I think my cat may have gotten pregnant by her son. What should I do and will they
be okay?
Sabira Woolley
Sabira Woolley, Many years of cat care experience including breeding Savannah
cats
Updated May 9, 2018
When an animal breeds with a close relative, the genetic traits they share can be
reinforced in the offspring. So, for random examples - if they both had a small kink
in their tails, or slightly weak hearts, the kittens could have kinkier tails, or weaker
hearts. (The positive genetic traits can be reinforced, too. But anything carried too
far becomes a weakness.)
This is the risk when there is selective breeding with a small, related gene pool.

If your mother cat and her son’s father were mixed “moggy” cats, they probably
have a wide gene pool. So this one occurrence of inbreeding will probably not
cause unhealthy, malformed kittens.

You can get a pregnant female cat spayed, but it is harder on them - physically and
emotionally. The risk of the surgery is increased, especially if enough time has
passed for the pregnancy to be showing. It is also more complicated for the
veterinarian, so it usually costs more.
If you think you can handle the responsibility and find homes for any babies, you
can let her have the kittens, and spay the mom after the kittens are weaned.
It would be wise to get her son neutered as soon as you can.

Many neighborhoods have low cost (sometimes even free) pet spaying and
neutering available. So if affordability is an issue, you can call around and search
online, and see what is available where you live.

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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

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
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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

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in the Riverside County
they can be reached at
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Critical Need Phone #
888 877 7267

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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
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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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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
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
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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
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
Wander List: Off the Beaten Path

Venture beyond the borders of Greater Palm Springs — to
wild country, where rainbows and eccentric ideas 
prevail,
and even the misfits fit right in.

Sky Art Sculpture Garden in Borrego Springs.

Venture off the beaten path to peculiar places beyond the
borders of Greater Palm Springs — to wild country, where
rainbows and eccentric ideas 
prevail, and even the misfits
fit right in.

Giant Rock
Aviation engineer George Van Tassel relocated his family in
the late 1940s to a cave dwelling beneath Giant Rock, a
seven-story boulder atop flat sand in Landers. The lone rock,
still there, was considered sacred by indigenous people
and, in the ’50s, became revered by a new cohort of
believers — ufologists and alien contactees.

Integratron is located near Joshua Tree National Park.














In 1953 an extraterrestrial from Venus visited Van Tassel, he
claimed, providing plans for a frequency-rejuvenation and
time-travel machine. The Integratron was the result — a
white dome, widely considered a construction marvel, not
far from Giant Rock at a point of high magnetic energy. The
structure is an unrivaled acoustical chamber. Three sisters
have owned and maintained the property (near Joshua Tree
National Park) for the last three decades, carrying on Van
Tassel’s good-vibrational efforts in a new way. Guests now
visit for hour-long sound baths. Though the bath doesn’t
involve time travel, the experience relaxes and allows the
mind to slow. Described as “naptime for grown-ups,”
sessions begin with a brief intro and history of the
Integratron, then participants drift off to the sound of ringing
quartz-crystal bowls.

Slab City

World War II had its share of unintended consequences, and
this is one of them. Sited among the remains of former
Marine barracks, Slab City acquired its name from the
forgotten concrete monoliths that made up the military
stronghold. It is an ironically poetic location for a town,
about an hour from Coachella, that seems to thrive on social
anarchy — maybe even court it. Peculiar are the year-round
inhabitants, squatters, and “Slabbers” who exist in a quasi-
boho state of mind, preferring freedom, art, and living off the
grid. Bizarro sculpture is de rigueur, as is the desire to dwell
within the austere womb of the Sonoran Desert — the
California Badlands — a place as enchanted as can be. East
Jesus is a refuge for artists and exhibitionists, a compound
in Slab City where you’ll find massive installations of
makeshift Mad Max–esque art. Calling or emailing ahead is
highly recommended, and inhabitants warn the area is
lawless and can be dangerous. As you enter Slab City be
sure to tie yourself to the mast, for its siren song may be too
sweet to deny.

