Posted on August 19, 2017
From Kristin & Rick:
We want everyone to know that Riley Rose has relapsed neuroblastoma - We are
devastated and scared but we are prepared to fight!
This changes everything as Rick will be coming back to the desert with Matthew and
Riley and Kristin will be going to Sloan in New York!
We are in the fight of our lives, once again. We need you all, more then ever!
Oh God hear our prayers!

We are almost to $42,000. Our goal is $50,000

Please donate

Click HERE to donate to the
Riley Rose Fund
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Board Members
Bermuda Dunes Security

Glen Smith-- President
(currently on leave of absence)
Jerry Lugo-- Acting President
Robert Nelson-- Treasurer
Phillip Bettencourt-- Secretary
Bill McMurtrey-- Director
John Thiele-- Director
Michael Tanner-- Director
Robert Nagles-- Director
Charles Bishop-- Director

John Walters-Clark-- Community
Manager with Associa

BDSA Meeting
4th Thurs. of every


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
John Walters-Clark
760 346 1161

The Admin Office is open
Monday thru Friday for
questions and concerns.
Admin staff can also assist
with access to the
Resident Login System

Admin hours are as follows:

Monday 10-6
Wednesday Closed
Saturday Closed         
Sunday Closed

If this is urgent, please
contact Security at:

Telephone Numbers:

Main Gate: 760-360-1322
Glass Gate: 760-772-3137
Admin Building:

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

Adm Bldg
4:30 PM

Board Members
President            Patrick Bohner
V. P.                   Brett Coors
Treas.                Mike Soran

Secretary           Janet McMurtrey
Director             John Van Kuelan

Joint Committee Representatives
are Janet McMurtrey and Brett

Greg Gamboa-- Community
Manager with Management Trust
Bermuda Dunes Community

Here is what
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

New Manager is
Greg Gamboa, Phone:
760-776-5100 ext 6309

The Management Co.
39755 Berkey Drive, Suite A •
Palm Desert, CA 92211

P: (760) 776-5100 x6343
F: (760) 776-5111

Email us:




TODAY is Wednesday, September 20, 2017

To view lots of interesting information from the
Coachella Valley Hoticultural Society

Click HERE
Additional Information
for your  use
Click on the subject to

Bring your own set of bocce balls and play away.
You may need to clean up the courts yourself, but that goes
with the responsibility of keeping our courts looking great.

Playing in the early morning or late afternoon is the best!
We need volunteers:

Email to Ramina Arce in the Education Department at Thank you!
YESTERDAY WAS THE DAY all ballots needed to be in at
Associa's Office no later than 5 PM.

They have received over 1100 ballots so far. The phone tree
was a great success.

The ballots will be counted at the next BDSA Board Meeting
'Open Session' Thursday, the 28th of this month.

Plan to attend to see the results first...

John Walters-Clark
Community Association Manager
Associa – Desert Resort Management
42-635 Melanie Place, Ste. 103, Palm Desert, CA 92211
760.346.1161 Phone   760.346.9918 Fax

October 29, 2017 - October 31, 2017

Oct 29, 9am - 12pm • Oct 31, 6pm - 8:30pm


A Not-so-Spooky Zoo Adventure

Sunday, October 29 9am – 12pm
Free for members or with paid admission

Tuesday, Oct 31 6pm – 8:30pm
Free members night
$10 for guests

The Living Desert’s family-friendly Halloween event returns with
the wildly popular Howl-O-Ween, a not-so-spooky zoo adventure.
The 23nd annual Howl-O-Ween is set for Sunday, October 29,
from 9 am to 12 pm and Tuesday, October 31, from 6 pm to
8:30 pm.

Visitors are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes and
enjoy the exciting activities planned. Howl-O-Ween attendees
under 12 will receive a candy bag to hit the trick-or-treat trail with a
large variety of treat stations. New this year, Howl-O-Ween visitor
ghosts, goblins, and super-heroes can visit the park’s African
animals– trick or treat with the cheetahs and zebras, say boo to the
warthogs, and wander through Village WaTuTu.

