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December 22, 2016

Community Update by Paul Wilson

Fire chief

Watch those Candles!

It’s the season when the weather finally cools and we start to observe a series of holidays, with candles used for themes or ambience.  Candles can be romantic, relaxing...and deadly, if proper precautions aren't taken.

Never leave candles burning, while unattended.  An indoor pet, home appliance vibrations, or outdoor construction activity can cause an unattended candle to tumble off its’ base. 

A fire created by an unattended candle can spread through a home in just seconds.

Remember:

• Smoke is more lethal than flames

• A home fire can be averted by practicing safe fire behaviors

Be safe this holiday season by not leaving candles unattended.  Your safety is more important than the scent or mood created by an unmonitored lit candle.

Keep a fresh cut tree watered and discard it after the holiday!

Remember:

• Fresh trees are less likely to catch fire, so look for a tree with vibrant green needles that are hard to pluck and don’t break easily from its branches. The tree shouldn’t be shedding its needles readily.

• Always place your tree away from heat sources like fireplaces, candles, heat vents or lights, and keep the tree base filled with water to prevent it from drying out.

• Make sure all your indoor and outdoor Christmas lights have been tested in a lab by the UL or ETL / ITSNA for safety, and throw out any damaged lights.

• Keep all your holiday candles away from your Christmas tree, surrounding furniture and décor.

• Bedtime means lights off! ­ Turn your Christmas tree lights off each night.

• When your tree begins to drop its needles, it’s time to say goodbye to your evergreen foliage until next year.

For additional information on fire safety contact the
Cathedral City Fire Department
at (760) 770-8200
or visit www.cathedralcityfire.org

News

Great article in today's Desert Sun's Desert Scene recapping Cathedral City's 35th Anniversary Celebration & Hot Air Balloon Festival...

Great article in the Desert Sun's Desert Scene recapping Cathedral City's 35th Anniversary Celebration & Hot Air Balloon Festival...

An article in the Desert Sun's Desert Scene recapping Cathedral City's 35th Anniversary Celebration & Hot Air Balloon Festival... Read more.

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New Body Cameras for Cathedral City Police Officers...

New Body Cameras for Cathedral City Police Officers...

From KMIR News: CATHEDRAL CITY, Ca. - After a year of alleged police misconduct throughout the nation, the Cathedral City Police Department deployed it's officer worn body camera program Thursday. "They show accountability and transparency on both ends of the camera. For the officer on one end and for whoever else is on the other end also," said Lieutenant Paul …

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Free Sandbags Available at Cathedral City Fire Stations

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"It's Your Time! - An Entrepreneurial Training Series for Women

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Are you a woman who is wanting to start or expand a business? “It’s Your Time” (IYT) is grant-funded program through Citi Bank, and the training is delivered by Coachella Vallley Women's Business Center instructors.  The training centers around women entrepreneurs who aspire to start or expand a business, hence the curriculum covers everything from the building blocks of starting …

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Upcoming Events

Cathedral City Basic Sales & Use Tax Return Preparation Workshop

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Basic Sales & Use Tax Return Preparation Workshop

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28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

28th Annual 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 second year in a row, the film festival will utilize the Mary Pickford Theatre in Downtown Cathedral City to showcase many of the films.

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

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Shred Event - Stop Identity Theft

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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 each month, October thru May of each year.

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Cathedral City Cove Art Party for Children & Elders

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Children's Art Party for children and elders.  NEW Location this Month: The SCRAP Gallery and the Agnes Pelton Society hosts the Children and Elders monthly Art Party at the Cathedral City Art Gallery, 68895 Perez Road, Suite I-27 (across from Frankie's Italian Bakery) on the Second Saturday of each month from 1-3 PM.   Admission is free. Participants create art pieces …

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Town Square Art Affaire- Art Show

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"Town Square Art Affaire" presented by West Coasts Artists comes to Cathedral City on January 21 and 22, 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm.  This event showcases high quality art from more than 70 artists.  It will also be located on the new Festival Lawn along East Palm Canyon Drive. Read more.

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Movies in the Park

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Gather the family, blankets and/or chairs for “Movies in the Park” located this season at Ocotillo Park, 33300 Moreno Road in Cathedral City.  The free event every month 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 park’s concession stand.  Great Family FUN! Read more.

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2nd Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival

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Taste of Jalisco celebrates the relationship between Cathedral City and its sister city, Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico) through music, fashion, spirits, culture and cuisine.  It is a time to recognize the strength in our diversity,  appreciate our similarities, and stand united as one community for the betterment of our great city.  

For Sponsorship or Booth Rental Opportunities, contact: Eric Davis, City of Cathedral City (760) 770-0340, Ext. 134 SponsorshipSpecialist@cathedralcity.gov    Read more.

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Agnes Pelton Society's 6th Annual Tour of Historic and Artists' Homes

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Other activities include music, dance, and information about the lost history of Cathedral City’s storied past.  Read more.

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Antiques Appraisal Day at the Cathedral City Senior Center

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Have you always wanted to go to an Antiques Roadshow event? Are you ready to discover the value of your family heirloom? Join us on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 where certified dealers and appraisers will be on hand to offer their expertise, Roadshow style, at the Cathedral City Senior Center, 37-171 West Buddy Rogers Avenue.  Appraisals on your items from 9am to 2pm ...Read more.

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3rd Annual Cathedral City LGBT Days

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For all information, CLICK HERE

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