For love of Lanner: Trees of the Great Basin is an enduring treasure

Back in the Civil War era, when turpentine was being distilled from Ponderosa pitch, one distiller learned the hard way about the disadvantages of confusing the identification of these yellow pine species. … More For love of Lanner: Trees of the Great Basin is an enduring treasure

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Film fest rule number one: Don’t show the Norwegian director your script!

This woman, whose name is Joan, is a delightful eccentric with a bold print blouse and bold scarf and lots of rings and bracelets and a Texas accent. She wants to own a ‘61 Chevy someday. … More Film fest rule number one: Don’t show the Norwegian director your script!

Inside Sinatra’s mailbox at 1145 E. Via Colusa, the Twin Palms house in Palm Springs

Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms house in Palm Springs has many visitors, but how long had it been since anyone opened the mailbox? A very long time, judging by all the envelopes and packages that had continued to be delivered over the decades. … More Inside Sinatra’s mailbox at 1145 E. Via Colusa, the Twin Palms house in Palm Springs

Hillary lost, singers and strummers proved all too perishable, but it wasn’t such a bad year

Even though my favorite beer is noticeably cheaper at the Publix supermarket, I have to say that visiting Florida makes me so happy to live in California. Florida is flat, featureless, and the Baptists are watching. … More Hillary lost, singers and strummers proved all too perishable, but it wasn’t such a bad year

Another emergency call brings responders back to Desert Breeze Senior Living

Desert Breeze Senior Living has accustomed its neighbors in Mission Lakes Country Club to the arrivals of emergency responders, to the comings and goings of staff members and vendors, and to delivery vehicles and commotion. We also know that two dogs have died in disgusting, neglectful circumstances at 64507 Brae Burn Avenue, which is one of three … More Another emergency call brings responders back to Desert Breeze Senior Living