FEATURES Top Doctors 2013 - A physician-led research team identifies the desert’s 90 top doctors in 36 specialties. Profiles by Joan Page McKenna. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Doctors Unplugged - Musically gifted physicians play for charity and raise awareness of the power of song. By Mona de Crinis. Photography by Elena Ray. Quiet and Idyllic - on the Set! - Fifty years on, Canyon View Estates still fulfills the midcentury dream — and offers a bright destination for a new generation of modernists. By Lawrence Karol. Photography by George Gutenberg. The Gerald R. Ford Centennial - As the nation celebrates the former president’s 100th birthday, his son, actor Steven Ford, recalls his parents’ move to Rancho Mirage. By Tony Rizzo. Ain’t No Sunshine - With year-round blue skies in Palm Springs, treacherous weather catches residents and visitors by surprise and leaves vivid memories. By Sheila Grattan. Photography courtesy Palm Springs Historical Society and Palm Springs Life archives. DEPARTMENTS Editor’s Letter - Looking for a doctor? Read on! By Steven Biller. Psst! - Sicily-inspired Dolce & Gabbana handbags; a taste of the French countryside; “crystal haze” jewelry by Stephen Webster; and big reads on cars, fashion, and art. By J. Everette Perry. Cameo - Inspired by travel, Mary Anne Turley-Emett found art - and an audience. By Steven Biller. Photography by Raymond Shadman. Market Watch - A mathematical anomoly helps home prices. By Vic Cooper and Mike McDonald. Wealth - Experts: Under Obamacare, insurers will cover more people, but premium rates could soar. By Ellen Paris. Intelligencer - Celebs in Desert Hot Springs, and new owners for a Donald Wexler Steel House No. 1. By Joan Page McKenna and Jim Powers. The Social Life - Parties, fundraisers, galas, and other social events. By Gloria Greer. Horoscope - Time to rethink and refresh. By Sherryl Nova. SPECIAL SECTIONS Vitality - The health benefits of friendly competition, alternative healing, Sanjay Gupta, and more than 1,000 doctor and medical listings.
Desert Guide - Where to stay, play, and eat in the Greater Palm Springs area. Edited by Ebony March.