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Jan. 9, 2020

Cancelled - Open House: Contemporary Indian Wells Luxury Home - Sat Jan 11th & Sun Jan 12th from 1pm to 3pm

 

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Open House: 45746 Camino Del Rey, Indian Wells | Saturday January 11th & Sunday January 12th from 1pm to 3pm

Nestled at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains in prestigious Indian Wells, this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom contemporary home exudes casual elegance while featuring significant architectural design elements.  Some of this home's highlights are: mountain views from front and back patios, chisel-edge travertine floors in main living areas, with carpet in bedrooms and living room, custom recessed lighting and plantation shutters. The kitchen has been recently updated with a Sub-Zero fridge. Perfect for indoor-outdoor entertaining with formal and casual dining areas, wet bar and extended back patio with pebble tec type, extra long pool (with spa) bordered by a large grassy lawn and fruit trees. The oversized triple car garage has an epoxy coated floor and plenty of built-in storage. Home includes a leased solar system. As an added benefit, there are no HOA fees and owners can enjoy steeply discounted rates for golf at the Indian Wells Golf Resort, discounted meals and spa services at the Indian Wells resorts and free use of the Hyatt gym, among other things. Furnishings available outside of Escrow.

Features Of This Home At A Glance:

·         Contemporary Indian Wells Home

·         Stunning South Santa Rosa Mountain Views

·         3,414 Square Feet, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms

·         Vaulted Ceilings Throughout

·         Chisel-Edge Travertine Tile Floors In Most Main Living Areas; Carpet Elsewhere

·         Plantation Shutters & Ceiling Fans Throughout

·         Leased Solar System

·         Oversize 3 Car Attached Garage With Epoxy Coated Floor & Plenty Of Storage

·         Owners Enjoy The Many Indian Wells Resident Benefits

CDAR MLS# 219035665 | Listed at $949,000 | For more details, photos, a 3D Virtual Tour & a floor plan, please visit: http://www.45476caminodelrey.com

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Posted in Our Listings
Jan. 7, 2020

December 2019 Coachella Valley Real Estate Market Update

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Our Greater Palm Springs real estate market experts, Market Watch LLC, have just released their December 2019 Desert Housing Report, revealing the state of the Coachella Valley’s residential real estate market in December. Some of the highlights:

The Coachella Valley median detached home price at the end of 2019 was $425,000 (9.0% above the median detached home price of $389,944 in December 2018 and the highest on record).

The Coachella Valley median attached price at the end of 2019 was $279,000 (2.0% above the median attached home price of $273,000 in December 2018). Market Watch stated that over the long term, median attached home prices appear to be growing at a 3% annual rate. Market Watch noted that we are entering the traditionally strong seasonal period for attached homes and should watch median attached home prices over the next 4 to 5 months.

Median detached home prices rose in eight of the nine Valley cities year-over-year (ranging from gains of 11.9% in Rancho Mirage, 9.9% in Cathedral City, 6.0% in Palm Desert, 4.7% in Palm Springs and 1.0% in La Quinta). Median detached home prices decreased year-over-year by 14% in Indian Wells. In Palm Springs, the median detached home price was 11.6% higher than the previous high median detached home price in 2006/2007. In all other Valley cities, median detached homes prices remained below the 2006/2007 highs (ranging from -7.9% in Indio to -31.1% in Indian Wells). The median attached home price increased year-over-year in four Valley cities (ranging from +0.6% in La Quinta to +8.4 % in Palm Springs). The median attached home price decreased year-over-year in four Valley cities (ranging from -1.3% in Palm Desert to -40.2% in Desert Hot Springs). Median attached home prices remained below the 2006/2007 high median attached home price in all Valley cities (ranging from -24.0% in Palm Springs to -67.8% in Desert Hot Springs.

Total Coachella Valley home sales averaged over the last three months were 712 units per month (vs. 685 units per month in December 2018). Detached home sales averaged 502 units per month (up +12.3%from the detached home sales of 447 units per month in December 2018). Attached home sales shrank to an average 210 units per month from 238 units per month in December 2018.

On a city by city basis, six Coachella Valley cities (Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage) had higher three-month average sales year-over-year. Two Valley cities (Cathedral City and Palm Springs) had lower three-month average sales. Home sales were up 42.0% year-over-year in Coachella, up 20.0% year-over-year in Rancho Mirage, up 14.0% year-over-year in Desert Hot Springs and up 10.4% in Palm Desert.

 On a price range basis, home sales in the price brackets under $300,000 continued to decline. Home sales were up 8% in the $300,000 to $400,000 price range, up 37% in the $500,000 to $600,000 price range and up almost 22% for homes priced at one million dollars and higher.

Coachella Valley housing inventory stood at 2,998 properties on January 1st (significantly lower than any January 1st level for the past 5 years). Market Watch noted that the long-term trend of declining Coachella Valley housing inventory is continuing to make the Coachella Valley housing market a seller’s market.

Months of sales is the ratio of inventory divided by the sales rate and provides a measure of how long it would take to sell the entire housing inventory at the current sales rate. The current months of sales ratio of 3.7 months was lower than the 4.1 months of sale ratio on January 1st of last year (due to the combination of lower inventory and higher sales than in December 2018). Market Watch opined that a month of sales ratio this low usually points to higher prices. This view is reinforced by the median number of days it’s been taking to sell a home (50 days, the lowest number in the last five years).

In looking at the months of sales ratio in the different price brackets, except for homes selling in the $900,000 to one million dollar price bracket, the month of sales ratio was lower in all price brackets compared to December 2018. For homes priced over one million dollars, the months of sales dropped to 9.4 months from 12.6 months year-over-year.

In looking at the months of sales ratio for the different cities in the Coachella Valley, the months of sales ratio declined in eight cities, increased slightly in two cities and increased significantly in Thousand Palms. Market Watch felt that this chart supports their opinion that the housing market appears healthy, not only in all price ranges, but in each city as well.

The December Sale Price Discount from List was -1.8% (2/10 of a percent less than a year ago). The current reading is the lowest in five years and implies the average home in the region offered at $400,000 sold for $392,800.

