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Nov. 2, 2019

If I Could Turn Back Time…Here’s Your Chance

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one-hour early Sunday morning (Nov 3rd). Great reminder in this repost of an Instagram post form colleague Laura Arcuri @lasvegashighrisesforsale

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Nov. 1, 2019

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2020 Tickets On Sale Today, November 1st

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2020 Tickets go on sale November 1st at Noon PST (and popular events do sellout quickly).  Modernism Week 2020 runs from February 13th to February 23rd.

For the Modernism Week 2020 Events Calendar, please visit:

For Modernism Week 2020 tickets, please visit:

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Oct. 31, 2019

November 2019 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 November and are looking for some fun things to see and do, please check out this November 2019 San Diego County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen, at First American Title:

Old Town Dia de los Muertos | Nov. 1-3 | Old Town San Diego

This free event will include the traditional candlelight procession on November 2nd. The celebration will continue throughout the weekend with street food, vendors and activities on San Diego Avenue. Many Old Town restaurants will be providing special menus and live music. For more information: 619-291-4903 |

SD Zoo Safari Park Día de los Muertos | Nov. 1-3 | SD Zoo Safari Park, Escondido

A happy celebration full of mariachi music, dancing, and festive entertainment. Shopping, face painting, and, of course, plenty of amazing animals add to this family fun-filled event. For more information: 619-231-1515 |

Escondido Día de los Muertos Festival | Nov. 1-4 from 5-9pm | California Center for the Arts

Guests are invited to create altars to remember and honor their loved ones in a special area outside of the Center’s museum; the event also features live music, traditional Mexican fare, sugar skull decorating, and more. For more information:

San Diego Beer Week |Nov. 1-10

A 10-day celebration, promoting more than 130 independent craft breweries in San Diego County. Events are held throughout SD County at participating breweries, bars, and restaurants. For more information: 858-581-7368 |

Escondido Tamale Festival | Nov. 2 from 11am-5pm | Grape Day Park

Traditional, Gourmet & Vegetarian Tamales, Oaxacan, Banana Wrapped, Dulce, Smoked BBQ varieties. Craft Brews & Wine Garden. Grande Stage featuring Mariachis, Folklorico, Aztec, Latin Dance Performances, Youth Performances. Hispanic Heritage Exhibits & Low Rider Car Club. For more information:

Bike the Coast | Nov. 2 at 8am | Oceanside Pier

Experience gorgeous riding on the Southern California coast with 100, 50 or 25 mile routes on Highway 101. Food, music, expo, shopping and fun! For more information:

Carrera de los Muertos San Diego | Nov. 3 from 6:45am-12pm | Embarcadero Park South

Enjoy a festive and scenic 5k or 10k run along downtown’s San Diego Bay and stay to celebrate with mariachi, dancers and comida deliciosa! For more information:

Fallback Festival | Nov. 3 from 11am-4pm | Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

Travel back in time to enjoy our old west town! Pan for gold, saddle up on pony rides, and enjoy live entertainment. For more information: 619-233-4692 |

Carlsbad Fall Village Faire | Nov. 3 from 8am-4pm | Grand Avenue between Carlsbad Blvd. & Jefferson St.

Over 800 vendors will sell everything including clothes, accessories, plants, household products, art, antiques and home decor. The international food court will feature more than 50 booths. The children’s area will entertain youngsters. The Rotary Club of Carlsbad’s beer and wine garden. For more information:

Fleet Week San Diego | Nov. 4-12 – See website for schedule of events

Honors and celebrates the men and women of the military through events that entertain and alliances that thank and support these heroes. For more information: 619-858-1545 |

Coronado Island Film Festival | Nov. 8-11

Parties, panels, exhibits, workshops, Special Events, celebrities, live performances, new films, filmmakers, treasured classics, interesting venues, awards, tributes, blooming gardens, beach walks, sunsets, friendly locals, and shops and restaurants, along with a wide variety of films by filmmakers from every level of the craft, from emerging student to seasoned pro. For more information:

Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride | Nov. 9 from 6am-12pm | Liberty Station

Encompasses the most picturesque natural coastline in Southern California on exclusive routes along San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean. For more information:

Celebrate East County | Nov. 9 from 1-5pm | 405 Ballad Street, El Cajon

Wine, Beer, Food Tastings provided by our local Merchants. Music By: British Mania and Summer Love. For more information:

UH Arts Open & Taste of University Heights | Nov. 10 from 11am-4pm | Buddha’s Light Bookstore: 4538 Park Blvd.

Stroll through the quaint neighborhood sampling delicacies from University Heights’ diverse restaurants and enjoy a free self-guided tour of the arts. For more information: 619-297-3166 |

Nason’s Doggy Draft | Nov. 10 11am-2pm | Nason’s Beer Hall: 570 J Street

We’re partnering with the San Diego Humane Society for a day filled with fuzzy faces, sloppy kisses and puppy touchdowns. For more information:

Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & Veterans Day 5K | Nov. 10 from 7-11:30pm | Sunset Park, Coronado

Run, Walk, Skate, Roll, ElliptiGO with the waves of the Pacific Ocean on your right. The ONLY Run with with the waves of the Pacific Ocean on yourright and the San Diego Bay on your left, finishing with a CA Beach Party! For more information:

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival | Nov. 10-17 | Embarcadero Marina Park North

Featuring dozens of events, hundreds of domestic and international wineries, the celebration of craft beer and spirits, local culinary legends and nationally recognized celebrities, and a Grand Tasting Finale. For more information:

San Diego Veteran’s Day Parade | Nov. 11 from 10am-12pm | San Diego Embarcadero

See over 4,000 Veterans, Active Military, Bands, Floats and Civic Groups celebrate Veterans Day. For more information:

Poway Veterans Day Ceremony | Nov. 11 at 11am | Veterans Park

Join VFW Post 7907 and the Poway Veterans Park Committee for a ceremony to honor those who selflessly served our Country. For more information:

Padres Pedal the Cause | Nov. 13-17 from 8am-12:30pm | Petco Park

One of the top 15 cause-related cycling events in the country, bringing together a community of over 3,500 passionate riders, walkers and spinners to help find cures for cancer. There is also a 5k Walk/Run, Spin Classes and a Kids Challenge. For more information:

Breast Cancer Cheering Station | Nov. 15 from 7:30-8:45am | Camino Del Mar

We will have a water, music and cheer station to root on the walkers, who will start their journeys at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Volunteers decorate the street with pink balloons and ribbons, and hand out water to each walker. For more information:

Bikes & Beer San Diego | Nov. 16 at 9:30am | Societe Brewing: 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.

