MARCH 9 – SUPERHERO 5K WALK AND 1K RUN












Join us again at the Rancho Mirage Community Park to support
Animal Samaritans and honor all the individuals who are
superheroes for rescuing, adopting, sheltering.  Adoptable animals
from several rescues and shelters will be there looking for their fur-
every home!

To register, please go to Palm Springs Marathon Runners website –
https://events.hakuapp.com/animals-samaritans-superheroes-5k
SAVE THE DATE
Exercise? I get it on the golf course. When I see my
friends collapse, I run for the paramedics. Red Skelton
Pet Friendly Happy Hour for Dog Lovers and their Friends! First
Thursday of each month beginning Nov 1 benefiting Animal
Samaritans.

Nov 1, Dec. 6, Jan 3, Feb 7, March 7

*NOTE- Yappy Hour on Dec. 6th has been postponed to
December 13th due to the weather.

Held in the private Chiki Pool area at Riviera Palm Springs. Enter
at Vista Chino for free self parking. $20 suggested admission
includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine.

Speciality cocktail and mocktail cash bar benefits Animal
Samaritans too. Well-behaved, leashed, socialized dogs are
welcome! Humans without dogs welcome too. Thank you to our
sponsors H3K Home Mod Dog, Riviera Palm Springs and Palm
Springs Life. Enjoy Mixed Breed wine from C.G. Arie Winery.

Join us for the event of the season in Palm Springs!
Today is Thursday, February 14th, 2019
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2018-2019 El Paseo Art Walk, Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.










The renowned El Paseo Artwalk is a self-guided tour strolling the
numerous art galleries on the famed drive, taking place the first
Friday of each month.  Join Animal Samaritans at CODA Gallery on
those days.

November 2
December 7
January 4
February 1
March 1
April 5
May 3

Animal Samaritans will be selling glasses of wine at $2.00 each
and the proceeds from the sale will come directly to Animal
Samaritans.

And, if you are interested in purchasing some art, Animal
Samaritans will be given a percentage of the sales on the days
listed above!

CODA Gallery
73400 El Paseo, Suite B-1, Palm Desert, CA 92260
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. Todd Pauling
760 863 8990
tpauling@riversidesheriff.org

California Highway Patrol
Office Phil Watkins
760 772 5300

Cal Fire
Chief Mark Brooks
760 343 3510
Mark.Brooks@fire.ca.gov

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

Brenda Hannah
bhannah@rivco.org

Bermuda Dunes Community
Center/Desert Rec
Tatiana Hinkle
thinkle@drd.us.com
760-347-3484 ext. 134

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
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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.
Rattlesnake Aversion Training (by Natural Solutions) on Sunday,
February 24th, 2019.

Is your dog safe around Rattlesnakes? Would he try to sniff, paw
at, chase, or bite one? Rattlesnakes can kill. Keep your canine
safe from a dangerous encounter. Enroll your dogs in “Rattlesnake
Aversion Training” held at Animal Samaritans! One session
only/limited spots available.

Where: Animal Samaritans (in Thousand Palms)

72120 Pet Land Place

Thousand Palms, CA 92276

Contact Celia Salazar for more information/to sign up.

Email: csalazar@animalsamaritans.org

Phone: (760) 601-3926

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Sunday, March 17th-Le Chien

Watch style-savvy fashionistas as they rock the runway with
adorable rescue dogs and pose for the puparrazi. These polished
petfluencers and their fashion-forward minders put their best paw
forward for a good cause. The fashion show is preceded by a
cocktail reception and silent auction with proceeds going to Animal
Samaritans
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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











To see lots and lots of fun activities
CLICK
HERE     
FOR
FEBRUARY HAPPENINGS AT THE ZOO
After an exciting Opening Day of Sunday Polo presented by Ketel
One Botanical we continue our Sunday Polo events each and
every Sunday through March 24.

