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Make this beautiful home in Palm Desert’s Waring Place community your desert dream home. This home features an open concept floor plan with a great room incorporating the living room (with wet bar), dining room, family room (with gas burning fireplace) and kitchen (with breakfast bar). It also offers 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, including a large master bedroom with plenty of closet space and an ensuite bathroom with double sinks, a large spa tub and separate shower. The second and third bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath. There is an indoor laundry room off the kitchen. The living room, family room and master bedroom open to the large rear yard with covered patio and plenty of room for a pool and spa. The attached 3 car garage offers built-in storage and a work bench. Move in ready condition. Low HOA dues. Waring Place is a gated community of 73 homes, ranging in size from 1,674 sq ft to 2,158 sq ft, located within walking distance of Palm Desert High School and close to El Paseo, Westfield Mall, McCallum Theatre, The River, hiking trails, golf courses and many of the area’s other attractions. Home owners can play Desert Willow Golf Resort at the steeply discounted Palm Desert residents rate.
75368 La Sierra Dr, Palm Desert (Waring Place) | To be listed at $419,000 | For more details, photos & a 3D virtual tour, please visit: http://www.75368lasierra.com
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CalDRE# 01896117 | 01898354 | 02043759
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The local real estate market experts at Market Watch LLC have just released their January Desert Housing Report. Here are some highlights:
The Coachella Valley detached home median price was $431,000 at the end of January (up 10.5% from $390,000 at the end of January 2019). Market Watch’s analysis pointed out that the median price for detached homes started increasing early in the year, with the increase in median price beginning to accelerate.
The Coachella Valley attached home median price was $280,000 at the end of January (up 1.8% from $275,000 at the end of January 2019). Market Watch’s analysis expressed a concern that median prices this year do not show the same seasonal strength they've shown at this time in the preceding three years.
Detached home median prices continued to rise year-over-year in seven of the nine Coachella Valley cities (with decreases in the detached home median price of 1.5% in La Quinta and 14.0% in Indian Wells). Detached home median prices in Coachella, Palm Desert, and Cathedral City showed gains of 8.9%, 8.3% and 8.2% respectively. The detached home median price in Palm Springs was 9.6% above the previous record high in 2006. The detached home median prices in all other Coachella Valley cities remained below the record highs in 2006 (by as much as 31.5% in Indian Wells and 29.7% in Rancho Mirage). Attached home median prices increased year-over-year in Cathedral City (9.9%), Palm Desert (5.5%), La Quinta (3.0%) and Indian Wells (1.4%). Attached home median prices decreased year-over-year in Palm Springs (-1.9%), Rancho Mirage (-7.9%), Indio (-12.7%) and Desert Hot Springs (-61.3%). The attached home median price in all of the Coachella Valley cities remained below the record highs in 2006 (by as much as 78.5% in Desert Hot Springs and 35.2% in La Quinta).
In looking at total, detached and attached home sales (3 month moving average), total home sales averaged 716 units per month (an increase of over 12% from total home sales of 637 units per month at the same time last year). Sales of detached homes were up 19.7% year-over-year while sales of attached homes were down -1.9% year-over-year.
In looking at home sales by city, Market Watch’s analysis noted that home sales increased significantly in Rancho Mirage (+37%), Cathedral City (+26%), Desert Hot Springs (+25%), La Quinta (+16%) and Palm Springs (+13%).
In looking at home sales by price ranges, Market Watch’s analysis noted that there was little change in the number of homes sold for homes priced under $300,000. The largest increase in home sales was for homes priced between $300,000 and $400,000 (with sales increasing by 27% from 139 homes per month last year to 176 units per month this year). Market Watch analysis also noted sales increases in almost all price ranges over $500,000. Sales in the $500,000-$600,000 price range increased by 44% from 48 units per month in January last year to 69 units per month in January of this year. For homes priced over $1 million, sales increased by 15.4% from 39 units per month in January last year to 45 units per month in January of this year.
Housing inventory in the Coachella Valley continued to decline and stood at 3,202 units on February 1st (a decrease of almost 16% from 3,811 units on February 1st, 2019). Market Watch’s analysis noted that the current February 1st inventory of 3,202 units is the lowest February 1st inventory in their database.
The months of sales ratio (which is the ratio of inventory divided by the sales rate and provides a measure how long it would take to sell the entire housing inventory at the current sales rate) on February 1st was 3.9 months (compared with 4.8 months on February 1st of last year). Market Watch’s analysis noted that this is the lowest February 1st months of sales ratio in their database. The median value of days in the market stood at 51 days in January (compared with 66 days in January 2019).
