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Whole Foods Palm Desert Marks Entrance into Coachella Valley

Sharing the joy and love of food became a reality for Whole Foods Palm Desert, which opened its doors Sept. 24.

Visionary - Todd Blue

Workforce Excellence Visionary - “We have been able to attract and hire incredible talent,” he says. “They are passionate about our community and it shows in their desire to work.”

Visionary - Shaun Murphy

Workforce Excellence Visionary - SBEMP provides litigation and transactional services — “the full spectrum of the local economy, including business, commercial, and personal injury,” Murphy says.

Visionary - Jeff L. Grubbe

Philanthropy Visionary - As chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Jeff L. Grubbe is one of five council members who oversee all tribal business.

Visionary - Keith McCormick

Workforce Excellence Visionary - McCormick is president of Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions, a collector car auction and classic car dealership. “We moved here in 1981 from Blackpool, England.

Visionary - Joshua Otten

Arts, Media & Entertainment Visionary - Otten notes that the area is an ideal place for companies looking to relocate. “There’s a great appreciation for hard work here.

Top 10 Road Trip Videos in Greater Palm Springs Area

Some of the most unique and interesting places to visit are within an easy drive of the Greater Palm Springs area.

"Top Rock" Commands Stage at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

"Top Rock" brings a brash, rockin' musical tribute to the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs on Friday and Saturday nights through September.

Watch the Top 10 Palm Springs Life Videos

From architecture to hotels to food, viewers have clicked on Palm Springs Life videos to learn more about the Greater Palm Springs area.

Star Power

The Palm Springs Walk of Stars honors philanthropic superhero Lynda Carter for shattering stereotypes and blazing new paths for generations of women.

Brian Marki Fine Art Honors Late Mentor's Work in Palm Springs

Brian Marki is paying back on Sandro Negri's mentorship by debuting the late artist's work in Palm Springs when the new Brian Marki Gallery hosts a Summer Open House June 20.

Bonita Domes Resembles 'Star Wars'-Like Place

To celebrate the completion of their 'Star Wars'-like Bonita Domes, a Joshua Tree couple is co-hosting a fundraising party with the local Chamber of Commerce.

Salvation Mountain Colors Desert Palette Near Salton Sea

Salvation Mountain, a spiritual monument created by Leonard Knight, disrupts the rugged hilly terrain that lies just southeast of the Salton Sea.

David Quintanilla Infuses Colorful Images to Sinatra Fundraiser

David Quintanilla's bold and colorful portrait photography will be part of a Palm Springs fundraiser to aid the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center.

Pair Turn Pipes Canyon Ruin into Outdoor Dining Gem

On a hike in Pipes Canyon near Pioneertown, Paul Goff and Tony Angelotti discovered a 1920’s stone house, formerly owned by a mining family, and knew they had to save it.

Palm Springs Historical Society Tours "Frank Sinatra Neighborhood"

The Palm Springs Historical Society offers a walking tour of celebrity homes in the Movie Colony District referred to as "Frank Sinatra Neighborhood".

White Hot

Jeffrey Sanker ups the ante in celebration of his annual White Party Palm Springs’ silver anniversary.

One11 Band Seizes Tachevah Block Party Opportunity

One11 plays Tachevah: A Palm Springs Block Party April 16 in what could be a launching pad for this talented La Quinta-based band.

McCallum Theatre Has Always Felt Like Home to Stage Manager

As stage manager at McCallum Theatre for the past 16 years, Joanna Fookes oversees the production of Open Call, a local talent show set for April 17-19.

Explore Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

In less than two years, the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert is gaining ground with its cutting edge art exhibits and its “urban oasis” sculpture garden.

New York-based Designer Zang Toi Closes Out Fashion Week El Paseo 2014

The highlighted “Designer of the Week” wowed the audience closing night with a theatrical runway performance.

Saks Fifth Avenue Takes the Runway

Saks Fifth Avenue put its best foot forward at El Paseo Fashion Week 2014 sending the finest of 2014 Designer apparel down the Toscana Country Club Runway Tent.

