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An aerial tramway, sky tram, cable car, ropeway or aerial tram is a type of aerial lift which uses one or two stationary ropes for support while a third moving rope provides propulsion.
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation is a federally recognized tribe of the Cahuilla, located in Riverside County, California.
The Agua Caliente Casino is a gambling facility, run by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, in Rancho Mirage, California.
The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is a culture and history museum located in Palm Springs, California, United States, focusing on the Cahuilla people of the Coachella Valley.
Albert Frey (October 18, 1903 – November 14, 1998) was a Swiss-born architect who established a style of modernist architecture centered on Palm Springs, California, United States, that came to be known as "desert modernism".
Alexander Construction Company was a Palm Springs, California, residential development company that built over 2,200 houses in the Coachella Valley of Riverside County, California, between 1955 and 1965.
Alta California (Upper California), founded in 1769 by Gaspar de Portolà, was a polity of New Spain, and, after the Mexican War of Independence in 1822, a territory of Mexico.
Alternative education encompasses many pedagogical approaches differing from mainstream pedagogy.
The American black bear (Ursus americanus) is a medium-sized bear native to North America.
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League (AL), is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States and Canada.
The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is one of the two main national organizations in youth soccer in the United States for children aged 4 through 19.
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States and to three Canadian cities.
The ANA Inspiration (formerly known most recently as the Kraft Nabisco Championship, and still sometimes referred to as the Dinah Shore) is one of the five major championships of professional women's golf.
Area code 760 is a California telephone area code that was split from area code 619 on March 22, 1997.
The Argonaut was the Southern Pacific Railroad's secondary passenger train between New Orleans and Los Angeles via Houston, San Antonio, and El Paso, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; and Palm Springs, California.
A bed and breakfast (typically shortened to B&B or BnB) is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and breakfast.
A bird of prey, predatory bird, or raptor is any of several species of bird that hunts and feeds on rodents and other animals.
Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in the U.S., is an annual observance in Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the United States.
Bloomberg Businessweek is an American weekly business magazine published by Bloomberg L.P. Businessweek was founded in 1929.
Blue Star Memorial Highways are highways in the United States that are marked to pay tribute to the U.S. armed forces.
The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is a North American cat that appeared during the Irvingtonian stage of around 1.8 million years ago (AEO).
The Bradshaw Trail, nicknamed the Gold Road at one time, is an historic overland stage route in Southern California which originally connected San Bernardino, California to gold fields in La Paz, Arizona Territory some 5 miles northeast of Ehrenberg, and the road to the mining districts of Central Arizona Territory, near Wickenburg and Prescott.
Brandman University is a private, non-profit regionally accredited institution that provides educational opportunities for working adults.
Brightwood College, formerly Kaplan College, is a system of for-profit colleges in the United States and is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman.
C-SPAN, an acronym for Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, is an American cable and satellite television network that was created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service.
Cabazon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Riverside County, California, United States.
The cactus mouse (Peromyscus eremicus) is a species of rodents in the family Cricetidae.
The Cactus to Clouds Trail (C2C) is a hiking route in California.
The Cahuilla, also known as ʔívil̃uqaletem or Ivilyuqaletem, are a Native American people of the inland areas of southern California.
The California Art Club (CAC) is one of the oldest and most active arts organizations in California.
The California State Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of California.
The California State Military Museum was the official Military museum of the State of California.
State Route 111 (SR 111) is a state highway in the U.S. state of California.
State Route 62 (SR 62) is a state highway in the U.S. state of California.
State Route 74 (SR 74), part of which forms the Palms to Pines Scenic Byway or Pines to Palms Highway, and the Ortega Highway, is a highway in the U.S. state of California.
California State University, San Bernardino, (also known as Cal State San Bernardino or CSUSB), is a public university and one of the 23 general campuses of the California State University system.
The California Winter League is a professional developmental instructional baseball league based in Palm Springs, California that allows professional teams to evaluate players.
The CareerBuilder Challenge, formerly known as the Bob Hope Classic and the Humana Challenge, is a professional golf tournament in southern California on the PGA Tour.
Carl Eytel (September 12, 1862 – September 17, 1925) was a German American artist who built his reputation for paintings and drawings of desert subjects in the American Southwest.
Carole Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters, October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American film actress.
Cathedral City is a city in Riverside County, California.
CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.
Cedar Fair, L.P., doing business as the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, is a publicly traded partnership headquartered at its Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio.
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population.
A chamber of commerce (or board of trade) is a form of business network, for example, a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses.
Chapman University is a private non-profit university located in Orange, California, United States.
Charles Farrell (August 9, 1900 – May 6, 1990) was an American film actor of the 1920s silent era and into the 1930s, and later a television actor.
Charles Warren Fairbanks (May 11, 1852 – June 4, 1918) was an American politician who served as the 26th Vice President of the United States from 1905 to 1909 and a Senator from Indiana from 1897 to 1905.
Checkerboarding refers to a situation where land ownership is intermingled between two or more owners, resulting in a checkerboard pattern.
The Chicago White Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois.
Chino Canyon is a desert canyon, and its associated stream is a tributary of the Whitewater River in Riverside County, California, United States.
Chiriaco Summit is a small unincorporated community and travel stop located along Interstate 10 in the Colorado Desert of Southern California.
A chuckwagon or chuck wagon is a type of "field kitchen" covered wagon historically used for the storage and transportation of perishable food and cooking equipment on the prairies of the United States and Canada.
Chuckwallas are large lizards found primarily in arid regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.
A circuit party is a large dance event.
A city attorney can be an elected or appointed position in city and municipal government in the United States.
A city manager is an official appointed as the administrative manager of a city, in a council–manager form of city government.
William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor and military officer, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King".
