October 2002

Alaska and Back for Less than $21’
Hang on: The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is about to turn 40!

Waiting for the Rating
The desert’s new CBS affiliate turns up the competition for TV viewers.

Five designers share their fresh ideas for the new season. Three Bighorn homes win Golden Nugget Awards. Plus: Infinity pools and our comprehensive annual design guide.


Lessons in Teamwork

A new university campus symbolizes unprecedented cooperation between public and private institutions. By Keith Bush. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

Driving the Economy

The auto dealers of the Coachella Valley work hard to keep our hard-earned dollars in the desert. By Roxanne Jones. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

In with the New

Three new architectural projects — the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, the Palm Desert Amphitheater and the dual-purpose Performing Arts building — challenge the desert’s mid-century sensibilities. By Janice Kleinschmidt.
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