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<strong>August</strong>, <strong>2022</strong> Serving Cathedral City | Coachella | Desert Hot Springs<br />

Indian Wells | Indio | La Quinta | Palm Desert | Palm Springs | Rancho Mirage<br />


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REPORTER: Adam<br />

EMAIL: adamsart@desertdailyguide.com<br />





The removal of the Frank Bogert statue<br />

in front of the Palm Springs City hall<br />

stirred a protest of activist critics from<br />

some residents over the past two years.<br />

A protest group representing the people<br />

and families of the Section 14 incident<br />

that occurred in the 1960s in Palm<br />

Springs.<br />

This controversy mirrors others across<br />

the country during the past 3 years<br />

following the murder of George Flooyed<br />

in Minnesota.<br />

The removal of<br />

memorial statues<br />

throughout the<br />

country was<br />

inspired by the<br />

acknowledgment<br />

of systemic racism<br />

and oppression that<br />

has been prevalent<br />

historically in the<br />

United States.<br />

Section 14 is a square mile of desert<br />

in the heart of Palm Springs that was<br />

occupied primarily by black families.<br />

This sector of land is owned by the Agua<br />

Caliente Band<br />

of Cahuilla Indians. This area evolved<br />

during WWII following the arrival of Black<br />

and Latino residents drawn to the area<br />

by employment at farms and defense<br />

plants in the valley.<br />

Small plots were leased by the arriving<br />

families. Wood frame and cinder block<br />

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On the Cover<br />

Palm Springs Pride - Nov 4-6, <strong>2022</strong><br />

36th Anniversary Celebration<br />

Dates<br />

Nov 4 - Festival 6 pm - 11 pm - Arenas Road<br />

Block Party<br />

Nov 5 - Festival 11 am-11:30 pm - Headliner<br />

Nov 6 - Festival 11 am-6 pm - Headliner<br />

Nov 6 - Parade 10 am - Palm Canyon Dr from<br />

Tachevah to Amado (click here for parade<br />

details)<br />


Pride Parade:<br />

Sunday, November 6, <strong>2022</strong> – 10:00 AM -12:30<br />

PM<br />


If you participated in Palm Springs Pride last<br />

year, i.e., have already registered in Veventa,<br />

you need to log in with your last year’s ID or<br />

reset the password if forgotten. Please do not<br />

register a new organization. That would create<br />

a duplicate organization, and it creates a whole<br />

lot of issues.<br />


NOV 4-6, <strong>2022</strong><br />


Parade entry will continue until all spaces<br />

available are taken. The earlier you register, the<br />

lower your cost to enter.<br />



You have 48 hours to complete payments via<br />

credit cards. If paying by check, the check must<br />

be received within 14 days of registration. If<br />

payment by check is not received in 14 days,<br />

your order will be returned to inventory.<br />

You can log out of your registration process<br />

and return at a later time.<br />

Please keep in mind the payment deadlines<br />

mentioned above.<br />

If you need help with registration, there is<br />

a ‘Contact Us’ button in your Registration<br />

Dashboard.<br />

Thank you for your participation, and Happy<br />

Pride!<br />


If your organization’s primary contact changed<br />

and you cannot log in, send us an email with<br />

the new primary contact’s name and email<br />

address, and we will quickly update the<br />

information.<br />

NEW Downtown Location!<br />

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Promoting Independent Cinema in the<br />

