Palm Springs: A Perfect Girlfriends’ Getaway

The stunning San Jacintos in Palm Springs

My friend Kristie and I had a weekend to spare. Our boyfriends both had their adorable children that weekend (ah, the joys of dating forty-somethings!), and we thought it might be nice to take the opportunity to have a little rest and relaxation getaway, just the two of us. So, knowing how much I adore my time in Palm Springs, Kristie suggested we make a weekend out of it. Perfect, I said. Let’s go!

We had an easy drive out, stopping for a little retail therapy along the way at the Desert Hills Premium […]

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Melissa Desmarais

Melissa Desmarais

by Kate Buckley

Palm Springs Police Sgt. Melissa Desmarais is the first woman to be promoted to sergeant in the history of the Palm Springs Police Department. She started off as a patrol officer and worked hard to be appointed the City’s first female motorcycle officer, and then worked her way up to her current position supervising the patrol of downtown Palm Springs. Police Chief Al Franz notes that Desmarais is dedicated and well respected in her profession. A youth advocate, in 2007 Desmarais was awarded the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce’s Peace Officers and Public Safety “Service to […]

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