CRAFTS CLASS
Ladies' Locker Room

Wednesday
9:30 AM

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















Rock Art by Theresa Steiner

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

Contact: Donna Nelson
dhateasystreet@msn.com
Today is Saturday, June 15, 2019
“The principal purpose of this website is to provide useful information for residents of Bermuda Dunes.  It is not possible, however, for The Blog Folks independently to verify information submitted to us.  
Accordingly, our listing of goods and services is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, an endorsement.  The purchasers of goods and services listed on our website are encouraged to perform
their own due diligence.”
This website is owned, operated and paid for exclusively by The Blogfolks. We are not affiliated with Riverside County or any other entity.

LIFE IS GOOD IN BERMUDA DUNES
COUNTY
INFORMATION:

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

Supervisor PEREZ office
Esmeralda Perez
760 863 8211
Esperez@rivco.org

Sheriff's Department
Lt. Jessica Vanderhoof
760 863 7962
jlvander@riversidesheriff.org

California Highway Patrol
Office Phil Watkins
760 772 5300
pwatkins@chip.ca.gov

Cal Fire
Div Chief Ty Davis
760 393 3450
Tyrell.Davis@fire.ca.gov

Code Enforcement
Brenda Hannah
760 393 3344
bhannah@rivco.org

Bermuda Dunes Community
Center/Desert Rec
Nicole Fisher
760 564 9921
nfisher@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
79050 Avenue 42
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
760-772-1967  Office
760-345-9761  FAX

GRAFFITI HOTLINE
Desert
1-888-472-3488

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

Riverside County Waste
Resources




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

Union Pacific RR
Critical Need Phone #
888 877 7267

ILLEGAL DUMPING
1 393 3344 NOT
"Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working."  
Pablo Picasso
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.

THE LIVING
DESERT






To see lots and lots of fun activities
CLICK
HERE     
FOR
JUNE HAPPENINGS AT THE ZOO
Here's what's happening at the Country Club

THE BLOGFOLKS CONTACT INFORMATION
Email us: dhateasystreet@msn.com
BERMUDA DUNES
SECURITY ASSOCIATION

CLICK
HERE
FERAL CAT AND KITTY
INFO

REMEMBER...IF YOU ARE
FEEDING FERAL CATS YOU
ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR
THEM










CHECK OUT OUR
'PET PLACE' FOR
ADDITIOAL INFORMATIO
N

LOST MY DOGGIEFUL
BERMUDA DUNES
COUNTRY
CLUB

CLICK HERE
Have you logged into TownSQ yet?
https://app.townsq.io/login
Register Now to access your account information, create work orders, and get community updates all at your fingertips.
Please do your own due
diligence when selecting a
doctor.

Top Doctors 2018 Directory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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










I've done the math here Donna, and you've sent and received
exactly 834,627 emails over the years, spent countless hours in
your effort to help the community and their vendors.

The benefits to our community are probably10 fold that number,

Steve Elliott

Hi Steve:

Your attention to detail never ceases to amaze me.

Who knew?

Steve those are only the ones you got to see. You could
almost X 2 that amount.

I only wish I could have saved all the blogs over the years.
They would really tell lots about our community over time.

It has been our pleasure to serve our community...

Thanks much,

The Blogfolks
NOTE FROM Mrs. B

I was thinking about Father's Day and started wondering
just how this celebration was established. Here is some
interesting information I will share with you and all those
Father's out there.


The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910,
in the state of Washington. However, it was not until 1972–58
years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official–
that the day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in the
United States. Father’s Day 2019 occurs on Sunday, June 16.

Mother’s Day: Inspiration for Father’s Day
The “Mother’s Day” we celebrate today has its origins in the
peace-and-reconciliation campaigns of the post-Civil War era.
During the 1860s, at the urging of activist Ann Reeves Jarvis, one
divided West Virginia town celebrated “Mother’s Work Days” that
brought together the mothers of Confederate and Union soldiers.

Did you know? There are more than 70 million fathers in the
United States.





















However, Mother’s Day did not become a commercial holiday until
1908, when–inspired by Jarvis’s daughter, Anna Jarvis, who
wanted to honor her own mother by making Mother’s Day a
national holiday–the John Wanamaker department store in
Philadelphia sponsored a service dedicated to mothers in its
auditorium.