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Posted in Market Updates
Jan. 5, 2020

January 2020 Edition Of The Guide Magazine Now Available

 

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If you want to know what's happening in the Greater Palm Springs area in January, then check out The Guide Magazine, published by Palm Springs Life Magazine. Here’s a peak at what’s inside the January edition:

 

·         The Guide / Best of the Best | We Asked, You Answered:  Palm Springs Life Magazine readers voted on their favorite attractions, hotels, restaurants and experiences in Palm Desert. Their picks include Hotel Paseo for best boutique hotel, JC’s Café on El Paseo for best alfresco dining, The Hood Bar and Pizzeria for best live music and The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens for best attraction.

·         The Guide / Explore | Happy Trails: Rob Bignell, author of “Day Hiking Trails of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley” shares some of his favorite local hikes.

·         The Guide / Q & A | Wheels On Fires:  An interview with John Boyd, General Manager and Instructor at Full Psychle in Palm Springs.

·         The Guide / Sky Watch| Perihelion:  Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory astronomer Eric McLaughlin spotlights a notable celestial event. This month it’s the Perihelion when the earth comes closest to the sun in its orbit.

·         The Guide / Shop | Head Over Heals:  In honor of National Hat Day (January 15th), a look at where to buy the perfect topper for various occasions, like sun protection headware from La Acqua, boleros and fedoras for a weekend brunch from Elizabeth & Prince and floppy-brimmed hats for pool parties from Trina Turk.

·         The Guide / Food & Drink | Resolution Ready: Dishes and drinks to help you reach your New Year’s Resolutions, including meatless tempeh burgers at Chef Tana’s Kitchen in Palm Springs, booze-free Lo-F -Fiz at The Reef in Palm Springs and Chlorophyll Yogurt at two Bunch Palms in Desert Hot Springs.   

·         The Guide / Calendar: Gives you 43 things to do in the Greater Palm Springs area in January, including the Palm Springs International Film Festival (Jan 2-13), Snoop Dog at the Aqua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage (Jan 11), Beehive: The 60’s Musical at the Indio Performing Arts Center (Jan 10-26) and The American Express PGA Golf Tournament in La Quinta (Jan 15-19).

·         The Guide / Concierge: Your guide to restaurants, arts, attractions, events, nightlife, etc. in the Greater Palm Springs area.

·         The Guide / Horoscope: See what astrologer Sherryl Nova sees in store for you in January.

The January 2020 edition of The Guide Magazine is now available free of charge, in print at select locations across the Coachella Valley, and online at: https://digital-palmspringslife.com/guide/2020-january/

 

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Jan. 3, 2020

Coachella 2020 Lineup Announced & Weekend 2 Pass Presale Start Monday, January 6th at 12pm PT

 

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Goldenvoice, the organizer of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach Music Festival has just announced the lineup for Coachella 2020.  Coachella 2020 will take place April 10-12 & 17-19 at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA.  Weekend 1 of the festival has sold out, but Weekend 2 pass presale begins Monday, January 6th at 12pm PT. Any remaining pass inventory will go on sale Monday, January 6th at 3pm. A General Admission pass costs $429 plus fees. With Any Line Shuttle Service added, the price for a General Admission pass increases to $504 plus fees.

Some highlights from the lineup:  

  • Friday's lineup includes headliner Rage Against The Machine, with performances earlier in the day by Calvin Harris, Run the Jewels, Rex Orange County, Megan Thee Stallion and BIGBANG, among many others.
  • Saturday's lineup includes Travis Scott as the headliner, with earlier performances by Flume, Thom Yorke, Disclosure, 21 Savage, Danny Elfman, DaBaby and Summer Walker, among others
  • The Sunday night headline is Frank Ocean, with earlier performances by Lana Del Rey, Lil Uzi Vert, Daniel Caesar, FKA Twigs, Marina, Louis the Child and Ari Lennox, among others.

For more festival information, passes and everything you need to experience Coachella, please visit the official website: https://coachella.com/

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Dec. 28, 2019

Coming Soon: Contemporary Rancho Mirage Luxury Home With Stunning Mountain Views

   

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This contemporary-style home was built with walls of glass to maximize the amazing views from the front of the house of Mt San Jacinto and the Santa Rosa Mountains and from the rear of the house of the Chocolate Mountains. This 4,720 sq ft, 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom home sits on a very private 18,731 sq ft lot. Perfect for entertaining family, friends or guests, the home has a west facing front courtyard pool, spa and outdoor kitchen, a large great room combining the living room, dining room, family room and kitchen, 3 bedrooms in the main house each with an en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet and a separate casita accessed through the front courtyard with an en-suite bathroom and kitchenette. The chef’s kitchen has top of the line Thermador appliances, slab granite counters, a huge island, breakfast bar and adjoining breakfast nook. The master bedroom is literally a retreat, with a separate office or gym, large bathroom and separate his and her toilets and walk-in closets. The home includes travertine tile floors in the main living areas and a three car garage with an epoxy floor and separate golf cart area. Most furnishings excluding some personal items and artwork are available outside of escrow. Tamarisk Ridge is a 24/7 guard-gated community of 29 homes located in central Rancho Mirage, within walking distance of the Eisenhower Medical Center and Sunnylands Center & Gardens.  The home is also located close to downtown Palm Springs, Palm Springs International Airport, Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage, The River, El Paseo, College of the Desert, McCallum Theatre, Westfield Mall and many of the Coachella Valley’s golf courses, attractions, activities and event venues.

Features Of This Home At A Glance: 

  •         Stunning Contemporary Home In Central Rancho Mirage
  •         4,720 Sq Ft, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms
  •         Large 18,731 Sq Ft Lot With West Facing Front Courtyard With Outdoor Kitchen & Large Pool/Spa
  •         Stunning Mountain Views Front & Rear
  •         Large Chef's Kitchen With Thermador Appliances, Breakfast Bar & Adjoining Breakfast Nook
  •         Master Bedroom Retreat With Separate Gym or Office, Large Bathroom & His & Her Toilets & Walk-in Closets
  •         Large Three Car Garage With Epoxy Floor & Separate Golf Cart Area
  •         Within Walking Distance Of Eisenhower Medical Center

To be listed at $1,695,000 | For more details, photos, a 3 D virtual tour and a floor plan, please visit: http://www.29sunridge.com

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For a VR Tour, please visit: http://bit.ly/29SunRidgeVRTour

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Dec. 24, 2019

Happiest Holiday and New Year Wishes

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Posted in California Travel
Dec. 22, 2019

