Spotlight: An Interview with Felipe Castañeda of El Mirasol Cocina

Felipe Castañeda at El Mirasol

Felipe and Lisbet Castañeda are natives of the small ranching town of Tepechitlan, Zacatecas, an area with a proud culinary history that borders Jalisco’s famous Tequila region. Since opening El Mirasol Cocina Mexicana in the Spring of 1985, the Castañedas have seen their tiny original restaurant grow into two busy Palm Springs locations: El Mirasol South and El Mirasol at the Los Arboles Hotel. El Mirasol South is still in the original location they opened in 1985. The restaurant is a landmark in Palm Springs and enjoys a bustling atmosphere, small bar and outside tables […]

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Judy Deertrack

Judy Deertrack has 35 years experience in government, downtown development, and historic preservation. She has an AS in Paralegal Studies (Summa Cum Laude), a BA in Communications (Magna Cum Laude), a Law Degree (#1 ranking GPA), and a Master’s Candidacy in City and Regional Planning (Magna Cum Laude). Judy’s also completed her studies in commercial real estate, and intends to obtain her license this coming year.  She’s been an assistant City Attorney, county planner, tribal consultant, land use consultant and preservationist, and is currently running for Palm Springs City Council.  Judy’s campaign slogan is “Stay on the right […]

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