In-n-Out Burger "Cover to Cover"

Pets in the Park

Hike to the Top

Easel on Down

Writers Launch Pad

Military Appreciation Banners 

Earth Day Event


burgerCover-to-Cover Reading Club

For every five books read,
the child will receive a

Cover-to-Cover Club Achievement

Award and will be given a

free hamburger, cheeseburger or
cheese sandwich at In-n-Out! 

In-n-Out Burger's "Cover-to-Cover Reading Club" runs from Saturday, March 3 until Saturday, April 14, at the Moreno Valley Public Library.  This reading program is open to children between the ages of 4 and 12.  Children too young to read may participate if a parent reads with the child.  Each child may earn up to three award certificates during the program, while supplies last. 


For more information, visit the

Moreno Valley Public Library website

 or call 951.413.3880.

March 3-April 14

Moreno Valley Public Library

25480 Alessandro Blvd.


Monday through Thursday

9 a.m. - 8 p.m

Saturdays 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

PetinparkSpring Pet in the Park


Last December, 11 homeless pets were adopted through Moreno Valley's first "Pet in the Park" event.  Find a new friend at our next event. 



Saturday, March 31, 2012*

8:30-1:00 p.m.


Sunnymead Park

12655 Perris Boulevard
at Fir Avenue


For more information,
please call: 951.413.3280.


*In the event of rain, the alternate date will be scheduled for April 7, 2012. 



HikeHike to the Top

Hike to
San Timoteo Canyon

The Recreational Trails Board sponsors hikes to promote awareness and appreciation of trails and hiking opportunities in and around our community.  All hikes are free. 


Join us for March's Hike to
San Timoteo Canyon!


Saturday, March 24

7:30 a.m.


Moreno Valley Equestrian Center,

11150 Redlands Blvd.

Meet in the parking area next to the mobile office along Redlands Blvd.

Distance: 5.5 miles round trip.

Degree of Difficulty: Moderate


For more information call: 413.3702.

Click here to view the
new 2012 Hike Brochure.





writers The Writers Launch Pad is a workshop that helps writers bring their work to market and launch their careers. 


Presenters include thriller writer Graham Brown, author of Black Sun, Black Rain and Devil's Gate, who will speak on how he took his career from unknown authour to a multi-book contract. 


Also appearing, authors that went from blog to book, taking an idea to the web and then to publication.  The Little Black Book of Big Red Flags authors Natasha Burton, Julie Fishman and Meagan McCrary will be sharing their success and know-how at the Writers Launch Pad.



Saturday, March 17

10 a.m.-12 noon


The March Field Air Museum (Theater)

22550 Van Buren Blvd.

Riverside, CA 92518

To pre-register e-mail
Arts Commissioner Eric von Mizener at launchpad@ericvonmizener.com

by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 15.


Click here for more information, or call: 951.413.3280.

from blog to book, taking an idea to
the web and then to publication. 
The Little Black Book of Big Red
Flags authors Natasha Burton,
Julie Fishman and Meagan McCrary
will be sharing their success and
know-how at the Writers Laurch Pad.  




Moreno Valley residents who are currently serving in the military or their family members can purchase a banner by submitting an application by April 16 to be included in our Memorial Day installation.  Engraved pavers to honor local veterans are also available for purchase.  For more information visit www.moval.org or call 951.413.3701.