January 2020 San Diego County Calendar Of Events

 

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If you live in or are planning a visit to the San Diego area in January and are looking for some fun things to see and do, check out our January San Diego County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen, at First American Title:

San Diego International Auto Show | Jan. 1-5 - Thu-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-7pm | SD Convention Center

Over 400 vehicles from 30 plus global manufacturers. Be among the first in the U.S. to see dozens of newly unveiled vehicles not yet in showrooms. The wide selection of 2020 and 2021 model-year vehicles on display will feature the newest technology to enhance the driving experience, all packaged in luxurious interiors and wrapped in cutting-edge designs. For more information: 858-550-0080 | www.sdautoshow.com

San Diego Brew Fest | Jan. 10 from 12-5pm | Preble Field in Liberty Station

Another fun-filled day with beer, food trucks, and music. The event will feature dozens of local and international craft beers, as well as San Diego’s most popular food trucks! For more information: www.sandiegobeerfest.com

Poway Winter Festival |Jan. 10-11 - Fri 5-9pm, Sat 3:30-8:30pm | Poway Community Park

Feel snow between your fingers while sledding down the snow hill; smell roasting marshmallows as you devour delicious s’mores; experience the wind in your hair skating around the synthetic ice rink; and more! Lights will twinkle, as music sets the tone and laughter fills the air. For more information: 858-668-4671 | www.poway.org

Gem Faire | Jan. 10-12 - Fri 12-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm | Del Mar Fairgrounds

Gem Faire, established in 1989, has become a world-renowned marketplace for the finest in gemstones, beads, jewelry, minerals, fossils, meteorites, lapidary equipment, metaphysical items and much more at the lowest prices today. For more information: 503-252-8300 | www.gemfaire.com

Jurassic Quest | Jan. 10-12 - Fri 3-8pm, Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 9am-7pm | Del Mar Fairgrounds

America’s largest and most realistic Dinosaur event. Our guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among dinosaurs of all kinds. For more information: 936-588-3332 | www.jurassicquest.com

Human Trafficking Awareness Walk | Jan. 11 from 12:30-3pm | Vista Library Community Room

This event is free and open to all. Families and pets are welcome! We will have bottled water available and signs. Arrive at 12:30 to register and hear speakers. A $10 donation is requested but not required. For more information: 760-683-9427  | www.soroptimistvista.org

San Diego Resolution Run | Jan. 11 from 6-11am | Tecolote Shores North Park and Fiesta Island

Are you ready to keep your New Year’s resolution to exercise regularly? You can do it! This event can get you started right with a new regiment. It offers adult 5K & 15K run/walks; plus youth races and a stroller strut run. For more information: 619-269-7047 | www.sandyfeetevents.com

Birch Aquarium’s Turtleversary | Jan. 11-12 from 11am-3pm | 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla

We are celebrating our Loggerhead’s fifth anniversary at Birch Aquarium with a sea turtle-filled weekend of crafts, sea turtle science, and family friendly activities. Included with admission. For more information: 858-534-3474 | https://aquarium.ucsd.edu

Bridal Bazaar | Jan. 12 from 9:30am-4pm | San Diego Convention Center

We partner with top wedding professionals to bring you the biggest and best collection of wedding products and services in San Diego. For more information: 858-576-0078 | www.bridalbazaar.com

Cyclovia Encinitas | Jan. 12 from 10am-2pm | S. Coast Hwy 101

Explore Downtown Encinitas on South Coast Highway 101 via bike, on foot or other means of self powered transportation, FREE of cars! It is a Spanish term that means “Cycleway”. It is the closing of certain streets to automobiles for a temporary time, in order to allow cyclists, skaters and pedestrians access to local businesses on open streets. For more information: 760-633-2760 | https://encinitasca.gov

Borrego Springs Film Festival | Jan. 16-20 | Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center

A young and popular So Cal juried film festival in the categories of narrative, documentary, animation, Latino, and short films. For more information: 760-440-5338 |  www.borregospringsfilmfestival.org

Hillcrest Car Show | Jan. 18 at 2-6pm | Normal Street

Come and see classic cars displayed, talk to the owners, and get information on how to join the LGBT Classic Car Club. For more information: 619-299-3330 | www.fabuloushillcrest.com

Oddities & Curiosities Expo | Jan. 18 from 11am-6pm | Del Mar Fairgrounds

For lovers of the strange and unusual – you’ll find what you’re looking for at the Oddities & Curiosities Expo. Vendors from all over the country will be selling all things weird, plus sideshow entertainment and much more. For more information: www.odditiesandcuriositiesexpo.com

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade | Jan. 19 from 2-5pm | Harbor Drive - Embarcadero

The parade is filled with dazzling floats, phenomenal High School Bands, Drill Teams, College, Fraternities & Sororities, Churches, Peace and Youth organizations. This parade is coordinated by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the oldest African American fraternity in America, founded in 1906. For more information: 619-264-0542 | www.alpha-zsl.org/mlkdayparade.html

ECTLC Fun Run/Walk | Jan. 19 from 7:30am-12pm | NTC Park, Liberty Station

Join team ECTLC for an amazing experience while supporting our goals and raising awareness of our mission. Chip timed; finisher medals; top finisher awards. You don’t want to miss this amazing event featuring a live DJ, pre-race warm-up & stretch, a professional announcer, and one-of-a-kind ECTLC event gear. For more information: http://ectlc5k.greatfeats.com

Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon | Jan. 19-20 from 7am-1pm | The Shoppes at Carlsbad

The Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon course goes through Carlsbad Village and along the oceanfront Pacific Coast Highway. Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND takes place Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8am. For more information: 760-692-2900 | www.carlsbadmarathon.com

San Diego Restaurant Week | Jan. 19-26

For one week only, over 180 participating restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person and/or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for $10, $15 or $20 per person. The participating restaurants span across the county from the South Bay to East County and to the borders of Oceanside and Fallbrook to the North and touch on all cuisine types and cravings. For more information: www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com

San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show | Jan. 23-26 - Thu-Fri 12-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm | 955 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego

We’ll have the brands and companies you’ve come to know and love, as well as new marine services and products, free boating seminars, boat rides, libations and more. For more information: 619-497-5254 | www.bigbayboatshow.com

Farmers Insurance Open | Jan. 23-26 | Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla

