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May 3, 2018

Community Update

by Chris Parman, Communications & Events Manager

Three Upcoming Events for Your Entertainment 

Cathedral City offers three upcoming events that will entertain you as the summer heat begins.  They include the Battle of the Badges Boxing Tournament, Movies in the Park, and the Kids Summer Film Series at the Mary Pickford Theatre. 

First, get your tickets now for an electrifying evening at the annual “Battle of the Badges Boxing Tournament” on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 5 pm to 10 pm.  Certified by USA Boxing, this amateur boxing tournament takes place at the Festival Lawn in Downtown Cathedral City and invites regional police officers and firefighters to battle it out in the main ring for the glory of the sport.  You will enjoy local street cuisine, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and the ability to root for your favorite local fighter.  For tickets or to reserve your own table, contact Cathedral City Police Officer and organizer Jesus Gonzalez at (760) 335-8895.  Don’t get “caught cold” and miss this event!

Second, come to the last showing of “Movies in the Park” for the 2017-18 Season featuring the classic Walt Disney’s “Mary Poppins” on Saturday, May 19 starting at 8:30 pm at the Festival Lawn, 68-600 East Palm Canyons Drive in Downtown Cathedral City.    Gather the entire family, blankets and/or chairs for this free event hosted by the Cathedral City Evening Rotary and sponsored by the City of Cathedral City.  You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks.  You may also purchase concessions from the nearby Mary Pickford Theatre.  It’s great Family FUN!

Third, how would you like to enjoy a free movie every Friday this summer inside the cool Mary Pickford Theatre?  Thanks to the Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission, the City Council as well as a partnership with D’Place Entertainment, you can bring the little ones to the Kids Summer Film Series for a free dedicated and scheduled movie every Friday morning at 10:00 am starting June 15 through August 3.  Admission for both kids and adults are free.  Kids must be accompanied by an adult.  Each week will offer a different dedicated movie for the series.  Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Tickets will be available one week prior to the weekly movie at the front lobby of City Hall and at the Cathedral City Public Library during normal business hours.  The movie list will be announced soon at www.DiscoverCathedralCity.com.  The Kids Summer Film Series is a terrific way to beat the summer heat by watching a movie on the big screen!    

Finally, I also want to take a moment to thank the thousands of community members who greeted our 2017-18 Special Events Season with much fanfare.  From the start with the new Tejano Music Festival, you also showed your enthusiastic support for the annual Halloween Spooktacular, Healing Field, the Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival, SnowFest, Taste of Jalisco, the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic (NCAA – Division 1 Softball Tournament), Cathedral City LGBT Days and Easter Kidapalooza.  I am happy to report that all of these events will return for the 2018-19 Special Events Season.  Later this summer, I will provide you with an update in our weekly newsletter as we finalize the exciting details to each. 

In the meantime, stay cool and enjoy these summer events! 

News

Councilmember Mark Carnevale interviews CCPD Sergeant Nick Chapman and Homeless Liaison Officer Dwayne Hodge

Councilmember Mark Carnevale Provides a Homeless Program Video Update

Councilmember Mark Carnevale interviews CCPD Sergeant Nick Chapman and Homeless Liaison Officer Dwayne Hodge as they discuss the latest efforts by the City to assist those who face homelessness with programs geared towards housing, food assistance, mental and medical care, as well as training and job placement. You will learn about recent efforts the City … Read more.

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CCTV Host Conrad Angel Corral takes you behind the scenes of the Cathedral City Fire Department

Focus on the  Fire Department Video - New Improvements to Better Serve Cathedral City  

CCTV Host Conrad Angel Corral takes you behind the scenes of the Cathedral City Fire Department to show you the new six SAFER grant firefighters during their Academy training and how these new firefighter / paramedics have dramatically enhanced the fire department’s ability to respond to fire and medical emergencies. You will also get a chance to ride along on … Read more.

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Imagine 2040 – Cathedral City’s General Plan – Public Workshop – May 8th

Imagine 2040 – Cathedral City’s General Plan – Public Workshop – May 8th

Imagine what Cathedral City will look and feel like in the year 2040 – just over 20 years from now. What are the possibilities, opportunities and advancements that you would like to see?  How can the City become even more livable and attractive to residents...Read more.

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Cathedral City Receives Award for “Excellence in Financial Reporting” – Once Again

Cathedral City Receives Award for “Excellence in Financial Reporting” – Once Again

For the 13th year in a row, Cathedral City’s Finance Department, led by Administrative Services Director Ms. Tami Scott, has proudly received a “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting” by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

Cathedral City received the prestigious award as the result of the governing body and staff meeting the highest principles for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR)....Read more.