In looking at the months of sales ratio in different price ranges, Market Watch’s analysis noted lower months of sales compared to a year ago in almost every price bracket. They also noted that the strengthening market conditions indicated by lower months of sales throughout the region is found across the entire price spectrum. In the case of homes priced over $1 million, the months of sales ratio dropped by 27.5% from 13.8 months in last year to 10 months this year.
In looking at the months of sales ratio by city, Market Watch noted that months of supply ratios decreased in every city except Bermuda Dunes and Indian Wells. The months of sales ratio decreased year-over-year by 19.4% in Coachella (from 3.1 months last year to 2.5 months this year) and by 17.1% in Palm Springs (from 3.5 months last year to 2.9 months this year).
The January sale price discount from list was -1.9% (0.2 of a percent less than a year ago). Market Watch’s analysis noted that this is the lowest sale price discount from list in five years and implies the average home in the region offered at $400,000 sold for $392,400.
CalDRE# 01898254 | 01896117 | 02043759
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If you want to know what's happening in the Greater Palm Springs area in February, then check out the February edition of The Guide Magazine, published by Palm Springs Life Magazine. Here’s a peak at what’s inside:
· The Guide / Editor’s Pick: Guide Editor Derrik J. Lang’s pick for the month is Modernism Week and the related shopping, parties and home tour gawking. He also gives 3 tips for buying vintage.
· The Guide / Q & A | What A Gem: Meet Jef Timms, owner of Hephaestus Jewelry in Palm Springs, who shares his thoughts on what to buy for a Valentine’s Day gift and how he approaches designing jewelry.
· The Guide / Explore | Off The Walls: A look at some of the outdoor art making its mark in the Coachella Valley, including “Babies”, the barcode-faced babies crawling in the sandpit next to the Kimpton Hotel, from Czech artist David Černý.
· The Guide / Deserts | Sweet Dreams Are Made Of These: In honor of Valentine’s Day, a look at some of the Coachella Valley’s most devine chocolate temptations, including those from Brandini Toffee, Johannes, El Buen Cacao and A & S Artisan Chocolate.
· The Guide / Shop | Straight To The Point: Looks at some local nurseries, like Moorten Botanical Garden, Cactus Mart and Pálo Verde Nursery, where you can add a piece of desert to your home.
· The Guide / Calendar: Gives you 55 things to do in the Greater Palm Springs area in February, including the Jerry Seinfeld at the Aqua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage (Feb 1) Modernism Week (Feb 13-23), Palm Desert Half Marathon (Feb 9), Air Supply at the Aqua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage (Feb 15) and the Desert Woman’s Show & Greater Palm Springs Food & Wine at the JW Mariott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert (Feb 22).
· The Guide / Concierge: Your guide to restaurants, arts, attractions, events, nightlife, etc. in the Greater Palm Springs area.
· The Guide / Horoscope: See what astrologist, Sherryl Nova, sees in store for you in February.
The February 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-february/
CalDRE# 01898254 | 01896117 | 02043759
Enjoy the Palm Springs lifestyle in this brilliantly remodeled bungalow located in the very desirable Demuth Park neighborhood. This1,296 square feet, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home features custom paint, newer dual pane windows, fireplace, wood-look tile floors, remodeled kitchen with newer cabinets, quartz counters, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel kitchen appliances, suspended vent hood and a breakfast nook. The kitchen opens to an over-sized family room with easy access to the back yard. And best of all, you own the land. Turn this into a secluded haven with fabulous mountain views by enclosing the large front yard and adding a pool. Close to parks, dining, shopping and the village like atmosphere in historic downtown Palm Springs. This is a great home to live in or purchase as an investment.
