Valley Kids Summer Camp

Sunshine Social Prom

Hike to the Top

Household Hazardous Waste

Web Site Changes

Holiday Closure

Check Out the New Issue of Soaring

Youth Job Fair

Community Calendar


valleykids Valley Kids Summer Camp

Participants will enjoy a variety of arts,
crafts, games, music, talent shows,
and trips to Valley Skate Park. 

Site: March Field Park Community Center,

15325 5th St. 

Additional sites may be added.  For more information call: 413.3280.


Monday - Friday

May 29 - Aug 7

7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Resident Fee: $85/week,

Non-resident Fee: $110/week 

 sunshinepromSunshine Prom

The City of Moreno Valley is hosting 
their annual prom for developmentally
disabled adults on 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
from 6 to 8 p.m. 


This year's prom theme is "The 80s." 
Tickets are available for qualifying
individuals who have completed the
Sunshine Social registration form. 


Tickets and registration forms are
available on Wednesday evenings from
6 to 8 p.m. at the Senior Community Center located at 25075 Fir Street. 


The Sunshine Social program has weekly meetings and other events.  The Program is $20 a month plus a $2 processing fee.  Pre-registration is recommended for all participants and new registrations are encouraged. 


For more information on the prom or
other Sunshine Social events
please call 413.3280. 

hikemayHike to the Top

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. 

For more information call: 413.3702.


Hike to Olive Mountain

Saturday, May 26


Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot on the north side of campus (enter from Slawson)

Palm Middle School,

11900 Slawson Ave., Moreno Valley.

Approximately 3.6 miles round trip.

Degree of Difficulty: Difficult 


HHWHousehold Hazardous Waste


Click here for more information on the type of waste accepted at this event. 

citywebWeb Site Update


officeclosureHoliday Closure


soaringCheck out the Summer issue of Soaring


jobfairYouth Summer Job Fair


Riverside County is participating in a
national initiative to provide summer job opportunities for youth ages 16 - 21. 


The Moreno Valley Youth Opportunity Center
will be hosting a youth job fair on May 10, 2012 from 2:00pm-6:00pm.


communitycalendarCommunity Calendar

  Here's a glimpse at some things to do
in-and-around Moreno Valley this month.


March Field Air Museum
Restoration Hangar Tour

Every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. 


Charity Spring Garden Tour

Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. 


Auditions for 2012 Moreno Valley Idol

Sunday, May 6 at 12 p.m. and

Monday, May 7 at 5 p.m.


March on Bob Hope Variety Show

Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m.


Foreclosure Prevention
Information Seminar

Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m.  


Dirtman Mountain Bike Race
at Lake Perris

Sunday, May 13 at 6:30 a.m.


Air Show at March Field Air Museum

Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 at 8 a.m.


Jazz Concert at Lake Perris

Saturday, May 26 at 11:30 a.m.


Click here to view the Community Calendar and to view links to more event information. 

In this issue: 


Memorial Day

Citrus Pest

Library Services

Power line safety

Energy Smart Home Improvements


Staying Cool 
In and Around Moreno Valley


Lake Perris:

Lake Perris opens designated swim areas on May 1.  Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., lifeguards are on duty in those two beach areas daily during the summer and on weekends in spring and fall. 


Lake Perris is located at 17801 Lake Perris Drive.  The Moreno Valley 

entrance is on Via del Lago, south of Iris Ave.  For more information on recreational activities available, visit Lake Perris State Recreation Area, "like it" on   facebook or call 940.5600. 


2012 Summer Swim Program: 

Moreno Valley Unified School District and the City of Moreno Valley are offering swim programs at Valley View High School and Canyon Springs High School.  Swim lessons are available for all levels of water safety and skills including Lifeguard training and Parent and Me classes.  Recreational Swimming is also available at both sites for a fee of $2 per person.  For more information go to the brochure.


Moreno Valley Parks & Community Services:

The City of Moreno Valley has more than 30 parks and recreational facilities to serve you.  Find out what we have to offer (like the water features at Bethune Park and Celebration Park)!  Click here or check out the latest issue of Soaring Magazine to view the locations and amenities of our facilities.


groundbreakingGroundbreaking Videos 
Click to watch News Center.
Click to watch News Center.