Salvation Mountain

















They say faith can move mountains. Turns out it can also
build mountains — and transform them into art. Located
about 90 minutes from Palm Springs, Salvation Mountain is
a 50-foot-high, 150-foot-wide man-made inselberg devoted
to one man’s love of God. Leonard Knight spent nearly three
decades (and, some say, half a million gallons of paint)
creating this interactive sculpture. Colorful, bold, and in-
your-face (both literally and figuratively), the piece’s
philosophy takes much of its creed from the Sinner’s Prayer.

Idyllwild

The mountains are calling. Answer in the charming village of
Idyllwild, set 1 mile high in the San Jacintos. This alpine
town is only an hour’s drive from Palm Springs, making it
the perfect place to cool off for the afternoon (though many
visitors settle in for the night at a campsite or in a cozy
cabin). For a scenic drive, take Highway 74; also known as
Palm to Pines Highway, it curves through jaw-dropping
desert terrain. (A quick stop at Vista Point is worth it for the
Instagram-worthy views of the valley floor.) You’ll know you’
ve arrived by the throng of cedars and pines and the band of
rustic, locally owned shops. A few foodie musts: Candy
Cupboard for novelty sweets, Café Aroma for bistro-style
bites and craft beers, and Red Kettle for classic, downhome
cooking (where John Wayne was reportedly a regular back
in the day). Gastrognome wins points for its dog-friendly
patio. Outdoorsy types can venture away from the main
street for hiking, cycling, and rock climbing.

Dream Wanderer Virtual Reality



















An exploration of spiritualism, dreaming, and the afterlife,
this immersive virtual-reality experience in Landers (an hour
from Palm Springs) is the cumulative work of
interdisciplinary artists who used to travel around providing
VR adventures at festivals and fairs. The 15-minute program
is viewed through a special headset, allowing patrons to be
part of the story. The high-concept result is both eerie and
fascinating.

Sky Art Sculpture Garden















Deep in the magical landscape of Anza-Borrego Desert State
Park, in an unincorporated town called Borrego Springs, a
Mexican cowboy-boot salesman crossed paths with the heir
of a great fortune. The heir — Dennis Avery, whose father
founded Avery, the manufacturer of office labels — sought to
invest his inheritance in philanthropy and art. The boot
salesman, Ricardo Breceda, had recently created a 20-foot
Tyrannosaurus rex sculpture for his 6-year-old daughter;
she asked for a dinosaur for Christmas, and Breceda simply
couldn’t tell her no.

Well, Avery loved the fantastical metal creature so much he
commissioned a garden full of them. Today there are more
than 130 gargantuan metal sculptures lurking in the sand,
and although Avery died in 2012, Breceda, 56, is still
sculpting. A 350-foot sea serpent undulates through dunes
and shrubs, as if slinking beneath the pavement of Borrego
Springs Road. A scorpion crouches, its human-arm-sized
stinger poised to strike a massive grasshopper. An hour’s
drive from Coachella, just past the Salton Sea, this weird
and wonderful storybook scene is the stuff of roadside-
attraction dreams (or, perhaps more accurately, nightmares).

Noah Purifoy Outdoor
Desert Art Museum
In an open expanse of the Mojave Desert, trash left behind
by many became one artist’s treasure. Noah Purifoy’s works
scatter across 10 acres in Joshua Tree — assemblies of
detritus in the form of shacks, totems, and futuristic
metalwork. Born in Alabama in 1917, Purifoy was a
longtime resident of L.A. before moving to Joshua Tree. He
crafted his first sculpture of debris from the 1965 Watts
rebellion and became involved in public policy work and
arts initiatives, devoting his life to instigating thought. He
went on to create more than 100 installations made of tires,
refrigerators, and other found objects on his High Desert
compound, where he died in a 2004 house fire. The outdoor
museum is open from sunrise to sunset and is free to the
public.
Dear Tootie:

Do cats have a way to tell us to put them out of their misery?

I’ve just had to put one of my cats down today. He was one of the
most affectionate and loving cats I’ve ever had. He acted more like
a dog than a cat to be honest.