CalDRE# 01898154 | 01896117 | 02043759
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Live in or planning a visit to the San Diego area in February? Looking for some fun things to see and do there? Then check out our January San Diego County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen, at First American Title:
We screen over 100 films each year: Comedy, Drama, Documentaries, Animation, GLBT, Horror, Religious, Foreign/African Diaspora, Shorts, Feature Films and music videos. As the first and largest black film festival of the year, numerous other festival reps scout new films from us. For more information: 619-232-0401 | www.sdbff.com
Fishing, prizes, entertainment, games, bounce houses, a free barbecue lunch and more! Freshly stocked with rainbow trout, the lake will be open only to youth ages 15 and younger. Winners must be present to claim prizes at the awards ceremony. For more information: 858-668-4772 | www.poway.org
The San Diego Museum Month pass is free; one pass can be used at over 40 San Diego area museums throughout the month of February. Receive a San Diego Museum Month pass when you book a stay in February at one of Hilton’s 40 participating locations throughout San Diego County. The Museum Month discount pass can be picked up at over 75 library locations in the San Diego area. For more information: 619-276-0101 | www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org
Enjoy an array of outstanding, interesting, unique and (our favorite) signature PINK beers from over 40 of the best breweries around! As always we donate 100% of the proceeds from Brewbies to the Keep A Breast Foundation to help support their mission of empowering young people around the world with breast health education and support! For more information: www.brewbies.org
Spectacular ocean views in a unique setting at an hour of the day when the park is normally closed. Plus, your participation helps with the park’s many programs, including science education for underprivileged children. For more information: 619-222-4747 | www.cnmf.org
The course features beautiful Bay views and the majority of the course takes place on closed roads. The flat course is ideal for both runners and walkers. Mermaids receive a stylish race shirt, finisher medal and necklace! 10K, Half, 5K, Mermaid Dash (Ages 9-12) and Mermaid Dash (Ages 6-8). Fro more information: www.mermaidseries.com
We will have traditional and cultural entertainment all day long on both days, LION DANCES, kung fu, traditional instruments, classic Chinese dances, and so much more! We will also be featuring a very special Chinese Acrobatic performance on both days, so don’t miss out! For more information: 619-338-9888 | www.sdcny.org
The course starts under the world famous “Encinitas” sign on historic HWY 101 in beautiful Encinitas, California. This scenic loop passes by the famous “Cardiff Kook” statue (The Magic Carpet Ride), rises above some of the most popular surf breaks in the world and heads down to Cardiff State Beach. Prizes will be awarded to the top three costume participants who best display the spirit of the annual Cardiff Kook. For more information: www.cardiffkookrun.com
More than 30 San Diego performing arts organizations have come together to collaborate on and promote the fourth annual San Diego Theatre Week, a celebration of performing arts that will serve to promote the vast array of performing arts in the city. Most theatres will be performing during the special week, but even organizations without events that week will have special offers whether for present or future performances. For more information: 858-381-5595 | www.sandiegotheatreweek.com
San Diego Botanic Garden is partnering with Rancho Coastal Humane Society once again for our 8th Annual 5K Paw Walk in the Garden. Both organizations benefit from this great event. Dogs and their human friends follow a scenic route through the 37 acre garden. There will be pet products, food (for people), treats (for dogs), lots of great information for dog lovers, and (of course) dogs and puppies. For more information: 760-436-3036 / www.sdbgarden.org
Filled with hands-on attractions and activities engineered to inspire, educate, and entertain. Neon City and Glow Gallery: See LEGO® art shine under black-light and add your custom creations to the mix! Brick Fest Speedway: Build, race and win! Watch your custom-built LEGO® derby car zoom on 35-foot long timed-tracks! For more information: www.brickfestlive.com
The CAIIFF will highlight the best of current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors working through Indian Country. The festival offers an event that promises not only exclusive viewings, but includes three days of interactive dialogues with film industry professionals, selected panel discussions and opportunity for Q&A sessions after each screening. For more information: 760-750-3535 | www.caiiff.com
Indulge in an evening of Mardi Gras festivities including DJ, live music, themed parties, decadent drink specials, extended Happy Hour and more perks! Dress Festive in Mardi Gras colors (purple, gold and green). Put on your comfy dancing shoes! For more information: 619-944-8900 | www.gaslampmardigras.com
A one-day six-person running relay of approximately 50 miles, consisting of 12 legs of varying distance—to sunny SoCal to celebrate the amazing craft beers of San Diego County! Teams will start in San Marcos and meet the Pacific Ocean in Carlsbad to enjoy beautiful oceanfront running through the coastal towns of Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, and Mission Bay to finish in San Diego. Run with your friends and enjoy some sun & sand, while sampling San Diego’s best breweries! For more information: https://www.runguides.com/event/7472/san-diego-beer-chase or www.cascaderelays.com/beer-chases/san-diego-beer-chase