Thanks in large part to this association with retailers, who saw
great potential for profit in the holiday, Mother’s Day caught on
right away. In 1909, 45 states observed the day, and in 1914,
President Woodrow Wilson approved a resolution that made the
second Sunday in May a holiday in honor of “that tender, gentle
army, the mothers of America.”

Origins of Father’s Day
The campaign to celebrate the nation’s fathers did not meet with
the same enthusiasm–perhaps because, as one florist explained,
“fathers haven’t the same sentimental appeal that mothers have.”


On July 5, 1908, a West Virginia church sponsored the nation’s
first event explicitly in honor of fathers, a Sunday sermon in
memory of the 362 men who had died in the previous December’s
explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company mines in Monongah, but
it was a one-time commemoration and not an annual holiday.

The next year, a Spokane, Washington, woman named Sonora
Smart Dodd, one of six children raised by a widower, tried to
establish an official equivalent to Mother’s Day for male parents.
She went to local churches, the YMCA, shopkeepers and
government officials to drum up support for her idea, and she was
successful: Washington State celebrated the nation’s first
statewide Father’s Day on June 19, 1910.

READ MORE: The Man Who Inspired Father's Day Was a Single
Dad and Civil War Vet

Slowly, the holiday spread. In 1916, President Wilson honored the
day by using telegraph signals to unfurl a flag in Spokane when he
pressed a button in Washington, D.C. In 1924, President Calvin
Coolidge urged state governments to observe Father’s Day.

Today, the day honoring fathers is celebrated in the United States
on the third Sunday of June: Father’s Day 2018 occurred on June
17; the following year, Father’s Day 2019 falls on June 16.

In other countries–especially in Europe and Latin America–fathers
are honored on St. Joseph’s Day, a traditional Catholic holiday
that falls on March 19.

Father’s Day: Controversy and Commercialism
Many men, however, continued to disdain the day. As one
historian writes, they “scoffed at the holiday’s sentimental attempts
to domesticate manliness with flowers and gift-giving, or they
derided the proliferation of such holidays as a commercial gimmick
to sell more products–often paid for by the father himself.”


During the 1920s and 1930s, a movement arose to scrap Mother’s
Day and Father’s Day altogether in favor of a single holiday,
Parents’ Day. Every year on Mother’s Day, pro-Parents’ Day
groups rallied in New York City’s Central Park–a public reminder,
said Parents’ Day activist and radio performer Robert Spere, “that
both parents should be loved and respected together.”

Paradoxically, however, the Great Depression derailed this effort
to combine and de-commercialize the holidays. Struggling retailers
and advertisers redoubled their efforts to make Father’s Day a
“second Christmas” for men, promoting goods such as neckties,
hats, socks, pipes and tobacco, golf clubs and other sporting
goods, and greeting cards.

When World War II began, advertisers began to argue that
celebrating Father’s Day was a way to honor American troops and
support the war effort. By the end of the war, Father’s Day may not
have been a federal holiday, but it was a national institution.

In 1972, in the middle of a hard-fought presidential re-election
campaign, Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s
Day a federal holiday at last. Today, economists estimate that
Americans spend more than $1 billion each year on Father’s Day
gifts.
The Blogfolks








Donna and Bob Nelson

This Blog and Website was
created about 16 years ago to
help the community of
Bermuda Dunes keep
informed of important issues in
our neighborhood.
We don't profess to know
everything, but we try to get you
accurate information for your
concerns and comments!

We also offer FREE
advertising and For Sale Items

We have a recommended list
of Vendors and EARTHQUAKE
PREPAREDNESS INFO

If anyone would like to be
on our subscription list, just
let us know.

Email us:
dhateasystreet@msn.com
Have a lovely day!
Maple Syrup Storage, Cooking Tips, Recipes and Substitutions
Proper storage of real maple syrup is imperative to avoid mold

Real Maple Syrup
You'll find many imitation or maple-flavored products on the market,
but the real thing is worth the higher price tag.

















By definition, maple syrup is syrup made by the evaporation of
maple sap or by the solution of maple sugar and contains not more
than approximately 33 to 35 percent water.

Imitation maple syrup, usually sold as pancake syrup, must be
labeled and generally is made of mostly corn syrup with 2 or 3
percent of pure maple syrup. Some imitations may contain only
artificial maple extract.

