Friends of the Desert Mountains

NOVEMBER 2018
Event Calendar

Thursday Morning Hike Thursday - November 1, 8, 15, 29
Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor
Center
51500 Highway 74, Palm Desert
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Registration begins at 8:45 AM

Dead Indian and Carrizo canyons are only open from
October-December and provide wonderful
opportunities to see Bighorn Sheep and many other desert
critters. Hike rating is easy to moderate,
approximately 2-3 miles round trip. Elevation gain approximately
100-500 feet. Bring snacks and 2 liters of
water per person. Wear close-toed shoes, hat and sunscreen.
Minors must be accompanied by parent or
guardian. For more information call 760-862-9984.
Eldorado Polo Club News

Preparations are well underway for the upcoming 2019 season at
Eldorado! Enjoy winter polo in California's Coachella Valley with
idyllic weather conditions that allows for an unhindered tournament
schedule. Sunday Polo Opening Day will be Sunday January 6,
2019 and will continue each Sunday until March 24 with matches
at 12pm & 2pm.

CLICK HERE for the 2019 Tournament Schedule & Memberships

Contact Polo Manager Graham Bray today on (760) 774 2583 or
grahamjbray@gmail.com to secure your team!
Cantina Opening November 1 for the Season

The Cantina Restaurant at Eldorado Polo Club will open for the
season on November 1, 2018.  Enjoy one of the best views in the
Desert from the field-side Patio. The Cantina will feature some
new menu items for the 2019 season along with a fully stocked bar
and your favorite sports on the screen. Rub shoulders with polo
players or hang out with friends and family in a relaxed
atmosphere. The Cantina will be open to the public Tuesdays -
Sundays 11am - Close, Happy Hour Daily 3pm - 6pm . Weekend
Breakfast begins in January.

Polo matches in front of the Cantina Patio begin December 29 and
run each Saturday at 12pm & Sunday at 10am through March

Eldorado Women's Tournament December 27 - 30

The Annual USPA Pacific Coast Circuit Western Women's
Challenge WCT Qualifier will kick off the season December 27 -30.

A-Flight 14 - 18 Goal, B-Flight 8 - 12 Goal & C-Flight club
organized low goal.

Team and individual nominations are welcome
eldorado@eldoradopoloclub.com

2019 Eldorado Polo Magazine

Ad sales for the 2019 Eldorado Polo Magazine are open!

Be a part of the longest running polo publication in California. We
have many exciting things planned this season and we'd love for
you to be involved -

Please contact Vanessa@eldoradopoloclub.com to discuss the
many magazine and brand partnership opportunities available for
the upcoming season.


Linfoot Polo Clinic
December 15 & 16

Corky and Kathy Linfoot will be conducting their annual
pre-season Polo Clinic that comprehensively addresses all
aspects of the game including riding, hitting and game strategies.  

The clinic will feature a meet and greet on Friday evening along
with two days of instruction on December 15 & 16. There are only
a smal number of spots still available.
Please email inquiries to eldorado@eldoradopoloclub.com














There is No Better Time than Now to Join
The Living Desert Family. So, Join Today!

With great weather, a huge lineup of exciting events and
membership discounts, now is the perfect time to get your
membership to The Living Desert! Plus you'll enjoy the best
benefit of all: You'll be supporting conservation efforts to save
desert animals and plants from extinction!

Fall is a perfect time to join!

You'll enjoy an entire year of great events, with special member
pricing. Your membership includes free admission to
Howl-O-Ween, Member Night at WildLights, Fairytales and Frog
Day, and Easter Eggstravaganza. Members also receive
discounted pricing and exclusive access to other special events
including the Member Only Winemaker's Dinners, Brunch at the
Zoo, and Brew at the Zoo! As an added perk, members get early
7am access to the park and wilderness hiking trails.

And only members get unlimited FREE daytime admission for 12
Full months! Don't forget, discounts on retail, access to over 150
accredited AZA zoos and aquariums, plus our memberships pay
themselves off in approximately two visits to the zoo.

JOIN HERE
Must be a member of the club to participate in these events!
All events are held in the Ladies' Lounge








A woman awakes during the night to find that her husband is not
still in bed. She puts on her robe and goes downstairs to look for
him..

She finds him sitting at the kitchen table with a hot cup of coffee in
front of him.

He appears to be in deep thought, just staring at the wall.

She watches as he wipes a tear from his eye and takes a sip of his
coffee.

'What's the matter, dear?' she whispers as she steps into the room,
'Why are you down here at this time of night?

The husband looks up from his coffee, 'It's the 20th Anniversary of
the day we met'.

She can't believe he has remembered and starts to tear up.

The husband continues, 'Do you remember 20 years ago, When
we started dating? I was 18 and you were only 16,' He says
solemnly.

Once again, the wife is touched to tears thinking that her husband
is so caring and sensitive.

'Yes, I do' she replies.

The husband pauses. The words were not coming easily. 'Do you
remember when your father caught us in the back seat of my car?'

'Yes, I remember' said the wife, lowering herself into a chair beside
him.

The husband continued. 'Do you remember when he shoved the
shotgun in my face and said,

'Either you Marry my daughter or I will send you to prison for 20
years?'

'I remember that, too' she replied softly.