Ride 15 or 30 miles through the city of San Diego with a large group and enjoy some of the best sights of the city! The event benefits BikeSD to improve cycling conditions in San Diego. The post-ride festival will feature live music, food trucks, outside games and free beer! For more information:

Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival | Nov. 22-24 | Broadway Pier to the Embarcadero Parks

7+ stage, 95+ bands, 3-day music, culinary and arts festival. The festival offers diverse attractions including yacht parties, water sports, art installations, after-parties, a craft beer village and plenty of local flavors. For more information:

Mother Goose Parade | Nov. 24 from 1-3pm | El Cajon Blvd & W Main St

The parade entries include spectacular motorized floats, glorious marching bands and drill units, eloquent equestrians, animated clowns, special characters, special guests, performing artists, celebrities, giant helium balloons, specialty vehicles, and of course, Santa Claus. For more information: 619-333-0771 |

Encinitas Holiday Street Fair | Nov. 24 from 9am-4pm | Coast Highway 101 between D and J Streets

With 450+ booths, plus dozens of unique downtown retailers. Enjoy music in The Lumberyard Courtyard and dance, music and other entertainment on the Community Stage next to Ace Hardware. Take your young ones to the Kids Zone and walk your furry friends into Dog Zone. For more information: 760-943-1950 |

San Diego Jazz Fest and Swing Extravaganza |Nov. 27-Dec. 1 | Town and Country Resort & Convention Center

Jazz bands and musicians from across the U.S. will perform. Festival presentations include great variety: trad, swing, boogie-woogie, ragtime, dixieland, gospel, rockabilly. For more information:

Running of the Turkeys 10K Trail Run | Nov. 28 from 7:30-10am | Torrey Hills Neighborhood Park

The course will take you through beautiful Penasquitos Canyon. NO official entry fee; we would truly appreciate a minimum $20 donation for our partner charity Operation Rebound, a branch of the Challenged Athletes Foundation. For more information:

O’side Turkey Trot | Nov. 28 from 6:45-11:30am | Oceanside Civic Center

10k Run, 5K Run/Walk and Senior 1 Mile. Event offers a costume contest, largest teams competition, fabulous live entertainment on the course and finisher medals for all participants. Free digital photos, medals, shirts, and timing to all registered participants. The event has raised over $321,500 for non-profits that serve O’side residents. For more information: 760-434-5255 |

San Diego Run for the Hungry 5K & 10K | Nov. 28 from 7-10am | Westfield Horton Plaza Mall

Benefiting the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. An added bonus to the event includes the participation of dogs, and each registered dog receives a bandana and dog treats along the course. For more information:

Fallbrook Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot | Nov. 28 from 8-10:30am | Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens

Our goal is to raise funds for the Fallbrook Land Conservancy, Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary and the Fallbrook Community. For more information: 760-468-0322 |

Thank You Run 5K/10K and Kids Run | Nov. 28 from 7-10am | 4S Ranch Community Park

Raises funds for Helen’s Closet and San Diegans suffering with ALS. All participants will receive a tech t-shirt, finisher’s medal, and 1 beer ticket for the beer garden (21+). For more information: 858-449-1101 |

Coronado 5K Turkey Trot | Nov. 28 from 8-11am | Tidelands Park

Join the Coronado Unit of the Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary for our 5K to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital. For more information:

Surfin’ Santa Arrival | Nov. 30 from 1-5pm | Seaport Village

Visitors can pose for free pictures with Santa on his giant surfboard, riding a six-foot wave. A festive parade along the boardwalk, live street performers and a wide variety of unique, local shops will keep visitors busy throughout the event. For more information:

Julian Country Christmas Tree Lighting | Nov. 30 from 2-7pm | Julian Pioneer Park

The holiday season in Julian also offers an opportunity to shop at small boutiques and craft shows, without crowds or lines, for one-of-a-kind gifts. Be in Pioneer Park By 5:30pm in order to not miss the tree lighting. For more information: 760-765-1857 |

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Oct. 30, 2019

November 2019 Orange County Calendar Of Events

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

Huntington Beach Oktoberfest | Through Nov. 3 | Old World Festival Hall

Every Wednesday through Sunday. Sample Imported German Beers, Bratwurst, Rotisserie Chicken, Hamburgers, Pork Sandwiches, Strudel, Pretzels & more. Guests can also enter the Beer Drinking & Stein Holding Contests, and of course do the Chicken Dance! Wednesday through Saturday are adult nights & Sunday’s are family day with Dachshund Races. For more information: 714-696-TAP1 |

A Taste of San Clemente | Nov. 1 from 6-10pm | Casino San Clemente

Held under the stars, this annual event serves up culinary masterpieces from over twenty of the area's finest restaurants, as well as sixteen premium wineries from throughout California, ice cold Microbrews and more. Includes a complimentary “Taste of San Clemente” wine glass or beer mug, food, wine, entertainment and valet parking. For more information:

Discovery Cube Presents: Pumpkin Launch | Nov. 2 from 10am-2pm | Cal State Fullerton

Pumpkin Launch is a free-community event for students and families to participate in a fun-filled STEM festival at a university campus. Contestants use the principles of STEM to build trebuchet machines that send pumpkins high in the sky and towards targets that line the field. For more information:

Art Exhibit and Sale | Nov. 2 from 10am-3pm | Laguna Niguel City Hall

Opportunity for art lovers to view and purchase original artwork. This multi-media art show will feature live music, paintings, drawings and other original fine artwork by local artists. For more information: 949-425-5100 |

Orange Dia De Los Muertos | Nov. 2 from 5-9pm | Moreno’s Restaurant

Iconic Mariachis, Folkloric Dancers, and music native of the state of Veracruz, featuring the talented Los Danzantes del Sol. There will also be face painting, treats and giveaway prizes. For more information: 714-639-2181 |

Exposure Open 2019 | Nov. 2 from 9am-8pm | Vans Skate Park, Huntington Beach

Already registered are over 120 participants from 20 countries around the globe. With over 5 thousand attendees each year this free public event is family friendly with game zones, interactive booths, and so much more. For more information:

Los Alamitos Museum’s Christmas Craft Fair | Nov. 2-3 - Sat 2-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm / 11062 Los Alamitos Blvd.

