PAW PATROL






2014-15

LIFE IS GOOD IN BERMUDA DUNES...
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feed animals'

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FRIEND TO AN
ANIMAL IN NEED!
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HAPPENING







AG TRAIL WEBSITE
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HERE

BDSA Meeting
Adm Bldg
4:00 PM
3rd Thursday of
every month

BDSA
Responsibilities:

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
street/gate signage.

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
one day.

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
access.

Admin hours are as
follows:

Monday 10-6
Tuesday10-6
Wednesday Closed
Thursday10-6  
Friday10-6
aturday Closed         
Sunday Closed

If this is urgent, please
contact Security at:

Telephone Numbers:

Main Gate: 760-360-1322
Glass Gate: 760-772-3137
Admin Building:
760-772-3140
Desert Resort Mgmt

BDCA MEETS
EVERY 2ND
TUESDAY,
EXCEPT AUGUS
T

Adm Bldg
4:30 PM
Bermuda Dunes
Home Owner's
Association

Here is what
BDCA is
responsible for:

Bermuda Dunes
Community Association
(BDCA) is responsible for
most problems relating to
property owner's home
and lot, dogs,
landscaping, pool
draining, trash cans,
fountains and landscaping
at the main gate.

The Architectural
Committee reports to the
Community Board.

Dues are $120 per year
and are payable in
January in lump sum.

Monarch is the BDCA
management company.


You may call Monarch
Management direct at
760-776-5100
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DESERT DUNES 2ND ANNUAL
INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
At the Bermuda Dunes Country Club

DATE: THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015

TIME: 8:15 AM SHOT GUN

FORMAT: SCRAMBLE

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

ANY QUESTIONS?
Contact: Donna Hubenthal-Nelson, BDCC Hostess
Email: dhateasystreet@msn.com

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
veterinarians.

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
UPDATE:

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
community.

This is a great opportunity to help your community as it will make a difference, if and
when, we have a disaster.

Thanks,
Bob Nelson
BDSA Board of Directors

If you would like to be part of the team:

Email: robertnelson_3@msn.com

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.



Thank you,

Richard Torres
CEO
Ekizian & Pickett Insurance Agency, LLC
An Insurance Brokerage/General Agency
CA License # 0I96584

La Quinta Office
79440 Corporate Centre Dr.
Suite 115
La Quinta, CA 92253
Phone: (760) 771-1658
Fax: (760) 564-4139
Central Coast Office
Phone: (805) 473-4010
Fax: (805) 473-4011
Email: richard@pickettbenefits.com
Website: www.pickettbenefits.com
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.

Thanks,

Bob Nelson
BDSA Board of Directors, 2014
Contact:
Donna
Hubenthal
for  information

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!


Location Map:
72-840 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA .
Apple Butter

(makes 4 pints)

Ingredients
•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

Instructions
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.
7.Enjoy!
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
on.

Diet

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.

Population


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.

Behavior

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.

Reproduction

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
Hi,



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 jwk1122@aol.com












Thanks,

Jim Kemp
Hi Blogfolks,
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…

Judy
Hi. I referred Camprunamutt which is now Village Pup.  Same Address and phone #

Thanks for letting us know, we will make the name change.

TBF

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..

Thank You,
Terry Basquin


































Hi Terry:

I have forwarded your email to the BDCCouncil for their review. I have also sent
these photos to Frank Mendez, our Code Enforcement Officer for Bermuda Dunes.
Hopefully we can help get this mess cleaned up!

TBF
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!!

Laurie
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
760-325-4490.

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."
Hi Blogfolks:

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.

Thanks, !

Bonnie Scott-Luce
Fall Scenery - Eastern Sierra

Autumn Glimmer













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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...

760-610-136
74868 Joni Drive #1
Palm Desert 92260

Betty Ekmanian
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.









Nancy

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.
TBF
Hello,
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


Sylvia McGarry
Florida Exposition Services
42855 Cerritos Dr.
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
Phone: (800) 428-0123
Email: floridaexpo@yahoo.com

Thanks for contacting us. We will get this out right away.

TBF
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
Members Night
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
Animal Samaritians
NOTE FROM MRS BLOGFOLKS

Last week was National Wolf Awareness Week

Here are some interesting facts about these wonderful critters!!
FREE PATIO FURNITURE

Would you please put the info below on the Blog - Thanks  

Free -Oblong Glass Top Table w/ 4 chairs, small round side table, 2 lounge chairs, glass
square table

Must be picked up from property asap located here in Bermuda Dunes CC.  

Contact - Darlene Montgomery - 760-345-1019
BERMUDA DUNES COUNTRY CLUB WOULD LIKE TO RECYCLE YOUR USED
CHRISTMAS TREES, GARLANDS, WREATHS AND ORNAMENTS...

Don't throw them out...take them to the Club, or call for pick up.











They can also use fall decor
items...leaves, pine cones, Manzanita branches and
other assorted items that you would like to donate
!

T
hey also need newspapers!

PUT YOUR OLD ITEMS TO GOOD USE!

Contact: Claudia Barker, 310 344 9001