April 2010

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San Diego Magazine Sold to Desert Publications, Inc.

San Diego Magazine Sold to Desert Publications, Inc.

Assets of leading luxury retail title acquired by Jim Fitzpatrick, Milt and Frank Jones
San Diego, Calif., (April 23, 2010) – James L. Fitzpatrick, former president/CEO and publisher of San Diego Magazine, and Milt and Frank Jones, owners of Palm Springs, Calif.,-based Desert Publications, Inc. and regional titles throughout the Western U.S., today announced an agreement to acquire the assets of the San Diego Magazine Publishing Co., owners of the San Diego Magazine and publishers of a series of custom-publishing titles.
Palm Springs iPhone - iPad Apps

Palm Springs iPhone - iPad Apps

Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley are set to get an iPhone APP and iPad APP - Palm Springs Life and Desert Publications Inc. is ready to launch the valley's first iPhone and iPad APPs, designed to promote the area. The release is set for the first week of May 2010.
Intelligencer - Dark Chocolate Truffle Scrub

Intelligencer - Dark Chocolate Truffle Scrub

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well blended and smooth in texture. Stored in a closed container in the refrigerator, it should last up to two weeks. For the non-DIY crowd, The Body Deli sells a 16-ounce jar of Dark Chocolate Truffle Scrub for $32.
Intelligencer - Center Celebrates ‘Legacy of Hope’

Intelligencer - Center Celebrates ‘Legacy of Hope’

Legacy of Hope, commemorating the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau, included landscapes and portraits in a variety of media.
Intelligencer - We’re History?

Intelligencer - We’re History?

According to The History Channel series Life After People, the unmaintained cables at Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will snap, allowing a tram car to strike one of the towers, which will buckle from 120 years of rust, and the remaining towers will fall like dominoes.
Intelligencer - Driven to Play

Intelligencer - Driven to Play

The Finnish factory that makes the Porsche Cayman and Boxster now makes a luxury golf car. . The Garia is sold locally by Yamaha Golf Cars of Palm Springs in La Quinta. Prices start at $17,499.
Estate Planning for the GLBT Community

Estate Planning for the GLBT Community

It’s even more important than for opposite-sex couples
More people put more hours into planning a vacation than they ever do planning for their estate,” observes Jim Casey, president and CEO of Integrated Wealth Management, a wealth and investment advisory firm with offices in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and Palm Desert.
PSST - Earth Through a Lens

PSST - Earth Through a Lens

Photographers capture the beauty of the desert — and our impact on it
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this month, the Palm Springs Sustainability Commission sponsored Earth Through a Lens, a juried photography contest which opens April 1, with photographs exhibited in storefronts on Palm Canyon Drive.
PSST - Opening Night for Jasper Cole

PSST - Opening Night for Jasper Cole

Veteran character actor and Palm Springs “weekender” resident Jasper Cole appears alongside Will Forte, Val Kilmer, Ryan Phillipe, and Kristin Wiig in the hard-R comedy-action film MacGruber, opening on May 21.
Horoscope - April 2010

Horoscope - April 2010

ARIES (March 21-April 19) You are so near a significant period in your life. A lot of preliminary drudgery should be undertaken, especially where you are not sure why. Momma bird does not count eggs before she builds the nest. Let your natural impatience goad you into cleanup and reorganization.
Wheels - Less Punk, More Sinatra

Wheels - Less Punk, More Sinatra

The new Spyker Aileron C8 Coupe has a supple feel compared to its predecessors
It might look like it has just driven out of someone’s vivid fantasy, but the Spyker Aileron C8 Coupe has a heritage that stretches back almost to the 19th century. It’s more like the forgotten grandfather than a new kid on the block — older than Ferrari and Lamborghini combined.
5 Amazing Desert Hikes

5 Amazing Desert Hikes

Trail expert Philip Ferranti shows why the Coachella Valley has become a year-round destination for hikers to refresh themselves physically and spiritually.
Denver can almost compete. Seattle and Portland try, but fall short. Nowhere in the lower 48 can you find more hiking trails (more than 140) or trail mileage (more than 1,250) than within the 60-mile-plus radius of Palm Springs.
Painting the Land

Painting the Land

The Birger Sandzén exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum shows where Impressionism turned modern
Defiant in claiming his view of the world in expressive color and composition, Birger Sandzén (1871-1954) has often been referred to as “the American Van Gogh.” An early Modernist painter, the Swiss-born artist depicted U.S. mountain ranges in blocks of vibrant colors and undulating rhythms.
Editor's Letter April 2010

Editor's Letter April 2010

Let the Sun Shine In
This is the magical part of the year — when warmer evenings encourage alfresco dining, yet days remain cool enough to take in the beauty left by those few weeks we call the rainy season.
10 Best Restaurant Patios

10 Best Restaurant Patios

We tried them all to show you the way!
Palm Springs Area Restaurants with Patios - Toast the sun-setting amethyst shades on the San Jacintos with a chilled libation. Refresh your senses with a moon-kissed breeze and your palate with gourmet cuisine.
A Firm Foundation

A Firm Foundation

H.N. and Frances C. Berger’s legacy extends from the desert to Haiti
In January, Raul Ruiz was mobilizing medical supplies and personnel to key locations throughout Port-au-Prince when he received a call from Eisenhower Medical Center, where he works as an emergency physician.
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