Pure maple syrup is three times as sweet as regular table sugar,
whereas maple sugar is twice as sweet.


Maple Syrup Storage and Substitutions
Pure maple syrup should be stored in a cool, dark place for up to 2
years until opened and then refrigerated after opening where it will
last 1 year.

Since pure maple syrup will not freeze if properly made, the freezer
is a good place to store it almost indefinitely. Improperly stored
maple syrup can grow harmful and moldy toxins, in which case you
must toss it out. Bring the syrup to room temperature or warm it
before serving.

The microwave works well for warming maple syrup. Use a
microwave-safe container and heat on high from 30 to 60 seconds
per 1/2 cup, depending on how cold it is and the power level of your
microwave.

If you are planning on using pure maple syrup in place of sugar in a
baked recipe, use 3/4 cup pure maple syrup for 1 cup of granulated
sugar and reduce the dominant liquid in the recipe by 3
tablespoons for each cup of maple syrup used. Keep in mind that
using maple syrup in place of sugar will give a brownish tinge and
also cause the baked goods to brown more quickly due to the high
sugar content.

For substitution of maple syrup in general cooking, use
three-fourths the amount of maple syrup as sugar. When
substituting maple syrup for honey, use a one to one ratio.

If you really find yourself in a bind without maple syrup, you can try
this substitution for mock maple syrup, but don't expect it to come
anywhere near the real thing in taste.

Cooking with Maple Syrup
Although most are familiar with maple syrup as a topper for
pancakes or in sweet, it also has other applications in savory
dishes and works particularly well with vegetables.

Vermont residents have an unusual tradition of celebrating the
sugaring season by snacking on a combination of maple syrup,
plain raised doughnuts and dill pickles. Yes, dill pickles! Each bite
of doughnut is dipped in syrup and eaten, with bits of dill pickle
interspersed about every two to three bites of doughnut.
Proponents of this intriguing combination say the sweet and sour
tastes compliment each other.

Maple syrup taffy, also called Sugar On Snow, is a favorite pastime
for kids as well as adults when the sap begins to flow.
NEW CHEF AT THE BERMUDA DUNES COUNTRY CLUB
GETTING RAVE REVIEWS

MEET JOSE'
SECURITY ALERT


Kristen Yeager Krikke
June 9 at 6:14 PM

Hate having to post this here, but think my neighbors should be
aware... Our home was burglarized this weekend. The burglar cut
the window screen and broke in the front window of our house
(window faces the street) and ransacked the room. Pretty sure it
happened during daylight hours. We live mid block on St
George.... Unfortunately the cameras that we do have did not
catch footage of the suspect.

KEEP YOUR DOORS and WINDOWS LOCKED!

Mr. and Mrs. B
doriannb123@gmail.com
Tue 6/11/2019 6:20 PM
I am so sorry!  Where was security that we pay for handsomely!?
Mrs. B

Homeless trespassed and stole my ladder while i was home in the
front yard

I've contacted security to let them know a homeless guy got into my
yard and took my ladder. They've been looking for him and
apparently have notified the police.  I was in the front yard, heard
rumbling and then saw the guy walking off with my ladder from
behind my Oleander bushes. As he was walking off he was saying
he was just borrowing my ladder. I couldn't believe what I was
seeing. He must have climbed the fence where I have tall oleander
and threw that ladder over and then climbed out. He was dirty
wearing a med grey hoody, light faded jeans, no shoes, and he's
skinny. I'm on Boqueron Way and he headed to Nassau. Security
knows who he is, apparently lives on Bermuda Dunes Dr and
recycles...go figure! Now I'm worried about my dogs when I'm home
as he could take one of them next. My dogs are never roaming free
when I'm not home. But now with this incident I'm worried for my
safety and my dogs. I have reported this information to the police.

Description of person involved – Hair: was covered by his hoody,
Top: diry grey hoody, Bottom: light faded dirty jeans, Shoes: no
shoes, Age: 30's, Build: skinny, Race: white, Sex: male

Darlene Sanche,


Hi Darlene:

Thanks for providing this information.

Mrs. B
Hi Donna,
I re-wrote this A/C ad and thought you might want to replace the
old one in your recommended vendor list.