Additional activities include pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating,
face painting, a monster maze, live entertainment and more.
Zookeepers will provide special animal encounters and The Living
Desert’s zoo mascots will also be making appearances throughout.
Dogs Are Invited to our Halloween Party!

We will have have water and goodies to keep them happpy

Bermuda Dunes Community Council Agenda
6:00 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017
Bermuda Dunes Community Center 78-400 Avenue 42,
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203

I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call - Jeff W, Jacob A and Donna N were present
 Jim Snellenberger resigned.

III. Approval of the Minutes – May 11, 2017 - Deferred to next mtg.

IV. Councilmember Reports and Comments

V. Riverside County 4th District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez

VI. 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, -
Gave report and answered ?s

a. Requested Updates On:

 Traffic study on 42nd Street to determine if a traffic signal is    
needed -
Council voted to have signal installed immediately

 Reductions to Code Enforcement - Brenda explained cuts were
due to financing. CE will become reactive instead of proactive

 Replacement on US Postal Service box outside BD Country
PO Box to be returned within 6 months.

 Brown Act - Victoria  - Discussion

2. Sheriff’s Department – Lt. Michael Manning, 760-863-8990,

i. Corporal Dave Aldrich to provide update -
Update provided

3. CAL Fire – Battalion Chief Eddy Moore, 760-540-1878, eddy. -
Got a call while doing his presentation

4. Code Enforcement – Brenda Hannah, 760-393-3344, -
See Above

5. Desert Recreation District – Manny Marrujo, 760-347-3484, -
No report. Manny is gone

6. CHP – Officer Phil Watkins, 760-772-5300,
gov -
Officer Watkins installs car seats for babies. Give him a call

7. Bermuda Dunes Airport – Bob Berriman, 760-345-2558, -
Bob announced new

a. American Car Show – December 9th update

8. Other Departments

a. TLMA - Mojahed Salama & Mark Hughes

a. Median Update & Brief History (landscape, etc)
Moe and Salama were both sick; no report until next meeting

b. Traffic Study Update - Gave report and Council voted to start
the process of installing the light at Adams St. and Avenue 42

VII. 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. Presentation: Lori Carman – Dream Dogs – Information Only -
Property sold - no presentation by Lori

b. Rotation of Community Councilmembers officer positions

a. Councilmember Jeff Wattenbarger requested this be discussed
Requested that Councilwoman Donna Nelson remain Chair.
Approved by 3 council members

VII. Old Business:

a. Ad Hoc Committee report on Coachella Fest Noise Issues -
meeting was held - To be continued to next meeting

VIII. Public comments: All persons wishing to address the Council
on items not specifically on the agenda or on matters of general
interest should do so at this time. Please limit your remarks to 3

No Public Comments

IX. Agenda Items for next meeting - will be on new agenda

X. Adjourn meeting - Meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM

2017 meeting schedule: Jan 12, Mar 9, May 11, Sept 14, Nov 9
(Additional meetings may be added if needed). Please
visit Supervisor Perez’s Web site to access more information: www.
If you would like to get agenda’s and other important meeting
information for the Bermuda Dunes Community Council,
please send your email address to Victoria Llort at

Jacob Alvarez

Donna Hubenthal

Michael Pierson

Jeff Wattenbarger
Join experts at free annual Desert Garden Community Day

Sept. 6, 2017 – Join desert landscape and gardening enthusiasts
at UCR Palm Desert from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
Saturday, Oct. 28
for a day of workshops, talks, demonstrations and exhibits.

Learn how to create and maintain a low-water garden at this free
event presented by the Desert Horticultural Society of the
Coachella Valley and co-sponsored by UCR Palm Desert, Master
Gardeners and the University of California Cooperative Extension.

Keynote speaker will be Peggy Mauk, Ph.D., director of agricultural
operations at UC Riverside. CV Water Counts will host a panel of
golf and agricultural experts discussing their industry’s sustainable
use of water.

Class and demonstration topics include vegetable gardening, citrus
trees, palm tree selection and care, native plants for newcomers,
vermiculture, butterflies, tree diseases, desert community
gardening, how to save water in your landscape, invasive weeds
and how to create and maintain a water-efficient desert landscape.

