Check out the Behind the Scenes Hangar Tour

Find Out More About Chamber of Commerce Events 

State Senator Richard Roth Town Hall

Citywide Camera Surveillance System Community Meeting

Learn More about your Community

SR-71 Blackbird 

Free Mulch in Celebration of Earth Day

Lake Perris Lifeguard Tryouts

Join Us for our Memorial Day Ceremony

Honor a Local Hero with a Military Banner or Paver

List Your Event on Our Calendar


hangartour Behind the Scenes Restorations Hangar Tour

Behind the Scenes
Restorations Hangar Tour


"Behind the Scenes Restorations Hangar Tour" is hosted by the March Air Field Museum at no extra charge every Saturday at 1:30 p.m.  It meets at the center of the museum building and consists of a tour of our Restoration Hangar that is normally not available to visitors.  Come on in on a saturday and take the tour. 


March Field Air Museum

22550 Van Buren Boulevard

Riverside, CA


chamber Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce Calendar


These events are listed on the Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce's website:

  • March 14 - MVCC Networking Mixer, Margarita's Grill
  • March 24 - Beach to Boulders HIgh School Mountain Bike Race at Lake Perris
  • For more information call: 951.697.4404


petinparkFind a New Friend

Pet in the Park Adoption Day

Saturday, March 23, 2013

9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sunnymead Park

12655 Perris Blvd. at Fir Ave.

roth State Senator Richard Roth, D-Riverside

Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Moreno Valley City Hall

14177 Frederick St.


Senator Roth will provide updates on legislation and meet
with community members and leaders. 
Senator Roth represents the 31st Senate District.


The Town Hall is free and open to the public. 

 Please RSVP to Altie Holcomb by caling 951.680.6750

camerasCamera Surveillance

Citywide Camera Surveillance System Community Meeting

Thursday, March 28, 2013

6:00 p.m.

Moreno Valley Police Department

Multi-purpose Room

commexpo Salvation Army

Celebrate Community:

A Community Expo 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

at Community Park, 13380 Frederick St


Your business/organization is invited to set up a booth and/or display to promote your programs & services to the community. 


Remember booth space is free to any organization or business. For additional information, please contact Captain Julius Murphy,
Corps Officer/Event Coordinator, at 951-653-9131.

blackbird SR-71 Symposium



SR-71 Blackbird Weekend 2013

 April 6-7, 2013


Cleared for takeoff, you accelerate rapidly down the runway at breakneck speed befoe lifting off the ground at 230 knots (265 miles per hour!)


The Lockheed SR-71, unofficially known as the Blackbird, ws an advanced, long-range, Mach 3 strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed by Lockheed Skunk Works.  The aircraft flew so fast and high that not one was ever shot down, even by a missle.


March Field Air Museum

22550 Van Buren Boulevard

Riverside, CA



mulch Earth Day Events


Mulch available to Moreno Valley residents only.  


April 13, 2013

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

City Yard

15670 Perris Blvd.

Moreno Valley, CA 92551


For any questions contact the Solid Waste & Recycling Program at 951.413.3109.

lifeguardSummer Jobs for Teens

Lake Perris Lifeguard Tryouts

Work as a reservoir/lake lifeguard for the California State Parks.  Be trained in Advanced First Aid, CPR, AED, Open Water Lifesaving Techniques and Aquatic Search and Rescue Procedures.

April 13-20   

Click here for more information.

Memorialday Join us for Memorial Day



West Coast Thunder
Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2013

Should be to Sunnymead Blvd.  by XX a.m.

Please line up along the sidewalk to watch.  


Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 27, 2013

Special sunset ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m.

 at Veterans Memorial Circle at the

Moreno Valley Civic Center 

Sheriff Stan Sniff, Keynote Speaker

banneradMilitary Appreciation Banners/Pavers



listyourevent List 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:

Skechers is LEED Certified

Watch the Community Forum Video 

MVPD receives award from MADD

Check out our Easter Events

Valentines Event Breaks Animal Shelter Record

Library Events this Spring

Cooking Fire Safety Tips



City Celebrates LEED Gold Certification of Skechers Facility 


The City of Moreno Valley proudly announces that Skechers USA's North American Distribution Center in Moreno Valley has been certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  The 1,820,457 square foot building, developed by Highland Fairview, is the largest LEED Gold certified project of its kind in the U.S. 


