A mother had a premonition that her good luck charm - her daughter - would pay off big time when visiting Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Later, in , President George Washington invited all to give thanks for our new country and Constitution. But was it really a mystery? The stack of letters was still sitting in the front seat of her car. Still, our form of government will not work if people act selfishly, without regard for others. We know it as "gasoline. I get that RE is always local but does anyone think these new measures will actually lower prices in such a small market like this?
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Tony Bennett is 84 years old. It was a wonderful concert! They even sang a duet together: Up ahead there was something unusual. I had an idea what it may have been, but I hoped I was wrong. As we walked closer, I saw that a mother deer had been hit by a car. Even sadder, there were two tiny fawns baby deer that were laying right beside her. It seemed like all 3 animals were dead. But as we got closer, I noticed that one of the fawns blinked her eye at me. What could I do? My dogs stopped barking.
I told them to "Sit" and they obeyed. Indeed, I felt a pulse. We rushed back to the motel to try to locate an emergency animal hospital. We found one, but it was about 50 miles away, in Marietta.
I scooped up the fawn in a couple of motel towels and off we went. Where was the animal hospital? After asking several morning walkers and making several phone calls, we found the hospital! Was the deer still alive? I hoped and prayed that she was. The hospital was expecting us, and they came out to the car to help.
We brought the baby deer inside. The veterinarian checked her over. She is just fine! I could not take the deer home, and she was much too young to be placed back in the woods. They would care for her for many months, until she was ready to be released back into the woods. When we returned to Memphis, I called the animal hospital in Georgia that had been so kind. They said that the little deer was doing fine! Sometimes I remind our schoolchildren that they, too, will probably drive a car some day.
What kind of drivers do we want to be? Are we going to be careless, or are we going to be careful? Did you ride in a car? It takes energy to move the car -- and you -- down the road. Where does that energy come from? Chances are, it came from deep underground. We know it as "gasoline. They sell it by the gallon. But we can't run a car on cow's milk. It probably wouldn't moooove! A Polar Bear may swim just inches from you. Next time you're in the lab, check out the World Wildlife Calendar by the homework box.
You'll see a prize-winning picture of a mother Polar Bear and her young cub. Polar Bears are classified as marine mammals because they spend most of their time in the sea, particularly the Arctic Ocean. Their official scientific name is "Ursus maritimus.
Maritimus is Latin for "ocean. I saw something on the floor. It looked like a snake. It must be a shoestring or a rope, I thought. But it really was a snake! It was winding its way down the hallway as if it wanted to come to Art class!
I wanted to catch it, and looked around for a box of some sort. Is there a box in the house? I ran into Mrs. Curry's Art Room, and found a large cardboard box and a plastic cup. I hoped that the snake was still around. Yes, there he was! It didn't take long to catch him, and there he was in the box! I must say it was a beautiful snake. It was dark green on top, almost black. It was a Tennessee King Snake!
It was about 14 inches long, and about as big around as my little finger. And he was an active, wiggly guy! I took the snake-in-the-box upstairs to show Mr. He was very happy we caught such a beautiful snake! He found an aquarium, some rocks, a heat lamp, some water, and some crickets for food. The snake is now a classroom pet of Mrs.
Miller name her new pet snake? You'll have to ask her. Miller will let you stop in and see oursnake! Moths are attracted to light, and also to the other smaller insects that fly toward the light, such as gnats and mosquitoes. This fellow didn't seem to be in much of a hurry. Perhaps he had spent the night before close to one of the outdoor lights, catching and eating dinner. During our lab classes we will explore the worlds of physical science, life science, a bit of chemistry and physics, and the stars, moon, and planets.
We always record our findings -- our data -- in the form of numbers, words, and pictures, in our lab notebooks. These notebooks are kept in chronological time order. They are turned in and graded at the end of the trimester. They are graded and kept in student folders in the lab.
We look at them and check them from time to time. It is said that Science has a "cousin. Here are some ways: We can prepare for a task by gathering necessary information before starting, and controlling the impulsive desire to jump in head first.
We can follow directions. This often means acknowledging the expertise of others, and realizing that we need instructional help with a task, even if it seems easy and obvious at a casual glance.
We can tolerate frustration. A growing individual sees these obstacles as temporary, as problems to be solved, and as natural, normal, and expected -- not as tragedies or failures.
We can know when to shift away from a compelling task. Avoiding a compulsive pounding at a project that is, for the moment, resisting progress, is a valuable emotional skill. We can learn to finish a project completely. It seems to happen so often that the attention to detail demonstrated at the start of the project is abandoned near the end, after the novelty of the task has worn off and is replaced by a desire to move on to something else.
