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Actress Kate Bosworth Comes to Palm Springs to Work

Her husband, director Michael Polish, will also participate at ShortFest.

Julie Pendray Arts & Entertainment, Valley

Actress Kate Bosworth has been to Palm Springs for “down time,” soaking up the heat, reading and eating “great food at The Rooster and the Pig”. This time she will be put to work as a juror at the Palm Springs International ShortFest. Bosworth, known for Superman Returns and roles in films like Straw Dogs and Still Alice, will be

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Where to View Fourth of July Fireworks

Here is a comprehensive list of events in Greater Palm Springs for the July 3-4 celebrations.

Karen Graninger Attractions, Valley

While events surrounding the Fourth of July seem to focus on what happens at night in the desert due to triple-digit temps, there are a few daytime activities to keep in mind as you plan your holiday. Here is a breakdown of the two days. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Ranch Mirage, 888-999-1995; www.hotwatercasino.com Fantasy Springs

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Lights, Camera, Fashion!

From understated elegance to sheer extravagance, take a look back at March’s Fashion Week El Paseo.

Emily Chavous Fashion Week El Paseo, Valley

Eight nights of runway. Thirty-eight designers. Six-hundred-fifty pairs of shoes. The 12th incarnation of Fashion Week El Paseo unfolded the latest trends across seasons, including menswear and more than a few diaphanous ensembles that left very little to the imagination. Since its inception in 2006, Fashion Week has become the largest event of its kind on the West Coast. Attendance

High Desert

The Inn Crowd

The creative souls who own and manage historic properties in the High Desert have been a boon for the region. Their passion for preservation is inspired.

Elizabeth Jenkins Hotels & Resorts, Valley

Cattlemen and cactus poachers, miners and musicians, activists and artists. Homesteaders and Harley riders, Native Americans and netpreneurs, tree huggers and trailblazers. For more than 5,000 years, people of all kinds have visited Joshua Tree. What was once a national monument frequented by roughly 30,000 people per year is now an 800,000-acre national park whose popularity is growing at a

Desert Dreamers

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For these pioneers, it went beyond civic pride. It became their mission in life.

Maggie Downs History, Valley

Back in 1917, the Palm Springs locals didn’t even blink when they saw a woman clad in bib overalls and covered in grease. That was just Zaddie Bunker, proprietor of Bunker’s Garage, a woman who knew how to fix cars. She had a certificate to prove it because she learned her trade in a correspondence course. After her husband left

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, Valley

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

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Top Lawyers 2017

Kent Black Top Lawyers, Valley

This last year I found out from personal experience — hard personal experience — the truth of that old adage that if you really need a lawyer, make sure you get the very best. Expert legal advice eradicated my stress, allowed me to sleep at night, and helped me navigate a potentially treacherous path through civil court. It wasn’t cheap,

housing

The Real Deal

Has the Coachella Valley 
finally recovered
 from the real estate free fall of 2011? 
There may be reason 
for cautious 
optimism.

Mona de Crinis Real Estate, Valley

Coachella Valley’s housing market presents a complex tapestry threaded with often unpredictable conditions and a richly mottled inventory reflective of nine cities with nine singular temperaments. Woven into this delicate fabric are key qualities specific to valley real estate — distinctive architectural styles, diverse lifestyles, comparative affordability, and a global reputation as a resort destination — that provide resilience and

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Rotten Ham and Bare Butts

Selling real estate in Greater Palm Springs often means taking the bad with the weird.

Alice Short Real Estate, Valley

Matthew Reader unlocked the front door of a Palm Desert house and ushered his client into the entryway. The Realtor had studied a write-up of the home ahead of time and was pleased to note that the two of them would have the place to themselves. No one was at home. At least, that’s what he believed until he walked

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The Ford Escape

A couple revives the Rancho Mirage fantasy estate built by President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford.

Kent Black Home & Design, Real Estate, Valley

When John McIlwee and Bill Damaschke bought the Rancho Mirage home of the late President Gerald and Betty Ford, they didn’t become the home’s owners. They became its stewards. It was 1976. President Gerald Ford and his family left Washington, D.C., the White House, and his defeat in the recent presidential elections by populist Democrat Jimmy Carter. It may have