October 1979

Annual Desert Progress Issue
18Publisher's Letter
22Comment: An Open Line For Psl Readers
26Informant: News, Gossip And Odds And Ends
35Annual Report: The Desert Empire In Review
36Annual Report: Palm Springs: Still The Premier Resort City
41Annual Report: Desert Hot Springs: Realizing Its Growth Potential
45Annual Report: Cathedral City: Making A Bid For Incorporation
47Annual Report: Rancho Mirage: Putting The Brakes On Runaway Development
51Annual Report: La Quinta: Experiencing A Building Boom
53Annual Report: Palm Desert: Growing Up And Out Rapidly
57Annual Report: Indian Wells: Moving Into The Mainstream
58Annual Report: Bermuda Dunes: Keeping Its Well-ordered World
61Annual Report: Indio: Changing Its Agriculture Image
63Annual Report: Coachella: Thinking Big In Search For Industry
70The Villager Revisited: Especially For Nostalgia Buffs
74Convention And Visitors Bureau: It Seeks The 'quality' Visitor
78Palm Canyon Drive: A Great Street And Getting Better
85El Paseo: Has It Arrived?
89Women In Business: Merging Career And Home Life
98John Dawson: Developer Extraordinaire
113Los Lagos: A New Oasis In The Desert
121Palm Springs Life's Guide: Where To Go, What To Do
177Astrological Forecast: First The Good News, Libra
179The Long Battle: The Agua Caliente, Part Ii
193Biz Whizzes: Some Desert Success Stories
202Forecast: Bumper Crops: With A Lot Of Help From The Weatherman
206Gallery Scene: Exhibits In Art Centers
209Stocks: Contrary Opinion Strikes Again
212Tax Talk: Retirement Plans For Almost Everyone
215Estates & Properties
220Shoppers Bazaar: For Gifts And Personal Pleasure

ABOUT THE COVER: If anything represents the past year in the Desert Empire, it is a man with a hammer, building yet more. The model is Dave Wheatley. Photo by Tom Gianella.


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