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Ron DeHarte announces run for Palm Springs City Council

Ron DeHarte announces run for Palm Springs City Council

Community leader Ron DeHarte announced his candidacy for the Palm Springs City Council in a video message released yesterday morning. DeHarte currently serves as the President of Palm Springs Pride, and was the executive director of San Diego Pride from 2006-2010.

New California law requires kitchen scraps to be recycled this year

Along with cardboard, cans and bottles, San Diegans will be recycling fish bones, vegetable peels and eggshells under a state law taking effect this year.

Large grocery stores and other businesses will begin donating their unused edibles to food banks. And residents will be putting kitchen scraps into recycling bins for delivery to composting sites instead of landfills.

Chris Ward promoted to Assistant Majority Leader of the CA State Assembly

Chris Ward promoted to Assistant Majority Leader of the CA State Assembly

I was excited this past week to receive word I have been promoted to Assistant Majority Leader of the State Assembly for the coming year! Through this role, I will have a stronger position to make sure essential pieces of legislation supporting climate, housing, and other critical areas pass the Assembly when they come to the floor.

LGBTQ center in Palm Springs to open satellite location in Coachella

LGBTQ center in Palm Springs to open satellite location in Coachella
With great pride and more than a bit of excitement, The Center's Coachella location will open its doors to the public this Monday, November 22, at 10am, where we will join the East Coachella Valley community, supporters, and elected officials to celebrate this important milestone. We hope you will join us!
 

LA LGBT Center secures a decade's worth of rental assistance for 22 youth

LA LGBT Center secures a decade's worth of rental assistance for 22 youth

In what Los Angeles LGBT Center Director of Youth Services Lisa Phillips describes as “a once in a lifetime opportunity,” 22 youth members experiencing homelessness have been selected to receive 10 years of rental housing assistance from the federal government.

LGBT center in Palm Springs names new CEO/Executive Director

LGBT center in Palm Springs names new CEO/Executive Director
Rob Wheeler has been appointed Executive Director and CEO of The LGBTQ Community Center of The Desert (“The Center”) following a nationwide search led by Kevin Chase Executive Search Group. Wheeler succeeds previous CEO Mike Thompson and Interim Executive Director Mary Sue Allen, who will resume her role as Co-chair of the Board of Directors.