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Bermuda Dunes Security
Association (BDSA) is
responsible for streets
(potholes, cracks, street
drainage and dry wells),
Security entry/exit, patrol
vehicles, cable TV
agreement, fee collection
& payment, gates & gate
lights, medians, walls,
guardhouses and all
BDSA is managed by
Desert Resort Mgmt
Please click HERE
if you are having problems
and need to contact
Desert Resort Mgmt
for any BDSA
related issues. Forms
without a valid name, email
or phone number will not
receive a response.
Responses can take up to
The Admin Office is open
Monday thru Friday for
questions and concerns.
Admin staff can also assist
with access to the
Resident Login System
and stickers for gate
Admin hours are as
If this is urgent, please
contact Security at:
Main Gate: 760-360-1322
Glass Gate: 760-772-3137
Desert Resort Mgmt
Here is what
(BDCA) is responsible for
most problems relating to
property owner's home
and lot, dogs,
draining, trash cans,
fountains and landscaping
at the main gate.
Committee reports to the
Dues are $120 per year
and are payable in
January in lump sum.
Monarch is the BDCA
You may call Monarch
Management direct at
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|Today is Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
ODDS AND ENDS AROUND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
|MARK YOUR CALENDAR
DESERT DUNES 2ND ANNUAL
INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
At the Bermuda Dunes Country Club
DATE: THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
TIME: 8:15 AM SHOT GUN
ENTRY FEE: $150.00 PER PERSON
Price Includes: Continental Breakfast, Cart, Tee Package, 18 Holes of Golf and Lunch
All gratuities are included
We have tee times for 72 players
LUNCH, AWARDS AND RAFFLE FOLLOWING PLAY
Lunch Only w/Raffle Tickets $30.00
Proceeds go to:
The Stuart and Barbara Spencer FOLD Scholarship
Friends of the Living Desert
Contact: Donna Hubenthal-Nelson, BDCC Hostess
THIS IS A FABULOUS EVENT!!
6th Annual Super Pet Adoption Festival
Save The Date November 15 &16, 2014
Calling All Animal Lovers!
Come and enjoy an absolutely fun filled weekend of lovable and adoptable pets, family activities, fabulous food,
live entertainment and shopping for unique animal inspired items.
Loving All Animals’ spectacular 6th Annual Super Pet Adoption Festival is November 15th & 16th, 2014 at Rancho
Mirage Community Park (formerly Whitewater Park), Rancho Mirage CA.
This Wizard of Oz themed event, “There’s No Place Like A Home” will be your chance to meet over 500 adoptable
dogs, cats and birds brought to the festival by over 40 animal organizations.
This festival is a great place to see all different types of animals, talk to experts and find the perfect new member
of your family. Attendees will have the opportunity to microchip adopted animals and new pet owners will receive
a wonderful gift bag. As an added benefit, all adopted animals will receive a free health check by local
Whether you already have a family pet, are seeking another one, or simply looking for something fun to do, this
event offers enjoyment for everyone. Plus you will be helping over 500 homeless pets find their forever home!
General Admission is $5.00 per person;
children under 12 years of age are free.
For more information please call 760-834-7000 or visit http://lovingallanimals.org
|FALL IS HERE
AND THE FUN BEGINS...SAVE THE DATES
Mr. Nelson has received emails from several individuals wanting to help with
this important committee, but there is still room for more.
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE FORMING
Dear Mrs. Blog Master
I am looking for five (5) individuals willing to serve on a planning committee to prepare a
plan for our gated community. It will require meeting once a week until the plan is
prepared and approved. It will involve considerable time reviewing, researching and
listening. I want to get total representation so need people from all areas of our gated
This is a great opportunity to help your community as it will make a difference, if and
when, we have a disaster.
BDSA Board of Directors
If you would like to be part of the team:
Would you please post this on the site? I will really appreciate it.
Medicare Open Enrollment ( Oct. 15th thru Dec. 7th) is upon us and there are lots of
changes with all the plans that are available in our area. If you need help
understanding which plan may be best for you or just have general questions about
Medicare please call Richard Torres at 760-771-1658. I'm local and have a great
staff with lots of knowledge about Medicare. Medicare can be very confusing at times
and we are here to help.
Ekizian & Pickett Insurance Agency, LLC
An Insurance Brokerage/General Agency
CA License # 0I96584
La Quinta Office
79440 Corporate Centre Dr.
La Quinta, CA 92253
Phone: (760) 771-1658
Fax: (760) 564-4139
Central Coast Office
Phone: (805) 473-4010
Fax: (805) 473-4011
|Dear Mrs. Blogmistress:
Would you please run this one more time? I have had several people contact me, but just
in case someone didn't see this last week...they can still get in touch with me.