Guests can once again enjoy Sunday Polo from the comfort of the
Clubhouse Restaurant with a full service a la carte menu and bar.
Polo fans can also enjoy a great family day out with tailgate picnics,
a bouncy house for the kids and the SOFIA Halftime Divot Stomp
for the adults! NFL Playoffs will be on TV screens in the courtyard
bar area and enter for your chance to win a cruise courtesy of
CruiseOne Palm Desert and Royal Caribbean Cruises.

Entry is just $10 per car with an additional $10 per person
reservation fee for guests that wish to enjoy the comfort of the
Clubhouse. Please remember to get your Clubhouse reservations
in by calling the reservation hotline at (760) 831 POLO  
CLICK HERE for more information.

Continue the fun at the Cantina with the Sunday Polo After Party,
rub shoulders with the players and enjoy the great new Cantina
menu, fully stocked bar and live band playing into the night.

Sunday Polo continues each weekend through March 24 - located
at 50950 Madison St Indio CA  between Ave 50 & 52
www.eldoradopoloclub.com
Here are all the fun things you are missing out on.
You only need to be a Social Member to participate
in any of these events.
Season Schedule
Empire Polo Schedule 2019

Sunday Polo games are offered January -March and are open to
the general public.  Friday Night Polo games are offered in
February & March on select dates. The Friday night game
schedules will be posted on this page as they are scheduled.

Sunday Polo General Admission & Tailgating

General Admission is FREE

Parking is $20 per car

Outside food and beverages are allowed in General Admission area

Food and beverage service is available for purchase

Bring chairs, blankets and umbrellas for shade

Tailgating spots are available on a first come, first serve basis

Bleacher seating is available

Portable restrooms are available in GA parking

Permanent restrooms are available at the entrance to the field

Dogs are welcome on a leash.  Please clean up after your pet.

Sunday Polo VIP seating

VIP Admission is $30 per person, includes parking

Complimentary VIP Champagne Divot Stomp

Reserved seat at a table with shade

Food and beverage service is available for purchase

No outside food or beverages allowed except for bottled water

VIP Sports Lounge with wide screen TVs

For VIP or group reservations contact Tony Schieffer at
760-393-7298 or Email: tonyschieffer@empirepolo.com

Friday Night Polo General Admission/Parking/Tailgating

Admission and parking are free on Friday nights.  NO VIP seating
for Friday night games.

Friday Night Game dates

Friday, Feb. 15th, 2019 | Two games at 5 PM & 6 PM

Outside food and beverages are allowed

Beverage service is available for purchase

Bring chairs and blankets

Tailgating spots are available on a first come, first serve basis

Permanent restrooms are available at the field

Dogs are welcome on a leash

Empire Polo Club is located at 81-800 Ave. 51, Indio, CA  92201
CRAFTS CLASS
Ladies' Locker Room

Wednesday
10:00 AM

Everyone is invited to participate
What a great way to meet new ladies

















































Rock Art
Jewelry Making and Repair
Quilting
Holiday Decorations
And much more...

Contact: Donna Nelson
dhateasystreet@msn.com
Earthquake Preparedness Town Hall
scheduled for March 9th
10:00 AM
Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Upstairs in the Dining Room








If you missed our last presentation - you now have another
chance to get in on all the information, and have some fun at
the same time.

We always have coffee and donuts when you arrive!

Not only will we be talking about Earthquake Preparedness,
but we will have a raffle and a short class in CPR.

Put this on your calendar.

Full Agenda will be coming soon!
All About Meyer Lemons
These slightly smaller lemons are sweet and thin-skinned










Meyer lemons are generally sweeter than other lemons,
sometimes even taking on an orange-like aroma and flavor. They
are so named because they were identified in 1908 by U.S.
Department of Agriculture explorer Frank N. Meyer and are
thought to be a cross between Eureka or Lisbon lemons and
Mandarin oranges.


What's the Fuss About Meyer Lemons?
People love Meyer lemons because they have a sweeter and
more floral taste than other lemons and can even have a slightly
orange tint and flavor. Since they also have very thin skins, they
are difficult to transport and store, making them all the more
coveted.