Hillcrest will be tossing out the beads, and doubloons while the food and drinks are flowing throughout the entire neighborhood–in true New Orleans Mardi Gras style! Your ticket allows you exclusive access to hop on/off any party bus and enjoy no cover, and priority admission to the neighborhood's best bars, clubs, and venues where you will enjoy exclusive drink specials, beads, offers, samples and more! For more information: 619-299-3330 | www.fabuloushillcrest.com
We’re celebrating the birds and habitats of our county, which truly offer some of the best birding in the United States. We hope you will join us for the celebration, and we’ll give you plenty of opportunities to “look up” and see the birds of San Diego. Know that your experience is giving something back to the birds: the proceeds of this festival support the education, conservation, and sanctuary programs of San Diego Audubon Society. For more information: 858-273-7800 | www.sandiegoaudubon.org
KuumbaFest is San Diego’s longest running and premier celebration of African-American expression, culture, and heritage. The three-day festival that includes traditional African art and pageantry, drama, educational workshops, community leadership awards, an African marketplace, a health fair, Hip Hop Showcase, tribute to the famed Apollo Theatre “Live at the Lyceum,” a Gospel Concert, and powerful guest speakers and artists. For more information: 619-544-1000 | www.sdrep.org
That’s right, FOOD. You don’t pay for food at MVCBF. As 2020 will be our 10th Anniversary we wanted to do something special. So we joined forces with San Diego Bacon Fest to celebrate bacon and all things craft. For more information: www.mvcbf.com
The Sycamore Canyon Trail Races are run on a loop course in the beautiful Goodan Ranch Sycamore Canyon Preserve just east of San Diego. Registration Requirements: 100k Solo runners must have completed at least one 50k+ race. For more information: http://dirtyfeet.us/trailraces/sycamore
We will award those who have been recognized in the last five years either locally, regionally, nationally or internationally for their achievements. These champions can represent Chula Vista in academics, sports, community service, cultural arts, and more. For more information: www.chulavistaca.gov
East County Honors has become the premiere awards celebration in East County, honoring businesses and individuals for their accomplishments and recognizing the tremendous and lasting impact they’ve made on our community. For more information: 619-440-6161 | www.eastcountychamber.org
Enjoy the sunset at a beautiful home on the beach in Oceanside while you sip wine, sample chocolate, mingle with friends, and meet Hudu Al-Marashi, author of First Comes Marriage. In addition to the sipping and sampling, there’ll also be the opportunity to bid in a variety of silent auction items including two vacation trip. For more information: 760-435-5564 | http://wcgb2020.eventbrite.com
Tour tiny houses, van conversions, skoolies and more! Enjoy speakers, workshops, Simple Living Marketplace, food and live music. For more information: https://www.tinyfest.events
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If you live in or planning a visit to Orange County in February and are looking for some things to see and do there, then check out our February Orange County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen, at First American Title:
A combined men’s and women’s free professional tennis tournament. 35 Americans highlight the compelling entry lists, led by two-time Grand Slam semi-finalist Coco Vandeweghe and four-time ATP Tour singles winner Steve Johnson, as well as multiple-time Challenger Series champion Marcos Giron and Canadian former World No. 5 Eugenie Bouchard.For more information: www.oraclechallengerseries.com
It draws nearly 500 exotic and classic show cars, and more than one thousand automotive enthusiasts. This car show is a major fundraising event that enables our SJC Rotary Club to help local charities thrive. Come and see the impressive rows of cars and trucks, shop the vendor’s booths and enjoy delicious food with your family and see the Incredible Disc Dogs Exhibition. For more information: www.sjcrotary.org/car-show
Win CASH for your nonprofit organization or school! 54 Teams have already registered. Last Chance! Sign Up Soon! FREE for nonprofits to participate and an opportunity for them to raise cash through team sponsorships and prizes for attending and playing. Any age can play this football game. For more information: www.tustincommunityfoundation.org
Moms and their little princesses are invited to journey with us to a luminous island tea party! This special event includes crafts, entertainment, lunch and dessert. Children under 2 years of age are free with a registered participant. For more information: 714-961-7100 | www.yorbalindaca.gov
Calling all Padawans! Join us for an afternoon of out-of-this-world fun! The afternoon includes Star Wars themed activities and games, in addition to a screening of the classic film, Star Wars: A New Hope (PG). This is an inclusive event for individuals with special needs 13 years and older. Families and aides are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided. For more information: 949-425-5100 | www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
A co-presentation of Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, the Laguna Beach Music Festival is an annual multi-day celebration featuring outstanding classical and contemporary concerts in intimate spaces, community outreach programs and dynamic special events. For more information: 949-553-2422 | www.lagunabeachmusicfestival.com
Help launch the kick-off celebration of the Fiesta de las Golondrinas at A Stone’s Throw Winery. The Taste brings together many of San Juan’s marvelous restaurants under one roof to tempt you with ‘tastes’ of their fare. Includes live music. Tickets are only $40 for general admission. For more information: 949-493-1976 | www.swallowsparade.com
