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SCAN Health Plan is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, serving more than 220,000 members in California. Since its founding in 1977, SCAN has been a mission-driven organization dedicated to keeping seniors healthy and independent. Independence at Home, a SCAN community service, provides vitally needed services and support to seniors and their caregivers. SCAN also offers education programs, community funding, volunteer opportunities and other community services throughout our California service area.

To learn more, visit scanhealthplan.com or facebook.com/scanhealthplan or follow us on Twitter @scanhealthplan.

For more than 25 years I have built a reputation for great style, taste and quality through my namesake firm DANN Inc. I began working on my own as an extra credit project my senior year of school at Drexel University, Nesbitt College of Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have honed my craft with clients across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

After years of creating custom items for client’s homes, the Dann Foley Lifestyle brand was a natural extension of those efforts. I bring a unique global perspective to my designs through years of international clientele, extensive travel and a passion for all things beautiful. For me the idea of home goes well beyond the acquiring of the things, it is a desire to share my idea of “Living Well” with everyone I meet.

From the start I envisioned the Dann Foley Liflestyle (DFL) brand to be high style with my signature 3 A’s of Design… Accessible, Available and Affordable. The DFL licensing program was never meant to be just a name on a label. I design every product myself. Yet, I still consider each license a partnership between the manufacturer and me. The process is a true design collaboration involving all phases from the factory to marketing, to ensure I offer a product that is well made, accessible and beautiful. I have never wanted to create product for a lofty few to sing my praises, I create product that will appeal to buyers and consumers alike.

I have always recognized the power of television as the most useful tool in marketing my work and my brand. Shows like NBC’s American Dream Builders and Showtime’s The Real L Word have given me the opportunity to prove to that I can entertain and inspire viewers about the “Dann Brand.”

In the only 2 years since the Dann Foley Lifestyle licensing programs officially launched (which coincided with the premier of American Dream Builders) I have garnered both industry attention and record sales of some of my products, earning me 5 Platinum and Gold ADEX, Excellence in Design Awards, a Pinnacle Award nomination and, my most coveted nomination to date, the ARTS Award nomination in the product design category.

By combining style, sophistication and my 3 A’s of product design I am offering buyers and consumers alike more than just product, I am offering them a chance to create their own personalized style. My newest bedding lines are a perfect example of how a buyer/consumer can purchase my perfectly curated and coordinated looks for the bed or create their own look by combining my many exclusive patterns, colors and textures into their perfect haven. I am also offering dozens of decorative pillows and shams from the simple to elaborate and gorgeous drapery panels to round out the look for the bedroom or any room of the home.

My lifestyle brand has been a long time in the making because I wanted to get it right… A favorite motto of mine is, any style, anywhere, at any time. I am here to stay!

Café La Jefa is a Latin-influenced modern coffee house located in uptown Palm Springs. We feature delicious specialty coffee and "grab and go" food. Every item on the menu is handcrafted by local artisan chefs in collaboration with us. Our brand mission is to create an ambiance for our guests where they can feel inspired to relax, create, nourish, and socialize.

OakHeart Financial Group, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC has been serving clients nationwide for nearly 30 years. We have offices in Palm Springs, CA, Charlottesville, VA, and Midlothian, VA. In addition, we travel to meet in person with clients across the United States and regularly hold virtual visits with clients to provide optimal client service and convenience to any client who prefers to meet virtually. Our mission at OakHeart Financial Group is to create more confidence in our client’s financial futures. We do this with personalized financial advice based on each client’s unique goals and financial situation.

OakHeart Financial Group believes that supporting non-profit groups in our community is an integral part of who we are. We have supported through volunteer work, as well as financially, AIDS Assistance Program-Food Samaritans and the LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert in the Palm Springs area. In Charlottesville, we support the Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville with monthly meal preparation, First Tee of the Virginia Blue Ridge, Peachtree Baseball and Softball League, Burley Restoration Project, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Feeding Greene, Food and Friends in Washington D.C. and Feed More in Richmond.

Michael Hancock, JD, CFP®, Private Wealth Advisor, is the Chief Executive Officer of OakHeart Financial Group, and was recently named to Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list, 2021. This list includes advisors across the industry who are committed to helping their clients stay focused on and achieve their long-term financial goals. OakHeart Financial Group is the proud recipient of the Ameriprise Client Experience Award in 2020. This award recognizes advisors and teams who are delivering an exceptional client experience.

