June 2002

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Gang-Related Activity
Remember the great "pyramid scheme" of 1996 wherein local heavies ended up in the newspaper headlines and subject of a grand jury investigation? No? Good!

Diamonds Can Be Rough
Who killed jeweler Charles Naywert? Why? After nearly 20 years nobody can come up with a credible answer. But the file is still open...


Voices - Nelson Aspen interviews the story editor of the smash hit TV show, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Ellen Paris tracks down real estate sales. And Murray Olderman looks at rivalries.
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Murder On The Fairway

by Stewart Weiner. Photography by David Glomb. When Richard Neutra's priceless creation in Rancho Mirage was torn down in April, the rest of the world asked: Are we aware of our heritage here? The fallout from the teardown.

Cast In Death

By Arthur Lyons. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Bernardo Gouthier appeared to have it all: looks, money, background, artistic talent. Read about the murder of the founder of the La Quinta Sculpture Park.

Jury Duty: Interview with Mickey Spillane

by Allison Block. Photography by Kate Phillips. The hardboiled detective novelist will make a special appearance in the desert for the Palm Springs FilmNoir Festival June 6-9. Don't expect hearts and flowers.
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