The Clinton Foundation (founded in 1997 as the William J. Clinton Foundation), and from 2013 to 2015, briefly renamed the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation) is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code. It was established by former President of the United States Bill Clinton with the stated mission to "strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence." Its offices are located in New York City and Little Rock, Arkansas. Through 2016 the foundation had raised an estimated $2 billion from U.S. corporations, foreign governments and corporations, political donors, and various other groups and individuals. The acceptance of funds from wealthy donors has been a source of controversy. The foundation "has won accolades from philanthropy experts and has drawn bipartisan support". Charitable grants are not a major focus of the Clinton Foundation, which instead uses most of its money to carry out its own humanitarian programs. This foundation is a public organization to which anyone may donate and is distinct from the Clinton Family Foundation, a private organization for personal Clinton family philanthropy. According to the Clinton Foundation's website, neither Bill Clinton nor his daughter, Chelsea Clinton (both are members of the governing board), draws any salary or receives any income from the Foundation. When Hillary Clinton was a board member she reportedly also received no income from the Foundation.
Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend, popularly known as “The Dinah”, is a five-day weekend getaway and music festival catering to the lesbian community that takes place annually in Palm Springs, California, United States.
CNL Financial Group (CNL), formerly Commercial Net Lease, is an Orlando, Florida based private investment management and commercial real estate company.
The Coachella Valley is a desert valley in Southern California which extends for approximately in Riverside County southeast from the San Bernardino Mountains to the northern shore of the Salton Sea.
College of the Desert (COD) is a public community college in Palm Desert in the Coachella Valley of Riverside County, California.
The Colony Palms Hotel is located in Palm Springs, California.
California's Colorado Desert is a part of the larger Sonoran Desert.
Coming out of the closet, or simply coming out, is a metaphor for LGBT people's self-disclosure of their sexual orientation or of their gender identity.
The Cornelia White House is a historic 1893 wooden residential structure located in downtown Palm Springs, California, and is one of the oldest surviving structures – of any kind – in the town.
The U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers, authorized on 4 July 1838, consisted only of officers and was used for mapping and the design and construction of federal civil works such as lighthouses and other coastal fortifications and navigational routes.
The cougar (Puma concolor), also commonly known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount, is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae native to the Americas.
The Council on Occupational Education (COE) is a national accrediting agency of higher education institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The council–manager government form is one of two predominant forms of local government in the United States and Ireland, the other being the mayor–council government form.
The sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes), also known as the horned rattlesnake and sidewinder rattlesnake,Wright AH, Wright AA.
Crotalus molossus is a venomous pit viper species found in the southwestern United States and Mexico.
Crotalus scutulatus (common names: Mojave rattlesnake,Crothier, B.I. et al. 2003. Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico: Update. Herpetological Review 34:196-203Stebbins, R.C. 2003. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians. Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Co.Campbell JA, Lamar WW. 2004. The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere. Comstock Publishing Associates, Ithaca and London. 870 pp. 1500 plates.. Mojave green) is a highly venomous pit viper species found in the deserts of the southwestern United States and central Mexico.
The tiger rattlesnake, Crotalus tigris, is a highly venomous pit viper species found in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.
Daily Journal Corporation is an American publishing company and technology company headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
Denver, officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado.
A desert is a barren area of landscape where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life.
Desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) is a subspecies of bighorn sheep (''Ovis canadensis''), that is native to the deserts of the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico.
The Desert climate (in the Köppen climate classification BWh and BWk, sometimes also BWn), also known as an arid climate, is a climate in which precipitation is too low to sustain any vegetation at all, or at most a very scanty shrub, and does not meet the criteria to be classified as a polar climate.
Desert Hot Springs, also known as DHS, is a city in Riverside County, California, United States.
The desert iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsalis) is one of the most common lizards of the Sonoran and Mojave deserts of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.
Desert Magazine was a monthly regional publication based in the Colorado Desert published between 1937 and 1985.
Desert Memorial Park is a cemetery in Cathedral City, California, United States, near Palm Springs.
The Desert Star Weekly (formerly the Desert Valley Star) is a community newspaper covering local news, government, arts and entertainment in the Palm Springs area of California.
The desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii and Gopherus morafkai) are two species of tortoise native to the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico and the Sinaloan thornscrub of northwestern Mexico.
The Desert Training Center (DTC), also known as California-Arizona Maneuver Area (CAMA), was a World War II training facility established in the Mojave Desert and Sonoran Desert, largely in Southern California and Western Arizona in 1942.
A diptych (from the Greek δίπτυχον, di "two" + ptychē "fold") is any object with two flat plates attached at a hinge.
A domestic partnership is an interpersonal relationship between two individuals who live together and share a common domestic life but are not married (to each other or to anyone else), but they receive a lot of benefits that guarantee rights of survivor ship, hospital visitation and others.
Donald Allen Wexler (January 23, 1926 – June 26, 2015) was an influential Mid-Century modern architect whose work is predominantly in the Palm Springs, California, area.
Earth Trek was a travel and adventure program produced by Palm Springs production company Raven Productions.
Edward Hale Fickett, FAIA, (May 19, 1916 – May 21, 1999 in Los Angeles) was an American architect who was a consultant to federal and local governments in the United States and to President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The elf owl (Micrathene whitneyi) is a member of the owl family Strigidae, that breeds in the southwestern United States and Mexico.
A family is defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes as "a group of two people or more (one of whom is the householder) related by birth, marriage, or adoption and residing together; all such people (including related subfamily members) are considered as members of one family." A family household is more inclusive, consisting of "a household maintained by a householder who is in a family (as defined above), and includes any unrelated people (unrelated subfamily members and/or secondary individuals) who may be residing there." In 2014 the US Census Bureau began including same-sex marriages in their counts of families and family households.
