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November 30, 2012

The Christmas Tree Lighting

DHS Christmas Tree Lighting (1385)

DHS Christmas Tree Lighting (1382)

DHS Christmas Tree Lighting (1394)

Santa's Sleigh (1404)
Santa's sleigh

DHS Christmas Tree Lighting (1400)

More photos here.

Filed under Desert Hot Springs,Photography | permalink | November 30, 2012 at 10:13 PM | Comments (0)

Surprising Voting Pattern In The Recent Election

An analysis of election results by Cato Institute fellow Walter Olson was published in the Washington Post today. He studied the votes in Maryland, Maine and Minnesota where there were favorable outcomes in votes on equal marriage rights. It turns out that suburban Republicans supported equal marriage rights even more strongly than they supported Romney. For example, in one precinct in Hunt Valley, Maryland, Romney got 63% of the vote and Question 6 (to legalize gay marriage) got 65%.

Suburban Republican
What a suburban Republican might look like.

Filed under Gay Issues,Politics | permalink | November 30, 2012 at 09:33 PM | Comments (0)

Let's add Microsoft Surface to that chart

I am so sorry. It was my completely unintentional oversight that I did not include Windows Surface in my earlier post today about the new Kindle Fire HD. In my quest to get the details to update the chart with the Windows Surface I immediately ran into the choice between Surface running Windows RT and Surface running Windows 8 Pro, which means I had to go find out what Windows RT was. Upon learning that it was a special version of Windows 8 designed to run on mobile devices using ARM architecture I then had to go find out what ARM architecture is. I learned it's computer processors designed in accordance with RISC which, you will recall, was what Apple's PowerPC chip was. The "A" stands for "Advanced" as "Advanced RISC Machine." The Windows RT Surface is available now, starting at $500. The Windows 8 Pro Surface won't be available until next year and it will start at $900, which will be more than the most expensive iPad (64 GB plus cellular iPad is $829), but you get a keyboard with that Windows Surface. So we really only need to look at the Surface running Windows RT for now, cutting my workload in half. Windows RT will NOT run your old Windows apps, while Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro should be able to run them.

Nexus 10iPad 4Kindle Fire HD 8.9"Nook HD+ (9")Windows RT Surface
$400 16 GB$500$314*$269nope
$500 32 GB$600$384*$299$500
nope$700 64 GBuh-uhnyet$700? $600?*
2560 x 16002048 x 15361920 x 12001920 x 12801366 x 768***
10.055 inch diag.9.78.9910.6
300 ppi264254256something less
5 MP rear camera5 MP rearNo rear cameraNo rear camera720p** rear
1.9 MP front camera1.2 MP1.3 MPNone, gasp!720p**
1080p video display1080p1080p1080p***
603 grams603567515680.4
263.9 x 177.6 mm241.2 x 185.7 mm240 x 164 mm240.3 x 162.8 mm274.6 x 172 mm
8.9 mm thick9.4 mm8.8 mm11.4 mm9.3 mm
No CellularCellular $130 extraCellular $200 extraNo CellularNo Cellular

* a problem with determining the price is that none of the buttons, including the "Buy Now" button, on the Windows RT Surface home page works in any of my four browsers. If Microsoft intends to restrict their market to people with IE, they might as well give up now. Over in the Microsoft Store they are a little friendlier. The bare naked 32 GB Surface is $500, a cover for it is $100!. Additional digging tells me that Microsoft does not make it very clear that what they call a "cover" is a keypad. Okay, so $100 is justifiable for keypad. I bet they will sell better if they call them "keypads" and not "covers." Going up to the 64 GB model, they list it only with a cover at $700. I don't know if you can buy it without a cover, but if you could it should be $600. The reason there is no 16 GB model is because the operating system itself consumes about 16 GB. All of the other tablets (Nexus, iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook HD+) use some of their storage space for the operating system, but it's a fairly small amount, 3 or 4 GB, usually.

You can buy Windows RT Surface tablets at Amazon, but the prices are all over the place (32 GB ranging from $600 to $750), making me feel like there are some ripoffs there.

They have a magenta cover for the Surface for $120, but it's out of stock.

I will whine that the specs for the Surface are given solely in non-metric units. This is the first I've seen this for a tech product. I am thankful that Google makes it easy to convert.

