Palm Springs at Play

Golf and tennis rule, but other sports — from auto racing to polo to baseball — have helped shape the character of this desert resort town

Carolyn Patten History 0 Comments

Golf and tennis rule, but other sports — from auto racing to polo to baseball — have helped shape the character of this desert resort town.

‘We Thought of Ourselves as One Community’

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

Sheila Grattan History 0 Comments

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

Sheila Grattan History 0 Comments

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.

Women With Vision

Rita Strombeck History 0 Comments

The mention of Palm Springs usually conjures up images of Hollywood movie stars, a playground for the rich and famous, or the golf capital of the world -— certainly not a hub of women’s entrepreneurship.

The Woman Leads

Sheila Grattan History 0 Comments

She led an all-women council that changed the financial destiny of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the California resort communities of Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage.

Men on the Forefront

Ann Greer History 1 Comment

The expeditions passing through the desert in the mid- to late-1800s saw only arid, barren land. It took vision and grit to see the possibilities of this land. What follows are some of the pioneering men who laid the foundation for today’s Palm Springs.