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Photos: The Obamas Might Be Buying This Swank Home Near Palm Springs
Some loose-lipped realtors told the Los Angeles Times that President Obama and his wife are in the middle of buying a home in Rancho Mirage. The White House has flat-out denied it, saying in a statement that "rumors regarding a home in Rancho Mirage are not true." Agents from HOM Sotheby’s International declined to comment.
But that won't stop us from checking out the opulent real estate in a gated neighborhood known for being the home of Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. Real estate agents say the First Family is in escrow on a hilltop home with a small casita built in 1993. There are some wonderful panorama views, a bighorn sheep reserve nearby, a rock lagoon and a pool with a waterfall.
Obama and the whole family was just in the area last month, hanging with the Annenbergs and Obama played some golf. The Annenberg estate is known as the "Camp David of the West" and Obama has spent time there previously meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping last June and King Abdullah II of Jordan. During this last trip, Michelle Obama hung behind in Rancho Mirage for a bit after her husband returned to DC on Air Force One.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.