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Palm Desert an oasis for busy lives


By Dorothy Dobbie Once the playground for America’s top stars, the Palm


Springs region of California is a quieter, more nourishing place to be in winter. And the shopping is great!


The desert climate is a welcome relief for the winter weary.


The Palm Springs region has become a desert playground.


p.m. but night comes early here some 3,000 km southwest of Winnipeg. Te runway is lit, of course, and so is the outdoor terminal — mutedly — but it is pitch dark all around.


T 56 • Spring 2017


he plane drops down through the warm, dark air of a Palm Springs night. It is only slightly after 6:00


Tere are few street lights in the Palm


Springs region so you can see the stars, thanks to the city’s dark sky policy, but in some areas of the Coachella Valley, where Palm Springs and its sister com- munities dwell, there are other reasons. In the tennis club district, back in the 1960s, for example, folks paid for street lighting through their property tax as-


sessments. In 2008, after residents vot- ed against paying higher assessments, the city turned off the lights. Tey re- moved the hardware too, so reinstate- ment is unlikely. Te many gated resorts are lit up, standing as light oases dotted with tall, water-gobbling palms, illuminat- ed against the night sky with power- ful up-lights. Even for these tourist homes there are strict rules about how much light is allowed and about where the light can spill. Te California fan palm, Washingto- nia filifera, is the only native palm in the area. It is recognizable by its dress of dead palm leaves that surround


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