In a reflection of the lengthy article I posted on this website some months ago about issues and problems associated with the social media website for neighborhoods called Nextdoor, a New York Times article has now suggested that Nextdoor is also effectively a megaphone for racism, consciously or unconsciously made.
Both buildings adjacent to former gas filling station on the corner of East Palo Verde Avenue and South Palm Canyon Drive (1100 S. Palm Canyon Drive) have been the subject of Police reports and Code Enforcement reports recently as both have been left unsecured by the owner and occupied by vagrants.
If you see any suspicious activity at either location please report it to the Police (Non-emergency 24/7 Number: 760-327-1441) and if either seems occupied to Code Enforcement: (online here).
The proposal for the development of the site of the former Rock Garden restaurant and surrounding land are to be the subject of a Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 25th, City Hall, at 11:30am.
It is proposed that 57 one- and two-story single-family residences on roughly 5,400 sq ft lots and 25 multi-family residences within five two-story buildings fronting Palm Canyon Drive be built on the 12.4 acre site, the whole as a gated-community.
The City's Planning Department is recommending conditional approval.
Strip Down Promotion at V Palm Springs (May 14-September 22)
With temperatures heating up, V Palm Springs’ Strip Down promotion encourages you to keep cool, “get a room,” and embrace its tantalizing desert playground now through the end of summer.
Just in time to escape May Grey and June Gloom, the hotel will be taking 25% off best available rates on guest rooms (each boasting outdoor space with relaxing swings).
Also offering 25% off Food & Beverage, hotel guests can experience Elixir, the property’s poolside bar, which serves up innovative Polynesian-inspired fare and cocktails.
The offer runs through September 22nd and as an added bonus, if you book for 2 nights or more, you can stay undressed a little longer with late checkouts on request. This offer is based on availability and is non-refundable. Book now at http://vpalmsprings.com/specials/strip-down-promotion/
After a hiatus, work at the Cameron project is continuing apace. Last month an experienced worker on site told me that the remaining underground work should take a couple of months, then the roads would go in. Completing the roads, he said, should be "a fairly quick process". After that, the foundations are laid and then the structures should start appearing.
I also heard from Davidson's contact for the project. Mr. O'Grady, by text who told me in late April:
"We are finally making quick progress. The water is almost complete and we will be starting dry utilities (electric/gas/communication) next week. Surface improvements immediately thereafter. I'll be able to give you (a) much better idea about when we will go vertical in the next week or two".
I asked about the new sales office in town on Palm Canyon Drive which appeared recently and Mr. O'Grady told me
"We do have a sales office downtown. The sales center will open once the project is under constriction" (sic). (I take that to be a slip of the finger and not a portent of things to come!)
More info on "going vertical" when I hear it, hopefully soon.
Yes, Include Me!... The Blog
Things that affect people in Palm Springs.
The Yes, Include Me! blog, is written by Jonathan Freeman with love, curiosity and a dose of cynicism about Palm Springs and the people who try to run it for people who live here for whatever period that may be.