He wiped another tear from his cheek and said

'I would have gotten out today.'
Dear Bermuda Dunes Security Association members:

This message is to inform you that we have received two reports
of mail thefts occurring this week on Camelback Drive. In light of
this situation, patrol will be spending extra time in the Camelback
Drive area looking for suspicious activity and vehicles. Our
Director of Security will be keeping a very close eye
on this ongoing situation, dispatch patrol accordingly and work
with the authorities as needed.

Contact the Main Gate at (760) 360-1322 if you observe any
suspicious activity and most importantly, contact the Sheriff’s
Department at (760) 836-3215 immediately if you find yourself the
victim of a mail theft or any other crime. The Riverside County
Sheriff’s Department is aware of the situation as one of
the owners impacted filed a police report. Notify the Main Gate as
well so Security is aware.

We recommend you exercise vigilance and take sensible
precautions against mail theft. Please note the following tips from
USPS to keep your mail safe:

✓ When sending mail, use the letter slots inside your Post Office
or hand it directly to a letter carrier.

✓ Pick up your mail promptly after delivery-never leave it in your
mailbox overnight. If you’re expecting checks, credit cards, or
other negotiable items, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to picku p
your mail.

✓ If you don’t receive a check or other valuable mail you’re
expecting, contact the issuing agency immediately.

✓ If you change your address, immediately notify your Post Office
and anyone with whom you do business via the mail.

✓ Never send cash in the mail.

✓ Tell your Post Office when you’ll be out of town, so they can
hold your mail until you return.

✓ Report all suspected mail theft to a Postal Inspector at 877-876-
2455 and the police.

✓ Consider exchanging work and vacation schedules with trusted
friends and neighbors so you can watch each other’s mailboxes
(and homes).

If you see a mail thief at work or you believe your mail was stolen,
call the Sheriff’s Department at (760) 836-3215 immediately, then
call Postal Inspectors at (877) 876-2455.





A Simple Thank You  ~ Department The Code Enforcement
Department is honored to have received the proclamation that the
County of Riverside’s Board of Supervisors bestowed upon us on
October 2, 2018. Staff are very grateful for their thoughtfulness,
which recognizes the code enforcement profession by annually
designating the second week in October as Code Enforcement
Officer Appreciation Week. The proclamation coincides with  
California Assembly Resolution # 283 that was recently passed by
state legislature. Code Enforcement has unique, challenging and
demanding roles that are not often recognized. The Code
Enforcement Dept. thanks you for your support.

Hanker For A Hunk O’ ~ District 1
















The County of Riverside Code Enforcement Department conducted
a random “after hours” patrol for illegal roadside vending along
Cajalco Road in the unincorporated community of Mead Valley.
The Department’s efforts were found to be successful. Multiple
vendors were discovered selling their cuisine along the roadside.
The pictures used in this article are knowingly dark. The lighting in
both photos that is focused on the violators is actually coming from
the Code Enforcement vehicle. The essence captured in pictures,
in addition to illegally selling food, is that it is extremely dangerous
to the public when illegal vendors set-up shop along the unlit
roadside at night. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Cajalco
Road, the road can be described as a two-lane rural road. As with
most rural roads, they usually do not have street lights or much of a
shoulder on either side or a center median for turning which can
lead to traffic stopping unexpectedly. Illegal roadside vending
compounds traffic problems, whether day or night and creates
unnecessary road hazards. So when your ten gallon hat is feeling
five gallons flat, just drive a little a further to a lawful food
establishment. There you know the food is safely prepared, taxes
are paid (roads can be maintained or improved, as needed) and
you can safely ingress into and egress out of an approved parking
lot that is designed for the appropriate volume of traffic. Be part of
the solution when you need something to eat by taking your
business to legal establishments that are safe for all!  

Three Is A Magic Number ~ District 2
Three days ONLY, that’s it! I can see the wild pitch man named
Fred standing over me, spiraling around and around and around.
He is speaking really fast about three, three, three. Is he insane, on
drugs or is he trying to tell me something? I wake in a startle. Was
it a bad dream or am I having flashbacks of a weekend blowout
special at a now defunct home electronics superstore? As I regain
focus, staring at the monitor in front of me, hands draped across
the keyboard, I see the true meaning of “Three.” Reality sets back
in. Ah, the message. Three days or the equivalent of 72 hours is
the amount of time a vehicle may be parked on a County of
Riverside maintained road. Staff successfully addressed a 72 hr.
parking complaint in the unincorporated area of Home Gardens.  

Elementary, My Dear Watson ~ District  5 Riverside County
Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) L. Diaz expedited her
investigation into an allegation of accumulated rubbish that could
be dangerous to children. The debris was reported to be near an
elementary school located in the unincorporated area of Desert Hot
Springs. CEO Diaz verified the rubbish was located on a vacant
parcel, roughly 500 yards from the school. But here is the where
the mystery begins. There was debris scattered about; tires here,
cardboard over there. However, some items, a discarded patio
umbrella, a wrecked canopy and dead tree branches inserted into
the ground in two rows, parallel to one another was encircled by
native rocks. Curious. Was this the work of some homeless person
trying to erect a shelter, but who later abandoned their plans? Or a
shadowy secret group’s nefarious meeting location for all things
weird... or simply, kids trying to build a clubhouse like Spanky and
his gang? Hmm, only Sherlock Holmes using the science of
deduction would be able to solve this mystery from the evidence
provided. None of that really mattered to Code Enforcement. We
see a violation and aim to fix it. CEO Diaz went about here task to
get the area abated as quickly as possible. Notices of Violations
were posted and then mailed to the property owners. The notices
went unanswered. Staff then worked to have an approved
contractor abate the violation. Elementary.