Thanks,

Steve

------------------------------------------------------------


The Good Guys Air Conditioning,
Plumbing and Heating

Rubin's the owner of the Company and does
all work on site. Good fixes, and installations
done quickly, at a fair price.
We've used them multiple times over the years.

Licence #984954
Contact Information:
760-834-1112
thegoodguys@yahoo.com

Ask for Rubin or Lorena.
Steve & Nadine Elliott


Thanks Steve, look for The Good Guys Air Conditioning on
our list, Click 'A' for Air Conditionin
g
Donna and Bob

How do you get rid of the coyote?
Thank you,
Carrie Barton
Oakley and His Butterfly Live On

Hi Carrie:

We found this on the internet and should help you with your
concerns.

D and B


COYOTE REMOVAL











How to Remove Coyotes - Coyotes are not a pest animal of the
same caliber as a rodent or an armadillo, but they present nuisance
issues in a very different way. Coyotes are naturally timid.
Urbanization and impossible distancing from humans have made
them opportunistic and brave. In rural settings, coyotes have
learned that farms mean contained food sources and easy prey. In
city and suburban settings, these cousins of the domestic dog
adapted to living off of pet animals, human garbage, and the critters
that live on human garbage. Because of their status as predators,
coyotes are nuisances because of the ability to inflict harm.

To remove an unwanted a coyote, you must first consider your
location. Animals within city or town limits are usually subject to
laws and regulations of local government. For instance, it’s illegal in
most urban areas to discharge a firearm, something farmers have
free reign with when it comes to protection of livestock. If you are
experiencing problems with urban coyotes, your best and
sometimes only option is prevention. Once you have contacted the
appropriate authorities, take a good look at your property. Any
trash should be contained first in bags and then in sealable, heavy-
duty containers. Metal garbage cans have stood the test of time
against most intrusive animals. Pets should be kept indoors,
allowed outside under supervision and not alone after dark. Even
yards with fences are not safe from a determined coyote. On the
same note, do not feed stray cats or leave food out in the
neighborhood for the stray population. Coyotes in populated areas
have acquired a taste for cat due to the abundance of feral felines
present in most urban areas. Hedges and vegetation around your
home can offer cover for stalking canines, especially if pets are out
in the yard. Keep your home well-lit and open.

Homeowners in rural settings often have a wider variety of options
for coyote removal. This isn’t always true, however, so be sure to
check with your local law enforcement and game commission
before you attempt to handle your coyote problem alone. Trapping
in many states requires a permit and hefty fines are accessed for
people caught trapping without one. There are a variety of traps
out there once you’ve obtained the necessary paperwork for your
endeavor. Leg hold traps are still very popular among wildlife
professionals, and modern designs have limited the amount of
damage actually done to the coyote. Unlike the traps used decades
ago, humane leg hold traps will not break the bone of the leg, but
will hold the animal firmly until you return. Keep in mind, a coyote
caught in a leg hold trap will be very afraid, reactive, and
unpredictable. Leg hold traps are not practical for inexperienced
trappers hoping to relocate a coyote once it’s been caught. If you
wish to trap and relocate the coyote, most experts recommend
using a cage trap. Cage traps are usually set along frequented
coyote paths. A nuisance canine will travel the same routes daily,
rarely leaving an established trail. Set up your cage trap in this type
of location. Bait it with food but do not set it. By leaving the trap
baited for three days, you allow the coyote to get used to the metal
contraption and to take food from it safely. Coyotes are very smart.
If one escapes your trap, it will never go near it again. This type of
quick learning can seriously complicate your efforts to be rid of
coyotes.

If you do manage to safely trap a coyote, be prepared to relocate it
onto state lands at least ten miles away from your property. A
single coyote can adapt to life in a new area as long as it is
released into an area of shelter and abundant food. A pack of
coyotes is another issue altogether. Farmers and suburbanites with
pack issues should seek the advice of a professional. Trapping a
problem pack can be a daunting task for even someone with
experience. While they are naturally shy creatures, coyotes in
packs exhibit the same behaviors and hunting styles as wolves—
sometimes even more cunning then their larger, more feared
relatives.
JoanAnn Radu-Sinaiko,
Cannabis for pain in our 22.4 # cat
At my invitation, lots of people have responded to my concerns
about Whiskers’ overweight, pain and lack of exercise.

