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December 10, 2020

Community Update

By Chris Parman - Communications & Events Manager

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Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City – An Entertainment Destination

The newest anchor to our Downtown Arts & Entertainment District is the newly opened Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City located at the corner of Highway 111 and Date Palm Drive.  Although “casino” brings to mind slot machines and table games, this casino facility goes way beyond simply gaming, and focuses equally on “entertainment.”

Here you will enjoy more than 500 slot machines and eight table games in a very sophisticated, beautifully decorated and modern atmosphere.  Although you notice the slot machines, the interior rivals the casino floors of trendy venues in Las Vegas where dining and entertainment are co-celebrated.  In fact, a great deal of floor space is set aside for the Agave Caliente Tequila Bar that provides party-style banquet seating along the perimeter with center floor round tables for friends to gather, relax, enjoy the best selection of adult beverages (especially Tequila), and an amazing selection of fresh tapas – all while you listen to music, glance at the majestic San Jacinto Mountains through the floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows, and share a unique Palm Springs moment captured on Instagram for the world to see. As the enormous doors slide open to the outside, the inside becomes part of the 12,000 square foot outdoor pavilion that will provide LIVE entertainment for an additional 800 to 1,000 guests standing or 500 plus guests seated.

Music is a major element that went into providing this entertainment experience.  As soon as you step out of your car, the music in the parking lot sets the mood for an adult night out.  Whether you valet or self-park, by the time you arrive to the colossal entrances that await you, your worries of the day have withered away and the excitement for what lies ahead is ever so present.  As you enter, the sounds of music carry into the casino and you feel like you just arrived at the best party in the Coachella Valley that possesses everything luxury can offer; and it does!

If the sounds are music to your ears, then the paint colors, textures, and lighting will sooth your eyes.  What will surprise you the most is the sophisticated atmosphere you will feel whether you are in cocktail attire or summer shorts.  This transformation from casual to sophisticated dining happens daily at Café One Eleven, the heart of full-service cuisine.  You can start the morning off with traditional eggs, omelets, Benedicts, waffles and pancakes, and Mexican-inspired specialties from renowned Executive Chef Julían Gonzalez Cruz such as chilaquiles and huevos rancheros.  From 11 am to close, try unique selection of appetizers such as empanadas, trio de ceviche, or fresh guacamole.  For Lunch, Café One Eleven offers five different entrée salads, NY Steak Sandwich, lobster rolls, cheeseburgers, and roasted vegetable rolls to name a few.  Although lunch and dinner have the same menu, dinner ideas might include prime New York steak, pan-seared free-range chicken breast “Durango” style, or poblano sauce enchiladas with Oaxaca cheese.  Again, just to name a few of the more than 30 menu items.

In  360 Sports, massive television screens picture every sport transmitted from around the world. They took all the best features of its namesake at the Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage location, but created a more intimate setting giving you the 50-yard line view instead of a potential field goal view.  360 Sports offers traditional and gourmet appetizers and shareables.  You’ll want to taste the Tempura Cauliflower Bites, Spicy Pollo & Queso Flautas, Firecracker Shrimp Lettuce Wraps and Jumbo Stuffed Tots with buttermilk ranch dressing.  They also serve sliders, nachos, chips and house made salsa, and an east coast style giant pretzel with smoked bacon and cheese sauce.  Yum!

Finally, before heading to work, stop at Java Caliente for the best teas, coffees, lattes, and smoothies to get your juices running.  While there, pick-up freshly made pastries.  The chefs make traditional and Mexican-inspired pans that offer a new selection daily so if you come on Monday, and then back on Tuesday, there will be new items for you to try each day.  Or, come get your specialty coffee and pastry and take in the view.

No matter what dietary desires or restrictions you may have, the new Agua Caliente Casino in downtown Cathedral City has it all.  Next week, a new video interview will be released between CCTV Host Conrad Angel Corral and Executive Chef Julían Gonzalez Cruz to give you a better insight into this exciting new destination and learn what inspired these delicious dishes.

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COVID-19 INFORMATION

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By the Numbers:

As of December 10, 2020, Cathedral City had a total of 2,933 confirmed COVID-19 cases (+498 for the week) and 42 reported deaths (+2 for the week).  Other Coachella Valley cities are reporting the following:

Coachella 3,863 cases (+519), 33 deaths (+2)

Desert Hot Springs 1,723 cases (+245), 30 deaths

Indian Wells 90 cases (+19), 4 deaths

Indio 5,557 cases (+807), 101 deaths (+5)

La Quinta 1,331 cases (+225), 20 deaths (+1)

Palm Desert 1,651 cases (+240), 65 deaths (+2)

Palm Springs 1,626 cases (+225), 67 deaths (+2)

Rancho Mirage 401 cases (+66), 25 deaths 

Riverside County has reported 111,053 COVID-19 cases (+24,256), 1,551 deaths (+94), and 69,676 recovered cases (+1,701). 

