July 2013

Articles

psst! — Crystal Haze for Summer

psst! — Crystal Haze for Summer

Long live heavy metal and glam-rock jeweler Stephen Webster, whose craftsmanship shines in bold pieces that punctuate summer style.
Doctors Unplugged

Doctors Unplugged

Musically gifted physicians play for charity and raise awareness of the power of song
Steinway Society’s Doctors of the Desert Concert & Reception at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences on the Eisenhower Medical Center campus in Rancho Mirage.
This Land is Our Land

This Land is Our Land

In Palm Springs, beautiful canyons and mountains serve and protect
Over the last 30 years, an evolving coalition of groups has leveraged funds to conserve around 1.3 million acres within Riverside County, almost all of it surrounding the Coachella Valley.
Obamacare Causing Anxiety

Obamacare Causing Anxiety

Insurers will cover more people, but premium rates could soar, experts say
One point that pundits, physicians, and policymakers agree on is that it’s unclear what Obamacare means for employers, employees, self-employed individuals, and the currently uninsured.
Quiet — and Idyllic — on the Set!

Quiet — and Idyllic — on the Set!

Fifty years on, Canyon View Estates still fulfills the midcentury dream — and offers a bright destination for a new generation of modernists
Fifty years on, Canyon View Estates still fulfills the midcentury dream — and offers a bright destination for a new generation of modernists
psst! — To Have & To Hold

psst! — To Have & To Hold

Season after season, Dolce & Gabbana elevates handbag design by fine-combing regions of Italy, and weaving the findings into the brand’s aesthetic.
Horoscope - July 2013

Horoscope - July 2013

Time to Rethink and Refresh
This month sees a power alignment in the water element. Those of us brave enough to trust our instincts and develop strong feelings that guide our decisions will thrive.
Market Watch - The Surge is Working

Market Watch - The Surge is Working

A mathematical anomaly helps home prices recover.
Home prices in the first four months of the year continued to surge at double-digit rates. A close look at these large gains reveals an important mechanism driving the housing recovery in the Coachella Valley.
psst! — Book Smart

psst! — Book Smart

Assouline — known for its luxurious, oversized books on fashion, art, travel, and design — gives you no choice but to judge the book by its owner.
The Gerald R. Ford Centennial

The Gerald R. Ford Centennial

As the nation celebrates the former president’s 100th birthday, his son, actor Steven Ford, recalls his parents’ move to Rancho Mirage
President Ford would have been 100 on July 14. And the occasion has those who were closest to the president and Betty Ford sharing their most resonating memories.
Ain’t No Sunshine

Ain’t No Sunshine

With year-round blue skies in Palm Springs, treacherous weather catches residents and visitors by surprise and leaves vivid memories
In a wry sign from above and beyond, the City of Palm Springs was baptized by the bucketful the year it was born.
The Art of the Matter

The Art of the Matter

Inspired by travel, Mary Anne Turley-Emett found art — and an audience
Art collectors and enthusiasts walk carefully through Mary Anne Turley-Emett’s studio — a Japanese-style structure surrounded by a robust garden adjacent to her house at The Reserve in Indian Wells.
psst! — Farm Fresh!

psst! — Farm Fresh!

Gabriela Oliva offers a taste of the French countryside in Palm Springs
Gabriela Oliva, who spiced up Circa 59 and Europa restaurant, has given La Plaza in downtown Palm Springs a taste of the French countryside.
The Stars Who Came to Desert Hot Springs

The Stars Who Came to Desert Hot Springs

INTELLIGENCER
If Palm Springs lies below the radar for celebrities seeking a private retreat, Desert Hot Springs must be invisible.
Shahriyar Tavakoli, M.D. - Top Doctors 2013

Shahriyar Tavakoli, M.D. - Top Doctors 2013

Chief of Pulmonology and Director of Intensive Care, Eisenhower Medical Center
Marla Lander, M.D. - Top Doctors 2013

Marla Lander, M.D. - Top Doctors 2013

Diagnostic Radiologist, Desert Comprehensive Breast Center, Desert Regional Medical Center
Dr. Marla Lander chose a career in medicine because the body has always intrigued her. “I wanted to know how it worked and how to cure it when it was sick,” she says.
Bhagwan Moorjani, M.D. - Top Doctors 2013

Bhagwan Moorjani, M.D. - Top Doctors 2013

Medical Director, Hope Neurologic Center
“Ever since I was 4 years old, I wanted to be a doctor,” says Dr. Bhagwan Moorjani, the Coachella Valley’s only board-certified pediatric neurologist. “The brain always fascinated me, and I love children.
Farhad Limonadi, M.D. - Top Doctors 2013

Farhad Limonadi, M.D. - Top Doctors 2013

Director of Neurosurgery, Eisenhower Neurosciences Institute Chair, Brain Tumor Board, Eisenhower Medical Center
Director of Neurosurgery, Eisenhower Neurosciences Institute Chair, Brain Tumor Board, Eisenhower Medical Center
Peter Przekop, D.O., PH.D. - Top Doctors 2013

Peter Przekop, D.O., PH.D. - Top Doctors 2013

Director, Pain Management Track, Betty Ford Center; Faculty Member, Loma Linda University Medical School
A trailblazer in the field of pain management. Invited to join the Betty Ford Center in 2008, he launched a groundbreaking, 45-day, medication-free program to help patients overcome chronic pain.
Top Doctors 2013

Top Doctors 2013

A physician-led research team identifies the desert’s 90 top doctors in 36 specialties
If you’re looking for the right doctor, you want a recommendation from a trusted friend. To that end, Palm Springs Life partners with New York-based Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
James Bell, M.D., PH.D. - Top Doctors 2013

James Bell, M.D., PH.D. - Top Doctors 2013

Orthopedic Surgeon, Desert Orthopedic Center
Orthopedics, says Dr. James Bell, “really intrigued me in medical school. It was enjoyable, putting things back together.
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