We're Under Construction!

The City Council strategically prioritized the infrastructure projects described below to grow Moreno Valley's employment base, to solve traffic problems near shopping and healthcare providers, and to boost General Fund revenues that support citywide services, such as public safety.

  • Moreno Valley Auto Mall: We are installing car display platforms and new signs. We expect to finish the project by this coming August.
  • Heacock Bridge: We are eliminating the choke point south of Iris Ave. to encourage growth in the Moreno Valley South Industrial Area, creating jobs and boosting the City's General Fund revenues.Project completion is estimated for this coming October.
  • Cactus Avenue and Nason Street: We are constructing full 4-lane street improvements on Cactus Ave. from Lasselle St. to Nason St. and extending Nason St. through to Iris Ave., connecting the medical corridor. This project will be under construction until next year - June 2013.
MemorialdayYou're Invited

citruspestInvasive Pest Threatens
Moreno Valley Citrus 

A dangerous pest called the Asian citrus psyllid has been found in Moreno Valley and threatens the ability of homeowners to continue growing citrus in their backyards. T


The Asian citrus psyllid can be the carrier of a plant disease called Huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening disease. While not harmful to human health, HLB is a death sentence for citrus plants. Protect Moreno Valley citrus by regularly inspecting your trees for signs of the Asian citrus psyllid.


Click on the video link above or visit www.CaliforniaCitrusThreat.org for more information and to see photos to help you identify the pest.


LibraryAnnouncing a Brand-New Product and Service at the Library

E-books are now available to Moreno Valley Library cardholders on the library's website! Through the Axis 360   service, people can now use their library card to check out e-books for up to two weeks, once they've downloaded the Blio software.


The e-books will run on iOS, Android and Windows tablets and smartphones (including iPads and iPhones), PCs, Kindle Fires, and will soon work on other e-readers such as Nook and Sony as well.


Titles for all ages, from color picture books for children to books for teens to fiction and nonfiction for adults, will be displayed on the Magic Wall, where people can browse by subject and see book reviews and recommendations for further reading. This new service is made possible through the generous support of the Moreno Valley Friends of the Library.


The library is located at 25480 Alessandro Blvd. and is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  For more information, visit the library web site or call 413.3880.

powerlinePower Line Safety 


Power lines bring electricity to your home or office, but touching a power line, either overhead or on the ground, may cause serious injury or death.  For your safety, Southern California Edison recommends the following guidelines:

  • Do not touch a power line OR anything else that is touching it.
  • Call 9-1-1. Inform the operator that it's an electrical emergency.
  • ALWAYS assume that all wires are energized.

    To link to more information on power line safety provided by Southern California Edison, watch the video below or click here.
Please click to view a short public safety message from SCE: Power Line Safety -
Please click to view a short public safety message from SCE: Power Line Safety - "Sunday Drive"


There's No Better Time
for Home Improvements

If you've been putting off that renovation project to make your home more energy efficient or wanted to install a solar electricity or hot water system but thought it would be too expensive, Western Riverside County residents can now take advantage of two programs aimed at making energy improvements more affordable.

Energy Upgrade California is your one-stop-shop for up to $4,000 in utility incentives for qualifying home improvement projects that can lower your energy bills, make your home healthier and more comfortable, and conserve water, energy, and natural resources. Visit the Energy Upgrade California website at www.energyupgradeca.org and enter your zip code to get started.

Homeowners may also qualify for the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity, or HERO financing program, offered by the Western Riverside Council of Governments. The HERO program provides low-interest financing for eligible energy and water efficiency projects and renewable energy products like solar systems. Learn more about the HERO program at www.wrcog.herofinancing.com or by calling (877) 747-4889.  Information about additional energy efficiency incentives is available at www.moval.org, www.sce.com, and at www.socalgas.com.  Click here for additional information on Energy Upgrade California and the HERO financing program.

*The Community Energy Partnership is funded by California utility customers and administered by Southern California Gas Company and Southern California Edison under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Program terms and conditions apply.



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