New Issue of Soaring

Easel on Down

City Council Meeting

Defenders Mud Run

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Transportation Now 

Household Hazardous Waste

Hike to Lake Perris Trail

Business Expo



Halloween Sleepover

Fire Station #99 Dedication

CERT Training

Mayor's Dinner

List Your Event on Our Calendar

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EaselEasel on Down

"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, September 8, 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.


councilCity Council Meetings in September

Regular City Council Meetings

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.

and Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.

Council Chambers,

 Moreno Valley City Hall,

14177 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley 


Defenders Defenders Mud Run


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Come out and run in the mud and terrain with your local military, police, and fire heroes from March Air Reserve Base, Riverside County Sheriff's Department and Riverside County Fire Department. This is a rigorous event with hills and obstacles galore and will be a true test for your adventure running abilities.
The course is 3.5 miles and has the
largest mud pit in Southern California!


Saturday, September 15, 2012
at the Ben Clark Training Center 



Hispanic HIspanic Heritage Celebration


Hispanic Heritage Celebration


Thursday, September 20, 2012

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

at Canyon Springs High School


For more information, contact the

Moreno Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce  

transportationTransportation Now


Transportation Now Meeting

Thursday, September 20, 2012

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Chapter meets at Moreno Valley City Hall,

14177 Frederick St.



HHWsept Household Hazardous Waste



hikelakeperrisHike to the Top


Hike to Lake Perris Trail

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Meet at 7:30 a.m. in parking lot in front of Ridgecrest Elementary School, 28500 John F. Kennedy Drive, Moreno Valley.

Approximately 7.2 miles round trip.

Degree of Difficulty: Moderate

All hikes are free.

For more information call" 413.3702.   


businessBusiness Expo


Business Expo 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

For more information contact the Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce at (951)697-4404 or office@movalchamber.org



MASH Bash 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Contact March Field Air Museum at






Saturday, October 13, 2012

Moreno Valley Conference & Recreation Center

Contact the Parks & Community Services Department at 951.413.3280 for more information.


Halloween Sleepover


 sleepoverHalloween Sleepover

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Contact March Field Air Museum at

(951)902-5949 for more information.



Dfireedication Ceremony for Fire Station #99 



Community Emergency Response Team

(CERT) training


2 day Training on

Friday, October 26 (6pm-9pm),

Saturday, October 27 (8am-5pm),

& Sunday, October 28 (8am-5pm)


Click here for more information.


MayorsDinnerMayor's Dinner


"Frankie & Mia's
Italian Wedding" 

Join the Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce for a comedy dinner theater show on

 October 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

at the Conference & Recreation Center,

14075 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley, CA


Cost: $65 per person - Chamber Members

 ($85 per person after October 13th)


$85 per person - Potential Members

($105 per person after October 13th)


Please RSVP by contacting the Chamber

 at (951)697.4404 or office@movalchamber .org

 by October 12, 2012. 


listyoureventList Your Community 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. 



In this issue:

Don't Miss Youthfest 2012

MoVal Deals Can Get You Major Savings

TownGate welcomes TJMaxx/HomeGoods

Park of the Month: Hound Town Dog Park

Library recognizes 'Super Readers'

Be Safe at the Grill this Labor Day

City Earns Energy Efficiency Honor

Do You Need a Smart Controller?







Shop MoVal

 More Savings, More Fun



Click to watch the Shop MoVal video
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Sign up now at www.MoValDeals.org to start saving and experience the fun!


  Businesses and consumers can now go to www.MoValDeals.org to take advantage of the City's free online group coupon program to get discounts at Moreno Valley businesses.



 MoVal Rewards is a fun way to learn about what Moreno Valley has to offer:

  • Citywide scavenger hunts
  • Cash prize drawings

The first Scavenger Hunt starts this month - The downloadable Scavenger Hunt list will be available just before the hunt at www.moval.org/shopmoval.


Chomp MoVal

Similar to Man vs. Food, each episode of this television show will feature food challenges at Moreno Valley's finest local restaurants. The first episode will air this fall on MVTV-3's channel #3 and on the City's YouTube page. 


Subscribe at www.MoValDeals.org to receive notices as new deals and Scavenger Hunts become available.

For more information, call 951-413-3460. 

TownGate Center welcomes its newest anchor HomeGoods / TJMaxx
 HomeGoods / TJMAXX Open  


A TJ MAXX & Homegoods superstore opened early this month in Moreno Valley's TownGate Center. The new 51,000 sq. ft. super- store is a renovated former Ralphs grocery store building. The two stores created 145 jobs in Moreno Valley with the two stores, and 74% of the workforce is Moreno Valley residents.

Park of the Month  



Super Readers Recognition 


The 48 children and teens who logged the most hours read during the 2012 Summer Reading Program were recognized during Special Presentations at the Moreno Valley City Council Meeting on Tuesday, August 28. These top readers were awarded a certificate and a gift card and were congratulated by the City Council. The awards were provided through the generosity of the Moreno Valley Friends of the Library, which was the main sponsor of the reading program. Many local businesses also provided incentives for this popular program.


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 or call 951.413.3880. "Like" us on Facebook: and "follow" us on Twitter: @MoValLibrary.

Barbecue Safety  


An estimated 5,700 grill fires fires occur annually in the United States on residential properties.


Follow these simple safety tips, and you will be on your way to safe grilling!


  • Propane and charcoal barbecue grills must only be used outdoors! If used indoors, or in any enclosed spaces such as tents, they pose both a fire hazard and a risk of exposing occupants to toxic gases and potential asphyxiation.
  • Position the grill well away from siding, deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area by declaring a 3-foot "kid-free zone" around the grill.


For more information visit the U.S. Fire Administration's web site.

Moreno Valley to be Recognized for Energy Efficiency


Southern California Edison (SCE) will be joining the City of Moreno Valley at the September 11, 2012 City Council meeting to celebrate the City's elevation to the Gold Tier level of SCE's Energy Leader Partnership.


Moreno Valley is one of only a few cities in Southern California to reach Gold Tier.


Moreno Valley decreased energy consumption at municipal buildings and facilities by more than 11% compared to 2004 levels.  Moreno Valley also earned more than $21,000 in incentives from SCE since 2010.


The Moreno Valley community at large also reduced its energy usage by a significant 22% from 2004 levels.


This translates to a total annual utility bill savings of over $20 million and more than 130 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions avoided each year, or taking over 11,674 cars off the road!


Save Water & Money with Smart Controller Direct Install program


EMWD's Smart Controller Direct Install program is a share-of-cost program that requires no up-front costs and zero money down for qualified customers.


Smart Controllers automatically adjust your irrigation schedule to account for changing weather, as well as plant and soil types.  Studies show that they can save up to 13,500 gallons of water per year when properly programmed.


Customers that have a smart controller installed through the program, and have an irrigation system that meets certain requirements, may be eligible to receive high effieciency nozzles installed in turf areas at no charge.


For full program description and application materials, please visit EMWD's web site or call (951) 928.3777 ext. 3322.








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