Feature breathtaking views, fantastic food, event t-shirts and the company of hundreds of friendly fitness enthusiasts. Proceeds from registration and sponsorships benefit Northwood High School and Families Forward, a local non-profit providing supported housing programs, counseling, food, referrals, school supplies, career coaching, and other services for families in crisis. For more information: 949-936-7200 | www.timberwolf5k.com
Participate in the fun activities on the second Saturday of every month. This month, join us for Clay Coasters inspired by Aztec and Incan art. For more information: 714-956-3411 | www.anaheimtownsquare.com/events
Art Crawl Experience or simply “ACE”, an auditory explosive art walk and arts festival has been acclaimed by local artisans as the Downtown Anaheim Arts District. During the evening of an ACE, attendees stroll amongst outdoor permanent art fixtures, such as Peter Shire’s illuminated birdhouse sculptures, to discover artists demonstrating their creative process live for curious onlookers. For more information: 714-956-3586 | www.downtownanaheim.com/ace
The 10th Annual Waymakers Huntington Beach Youth Shelter Wine tasting event will feature wine and beer tasting, food pairings from local restaurants, live music, plus silent and live auctions. The net proceeds of the fundraising event will help provide safe shelter, counseling, academic assistance and life skills to meet the needs of abused, homeless, runaway, and troubled teens and their families. For more information: 714-842-6600 | www.waymakersoc.org
Part of the annual Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebration. Kids between the ages of 5 to 12 can show off their favorite animals in a contest for, The Cutest, Most Unusual, Best Team Costume (owner and pet), Funniest & Most Obedient (pet, not child). A special “Judges Choice” prize will be awarded and this winner will be given the opportunity to be in the Swallows’ Day Parade. For more information: 949-493-1976 | www.swallowsparade.com
1st Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup of the year. Help “love” Doheny back to good health after the runoff from winter rains. All beach cleanups meet at the lifeguard headquarters (adjacent to the mouth of San Juan Creek). You’re asked to bring working gloves. For more information: www.dohenystatebeach.org
The Huntington Beach Historical Society is proud to host this reenactment of the American Revolution in Huntington Beach Central Par, behind the library. Come experience the founding of our nation with some of the country’s finest living history presenters. Event will include historical demonstrations, food, music, battles, and shops. Battles will take place at 1pm and 5pm on Saturday and 11am and 2pm on Sunday. For more information: 714-425-2634 | www.hbhistory.org/revolution
Mardi Gras | Feb. 15-16 from 8am-2pm | Old World German Restaurant
Enjoy DJ, live band, LA Samba Dancers, drinks and more! For more information: 714-895-8020 | www.oldworld.ws
The yearly event has continued to provide not only a forum for local avid runners and walkers, but has also instilled a sense of pride and teamwork between the Los Alamitos City Council, the citizens of Los Alamitos, the Rossmoor Community Services District, and the local business community. Features helicopters, planes and military vehicles with music throughout the course. For more information: 562-430-1073 | www.raceonthebase.com
Celebrate the Year of the Rat! The Lantern Festival, which can be traced back 2,000 years, takes place 15 days after the Lunar New Year—on the first full moon night in the lunar calendar—and marks the return of spring, representing the reunion of family. The act of lighting and appreciating lanterns is a way for people to let go of the burdens of their old selves and express their best wishes for themselves and their families for the future. For more information: 714-556-2787 | www.pacificsymphony.org
One of the biggest charity bar crawls in Newport Beach, is back on Balboa Peninsula for its fourth year in a row and this year the theme is 80s Après Ski. Prizes will be given out for the most awesome outfits. All proceeds from the event benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Orange County Chapter, all fun benefits you. For more information: www.barcrawlforacause2020.eventbrite.com
Families with children ages 4 -17 are welcome to join an afternoon filled with activities, dances and games lead by teachers of GermanSchoolCampus.com. A family fun event with traditional Fasching’s delicatessens like the famous “Berliner”, Krapfen, and Currywurst. For more information: 714-895-8020 | www.oldworld.ws
Dads and daughters are invited to saddle up for a special night out! The evening includes dinner, dancing, crafts and entertainment. This event sells out every year so be sure to register early! For more information: 714-961-7100 | www.yorbalindaca.gov
A festive celebration where middle school girls can get information and inspiration to take on middle school, high school and the world! GEMfest attendees will hear inspiring keynote speeches, learn about local businesses and non-profit organizations at our marketplace and attend their choice of hands-on workshops teaching skills for success such as public speaking, finding your drive, coding or self defense. For more information: www.gemfestoc.com
All inclusive Quarter & Half Mile Children’s Run and Community Health Fair. 100% of pre-registration fee goes to the non-profit of your choice! The event kicks off with a Community Health Fair featuring more than 80 health and wellness organizations offering giveaways, handouts and free health screenings. Local wellness businesses and providers will display their healthy programs and products during the event that design to benefit the community. For more information: https://osofit5k.org
