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About Xochitl Pena

I am a reporter for The Desert Sun covering the city of Palm Springs. I can be reached at xochitl.pena@thedesertsun.com or 760-778-4647.

Recent Posts

Rare Picasso works at Hyatt Indian Wells for food event

Food and wine pairings are inspiring on their own. Throw Pablo Picasso into the mix and the event turns into a culinary tour influenced by the world-famous artist's work. The Hyatt Regency I March 26th, 2014

‘Project Runway’ designers, Michael Costello show off latest looks at Fashion Week El Paseo

Dramatic and wearable couture dominated the runway Wednesday evening during the “Superstars of Project Runway” show anchored by Michael Costello, a former Palm Desert resident and Palm Springs March 20th, 2014

Sneak Peek inside new BNP Paribas stadium

When you step up to the new Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, one thing is evident –  Larry Ellison, owner of the BNP Paribas tournament, spared no expense. From the 417 date palm February 24th, 2014

Palm Springs OKs ‘sitting and lying’ ordinance

The Palm Springs City Council approved 5-0 on Wednesday a “sitting and lying” ordinance that prohibits sitting or lying on city sidewalks between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. along Palm Canyon Drive or Indi February 20th, 2014

Palm Springs council appoints water conservation subcommittee

The Palm Springs City Council appointed, in a 5-0 vote, Councilman Paul Lewin and Mayor Steve Pougnet to a water conservation subcommittee on Wednesday. City Manager David Ready also updated t February 20th, 2014

39-home Dakota project OK’d by Palm Springs City Council

The Palm Springs City Council approved in a 4-0 vote Wednesday a Planned Development District with Wessman Development that allows construction of 39 homes on 6.37 acres at 1501 S. Belardo Road. Mayor February 20th, 2014

Merchants serve up mimosas in Uptown District

In the Uptown Design District, customers were served mimosas as they perused artwork, fine home furnishings and other goods. The Uptown Design District launched its first “Uptown Brunch & February 17th, 2014

Snow White to marry artist at Fine Art Fair launch event

Artist Kevin Berlin had his bachelor party in Brussels last month and on Thursday during the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair opening reception will marry his longtime love  -- Snow White. The weddi February 13th, 2014

Carol Channing’s Birthday celebrated in Palm Springs

All inside the Palm Springs City Council chambers sang Happy Birthday to a very grateful Carol Channing on Wednesday. The Broadway star and comedienne turned 93 on Jan. 31. Mayor Steve Pougn February 5th, 2014

Vacation Rentals heat up in Palm Springs

Vacation rentals have become a hot topic in Palm Springs. The Palm Springs Neighborhood Involvement Committee has created and forwarded to city officials a list of recommended changes to the city January 27th, 2014

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