City Offices: Closed July 4

MoVal Rocks! Summer Concerts

Senior Center: Texas Barbecue

Discounted Pet Adoptions

You're Invited...

Hikes to the Top: Hidden Springs

Paws to Read

MoVal MoVies Summer Movies

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Park of the Month: Hound Town Dog Park

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 seniorjulySenior Center:

Texas Barbecue

Seniors are welcome to enjoy

delicious barbecue hot off the grill.


Thursday, July 10

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Fee: $1


Senior Community Center

25075 Fir Ave. 


For more information,

call the Senior Center at 951.413.3430.



Hike to the Top:
Hidden Springs  
Saturday, July 26
7:30 a.m.
Difficulty: Moderate
3.3 miles round trip
Meet at: Hidden Springs
Elementary School
9801 Hidden Springs Dr.
 Contact Information:
Moreno Valley Parks & Community Services








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 This summer learn to dance, paint, and explore all that City of Moreno Valley's Parks & Community Services Department has to offer.



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New Mayor Selected;
Mayor Jesse L. Molina


The Moreno Valley City Council selected Jesse Molina to serve as Mayor for the balance of the 2014 calendar year at the June 24 Council Meeting. Currently serving his second term as Council Member for District 1, Molina is excited about new opportunities and humbled by the opportunity.


In his remarks after the vote, Molina asserted his gratitude. "I am humbled to serve you. I work for you." He added that his "job is to listen." The Mayor is looking forward to serving the community in his new role.  Mayor Molina currently serves on the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA), Western Riverside County Regional Conservation  Authority (RCA), School Districts/City Joint Task Force, Public Safety Subcommittee (PSSC), Senior Citizens' Board, and Recreational Trails Board.


Council Member George E. Price

A Swearing-In Ceremony was alson held for the new District 3 Council Member George E. Price the same evening. Council Member Price was the City's first Parks and Recreation Director until his retirement in 2006. He has been active in the community since that time. Council Member Price has been on the board of, or a member of, various Moreno Valley community organizations including the Salvation Army Advisory, Visterra Credit Union, Community Hospital Foundation, Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce, Moreno Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Moreno Valley Youth Federation, Moreno Valley Volleyball Club, and the Moreno Valley Morning Optimist Club.




Celebrate with Us at the
July 4th Parade & FunFest!

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The City of Moreno Valley and the July 4th Advisory Board are looking forward to hosting the annual 2014 July 4th celebration for residents and visitors. The Independence Day celebration will kick-off with the much anticipated parade from 9:30 a.m. to noon, then launches into full celebration mode as the gates for the Family FunFest open at 1:00 p.m.


The parade route begins at Alessandro Boulevard and Frederick Street heading north on Frederick Street, then west onto Towngate Boulevard, ending at the Towngate Plaza at approximately 12:00 noon. The parade theme this year is "Saluting Our Patriots of Liberty."


The festivities continue at Morrison Park and Mountain View Middle School located at the northeast corner of Dracaea Avenue and Morrison Street. Gates open at 1:00 p.m. with the festival beginning at 2:00 p.m. Highlights of the evening include a main stage and a community stage, both of which promise to provide great entertainment for the entire family. Several entertainers will perform on the main stage this year.   Visit our website for more information.


City Expands Business Hours



Pictured from left, Kimberly Billingsley Scott, Daniel Villa,
Steven Sandoval, Wendy Acuna, Luis Mojica.
Congratulations to Moreno Valley's First Emerging Leaders Council


The Emerging Leaders Council (ELC) was proposed by Council Member Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez. The purpose of the Emerging Leaders Council is to identify college students with a desire to become community leaders, get involved in local government policies, and serve the Moreno Valley community.


On June 23, 2014, the following members of the Emerging Leaders Council attended a swearing in ceremony and presided over their first council meeting:


Student Mayor - Kimberly Billingsley Scott

Student Vice Mayor - Daniel Villa

Student Clerk - Steven Sandoval

Member - Wendy Acuna

Member - Luis Mojica


The ELC will meet on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.




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 such as bodily injuries, severe burns, structure fires and/or wild land fires. 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: 951.247.8700 or 1.800.950.2444. Please visit our website and follow the link to view a list of approved public fireworks shows for the 2013 July 4th holiday.


For water safety and heat-related safety tips, visit the Moreno Valley Fire Department webpage.

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



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.

 Visit a Cool-Center


Community Action Partnership of Riverside County coordinates Cool Centers to provide drop-in sites for individuals, such as seniors, the disabled and others in need of temporary relief from the heat. The Centers located in Moreno Valley are:


Moreno Valley Senior Center

25075 Fir Ave.

Moreno Valley, CA 92553


Monday - Friday: 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.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 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.




Keep Pets Safe during 4th of July, Summertime


The Moreno Valley Animal Shelter urges residents to keep the safety of their pets in mind during the 4th of July festivities and hot summer days. Please take precautions to keep your family pet safe:

  • Keep pets safe from the noise of fireworks in a quiet, sheltered, and escape-proof area of your home. Do not take your pet to loud, crowded fireworks displays.
  • Microchip your pet to ensure permanent identification and keep an ID tag on your pet in case he or she becomes lost. 
  • Never leave a pet alone inside a vehicle. even with windows cracked, temperatures rise quickly causing animals to die from heatstroke.
  • Exercise your pet in the early morning hours when temperatures are cooler.
  • Provide outdoor pets with plenty of shade and access to a fresh supply of water at all times.
  • Avoid walking your pet on hot asphalt or concrete as the high temperatures will cause their body temperature to quickly rise and the hot surfaces can burn their paws.
  • Old and overweight pets should be kept in air-conditioned rooms as much as possible especially during the hot time of the day as they are more likely to overheat.

If you lose your pet over the 4th of July, the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter will be open Saturday, July 5th from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, July 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Monday, July 7th from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


The Moreno Valley Animal Shelter will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014. Lost pets can be viewed on the Shelter website or Petharbor.  The Animal Shelter is located at 14041 Elsworth Street.  For more information contact the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 951.413.3790.



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