The PGA TOUR’s Farmers Insurance Open is played annually at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, home of the 2008 & 2021 U.S. Open. For more information: 858-886-4653 | www.farmersinsuranceopen.com

Winter Home & Backyard Show | Jan. 24-26 from 10am-5pm | Del Mar Fairgrounds

Offering a wide range of exhibitors featuring the latest products and services for all of your home improvement needs, including home remodeling, decorating, outdoor living, landscaping and more. Discounts offered by exhibitors at the show. For more information: 800-999-5400 | www.delmarshows.com

San Diego TET Festival 2020 | Jan. 24-26 - Fri 5-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm | Mira Mesa Community Park

In celebration of the Lunar New Year, a Vietnamese cultural festival will take place to showcase homeland traditions. Come and experience ancestral rituals and Vietnamese dance and music performances. You can also shop for merchandise, stop for lunch, and watch a firecracker show. For more information: 858-215-4838 | www.sdtet.com

Pure Project 4th Anniversary Party | Jan. 25 from 1-5pm | 9030 Kenamar Dr. #308, San Diego

Beer Garden & Food: Beer tents, food trucks, music, games and lounge areas. Rare Beers: We have been stockpiling beers all year long for this party. Cellar Beers: We will be pulling beers out of our cellar for purchase. Games: Throughout the day we will be having games such as corn hole, stein holding and more. Raffles & Prizes: As part of your admission you will receive a raffle ticket for prizes throughout the day. For more information: 858-252-6143 | www.purebrewing.org

Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge | Jan. 25 from 7:30am-3pm | Bonita Cove in Mission Bay Park

One of the Longest Running Paddlesport Races in California (OC-1, Surfski, Traditional Paddleboard, Standup Paddleboard, & Kayak) Come and mix with top-level professional athletes and beginners from ages 7-80. For more information: https://paddleguru.com/races/HanohanoHukiOceanChallenge2020

USATF 50km Race Walk Olympic Trials & Santee Sunset 5K | Jan. 25 from 7:30am-7pm | Santee Trolley Square: 9884 Mission Gorge Rd.

The 5K course will be the same as the USATF 50km Race Walking course that professional athletes just competed on to qualify for the U. S. Olympic Race Walking team in the Tokyo 2020 games that morning. For more information: 619-258-4100 x263 | http://cityofsanteeca.gov

CFA’s San Diego Cat Show | Jan. 25-26 - Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 9am-5pm | Del Mar Fairgrounds

The nation’s finest cats will vie for top honors at “The Super Bowl of Cat Competition,” the largest annual cat show on the West Coast. There will be more than 450 cats from more than 42 recognized cat breeds in competition. For more information: www.sandiegocat.org

Star Walk XI | Jan. 26 from 5:30-7pm | Double Peak Park, San Marcos

Learn beginner astronomy concepts, about specific stars, constellations and simple astronomy facts and principles. For more information: 760-744-1050 | www.san-marcos.net

Youth Fishing Derby Seminar & Campout | Jan. 31 at 5pm | Lake Poway

Learn to fish from the pros and watch demonstrations on how to properly rig a line the night before. Pizza dinner will be served for attendees at 5:00 PM, with the fishing seminar immediately following at 5:30pm. Participants and their families are invited to spend the night for only $15 a car. For more information: 858-668-4772 | www.poway.org

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Dec. 22, 2019

January 2020 Los Angeles County Calendar Of Events

 

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It’s hard to believe that 2020 is almost here. To kick off the New Year, here is our January Los Angeles County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Catherine, Peggy Sue and Kathleen, at First American Title:

Chinese Lantern Festival | Nightly through Jan. 5 from 5:30-10pm | Pomona Fairplex: The Lagoon

Guests will experience a unique light display inspired by nature. Stunning, bigger and brighter lanterns up to 30 feet high. Includes an 85-foot-wide lantern arch and 100-yard-long spectacular ceramic Chinese Dragon. Up To 50 Sets Of Newly Themed Lantern Displays. Live Chinese Folk Music and Dance Performances. Mythical Creatures to Ride for Children age 4-12. For more information: 909-623-3111 | www.fairplex.com

The Rink in Downtown Burbank | Daily through Jan. 5 from 10am-10pm, Fri & Sat from 10am-11pm | N Third Street & E Orange Grove Avenue

Downtown Burbank’s most festive holiday tradition will return for outdoor ice skating, fundraising events, and performances. For more information: 818-238-5180 | www.DTNBUR.com

Moonlight Forest - Magical Lantern Art Festival | Through Jan. 12 | LA County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Arcadia

This year the Moonlight Forest is bigger and brighter than ever with two new themes, Polar Dreams and Ocean Visions. Step into a winter wonderland with their new Polar Dreams experience featuring playful penguins and cuddly sled dogs. Next, dive under the sea with exotic fish and giant sharks in our Ocean Visions exhibit. For more information: 626-821-3222 | www.arboretum.org

Tournament of Roses Parade | Jan. 1 at 8am | Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

The 2020 theme, “The Power of Hope,” celebrates the influence of optimism and hope. Features four types of entries: floral-decorated floats entered by a participating corporation, non-profit organization or municipality, equestrian units, bands, and Tournament Entries. For more information: www.tournamentofroses.com

Rose Bowl Game | Jan. 1 at 1pm | Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena

The No. 6 Oregon Ducks, champions of the Pac-12 Conference, and the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers will face each other in the 106th Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. For more information: www.tournamentofroses.com

Celestial Star Party | Jan. 3 from 5-6:30pm | Bella Vida SCV Senior Center

Enjoy a wonderful, educational evening of gazing at the moon, visible planet, and stars with The Local Group Astronomy Club of SCV. Guests can view the night sky through high-powered telescopes. For more information: 661-259-9444 | https://myscvcoa.org

The Yoga Expo Los Angeles | Jan. 4 from 10am-5pm | Convention Center

Brings together the local yoga community and offers a wide array of 50-minute classes. EPIC local and national teachers and the marketplace is filled with yoga apparel & accessories, vegan food & beverages, and other brands and organizations that will help you stay happy and healthy. For more information: www.theyogaexpo.org

Center for Health & Fitness Open House | Jan. 4 from 9am-1pm | Beach Cities Health District, Redondo Beach

Festivities will include free classes, tours and more. The event is free to the public. For more information: 310-374-3426 x147 | www.beachcitiesgym.org

Claremont Tree Planting | Jan. 4 from 8:30am-12pm | Memorial Park: 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.

