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Welcome to Thursday. How is it already Thursday? How is it already December? Why are all the ballots still not counted? Why is the Andaz/Thompson Hotel still not completed? These are the things we ponder late at night and early in the morning in our virtual newsroom. But we digress. On with the show ...
🎶 Setting the mood: "December" by Collective Soul

Leading off: Crucial kitchen back in action

Rick Tinsley waits to cut the ribbon celebrating the re-opening of the kitchen at The Church of St. Paul in the Desert as Rev. Victoria Hatch reads a dedication.

A important facility in Palm Springs has returned to service following a brief closure that allowed for a remodel brought on by issues found by health inspectors.

Driving the news: Looking to address issues that caught the attention of the Riverside County Health Department, the kitchen at St. Paul in the Desert was shuttered for two weeks during the summer for a remodel and deep cleaning. A ribbon cutting on Sunday marked its grand reopening.

Why it matters: The work being done in the kitchen is some of the most important in the Coachella Valley. Monday through Friday, meals are cooked at St. Paul’s by staff from Well in the Desert and then transported to delivery sites throughout the city and beyond for disbursement. 

Closer look: Led by Rick Tinsley, the director of food and nutrition at Eisenhower Hospital and a member of the church’s Kitchen Taskforce, not only was the kitchen refurbished, but a water heater and the large commercial refrigerators in the kitchen were repaired.

  • Tinsley and the “Kitchen Care Team” also met to do training focused on how to empower Well in the Desert staff to keep the new equipment and space clean. 
What they're saying: “This kitchen remodel is a significant outreach within the larger community. It’s making Jesus’ commandment to love one another concrete." —Tom Clarke, a member of the Kitchen Care Team.

Read Crystal Harrell's complete story here.


Don't miss your chance to see Fellini's iconic classic 8 1/2 at the Historic Camelot Theatre

One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini’s 8½ marks the moment when the director’s always-personal approach to filmmaking fully embraced self-reflexivity. Showtime is 7pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center's Historic Camelot Theatre, with Italian food specials available beginning at 5pm.

Get your tickets here.

The Roundup

🗳️ The seesaw race for the State Assembly's 47th District seat has tipped back in favor of Palm Springs City Councilmember Christy Holstege. (Palm Springs Post)

🎭 Palm Canyon Theatre’s production of "Palm Springs Getaway" combines fun, history and song. It opens Friday night. (CV Independent

🏆 Michelle Yeoh will receive an International Star Award for "Everything Everywhere All At Once" at the Palm Springs International Film Awards. (Variety)

Today's calendar

Meeting: PS Small Hotel Tourism Business Improvement District
4 p.m. | Online
The Palm Springs Small Hotel Tourism Business Improvement District Advisory Board will meet this afternoon via Zoom. You can join the meeting here

Film: 50 Years of Fabulous 
6 p.m. | Welwood Murray Memorial Library
This film recounts the rich history of the Imperial Council: the oldest LGBT charity organization in the world. Everyone is welcome but seating is limited.
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🎁 Your guide to holiday events

The 2022 holidays are in full swing in the city of Palm Springs, and we’re here to try and help you sort through all the events.

Looking ahead

Palm Springs Police Officers’ Association: Memorial Golf Tournament
Friday | 7 a.m. | Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Golfers can register online here. ($195)

Holiday Art Party
Friday | 5 p.m. | Desert Art Center
Shop artwork from more than 100 talented, juried artists in two big galleries and enjoy "celebratory nibbles." The event will feature wall art, ceramics and glass pieces, jewelry and greeting cards. 

Official City Holiday Tree Lighting
Friday | 5 p.m. | Frances Stevens Park
The Palm Springs tree lighting event will include holiday caroling, free cookies, hot cocoa and activities for children. 

Sounds of the Holidays at Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Friday and beyond | Times vary | Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Holiday choir season kicks off Friday at the tramway. On more select dates through Dec. 11, visitors can listen to holiday favorites performed by different high school choirs.

Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus Toy Drive
Saturday | 8 a.m. | Palm Springs Certified Farmers’ Market
Drop off a new, unwrapped toy, or gift cards valued at $25 or less, at the farmers' market booth for the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus. 

And finally...

🐾 Each week, The Post partners with a local animal shelter to feature one or more of the many animal companions ready for a new home in our community.  

  • This week we invite you to meet Kip, a high-energy 3-year-old mixed breed weighing in at 63 pounds who is currently a resident at Palm Springs Animal Shelter.
  • Staff at the shelter say Kip (AKA The Kipster or The Kipmaster) is a party animal who is a blast to be around. "Kip walks well on a leash and plays well with most dogs who share his high-energy style," they wrote. "If you like your dogs like a frat boy on Spring Break, Kip is your dude!"

If you're interested: You can visit the shelter at 4575 E. Mesquite Ave. Hours are 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on all days except for Tuesdays (open for intake and clinic only) and Thursdays (1 p.m. until 7 p.m.). You can always call the shelter at 760-416-5718.

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