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January 22, 1989 | FRANK RILEY, Riley is travel columnist for Los Angeles magazine and a regular contributor to this section
On a rough dirt road in canyonlands in the Santa Rosa Mountains, above Coachella Valley desert communities, Desert Off Road Adventures offers Jeep safaris. The three-hour safaris were tested beginning last March, hauling guests of the new Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage hotel. Now the safaris are available to anyone. From the lower desert, the safari route bounces, curves and dips into canyons where the vistas are the same as they were for the Cahuilla Indians in earlier times.
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July 26, 2000 | JACQUELINE NEWMYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a rare collaboration, environmentalists and developers have joined forces on legislation to designate 272,000 acres in the mountains near Palm Springs as a national preserve. The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Act was passed by unanimous voice vote in the House on Tuesday, and a companion measure is expected to be approved in the Senate before the end of this congressional session.
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NEWS
December 23, 1990 | ZAN THOMPSON
The teapots are from all over the world. They can be seen during high tea in the Santa Rosa Room at La Quinta Hotel. The pots are English, Chinese, Japanese, Irish and Scottish. One, made to look like an Irish cottage, is just like the pot I bought in Galway. Head chef Brad Nelson, who directs the hotel's food staff of 150, was showing me around on a sharp, windy day not long before Christmas.
NEWS
December 23, 1990 | ZAN THOMPSON
The teapots are from all over the world. They can be seen during high tea in the Santa Rosa Room at La Quinta Hotel. The pots are English, Chinese, Japanese, Irish and Scottish. One, made to look like an Irish cottage, is just like the pot I bought in Galway. Head chef Brad Nelson, who directs the hotel's food staff of 150, was showing me around on a sharp, windy day not long before Christmas.
NEWS
March 31, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Interior Secretary Manuel Lujan Jr. has designated portions of two mountain ranges above Palm Springs as the nation's fourth National Scenic Area, an action that paves the way for stricter management of the region's wildlife and other resources. The designation encompasses 200,000 acres of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains, home to Peninsular bighorn sheep, the desert slender salamander, the fringe-toed lizard and other endangered or threatened species.
NEWS
July 26, 2000 | JACQUELINE NEWMYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a rare collaboration, environmentalists and developers have joined forces on legislation to designate 272,000 acres in the mountains near Palm Springs as a national preserve. The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Act was passed by unanimous voice vote in the House on Tuesday, and a companion measure is expected to be approved in the Senate before the end of this congressional session.
TRAVEL
April 7, 1991 | JOHN McKINNEY
The wild side of Palm Springs means different things to different people. To college students on spring break, Palm Springs is a place to party hearty. To hikers, the wild side of Palm Springs means gentle sand-scapes, rugged mountains and hidden palm oases--places to escape Rodeo Drive East. The newly designated Santa Rosa Mountains National Scenic Area preserves about 200,000 acres of the wild Palm Springs preferred by hikers.
NEWS
August 25, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rare species could be protected in a 22-mile stretch of Central California land that is being considered for becoming the state's fifth conservancy. The San Joaquin Valley Parkway project would include wildlife preserves for the area's pocket mice, longhorn beetles, bald eagles and great blue herons. Under a recently submitted plan, the $70-million project would be managed by a state-backed conservancy.
REAL ESTATE
February 24, 1985
Construction is under way and sales have begun at Terraces at the Vintage Club, a three-level cluster of 54 individual residences on the seventh and eighth fairways of the the Vintage Club's Mountain Course in Indian Wells. The club is a $500-million residential country club tucked up against the Santa Rosa Mountains just west of the Eldorado Country Club at the southern end of Cook Street, according to the developer, Lowe Terraces Inc., an affiliate of Lowe Enterprises Inc. of Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
April 7, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Elvis slept here. A Midcentury Modern home in Palm Springs that was once leased to the "King of Rock 'n' Roll" Elvis Presley is up for sale at $9.5 million. Billed as his “honeymoon retreat,” the 1960 house is also notable for its unusual shape. The residence  consists of four circle-shaped living spaces on three levels. Curved walls of stone, a round kitchen island and a circular fireplace in the center of the living room echo the structural shape. Expanses of glass take in views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and Coachella Valley.
NEWS
March 31, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Interior Secretary Manuel Lujan Jr. has designated portions of two mountain ranges above Palm Springs as the nation's fourth National Scenic Area, an action that paves the way for stricter management of the region's wildlife and other resources. The designation encompasses 200,000 acres of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains, home to Peninsular bighorn sheep, the desert slender salamander, the fringe-toed lizard and other endangered or threatened species.
TRAVEL
January 22, 1989 | FRANK RILEY, Riley is travel columnist for Los Angeles magazine and a regular contributor to this section
On a rough dirt road in canyonlands in the Santa Rosa Mountains, above Coachella Valley desert communities, Desert Off Road Adventures offers Jeep safaris. The three-hour safaris were tested beginning last March, hauling guests of the new Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage hotel. Now the safaris are available to anyone. From the lower desert, the safari route bounces, curves and dips into canyons where the vistas are the same as they were for the Cahuilla Indians in earlier times.
NEWS
February 18, 2000 | From Associated Press
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt on Thursday unveiled a new program aimed at preserving up to 4 million acres of open space across the West, part of the Clinton administration's plan to protect more federal land before leaving office. The new system will be called the National Landscape Monuments. Babbitt said the new monuments won't be set up for large numbers of visitors. In fact, they will have no visitor centers at all. "It's about a landscape," Babbitt said.
NEWS
August 23, 2005 | Scott Doggett
WILDLIFE officials charged with saving endangered peninsular bighorn sheep near Palm Springs are considering shooting some of the animals to prevent a disease outbreak ravaging the herd. One or two sheep may have to be killed for necropsy to identify the cause of pneumonia that recently killed seven animals in the Santa Rosa Mountains, says Jane Hendron of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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