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Keeping it Wild

When Esquire or The New York Times list features that make Palm Springs sexy and cool, they routinely omit one important item: “Wilderness Boundary."

Friends of the Desert Mountains Make Hiking Cool in the Summer

Friends of the Desert Mountains has begun a series of hikes around the area that keep you cool and give a closer look at the great outdoors.

Health Apps

From mapping your moods to measuring steps, these popular apps — used alone or together — offer all that’s needed to inspire and support personal mind and body health and fitness goals.

Palm Springs Power Pitcher Takes Aggressive Posture

Bermuda Dunes native Doug Finley enters his third summer with the Palm Springs Power where he has become more aggressive from the mound.

Under the Open Sky

The season’s sunny days and warm nights present the perfect opportunity to get back to basics with a campout.

Tamarisk Country Club Reignites Golf History by Hosting Pro-Am

Tamarisk Country Club in Rancho Mirage marks its return to hosting a golf tourney since it last staged the Bob Hope Classic in 2005.

SilverRock Resort Promotes Healthy Living, 'Walk the Rock' Program

SilverRock Resort is promoting healthy living with a “Walk the Rock” golf program allowing golfers to walk and play golf daily starting at 3 p.m.

Spring in Your Step

With its warm days and wildflowers in bloom, springtime is ideal for touring the Coachella Valley’s diverse ecosystems on foot.

Palm Springs Among Nominees for Best Golf Destinations

Palm Springs is a nominee for Best Golf Destinations as part of the 10 Best Readers Choice Awards being promoted by USA TODAY.

The 2014 BNP Paribas Open: Bigger, Better, Best

Indian Wells Tennis Garden’s expansion promises continued excellence for the 400,000-plus fans expected to attend the prestigious tournament.

Reigning Rafa Returns

His dark eyes never stray from the ball during a rally. No. 1 in the world — again — Rafael Nadal is a fluid portrait of fitness, intensity, and focus.

See the Tops in Tennis at the BNP Paribas Open

Everything about the BNP Paribas Open is supersized. With world-class players entered, this is tennis at its finest.

10 Must-Play Public Golf Venues

Emerging from one of the most lauded overseed seasons in recent memory, the desert’s wealth of premier golf courses is ready to roll for the high season.

Where to Watch Super Bowl 2014 in Palm Springs Area

Check out these Super Bowl 2014 venue options where everything is taken care of from food to libations to big-screen TVs Feb. 2.

Rickie Fowler Hopes to Make Statement With His Clubs

Murrieta native Rickie Fowler opens his 2014 season at the Humana Challenge, marking his return to the Coachella Valley for the first time since missing the cut at the 2010 Bob Hope Classic.

SilverRock Golf Academy Clinics Help Boost Your Golf Game

Take apart your golf game and put it back together through a series of weekly clinics starting in January at the SilverRock Golf Academy.

Chukker Up

Dust off your finery and best divot-stompers, and watch the ponies fly during the Coachella Valley’s polo season, opening Jan. 5 and running through March 30, 2014

Brian Gay: Humana Challenge Title Set Tone for 2013

Brian Gay can only hope 2014 starts off as well as 2013 did. The defending Humana Challenge champ returns to defend his title when the 2014 version tees up Jan. 13-19 at PGA West in La Quinta.

Gift Certificates For SilverRock Resort Make Holiday Shopping Easy!

A trip to La Quinta’s SilverRock Resort is more than an outing on the award-winning Arnold Palmer Classic Course. It’s also golf instruction, luxury golf apparel and accessories in the golf shop or dining at the scenic SilverRock Grill.

Bring It

Whether in the boxing ring or the legal arena, Palm Desert civil appeals attorney Mary Lehman has long prided herself on focused aggression. She earned a 5-0 mark as a professional boxer, and a global rank among women bantamweights.

Chill Out

It’s easy to forget about snow while basking poolside in the mild desert climate. But frostier temperatures — and even snow — are just minutes away at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

SilverRock Resort Reopens Award Winning Golf Course on November 5, 2013

SilverRock Resort reopens its award-winning Arnold Palmer Classic Course on November 5, 2013 following seasonal reseeding of its 7,568 scenic yards.

Best Places to Watch Football in Town

Sports fans, rejoice and give thanks: The NFL season is in full swing, and Thanksgiving brings three big matchups perfect for an all-day football feast

Eerie Beauty

July 16, 2013, the second day of the Mountain Fire, photographer Millicent Harvey posted herself at Bogert Trail, near the Indian Canyons in South Palm Springs.

High Times

Pilot training puts the power in your hands, giving anyone who dares the chance to manifest childhood fantasies of tearing through the sky with the speed of a superhero.

Olympic Gold

Whether you play sports to stay fit or simply for the love of the game, go for the gold at our favorite spots.

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 - 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.

The Scenery and the Scene

According to newspaper and magazine articles published before the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway opened, up to half a million people a year could be expected to ride the tramcars.

High and Mighty

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway brings the mountain to the people

Tahquitz Canyon to the Peak

For centuries, tales of Tahquitz Canyon and Peak have stirred an equal measure of intrigue and fear among Coachella Valley residents and visitors.

Swinging With the Pros

Though the mood may be idyllically mellow at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells, the members’ approach to improving their golf game strikes far beyond a leisure pursuit.

The Long Road to the PGA Tour

At the outset of 2013, the PGA Tour website’s profile page for Byron Smith showed a blank silhouette in the space deemed for a golfer’s standard-issue headshot. Now in the 10th year of a decade-long pursuit to compete at the sport’s highest echelon, the roads of Smith’s journey have taken the 32-year-old Palm Springs native from the depths of his own resolve to golf courses around the world.

Holding Court in Indian Wells

Pumped up and ready to party, world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka will play to defend her BNP Paribas Open title

Cameo — Game On!

Jack Whitaker spent his youth in Philadelphia and saw most of the country — and parts of the world — during his career as a sportscaster with CBS and ABC.

Up for the Challenge

The Coachella Valley’s revived PGA Tour event didn’t simply take one big step toward its reshaped image in 2012. It took 84 million.

Discover Palm Springs Inside Secrets

Changes are coming to some of the popular attractions in the Palm Springs resort area.

Greetings from Cahuillaland

Leave behind modern Palm Springs and enter the lost world of Cahuillaland. Here, the rocks have names, and tricksters and shapeshifters dart around you. A kind of power — one anthropologist calls it “electricity” — abounds in objects we think of as inanimate.

Watch Marilyn in Palm Springs Anywhere

A new live webcam feed allows people living anywhere in the world to see Marilyn Monroe standing in Palm Springs.

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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.
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Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter just once for a chance to win tickets to one of the second annual Palm Desert International Dance Festival performances.
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