Coachella Valley Palm Springs Cultural<br />

Center’s Historic Camelot Theatre,<br />

Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm<br />

Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Rd<br />

Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States<br />

psculturalcenter.org<br />

A full bar is available before and after<br />

the show, and during intermission.<br />





MONROE<br />

The Palm Springs Cultural Center is<br />

thrilled to present Movies in the Park,<br />

the first annual outdoor summer<br />

pop-up film series at the new<br />

downtown park in Palm Springs.<br />

Each summer month features a<br />

different iconic Marilyn Monroe film.<br />

Movies in the Park SOME LIKE IT HOT<br />

on Aug 17.<br />

These events are provided<br />

FREE to the community through<br />

the generous support of our<br />

sponsors: P.S. Resorts, City of Palm<br />

Springs, Palm Springs Chamber<br />

of Commerce, Destination PSP,<br />

and Crystal Fantasy (sponsorship<br />

opportunities are still available).<br />

The movies are scheduled to start<br />

at 8pm, but show times may vary<br />

slightly depending on sundown. Head<br />

downtown early to dine at one of<br />

our fabulous local restaurants or grab<br />

something to go for a picnic in the<br />

park. The audience can participate<br />

in the celebration online by tagging<br />

@psculturalcenter, @themarilyns_<br />

palmsprings on Instagram and using<br />

the hashtags, #psculturalcenter,<br />

#moviesinthepark, #M4Ever<br />

“We’re thrilled to give back to the<br />

community by celebrating both the new<br />

Downtown Park and Marilyn’s special<br />

connection to the city of Palm Springs.<br />

The infamous subway grate scene from<br />

THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH directly inspired<br />

the FOREVER MARILYN statue<br />

Michael Green- Executive Director of<br />

the Palm Springs Cultural Center (PSCC).<br />


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Teamm8 Celebrates Titans of Pride<br />

Their "Spartacus" Underwear Collection is Bright and Booty-full<br />

By Robbie Todoro<br />

Teamm8 is celebrating all of the rainbow<br />

gladiators of Pride. Their sexy new<br />

"Spartacus" underwear collection is built<br />

for gay men to stand tall and fight any<br />

obstacle the Family Research Council<br />

and other anti-LGBTQ<br />

hate groups throw at<br />

them.<br />

Briefs are made with a<br />

super comfortable quick<br />

dry fabrication and<br />

feature cut-out sides and<br />

a matching colored 4cm<br />

wide waistband with<br />

single max logo. The<br />

collection is available in<br />

six bold colors, each<br />

representing a color of<br />

the rainbow.<br />

Spartacus briefs are $32 at Teamm8.com<br />

TEAMM8 is donating<br />

proceeds from the sale of<br />

"Spartacus" to MINUS18,<br />

an organization that<br />

champions LGBTQIA+<br />

youth.<br />

Visit Teamm8.com<br />


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Vol 26 Issue 41 <strong>August</strong><br />


15 BAR|FOOD<br />



16 MASSAGE<br />

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Team <strong>DDG</strong><br />

PUBLISHER: Will Paige<br />

will@desertdailyguide.com<br />


AA@desertdailyguide.com<br />

Contributing Photographers: Marko Russell,<br />

David Stanfield<br />

National Ad Representatives<br />

Rivendell Media<br />

(212) 242-6863<br />

Contributing Writers<br />

Vic Gerami<br />

TheBluntPostWithVic.com<br />

Art: Adams’s Art<br />

adamsart@desertdailyguide.com<br />

Advertising<br />

Digital or printed media packs available on<br />

request.<br />

SALES: Will Paige<br />

will@desertdailyguide.com<br />

Magazine is hand delivered every week<br />

to select locations. Updated weekly ,<br />

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Available<br />

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any business, its owners, or staff. All events are subject to change without notice. Any omissions of events are not intentional. ©<br />

2021 <strong>DDG</strong> Media Group , All Rights Reserved.<br />

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To start managing your mail, one of the<br />

