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January 26, 2017

Community Update by

Paul Wilson, Fire Chief

Winter Safety

We all know the winter cold can be chilling.

When you turn up the heat to combat the chill it can be a fire risk, if your heater is not properly used and maintained.

Heating equipment is the second-leading cause of home fires in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

The latest NFPA research shows that from 2009-2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 56,000 structure fires per year in homes involving heating equipment.

These fires resulted in annual losses of 470 civilian deaths, 1,490 civilian injuries, and $1.0 billion in direct property damage.

Space heaters are most often involved in home heating equipment fires.  The majority of home heating fire deaths are attributed to space heaters.

The Cathedral City Fire Department urges all residents to prevent home heating fires in our community.

Here are a few simple tips to decrease the risk of a heating fire in your home:

• Keep or maintain a three-foot (one-meter) space between all heating equipment and anything that can burn.

• Portable space heaters should be turned off every time you leave the room and before going to bed.

• Inspect and maintain heating equipment regularly for safety.

• Do not use your oven to heat your home.

• Have your chimney (if applicable) inspected each year and cleaned if needed.

The Cathedral City Fire Department invites you to join us in keeping our community safe.

For more information visit us at www.cathedralcityfire.org or call us at (760) 770-8200.

Stay warm and stay safe!

Best regards,
Paul S. Wilson, Fire Chief

News

Former Public Arts Commissioner Sue Townsley Recogized by the City Council

Former Public Arts Commissioner Sue Townsley Recogized by the City Council

Former Public Arts Commissioner Sue Townsley Recogized by the City Council At last night's city council meeting, former Public Arts Commissioner Sue Townsley was recognized by the City Council for her exemplary leadership and civic contributions as a commissioner. She will spend much of her time working on behalf of the Cathedral City Boys and Girls Club as… Read more.

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It's No Joke - The Red & Black Royal Caviar Festival Is Coming to Cathedral City on April Fools' Day

It's No Joke - The Red & Black Royal Caviar Festival Is Coming to Cathedral City on April Fools' Day

It's No Joke - The Red & Black Royal Caviar Festival Is Coming to Cathedral City on April Fools' Day His Highness Danish Prince Mario Max Schaumburg-Lippe and Alla Matusov are bringing the Red & Black Royal Caviar Festival - Cathedral City on Saturday, April 1, 2017 with a family festival from 12 noon to 6 pm at the Festival …

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Big, Bad, Dishy Hollywood Awards Night

Big, Bad, Dishy Hollywood Awards Night

Big, Bad, Dishy Hollywood Awards Night ALL THE GLAM, TWICE THE DISH, HALF THE PRICE! Celebrate Hollywood’s biggest, baddest, snarkiest awards night hosted by killer comedians at the Mary Pickford Theater, and raise money for The LGBT Community Center of the Desert and the Desert AIDS Project. Enjoy a live-hosted, interactive evening of hot Hollywood dish and drama and watch … Read more.

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Cathedral City Celebrates the 2nd Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival on February 11th

Cathedral City Celebrates the 2nd Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival on February 11th

Cathedral City Celebrates the 2nd Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival on February 11th The 2nd Annual Taste of Jalisco, presented by Southern California Edison, celebrates the sister city relationship between Cathedral City and 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 reaffirm our …

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Desert Sun Article: Police officer reunites homeless people with families

Desert Sun Article: Police officer reunites homeless people with families

While mental health is a significant factor contributing to homelessness, Cathedral City police officer has seen substance abuse wreak more havoc. Check out this story on desertsun.com: 

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Thanks to our television sponsor, Telemundo, for this Taste of Jalisco 30-second Spot:

Thanks to our television sponsor, Telemundo, for this Taste of Jalisco 30-second Spot:

Thanks to our television sponsor, Telemundo, for this Taste of Jalisco 30-second Spot: https://youtu.be/Z6FJq8D8jxk www.TasteOfJalisco.com 

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Taste of Jalisco Festival - SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, February 11

Taste of Jalisco Festival - SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, February 11

Taste of Jalisco Festival - SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, February 11 Come celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Cathedral City and Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico) through music, fashion, spirits, culture, and cuisine. It kicks off with the Taste of Jalisco Parade at 10:00 am featuring local dance groups and Caballos Bailadores de la Alta Escuela del …

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Upcoming Events

Agnes Pelton and Val Samuelson Artists Exhibit at the Cathedral City Art Gallery

Agnes Pelton and Val Samuelson Artists Exhibit at the Cathedral City Art Gallery

The Cathedral City Public Arts Commission (CCPAC) is hosting a special art exhibit entitled, “Cathedral City Old Masters” from January 14, 2017 to February 12, 2017, open Saturdays and Sundays only between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, at the Cathedral City Art Gallery located adjacent to City Hall, 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, in downtown Cathedral City... Read more.

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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 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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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, Greg Pettis and John Aguilar.

