May 1980

Regular Features
28Publisher's Letter: Some Changes Made
30Comment: An Open Line For Psl Readers
32Sandscript: Mark Your Calendar
36Psl Informant: News, Gossip And Such
40Closeups: People You Should Know
63Cosmetique: Skin Care For Men
65Fashion: On The Light Side
72Gallery Scene: Exhibits In Art Centers
73Palm Springs Life's Guide: Where To Go, What To Do"
136Astrological Forecast: A Big Month For Taurus
137Books & Authors: Pill-popping And Old Age
141Gourmet Gossip: Royal Recipes From A French Princess
146Stocks: Toward Tiers, Rather Than Tears
149Tax Talk: Even The Irs Makes Mistakes
151Around Town: Culture, Sports And Parties Predominate
165Estates & Properties: A Great Way To Live
168Shoppers Bazaar: For Gifts And Personal Pleasure
Special Interest
47The Home Front: A Look At The Coachella Valley Housing Market
50The Sellers: Some Real Real Estate People
55The Developers: Movers And Shakers Of A Great Decade
131Diamonds As Investments: These Rocks Don't Lose Their Shapes
144Colgate-dinah Shore: It Pays To Be Young

ABOUT THE COVER: The housing scene in the desert is reflected in three articles this month. Our cover girl at Casas de Seville, Rancho Mirage, is Lori Shibley. Photo by Sidney H. Noles.

Articles

The Developers - Warren Coble

The Developers - Warren Coble

Leaving His Mark
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

Shopping Center King
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

A Better Mousetrap
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 It Began
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
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