Craftsmanship is a skill, often not easily or casually learned. It involves discipline -- making yourself do the right thing again and again. These are lasting experiences; the basis of genuine self-esteem. The Balance Lab 1 is "The Balance. It is possible that a balance will not be perfectly level. If that is the case, then we'll need to add a slight bit of weight -- a mass -- to the high side. We'll use paper clips to do this. Once the balance is level, then it's ready to be used to measure something.
We'll measure baking soda, using the unit of the gram. Once a team masters "one gram" of baking soda, then that team is rewarded with another gram, and then another! We are measuring baking soda to the nearest gram.
A filter is generally something that let's certain things pass through, but not everything. It looks like a screen. It catches the spaghetti, but it lets the water drip through.
We made a filter in the lab out of Did you know that toilet paper or tissue allows air We measured 2 grams of baking soda, wrapped it in a toilet paper package, taped it shut, and then dropped it into a flask of vinegar. When the vinegar made its way through the holes in the toilet paper, then the vinegar came in contact with the baking soda.
Our filter slowed down the chemical reaction that took place between the vinegar and baking soda. It slowed the reaction just enough to blow up our balloon in a controlled way. We can walk on it. Ordinary sand from the beach may sparkle and shine. If it does, then there may well be some quarts mineral in it. Some beaches have black sand. If sand is black, then the rocks from which the sand is made probably came from a volcano.
In any case, sand is really a lot of tiny, tiny rocks. These rocks were made smaller and smaller by the action of pounding water over many, many years. In this sand, we looked at "red sand. This chemical causes the red sand to remain dry!
You must see it to believe it. You can actually pour off the water and the sand is dry. Some folks say that red sand is from Mars, the red planet! Do you believe it? No, it's not really true. Many materials are in milk, but we will consider just a few. Milk contains water, of course. It is the proteins that will be the star of the show today. We'll pour about a tablespoon of milk into a shallow dish, and then we'll drop in just a few drops of food coloring. The color will float on the top the surface of the milk.
But if we drop something else in, watch out! Then they will scramble the food color into a most interesting situation. What shall we drop in to make it all happen? The second graders know! In this lab, we took some very small dishes off the shelf, and floated them in water. They settled in and floated. As they did so, each dish pushed a bit of water out of the way. If not enough water is pushed to the side, then the object would This is called Archimedes Principle, and we study it a bit more in 3rd grade.
Back to the pennies. Each group had 10 of them. We plopped one penny into the floating dish. It sank down a bit more into the water, but still floated. Plopping in a second penny did more of the same. How many pennies would our "boat" hold before it sank?
It was fun to see the dish sink! Finally, everyone came up front and was handed a dime. We sank a "boat" on purpose, and challenged each student to drop the dime in the water. Would the dime land in the underwater boat? It's harder than it looks! As the dime falls through the water, it makes its own currents that push it around. These currents are called "eddy currents. Colored Ice We mixed up some water with food color and froze it overnight.
What did we get? Colored ice cubes, of course. We watched it melt. We didn't stir it or shake the table. The entire beaker of water turned blue, very evenly. Then we mixed up some saltwater. We did the same thing, with a new colored ice cube. But the results were very different! As the colored ice cube melted, the colored, melted freshwater remained on top, making a beautiful blue ring! The saltwater on the bottom is heavier than the freshwater on the top.
So the melted blue water stayed there! In fact, at the end of school, 5 hours later, it still looks What can we learn from this little tabletop experiment? Freshwater remains on top. Different fish live in the different waters!
Float a Coin Can you float a coin on top of water? But a penny is too heavy. So is a dime. And forget about quarters and nickels, too. Yet there is a coin from Japan that can float The coin is a "yen. And while aluminum is lighter than the copper that makes up a penny, aluminum is still heavy enough to sink in water.
So, we must devise another strategy. Because air above the water presses on the water's surface, there is something taking place called "surface tension. You can jump into a pool and sense this.
The "splash" is a little bit hard. After you're in the water, it's not so hard. We can do this with a fork, if we're careful. We can also float a metal paper clip. But a drop of soap will ruin the whole thing. What does the soap do? It breaks up the Soap makes water "softer," and that's why we use it to clean dishes, laundry, and hands. First of all, we give the top a "twist" in order to spin it. This "twist" is called "torque.
