Header

December 6, 2018

Community Update

by Paul S. Wilson, Fire Chief

Tips for Holiday Electrical Safety

The Cathedral City Fire Department reminds you that fire safety is important during the holiday season. Please observe the following precautions, while decorating your home this year.

Holiday lights and electrical decorations create holiday cheer both inside and outside the home, but they can also create fire hazards and electrical shock risks if they are not handled properly.

• Inspect holiday lights and extension cords before decorating. Replace any lights or cords that are fraying or otherwise damaged. Pay special attention to lights, cords or decorations that may have been damaged from previous use or prior outside weather conditions.

• Check for green or red UL marks on all light strings and extension cords. The green holographic UL Mark means the light strings should only be used indoors. The red holographic UL Mark indicates the light strings can be used both inside and out -- and can withstand conditions related to outdoor use.

• Follow manufacturer's guidelines for stringing light sets together. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) recommends using no more than three standard-size sets of lights together.Do not overload extension cords or electrical receptacles. Unplug all holiday lights when you go to sleep or leave home.

• Automatic lighting timers can be used to ensure that lights are not left on. Timers are available for both indoor and outdoor applications.

• Roll up excess electrical cords and keep them away from high traffic areas. Do not run electrical cords under rugs. Never keep an extension cord “plugged-in” when it is not in use.

Visit your Cathedral City Fire Department website at www.cathedralcityfire.org or (760) 770-8200 for additional life safety and fire prevention information.

News

The Crossings Ribbon Cutting and Downtown Amphitheater Groundbreaking Ceremonies Held Today

The Crossings Ribbon Cutting and Downtown Amphitheater Groundbreaking Ceremonies Held Today

It was another busy day for the City Council as they participated in two ceremonies held in honor of two new developments.  First, was the Ribbon Cutting and Hard Hat Celebration of “The Crossings” hotel and retail development in the newly annexed area of Cathedral City.  This 9-acre, freeway-oriented development is located at southeast corner of Bob Hope Drive and …

Read more.

---
Groundbreaking and Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for Two New Projects in Cathedral City

Groundbreaking and Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for Two New Projects in Cathedral City

The City Council was busy on Tuesday, December 4th as two new projects held milestone ceremonies.  First, was the groundbreaking ceremony of the new “District East” housing development adjacent to the sold-out “The District at the Edge” community in southern Cathedral City behind Target and Trader Joe’s.  “District East” consists of 45 single and two story single family homes designed …Read more.

---
Helicopter Activity This Friday at Mary Pickford Theatre

Helicopter Activity This Friday at Mary Pickford Theatre

On Friday, December 7, 2018 from 7:00 - 10:00 a.m., a helicopter will be used to remove and replace air conditioner units on top of the Mary Pickford Theatre in Downtown Cathedral City.  For the safety of all, the Cathedral City Fire Department will be on “stand-by” in case of an emergency during the helicopter operations. Adjacent roads to the …Read more.

---
Santa Claus Arrives This Saturday at Snow Fest

Santa Claus Arrives This Saturday at Snow Fest

Bring the kids to the “North Pole Village at Snow Fest” in front of City Hall of Cathedral City this Saturday from 5 pm to 9 pm to capture the best family holiday pictures and selfies.  Don’t forget to bring their wish lists to provide to Santa Claus as he arrives at 6 pm. Snow-Fest captures all the holiday spirit …Read more.

---
Police Officer Memorial Dedication - December 15th - Downtown Cathedral City

Police Officer Memorial Dedication - December 15th - Downtown Cathedral City

On Friday October 28th, 1988, Police Officer David Vasquez was struck and killed by a vehicle at the Intersection of 35th and Date Palm Drive while assisting at the scene of a traffic collision. Officer David Vasquez has served with the Cathedral City Police Department since its formation in June 1984.   On Saturday March 19th, 2011, Police Officer Jermaine A. Gibson …

Read more.

Events

---
Cathedral City Artists' Exhibit

Cathedral City Artists' Exhibit

The Cathedral City Public Arts Commission is proud to announce the inaugural Cathedral City Artists' Exhibit that will commence on Saturday, December 1st through February 2, 2019.  The exhibit featuring only Cathedral City artists will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Cathedral City Arts Museum at City Hall (nearest to the Mary …

Read more.

---
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.

---
Mayoral & New Councilmembers' Inauguration & Reception

Mayoral & New Councilmembers' Inauguration & Reception

You are invited to the Mayoral & New Councilmembers' Inauguration and Reception on Monday, December 10, 2018.  The Inauguration begins at 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers featuring the Cathedral City High School Color Guard and the Cathedral City High School Choir. At 6:00 pm, gather in the Paseo between City Administration and the Police Department for the Inauguration Reception …

Read more.

---
Police Officer Memorial Dedication

Police Officer Memorial Dedication

Join the City Council of Cathedral City, Cathedral City Police Department, and the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission for the "Police Officer Memorial Dedication" on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:00 am located adjacent to the Cathedral City Police Department, 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero.  

Read more.

---
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 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. Read more.

---
ps film festival logo

Palm Springs International Film Festival

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is a portal for the very best in world cinema, welcoming more than 136,000 enthusiastic filmgoers.  For the fourth year in a row, the film festival will utilize the Mary Pickford Theatre in Downtown Cathedral City to showcase many of the films on multiple screens.

For tickets and all information about the festival, go to www.PSFilmFest.org 

Read more.

---
4th Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival

4th Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival

LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, TEQUILA/BEER, FIREWORKS SHOW, KID ZONE AND OUTDOOR MARKET!

For Sponsorship or Booth Rental Opportunities, contact:

Eric Davis, City of Cathedral City
(760) 770-0340, Ext. 134
SponsorshipSpecialist@cathedralcity.gov

Read more.

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