LEED designation in new building construction is highly prestigious. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is administered by the USGBC.  LEED is a comprehensive system to define, measure and designate "green buildings."  Certification in the national recognition program is based on strict standards in five key areas: site management, energy consumption, material use and indoor environmental quality.


Skechers USA hosted a ceremony on Friday February 22, 2013, to celebrate the project's achievement.  Several VIPs attended to congratulate Skechers including Supervisor Marion Ashley and representatives from Governor Brown's Office and Highland Fairview - the building's developer. 


For information on these, and other development projects in Moreno Valley, contact the city's Community & Economic Development Department at 951.413.3460 or visit their webpage at

Click here to read complete press release.

CEQaCEQA Community Forum 
Click here to watch Community Forum: CEQA Process and EIR Overview
Click here to watch Community Forum: CEQA Process and EIR Overview


Residents and businesses were invited to attend a special community forum to learn about the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and hear an overview of the World Logistics Center Environmental Impact Report (EIR).


MADDMADD Recognizes MVPD Officers 

On February 20, 2013, Moreno Valley Police Department (MVPD) Traffic Team members were recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) during the annual "AVOID the 30" awards ceremony. Honorees were distinguished based on the number of DUI arrests during a specified period of time. More than 300 people from several Riverside County law enforcement agencies attended this respected event held at the Riverside Auditorium & Event Center.


Several members of the Moreno Valley Traffic Team were individually recognized during this event, including:

  • Officer Eric Robinson: 306  
  • Officer Dennis Pleta: 220 
  • Officer Jason Slover: 104

To read more click here

To learn more, about MADD, visit

Join us for Easter Fun


SweetpawSweet Paw Sets New Adoption Record at Animal Shelter

 Setting a new single-day adoption record for the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter, 41 dogs and 2 cats went to new homes during the Shelter's "Sweet Paw" Valentine's Day pet adoption event on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.


All pets were offered for adoption at deeply discounted adoption fees of $50 for dogs and $25 for cats. The adoption fees included spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, a "HomeAgain"


Free collars and ID tags were made possible by a grant from the ASPCA. The event was a huge success made possible by the outstanding teamwork of city staff, volunteers, our animal rescue partners, and the many wonderful pets waiting for their new owners to provide a lifelong loving home.

libraryeventsDr. Seuss Read-a-Thon 

Civic group "Brothers and Sisters of Hope" provided an open story time on Saturday, March 2, at the Moreno Valley Public Library, in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday. This Dr. Seuss Read-a-Thon will be offered from 12 noon-2 p.m. Kids of all ages enjoyed the popular books written by the renowned children's author.


In-n-Out Burger Sponsors
Reading Program

In-n-Out Burger's "Cover to Cover" reading program run from March 2 through April 13 at Moreno Valley Public Library. Children ages 4-12 who read 5 books checked out on their own library card can earn a certificate for a free hamburger or cheese sandwich. This award can be earned up to three times during the program period.  Many thanks to In-n-Out Burger for providing these reading incentives to the youngsters in our community. 


Free Tax Help

The Library has prepared a handout showing where the public can go for free tax help and where to get tax forms. Local locations for free tax help include the Moreno Valley Senior Center, the Moreno Valley WIC office, and the Southwestern Veterans Business Center in Perris. IRS and Franchise Tax Board forms can be procured online; basic forms can also be picked up at the Perris Branch Library and the Riverside County Law Library. Addresses and hours of operation are included on the handout, along with a list of what to bring for those seeking free tax help.


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 at or call 951.413.3880. 

firecookFire-Cooking Safety Tips
Many families gather in the kitchen to spend time together. However; it can be one of the most hazardous rooms in the house if you don't practice safe cooking behaviors.

Cooking equipment, such as stoves, ovens, deep fryers and open grills, are the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. A recent study from the United States Fire Administration (USFA) estimated an average of 164,500 home fires per year caused by cooking.


So whether you are cooking the family dinner or a snack for the kids, practicing these safety tips will help keep you and your family safe.


Watch What You Heat:
Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen, for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.

  • If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you're cooking.
  • To prevent cooking fires, you have to be alert! Drinking alcohol and taking medication that causes drowsiness are a few things that can affect your ability to stay alert and attentive.  Plan ahead by designating  a meeting location away from the home, but not necessarily across the street in case a home fire occurs. For example, meet under a specific tree or at the end of the driveway or front sidewalk to make sure everyone has gotten out safely.           

To learn more about protecting your family from smoke and fire, visit or  


For the full story and more tips, click here.



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