Next, the top spins. The top will keep spinning unless another force or forces cause it to stop. The fact that the top keeps spinning is called "inertia. What stops the top? Mainly, two forces stop the top: Friction is when two surfaces such as the top and the table are not perfectly smooth. They rub against each other and create "drag" or even heat. Did you see the special "upside down" tops in the lab, too? When they spin fast enough, inertia turns them upside down!
They call it "wood pulp. But did you know that paper can be made from It looks like paper, and you can write on it, too. However, when we placed our "cornstarch paper" in water, it dissolved!
Packing "peanuts" may also be made from cornstarch. One advantage in doing so allows the packing peanuts to dissolve in the rain, making more room in the landfill for other things.
We began our lab by dissolving salt in water some of it did not dissolve. We also dissolved some sugar in water it did dissolve. Then we tried to mix a spoonful of sand into some water.
It did not dissolve, of course. Water, however, can certainly dissolve most anything, including rock and sand. It just takes a few hundred thousand years to do so! We would have no power tools. Michael Faraday invented the electric motor in How does our electric motor work? The key is the coil, also called the armature. When the coil comes in contact with the electricity, then the coil turns into a magnet. It is called an "electromagnet. And the magnets push away from each other.
And when it swings around all the way, it turns itself "on" again. And the whole process repeats. But this time we'll change something. Have you seen the tiny Christmas tree lights? Each group will receive a light along with their electric motor. We'll use alligator clip wires 'gators and we'll hook up our light to the 2 copper terminals. Then we'll start the motor. What will we see? If we look carefully, we should see the light "pulsing" just a little. But then the motor turns itself "off" during the other half-turn.
When it does so, the light brightens again. The whole idea of the motor turning itself "off" and "on" again is called The commutator for our motor is very simple -- just insulation removed from half of the wire.
And it doesn't get very hot. We wired up both of these types of lights in this lab. And since it's October, our L. Have you seen a traffic light lately? They have 3 different color L. Green, Yellow, and Red! We'll use a plastic test tube with a lid, 2 AA batteries, a spring, some foil, maybe some cotton, and a light-emitting diode orange or yellow. It may be a nice night-light or a trick-or-treat safety electro-candle. The light will work because we will make sure electricity travels from the 2 AA batteries to the L.
If electricity travels in a good path that it can follow, then it's called a circuit. Our switch will simply be a wire we will cut A simple microscope has several parts. At the other end of the eyepiece tube is another lens called the objective lens.
These two lenses work together to make the object look bigger. The object itself is placed on a flat place called a stage. Below and sometimes above the stage is a light, also called "illumination.
Most students did not see anything at first -- it just seemed to be a white blurry circle. But after focusing, something came into clear view. It was a pile of salt crystals! The question was asked, "Do you mean to say that we eat crystals? We have some big or perhaps small surprises in store! The microscope itself was invented by Anton Von Leewenhoek in Garden pea plants grow very quickly, so he grow thousands of them.
He was interested in how "traits" were passed off from parent to offspring. We learned that traits that always show up are called "dominant" traits. Traits that are overpowered by dominant traits don't always show up. They are called "recessive" traits.
For example, what kind of offspring will a "Tall Spool" and a "Short Spool" have? The tall child carries a "short trait. We take a look at the eyepiece. It is stamped "10x. But we must also look at the objective lens. We have 3 objective lenses on our 'scopes, but the one we'll use most is the "low power" objective.
Our low power objective is "4x. We did a little multiplication lesson Our salt looked 40 times bigger! We also looked at sugar. Then we looked at Epsom Salts magnesium sulfate. All 3 are crystals; all 3 looked different.
Finally, we "flooded" the Petri dish with water and added some pieces of Alka-Seltzer. This produced a storm of bubbles! Looking at these bubbles under the microscopes was fun Each bubble contained a tiny amount of carbon dioxide gas. It is called copper chloride. And we'll take a look at red sand! What is a crystal, anyway? A crystal is a repeating pattern, made of certain chemicals.
Quartz is a crystal. Salt is a crystal. Sugar is a crystal. But is glass a true crystal? Glass is more of a liquid that simply stopped flowing. That's why glass shatters! Without light, we cannot see. We can use the sun's energy, indirectly, to light things up at night, too. How does light behave? Light may "go through" something transmit. Light may be bent refract. Light may bounce off something reflect. And light may even "get stuck" in something absorb.
We did some light tricks in the lab. We saw how a straw in water looks broken light is refracted. We bounced light off the white board reflect. We shined some light into some water with food coloring absorb. And we saw how the light bounced off the ceiling from the water transmit, refract, reflect, absorb. We could not see the laser until we dropped some flour and sugar in its path.