Volunteers will assist City staff and Sustainable Claremont with planting street trees. Planting events are open to everyone and are very family friendly. Please join us as we give back to the City’s Urban Forest by planting trees! For more information: 909-399-5431 | www.ci.claremont.ca.us

Las Posadas | Jan. 4 from 6-9pm | Norwalk City Hall

Join us for a traditional cultural celebration! A candlelit procession at the City Hall lawn will bring the community together during the holiday season. This festive event will feature caroling of holiday songs, light refreshments, cultural activities for children such as piñatas, and special performances by Mariachis and ballet folklorico dancers. For more information: 562-929-5702 | www.norwalk.org

Retro City Festival | Jan. 5-6 - Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm | Pomona Fairplex

Retro gaming event with free play arcades, tons of retro gaming consoles, live video game music, and more! 714-269-4248 | www.retrocityfest.com

Hike to MASH Site | Jan. 7 from 8:30-10:30am | Malibu Creek State Park

Moderately paced 6, mile 600 ft gain hike including Lookout Trail with great views, Century Lake, MASH site, and Reagan picnic area. Bring water, snack, proper shoes, hat & sunscreen. For more information: 805-370-2341 | www.samofund.org

Downey State of the City Address | Jan. 8 from 11:30am-1pm | Rio Hondo Event Center: 10627 Old River School Road

Event is open to the public. For more information: 562-923-2191 | www.downeychamber.org

Diamond Bar Winter Snow Fest | Jan. 11 from 8am-2pm | Pantera Park

Rescheduled from Dec. 7. This festive, winter-themed event will feature four snow-packed sledding hills, snow play areas, games and activities for children, giveaways, food and a special appearance by “Flurry,” the sledding penguin! For more information: www.diamondbarca.gov

Monterey Park Lunar New Year Festival | Jan. 11 from 10am-7pm | Downtown Monterey Park

Celebrate the Year of the Rat! Join artisans, food vendors, live performers, merchants and thousands of your family and friends to welcome the arrival of spring. For more information: 626-307-1388 | www.montereypark.ca.gov

Laser Spectacular | Jan. 11 at 8pm | Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center

The smash hit multimedia laser and light show featuring the music of Pink Floyd. Surrounded by walls of concert-quality sound, “Laser Spectacular” carries listeners away on a mind-expanding journey driven by cutting-edge effects, high-powered lasers, hi-def large screen video projection and special lighting effects. For more information: https://www3.canyons.edu/Offices/PIO/CanyonsPAC

Wine Tasting & Art Show | Jan. 12 from 3-5pm / Salvatore Italian Restaurant, Montebello

Join us for an evening of sampling Orin Swift Wines and viewing the artwork of local artists! For more information: 323-727-2803 | www.salvatorerestaurant.com

Valencia Snow Day | Jan. 12 & 19 from 2-4pm | Ice Station Valencia: 27745 North Smyth Drive

Haven’t had a chance to go to the mountains for snow? You don’t need to leave Santa Clarita for the kids to enjoy some snow this holiday season. Admission includes public session admission, skate rental, hot cocoa. For more information: www.icestation.net

Beverly Hills Chinese New Year Celebration | Jan. 18 from 3-4:30pm | The Saban Theatre: 8440 Wilshire Boulevard

This special event will feature a variety of Chinese dance, musical and acrobatic performances from Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei performance groups for the entire family to enjoy. For more information: 888-645-5006 | www.lovebeverlyhills.com

Winter 5k | Jan. 18 at 9am | The Master’s University, Santa Clarita

Starting on TMU’s athletic field and winding through Placerita Canyon and Quigley Canyon Open Space, The Master’s University Winter 5K boasts a scenic and entirely flat course with varying terrain. For more information: www.masters.edu/winter5k

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service | Jan. 18

An opportunity for the entire community to join together in the spirit of his legacy to help shape and transform the City through service. Volunteers will receive education on illegal dumping, hazardous waste and recycling, before venturing out in teams to reduce the amount of debris at their illegal disposal site to eliminate hazards that affect public health and safety. For more information: 661-723-6077 | www.cityoflancasterca.org

2020 Asian American Expo | Jan. 18-19 from 10am-7pm | Pomona Fairplex

Hosted at the beginning of each year to celebrate the coming of the Lunar New Year Festival, with the goal recreating the New Year celebrations found across Asia at this time of the year. Food, shopping, entertainment and fun – these are all annual staples that can be found at each year’s event. For more information: 626-280-8588 | www.asianamericanexpo.com

Glendora Health and Wellness Fair | Jan. 23 from 12:30-3pm | La Fetra Center: 333 E. Foothill Blvd.

Multiple agencies and organizations will be on hand to provide information on housing, health insurance, social security, utilities, transportation, and more! In addition, several health screenings will be offered. Do not miss out on this free opportunity to get information and check your health status. For more information: 626-914-8200 | www.cityofglendora.org

Golden State Tattoo Expo | Jan. 24-26 - See website for schedule | Pasadena Convention Center

World’s Greatest Tattoo Art Festival presented by Inked and hosted by Nikko Hurtado and Carlos Torres. For more information: 914-268-0662 | www.goldenstatetattooexpo.com

Japanese Food Expo | Jan. 25 from 1-4pm & 6-9pm | Loews Hollywood Hotel

Don’t miss out on Japanese food, sake, performances and travel exhibits from 50+ exhibitors. This year there are two time frames to choose from. The food, drinks, performances and cultural experiences will be exactly the same for both time slots. For more information: www.japanfoodculture.org

Paramount Ranch Trail Runs Marathon, 50K, 30K, Half Marathon and 10K | Jan. 25 from 7am-12pm | 2903 Cornell Rd., Agoura Hills

Course is one loop for 10K, two loops for half marathon, three loops for 30K, four loops for marathon and 5 loops for the 50K. Every runner has the option to compete in the best holiday costume contest. Wear your Santa Hat, Reindeer antlers, or elf costume and run in style. For more information: www.paramountranchtrailruns.com

Get Fit Fitness Festival 5k / 1k Run & Walk | Jan. 25 from 8-11am | Plaza West Covina

Presented by Greater West Covina Business Associations. Every participant will receive a finisher’s medal. For more information: www.westcovina.org

