Spotlight on: Rob Woronoff of Sanctuary Palm Springs

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Rob Woronoff

Sanctuary Palm Springs (SPS), the first of its kind home for LGBTQ foster youth and their allies in the Coachella Valley, is pleased to announce that Rob Woronoff, a nationally-recognized expert on the needs of LGBTQ foster youth, has been appointed as the new Executive Director for the organization.

The Executive Director (ED) of Sanctuary Palm Springs reports directly to the Board of Directors and will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the SPS staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.

LD Thompson and David Rothmiller, Co-Founders

LD Thompson, Co-Founder of SPS said of the selection: “Rob Woronoff is a tremendous addition to […]

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Falling for Mod: Modernism Show & Sale is October 19th - 21st!

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Happy almost fall, y’all! Got a great event for your calendars: the fifth annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale – Fall Edition, held during Modernism Week’s Fall Preview October 19-21, 2018, will showcase 40 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers. This popular event is held at the Palm Springs Convention Center, located at 277 North Avenida Caballeros in Palm Springs, CA, and is a more intimate version of the annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale held in February.

A festive Opening Night Party and Early Buying Preview Reception benefiting Modernism Week will […]

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2018 Palm Springs Pride Honors Awards Recognizes Seven Palm Springs Residents & A Community Organization

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Greater Palm Springs Pride announced today the recipients of its 2018 Pride Honors Awards. The prestigious Pride Honors are presented annually to individuals to recognize their efforts in raising awareness and furthering the causes of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and their allies. The awards ceremony is September 26, 2018, at the Hilton Palm Springs.

Five of the seven awards celebrate exceptional women from all walks of life who are making a difference for all residents of Palm Springs. Award recipients include two educators who have influenced generations of youth, and a local chapter of a […]

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Modernism Week Announces Fall Preview 2018 Schedule!

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Photo Courtesy: ModernismWeek.com

Modernism Week’s 2018 Fall Preview will take place October 18-21 at various locations throughout Greater Palm Springs. A full schedule of events featuring more than 50 events may be viewed online at modernismweek.com; tickets may be purchased through the site now as well. The weekend’s events provide attendees with a sampling of the events and activities that will be offered during the annual 11-day festival in February 2019. Highlights of the October Fall Preview include a wide range of events in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and Indian Wells including walking tours, Premier Double Decker […]

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It's Almost Time for the August Edition of SPLASH HOUSE!

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Goldenvoice (c) Splash House

Get ready, Palm Springs—it’s almost time for the August edition of Splash House! The 6th annual Splash House will return to Palm Springs, CA, August 10-12, 2018, for its second summer run (the first week of Splash House was June 8 – 10). Hosting the best-in-house music across three resorts, The Saguaro Palm Springs, Riviera Palm Springs, and Renaissance Palm Springs, with each featuring a poolside stage, Splash House has quickly become a Southern California staple, not to be missed.

From Frank Sinatra to the modern socialite, Palm Springs has long been a legendary desert haven and SoCal […]

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From Palms to Pines: Idyllwild's 25th Annual

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One of the things I love most about Palm Springs (in addition to the natural beauty, sunshine, mountains, arts and culture, philanthropy, architecture, design, and vibrant food and wine scenes) is its proximity to so many other fun getaways within easy driving distance. And one of my favorite day trips from Palm Springs is Idyllwild! And don’t get me started on how much I love jazz…

Idyllwild Arts will present the 25th Annual Jazz in the Pines August 10–12, 2018 in Idyllwild, California. And for a very good cause—the beloved jazz event benefits Idyllwild Art Academy Scholarship Program. […]

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OUTstanding Voices: Palm Springs Leaders Recognized During Pride Month

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As the city of Palm Springs turns 80 years old and during the worldwide Pride Month in June, Palm Springs Pride announced it is recognizing the contributions and achievements of 80 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender leaders and allies as OUTstanding Voices from Palm Springs.

The list of 80 influential individuals features those who exemplify the spirit of equality and opportunity for all. Along with the full Palm Springs City Council, the 2018 list includes Gail Christian and Lucy Debardelaben, Katherine Forrest, Christine Hammond, Alexis Ortega, Arlene Rosenthal, Dr. Ronni Sanlo, Ron Oden, John Williams, Rev. Kevin […]

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Is There Life Out There? Find Out At "Contact In The Desert"!

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Interest in Contact in the Desert, the largest UFO conference in the world, is surging due to a recent story in the New York Times detailing some of the findings of a “mysterious UFO program,” that included video of a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet encountering an unknown flying object. The video was released by the Defense Department’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, an initiative funded from 2007 to 2012 by then Senate majority leader Harry Reid. The article details a 22 million-dollar program hidden deep within the Pentagon budget with the expressed intent “to investigate aerial threats,” including what the […]

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“Fly Local” — Why Everyone Wins When You Fly Via Palm Springs International Airport

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It’s darling. It’s easy. It’s stylish. It’s close. No, I’m not talking about the latest hot boutique, restaurant, or nightspot, I’m talking about our own Palm Springs International Airport. Turns out a lot of other people are too. In fact, the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce (GCVCC), in partnership with the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, has announced the launch of “Fly PSP First,” a regional public service campaign designed to highlight the economic impact of the Palm Springs International Airport (PSP). This “Fly Local” campaign will encourage both local business […]

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Women Who Lead Luncheon with Trina Turk at the Ritz-Carlton in Rancho Mirage

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Trina Turk

Join Palm Springs Life for the Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton in Rancho Mirage. Palm Springs Life presents a celebration of six remarkable women in the Coachella Valley. These leaders and role models — both in business and in life — are bettering our community through their extraordinary accomplishments and dedication. Join us as we honor the commitment, vision, and talents that have made these women the Women Who Lead in 2018.

The event’s featured keynote speaker is Trina Turk. Ms. Turk is a California-based and California-inspired fashion and lifestyle designer, businesswoman, and philanthropist, who opened […]

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