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BUSINESS
June 20, 2010 | By Dinah Eng
A golfer's personal paradise can be found at Porcupine Creek, a 249-acre estate in Rancho Mirage that features a Mediterranean-inspired villa, four casitas, four guesthouses and a private 19-hole golf course, with that extra hole available for playoff games. "It has its own driving range, clubhouse, lakes and sweeping panoramas of the mountains and valley floors," says Barbara Duskin of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie's Great Estates, in Beverly Hills. Gates open to a long, meandering drive past landscaped gardens and brooks to the front entrance, where a covered stone walkway leads to the house.
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BUSINESS
June 20, 2010
Location: 42765 Dunes View Road, Rancho Mirage 92270 Asking price: $75 million Size: Main residence has four bedrooms, six bathrooms and two half-baths in about 18,430 square feet. Additional features: In-home theater, breakfast room, pool area with resort pool, water slide, children's pool, hot tub, children's play area with a circus carousel, outdoor party grotto with raised stage, commercial laundry area by pool, six-car garage. Around the neighborhood: Through the first quarter, 100 single-family homes sold in the 92270 ZIP Code, according to MDA Data Quick, at a median sale price of $500,000.
HOME & GARDEN
May 22, 2010
If Anne Rice can sell 100 million copies of her books, she should have no trouble with her residence in Rancho Mirage, recently listed for $3.3 million. Built in 1995, the immaculate home has a formal dining room and living room designed for entertaining, six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and maid's quarters. It sits on more than an acre in a gated development. A detached two-bedroom guesthouse has a full kitchen and living room. "The house has been a marvelous place to write, to entertain, to do interviews, and many reporters and camera crews have been in and out for various programs," Rice said.
HOME & GARDEN
May 12, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Author Anne Rice has listed her residence in Rancho Mirage for $3.3 million. Built in 1995, the low-slung house has a formal dining room and living room designed for entertaining, six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and maid's quarters. It sits on more than an acre in a gated community. A detached two-bedroom guesthouse has a full kitchen and living room. "The house has been a marvelous place to write, to entertain, to do interviews, and many reporters and camera crews have been in and out for various programs," Rice said.
SPORTS
December 13, 2009 | By Lance Pugmire
Timothy Bradley was fighting on a premium cable network in a luxurious though smaller-scale casino, but the world junior-welterweight champion from Palm Springs showed Saturday he's worthy of moving to the next level. Bradley, displaying superb fitness along with punching speed and strength advantages, dominated Lamont Peterson of Washington, D.C., to retain his World Boxing Organization belt by unanimous decision at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage. Judges Fritz Werner (120-107)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2009
Adam Lambert is not being targeted because he is a gay male ["Clash Over 'Idol's' Kiss," by Maria Elena Fernandez, Dec. 4]. What parents -- liberal or conservative, gay or straight -- wanted their kids to see that performance? My objections to his performance are about aggressive sexuality, not homosexuality. After having been a huge fan of Lambert since I first saw him perform, I was completely disappointed in how he decided to spend his big moment, and I was so happy I had not kept my 7- and 10-year-old kids up to see the end of the American Music Awards show.
TRAVEL
April 13, 2008 | Valli Herman, Times Staff Writer
Like those misguided victims on extreme makeover TV shows, so many hotels and resorts these days are renovating themselves into properties that have been "improved" beyond recognition. Happily, after a $35-million makeover, Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage has emerged carefully refreshed -- and you can hardly see the scars. The nearly 30-year-old desert resort carefully balances its upscale additions with an approachable, family atmosphere.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2007 | David Kelly, Times Staff Writer
RANCHO MIRAGE -- Their friends were gone, yet they spoke of them as if they were just down the hall or perhaps running late for class. Maybe it was out of habit or maybe they just didn't want to let go. "I have been at this school since I was in kindergarten, so losing three people who were the life of the school is like losing a part of yourself," said 17-year-old Rachel Gottlieb.
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