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The Most Wives Club

The Most Wives Club

The Gabors are to Palm Springs what fancy desserts are to a good meal: We could get by without them but they do add such a luscious finishing touch.
The Secrets of the Road Runners

The Secrets of the Road Runners

The Roadrunner cartoon character was especially drawn for Palm Springs Life magazine by the artists at Warner Bros. Jim Cornett, the curator of natural science at the Palm Springs Desert Museum, tucked a photo of a roadrunner and a photo of a bald eagle under his arm and ventured out onto the streets. His mission was to test the public's awareness of animals.
The Desert Riders

The Desert Riders

They are the true royalty of Palm Springs. Each Tuesday morning they emerge from the desert dawn, dressed in tailored riding pants and the customary — and not incidentally, custom-made — cambray shirts, set off by heavy silver collar points.
10 at 101

10 at 101

It has been said that "the important thing is not so much that everyone should be taught, but that everyone should be given the wish to learn." For more than 15 years, the Palm Springs Desert Museum has given that gift of inspiration.
The McCallum Centennial - Palm Springs' founding family.

The McCallum Centennial - Palm Springs' founding family.

The founding of Palm Springs might be placed at that moment in time when the educated son of an industrious Scottish farmer stood near the Indian Village of Agua Caliente at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains.
Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes was a frequent visitor to the Palm Springs area for more than 30 years beginning around 1925. He stayed in a leased house or suites at the Racquet Club or Ingleside Inn, usually in the company of a young Hollywood starlet.
George Hurrell

George Hurrell

George Hurrell's camera, clicking since the 1930s, has created the ultimate atmosphere of romance and those archetypal images of men and women the world still cherishes.
Steve (Stephen) Chase Q&A on Lifestyle

Steve (Stephen) Chase Q&A on Lifestyle

Slender and tanned, prematurely gray at age 38, interior designer Stephen Chase has already received a generous share of international recognition. His work has won numerous design awards and appears frequently in publications like "Architectural Digest."
The Developers - Warren Coble

The Developers - Warren Coble

Coble put up some impressive buildings — buildings like Alan Ladd's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Las Casuelas Nuevas in Rancho Mirage, Ocotillo Plaza, Prickly Pear Square, Sinatra Medical Education Center, Canyon Hotel Racquet and Golf Resort and the Palm Springs Airport fountain and buildings.
The Developers - Ernest Hahn

The Developers - Ernest Hahn

Even someone who wouldn't know a developer from a dirt farmer can't help but respond to the name "Ernest Hahn." In the Coachella Valley you can hardly say "shopping center" without including some reference to the omnipresent Mr. Hahn.
The Developers - John Wessman

The Developers - John Wessman

Wessman came to the desert in 1960 from "across the mountains" (Hemet) where he worked for contractors "on and off" from the time he was 10 years old. He began his Coachella Valley building career as an employee with Warren Coble and Arthur Press.
The Developers - Walt Colglazier

The Developers - Walt Colglazier

There's a strong rush of nostalgia in Walt Colglazier's John Wayne-drawl as he talks about the desert in 1937 — the year his father, who was a general contractor, brought the family to Cathedral City. It seemed like a good spot.
The Developers - Roy and Bob Fey

The Developers - Roy and Bob Fey

When Roy Fey moved his family to Palm Springs from Chicago in 1956, he intended to finish construction of the Desert Skies Hotel and then move on to other interests. Developments such as Canyon View Estates, Canyon Apartments, Canyon West Estates and Canyon Vistas Estates are all projects built by Fey
Dr Seuss - We Love Youse!

Dr Seuss - We Love Youse!

Dr. Seuss, really Theodor Seuss Geisel of La Jolla, California, is practically a household deity, from Masai huts in Africa to palaces in Great Britain.
Snow in Palm Springs? Snow That Stayed??

Snow in Palm Springs? Snow That Stayed??

Yes Virgina, it has snowed in Palm Springs.
Lawrence Welk

Lawrence Welk

It's 10:30 Tuesday morning in Studio 31 at CBS, and they're well into rehearsal for the umpteen-hundreth taping of the Most Unlikely Success Story on Television.
El Mirador - A Grand Hotel

El Mirador - A Grand Hotel

It had 165 rooms to start with, and it once was advertised, with exuberant use of words, as "a magnificent palace of splendor." More simply stated — a true luxury hotel.
The Gourmet Gossip - Gary Sappington

The Gourmet Gossip - Gary Sappington

Gary Sappington, free-lance chef, extraordinaire, prepares and serves divinely elegant fare for some of our most celebrated desert residents.
The Gourmet Gossip - O.L. McKenney

The Gourmet Gossip - O.L. McKenney

Tramway General manager and restaurateur O.L. McKenney shares a menu of customer favorites from the Firepit restaurant.
Robert Altman - One Dream Equals 3 Women

Robert Altman - One Dream Equals 3 Women

Robert Altman is either loved or hated. Either way, he probably is understood only vaguely. Hollywood's current most intriguing director is an enigma, more so even in person than on Celluloid.
There's A Dinosaur In My Chrysanthemums

There's A Dinosaur In My Chrysanthemums

Anyone who passes by Cabazon, a little town a few miles northwest of Palm Springs on Interstate 10, can’t possibly miss the life-size model of a dinosaur that towers above the desert floor.
The Birth of a Fountain

The Birth of a Fountain

A Mexican father, a pioneer godmother and a staff of desert midwives brought the airport terminal's new "baby" into existence.
Merry Christmas and Bon Appetit

Merry Christmas and Bon Appetit

Stuffed roast turkey, plum pudding, fruit cake — these are the traditional food for Christmas dinner and whose delightful odors emanate from every kitchen about this time of year.
Walt Disney - King of Fantasy

Walt Disney - King of Fantasy

Walt Disney, whose Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck brought laughter to the world and whose Disneyland is a playground for the world's people, calls his home at Smoke Tree Ranch, "my laughing place."
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For the third year, Tommy Bahama is partnering with No Kid Hungry to fight childhood hunger in America.  Donations through the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry effort ensure that every child gets...