To celebrate their 24th year of business and to show appreciation to all their loyal customers Irvine Park is rolling back to their original 1996 prices during their anniversary weekend, including $2 train rides! The anniversary celebration will also feature other $2-$4 activities and concessions including carnival games, hot dogs, sodas, ice creams, popcorn, bounce house tickets and cotton candy. For more information: 714-997-3968 | www.irvineparkrailroad.com
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Lots to see and do in Los Angeles County this February as you can see from this sampling of 31 local events in this February Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen at First American Title:
Come out and enjoy great food, amazing cultural performances and other family friendly activities. On the stages, there will be all-day entertainment with lion dances, kung fu demonstrations, and other ethnic performances. For more information: 626-568-1300 | www.alhambralunarnewyear.com
We are looking for input from the community on the possible exterior accessibility and amenity upgrades at Hart Park. Join City Staff, Landscape Architects, Commissioners, and Community Members as we learn more about the park and discuss design improvements. For more information: www.weho.org
Half the dogs will be given bandanas to distinguish between the teams (shirts vs skin). First 7 to sign up get a free Common Space bandana! Any time one of the dogs crosses the touchdown line while carrying a toy football they earn a point for their team. For more information: www.commonspace.la
Screenings offer a 5-test package to thoroughly check you for risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions. For more information: 800-690-0323 | www.lifelinescreening.com/community-circle
Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) holds annual golf outings with the goal of funding innovative early-stage breast cancer research. Format: Best Ball 11am. Registration and Lunch Buffet opens on the Terrace 1pm. Shotgun Start 5:30pm. Cocktails, dinner buffet and prizes. For more information: www.breastcanceralliance.org
More than 200,000 square feet of exhibition space is committed to today’s prominent galleries. These domestic and international galleries, beyond their booths, curate special exhibits that are at the forefront of the burgeoning contemporary art movement. The fair offers an extraordinary array of works and experiences in specialized sections. For more information: www.laartshow.com
Throughout the four-day fair, visitors will have the unique opportunity to meet and connect directly with 60+ top local and international artists, collectives, and galleries. In addition to thousands of affordable, original works of art, experience experimental performance art, innovative installation art, and participatory live art-making. For more information: https://superfine.world
This will be the first opportunity for fans to see new cars and updated paint schemes, not to mention meet the drivers in person as they kick off the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Fans of all ages can take part in activities during the weekend including meet and greets, autograph sessions and prerace ceremonies. For more information: www.nhra.com/tickets
Dozens of epicurean delights from many of the Asian cultures, extravagant entertainment, and surprises. An exclusive Trips of a Lifetime Silent Auction hosted by AmFund will provide guests with an incredible opportunity to secure their dream vacation. For more information: www.beverlyhillschamber.com
Lion Dance performance to do blessings on Main Street. Face painting and lantern crafts. For more information: www.ci.el-monte.ca.us
Thousands of book lovers, booksellers, and scholars will converge in Southern California at the nation’s largest exhibition and sale of rare books, manuscripts, autographs, maps, fine prints and more. For more information: 415-919-9220 | www.cabookfair.com
Featuring headliners Dirty Heads, Sublime with Rome, Atmosphere, Rebelution, Stick Figure, SOJA, Slightly Stoopid, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Iration and many more. For more information: www.onelovecalifest.com
Join us for this eclectic gathering of collective consciousness as we explore evolutionary transformations in health, science, spirituality and healthy lifestyles. Featuring Live Music, an Hispanic Program, progressive panels, lectures and workshops, an Organic Food Court, plus 5 Exhibit Halls featuring cutting-edge therapies and solutions for sustainability. For more information: 800-367-5777 | www.consciouslifeexpo.com
In 2010, a group of do-gooders dropped their pants and ran through the D.C. cold to raise money for research to help end neurofibromatosis (NF), a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. They ran in their undies because those affected with NF can’t cover up their tumors, so they decided to strip down in solidarity. For more information: https://my.cupids.org/cur/city/LosAngeles
Enter the dessert contest if you have a recipe for a chocolate dessert worthy of an award. A panel of judges will sample the desserts and choose winners. Belmont Shore Businesses will be offering an array of chocolate treats for chocolate lovers, along with other sweets to satisfy the family. For more information: www.belmontshore.org
Dancing, food, fun and gaming! Live and Silent Auction – Opportunity Drawings. Ticket price includes: Italian Buffet Dinner with Dessert, Gaming chips, Complimentary Champagne/Wine and Photo. This is a Fundraising event. All proceeds benefit the Diamond Bar Woman’s Club charities. For more information: www.facebook.com/diamondbarwomensclub
Bingo, lunch, dance and line dancing. For more information: 626-569-2160 | www.cityofrosemead.org
