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What are we VOTING FOR? Where do I VOTE?

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Voting Location in La Quinta


Voting Locations in La Quinta

The voting location for those near Old Town La Quinta is located at the La Quinta Senior Center. 

La Quinta Voting:  78450 La Fonda, La Quinta CA 92253. 

Follow this link for La Quinta Voting locations based on your street .

All Riverside County Voting Locations



Find information about contests and candidates on a November 6 ballot in Riverside County:




Facebook & Twitter without Internet- Emergency Use!

Monday, October 29th, 2012

How to Use Facebook & Twitter Without Internet- Great for Emergencies! 


With Hurricane Sandy brewing, much of the Eastern US will be without power, and the internet.  Thanks to Mashable, here are instructions on how to set up your mobile phone to post on your social networks.

How can you still post on Facebook and Twitter to let your friends and family know that everything is fine? Or ask for help?

You can use good-old text messages.

To tweet, first you need to enable your mobile phone on, so do it now while you can. Go to your Twitter homepage, then to “Settings” and then “Mobile.” Insert your cellphone number under “Activate Twitter text messaging,” and then you’ll have to text “GO” to the number 40404.twitter iphone

Once you’ve done that, you should receive a text message telling you that your phone is now activated. You should also see new settings on the webpage that allow you to enable or disable text notifications.

Now, to tweet, just write a text and send it to 40404.

To find out more about how to use other Twitter functionalities without an Internet connection, check Twitter’s official guide.


facebook mobile


If you prefer Facebook… you can access it with texting too!

You can update your status via SMS as well and the social network also gives you the ability to subscribe to your friends’ updates and even use Facebook chat. Again, to access these functionalities, you first need to link your mobile phone to your Facebook account.

Log into and go to your “Account Settings,” which you can find under the arrow next to your name on the top bar. Then go to “Mobile,” introduce your number and click on “Activate Text Messaging.” You’ll have to select your country and your carrier. Once you’ve done that, follow the instructions on the screen and text the letter “F” to the number 32665.

Finally, you will receive a confirmation number on your phone. Insert that number on the page. You should then receive a text message that will confirm that your phone is activated.

Now, to update your status, you simply have to write it in a text and send it to 32665.




“Forever Marilyn” in Palm Springs gets a Pedicure!

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Largest Pedicure Ever… Marilyn in Palm Springs!

 Marilyn Monroe

Largest pedicure ever... "Forever Marilyn" Palm Springs

Marilyn Monroe is in Palm Springs… in case you didn’t know.  This week she was pampered with the largest pedicure ever!

If you are visiting the Palm Springs area come downtown and see her.  She is waiting for you!

Marilyn Monroe

"Forever Marilyn" in Palm Springs


While in Palm Springs don’t miss the 26 ft. tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe by American artist and Johnson & Johnson heir Seward Johnson. The sculpture is inspired by the famous photograph by Bernard of Hollywood from the film The Seven Year Itch. She is located at what many call the corner of “Main and Main,” Palm Canyon & Tahquitz Canyon Way in the heart of downtown Palm Springs.

Marilyn Monroe has many legendary ties to Palm Springs. To name a few, she was photographed and “discovered” by Johnny Hyde from the William Morris Agency at Charlie Farrell’s Racquet Club. She was also rumored to have frequented a Movie Colony estate with Joe DiMaggio, currently known as the Sand Acre Estate, and owned a 1950’s bungalow-style house in Las Palmas.

In May of 2012, “Forever Marilyn” made her journey to Palm Springs from Pioneer Court along famed Michigan Ave in Chicago.



Arnold Palmer’s Birthday Today!

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Happy Birthday Arnold Palmer!

Happy Birthday Arnold Palmer!  Arnie is 83 years old today!Arnold Palmer


Not only is Arnold Palmer one of the greatest golfers to have ever played the game… he is also a man who changed the sport with his humility, charm, and connection to his fans.

Nicknamed “The King,” he is one of golf’s most popular stars and its most important trailblazer, because he was the first superstar of the sport’s television age, which began in the 1950s. He is part of “The Big Three” in golf, along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, who are widely credited with popularizing and commercialising the sport around the world.

