• The Death Of Irwin “Ruby” Rubinstein

    Irwin “Ruby” Rubinstein, who owned Ruby’s Dunes in Palm Springs, passed away November 23, 1978.. which was also Thanksgiving. Frank Sinatra was a good friend of Rubinstein’s and did what he could to make a celebration of life for him happen. Here’s how it went.

  • Radio Comes To The Coachella Valley

    As the Coachella Valley started to lure in more and more celebs, the entertainment industry in the valley had to try to keep up. So cue the radio industry. The American Legion built a control room, brought in equipment and in 1948 listeners across America were able to hear the words, “live from Palm Springs.”

  • Willie Boy

    It’s been referred to as “the last western manhunt,” a two week long trek across the desert’s of Riverside and San Bernardino counties back in 1909. The pursuers were the members of a posse organized in Banning and their goal was to bring back a Native American of Paiute descent, known only as “Willie Boy,” dead or alive.

  • The City of Amboy

    The City of Amboy was often a stop for those traveling the famous Route 66. Amboy was first settles in 1858 by miners and eventually became a water stop for the railroad in the 1880’s, but it was the opening of Route 66 in 1926 that literally put Amboy on the road map of America.

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