Now Accepting Applications ~ Administration
The County of Riverside Code Enforcement Department is
accepting applications for its volunteer program. Qualified
applicants will go through an interview process to determine the
best suited candidates.  The screening process includes, but is not
limited to, a background investigation, a physical and drug testing.
Volunteers may be assigned to Administration for support or to a
regional field office to assist Code Enforcement personnel.

The volunteer may perform limited Code Enforcement functions.  
Duties may include:
 Clerical or administrative duties.
 Identify and report locations of graffiti.
 Identify and report locations of illegal dumping.
 Identify and maintain a log regarding excessive yard sales.
 Investigate abandoned / distressed residential properties
 Receive and process complaints.
 Assist field staff with inspections and/or roadside vending.  Apply
online at www.rctlma.org/ce

VOLUNTEERS  TO  ASSIST WITH CODE ENFORCEMENT  
ALIVE, WILLING AND ABLE.

On My Honor, To Do My Duty
~ Tire Grant
Riverside County Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) R. Diaz is not
leading the Boy Scout Oath, but instead, is asking students at a
local elementary school to join him in a pledge to be “future good
neighbors.” Outreach, education and participating in the community
are examples of the different ways in which Code Enforcement is
dedicated to making positive changes in your communities. CEO
Diaz is a role model and utilizes opportunities such as this to share
this message and encourage community participation. Outreach,
education and community participation are integral to safeguarding
neighborhoods and minimizing blight and vandalism.

Conjunction Junction ~ District 2
County of Riverside Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) J. Morris and
CEO trainee J. Oh investigated allegations of an occupied motor
home, wrecked / abandoned vehicle and accumulated rubbish in
the unincorporated community of Highgrove. Come to find out, the
reporting party did not provide accurate location information.
However, our officers are accustomed to deciphering
misinformation and sorting through wrong addresses and/or
directions to find reported locations and violations. This scenario
made for a perfect opportunity to put CEO Oh’s skills to the test.
Working with Field Training CEO Morris, he located the violations
in question. Research revealed that the motor home and
dismantled vehicle were actually located on railroad property.
Officers often have to connect things together. In this instance,
staff connected the report of violation with the proper authority.
Railroads have their own laws and enforcement, especially when it
comes to rail safety. Southern Pacific took action without haste and
the violations were removed almost immediately. Officer Oh
demonstrated good problem solving skills by hooking up things and
making ‘em run right. Public service is our function!

“Making your community cleaner, one property at a time!” - Cody
the Badge Cody the Badge

Code Enforcement Administration  4080 Lemon St., 12th Fl.,
Riverside, CA 92501 (951) 955-2004 ▪ (760) 393-3344 ▪
Fax (951) 955-8680
Please call if you need to schedule an appointment with an officer.
The County of Riverside Code Enforcement provides services to
unincorporated communities. To verify which district your
community is a part of, please visit our website: www.rctlma.org/ce

Everyday People ~ District 3 Riverside County, District 3
Board of Supervisor Chuck Washington, his staff, Code
Enforcement, Waste Resources and the Economic Development
Agency, as well as representatives from a fortune 500 corporation,
a faith based group and other assorted volunteers came together
on Oct. 6, 2018 for a common goal in the unincorporated
community of Valle Vista. The goal was to go above and beyond
the typical annual community cleanup. Instead of setting out
dumpsters and having the residents drive their unwanted items to a
drop-off, the County of Riverside coordinated with the Waste
Management Inc. (WMI) and Valle Vista Assembly of God (VVAG)
to tackle a couple of severely blighted areas. There was, in fact,  a
standard drop-off location for everyone in the immediate area to
participate. In addition, WMI strategically placed a couple of roll-off
containers so volunteers and staff could dispose of items that
would otherwise not have been picked up. VVAG volunteers,
community volunteers and County staff provided the muscle and
spirit to get down and dirty. The target areas were on B, D & E
Streets as well as the north and south alleys of Marine Drive. And
so on and so on and scooby dooby doo. We’re everyday people.  

My Hero, Zero ~ District 3
Yeah zero, it’s a wonderful thing. Especially when it comes to a
follow-up inspection and the excessive outside storage that you
previously identified, was reduced to zero, nil, nada upon your
return. Oh how I love those scenarios when you know you’ve done
your job well and it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!
County of Riverside Sr. Code Enforcement Officer B. Bealer was
singing this tune when he returned for the re-inspection of a
property in the unincorporated community of French Valley and
found voluntary compliance had been met. The property owner
heeded his advice and responded appropriately to the Notice of
Violation by removing all of the excessive outside storage before
the compliance date. The amount of outside storage allowed was
determined to be zero based on the zoning and lot size of the
parcel. What’s so wonderful about zero you ask? Nothing, really!
Code Enforcement Volunteer Program

The County of Riverside is proud to announce the addition of a
Code Enforcement Volunteer Program. Through this program,
volunteers will work together with the County to preserve and
improve residential neighborhoods and make the County of
Riverside a better place to live and work.

