Movie in the Park: Bolt
Senior Center Luau

CPR Class for Teens & Adults

Promote your Event on our Community Calendar

August Community Calendar



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. 

luau Senior Center



Hawaiian Luau

It's that time of year to dress Hawaiian style.


Thursday, August 16

1 p.m.

Moreno Valley Senior Center

25075 Fir Ave.



cpr CPR Class


CPR (1 Day)

Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anywhre, anytime.  Without quick intervention by someone who knows CPR, the chance of survivial is less than 5%.  This is an AHA CPR and first aid class.  Participants will be asked to pay an addional $20 materials fee on the day of the class.  *Site: Conference and Recreation Center. 

To enroll go to, www.moval.org or call 951.413.3280 for more information


Saturday, August 18

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Ages 12 & Older

Fees: $45 (residents)

$59 (non-residents)


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community group have a family-friendly event

coming up?

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


Wednesday Summer Concerts

at the Moreno Valley Mall


August 1:   Paperback Writer,

   The Beatles Experience

August 8:    A Rockin' Tribute To The King!

   Starring Scot Bruce

August 15:  Orange Colored Sky, 

   Classic Surf Music

August 22:  Brian Lynn Jones

   and the Misfit Cowboys

August 29:  The Hawaiian Experience


Free Concerts are held weekly at 7 p.m.

in the Amphitheater outside the Food Court. 

Seating is limited.


School Starts

Moreno Valley Unified School District and Val Verde Unified School District 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

(all campuses)


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, August 11, 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.


2012 State of the City Luncheon

Thursday, August 23, 2012

11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Moreno Valley Conference & Recreation Center, 14075 Frederick Street

Cost: $30 per person (members)

$55 per person (non-members)


R.S.V.P. by contacting the Chamber office

at (951) 697.4404 or office@movalchamber.org

by August 8, 2012.


Start of Fall Quarter 2012

Moreno Valley College

Monday, August 27, 2012


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


In this issue: 

Keep Cool!  Protect Your Health  

The Moreno Valley Fire Department would like to encourage you to stay cool this summer and avoid heat related medical emergencies by following these tips:


  • Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat or use an umbrella for shade.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose clothing.
  • Slow down-rest in the shade or a cool place when possible.
  • Never leave a child, elderly, disabled person, or animal alone in a vehicle.
  • Check on your friends and neighbors who are elderly, have medical conditions, or are at higher risk for problems when it is very hot.
  • Take a cool shower or bath.
  • Turn on your air conditioner when it is hotter than 90˚, visit a friend who has air conditioning, or go someplace cool like a Cool Center, a mall, a library or a senior center.
  • If you do not have an air conditioner, use a fan, make sure your windows are open, or visit a Cool Center.  The Moreno Valley Senior Center is also a Cool Center.

Click here for more information or call the Summer Energy Crisis Hotline at 1-888-636-8676 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

or call "2-1-1"  24 hours a day. 


Upcoming Election  

 The City Clerk's Office is busy preparing for the upcoming election, scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. 


This year, three City Council seats are eligible: Districts 1, 3 and 5.


The nomination period opens July 16 and ends August 9, 2012.


Each candidate must be nominated by not less than 20 and not more than 30 qualified voters who live and are registered to vote

in the District from which the candidate is nominated. 


To qualify as a candidate a person shall be:


   A Citizen of the United States.

   A Qualified Elector of the State of California.

   A registered voter of the City of Moreno Valley at the time of filing nomination papers.

   A resident of the appropriate District at the time nomination papers are issued.


Important Upcoming Dates:


   October 8 - 30, 2012:  Applications for Vote-by-Mail Ballots may be submitted in person or by mail.

   October 22, 2012:  Last day to register to vote in the November 6, 2012 election.


For additional information regarding the November 6, 2012 General Municipal Election please visit the Riverside County Registrar of Voters website.

Walgreens Distribution Center Donations Feed Homeless Pets  




The Animal Shelter recently received a donation of premium dog food from the Walgreen's Distribution Center in Moreno Valley.


Though it continued to be within the expiration timeline for safe consumption, Walgreens' stock rotation guidelines required the disposal of 23 pallets of Purina dog food.  Walgreens decided to donate the food to feed Moreno Valley's homeless pets. 


Many thanks to Walgreens for their generosity!  

Park of the Month  



Moreno Valley Continues to Grow  


Moreno Valley continues to rank among the fastest growing cities in California!


POPULATION GROWTH:  As part of the recent release of the U.S. Census estimates, Moreno Valley's population grew by 2.313% from April 2010 to July 2011, which was the 14th largest percentage increase in the State of California. Nine of the 15 fastest growing cities in the State of California were in Riverside County:


Desert Hot Springs #1

Lake Elsinore #2

Temecula #9

Indian Wells #10

Coachella #11

Wildomar #12

La Quinta #13

Moreno Valley #14

Menifee #15


Overall, Riverside County's population increased by 2.2% and the State of California grew by 1.2%

PROPERTY VALUE GROWTH:  Moreno Valley's average property value also grew - by 1.4% for fiscal year 2012/13 as compared to FY 2011/12. 


Moreno Valley's percentage increase of 1.4% was the 2nd highest of 16 cities in Western Riverside County - only outpaced by Eastvale at +3.2%. Other nearby and comparable cities included:




Eastvale           3.2%

Moreno Valley   1.4%

Riverside          0.78%

Hemet               0.5%

Temecula          0.09%

        Corona               0.02%

Murrieta            -0.28%

Menifee            -0.74%

San Jacinto       -2.77%

Perris                -4.17%


This increase in property values is great news for Moreno Valley's property owners!    
















Summer Unpower Hours
are Noon to 6 pm  


The hottest part of the day is also the time when energy demand is at its highest - from 12 PM to 6 PM.
Here are simple ways that the City of Moreno Valley and the Community Energy Partnership* encourage you to reduce your energy usage during peak hours to help you save when it counts most:

  • Keep the thermostat on your A/C set to 78F.
  • Use your washer, dryer and dishwasher only during off-peak hours, preferably when they're full.
  • Make sure coffee pots, radios and other electronics have been switched off or are unplugged when not in use.
  • Turn off your computer screen saver (it wastes power by keeping your computer active).
  • Set your computer to turn your monitor off after 10 minutes of nonuse and your hard drive after 20 minutes.
  • Devices such as laptops can run on battery power during the day and then be recharged at night.  Don't forget to unplug when not charging.
  • Not using your oven during warmer temperatures will help your air conditioner work less to cool your home.
  • The state of California may issue a Flex Alert - an urgent call to conserve energy immediately. When you hear a Flex Alert, save electricity NOW by turning off unnecessary lights and following any of the tips mentioned here.



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