We have adjusted his food to 3 oz of wet and 1 oz of dry with lots of
variety.

After a few weeks of being on meds, he is still walking gingerly
though not as bad as it was. We  are monitoring him to see how he
does.

Now that we know the cause of his pain, I do want to explore
options for pain management while he loses his weight. He is
lovable and gets as close as possible if he wants something. In this
photo of us, he wants breakfast!















CANNANINE.Com all the info they give is awesome. Good reading
material. Keep us posted

Click
HERE for information on Cannanine.com
Put a Lemon Next to Your Bed and Watch What Happens!

Lemons feature amazing benefits that can boost your health and
wellbeing. Aside from its pungent taste, it can help change your
state of mind. Keep reading to know more about this, you’ll
certainly be surprised!











Lemon Provides you with a Vitamin Boost:

If you don’t mind the taste of lemons, try eating an entire lemon for
a vitamin boost. Lemons are an amazing source of vitamin C.
Besides, they are packed with healthy phytonutrients. The function
of these is to seek free radicals and prevent the body from their
damage.

Drinking a glass of water with lemon juice on an empty stomach
can help improve your digestion process. Moreover, it supports
weight loss and make your skin look glowing and radiant. In brief,
incorporating this fruit into your diet will only confer health benefits
– But that’s not all! Lemon can help prevent depression and
anxiety attacks. Here’s how!









Lemon is a Powerful Antiseptic:

As a matter of fact, the aroma of lemon has powerful antiseptic
properties. So, it has a positive impact on your mood. Indeed, this
aroma fruit can prevent depression and anxiety attacks, as well as
create a positive atmosphere in your room.

To reduce the daily stress you internalize, all you need is a couple
of lemons. Cut off the top of the fruit, then cut into it both
horizontally and vertically. Try not to sever the parts entirely. Put it
in a bowl and allow the aroma to do its job. To reap maximum
benefits, place a bowl with a lemon in every corner of your room.
Communications Specialist, Kareem Gongora,
County of Riverside

PALM SPRINGS – The County of Riverside and City of Palm
Springs partnered this week to open a temporary cooling center for
homeless residents to escape the evening heat. The overnight
cooling center ran from Tuesday to Thursday evening. The pop-up
center provided 70 overnight beds combined from Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday nights.

County Behavioral Health homeless outreach staff, joint funded by
the county, the City of Palm Springs and Desert Healthcare
District, ran the cooling center throughout the night. The center
included sleeping cots, along with water and snacks provided by
the county, City of Palm Springs, and donations from local
businesses and residents. Outreach staff also connected people to
needed crisis services. The City of Palm Springs offered the
location of the community center and provided security throughout
the night.

“While our homeless population has experienced many years of
extreme heat, this year we are using our collaborative approach to
tackling homelessness with extreme heat cooling centers,” said
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. “These centers not only provide relief
during extreme heat events, but are also an access point to
engage the homeless population with ongoing services and
housing. While this is a short-term initiative, we are working with
many regional partners to implement long-term solutions.”
more

The first night the temporary cooling center opened on June 11,
approximately 15 people stayed overnight. The second night, June
12, approximately 29 people stayed overnight. The last night, June
13, approximately 26 people stayed overnight.

The center allowed dogs on leash, as well as cats and other pets
in carriers. Palm Springs also provides five daytime cooling centers
throughout the summer.

“People who do not have access to a cool place can die in extreme
heat,” said Palm Springs Mayor pro tem Geoff Kors, who serves on
the city’s Homelessness and Affordable Housing Subcommittee.
“Since the closure of Roy’s, the West Valley has lacked emergency
overnight shelter during extreme summer heat. It is imperative that
those who need a cool place to sleep have access to a cooling
center. The City of Palm Springs and the county are continuing to
work to ensure overnight shelter during the hot summer months.”

The daytime temperatures during this week’s heat wave were 114
degrees during the day and the low was 83 degrees at night.

This collaborative effort is part of a larger, regional initiative
already underway among the Coachella Valley Association of
Governments homelessness committee to serve residents
experiencing homelessness throughout the summer and rest of the
year. Finding sustainable resources and solutions to
homelessness takes partnership among county, city, regional,
nonprofit and faith-based organizations.