To Apply click on the link below to complete a Volunteer
Application:

Volunteer Application

All applications must be returned to:

Code Enforcement Administration

4080 Lemon St., P.O. Box 1469 - Riverside, CA 92502-1469

For more information contact Mary Ortiz at 951-955-2004 or via
email at CodeAdmin@rctlma.org
Bermuda Dunes Community Council Agenda
6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2018
Bermuda Dunes Community Center
78-400 Avenue 42, Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203

I. Pledge of Allegiance
II. Roll Call
III. Approval of the Minutes – September 13, 2018
IV. Councilmember Reports and Comments
V. Staff Reports: Presenters must direct their report to the
council. At the conclusion of the presentation, Chair may
allow questions. Each speaker must first be recognized by the
Chair.

1. Office of Supervisor V. Manuel Perez – Victoria Llort, 760-863-
8211, vllort@rivco.org

2. Sheriff’s Department – Lt. Todd Pauling, 760-863-8990,
tpauling@riversidesheriff.org

3. CAL Fire – Chief Mark Brooks, 760-343-3510, Mark.
Brooks@fire.ca.gov

4. CHP – Officer Phil Watkins, 760-772-5300,
pwatkins@chp.ca.gov

5. Code Enforcement – Michael Bowles, 760-393-3344,
mebowles@rivco.org

a. Brenda Hannah, bhannah@rivco.org

6. Desert Recreation District – Adam Encinas, (760) 564-9921,
aencinas@drd.us.com

7. Bermuda Dunes Airport – Ann Goodwyn, 760-345-2558,
agoodwyn@bermudadunesairport.org
a. Airport Run – Post Event Update
b. Landscape Improvement Project Timeline

VI. New Business: Presenters must direct their report to the
council. At the conclusion of the presentation, Chair may
allow questions. Each speaker must first be recognized by the
Chair.

a. Annual Officer Rotation, per Riverside County Board of
Supervisors Policy A-21
b. Coachella Festival After Party Ordinance Update,
informational only

VII. Old Business:

VIII. Public comments: All persons wishing to address the Council

FIRST PLACE WINNER

DECORATED GOLF CART
Feminist History Heroine
Leslie Zemeckis’ new book charts the fascinating yet
underreported tale of early 20th century fan dancers Faith Bacon
and Sally Rand.















Faith Bacon feuded with Sally Rand, who each claimed to be the
inventor of the notorious fan dance.
PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY LESLIE ZEMECKIS

Feminist histories of the Golden Age of entertainment, particularly
those that have gone underreported, take the spotlight in a large
amount of Leslie Zemeckis’s creative work. My, how it shines ever
so brightly in the author-actress-filmmaker’s latest endeavor,
Feuding Fan Dancers: Faith Bacon, Sally Rand, and the Golden
Age of the Showgirl.

Feuding Fan Dancers … unearths the lost stories of Bacon and
Rand, two celebrated women from the early 20th Century who
each claimed to be the inventor of the notorious fan dance.

No word yet if Zemeckis, the wife of famed director Robert
Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forest Gump, Allied, and the
upcoming Welcome to Marwen), would ever team with TV titan
Ryan Murphy for a future round of Feud, however Leslie
Zemeckis’s literary endeavor is quite compelling, which makes her
book signing at Just Fabulous on Nov. 10 in Palm Springs all
the more appealing.

“I’ve always loved the era of the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s,” says
Zemeckis, who is also a part-time Palm Springs resident—she and
her husband own a midcentury modern marvel in the Movie Colony
neighborhood.

“As a performer, I was doing a one-woman show a few years ago
and it had elements of burlesque,” Zemeckis adds. “I patterned my
character off of Gypsy Rose Lee and Mae West without even
knowing really what burlesque was. So I started to research and
found that there was nothing out there from the performers’ point of
view.”

She wanted to know: Where did these women come from? How did
they get into the work? What did their families think about it?

For Feuding Fan Dancers … we find Rand going from her Midwest
upbringing to performing for many years as a nude and seminude
dancer around the country. Her biggest triumph was the 1933
Chicago World’s Fair where, thanks to a pair of vibrant pink, seven-
foot ostrich feathers, her performance practically assured her wider
appeal. It’s curious to note that the following year Rand and Mae
West became record earners amongst women in the entertainment
industry.

Sally Rand’s biggest triumph as a dancers came at the 1933
Chicago World’s Fair.

For Bacon, life flowed a bit differently yet it still ran parallel to Rand’
s. Bacon began posing as an artist’s model when she was 13 and
her natural ease within her body led to her becoming a bona fide
Ziegfeld Girl. That’s a noble feat, but there were significant
differences between the two women, as Zemeckis shrewdly
reveals.

For starters, Rand was an expert self-promoter, somebody who
managed to take fan dancing and extend it into a six-decade-long
career. In her shadows: Bacon. At one point, the competition
between the two women became so intense that Bacon filed a
lawsuit against Rand over artistic theft.

Ironically—and figuratively—their “art” fanned their feud.

“These women worked so hard for so long,” Zemeckis is quick to
point out. “Sally was always on the road. She wasn’t too proud to
climb a ladder to build a set or sew her own costumes. They
persevered.”

Zemeckis is the author of several other books about seemingly
uncharted history, including Goddess of Love Incarnate, which
traces the tale of Lili St. Cyr, a celebrated burlesque stripper, and
Behind the Burly Q, a sublime read about the true story of old-time
burlesque.

