Steve Lech

CURRENTLY WORKING ON:  Steve’s main focus in research presently is the history of the development of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.  He is also working on the story behind the incorporation of Cabazon, California in the 1950s.  He is always working on several items for his continuing bi-weekly “Back in the Day” articles in the Press-Enterprise newspaper.

NEEDS INFORMATION ON/FOR:  Would like to hear from any Westerners who may have information or reminiscences about the beginnings of either the Palm Springs Tramway or the City of Cabazon

RECENT PRESENTATIONS:  He has given talks on the formation of Riverside County to the Westerners (April 2013) and other groups, along with presentations on Riverside County’s Regional Parks, the Pines-to-Palms Highway, and various subjects related to the Mission Inn in Riverside.

RECENT ENDEAVORS:  Steve was appointed to the Riverside County Historical Commission in January, 2014, and was appointed to the City of Riverside’s Historic Preservation Fund Committee in October, 2013.

Steve also sponsors (with 2 friends) the annual Riverside County History Symposium held in various locations throughout Riverside County.

OTHER:  Steve was born in Riverside, California, and lives in the home his grandparents built.  He recently retired after 27+ years as a planner with various departments for Riverside County.