Business of the Year Nominations

Mall Kids Club - November

Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen Dinner

School Holiday Closures

Day Out with Thomas

MVUSD - ELAC Training

Movies in the Park - November

UCR: Tuskegee Airmen Event

Photos with Santa 

City Offices: Holiday Closures

Festival of Trees

Christmas Craft Bazaar

Kids Club: December

Chamber of Commerce Mixer

Riverside Community Theater: Christmas Carol

City Christmas Events

Rockin Christmas

City Hall Closures: December 

List Your Event on Our Calendar


OrangeAIDRiverside Art Museum



In 2006, the Art Alliance of the Riverside Art Museum
created a giant orange project which scattered
artist-inspired fiberglass fruit around Riverside's streets.

This time, they have shrunk the oranges and
will be creating a grove of over 100 small fiberglass oranges created by local artists.


Artists have been asked to use the small oranges as a unique canvas for their talents for a fundraiser that will take place in November.

November 1st-9th

from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 


3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside


Contact: www.riversideartmuseum.org

Riverside Art Museum,

businesschamberCitizen & Business of the Year Nominations

Nominations are NOW
being accepted for  
Citizen & Businesses of the Year


Do you know a business or someone who is
making a difference in Moreno Valley?

  • A business or person who has gone
    above and beyond to contribute to and
    better the community?

If so, the Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Citizen & Businesses of the Year. We have many unsung heroes in Moreno Valley and the Chamber wants to recognize them.


Click here for the nomination form. Please review the criteria and nominate that special business or person.


Nomination forms must be received by November 5, 2012. Please feel free to pass this on to others.


Send nomination forms to
office@movalchamber.org or

fax 951.697.0995



kidsclubnovMoreno Valley Mall Kids' Club

Wendee's Musical Playtime

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 10 a.m.


Moreno Valley Mall Center Court
by Children's Play Area


boyscoutsDistinguished Citizen of the Year

Boy Scouts of America

Five Nations District cordially invites you to
join them in honoring Glenn L. Moss, Sr.
as 2012 Distinguished Citizen of the Year.


Friday, November 9, 2012

6:30 p.m. Reception

7:30 p.m. Dinner

March Field Air Museum

22550 Van Buren Blvd.

Riverside, CA 92518 

localschoolsHoliday School Closures

Moreno Valley Unified School District

November 12,

November 19 - 23,

December 24 - January 11


Val Verde Unified School District

November 12,

November 19-23

December 24 - January 4 

OrangeempireOrange Empire Railway Museum

Day Out with

Thomas the Tank Engine

Sunday, November 11th,

Monday November 12th,

Saturday, November 17th,

and Sunday, November 18th

from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 Orange Empire Railway Museum,

2201 A St., Perris

Contact: 951.943.3020


ELACMoreno Valley Unified ELAC Manual Training

ELAC Manual Training

 Wednesday, November 14th

from 9am-11am

CEC - Computer Lab,

25634 Alessandro Blvd., Moreno Valley

 Contact: 951.571.7500



thanksmovieHoliday Movie


Join us for a harvest themed

family-friendly movie this holiday season

in the gymnasium at the Conference &

Recreation Center, 14075 Frederick St. 

Space is limited, so join us early to ensure
your seat.

tuskegeeLiving Heroes

8th Annual Tuskegee
Airmen Celebration

University of California, Riverside Libraries and the Tuskegee Airmen Archive present the 8th Annual Tuskegee Airmen Celebration,

"Tuskegee Airmen: Heroes at Ramitelli."  


  Saturday, November 17, 2012



 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Raymond L. Orbach Science Library Rotunda

University of California, Riverside,

900 University Ave., Riverside


Contact: Carole Meyer-Rieth, http://library.ucr.edu/tuskegee







mallsantaSanta is coming to MoVal


closurenovHoliday Closures



Festival of Trees

christmascraftOasis Community Church

Christmas Craft Bazaar

Saturday, December 1st

from 10:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. 

Oasis Community Church,

23750 Alessandro Blvd, Ste. C, Moreno Valley

Contact: 951.653.0737 

malldecMoreno Valley Mall Kids' Club

Parade of Puppets

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 

at 10 a.m.


Moreno Valley Mall Center Court
by Children's Play Area

 For more information, contact:
Moreno Valley Mall Kids Club at 951.653.1177

chambermixerMoreno Valley Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Mixer

 Thursday, December 6th

at 5:30 p.m.