Palmer won seven major championships:

We are very lucky to live near Arnold Palmer’s Restaurant in La Quinta~ he helped choose the menu and hundreds of photos of  Arnie grace the walls there.  He designed the nearby Tradition Golf Club, and he also has a home there.

During our winter season we are lucky enough to see Arnie at his restaurant many times~ having dinner and sharing stories with friends and locals. He is a man of the people and it shows in everything he does.

Happy Birthday Arnie~ from your fans in La Quinta!

Tradition Golf Club

For more info on living the desert life like Arnie give me a call!


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Desert Beauty: La Quinta Santa Rosa Mountains

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

La Quinta Santa Rosa Mountains


La Quinta Santa Rosa Mountains

La Quinta Santa Rosa Mountains

I am reminded every day how lucky I am to live here in La Quinta.  I took this shot yesterday on my way to the office in Old Town La Quinta.  The Santa Rosa Mountains are here each and everyday protecting us and sharing their timeless beauty.

Come to La Quinta and take in the Santa Rosas!

Santa Rosa Cove on Dwellable

Hearts Left Behind

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Foreclosures and Short-Sales: Hearts Left Behind

hearts left behind

We closed on a home in the La Quinta Cove neighborhood last week and it has been added to our investors portfolio.  We will begin a rehab project to get it in shape for tenants and then help another family move in.

This is the 20th home purchased by just one investor.  Many are competing for these ‘distressed’ properties in La Quinta, and throughout the country.  Our investor intends to buy 50 homes and I am grateful to represent him.  We have consistently pursued  these homes and are thrilled when they meet his requirements and the sales close.

Although these reasonably priced homes will provide safe, clean rental houses for displaced families…. sometimes we forget about the families that had to move out.  Why did they have to move? Where are they now?

This home had a rock garden outside the front door with many different heart shaped stones.  Our termite inspector noticed them and took a few home for his wife.  I brought a few more home and ‘planted’ them in our front yard.

A daily reminder of  the Hearts Left Behind.



 If you are looking for a great real estate agent in the Palm Springs area… let me  one for you!


Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  

Intero Real Estate Services in Old Town La Quinta☼ 


Emergency Numbers for La Quinta

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

La Quinta Emergency Numbers


Post critical law enforcement telephone numbers~  Help your police department by calling to report suspicious activities!


Use 911 only for emergencies involving imminent danger to live and /or property or crimes in progress.  (24 hour number.)



NON-EMERGENCY DISPATCHER–  760-836-3215 Option #5

Use to report a past crime, suspicious activities, persons or vehicles.  (24 hour number.)



Use to receive information, copies of past reports, inquire about lost/found property, share public comments and /or information.  (8:00am- 4:00pm  Monday-/Thursday)



Use to receive information, inquire about lost/found property, share public comments and/or information.  (9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday)



La Quinta Cove Weather Station has arrived!

Monday, June 11th, 2012

La Quinta Cove has New Weather Station!

La Quinta Cove

The La Quinta Cove has its own micro-climate which rarely is represented accurately by the weather sources in place.  Recently a scientific grade weather stateion has been installed.  It streams the current weather data to the internet 24/7, updated every 5 minutes.  Visit

This page is accessible 24/7 from anywhere you have internet access.  If you want to access it from your iPhone, download the FREE “weatherlink” app  from the Apple app store.  Click the “add” + button and search 92253, then select La Quinta Cove (lower).

The weather is also streaming to   Station # KCALAQUI3 (lower)  #KCALAQUI2 (upper)

This will also give earthquake updates and info as well. Check out the links above for the La Quinta Cove New Weather Station!



 If you are looking for a great real estate agent in the Palm Springs area… let me  one for you!



My favorite time of the year…

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

I love summer!

summer i love you

     If you are looking for a great real estate agent in the Palm Springs area… let me  one for you!


Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  

Intero Real Estate Services in Old Town La Quinta☼ 



Happy Mother’s Day…remembering Penne

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Happy Mother’s Day, remembering Penne


Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who are mothers and to my mom,  Penne~  I was truly blessed to have you for my mother.


penne and kathy



If your Mom is gone… know that she is still with you, watching over you, and she will always be there for you.

When I find a penny… I know my Mom, Penne  is thinking about me and sending her love.


A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.  ~Author unknown

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