Stephen Dalton, The Times, April 2000
SPRAWLED ACROSS the lunar desert floor in the sun-baked heart of Southern Calfornia, Palm Springs is the last stop before paradise for rich, wrinkled Americans. A pastel-shaded preview of heaven, this is the easy-listening oasis where off-duty celebrities come to relax or retire for good. Los Angeles lies 100 miles west, Las Vegas 200 miles north. Everything in between is parched, featureless scrubland.
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