The Superstars of Project Runway

Simmering anticipation came to a bubble as fashion’s current “it” man Michael Costello brought five fellow alumni to the runway under the Toscana Country Club Runway Tent.

Street Seen on El Paseo

El Paseo came alive under the Toscana Country Club Runway Tent as 10 of the street’s finest retail stores and designers showcased their spring collections of jewelry and fashion.

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Debut Runway Show

A standing-room-only crowd cheered Runway Tent during Fashion Week El Paseo as nine graduates of California’s FIDM's debut class presented their final couture collections

Le Chien - A Celebration of Dogs & Fashion

A sharply turned out crowd of all ages came Runway Tent to support the Humane Society of the Desert and watch as fashion went to the dogs with “Le Chien – A celebration of Dogs & Fashion.”

Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tourney Rocks to New Fundraising High

The jam session of the Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament rocked the Marriott Desert Springs Feb. 28 in Palm Desert.

Blake Patterson Gains Fashion Inspiration From the Ocean

Blake Patterson, a student in FIDM's advanced program for fashion design, previewed a few pieces during a Fashion Week El Paseo DIVA event.

The Dustbowl Revival Pumps New Life into Old Songs

The Dustbowl Revival is not trying to turn back time as much as show how songs with roots in the 1800s have an audience today.

Separations Bring Haunted Summer Band Together

After leaving their respective bands, Bridgette Moody and John Seasons formed a deeper bond built on both love and musical passion in creating Haunted Summer.

Rancho Mirage Artist Creates One Name Following

In an age where practically every artist is posting images via social media, TAIRA has remained refreshingly nonpromotional despite having her work shown in galleries and museums all over the globe.

Palm Springs VillageFest Patrons Know to "Ask the Rabbi"

Rabbi Yonason Denebeim's small, wooden booth with its black cloth cover and simple sign that reads, Ask the Rabbi, has become a staple of the Palm Springs VillageFest on Thursday nights.

Renovations Create Better Visual at The Gardens on El Paseo

With the renovations to The Gardens on El Paseo, Robert Taubman hopes you no longer feel lost at Palm Desert’s luxury outdoor shopping mall.

Cabot's Pueblo Museum - 'This Must be the Place'

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum covers an impressive 5,000 square feet, divided into 35 rooms, and adorns 150 windows and 65 doors. No two doors or windows are alike.

Burger Records: No Need to Ask, 'Where's the Beef?'

Burger Records is back at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs to bring in 2014 with a New Year's Eve jam featuring The Blank Tapes.

The Blank Tapes Find Their Yin & Yang

The Blank Tapes, which plays at Pappy & Harriett's Dec. 21, echoes back to a nostalgic The Beach Boys 1960’s pop sensibilities with a modern-psychedelic edge.

The Last Goodbye

The news hit like a roundhouse to the gut: The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies will end its inspired run after 23 seasons

Light Shows Bring Festive Mood to the Holidays

Nightfall can bring out the best of the holiday season in the Greater Palm Springs area. We've put together a list of venues that make viewing holiday lights a night out with the whole family or your significant other.

In Lucid Stead, Phillip K. Smith III demonstrates reverence for land and light

Philip K. Smith III’s Lucid Stead is a remote and ephemeral monument to light in all its shifting, blinding, beckoning, alienating, meditative, magical, natural, and artificial splendor.

Film Fest Celebrates Connection to Director Stanley Kramer

Director Stanley Kramer would have turned 100 this year, but his legacy of cutting-edge movies lives on thanks to the inaugural Stanley Kramer Film Festival, Nov. 15-17, in Palm Springs.

Bella da Ball Finds a Home Among the Stars in Palm Springs

Bella da Ball, Palm Springs' big hair, big glasses diva, is about to be cemented in Palm Spring's celebrity history with a place on the Walk of Stars.

