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people. During the exhibit, the robot,<br />

ShyBot disappeared. The artist<br />

who created the robot, an Italian<br />

named Norma Jean, lost contact with<br />

the robot. There was speculation that<br />

it had been kid or (bot)napped. In July<br />

of 2018, an off-roader found ShyBot.<br />

Through a QR code on the robot Desert<br />

X was contacted and the robot was<br />

reunited with it’s artist creator solving the<br />

mystery of a disappearing art work.<br />

Other exhibits in the first show included a<br />

camouflaged house covered in mirrors<br />

The first Desert X exhibit began in<br />

February 2017. The concept emerged<br />

from the charitable organization Desert<br />

Biennial founded in 2915 to bring<br />

attention to the Coachella Valley’s<br />

unique environment by displaying<br />

artworks of emerging artists throughout<br />

the valley’s territory.<br />

that was built in the desert and reflected<br />

Themes for artists to consider included:<br />

the desert landscape surrounding it.<br />

immigration, tourism, gambling, climate<br />

change, and Native American culture.<br />

Participation in the 2019 exhibit included<br />

The first exhibit was participated in by<br />

13 artists from again throughout the<br />

11 artists from throughout the world. An<br />

world. The innovative phenomenon of<br />

autonomous vehicle known as SHYBOT<br />

the uniqueness of Desert X had drawn<br />

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experiences about what has happened,<br />

while offering valuable insights on some<br />

of the actions being taken right now on<br />

dealing with COVID-19.<br />

Desert Oasis Healthcare believes in the<br />

power of education and information to<br />

promote good health and well-being.<br />

The aim of Studio DOHC is to keep<br />

DOHC patients and the community<br />

informed about the latest developments<br />

in the field of healthcare, and practices<br />

at DOHC.<br />

no <strong>April</strong> Fools’ Day prank when Desert<br />

Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) premiered<br />

a podcast on <strong>April</strong> 1 on its YouTube<br />

channel to its members, employees,<br />

and subscribers to its monthly e-blast<br />

newsletter.<br />

You are invited to stay tuned for<br />

upcoming episodes, some featuring<br />

guest speakers, to take a look at<br />

different topics to help you stay healthy<br />

and informed. If you like this first episode<br />

and would like to see more, please<br />

hit the Subscribe button and turn on<br />

notifications to get future Studio DOHC<br />

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About Desert Oasis Healthcare<br />

Formed in 1981 as one of the<br />

Lindsey Valenzuela, PharmD and<br />

Associate VP of Population Health<br />

Integration joined Brian Hodgkins,<br />

PharmD and Executive VP of Clinical<br />

Operations to take a look back<br />

first medical groups in the desert<br />

with a half-hour conversation about communities of southern California,<br />

“COVID-19: Three Years Later.” As they<br />

have been doing weekly on the popular<br />

Joey English radio show almost since the<br />

start of the pandemic, Dr. Valenzuela<br />

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overcome objections and fears, and<br />

what interviewers are seeking.<br />

HSS Hiring Info Session<br />

Thursday, <strong>April</strong> 20<br />

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. English<br />

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Spanish<br />

Please join us for an information session<br />

on how to become an In-Home<br />

Supportive Services Caregiver.<br />

The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)<br />

Public Authority is actively recruiting<br />

for more caregivers to join the registry.<br />

Following a brief presentation,<br />

computers will be provided for you to<br />

begin the self-registration process.<br />

Apprenticeship Info Session<br />

Monday, <strong>April</strong> 17<br />

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.<br />

Learn about the different apprenticeship<br />

opportunities that consists of paid, workbased<br />

learning and enrollment into UC<br />

Riverside Extension Coursework.<br />

Think Together Job Fair<br />

Thursday, <strong>April</strong> 20<br />

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.<br />

Join Think Together for an in-person<br />

hiring event at the BERC. Take<br />

advantage of this opportunity to gain<br />

experience and benefits by becoming<br />

a team member. Think Together delivers<br />

nationally recognized after school<br />

programs, early learning, enrichment,<br />

and school improvement in over 400<br />

schools in California.<br />

Interview Skills<br />

Tuesday, <strong>April</strong> 18<br />

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.<br />

To see all of our upcoming events<br />

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Skills Workshop and learn tips on how website at www.moval.org/berc.For<br />

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Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast<br />

About this event<br />

We invite you to be with us at this essential community event as we celebrate<br />

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who support equality and justice for all at this 11th annual celebration of<br />

Harvey Milk. 1200 are expected to attend!<br />

In the eleven years the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast has been presented,<br />

nearly 2,400 youth and 7,000 adults have been inspired by featured speakers,<br />

including civil rights champion Dolores Huerta, Cleve Jones, California State<br />

