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January 10, 2019

Community Update

by Travis Walker – Police Chief

Happy New Year from the men and women of the Cathedral City Police Department!

After seeing our accomplishments as a department in 2018, we’re excited to get the new year started.  I am proud to report that we had 22 community members successfully graduate from our second Community Police Academy in November.  Community engagement has been a priority for the Cathedral City Police Department in 2018.  For those not familiar with our Community Academy, it 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 provided presentations explaining how Dispatch, Patrol Operations, Investigations, K9, SWAT, Traffic, Internal Affairs, and other divisions within the department function. 

We are currently working on our training schedule for 2019, and ask that you check our website, www.cathedralcitypolice.com, for future dates. 

On December 15th, 2018, it was with great honor that we were able to dedicate our Fallen Officer Memorial that is located at the Civic Center.  The memorial honors the ultimate sacrifice made for our community by Cathedral City Police Officers David Vasquez and Jermaine Gibson, Sr.  We encourage you to come to the Civic Center and view this moving memorial. 

 

During the month of December, officers helped a variety of families who suffered hardships during the year.  On December 22nd, 2018, held our annual Shop with a Cop event at our local Target store, and treated 45 children to a shopping experience.   Officers also helped many families with food and other needs to ensure their holiday was special.

In an effort to remove unwanted firearms from the community, the department also held a Gun Buyback Program in December.  Members from the community turned in 62 firearms during the event.  We are looking to host another event later this year.

We look forward to conducting more innovative projects this year to help enhance the safety of our community, and we encourage you to follow us on social media to stay abreast of what your police department is doing for the community.

News

The next City Council Meeting is on January 23, 2019

Certificated Cannabis Industry Training through College of the Desert College of the Desert – Partnership and Community Education (PACE) is offering certificated programs for the fastest growing industry in the Coachella Valley – the cannabis industry.  The courses teach individuals on Human Resources for the Cannabis Industry and State Compliance & Regulations. Registration fees are set at $105 per session.  …Read more.

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Register Now for the Cathedral City LGBT Days’ Bed Race

Register Now for the Cathedral City LGBT Days’ Bed Race

Cathedral City LGBT Days happens March 29-31, 2019 featuring the International Acclaimed House Artist Beth Sacks and the infamous LGBT Days’ Bed Race on Saturday, March 30, 2019. At 11:00 a.m., you will enjoy the unique Cathedral City Pride parade, the 5th annual LGBT Days Bed Race.  Host Bella da Ball will officiate the morning’s activities that promise a little …Read more.

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Taste of Jalisco Festival - Saturday, February 9th - Cathedral City

Taste of Jalisco Festival - Saturday, February 9th - Cathedral City

The 4th Annual Taste of Jalisco, presented by Sunniva, Inc., celebrates the sister city relationship between the cities of Cathedral City, California (USA) and Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico) through music, fashion, spirits, culture and cuisine.  Award-winning Singer and International Recording Star Graciela Beltran will perform LIVE on the Main Stage at 7:30 pm on Saturday, February 9, 2019.  Enjoy LIVE Performances …Read more.

Events

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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.

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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 …

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Open Auditions for "Coachella Valley, Show Us Your Talent!

Open Auditions for "Coachella Valley, Show Us Your Talent!

Do you have a special talent?  Is there something you’re asked to do at every get together?  Sing? Dance? Tell jokes? Maybe you think—or have been told—that you have no talent but you’ve always had a secret desire to be onstage.  Here’s your chance! The first annual Coachella Valley, Show Us Your Talent competition is coming to Cathedral City in …

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Speakers Series - Friends of the Cathedral City Library

Speakers Series - Friends of the Cathedral City Library

New Speakers Series Comes to the Cathedral City Library The Friends of the Cathedral City Library invite you to join them for a new Speakers Series featuring bestselling authors, writers, and producers.  This free event will host the following:   Catherine Svehla, "Grandfather Coyote: How Trickster Makes the World" Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Cathedral City …

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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.

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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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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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

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Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

 

According to the organizers, the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic is the nation’s largest and most prestigious preseason college softball tourney, featuring more than 25 top Division I teams. Celebrating its 16th year, the Cathedral City, California event will occur on February 21-24, 2019.

The lineup of teams includes UCLA, Stanford, Cal-Berkeley, North Carolina, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oregon, plus many more…Read more.

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Agnes Pelton House Museum Day

Agnes Pelton House Museum Day

 

Within a five block radius walking area , the centerpiece of the event is Chuperosa Lane and the Pelton House, that the posthumously celebrated Transcendental American painter, Agnes Pelton designed and had built in 1939. The Pelton House is located in the heart of the fabled neighborhood, the Historic Cathedral City Cove artists’ colony of the 30’s through the 60’s. This is where she painted for over twenty years– her notable desert landscape “plein air” works and her abstract master works, her Transcendental paintings that established her reputation at the mid-century in the art world. Throughout the 30’s-50’s, the ...Read more.

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Food Truck Mash-Up

Food Truck Mash-Up

If you came to the 5th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival and enjoyed the Food Truck Mash-Up, then you are going to LOVE the Food Truck Mash-Up on Saturday, March 16, 2018 from 12:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  More than 25 of the best food trucks from SoCal will be here for your enjoyment as well as musical …

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