“What’s interesting to me about burlesque is that it’s so engrained
in our culture,” she says.  “There’s still elements of it today.
There’s broad humor and that’s what burlesque was. Everybody
thought it was stripping, or pornography or prostitution. But it’s not
any of those things.”

Zemeckis’s creative work goes beyond the page, too. She’s been
at the helm of several intriguing documentaries, particularly Bound
by Flesh, which captured the story of vaudeville superstars and
conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton. She also produced and
directed the critically acclaimed Showtime documentary, Behind
the Burly Q, which found its way from book to screen.

Audiences can also find her in one of the season’s most
anticipated films, Welcome to Marwen, starring Steve Carell — the
film is based on a true story of an artist who survived a hate crime
and how he overcomes it though art.

When asked why she is drawn to documenting and, in a way,
validating, women in show business in an era long gone, Zemeckis
is frank.

“We all assume that we are all groundbreaking today—‘we’re doing
this,’ ‘we’re free with our bodies,” she says. “ I like to look back and
give props and shine the light on people. I like to get behind the
headlines of who these people really were and what their very real
struggles were, especially as women

“Faith and Sally’s work wasn’t accepted norms in terms of jobs,”
she adds. “The fact that these women did what they did—the why
of it—and getting to who they were, just fascinated me.”

Leslie Zemeckis will sign books for “Feuding Fan Dancers: Faith
Bacon, Sally Rand, and the Golden Age of the Showgirl” from 1:30-
3 p.m. Nov. 10, at Just Fabulous, 515 N. Palm Canyon Drive, in
Palm Springs. For more information, visit bjustfabulous.com or
lesliezemeckis.com.
The first record of a European in Borrego Valley was when
Lieutenant Pedro Fages of the San Diego Presidio came in search
of deserters in 1772. His pursuit led him northwest through the
present town of Borrego Springs and up Coyote Canyon.












This event was related by Kumeyaay Indians to members of the first
Anza expedition, who camped at their village in March, 1774. The
Spaniards called this village (and spring) just east of the Borrego
Sink, San Gregorio. It is the location of the original Borrego Spring.
Juan Bautiste De Anza was seeking an overland route from Sonora,
Mexico to Monterey, California. Proceeding west from San
Gregorio, he and his party of 25 followed Coyote Creek and
ascended Coyote Canyon. They camped the following night at the
Cahuilla village of Lower Willows,

It was another hundred years before cattlemen began
homesteading the Borrego Valley, in about 1875. The first
successful well was dug in 1926, which quickly led to irrigation
farming. By then, the town contained a post office, a small general
store, and a gas station.

The presence of both the Army and the Navy during World War II
brought the first paved roads and electricity to Borrego Springs.
After the war, developers subdivided the area, attempting to create
a resort community by capitalizing on the tourism generated by the
state park.

The town Borrego Springs was never incorporated and, therefore,
has no mayor or other form of municipal government.

Anza Metal Sculpture















History is unfolding in a town already filled with its own unique
historical milestones. Borrego Springs has a new exhibit: 130 free
standing art sculptures in the Galleta Meadows.
Lodging

There are resorts, hotels and motels in Borrego Springs, with
something for every taste and price range. Click here for more
information on reservations in Borrego Springs - featuring a
complete list. (Rates, availability and reservations online.)

Camping & RV Parks
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has camping opportunities
throughout its 600,000 acres. The busy season is Nov – March and
most weekends get full pretty fast. For reservations, call 800-444-
7275. Camping is site-specific, so it’s a good idea to have a
particular campsite in mind when you call for a reservation. For
more information call the park at 760-767-5311.

Activities
Guide to the Borrego Springs Sky Art
Auto Tours
Walking & Hiking
Mountain Biking

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park offers a wide variety of informative
programs on topics such as astronomy, paleontology, geology,
botany, zoology, history, wildflower reports and more.
Golf - The Springs at Borrego RV Resort and Golf Course, Borrego
Springs Resort, Roadrunner Golf and Country club and the
9-hole, par-3 Club Circle Golf Course.

Annual Events

Borrego Springs Days Desert Festival: October 19-21, 2018

This celebration marks the official kickoff of the tourism season with
events including a parade, the Miss Borrego Pageant, dances,
carnivals, live music, arts and crafts.

Borrego Springs Circle of Art - March

Pegleg Liars Contest - First Saturday in April - 7pm The 102nd
Anniversary of the Peg Leg Smith Liar’s Contest will be held for the
first time at the American Legion Post #853.  This new location will
afford the benefits of dinner prior to the contest if desired, and
restroom facilities. Briefly, here are the rules.......there are none!  
It’s a liar’s contest!

Borrego Springs Cinco de Mayo - May

Highways
County Highways S-3 and S-22 meet in downtown Borrego
Springs. The Salton Sea is 30 miles to the east following S-22.

Airport
Borrego Valley Airport is located approximately 3 miles east of
Borrego Springs. It has a pilot-activated, lighted, 5000-foot runway,
fueling and space for overnight and longer stays. It is student pilot-
friendly and has late-model rental cars available, a restaurant and
information on numerous other activities. It also offers the Anza-
Borrego Desert State Park Sky Trail that gives pilots and their
passengers a chance to enjoy natural and historic features of the
park, many of which can only be viewed from the air. The Borrego
Valley Airport has 99% clear skies.

