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September 20, 2018

Community Update

by Travis Walker, Police Chief

Community engagement has been a priority for the Cathedral City Police Department in 2018.  We are happy to announce that our second Community Police Academy kicks off October 2nd, 2018.  The Community Academy is designed to help educate members of our community, over the course of eight-sessions, about the services your police department offers to help protect our community.  During the Academy, we provide presentations explaining how Dispatch, Patrol Operations, Investigations, K9, SWAT, Traffic, Internal Affairs, and other divisions within the department function. 

The Police Department is pleased to announce that we will be launching our redesigned website next week.  The website can be found at www.cathedralcitypolice.com.  To help better communicate with the diverse community we serve, you can now have the content translated into a variety of languages by selecting the language of choice on the webpage.  One of the new features on the website will be a “Cold Case” section.  We have highlighted some unsolved crimes that will allow members of the community provide us with tips and leads that will help our detectives solve these cases.   There are a variety of other enhancements to the website that I encourage you to visit and explore for yourself! 

You might have also seen a unique car that we rolled out in August.  Our Police Cab has generated a great deal of buzz and has been a huge social media hit in the Valley.  The car was designed to create a powerful visual message to discourage driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  The car helps illustrate the need to “think before you drink” and make the right choice before you are too impaired to drive.  All modifications made to the patrol car were donated by Palm Springs Motors, So-Cal Grafix, and American Cab.  Taxpayers incurred no cost to modify the patrol car.

And finally, you might have seen officers patrolling various parts of our community on bicycles.  Last week, we restarted our Bicycle Mounted Enforcement Team to offer another patrol platform to assist with addressing specific community challenges, while enhancing our ability to provide another effective form of community policing. 

News

Cathedral City Employees Win Three Awards from the United Way

Cathedral City Employees Win Three Awards from the United Way

At the United Way’s 2018 Annual Recognition & Kickoff Luncheon, City Manager Charlie McClendon accepted on behalf of Cathedral City employees the Silver Cup – City Competition trophy. The trophy honored our employees for reaching further in their pockets to donate to the community more than any other city employee group in the Coachella Valley for the third year in …Read more.

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“Fountain of Life” in Downtown Cathedral City Will Be Closed for Repairs Starting Sunday, September 23rd

“Fountain of Life” in Downtown Cathedral City Will Be Closed for Repairs Starting Sunday, September 23rd

Due to the necessity of repairing the soft surface that surrounds the “Fountain of Life” in Downtown Cathedral City, the City must shut-off the fountain starting on Sunday, September 23, 2018 to dry out the area and begin repairs.  The popular and beautiful fountain will be closed for at least two to four weeks depending on the level of repairs …Read more.

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“Cuisine & Art Tuesdays” - A Dining & Art Experience – Returns in October

“Cuisine & Art Tuesdays” - A Dining & Art Experience – Returns in October

The City of Cathedral City has paired many of its outstanding restaurants with seven amazing local art galleries to create “Cuisine & Art Tuesdays” – a two or three-course dining and art experience – every Tuesday in October. Begin Cuisine & Art Tuesdays by going to one of the participating galleries between 4 pm and 6 pm for samplings of …Read more.

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2nd Annual Tejano Music Fest Happens This Saturday

2nd Annual Tejano Music Fest Happens This Saturday

CATHEDRAL CITY, CA. – The second annual Tejano Music Fest, presented by Casazul Tequila, showcases the music, food, and culture of Mexican-Americans whose families originate from south, central, and west Texas and now call California home.   The festival takes place on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Plaza in Downtown Cathedral City, …Read more.

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“The Works Floor and Wall” Returns to Cathedral City

“The Works Floor and Wall” Returns to Cathedral City

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66wjdg7wiZA After nearly seven years away, “The Works Floor and Wall” has left Palm Springs and returned to Cathedral City opening a beautiful and expansive 7,500 square-foot luxury showroom in the Cathedral City Gateway Plaza Shopping Center at 69048 E. Palm Canyon Drive (corner of Date Palm Drive and HWY 111). With one of the most expansive libraries of flooring, …Read more.

