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October 31, 2019

Community Update

By Anthony Yoakum, Acting Police Chief

Burglary Prevention

Burglaries can occur anywhere – at your home, business, or your vehicle. A burglary occurs when a person unlawfully enters a building, residence or vehicle without proper authorization and commits a theft or felony offense while inside.  Sadly, several of the burglaries that we respond to could have been prevented had the victims simply locked their doors or closed their windows.  Please take a look at the following tips to help reduce your chances of being the victim of a burglary.

Safety Tips for Your Residence

• Make sure all exterior doors/windows are closed and locked when leaving.

• Use dead-bolt type locks on exterior doors.

• Install surveillance system.  I would recommend purchasing a system that can be remotely monitored and records.

• Place a wooden pole or broom handle in sliding glass door tracks to keep the sliding door from opening.

• Leave a radio or television on if you are going to be gone for a few hours.

• Put some of your interior lights on a timer if you plan to return after dark.

• Make a list of your valuables (make, model, serial number and value), and take pictures of these items. Keep one copy of the list at home and store another copy in a safe location.  It is also good to place this information, along the pictures of your valuables, on a computer flash drive or store online.

Safety Tips at Work

• Make sure all exterior doors and windows are closed when securing the building for the night.

• If you have a private office, lock your office door if you are going be away from your office and out of sight of the door.

• Be careful with your office keys. If you lose them, report it immediately to your supervisor.

• Do not leave valuable items at work if you can avoid it.

• If you have valuables in your office, do not leave them in plain view.

• Secure them in a locked cabinet, desk or closet.

• If you do not have a lockable cabinet, desk or closet, conceal the items out of sight as well as possible.

• Don’t tell others that you have valuables in your office or where they are concealed.

 Safety Tips for Your Vehicle

• Park in well-lit and well-traveled areas.

• Completely close the vehicle’s windows and lock the doors. Most vehicle burglaries involve doors being left unlocked and/or vehicle windows being left open.

• Take items of value with you when you leave your vehicle.

• If you leave valuables in your vehicle, do not leave them in plain view:
      *   Secure them in the trunk or glove box. 
      *   If you can’t secure them in the trunk or glove box, put them on the floorboard and cover
          them with a blanket or towel.

• Don’t let others know that you have valuables in your vehicle.

LOCK IT – HIDE IT – KEEP IT

Remember to be alert for people who are loitering or lingering around your residence, in restricted work areas or on parking lots. Many times, individuals will see suspicious people or activity, but don’t report it until after a crime has occurred. If you see something or someone acting suspicious, call 911.

NEWS

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Panorama Park Neighborhood Event Happens on November 16th

Panorama Park Neighborhood Event Happens on November 16th

Bring the kids to a family-friendly event that will feature the Cathedral City Fire Department showcasing its fire engine and ambulance.  They will offer public education and demonstrations on the life saving equipment that this wonderful city service provides.  You will also have an opportunity to talk with Councilmember Raymond Gregory and members of the Cathedral City Parks and Community …Read more.

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Cookies, Cocktails and Crazy Sweaters Contest Starts November 18

Cookies, Cocktails and Crazy Sweaters Contest Starts November 18

Indulge on some free holiday cookies, enjoy a purchased beverage or two, and watch your fellow neighbors and friends compete in the “ugliest sweater contest.”  This contest takes place in six bars in Cathedral City, over six weeks, with one cherished Golden Pass valued at $600 in prizes.  All presented by the Cathedral City Gay Business Association.  Anyone 21 years … Read more.

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Thousands Came for the Annual Cathedral City Halloween Spooktacular

Thousands Came for the Annual Cathedral City Halloween Spooktacular

Although Thursday is Halloween, thousands came to Downtown Cathedral City on Sunday, October 27th for the annual Cathedral City Halloween Spooktacular, presented by Quick Quack Car Wash. Children enjoyed trick or treating with more than 30,000 pieces of candy given away. They also had fun climbing into the public safety vehicles while pretending to be a firefighter or police officer. … Read more.

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Agua Caliente Casino – Cathedral City Groundbreaking Ceremony Announcement

Agua Caliente Casino – Cathedral City Groundbreaking Ceremony Announcement

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has announced its groundbreaking ceremony for the new Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City, a gaming and entertainment facility in our downtown. This beautiful, new facility will serve as the fourth anchor at the eastern edge of our Downtown Arts and Entertainment District. The public is welcome to join the celebration on Monday, November … Read more.

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Jax Bar & Dining Opens in Cathedral City

Jax Bar & Dining Opens in Cathedral City

For more than a decade, the restaurant at the Cathedral Canyon Country Club has been shuttered. However, Cathedral City is seeing a massive resurgence across the board. In collaboration of a dozen neighbors, the Welk Resort, and a restaurant entrepreneur with multiple restaurants in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage – Jax Bar and Dining has opened with much fanfare along … Read more.

