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June 29, 2017

Community Update by Paul S. Wilson
Fire Chief

“Safe and Sane Fireworks”

The Cathedral City Fire Department wants you and your family to responsibly celebrate the Fourth of July.  The Fourth of July is associated with barbeques, baseball games, family picnics, and fireworks. 

AERIAL & EXPLODING FIREWORKS ARE PROHIBITED in Cathedral City. The possession or discharge of illegal aerial or exploding fireworks is a civil fine up to a $1,000.00. 

Safe and Sane Fireworks” are permitted to be purchased from authorized vendors and can only be discharged from noon on June 28th until midnight on July 4th. 

Safe and Sane Fireworks” do not fly into the air or explode. 

When using “Safe and Sane Fireworks” have a garden hose, a bucket filled with water or a fire extinguisher available to prevent the spread of sparks. 

Use “Safe and Sane Fireworks” in a responsible manner and clean-up the area after usage. 

Your Fourth of July celebration should be a family oriented activity where safety is practiced

If you have any questions, regarding the use of “Safe and Sane Fireworks” in Cathedral City, please contact your Cathedral City Fire Department at www.cathedralcityfire.org  or (760) 770-8200.

News

Vista Chino Construction Completed Early and On Budget

Vista Chino Construction Completed Early and On Budget

This past January, Matich Corporation commenced a full reconstruction of Vista Chino from Date Palm Drive all the way west to the city limits with Palm Springs. The $3.7 million project also installed new A.D.A. compliant ramps and curbing at all intersections as well as new traffic signal improvements. The project was …  Read more.

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Public Forums and Hearings Scheduled to Seek Public Input on Electoral Districts in Cathedral City

Public Forums and Hearings Scheduled to Seek Public Input on Electoral Districts in Cathedral City

As Cathedral City moves from “at-large” elections for its city council to “by-districts” elections beginning in November 2018, the Council retained National Demographics Corporation and has requested public input to establish and draw electoral districts. The Draft Maps have now been completed and are available … Read more.

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Two Cathedral City Police Officers Honored by MADD – Southern California

Two Cathedral City Police Officers Honored by MADD – Southern California

We are proud to announce that Police Officers Rudy Castro and Steven Lara of the Cathedral City Police Department were recently recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) of Southern California for their efforts in arresting 59 motorists collectively who were driving under the influence. According to the Centers …

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CDAC to Present Arts Salon July 20 on ‘How to Find and Pursue Arts Grants’

CDAC to Present Arts Salon July 20 on ‘How to Find and Pursue Arts Grants’

The free program is set for 5:30–7 p.m. at City Hall of Cathedral City Arts grants come in as many shapes and sizes as the arts projects they support. However, the process of applying for public and private grants can be tedious and complicated, and … Read more. 

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Councilmember Mark Carnevale's Council Report for June 27, 2017

Councilmember Mark Carnevale's Council Report for June 27, 2017

Click on the following video link to watch Councilmember Mark Carnevale's Council Report. Topics include the CVAG Homeless Committee and its contract with Path of Life Ministries as well as the upcoming 9 Cities LifeStream Blood Drive Challenge. By donating blood to save lives, you may also receive a free voucher … Read more.

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City Council Appoints Commissioners and Committee Members

City Council Appoints Commissioners and Committee Members

At Monday night’s Special Council Meeting, the City Council made appointments to the various City commissions and committees including the new Architecture Review Committee. Congratulations to the following appointments: Planning Commission (1 appointment) Michael Hagedorn (term expires 2020) Architecture Review Committee (5 appointments) Robert Lee Durbin (term expires 2019) Dean Keefer (term expires … Read more.

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Free Summer Kids Film Series – This Week’s Film “Trolls”

Free Summer Kids Film Series – This Week’s Film “Trolls”

It was exciting to see 146 moms, dads, and children take a break from the heat this past Friday to come to the Cathedral City Kids Summer Film Series at the Mary Pickford Theatre to watch the film, “The Peanuts Movie,” for free. We just finished our second week and …  Read more.

Upcoming Events

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 Councilmember John Aguilar who donated a generous portion of his City discretionary funds, 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.

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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. 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 … Read more.

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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... Read more.

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9 Cities Blood Drive Challenge

9 Cities Blood Drive Challenge

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 Councilmember John Aguilar who donated ... Read more.

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City Hall at Your Corner - Special Meeting

City Hall at Your Corner - Special Meeting

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, Mayor Pro Tem Greg Pettis and Councilmember Shelley Kaplan.

This “City Hall at Your Corner” will also serve as a Special Discussion on Electoral Districts as the City transitions from “at-large” to “by-district” elections for members of the City Council starting with the November 2018 general election...

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A Summer ESkate at Desert Ice Castle

A Summer ESkate at Desert Ice Castle

Tired of the dog days of summer?  The City of Cathedral City wants you to cool down for a Free Summer ESkate at Desert Ice Castle on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 7 pm to 9 pm.  ESkate allows up to 175 people to ice skate for free including skate rental. ... Read more.

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City Hall at Your Corner - Special Meeting

City Hall at Your Corner - Special Meeting

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, Councilmembers John Aguilar and Mark Carnevale.

This “City Hall at Your Corner” will also serve as a Special Discussion on Electoral Districts as the City transitions from “at-large” to “by-district” elections for members of the City Council starting with the November 2018 general election..

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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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Healing Field

Healing Field

"Healing Field" is a tribute to the men and women of uniform who gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country since September 2001.  The event is organized by the Cathedral City Rotary and sponsored by the City of Cathedral City. Located in Patriot Park next to Big League Dreams Sports Park at the corner of Date Palm Drive and Dinah …

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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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