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March 2, 2017

Community Update by Fire Chief

Paul Wilson

Smoking and Fire Safety

 Every year, almost 1,000 smokers and non-smokers are killed in home fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials. The U.S. Fire Administration is working to help prevent home fire deaths and injuries caused by smoking materials. Fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials are preventable.

You can make a difference!

If you smoke or live with someone who smokes, learn the facts. A lit cigarette accidentally dropped onto a chair or bed, or hot cigarette ashes or matches tossed away before they are completely out, can cause a large fire in seconds.

“Putting out” a cigarette the right way only takes seconds. It is up to you to make sure your cigarette is put out, all the way, every time.

One-in-four people killed in home fires is not the smoker whose cigarette caused the fire.

More than one third of the fatalities were children of the smokers.

Twenty-five percent of those killed were neighbors or friends of the smokers.

Careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths and the second leading cause of injuries among people ages 65 and older.

Smoking & Home Safety Steps

• If you smoke, smoke outside.

• Wherever you smoke, use deep, sturdy ashtrays.

• Make sure cigarettes and ashes are out.

• Check for cigarette butts, especially before going to bed.

• Never smoke in bed, where you may inadvertently fall asleep, with a lit cigarette.

• Never smoke in a home where medical oxygen is used.

• If you smoke, fire-safe cigarettes are better.

• Make sure your home has functioning smoke detectors.

Be alert! The life you save may be your own or someone you love.

Call your Cathedral City Fire Dept. at (760) 770-8200 for information on smoke detectors.

For Emergencies Dial 9-1-1

Want to Quit Smoking?

Call the California’s Smokers Helpline.  It offers free telephone counseling, self-help materials, and online help in six languages to help you quit smoking. Call 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887) for more information.

* Safety tips shared by the U.S. Fire Administration - F.E.M.A.

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Cathedral City Examines the Move towards District Elections by November 2018

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Free Homebuyer Workshop - Friday, March 3rd - Cathedral City

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Cathedral City Senior Center Announces Events and Activities for March

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Upcoming Events

When We Rise Live Screening

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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.

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)... Read more.

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City Hall at Your Corner

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"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 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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Day of the Young Child

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If you are interested in sponsoring or participating in the event, please contact Estella Briceno at (760) 863-2912 or esbricen@riversidedpss.org.

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Cathedral City Cove Art Party for Children & Elders

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Antiques Appraisal Day at the Cathedral City Senior Center

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State of the City

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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

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3rd Annual Cathedral City LGBT Days

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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 Cathedral City businesses. All non-ticketed events are free and open to the public.

For all information, CLICK HERE

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Movies in the Park

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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!

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Red & Black Royal Caviar Festival

Red & Black Royal Caviar Festival

* ROYAL CAVIAR FAMILY FESTIVAL from 2 PM – 5 PM !

Family Festival: Caviar Tasting included, Gourmet Food, Bar, HUGE PRIZES & FUN COMPETITIONS for Families & Kids, Magicians and Acrobats, Show-Acts, DJ, Fun Music, Dance, little Mister and little Miss Popular, Great Food & Great People.

MASQUERADE PARTY 18+ from 7 PM – OPEN END !

Dresscode: Red & Black preferred eg. Venitian Costumes and Masks.

Evening Party Adults only: Caviar Tasting included, Bar, Gourmet Food Catering, HUGE PRIZES & FUN COMPETITIONS (Mister and Miss Red & Black Royal Elegance, Mystery Prince Search, Mister and Miss Popular), Entertainment Acts and a FUN NIGHT TO MEET GREAT PEOPLE ... Read more.

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Fight the Bite 5K and Community Resource Fair

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• the dangers of mosquito-borne diseases in the Coachella Valley

• future threats from invasive mosquito species recently detected here

• tips on what can be done to prevent mosquito breeding and mosquito bites ... Read more.

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Easter Kidapalooza

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

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

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Battle of the Badges Boxing Event

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

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