ANNUAL DESERT PROGRESS ISSUE
ON THE COVER — This is the very first look at the brand new Palm Springs International Airport that is due to open next month. Watch for a special section about this new architectural beauty in the November 1999 Palm Springs Life. Photograph by David Glomb.
Let the Games Begin
by Hank Stokes. Charts by Hans and Mary Sue DuBach. How are the tourist, retail and construction trades fairing these days in the Coachella Valley? The inimitable Mr. Stokes scoops the details and divulges the latest trends. Get ahead of the game by learning the score.
The Place to Create
by Joyce Sunila. Discover some of the desert’s best and brightest in fashion, media and design. Innovators from Claudia James Couture Knits, Guthy-Renker, Thane and Ménage share how the desert motivates them and supports their enterprises.
Why the Desert?
by John Hussar. John interviews a coterie of local artists, writers and entertainers to discover what inspires them about the desert and why they like it here so much.
Golfing in Landmark Numbers
by Dick Miller. The new Landmark Golf Club in Indio makes its debut before a national TV audience this Thanksgiving weekend as it hosts the 1999 Skins Game. Here are some of the stats behind this new course.
Creations in Progress
by Stewart Weiner. A brief look at some of the new developments.
One Week That Shook the Auto World
by B.W. Cook. Remember the Avanti? That ultra-cool, ahead-of-its-time instant classic from Studebaker? Palm Springs ranks as the inspiration point for its famous designer Raymond Loewy and his team. Toss in a few rare photos and you’ve got an intriguing story.
It's Not Easy Being Green
by Mark Christensen. Even a golf lover muses if there might be too many golf courses in the desert. Find out what people from all sides of the issue think. Plus — who's the real enemy of the bighorn sheep?