December 27, 2007 |
Like Frank Sinatra, Palm Springs has fallen in and out of fashion, but never out of style. Given its desert and mountain scenery, historic architecture and bountiful shopping options, it's hard to top as a winter weekend getaway. But if you need another excuse to visit, why not plan a trip around the annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, when the town gets an infusion of Hollywood buzz and glitz, sans the attitude? Running Jan.
September 30, 2007 |
Rudolph W. Giuliani is married to his third wife, his kids barely talk to him and he's comfortable with leaving intact the national policy permitting abortion. Oh -- and he's the former mayor of New York City, a modern Gomorrah to many here at the biennial conference of the National Federation of Republican Women. You'd think that Giuliani would get little more than a polite round of applause from the mostly conservative crowd of 2,000 women.
June 10, 2007 |
Looking for an inexpensive family holiday that won't be too hard on the budget? Picturesque La Quinta Resort & Club near Palm Springs is less than a gas tank away and is offering an $89-a-night summer special. The deal: The Summer Splash Family Blast special is available through Aug. 31. It includes an overnight stay in a resort casita, child's gift and a child's meal with each paid adult meal. Rates start at $89 Sundays through Thursdays; weekend rates start at $129.
April 9, 2007 |
Desert golf. At a glance the phrase appears almost oxymoronic, conjuring up images of British expatriates blasting their way across the Outback or endless expanses of colonial African sand. But modern agronomical and engineering techniques have changed all that, making golf not only viable but a prime recreational drawing card throughout the American Southwest -- and nowhere more than in Southern California's legendary golfing mecca, Palm Springs.
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November 17, 2006 |
Conflicting reports about when state fire officials first identified accused serial arsonist Raymond Lee Oyler -- before or after he allegedly set a wildfire near Palm Springs that killed five firefighters -- have escalated tension between the Riverside County Sheriff's Department and the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Underlying the dispute is the question of whether Oyler could have been arrested earlier, possibly preventing the deaths of the firefighters.
March 5, 2006 |
MY friend Todd, a New Yorker, abhors fruity martinis. He can spot wood veneer at 50 paces and gets antsy around imperfect service. This is not to say that Todd is demanding; let's just say he's an arbiter of taste. Todd likes Palm Springs, though, and that's where we met up in January.