New this year will be children’s activities, a Master Gardener plant
sale and the screening of a free film, “Hometown Habitat” with a
discussion to follow with the film’s director.

UCR Palm Desert is at 75-80 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert.
Parking is free.

Class schedules, speakers and more information is available on
our website. Visit us at or on
Facebook at Society.


Contact: Tracy Merrigan

Phone: (310) 428-9500


I've had packages stolen out of my mailbox several times…I would
like a locking mailbox too…advice?
Diane Archie
42345 Saint George Dr

Hi Diane:

I would think Home Depot or Lowe's should have locking
You are a smart gal - Hope it keeps the thieves out of your

Mrs. B
For those of you with more sensitive humor !!

1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The
Ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.

2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, "I'll serve
you, but don't start anything."

3. A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them
goes to a family in Egypt and is named "Ahmal." The other goes to
a family in Spain ; they name him "Juan." Years later, Juan sends a
picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture,
she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of
Ahmal. Her husband responds, "They're twins! If you've seen Juan,
you've seen Ahmal."

3. A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

4. Did you hear about the man in France who jumped on the
bridge?  He was in Sein.

5. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm and
says: "A beer please, and one for the road."

6. Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does
this taste funny to you?"

7. "Doc, I can't stop singing 'The Green, Green Grass of Home.'"
"That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome."
"Is it common?"
Well, "It's Not Unusual."

8. Two cows are standing next to each other in a field. Daisy says
to Dolly, "I was artificially inseminated this morning."
"I don't believe you," says Dolly.
"It's true, no bull!" exclaims Daisy.

9. An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were
nothing to look at either.

10. Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.

11. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I
couldn't find any.

12.  I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. It's impossible to put

13. I went to a seafood disco last week... and pulled a mussel.

14. What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.

15. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. The one turns to the other
and says "Dam!"

16. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in
the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't
have your kayak and heat it too.

17. A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were
standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories.
After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked
them to disperse. "But why," they asked, as they moved off.
"Because," he said, "I can't stand chess-nuts boasting in an open

18. Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a salted.

19. Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the
time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He
also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd
diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him. (Oh, man, this is
so bad, it's good...) A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by

20. And finally, there was the person who sent twenty different
puns to his friends, with the hope that at least ten of the puns
would make them laugh. No pun in ten did!!!!!!!!
We keep hearing about all these streets being done along with
curbing and cleaning up the medians.  But, we never hear when
they are going to improve
the median on Montego Bay Drive.  Can someone follow up on
that for us??
Love the Blog Folks!!
Linda Lervick

Hi Linda:

Thanks for your nice comments. They are appreciated.

I have sent your email to Jerry Lugos who will advise you of
the schedule for street maintenance and repair.

I do know that Channel 98 has his schedule posted as well.

Mrs. B


I was wondering if you could help me.  Animal Samaritans is having
their 8th Annual Men of the Desert Fashion Show and Charity
Luncheon Dec 3, and we are looking for donations to out silent
auction.  Could you and your club members keep this in mind when
frequenting restaurants.  Or perhaps your Club would like to

Thank you!

Hi Kim:

Be more than happy. Keep up the great work.

Mrs. B

s Closed.

Thanks to all the people who helped with the phone tree. It
was reported by all that, generally speaking, everyone was
glad for the reminder. All who worked the phone tree said is
was so much fun talking with people in our community...and
they felt much more connected. They loved the task and
would do it again!

A note about the Community Council Meeting this past week.
I was asked to stay as the Chairwoman by Jeff
Wattenberger; stating that he felt I had done a great job for
the community. It was approved and so here I am, for a few
more years.

It has been a great pleasure for me to
head the Council in
these exciting times.

Supervisor Perez attended this meeting. I like him and I feel
together we should be able to get much accomplished.

One item on our agenda was installing a light at Adams and
Avenue 42. Last year the Community Council asked that a
traffic study begin to see if we needed one.

The study provided long needed information to help us
decide whether we needed this light. After hearing all study
related specifics, the Council voted to have the County work
with Bermuda Dunes Security and, in fact, move forward
with this immediately.

We feel that
with the traffic increase it will help to slow
down drivers that feel they need to speed from the signal on
Lima Hall to the stop sign at Adams Street.

