Amy DiPierro, The Desert Sun

Amy DiPierro

The Desert Sun

Palm Springs, CA, United States

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Past articles by Amy:

Items from estate of Jim Houston, philanthropist and entrepreneur, on sale this weekend. Here's what's inside

Houston and his wife “collected what they liked" — a Steinway piano, totem poles, snuff bottles, jade carvings and more. → Read More

We asked experts how a 173,000-sq-ft arena would change Palm Springs' economy. Here's what they said.

One backer says benefit could be $100 million a year, not including construction costs. Studies of other venues are less rosy. Is Palm Springs unique? → Read More

Light House lamp dealer sues Lighthouse pot dispensary; name is 'getting tarred,' showroom owner says

The owner of two Coachella Valley lighting showrooms claims that a weed shop with a similar name is confusing customers. → Read More

Cooler-than-usual May forecast to approach 100 degrees by next Thursday

The high on Wednesday was 20 degrees below normal. And there's snow blanketing trails and picnic tables on Mount San Jacinto. → Read More

Indian Wells taxpayers earned 6 times more than those in Mecca, but paid 100 times as much in state taxes

California tax data shows the Coachella Valley has some of the largest and smallest incomes and tax burdens in the state. → Read More

Tax revenue from legal pot sales falls short of projections in California

Proponents of legal weed have promised windfall tax revenue, but in California, the green hasn't delivered as much green as hoped. → Read More

A glamping company wants to build a 55-unit Airstream hotel in Joshua Tree. Locals have thoughts.

AutoCamp, which runs hotels built from Airstream trailers, wants Joshua Tree to be its next location. → Read More

In March, Coachella Valley home sales fell and median prices rose to $425,000. Here's why

After fretting over the government shutdown, local real estate agents are back to reading the usual housing market tea leaves. → Read More

Trump arrives in Calexico to discuss border issues

President Donald Trump has arrived in Calexico to hold a roundtable discussion about immigration and border issues. → Read More

Coachella 2019: Looking for a last minute place to rent? It's not too late to book.

Vacation rentals, tent camping sites and RV parks aren't quite booked up for Coachella yet. → Read More

The River shopping center in Rancho Mirage hits the market, touts 'opportunities to expand'

The shopping center's tenants include Cinemark Century Theatres, Forever 21 and Acqua California Bistro. → Read More

Thousands of cannabis licenses are set to expire in California. 'Some of them won’t be able to survive.'

More than 10,000 licenses are due to lapse over the next six months. But lawmakers are working on a fix. → Read More

Jeff Bezos back in Palm Springs for Mars Conference, his annual showcase of shiny new tech

If you see a robotic dragonfly buzzing around the Parker this week, it's because the founder of Amazon is back in town. → Read More

Kylie Jenner's trust pays $3.25 million for Madison Club land near Kris Jenner's desert pad

A trust linked to the socialite, model and cosmetics entrepreneur Kylie Jenner purchased an acre down the street from her mom, Kris. → Read More

Fueled by penny stocks, public companies are buying Coachella Valley weed businesses

Local weed businesses say they've entertained acquisition offers to raise growth capital or cash out of the industry entirely. → Read More

Coming to a backyard near you? Granny flat startups make the desert their home

The governor wants California to build 3.5 million new houses by 2025. Two local startups think their 'granny flats' can help → Read More

17-year-old killed in Palm Springs shooting was 'a kind person with a big heart'

Yuliana "Yulie" Garcia was the youngest of four victims of a Sunday night shooting in Palm Springs. → Read More

What's up with all the Porsches in Palm Springs this week?

Porsche hosted a private demonstration celebrating the latest version of its 911 sports cars with a multi-colored fleet. → Read More

Now you can get weed delivered to you anywhere in California, even in cities that ban pot

The rule could invite legal challenge from California cities and counties that have banned weed deliveries. → Read More

Now you can get weed delivered to you anywhere in California, even in cities that ban pot

The rule could invite legal challenge from California cities and counties that have banned weed deliveries. → Read More