We work with our clients to determine the service and solutions that fit your financial needs and priorities. Through financial advice, investments, and solution recommendations, as well as progress meetings and smart technology, we can help you achieve your financial goals and adjust to whatever life brings. We are here to help you feel more confident, connected and in control of your financial life. Please feel very welcome to reach out to us for a complimentary initial consultation.

Our website, at https://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/team/oakheart-financial-group/ and our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/OakHeartFinancialGroup have our contact information.


Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the CFP® certification mark, the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification mark, and the CFP® certification mark (with plaque design) logo in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

This ranking was developed by SHOOK Research and is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings to evaluate each advisor qualitatively, a major component of a ranking algorithm that includes client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, and firm nominations; as well as a quantitative review that includes assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC and not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receive compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking. For more information: www.SHOOKresearch.com.Michael Hancock: CA Insurance #0F50530. Please refer to FINRA’s BrokerCheck website for more information.

The initial consultation provides an overview of financial planning concepts.  You will not receive written analysis and/or recommendations.

Ameriprise Financial cannot guarantee future financial results.

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC.

Not Federally Insured | No Financial Institution Guarantee | May Lose Value

© 2021 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved


Biscuit & Counter is spreading biscuit love throughout the Coachella Valley, serving southern-style handcrafted biscuits, house-made spreads, and biscuit breakfast sandwiches. Biscuit & Counter is currently popping up in various locations around Palm Springs, but will soon announce a permanent location.

Biscuits are our jam!

-Marlo & Lance

Follow us @biscuitandcounter


Knottinghill Bowties is a purveyor of bespoke, handmade bowties and accessories, but also community driven. We support local nonprofits and causes to the benefit of the LGBTQ community in areas of scholarships, housing, food banks and programs. Our business model is to make you look and feel good, give back, then give some more.

Thomas Anderson Avis/Budget 

Independent Operator


Gay owned and operated. Proud partners and donors of The LGBT Community Center of the Desert.


Call today and save!


Avis & Budget Car and Truck Rental Palm Springs

Address: 650 S Eugene Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264

Tel:  760-778-6090


Avis & Budget Car & Truck Rental Palm Desert

Address: 74-881 Hovley Ln E, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Tel: 760-346-7429


The Saguaro Palm Springs is that colorful hotel in the desert. The 244-room hotel is home to El Jefe, a local favorite desert cantina, along with meeting spaces — all of which surround a stunning pool location.  Designed to reflect the colorful vibrant spirit of the Coachella valley, the bold Saguaro color palette is the work of renowned architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat, who have infused the property with hues that reflect indigenous desert wildflowers.  

The Saguaro sets itself apart with color & creativity. We are focused on creating and building a relationship with our local communities and educating group and leisure travelers about Palm Springs.


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Instagram: www.instagram.com/saguarohotels/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesaguaropalmsprings/


I started my video production business here in Palm Springs, CA because I have found there are so many stories to tell. I have been telling visual stories from a very young age.

When I was around 12, my best friend Mike and I “borrowed” my mom’s video camera. I can remember creating a skit where Mike would stand in the living room and pretend to learn how to juggle. We were careful to make sure that the bean bags he was juggling would go out of the top of the frame. We would make him freeze in a certain position and I would cut the camera. I’d run into frame and grab the bean bag out of the shot while he was still frozen, and then we would then start the camera back up again and he would pretend to be bewildered at where the bean bag could have gone. We’d repeat this until at one point when I started the camera I tossed all the bean bags into frame as if they all came out of nowhere. When I showed it to my family, they loved it and wanted me to make more. I haven’t stopped.

It was silly kids playing with new technology, but as I went to college much later to study film I realized we weren’t so silly after all. We were playing with story structure, framing, comedic timing, etc.

Today I would still consider myself at heart a silly kid playing with new technology. I’m still constantly fascinated with new and innovative ways of telling stories. I love playing with new gear as it becomes available. And I still love the joy that comes from an audience watching something I create.


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    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

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    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
    EIN # 33-0937301

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