Dar at the bar

Dar at the Bar

Convivial Darius Farzaneh, 38, longtime bartender at Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion in Rancho Mirage, prefers for customers and colleagues alike to simply call him Dar. “Or they call me ‘the Dartender,’” he says, chuckling. “That gets a lot of mileage.” No matter his moniker, Dar—who has lived in the desert for most of his life, and…

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Rancho Mirage Magazine

Rancho Mirage Magazine

There are few things I like better than a good read, whether it’s a tantalizing novel, a juicy periodical, my newspapers, an informative blog, or even a sentimental greeting card—I just love words!  But add a party to the potential for a good publication and I get even more excited.  And that’s what just happened…

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Rancho Mirage’s Larry Ellison’s Team is a Winner!

One of our local Rancho Mirage residents has been in the news even more than usual recently. Larry Ellison, the mega-billionaire and founder/CEO of Oracle Corporation, who owns the 249-acre property known as Porcupine Creek Ranch, was the sponsor of the winning yacht in the 2013 America’s Cup race, which took place in late September.…

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Gay Wedding Bells in Rancho Mirage

Gay Wedding Bells in Rancho Mirage

Well, they’re finally going to do it!  Now that marriage equality has returned to California, my San Diego friends Stephen and Diego (real name, I swear) are tying the knot.  But best of all, they’ve decided to do it right here in the Palm Springs Valley.  Precisely which town is going to accommodate these fabulous…

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