Then it looked like Star Wars! Finally, we introduced what must surely be the world's coolest kaleidoscope. You must see it to believe it! Horse Race Derby They're off! Who will win the race? Will it be the chestnut 3 year-old, the black beauty, or the silver stallion? Vibrations are all around us. A thick guitar string vibrates, but a thin guitar string vibrates faster Sound waves are carried along by vibrations in the air.
And it is piled up above us It's called air pressure. A city in the mountains has somewhat less pressure because there's less air above it!
Our take-home gizmo from this lab is a tiny glass medicine vial. Fill it with water, then turn it upside down. We may thank air pressure. We may also thank the cohesion of water Lab 21 is "Kinetic Cuckoo. The bird is really a wooden model. It slides up and down a steel rod. We place the bird at the top of the rod, give it a nudge, and down it goes. A spring causes it to peck-peck-peck all the way down. Kinetic energy is moving energy.
Here at school, the maintenance crew often salts the steps How does this work? Salt melts ice because That is, the water is still very, very cold.
But the ice "gets in the way" and prevents the water from turning into a solid. We see this at work when we make homemade ice cream.
The salt we use helps the ice to be slushy Within this cold environment, we make the ice cream. In the lab, we may place a piece of yarn on an ice cube, "salt it," wait a few minutes, and then we just might be able to pick up the ice cube with the yarn!
The salt melts the top of the ice into water As it re-freezes, the yarn gets stuck there. And we may pick up the whole thing! But ask Mom first! Lab 23 is "Tuning Forks. We'll re-visit vibrations in this lab. A tuning fork has two "points" called "tines. The air around the tines vibrates and these vibration travel to our ears, where the sound waves are collected. These waves are channeled into our ear canal, and they strike the eardrum, which also vibrates.
These vibrations are converted to electrical signals, and these signals go right to our brain via the auditory nerve. All this is happening when we hear something! Our tuning forks will vibrate, and we may dunk them into the water. The water will splash! The tuning forks may also be whacked, and then placed on a cup or foil pie pan.
The cup vibrates; the foil pan vibrates, and we hear a squealing sound! We used 8 tuning forks, and each one vibrated a little differently.
A tuning fork may also be placed on a guitar. The wood on the guitar vibrates, the air inside the guitar vibrates, and the sound waves come out into the air, where we hear them very well.
Lab 24 is "Static Electricity. They gather in one place That's called a "discharge. They may tend to gather in one place. When you touch the sweater They all jump to you. In extreme form, electrons that gather in such a way also cause lightning.
In the lab, we built an "electroscope" that showed electrons jumping from a balloon onto the electroscope. The foil on the electroscope moved mysteriously and we heard some pops! But was it really a mystery? No, it was static electricity. Lab 25 is "Reading the Thermometer. When things get cool, they tend to contract get smaller. Our class thermometers contain red alcohol. There's no place to go but Just read the numbers Fahrenheit scale or Celsius scale and that will tell us the temperature of the surroundings.
At the end of class, we took the temperature of We wrote down that temperature. We unscrewed the lid and took the temperature a second time. What did we find? What did we expect? Since sand is a lot like a bunch of tiny rocks, when they shake together, they And so, when we took the temperature a second time, after the shaking, the sand was about 4 degrees warmer! Lab 26 is "The Siphon. The idea behind a siphon is that air pressure will actually push air from a higher place to a lower place through a tube.
Yes, it is, if you do it right. The tube that connects the high place and the low place must be full of water. And the high place must be higher than the low place, of course.
When all is ready, we release our thumb from the tube and Did you know that Blue Heron Lake was drained I saw it happen. When the lake was dry, they dug out lots of dirt to make the lake deeper. That's a good thing. What did they do with the dirt? And the school saved money, too. There are many steps to the siphon, and it takes at least two people to do it. Lab 28 is "The Wooden Car. Our wooden cars, of course.
We assemble them and choose a rubber band. We wind the rubber band around the rear axle, and let it go. Our cars scoot across the lab floor, and some jump ramps! We experiment in order to see which rubber bands serve as the best motors. So, we may accurately measure how far our cars will travel. We also have a tunnel and a ramp for high-performance wooden cars!