** Microsoft specifies the cameras as "720p" without stating megapixels, as all others do, making it impossible to compare.

The Surface has a microSDXC card slot, which is very good. It comes with a limited version of Microsoft Office (there's that 16 GB!) and a fully functional version will update automatically when they have it ready.

The Surface claims 8 hours battery life.

*** "1366 x 768" is not a typo. If you want the 1920 x 1080 display you'll have to wait for the Windows 8 Pro version of Surface, which will also be thicker and heavier than the Windows RT version.

There is Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. Microsoft does not make (or plan to make, it seems) a tablet with plain Windows 8.

In the Windows RT Surface we are looking at a device that is bigger, heavier and more expensive than any of the other devices with a far inferior display and a much smaller app store. The only justification for buying it that I can see would be if you really need it to integrate with other Microsoft products you've already got.

Filed under Technology | permalink | November 30, 2012 at 05:40 PM | Comments (1)

Burning Man Announces The Theme For 2013

2013 Burning Man Theme
Cargo Cult is the theme for 2013
. To explain this they summarize the story of the effect of American GIs coming to isolated islands in the South Pacific in WWII.

To put this in a modern context, what if your electricity went dead and stayed that way -- would you know how to make the current flow again? Can you fix your car if it breaks down, or build yourself a new one? Like the islanders, most of us are many steps removed from the Cargo that entirely shapes our lives. We don't know how it's made, where it's made, or how it works; all we can do is look beyond the sky and pray for magic that will keep consumption flowing.

This might be a theme I can actually do something with. Maybe tin can telephones made with Spam cans.

2013 Burning Man
The design for the Man in 2013 by Lewis Zaumeyer

Burning Man 2013 will court the return of our benevolent Visitors from Elsewhere by constructing an enormous replica of their sky-craft, hewn from the primitive materials of our backwater planet. Burning Man will stand atop this streamlined structure, majestically revolving like an interstellar beacon. Within this three-decked vessel participants will encounter the Temple of the Navigator, a shrine that features six hand-operated zoetropes that will function as prayer wheels. These will rehearse what little we know, or believe we know, of John Frum's story. A sweeping observation ring surrounding this central chamber will afford panoramic views of both the playa and our city.

Yes, they said revolving! Back when I was a virgin Burner the Man just stood still until you burned him down.

And, NO, there is no word yet on what they're going to do about tickets in 2013.

Filed under Burning Man | permalink | November 30, 2012 at 02:31 PM | Comments (0)

King Eddy Saloon To Close

Dive Bar (0077A)
King Eddy Saloon

King Eddy Saloon, which purports to be the last skid row bar in Los Angeles, will close after December 16. There will be a final blowout tomorrow, December 1. King Eddy Saloon has been open at 131 East 5th Street since 1933.

Filed under Food and Drink | permalink | November 30, 2012 at 01:46 PM | Comments (0)

Bigger tablets from Amazon and Barnes & Noble

I just totally missed the stories that this was out. The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire starting at $299. I grabbed the table comparing the newest iPad with the Nexus 10 from my earlier post and added the info for the Kindle Fire 8.9" and then decided that to be fair I should also include the 9-inch Barnes & Noble Nook HD+:

Nexus 10iPad 4Kindle Fire HD 8.9"Nook HD+ (9")
$400 16 GB$500$314*$269
$500 32 GB$600$384*$299
nope$700 64 GBuh-uhnyet
2560 x 16002048 x 15361920 x 12001920 x 1280
10.055 inch diag.9.78.99
300 ppi264254256
5 MP rear camera5 MP rear cameraNo rear cameraNo rear camera
1.9 MP front camera1.2 MP1.3 MPNone, gasp!
1080p video display1080p1080p1080p
603 grams603567515
263.9 x 177.6 mm241.2 x 185.7 mm240 x 164 mm240.3 x 162.8 mm
8.9 mm thick9.4 mm8.8 mm11.4 mm
No CellularCellular $130 extraCellular $200 extraNo Cellular

* the price of the Kindle is lowered by $15 if you accept advertisements which Amazon calls "Special Offers."