first things you’ll need to figure out is<br />

whether a company will consider you a<br />

prospect (target) or a (customer) if you<br />

cantacted them and did not opt out.<br />

If you receive mail from companies,<br />

you’ve never bought from or<br />

organizations you never donated to,<br />

you’re a TARGET,<br />

If you have purchased from or<br />

subscribed to a company or donated<br />

to an organization in the past, you<br />

are considered a customer and may<br />

receive certain benefits, updates, and<br />

offers unless you opt out.<br />

Targets can Opt out at dmachoice.org<br />

for $2.00 for 10 years of coverage,<br />

DMAchoice is only $2.00 for 10 years.<br />

It is an online tool offered through the<br />

Association of National Advertisers<br />

(ANA), the largest trade association<br />

in the U.S. devoted to serving all<br />

aspects of marketing, which includes<br />

many of the leaders in the direct<br />

marketing community. As a nonprofit<br />

organization, we provide this service to<br />

help consumers express their marketing<br />

preferences to participating companies<br />

and organizations. DMAchoice has<br />

been in existence since 1971. It reduces<br />

new direct mail solicitations, reducing<br />

mail volume overall for targets.<br />

Why is this important? Well, if you sign<br />

up for DMAchoice, you’ll reduce the<br />

amount of TARGET mail you receive.<br />

continued on page 34<br />

However, you will still receive customer<br />

mail. If you wish to be removed from<br />

customer or donor mailings, please<br />

contact each company or organization<br />

directly for removal.<br />

How?<br />

You may find appropriate contact<br />

information in their online privacy<br />

policies or Contact Us page.<br />

DMAchoice cannot remove you from<br />

individual company-specific mailings.<br />

Each company should have an internal<br />

suppression process.<br />

What about mail markted current<br />

resident.<br />

To me, these are the worst because<br />

businesses pay a lower cost to target<br />

you and don’t care anything about you.<br />

And is bulky ness might make you miss<br />

an important letter.<br />

They are easy to toss, but some of us<br />

don’t want to waste a minute of our<br />

time with these ads we will never use.<br />

In a day of instant data and just in time,<br />

they still claim it might take several<br />

weeks to stop.<br />

I don’t say this as a publisher because<br />

the ads we have, pay for the relevent<br />

free info like this profided to our readers.<br />

What types of mail can I stop? What<br />

types can’t I stop?<br />

With DMAchoice You can request<br />

to stop Tergeted promotional mail<br />


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Cathedral City<br />


The Barracks<br />

Runway<br />

Sunshine Cafe<br />

AMP Sports<br />

Lounge<br />

Roost<br />

Trunks<br />

Studio One 11<br />

Desert Hot Springs<br />


Playoffs Sports Bar<br />

Palm Springs<br />


Eagle 501 Bar<br />

Rio Azul<br />

Tool Shed<br />

Toucan’s<br />

Streetbar<br />

Oscar’s<br />

Chill bar<br />

Hunters<br />

Stacy’s<br />

BlackBook<br />

QUADZ<br />

RetroRoom<br />

Resorts<br />

CCBC<br />

Triangle Inn<br />

Descanso<br />

All Worlds Resort<br />

Desert Paradise<br />

Resort<br />


RESORT & SPA<br />



Shopping<br />

Q trading<br />

Gear<br />

Off Ramp Leathers<br />

Gay Mart<br />

Did We Miss<br />

You?<br />

Let us know<br />

For all Gay and Gay<br />

friendly Bars Resorts<br />

and Lodging<br />

Directory<br />



SUNSHINE CAFE Nearly as perfect as it<br />

gets! Known as a local hole in the wall<br />

with a funky vibe and fantastic food,<br />

frequented by celebrities, politicians<br />

36815 Cathedral Canyon CC<br />


The valleys premier arts and<br />

entertainment. Featuring American<br />

Casual Dining Drinks & Drag at CCBC<br />

Resort Hotel.68300 Gay Resort Drive, CC<br />


Sands District in central Palm Springs.<br />

600 E Sunny Dunes Rd , PS<br />


CCBC RESORT 18+ 760 324-1350<br />

68-300 Gay Resort Drive<br />

CCBC is the largest clothing optional Gay<br />

men’s resort in Southern California.<br />


TRIANGLE INN 760-322-7993<br />

555 E. San Lorenzo Rd Palm Springs CA<br />

Romantic and relaxing or fun and frisky.<br />

At the Triangle Inn Palm Springs, the<br />

choice is yours. Historic Palm Springs<br />

Resort is a feast for all your senses, with<br />

a special flair for Southern (California)<br />

hospitality. triangle-inn.com<br />

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Directory<br />


760-327-4849<br />

LIC. #441265<br />

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MALE KNEADS Exceptional, Sensual,<br />

Soothing, body work for men of all<br />

ages. Outcalls only. Call Adam for an<br />

extraordinary experience in innovative<br />

erotic relaxation. 760-835-0727<br />


Gay Men CCBC Resort<br />

Family DeAnza Desert Sun Resort<br />

Starland Community Desert retreat<br />

Sea Mountain Luxury Nude Resort and<br />

Spa Hotel DHS<br />

HEY GUYS...take a break from life and<br />

come relax with a great massage<br />

by trained hands. I am a Professional<br />

Massage Therapist here offering<br />

something therapeutic, restorative and<br />

sensually tailored to your needs. I am<br />

well trained and provide a session that<br />

is unparalleled. Say hi and tell me how I<br />

can make your body feel awesome! The<br />

massage is done on a table. I see<br />

people at my location.<br />

I am off Ramon by Sunrise.<br />

845-866-0498 Mark<br />


Red’s Hauling. We remove trash and<br />

unwanted items. Garage clean outs.<br />

Red 760-288-6956<br />

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SOCAL Nude beaches which are also<br />

called “free beach”, or “clothingoptional”.<br />

Blacks Beach Nude Beach in San Diego<br />

is located just north of La Jolla Shores<br />

and beneath the Torrey Pines bluffs.<br />

Pirate’s Cove, Avila Beach<br />

Corona Del Mar is one of California’s<br />

best nude beaches.<br />

desertfilmsociety.org<br />

Upcoming Screenings<br />

HAUTE COUTURE (France)<br />

<strong>August</strong> 6 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:00<br />