We notice rings in the wood. Looking more closely, we see that the rings have tiny pinholes, too. There are hundreds, or even thousands of these pinholes. What are they for? Each season, liquid flows up from the roots to the treetops. If the ring is wide, then this means that there was a lot of rain that season. Either way, there's a ring. And that's how we may tell how old a tree is. The samples of wood we saw were cut from the branches of a much larger tree.
The large tree was years old! It fell in midtown on July 22, It was not a hurricane, because hurricane winds go "round and round. They were called "straight line winds. It was a dangerous storm! Lab 31 is "Arthropods. An arthropod is a name for a large group of living things. But so are scorpions, crabs, and lobsters! We looked at 8 different specimens in lab today. Arthropods, also, may be "pets" or "pests. But a mosquito is a pest! And they are found in the air, on the ground, on the water, and under the water!
Lab 32 is "Diffusion. The girls know about it. If you spill a little perfume on one side of the room, then it won't be long until everybody in the whole room smells it, too.
Inside the perfume bottle, the perfume is packed together very tightly. All the things that make up the perfume are close together. When the perfume spills, then the liquid spreads out. It even turns into gas. The "perfume gas" is really the same thing as the perfume liquid, just lots more spread out. Inside the bottle, it is concentrated. In our lab, we used a dry, powdery chemical called "potassium permanganate. The chemical "spread out" into the water. Diffusion is also when mom may be cooking in the kitchen, but you may smell the aroma in another part of the house.
Does the food travel through the air to your nose? But tiny parts of the food do indeed travel. They are called "molecules," and they are "diffusing" into the air. Suppose you put one drop of milk into a swimming pool. What would happen to the milk? It would soon dissolve into the pool water. Lab 33 is "Respiration. Human beings breathe, and we use our lungs to hold the air. When we take a breath, a muscle called the diaphragm expands. Our lungs get bigger, and air rushes in.
The air pressure in our atmosphere causes the air to fill our lungs. When we "breathe out" or exhale , we force air out of our lungs with that same muscle. We made a model of the lungs. We cut the bottom of the bottle away and placed a piece of rubber there.
Hanging down from the top of the bottle was a balloon, attached to the top. When we pulled the bottom piece of rubber, the volume of the bottle increased. Air rushed in to the balloon at the top, making it bigger! We compared this to "inhaling. And what happened then? The top balloon became smaller. We forced air out of it.
We compared that to "exhaling. Of course, if it weren't for Earth's atmosphere, breathing would be impossible! All the air that surrounds planet Earth our atmosphere presses down on us. It has been measured at almost 15 pounds per square inch We don't feel it because we're used to it. But when our diaphragm expands and our lungs get bigger, air rushes in! Lab 34 is "The Roman Arch. An engineer makes things that help people.
The Romans made an aquaduct. It was a system of pipes that brought water from the mountains to the seaside. Since there was no fresh water in the Mediterranean Sea, they had to import it! That's what they did! And it is still standing today, years later.
We are building "Roman Arches" in class. An arch has a base bottom , two sides buttresses , and many pieces that fit together to make it sturdy. The piece in the middle, at the top, is called the "keystone. An arch is strong because two forces act upon it -- the downward force and a side-to-side force. In this way, each piece of the arch each block shares equally in the force. It's like 10 people pushing a wagon instead of one person. We're knocking down the Roman Arch -- and rebuilding it!
We'll remember how to build them, because when we practice these things, we improve our skills. We'll walk on them! Our arches are incredibly strong. Our arches will not fall unless we kick them over.
In fact, our arches could support the weight of our entire class -- if we could fit! The big building is the Coliseum in Rome.
The one with the people running is the aquaduct in Israel. Lab 36 is "The Skeletal System. Bones must be strong. But the bones are the framework of the body. Without these two important ingredients, bones may become brittle or even soft. No one wants that to happen. That disease is called "osteoporosis. Each bone has a name. A skull is also called a cranium. A jawbone is also called a mandible. A thigh bone is also called a femur. A kneecap is also called a patella. You and I have all these bones, and many more!
We have an "endoskeleton. It's on the outside. There can never, ever be an arthropod the size of a house. There can never be a giant ant or a giant crab. Their exoskeletons just aren't strong enough to support such a big body. Did dinosaurs have endoskeletons or exoskeletons? Lab 37 is "The Digestive System. But many parts of our body, called organs, help to process the food so that our bodies can use it.
Our mouths produce saliva in order to moisten the food. We chew the food and it turns into a "bolus. It's called the "trachea. It adds "bile," also called "gall. The liver is the largest digestive organ, and we can't live without a well-functioning liver. In Part II, we discussed the role of the small intestine. It is 25 - 30 feet long! Food must make its way through the small intestine and there is where it is "picked up" and used.