A family entertainment center (or centre), often abbreviated FEC in the entertainment industry, (also known as indoor amusement park or indoor theme park) is a small amusement park marketed towards families with small children to teenagers, and often entirely indoors or associated with a larger operation such as a theme park.
Frances (Fanny) Matilda Van de Grift Osbourne Stevenson (10 March 1840 – 18 February 1914) was the wife of Robert Louis Stevenson and mother of Isobel, Samuel Lloyd Osbourne, and Hervey Stewart Osbourne.
Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States federal government for use in computer systems by non-military government agencies and government contractors.
Fentress Architects is an international design firm known for iconic large-scale public architecture such as airports, museums, university buildings, convention centers, laboratories, and high-rise office towers. Some of the buildings for which the firm is best known include Denver International Airport (1995), the modernized Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX (2013), the National Museum of the Marine Corps near Quantico, Virginia (2005), and the in Raleigh, North Carolina (2012). Founded in 1980 by Curtis W. Fentress, FAIA, RIBA, the firm's designs, especially its airports, are often compared to the expressionist architecture of Eero Saarinen. However, architectural curator has noted that within Fentress' designs is a "stiff dose of regionalism." Fentress Architects has studios in Denver, Colorado, Los Angeles; San Jose, California; Washington DC; London; and Shanghai. Curtis Fentress was honored in 2010 by the American Institute of Architects with the highest award for public architecture, the Thomas Jefferson Award. Fentress was also honored with the Silver Medal in 2010, which is the highest award given to an architect from the AIA Western Mountain Region for the contributions made to the region. In 2012, Fentress was awarded AIA Colorado's Architect of the Year. Fentress Architects is the designer of the world’s 4th tallest building completed in 2009, the Arraya Tower in Kuwait City. The tower is also the tallest in Kuwait and the 53rd tallest in the world.
Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those which emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations.
A film society is a membership-based club where people can watch screenings of films which would otherwise not be shown in mainstream cinemas.
A filming location is a place where some or all of a film or television series is produced, in addition to or instead of using sets constructed on a movie studio backlot or soundstage.
Find A Grave is a website that allows the public to search and add to an online database of cemetery records.
The Mexican Empire (Imperio Mexicano) was a short-lived monarchy and the first independent post-colonial state in Mexico.
The First Mexican Republic known also as the First Federal Republic (Primera República Federal) was a federated republic and nation-state officially designated the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos). "Independence transformed Mexico from Spain's largest and most prosperous colony to a sovereign nation suffering economic decline and political strife." The First Mexican Republic lasted from from 1824 to 1835, when conservatives under Antonio López de Santa Anna transformed it into a centralized state, the Centralist Republic of Mexico.
Forest Lawn Cemetery (Cathedral City), renamed from Palm Springs Mortuary & Mausoleum in 2005, is a mausoleum in Cathedral City, California near Palm Springs.
Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries is an American corporation that owns and operates a chain of cemeteries and mortuaries in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties in Southern California.
Forever Marilyn is a giant statue of Marilyn Monroe designed by Seward Johnson.
Forrest Morton Bird (June 9, 1921 – August 2, 2015) was an American aviator, inventor, and biomedical engineer.
Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States.
The Fox Broadcasting Company (often shortened to Fox and stylized as FOX) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.
Frank Mitchell Bogert (January 1, 1910 – March 22, 2009) was an American actor, professional rodeo announcer, author, and politician best known as the longtime mayor of Palm Springs, California.
Frank "The Horse" Buccieri (January 23, 1919 – March 8, 2004), also known as "Frank Russo" or "Big Frank", was a Chicago Outfit mobster who headed mob operations on the West Coast of the United States during the 1970s and 1980s.
Frank Russell Capra (born Francesco Rosario Capra; May 18, 1897September 3, 1991) was a Sicilian American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s.
Fredericka Berneice 'Fritzi' Ridgeway (April 8, 1898 – March 29, 1961) was an American silent film actress, vaudeville performer, and hotelier.
The Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses ("GALA Choruses") is an international association of LGBT choruses founded in 1982.
Gannett Company, Inc. is a publicly traded American media holding company headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia, near McLean in Greater Washington DC.
The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its territories.
Brigadier General George Henry Torney (June 1, 1850 – December 27, 1913) was a physician in the United States Navy and Army who served as the 21st Surgeon General of the United States Army.
George Wharton James (27 September 1858 – 1923) was an American popular lecturer, photographer, journalist and editor.
The Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) is a species of venomous lizard native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexican state of Sonora.
Golden Checkerboard (1965) is a book by Ed Ainsworth.
A golf course is the grounds where the game of golf is played.
Pocket gophers, commonly referred to as gophers, are burrowing rodents of the family Geomyidae.
Gordon Bernie Kaufmann (19 March 1888 – 1 March 1949) was an English-born American architect mostly known for his work on the Hoover Dam.
The great horned owl (Bubo virginianus), also known as the tiger owl (originally derived from early naturalists' description as the "winged tiger" or "tiger of the air") or the hoot owl,Austing, G.R. & Holt, Jr., J.B. (1966).
Greyhound Lines, Inc., usually shortened to Greyhound, is an intercity bus common carrier serving over 3,800 destinations across North America.
The ground squirrels are members of the squirrel family of rodents (Sciuridae) which generally live on or in the ground, rather than trees.
Groupe Flammarion is the fourth-largest publishing group in France, comprising many units, including its namesake, founded in 1876 by Ernest Flammarion, as well as units in distribution, sales, printing and bookshops (La Hune and Flammarion Center).
The guest ranch, also known as a dude ranch, is a type of ranch oriented towards visitors or tourism.
Haralamb H. Georgescu (1908–1977), also known as Harlan Georgesco, was a twentieth century Romanian-American modernist architect.
HathiTrust is a large-scale collaborative repository of digital content from research libraries including content digitized via the Google Books project and Internet Archive digitization initiatives, as well as content digitized locally by libraries.
