It wasn't the first time I'd spotted a familiar place in films but this one was really close to home. The odd thing was that I'd just watched It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) and saw they too filmed just up the hill from us (looooong before we lived here ;)). It looks slightly different, not much but slightly (bottom pic is from the film). I believe they were trying to pass off Palm Desert as Israel.
When coming from Comic Con in San Diego each year we take the route that goes through the San Jacinto/Santa Rosa mountains, the first place one sees as they've come off the mountain is Bighorn...the next is ours. Both are to the left of that large cluster of boulders to the left of the pic...
*This place is chock-full of celebs and sports stars...and lotsa other loaded people. ...the "apartments" start at $2m. :p