The county will work to make sure that congestion at Adams
heading into the Country Club will be improved.

I have added my comments to last week's agenda for your

Photos of your Community Council at work.
Amazon delivered a box on Sunday around 3:00 p.m. I never
received it and wondering if someone took the box. Since others
have had a similar issue, I thought I'd report this!  A locking
mailbox would not have helped in this situation but very concerned
that we have a serious problem.   

J. Gatherum
A gas station has become quite a landmark in Gauteng, South
Africa with its daily #PetrolPumpWisdom, which are uplifting quotes
written on a chalkboard. Some people say they deliberately travel
this route just to read the quote which brightens their day.

Several people have contacted me to see how they can
contribute to our 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat event at
the Bermuda Dunes Country Club...

Please send your donations to Christy at the email on
the flyer below.

Let's make this the best EVER for all of our great
kids...REMEMBER, everyone is invited to decorate your
carts, bring goodies to give out and please bring your
dogs in costumes.

I will have the pleasure of being on the panel that
selects the 'best of show.'   Of course, water and treats
will be provided throughout the event.



As we ready for our next vacation, I found some information
about Yermo, CA. We visited Peggy Sue's Diner on our last

Yermo is a town in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino
County, California. Its name is derived from the Spanish
word for wilderness. It is 13 miles east of Barstow on
Interstate 15, just south of the Calico Mountains. I belived
there are less than 2,000 full time residents.

We hope you enjoy Peggy Sue's

Put on your best poodle skirt, slip into those blue-suede shoes,
smooth out those spit curls and rev up your hopped-up ride. You're
going to Peggy Sue’s Diner in Yermo, Calif.

It’s all about the vibe: the 50s music, waitresses in turquoise and
pink uniforms and cute vintage-looking hats who hand out pink
menus that say “Peggy Sue’s” in bold cursive writing. Did I mention
the music? There is nothing like 50s music to put a smile on your
face and make you want to dance the jitterbug.

Walking through the big double doors of the jukebox facade is to
stroll through a wormhole onto a Happy Days set.

To the left is the ice cream parlor and gift shop with every kitschy,
super-hero-disney-charcter-hollywood-star trinket or memorabilia
you can imagine.

Did I mention the candy? My sweet tooth was aching in anticipation.

On the right, the formally dressed maitre‘d is ready to lead you
down the yellow brick road to several different eating areas
including the Pizza Parlor in the back overlooking the turtle-filled
ponds. I think i saw a really BIG goldfish in there too. It flashed
orange and red as it slid slowly through the dark water. Like the
legendary Loch Ness Monster. In Yermo.

Set in the shadow of the Calico Mountains, Peggy Sue’s is an
original roadside diner according to their web site.

When owners Peggy Sue and Champ Gabler bought the property in
the mid 80s, they knew they wanted to build a diner — it had, after
all, been a diner before it closed years before. The original building
was a home built in 1947. The current diner section was the
breakfast nook.

“In 1954 they [the original owners] added the barstools and the
booths and made it a pie shop,” Peggy Sue said in an 2015
interview with television host Joel Greene.

“Originally, when we bought the diner this room was completely
empty, nothing on the walls or anywhere but all of the equipment
was in and the counter and booths were there,” she said.

So Champ and Peggy Sue decorated the walls with the movie
memorabilia they had collected over the years; mementos and
memories. The “Walls of Fame,” she calls them. “I’ve done a lot of
fun things. When you do something really fun, you want to share it.”

They opened Peggy Sue’s Diner in 1987.

Famous and not-so-famous visitors pose with the waitresses and
with the larger-than-life sculptures of The Blues Brothers and Elvis.
Their photos hang alongside portraits of Marilyn Monroe and James

The outdoor Diner-saur Park is like the old roadside stops in Peggy
Sue’s childhood, she added.

The BIG dinosaurs can be seen from Interstate 15. The tree-shaded
area is a great place for kids to run around and use that pent-up
energy from hours on the road.
Do Cats Take on Traits of their Owners?

It's natural for doting owners to believe their pets share their
personality traits, but is it true? The good news is yes, because
scientific research demonstrates that felines can mirror their
owners' personality traits, particularly when there is a close bond
between the two.