TheFitExpo Los Angeles | Jan. 25-26 from 10am-5pm | Los Angeles Convention Center

This action-packed health and fitness weekend will offer a variety of events, such as fitness competitions, group exercise workouts, and healthy eating demonstrations. For more information: 888-348-3976 | www.thefitexpo.com

Run/Walk for weSPARK 5K/10K | Jan. 26 from 9am-1pm | Lake Balboa (Woodley Park), Van Nuys

Join weSPARK Cancer Support Center! Each course is fast and flat and are great for experienced runners or casual walkers – dogs and strollers are welcome on each course! Bring your kids along for the Kids Fun Run – a short run for children ages 3-11. For more information: 818-906-3022 | www.wespark.org

Office & School Supply Business Expo | Jan. 30 from 5:30-8:30pm | The Hilton of San Gabriel

Our categories are office products, cleaning products, furniture, promotional items, printing solutions safety products, school supplies, Ink/Toner and so much more. For more information: 800-699-7549 / www.officezillalabizexpo.com

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Dec. 22, 2019

January 2020 Orange County Calendar Of Events

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Live in or planning a visit to Orange County in January? Looking for things to see and do there? Then check out our January Orange County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen, at First American Title:

Winter Fest OC | Daily through Jan. 5 | OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa

Featuring ice tubing down an 8 lane, 150 foot mountain, massive snow play and slide area, ice skating on SoCal’s largest outdoor ice rink, nightly Christmas tree lighting celebration with a parade of the Winter Fest OC characters. Fireworks and snow flurries, Santa and his reindeer flying over the fairgrounds, Alpine Village with a new light maze and wintery attractions, over 20 carnival rides and attractions, festive entertainment, seasonal eateries, visits with Santa and more. For more information: www.winterfestoc.com

Capistrano Lights | Nightly through Jan. 6 from 5:30-6pm | Mission San Juan Capistrano

Experience the Mission at Night featuring a nightly tree lighting and music program. After the Mission closes, guests can take their complimentary downtown San Juan Capistrano map and discover the historic downtown district with plenty of holiday shopping, dining, and wine tasting all season long. For more information: 949-234-1300 | www.missionsjc.com

Surf City Splash | Jan. 1 from 9am-12pm | Huntington Beach Pier

Registration, a pancake breakfast, and a craft fair will begin at 8am next to Zack’s Pier Plaza. A costume contest will take place at 11:30am, with prizes for funniest, best celebrity, most sparkly, best animal-themed, and group costume. The big SPLASH into the ocean will take place at noon. $20 registration benefits the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum. All participants will receive breakfast, and certificate of appreciation. For more information: 714-231-4623 | www.hbsurfcitysplash.com

Monster Energy Supercross |Jan. 4 from 6:30-10pm | Angel Stadium Of Anaheim

Three first-time champions, Cooper Webb (450SX Class), Dylan Ferrandis (Western Regional 250SX Class) and Chase Sexton (Eastern Regional 250SX Class) will be eager to defend their titles. Fan Fest from 12-6pm. For more information: www.supercrosslive.com

Bride World Expo | Jan. 4 from 10am-4pm | OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa

Over 150 wedding venues, florists, photographers, DJs, photo booths, invitations, decor ideas, honeymoon packages, fashion shows, giant gown sale and DIY seminars. Meet local experts and find the best wedding planning values. For more information: 714-670-7800 | www.brideworld.com

Premier Bridal Show | Jan. 4-5 | Anaheim Convention Center

Bringing Wedding Professionals together with Brides since 1997. Photography, dresses, venues, invitations, cakes & desserts, DJ & entertainment and much more! For more information: 714-572-1363 | www.premierbridalshows.com

Dia de los Reyes | Jan. 5 from 1-4pm | Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa

This free event commemorates the arrival of the three Kings, Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar, and will include performances, photo op, crafts, storytelling and prizes. Guests can try Rosca de Reyes (Kings’ Cake) while supplies last. For more information: 714-556-2787 | www.scfta.org

Village Art Faire | Jan. 5 from 9am-3pm | Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente

First Sunday of every month. Our artisans offer a beautiful selection of hand-crafted work which includes photography, fine art, jewelry, woodwork, botanicals, apothecary, leather, wearables, ceramics, home decor, fused/blown glass, metal work, and much more. For more information: 949-395-7008 | www.scdba.org/village-art-faire

Senior Wellness Week | Jan. 6-10 from 7:30am-4:30pm | Yorba Linda Community Center

Come and enjoy a week of activities and seminars to help you live your healthiest life! Throughout the week, there will be doctor presentations, fitness class demos, health screenings and more. For more information: 714-961-7181 | www.yorbalindaca.gov

Laguna Hills State of the City Address & Luncheon | Jan. 9 from 11:30am-1pm | Laguna Hills Community Center

For more information: 949-542-6016 | www.lagunahillschamber.com

Heritage House Open House | Jan. 11 from 10am-12pm | Melinda Park, Mission Viejo

Learn fun facts about Mission Viejo’s past at the Heritage House. For more information: 949-470-8488 | www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Gala | Jan. 16 from 6-9pm | Navy Golf Course

Join us in honoring the businesses and individuals who make our community great. For more information: 562-598-6659 | www.losalchamber.org

Laguna Playhouse presents: The Perfect Dog | Jan. 17-19 - Fri at 7pm, Sat & Sun at 1pm & 5pm | 606 Laguna Canyon Road

This heartwarming musical about man’s best friend and their people is sure to be treasured by dog lovers and non-dog lovers alike. For more information: 949-497-2787 | www.lagunaplayhouse.com

SoCal World Guitar Show | Jan. 18-19 | OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa

If you have guitars, amplifiers, effects, parts or other musical items to sell or trade, you may bring all you can carry into the show at no extra charge. Many of the nation’s top foreign and domestic buyers will be at this show to pay top prices for your vintage, newer, used or rare gear. For more information: 918-288-2222 | www.amigoguitarshows.com

UVSA Tet Festival | Jan. 24-26 | OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa

The largest Vietnamese New Year Festival in the nation. It is run entirely by volunteers consisting of high school and college students, young professionals, and parents. Our goals are to help preserve and share the Vietnamese culture, and to serve our community. For more information: 714-388-6711 | www.tetfestival.org

Brave Race 5K & Joyful Child Fun Run | Jan. 26 from 8-11am | Aliso Niguel High School, Aliso Viejo