Kindle Fire 8.9"

In addition to the numbers above, Amazon makes some claims that are less measurable, but may be perceived by the customer who holds the device in hand - maybe. The Kindle has two Wi-Fi antennas which they say means faster downloads. Amazon says the "Google tablet" (I think they mean Nexus) downloads at 20 MBPS, the iPad 3 (why they are comparing to the iPad 3 is beyond me) maxes out at 22 MBPS, while the Kindle goes all the way up to 31 MBPS (if your provider is willing to feed it to you that fast - and if you are regularly getting speeds like that you must live in Kansas City, Kansas, and you've already signed up for Google fiber and you got your free Nexus 7, so a new Kindle Fire is just gravy for you). If simply increasing the number of antennas increases download speed, I expect other tablet manufacturers to begin to follow suit. Eventually the interior of a tablet may look like the urban rooftops of the 1950s-1970s, thick with numerous antennae. Actually, they say one antenna is for 2.4 GHz and the other for 5 GHz, and the software can switch back and forth between them for maximum speed.

The model with 4G connectivity ($200 extra) allows you to sign up with AT&T for a data plan that gives you 250 MB/month for only $50/year for the first year. You can pay more for higher limits. The $50 deal with AT&T does not give you access to non-free AT&T Wi-fi. A 3GB/month plan costs $30/month with $10 more for each additional gigabyte.

Amazon claims the Kindle has reduced glare by eliminating an air gap between the LCD and the touch sensor "by laminating the touch sensor and the LCD together into a single layer of glass." Barnes & Noble makes a similar claim for their Nook HD+.

The display uses in-phase switching which can appear washed out at angles, but Amazon says they've improved that "by applying an advanced polarizing filter directly to the LCD panel."

Now here comes the snake oil: "Booming sound without distortion." "Exclusive, custom Dolby audio, dual stereo speakers, and auto-optimization software for clear, crisp, balanced audio."

We put stereo speakers on both sides of the display for a wide stereo sound-field similar to that of a home stereo, then tuned them to better reproduce low notes. The result - deeper bass in your music, loud, rumbling movie soundtracks, and room-filling stereo sound without distortion, even at higher volumes.

I've known that the future would bring us tiny speakers that could move air as well as the big speakers that we know and love, but I didn't expect that breakthrough technology to appear so soon and on a $300 tablet from Amazon. IOW, I am highly dubious. If they can really fill rooms with loud, rumbling soundtracks, then they should be marketing this as an audio breakthrough device with an LCD touchscreen thrown in.

Kindle offers a new thing they call "FreeTime" which is for kids and can be used to limit both the content and the amount of time the little darlings can use the device. They talk about how rugged the device is, but they don't say anything about its water resistance, if any.

The Kindle Fire uses an updated version of Amazon's Silk browser, which has its fans and detractors. PCMag measures Silk as significantly slower than unspecified browsers on the Nexus 10 or iPad 4 (probably Chrome and Safari, respectively).

They claim more than 10 hours of battery life. Charges in less than 5 hours. The Nook HD+ makes a similar claim.

There are 396 reviews for this product. In the most negative reviews some warn that you can't depend solely on cellular connectivity. Wi-fi is required for some functions, including movie and magazines. Text-to-speech will not work on newspapers or blogs, even though older Kindles will do that.

One negative review suggests you have much less flexibility with PDFs on the Kindle compared to iPad or the Nexus.

You can buy a pink cover for the Kindle for only $55! Lesser colors are available at the same price.

Nook HD+

There are only 76 user reviews of the Nook HD+ as I write. The 8 worst reviews include three from people who don't even have a Nook HD+, leaving only five with no particular pattern. One person thought the Nook HD+ should be equal to an iPad, but hundreds of dollars cheaper.

The Nook HD+ has a microSD slot, which is good, but the "30 Pin Port for charging and connecting to a computer (HDMI Compatible)" is proprietary. It's one thing when a market dominator like Apple wants to annoy us with yet another proprietary connector, but it's entirely different when the market laggard tries to do it.

NOOK HD+'s special audio technology lets you enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows in high-quality surround sound. The bass & clarity are unsurpassed – even in noisy environments.

Barnes & Noble offers no more description of the audio than that. Sounds similar to Amazon's unbelievable claim. Reviewers say the device has only one speaker, but as long as you're selling snake oil you might as well claim surround sound from a single speaker.

You can buy a pink cover for your Nook HD+ for $30, and in the process of searching for that I learned that B&N's website does not work nearly as well as Amazon's. B&N seems to be the Sears of bookstores. The ultimate goal of actually selling something to the customer seems to get lost along the way.

