Holiday Closure: July 4

Movies at the Park

Blood Drive


Summer Reading Program

Young Adult Program at the Library

Moreno Valley Genealogical Society

State of the City 2013

Park of the Month: Bethune

Spotlight on Moreno Valley Business

MVTV-3 Schedule

List your event on our Community Calendar




City Hall Closure: July




Movies in the Park






Movies start at dusk


14075 Frederick St. on

the Greens of the

Moreno Valley Conference and

Recreation Center 


This exciting 8 week movie series features both animated and live-action movies for residents of all ages.  Bring your dinner, blankets and lawn chairs for summer fun which includes kid-friendly pre-show activities. 



  For a full list of scheduled movies, please contact the city of Moreno Valley Parks and Community Services.  Free admission.  In the interest of everone's safety, please no umbrellas, no pop-ups, no alcohol.  Phone: 951.413.3280 or www.moval.org.


LifeStream Community
Blood Drives


  Help save a life.  Give blood.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Donors should maintain their regular eating schedules and increase their intake of fluids (water is best) in the 24 hours prior to donation.  Photo ID is required.  All donors must be at least 15 years of age (15- and 16-year olds require a signed parental consent form; the form is available at all drives and at www.LStream.org), be in general good health, and weigh a minimum of 110 lbs.  Donating blood takes about one hour, but may give someone a lifetime.


July 7: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Discovery Christian Church, 27555 Alessandro Blvd.

Donors receive free cholesterol screening.


July 13: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wells Fargo Bank, 12625 Frederick St., Ste. U

Donors receive free cholesterol screening.


July 15

Moreno Valley Community Holspital, a Kaiser Foundation Hospital, 27300 Iris Ave.

Donors receive free cholesterol screening.


July 19: 1 to 6 p.m.

Lowe's Home Improvement, 16850 Heacock St.

Donors receive free cholesterol screening.


July 22: 2 to 7 p.m.

Farmer Boys, 12240 Pigeon Pass Rd.

Donors receive (while supplies last) a coupon for a free Farmer Boys cheeseburger and a $10 gas card.


August 19: 2-7 p.m.

Farmer Boys, 12240 Pigeon Pass Rd.

Donors receive (while supplies last) a coupon for a free Farmer Boys cheeseburger.


*At time of publication.  To confirm date/location/time of a specific drive, please call 1.800.TRY.GIVING (800.879.4484) or visit www.LStream.org.




Karaoke - Ayres


  July 13 & 27 and August 3 & 17

7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Ayres Hotel & Spa

Phone 951.571.4141

12631 Memorial Lane, Moreno Valley


Come and enjoy an evening of karaoke and fun in the hotel's full service bar.  Don't miss a great time, great place to have a fun evening in Moreno Valley.


Library - Summer Reading




Enroll through Thursday, July 18 

All ages welcome! 

For more information, call: 951.413.3880


Sponsored by Moreno Valley Friends of the Library

and other merchants. 


The California Summer Reading Program is a project of the California Library Association, supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, a federal grant program administered in California by the State Librarian.

Library - Young Adult Program 


Genealogical Society


  August 17th meeting

Meetings are held at the

MV Family History Center,

23300 Old Lake Dr., MV 92557


Speaker: Ed Wiebe

Topic: "Addressing Difficult Genealogy Questions"
(previously scheduled but postponed due to illness)

Meetings are FREE & open to the public.

 For more information call: 951.247.8839



State of the City




Park of the Month - Bethune



16745 Kitching St.

Water Feature (Open 7 days a week, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. )

Softball/Baseball Fields

2 Lighted Tennis Courts

Restrooms, Off-Street Parking, Snack Bar,

Water Feature, Tot Lot,  Picnic Tables,
Barbecues and Security Lighting 


Click to watch 'Spotlight' videos 


mvtv3MVTV-3 guide



List Your
Community Calendar Event


Does your club or

community group have a
friendly event

coming up?

We want to help you

promote it.


Click here to list

your event on

our Community Calendar. 



In this issue:

 2013 July 4th Parade & FunFest

Grocery Chain chooses MoVal

Development Services re-opens on Fridays

New Fiscal Year / New Budget

July 4th Safety Tips

Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

CHOC Drowning Prevention

Stay Cool this Summer 




Moreno Valley Welcomes
New Business

Residents can also look forward to two new store openings in TownGate Center on Frederick Street reoccupying the vacant Staples building: Ulta Beauty is scheduled to open this summer and BevMo! Is targeting an early fall opening.


The business community knows that Moreno Valley is a great place to do business. Aldi Foods has chosen Moreno Valley for its new regional office and warehouse facility.  Located west of the intersection of Eucalyptus Avenue and Redlands Boulevard, the 835,000 square foot warehouse facility will include a 50,000 square foot regional office facility.

Aldi Foods is a national retailer with over 1,200 stores in the United States. The grocer is building its facility with their move into California.  Aldi will employ approximately 200, plus contractors that serve the facility will employ several hundred more.

Finally, the City is so pleased to announce that Stater Bros. is coming to the northwest corner of Ironwood Avenue and Pigeon Pass Road, to the former Albertsons location. The new Stater Bros. will bring back a full-service supermarket for the residents north of Highway 60.  The grand opening for the new Stater Bros. is planned before the end of the year.


Moreno Valley City Hall extends
hours open for business

WE'RE BACK ON FRIDAYS TO SERVE YOU.  After four years with city hall closed on Friday's.  Moreno Valley city hall will now have development services staff available on the 2nd and 4th Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., plus Monday through Thursday hours have been extended to 6:00 p.m.