Hello Paradise is a weekly, magazine-format television series that is produced in and highlights the area in and around the city of Palm Springs, California.
HighBeam Research is a paid search engine and full text online archive owned by Gale, a subsidiary Cengage, for thousands of newspapers, magazines, academic journals, newswires, trade magazines, and encyclopedias in English.
A hippie (sometimes spelled hippy) is a member of a counterculture, originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world.
Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
Homecoming is the tradition of welcoming back former students and members and celebrating an organization's existence.
Horned lizards (Phrynosoma), also known as horny toads or horntoads, are a genus of North American lizards and the type genus of the subfamily Phrynosomatinae.
A hot spring is a spring produced by the emergence of geothermally heated groundwater that rises from the Earth's crust.
Howard Lapham (May 11, 1914 – April 16, 2008) was a modernist architect whose notable residences exist primarily in Southern California.
Hugo Mario Montenegro (September 2, 1925 – February 6, 1981) was an American orchestra leader and composer of film soundtracks.
Idyllwild, Pine Cove, and Fern Valley are three adjacent unincorporated communities, of which Idyllwild is the largest, located in the San Jacinto Mountains in Riverside County, California, United States.
The Iguanidae are a family of lizards composed of iguanas and related species.
Imperial County is a county in the U.S. state of California.
The Independent Women's Football League (IWFL) is a full-contact Women's American football league that was founded in 2000 and began play in 2001.
The Indian Wells Masters, also known as BNP Paribas Open and the WTA Indian Wells Open, is an annual tennis tournament held in March at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California, United States.
The IV Fighter Command is an inactive United States Air Force unit.
Ivilyuat (ʔívil̃uʔat or Ivil̃uɂat or Cahuilla), is an endangered Uto-Aztecan language, spoken by the various tribes of the Cahuilla Nation, living in the Coachella Valley, San Gorgonio Pass and San Jacinto Mountains region of Southern California.
Jackie Saunders (October 6, 1892 – July 14, 1954) was an American silent screen actress who was one of the major players and stars of Balboa Films.
The jaguar (Panthera onca) is a wild cat species and the only extant member of the genus Panthera native to the Americas.
James Vincent "Turk" Torello (December 15, 1930 – April 13, 1979 Woodridge, Illinois) was an Italian-American mobster who became a caporegime and leading enforcer for the Chicago Outfit during the mid-to-late 1970s.
Vincent Dominic "Jimmy" Caci Las Vegas Review-Journal, February 5, 1998 (born August 1, 1925 – died August 16, 2011) was a Los Angeles crime family member and a Caporegime (Captain) in the family.
Joseph John Aiuppa (December 1, 1907 – February 22, 1997), also known as "Joey O'Brien" and "Joey Doves", was a Chicago mobster who became a leader of the Chicago Outfit from 1971 until his Federal conviction in 1986.
Johannesburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, in a mining district of the Rand Mountains.
John Muir (April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) also known as "John of the Mountains" and "Father of the National Parks", was an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States.
John Seward Johnson II (born 16 April 1930), also known as J. Seward Johnson Jr. and Seward Johnson, is an American artist known for his trompe l'oeil painted bronze statues.
John W. Dawson (December 20, 1902 – January 6, 1986) was an American amateur golfer and golf course architect.
José María Estudillo (died April 8, 1830), was an early settler of San Diego, California and was a governing official during San Diego's Mexican period.
Joshua Tree National Park is located in southeastern California.
Juan Antonio (1783–1863), Cahuilla name: Cooswootna, Yampoochee, (He Gets Mad Quickly), was a major chief of the Mountain Band of the Cahuilla from the 1840s to 1863.
Kangaroo rats, small rodents of genus Dipodomys, are native to western North America.
Karim Rashid (1960) is Egyptian-born and Canadian-raised industrial designer.
The Kaufmann House (or Kaufmann Desert House) is a house located in Palm Springs, California, that was designed by architect Richard Neutra in 1946.
K–12 (spoken as "k twelve", "k through twelve", or "k to twelve"), for kindergarten to 12th grade, indicates the sum of primary and secondary education in several nations, including India, the United States, Canada, Ecuador, South Korea, Turkey, Philippines, Egypt, Australia, Afghanistan, and Iran for publicly supported school grades prior to college.
KCLB-FM (93.7 MHz) is a commercial radio station in Coachella, California, broadcasting to the Palm Springs, California, radio market.
KCOD (1450 AM) is a radio station licensed to Palm Springs, California, United States.
KCRI (89.3 FM) is a radio station licensed to serve Indio, California.
KCWQ-LD is a low-powered CW-affiliated television station licensed to Palm Springs, California, United States and serving the Coachella Valley in California's Inland Empire.
KDES-FM 98.5 is a radio station in the Palm Springs area and the Coachella Valley of Southern California.
KDGL (106.9 FM, "The Eagle") is a classic Hits /classic rock station serving the Coachella Valley and Morongo Basin markets of inland Southern California.
KESQ (1400 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish music format.
KESQ-TV is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Palm Springs, California, United States and serving the Coachella Valley in California's Inland Empire.
KEZN is a 1.9 kW Class A soft rock radio station serving the Palm Springs, California, United States, market at 103.1 MHz.
KGAM was a commercial radio station in Palm Springs, California, broadcasting on 1450 AM.
KHCS (91.7 MHz) is a non-commercial educational FM radio station broadcasting a Christian contemporary hit radio format.
KHCV (104.3 FM, "CV 104.3") is a class A radio station broadcasting a soft adult contemporary format from Mecca, California.
The kit fox (Vulpes macrotis) is a fox species of North America.
KKGX (920 AM) is a radio station licensed to Palm Springs, California, United States.
