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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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The Palm Springs Public Library and the City’s Public Arts Commission will celebrate the dedication of a new metal R. HERO canine sculpture honoring First Responders on Thursday May 21....

Cost: Free Service

Where:
Palm Springs Public Library
300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA  92262
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Sponsor: Palm Springs Public Library
Telephone: 760-322-READ
Contact Name: Julie Warren
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Help Support Coachella Valley-Wide Meals on Wheels The Hoe Down at Los Compadres ~ Thursday, May 21 BBQ Dinner, Music by the Range Riders Band, Line Dance Lessons Tickets only $75.00

Cost: $75. Per Person. Tickets call 760-323-5689

Where:
Los Compadres
1849 S. El Cielo Road
Palm Springs, CA  92262
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Sponsor: Mizell Senior Center
Telephone: 760-323-5689
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The event seeks to bring together all who support equality and justice to celebrate the memory of this influential civil rights activist. All proceeds benefit Coachella Valley High School Gay...

Cost: $40.00

Where:
Hilton Palm Springs
400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA  92262
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Sponsor: Harvey Milk Diversity Coalition
Telephone: 617-784-3819
Contact Name: David Gray
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The public is invited to the long anticipated ground- breaking ceremony at the Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015.  The ceremony will take place at the...

Cost: Free to the Public

Where:
Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center
Northeast corner of Highway 111 and Bob Hope Drive.
Rancho Mirage, CA  92270
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Sponsor: City's Economic Developement
Telephone: 760-324-4511
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In observance of Memorial Day, the Veterans Success Center at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus will pay tribute to fallen service members on Friday, May 22, on the front patio of...

Cost: For information call Marci Daniels at 909-537-5915 daniels@csusb.edu

Where:
Palm Desert Health Services Building Patio at CSUSB Palm Desert
37500 Cook Street
Palm Desert, CA  92211
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Sponsor: Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus
Telephone: 909-537-5195
Contact Name: Marci Daniels
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Make-A-Wish ® Kids For Kids Wish Youth Volunteer Project Jawanza Martindale, collaborating with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coachella Valley, Desert Hot Springs Unit. WHAT: Make-A-Wish...

Cost: For informtion contact Mike Picardi at 801-232-2889

Where:
B & G Clubs of Coachella Valley DHS Unit
11750 Cholla Drive
Desert Hot Spriings, CA  92240
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Sponsor: B & G Clubs of Coachella Valley, DHS Unit
Telephone: 801-232-2889
Contact Name: Mike Picardi

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