He was a healthy albeit stalky little cat. One day we had noticed
that he had lost a little weight and that he was less social than
normal. These are two very distinct signs that there is something
very wrong with your cat. When we brought him to the vet it was
determined that he has FIV. He was no risk to the other 3 cats I
had because they never fought with one another. This guy would
never fight with anything. All he ever wanted was love and
affection.

After visiting the vet it was also noted that he was suffering from
anaemia which made the situation a lot worse. The vet has told us
that so long as he was eating and trying to fight it that we should
give him the benefit of the doubt and help him out. We were giving
him medications and some of the most fatty and delicious cat food
a cat could want. This was to help him increase his red blood cell
count. And he did much better for a while until two days ago. Over
the last two days he stayed hidden in the bathroom and didn’t
come out. When we brought him out to be with us he would go
back. He completely stopped eating. This is how we knew his time
had come. He could no longer fight the good fight and we helped
him pass surrounded by those who loved him.

Sandra

Hi Sandra:

One of the worst things I see people do is keep a loved one
(pet or person) around for much longer than should be. One of
the most selfless things you can do for your companion,
whom you love, is to love them enough to say goodbye. It’ll
hurt, but you take comfort in knowing that their suffering is
no more.

And, yes, by doing what you have described your cat did,
he was saying...'put me out of my misery.'
Dear Tootie:

My daughter died 4 years ago. Her cat will no longer groom
himself, and keeps meowing all the time. I have taken him to the
vet. How do I help him?

C.S. Friedman

Poor lonely baby. He misses her so terribly. He's crying for
her to come home. He doesn't know she's dead. He just
knows she's not there.

There's not much you can do except give him love and hope
he heals.

Its probably too late to ask if you have anything with her
scent, but if you can think of something, put it in with his
bedding.

I think the suggestion someone made to get another cat is a
good one. Maybe a little girl kitten. They may not hit it off
right away, but it will at least distract him, and maybe they
will make frriends and it will help ease the pain in his heart.

If he's a senior kitty and not very energetic or mobile, try to
get a mellow little girl who won't be jumping all over him.
Questions about Cats

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Here’s Why You Should Never Sleep Without Your Socks

Having enough sleep is crucial for the body and brain’s optimal
function. According to the National Sleep Foundation, wearing
socks at night improves the quality of your sleep and confers
several health benefits.

Keeping your feet warm may dilate blood vessels, which increases
blood flow and results in restful night’s sleep.













Why You Should Wear Socks:

Sleeping with your socks on may help balance your body’s internal
temperature. Research has shown that adults who wear socks at
night sleep faster and enjoy a restful sleep, compared to those who
do not.

This can be traced back to the decrease of core temperature at
night, reaching its lowest level at 4 am.

Wearing socks during sleep will keep your feet warm. On top of
that, it will dilate blood vessels, commonly referred to as
vasodilation. When the blood flow to your skin increases, heat is
released, leading to a lower body temperature, the National
Institute of Health asserts.

The Effect of Socks on the Body While Sleeping:

Ultimately, the human’s body temperature is affected by the
circadian rhythms that dictate the body’s sleep schedules from
hitting the hay to waking up. While the average body temperature
is 98.6 Fahrenheit, this temperature changes by 1 to 2 degrees in
24 hours.

During the day, the body temperature increases steadily, reaching
its peak during the late afternoon period, when people feel alert. At
night, the temperature drops, which signals sleep time.

When you drift into deep sleep, the body temperature drops by 1 to
2 degrees, as the body conserves energy for the other bodily
functions. In brief, sleeping with your socks on helps regulate the
temperature cycle.

Other Good Reasons to Wear Socks:

If this is not convincing enough, here are other reasons why you
need to wear socks while you sleep:

Blood circulation: if the blood does not reach your feet and legs
sufficiently, you may experience leg pain, swelling in the veins, and
cold feet. Try to wear cotton socks at night to improve blood
circulation in your legs and keep your feet warm.

Hot flashes: during menopausal period, women present with hot
flashes (sudden warmth in the body), sweating and palpitations.
Wearing socks lowers temperature and helps cool your body down.

Raynaud’s disease: this disease is marked by extremely cold
hands and feet. It shrinks the blood vessels in the skin and hinders
blood flow to the hands and feet, leading to numbness. Keeping
your feet warm may reduce these symptoms.