KKUU is a commercial radio station in Indio, California, broadcasting to the Palm Springs, California, area on 92.7 FM.
KLOB (94.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Regional Mexican format.
KMIR-TV, virtual channel 36 (UHF digital channel 46), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Palm Springs, California, United States and serving the Coachella Valley in California's Inland Empire.
KMRJ (99.5 MHz "Jammin' 99.5") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Rancho Mirage, California, and serving the Palm Springs radio market.
Knott's Soak City is a seasonal water park owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company located in Buena Park, California.
KNWZ/KNWQ/KNWH is a simulcast news/talk station owned and operated by Alpha Media LLC in Palm Springs, California.
KPLM is one of four Class B FM radio stations serving the Palm Springs, California, area and one of only two 50 kW stations.
KPSC (88.5 FM) is a radio station licensed to serve Palm Springs, California.
KPSH (90.9 MHz) is an FM radio station licensed to Coachella, California, and serving the Palm Springs radio market.
KPSI-FM is a commercial radio station located in Palm Springs, California, broadcasting on 100.5 FM.
KPSP-CD is a low-powered, Class A CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Cathedral City, California, United States, serving Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.
KRCK-FM is a commercial Top 40 (CHR) music radio station in Palm Desert, California, broadcasting to the Palm Springs, California, area on 97.7 FM.
KRHQ is a 2,600 watt Class A commercial classic rock radio station licensed to Indio, California, with studios in Palm Springs and which serves the greater Coachella Valley on 102.3 FM.
KSUT originally signed on as a non-commercial community radio station licensed to serve the community of Ignacio, Colorado.
KUNA-FM is a commercial regional Mexican music radio station in La Quinta, California, broadcasting to the Palm Springs, California, area on 96.7 FM.
KVGH (1270 kHz, "Valley 106.5") is an AM radio station broadcasting a classic hits/oldies radio format.
KVLA-FM (90.3 MHz) is a public radio station owned by Southern California Public Radio and American Public Media Group.
KWXY (1340 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Cathedral City, California, and serving the Palm Springs radio market in the Coachella Valley.
KXPS, "Team 1010," is an all-sports radio station based in Palm Desert, California, United States.
La Paz (Yavapai: Wi:hela) was a short-lived, early gold mining town along the Colorado River in La Paz County on the western border of the U.S. state of Arizona.
The La Quinta Resort & Club is a historic resort in present-day La Quinta, California.
The ladder-backed woodpecker (Dryobates scalaris) is a North American woodpecker.
Leonore Cohn Annenberg (February 20, 1918 – March 12, 2009), also known as Lee Annenberg, was an American businesswoman, diplomat, and philanthropist.
LGBT, or GLBT, is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.
California is a state located in the Western United States.
The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties.
There are Gay men's choruses in many cities, including.
This list of sovereign states provides an overview of sovereign states around the world, with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty.
The Little San Bernardino Mountains are a short mountain range of the Transverse Ranges, located in southern California in the United States.
Little, Brown and Company is an American publisher founded in 1837 by Charles Coffin Little and his partner, James Brown, and for close to two centuries has published fiction and nonfiction by American authors.
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, formerly the Living Desert Museum, is a desert botanical garden and a zoo located in Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States.
Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr. (March 31, 1890 – May 31, 1978) commonly known as Lloyd Wright, was an American architect, active primarily in Los Angeles and Southern California.
Local Agency Formation Commissions or LAFCOs are regional service planning agencies of the State of California.
The Lodi News-Sentinel is a daily newspaper based in Lodi, California, United States and serving northern San Joaquin and southern Sacramento counties.
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
The Los Angeles Angels are an American professional baseball franchise based in Anaheim, California.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
Lost Horizon is a 1937 American drama-fantasy film directed by Frank Capra.
The Low Desert is a common name for any desert in California that is under 2,000 feet (609.6m) in altitude.
Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.
Marion Cecilia Davies (née Douras, January 3, 1897 – September 22, 1961) was an American film actress, producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist.
Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity (in-laws and other family through marriage).
In many countries, a mayor (from the Latin maior, meaning "bigger") is the highest-ranking official in a municipal government such as that of a city or a town.
A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area (DMA), television market area, or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet content.
Median income is the amount that divides the income distribution into two equal groups, half having income above that amount, and half having income below that amount.
Melvin "Mel" Damski (born July 21, 1946 in New York, New York) is an American director and producer of film and television.
Mel Haber (October 24, 1936 – October 25, 2016) was the owner and proprietor of the Ingleside Inn and Melvyn's Restaurant in Palm Springs, California from 1975 until his death.
The Mexican Cession is the region in the modern-day southwestern United States that Mexico ceded to the U.S. in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848 after the Mexican–American War.
The Mexican–American War, also known as the Mexican War in the United States and in Mexico as the American intervention in Mexico, was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States (Mexico) from 1846 to 1848.
A microclimate is a local set of atmospheric conditions that differ from those in the surrounding areas, often with a slight difference but sometimes with a substantial one.
Mid-century modern is the design movement in interior, product, graphic design, architecture, and urban development from roughly 1945 to 1975.
The Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium is a 1-acre (4,000 m²) family-owned botanical garden specializing in cacti and other desert plants, located at 1701 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, Riverside County, California, United States.
The Morongo Basin is an endorheic basin and valley region located in eastern San Bernardino County, in Southern California.
Morongo Basin Transit Authority is the transit agency that serves the Morongo Basin in San Bernardino County, California.
Morongo Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) on State Route 62 in San Bernardino County, California, United States.
Mount San Jacinto State Park is in the San Jacinto Mountains, of the Peninsular Ranges system, in Riverside County, California, United States.
Mountain Center is a census-designated place in the San Jacinto Mountains, within western central Riverside County, California.
