August 1999

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Hank Stokes' Valley Observer
Hank goes channel surfing! Wipeout!

Sand to Sea
Edited by Gloria Greer.
This month Sand to Sea visits Newport Beach, then celebrates at Dolores Hope’s big birthday bash.

by Joyce Jillson.
Face it; this is your future.

The Springs

When Clark Gable reigned. (And they called Elvis The King?)

Palm Springs Life's Desert Guide

The most authoritative guide to all of the desert’s happenings and attractions. This is the only one in the valley published in cooperation with the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Bureau. Edited by Donna Curran.
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Killer Career

by Arthur Lyons. In his search for fame, Tom Neal made some pretty icky career choices. A classic Palm Springs murder mystery.

Fiction: Life Sentence

by Lillian M. Roberts. Read the first-prize winner in The 1999 Palm Springs Writers Guild Short Story Contest. Not for the squeamish.

Around Town

Dish gives the Desert Rat Quiz to test your memory of all things desert-y. And Flash! travels to the Hamptons and then to San Diego to test-drive that city’s newest tourist attractions.

A Most Happy Fella

by Howard Johns. Photography by Richard Reinsdorf/Winston West. Happy-go-lucky actor George Hamilton is sitting pretty these days: His popular new restaurant in Indian Wells is just one of his successful enterprises. Come see what else is hopping with this easygoing star.


Land of Enchantment

Golden Opportunity?

by Brian Skoloff. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Local restaurateur Sherman Harris plunked down six grand a few years ago and invested in a sunken boat thought to contain treasure. Is his ship about to come in?
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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.
GuestLife Magical Monterey Bay Experience

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Pets on Parade 2015 Photo Contest

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Enter your “Cutest Pet” photo in the Pets on Parade 2015 Photo Contest. Online users will be able to like the Cutest Pet photos from six (6) categories.
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.