Palm Springs Life Magazine October 2012

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ANNUAL DESERT PROGRESS ISSUE

ON THE COVER – Illustration by Carlos Aponte.

FEATURES

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

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

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

A Lesson for the Future
By Katie Mills.
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.

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

DEPARTMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horoscope
By Sherryl Nova.
Everyone benefits when Saturn shifts.

SPECIAL SECTIONS

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

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

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