A networking reception with exhibitors and tastings from local restaurants will take place immediately after the event. Mayor Kevin McKeown will take the stage to deliver the 2019/2020 State of the City Address. We will also have business leaders who will speak on local, national and global trends. For more information: www.smchamber.com
We’ll have a collection of over 40 of the finest vendors with all of the real estate services you will need to become a successful investor. For more information: www.lareic.com
Featuring educational and informative demonstrations, displays and seminars on the newest ideas in home improvement and remodeling for inside and outside. For more information: www.homeshowconsultants.com
A one-night-only spectacular of music, dance, and spoken word celebrating black culture in honor of Black History Month. The event is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. For more information: www.forestlawn.com
Honors the rich culture and history of Scotland, along with nearly fifty Scottish clans & vendors, with a weekend of professional and amateur competitions in Highland athletics, Highland dancing, piping, drumming, massed bands, and darts, along with fan-favorite activities such as falconry, sheepherding, axe-throwing, reenactments, and live entertainment and music on multiple stages. For more information: www.queenmary.com
The nation’s largest travel show is back featuring more than 350 global travel destinations, thousands of travel experts to help guests plan trips, and exclusive show-only travel deals for guests to take advantage of. Gain invaluable knowledge with celebrity travel personalities who will present the latest travel tips, personal stories, and more. For more information: www.travelshows.com
Over 160 beautiful quilts will be on display in the Quilt Gallery alongside many new quilting supplies by your favorite vendors. A quilt auction will take place on Sunday at 1pm as well as a drawing for themed raffle baskets. For more information: www.southbayquiltersguild.org
For more information: 310-217-4590 | www.carsonchamber.com
Round up your herd and join in the fun with America’s favorite singing cowboys! For more than forty years, Riders in the Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. For more information: www.lpac.org
Mardi Gras means masks, madness and most of all, music. Make plans to celebrate as fan-favorite Matt Catingub presents a lively, fun-filled musical evening centered around the distinct style that makes New Orleans the city of jazz. For more information: www.longbeachsymphony.org
Join the hunt for vintage treasures when over 200 sellers transform the streets of downtown Torrance into an eclectic open air flea market! Antique appraisal booth, local stores and restaurants open, Torrance High Band Boosters bake sale, DJ Ozzie and more! Free admission and pet friendly. For more information: www.torranceca.gov
Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment. For more information: www.cityofalhambra.org
Care Net Women’s Resource Center invites you! Talented magician, stand up by local community leader Dorelle Arnwine & special guest comedian Gordon Douglas. Come for the fun and stay for door prizes. For more information: https://tickets.avc.edu
Glitz, Glamour, Leap Year Revelry Cocktail, Canapes and Auction Bidding followed by an Elegant Dinner and Dancing. Guests will mix and mingle amongst a remarkable selection of Porsche cars while enjoying an immersive experience. For more information: www.richstonefamily.org/gala
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Lots to see and do in the Coachella Valley in February as you can see from the sampling of 25 local events in this February Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen at First American Title:
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: 760-342-7755 | https://empirepolo.com/for-spectators/
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
Desert Theatreworks is happy to announce their annual Fundraising Benefit Dinner. Includes a delicious catered dinner along with an incredible performance of the Coachella Valley’ most talented entertainers! The evening will include a raffle and silent auction with proceeds for the evening going to DTW Kidsworks Company! For more information: 760-980-1455 | www.dtworks.org
Benefiting Mizell’s programs and services, including their Valley-wide Meals on Wheels program. A first-class experience awaits every guest as Mizell celebrates its past, elevates its future and recognizes its esteemed honorees, Dr. Tim Jochen & Mr. Lee Erwin andBIGHORN Cares. In-flight entertainment by LA’s hottest showband, The Zippers, will pull you out of your seat and having you dancing the night away. For more information: 760-323-5689 | www.mizell.org
Job fair for open positions for event and security staff at upcoming events such as Coachella, Stagecoach and NASCAR. For more information: 909-740-3834 | https://csc-usa.com/apply
Up to 30,000 spectators will visit our vendor area located in world famous downtown Palm Springs while cyclists ride between 5 & 100 miles. Every year the event entertains between 6,000 to 10,000 cyclists from 46 different states including 4 countries. Since 1998 the Tour de Palm Springs charity event has distributed nearly $4,000.000.00 to over 150 local nonprofit organizations. Expo: Beer garden, Raffles, Registration, Vendor expo & Jazz bands, 35 piece marching band march thru downtown. For more information: 760-674-4700 | http://tourdepalmsprings.com
Celebrates the sister city relationship between the cities of Cathedral City, California (USA) and Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico) through music, fashion, spirits, culture and cuisine in Downtown Cathedral City. Singer and Actress Carmen Jara, Nacho Bustillos, Zable Norteno, Mariachi Limón De Javier Hernandez, and many more will all be performing LIVE. Come sample the Mexican-inspired cuisine, music, and of course, Tequila. For more information: 760-409-1530 | www.TasteofJalisco.com
