Sunnylands Takes a Summer Break

Sunnylands Takes a Summer Break

If you’ve been promising yourself a long overdue visit to Rancho Mirage’s Sunnylands—the 200-acre, beautifully designed and decorated midcentury modern estate of the late media titan Walter Annenberg and his wife, Leonore—you’ve got just a matter of days to do so before the legendary landmark shutters for the summer months of July and August. For…

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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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