Just a couple of notes for our members. The only service that is paid through your BDSA
Account is Cable TV. If you chose, you may get telephone and internet service from
anyone. You do have a choice.
The Cable TV service to our community is competitively bid and approved by the BOD.
There are reasons why service can be poor but as far as I know they all can be resolved.
If any of your readers are experiencing problems, please have them contact me. I'll be
glad to make sure their problem is resolved.
BDSA Board of Directors, 2014
760 772 9053
|Pumpkin Patch and Amusement Park
Event Date: October 10 - October 31, 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Westfield Palm Desert
Event Type: Carnival
Pumpkin Patch and Amusement Park with Kiddie Rides, Giant Slide, Fun
House, Snacks, Games and Prizes to benefit Animal Samaritans. Join
us for a Spooky Good Time!
72-840 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA .
(makes 4 pints)
•6 1/2 lbs apples cored, peeled, and sliced
•2 cups apple cider
•3/4 cup sugar
•3/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
•1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
•1 teaspoon lemon zest
•1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
•1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
•1/4 teaspoon allspice
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1.Place the apples in a large pot, add the cider, and cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer
and cook until the apples are soft (should be about 20 minutes).
2.Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix together sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and salt.
3.Transfer the apple mixture to a slow cooker. Add spices. Cook on low overnight (10-12 hours) or until the
mixture thickens and is a dark brown.
4.Uncover, stir in vanilla and lemon zest, and continue cooking uncovered on low for about 2 hours
5.Transfer mixture to a food processor or blender, or use an immersion blender and blend until smooth.
6.Transfer mixture to sterile containers and refrigerate for up to two weeks or freeze.
|Basic Facts About Mexican Gray Wolves
The Mexican gray wolf is a subspecies of the gray wolf. Commonly referred to as "El lobo," this wolf
is gray with light brown fur on its back. Its long legs and sleek body enable it to run fast. Though they
once numbered in the thousands, these wolves were wiped out in the U.S. by the mid-1970s, with
just a handful existing in zoos. In 1998, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, led by Jamie Rappaport
Clark (now president of Defenders of Wildlife), released 11 Mexican gray wolves back into the wild in
Arizona. Although their numbers have grown slowly, and they remain the most endangered
subspecies of wolf in the world.
The lobo was once “top dog” in the borderlands, and when the wolf population returns to healthy
numbers, biologists believe that lobos will restore balance to the Southwest’s ecosystems by
keeping deer, elk and javelina—a type of peccary —populations healthy and in check. Wolves
strengthen these animals by preying on the old, sick and young, and prevent their populations from
growing so numerous that they overgraze and destroy habitat that countless other species depend
Mexican wolves mostly eat ungulates (large hoofed mammals) like elk, white-tailed deer, and mule
deer. They are also known to eat smaller mammals like javelinas, rabbits, ground squirrels and mice.
Did You Know?
Mexican gray wolves are not necessarily gray. In fact, their fur is a mix of gray, rust, black and cream.
After being wiped out in the U.S. and with only a few animals remaining in Mexico, Mexican gray
wolves were bred in captivity and reintroduced to the wild in Arizona beginning in 1998. There are
only about 300 Mexican wolves total in captivity. The goal of the reintroduction program was to
restore at least 100 wolves to the wild by 2006, and it will take many more than that before the lobo
is safe from extinction. Today there are approximately 83 of these wolves in the wild.
Range & Habitat
Mexican gray wolves prefer mountain forests, grasslands and scrublands. They once ranged widely
from central Mexico throughout the southwestern U.S. Today, the Mexican wolf has been
reintroduced to the Apache National Forest in southeastern Arizona, and may move into the adjacent
Gila National Forest in western New Mexico as the population expands. Recently, Mexican wolves
have also begun to be reintroduced in Mexico.
Did You Know?
The Mexican gray wolf is about half the size of its cousin, the North American gray wolf.
Mexican gray wolves are very social animals. They live in packs, which are complex social structures
that include the breeding adult pair (the alpha male and female) and their offspring. A hierarchy of
dominant and subordinate animals within the pack help it to work as a unit.
Pups are born blind and defenseless. The pack cares for the pups until they mature at about 10
months of age.