Where and When Meyer Lemons Grow
Meyer lemons are more seasonal than the ubiquitous Lisbon and
Eureka lemons, with the limited commercial harvest running from
December or January through May.

Most Meyers are grown in California backyards, but rising interest
and wide culinary interest have created demand for a commercial
crop and they are increasingly available at markets outside
California.


How to Use Meyer Lemons
Meyer lemons are, as mentioned, sweeter than regular lemons,
making them great additions as fruit rather than just juice and for
adding lemon flavor without the mouth-puckering sourness of
other lemons.

They're especially good in salads. Use them in sections (like
orange slices) for the best look and flavor. You can even try
whisking Meyer lemon juice with some olive oil and white wine
vinegar for an easy lemon vinaigrette salad dressing.

Here are a few salad options to try: Fennel Salad With Meyer
Lemon or Arugula Salad With Broiled Lemon.

Meyer lemons have a beautiful floral aroma that can add a
wonderful note to traditional lemon dishes, such as lemonade and
cocktails. While their unique flavor can enhance ​lemon desserts,
such as lemon bars, they are not as acidic as regular lemons and
should not be used as a one-to-one substitution, even in sweet
recipes. When in doubt, taste before you bake.

Meyer lemon trees like the warmth of the sun but don't do well in
climates where there's a lot of wind, because of their fruit's thin
skins and the trees' somewhat delicate branches.

The trees need plenty of water, but also good drainage. They can
stand cold snaps, but not freezing temperatures. In short, they
aren't as picky as some citrus varieties such as grapefruit, but they
aren't going to do so well (and blossom tasty fruit) in anything
cooler than a very temperate climate.

The good news for lemon lovers in colder climates: Meyer lemon
trees do quite well in containers, so you can move them inside and
outside as the seasons change. They won't grow huge in that
situation, but they will bear fruit and you'll have some remarkably
sweet-tinged lemons to play with in the kitchen.
The Wisdom Segment
I
The egg of a penguin is the smaller in size to any other bird
species. This comparison does not have to do with the size of the
parents. Their eggshell makes up 10-16% of the weight of parent
penguin. This allows for the reduction in breakage during
incubation in a rough environment.
II
The color a penguin has is one of the survival tools for it. When
they need to hide from predators hovering over them or on the
ground, their black back keep them in the ocean\'s dark color.
While they are in the water, the white color on their belly matches
against the light sky and also in the snow. This act is called
countershading.
III
The emperor penguins and king penguins lay a single egg
compared to most penguin species that lay two eggs. These
species ( king and emperor) do not build a nest for their eggs.
They simply keep their eggs warm under their feet, covering it with
the brood pouch, a flap of their skin.
IV
Although cougars weigh an average of 54 kg to 90 kg , and are 9 ft
in length, their sizes are still dependent on their environment. The
closer they are to the equator, the smaller they will be, and
vice-versa.
V
Cougars are one of the few flesh eating wild animals that do not
finish their meals at once. When they kill a prey, they take some of
the animal carcass to a safe place where they can go back to eat it
when they're hungry again.
VI
Cougar mothers usually give birth to twins and triplets, and they
give birth several times. There are  few wild cats that give birth to
one cub at a time. Cougar mothers, however, are usually only able
to raise one of six cubs to maturity, others die.
Nice job on the Blog!  I really appreciate your support.

Sincerely,

Tracey Connole

Director of Membership

Bermuda Dunes Country Club
42765 Adams St. Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203

Phone:   760.345.2771 ext. 124
NOTE FROM MRS. B

There are some good things happening in our community and
we would like to give a shout out to the people who have
made a difference:

Janet McMurtrey and the BDCCHOA finally got those pesky
pigeons removed from the Adams Street Gate.

Secondly, thanks to BDSA for improving the Lima Hall
entrance. We are almost ready now to have the county arrive
and resurface the road.

We appreciate the great job you are doing.
Mrs. B

What is  happening across from Ralph's on Avenue 42?

Sharon

Hi Sharon:

Bermuda Dunes will have another storage facility. I drove
by yesterday and it appears they are watering the lot in
preparation for building.

