Palm Springs Life Magazine July 2013

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Top Doctors 2013
Profiles by Joan Page McKenna. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.
A physician-led research team identifies the desert’s 90 top doctors in 36 specialties.

Doctors Unplugged
By Mona de Crinis. Photography by Elena Ray.
Musically gifted physicians play for charity and raise awareness of the power of song.

Quiet and Idyllic - on the Set!
By Lawrence Karol. Photography by George Gutenberg.
Fifty years on, Canyon View Estates still fulfills the midcentury dream — and offers a bright destination for a new generation of modernists.

The Gerald R. Ford Centennial
By Tony Rizzo.
As the nation celebrates the former president’s 100th birthday, his son, actor Steven Ford, recalls his parents’ move to Rancho Mirage.

Ain’t No Sunshine
By Sheila Grattan.
Photography courtesy Palm Springs Historical Society and
Palm Springs Life archives.
With year-round blue skies in Palm Springs, treacherous weather catches residents and visitors by surprise and leaves vivid memories.


Editor’s Letter
By Steven Biller.
Looking for a doctor? Read on!

By J. Everette Perry.
Sicily-inspired Dolce & Gabbana handbags; a taste of the French countryside; "crystal haze" jewelry by Stephen Webster; and big reads on cars, fashion, and art.

By Steven Biller. Photography by Raymond Shadman.
Inspired by travel, Mary Anne Turley-Emett found art - and an audience.

Market Watch
By Vic Cooper and Mike McDonald.
A mathematical anomaly helps home prices.

By Ellen Paris.
Experts: Under Obamacare, insurers will cover more people, but premium rates could soar.

By Joan Page McKenna and Jim Powers.
Celebs in Desert Hot Springs, and new owners for a Donald Wexler Steel House No. 1.

The Social Life
By Gloria Greer.
Parties, fundraisers, galas, and other social events.

By Sherryl Nova.
Time to rethink and refresh.


The health benefits of friendly competition, alternative healing, Sanjay Gupta, and more than 1,000 doctor and medical listings.

Desert Guide
Edited by Ebony March.
Where to stay, play, and eat in the Greater Palm Springs area.