Woodwork, handmade goods, jewelry, candies, Christmas decor. For more information: 562-889-2434 /

Arts & Crafts Bonanza | Nov. 2-3 from 9am-3pm | Laguna Woods Village

Laguna Woods Village’s talented artists and craftsmen present an extensive collection of works for purchase. Browse a unique array of gifts, home décor, wall art, jewelry, accessories and more. Event will also have live music, food for purchase and beer/wine. For more information:

Dinosaur Dash | Nov. 3 | The Marketplace, Tustin

This year you can run and ride for education! 5k and 10k timed races for all ages, a 2k non-timed “Fun Run” and the non-timed 50k bike tour. After the race, there will be entertainment, a Food Court and Expo with games, activities and more. For more information:

AVCA Children’s Concert | Nov. 7 from 11am | Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheater, Aliso Viejo

This is a free concert, geared towards children and their parents. Hullabaloo band members write songs that make kids laugh, think, sing and dance. For more information:

Coast Film Festival | Nov. 7-9 | City of Laguna Beach

It will be a celebration of everything coast related shared through the best of film, photography, art, and music. The purpose is to bolster awareness and participation with this incredible resource as well as educate the public on how best it should be enjoyed and cared for. For more information:

Girl Scouts of OC Celebrate Leadership | Nov. 8 from 6:30-9pm | Fashion Island Hotel

New honoree categories! New activities! Exciting live and silent auction items! And of course, OC’s amazing Girl Scouts who are taking action to make our community and world a better place. For more information:

Cypress Veterans Day Luncheon | Nov. 8 from 10am-1pm | Cypress Senior Center

Veterans will receive a complimentary lunch and are asked to check-in between 10:15-10:45am to ensure their spot. Regular check-in will begin at 10:45 am. Lunch is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information:

Senior Health & Wellness Fair | Nov. 8 from 9am-12pm | La Habra Community Center

Receive a flu shot and participate in other health screenings. Learn about programs and services for seniors and caregivers. For more information:

Costa Mesa Salute to Veterans | Nov. 9 from 10am-2pm | OC Fair & Event Center

Featuring music, food and activities for kids. The A-4M Skyhawk memorial dedication ceremony will begin at 11am. For more information:

Honoring Our Vets | Nov. 9 from 5-9pm | Los Alamitos Race Course

Interactive event for families, veterans, active duty military and our wonderful community. For more information:

St. Martin’s Lantern Fest & Parade | Nov. 10 from 5-8pm | Old World Village Festival Hall, Huntington Beach

Join in to celebrate the story of Saint Martin with lit lanterns and traditional songs. A European tradition, Saint Martin’s lantern parades commemorate the story of a Roman soldier who shared his cloak with a beggar at a freezing winter night. For more information: 714-895-8020 |

Orange Veterans Day Tribute | Nov. 11 at 2pm | Veterans Memorial at Depot Park

Join the City of Orange as they honor past veterans and current military with patriotic music and inspirational speeches with keynote speech given by WM. F. ‘Bill’ Cunningham. For more information:

Stanton Veterans Day Ceremony | Nov. 11 from 9-10am | Veterans Memorial Park: 10970 Cedar Street

Honoring past and present servicemen and servicewomen. Refreshments will follow the ceremony. For more information: 714-890-4270 |

La Habra Veterans Day Event | Nov. 11 at 11am | La Habra Community Center

All are invited to attend. For more information:

Irvine Veterans Day Ceremony | Nov. 11 from 11am-12:30pm | Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park

In honor of our veterans and in support of their families, the City of Irvine is hosting a special Veterans Day ceremony. For more information:

Laguna Niguel Veterans Day Ceremony | Nov. 11 from 11am-12:30pm | Sea Country Senior Center

Honoring all who served. For more information:

Brea Veterans Day Ceremony | Nov. 11 from 10-10:45am | Brea Civic & Cultural Center

Pay tribute to all military heroes, veterans, retired and active duty, and to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to their country. For more information:

Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Way | Nov. 11 at 10am | Strands Vista Park

An unveiling of the updated memorial plaques which list the names of persons who have died during the past year who were members of VFW Post 9934 or members of families of Dana Point residents. For more information:

Huntington Beach Veteran’s Day Ceremony & Car Show | Nov. 11 from 9am-2pm | PCH & Huntington St.

Beginning at Pier Plaza with a Veteran’s Day Ceremony, the day continues with hundreds of classic, collector cars, customs, motorcycles and more at the city beach parking lot. For more information:

CBA Holiday Harvest Gathering | Nov. 13 from 6-8pm | Yorba Linda Country Club

Appetizers from the Yorba Linda Country Club. Cash Bar. Please bring a door prize for extra recognition. For more information: 714-993-9537 |

Meet on the Beach | Nov. 17 | La Habra, Buena Park, Anaheim, Stanton, Garden Grove, Westminster and Huntington Beach

From the hills of La Habra, down to the ocean at Huntington Beach, enjoy 1.5 miles of open streets, bike and pedestrian friendly activities, live performances, food, giveaways and much more at seven pop-up sites along or nearby Beach Boulevard. For more information: 213-365-0605 |

Holiday Home Tour and Gift Boutique | Nov. 22 from 10am-5pm | Clifton Miller Community Center, Tustin

A tour of three beautiful homes and a garden tour of a neighboring home. All the homes are decorated for the holidays and feature fantastic views and fabulous landscaping. Lunch is included in ticket price and served at the Clifton Miller Community Center, where guests can view and purchase special items from over 30 vendors. For more information:

Surfing Santa Competition | Nov. 23-24 | Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point