This project came before the Bermuda Dunes Community
Council and was approved.

The building will set all the way back on the lot and should
not cause too much traffic.

Mrs. B.
Birds that stay north when the snow flies face two daily existential
dilemmas—don’t freeze, and don’t starve.

It seems logical that most birds flee the northern regions to
overwinter somewhere warmer, such as the tropics. Their feat of
leaving their homes, navigating and negotiating often stupendous
distances twice a year, indicates their great necessity of avoiding
the alternative—of staying and enduring howling snowstorms and
subzero temperatures.

However, some birds stay and face the dead of winter against
seemingly insurmountable odds. That they can and do invites our
awe and wonder, for it requires solving two problems
simultaneously.

The first is maintaining an elevated body temperature—generally
about 105°F for birds—in order to stay active. Humans in the
north, with our 98.6°F body temperatures, face the same problem
during winter of staying warm enough to be able to function, as
anyone walking barefoot at –30°F will attest to within seconds.

The second problem to be surmounted in winter is finding food.
For most birds, food supplies become greatly reduced in winter just
when food is most required as fuel for keeping them warm.

One might wonder if birds are endowed with a magic winter
survival trick. The short answer is: they aren’t. They solve the
winter survival problem in many ways, often by doing many things
at once. Although some species have devised the evolutionary
equivalent of proprietary solutions, most birds follow a simple
formula: maximize calories ingested while minimizing calories spent.
WILD FLOWER REPORT - FEBRUARY


Discover the Desert As It Blooms











Part of the joy of watching desert wildflowers is seeing them
develop over time, from tiny green seedlings to vibrant bouquets of
purple, yellow, white, and red. Every day, new flowers are
blooming at hotspots across the Coachella Valley, but there is also
a special satisfaction in returning the same trail or patch and
discovering new varieties of shapes and colors day after day.

Flowers of the fishhook cactus (Mammillaria dioica) open wide in
the morning and narrow later in the day to conserve resources in
the heat of the day.

This week the blooms at Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains
National Monument Visitor Center in Palm Desert have begun to
peak. Abundant brown-eyed primrose around the visitor center are
in full bloom and are beginning to set seed.










Following the Randall Henderson Trail, brittlebush (Encelia
farinosa) and chuparosa (Justicia californica) are covered in
flowers, and higher up the trail flowers are still just starting to bud.
Each new visit and step further along the trail brings new wonders!

Each flower stalk, or "inflorescence", of the Arizona lupine (Lupinus
arizonicus) contains dozens of individual flowers, and a single stalk
can range from buds at the top to fully developed seeds at the
bottom. Flowers have a "banner" that turns from white to red as
they age from top to bottom. This is a signal to bees and other
pollinators that they have already been fertilized and are no longer
producing nectar.











As the season unfolds, some flowers will last for days or weeks,
while others will open for only a few hours before they start to
wither away and deposit their seeds into the soil, awaiting the next
winter rains. This is part of the essential, ephemeral nature of the
desert, and the amazing diversity of life found here in the
Coachella Valley.

Beavertail cactus (Opuntia basilaris) are budding along the Randall
Henderson Trail right now. Each flower, baseball sized and
brilliantly purple-pink, lasts only a few hours before closing and
turning to fruits.










Tending the Wildflowers
The winter rain has been great news for a lot of thirsty desert
plants and animals, but it brings bad news in the form of invasive
weeds like Saharan mustard (Brassica tournefortii), which can
grow into dense mats that smother native species. We can help
protect wildflowers, and the unique animals that depend on them,
by tending the natural desert garden all around us and pulling the
invasive mustard when we encounter it.
Riverside County Fair & National Date Fest
February 15 - 24, 2019
The 73rd Annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival
kicks-off on Friday, February 15th.

On the opening day, the presenting sponsor Fantasy Springs
Resort Casino is giving back to the community and all fairgoers
can enter the fair for only $5!

Veterans and three guests are admitted every day for free (ID
required).

