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...

DEPARTMENTS

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.

Articles

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.
Palm Springs Life

Promotions + Contests

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.
Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter just once for a chance to win tickets to one of the second annual Palm Desert International Dance Festival performances.