The Bob and Dolores Hope Residence, 2466 Southridge Drive, Palm Springs CA (Riverside County Clerk)

santa santa filed this request with the Riverside County Clerk of Riverside County, CA.
Multi Request The Bob and Dolores Hope Residence, 2466 Southridge Drive, Palm Springs CA


From: santa santa

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

any departmental records or relevant documents on file, dated from 1919-2019, regarding the following property:

2466 Southridge Drive, Palm Springs CA [Lot 10 MB 052/046 TR 2928, if the website below is correct],+Palm+Springs,+CA+92264/@33.7890908,-116.5148274,769m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x80db1caa27fcd0a7:0xe4613da7943d689a!8m2!3d33.787566!4d-116.5116302

including records regarding the current house's design, construction, renovations (including any demolition), throughout Bob & Delores Hope’s ownership up to the present day

including relevant records relating to the property's previous and current owners, their house staff, houseguests, workers or house visitors
including former owners Bob & Delores Hope, and current(?) owner Ron Burkle, plus his house staff, houseguests, workers or house visitors

including all relevant county or city clerk records, building or renovation permits, architectural papers, demolition paperwork, police or sheriff records, fire department records, EMS or hospital records, coroners office records, or other law enforcement records, for the entire timeframe of 1919-2019

aka The Bob and Dolores Hope Residence, designed by John Lautner, aka the ‘Volcano House’
"1979 - The Bob and Dolores Hope Residence, 2466 Southridge Drive, Palm Springs CA. Commissioned 1969. Close to the Elrod House. Has 17,531 square feet, has six bedrooms and ten bathrooms. Located in a gated community, no public access. Built by Wally Niewiadomski. Lautner got the help of noted concrete expert Felix Candela in 1970. The first design burned down in 1973 during construction. Dolores Hope made sweeping interior changes to the second 1977 design - so much so that Lautner eventually distanced himself from the project. Photos by Tasya Van Ree and Warren Lawson. Deeded to daughter Linda Hope. Sold in 2016 to Ron Burkle. Helena Arahuete is doing a restoration."

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


santa santa

From: Riverside County Clerk

Good Afternoon,

In looking through the list of records you’re requesting, it does not appear that the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder is the holder of the records in your request. The records are likely found throughout multiple agencies throughout the county and I’ve provided the contact information for those that I believe would have most of the information that you’re requesting.

Also, I have attached a printout that can be accessed online from County of Riverside’s Transportation and Land Management Agency (TLMA) that contains a good deal of information and I thought might be; procedures below for future reference:
i. Click on link:
ii. Search by Address > type in address and proper address in drop down list > click on “search”
iii. Click on parcel within the yellow box that appears on the map > pop-out panel will appear > select “Full report for this parcel”
iv. Click on link in the left navigation bar that says “Report for APN XXXXXXXXX”

Riverside County Sheriff/Coroner
4095 Lemon St Riverside

Palm Springs Police Department
200 South Civic Drive
Palm Springs, California 92262
General Inquiries (760) 323-8116

Palm Springs Building Department
Gilbert Estrada, Director of Building & Safety,<>
Denise Bystrzycki,<>
General Information, (760) 323-8280

Palm Springs Fire Department
(760) 323-8181<>

The Recorder’s office would have the recorded documents for the property and can be purchases as a normal course of business outside the PRA process as statutory fees apply and proper identification may be required depending on what information is requested. Please see the link below for the various options on how to make these purchases for Recorded documents:
Official Records (Land Transactions) -
Vital Records (Birth, Death, Marriage) -

Thank you,

Billy Faulkner
Senior Administrative Analyst
Riverside County / Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder