The Perfect Catch

Baseball legend Willie Mays returns to the Coachella Valley in January to support the Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children

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Six decades after “The Catch,” the world’s greatest living ball player, Willie Mayes, still has a sweet spot, only this time it’s not in his golden baseball glove – it’s for children and the Coachella Valley.

Tourism Reboot

World-class events such as the Coachella music festival and the Palm Springs International Film Festival are sparking renewed economic growth in the valley.

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World-class events such as the Coachella music festival and the Palm Springs International Film Festival are sparking renewed economic growth in the valley.

The Man Behind Coachella

15 years ago, Goldenvoice’s Paul Tollett launched a music festival that reinvented the valley’s youth tourism market.

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15 years ago, Goldenvoice’s Paul Tollett launched a music festival that reinvented the valley’s youth tourism market.

Psst! Gentlemen Only

Palm Springs has many delicious rumors, and some of the most beguiling swirl around two private men’s clubs whose members have shaped the city’s – and the nation’s fortunes for decades

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Besides fellowship during their annual escapes to the desert from freezing climes, members of two men’s clubs in Palm Springs share common interests, be it the local business climate or world events.

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Uncorking the Bottleneck

The mayor and a developer recall the wine summit that is now transforming downtown Palm Springs

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Palm Springs Fashion Plaza The mayor and a developer recall the wine summit that is now transforming downtown Palm Springs. Red wine played a big part in the coming rebirth of downtown Palm Springs.

Pioneers & Influencers

Meet the visionaries who shaped the history — and future — of Palm Springs

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Palm Springs attracts important people like desert shade draws roadrunners on a scorching day. It’s always been that way.

‘We Thought of Ourselves as One Community’

Distinguishing the historic neighborhoods of Palm Springs offers residents a sense of pride and privilege

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Some of the best history, characters, and color of Palm Springs unfold in its distinctive neighborhoods from the traditional ones developed from the 1920s until shortly after World War II to the midcentury modern enclaves designed by now-iconic architects such as Wexler, Frey, Cody, Palmer and Krisel, and others.

Stars Align to Lead

Celebrity and civics collide, giving Palm Springs government a special shine

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Celebrities discovered Palm Springs long before it was incorporated 75 years ago. Here they let their hair down, relaxed in the sun, and began supporting local civic and charitable activities. For many celebs, it was a natural segue to local politics.