Posts tagged ‘Rancho Mirage California’

July 8, 2011

R.I.P. Betty Ford

by Accidental Bear

RIP: Betty Ford

RIP: Former First Lady Betty Ford, wife of the late former president Gerald Ford, has passed away this afternoon in her Rancho Mirage home. She was 93.

Ford, whose personal struggles with alcoholism led her to co-found the Betty Ford Center, a California-based chemical dependency recovery hospital, dedicated her life to public service and social activism. For her work, Ford received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and, later, the Congressional Gold Medal.

[abcnews / photo: wikimedia.]

February 12, 2011

Imagine, a Gay-centric Gay-borhood in the Desert

by Accidental Bear

First thought Burning man, second thought desert porn shoots, third thought, TOTALLY RAD! I am going to follow this super cities planning and jump on board! I’m far from retiring, but not I’m continuously told to be a better planner.

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Gay Super City Planned for Calif. Desert

By Advocate.com Editors

BOOM X390 | ADVOCATE.COM

Almost a dozen architecture firms have created designs for a proposed gay-centric, pedestrian-friendly community not far from Palm Springs, Calif.

Called Boom, the community would house 300 residences and eight neighborhoods in a space of 100 acres. While originally conceived by a Los Angeles developer as a gay-centered community, Boom would be open to anyone. Aside from homes, amenities include an entertainment center and a “rooftop mist disco.”

Located in Rancho Mirage, Boom has not yet started to wend its way through the city approval process, but its developer hopes to break ground next year and finish construction in late 2014. The project’s first phase would cost about $250 million to develop.