Tiny fingerlike organs called villi do this job. Whatever is not used the "waste" ends up in the large intestine, and is eliminated from the body when we go to the bathroom. We also discussed the spleen. This little organ's job is to recycle red blood cells. Those are the cells that carry oxygen and nutrients to all parts of our body. College of the Desert commonly referred to by its initials C.
D, is the Coachella Valley's community college. Recently, it has expanded its classes to a new "East Valley" Educational center in Mecca. Riverside County has a Regional Occupational Program facility in Indio that provides vocational educational courses in the Coachella valley's job market. The California Desert Trial Academy School of Law was approved by the California State Bar as an unaccredited fixed facility law school in Indio and is currently holding classes in the County Law Library in Indio while plans move forward on the school constructing its own campus buildings in downtown Indio.
Three daily newspapers serve Indio, the Desert Sun , Riverside-based the Press-Enterprise and the Los Angeles Times are available in markets, coffee shops and book stores. Indio is served by several free weekly publications, as well as The Sun Runner Magazine, based out of Joshua Tree, but covering the California desert region.
About eight Los Angeles television stations are available on cable and satellite service. Four out of 20 Palm Springs area's radio stations are licensed to Indio: However, none of the stations have their offices or studios in Indio. The Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal just a few minutes from Indio is named for the famous s pilot and Indio resident and used for cargo planes to ship agricultural products, also on the four-lane California State Route 86 expressway or the "NAFTA highway" in reference to the North American Free Trade Agreement for international traffic.
The Greyhound and Amtrak passenger buses have a highly used bus depot in downtown Indio, where buses stop by regularly on the way to stops in Southern California , Arizona and the Mexican border. A recently approved plan for a new transportation center for Greyhound and Amtrak. Highway runs through the city which connects the northern end with the I in Whitewater, CA to the southern end in Mexicali.
The Indio renamed John F. Kennedy hospital opened in a new location in on land donated by hospital co-founder Dr. The city of Indio has 20 public parks all operated by the City of Indio , a city-operated park near the municipal golf course, a community recreation center, a new senior center located one block from the new teen center located across from Indio High school and a Desert Park wildlife refuge north of 40th and 42nd Avenues.
Indio and surrounding areas was in the Mexican movie Johnny Chicano about Mexican tourists meet up a local Mexican-American. The city's namesake appeared on a circus poster in a fast food joint scene of the comedy movie Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead. A little league record-holding batter from Indio was one of the talented youth athletes on the intro of sports comedy movie Jerry Maguire. Indio was also the site of an episode of Monster Garage in which a Ford Mustang convertible was converted into a lawn mower.
Huell Howser 's state travel show California Gold stopped by "Old Town Indio" to report on the city's older dwellings had swamp coolers for permanent residents to stay cool in the summer. He returned to the festival the next couple of years to serve as a judge in the Best Tamale Contest. Swaggart was with the company of a prostitute that admitted that Swaggart had propositioned for sex. Indio was mentioned 3 times on the Phil Hendrie Show radio comedy, once about the bus station, a car wash business and a grocery store that the host made jokes about his travels in the city.
Big 4 show at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio. Comedian Peter Grosz mentioned Indio as the setting for his fictional story  in the May 14, "Bluff the Listener" section of the game show Wait Wait It makes reference to "some of that old fashioned California sin". The name "Indio" came to Peterson in the California desert when he was driving to Mexico, and Indio was the last town he traveled through before crossing the border. The annual National Date Festival's main attraction is the nightly musical pageant Arabian Nights in an open-air amphitheater.
After the National Date Festival, a "SuperFiesta del Sinaloa" follows to honor Indio's historic ties with the Mexican state of Sinaloa , a large source of local immigration. It is now known as Terra Lago and includes the residential community of Terra Lago. There are golf courses in Indio: The Indio municipal Golf Club is the second longest par-3 executive course in the USA, it is the only night lighted course in the Coachella Valley and is open until It has two world-famous polo clubs: Empire and Eldorado on the city's southwestern end that hold annual polo and special events.
In , Larry Fortensky , one of actress Elizabeth Taylor 's husbands, was arrested for drug possession near Indio. In the following year , actor Robert Downey Jr. In , the parents of year old Indio resident John McCollum who committed suicide while listening to Ozzy Osbourne 's single Suicide Solution sued Osbourne for damages. Also the city had a chamber of commerce relationship with the Mexican state of Sinaloa.
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