The homeless 30, 40, and 50 year-olds have all gone back to sunny Southern California to live with their aged parents.
There are no beggars at the casinos or restaurants as in years past. It's great not to be called "bro (I'm your brother so give me some money)" or "boss (prison slang for the guards or higher authority)."
High desert, and can be really hot in summer. Great winter time place, breezy and warm, it was wonderful weather.
People are friendly and relaxed there, very country vibe, slow and steady. If you are a rushing type you will go nuts there.