History is unfolding in a town already filled with its own unique
historical milestones. Borrego Springs has a new exhibit: Free
standing art structures.

Vital Statistics
Elevation
780 feet above sea level
Location
Borrego Springs is located 78 miles northeast of San Diego in the
Borrego Valley of southeastern California
It is situated in the extreme western Sonoran Desert and is
completely surrounded by the 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert
State Park
Population
2,789 permanent
App. 10,000 in the winter season

Annual Temperatures and Precipitation

Borrego Springs is often listed as the hottest place in the U.S. on
certain summer days.

All-time high monthly precipitation was 5.07 inches in September
1983 due to Hurricane Kathleen.
6.86 inches (1962-1994 average).
The highest temperature recorded at Borrego Springs was 121
degrees in June, 1996.
Note from Mrs. B

When I was a young child the family did a lot of camping.
The kids were given jars to catch critters at night. The camp
fire would draw the bugs towards our camp and we would
catch them. We also got lots of critters that hung around our
lanterns.

How things have changed. I hope you enjoy this
article...and you can surprise your family when they come
for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

The Desert Is Bugged
Enjoying the Activity Known as "Bug Lighting"

It's night. It's warm. There is no television in the campground and
the kids are bored. Several moths flutter around the Coleman
lamp. An owl hoots, a coyote sings and the kids whine. It is too
early to put them to bed but they have nothing to do. Or so you
think! Just bug 'em!

There is an amazing world of wildlife at your fingertips here in the
warm desert night of summer. It is the world of insects! Those
annoying little pests that we swat, step on and hit with the
windshield are absolutely fascinating to look at up close if we take
the time.

Infinite variations of design and splendor make these six-legged
creatures the perfect introduction to nature's wonders for children
and adults alike. They are easily accessible wherever you
happen to be. Unlike most faunas, insects do not need a pristine
environment away from humans to be plentiful and available for
viewing. Even if you are staying in a motel in the city or just sitting
in the backyard of your own home, there are many species of
insects that can be readily and easily spotted.

Hence, we have one of the most enjoyable of summer desert
activities: BUG LIGHTING!

Bug Lighting is easy, relaxing and is something that the entire
family can enjoy. Whether you are four years old or 84, this is
something that can be done together and is never the same twice.
Each location, even if it is merely 100 yards from the last, will
produce different insects.

Bug Lighting is exactly what the name implies. With the aid of a
fluorescent black light, a wide range of mysterious, beautiful and
fascinating creatures will come to you for your study and
inspection. Until you experience it for yourself, you will not realize
how addicting this sport, can be. Once you are hooked, you will
not only take your black light with you on all of your outings, but
you might just find yourself Bug Lighting on your own patio at
home.

What You Need To Bug Light
1. A small fluorescent tube black light with an adapter that can be
plugged into your cigarette lighter or car battery terminal. This
tube light does not use much juice, about the same as your car
radio or less, and the light can be kept on for long periods of time
without draining your battery. This special light can be purchased
at a store called BIOQUIP, in Los Angeles
(http://www.bioquip.com)
2. One or 2 old white bed sheets
3. Clothesline or thin rope
4. Clothespins
5. Insect field guides
6. Flashlight
7. Chairs
8. Camera with flash (optional)
9. Magnifying glass (optional)
10. Munchies (not optional)

How to Bug Light
This is one of the easiest activities there is to do in the desert.
The wildlife comes to you, so those members of the family unable
to take hikes and strenuous walks can be included in this
delightful activity.

1. To set up your Bug Lighting Station, pick a spot in or near your
campsite or parking spot where you can hang a short clothesline.

2. Drape the sheet over the clothesline or rope, attaching it with
the clothespins. Be sure the sheet drapes down to and over the
ground a bit, or merely lay a second sheet on the ground below
the hanging sheet. This creates a good area for the insects to
land and walk around and will allow you an easy viewing area.












3. Plug your back light into the cigarette lighter or battery terminal
of your car, or other portable battery packs if you carry one.
Drape the cord of the light over the top of the clothesline and
hang the light halfway or 3/4 of the way down the sheet and turn
the light on.

4. Grab your insect field guide, some snacks, set up your camp
chairs, have your flashlight ready, then sit back and relax. It will
only be a minute or two before your guests, start to arrive!

It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with your field guide before
it gets dark, and read a bit on insects and how to identify them.
The Eyewitness series of children's books are excellent
introductions to the world of insects. Wonderful, clear
photographs and graphics on insect anatomy and lifecycles.
These books are available in any bookstore that carries children's
books. The Audubon Field Guide series as well as the Peterson
Field Guide series also have excellent insect volumes. The
Audubon versions have photographs while the Peterson guides
have drawings. Both are excellent and actually compliment one
another nicely. Another series of field guides are the Golden
Nature Guide series. These are very inexpensive filled with lots of
information and colorful drawings and great for your child's pocket.

Black light attracts insects much the same way that any
fluorescent street lamp or even incandescent lighting does, but
black light (which is ultraviolet) is very attractive to insects and
draws them like flies, (no pun intended). Everyone is familiar with
the moth in the lamp, but how many have taken the time to
actually look at the intricate and beautiful design on that moth, or
have looked it up in a field guide and identified and read about it?