Palm Springs Artist Finds His Calling Later in Life

NASA engineer-turned sculptor Bill Anson owns a 2,000 square-foot gallery that bears his name in the Backstreet Art District, which hosts its “First Wednesdays” Art Walk Nov. 6 in Palm Springs.

Lon Michels Sees His Art Dream Come to Fruition

After overcoming an eye infection that left him blind for more than a year, artist Lon Michels is fulfilling a lifelong dream of opening a gallery that bears his name.

Desert Arc Seeks 3-Peat Title at Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade

The Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade is the largest of its kind in the world, and Desert Arc is pulling out all the stops to defend its two-year reign as best entry.

Fall Fashion Trends: Black is Back at Saks Fifth Avenue

Susan Stein, fashion editor of Palm Springs Life, identified some of the fall fashion trends to members of the Women Leaders Forum during its Fashion Show at Saks Fifth Avenue at El Paseo Gardens in Palm Desert.

Visionary - Marc Empey

The partners at Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney law firm believe in staying connected to the community. In fact, the founding partners grew up in the Coachella Valley and returned here to practice.

Visionary - Troy Zimmerman

Zimmerman focuses on luxury residential interior design, new construction from concept to completion, remodels, and commercial interiors, with emphasis on function and artistry.

Visionary - Bill Schlanger

EV Enterprises President Bill Schlanger chose to move his electric car conversion firm to Palm Springs from Arizona 18 months ago, and hasn’t looked back.

Visionary - Tony Renaud

When Tony Renaud set out to implement a vision for a super-deluxe, members-only club for exotic-car owners, he says, “It made good business sense to build in the Coachella Valley.

Visionary - Bohdan Olesnicky

Bohdan Olesnicky parlayed his experience as a SWAT team physician — into creating a line of vitamins and nutritional products aimed at people in high-stress jobs.

Visionary - Christopher Kennedy

Christopher Kennedy, formerly a stockbroker in Los Angeles, opened his interior design firm 10 years ago in Palm Springs and has since found a rewarding marketplace.

Visionary - Ethan Kaminsky

He started his career photographing the valley’s iconic architecture. “Today many of my clients are architects, interior designers, and builders,” Kaminsky says.

Visionary - Rolf Hoehn

When Rolf Hoehn joined Desert Champions in 2006, he and company owner Larry Ellison envisioned the BNP Paribas Open and Indian Wells Tennis Garden becoming the Coachella Valley’s grandest attraction.

Visionary - Jeff L. Grubbe

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has a special place in the history and heritage of the Coachella Valley — and a vital role in the future of the area.

Visionary - Singh Chandi

When Singh Chandi came to the Coachella Valley more than 20 years ago, he rode on the hope of achieving the American dream.

Visionary - Joyce Bulifant

Actress and philanthropist Joyce Bulifant sees the new four-year degree programs at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus as the future of the desert.

Visionary - Todd Blue

When Todd Blue established IndiGO Auto Group in 2006 and set out to acquire the greatest automobile dealerships in the United States, he was most impressed with Desert European Motorcars in Rancho Mirage.

Valley of the Arts

World-class art exhibitions, national touring and locally produced theater, classical to contemporary music concerts, couture fashion shows, architecture and design tours, film festivals, and culinary experiences.

Fresh Looks from El Paseo Rule the Runway at Fashion Week — Tuesday, March 19

More than 15 El Paseo retailers who sent their best spring looks up the runway on Tuesday night drove home the point in front of a well-dressed audience exceeding 800 at the big white tent at Larkspur Lane and El Paseo in Palm Desert.

Sunnylands Tours In-Demand

Sunnylands garners great reviews and stimulates ideas to address challenges.

Intelligencer - October 2009

Although the Palm Desert Art of Food & Wine has been canceled, wine lovers can make a short drive to the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival (Nov. 18-22), where chefs will compete for a package worth about $50,000

The Hell-Raisers

Shock and awe mark the better part of 50 years of now-iconic work by Dennis Hopper, Frank Gehry, and Ed Ruscha.

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Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
2014/15 Best of the Best

2014/15 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
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