Filed under Books,Shopping,Technology | permalink | November 30, 2012 at 12:48 PM | Comments (0)

November 29, 2012

Beautiful Photos

Freaky Fungi
"Filoboletus Manipularis is a fungus which naturally produces a faint eerie glow in the night by a natural process known as bioluminescence, shown in this 3-minute long exposure of these elusive little mushrooms."
Photo by Zong Ye Quek.

Everybody seems to be linking to these 50 very impressive photos that have been selected from the National Geographic Photo Contest 2012 today. The deadline to enter the contest is tomorrow, November 30.

Filed under Photography | permalink | November 29, 2012 at 08:21 AM | Comments (0)

Romney Tattoo Man Disillusioned

Eric Hartsburg, that guy who accepted $5,000 to put a Romney-Ryan tattoo on his face is going to have it removed. He says Romney is a sore loser.

He's pretty shameful as far as I'm concerned, man. There's no dignity in blaming somebody else for buying votes and paying off people. I can't get behind that or stay behind that.

Dr. TATTOFF (with convenient locations in Montclair, Beverly Hills, Santa Ana, and Encino) will remove the tattoo at no charge to the cash-hungry man.

Filed under Politics | permalink | November 29, 2012 at 07:56 AM | Comments (0)

San Francisco

Another real San Francisco
Outer Sunset District of San Francisco
by Michael Rymer.

Filed under Cities/Urbanism,Photography | permalink | November 29, 2012 at 06:36 AM | Comments (0)

November 28, 2012

A New Use For A GoPro Hero3

Getting and decorating a Christmas tree, all documented with a GoPro Hero3

Filed under Photography | permalink | November 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM | Comments (0)

Deep Creek Hike

This past Saturday I visited Deep Creek Hot Springs and videoed some of the trail between Bowen Ranch and the springs, going in both directions. Then I edited it to quadruple the speed. So, if you've never been and want to see the trail conditions (any views of the springs themselves are fleeting and at a great distance), here it is in fifteen and a half minutes:

Filed under California,Photography | permalink | November 28, 2012 at 08:33 AM | Comments (2)

November 27, 2012

Other Photos From L.A.

Metropolitan Water District (07-49-38)
Metropolitan Water District

L.A. City Hall (08-48-58)
Los Angeles City Hall

Shoes in a window display in Santa Monica

Solar Array at LADWP (08-37-16)
LADWP has solar panels over their parking lot

Union Station (07-54-24)
Union Station

Filed under Architecture,Photography | permalink | November 27, 2012 at 07:57 PM | Comments (0)

Totally Harmless Prank

Improv Everywhere sets up a fake waiting line of shoppers for a 99¢ store on Black Friday.

| permalink | November 27, 2012 at 07:11 PM | Comments (0)

You Kids Got It Easy Today

At Aldama Elementary the playground is completely paved so children are not permitted to run! WTF?! The playground at the grade school I attended from kindergarten through 5th grade was completely paved - when it wasn't covered by six feet of snow or hadn't been ripped away by giant twisters. We could run everywhere all the time. And you know what happened? A few kids fell down and broke bones. Some of them grew up into weird, twisted people, but I'm sure that's just a coincidence.

Let 'em run and scrape giant sheets of skin from their legs. What's it gonna hurt?

Filed under Health | permalink | November 27, 2012 at 08:47 AM | Comments (0)

Victoria's Secret Meets Followers Of Baby Jesus

Mayhem erupts!

This is the same mall where that disastrous flash mob happened two years ago. And, it's the same mall (maybe not the only one) that attempts to prohibit strangers from striking up a conversation at the mall.

Here's the mall's website in case you need more info so you can add it to your Do-Not-Shop list. It looks like the sort of place where Rev Billy could do some good, but I'm afraid people could really get hurt. Maybe they could start by singing at a safe distance, like over at the Sears Auto Center. Not much of a chance of being crushed in a maddened crowd there.

Filed under Shopping | permalink | November 27, 2012 at 08:39 AM | Comments (0)

Disney Hall

Naturally, right before the start of the Great L.A. Walk I took some photos around Walt Disney Concert Hall and discovered a pathway open to the public that wraps around the front of the building one or two stories up.