CONTACT:
Darin Schemmer, Office of Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, (760) 863-
8211 Amy Blaisdell, City of Palm Springs, (760) 323-8250

###
Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers?

They're more important to the everyday life of a dog than you might
think!















What are whiskers?
Even if you don’t have a pet, you probably have a basic idea of
what whiskers are. Even as a little kid, if you were sketching a dog
or cat, you made sure to draw the little lines sticking out from its
nose. But why do dogs have whiskers? No, they aren’t extra-long
facial hairs, like the dog version of a mustache. The purpose of
dog whiskers is something totally different. Whiskers, also known
as “vibrissae,” are the coarse hairs around dogs’ noses and jaws,
and above their eyes as well. To be exact, “whiskers are
specialized hairs that are tied to sensory nerves around a dog’s
face,” explains Dr. Jennifer Coates, Chewy vet expert. Cats,
rabbits, rats, and lots of other animals have whiskers as well.

Why do dogs have whiskers?
So what do dog whiskers do? It turns out that they play a crucial
role in the way dogs approach the world around them. Different
from ordinary hairs, the hair follicles at the base of whiskers are
equipped with nerves. So whiskers are very sensitive to everything
from physical objects to shifting air currents. When whiskers come
into contact with something, the nerves send signals to the dog’s
brain, allowing the dog to evaluate what’s close by. “A dog’s
whiskers can help them sense a nearby object, even in the dark,
before they bump into it and potentially injure themselves,” Coates
explains. It’s similar to the way humans feel things (especially when
visibility is poor) with their hands. Check out more unbelievable
facts you never knew about your dog.

This is a particularly important function for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, dogs’ vision is not as strong a sense as vision is in
humans—their sense of smell is much more adroit—especially
when it comes to close-up vision. And, of course, dogs don’t have
hands—they have four legs. So whiskers serve a major purpose in
helping dogs discern what’s in front of and around them.

What else do dog whiskers do?
Is there a purpose of dog whiskers besides helping dogs feel
things around them? Well, that is the primary purpose. But another
answer to the question “why do dogs have whiskers” involves how
the dog is feeling, and how they show it. “Dogs also appear to use
their whiskers to convey their state of mind,” Coates told RD.com.
“For example, when a dog is alert and engaged with their
surroundings, their whiskers tend to be upright, while the whiskers
on a reserved or timid dog often will be held close to the face.” A
dog that feels threatened may “flare” its whiskers and then point
them forward as an instinctual defensive reaction. Your dog’s tail
has plenty of things it can tell you, too.

Should you cut your dog’s whiskers?
Now that you know what dog whiskers are for, you may be
wondering if it’s OK to cut them. Trimming whiskers won’t hurt the
dog, since whiskers don’t contain pain receptors, nor is it
permanent because whiskers will grow back. But losing part or all
of their whiskers can alter your dog’s spatial awareness, which can
lead the dog to become confused and disoriented. So “I’d prefer if
you didn’t cut my whiskers” is definitely one of the things your dog
wishes he or she could tell you.
Hi Mrs. B

Why are you all of a sudden using your names instead of Mr. and
Mrs. B? It seems self serving to me.

I remain Anonymous

Hi Anonymous:

Well you may think you are, but we can see your email
address.

Self serving? I don't look at in the same light as you.  We
would have preferred to keep silent about ourselves, but it
appeared that most people knew who we were.

After many, many years of keeping the community aware of
issues, dollars spent by us (I may say that the dollar amount
adds up over all these years) and our following - (right now
almost 7000 subscribers) - we thought, 'why not let people
know who we are.'

I cannot even begin to tally all the thousands of hours we
have spent just producing the blog. It makes my mind hurt
just to think about it. And...let us not forget our subscription
provider. You cannot send out thousands of emails without
having a company provide that service for you. Otherwise, it
is called 'spam,' and it will not get delivered.

I feel we deserve a little recognition...

So there you have it 'A,' and you have a great day.

Donna and Bob Nelson
aka The Blogfolks
Hi Mrs. B

Would you please add Allison to your vendor list. She just finished
this mural on a wall for me.

She is fast, great artist and so easy to work with.


















Theresa

Hi Theresa:

I would be more than happy to add her to our  vendor list.
Click on 'A' for artist.
Allison Mason (760) 594-0731 Artist Extraodinaire