With Bug Lighting, though, not only will you see plenty of unusual
moths, but you will see beetles of endless varieties, walking sticks
and other insects never before imagined! As the bugs, start
arriving, the fun begins as everyone rushes to identify what has
just flown in. You can even set up your light and go away for a
while. Upon returning, there are usually scores of insects all over
the hanging sheet as well as the one on the ground. Upon
inspection, these creatures will remind you of alien life forms in a
science fiction movie!

When choosing a location for Bug Lighting, remember that insects
are everywhere and no matter where you set up your light,
something will show up. But of course some places are more
interesting than others. Canyons make good places to Bug Light,
where there is good airflow. Also, meadows are excellent. Places
with trees are great as well.

What you are likely to see will depend on the habitat, the altitude,
the weather, the temperature that night, the time of year, and of
course the luck of the draw. You might just be lucky enough to get
something as exciting as a rhinoceros beetle! But nearly always
there will be something new and different that you have never
seen before.

Other Wildlife
One of the fun things about Bug Lighting is that it sometimes
draws other forms of wildlife. You might catch sight of a toad or a
frog out looking for dinner. Bats, skunks and other insect-eating
mammals may be spotted. If a skunk wanders by, just sit quietly
and enjoy the opportunity of seeing it while not making any quick
moves to frighten it. The skunk already knows you are there and
is not threatened by your presence unless you do something to
make it feel so.














Precautions
There is always the chance, especially in the desert, that
something unfriendly can wander into your camp at night, the
primary concerns being things like rattlesnakes and scorpions.
These animals are always on the desert floor and may have
nothing to do with your Bug Lighting, but because of this, make
sure that everyone has proper footwear. It is not a good idea to
walk around barefoot at night or even wearing just sandals. An
ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. All things
considered, though, Bug Lighting is a very safe, fun and thrilling
nature experience! And you might just see something rare and
exotic that is a once in a lifetime experience!

Collecting
Insect collecting is a hobby that many people enjoy. There are
numerous books available on how to set up your insect collection,
how to get started, how to mount specimens, etc. However, if you
are staying in a city, county or state park, check ahead of time on
the legality of collecting insects. They may seem like just little
bugs to us, but many insects are rare, and all forms of wildlife are
protected in our national parks and in most state parks as well.

Do not collect anything unless you know it is legal to do so.
County areas are usually much less restrictive, and of course, you
can collect whatever you want in your own back yard. But find out
ahead of time if you plan on adding to your collection. If you
cannot collect, you can take your camera and use the flash.

When you plan on Bug Lighting in our beautiful desert parks, be
sure to visit the local visitor center or museum beforehand and
find out what interesting and unusual insects live in the area.
Read up on what you might expect to see. A little knowledge
ahead of time will greatly enhance the experience.

What If I Don't Have A Black Light?
If you don,t have a black light you can still Bug Light! Even if you
are staying in a motel or are at a roadside stop you can Bug
Light! Anywhere there is a fluorescent street lamp or light on the
side of a building, there will be insects. While driving, keep your
eyes open for well-lit places! Not only are well-lit places safer for
stopping, but they will have a plethora of insect life!

Enjoying the desert during the summer months just takes a little
bit of creativity and a shifting of focus. Here we have shifted our
focus from day to night, from vigorous hikes and treks to the
comfort of a camp chair, and from using binoculars to using a
magnifying glass. Bug Lighting is easy, safe and thoroughly fun.
And the kids won,t be bored! Guaranteed!
NOTE FROM MRS.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we decided to
have our knives sharpened to get ready for the big day.

While our knives are not what you would call 'quality' he
was still able to make them better than new.

My gosh, what a change. Cutting tomatoes and onions was
so much easier! And, yes, you even need your electric knife
sharpened...


Mac the Knife does all the sharpening of knives for most of
our local meat markets i.e. Ralph's, etc.

We highly recommend MactheKnifeSharpener.

You can find Mac on our vendor list, click on 'K' for Knife
10 Pet Friendly Restaurants in the Desert
On your next lunch date, these restaurants make room for your four-
legged friend.

It's a Dog Day Afternoon on Sundays at
Coachella Valley
Brewing Company.








Your best friend, confidant, the one who is by your side through
thick and thin just happens to eat dog biscuits, walk on all fours,
and likes to chase squirrels. Your best friend can be tough to take
out for a meal — “no dogs allowed” is a common sign to see
around town. However, we rounded up a cross-section of pet-
friendly places where you and your pup can enjoy a delicious meal,
people watching, and a thirst-quenching bowl of water.

THE CAFE AT SHIELDS, INDIO
For humans, the outdoor space at Shields Date Garden,
surrounded by a beautiful forest of towering date palms, is a nature-
fueled way to enjoy the famous Shields’ Date Shake or Shields
Signature Date Burger topped with sautéed deglet noor dates. For
dogs, it’s a great way to spend quality time with your human while
noshing on a singular, thick hamburger patty that the Cafe sells for
drooling dogs. Servers offer water bowls to pups without even
asking. Another plus, the tables are all spaced far apart so no need
to feel like you and your pup are cramped, trying to live your best
life around other non-pet diners.

shieldsdategarden.com

LA QUINTA BAKING COMPANY, LA QUINTA
This European-bistro inspired cafe will have your dog yelping
“Merci! Merci!” after you present him with the “doggie menu” at La
Quinta Baking Company. Yes, this dog friendly cafe has a spacious
outdoor dining area and special menu that features tail wagging-
induced chicken breasts, hamburger patties, scrambled eggs and
turkey slices just for your dog. The outdoor space features a large
fountain and umbrellas to keep your pet cool from the sun. For pet
owners, a full menu of delicious baked goods, desserts, quiches,
and wine to dine.

laquintabaking.com










The outdoor space features a large fountain and umbrellas to keep
your pet cool from the sun.