Disney Hall (08-43-18)

Disney Hall (08-43-56)

Disney Hall (08-44-50)

Disney Hall (08-39-50)

Disney Hall (08-50-10)

Disney Hall (08-48-00)

Disney Hall (08-52-04)

Disney Hall (08-52-58)

The complete set of photos of Disney Hall from that morning is here.

Filed under Architecture,Photography | permalink | November 27, 2012 at 06:22 AM | Comments (0)

November 25, 2012

2nd Street Tunnel By Foot

Here's a list on IMDB of the most popular films that have used the 2nd Street Tunnel in Los Angeles as a filming location. I've already traveled through the 2nd Street Tunnel the normal way: naked on a bicycle. When I was in L.A. for the Great L.A. Walk I had a chance to actually walk through the tunnel:

Los Angeles 2nd Street Tunnel (08-31-52)
The west entrance.

Los Angeles 2nd Street Tunnel (08-30-54)

Los Angeles 2nd Street Tunnel (08-29-56)

Los Angeles 2nd Street Tunnel (08-26-20)

Los Angeles 2nd Street Tunnel (08-23-20)

Los Angeles 2nd Street Tunnel (08-21-46)

My complete set of photos is available here.

Filed under Cities/Urbanism,Film/Movies,Photography | permalink | November 25, 2012 at 10:47 PM | Comments (1)

Santa Monica At Night

After completing the Great L.A. Walk what could I do to relax, but continue walking and taking photos? Here are a few of the results:
Santa Monica Pier (16-57-26)

Christmas Shopping Carts On Main Street (17-24-46)
Shopping carts decorated for Christmas.

Santa Monica Surf Shop (17-02-48)
Surf boards.

Santa Monica Segway (17-04-16)
The Segway store.

Filed under Photography | permalink | November 25, 2012 at 09:54 PM | Comments (0)

November 24, 2012

Non-lethal Weapon

Press Release: Robbery
Agency: La Quinta Police
Station Area: Thermal
Incident Date: 11/23/2012 Time: 4:42 am
Incident Location: 78935 Hwy 111, La Quinta (Target Store)
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Robert Bishop Booking Photos & ID Correction: 11/24/2012


La Quinta Police Officers responded to the above listed address reference a robbery. Loss prevention agents, working the store's Black Friday event, attempted to apprehend 3 suspects involved in a theft of store merchandise. As loss prevention agents attempted to arrest the suspects outside the store, one of the suspects displayed a non-lethal weapon. Just prior to the suspects fleeing in a black Ford Explorer, one suspect also claimed to possess a firearm.

Officers searched the area and located the Ford at a gas station on the corner of Country Club Drive and Washington Street in Palm Desert. La Quinta Police, with assistance from Palm Desert Police and California Highway Patrol, conducted a high risk stop and apprehended 5 subjects inside the Ford. Two of the subjects were questioned and released. The other three occupants were identified as the suspects involved in the incident:

  • Louis Ivan Fuentes, age 19 of Los Angeles, booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio for robbery and burglary
  • Juvenile, age 17 of Highland Park, booked into Juvenile Hall for burglary (Note: originally reported as Joseph Vega, age 18 of Los Angeles, but Vega was later determined to be a false identity and the male was found to be a juvenile.)
  • Marvin Amezquita, age 22 of Los Angeles, booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio for burglary

What's a "non-lethal weapon?" A soft tomato?

Filed under California,English | permalink | November 24, 2012 at 07:34 PM | Comments (1)

November 23, 2012

The New County Health Care Facility

City Manager Rick Daniel writes:

The Desert Healthcare District Board of Directors will consider an Agenda item Tuesday [November 27] which proposes to jointly develop a University of Riverside School of Medicine Primary Care Medical Center that will provide a teaching platform for two key residency programs including family medicine and OB-GYN in the County's unoccupied building on Palm Drive, south of Von's. The UCR SoM will occupy 19,802 sq. ft of the 24,848 sq. ft. building. The remaining 5,048 sq. ft. will be operated by the County of Riverside Community Health Agency (CHA) to provide the Supplemental Nutritional Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The UCR SoM and the WIC are estimated to jointly employ 150 skilled and professional positions at operation.

