Palm Springs Life - 2012

2012 Palm Springs Life, California's Prestige Magazine.

Serving the needs of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts, Palm Springs Life covers business, culture, home, and trends in the Coachella Valley. Both visitors and residents look to Palm Springs Life to discover the luxuries of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts.

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Palm Springs Life Magazine January 2012

Palm Springs Life Magazine January 2012

FEATURES
(Cross) Dressing for Success - Palm Springs International Film Festival honoree Glenn Close revives a role and creates Oscar buzz. By Anthony Massucci.

Marilyn & Johnny, 1949-50 - Susan Bernard flips open the archives of her father, great Hollywood glamour photographer Bruno Bernard.

Something to See Here - Actor Jim Carrey’s serial humor belies his artful quest to make sense of the world and affect people’s lives. By Steven Biller. Photography by Gregg Felsen.

Spring Into Color - Taking cues from midcentury classic, the season’s new looks have a bright, optimistic vibe. Photography by Rachel Whaley. RAW Photography.

ON THE COVER:
Glenn Close. Photography by George Holz/Contour by Getty Images

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - The stars are shining on Palm Springs. By Steven Biller.

Psst! - Interviews with John Waters, Blake Miraglia, and more. By Janice Kleinschmidt

Style - Custom designs augment the classics at DeLuca Jewelers. By Jorie Parr.

Wheels - Ferrari’s 458 Italia could offer the ride of your life. By Pat Deveraux. Photography by Andrew Yeadon.

Wealth - U.S. investors feel the tumult of the troubled Eurozone. By Ellen Paris.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Power shifting moves 2012 along. By Sherryl Nova.

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Palm Springs Life Magazine February 2012

Palm Springs Life Magazine February 2012

FEATURES
A Space for Design - Palm Springs Art Museum is transforming a midcentury modern classic into a destination to celebrate the masters. By Matthew Link. Photography by Julius Shulman.

The Lost Krisel - After a neighbor’s sharp eye pegs a south Palm Desert house as a design by William Krisel, the architect recalls drawing the plans for the property, which is on the market again. By Greg Archer. Photography by Tom Brewster.

Déjà New - Hipsters, Hollywood types, and architecture buffs are checking into the only hotel designed by John Lautner — in Desert Hot Springs. By Matthew Link. Photography by Dan Chavkin.

Let The Sun Shine In - Uptown Palm Springs embodies the spirit of a modernist village. By Mona de Crinis.

To Preserve and Collect - Owners of some of the finest classic automobiles roll into the desert to exhibit, compete, and celebrate.

From Broadway to Las Palmas and Back - Lyricist David Zippel finds inspiration to honor his Broadway mentor, Cy Coleman. By Matthew Link. Photography by Michael Childers.

The Funny Face of Chicano Art - Actor Cheech Marin uses his celebrity muscle to champion an unrecognized school of Mexican-American artists. By Steven Biller. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

ON THE COVER:
Santa Fe Federal Savings & Loan. © J. Paul Getty Trust. Used with Permission. Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library at The Getty Research Institute

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - Several events this month signal good times again in the desert. By Steven Biller.

Psst! - Midcentury redux, Modernism Week Chair Jacques Caussin, and more. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Style - El Paseo Jewelry’s owner lives the life he was born into — surrounded by diamonds. By Jorie Parr. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

Wine - Winemaker Mike Grgich spreads cheer while wintering in the desert. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Wealth - Dynamic healthcare issues create niche investment opportunities. By Ellen Paris.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Turn vision into practical concepts. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
This is Our Story… - College of the Desert is committed to student and community success. Edited by Janice Kleinschmidt.

El Paseo Catalogue - The ultimate guide to Palm Desert’s avenue of elegance. Edited by Mona de Crinis.

Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resort Communities Convention and Visitors Authority. Edited by Mona de Crinis.

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Palm Springs Life Magazine March 2012

Palm Springs Life Magazine March 2012

FEATURES
The World According to Oliver Stone - The three-time Academy Award winner reveals his quest for the truth and the legacy he’s creating for younger generations. By Matthew Link. Photography by Michael Segal.

The Mark of Zunino - Stepping out from Nolan Miller’s shadow, the Fashion Week El Paseo marquee designer puts his own stamp on fashion. By Erin Weinger. Photography by Rose Cefalu/ Racermediainc.com

Stars of Project Runway - Designers from the white-hot TV series will send new collections down the runway at Fashion Week El Paseo. Photography by Rachel Whaley. RAW Photography.

Rafa in the Zone - 'Normal guy' Rafael Nadal has his sights set on Indian Wells and reclaiming the world’s No. 1 ranking. By Mona de Crinis. Photography by Gerry Maceda.

Nothing Usual - Sir Richard Branson seeks only the best in himself and others. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Living the Legacy - Wallis Annenberg discusses the philosophies embraced by her famous father and how they influenced her and the creation of The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

ON THE COVER:
Oliver Stone

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - Here comes March madness! By Steven Biller.

Psst! - The Men Over 50 project, pro golfers at Toscana Country Club, Leslie Shockley, and more. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Style - Inspired by pieces in her mother’s jewelry box, Ivanka Trump offers a fresh twist. By Jorie Parr.

Wealth - With estate tax laws in flux, high net worth individuals find planning a challenge. By Ellen Paris.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Planetary lineup provides a good launch window. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
Weddings - Make it a destination wedding! Edited by Lisa Marie Hart

McCallum Theatre Program - The season continues at the desert’s premier performing arts venue. Edited by Janice Kleinschmidt.

Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resort Communities Convention and Visitors Authority. Edited by Mona de Crinis.

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Palm Springs Life Magazine April 2012

Palm Springs Life Magazine April 2012

FEATURES
Solid Solutions - Kathy Ireland concentrates on simplifying life for women and their families. By Janice Kleinschmidt. Photography by Marc and Paula Kayne.

An Insider’s Guide to the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument - By Ann Japenga. Photography by Tom Brewster.

ABC as Simple as 1-2-3 - Visionary food lover Tara Lazar parlays the success of Cheeky’s restaurant into mod concepts for an adjoining bar and restaurant and boutique hotel. By Matthew Link. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

Chicks With Sticks - In a sport once dominated by men, two female equestrians are leaving their mark on the polo field. And, oh, how they play! By Jan Silver Maguire. Photography by Elena Ray.

‘The Lime Grows on You’ - Gerald and Betty Ford’s Rancho Mirage house, sold in 11 days, mirrors the design of an era and the humble nature of its former residents. By Matt Link. Photography by George Gutenberg.

ON THE COVER:
Kathy Ireland

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - Mastering our national monument requires a lifetime of exploration. By Steven Biller.

Psst! - Earth Through a Lens, Land Rover’s Evoque, and more. By Steven Biller and Janice Kleinschmidt.

Cameo - Golf instructor Domenic Provenzano. By Judd Spicer. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

Wealth - Investing successfully in renewable energy demands rigorous due diligence. By Ellen Paris.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Time to reconsider relationships. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
Five Star Wealth Managers - Palm Springs Life partnered with Five Star Professional to find wealth managers in the Coachella Valley who scored highest in overall satisfaction.

Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resort Communities Convention and Visitors Authority. Edited by Mona de Crinis.

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Palm Springs Life Magazine May 2012

Palm Springs Life Magazine May 2012

FEATURES
Inspiration for Sale - The most luxurious houses on the market blend imaginative architecture and the best of the indoor/outdoor lifestyle. By Ellen Paris.

As You Like It - Use this expert’s 10 best tips to stage your house to sell. By Matthew Link.

The Light Touch - Christopher Thompson uses his theatrical and electrical expertise to set environments aglow. By Janice Kleinschmidt. Photography by Jim Bartsch.

Road Royalty - Rare and vintage autos roll into Rancho Mirage for the Desert Classic Concours d’Elegance. Photography by Gregg Felsen.

Fashion Week El Paseo Rewind - Local March madness kept lovers of the lastest in clothing and accessories on cloud nine. By Erin Weinger. Photography by Gary Bindman, Adrianne Bonafede, Shary Bowman, Yasin Chaudhry, Gregg Felsen, Gerry Maceda, and Rachel Whaley.

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - The luxury real estate market flexes its muscles. By Steven Biller.

Psst! - An eco-friendly pop-up house, the dish on Palm Springs, and more. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Cameo - Roderick Hardy values great art and furnishings. By Janice Kleinschmidt. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Pare down and pay attention to details. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
HK Lane Luxury Homes & Estates - A guide to luxury communities in the Coachella Valley.

Coldwell Banker - An at-a-glance chart of Coachella Valley country clubs and their golf courses.

Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resort Communities Convention and Visitors Authority. Edited by Mona de Crinis.

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Palm Springs Life Magazine June 2012

Palm Springs Life Magazine June 2012

FEATURES
Meet the Ultimate ‘Retro Daddy’ - Americana expert Charles Phoenix relives road trips to Palm Springs, forays into thrift stores and date farms, and calls for the comeback of the chuckwagon. By Matthew Link.

'I Fight For Everybody Around Me' - Tim Bradley faces his biggest professional challenge: the WBO Welterweight world champion. By Judd Spicer. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

Park and Go - A new research center near Anza-Borrego State Park provides a home base for scientists studying the desert. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Pleasures of the Palate - Food+Wine Festival Palm Desert™ drew crowds to experience a world of flavors that made taste buds sing. By Pamela Bieri. Photography by Elena Ray.

Our Top Lawyers - An independent firm selects 69 Coachella Valley attorneys in 14 practice specialties.

ON THE COVER:
Timothy Ray Bradley Jr., — “The Desert Storm.” Photo: Ethan Kaminsky

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - Here come 90 days of summer! By Steven Biller.

Psst! - Palm Springs International ShortFest, Frank DeCaro’s Celebrity Cookbook, and more. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Cameo - Tennis pro Kevin Connolly. By Steven Biller. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Prepare for changes when worlds collide. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau. Edited by Mona de Crinis.

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Palm Springs Life Magazine July 2012

Palm Springs Life Magazine July 2012

FEATURES
Driving Passions - Passionate collectors find their thrills behind the wheels of their rare and vintage cars. By Donald Osborne. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

As Time Goes By - Merv Griffin’s Morocco-inspired estate — created with his intimate input — looks for a new owner. By Ellen Paris. Photography by Lance Gerber/Nuvue Interactive.

Our Top Doctors - A physician-led research team identifies the desert’s 78 top doctors in 37 specialties. By Matthew Link. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - Looking for a doctor? Start here! By Steven Biller.

Psst! - The Leica Boutique at Camera West, Michael King’s The Rescuers, and more. By Janice Kleinschmidt and Steven Biller.

Cameo - Dr. William Kent Larkin. By Sheila Grattan. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Use Mercury’s retrograde for analysis. By Sherryl Nova

SPECIAL SECTIONS
Vitality - Promoting health at school, recess for adults, food allergies, guilt-free indulging, and more. Plus more than 1,000 medical listings by category. Edited by Janice Kleinschmidt.

Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau. Edited by Mona de Crinis.

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Palm Springs Life August 2012

Palm Springs Life August 2012

FEATURES
A Star is Born - Bailey the Jack Russell terrier mix gains stardom and raises awareness for pet rescue. By Mona de Crinis. Photography by Taylor Sherrill.

Where the Dogs Are - Here are the most popular desert destinations for canines and their people. By Charlotte Harris. Photography by Chris Miller/ Imagine Imagery.

Dogs With Jobs - Some of our community’s hardest workers do without telephones, computers, and power tools — relying instead (quite successfully) on their animal instincts. By Charlotte Harris. Photography by Chris Miller/ Imagine Imagery.

Lucky Dogs — and Cats - Rescued animals thrive in loving homes. By Matthew Link. Photography by Chris Miller/ Imagine Imagery.

A Need for Speed - Film producers Kim Waltrip and Jim Casey had to move fast to fund Hit & Run — the Dax Shepard/Kristen Bell movie being released this month. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

The Best of the Best - You voted. We reveal. Here is the best of everything, as selected by our readers.

ON THE COVER:
Bailey the Jack Russell terrier mix. Photography by Jules Moore.

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - Who’s a good doggie? By Steven Biller.

Psst! - Icon showcases local artists, dogs enjoy “yappy hour,” and more. By Janice Kleinschmidt and Katie Mills.

Cameo — Felicia Benavides. By Donna Curran. Photography by Jon Edwards.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Keep your reactions in check for now. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
1DG-64DG Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Greater Palm Springs CVB. Edited by Mona de Crinis.

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Palm Springs Life September (hardbound) Annual Desert Living Edition 2012

Palm Springs Life September (hardbound) Annual Desert Living Edition 2012

FEATURES
Greetings From Cahuillaland - A new, err, old way to look at the mountains, coves, and dunes from the San Gorgonio Pass to the Salton Sea. By Ann Japenga. Photography by Tom Brewster.

The View From Where? - Gary Dorothy’s images shed new light on our surroundings. Photography by Gary Dorothy.

Meet The Moderns - Fascinated by the area’s midcentury architecture, photographer James Schnepf set out to meet people who live in the past. By Matthew Link. Photography by James Schnepf.

Modernism Goes Mobile - A new app for smart phones and tablets points you to architectural marvels.

The VIP Treatment - Stay and play like a star in a celebrity estate, mountain-view mansion, or an architectural gem of a vacation house. By Steven Biller.

ON THE COVER:
San Jacinto. Photography by Gary Dorothy.

DEPARTMENTS
Publisher’s Letter - By Milton W. Jones.

PSST! - A kinder, gentler martini; around the world in eight restaurants; and much more. By J. Everette Perry.

Shopping - Distinctive destinations and a variety of prime finds.

Galleries - Look inside to see some of the desert’s world-class beauty.

Destination Medicine - More and more people come to the desert to improve their health. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Horoscope - Use the next 12 months to create your own better world. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTION
Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau. Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the desert. Edited by Mona de Crinis.

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Palm Springs Life September (softbound) Annual Desert Living Edition 2012

Palm Springs Life September (softbound) Annual Desert Living Edition 2012

FEATURES
Greetings From Cahuillaland - A new, err, old way to look at the mountains, coves, and dunes from the San Gorgonio Pass to the Salton Sea. By Ann Japenga. Photography by Tom Brewster.

The View From Where? - Gary Dorothy’s images shed new light on our surroundings. Photography by Gary Dorothy.

Meet The Moderns - Fascinated by the area’s midcentury architecture, photographer James Schnepf set out to meet people who live in the past. By Matthew Link. Photography by James Schnepf.

Modernism Goes Mobile - A new app for smart phones and tablets points you to architectural marvels.

The VIP Treatment - Stay and play like a star in a celebrity estate, mountain-view mansion, or an architectural gem of a vacation house. By Steven Biller.

ON THE COVER:
San Jacinto. Photography by Gary Dorothy.

DEPARTMENTS
Publisher’s Letter - By Milton W. Jones.

PSST! - A kinder, gentler martini; around the world in eight restaurants; and much more. By J. Everette Perry.

Shopping - Distinctive destinations and a variety of prime finds.

Galleries - Look inside to see some of the desert’s world-class beauty.

Destination Medicine - More and more people come to the desert to improve their health. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Horoscope - Use the next 12 months to create your own better world. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTION
Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau. Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the desert. Edited by Mona de Crinis.

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Palm Springs Life October 2012

Palm Springs Life October 2012

FEATURES
Delivering on Measure J - With one building down, revitalization moves forward almost a year since Palm Springs voters approved a sales tax increase. By Lynn Lieu.

Soaring Success - From private jets to upgrades at Palm Springs International Airport, the desert’s travel-by-air industry grows. By Janice Kleinschmidt. Photography by Jules Moore.

Shining Achievement - Sunnylands garners great reviews and stimulates ideas to address challenges. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

A Lesson for the Future - Everybody can learn from the decision to demolish a classic modern building designed by Donald Wexler at Palm Springs High School — and the ill-fated effort to save it. By Katie Mills.

