Denise Goolsby, The Desert Sun

Denise Goolsby

The Desert Sun

Palm Springs, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Denise:

'Part of our tradition': 400+ Marines to share Thanksgiving with Coachella Valley families

Ten Coachella Valley country clubs are participating in an 'Adopt-A-Marine' program founded by locals Walt and Judy Van Benthuysen. → Read More

He started with 3 pianos. Then 'Doc' transformed College of the Desert's music program

John Norman served as College of the Desert’s first choir and vocal ensemble director – and left a lasting legacy. → Read More

Dolphins, tigers and bears, oh my? Palm Springs Aerial Tramway was once home to a 'mini-zoo'

Fifty years ago, seals and chimpanzees performed for adoring crowds at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway's Animal Park. → Read More

Palm Springs man has five World Series rings, but he's never played baseball

Russell Nua has 5 World Series rings as a massage therapist with the Red Sox and D'backs; he's worked with Randy Johnson, Big Papi, John Smoltz, etc. → Read More

The Camp Fire took her home and her best friend. Now she's starting over in Palm Springs

Linda Steen, 67, lost her home and her best friend to the flames in Paradise. She and her dogs came south to heal and regroup. → Read More

Rancho Mirage High star Tatiana Harvey, USTA CEO net awards during BNP Paribas Open reception

Rancho Mirage High tennis star Tatiana Harvey and USTA CEO Katrina Adams honored during Annalee Thurston Awards → Read More

Miley Cyrus sends gift, greetings to 90-year-old Ace Hotel Bingo caller

Shirley Claire, who recently turned 90, received a birthday gift from Miley Cyrus. Claire performed in Cyrus' music video 'Younger Now" → Read More

Coachella Valley's first Starbucks closes, gives way to new Starbucks Reserve

Desert Sun reporter Denise Goolsby reflects on 21 years of memories at Coachella Valley's first Starbucks located in downtown Palm Springs. → Read More

Concert pianist John Bayless, mentored by Bernstein, now performs one-handed after stroke

Concert pianist John Bayless suffered a stroke in 2007 that left him without use of his right hand. → Read More

'Battle of the Sexes' movie captures essence of the times, Rosie Casals says

Tennis Hall of Famer Rosie Casals says The Battle of the Sexes was critical for the success of women’s tennis and thank God Billie Jean King succeeded → Read More

Jockey Willie Shoemaker's first wife, son share stories of life on, off race track

Son and first wife of legendary jockey Willie Shoemaker share memories of hall of fame horse racer. → Read More

Tragic 1991 Palm Springs Girl Scouts bus crash still haunts today

More than 100 teenagers from throughout the United States had been visiting the mountains as part of a “California Dreamin’” tour. → Read More

Variety brunch 'green' carpet at Parker Palm Springs

The cameras flashed as the celebs appeared at the Parker Palm Springs → Read More

Stars dazzle on Palm Springs film fest red carpet

The red carpet dazzled with star power as some of Hollywood’s biggest names made their way into the Palm Springs Convention Center on Saturday for the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. → Read More

Early 1900s war medals in desert reveal history

Ione Carriger, of Desert Edge, has carried a box full of her grandfather’s military history around since at least the end of 1958. → Read More

Radio history made at Palm Springs American Legion

The American Legion hall in Palm Springs is hard to find if you don’t know exactly where to look. → Read More

Palm Desert man recalls Pearl Harbor contribution

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in the early morning hours of Dec. 7, 1941, dealt a devastating blow to U.S. military might, most of which was concentrated in that remote Pacific Ocean outpost in the Hawaiian Islands. → Read More

San Bernardino shooting victims remembered

About 200 people of all faiths gathered at an Islamic center to honor the 14 victims. → Read More

World War II fighter ace honored

On Veterans Day, I had the privilege of attending the memorial service at Palm Springs Air Museum. → Read More

Authorities: Two arrested in Pinyon Pines triple homicide case

Two suspects connected with the 2006 triple homicide in Pinyon Pines were arrested Tuesday on unspecified charges and are in the process of being booked, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. → Read More