Feline Affinities
Research carried out by the University of Vienna suggests that,
just as people who spend a lot of time together rub off on one
another, the same holds true for you and Kitty. A study led by Kurt
Kotrschal of the Konrad Lorenz Research Station and the
University of Vienna and published in 2011, which recorded and
analyzed the day-to-day interactions between 41 felines and their
owners, concluded that these relationships are nearly identical to
human-only bonds. According to Discovery News, "the researchers
determined that cats and their owners strongly influenced each
other, such that they were each often controlling the other's

You Scratch My Back
Relationships are a two-way process and, if you enjoy a lot of
one-on-one time with Kitty, she will mirror your love and attention.
In other words, affectionate and playful owners bring out the same
personality traits in their furry friends. Playing with your pet
encourages her to be more playful. Giving cuddles on demand --
the way felines prefer it -- you'll likely be rewarded with lots of head
butts and purrs. According to the Viennese researchers, felines are
more demonstrative towards their owners when they spend time
interacting with them.

Cat People
For people who prefer felines, it may be a case of already sharing
personality traits with their pets. Research conducted by
psychologists at the University of Texas suggests that "dog people"
and "cat people" have very different personalities. According to the
2010 web-based research, the latter are more spontaneous,
unconventional and introverted. In other words, you may think your
whimsical, quirky pet has become just like you when, in fact, it's
really because you are just like him!
August Cat Transport to Oregon Humane Society

Thank you to Highway Heroes, Becky Pearson and Leanne
Bonamici for transporting 36 kittens from Kittyland, Loving All
Animals, Palm Springs Animal Services and Riverside County
Animal Services to the Oregon Humane Society.

Working together towards a no-kill coachella valley!
"If having a soul means being able to feel love and
loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a
lot of humans."  James Herriot
Does Your Dog Need Obedience School?
By Jennifer Dixon

Find out when it's time to send Fido to dog obedience school.

A horse may not drink when he's led to water, but puppies and dogs
are a different story -- if they're properly schooled.
Dog training school teaches a variety of essential commands and
techniques that can make your canine a happy camper and your life
easier in the process.

Here's expert advice on when to sign up your pup, how to choose
obedience training, and whether to consider some personal
coaching, as well as school, to encourage good behavior in your

Start Young
Puppies between 8-12 weeks make the best students because they
haven't formed bad habits, although owners don't typically sign up
for class until their pets are between 6-12 months of age, says
Pamela Reid, PhD, CAAB, vice president of the Animal Behavior
Center at ASPCA Animal Health Services in Urbana, Ill.  Be certain
that puppies have started their vaccinations, and remember you can
start teaching them at home.  

But "most people only begin dog training after their puppy starts to
annoy them, or their teenager is really pushing the limits," Reid

"It's important to remember that puppies are like little kids. And like
little kids, they're uncoordinated, easily distracted, and gentle," says
Steven Applebaum, president and director of Animal Behavioral
College, a school in Northridge, Calif., that trains dog trainers via
the Web and externships at shelters throughout the U.S.

Applebaum suggests attending obedience class every year or two --
three years, at the most -- and practicing school lessons at home.
"It's a positive activity, and a great way to bond with your dog," he

"Socialization with other dogs, as well as humans, is an extremely
important component of a dog's development into a positive member
of the family and a good citizen of society," says Louise Murray,
DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, director of medicine at ASPCA Bergh
Memorial Animal Hospital in New York.

"The more you go to school, the better you get," he says.

The Highway 62 Art Tours is the BEST event of the year. I
always plan to attend at least one weekend.

You get to visit so many interesting art studios, share fun
and conversations with all the artists...and the absolute best
part is FINDING these studios.

Advice: Make sure your car can access dirt, gravel and rough
terrain. You will be surprised where some live and thrive!

Take plenty of water, your cell phone and be prepared for
suprises - wildlife, birds and snakes.

I will tell you where to pick up their beautiful four-color
brochure next time.

Be sure to get brochure, check places you want to visit and
just ENJOY.

Our thanks to Steve Elliott for sending us these silly jokes.