What Kind of Socks Should I Wear?

In the presence of a wide variety of socks of different types and
materials, it may be overwhelming to choose the best socks to
wear to bed. Generally, socks made of natural fibers, like
cashmere or woolen socks are good options. Cotton socks are
also great, just make sure they are not too tight, since they may
reduce blood flow. Always aim for soft and comfortable socks, and
ask your doctor before wearing compression socks.

Simply put, wearing socks at night may help you drift into sleep
faster, increase the quality of your sleep, as well as regulate your
body temperature.
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What neighbors are saying

Kristina Corkrum

Excellent place my hubby and I eat there often the owners are
wonderful and always accommodating our son loves to eat there.
Have been going since the day they opened!!! Great job guys keep
it up!!

Mary-Marshall Teel, Sun City Shadow Hills
The quality of the food is excellent. It is a small owner of run
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Deb Hooks, Talavera
I'm not a big pork eater...haven't had in a long time. But I just
ordered a pork dinner and it was super tender and delicious!
Enough for 2 meals. Super friendly gal at the register too. My first
visit and I will be back.

Gen Lopez, Talavera
Just brought dinner home from Unique Bite Eatery. Shrimp Po Boy,
lamb burger, chicken & rice were EXCELLENT!!! The service was
also welcoming & attentive. We will be back.

Note from Mrs. B.

With all of these wonderful recommendations, we will be
heading their way.

Yes, it is great to support LOCAL businesses.
Mrs. B.

Here are the results of the PICKLEBALL SURVEY

I have attached the survey results to this email.  We had 172
responses, which is pretty incredible.  The takeaways from the
survey are:

58% of people have an interest in playing pickleball and would
utilize courts if we had them.

Only 35% of people would be willing to pay any type of fee for
pickleball, and the majority of respondents are not interested in
league play.

I reached out to several other clubs in the area who have
pickleball.  While anywhere from 10-50% of their current members
are utilizing the courts, none of the membership directors felt
pickleball brought in new members.  None of the clubs charge any
additional fees, and about half offer league play, while the rest
have socials.

Research was also done on the cost of building courts (thank you
Pam Anderson and Paul Oliaro).    Based on feedback, it does
appear that the $100,000 proposal we received is reasonable.

Based on the information above, my feeling is that even if we were
to raise the funds to build our own courts (to date, I have had
about $5000 pledged), we would not have money in the budget to
maintain them, and the majority of our members are not interested
in paying for that maintenance.

Leasing courts from an HOA or Murph’s is not an option for the
same reason above.

At this time, I would suggest that it is not the right time to try to
bring pickleball to the club.  I welcome all opinions on this matter
and am willing to continue moving forward, if someone else has an
idea of how to make it work.

Thank you all for your time!

Sincerely,

Tracey Connole
Director of Membership
Bermuda Dunes Country Club
42765 Adams St. Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
Pieces of the Past
The base of an old service station pump sits out front, the only
indicator of its original purpose.















The story behind the Indian Canyons gas station is shrouded in
mystery.

Making the winding drive from the Indian Canyons Toll Booth to
the entrance of Palm Canyon is like entering another world; you
become so immersed in the environment and its sweeping silence
— nothing but vast, open desert in all directions — that the indices
of modernity and civilization begin to fade away.

Then something unexpected appears on the periphery as you
round the curved road: the remnants of a small, rectangular
concrete building. Its gray walls and red clay roof tiles pose a
striking contrast to nature’s surrounding color palette of browns,
yellows, and faded greens … the rusty, paneled windows, bereft of
any glass, and the doorless entry impart a feeling of nostalgia and
desertion. The base of an old service station pump sits out front,
the only indicator of its original purpose.

The story behind the Indian Canyons gas station is shrouded in
mystery. Some say it begins, like so many tales in Greater Palm
Springs, with Hollywood. Movie star and business mogul Marion
Davies (also known for her 30-year romance with publishing
tycoon William Randolph Hearst) reportedly owned the property
that leads into Palm Canyon, which she eventually donated to the
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. There was talk during this
time of extending South Palm Canyon Drive all the way to the
Pinyon Pines area, and one speculator is believed to have
constructed the gas station in preparation for the future highway.