Surf competition where men, women and children dress like Santa or other holiday inspired characters and surf Salt Creek to benefit Surfers Healing. For more information:

Plymouth Rock N’ Run 5k | Nov. 28 at 6am | Anaheim Hills

The 5k, 10k and a new 10 mile course is around the perimeter of the Yorba Regional Park, and the Santa Ana River trail. A finish-line festival with silent auction, costume contest, food, fun and more! All of the funds raised will directly support the Reeve-Irvine Research Center at UC, Irvine. For more information:

Dana Point Turkey Trot | Nov. 28 | Dana Point Harbor

Tour the beautiful beach, majestic cliffs and coves of Dana Point. This flat, scenic race features a 10k, 5k and Kids Gobble Wobble. Participants will receive a shirt and medal. For more information: 949-496-1555 |

Causelife Turkey Trot | Nov. 28 from 7-11am / Huntington City Beach

This 5K/10K Turkey Trot features a flat ocean-front course and a 1K walk for kids 12 and under. Funds raised from this event go to Causelife, which provides clean water to those in need in developing countries. For more information:

Turkey Trot on the Ranch | Nov. 28 at 7:30am | The Pavilion & Sendero Field, Rancho Mission Viejo

The race features a 5K and 1K Little Gobbler’s run. Start a new family tradition and join the fun! Proceeds from the race will benefit The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo connecting Orange County residents to nature through school programs, on-site education and recreation. For more information:

Lighting of the Bay | Nov. 30 from 3-8pm | Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

Live chorale and concert performances by various artists, cookie decorating, holiday crafts and train rides. Santa Claus will take center stage at dusk as he arrives by stand-up paddleboard and flips the magic switch to illuminate the bay with more than 50 electric Christmas trees and holiday decorations. For more information:

Newport Landing Boat Parade & Holiday of Lights Cruises | Nov. 30-Jan. 1 | Newport Landing Whale Watching

By the first weekend of December Newport Bay is richly illuminated with millions of lights and hundreds of themed estates. The parade takes place over 5 nights from the third Wednesday to the third Sunday in December. For more information:

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Oct. 28, 2019

November 2019 Los Angeles County Calendar Of Events

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Are you living in the LA area or planning a visit there in November and looking for some fun things to see or do? If so, check out this November 2019 LA County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Catherine, Peggy Sue and Kathleen, at First American Title:

Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Monica 75th Anniversary Diamond Gala | Nov. 1 at 5:30pm | The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Photo booths, fun activities, signature cocktails and open bar. The program and dinner will be full of laughter and inspiration. A fabulous auction coming together, both live and silent, featuring one of a kind trips, events and dining experiences, as well as sports & movie memorabilia. For more information:

San Gabriel Dia de Los Muertos Festival | Nov. 1 from 6-10pm | Mission Playhouse

Artists, vendors, crafts for kids, face painting, live entertainment, margarita and beer garden, and food trucks. The event will begin with a community procession beginning at Plaza Park. For more information:

Dia de los Muertos 5K & Cultural Arts Festival | Nov. 1-2 - Fri 6pm-12am, Sat 7:30am-5pm | Recreation Park, San Fernando

Providence Holy Cross Healthy San Fernando 5K Relay Walk or Run will be combined with the Dia de los Muertos event as part of the six-month Healthy San Fernando! Campaign. 5K Run/Walk Relay, 5K Individual Run, Kids Run, Health Fair/Expo, Art Exhibit, Altars, Face Painting and more. For more information:

Celiac Disease Foundation Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk | Nov. 2 from 8-11am | Van Nuys Sherman Oaks War Memorial Park

All participants receive a personalized fundraising page to share with friends and family, event shirt, and a post-race bag full of gluten-free goodies, coupons, and swag. For more information: 818-716-1513 |

Festival of Flight | Nov. 2 from 10am-4pm | Long Beach Airport

A free celebration open to the public featuring food trucks, static aircraft displays, beer garden and live entertainment. For more information:

AltCar Expo | Nov. 2 from 10am-5pm | Santa Monica College Bundy Campus, LA

Brings together in one place, a variety of brands, technology and manufacturers that are continuing the alternative fuel vehicle movement including electric, hydrogen fuel cell, hybrid and natural gas. For more information: 310-390-2930 |

Out of the Darkness Greater Los Angeles Walk | Nov. 2 from 9am-12pm | Pasadena Central Park

Brings people together for a three-mile walk while raising much-needed funds to fight suicide and support those touched by suicide in our community. The event includes speakers, entertainment, remembrance activities, and a community resource fair. For more information: 9am-12pm | Pasadena Central Park

Montebello Pet Fair | Nov. 2 from 10am-3pm | Montebello City Park

This event’s purpose is to educate the public on pet care, provide products and services from our vendors, and have a fun time. For more information:

Field of Drafts Craft Beer Festival | Nov. 2 from 1-5pm | Lancaster Municipal Stadium

Enjoy the brewers’ harvest of a vast selection of beer along with live music, sports entertainment and more. For more information:

St. Anne’s Guild Annual Christmas Boutique | Nov. 2 from 10am-2pm | St. Anne’s Home: 155 N. Occidental Blvd., LA

Come shop for holiday decor, vintage finds, vendor goods, baked treats, gourmet baskets, and so much more! For more information: 818-842-5564 |

Glendora Craft Boutique | Nov. 2 from 9am-4pm | La Fetra Center: 333 E. Foothill Blvd.