A movie star (also known as a film star and cinema star) is an actor who is famous for their starring, or leading, roles in motion pictures.
A city charter or town charter (generically, municipal charter) is a legal document (charter) establishing a municipality such as a city or town.
A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, towns, townships, charter townships, villages, and boroughs.
MyNetworkTV (unofficially abbreviated as MyTV, MyNet, MNT or MNTV), is an American television network/syndication service that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group division of 21st Century Fox, operated by its Fox Television Stations division, and distributed through the syndication structure of 20th Television.
A narrative or story is a report of connected events, real or imaginary, presented in a sequence of written or spoken words, or still or moving images, or both.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States government program created in 1982 to honor schools that have achieved high levels of student achievement or made significant improvements in closing the achievement gap among student subgroups.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA; pronounced, like "Noah") is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce that focuses on the conditions of the oceans, major waterways, and the atmosphere.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
The Nearctic is one of the eight biogeographic realms constituting the Earth's land surface.
The Nielsen Corporation, self-referentially known as The Nielsen Company, and formerly known as ACNielsen or AC Nielsen, is a global marketing research firm, with worldwide headquarters in New York City, United States.
North Africa is a collective term for a group of Mediterranean countries and territories situated in the northern-most region of the African continent.
The North American Numbering Plan (NANP) is a telephone numbering plan that encompasses 25 distinct regions in twenty countries primarily in North America, including the Caribbean and the U.S. territories.
The Nude Bowl was a popular skateboarding locale from the late 1970s to the early 1990s.
The Oakland Athletics, often referred to as the A's, are an American professional baseball team based in Oakland, California.
The Old World flycatchers are a large family, the Muscicapidae, of small passerine birds mostly restricted to the Old World (Europe, Africa and Asia).
The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a Minor League Baseball league operating in the Western, Midwestern, and Southeastern United States.
The Pacific Time Zone (PT) is a time zone encompassing parts of western Canada, the western United States, and western Mexico.
Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Coachella Valley, approximately 14 miles (23 km) east of Palm Springs, 121 miles (194 km) northeast of San Diego and 122 miles (196 km) east of Los Angeles.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in Palm Springs, California, is the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world.
The Palm Springs Air Museum (PSAM), is a non-profit educational institution in Palm Springs, Riverside County, California.
The Palm Springs Art Museum (formerly the Palm Springs Desert Museum) was founded in 1938, and is a regional art, natural science and performing arts institution for Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, in Riverside County, California, United States.
The Palm Springs Chill are an independent baseball team based in Palm Springs, California.
The Palm Springs Convention Center is a convention center located in downtown Palm Springs, California.
Palm Springs High School is a public high school for grades 9 through 12 located in Palm Springs, California as part of the Palm Springs Unified School District.
Palm Springs International Airport, formerly Palm Springs Municipal Airport, is a public airport two miles (3 km) east of downtown Palm Springs, California.
The Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films (a.k.a. Palm Springs International ShortFest) held annually in Palm Springs, California is the largest film festival for short films in the United States.
Palm Springs International Film Festival (sometimes stylized shortly as PSIFF) is a film festival held in Palm Springs, California.
The Palm Springs Police Department (PSDP) is the agency responsible for law enforcement within the city of Palm Springs, California.
Palm Springs Stadium is a stadium in Palm Springs, California.
Palm Springs is a train station in Palm Springs, California, United States, served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system.
The Palm Springs Unified School District, or PSUSD, is one of three public education governing bodies in the Coachella Valley desert region of Southern California.
The Palm Springs Walk of Stars is a walk of fame in downtown Palm Springs, California, where "Golden Palm Stars", honoring various people who have lived in the greater Palm Springs area, are embedded in the sidewalk pavement.
Palm Springs Weekend is a 1963 Warner Bros. bedroom comedy film directed by Norman Taurog.
The Palmdale Railroad was a horse-drawn railroad which existed only briefly in present-day Palm Springs, California built in 1888.
Payson is a town in northern Gila County, Arizona, United States.
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.
Per capita income or average income measures the average income earned per person in a given area (city, region, country, etc.) in a specified year.
Petroglyphs are images created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, picking, carving, or abrading, as a form of rock art.
The PGA Tour (stylized in all capital letters as PGA TOUR by its officials) is the organizer of the main professional golf tours played primarily by men in the United States and North America.
PGA Tour Canada is a men's professional golf tour headquartered in Oakville, Ontario.
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona.
A pictogram, also called a pictogramme, pictograph, or simply picto, and in computer usage an icon, is an ideogram that conveys its meaning through its pictorial resemblance to a physical object.
Pitch and putt is an amateur sport very similar to golf but where the hole length is typically up to.
The Plaza Theatre is a historic theater located at 128 South Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, California.
Population density (in agriculture: standing stock and standing crop) is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density.
Porcupines are rodents with a coat of sharp spines, or quills, that protect against predators.
POSSLQ (plural POSSLQs) is an abbreviation (or acronym) for "person of opposite sex sharing living quarters", a term coined in the late 1970s by the United States Census Bureau as part of an effort to more accurately gauge the prevalence of cohabitation in American households.
The poverty threshold, poverty limit or poverty line is the minimum level of income deemed adequate in a particular country.
The pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is a species of artiodactyl mammal indigenous to interior western and central North America.
Pumilia novaceki is an extinct iguanid that lived in what is now Palm Springs, California, from the Blancan to Irvingtonian stages of the Pliocene to Early Pleistocene.
The raccoon (or, Procyon lotor), sometimes spelled racoon, also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, or northern raccoon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America.
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, defined by the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are of Hispanic or Latino origin (the only categories for ethnicity).
The Racquet Club was a resort in Palm Springs, California, founded by actors Charles Farrell and Ralph Bellamy, which opened on December 15, 1934.
