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2 days ago

Mayor Scott Matas

I am looking forward to seeing many of you TOMORROW - December 14th - at the Desert Hot Springs Parade of Lights & Holiday Festival!

The Parade runs from Mission Lakes to Pierson, and starts at 5:45pm.

The festival is immediately following at Palm Drive & Pierson Blvd.
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5 days ago

Mayor Scott Matas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10th, 2019
Sgt. Daud Chang 760-329-6411

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Holiday Season
National Enforcement Campaign Through New Year’s

Desert Hot Springs, Calif. – Desert Hot Springs Police encourages everyone attending holiday parties and gatherings where alcohol may be involved to use a designated sober driver.

This holiday season, from Dec. 13 to New Year’s, Desert Hot Springs Police will have more officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

In addition, Desert Hot Springs Police Department will hold a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on December 20th, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location in the city of Desert Hot Springs.

“Unfortunately, this time of year is when we see more people driving impaired,” Chief Jim Henson said.

“There is no excuse for driving after drinking or using drugs that impair. There are many ways to get home safely without driving.”

Desert Hot Springs Police reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs and marijuana can also impair, especially in combination with alcohol and other drugs.

So if you are hosting a holiday party, offer non-alcoholic drinks for designated sober drivers and monitor how people are getting home. If someone has been drinking and tries to leave, offer to have them stay the night or take ride-share home.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10th, 2019
Sgt. Daud Chang 760-329-6411

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Holiday Season
National Enforcement Campaign Through New Year’s

Desert Hot Springs, Calif. – Desert Hot Springs Police encourages everyone attending holiday parties and gatherings where alcohol may be involved to use a designated sober driver.

This holiday season, from Dec. 13 to New Year’s, Desert Hot Springs Police will have more officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

In addition, Desert Hot Springs Police Department will hold a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on December 20th, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location in the city of Desert Hot Springs.

“Unfortunately, this time of year is when we see more people driving impaired,” Chief Jim Henson said.

“There is no excuse for driving after drinking or using drugs that impair. There are many ways to get home safely without driving.”

Desert Hot Springs Police reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs and marijuana can also impair, especially in combination with alcohol and other drugs.

So if you are hosting a holiday party, offer non-alcoholic drinks for designated sober drivers and monitor how people are getting home. If someone has been drinking and tries to leave, offer to have them stay the night or take ride-share home.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

2 weeks ago

Mayor Scott Matas

From the Matas household to yours, have a very special Thanksgiving. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

1 month ago

Mayor Scott Matas

Thank you to the brave men and women serving our country and protecting our freedoms. Thank you to all that have served our country. If you have time check our the banners on Pierson Blvd. honoring the service of men and women from Desert Hot Springs. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to the brave men and women serving our country and protecting our freedoms.  Thank you to all that have served our country.  If you have time check our the banners on Pierson Blvd. honoring the service of men and women from Desert Hot Springs.

1 month ago

Mayor Scott Matas

Hello Desert Hot Springs!

This month we discuss the progress on street lights, road improvements and the new city hall.

Also, we have exciting news! A new report has named Desert Hot Springs one of the most fiscally healthy cities in the state.

The Veteran's Day Celebration is Sunday, November 10th, 9:30am at Veteran's Park.

Diversity DHS will be hosting their annual Pride Festival at Cabot's Pueblo Museum on Saturday, November 16th 10am to 5pm.

Women’s Club annual Black & White Gala is on December 9th, and is a fundraiser for DHSHS Scholarships. Find more info and where to purchase tickets at dhswomensclub.com

The Desert Hot Springs Parade and Holiday Festival is returning December 14th, 5:45 to 10pm. We have a new route this year and plan to bring back rides, live music, food, and Santa.

See you all next month, Desert Hot Springs!

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Also, on 11/10 at 10 a.m., there will be a commemoration at the VFW Hall. We tend to forget that one.

GRACIAS

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I am looking forward to seeing many of you TOMORROW - December 14th - at the Desert Hot Springs Parade of Lights & Holiday Festival!

The Parade runs from Mission Lakes to Pierson, and starts at 5:45pm.

The festival is immediately following at Palm Drive & Pierson Blvd.

From the Matas household to yours, have a very special Thanksgiving.

Hello Desert Hot Springs!

The November 2019 Update is now online!

https://t.co/UBJU1VcACJ

If you're looking for something safe and fun to do with your family this evening, stop by the Happy Healthy Halloween event from 5pm to 8p at Mission Springs Park.

Our October 2019 update is now online!

Check out all our exciting announcements.

https://t.co/R6Y989AWgA

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