THE LATEST


PRETTY HAPPY

From her early days as “Penny Lane” in Almost Famous, to her activities today as a mother, actress and businesswoman, Kate Hudson explains in a new book how she managed to find the balance between freedom and responsibility. Read more...



UNLOCKING A VERY COLD CASE

On Oct. 30, 1966, an 18-year-old college student was brutally killed on the grounds of Riverside City College. Fifty years later, can new technology unlock the secrets of Riverside’s oldest unsolved murder? Read more...



NEXT MONTH PREVIEW

Next month, we feature some Inland Empire happy hour destinations that serve great food as well as handcrafted cocktails and craft beers. Also in this issue, we salute Inland Empire women and explore their importance in the upcoming elections. Read more...



FIERY FESTS

Aficionados of mariachi music will also want to check out Mariachi Festival, Friday, May 13 at Spotlight 29 Casino in the Coachella Valley. Read more...



Dawn of a New Era

The global debut of the all-new Lexus LC 500 takes the luxury brand into the future. Read more...















Super Bowls

Sallimar Lorenzana, a 25-year-old Corona entrepreneur who recently launched Superfood by Sallimar, will deliver her acai fruit bowls and smoothies if you give her at least a day’s notice. She has a food truck ready to make its debut after obtaining final approvals from Riverside County officials. Look for her on Instagram and Facebook. (951) 532-1669.

MASTER’S TOUCH

With a career that spans several decades in California’s wine business, most of it in Northern California, George Bursick is excited about the rich, decomposed granite soil—“untapped potential,” he calls it—of the Temecula Valley. Read more...


HAPPY HOUR TREATS

Wolfgang Puck has brought his newest restaurant concept, WP Kitchen + Bar, to Palm Desert. Puck designed the menu with plenty of tasting opportunities and small plates. Included on the happy hour menu are Fritto Misto and the Moscow Mule, shown at left. House cocktails, wines, prosecco and beer are available from $5–$7. Happy hour takes place 3 to 6 p.m. daily in the bar + lounge and on the patio. 73-130 El Paseo, Palm Desert; (760) 568-2700, wolfgangpuck.com

FIERY FESTS

Aficionados of mariachi music will also want to check out Mariachi Festival, Friday, May 13 at Spotlight 29 Casino in the Coachella Valley. Read more...


DAWN OF A NEW ERA

The global debut of the all-new Lexus LC 500 takes the luxury brand into the future. Read more...

FRINGE BENEFITS

A carryover from spring, fringe is still going strong, taking its inspiration from the Southwest more than the Wild West. A balance between fun and sophisticated, fringe adds texture and drama to an outfit. It is also one of those “less is more” style elements, so while you’ll be able to find it on dresses, jackets, purses and just about anything else designers can place it on, limit your look to one fringe piece at a time, and keep that piece in a relatively neutral or muted color.


ANNETTE HOEGNER

Annette Hoegner used to organize events for the clothing company she worked for. Realizing she loved that process more than her actual job, she got a business license, attended an accreditation course, and launched Classic Touch Events in 2005. Read more...