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NEWS

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New City Council Sworn-In and Ready to Proceed Today

New City Council Sworn-In and Ready to Proceed

Last night, the two councilmembers who won their district elections were sworn into office to serve a four-year term on the city council.  In District 1, Councilmember Rita Lamb, who won in a special election last November to fill the seat vacated by the late Mayor Greg Pettis, was sworn into office to serve a full-term of four years.  Additionally, … Read more.

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Follow COVID-19 Protocols Regarding Holiday Light Viewing

Follow COVID-19 Protocols Regarding Holiday Light Viewing

The City of Cathedral City has received concerns from residents regarding people not abiding to COVID-19 protocols when viewing holiday lights, such as:   Staying in your vehicle and drive by the holiday lights If you are walking on sidewalks, wear a facial covering and social distance from others outside of your immediate household   However, since the Governor enacted … Read more.

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637 Active COVID-19 Cases in Cathedral City

637 Active COVID-19 Cases in Cathedral City

Now is definitely not the time to let your guard down when it comes to protecting your family from contracting the Coronavirus.  Yesterday, Cathedral City had its highest record number of a one day total since the COVID-19 pandemic began.  Cathedral City had an increase of 222 confirmed cases.  There is speculation, though, that a backlog of other day totals … Read more.

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CONE ZONE UPDATE: Road Resurfacing Project Delayed for East Palm Canyon Drive and Cathedral Canyon Drive in Cathedral City

CONE ZONE UPDATE: Road Resurfacing Project Delayed for East Palm Canyon Drive and Cathedral Canyon Drive in Cathedral City

CATHEDRAL CITY – (December 8, 2020) The City of Cathedral City has been notified that the road resurfacing project for Cathedral Canyon Drive from the intersection of East Palm Canyon Drive to Perez Road has been delayed due to weather and rescheduling conflicts.  The contractor will return after the 1st of the year, January 2021, to complete the project.  More … Read more.

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STVRs Must Cease Operations Except for Critical Infrastructure Support

STVRs Must Cease Operations Except for Critical Infrastructure Support

The State of California Department of Public Health has issued a Regional Stay At Home Order which shall be in place for a minimum of three weeks as of December 6, 2020 at 11:59 pm.   Under this Order, and because adult ICU bed capacity in our Region is less than 15%, hotels and lodging operations (including vacation rentals) must … Read more.

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Freebie Fridays – Coronavirus Testing for Coachella Valley’s Youth

Freebie Fridays – Coronavirus Testing for Coachella Valley’s Youth

Whether they have symptoms or not, getting our youth tested for COVID-19 helps protect families, classmates, teachers and friends who could be at risk.   Make an appointment to get tested at the Indio Fairgrounds THIS FRIDAY and get a coupon for a free sandwich from @dickeysbarbecuepit! Drive-thru testing is fast, easy and self-administered, with freebie sponsors changing every week. … Read more.

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Coronavirus Storytime “Elf on a Shelf” and “Elf Magic” Art Kits Now Available

Coronavirus Storytime “Elf on a Shelf” and “Elf Magic” Art Kits Now Available

Councilmember Rita Lamb has teamed up with the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery during the holidays for creating Elf Magic.  Click on the video as she reads, “Elf on a Shelf,” as part of her Coronavirus Storytime virtual reading for children.  Councilmember Lamb previously served as a teacher and principal and understands the importance of reading to children as it builds their vocabulary.  … Read more.

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Learn to Paint Abstract Art – Free Online Classes

Learn to Paint Abstract Art – Free Online Classes

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at painting abstract art? A cooperative venture between the Cathedral City Senior Center and the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission will give you a chance to try it with four online classes.  The classes will be conducted by artist Anne Bedrick.  Each class will guide you through the creative process. To facilitate … Read more.

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Southern California Stay-At-Home Order Goes into Effect Sunday at 11:59 pm

Southern California Stay-At-Home Order Went into Effect Sunday at 11:59 pm

The ICU Hospital Bed Capacity for the Southern California Region (made up of Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties) fell below 15% triggering the Governor’s Stay-at-Home Orders effect as of Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 11:59 pm.   When a region falls below 15%, the following sectors … Read more.

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EVENTS

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Give the Gift of Life

To schedule an appointment, click below, call 800-879-4484 or download the LifeStream mobile app! Patients need your help. We are taking extra steps to keep donors safe.

“Click on the following link for a list Blood Drives in Cathedral City and to schedule an appointment.  You may also call 800-879-4484 or download the LifeStream mobile app! Patients need your help. LifeStream is taking extra steps to keep donors safe.”

https://www.lstream.org/ccbd/

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Cathedral City Postpones Special Events Until Further Notice

On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom signed an Executive Order (PDF) and Public Health Order (PDF) directed all Californians to stay home except to go to an essential job or to shop for essential needs.

The City of Cathedral City will suspend all special events until further notice.

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