“City Hall at Your Corner” is scheduled once a month at various locations throughout the City and at different times of the day to make it accessible to most schedules and close proximity to all residents.  It is your opportunity to share your ideas, let the council know your concerns, and also hear the latest news. Best of all, the discussion is free!

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Shred Event - Stop Identity Theft

Shred Event - Stop Identity Theft

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.

2016 Dates: October 1, November 5, and December 3

2017 Dates: January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, and May 6

Time: 8:00 am to 9:00 am, please arrive early – once the shredding truck is filled to capacity the event will end.

Location: 68510 East Palm Canyon Drive (adjacent to the Festival Lawn)

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Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico) - Yesterday and Today Photo Exhibit

Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico) - Yesterday and Today Photo Exhibit

The Cathedral City Public Arts Commission will host a special reception for the “Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico): Yesterday and Today Photo Exhibit” on Friday, February 10th from 6 pm to 8 pm as part of the 2nd Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival.

The photo exhibit presented by Teresa Velazquez and her family will be showcased in the Cathedral City Art Gallery, 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, during the weekend activities.  It shows the generational changes of Cathedral City’s sister city.  Additionally, the Cathedral City Historical Society will have a photo exhibit showing historical photos of Cathedral City.

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2nd Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival

2nd Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival

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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Cathedral City Cove Art Party for Children & Elders

Cathedral City Cove Art Party for Children & Elders

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 … Read more.

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

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

The City of Cathedral City is proud to sponsor the Agnes Pelton Society’s 6th Annual Tour of Historic and Artists’ Homes on Sunday, February 12 from 11 am to 3 pm.  The tour allows you to visit the historic homes located in the Cathedral Cove neighborhood which was settled in 1920s and formerly named “Cathedral Village.”  This neighborhood was, and continues today to be, the area of world renown artists, writers, and musicians.

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

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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 50 top Division I teams. For the second year in a row, the Cathedral City, Calif., event will span two weekends — Feb. 17-19 and Feb. 23-26, 2017 ... Read more.

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STARDUST Performing Arts Expo & California Jazz Foundation Concert

STARDUST Performing Arts Expo & California Jazz Foundation Concert

The Cathedral City High School is hosting a special music/arts event entitled, “STARDUST Performing Arts Expo” on Saturday, February 25, 2017 between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm, at the Cathedral City High School, 69274 Dinah Shore Drive, Cathedral City ...Read more.

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Big, Bad, Dishy Hollywood Awards Night

Big, Bad, Dishy Hollywood Awards Night

Celebrate Hollywood’s biggest, baddest, dishiest awards night hosted by killer comedians at the Mary Pickford Theater, and raise money for The LGBT Center and Desert AIDS Project. Enjoy a live-hosted, interactive evening of hot Hollywood dish and drama and watch your favorite stars win and lose on a gigantic movie screen! Not a stuffy, hushed awards party! A wild and gossipy bash!

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Antiques Appraisal Day at the Cathedral City Senior Center

Antiques Appraisal Day at the Cathedral City Senior Center

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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State of the City

State of the City

The Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce presents the annual “State of the City” featuring remarks by Mayor Stan Henry and video captions by Councilmembers.

The lunch portion begins at 11:30 am.  Tickets for the luncheon are available at www.CathedralCityCC.com

The State of the City address begins at 12:30 pm and is free to the public.

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25th Annual Senior Inspiration Awards Luncheon

25th Annual Senior Inspiration Awards Luncheon

25th Annual Senior Inspiration Awards Luncheon to be held Friday, March 24, 2017 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert.  This beloved event promises to be a fitting tribute to our community’s valuable volunteers who have continued their community involvement into their senior years

The Senior Inspiration Awards recognizes and honors 11 unsung heroes from each Coachella Valley city and the County of Riverside, who are role models to us all.  This year’s honorees are: ...Read more.

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3rd Annual Cathedral City LGBT Days

3rd Annual Cathedral City LGBT Days

California’s first “Pride” of the year. Come celebrate diversity at the Cathedral City LGBT Days, March 24-26, 2017 in Downtown Cathedral City as well as at participating Cathedral City businesses. All non-ticketed events are free and open to the public.

For all information, CLICK HERE

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Easter Kidapalooza

Easter Kidapalooza

Bring the kids to Cathedral City’s Town Square Park in downtown for an event that is all about Kids!  From 12 (noon) to 3:00 pm, kids will enjoy the fun of multiple bouncy houses surrounding Cathedral City’s Fountain of Life area.

At 12:30 p.m. – there will be an Easter Egg Hunt with 10,000 eggs!  ... Read more.

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Battle of the Badges Boxing Event

Battle of the Badges Boxing Event

Come watch police officers and firefighters box in the main ring on the Festival Lawn in Downtown Cathedral City. Doors open at 5:00 pm 1st boxing match starts at 6:00 pm

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