Cost: Donations in Support to fight Childhood Hunger in America

Where:
Tommy Bahama
73595 El Paseo
The Gardens on El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA  92260
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Sponsor: Tommy Bahama
Telephone: 760-836-0188
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As the City’s ultra-cool Uptown Design District continues to flourish with a host of eclectic shops, galleries and dining destinations that delight and excite residents and visitors, the City...

Where:
Eight4nine Restaurant
894 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA  92262
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Sponsor: Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce
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Tai Chi is praised for its benefits to health and longevity including strengthening the body and improving coordination and balance, important skills to retain as we age * When: Wednesdays...

Cost: For further information call The Center at 760-416-7790

Where:
LGBT Community Center
610 S. Belardo Road
Suite 100
Palm Springs, CA  92262
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Sponsor: The Center
Telephone: 760-416-7790
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Come join this fun and upbeat 5-week Line Dancing Class. Bring a friend and kick up your heels, learning the most popular western line dances: Electric Slide, Tush Push, Black Velvet, Slappin'...

Cost: $60. Members & $90. Non-Members

Where:
LGBT Community Center - Belardo Road Annex
610 S. Belardo Road
Suite 500
Palm Springs, CA  92262
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Sponsor: LGBT Center
Telephone: 760-416-7790
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For the third year, Tommy Bahama is partnering with No Kid Hungry to fight childhood hunger in America.  Donations through the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry effort ensure that every child gets...

Cost: Donations in Support to fight Childhood Hunger in America

Where:
Tommy Bahama
73595 El Paseo
The Gardens on El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA  92260
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Sponsor: Tommy Bahama
Telephone: 760-836-0188
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Singer-songwriter Jeremiah Clark was born & raised in a small town outside of Memphis, Tennessee. Bluegrass, rock-n-roll, gospel & soul brought about a sound in him that's organic,...

Cost: $20 (price does not include food or drink)

Where:
Purple Room Palm Springs
1900 E Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA  92264
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Sponsor: Purple Room Palm Springs
Telephone: 760-322-4422
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For the third year, Tommy Bahama is partnering with No Kid Hungry to fight childhood hunger in America.  Donations through the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry effort ensure that every child gets...

Cost: Donations in Support to fight Childhood Hunger in America

Where:
Tommy Bahama
73595 El Paseo
The Gardens on El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA  92260
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Sponsor: Tommy Bahama
Telephone: 760-836-0188
Website »

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For the third year, Tommy Bahama is partnering with No Kid Hungry to fight childhood hunger in America.  Donations through the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry effort ensure that every child gets...

Cost: Donations in Support to fight Childhood Hunger in America

Where:
Tommy Bahama
73595 El Paseo
The Gardens on El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA  92260
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Sponsor: Tommy Bahama
Telephone: 760-836-0188
Website »

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For some of us, retirement seemed like an opportunity to pursue fun or pleasure, but turned out to be less than we imagined. It just simply isn’t as much fun as we had hoped. It doesn’t...

Cost: $40, no one turned away for lack of funds

Where:
Tracy Interventions
41750 Rancho Las Palmas Drive
Suite L1
Rancho Mirage, CA  92770
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Sponsor: Tracy Interventions
Telephone: 415 350-9007
Contact Name: John Olesen

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Old Town La Quinta is hosting a Block Party on Main Street, Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 5 from 7 to 11 p.m. with a portion of the event proceeds benefiting The Desert Cancer Foundation....

Cost: Free to the Public

Where:
Event Lawn and surroundings
Main Street
Old Town La Quinta, CA  92253
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Sponsor: Desert Cancer Foundation
Telephone: 760-771-1770
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Join us for an Amprov show to benefit the LGBT Center of Palm Springs, starring The Improvables on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the Desert Rose Playhouse in Rancho Mirage The doors open at...

Cost: $20. at the door

Where:
The Desert Rose Playhouse
69620 Hwy 111
Rancho Mirage, CA  92270
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Sponsor: Desert Rose Productions, Inc.
Telephone: 760-202-3000
Contact Name: Paul Taylor
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JW Marriott Desert Springs celebrates the end of summer with a Labor Day Weekend Party and one of Southern California's largest "Flairtending" Competitions  Saturday,...

Where:
J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa`
74855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA  92260
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Sponsor: J.W. Marriott Desert Springs
Telephone: 740-341-2211
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For the third year, Tommy Bahama is partnering with No Kid Hungry to fight childhood hunger in America.  Donations through the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry effort ensure that every child gets...

Cost: Donations in Support to fight Childhood Hunger in America

Where:
Tommy Bahama
73595 El Paseo
The Gardens on El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA  92260
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Sponsor: Tommy Bahama
Telephone: 760-836-0188
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