A railroad tie/railway tie/crosstie (North America) or railway sleeper (Britain, Ireland, South Asia, Australasia, and Africa) is a rectangular support for the rails in railroad tracks.
Ralph Rexford Bellamy (June 17, 1904 – November 29, 1991) was an American actor whose career spanned 62 years on stage, screen and television.
Rancho Mirage is a resort city in Riverside County, California, United States.
Rattlesnakes are a group of venomous snakes of the genera Crotalus and Sistrurus of the subfamily Crotalinae (the pit vipers).
Raven Productions is a television production company based in Palm Springs, California.
A resort town, often called a resort city or resort destination, is an urban area where tourism or vacationing is the primary component of the local culture and economy.
Richard Joseph Neutra (April 8, 1892 – April 16, 1970) was an Austrian-American architect.
Riverside County, California, is one of fifty-eight counties in the U.S. state of California.
The roadrunners (genus Geococcyx), also known as chaparral birds or chaparral cocks, are two species of fast-running ground cuckoos with long tails and crests.
Robert Doisneau (14 April 1912 – 1 April 1994) was a French photographer.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, musician and travel writer.
The rock squirrel (Otospermophilus variegatus) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae and is native to Mexico and the southwestern United States.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino (Dioecesis Sancti Bernardi) is a Roman Catholic diocese centered in San Bernardino, California.
Ron Oden (born March 21, 1950) is an American politician.
The Ryder Cup is a biennial men's golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States.
Samuel Untermyer (March 6, 1858 – March 16, 1940, although some sources cite March 2, 1858, and even others, June 6, 1858) was a prominent American lawyer and civic leader.
San Bernardino County, officially the County of San Bernardino, is a county located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of California.
The San Bernardino Mountains are a high and rugged mountain range in Southern California in the United States.
San Bernardino is a city located in the Riverside–San Bernardino metropolitan area (sometimes called the "Inland Empire").
San Diego (Spanish for 'Saint Didacus') is a major city in California, United States.
San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.
San Gorgonio Pass, sometimes referred to as Banning Pass due to the location of Banning, California at the western end of the pass, el.
The San Jacinto Mountains (Avii HanupachMunro, P., et al. A Mojave Dictionary. Los Angeles: UCLA. 1992. in Mojave) are a mountain range, in Riverside County, east of Los Angeles southern California in the United States.
San Jacinto Peak (often designated Mount San Jacinto, pronounced or) is the highest peak of the San Jacinto Mountains, and of Riverside County, California.
The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument is a National Monument in southern California.
The Santa Rosa Mountains are a short mountain range in the Peninsular Ranges system, located east of the Los Angeles Basin and northeast of the San Diego metropolitan area of southern California, in the southwestern United States.
Scorpions are predatory arachnids of the order Scorpiones.
The Seattle Rainiers, originally named the Seattle Indians and also known as the Seattle Angels, were a Minor League Baseball team in Seattle, Washington, that played in the Pacific Coast League from 1903 to 1906 and 1919 to 1968.
In U.S. land surveying under the Public Land Survey System (PLSS), a section is an area nominally, containing, with 36 sections making up one survey township on a rectangular grid.
The setting is both the time and geographic location within a narrative or within a work of fiction.
Shirley Temple BlackWhile Temple occasionally used "Jane" as a middle name, her birth certificate reads "Shirley Temple".
A skatepark, or skate park, is a purpose-built recreational environment made for skateboarding, BMX, scooter, wheelchair, and aggressive inline skating.
Skunks are North and South American mammals in the family Mephitidae.
Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono (February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998) was an American musician, singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and politician who came to fame in partnership with his second wife Cher, as the popular singing duo Sonny & Cher.
Sonora, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Sonora (Estado Libre y Soberano de Sonora), is one of 31 states that, with Mexico City, comprise the 32 federal entities of United Mexican States.
The Sonoran Desert is a North American desert which covers large parts of the Southwestern United States in Arizona and California and of Northwestern Mexico in Sonora, Baja California, and Baja California Sur.
The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) of six of the ten counties in Southern California, serving Imperial County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and Ventura County.
The Southern California Collegiate Baseball League is a collegiate summer baseball league, formerly the SCCBA (Association).
The Southern Pacific (or Espee from the railroad initials- SP) was an American Class I railroad network that existed from 1865 to 1998 that operated in the Western United States.
The Spanish flu (January 1918 – December 1920), also known as the 1918 flu pandemic, was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus.
Sparrowhawk (sometimes sparrow hawk) may refer to several species of small hawk in the genus Accipiter.
Spring break is a vacation period in early Spring at universities and schools which started during the 1930s in the United States and is observed in some other mainly Western countries.
A stagecoach is a four-wheeled public coach used to carry paying passengers and light packages on journeys long enough to need a change of horses.
Still Kicking: The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies is a 1997 American short documentary film directed by Mel Damski.
Sunbelt Publications, incorporated in 1988 with roots in the book business since 1973, publishes and distributes multi-language pictorials, natural science and outdoor guidebooks, regional references, and stories that celebrate the land and its people.
SunLine Transit Agency, a transit operator in Riverside County, California (with over 3.5 million passengers a year), is a transit agency providing bus service in the Coachella Valley area and Riverside–Downtown Area during Peak Hours Only.
Sunnylands, the former Annenberg Estate, located in Rancho Mirage, California, is a estate currently run by The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, a not-for-profit organization and Annenberg family trust.
The Sunset Limited is an Amtrak passenger train that for most of its history has run between New Orleans and Los Angeles, over the nation's second transcontinental route.
The Surgeon General of the United States Army is the senior-most officer of the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD).
Syfy (formerly Sci-Fi Channel and Sci Fi) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
Tahquitz Canyon is located in Southern California in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, California.
Tahquitz Falls is a waterfall on Tahquitz River in the west skirt of the city Palm Springs, in the U.S. state of California.