Assemblymember Mark Leno, Judge Vaughn Walker, founder of the National<br />

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with his art to find the ultimate genesis of art and life. The primary colors, red, yellow, and blue,<br />

are the colors of the light spectrum that are used to create all other colors in art pigments. The<br />

reduction of shapes outlined in black lines filled with primary colors was his attempt to find the<br />

cellular level of visual art.<br />

My appreciation and recognition of his efforts bring me to combine Mondrian’s macro-level<br />

designs with the organic, sensuality and allure of the male body to contrast with Mondian’s<br />

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760.327.3802<br />

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David Hernandez Reflects on Life in New Song<br />

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David Hernandez rose to fame in<br />

2008 competing against David<br />

Archuleta on the seventh season<br />

of American Idol.<br />

He was voted off the show when<br />

he was outed as gay and a<br />

former stripper. It led to a<br />

downward spiral of drugs, bad<br />

relationships and emotional<br />

turmoil.<br />

This month, Hernandez returns<br />

with “When It Rains, It Pours,” his<br />

new track about life’s struggles.<br />

“The song is about feeling alone<br />

and building walls that you think<br />

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to further isolate,” he explains. “It<br />

is important to acknowledge that<br />

you are struggling and to share<br />

your feelings with those you trust<br />

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Thursday nights VILLAGEFEST takes place<br />

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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 />

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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 />


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

Borrego Health (Stonewall Medical<br />

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

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

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authorization.<br />

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

American cancer society<br />

800-227-2345<br />

Coachella Valley sexual assault<br />

(760) 568-9071<br />

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Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert<br />

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which is why Meteor showers occur<br />

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The Lyrids originate from the comet<br />

Thatcher, which orbits the sun about<br />

every 415 years. This is one of the oldest<br />

recorded showers, with observations<br />

dating back to 687 B.C.E., writes Daisy<br />

Dobrijevic for Space.com.<br />

For the best stargazing, find a dark area<br />

between moonset and sunrise. Lie flat<br />

on your back with your feet facing east<br />

and look up at the sky, according to<br />

NASA<br />

<strong>April</strong> 15 to May 27: Eta Aquarid meteors<br />

This shower is known for its fast meteors<br />

that leave long, glowing trails. Eta<br />

Aquarid meteors can travel at about<br />

148,000 miles per hour into Earth’s<br />

atmosphere, according to NASA. Their<br />

radiant—or the point from which they<br />

appear—is the constellation Aquarius.<br />

These meteors come from the comet<br />

Halley, which completes an orbit<br />

around the sun about once every 76<br />

years and is projected to make another<br />

appearance in 2061<br />

These meteors are best viewed in the<br />

Southern Hemisphere, but they can also<br />

be seen north of the equator at a usual<br />

rate of about 10 to 30 per hour in good<br />

conditions. Try looking up during predawn<br />

hours on or around the peak.<br />

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JFS Desert Launches Campers Program<br />

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Jewish Family Service of the Desert<br />

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children who may otherwise not be<br />

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“Summer camp programs may be out of<br />

reach for some families in the Coachella<br />

Valley, whose child would benefit from<br />

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financial resources,” says JFS Desert’s<br />

Director of Community Outreach<br />

Julie Hirsh. “Our Campership Program<br />

provides needs-based scholarships up<br />

to $1,000 to local youth who desire to<br />

attend either a day or overnight camp.”<br />

Camps, including, but not limited to<br />

leadership, academic, cultural and<br />

sports, provide youngsters with growth<br />

and development opportunities.<br />

The JFS Campership Program is available<br />

to residents of the Coachella Valley, and<br />

scholarships are awarded on needsbased<br />

criteria. Day camp scholarships<br />

are available for kids from 5-17. Camps<br />

involving overnight stays away from<br />

A complete application must be<br />

submitted and received at least 60<br />

days prior to the start of the camp<br />

and applicants must request financial<br />

assistance from the camp itself as well as<br />

additional potential sources of support.<br />

The requests for other financial<br />

assistance must be documented and<br />

submitted along with the Campership<br />

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Hirsh encourages families interested in<br />

the program to reach out to her at (760)<br />

325-4088, ext. 103, with any questions<br />

or to discuss if a specific camp they are<br />

considering, would be a good fit.<br />

“First-time applicants will be given<br />

priority,” Hirsh says, “and we hope to<br />

help as many families as possible.”<br />

To support, donate or volunteer for JFS,<br />

visit www.JFSDesert.org or call us at 760-<br />

325-4088.<br />

About JFS<br />

Celebrating its 41st Anniversary, JFS is a<br />

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Jewish principle of “Healing the World”<br />