Also, join us on Veterans' Appreciation Day, Monday, February
18th, for the President’s Day Parade and special presentation to
our veterans at 5:30 pm.

There is an exciting entertainment lineup at the Fantasy Springs
Concert Pavilion that includes:
Randy Houser
Ramon Ayala
Salt-n-Pepa
Kool & the Gang
Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez

All entertainment is included with the price of admission. For more
information or to purchase your Fair ticket online, click
here.
The Surprising Difference Between Brown Eggs and White
Eggs












When shopping for eggs, it’s inevitable to notice that the brown
eggs almost always cost more than the white. Some may think that
one is better than the other, but the truth is they’re not very different
at all. While there is a difference between brown eggs and white
eggs, it might not be all it’s cracked up to be. (See what we did
there?) The main difference all traces back to the chickens the
eggs come from and the color of their feathers and even their
earlobes. Yes, you read that right: whether a chicken lays brown or
white eggs is based on the way the bird looks—not how they taste.
Curious to know more? Well, allow us to eggsplain.

What’s the difference between brown eggs and white eggs?
Eggshells get their color due to the breed of chicken they come
from. For example, breeders have found that many white-feathered
chickens with white earlobes lay white eggs, and red-feathered
chickens with red earlobes lay brown eggs. While earlobe color can
be a predictor of egg color, it is not always the rule.

For example, one breed of red-earlobed chickens—called the
Aracuana breed—often lays blue eggs, but may also lay eggs that
are green, pink, or even lavender, according to nonprofit
organization Aviculture Europe.

Why are brown eggs more expensive than white eggs?
Because brown eggs tend to cost more, people assume they are
more nutritious and more delicious. But that is not the case. Brown
eggs are more expensive because of the size of the hen that lays
them. Red-feathered chickens tend to weigh more than white-
feathered chickens. Because larger chickens require more food
and land to remain healthy throughout production, higher
production costs lead to more expensive products in the end when
you’re shopping for eggs in the grocery store.

Some people also think that one color shell is harder than the
other, or that there are different colored yolks. These factors are
due to the age and feed of the chicken. The coloring of shells or
bird has nothing to do with this.

So, the next time you’re in the grocery market, don’t be a chicken!
Pick as you please — they’re all egg-cellent!

Whether you prefer to eat eggs scrambled and fluffy, runny atop a
slice of avocado toast, hard boiled in a salad, or fried on top of a
burger (trust us on that one), you can’t go wrong when picking
between brown eggs and white eggs. And as for how to cook your
eggs once you’ve got them, don’t miss our in-depth report, Every
Way to Cook Eggs!.
Valentine's Day History
Pagan festivals, Christian saints, Chaucer's love birds, and the











Roman Roots
The history of Valentine's Day is obscure, and further clouded by
various fanciful legends. There are some suggestions that the
holiday's roots are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a
fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. Pope
Gelasius I recast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa
496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day.

Valentines Galore
Which St. Valentine this early pope intended to honor remains a
mystery: according to the Catholic Encyclopedia, there were at
least three early Christian saints by that name. One was a priest in
Rome, another a bishop in Terni, and of a third St. Valentine
almost nothing is known except that he met his end in Africa.
Rather astonishingly, all three Valentines were said to have been
martyred on Feb. 14.

Most scholars believe that the St. Valentine of the holiday was a
priest who attracted the disfavor of Roman emperor Claudius II
around 270. At this stage, the factual ends and the mythic begins.
According to one legend, Claudius II had prohibited marriage for
young men, claiming that bachelors made better soldiers (although
there is no record of the alleged ban). Valentine continued to
secretly perform marriage ceremonies but was eventually
apprehended by the Romans and put to death. Another legend has
it that Valentine, imprisoned by Claudius, fell in love with the
daughter of his jailer. Before he was executed, he allegedly sent
her a letter signed "from your Valentine." Probably the most
plausible story surrounding St. Valentine is one not focused on
Eros (passionate love) but on agape (love of God): he was
martyred for refusing to renounce his religion.

