A Visit to the Salton Sea

A Visit to the Salton Sea

A Visit to the Salton Sea With binoculars and camera in hand, I often take a drive south of my home in Rancho Mirage to one of the best places on the West Coast to bird-watch—the Salton Sea.  Created in 1905, when the Colorado River broke through levies and flooded the Salton Basin (at 228…

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Desert Garden Community Day 2012

Desert Garden Community Day 2012

Desert Garden Community Day on Saturday October 6, 2012 – One sometimes needs to be reminded that the Palm Springs Valley is actually a desert.  Yes, it may have been developed as one of the most beautiful and serene golf destinations in the world—with courses at the Westin Mission Hills and Rancho Las Palmas Resorts…

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Biking Through the Desert

Biking Through the Desert

With beautiful year-round sunny weather and a gently rolling desert landscape, those who love to bike can peddle their way through all nine communities of the Greater Palm Springs Oasis with ease.  Dozens of miles of bike paths—many off-street, some shared with joggers and golf carts—provide riders with a healthy way to exercise, sightsee, and…

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Dinosaurs in the Desert

Dinosaurs in the Desert

For years, as I’ve driven between my home in Rancho Mirage and the City of Los Angeles, I’ve noticed these two hulking creatures hunkering down next to the I-10 near the Morongo Casino’s high-rise just west of the Palm Springs Valley.  It wasn’t until recently that I finally veered off the highway and stopped to…

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