(Tikkun Olam), serving and embracing<br />

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blends “Rufus Wainwright’s opulent<br />

musicality and Justin Timberlake’s<br />

accessible soulfulness” (OUT Magazine).<br />

NPR’s Morning Edition coined him “one<br />

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He has shared the stage with artists<br />

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Giants, Regina Spektor, Shawn Colvin,<br />

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Palm Springs, California 92262<br />

(760) 325-6565<br />

https://psculturalcenter.org<br />

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(OUT Magazine). NPR’s Morning Edition<br />

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One of the popular installations of this<br />

show was created by a local artist,<br />

Casey, who created a virtual rainbow<br />

of rainbow-colored rebar signifying the<br />

culture and color of this diverse area<br />

titled, Cactus Hugs.<br />

The 2021 Desert X was one of the few<br />

art exhibits during the last year of the<br />

Covid lockdowns. This show provided<br />

safe viewing of unique artworks in the<br />

open air. A noted entry in this show is<br />

titled Indian Land. It consisted of large<br />

letters similar to the Hollywood sign in LA,<br />

It was created by the Alaska artist. Tlingit<br />

Unangax and was located near the<br />

Tram exit on Highway 111.<br />

The <strong>2023</strong> Desert X runs from March<br />

to May 7 and includes exhibits by 13<br />

international and U.S. artists is water,<br />

not from the absence of water in the<br />

desert but the memory of water and<br />

the circulation and changes brought<br />

about by water and its requirement to<br />

maintain life...The lead photo by artist<br />

Gerald Clarke a university professor and<br />

Cahuilla tribal leader, titled Immersion.<br />

This installation near the Tram exit on<br />

111 is inspired by early basket weaving<br />

and American board games and invites<br />

viewer-participants to walk through<br />

the installation to understand a new<br />

way of viewing and understanding the<br />

environment. Desert X <strong>2023</strong> continues to<br />

bring about the creative ideas of artists<br />

to enhance and appreciate the desert<br />

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10, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Feb. 28, <strong>2023</strong> – INDIO, CA – The Rock Yard concert series at<br />

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stage for the <strong>2023</strong> season with a stellar line-up of the country’s<br />

best tribute acts and cover bands.<br />

The FREE concert series kicks off on Friday, March 10 with<br />

Journey tribute band, Don’t Stop Believing and cover band<br />

Almost Famous opening the show.<br />

The Rock Yard outdoor venue features a recently expanded stage<br />

in an amphitheater-style setting where music revelers can enjoy<br />

exciting concerts with state-of-the-art sound systems. This<br />

season features tributes to iconic rock bands such as Van Halen,<br />

Journey, AC/DC, and Metallica along with fan favorites like the<br />

Beastie Boys, Duran Duran, and Depeche Mode.<br />

Free live music starts at 7:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday<br />

night. Beer and fun drink specials that are often themed to the<br />

bands that are performing are offered weekly.<br />

LINE UP:<br />

APR 21 – Fortunate Son (CCR/John Fogerty tribute) w/ The<br />

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APR 22 – Mick Adams and The Stones (Rolling Stones<br />

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APR 28 – Twisted Gypsy (Fleetwood Mac tribute) w/ Titans<br />

of Rock<br />

APR 29 – Motley Inc. (Motley Crue tribute) w/ Almost<br />

Famous<br />

May 5 — Red Hot Cholo Peppers (Red Hot Chili Peppers<br />

tribute) w/Pandora’s Rock<br />

May 6 — Smooth Sounds of Santana (Santana tribute) w/<br />

C4<br />

May 12– Genesis Family Album (Genesis tribute) w/212<br />

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May 13 — Led Zeppagain (Led Zeppelin tribute) w/ Electric<br />

Ash<br />

May18 — Academy of Music Showcase student bands w/<br />

Steel Rod<br />

May19 — Deepest Purple (Deep Purple tribute) w/ Thank<br />

You Drive Thru<br />

May 20 — The Long Run (Eagles tribute) w/ Saints of Las<br />

Vegas<br />

May 26 — Wanted (Bon Jovi tribute) w/ Steel Rod<br />

May 27 — Queen Nation (Queen Tribute) w/ Brobots<br />

June 2 — George Michael Reborn (George Michael tribute)<br />

w/ Deeper Stills<br />

June 3 — Rag Dolls (Aerosmith tribute) w/ Titans of Rock<br />

Sept. 16 — El Chicano<br />

Nov. 11 — Puddle of Mudd<br />

For more information, contact Fantasy Springs Resort Casino at<br />

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