Mating Season: Mid February - mid March
Gestation: 63 days
Litter size: 4 - 7 pups
The item is a Nautilus NE 2000 exercise machine ( photo attached ). It has been
limitedly used and in excellent shape. Sacrifice for $400. Contact Jim Kemp at
951-505-0888 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly was found this morning just north of Sun City. One of my daughters had put out some
flyers the day before and a pest control serviceman had taken one. He saw her and called. We
took her to Desert Dunes and other than being very tired and having lost 3 lbs., she had no
injuries and all systems are working well. She has eaten and is sleeping now. I am so happy to
be able to report a happy ending!
When our house sells, we will be moving to Santa Barbara where our oldest daughter lives. We
have lived in the desert for 29 years and will miss many people and things about it, but not dog
walks in the wild parts…
|Hi. I referred Camprunamutt which is now Village Pup. Same Address and phone #
Thanks for letting us know, we will make the name change.
To the council people of Bermuda Dunes, my name is Terry Basquin, these
pictures are a problem property next to one of my rentals, this problem
started 4 years ago and I made all the complaints I could possibly make
but got very little action, the problem has now escalated to the point that
I need help, here is a before picture taken 2 yrs ago and here is a more
recent picture taken on 10-15-14, this is a compost pile in the pool which
has generated a health issue..For more information you can contact me on
my cell at 760-250-8476. I have many more pictures at request..
I have forwarded your email to the BDCCouncil for their review. I have also sent
these photo to Frank Mendez, our Code Enforcement Officer for Bermuda Dunes.
Hopefully we can help get this mess cleaned up!
|Looking for a small refrigerator for soft drinks and water storage in my garage-No
need for ice maker or anything fancy--even a hotel room size would do-as long as it is
in good working condition. I'll try anything for a good price.
phone 760 345-6566
cell 760 774-0707
Thanks for your help.
P.S. GO paw-Patrol!!
|Palm Springs Art Museum
Free Admission Every Thursday, From 4-8 p.m.
City of Palm SpringsThank You To The City of Palm Springs
Get family and friends together for a Thursday night on the town. Grab something to eat,
take in exhibitions and the permanent collections at Palm Springs Art Museum, then head
over to do a little shopping at Village Fest. There is something for everyone.
Free Thursday admission to the museum from 4-8 p.m. is made possible through the
continued, generous support from the City of Palm Springs,
for which we say THANK YOU.
|The 2014-2015 season line-up at the Annenberg Theater offers an exciting, diverse line-up. There's
something for everyone. Choose all or select a few fabulous performances in this year's Annenberg
Theater schedule. Order tickets online 24/7 at annenbergtheater.org or by calling the Box Office at
This year the headliner for the theater's Twelfth Annual Opening Night benefit performance is 4 Girls 4, a
fantastic revue that features stunning performances from Randy Graff, Andrea McArdle, Maureen
McGovern, and Donna McKechnie.
Following this, the 2014-2015 Performance Series continues with Broadway's Best in the West: Encore!
Encore! It features outstanding Broadway talent that has graced the Annenberg stage in previous years.
These acts include: Betty Buckley, Christine Ebersole, the Callaway Sisters and Sam Harris.
The theater's popular Cabaret 88 series also returns this year with six performances by artists including
Jeff Harner, Joan Ryan, Kevin Earley, Billy Stritch, Spencer Day and Donna Theodore. Tickets for the
Cabaret 88 shows are limited and are based on availability.
Tickets for the Opening Night Gala must be ordered through the Box Office by calling at 760-325-4490.
Ticket prices for the Performance Series vary per show and can be ordered on-line at
annenbergtheater.org or by calling the Box Office. Box Office hours are Wednesday - Friday from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Click here for the complete calendar of performances.
|TWO HATS WERE HANGING ON A HAT RACK IN THE HALLWAY. ONE HAT
SAID TO THE OTHER: "YOU STAY HERE; I'LL GO ON AHEAD."
I would like to invite everyone to the
Mission Lakes Craft Fair....
Sunday, November 9th at the Clubhouse, from 9-3
8484 Country Club Dr. Desert Hot Springs.
|Fall Scenery - Eastern Sierra
Story and photos by Lara Hartley
all images click to enlarge and copyright Lara Hartley
A dirt road makes its way past aspens in fall foliage on the way to a beaver pond and Lundy Lake. Lundy Lake
is located 45 miles north of Mammoth Lakes and is a favorite spot for photographers.
A dirt road makes its way past undulating aspens in fall foliage on the way to a beaver pond and Lundy Lake.