Get your shopping done early this fall season and enjoy over 40 vendors selling a myriad of handcrafted items and baked goods. For more information:

West Hollywood Seismic Retrofit Resource Fair | Nov. 2 from 11am-3pm | Plummer Park Great Hall

Will provide residential and commercial property owners with a range of resources for seismic retrofitting in order to adhere to mandatory strengthening requirements for certain types of existing buildings. For more information:

ComplexCon 2019 | Nov. 2-3 | Long Beach Convention Center

Brings together pop culture, music, art, food, sports, innovation, activism, and education. Shop hundreds of exclusive releases from the most sought after brands, catch stunning live performances, watch inspiring talks from the most influential minds in our culture, and experience the future through the most immersive and ambitious pop culture experience yet. For more information:

Glendale Health Festival | Nov. 2-3 - Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-2pm | Pacific Community Center & Park

Free Dental Services, Free Vision Services, Free Medical Services, Food and Entertainment. For more information: 865-579-1530 |

Dia de los Muertos Pacoima Festival | Nov. 2-3 - Sat 12-9pm, Sun 12-6pm | Pacoima City Hall

Features Latinx artists, live music, food, a Catrina contest, altars, workshops, local artists and artisans, an art exhibit and installations to celebrate and bring together the community of the San Fernando Valley and beyond. For more information:

Santa Clarita 5K, 10K and 3 Mile Walk | Nov. 2-3 | Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall

The Santa Clarita Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 7am. Associated 5K, 10K and Mayor’s Walk 3 Mile Event will take place on Saturday, November 2nd (10K at 7am; 5K at 8am). There will also be a Health and Fitness Expo for everyone to enjoy both days at the Westfield Valencia Town Center. For more information:

Malibu Half Marathon and 5K | Nov. 3  from 7-11:30am | Zuma Beach, Malibu

The half marathon features a scenic course along the famed PCH. The 5K offers the same incredibly scenic beachside course as the half marathon - only in a shorter, more manageable distance for the casual runner or walker. For more information:

Covina Chamber Golf Classic | Nov. 4 from 9am-6pm | Via Verde Country Club, San Dimas

Breakfast, putting contest, lunch, awards banquet and dinner. A portion of the proceeds benefit The K-9 Partners of Covina! For more information:

Long Beach Veterans Day Parade | Nov. 9 from 10am-1pm | Atlantic Avenue

Atlantic Avenue will be closed and filled with live music, great food, a beer garden, vendors, a Kid’s Zone and more! For more information:

South Gate Veterans Appreciation and Heritage Pow Wow | Nov. 9-10 - Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm | Baseball Diamonds

Gourd dance, raffles, story telling, Indian Village with children’s crafts, cake walk, food vendors, and Native made craft vendors. For more information: 888-412-5997 |

The Martha Stewart Wine & Food Experience | Nov. 9 from 5-8pm | Los Angeles Center Studios

Celebrates the local culinary community and showcases the best food, wine, beer and spirits from local/national chefs and mixologists. For more information:

Free Yoga on the Pier | Nov. 9 from 10-11am | 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach

For more information:

Woolsey Fire Anniversary Community Gathering | Nov. 9 from 11am-1pm | Zuma Beach, Malibu

A poetry reading by Malibu Poet Laureate Ellen Reich, musical performances by talented local musicians and the Malibu High School student choir, personal testimonials from community members, and special giveaways. For more information:

Antelope Valley Winegrowers Harvest Festival | Nov. 10 from 1-4pm | Antelope Valley Winery, Lancaster

7 local wineries and 3 local breweries will be pouring at this event. Picnic Grounds will be selling coffee. Two local food trucks onsite selling food. For more information:

Hermosa Beach Veterans Commemoration & Candlelight Ceremony | Nov. 11 from 4:30-6pm | Veterans Memorial: 710 Pier Avenue

Featuring a musical tribute prelude by the Air National Guard Band of the West Coast Brass Quintet. For more information:

La Puente Veterans Day Ceremony | Nov. 11 at 9am | City Hall: 15900 E Main Street

Honoring La Puente’s veterans. For more information:

Burbank Veterans Day & War Memorial Dedication Ceremony | Nov. 11 from 11am-1pm | McCambridge Park: 1515 N. Glenoaks Blvd.

Pre-ceremony concert by the Burbank Community Band. Condor Squadron Flyover. For more information: 818-238-5378 |

West Hollywood Veterans Day Ceremony | Nov. 11 from 11am-12pm | Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial

Join community members to join City officials, staff members, and representatives from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station and the Los Angeles County Fire Department in honoring our local veterans at a special ceremony. For more information: 323-848-6534 |

Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild Fall Arts & Crafts Faire | Nov. 16 from 10am-3pm | Ken Miller Rec Center & Toyota Meeting Hall

All handmade. Door Prize & Opportunity Drawing. Refreshments available. Music by DJ Ozzie. For more information:

Downtown Burbank Winter Wine Walk | Nov. 16 from 12-8pm | Downtown Burbank, San Fernando Blvd.

Will feature a free Holiday Street Fair, Live Entertainment, Ticketed Wine Tasting, and Holiday ‘Snow Fall’. For more information: 805-628-9588 |

San Gabriel Turkey Trot | Nov. 16 from 7-8:15am | Vincent Lugo Park

Support youth programs in San Gabriel. For more information:

Manhattan Beach Pier Lighting & Holiday Open House | Nov. 20 from 6-9pm | Downtown Manhattan Beach

Downtown merchants will be open until 9pm and are sure to offer some gifts and intriguing offers this holiday season. The restaurants will be serving their original menus and some sampling. The City will be lighting the streets for the holidays with snowflake lights and lighted street banner. For more information:

Glendora Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting | Nov. 22 from 6-9pm | Glendora Village

Stroll through the village shops, then take a picture with Santa and enjoy music provided by local singing groups. For more information:

Fall in the Farm at Fairplex | Nov. 23 from 9am-3pm | Pomona Fairplex

Consider this: just about everything we eat, wear and use comes from American agriculture. What better way to teach our children about agribusiness than by giving them a hands-on experience to see, touch and taste agriculture in motion. For more information:

Antelope Valley Family YMCA Turkey Trot | Nov. 27-28 | 43001 10th Street West, Lancaster

The 1K, 5K, and 10K courses are designed for all ages and skill levels. Run with your dog at the 5K distance (all registered canines will receive a finisher’s medal). For more information:

Long Beach Turkey Trot | Nov. 28 from 7am-12pm | Granada Boat Launch Ramp

5K/10K Turkey Trot Run/Walk and Kids 1/2 Mile Wingding. For more information:

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Oct. 25, 2019

November 2019 Coachella Valley Calendar Of Events

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If you’re looking for some cool things to see and do around the Coachella Valley in November, this Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen at First American Title, might help:

Official Latino Film And Arts Festival | Oct. 31-Nov. 2 | College Of The Desert, Pollock Theater

The festival’s mission is to showcase, nurture, and support the emerging creative Latino and Latina filmmaker that produces, directs or writes their films and videos in the United States. This year will highlight our Native Indigenous Spirit, by showcasing films about Natives from this continent. This year’s theme is “Stereotypes End Here”. For more information:

El Paseo Cruise Night | Nov. 1 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 cruise El Paseo from 4-6pm. For more information: 760-346-8965 |

El Paseo Art Walk | Nov. 1 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:

STREET | Nov. 1 from 5-11pm | Westfield Mall, Palm Desert

50+ Large-scale murals, sculpture, and interactive art. Live Bands and DJs. Food, craft beer and cocktails, including a Stuft Pizza pop-up and Coachella Food Truck Park, Tequila Bar, and Whiskey and Cigar Bars. Giant crafts area and pop-ups from 20+ indie and established brands. NEW this year is their Black Book VIP Bar. For more information: 760-346-2121 |

Greater Palm Springs Pride | Nov. 1-3 - See website for schedule | Downtown Palm Springs

Featuring a diverse array of artists, entertainers, multiple beverage gardens and purveyors of all sorts including, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Music stages, cutting edge DJ stages, dancing in the streets, food vendors, exhibitors and non-profit organizations. Pride Parade is Sunday from 10am-12pm. For more information:

Cathedral City Día de los Muertos | Nov. 2 from 11am-3pm | Desert Memorial Park: 31-705 Da Vall

A Celebration Honoring the Memory of Loved Ones. Mariachi bands, folkloric dancers, an art contest for students, a children’s craft area supervised by SCRAP Gallery, information tables, Community Altar, food vendors. For more information: 760-770-0369 |

Palm Desert Public Art Tours | Nov. 2 at 9am | Civic Center Park

Take a free, guided walking tour of the public art collection. Meet in front of “Messenger of the Puul” at the south entrance to the park off of Fred Waring. For more information:

Desert Mountains Art Faire | Nov. 2 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 |

La Quinta Shred Event | Nov. 2 from 7-11am | City Hall: 78495 Calle Tampico

The City of La Quinta, in partnership with Burrtec, is offering a FREE Document Shred Day to the residents and businesses of La Quinta. Participants are limited to 2 file boxes per car. For more information:

Star Party at the Monument | Nov. 2 from 6-9pm | Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, Palm Desert

The Astronomical Society of the Desert will conduct “sky tours” and direct observations of the night sky through telescopes and giant binoculars. For more information: 760-862-9984 |

Brew in LQ Craft Beer Festival | Nov. 2 from 5-9pm | One Eleven La Quinta Center

Brew, nature, music, food, games, and art. Featuring over 15 breweries pouring your favorite ales, porters, pilsners, stouts, lagers, and everything in between, this festival has something for every beer lover to appreciate. Note: 21+ Only. For more information:

Run with Los Muertos 5K and Block Party | Nov. 2 at 5pm | Old Town Coachella

A giant block party in the heart of Old Town Coachella plus an evening 5K run with many runners choosing to wear costumes or sugar skull make-up. The run benefits Raices Cultura, an organization which provides community arts, education, and health programming throughout the Coachella Valley. For more information:

Coachella Dia de los Muertos | Nov. 2 from 5-9pm | Coachella Valley History Museum

Enjoy dinner, tequila and entertainment, plus altars, art and a silent auction. For more information: 760-342-6651 |

Indio California BBQ State Championship & Festival | Nov. 2 from 10am-5pm | The Lights at Indio Golf Course

As part of the festivities, BBQ competitors will be offering their championship style delights for sale to the public. Come out and sample some of the best contest quality BBQ in the nation. This year’s event will include live entertainment, craft beer garden, kids’ zone, music and more. For more information:

Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships | Nov. 2-10 | Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Pickleball is a court sport played on a badminton-sized court with the net set to a height of 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic ball similar to a wiffle ball and composite or wooden paddles about twice the size of ping-pong paddles. For more information: 760-200-8400 |

Art on Main Street | Nov. 9 & 30 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. For more information:

Desert Rose Society Fall Show | Nov. 9 from 12:30-4:30pm | Palm Desert Community Center

Rose Show with roses submitted from all over southern California. Awards are presented in Horticulture, Arrangements and Photography. For more information:

Rancho Mirage Art Affaire | Nov. 9-10 from 9am-5pm | Rancho Mirage Community Park

Over 90 juried artists will display their artwork and crafts for purchase. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, glass, apparel and much more will be featured. The Rancho Mirage Rotary Club will host a wine and beer garden and we have a wide variety of participating restaurants to choose from. For more information:

Veteran’s 5k | Nov. 10 from 8am-12pm | Ruth Hardy Park, Palm Springs

This 5K run/walk is runner, walker, stroller and doggie friendly. All monies raised support organizations that serve our active duty and veterans heroes, including Team Red, White and Blue, SOS Rides, American Legion Palm Springs and the Armed Services YMCA. Our 5K includes a great race, tech t-shirt, finisher medal, hat, reusable cinch bag and free photo downloads. For more information: 760-323-8299 |

Palm Springs Veteran’s Day Parade | Nov. 11 from 3:30-5:30pm | Downtown, Palm Canyon Drive

The parade lasts approximately one hour and concludes with a post parade patriotic concert and fireworks finale at the intersection of Amado Road and Palm Canyon Drive. The City of Palm Springs has once again been selected as a Regional Site for the observance of Veterans Day by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information: 760-323-8265 |

Thanks4Giving – Life Stream Blood Bank Gala | Nov. 21 from 5:30-9pm | Renaissance Esmeralda Resort, Indian Wells

Legendary two-time Grammy Award winner Rita Coolidge will display her enduring vocal versatility while performing her many musical hits. The elegant evening will also include video tributes, awards, silent and “live” auctions, and a few other fundraising opportunities. Desert Oasis Healthcare will be the featured honoree of the evening. For more information:

Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival & Food Truck Fiesta | Nov. 22-24

