July 4th Holiday Closure

Hike to the Top: Hidden Springs

Movies in the Park

Texas Barbecue at the Senior Center

Promote Your Event

July Community Calendar


july4closeHoliday Closure - City Offices

Hikejuly Hike to the Top  - Hidden Springs



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 Hidden Springs

Saturday, July 28


Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot directly in front of Hidden Springs Elementary School, 9801 Hidden Springs Drive, Moreno Valley.  Approximately 3.3 miles round trip.

Degree of Difficulty: Moderate

moviesjuly Movies in the Park


Bring your beach
chairs and blankets
for family-friendly movies on Thursdays this

summer at the
Conference &
Recreation Center,
14075 Frederick St. 


Movies start at sundown. 


Space is limited,

 join us early to

ensure your seat. 


For more

information contact: 

Parks & Community Services at 413.3280. 

seniorjulySenior Center Events

calendarpromoCommmunity Calendar Event

Does your club or

community group have a family-friendly event

coming up?

We want to help you

promote it.


Click here to list

your event on

our Community Calendar. 



communitycalCommunity Calendar

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



Fourth of July Parade 

Wednesday, July 4th beginning at 9:30 a.m.
North on Frederick Street beginning at Alessandro Blvd., then West on
TownGate Blvd.



Family FunFest  

Live bands, Moreno Valley Idol Finals

and Fireworks headline the

Family FunFest Entertainment,

 sponsored by Budweiser and KOLA 99.9.


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Morrison Park/Mountain View Middle School,

(corner of Dracaea Ave. and Morrison St.)

Gates open at 1 p.m.

Presale tickets Available at the Conference & Recreation Center until July 3.  Cost $2 per person or $10 for a family (up to 6 people).

July 4: Free entry between 1-4 p.m. After 4 p.m. $3 per person, Military service members with valid I.D. and children under 5 are free.



Lake Perris

Junior Lifeguard Program

Starts July 9th to August 3rd, 2012

at 8:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Ages: 8-15 years old

Lake Perris State Recreation Area

17801 Lake Perris Dr., Perris, CA 92571



March Air Museum

Behind the Scenes Restorations Hangar Tour 

1:30 p.m. every Saturday

March Field Air Museum

22550 Van Buren Blvd. 


"Easel on Down" Art in the Park

Artists are invited to display their work and paint in the park.  Bring 2 to 5 completed

works of art for the public to view. 

Who knows, you might gain a few admirers. 


Come and enjoy the ambiance and meet other artists.  Bring your easel, table, art supplies, chair, and perhaps enjoy a picnic lunch.


Saturday, July 24, 2012

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


For more information contact

Commissioner Lauretta R. Phillips at
247.4848 or email tagofmv@live.com
or Moreno Valley Parks and
Community Services at 951.413.3280.



City Council Regular Meeting

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.

Council Chambers, Moreno Valley City Hall,

14177 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley, CA


All regular meetings are televised live on
Channel 3 (Verizon and Time Warner Cable
and on Channel 99 (AT&T). 


Meetings are also streamed live and archived on the City's Web site at www.moval.org. 

Follow the links for web streaming.

Note: Starting Time may change based

on agenda items.


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


In this issue: 

parkjuly Park of the Month 


Summer Safety

Drowning is 100% Preventable 

Moreno Valley firefighters know all too well the tragic results of a child's death from drowning, which is 100% preventable. Last year alone, 10 children drowned in Riverside County and there have been three so far this year. The Moreno Valley Fire Department reminds everyone of the ABC's of water safety:


A = Adult Supervision. Assign an adult "Water Watcher" to keep

      their eyes on kids in the water at ALL times.


B = Barriers. Fences, self-closing and self-latching gates, pool

      motion sensors, window and door alarms.


C = Classes. Parents and caregivers should take a CPR and First

     Aid class and swimming courses that are available for both 

     children and adults.  


Remember - drowning is a quiet event. There is no splashing, no screaming and no noise. For more information please visit: http://www.rccfc.org/SAFETY.htm



Dare to Prepare: Mosquito Safety

Warm weather brings along those annoying, pesky mosquitos. While mosquito bites can be painful, they can also increase your chances of contracting the West Nile Virus. The West Nile Virus is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that can result in debilitating cases of meningitis and encephalitis, and can lead to death in humans, horses, some bird species and other wildlife.


