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July 5, 2018

Community Update

by Stone James - Economic Development Director

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RECOGNIZES ITS BEST & BRIGHTEST STARS

The City of Cathedral City works closely with the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce - Cathedral City District to promote and encourage continued success among members of the Cathedral City business and civic service community.  It’s especially fitting, therefore, that each year the City’s best & brightest “stars”, and those who support their success, are recognized at the Chamber’s annual Orion Awards. This year’s event was held on Thursday, May 24, at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Hotel at Vista Chino & Landau Boulevard. The Title Sponsor of the event was ­Jessup Auto Plaza, with the City of Cathedral City serving as Presenting Sponsor.  The David Rohr Floral Studio, a Cathedral City business, was the Centerpiece Sponsor. 

The festive evening event began with a reception and silent auction bidding by attendees on amazing offerings donated by area businesses and organizations. The signature presentation of the Orion Awards, which recognizes outstanding performance and accomplishments in nine different categories, was masterfully led by Emcee Bryan Gallo, Weathercaster with KMIR News and host of “Desert Living”, and a team member for many successful community functions throughout California. 

CONGRATULATIONS to this year’s Orion Award winners and nominees in each category:

LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – STAYBRIDGE SUITES
Award Sponsor: Mercy Air
Other Nominees: Frazier Pest Control, Esser Air Conditioning, Jessup Auto Plaza, and Planet Fitness

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – FIRST CALL SECURITY & SOUND
Award Sponsor: Modern Woodmen of America
Other Nominees: Body Concierge, Capizzi’s Cheescakes. . .and then some, and Winslow Drake Investment Management

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR – ZOBO & MEESTERS
Award Sponsor: Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries
Other Nominees: A.J.’s on the Green, Pizzeria Bambino’s, Bubba’s Bones & Brew, and El Portal

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR – CV REPERTORY THEATRE

Award Sponsor: Jessup Auto Plaza
Other Nominees: Hemp City/CVB Works, Free Volt, and iRecover

NON-PROFIT OF THE YEAR – THE UNFORGETTABLES FOUNDATION
Award Sponsor: Frazier Pest Control
Other Nominees: Salvation Army, United Cerebral Palsy, California Jazz Foundation, and the Cathedral City Historical Society

WOMAN OF THE YEAR – JULIE FRAZIER, Frazier Pest Control
Award Sponsors: Desert Regional Medical Center and JFK Memorial Hospital
Other Nominees: Rhonda Carnevale, Sue Townsley, Kathleen Jurasky, and Kara Robinson

MAN OF THE YEAR – TERRY NELSON, Team Art Terry & Kara, Windermere Real Estate
Award Sponsors:  Desert Regional Medical Center and JFK Memorial Hospital
Other Nominees: Ted Hane, Alan Carvalho, Larry Davis, and Sameer Bhatia

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – AUSTIN BENETEAU, Modern Woodmen of America
Award Sponsor: Windermere Homes & Estates, Art Terry & and Kara Robinson Team
Other Nominees: Thommy & Michael Kocan, Loretta Nelson, Jim & Ralph Thompson-Cantua, and Valerie Schecter

CITY OFFICIAL/EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR – MAYOR STAN HENRY, City of Cathedral City
Award Sponsor:  Windermere Homes & Estates, Art Terry & and Kara Robinson Team
Other Nominees: City Councilmember Shelley Kaplan, Fire Chief Paul Wilson, Police Chief Travis Walker, and Business Development Manager Leisa Lukes

SPECIAL THANKS to the many volunteers involved in making this event a stellar success!

News

Cathedral City Police Department Patrolling for Illegal Fireworks During the 4th of July Week

Cathedral City Police Department Patrolling for Illegal Fireworks During the 4th of July Week

Take a ride along with Police Officer Jesse Vela and Communications Manager Chris Parman as they scoured the City on Monday night looking for individuals shooting off illegal fireworks. This video shows you the challenges facing officers finding the offenders, how a priority calls takes precedent, and what are the risks of using illegal fireworks. Remember, shooting off an illegal …

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More great work by our fireworks enforcement team!