In 1969, the Catholic Church revised its liturgical calendar,
removing the feast days of saints whose historical origins were
questionable. St. Valentine was one of the casualties.

Chaucer's Love Birds
It was not until the 14th century that this Christian feast day
became definitively associated with love. According to UCLA
medieval scholar Henry Ansgar Kelly, author of Chaucer and the
Cult of Saint Valentine, it was Chaucer who first linked St.
Valentine's Day with romance.

In 1381, Chaucer composed a poem in honor of the engagement
between England's Richard II and Anne of Bohemia. As was the
poetic tradition, Chaucer associated the occasion with a feast day.
In "The Parliament of Fowls," the royal engagement, the mating
season of birds, and St. Valentine's Day are linked:

For this was on St. Valentine's Day,
When every fowl cometh there to choose his mate.

Tradition of Valentine's Cards
Flower
Over the centuries, the holiday evolved, and by the 18th century,
gift-giving and exchanging handmade cards on Valentine's Day
had become common in England. Hand-made valentine cards
made of lace, ribbons, and featuring cupids and hearts eventually
spread to the American colonies. The tradition of Valentine's cards
did not become widespread in the United States, however, until the
1850s, when Esther A. Howland, a Mount Holyoke graduate and
native of Worcester, Mass., began mass-producing them. Today,
of course, the holiday has become a booming commercial success.
According to the Greeting Card Association, 25% of all cards sent
each year are valentines.
Painted Canyon
Mecca Hills Wilderness - Ladder Canyon Trail
Painted Canyon in the Mecca Hills Wilderness Area

An artist's palette of soft pastels covers the earth's surface where
rock outcroppings and mudstone have been displaced hundreds of
years ago by the San Andreas Fault. Pink, red, gray, brown and
green colors wash the hills and canyon walls, creating a
spectacular sight. This colorful canvas is Painted Canyon, a high-
walled, narrow gorge tucked within the 41,300 acres of the Mecca
Hills Recreation Area of California.

Geologic formations are enhanced by their colors in  Painted
Canyon












The colorful walls of Painted Canyon enhance many of the unique
geological formations, which reveal their historic past with exposed
rock layers. Scientists have studied Painted Canyon and
surrounding regions to learn more about the impact of earthquakes
on the earth's crust.















Palo verde and smoke trees are abundant throughout the canyon,
and bighorn sheep, desert tortoises and spotted bats have been
seen in the Mecca Hills area. Painted Canyon is a scenic location
for a short auto-tour, a hike or a walk. It's also an excellent subject
area for photography enthusiasts.
Rugged walls of Painted Canyon

Painted Canyon Mecca Hills Wilderness Area




















A well-maintained, graded road (approx. 4 miles) leads into the
sandy wash which runs the length of the canyon (1.7 miles). There
are a few narrow side canyons which can be explored further on
foot. Motor vehicles are not allowed past the wilderness boundary
markers.

Ladder Canyon Hiking Trail
Painted Canyon Mecca Hills Wilderness Area




























The Ladder Canyon Hiking Trail is located in the Mecca Hills
Wilderness area, which is managed by the BLM. Colorful mineral
deposits, narrow slot canyons and views of the Salton Sea make
this hike a very special one. Ladders are placed along the slot
canyon to enable hikers to climb up dry waterfalls along the trail,
earning it the name “Ladder Canyon.”

Notes
Maps: BLM Desert Access Guides #17 (Palm Springs) and #18
(Chuckwalla) The Mecca Hills Wilderness now contains a total of
26,242 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Location: Approximately 15 miles southeast of Indio in the Mecca
Hills, located between Interstate 10 and Highway 111.

Access: From Interstate 10, take State Highway 195 (Box Canyon
Road) to Painted Canyon Road. Follow the graded dirt road for
approximately 3 miles until you enter the canyon.

From Highway 111, when you reach Mecca veer right on 66th Ave.,
which is also State Highway 195. The road will curve toward the
left and become Box Canyon Road. Take Painted Canyon Road
from Box Canyon Road and follow the graded dirt road for
approximately 3 miles until you enter the canyon.