October 1985

Special Interest
33Computer Fun In The Sun: Personal Computers Have Come A Long Way / By Thomas Kirby
37The Annual Report A Photo-essay Of The Valley
45City Profiles: Palm Springs / By Carolyn Patten
49City Profiles: Desert Hot Springs / By David S. Michaels
51City Profiles: The Morongo Basin / By David S. Michaels
53City Profiles: Cathedral City / By David S. Michaels
55City Profiles: Rancho Mirage / By Lynn Burns Smith
57City Profiles: Palm Desert / By Lynn Burns Smith
59City Profiles: Indian Wells / By Jonathan Randolph
61City Profiles: Bermuda Dunes / By Jonathan Randolph
62City Profiles: Thousand Palms / By Donna Curran
63City Profiles: La Quinta / By Jonathan Randolph
65City Profiles: Indio / By Lynn Burns Smith
67City Profiles: Thermal / By Bob Van Eyken
68City Profiles: Coachella / By Bob Van Eyken
73Coachella Valley In The Year 2000: Take Action Now To Preserve The Future / By Fred Wolff
77The Aerobus Stops Here: Streamlined Technology Makes Travel Woes A Thing Of The Past / By W.h. Bowart
80Hotel Boom '85: Cv Business Is Up, Up, Up / By Carolyn Patten
85Desert Lifestyles: La Mirage Interiors: Magnificent Designs And Furnishings For Every Lifestyle
93Desert Lifestyles: Happy Planting! Ideal Landscaping Conditions Exist In October / By Eric A. Johnson
97Desert Lifestyles: A Flaw In Your Flue? Chimney Sweeps To The Rescue / By Pamela Bieri
101Desert Lifestyles: Southwest Serenity: Palm Springs Life Visits Martha Hyer Wallis At Home / By Carolyn Patten
165Palm Springs Life's Cruise '85-86:
4APalm Springs Life's Cruise '85-86: North To Alaska: Special, Glacial Living/by Max Riddle
5APalm Springs Life's Cruise '85-86: Upstairs, Downstairs: Westin Hotels' Great Diversions On Mexico's Riviera / By Roy Newquist
7APalm Springs Life's Cruise '85-86: Wardrobe: Fashions To Sing About Aboard The Ms Song Of Norway / By Maggi Miller, Debra Day & Teke
16APalm Springs Life's Cruise '85-86: Concepts In Cruising: From Halley's Comet To The Holy Land / By Paul Lasley & Elizabeth Harryman
17APalm Springs Life's Cruise '85-86: Cruise Itineraries' 85-86: A Chart Of Departure Dates, Destinations, And Fares / By Sandra Brown & Debra Day
189A Fur Piece / By Skip Press
Regular Features
18Editor's Note: Progress Palm Springs Life-style / By W.h. Bowart
20Comment: The Missives Of October
22Psl Informant: Scoops And Snapshots On The Business Front
28Closeups: Make Mine Mint And More
30Point Of View: Where Would You Go To Get Away From It All? / By Frederick Heider
109Palm Springs Life's Desert Guide: Desert Circus Plus Where To Go, What To See / By Donna Curran
191 Gallery Scene: Aldo Luongo At Prestige Gallery And More
193The Bottom Line: Guilty Rich / By Genie Z. Laborde
195Art Beat: Autumn Leaves The Kid-flicks Behind / By Marc Weinberg
199Around Town: Les Brown, Sights And Sound / By Pamela Bieri
216Shoppers Bazaar: Up-to-date List Of Fall's Best
219Starstruck: Applause And Rose Petals Accompany Libra/by A. Kalid Rah

ABOUT THE COVER: Desert progress in graphic form. Photographed at the Palm Springs Hilton Riviera and Marquis hotels by Joseph Pronobis. Tools courtesy of Lumberman's, Palm Springs.

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