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June 4, 2006 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
"A living piece of art" is how owner David Garthwaite describes his two-tier indoor-outdoor retreat in Rancho Mirage. From the air, the home looks like fragments of earthenware strewn in the desert. The house, at an elevation of 400 feet, is in the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Although Garthwaite is a builder-developer, T.R. Noye Construction Inc. framed and built the recently completed house.
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REAL ESTATE
June 25, 2006 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
Ceilings of intricate tin panels are out of the ordinary, but ones of peacock feathers and leather? That's extraordinary. Artist Denise Roberge runs her gallery, jewelry salon and restaurant out of a plaza that she built about a decade ago in Palm Desert. When she was finished, she wanted to create a more subdued version of the art-rich plaza as a place to live.
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March 2, 1990 | ROBERT A. JONES
Drive past Palm Springs, going down the valley, and you will soon come to Rancho Mirage. Turn left on the boulevard named for Frank Sinatra, keep going to the intersection of Bob Hope Drive, and then you will see it. Actually, you won't see "it." What you will see are the armed guards, the fences topped with three strands of barbed wire, and the rows of trees that are designed to keep you from being witness to anything, great or small, that happens within the confines of the Annenberg estate.
REAL ESTATE
June 4, 2006 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
"A living piece of art" is how owner David Garthwaite describes his two-tier indoor-outdoor retreat in Rancho Mirage. From the air, the home looks like fragments of earthenware strewn in the desert. The house, at an elevation of 400 feet, is in the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Although Garthwaite is a builder-developer, T.R. Noye Construction Inc. framed and built the recently completed house.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2002 | VERONIQUE de TURENNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The largest herd of bighorn sheep in the Rancho Mirage desert highlands may perch not above some rocky point but on the city's supply of stationery, which features a stylized ram. Chosen by Rancho Mirage as its official symbol nearly three decades ago, the bighorn's fortunes have faltered as the city's population swelled. Struck by cars, drowned in swimming pools, poisoned by pesticides and exotic plants, the animal's plight puts it on the federal endangered species list.
REAL ESTATE
June 25, 2006 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
Ceilings of intricate tin panels are out of the ordinary, but ones of peacock feathers and leather? That's extraordinary. Artist Denise Roberge runs her gallery, jewelry salon and restaurant out of a plaza that she built about a decade ago in Palm Desert. When she was finished, she wanted to create a more subdued version of the art-rich plaza as a place to live.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
Dominic P. Renda, who developed an air route through Micronesia in the late 1960s as founding president of Air Micronesia and later served as chairman, as well as chief executive and operating officer of Western Airlines, has died. He was 92. Renda died Sept. 2 at a Rancho Mirage hospice, said his son, Dominic Renda Jr. A lawyer and World War II veteran, Renda launched his 50-year career in the airline industry in 1946 as a vice president's assistant at Western Airlines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1997
Harry O. Reinsch, a patron of Orange County arts and the retired president of Bechtel Power Corp., died of cancer Thursday, at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. He was 75. "He was a great friend of the [Orange County] Philharmonic Society," Dean Corey, the society's executive director, said Monday. "We were in some tough times [in recent years] and . . . his support was critical at the time." In 1993, Corey said, the Philharmonic faced a $300,000 deficit.
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March 15, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alex Dreier, former network radio and television commentator who won seven Emmys, has died in Rancho Mirage. He was 83. Dreier, whose long career included a stint in Los Angeles television news, died Sunday in his Thunderbird Heights home in the posh desert community. "During World War II, [Dreier's] magnificent and unforgettable voice kept the American people knowledgeable about the conflict in Europe," former President Gerald Ford told the Desert Sun from his home in Colorado.
TRAVEL
December 4, 2005 | Kathleen Doheny, Special to The Times
SLOWLY but surely, we're catching on: Accidents and illnesses happen, even on the most idyllic vacation and even if you're so healthy that you brag you can eat anything anywhere. (More brag than fact: As many as half of all international travelers, or more than 10 million Americans, develop traveler's diarrhea each year, says the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.) As the Boy Scouts say: Be prepared. For travelers, packing a first-aid kit is a start.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2002 | VERONIQUE de TURENNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The largest herd of bighorn sheep in the Rancho Mirage desert highlands may perch not above some rocky point but on the city's supply of stationery, which features a stylized ram. Chosen by Rancho Mirage as its official symbol nearly three decades ago, the bighorn's fortunes have faltered as the city's population swelled. Struck by cars, drowned in swimming pools, poisoned by pesticides and exotic plants, the animal's plight puts it on the federal endangered species list.
NEWS
March 2, 1990 | ROBERT A. JONES
Drive past Palm Springs, going down the valley, and you will soon come to Rancho Mirage. Turn left on the boulevard named for Frank Sinatra, keep going to the intersection of Bob Hope Drive, and then you will see it. Actually, you won't see "it." What you will see are the armed guards, the fences topped with three strands of barbed wire, and the rows of trees that are designed to keep you from being witness to anything, great or small, that happens within the confines of the Annenberg estate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Nancy Belcher Watson, the pioneering woman Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who presided over the long-delayed murder trial of Alphabet Bomber Muharem Kurbegovic and sentenced him to a maximum life term, has died. She was 77. Watson, the widow of former Los Angeles County Assessor Philip E. Watson, died Monday of cancer at her home in Rancho Mirage, according to her daughter, Marcia Goodman.
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