Benefits The Joyful Child Foundation’s BRAVE Programs to stop crimes against children. This fun event includes a Child Safety Expo and Joyful Costume Fun Run that’s free for all. For more information: 866-756-9385 | www.thejoyfulchild.org

Cypress State of the City Luncheon | Jan. 29 from 11am-1pm | 5700 Orange Avenue

Will feature a keynote address by the 2020 Cypress Mayor, who will be highlighting the City’s accomplishments for the past year and outlines plans for future projects. The City will also honor its Business of the Year for the BRACE, AGENT and SPIRIT programs. For more information: 714-484-6015 | www.cypresschamber.org

State of CERT Awards Banquet | Jan. 29 from 6-8pm | OASIS Senior Center, Corona del Mar

The Newport Beach Fire Department will host its annual banquet to recognize the volunteer efforts of all of their Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program volunteers. The awards banquet is open to any Newport Beach resident that is interested in community preparedness. The cost to attend is $10. For more information: 949-644-3112 | www.newportbeachca.gov

Laguna Playhouse presents: "Folsom Prison Live" | Jan. 29-Jan. 31 at 7:30pm | 606 Laguna Canyon Road

As a part of this tribute to Johnny Cash, you'll hear the iconic "Live at Folsom Prison" album in its entirety, as well as a set of some of his greatest hits. This concert will also include others who performed at the concert, June Carter and Carl Perkins. For more information: 949-497-27.87 | www.lagunaplayhouse.com

Excellence In Placentia Gala | Jan. 30 from 6-9pm | Alta Vista Country Club

Please join us for our 55th Annual celebration honoring the amazing Citizens and Businesses that make Placentia such a great place to live and work. For more information: 714-528-1873 | www.placentiachamber.com

Pizza with Police | Jan. 30 from 5-7pm | Ballpark Pizza, Laguna Niguel

The Laguna Niguel Youth Committee, together with Laguna Niguel Police Services, is hosting this event for 9th-12th graders. Break down the barriers by getting to know your local deputies, ask questions about their jobs, and enjoy some great pizza with other high school students. For more information: 949-425-5100 | www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Awards Dinner & Auction | Jan. 31 from 6-11pm | The Fashion Island Hotel

Open to the public, the gala will honor the winners of the 2019 Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights competitions and raise funds for next year’s Parade. All award winners will receive two complimentary tickets to the event. In addition to the awards ceremony, guests will have the opportunity to take part in an incredible live and silent auction. For more information: 949-729-4400 | www.newportbeach.com

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Dec. 22, 2019

January 2020 Coachella Valley Calendar Of Events

 

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Hard to believe that 2020 is almost here. Here is our first Calendar of Events in the Coachella Valley in 2020, courtesy of our colleagues Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen at First American Title:

Kennel Club of Palm Springs Show | Jan. 2-5 | Empire Polo Club, Indio

The Kennel Club of Palm Springs presents the annual AKC Licensed All Breed Dog Shows, Obedience and Rally Trials held the first weekend in January at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio. This prestigious show is considered the opening event of the dog show year on the West Coast. For more information: www.kennelclubpalmsprings.org

Palm Springs International Film Festival | Jan. 2-13 | Various venues in Palm Springs and Cathedral City

One of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming over 135,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The Festival is also known for its annual Film Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the filmic year by a celebrated list of talents. Produced by the Palm Springs International Film Society, the Festival offers 12 days of events and film screenings featuring over 200 films from 60+ countries. For more information: 760-322-2930 | www.psfilmfest.org

El Paseo Cruise Night | Jan. 3 from 3-6pm | El Paseo, Palm Desert

The cool, shiny, lovingly cared-for classic cars begin arriving around 3:15pm at the upper level of the parking structure behind The Gardens. Get a close-up look at these beauties and talk to the owners before they take over cruising El Paseo. For more information: www.elpaseocruisenight.com

El Paseo Art Walk | Jan. 3 from 4-7pm |El Paseo, Palm Desert

There will be exhibit openings, artist receptions and more! Enjoy seeing everything there is to see, from the Palm Desert Art Museum in Palm Desert’s free First Friday event to each gallery and stops along the way. For more information: www.elpaseoartwalk.com

LIGHT - An Avant-garde Dinner | Jan. 4 | PS Underground: 1700 South Camino Real, Suite 2, Palm Springs

LIGHT features multiple courses of fantastic food paired with appropriate libations. More than that, we cannot reveal. It’s a secret. It all adds to the mystique that is Light. Light is ever-changing and ever-evolving. Join us once or as often as you like, you will never have the same experience twice. For more information: 760-636-8442 | www.psunderground.com

Cruise-In Car Show | Jan. 4 from 1-4:30pm | Westfield Palm Desert

Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association is back a full season of car shows, featuring custom, rods, classics, muscle cars, trucks, motorcycles and vintage vehicles. The whole family will enjoy crafts, food, music and prizes. Spectators are free and Member Vehicles are just $5 each and support Desert Cancer Foundation and other Coachella Valley charities. Located in the parking lot behind Macy’s. Non-member vehicle entry is $10. For more information: 760-346-2121 | www.westfield.com/palmdesert

LiveWell Festival | Jan. 4 from 10am-5pm | Palm Desert Civic Center Park

An all-inclusive mind-body-spirit wellness festival that highlights the desert’s top local health and wellness businesses through fun, educational, and interactive demonstrations. LiveWell Festival strives to create an energetic environment providing interactive events and demonstrations the whole family can enjoy. Festivities include Morning Yoga, entertainment, kids zone and more. For more information: 760-464-3239 | www.discoverpalmdesert.com

Desert Mountains Art Faire | Jan. 4 from 9am-4pm | Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, Palm Desert

Mediums may include photography, paintings, ceramics, hand painted silks, and more. Support local artists and find beautiful and unique gifts and desert mementos, all while enjoying the natural beauty of the desert mountains! For more information: 760-862-9984 | www.desertmountains.org

Art on Main Street | Jan. 4 & 18 from 10am-4pm | Old Town La Quinta

Features over 100 artists each season showing and selling their paintings, jewelry, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, woodwork, textiles, sculptures and more. The shows are a local favorite and an Old Town tradition. They are set amidst Main Street’s charming cafes and boutiques. Admission, parking, and entertainment are all free. For more information: www.oldtownlaquinta.com

