the chi chi

Explore Palm Springs: The Chi Chi

The Chi Chi was wildly successful under Irwin Schuman, drawing such stars as Nat King Cole, Milton Berle, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Armstrong.

Tracy Conrad Current Digital, History

The Chi Chi was wildly successful under Irwin Schuman, drawing such stars as Nat King Cole, Milton Berle, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Armstrong.

environmentalists

Desert Dreamers: The Environmentalists

Ninth in an ongoing series about Coachella Valley pioneers, innovators, and leaders throughout history.

Kent Black Current PSL, History

The Desert Dreamers series focuses on a group of dedicated environmentalists who watched over the delicate, ecological balance of the Coachella Valley.

tommy tomson pool

Explore Palm Springs: Tommy Towson

The pioneer of pool design left his mark in Greater Palm Springs at Shadow Mountain Club and the iconic piano-shaped pool for Frank Sinatra.

Tracy Conrad Current Digital, History

Tommy Tomson, the pioneer of pool design, left his mark in Greater Palm Springs at Shadow Mountain Club and the iconic piano-shaped pool for Frank Sinatra.

Mojave High desert

To Live (and not die) in the Mojave

The wide-open High Desert has few rules, but day-trippers would be wise 
to take this advice before going too deep into the sandy wilderness.

Ken Layne Current PSL, History

The wide-open High Desert has few rules, but day-trippers should heed this advice before going too deep into the sandy wilderness of the Mojave Desert.