Podcast Episode 169: Bev Mirsky (Performing Arts Club)

This week Bob interviews Bev Mirksy, producer of the upcoming Performing Arts Club play Other Desert Cities.

Tickets for the play are available in the Montecito Clubhouse lobby on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For inquiries, call 760-902-0217.

Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

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Podcast Episode 168: Annette Garcia, Coachella Valley Horse Rescue

This week Bob interviews Annette Garcia, the director of the Coachella Valley Horse Rescue. The horse rescue, which is located just east of us at Monroe Street, has proven effective at rescuing both horses and people. Many disabled horses have been rehabilitated there and released back into the community. In addition, horses have proven to be helpful with children and veterans struggling to have a normal life. Tune in to learn about the magic happening there.

Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

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Podcast Episode 167: Mark Tadros, Date Harvest Festival

This week Bob interviews Mark Tadros. Mark is the co-founder of our newest festival, the “California Date Harvest Festival.” Tune in to learn why a date specific festival is needed and what a fun time for all generations it will be.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets, contact Bob Firring at (310) 601-6401.

Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

This is an audio-only episode.

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Podcast Episode 166: Connie King, Lifestyle Director

This week Bob interviews Connie King, our Lifestyle Director. Listen in to learn of her plans to upgrade the golf cart parade and other plans she has for this season.

Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

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Podcast Episode 165: PJ Gagajena, Indio Economic Development

In the past, episodes with Bruce Latta of Indio Properties have been among our most popular. In this episode, Bob interviews PJ Gagagena with the Indio Economic Development Department. Tune in for a broad presentation of all the exciting things planned for the City of Indio in the next few years.

Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

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Podcast Episode 164: Desiree Porras, Fitness Director

This week Bob welcomes back our new Fitness Director, Desiree Porras.  Listen in to learn her plans to build on the health and wellness foundation laid out by previous directors and also some of our upcoming Fitness events.


Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

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Podcast Episode 163: Allen Monroe, CEO of The Living Desert

This week Bob interviews Allen Monroe, the CEO of The Living Desert. The Living Desert was just rated the #1 Zoo in the US by Yelp. Listen to find out why we are so lucky to have this treasure here.

Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

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Podcast Episode 161: Coachella Valley History Museum

This week Bob interviews Bill and Cathy Claborne. They are longtime docents for the Coachella Valley History Museum. Tune in to find out why the Conquistadors left the Cahuilla Indians alone, why Abraham Lincoln stopped construction of the railroad here, the status of our water, and many other interesting facts about the Coachella Valley.

Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

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Podcast Episode 157: City of Indio Utility User Exemption

This week Bob interviews Arnold Choy about a recent discovery he made having to do with senior's saving money on their utility bills. Arnold describes his own experience and we provide the form to download. Arnold explains what to do and where to take this form. Tune in to learn the process.

All City of Indio residents and businesses are assessed a Utility Users Tax on amounts paid for water, telephone, cable, gas and electric service. You may qualify for an exemption of the Utility Users Tax if you meet the following criteria:

  1. The utility bill is in your name, and you pay the bill directly to the utility company, and
  2. You live within Indio city limits, and
  3. You are age 62 or older and file as head of household, or
  4. You are a recipient of the Social Security Administration’s Supplemental Security Income Program for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled.

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Podcast Episode 156: Suzy Kerekes, Apple Watch

This week Bob interviews Suzy Kerekes of our Computer Club about the Apple Watch Series 4. The fourth version is a significant improvement over its predecessors and offers fitness, heart, and fall protections. Tune in to learn more.

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Podcast Episode 155: Martin Magaña, CV Link

This week Bob does a videocast with Martin Magaña, who is with the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG). They talk about Coachella Valley Link. Tune in to learn about the history of Coachella Valley Link, the way it is funded, and what the closest access point will be from Sun City Shadow Hills.

Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

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SCSH Podcast Featured in Quorum Magazine

Our podcast host, Bob Firring, recently wrote an article on podcasting for Quorum magazine. It is featured in their March 2019 issue. See the article below or click here to see the full issue of the magazine.

Quorum magazine is a publication expressly prepared for association leaders, managers, and related business professionals of the Community Associations Institute.

Podcast Episode 153: Connie King, Lifestyle Director

This week Bob sits down with our Lifestyle Director, Connie King, to discuss the upcoming Lifestyle concert with Evelyn "Champagne" King. Connie also gives us an update on upcoming Lifestyle trips and events.

This episode is also available in video format below.

Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

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Podcast Episode 151: HOA Board Candidates

In this episode Bob interviews our HOA Board Candidates, Linda Aasen and Kim Fuller. The candidates address the following questions:

  • What would be your two or three primary goals to help improve our community, and how would you recommend addressing them?
  • When you term in office ends, what do you hope your major accomplishments include?
  • There is going to be a proposed bylaw change on the ballot this year; will you please tell us what it is and what your opinion of it is?

Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

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Podcast Episode 150: Once Upon a Mattress

In this episode, Bob talks with members of the Performing Arts Club about their upcoming musical production of Once Upon a Mattress. Listen for a behind the scenes look at the production and learn a little bit more about Princess Winnifred and Prince Dauntless, the two lead characters.

Bob Firring with Performing Arts Club members
Gwen Roy, Earl Warner, and Judith Bennoch

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Podcast Episode 148: Bruce Latta, Indio Properties Update

This week Bob brings back Bruce Latta of Indio properties. Bruce updates us on what has been happening and gives some ideas about future developments.

For continuously updated information, follow Bruce on Twitter: @IndioProperties

Bob Firring and Bruce Latta

 Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

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Podcast Episode 146: Rick Halla, Health & Fitness Advisory Committee

This week Bob interviews Rick Halla, the chair of the new Health & Fitness Advisory Committee. The committee was formed to be Ambassadors for the many Fitness Activities and the Fitness Centers at Sun City Shadow Hills. Please share your thoughts with the committee and of course the staff.

Rick Halla and Bob Firring

Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

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