peter moruzzi

Los Angeles is ‘One for the Books’

Palm Springs historian Peter Moruzzi takes us through the City of Angels’ history using myriad collectibles.

Lydia Kremer History

During the first decade of the 20th century, the skyline of Los Angeles resembled something more akin to Texas. “There were thousands of oil derricks crowded into neighborhoods just east of downtown, including the front and backyards of numerous homes,” says Palm Springs historian Peter Moruzzi. The images of L.A. astounded Moruzzi as he compiled his book, Greetings from Los Angeles,

Ocean view from balcony of Architectural Catalina Suite

The Great Escapes

The summer heat is a great excuse to indulge in a little getaway and explore our neighboring towns.

Lizbeth Scordo Day Trips

If you live in the Coachella Valley you’re surely used to others’ shock, awe, and amazement when they learn you brave the scorching summers here and live to tell. For those of us who stick it out — dependent on patio misters, fabulously frigid air conditioning, and plenty of evening cocktails — the reward is a quieter community where we