The office hours were reduced in 2009 in response to a significant budget deficit. While the impacts of the Great Recession can still be felt in Moreno Valley, signs of economic recovery are continuing to emerge. A balanced budget, excellent customer care, and a proactive business and development environment is how Moreno Valley is moving forward at City Hall.


Come on in and let's do business!

New Year / New Budget

The City has adopted two-year operating budgets to plan for services available to Moreno Valley citizens and businesses. The two-year cycle began on July 1, 2013. 


This General Fund budget is significant because of the deficit that has persisted for several budget cycles. The extended economic recession continues to produce shortfalls in revenues, plus, the cost of providing services continues to rise. Combined, this situation is leading to the erosion of City services.  The resulting budget preserves core levels of service while absorbing reductions, including some in the public safety services. This is necessary because Police and Fire represent approximately 72% of the General Fund. With cuts in personnel and operations that already occurred over the last several years, there are few alternatives left.


In the case of Police, there will be reductions to the special team forces that address issues such as traffic, gangs, narcotics and specialized detective activities.


In the case of Fire, the major impact will be the anticipated closing of the Morrison Park Station 99 or the discontinued use of a fire truck.


Follow the link to review the entire budget, including the City Manager's Operating Budget Message. 



fireworksafety4th of July Safety


The 4th of July is one of the biggest holidays of the year. People enjoy barbeques, picnics and huge fireworks displays. Unfortunately, in the pursuit of fun, safety often gets overlooked. This is when accidents happen. However, many accidents are preventable by taking very simple precautions and by making safety a top priority.


The Moreno Valley Fire Department would like to remind all residents and visitors that personal use of fireworks is illegal in Riverside County; meaning that you may not sell, purchase, transport, store or use fireworks in the County.  


The cities of Blythe, Coachella, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs and Indio are the only cities that allow the sale and use of State Fire Marshal approved "Safe and Sane" fireworks. Fireworks purchased in these cities must not be transported, used or possessed outside of the cities in which they were purchased.


To report the use of illegal fireworks in non-emergency situations: 951-776-1099 or 1-800-950-2444.During the first week in July, please visit our website at www.rvcfire.org and follow the link to view a list of approved public fireworks shows for the 2013 July 4th holiday.


4th of July Responsible Drinking


Here are a few safety tips to help keep your 4th of July holiday fun, safe and enjoyable.

  • You and your guests must make sure you are drinking responsibly. If you let someone leave your home after they've had one too many of your cocktails, you could be at fault if something happens to them or someone else.
  • If you will be serving alcohol at your 4th of July party make sure to have designated drivers to drive those who will be drinking home.
  • For everyone's safety, do not let people who are drinking cook foods on the grill or light fireworks. This can cause serious injury or fire. 


Moreno Valley Animal Shelter needs YOUR support to win the 2013 ASPCA $100K Rachael Ray Challenge 


   The Moreno Valley Animal Shelter needs your help to save lives and win significant grant funding. 


The Animal Shelter was selected along with 49 others nationwide to parti-cipate in the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.


Competing from June 1st through August 31st, each is trying to break their own record at saving animals' lives. Throughout the summer, each competing shelter must save more dogs, cats, puppies and kittens than they did during 2012.


Several summertime very low cost pet adoption events are scheduled.  Click here to find events, information, and the listing of local businesses supporting this important cause!

Click to watch Water Safety Tips
CHOC Children's Drowning Prevention Program - 3 Tragic Seconds
CHOC Children's Drowning Prevention Program


Do you want to escape the heat?
Visit a Cool Center!

Beat the Summer Heat!


 Many simple measures can be taken to significantly reduce the chance of getting heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Everyone is at risk when temperatures rise above 90 degrees, but the elderly and the very young are most susceptible.


Signs of heat-related illnesses include nausea, dizziness, flushed or pale skin, heavy sweating and headaches.
Victims of heat-related illness should be moved to a cool place, given cool water to drink and ice packs or wet cloths should be applied to the skin. If a victim refuses water, vomits or loses consciousness, call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number immediately.

Tips to Prevent Heat-Related Illness:

  • Never leave infants, children or the frail elderly unattended in a parked car.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Don't wait until you're thirsty.
  • Dress in lightweight, loose-fitting clothing. Use a hat and sunscreen as needed.
  • Drink fruit juice or a sports beverage to replace salts and minerals lost during heavy sweating.
  • During the hottest parts of the day, minimize hysical activities nd stay indoors in air-conditioning / out of the sun.
  • Use fans as needed.
  • Use cool compresses, misting, showers and baths.
  • Avoid hot foods and heavy meals-they add heat to the body.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which dehydrate the body.

Visit a Cool-Center


Community Action Partnership of Riverside County is coordinating Cool Centers to provide drop-in sites for individuals, such as seniors, the disabled and others in need of temporary relief from the heat.


Cool Centers are open to the public when the Riverside County Department of Public Health issues a "Heat Warning" on television, the radio and the local newspaper.


The Centers located in Moreno Valley are:


Moreno Valley Senior Center

25075 Fir Ave.

Moreno Valley, CA 92553


Monday - Thursday   8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*During active Heat Warnings, the Center will stay open until 5:00pm


Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center

14075 Frederick St.

Moreno Valley, CA 92553


Monday - Thursday   7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Moreno Valley Library

25480 Alessandro Blvd.

Moreno Valley, CA 92553


Monday - Thursday   9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday   9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


For more Cool Center locations in Riverside County, please visit www.capriverside.org.



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