ON THE MARK FINE FOODS AND PROVISIONS, PALM
SPRINGS
This upscale deli and market is the créme de la créme for a day out
with your dog. You can peruse the small aisles for fancy mustards
and almonds with your furry one (no need to leave them outside).
Create a Scooby snack for your pup from their selection of fresh
meats salami, pepperoni, oven roasted chicken and turkey, roast
beef, black forest ham, and duck and rabbit pate. Don’t forget to
order one of their tasty fresh deli sandwiches for yourself. Feel
good about serving your pup only the best as On the Mark proudly
sells only meat with no preservatives, nitrates, antibiotics, and
humanely raised. The dog-friendly outdoor dining area features
shaded picnic tables with plenty of room for larger dogs.

onthemarkpalmsprings.com

EUREKA!, INDIAN WELLS
Although Eureka! is famous for their whisky bar and their lollipop
corn dogs, their outdoor patio is a must for dog lovers. The semi-
covered patio is spacious and features both individual and
communal tables. Water bowls and dog biscuits are offered
complimentary for your fur baby to enjoy during your stay. Their are
heat lamps for those chilly desert nights and shaded canopies.
Indoor plants and vintage-inspired bulb string lights make for a
special space to dine out with your pet.

eurekarestaurantgroup.com

ACQUA CALIFORNIA BISTRO, RANCHO MIRAGE
Dogs can relax on the large outdoor patio situated on a glistening
pool of water. The patio keeps dogs chilled in the summertime by
high powered fans and cooling misters. Complimentary water bowls
are offered to keep your pet hydrated while you sip on their all-day
happy hour Skinny Margaritas. The patio is enclosed in glass, so
people watching, cars passing by, and fountain streams shooting
out from the pool will keep your dog entertained throughout the
meal.

acquaranchomirage.com

FARM, PALM SPRINGS
Sunday Funday can be shared with your pet outside on Farm’s
patio with a fork in your Croque Madame in one hand and holding a
watermelon mimosa in the other. “Having pups at our restaurant is
one of our favorite things about having a garden patio,” says
manager, Tyler Bianco. “Greeting them with all the belly scratches
and water bowls they can handle makes our day that much better.”
Water is provided for the dogs and some servers have been known
to offer bacon as a treat. Large dogs are welcome, too.

farmpalmsprings.com














“Having pups at our restaurant is one of our favorite things about
having a garden patio,” says manager, Tyler Bianco.

BUBBA’S BONES & BREWS, CATHEDRAL CITY
Any restaurant with the word “bones” in the name has got to be a
good dining spot for your best friend. Bubba’s Bones & Brews is
the neighborhood barbecue joint your dog has been salivating for.
The outdoor patio is dog friendly and features beautiful mountain
views for the humans. Bubba’s offers meat by the pound on the
menu featuring beef brisket and pulled pork and meat plates with
your choice of brisket or chicken with two sides.

bubbasbonesandbrew.com

COACHELLA VALLEY BREWING COMPANY, THOUSAND
PALMS
Sundays are touted as Dog Day Afternoons where you can score
$1 off pints or flights when you bring your dog. Dogs are allowed
inside the taproom anytime so you can enjoy the suds alongside
your furry kid. “Our observation is that dogs love to people watch
and prefer doing so on our cool cement floors,” says tap room
manager, Wes Gainey. Water bowls are also provided for your dog
to drink from during their visit.

cvbco.com

THE CAFE AT VENUS DE FIDO, PALM DESERT
This human-friendly restaurant is where dogs can take their
owners for a healthy lunch. All kidding aside, the Cafe at Venus de
Fido is about as dog friendly as you can get. In addition to outdoor
dining to accommodate your pet while enjoying your plant-based
meal, Venus de Fido also has a Bow Wow boutique, fitness
classes for you and your dog, dog training, and play groups with
Barks & Crafts on Saturdays. You can even enjoy a glass of wine
with your pup at their weekly Yappy Hours. While you’re enjoying
your fajita burrito, your pup can cool off with a frozen yogurt cup
made especially for pets. Other healthy dog treats and food are
available in their boutique.

venusdefido.com

4 PAWS COFFEE CO., PALM SPRINGS
This organic coffee shop and cafe on the north end of Palm
Springs is not only dog-friendly, but the owner is a dog-loving
entrepreneur who gives back to the rescue dogs in the community.
Proceeds from each sale as well as personal donations made in
the vintage telephone booth onsite benefit the local Palm Springs
animal shelters. Dogs are welcome inside for ordering and then
can be seated with their human owners outside on the patio. This
large coffee shop/cafe features dog biscuits and water already out
and ready to be consumed, and specially crafted Puppaccino
drinks (whipped cream topped with dog cookies) for your four-
legged friend.

4pawscoffeeco.com
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