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June 8, 2017

Community Update by George Crum
Police Chief

Bicycle & Skateboard Safety

On May 17th, 2017, Cathedral City Police Officers responded to a report of a traffic collision involving a teenage skateboarder and a motor vehicle.  Upon the police officers’ arrival at the scene, they found that the skateboarder had been struck while riding across an intersection, and thrown approximately twenty feet from the point of impact.  Fortunately, the skateboarder was wearing a helmet that had been provided to him at school by a local non-profit group that advocates for skateboard safety.  Doctors stated that the young man’s injuries would have been far more severe had he not been wearing the helmet. Members of the Cathedral City Police Officers Association, along with some local businesses, replaced the young man’s skateboard, while the “4SHAYJ” Foundation replaced the damaged helmet with a brand new one.

With summer’s arrival, we see more children out riding their skateboards and bicycles in our community.  To make everyone safe we ask motorists, bicyclists and skateboarders to be aware of each other sharing the roadways and operate safely.

No matter the age, or experience of the rider; if using a bicycle or skateboard to get to and from your destination, please remember to observe the following basic safety tips:

• Every skateboarder, and those using scooters or skates should ALWAYS wear a helmet. (It’s the law for everyone under the age of 18 years.  (VC 21212(a)).   In addition to helmets, wear padding, and closed-toe and slip resistant shoes while skateboarding or using a scooter or skates.

• Check your equipment for wear and tear.

• Only allow one person per skateboard.

• Do not hitch rides from bicycles, cars, or other vehicles.

• Never ride a skateboard in the street.

• Obey all traffic laws

• Ride on smooth surfaces. Watch for uneven pavement, and areas of dirt, sand, gravel and water, which can cause falls.

• Carefully practice tricks in designated skateboarding areas.

• Learn to fall-practice, falling on a soft surface or grass.

• When riding, bicyclists and skateboarders are required to obey all rules of the road, including traffic signs, signals, and road markings. Always be aware of the traffic around you. Before entering a street or intersection, be sure to check for traffic.

News

2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road - June 10 - 5 pm to 8 pm

2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road - June 10 - 5 pm to 8 pm

Come to Cathedral City’s Art & Design District for “2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road” where you will discover special art exhibits, museum quality art as well as cultural art to brighten your soul, meet other like-minded people, and maybe get a little … Read more.

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Tejano Music Fest Coming to Cathedral City - September 16th - Tickets on Sale NOW

Tejano Music Fest Coming to Cathedral City - September 16th - Tickets on Sale NOW

Come enjoy the Tejano Music Fest on Saturday, September 16th from 5 pm to 10 pm in Downtown Cathedral City. The event features musical acts, Tejano food, beverages for all, and Tejano art. LIVE in concert from Lubbock, Texas will be the sensational "Mike G … Read more.

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CCHS Graduation Will Conclude with a Fireworks Show

CCHS Graduation Will Conclude with a Fireworks Show

This Wednesday evening, June 7, 2017, the senior class will celebrate its graduation during a ceremony at the Cathedral City High School (CCHS) football stadium beginning at 8:00 pm. Immediately following the reading of the names, which should occur between 9:30 pm and 9:45 pm, the graduation ceremony will end with a … Read more.

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Councilmember Shelley Kaplan's Council Report for June 2, 2017

Councilmember Shelley Kaplan's Council Report for June 2, 2017

Click on the following link to watch Councilmember Shelley Kaplan discuss the proposed CVWD increase in water and sewer rates; the idea of forming a Joint Powers Agreement to create a Community Choice Aggregation District for our electrical needs; Cathedral City High School Senior Scholarship & Awards Banquet; the Harvey Milk …

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CCTV Showcases "Justin Eat & Drink" as a New Business in Downtown Cathedral City

CCTV Showcases "Justin Eat & Drink" as a New Business in Downtown Cathedral City

Host Conrad Angel Corral interviews Chef Justin of the new Downtown Cathedral City restaurant "Justin Eat & Drink" as part of a new element of CCTV. The interview gives you an in-depth look at Cathedral City's hottest new restaurant that is receiving 5 Stars on Yelp.com. …

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Upcoming Events

Cathedral City Cove Art Party for Children & Elders

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 made of recyclable materials …

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2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road

2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road

Every 2nd Saturday, come to Cathedral City’s Art & Design District for “2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road” where you will discover special art exhibits, museum quality art as well as cultural art to brighten your soul, meet other like-minded people, and maybe get a little exercise going from art gallery to design gallery to art gallery.  It will be ARTtastic!

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Summer Reading Program & Activities - Cathedral City Library

Summer Reading Program & Activities - Cathedral City Library

Come into the library to sign up for its Summer Reading Program on Wednesday June 7th!  This year is all about Science, Art and Design, with the nationwide theme titled: “Reading By Design!” The kick-off party will start June 7th at 6pm with a soda making class for all ages!  They will have special performances ... Read more.

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Free Kids Summer Film Series

Free Kids Summer Film Series

The Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission in partnership with the Mary Pickford Theatre presents a Free Summer Kids Film Series happening on every Friday at 9:30 a.m. starting Friday, June 16, 2017 thru Friday, August 18, 2017.  Thanks to a generous donation by Councilmember John Aguilar, the film series will allow free admission in order to see a different kids movie each Friday morning at the Mary Pickford Theatre in Downtown Cathedral City. Read more.

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Tejano Music Fest

Tejano Music Fest

Come enjoy the Tejano Music Fest on Saturday, September 16th from 3 pm to 11 pm in Downtown Cathedral City.  The event includes musical acts, Tejano food, beverages for all, and Tejano art.  Read more.

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Desert Glo Fest

Desert Glo Fest

Desert Glo Fest is the newly revamped event formely known as Health Glo,  at Health Glo 2015 & 2016 runners/walkers danced, jumped and sang along at our DJ spun Pre-Party while the paint flew.  After enjoying the non-stop party our participants ran or walked through our 5k black light lit glow course where they were doused with even more paint and glowed the night away…..Read more.

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Halloween Spooktacular

Halloween Spooktacular

The Cathedral City Police Department, Cathedral City Fire Department, City of Cathedral City’s Special Events and many non-profit organizations bring to you the Halloween Spooktacular, Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 1-3 pm. The event will occur in downtown in front of City Hall, 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero.  Halloween Spooktacular will include free admission as well as exhibits sponsored by non-profit organizations, the Cathedral City Police Department and Cathedral City Fire Department.

Families are encouraged...  Read more.

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Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival 2017

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Snow Fest - Globe

Snow Fest

Bring the entire family for this brand new event that shall become a tradition for Cathedral City!  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.  At 5:30 pm, the night-time holiday lights parade begins at the corner of Date Palm Drive and Perez Road and winds its way back to City Hall where the festival portion is held. Read more.

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