Mixer Fritz Duda Company

12625 Frederick St., Moreno Valley

Contact: Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce

at 951.697.4404

christmascarolRiverside Community Players Theater

Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Friday, December 7th,

Saturday, December 8th,

and Sunday December 9th

at 7:30 p.m.

 at Riverside Community Players Theater,

4026 Fourteenth St., Riverside

 Contact: www.riversidecommunityplayers.com




citychristmasCity Christmas Festivities



decmovieHoliday Movie



rockinchristmasChrist Community Church

Travis Daggett's 4th Annual Rockin' Christmas Extravaganza

Friday, December 21st at 7:00 p.m.

 Christ Community Church, Contact: 951.269.1811

24594 Sunnymead Blvd. #8, Moreno Valley



cityhalldecCity Hall Closures: December



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:

Give Back this Holiday Season

Attracting Employers, Training Employees 

Veterans Day Ceremony 2012

Shop MoVal this Holiday Season

Check Election Results Live

MoVal's Rising Star of Women's Boxing

Park of the Month: November
Fall Events at Moreno Valley Library

Watch the Weenie Dog Races

Flood Preparation

Check Out the Artoberfest 2012 Video

Furnace Maintenance



Ways to Celebrate the Season 


Looking to Give Back this holiday season?

The City of Moreno Valley supports great non-profit organizations that assist our families in need - some are included below.  


For a list of City-funded social services and their contact information, visit the Community Development Block Grant page on the City's web site at www.moval.org.


Fire Department - Spark of Love:

Every year, tens of thousands of children experience a Christmas morning with no gifts to open. To help tackle this crisis, the firefighters in Moreno Valley, in cooperation with CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire and KABC Channel 7, host a "Spark of Love Toy Drive". Residents are encouraged to drop off a new, unwrapped toy or sports equipment at any local fire station listed below:


The Moreno Valley Fire Department requests that all toy donations be delivered by December 20th. Any toys collected after this date may not reach a needy child until next Christmas.  


For more information, please call 951.486.6780 or the "Spark of Love Toy Drive" hotline at 951.538.6910.  For eligibility requirements to receive toys for a child in need, please contact the Moreno Valley Community Assistance Program at 951.485.7792.


Police Department - Holiday Cheer Program:

The Moreno Valley Police Department will be hosting its 19th annual Holiday Cheer Program.  Local needy families are invited to a catered holiday party complete with food, gifts, live entertainment, games and other festivities.  In addition, each family will receive a turkey dinner, complete with all the trimmings, courtesy of local grocers.  To be a success, the Moreno Valley Police Department needs the support of businesses, residents and civic leaders like you.

Date:         Friday, December 21, 2012, 

Location:  Grand Valley Ballroom at the
Moreno Valley Conference & Recreation Center,
14075 Frederick Street.  

To contribute, please contact the Moreno Valley Police Department's Problem Oriented Policing Team at 951.486.6924.


RCC Culinary Academy:

Thanksgiving Feast (for homeless and needy families)

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2012

 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

To help, contact: Laura Harris, lharris@rivcoeda.org


The Salvation Army Moreno Valley Corps:

Holiday Food & Toy Assistance Registration & Intake

During Christmas, the Salvation Army provides food boxes and toys to over 400 families in need.  


Volunteers are needed to help families with the registration process.  125 total volunteer spots available.  If you're interested in volunteering, please register for a shift soon! First come, first served.   Contact: David Vargas at 951.653.9131 or david.vargas@usw.salvationarmy.org.


Dates: Monday, November 5 - Friday, November 9, 2012

Times:12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: The Salvation Army Moreno Valley Corps,

14068 Graham Street, Moreno Valley


Boy Scouts Food Drive:

Annually the Boy Scouts 5 Nations District donates food collected through its Scouting Food Drive to The Salvation Army.  We need help sorting roughtly 3500 pounds of canned goods and other non-perishable food items.

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012

Times: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: The Salvation Army Moreno Valley Corps,

14068 Graham Street, Moreno Valley


Thanksgiving Dinner

Share the spirit of the season with others by serving a meal at The Salvation Army's 4th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner.  We expect to serve 400 meals this year.  Volunteers are needed to help prepare decorations, greet guests, prepare food and serve meals.  If interested in volunteering please register for a shift soon!  First come, first served.  100 total volunteer spots available.

Date: Thursday November 22, 2012

Times: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: The Salvation Army Moreno Valley Corps,

14068 Graham Street, Moreno Valley


To find out more information about these and other ways to serve your community, such as the organizing & hosting a Food Drive, Volunteering or contributing to the Angel Tree Toy Drive, contact: Malanata Hakaumoto at 951.653.9131.

Jobs Initiative
Students Graduate

The City worked with Riverside Community College District to provide free training to Moreno Valley residents for employment at new logistics facilities.


We're pleased to announce the graduation of the first class last week after they successfully completed Certified Logistics Associate and Certified Logistics Technician courses.


