Easter Egg Hunt

Senior Center Springtime Celebration


Earth Day Essay Contest

Health and Safety Fair

Fire Explorer Fund Raiser

Cover-to-Cover Reading Club

Easel on Down


EasterEaster Events


seniorspringSenior Center Springtime Celebration

Celebrate the spring season with our annual spring bonnet parade.  Prizes will be awarded to the most original and the prettiest. 

Sponsored by Health Net.



Wednesday, April 4, 2012

12 noon



Moreno Valley Senior Center

25075 Fir Ave.


For more information,
please call: 951.413.3430




Moreno Valley residents who are currently serving in the military, or their family members, can purchase a banner by submitting an application by April 23 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.




Learn about the environment. 

Celebrate our planet.  Enter our contest.


For contest rules and more information e-mail us at PlanningEmail@moval.org or visit www.moval.org

earthdayevent 13th Annual Health and Safety Fair

Riverside County Regional

Medical Center presents
13th Annual Health

and Safety Fair


Saturday, April 28, 2012

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Held at the Moreno Valley Auto Mall, 12630 Motor Way

Moreno Valley, CA 92555

(SR-60-Moreno Beach Drive Exit)


Fun for all ages, great food and music, child fingerprinting, emergency vehicles, helicopter landing, and more than 100 vendors.


Vendors include: Police & Fire Departments, Military Services, Healthcare Services, Nutrition Services, Vehicle Safety, Home Safety, Finance and Insurance Agencies.

For more information,

 call 951.486.7556


fireexplorerFire Explorer Fund Raiser

The Moreno Valley Fire Explorers have partnered with Goodwill Southern California to raise funds, and support Goodwill's mission of enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities or other disadvantages through education, training and job placement services. This event will be held on:

 April 21, 2012


Moreno Valley Mall parking lot

22500 Towngate Cir.

(Next to HomeTown Buffet)


The Moreno Valley Fire Explorers earn money for every trailerful of donated items. Both the Goodwill and the Moreno Valley Fire Explorers thank you for your support of both worthwhile causes. To find out what items can be donated, or for a map of the location, please go to www.moval.org 

burgerCover-to-Cover Reading Club

There are many benefits to reading, especially now. 
For every five books read, 
a 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.






In this issue:

Berrybean Ribbon Cutting

 Earth Day and Recycling Events

MoVal Wants You to "Like" Us

Capital Projects Events

Energy Events

Firefighter of the Year Honored

Please Spay and Neuter Your Pets

Library Services Analysis

Police Surveillance Camera Program


NCM - Berrybean Cafe Opening
Click to watch the News Center Minute
 - Berrybean Cafe Opening
Berrybean Café
Ribbon Cutting

Berrybean Café's official ribbon cutting ceremony is a sign that new business is "brewing" in Moreno Valley. On February 23rd, Council Member Robin Hastings and the Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed new Berrybean Cafe owner Yxstian Gutierrez to the City. Berrybean Café offers a variety of specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, teas, unique pastries, sandwiches, salads, and desserts.  Berrybean Café is located in the Elsworth Plaza at 22455 Alessandro Boulevard.  Berrybean also has a Website available to check out.

Click here to find out more about the City of Moreno Valley's recycling programs and events.
SocialMediaMoreno Valley "Likes" This 

Moreno Valley is officially sending a Friend Request to YOU! The City has been actively engaged in the social networking site "Facebook" for the past year and looks forward to growing its connection to the community. The Official City of Moreno Valley Facebook Page is a great place to find City updates, event information, the City news feed, community photographs, videos, and press releases, and to engage in an online discussion with other Moreno Valley community members.


The City currently has 172 "likes" or subscribers to the page. Since there are several other Facebook pages with a similar name, the City encourages community members to find and "like" the Official City of Moreno Valley Page at http://www.facebook.com/cityofmorenovalley. The City's Facebook Page is also available via the City's website, www.moval.org.

