April 12, 2012
MUSIC The folks behind the Desert Daze festival have assembled a pretty worthy anti-Coachella in its own right. Over 11 days, local luminaries including Allah Las, Bleached and Dengue Fever join noted nationals Akron/Family, the Fresh & Onlys and dozens more in what looks to be the preeminent diversion from that other rock festival down the road. Dillon's Roadhouse, 64647 Dillon Road, Desert Hot Springs. 4 p.m. Thu.-April 22. Free. moonblockparty.org.
March 25, 2012
Joshua Tree National Park , 74485 National Park Drive., Twentynine Palms; (760) 367-5500, http://www.nps.gov/jotr. Entrance fee $15 per car for up to seven days. Crossroads Café , 61715 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree; (760) 366-5414, http://www.crossroadscafejtree.com . Breakfast, lunch, dinner. All less than $10. Ricochet Gourmet , 61705 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree; (760) 366-1898, http://www.ricochetjoshuatree.com . Main dishes $8-$10.
March 25, 2012 |
It's a dry heat - a boulder-studded, wind-raked Mojave heat, in which rock stars lie low, artists think big, marines train, weird plants jut toward the sun like beseeching biblical figures, and climbers cling to granite walls like insects stuck to flypaper, except the climbers are way happier. That's a notable thing about Joshua Tree National Park and the towns around it. While legions of Californians keep their faces to the beach, no matter the season, a certain stripe of traveler is powerless to resist the desert, especially in cooler months.
March 19, 2012 |
Club Mud is the longtime nickname given to Glen Ivy Hot Springs . The indoor-outdoor day spa in Corona known for its natural clay mud has a sweet birthday treat: Book a spa treatment on your birthday and get free admission for the day. The deal: The offer requires a 50-minute or longer spa treatment, such as massages (different types to choose from) that start at $99. Admission with a treatment usually costs $39 Mondays-Thursdays and $52 on weekends and holidays, so that's the savings in the birthday special.
February 26, 2012 |
Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa, one of the region's oldest mineral water spas, was bought by a show biz consortium for nearly $10 million. Hollywood producers Steve Markoff, Donald Kushner and Elie Samaha bought the rambling 52-room resort in Desert Hot Springs with Westside real estate developer Gidi Cohen. The new owners said they will immediately begin an upgrade of the 270-acre property. “We are laying the groundwork for major renovations throughout the resort, including a joint venture with a widely successful spa operator and expansion to include stand-alone 3,000-square-foot villas, senior housing and a private postoperative surgery rehab facility,” Cohen said.
October 15, 2011 |
Exhaustion. That was how Big Bear High Coach Dave Griffiths described his physical state after his team pulled out a 56-50 victory over host Desert Hot Springs on Friday night in a football game that lasted a state-record eight overtimes. "It was just a phenomenal game, probably the best football game I've ever been involved in," Griffiths said. "I'm not sure how much longer the teams could have gone. After eight overtimes, the kids were worn out and the coaches too. " Lucas Jenkins ended the game with a short touchdown run in the eighth overtime period.