The Borrego Community Health Foundation will proceed to build on the already City approved site known as the "Former Jewish Temple" on East Pierson Boulevard. Borrego is working with the City of Desert Hot Springs, the RDA Successor Agency, and the Oversight Board to expedite the sale of the property and the construction of the clinic. The 10,000 sq. ft. clinic is expected to open in the Summer of 2013. Borrego will target the 17,000 residents living at or below the 200% Federal Poverty Limit and will provide children and adult healthcare services regardless of a patient's ability to pay. A total of 15 exam rooms will be utilized by 7 healthcare providers and their staff to provide healthcare services to approximately 10,000 patients annually.

Additionally, the new Community Health and Wellness Center includes four dental exam rooms and two medical exam rooms for the Youth Medical/Dental Clinic as part of the Health Center, Boys and Girls Club, and the John Furbee Aquatics Center. Borrego Community Health Foundation will operate this facility in collaboration with the UCR SoM.


UCR SoM will construct and staff up to 12 exam rooms with 6 healthcare providers providing services to approximately 12,000 patients annually. A robust residency training platform will include up to 50 medical school residents rotating annually.

The WIC Program will serve at least 2,500 individuals per month. WIC helps families by providing checks for buying healthy supplemental foods from WIC authorized vendors, nutrition education, and assistance in finding health care and other community services. This program will provide special checks for healthy foods, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health care and other services. Eligible participants will include women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or new mothers, and infants and children up to 5 years of age. Participants who complete the initial requirements will be issued WIC checks that can be redeemed at Mother's Nutritional Center, which is located at most grocery stores or next door to the WIC office. This facility will be one of 17 WIC sites throughout Riverside County, the WIC program serves about 80,000 participants each month.

The EDA is also proposing they jointly develop with the College of the Desert a 10,000 sq. ft. campus on the 14 acre site occupied by the Family Care Center Building. COD would be expected to provide general education classes as well as allied healthcare education and certification. The COD building would be built either adjacent to or across from the UCR SoM complex to facilitate collaboration between agencies.

The total cost to complete the construction of the UCR SoM space is estimated to be $1.5 million from the Healthcare District. EDA constructed the estimated $9.1M building shell and external improvements. Furniture, fixtures, and equipment are estimated at $700,000. If this funding is secured promptly, construction is expected to resume January 1, 2013 with the clinic fully operational by April 1,2013.


The original facility was built with little or no involvement by the City into design, location, drainage, landscaping, or traffic control. Of greater concern is that the County has repeatedly declined to pay the City's Development Impact Fees estimated to be $239,044. Only after withholding an easement did the County agree to provide $127,000 reconstruct and widen Park Lane which was a condition of development that was placed on the property when it was processed for development by the earlier owner (as you know development conditions run with the land; no matter who the owner is). The MOU to construct was approved by your Council earlier this year.

Another issue is that the new President of C.O.D. met with your City Council on his first day in office and outlined to your Council their plans to build a "Learning Center" south of the Community Health and Wellness Center, immediately west of the City Hall parking lot. Since that time Rudy Acosta and I have been developing plans for a joint project whereby the City would construct a new library in conjunction with the C.O.D. "Learning Center." For five years the COD has been looking for sites for their Center and throughout that time they have insisted on being immediately adjacent to the High School because from there is where they expect their main student base to originate.

The 14 acre parcel of County land extends south of the existing unoccupied building to Park Lane and east to the Desert Springs Middle School athletic fields. In 2010/11 the City applied for a state recreation grant with Supervisor Ashley's permission to expand the Mission Springs Soccer Park across Park Lane to occupy a large part of the unused portion of the County parcel.

One of the areas that EDA is proposing to construct the COD facility is on the corner of Park Lane and Palm. That is a prime commercial site and placing a COD facility there is underutilizing its revenue potential for the City.

I am meeting with EDA on Wednesday and will raise these issues with them. I am asking the City Attorney to renew our demand for DIF's. Alternatively, I will also seek the non-cash equivalent such as the Park Lane signalization or the back portion of this land for the soccer park expansion. I will also seek landscaping upgrade.

By this time next year the City should have gone from 2 to 3 doctors to over a dozen at these three facilities. That takes the City out of the "medically underserved" category. We are on our way to truly being a Health and Wellness Community. Additionally, there are at least two other proposals for private practices that have been proposed.

Filed under Desert Hot Springs | permalink | November 23, 2012 at 06:31 PM | Comments (0)