EnergyEnergy Demand and
Your Bottom Line 

As the hot summer months loom, Southern California Edison (SCE) will be visiting the Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce at Wake-Up Moreno Valley in April. SCE will share ways that businesses can save energy and money through Integrated Demand Side Management strategies and programs. These include reducing overall electricity use through energy efficiency technologies and shifting electricity demand whenever possible to off-peak times, when those kilowatts they do use are less expensive.


Moreno Valley businesses are welcome to attend, enjoy breakfast, and learn how to lower their energy bills and the ways SCE can help. Pre-registration is not required.


Wake-Up Moreno Valley

April 25, 2012

6:30 - 8:30 a.m

Moreno Valley Ayres Hotel & Spa

12631 Memorial Way

Moreno Valley

$15 - members / $20 - non-members


After Wake-Up Moreno Valley, SCE will be educating Sunnymeadows Elementary School students and families about how to "React with Impact!" by saving energy, as part of the school's Earth Day Celebration.  The public is invited from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Moreno Valley residents are welcome to stop by the school at 23200 Eucalyptus Avenue in Moreno Valley to learn more about saving electricity.



Program funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by SCE under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

firefighterruizDavid Ruiz Recognized as Firefighter of the Year 

Firefighter of the Year

David Ruiz

Moreno Valley's City Council, City staff, and Fire Chief Abdul Ahmad recognized Firefighter II David Ruiz as the Firefighter of the Year for the City of Moreno Valley at a City Council Meeting held on March 13. 


Firefighter Ruiz is currently assigned to the Sunnymead Fire Station as a Firefighter II on Truck 2. During the presentation of the Firefighter of the Year Award, Fire Chief Ahmad reflected on a recent incident where Firefighter Ruiz's skills were utilized for an over-the-side traffic accident off State Route 60. Two patients from this incident were located in a ravine that was 75 feet below the roadway. Firefighter Ruiz was instrumental in the rescue of these patients and during the ascent out of the ravine, he was speaking constantly to both patients, providing them with reassurance that they were receiving the best care possible.  Click here to view the full press release.

spayneuterHelp Reduce the
Number of Stray Pets 

As a matter of public safety, the City Council has approved  a new City ordinance designed to reduce the number of stray dogs and cats in the City while addressing the root cause of pet overpopulation.


If you are found in violation of a local or state animal control regulation, you will be required to have your pet (dog or cat) spayed or neutered.


According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) having your pet spaed or neutered helps the pet, the pet owner and the community.  As a pet owner you no longer have the worry or obligation to find homes for that litter of puppies or kittens.  Too often these litters end up in a shelter once they become difficult to handle or repeat the breeding cycle and their litters become homeless.   Spaying and neutering companion animals have a positive impact on the community as a whole by reducing the pet overpopulation problem.  Be part of the solution.


Responsible pet owners in compliance with all state and local laws are not affected.  There are several exemptions to the law.  To see if they apply to your animal or for more information on the Spay/Neuter Ordinance  click here.

libraryservicesThe Value of Library Services 

Can you put a price tag on library services? Obviously, many public library benefits are not quantifiable. However, the Massachusetts Library Association developed a calculator for estimating what the retail cost would be for many basic library operations. Using our actual use statistics for FY 2010/2011, the table below illustrates what a tremendous value the City of Moreno Valley receives by operating the Moreno Valley Public Library.




As shown above, the dollar value of services received is more than eight times the budget allocation. This is truly a remarkable value.


March is Women's History Month. Come into the library and pick up a new bibliography on women's rights, feminism, and more. See the special display of materials available for checkout.


The library is located at 25480 Alessandro Blvd. and is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., and from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit the library web site at  or call 951.413.3880.

cameraCitywide Camera
Surveillance System 

The City of Moreno Valley has approved the funding for a Citywide camera surveillance system to enhance public safety. 


In an effort to educate the community, the Moreno Valley Police Department will be holding several meetings to explain why and how the camera system will be used.  Input will be solicited from residents and a question-and-answer session, will be included.


The City of Moreno Valley Police Department is hosting a Citizens Advisory Meeting on April 25, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting will take place  in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Public Safety Building, which is located at 22850 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos.  


For additional information please contact Sergeant John Del Valle at the Moreno Valley Police Department, Station Administration at 951.486.6700.


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