In this issue:

Solar Taco Bell comes to Moreno Valley

Black Chamber Awards

Street Lights

New Development

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Danger

Beware of the Leprechaun

Dog License Online


Moreno Valley is soon to be home of the first all solar-powered Taco Bell in the entire 6,000-unit chain.
Located on Alessandro Blvd., east of Elsworth St., the roof of the new Taco Bell's 200-foot long drive-thru will feature 155 solar panels.  According to owner Grover Moss, "The driving force was the high-cost of energy, bills ranging from $3,000 to $6,000 a month per store." Moss expects to save up to 70% on energy expenses by harnessing the sun's power.  The 3,000-square foot restaurant broke ground in November, and will hire 50 employees, and is scheduled to open this month.
blackchamberChamber of Commerce Awards

The Moreno Valley Black Chamber of Commerce held it's "Eighth Annual Awards Banquet" on February 16, 2012.  The black tie affair, held at the Riverside Convention Center, recognized African-American leaders in the cities of Riverside County and state government.   




streetlights'Keep the Lights On' Efforts 
The City of Moreno Valley is challenging the rates Southern California Edison (SCE) charges to operate street lights.
Up until fiscal year 2008/09, Moreno Valley's street light program was fully funded by a parcel charge collected from all owners of residential property on their property tax bills.  However, over the last five years, the rate SCE charges to operate street lights increased by 58%, causing Moreno Valley to draw upon its General Fund to keep the street lights on. 
For fiscal year 2012/13, the General Fund subsidy is projected at $1,100,000 and growing if utility costs are not contained.  That's $1,100,000 that the City cannot now use for other vital public services like public safety, recreational programs and roadway maintenance.
In its testimony to the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) the City asserts that street light rates should be brought down to a reasonable level and should be based on SCE's actual costs.  What's next?  SCE will have the option of negotiating a settlement agreement.  If a settlement cannot be reached, the matter will be litigated before the CPUC.  Click here for more information.
developmentMoVal Welcomes New Stores 

Rue 21 is moving into the former Anchor Blue space in the Moreno Valley Mall.  They offer trendy apparel for guys and girls.  They are scheduled to open by late February. 


Round 1 Entertainment is coming to Moreno Valley Mall and will occupy 39,000 square feet on the 2nd floor.  They will have 18 bowling lanes, billiards, arcade games, karaoke/party rooms, plus food and beverage concessions.  Round 1 plans to open by this summer.

Harbor Freight Tool's new Moreno Valley location held it's grand opening on February 8th.  The new store, known for selling "Quality Tools at Ridiculously Low Prices," is located at 23689 Alessandro Blvd. at Heacock St.

carbondangerDangers of
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO), a colorless-odorless gas,  can be emitted by combustion sources such as improperly-vented gas-powered space heaters, furnaces, gas stoves, fireplaces, water heaters, and automobile exhaust from attached garages. Carbon monoxide interferes with the distribution of oxygen in the blood to the rest of the body. Depending on the amount inhaled, this gas can impede coordination, worsen cardiovascular conditions, and produce fatigue, headache, weakness, confusion, disorientation, nausea, and dizziness. Very high levels can cause death.

The symptoms are sometimes confused with the flu or food poisoning. Don't ignore symptoms, especially if more than one person is feeling them. If you think you are suffering from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, you should: Get fresh air immediately. Open doors and windows. Turn off combustion appliances and leave the house, call 9-1-1 for immediate medical assistance and go to an emergency.


Be sure to tell the physician that you suspect CO poisoning. For further information, please contact the Moreno Valley Fire Department at 951-467-6780.




LeprechaunsafetyLeprechaun crossing 

leprechaunDid you know that you can get a ticket if you fail to stop when a pedestrian is anywhere in a crosswalk?  When a  pedestrian is anywhere in a designated crosswalk, you must stop and remain stopped until they exit the crosswalk.

The Moreno Valley Police Department will be reinforcing this law with pedestrian safety events featuring holiday characters using the crosswalk.  Watch out for school kids, leprechauns, easter bunnies, or anyone else using a crosswalk.  Help keep our pedestrians safe.  

doglicenseDog Web-Licensing 

Moreno Valley residents can now go online to purchase a new dog license or renew their current dog license before it expires.  The new online program called Web-Licensing, allows Moreno Valley residents to ensure their pet is licensed.  To access this new service, Moreno Valley residents can go to the City's official website and click on the "Dog licensing" link in the E-Services section.



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