Though little evidence exists to confirm this theory, a written
account by Millie Wolfe Fischer notes that the building, known as
Gilman Oil Company station, was owned by one Ralph Marsh, who
always kept “plenty of Orange Crush soda pop” on ice. He even
made the occasional 5-gallon jar of lemonade and other
homemade goodies for visitors passing by on their way to the
canyons. Reportedly, he planned on building a place to eat across
the road, and he may have gone so far as to begin a foundation for
the project (no such foundation has been found).

Such a project would have likely required permission to bulldoze
through Palm Canyon, which the Tribe would not have allowed.

This notion of an extension road through the canyons may have
continued well into the 1980s, when a fire burned across the face
of the mountain, dropping into Andreas Canyon. Some accounts
describe attempts to direct the fire department to bulldoze a fire
break on the east side of Palm Canyon (where the proposed road
was to be built), but Tribal Chairman Richard M. Milanovich
intervened, claiming there were ancient Indian burial grounds in
their path.

Some Tribal members recall the small building and glass-domed
gas pumps existing during their youth (which, according to local
lore, were stolen by interior designers for “décor”), but they do not
remember the station ever being used or in service. This token of
the past remains as mystifying as the surrounding landscape,
where time itself seems to stand still.
Here's what's happening at the Country Club
NOTE FROM MRS. B

We headed out to Borrego Springs to see the spring flowers.
We were sad to find that we had arrived about two weeks
ahead of the full flower blooming season.

I don't know where they are getting all these flowers they
say are blooming in Borrego Springs.

We had a wonderful lunch at Rams Hill Golf Course and
Club.

















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Traffic was unbelievable. People were stopped along the
highway to see some of the flowers peeking out of the
vegetation.

Apparently, the wildflower season has really become a huge
draw for people...and I am sure the businesses are happy to
see all of them.

Downtown Borrego Springs was full of visitors and
sightseers. We stopped by the Visitor Center and there was
no parking.

It is always fun to drive through the Badlands (flowers or
not).

I did see a friend had posted on FB that the wildflowers
were really blooming in Julian.

STOP AND SMELL THE FLOWERS!
Mrs. B

I hear rumors that the Country Club is in dire financial shape?
What do you know about this? I don't live inside the gates, but am
just wondering.

Ronald Wilson

Hi Ronald:

Yes, we have heard the same.

One thing we do not do here is respond to rumors. You know
as much as we do.

I will tell you though that if the Club were to close, that
would be the end of our Community as we know it.

Our real estate values would plummet.

Mrs. B
Mrs. B

I love your blog, but you don't ever discuss anything relevant to our
Community. Why not?

Judy M

Hi Judy:

I am happy your love the blog.

I feel we discuss relevant issues here, but we do not believe
in 'nitpicking' every move one does.

In other words, if it is relevant to us - we will discuss it here.

Did you have something you would like to comment about,
other than the fact that we don't post relevant information
here?

Please let us know.

Mrs. B
Congratulations to Beth Poore, who got a Hole-In-One
yesterday, March 14, 2019. This amazing feat happened on
Lake #8. She used her 7 wood for 127 yards. Congrats!!
Rose Garcia, Bermuda Golf Club Estates

Graffiti noticed on the back of Glass Dr facing Jefferson.

Hi Rose:

I will notify the appropriate people to have it removed. Here is their
phone number:

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'Shay, do you understand German,?'
'To be sure, I do if it's spoken in Irish.'

'I was going to give him a nasty look, but he already had
one.'

Two Irishmen, Pat and Murphy, saw sign saying "Tree
fellers" wanted.

Murphy said to Pat, said, 'If only Seamus had been with us
we'd have got that job.'

'I'd like some nails,' Michael requested of the travelling tinker.

'How long would you like them?' asked the man.
'Forever, if that's all right with you,' said Michael.

'The baby is just like his father,' said Pauline McDonald, 'but
at least he's got his health.'
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Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!
An Irish Prayer
May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.
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