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NOTICE OF VACANCY: Cathedral City Public Arts Commission

NOTICE OF VACANCY: Cathedral City Public Arts Commission

CATHEDRAL CITY PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION The City of Cathedral City announces a vacancy on the Public Arts Commission. This term will begin immediately. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION NO LATER THAN MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2019, to the Office of the City Clerk, 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City, CA 92234. Applications are available at the City Hall reception desk and can … Read more.

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EVENTS

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Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Cathedral City is proud to sponsor the annual "Día de los Muertos" featuring: mariachi bands folkloric dancers an art contest for students a children’s craft area supervised by SCRAP Gallery information tables Community Altar food vendors   Día de los Muertos Day of the Dead A Celebration Honoring the Memory of Loved Ones     Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:00 am …Read more.

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Two for Tuesday

Cathedral City residents can ice skate for half-price on the first Tuesday of every month (excluding holidays) at Desert Ice Castle. Just bring proof of being a Cathedral City resident, such as an Driver’s license, copy of a utility bill, or any other form of residential proof.  Ages 3 years and up. The Time for Public Skate Available for "Two …Read more.

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Healing Field 2019

"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 …Read more.

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2019 Cathedral City Senior Center's Pasta Suprema!

2019 Cathedral City Senior Center's Pasta Suprema!

WHO: Cathedral City Senior Center WHAT: Annual Benefit Dinner for the CC Senior Center “Pasta Suprema!” WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 14 No Host Beer & Wine Bar Open at 6 pm Buffet Pasta Dinner starts at 7 pm Special Presentation at 8 pm (15 minutes) WHERE: Cathedral City Senior Center 37171 W. Buddy Rogers Ave. Cathedral City, CA 92234 Tickets: www.TheCCSC.org …Read more.

Panorama Park Neighborhood Event - Public Safety Demonstration

Panorama Park Neighborhood Event - Public Safety Demonstration

Bring the kids to a family-friendly event that will feature the Cathedral City Fire Department showcasing its fire engine and ambulance.  They will offer public education and demonstrations on the life saving equipment that this wonderful city service provides.  You will also have an opportunity to talk with Councilmember Raymond Gregory and members of the Cathedral City Parks and Community …Read more.

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Cookies, Cocktails and Crazy Sweaters

Cookies, Cocktails and Crazy Sweaters

Indulge on some free holiday cookies, enjoy a purchased beverage or two, and watch your fellow neighbors and friends compete in the “ugliest sweater contest.”  This contest takes place in six bars in Cathedral City, over six weeks, with one cherished Golden Pass valued at $600 in prizes.  All presented by the Cathedral City Gay Business Association.  Anyone 21 years …Read more.

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6th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

6th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

The festival will bring more than 30 hot air balloons from across the United States and around the world to the Coachella Valley for a kaleidoscope of color, art, sound and enjoyment.  It features balloon glows, balloon rides, LIVE musical entertainment, wine and beer garden, kid zone, food trucks, and much more. For the latest information, go to www.HotAirBalloonFest.com Food …Read more.

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City Hall at Your Corner - November 26th

City Hall at Your Corner - November 26th

Have an issue you would like to speak to your mayor about or learn what is happening in Cathedral City? Then join us for “City Hall at Your Corner” hosted by Councilmember Raymond Gregory and Mayor Mark Carnevale.   The forum will take place on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Cinco de Mayo Restaurant, …

Read more.

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Movies in the Park - November 30

Movies in the Park - November 30

Gather the family, blankets and/or chairs for “Movies in the Park” located at Panorama Park, 28905 Avenida Maravilla, in Cathedral City.  The free event, hosted by the City of Cathedral City , happens once a month on a Saturday evening between November and May, at dusk.

You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks.  Great Family FUN! Read more.

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North Pole Village at Snow Fest

North Pole Village at Snow Fest

This annual event captures all the holiday spirit and places it at one location with a lit Main Street at Santa’s North Pole, holiday music and carolers, Santa Claus, holiday tree lighting ceremony, a 20,000 Candy Cane Drop for Kids, Snow Bubble Play for Kids, children’s bike giveaways, free movie at the Mary Pickford Theatre, free ice skating passes to …Read more.

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Snow Fest Concert with Singer Emily West

Snow Fest Concert with Singer Emily West

America’s Got Talent Singer Emily West will perform a full concert during this year’s Snow Fest at the new CVRep Playhouse in Downtown Cathedral City on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Emily West won crowds over as a finalist on America’s Got Talent with her re-imagined versions of songs like the Moody Blues’ “Nights in White Satin” and …Read more.

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For Questions or Comments, Contact Chris Parman, Communications and Events Manager
cparman@cathedralcity.gov