The events include balloon tether rides, night time balloon glow, romantic dinners, sunrise pancake breakfasts, hot air balloon rides, musical entertainment, gourmet food, Kids’ Zone family-friendly activities and so much more! General admission to the Balloon Festival is free; however, tickets and/or passes are required to participate in certain activities throughout the weekend. For more information: 760-321-5154 |

McCormick’s Classic Car Auction | Nov. 22-24 | Palm Springs Convention Center

The auctions are open to the general public and dealers are also welcome. Each event features over 500 Classic & Exotic cars. Admission is free for the public Friday. Saturday and Sunday are $15 per day or $25 for both days. For more information: 760-320-3290 |

Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival | Nov. 23 | Palm Springs Air Museum

Dozens of West Coast breweries, food vendors including In ‘n Out Burger, and a DJ and live music. All this happens in a setting amid awesome vintage planes. Airplane rides available for an additional charge. This event is 21 and over.  For more information: 760-778-6262 |

A Miracle on El Paseo | Nov. 23 from 5-9pm | El Paseo, Palm Desert

The popular shopping district is turned into a winter wonderland with a five-story Ferris wheel, family fun activities, live entertainment, pictures with Santa Claus, and over 25 local restaurants and vendors offering small bites and drinks, all included in one ticket price. For more information:

WildLights | Nov. 27-Dec. 28 from 6-9pm | The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Desert

Over a million twinkling lights dazzle as guests enjoy holiday festivities, food, drink, arts and crafts, animal encounters, live entertainment, Santa Claus and more. For more information: 760-346-5694 |

Martha’s Village & Kitchen Thanksgiving Day 5K | Nov. 28 from 8-10am | El Paseo, Palm Desert

The race is timed for competitive runners and a $250 cash prize will be awarded to the 1st place male and female finisher. This family-friendly event welcomes young children in strollers and dogs on leashes. For kids there’s free face-painting, temporary tattoos, arts and crafts and more in the Kids Zone. Adults 21 years old and above are welcome to a post-race complimentary beer in the Beer Garde. For more information:

Desert Art Festival | Nov. 29 from 10am-4pm | Frances Stevens Park, Palm Springs

Features artists presenting their original work in all medium of fine art and fine craft. All work is available for purchase. Meet the artists. Presented are innovative works in differing styles of contemporary, traditional, modern, and southwest art. For more information: 818-813-4478 |

Cabazon Indio Powwow | Nov. 29-Dec. 1 | Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Included in the celebration are Native American dance competitions for contestants of all ages, bird singing, drum contests and peon games. There are also opportunities for visitors to join dancers in the arena during noncompetitive, inter-tribal dancing. For more information:

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Oct. 23, 2019

Modernism Week 2020 Schedule Announced | Tickets On Sale At Noon PDT November 1st


Now that Modernism Week Fall Preview 2019 is behind us, The Desert Sun Arts and Culture editor Brian Blueskye writes that the schedule for Modernism Week 2020 has been announced. Modernism Week 2020, which will run from February 13-23, 2020, will mark the 15 year for this local 11-day celebration of modernist architecture.

Modernism Week 2020 will feature more than 350 events, including the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, tours of historic homes in over 30 neighborhoods, architectural biking and double-decker bus tours, a classic car show, and a series of talks. Featured homes include the Gillman Residence, restored by Palm Springs duo Thomboy Properties; the Guggenheim House, recently remodeled by Grace Home Furnishings in Palm Springs; Divine DuBois, featuring new furnishings and decor by Palm Springs interior designer Christopher Kennedy; the Miles Bates "Wave" House restored to architect Walter S. White's original designs; and Mesa Modern, a design house in collaboration with interior designer Michelle Boudreau, landscape architect John Feldman of Santa Monica-based Ecocentrix, and the design team Jupiter House.

Other new events for Modernism Week 2020 include:

  •        The Modernism Week keynote address by architect, professor and set designer Daniel Libeskind
  •     Programs celebrating the Alexander Family
  •        A Palm Desert signature home tour
  •        A panel on saving the Sunset Magazine archives
  •        Nancy Sinatra appearing at the Plaza Theatre
  •        Shea Residence home tour by Palm Springs Modern Committee
  •        A panel talk, "Daughters of Design: Bertoia, Eames, and Saarinen"
  •        A symposium on California mid-century architecture, art, design, and culture called "Birth of the Cool"
  •        A "Nutty Professor" party at the Jerry Lewis House
  •        Lectures on the significance of John Lautner 
  •        A series of talks on Australia’s modern architecture
  •        The Modernism Week Opening Night Party, "Space Modyssey 2020" on Feb. 13, at the Palm Springs Air Museum, which will be transformed into a futuristic space station with intergalactic-themed cocktails and cuisine and feature entertainment by Space Oddity, a David Bowie tribute performer. 

Tickets go on sale on Nov. 1 at noon PDT at

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Oct. 17, 2019

Attention Country Music Lovers: Stagecoach 2020 Festival Announces Lineup & Pass Sale Starting Friday October 18th at 11AM PT


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Goldenvoice, the concert promoter behind both the Coachella Arts & Music Festival and the Stagecoach Music Festival, has announced the Stagecoach 2020 Festival lineup. The festival, which runs from April 24 to April 26 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, will feature headliners Thomas Rhett on Friday night, Carrie Underwood on Saturday night and Eric Church on Sunday night. The just-released lineup includes 51 artists from throughout the weekend, including some more adventurous acts like Lil Nas X and Billy Cyrus on Friday night, ZZ Top and Dan + Shay on Saturday night and Bryan Adams and Alan Jackson on Sunday night.

Passes for the Stagecoach 2020 festival go on sale on Oct. 18 at 11AM PT through the festival’s website at: Three-day passes start at $319 for general admission, a price reduction from 2019.