A Bunch of Enthusiasim - Fred Garbutt aims to make the International Banana Museum more fun than a barrel of monkeys. By Janice Kleinschmidt. Photography by Mark Davidson.

ON THE COVER:
Illustration by Carlos Aponte.

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - Progress signals a brighter future. By Steven Biller.

Psst! - Wang’s new desserts, DJ Z-Trip, biking style, and more. By J. Everette Perry

Cameo - Artist Tim Shockley. By Steven Biller. Photography by Chris Miller/Imagine Imagery

Real Estate - Home prices rise, inventory shrinks as Coachella Valley real estate begins to recover. By Vic Cooper and Mike McDonald.

Intelligencer - A flexible Jack Nicklaus course, the “Ultra” touch at the movies, and more.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer

Horoscope - Everyone benefits when Saturn shifts. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
Coachella Valley Vision - How to invest, grow, and thrive in business in Greater Palm Springs. Edited by Steven Biller

McCallum Theatre Program - The season begins at the desert’s premier performing arts venue. Edited by Janice Kleinschmidt.

Desert Guide - Where to stay, play, and eat in the Greater Palm Springs area. Edited by Mona de Crinis.

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Palm Springs Life November 2012

Palm Springs Life November 2012

FEATURES
Living With Liberace - A couple pays homage to their home’s flamboyant previous owner, while creating a space of their own. By Caroline Ryder. Photography by Elena Ray and J. Rockwell Seebach.

Resort on the Edge - Sexy meets eclectic at Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs. Photography by Peter Koval. Styled by Jules Moore.

Philanthropy, The Next Generation - The future of nonprofit organizations hinges on their ability to continually build a fresh base of support. By Matthew Link. Photography by John Paschal.

Driven by Compassion - Members of Bighorn Golf Club create a nonprofit organization to aid local cancer patients. By Lynn Lieu.

Tapping the Talent - The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies gives guests a chance to meet the cast offstage. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - Why you should invest in a charity. By Steven Biller.

Psst! - 50 grades of silk, a world of spices, Tahj Mowry, and more. By J. Everette Perry.

Cameo - Linda Gerard, Sissy Bingo diva. By Erik Sandoval. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

Real Estate - Low rates and home prices boost the affordability index. By Vic Cooper and Mike McDonald.

Wine - J. Lohr aims higher. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Intelligencer - Liberace’s piano, Palm Springs Rendezvous, and more.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Technology leads to progress, be patient with gliches. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
Desert Guide - Where to stay, play, and eat in the Greater Palm Springs area. Edited by Mona de Crinis.

Social Datebook & Charity Register - The essential guide to Coachella Valley charities and major fundraising events. Edited by Olga Reyes.

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Palm Springs Life  - December 2012

Palm Springs Life - December 2012

FEATURES
Barry’s Home! - Our neighbor the superstar presents a special gift to the community. By Steven Biller. Photography by Gregg Segal.

Million Dollar Baby - A magnificent Mirada estate perched above Rancho Mirage captures the fancy and cameras of HGTV’s Million Dollar Rooms. By Jan Silver Maguire. Photography by Mark Davidson.

Our Top Dentists - Here are the 67 best dentists and specialists in the Coachella Valley, as selected by their peers.

ON THE COVER:
Barry Manilow - Photography by Gregg Segal.

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - The gift of entertainment. By Steven Biller.

Psst! - Holiday attire, New Year’s bling, premium toasting, and more. By J. Everette Perry.

Style - Patek Philippe’s perpetual calendar watch. By Lawrence Karol.

Cameo - Violist Donald McInnes. By Janice Kleinschmidt. Photography by Mark Davidson.

Real Estate - As inventory declines, housing prices rise for last September’s low point. By Vic Cooper and Mike McDonald.

Intelligencer - Sunnylands landscaping, Arnold Palmer’s bronze, Ray Kelley’s Soundscape, and more.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Reform, Renew, and Rise. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
Art+Culture - Beg Borrow and Steal, artists’ houses, Stefanie Schneider, Kickstarter, and more. Edited by Steven Biller.

Desert Guide - Where to stay, play, and eat in the Greater Palm Springs area. Edited by Mona de Crinis.

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