Lundy Lake is located 45 miles north of Mammoth Lakes and is a favorite spot for photographers.
Standing in the golden corridor of Lundy Lake Road, a tunnel of crooked aspens with dancing yellow leaves
leads me toward the lake. Dark mountains skirted with fall color are reflected in the polished surface and a hint
of woodsmoke is further proof that it is indeed fall.
Autumn speaks in joyous warm tones full of life. But the musty smell of decaying leaves bespeaks of winter
and the death of the year.
Grand golden landscapes are part of the scene as one drives down Highway 395 north of Lee Vining.
Curved aspen trunks seem to wave in the shade in the Eastern Sierra.
We don't have the wild variety of color that the East Coast has, nevertheless the craggy Eastern Sierra during
Indian summer is an awesome sight with yellow and gold carpets creeping up to the treeline.
It is getting close to that time of year when photographers descend on the area, wearing strange gear and
carrying big tripods. A brief, shining October moment beckons those with large cameras and small, and the air
invites others who just want to breathe deeply and take in the light gleaming through the leaves.
The area is big enough that you can find secret places in the mountains - far from the lumbering, aluminum
RVs - to photographically explore your unique vision of fall.
Beauty and solitude can be yours on some of the longer hikes, especially during the week.
A dirt road follows a line of cottonwoods and more aspens cloaked in golden gowns up McGee Creek Canyon,
where small creeks tumble over boulders dressed with a smattering of iridescent leaves. The restored McGee
Creek Lodge, built in 1929, is conveniently located on Highway 395 at the junction of McGee Creek Road.
Nearby Convict Lake offers trout fishing, boating and more hikes, the best being around the lake. Orange and
yellow trees contrast with the inky color of the water.
Mono Lake, with its desolate salty shores, wheeling seabirds and tufa towers, is a popular photo destination
no matter what time of year. On fall weekends, lone photographers and workshop participants jockey for the
best position along the lake.
They wait for the sun to go down, the moon to come up and hope for magic light. Occasionally, no matter the
crowds, art is created.
|I would like to recommend The Lunch Box
It has excellent sandwiches, soups, salads and stuff...
74868 Joni Drive #1
Palm Desert 92260
|Note from Mrs. Blogfolks
Paw Patrol Information can be found on The Pet Place Page.
|COME ON DOG WALKERS...
In other words, Pick Up Poop!
Wondered if you would consider reminding our dog walkers that desert landscaping and vacant
lots are NOT their dogs private toilets. Too often myself and other walkers are toting two bags of
poop, one from a lazy, thoughtless owner and our own.
I am sure you could put this in a much nicer way.
Wolf face thanks.
Sometimes 'nice' just doesn't get the point across.
Thanks, for reminding dog walkers they need to be courteous to others' property.
I am sure these individuals DO NOT belong to our Paw Patrol.
We thank you for considering us, but we do not reply to Linkedin requests
I live in the Bermuda Dunes Country Club and receive blog updates. I hope I have reached the
right people, but I have some information I would like passed on. This morning I found an injured
black and white kitten/cat in my front yard. I and another community member took the kitten to a
near by vet. We called to check in on the kitten this evening and were told that nothing could be
done for him until the owner was identified. I am hoping that by passing this information on to our
community members we can locate the owner of this kitten. He is at Bermuda Dunes animal
hospital in Ralph's shopping center. You can contact me at 760-636-4316
Florida Exposition Services
42855 Cerritos Dr.
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
Phone: (800) 428-0123
Thanks for contacting us. We will get this out right away.
|October 25, 2014 - October 31, 2014
Oct 25th & 26th 11AM-4PM Oct 31st 6-8:30PM
October 25 & 26
11 AM – 4 PM
Event is FREE with General Admission
Howl-O-ween Night Bash October 31
6 – 8:30 PM
Howl-O-Ween “A Spooky Zoo Adventure” is free with paid admission to the zoo. Kids are
encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes and enjoy one of the many exciting activities
planned for the weekend including more than 20 trick or treat stations, a monster maze, pumpkin
bowling, pumpkin decorating, animal encounters, Living Desert zoo mascots, storytelling, face
painters, bounce houses, craft workshops and more.
Howl-O-Ween at The Living Desert is sponsored by The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation.
|Beautiful artwork done by children who support the
|NOTE FROM MRS;. BLOGFOLKS
Last week was National Wolf Awareness Week
Here are some interesting facts about these wonderful critters!!