Spotlight: An Interview with Mindy Reed

Mindy Reed

Owner of Zin American Bistro and Zini Cafe Mediterrano, Mindy Reed has made her mark in Palm Springs as a successful entrepreneur and active community member. In May of 2005, Mindy opened Zin American Bistro with Chef Nicolas Klontz. With Chef Klontz’s creative talent in the kitchen and Mindy in the dining room they quickly became popular with locals and tourists.  Her love of wine and her list of over 250 selections has won the restaurant 6 consecutive Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence.  In May of 2009, Reed and Klontz opened Alicante, a Spanish Mediterranean Bistro.    

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Palm Springs Police Chief Al Franz

Alberto Franz, III, was appointed to the position of Police Chief of the Palm Springs Police Department in June 2011. He has over 27 years of law enforcement experience, the last 26 years with the Palm Springs Police Department. He obtained his Associates Degree in Administration of Justice from College of the Desert, and graduated Cum Laude from Southern Illinois University, obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Workforce Education and Development.

Chief Franz began his career in law enforcement with the Imperial County Sheriff’s Department and served as a Deputy Sheriff before moving to […]

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