Tarantulas comprise a group of large and often hairy arachnids belonging to the Theraphosidae family of spiders, of which about 900 species have been identified.
The Texas Eagle is a 1,306-mile (2,102 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the central and western United States.
The Art Institutes (Ai) are a system of art colleges owned by Dream Center Education Holdings.
The CW Television Network (commonly referred to as just The CW) is an American English-language broadcast television network that is operated by the CW Network, LLC, a limited liability joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network (UPN), and Warner Bros. Entertainment, former majority owner of The WB.
The Desert Sun is a local daily newspaper serving Palm Springs and the surrounding Coachella Valley in Southern California.
The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies was a Ziegfeld Follies style dance and musical review show that played at the historic Plaza Theatre in Palm Springs, California, United States, seasonally from November to mid-May.
The Literary Digest was an influential American general interest weekly magazine published by Funk & Wagnalls.
The New York Times Book Review (NYTBR) is a weekly paper-magazine supplement to The New York Times in which current non-fiction and fiction books are reviewed.
The Palm Canyon Times was a bi-weekly newspaper and magazine primarily for Palm Springs, California and the adjoining cities in Palm Springs areas of the Coachella Valley.
The Purple Gang, also known as the Sugar House Gang, was a mob of bootleggers and hijackers, with predominantly Jewish members.
The San Francisco Call was a newspaper that served San Francisco, California.
Thelyphonida is an arachnid order comprising invertebrates commonly known as whip scorpions or vinegaroons (also spelled vinegarroons and vinegarones).
Thomas Arthur O'Donnell (June 26, 1870 – February 21, 1945), was an Irish American pioneer in the California oil industry along with Edward L. Doheny, Charles A. Canfield and Max H. Whittier who became known as the "big four.".
Antonio Joseph Accardo (born Antonio Leonardo Accardo; April 28, 1906 – May 22, 1992), better known as Tony Accardo and also known by the nicknames "Joe Batters" and "Big Tuna", was a longtime American mobster.
Tony Berlant (born 1941) is an American artist who was born in New York City.
Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours.
A transit bus (also big bus, commuter bus, city bus, town bus, stage bus, public bus or simply bus) is a type of bus used on shorter-distance public transport bus services.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (Tratado de Guadalupe Hidalgo in Spanish), officially titled the Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic, is the peace treaty signed on February 2, 1848, in the Villa de Guadalupe Hidalgo (now a neighborhood of Mexico City) between the United States and Mexico that ended the Mexican–American War (1846–1848).
A state is a constituent political entity of the United States.
The United States Census Bureau (USCB; officially the Bureau of the Census, as defined in Title) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.
The following table is based on Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reports statistics.
The United States Department of Education (ED or DoED), also referred to as the ED for (the) Education Department, is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government.
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a federal Cabinet-level agency that provides near-comprehensive healthcare services to eligible military veterans at VA medical centers and outpatient clinics located throughout the country; several non-healthcare benefits including disability compensation, vocational rehabilitation, education assistance, home loans, and life insurance; and provides burial and memorial benefits to eligible veterans and family members at 135 national cemeteries.
The United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper chamber.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for tennis in the United States.
The United States Women's Football League (USWFL) is a full-contact women's American football league that opened with exhibition play in 2010 and subsequently played its first regular season in 2011.
University of California Press, otherwise known as UC Press, is a publishing house associated with the University of California that engages in academic publishing.
The University of California, Riverside (UCR or UC Riverside), is a public research university and one of the 10 general campuses of the University of California system.
The University of Phoenix (UOPX) is a private for-profit college, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, United States.
Uto-Aztecan or Uto-Aztekan is a family of Indigenous languages of the Americas, consisting of over 30 languages.
Vanity Fair is a magazine of popular culture, fashion, and current affairs published by Condé Nast in the United States.
Velma Wayne Dawson (May 30, 1912, Sydney, Australia – September 26, 2007) was an American puppet maker and puppeteer.
Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces.
Virginia Valli (June 10, 1898 – September 24, 1968) was an American stage and film actress whose motion picture career started in the silent film era and lasted until the beginning of the sound film era of the 1930s.
Walter Hubert Annenberg (March 13, 1908 – October 1, 2002) was an American businessman, investor, philanthropist, and diplomat.
Washingtonia filifera, also known as desert fan palm, California fan palm or California palm, is a flowering plant in the palm family (Arecaceae) native to the far southwestern United States and Baja California.
The western diamondback rattlesnake or Texas diamond-backWright AH, Wright AA.
Wet'n'Wild Palm Springs is a water park located in Palm Springs, California.
White Parties are circuit parties at which the standard clothing is all or almost all white.
The Whitewater River is a small permanent stream in western Riverside County, California, with a small upstream section in southwestern San Bernardino County.
Whitewater (formerly, White Water) is a census-designated place in Riverside County, California.
William Bright (August 13, 1928 Oxnard, California – October 15, 2006 Louisville, Colorado) was an American linguist who specialized in Native American and South Asian languages and descriptive linguistics.
William Frederick "Bill" Pester (born Friedrich Wilhelm Pester, July 18, 1885 – July 1963) was a German-born American pioneer of hippie lifestyles in California in the first half of the twentieth century, known as "the Hermit of Palm Springs".
WorldCat is a union catalog that itemizes the collections of 72,000 libraries in 170 countries and territories that participate in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) global cooperative.
Xavier College Preparatory High School is a private, Roman Catholic, Jesuit high school in Palm Desert, California.
ZIP Codes are a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 1963.
The 1973–75 recession or 1970s recession was a period of economic stagnation in much of the Western world during the 1970s, putting an end to the overall Post–World War II economic expansion.
The 2010 United States Census (commonly referred to as the 2010 Census) is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census.