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Public Hearing Scheduled for Desert Healthcare District’s Move to District Election

Public Hearing Scheduled for Desert Healthcare District’s Move to District Election

Your input is being requested on the new district boundaries being developed for the Desert Healthcare District that serves all residents of Cathedral City. The District held a public hearing on April 24, 2018 at the Cathedral City Senior Center. If you were unable to make it to that hearing, you are welcome to attend any of the upcoming meetings:

PUBLIC HEARING:

ZONING PUBLIC HEARING, TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018, 6 P.M.

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Victims of Scams that Used “Western Union” to Transfer Money May Be Eligible for a Refund

Victims of Scams that Used “Western Union” to Transfer Money May Be Eligible for a Refund

If you were the victim of a scam and used Western Union to transfer money to scammers between January 1, 2004 & January 19, 2017, you may be eligible for a full or partial refund.

For years, many people who lost money to scams sent their payment through a Western Union wire transfer. Scammers contacted people and promised prizes, loans, jobs, discounted products or other financial rewards in exchange for money upfront. They also pretended to be family members in need of cash or law enforcement officers demanding payment. The scammers ... Read more.

Upcoming Events

Shred Insert 2017-2018

Stop Identity Theft Program

To help STOP identity theft and as a service to its residents, the City of Cathedral City is hosting FREE Document Shredding Events. The Shredding Events are the first Saturday of the month October thru May each year.

WHEN: May 5

TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Arrive early – once the shredding truck is filled to capacity the event will end.

LOCATION: 68-510 East Palm Canyon Drive

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CHILDREN’S ART PARTY FOR CHILDREN AND ELDERS

CHILDREN’S ART PARTY FOR CHILDREN AND ELDERS

The SCRAP Gallery and the Agnes Pelton Society hosts the Children and Elders monthly Art Party at the Simeon Den Gallery, 68895 Perez Road, Suite I-27 (across from Frankie’s Italian Bakery) on the First Saturday of each month from 1-3 PM.   Admission is free.

Participants create art pieces made of recyclable materials and also meet and work with a local guest artist, who will share his/her work as well as conduct an art making activity in their style discipline. Light refreshments, games, and entertainment... Read more.

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CVREP Groundbreaking Fundraising Celebration

CVREP Groundbreaking Fundraising Celebration

Monday, May 7 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM MAY 7th GROUND-BREAKING FUNDRAISING CELEBRATION! WINE ~ LIGHT BITES ~ ENTERTAINMENT Monday, May 7, 2018 5:00 PM VIP ADMISSION: $100 VIP-Pre-Party includes Private Champagne Reception and Theatre Tour, plus Light Bites, Wine and Preferred Seating at a VIP Table for the entertainment and live auction. 6:00-8:00 PM GENERAL ADMISSION: $50 Light …

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Imagine 2040 – Cathedral City’s General Plan – Public Workshop

Imagine 2040 – Cathedral City’s General Plan – Public Workshop

Imagine 2040 – Cathedral City’s General Plan – Public Workshop

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2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road

2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road

Every 2nd Saturday, come to Cathedral City’s Art & Design District for “2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road” where you will discover special art exhibits, museum quality art as well as cultural art to brighten your soul, meet other like-minded people, and maybe get a little exercise going from art gallery to design gallery to art gallery.  It will...  Read more.

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Battle of the Badges Boxing Event

Battle of the Badges Boxing Event

Come watch police officers and firefighters box in the main ring on the Festival Lawn in Downtown Cathedral City.

Doors open at 5:00 pm

1st boxing match starts at 6:00 pm

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4th Season Poster - Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park

Gather the family, blankets and/or chairs for “Movies in the Park” located this season at the Downtown Festival Lawn, 68600 East Palm Canyon Drive (HWY 111) in Cathedral City.  The free event, hosted by the Cathedral City Evening Rotary and sponsored by the City of Cathedral City, happens once a month on a Saturday evening every month between November and May, at 7:00 pm, except for the month of May, which begins at 8:30 pm due to daylight savings time.

You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks, but you can also purchase them from the movie organizers at the concession stand.  Great Family FUN!

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A Community Engagement Health Fair

A Community Engagement Health Fair

Join family, neighbors and friends for a free health fair on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Agua Caliente Elementary School located at 30800 San Luis Rey Drive in Cathedral City.  Sponsored by the Desert Healthcare District, El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center, Loma Linda University...Read more.

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City Hall at Your Corner

City Hall at Your Corner

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The forum will take place on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Subway Restaurant, 69060 Vista Chino in Cathedral City...Read more.

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Home Buyer Class - Riverside, CA

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Stonewall Humanitarian Awards Gala

Stonewall Humanitarian Awards Gala

Stonewall Humanitarian Awards Gala

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Tejano Music Festival 2018
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Halloween Spooktacular 2018

Halloween Spooktacular 2018

Halloween Spooktacular 2018

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5th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

5th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

5th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

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North Pole Village at Snow Fest

North Pole Village at Snow Fest

North Pole Village at SnowFest

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