pm Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm<br />

Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo<br />

Road,Palm Springs, CA 92262 United<br />



Two Men<br />

of Taunton<br />

Project<br />

Part<br />

7<br />

First congress<br />

Two Men of Taunton is about our<br />

revolution as it happened.<br />

On September 7, 1774, the Continental<br />

Congress began with a prayer.<br />

During this Constitutional Convention in<br />

1787, Founding Father Benjamin Franklin<br />

encouraged the practice of opening<br />

with a prayer. (below)<br />

They were educated white men, sought<br />

a leadership position, and were happy<br />

they defeated a king to ensure no king<br />

or God would rule over them.<br />

Signer Robert Treat Paine of<br />

Massachusetts practiced Christian-<br />

Deism called “the religion of nature”.<br />

This rational theology mimicked<br />

“freethinking” Europeans in the 17th<br />

and 18th centuries. Deists insisted that<br />

religious truth should be subject to the<br />

authority of human reason, not divine<br />

revelation.<br />

These two historic photos indicate that<br />

reasonable men created a system of<br />

rules everyone agreed to follow and<br />

a method to fix things that break: No<br />

God, No King, just by consent of the<br />

governed.<br />

“Our government conceived in freedom<br />

and purchased with blood can be<br />

preserved only by constant vigilance.”<br />

The “if we can keep it part.” was proof<br />

that tryanny was a constant threat not a<br />

trump card.<br />

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Painting with acrylic - figures - animals - landscapes. My primary<br />

emphasis with figures is usually male nudes.<br />

In this sample painting titled,<br />

“Andy and Cooper”, there is a combination of all subjects<br />

in a Palm Springs desert<br />

landscape.<br />

Portraits are fun<br />

and challenging to capture the<br />

likeness and personality of the subjects<br />

being drawn or painted This painting<br />

is a watercolor of a<br />

couple painted about a year ago.<br />

All of my paintings and drawings<br />

are completed in one or more<br />

of these mediums, graphite pencil,<br />

colored pencil, acrylic,<br />

and watercolor. I enjoy working with each of these mediums<br />

which<br />

create different results as they are applied.<br />

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Body Casting is another<br />

technique and medium which<br />

I learned the basics from Willa<br />

Shalit, who did a number of<br />

casts of well-known celebrities<br />

and athletes<br />

more about that when<br />

body casting is featured in<br />

the Gallery. Body casting is<br />

done with alginate a nontoxic<br />

substance made from<br />

seaweed. Dentists use this to<br />

make<br />

impressions of teeth for partials<br />

or dentures. The same process<br />

is used in body casting. The<br />

alginate is placed on the body<br />

in the area to be reproduced.<br />

The liquid<br />

alginate turns into a<br />

rubbery substance in<br />

about 10 minutes. This<br />

forms the mold for the cast. The cast is made from a plater acrylic material<br />

that sets permanently. The sample of a body cast here is of a male torso<br />

chest with arms wrapped around titled, “Touch” A cast can be made from<br />

your body or body area, or someone who<br />

models for the cast. I work with all of these mediums. Completed works are<br />

available as originals or prints Full body paintings or drawings or the same of<br />

pets can be consigned. Body casts are also available to be created from your<br />

desired body area to be sculptured.<br />

I work with all of the media described. Completed works are available for<br />

purchase along with consigned original portraits, full body compositions, and body<br />

casts. If you are interested in having any of these works for yourself or as a gift<br />

please contact me at adamsartexpose@gmail.com<br />

More samples of my work will be in future Virtual Gallerys in the Desert Daily Guide.<br />

Hope you enjoy, Thank you.<br />




Thursday nights VILLAGEFEST takes place<br />

in downtown Palm Springs on Palm<br />

Canyon Drive every. villagefest.org<br />

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum<br />

760-329-7610<br />

McCallum Adobe 760-323-8297<br />

Indian Canyons 760-323-6018<br />

Palm Springs Aerial Tram<br />

760-325-1449<br />

Palm Springs Air Museum<br />

760-778-6262<br />

Palm Springs Art Museum<br />

760-325-7186<br />

Sunnylands<br />

760-328-2829<br />

Patton Memorial Museum 760-227-3483<br />

Joshua Tree National park 760-367-5500<br />


AAP - Food Samaritans (760) 325-8481<br />

Eisenhower HIV Clinic (760) 834-7930<br />

Directory<br />

Borrego Health (Stonewall Medical<br />

Center) Cathedral City 760-507-3310<br />

Veterans Records https://vetrecs.<br />

archives.gov/VeteranRequest/home.<br />

html for vet or family or with written<br />

authorization.<br />

Lgbt community center<br />

760-416-7790 thecenterps.org<br />

American cancer society<br />

800-227-2345<br />

Coachella Valley sexual assault<br />

(760) 568-9071<br />

Desert Legal aid: 760-832-9770<br />

Stonewall democrats:<br />

desert-stonewall.Org<br />

Desert winds freedom band<br />

760 776-2700Gay artists -760 835 0727<br />

Transgender Community Transcc.Org<br />

Palm Springs Gay<br />

Men’s Chorus 760-219-2077<br />

Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert<br />

760 272-5553<br />

DAP/ DOCK Clinic (760) 992-0492<br />

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7AM-7PM<br />

Welcome!<br />


SUNDAYS AT 10 AM<br />

3601 E. Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs<br />

Demuth Community Center<br />

God’s Love &<br />

Good Works.<br />

760.327.3802<br />

www.bloominthedesert.org<br />


SUNDAYS AT 10 AM<br />

Facebook<br />

Bloom in the Desert Ministries UCC<br />


YouTube<br />

Bloom in the Desert Ministries UCC<br />



Transgender Community Transcc.Org<br />

Palm Springs Gay<br />

Men’s Chorus 760-219-2077<br />

Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert<br />

760 272-5553<br />

Palm Springs Pride<br />

Pspride.Org<br />

Prime Timers of the Desert<br />

760-424-8014.<br />


Every THURSDAY<br />

5pm - 7pm<br />

610 Belardo Rd.<br />

Staff Opportunities<br />

Translation Specialist<br />

The Translation Specialist will translate<br />

both verbally, and in writing, in English<br />

and Spanish. Verbal translation will take<br />

place in person at the office and on<br />

the phone as necessary, as well as at<br />

various programs, whether indoors or<br />

outdoors, including on the trail.<br />

Indigenous Community Liaison<br />

The Indigenous Community Liaison<br />

(Liaison) works with local Indigenous<br />

Directory<br />

tribes and community groups to build<br />

and strengthen partnerships with Friends<br />

and others<br />

… and you can always volunteer!<br />

friends@desertmountains.org<br />

4 AUG Palm Springs Job Fair - Palm Springs<br />

Career Fair by diversity x Thu, 11 AM – 2 PM<br />

The Street Fair, at College of the Desert, 43-500<br />

Monterey Ave<br />

5 AUG Turn My Music Up Fest<br />

Fri, Aug 5 – Sun, Aug 7<br />

Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs<br />


Sun, 11 AM – 2 PM<br />

PS UNDERGROUND, 1700 S Camino Real<br />

7 AUG The Swimming Hole - Ages 18+<br />

LGBTQ Pool Party Sun, 11 AM – 6 PM<br />

Hotel Zoso<br />

11 OCT<br />

James McMurtry<br />

Tue, 8:30 AM – 11:55 PM<br />

The Alibi, Palm Springs, CA<br />

6 AUG Booze N’ Brush Next to Naked Sip N’<br />

Paint Palm...Sat, 4 – 6 PM<br />

Booze n Brush 261 E La Verne Way UNIT C<br />

Palm Springs, CA<br />

21 SEP<br />

The Dinah Event and Music Festival<br />

Wed, Sep 21 – Mon, Sep 26<br />

Margaritaville Resort<br />

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A Cristal Clear First Impression<br />

Queer Actor Qya Cristal Makes Their Film Debut<br />

By Ben Nelson<br />

Queer actor Qya Cristal<br />

makes their lead acting<br />

debut in A Lasting First<br />

Impression, a lm starring<br />

RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Kelly<br />

Mantle.<br />

We spoke with them from<br />

their home in Provincetown.<br />

Jennifer Lefsik and Qya Cristal in A Lasting First Impression<br />

In the film, one of the drag<br />

queens is desperate for her family’s approval. Can you relate?<br />

Qya Cristal: Absolutely! For years I wanted nothing more than to prove<br />

to Mom and Dad that I could make it on my own without any help.<br />

How did your family react to your coming out as queer?<br />

QC: I came out to my parents at 21, and, well, it ended with me leaving<br />

college and not looking back. It’s been ten years now and I haven’t been<br />

home since.<br />

What do you hope audiences<br />

take away from the film?<br />

QC: An open mind and heart. You<br />

truly never know what someone<br />

else is going through. Try to listen<br />

and understand the people you<br />

love.<br />

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houses were built along with some less substantial buildings to house the lowincome<br />