Events

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Hola! Mexico Film Festival 2018 Tour

Hola! Mexico Film Festival 2018 Tour

The Cathedral City Public Arts Commission is proud to sponsor the Hola! Mexico Film Festival 2018 Tour at the Mary Pickford Theatre. The Hola Mexico Festival is a public event, open to everyone who would like to come and celebrate Mexican Culture. It’s the largest Mexican film festival held outside of Mexico. The festival screens annually in June, in Los Angeles the …
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"Cultural Explosion" - Tejano Music Fest Kick-off Event

"Cultural Explosion" - Tejano Music Fest Kick-off Event

The 2nd Annual Tejano Music Fest in Cathedral City happens on Saturday, September 22nd from 5 pm to 10 pm in front of City Hall, but join us on Friday, September 21st from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Mary Pickford Theatre for "Cultural Explosion" - the kick-off event for the Tejano Music Festival. You will enjoy the Best …Read more.

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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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Cinema Diverse – The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival "Bonus Weekend" in Cathedral City

Cinema Diverse – The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival "Bonus Weekend" in Cathedral City

Cinema Diverse – The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival – happens September 20-23 at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs.  Then on September 28-29, Cinema Diverse will hold a "Bonus Weekend" with new films not seen in Palm Springs and a few “Best of the Fest” that were.  The films at Cathedral City’s Mary Pickford Theatre will occur over two …Read more. 

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Cuisine & Art Tuesdays - Month of October 2018

Cuisine & Art Tuesdays - Month of October 2018

Back by popular demand! “Cuisine & Art Tuesdays” A Delectable Dining & Art Experience Every Tuesday in October Go to where the interior designers from around the globe go while they visit the Coachella Valley, the amazing art and decór galleries along Perez Road in Cathedral City.  Join other art enthusiasts every Tuesday in October  …Read more.

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Two for Tuesday

Cathedral City residents can ice skate for half-price on the first Tuesday of every month (excluding holidays) at Desert Ice Castle. Just bring proof of being a Cathedral City resident, such as an Driver’s license, copy of a utility bill, or any other form of residential proof.  Ages 3 years and up. The Time for Public Skate Available for "Two …

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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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6th Annual International Meatball Festival

6th Annual International Meatball Festival

The City of Cathedral City proudly sponsors the International Meatball Festival hosted by Sammy’s Place and benefiting the Cathedral City Boys & Girls Club.  This festival is all about tasting its namesake plus entertainment and beer and wine tasting.  Several meatball competitions occur throughout the event including a meatball tasting battle between our local fire and police departments.  

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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 be ARTtastic!

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City Hall at Your Corner

City Hall at Your Corner

Have an issue you would like to speak to your city councilmembers about or learn what is happening in Cathedral City? Then join us for “City Hall at Your Corner” hosted by two members of the City Council, Mayor Pro Tem Greg Pettis and Councilmember Shelley Kaplan.   The forum will take place on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 9:30 …

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Cathedral City Senior Center's Pasta Suprema!

Cathedral City Senior Center's Pasta Suprema!

The Cathedral City Senior Center is hosting its third annual benefit Pasta Dinner on Friday, Oct. 26.  The Pasta Suprema! event helps underwrite general operating expenses of the Senior Center. An elegant pasta and sauce bar is being hosted by primary event sponsor Nicolino’s Fine Italian Restaurant. This is no typical “spaghetti feed,” points out Mark Carnevale, owner of the …

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Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Cathedral City is proud to sponsor the annual "Día de los Muertos" featuring: mariachi bands folkloric dancers an art contest for students a children’s craft area supervised by SCRAP Gallery information tables Community Altar food vendors   Día de los Muertos Day of the Dead A Celebration Honoring the Memory of Loved Ones     Saturday, October 27, 2018 11:00 am …

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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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Healing Field

"Healing Field" is a tribute to the men and women of uniform who gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country since September 2001.  The event is organized by the Cathedral City Rotary and sponsored by the City of Cathedral City. Located in Patriot Park next to Big League Dreams Sports Park at the corner of Date Palm Drive and Dinah …

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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