David J Castello

David J Castello is the Editor-in-Chief and Chief Operating Officer for the Castello Cities Internet Network (PalmSprings.com, Nashville.com, WestPalmBeach.com, etc). His debut novel, The Diary of an Immortal (1945-1959) was published in 2016.

PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Lisa Houston

Lisa Houston

Lisa Houston joined FIND Food Bank as President and CEO in November 2009. She brings to the field of nonprofit management a strong background in corporate, financial, and real-estate development, including starting and running her own financial-planning company in Canada. Lisa served on the Executive Board of the College of …

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Palm Springs: A Perfect Girlfriends’ Getaway

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, …

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Rock and Roll Legend Lou Christie Makes Palm Springs Follies Debut!

Lightnin’ Strikes Plaza Theatre Stage Starting January 8th, 2013! Lou Christie’s chart topping, multi-million selling career as a songwriter, recording artist, and performer started in a two-track studio in Glenwillard, Pennsylvania, his rural hometown near Pittsburgh. His first million-selling song, “The Gypsy Cried,” transformed a local choirboy, Lugee Alfredo Giovanni …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Annette Bloch

Annette Bloch

Philanthropist and civic leader Annette Bloch was born in Philadelphia where she lived until her marriage to Richard Bloch, founder of H&R Block. She and her late husband have three daughters, seven grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. A breast cancer survivor and philanthropist, Annette is president of the R.A. Bloch …

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Come Celebrate the Holidays in Palm Springs!

A special PalmSprings.com Spotlight guest post by Amy Blaisdell, Communications Director, City of Palm Springs. Palm Springs, with our year-round sunshine and relaxed desert lifestyle, is truly like no place else when it comes to celebrating the holidays in high style! The City is currently the hippest and most happening …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Bob Hughes

A graduate of USC with a Masters in Public Administration, Bob Hughes has a wide variety of entrepreneurial experience from founder and publisher of Orange Coast Magazine– a glossy lifestyle publication of Orange County, to founder and President of Hughes Ad House–the largest mall catalog publication agency in 50 states …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Paul Fleszar

Paul Fleszar is the owner of Par-Tee Golf, the premier golf reservation agency in the Coachella Valley.  Par-Tee Golf is the largest purveyor of tee-times in the golf mecca of Coachella Valley, supplying courses valley-wide with invaluable commerce. Paul lives in Palm Springs with his family. Paul, you’re kind of …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: Le Vallauris

Le Vallauris

There was music from my neighbor’s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars. — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby I kept thinking of the above quote during my most recent …

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