Symptoms develop within 3 to 14 days after they are bitten by an infected mosquito.  While approximately 80% of people infected by West Nile Virus are symptom-free, approximately 20% will develop mild symptoms such as fever, headache, body ache, nausea, vomiting and sometimes swollen lymph glands or a skin rash on the chest, stomach and back. Less than 1% will develop serious symptoms that may include neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis.


Decrease your exposure to mosquitos by following these tips:

  • Avoid outside activity at dawn and dusk during the mosquito season (May to October), especially for the elderly and small children. If you must go outside during these times, wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts and use mosquito netting over infant carriers when outdoors with babies.


  • Apply approved mosquito repellent with no more than 35% DEET for adults and less than 10% for children. Follow the manufacturer's directions for use.

For more information about the West Nile Virus, please visit CA Dept of Public Health - West Nile Virus or Riverside County Vector Control. For additional "Dare to Prepare" tips, please call Office of Emergency Management at 413.3800 or email oem@moval.org

ribboncuttingSR-60/Nason St. Interchange Ramp
Ribbon Cutting 

The City of Moreno Valley City Council celebrated the completion of the State Route 60 / Nason Street interchange ramps and traffic signals on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at 9:30 a.m with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.


As part of a $10 million, federally-funded improvement project, the City reconstructed and realigned all four SR-60 Nason Street freeway on- and off-ramps in the "diamond" configuration, added auxiliary lanes at the eastbound on-ramp and westbound off-ramp, installed traffic signals at both new Nason Street / ramp intersections, and added new sidewalk on the west side of Nason Street.


This is the first phase of improvements to the SR-60 and Nason Street intersection. Next year, the City will go out to bid on the next major phase of the Nason project - raising the height of the bridge itself by approximately five feet. That final phase of improvements, which is expected to take eighteen months to construct, will ensure convenient SR-60 access on Nason Street is maintained. 


LibraryLibrary Services 

 New Online Catalog

Effective July 12, 2012, the Moreno Valley Public Library is changing to a new and improved catalog system that Library customers use to search for and check out materials.  This will help us provide our best customer service and offer new capabilities, including

  • Searching the online catalog with greater ease and improved results;
  • Having more options for being notified about account activity, including automated phone and text messaging;
  • Keeping a list of books you have read (if you choose to do so); and more.

Any holds currently in place will transfer to the new system. Existing library cards will work with the new system as well.  There is no need to get a new card or change the PIN (Personal Identification Number).


New Video Games

Thanks to a generous donation by the Friends of the Library this month, the Library has added 29 brand-new video games for children and teens on Playstation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360 platforms.


Some new titles include: Batman Arkham Asylum, How to Train Your Dragon, inFamous, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, Madden NFL '11, Just Dance 3, Michael Jackson: The Experience, Black Eyed Peas: The Experience, Rhythm Heaven Fever, and Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7. Come into the Library to reserve yours today!


Library Location:  25480 Alessandro Blvd.

Hours:                 Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.,

                          Saturday from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.


For more information, visit the Library website at http://library.booksite.com/7252/ or call 413.3880. "Like" us on Facebook: http://www. facebook.com/pages/Moreno-Valley-Public-Library/185672448113861 and "follow" us on Twitter: @MoValLibrary. 

 Memorial Day Ceremony

Video Link 


The City of Moreno Valley hosted a sunset Memorial Day ceremony on Wednesday, May 30 to honor those soldiers who gave their lives while serving our nation.  


Click the link below to review the Memorial Day 2012 Ceremony. 


Memorial Day 2012


greenPublic Invited to Shape Energy Plan 


The City of Moreno Valley has created an Energy Efficiency and Climate Action Strategy and a related Greenhouse Gas Analysis to provide guidance to reduce the environmental and fiscal impact of energy usage and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in municipal facilities and within the community.


The Moreno Valley community is invited to review the Strategy and provide input at public meetings. The document can be viewed online at www.moval.org/misc/pdf/eec-actionstrategy220512.pdf.


It is tentatively scheduled to be discussed at the public meetings listed below, in the Moreno Valley City Hall Council Chambers, 14177 Fredrick Street, Moreno Valley:


City Council Study Session

August 21, 2012 (Tuesday) at 6 p.m.


Planning Commission Meeting

September 13, 2012 (Thursday) at 7 p.m.


City Council Meeting

October 9, 2012 (Tuesday) at 6:30 p.m.


For more information on this project, contact Gabriel Diaz, Associate Planner at 413.3226 or gabrield@moval.org or contact the City of Moreno Valley Planning Division at 413.3206.


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