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 our desert mountains! For more information: 760-862-9984 | www.desertmountains.org
Each year, the 150 plus members of the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society save their best artwork for this show, a 3 day, juried exhibit of water-media paintings. The categories include Traditional, Open, Miniature and Plein Air. The Preview/Reception February 12 from 5-pm is a great way to preview the works and to meet the artists. For more information: www.cvws.org
Modernism Week’s signature February Event is an annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture. This exciting festival takes place in February in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. Modernism Week features more than 350 events including the Modernism Show & Sale, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, tours of Sunnylands, fashion, classic cars, modern garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more. For more information: www.modernismweek.com
Love is in the air and on the trails. Learn about the love lives of desert flora and fauna and enjoy a morning hike in the romantic Santa Rosa Mountains. Come as a couple or on your own! Special Valentines will be provided to give to a loved one or a new friend you meet on the trail. For more information: 760-862-9984 | www.desertmountains.org
Features more than 90 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers with furniture, decorative and fine arts representing all design movements of the 20th Century and select 21st century items. The adjoining Modern Design Expo will feature 40 exhibitors presenting the newest and hippest elements for modern living. For more information: www.palmspringsmodernism.com
Elsa the Snow Queen and her sister Anna embark on an adventure far away from the kingdom of Arendelle. They are joined by friends, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven. For more information: 760-323-8299 | www.palmspringsca.gov
Event admission is free and open to the public. Entertainment, food, drinks and a beer garden will be available at this family friendly event. The cars will be placed throughout the spacious grounds of the park, allowing viewers to take their time and comfortably enjoy each car on display. This year the show will be recognizing several prize-winning categories, including Best Street Rod, Best Classic, Best Muscle Car, Best Sports Car, and more. For more information: 760-347-0676 | www.lqcarshow.com
The nation’s largest and most prestigious preseason college softball tourney, featuring more than 25 top Division I teams. This year will be extra special as Team USA (Women’s Olympic Softball Team) will be a featured guest team playing against the very best collegiate softball teams in preparation for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. For More information: https://marynutterclassic.com
Tonight’s movie is “Wonder Park”. Gather the family, blankets and/or chairs. The free event, hosted by the City of Cathedral City, happens once a month on a Saturday evening between November and May, at dusk. You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks. For more information: 760-770-0340 | www.discovercathedralcity.com
“Anything Goes” is a hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores complete with lavish tap dance numbers and beautiful costumes! It’s Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely watching the hilarity unfold as Billy stows aboard an ocean liner to rekindle his relationship with his old flame, Hope. For more information: www.desert-theatricals.com
Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) presents multi-Emmy Award-winner Bruce Vilanch and Off-Broadway queen Judy Gold for a sidesplitting evening of comedy. Photograph, mix and mingle with Judy & Bruce at a catered champagne and dessert reception following the show. For more information: 760-296-2966 | www.cvrep.org
Brought to you by Presenting Sponsor the City of Cathedral City, the expo offers a unique look into the Palm Springs area wedding scene, with vendors joining the expo floor from across the valley. Attendees can plan every part of their special wedding day, quinceañera, or special event at this unique gathering of industry leaders. Vendors will be available from venues, fashion, floral, DJs, photography, catering and more! For more information: www.DesertWeddingExpo.com
Sip, swirl and taste hundreds of incredible award winning wines and cuisine from some of the best chefs from the Palm Springs area. For the Grand Tasting, enjoy an afternoon of fun, wine, food and live upbeat music – at the classiest wine and food festival under the sun! For more information: www.ranchomiragewineandfoodfestival.com
Join the Women’s Club of Indio for their annual fundraiser. This fundraiser helps the WCI serve the various community educational and service organizations in our community throughout the year. For more information: 949-929-9507 | www.womansclubofindio.org
This FREE family fun event is about experiencing nature at its best, with beautiful spring wildflowers and breathtaking views of the Santa Rosa mountains. Sorry no dogs or strollers are allowed on the trail. Your donation is appreciated and encouraged to support the Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival and the Friends of the Desert Mountains. For more information: 760-862-9984 | www.desertmountains.org
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
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
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
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.