people who<br />

were working here.<br />

The City of Palm Springs was developing as a tourist destination at this time during<br />

the 50s and 60s. It was the decision of the city to remove the less than desirable<br />

residents of Section 14. Those evicted from their homes in Section 14 did not<br />

receive prior notice before their homes were burned or demolished and some<br />

had their belongings stolen. When this was taking place, Frank Bogert was the<br />

mayor of Palm Springs during the period from1958 to 1966. Although there are<br />

conflicting historical accounts of the incident the state attorney general found no<br />

illegal action by the City, however, they criticized the method that the evictions<br />

were carried out with a statement from the attorney general and the Human<br />

Rights Commission that it was like the holocaust. This is how the controversy arose<br />

regarding the Bogert statue.<br />

Regarding the art of the statue, the artist/<br />

sculptor credited with the creation of<br />

the sculpture is Raymundo Kobo. There<br />

is absolutely nothing to be found of Mr.<br />

Kobos’s background. Searching through<br />

the archives at the Palm Spring library and<br />

internet search sites the only reference to<br />

Mr. Kobo is that he created the equestrian<br />

statue of Frank Bogert. There are no<br />

references to his<br />

experience as a sculptor or artist in<br />

any local or internet search engine on<br />

biographies or artists.<br />

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There is no found information on where<br />

the statue was created. Mr. Bogert was<br />

a celebrity mayor with a background<br />

as a horseman, politician, and actor.<br />

There is no indication that he had a<br />

bias toward the people of Section 14.<br />

There is a statement he made to The<br />

Los Angeles Times in 2001 regarding<br />

the ongoing controversy of Section 14,<br />

quote,<br />

“I was scared to death that someone<br />

from Life magazine was going to come<br />

out and see the poverty, the cardboard<br />

houses, and do a story about the poor<br />

people and horrible conditions in Palm<br />

Springs just half a mile from the Desert<br />

Inn, our high-class property.”<br />

mayor as he was elected for a second<br />

term from 1982 to 1988. The mystery<br />

of the artist who created that statue<br />

and then disappeared still exists. He<br />

apparently had ability as an artist and<br />

sculptor as evidenced by the sculptures<br />

quality.<br />

The controversy of memorial public art<br />

is continuing to be discussed across<br />

the country as it is prevalent in Palm<br />

Springs also. The history of discrimination<br />

doesn’t disappear with the removal<br />

or relocating of public art but may<br />

continue to remind people of its legacy.<br />

An action photo is shown of Mr. Bogert<br />

riding his favorite horse is said to be<br />

the model for the controversial statue.<br />

Mr. Bogert was undoubtedly a popular<br />


Mark your calendars:<br />

DiversityDHS Board<br />

and Public meetings<br />

@ DHS Library, 14380<br />

Palm Drive, DHS<br />

92240 - 2nd Saturday<br />

of each month 3:00 -<br />

5:00 p.m.<br />

Tea Social @ Dillon’s Burgers & Beers<br />

Restaurant, 64647 Dillon Road, DHS<br />

92240 - 2nd Sunday of each month 3:00<br />

- 5:00 p.m.<br />

Happy Hour @ Playoff’s Sports Lounge,<br />

12105 Palm Drive, DHS 92240 - 3rd<br />

Wednesday of each month 5:00 - 7:00<br />

p.m.<br />

Lounge, 12105 Palm Drive, DHS 92240 -<br />

Last Wednesday of each month - 7:00<br />

p.m. - 9:00 p.m.<br />

Desert Hot Springs Pride Festival is<br />

November 12 at Cabot’s Pueblo<br />

Museum. Volunteer at our website or<br />

DiversityDHS@roadrunner.com.<br />

You are needed. Your ideas are<br />

welcomed. Your presence is<br />

encouraged.<br />

Tell a friend. Bring a friend.<br />

For up to datedetail check:<br />

www.DiversityDHS.org<br />

Rainbow Night @ Playoff’s Sports<br />

WINE<br />

down<br />


Wednesdays from 5-7 all summer long!<br />

Enjoy wine tasting and apps, only $15!<br />

Every week, 100 % of the money<br />

goes to a different local charity.<br />



Please join us <strong>August</strong> 31 st at<br />

Margaritaville to benefit the<br />

Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus<br />

for more information visit PSGMC.com<br />

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