Join us with representatives from police, fire, and city administration for a neighborhood meetup.
There are two scheduled meetups on the books. The first will be held on April 21, 2022, at 9 AM at Ocotillo Park, located at 33300 Moreno Road in Cathedral City. The second will be on May 7, 2022, at 9 AM at the same location.
We will discuss the installation of new sewer service, the expansion of the desert recreation district, and the naming of Cathedral City neighborhoods. Please come and join in on the discussion. We will also open up the conversation to any topics important to you. We want to hear your ideas.
There is no need to RSVP and all are welcome to attend.
We did it! The ROADRUNNER AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING CENTER
I am so pleased that during our “Build it Here” Rally yesterday (Saturday the 2nd) in Cathedral City we were able to get a commitment from The College of the Desert Board of Trustees Ruben Perez that the Roadrunner training facility will in fact be coming to Cathedral City. We are ecstatic, relieved, and ready to start helping the College of the Desert to make this the huge success it will be for our students and those of the whole valley. Of course, a huge thank you goes to all of the tireless volunteers and staff that wouldn’t let this just fade away, helping to secure this wonderful opportunity for our city!
The 6th Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival in Downtown Cathedral City is coming and admission and parking are free!
The Taste of Jalisco Festival is a multi-act evening of music with a special headlining performance of Mexico Lindo by Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles (BFLA) and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar on Saturday, February 12. Doors open at 4 p.m. with a deejay spinning tunes, followed by a performance from Coachella Valley’s favorite Nacho Bustillos, and Mexico Lindo at 7 p.m.
The concert, part of a weekend-long festival being held February 11 – 13, 2022 in downtown Cathedral City, honors the 25-year sister city relationship between Cathedral City and Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico) through culture, cuisine, music, and fashion. Activities include a carnival, Mexican cuisine, tequila tastings, car show, and a variety of local and regional musical and dance performances.
The celebratory three-day carnival includes a Ferris wheel and games for all ages. Attendees will enjoy assorted crafts from a variety of artisans, a car show, and a mix of gourmet food trucks. Those 21 and older can enjoy the tequila garden located in Town Square Park which features a high-end cocktail experience, tequila tasting, and voting for the inaugural Taste of Jalisco Gold Medal Tequila Awards. Taste of Jalisco Festival hours are Friday 4 to 11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public.
Tickets for the headline concert range from $20 to $95 for VIP tables. Children under five years of age are free.
The Festival is sponsored by the City of Cathedral City; Agua Caliente Casinos; Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP; and Entravision. Festivities take place in downtown Cathedral City, at 68600 East Palm Canyon Drive. Parking is free.
Join Mayor Pro Tem Rita Lamb and Councilmember Nancy Ross along with the Cathedral City Fire Department for a Free Emergency Preparedness – Make and Take Event scheduled for Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Cathedral City Public Library, Multi-Purpose Room, 33520 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City. No RSVP is needed, simply show up.
This event will provide information on how to respond to an emergency, such as an earthquake, and what items you will need in your family’s preparedness kit during and after an emergency. Each household will learn how to make their own emergency kits and why each item was selected for the kit. Free emergency kits will be available to the first 25 Cathedral City households that attend thanks in part to our sponsors Target, Lowe’s, and Home Depot.
For more information about the event or to make your own kit, contact Fire Chief John Muhr at (760) 770-8200.
Sign up now for the 7th Annual Richard M. Milanovich Legacy Hike and 5K Run on March 11, 2022, in Indian Canyons Palm Springs.
Registration is open now – 5 years old and up to register, under 5 is free.
The Richard M. Milanovich Fellowship was created in 2015. In 2021, UCLA Native Nations Law & Policy Center and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians formed a partnership to prepare the next generation of leaders in Indian Country and to honor and preserve the legacy of service and leadership of the late Chairman Richard M. Milanovich.
Councilmember Nancy Ross, Volunteer of the Year Sue Townsley, City’s Environmental Conservation Division, SCRAP Gallery, the Cathedral City Boys and Girls Club, Cathedral City Arts Commissioners and the Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission have teamed up to provide a family fun day event at Ocotillo Park on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 9 am to 1 pm.
Fun-O-Rama encapsulates the charm of an old-fashioned family fun day with field day activities such as sack races, box relay, cornhole toss, bean bag toss, ring toss, T-ball hit and running of bases, basketball dunk, and cupcake walks. It will also include a Tug-of-War competition between our fire and police departments.
Beyond field day activities, Fun-O-Rama offers art projects for kids, photo booth with a fall theme, and a Sunline Clean Bus display.
The free event also provides free snacks and drinks for families (while supplies last) from 9 am to 1 pm.
Help came to Cathedral City in April with the Lift to Rise event that assisted anyone who was behind on their rent due to COVID-19-related issues. Applicants were eligible for a grant to pay up to 15 months of back and future payments.
The event was held at the Cathedral City amphitheater, at 68526 Avenida Lalo Guerrero. More than $57 million was available for rental assistance in Riverside County. The program provided one-time rental assistance support to cover up to 12 months of unpaid rent from March 13, 2020, to the time of application, plus an additional three months of future rent.
Assistance is provided without regard to immigration status, officials said.
“For more than a year now, thousands of families throughout Coachella Valley have lost their jobs or had their work hours drastically reduced due to the effects of COVID-19,” Ross said. “This rental assistance program is for both those who are behind as well as those struggling to pay their rent due to these dire circumstances.”
More information about the rental assistance program and an online application can be found at UnitedLift.org.
Cathedral City welcomed it’s newest grocery store as “Grocery Outlet – Bargain Market” on June 17. Locally owned and operated by Kimberlie and Bob Jackson, the grocery store is located at the former ACE Hardware location, 30025 Date Palm Drive.
Grocery Outlet is an independently owned grocery store that specializes in name brand foods offered at prices 40%-70% less than traditional retailers.
The City Council of Cathedral City, including Nancy Ross participated in the ribbon cutting celebration hosted by the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce. As part of the celebration, the store donated $1,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City and gave away $1,000 in free groceries. Check out this new edition in our great city today.
You could save a life by donating blood this year with the Ninth Annual Lifestream Blood Bank– 9 Cities Challenge. The 2021 Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge begins soon in Cathedral City! Coachella Valley communities are going head-to-head to collect the most LifeStream blood donations to assist local hospital patients and save lives!
The challenge started July 1, 2021 and runs through August 31, 2021. The dates and locations for Cathedral City donantions are listed below.
Every two seconds, someone needs blood. Here in the Coachella Valley, in the summer months, when our population dips by about 30 percent, we experience a local blood shortage and an increased need for residents to donate blood. And that’s why LifeStream is holding its annual 9 Cities Challenge Blood Drive this summer. You are encouraged to round up your neighbors – donate blood – make Cathedral City #1!
All blood donors receive a free t-shirt that recognizes your thoughtful donation that will save lives.
Cathedral City’s Dates, Locations and Times:
• Tuesday, July 20th, Stater Bros, 69255 Ramon Road, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
• Wednesday, August 25th, Northgate Community Church, 30010 Date Palm Dr., 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
• Thursday, August 26th, Palm Springs Motors, 69200 HWY 111, 6:45 am – 11:45 am