October 1995

The 1995-96 Annual Desert Progress Edition
Articles
20Blue Skies: Part One: A City-by-city Report On Business Conditions, Real Estate Values, Taxable Sales With Charts And Graphs From Hans Dubach's Wheeler's Desert Letter Hint: Things Are Looking Up/ By Hank Stokes
34Blue Skies: Part Two: A Glimpse At The Drawing Board What's Being Planned Here In The Valley And Who's Moving And Shaking. Some Of These Plans Are Shown Here For The Very First Time. A Dreamer's Feast.
Features
49Impact: The Gay Dollar Comes To The Coachella Valley: The Legendarily Large Discretionary Income Of Gay Men And Women Has Caused More Than A Ripple In The Local Economy Stokes, Whose Valley Observer In Psl Is Widely-read, Explores Where All This Money Comes From And Where It Goes/ By Hank Stokes
57The War On Indian Gaming: In The State Of California's War Over Indian Gaming, Neither Side Is Leaving Anything To Chance. In This Article, Golab, A Contributing Editor Of Los Angeles Magazine And Author Of The Dark Side Of The Force About Rogue Cops In La, Explores The Current Controversy And Brings Readers Up To Speed On The Story So Far/ By Jan Golab
Special Sections
DG1-DG48Palm Springs Life's Desert Guide: The Most Authoritative Source Of Information On All Of The Desert's Activities, Events, Restaurants And Churches/ Edited By Donna Curran
Special Advertising Features
44Breeze Air Conditioning
46Sanborn A/e
53Mercedes-benz
Departments
Desert Stars - Not Much To Report This Month. Watch For Our New Society Editor Thomasine Griggs In The Upcoming November Issue And A Whole New Look To Our Cultural And Philanthropic Coverage.
54Gallery Scene
63Shoppers Bazaar
64Astrology With Joyce Jillson: Created Expressly For Psl Readers.

ABOUT THE COVER: The 16-foot statue, Agua Caliente Women, at the corner of Indian Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way by artist Douglas Hyde draws visitors from all over the world. Can art have an effect on our tourism industry? Apparently something is spurring the growth. Read all about the current economic conditions of the valley and what's in store in this special Desert Progress Edition of Palm Springs Life. Photograph by Arthur Coleman.

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