Empire Polo | Jan. 5-Mar. 29 at 12pm & 2pm | Empire Polo Club, Indio

Every Sunday. A fun polo season filled with competitive polo tournaments and games that are open to the public. Spectators are invited to attend matches throughout the season, either by “tailgating” or watching from the comfort of the VIP section. For more information: https://empirepolo.com

Eldorado Polo | Jan. 5 at 12pm & 2pm | Eldorado Polo Club, Indio

Every Sunday. Parking is just $10 and allows you general admission with field-side and tailgating access. For an additional $10 per person you can take a seat at a table in the Clubhouse Restaurant where full service food and bar menus are offered for purchase. For more information: www.eldoradopoloclub.com

Elvis Birthday Celebration | Jan. 11 from 2-5pm | Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway - Alexander Estate, Palm Springs

Intimate indoor live concert - Elvis birthday celebration with George Thomas as The Voice of Elvis and James King singing memorable classic hits. Refreshments will be served. Limited seating, call for tickets. For more information: 760-322-1192 | www.elvisinpalmsprings.com

Palm Springs International Film Festival Red Carpet Run 5K & 10K | Jan. 11 at 8am | American Legion Post: 400 N Belardo Road, Palm Springs

Beginning and ending on the red carpet and taking an incredible route past some of the celebrity homes of the iconic past. Wear your old prom dress, wedding gown, that old tux or just your bow tie and boxers as you dodge the paparazzi, listen to music and sign autographs as your fans applaud you as you cross the finish line! For more information: 760-413-6508 | www.palmspringsmarathonrunners.org

Desert Art Festival | Jan. 11 from 10am-4pm | Frances Stevens Park, Palm Springs

Presented are innovative works in differing styles of contemporary, traditional, modern, and southwest art. Hundreds of talented artists are proud to present their unique work in acrylic, collage, etchings, mixed media, oils, pencil, watercolors, digital and traditional photography. For more information: 818-813-4478 | www.westcoastartists.com

The American Express PGA Golf Tournament | Jan. 15-19 | PGA WEST - La Quinta

A 72-hole event featuring the world’s best golfers. Past champions include World Golf Hall-of-Famers Arnold Palmer, Billy Casper, Johnny Miller and Phil Mickelson. Rock and roll icon Stevie Nicks and country music star Luke Bryan will perform on Friday and Saturday evenings at PGA WEST following the golf tournament. For more information: www.theamexgolf.com

Family Movie Matinee | Jan. 18 at 2pm | Palm Springs Public Library

Enjoy a film, showing Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (live-action, rated PG). For more information: 760-322-7323 | www.palmspringsca.gov

Star Party at the Monument | Jan. 18 from 5-8pm | Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, Palm Desert

Enjoy a “sky tour” conducted by The Astronomical Society of the Desert, observing celestial bodies and constellations in the night sky through telescopes and giant binoculars. For more information: 760-862-9984 | www.desertmountains.org

Rancho Mirage 2020 Speaker Series - Danica Patrick | Jan. 21 from 7-9:30pm | Helene Galen Auditorium Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

We are excited to bring you LEGENDS OF SPORTS for the 2020 Speaker Series. First up in the Series is retired Race Car Driver, Author, Entrepreneur & Podcast Host Danica Patrick. For more information: www.ranchomirageca.gov

Music and Dining Under the Stars presents The Zippers | Jan. 23 from 6-9pm | The Terrace Restaurant at Desert Willow Golf Resort

Some the Coachella Valley’s premier music acts, featuring sounds varying from classic rock to the smooth sounds of contemporary jazz. The Music and Dining Under the Stars events feature lavish buffets, unique wines, and first-class live music enjoyed alfresco. For more information: 760-346-0015 | www.desertwillow.com

Southwest Arts Festival | Jan. 23-26 from 10am-5pm | Empire Polo Club, Indio

This renowned festival of the arts now features more than 250 artists coming together to show off traditional, contemporary and abstract works of art and handmade crafts. For more information: 760-347-0676 | www.facebook.com/SouthwestArtsFestival

Cathedral City Movies in the Park | Jan. 25 at 7pm | Panorama Park: 28905 Avenida Maravilla

Gather the family, blankets and/or chairs for “Movies in the Park”. The free event, hosted by the City of Cathedral City happens once a month on a Saturday evening between November and May, at dusk. January's movie is Disney's "Dumbo". You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks. For more information: 760-770-0340 | www.discovercathedralcity.com

Coachella Community Cleanup | Jan. 25 from 8am-12pm | Bagdouma Park: 51-723 Douma Street

The City of Coachella would like to help free your life of unwanted electrical waste, tires, green waste and bulky items. For more information: 760-501-8100 | www.coachella.org

Palm Springs Speaks presents “An Afternoon with Dame Joan Collins” | Jan. 26 from 3:30-5:30pm | Richards Center for the Arts

She will discuss her amazing life and career and share some fascinating backstage stories from her many years in Hollywood. For more information: 760-624-8752 | www.palmspringsspeaks.org

Rancho Mirage Writers Festival | Jan. 29-31 | Rancho Mirage Public Library: 71100 Highway 111

An annual celebration of writers, books, readers, and ideas! Writers will talk about their books, their source of ideas, and the mechanics of writing for publication. For more information: 760-341-7323 | www.rmwritersfest.org

Maclin’s Open Air Market | Every Wed. & Sat. from 4-10pm | Riverside County Fairground, Indio

More than 400 vendors and thousands of shoppers. Regional cuisine and various snack foods are available. Parking is free and a small admission fee is charged to shoppers. Nearly everything for the entire family can be found at reasonable prices by browsing the many aisles with the moon as your companion. This is a very social marketplace and friends gather to shop and eat here. For more information: www.maclinmarkets.com

Palm Springs VillageFest | Every Thursday from 6-10pm | Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues located along World Famous Palm Canyon Drive  and the result is one of Southern California’s most popular weekly events: VillageFest! For more information: 760-320-3781 | www.villagefest.org

College of the Desert Street Fair | Every Sat. & Sun. from 7am-2pm | 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert

With merchandise and services for all ages and any budget, the Street Fair offers more than 300 merchants, artists, a farmer’s market, live entertainment, gourmet food and more. For more information: 760-636-7957 | http://codaastreetfair.com

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