State of the City 2014

MoVal Neighbors

Get Money for College

MoVal Rocks! Summer Concerts

MoVal MoVies Summer Movies

Library: Asthma Event

Start of School Dates

African American Family Reunion

CERT Training


Chamber Business Expo

Hike to the Top: Lake Perris

Household Hazardous Waste

Check Out the New issue of Soaring

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First Day of School
Moreno Valley Unified
School District:
August 13
Val Verde Unified
School District:
August 13
Moreno Valley College
(start of Fall Semester):
August 25   














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



to the Community Calendar!

August 2014 


Moreno Valley, like other communities, experiences periodic increases in the occurrence of crime.  This is concerning to you, and it's concerning to us.


When this occurs in our community, the City Council, City Management and our Police Department work closely to understand the types of incidents taking place and whether any specific steps can be taken to increase our residents' safety and peace of mind. 


We also recognize that in some instances, certain crimes are not preventable...even if our Police Department had even more resources than it does now.   Click here for more information.  



Residents throughout the City of Moreno Valley are invited to join in with thousands of communities nationwide for the 31st Annual National Night Out (NNO) on August 5th.   The Chief of Police, other City leaders and Moreno Valley Police Department Officers will be visiting the three NNO locations coordinated by official Neighborhood Watch neighborhoods. The event runs from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


The following event locations are open to the public:

  • Neighborhood site, 24707 Conley Ct. 
  • Honey Hollow Elementary School, 11765 Honey Hollow
  • Il Sorrento Senior Gated Community, 23820 Ironwood Ave.

NNO is designed to generate support for anti-crime programs such as Neighborhood Watch and heighten gang and drug prevention awareness. It also serves to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and won't tolerate their presence. "Crime prevention is a community effort and getting to know your neighbors is a great place to start" said Moreno Valley Police Chief Joel Ontiveros.



Pets of the Week #15 Delilah & Godzilla
Pets of the Week #15 Delilah & Godzilla


The City Clerk's Office is busy preparing for the upcoming General Municipal Election, scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Two City Council terms ending 2014 for election: Districts 2 & 4. One City Council term ending 2016 for the Recall Election: District 5.  The nomination period opens July 14 and ends August 8, 2014, (July 14 - August 21, 2014 for the Recall Election).


Each candidate must be nominated by not less than 20 and not more than 30 qualified voters who live and are registered to vote in the District from which the candidate is nominated.  


To qualify as a candidate a person shall be:


-A Citizen of the United States 
-A Qualified Elector of the State of California 
-A registered voter of the City of Moreno Valley at the time of filing nomination
-A resident of the appropriate District at the time nomination papers are issued. 

Important Upcoming Dates:

October 6 - 28, 2014: Applications for Vote-by-mail Ballot

October 20, 2014: Last day to register to vote for the November 4, 2014 election. 


Also included in the ballot:

-Measure relating to Approval of City Council Term Limits 
-Measure relating to the Direct Election of the Mayor and Reapportionment of Councilmanic Districts.


For additional information regarding the November 4, 2014 General Municipal Election please visit the Riverside County Registrar of Voters Website.  

Keep Cool! Protect Your Health
The Moreno Valley Fire Department would like to encourage you to stay cool this summer and avoid heat related medical emergencies by following these tips:
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat or use an umbrella for shade.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose clothing.
  • Slow down-rest in the shade or a cool place when possible.
  • Never leave a child, elderly, disabled person, or animal alone in a vehicle.
  • Check on your friends and neighbors who are elderly, have medical conditions, or are at higher risk for problems when it is very hot.
  • Take a cool shower or bath.
  • Turn on your air conditioner when it is hotter than 90˚, visit a friend who has air conditioning, or go someplace cool like a Cool Center, a mall, a library or a senior center.
  • If you do not have an air conditioner, use a fan, make sure your windows are open, or visit a Cool Center. The Moreno Valley Senior Center is also a Cool Center.

Click here for more information or call the Summer Energy Crisis Hotline at 1-888-636-8676 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

or call "2-1-1" 24 hours a day.  


 "Un-power" Hours are Noon to 6 p.m.

The hottest part of the day is also the time when energy demand is at its highest - from 12 PM to 6 PM. Here are simple ways that the City of Moreno Valley and the Community Energy Partnership* encourage you to reduce your energy usage during peak hours to help you save when it counts most:
  •  Keep the thermostat on your A/C set to 78F.
  • Use your washer, dryer and dishwasher only during off-peak hours, preferably when they're full.
  • Make sure coffee pots, radios and other electronics have been switched off or are unplugged when not in use.
  • Turn off your computer screen saver (it wastes power by keeping your computer active).
  • Set your computer to turn your monitor off after 10 minutes of non-use and your hard drive after 20 minutes.
  • Devices such as laptops can run on battery power during the day and then be recharged at night. Don't forget to unplug when not charging.
  • Not using your oven during warmer temperatures will help your air conditioner work less to cool your home.
  • The state of California may issue a Flex Alert - an urgent call to conserve energy immediately. When you hear a Flex Alert, save electricity NOW by turning off unnecessary lights and following any of the tips mentioned here.


Check out the City Manager's Report! This comprehensive report provides a general overview of what is happening at City Hall. Click here to go to the latest report.



Moreno Valley has new commercial sales data to celebrate.  1st Quarter 2014 sales are up again.  This marks more than four years of growth by Moreno Valley businesses.  Click here to link to the full reports.


The latest Economic Development Activity Summary is now available on the website. 



Water Safety

With the warm weather upon us, it is important to stay vigilant around children and adults alike while enjoying activities involving bathing and swimming at a pool, river, lake or beach. For children younger than five, drowning is a leading cause of injury, or lifelong disability and it is the leading cause of accidental death. As toddlers begin walking and exploring, statistics show an alarming rate of pool and other drowning's. For tips on how to keep your kids safe, please visit our website. 


Snake Awareness and Safety 

The days are long, temperatures are hot, and many different wild animals are out in search of food. One in particular, is the rattlesnake. Snakes are active animals that are commonly seen in urban areas.   Now is the time to raise awareness levels and pay close attention when outdoors during this summer season.  To find out more, visit our website. 




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