Annual 2007

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Indio

Indio

Location, location, location
One can get a glimpse of Indio’s rich history by viewing the city’s colorful murals. Native American inhabitants, agriculture, transportation, the date industry, the history of water, and electric power are subjects portrayed on large canvasses of building walls throughout the community.
Palm Desert

Palm Desert

Resort Community with Big City Vibes
Just over 30 years old, Palm Desert has grown into a sophisticated resort municipality that has definite big city vibes. With a permanent population of nearly 50,000, Palm Desert is the second largest city in the Coachella Valley.
Coachella

Coachella

City of Eternal Sunshine
This year marks Coachella’s 60th anniversary of incorporation. Authority to annex land within its sphere of influence could double the size of the community in the next decade.
La Quinta

La Quinta

Gem of the Desert
Blessed with the natural beauty of the Santa Rosa Mountains, La Quinta is the “Gem of the Desert” — where extraordinary majesty meets exceptional progress.
Palm Springs

Palm Springs

A Downtown Reborn
Ground breakings next year for a number of mixed-use developments signal just one aspect of an exciting downtown Palm Springs renaissance, according to Raymond.
Rancho Mirage

Rancho Mirage

Small City - Big Heart
Rancho Mirage has a tradition of giving. Longtime residents such as the Honorable and Mrs. Walter Annenberg, former President and Mrs. Gerald Ford, and Frank and Barbara Sinatra have always given generously.
Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs

A City Rediscovered
Desert Hot Springs is the Coachella Valley’s gateway to Joshua Tree National Park. More than three million people each year travel historic Highway 62 to visit the unique wilderness to rock climb, hike, and camp in a setting unlike any other.
Indian Wells

Indian Wells

The Luxurious Desert City That Has It All
As the City of Indian Wells approaches its 40th anniversary (officially July 14, 2007), the city’s commitment to excellence in every facet of community life remains front and center.
Steady As We Grow

Steady As We Grow

Experts: The “maturing, more sophisticated, more diverse” desert proves again that retail follows rooftops and that tourism contributes more to the local economy than old measurements had reported.
Catherdral City

Catherdral City

A City of Responsible Change
Cathedral City — celebrating its 25th anniversary this month — is experiencing dynamic change and strategically planned growth, with environmental responsibility at its foundation.
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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.