During the training, graduates had the opportunity to interview with local employers.  So far, five have already found employment at an average hourly wage of $11.25.


Congratulations to our graduates!


Veterans Day 


Shop MoVal this Holiday Season
Easy Ways to Keep Track of
Local Election Results Live
Click to find out about the Moreno Valley General Election App
Click to learn about the Moreno Valley General Election App

Click here to follow the live results of local races countywide.


Got a smart phone? Click here to download the Moreno Valley General Election Web App.

Click here to watch Moreno Valley Soaring Locals- Kaliesha West
Click here to watch Moreno Valley Soaring Locals- Kaliesha West
Moreno Valley is Home
"Wild Wild" West


While Moreno Valley's Kaliesha West is making a name for herself in the World Boxing Organization (WBO) as the three-time and current WBO Bantamweight World Champion and the International Female Boxers Association (IFBA) Junior Featherweight Champion, she's also making her family, friends, and her city proud of her.  At just 24 years old, the Canyon Springs High School graduate models the values of hard work and determination for young female athletes as she has made it her life's goal to open up the world of women's boxing in the United States.  


As she works to improve the economic possibilities for female boxers in the U. S., Kaliesha also works full-time, has gone back to school, and maintains a rigorous daily training schedule to be sure she is ready to win that next fight. Kaliesha also gives back to our community as she served as the 2012 Grand Marshall for the City of Moreno Valley's Fourth of July parade and, most recently, supported the Moreno Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce by holding a training exhibition during a Chamber event this last September.  The City of Moreno Valley is proud of this extraordinary young woman.



parkmonthnovPark of the Month 


libraryfallMoreno Valley Library  
is Lots of Fun this Fall 
Fall Reading Program

Moreno Valley Public Library's 2012 Fall Reading Program has begun and runs through Thursday, November 29. The program is open to children from ages 2-13 who have or obtain their own library card. Readers log their reading time and can qualify for prizes. Call or visit the library for more information.


PJ Story Times

The library now presents Pajama Story Times on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Parents can bring their children, dressed in their PJs, to enjoy stories and music in the Story Time room on any Thursday evening.


Family Literacy Day

The national observance of Family Literacy Day occurred Thursday, November 1. The library marked the occasion by holding a special Pajama Story Time that evening at 6:00 p.m. at the library. Watch for the special display and handouts emphasizing the importance of increasing literacy skills for all members of the family.


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.

Pet in the Park Adoption Event
& Weenie Dog Race
Click to watch the 2012 Pet Adoption in the Park
Click to watch the 2012 Pet Adoption in the Park
Flood Preparation

Do you live in a flood hazard zone? To determine if you live in a flood hazard zone, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided online flood hazard zone maps that you can search by address. Click Here for FEMA Flood Hazard Maps, enter your street address and then click on the view button to view the flood hazard map for your area.


Most homeowner's and rental insurance policies do NOT cover flood damage.  However, Moreno Valley residents are eligible to purchase discounted flood insurance because the City is a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Community Rating System (CRS). The CRS is an incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements.


For other FEMA flood facts, please contact Office of Emergency Management at OEM@moval.org or 951.413.3800.


artoberrecap Did You Miss Artoberfest?
Click to Watch - News Center 2012 Artober Fest
Click to Watch - News Center 2012 Artober Fest
furnacemaintenanceBeat the Rush - Schedule your
Annual Furnace Service Check 

The City of Moreno Valley, Community Energy Partnership and SoCal Gas offer the following tips to promote the safe and efficient operation of your natural gas furnace:


  • Have gas furnaces checked at least once a year by a licensed heating contractor, plumber or the Gas Company.
  • Vacuum and clean regularly in and around the furnace, particularly around the burner compartment to prevent a build-up of dust and lint.
  • Never store items in, on, or around the appliance that can obstruct airflow.
  • Most forced-air units have a filter that cleans the air before heating and circulating it throughout the home. The filter should be checked monthly for lint build-up during periods of furnace use and cleaned or replaced, if necessary.
  • When installing a new or cleaned filter, be sure to re-install the front panel door of the furnace properly so it fits snugly. Never operate the furnace without the front-panel door properly in place because doing so may create the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Check the appearance of the flame. If the flame is yellow, large and unsteady, the furnace needs to be inspected immediately by a licensed heating contractor, plumber or the Gas Company to have the condition corrected.
  • Never use ovens, ranges or outdoor barbecues to heat a home because these appliances are not designed for such use and pose a severe and potentially fatal risk of carbon monoxide poisoning if used for space heating.

Click here to learn more about gas appliance and furnace safety.


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