More great work by our fireworks enforcement team!

Cathedral City Police Department confiscated 400 pounds of illegal fireworks on Sunday due to increased patrols... 

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Gas Tax Dollars Set to Make Significant Road Improvements to Dinah Shore Drive and the Date Palm Drive / Dinah Shore Intersection in Cathedral City

Gas Tax Dollars Set to Make Significant Road Improvements to Dinah Shore Drive and the Date Palm Drive / Dinah Shore Intersection in Cathedral City

  Work begins on Monday, July 9, 2018 through Mid-October – traffic delays expected   CATHEDRAL CITY, CA Starting on Monday, July 9, 2018, the All American Asphalt Company and the City of Cathedral City will begin a $2.2 million road construction project to fully reconstruct the pavement on Dinah Shore Drive from the Dinah Shore Bridge all the way …

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Events

Free Summer Kids Movie Series

Free Summer Kids Movie Series

The Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission in partnership with the Mary Pickford Theatre presents a Free Summer Kid Movie Series happening on every Friday at 9:30 a.m. starting Friday, June 15, 2018 thru Friday, August 3, 2018.  Thanks to Councilmember John Aguilar who donated a generous portion of his City discretionary funds, the film series will allow free admission in order to see a different movie geared towards kids each Friday...Read more.

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9 Cities Blood Drive Challenge

9 Cities Blood Drive Challenge

The 2018 Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge is on!  Coachella Valley communities are going head-to-head to collect the most LifeStream blood donations to assist local hospital patients and save lives!   Every two seconds, someone needs blood. Here in the Coachella Valley, in the summer months, when our population dips by about 30 percent, we experience a local blood shortage …

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Nine Cities Blood Challenge: Donate Blood - Get a Free Massage

Nine Cities Blood Challenge: Donate Blood - Get a Free Massage

The 2018 Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge is on!  Coachella Valley communities are going head-to-head to collect the most LifeStream blood donations to assist local hospital patients and save lives!   Every two seconds, someone needs blood. Here in the Coachella Valley, in the summer months, when our population dips by about 30 percent, we experience a local blood shortage …

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2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road

2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road

2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road

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Tejano Music Festival 2018

Tejano Music Festival 2018

The 2nd annual Tejano Music Fest

VENDORS • FOOD • DRINKS
RAFFLES • OUTDOOR MARKET
FUN FOR ALL AGES!
FREE ADMISSION • FREE PARKING

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Stop Identity Theft Program

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: 2018 Saturday, October 6, November 3 and December 1
2019 Saturday, January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6 and May 4

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

LOCATION: 68510 East Palm Canyon Drive

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Halloween Spooktacular 2018

Halloween Spooktacular 2018

20,000 Pieces of Candy! Food Vendors, Costume Contest, and much more!

The Cathedral City Police Department, Cathedral City Fire Department, and City of Cathedral City’s Special Events bring to you the Halloween Spooktacular, Sunday, October 28, 2017 from 12-3 pm. The event will occur in downtown in front of City Hall, 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero. Halloween Spooktacular will include free admission as well as exhibits sponsored by non-profit organizations, the Cathedral City Police Department and Cathedral City Fire Department. ...Read more.

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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

Bring the entire family for this special event that shall become a tradition!  North Pole Village at Snow Fest captures all the holiday spirit and places it at one event.  You will enjoy an outdoor market featuring holiday arts & crafts, food, treats, and beverages including hot chocolate.  Best of all, you will be captivated by a stroll down Main Street at the North Pole Village lit up with holiday lights.  Listen to holiday music, smell the fresh cookies baking, and  ...Read more.

For Questions or Comments, Contact Chris Parman, Communications and Events Manager
cparman@cathedralcity.gov