 2020 Stagecoach Festival Lineup




Thomas Rhett - Headliner
Brett Young

Dustin Lynch

Billy Ray Cyrus

Morgan Wallen

Lil Nas X

Mitchell Tenpenny

Nikki Lane


Paul Cauthen


Ingrid Andress

The Last Bandoleros


Willie Jones

Whitney Rose



Carrie Underwood - Headliner

Dan + Shay


ZZ Top


Tanya Tucker

Jimmie Allen

Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives

Ryan Bingham

Tenille Townes

Caylee Hammack

Jade Jackson

Temecula Road

Orville Peck

Teddy Ross

Ian Noe

Courtney Marie Andrews

Payton Smith



Eric Church - Headliner

Alan Jackson

Jon Pardi


Bryan Adams

Laci Kae Booth

Chris Lane

Riley Green

Brandon Ratcliff

Bryan Adams

Chris Lane

Riley Green

Neal McCoy


Gabby Barrett

Pam Tillis

Niko Moon

Hayes Carll

Brandon Ratcliff

Hailey Whitters

The Hayden Triplets

Laci Kaye Booth


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Oct. 12, 2019

New Listing: Remodeled Palm Desert Resort CC Golf Course Condo - 41427 Princeville Ln

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Enjoy fairway, lake and mountain views from the west facing rear patio of this remodeled condo. This condo is in a quiet interior location, close to the clubhouse and tennis courts. This home features a great room with gas fireplace and vaulted ceiling, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1,091 square feet. This condo has been updated with newer plank-look tile floors throughout, newer slab granite counters and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and upgraded bathrooms with newer fixtures, tile showers, tile back splashes and slab granite bathroom counters. This condo overlooks the 8th fairway of the Palm Desert Resort CC golf course, with amazing mountain & lake views. The condo comes with a one car garage and a parking space directly in front of it. One of 20 community pools and spas sits across the street.

Palm Desert Resort Country Club is a gate-guarded community of 960 privately owned duplex homes offering its residents 20 saltwater pools and spas, an 18 hole regulation golf course, a 42,000 square-foot, full service clubhouse featuring a lounge and dining room and 14 lighted tennis and pickle ball courts. Located in the heart of country club row in beautiful Palm Desert, Palm Desert Resort Country Club is close to El Paseo, Westfield Mall, The River, McCallum Theater, College of the Desert, Aqua Caliente Casino, Indian Wells Tennis Gardens and Palm Springs International Airport and many more of the area’s attractions, shops and restaurants. 

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Oct. 10, 2019

September 2019 Coachella Valley Real Estate Market Update

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Greater Palm Springs area real estate market experts, Market Watch LLC., have just release their September 2019 Desert Housing Report. Some of the highlights:

The September Coachella Valley median detached home price declined to $405,000 (down from $411,000 in August). However, it is still 4.1% above the September 2018 median detached home price of $389,000. Market Watch noted that this decline is due to normal, seasonal factors and that historically, median home prices almost always bottom out in September or October. They fully expect this pattern to continue this year.

The September Coachella Valley median attached home price followed that the same seasonal pattern and declined to $271,000 (down from $278,000 in August). However, this is still 4.2% above the September 2018 median attached home price of $260,000.

On a city by city basis, Market Watch commented on continued strong price gains, especially in the case of detached homes. Seven Coachella Valley cities showed positive year-over-year gains in their median detached home prices, ranging from +10.3% in Palm Springs to +2.7% in Indio. La Quinta and Rancho Mirage showed slightly lower median detached home prices. Palm Springs is the only Coachella Valley city with a median detached home price that is higher (+7.1%) than the 2006 and 2007 high price mark. Four Coachella Valley cities showed positive year-over-year gains in their median attached home prices, ranging from +20.8% in Cathedral City to +2.9% in Rancho Mirage. La Quinta, Indio and Desert Hot Springs showed lower year-over-year median attached home prices, ranging from -6.4% to -21.9%. Median attached home prices remain at least -22.9% below the 2006-2007 high price mark in all Coachella Valley cities.

Total sales over the last three months in September averaged 815 units per month (up 4.5% from sales of 780 units per month one year ago). Detached home sales were up 7.6% to 551 units per month year-over-year. Total attached sales over the last three months averaged 264 units per month (down 1.5% from sales of 268 units per month one year ago).  

Looking at home sales on a city by city basis, eight major cities showed higher sales year-over-year, while only two cities, Thousand Palms and Rancho Mirage, had lower sales year-over-year. Palm Desert had the same number of sales (160 units per month) as in September 2018. Market Watch pointed out that home sales in Indian Wells were up 33% year-over-year and sales in Indio were up 10.5% year-over-year.

Looking at home sales by price range, Market Watch noted that the largest area of increase was in homes priced over $700,000. Home sales in all the other price ranges were in close alignment with home sales one year ago.

Coachella Valley housing inventory continues to remain historically very low, with 2,736 units for sale on October 1 (the lowest October 1 inventory level in the last 10 years). Market Watch noted that while low inventory makes it difficult for buyers to find homes, it is also a very positive indicator for higher home prices.

On October 1, the months of sales ratio (inventory divided by the sales rate) was 3.4 months. Market Watch noted that this latest ratio is almost exactly equal to the ratio on October 1, 2018 and that both of these months of sales ratios are the lowest ratios in the last ten years. The median number of days on the market for the region is 65 days, which is effectively equal to last year's number of 66 days.

At the current sales rate, the months of sales ratio for homes priced under $200,000 was 1.9 months, while the ratio for homes priced at million dollars or more was 7.8 months. Market Watch noted that between those extremes there was a normal increase in months of sales ratios with price, showing that the Coachella Valley housing market is in good condition through all price ranges.

All Coachella Valley cities (with 4 exceptions) showed comparable months of sales ratios year-over-year. Indian Wells had a months of sales ratio of 7.2 months versus 6 months one year ago; Rancho Mirage had a ratio of 5.0 months versus 3.7 months one year ago; Bermuda Dunes had a ratio of 4.4 months versus 3.3 months one year ago; and lastly, Thousand Palms had a ratio of 4.4 months versus 3.2 months one year ago. However, Market Watch felt that these small increases in the months of sales ratios for these cities had little significance.

The Sale Price Discount from List was -1.9% for September (versus -2% one year ago). Market Watch noted the Sale Price Discount from List from 2014 to the present time has improved from -2.8% to -1.9%. They also noted that the current -1.9% is the lowest reading in the last five years (meaning that the average home offered at $400,000 finally sold for $392,400).

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