November 2014 




Movie at the Gym:
Muppets Most Wanted

$5 Fridays for Cats and Kittens

Bilingual Storytime

Used Oil Filter Exchange

City Office Closure: Veterans Day

Neighborhood Watch

Paper Shred Event

Home for the Holidays Adoption

November Senior Center Events

Festival of Trees

City Office Closure: Thanksgiving

Moreno Valley Wind Symphony

Snow Day

Winter Activities for Kids

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Used Oil Filter Exchangeusedoil
vetclosureCity Facility Closure: Veterans Day
neighborhoodNeighborhood Watch
Neighborhood Watch:
Captains' Meeting
Identity theft, mail theft,
and phishing scams.
Wednesday, November 12
7:00 p.m.
Police Department
Public Safety Building
22850 Calle San Juan de los Lagos 
Paper Shred Event 




dogtoberfestAdoption: Home for the Holidays
bizchallengSaturday, November 22:
Ultimate Business Challenge
November at the
Senior Community Center
Holiday Craft Faire
It's that time again to start shopping
early for all the holiday presents. 
Everyone is welcome!
Saturday, November 22
8:00 a.m.-12 noon
Vendor Fee is $5
Senior Community Center is located at 25075 Fir Ave.
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thanksclosureCity Facility Closure: Thanksgiving
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Give Back This Thanksgiving
Operation Holiday Cheer includes programs designed to brighten the lives of children and families in Moreno Valley that are experiencing an economically challenging time.  Donations and volunteers needed.  Individuals or groups that are interested in dropping off toys, assisting financially, or volunteering, please contact Community Services Officer Manier at 951.486.6716.
Every year, tens of thousands of children experience Christmas morning with no   gifts to open. To bring smiles to these children, 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 that wish to be part of this special event are encouraged to drop off a new, unwrapped toy or sports equipment at any local fire station to support this worthwhile cause.  For eligibility requirements to receive toys for a child in need, please contact the Moreno Valley Community Assistance Program at 951-485-7792. For any other questions regarding the "Spark of Love Toy Drive" call 951-486-6780.  Your donation to the "Spark of Love Toy Drive" will be accepted at any of the City's seven fire stations through December 24, 2014.
There are lots or opportunities to volunteer or donate this holiday season, including: food drive, Thanksgiving dinner, bell ringing, food sorting & packing, Christmas food and toy assistance distribution. Click here for more information


upgradedcreditMoreno Valley Earns Credit Rating Upgrade


The City of Moreno Valley is pleased to announce that it has earned a credit rating upgrade to "A+" from "A", with a stable outlook from Standard & Poor's in connection with its Lease Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2014. The upgrade was based on the City's improving financial performance according to the Standard & Poor analyst.  Standard & Poor's cited the following credit strengths as part of their rationale:

  • Very strong management team and strong policies
  • Solid liquidity position based on the City's fund balance
  • Revenues exceeded expenditures for FY 2013/14
  • Strong budget flexibility

The City Council and City Manager's actions to balance the City's General Fund budget with the current two-year balanced budget was a key factor in achieving the strong rating result. Standard & Poor's also recognized that the City did not have a balanced budget in recent years, but the effort of the City Council and management team to strategize, plan and deliver on a three-year deficit elimination plan has brought revenues in line with expenditures. The City has emerged from the recession financially strong, with reasonable reserves, steady revenue growth and a strong balance sheet based on the efforts of the City Council and City staff.


This rating affirms the City's previous strong rating based on a review performed by Standard & Poor's in December 2013. The rating at that time stepped up from an A rating with stable outlook to an A rating with a positive outlook. Click here for more information.


Click to watch 2014 Moreno Valley Veterans Day Promo
Click to watch 2014 Moreno Valley Veterans Day Ceremony at Moreno Valley Veterans Memorial
The City of Moreno Valley is pleased to host the 7th Annual Veterans Day ceremony led by Mayor Jesse L. Molina at the Moreno Valley Veterans Memorial, located at the Civic Center - Frederick St. and Alessandro Blvd., on Tuesday, November 11, 3:30 p.m.


The Program

The memorable program includes:

  • Riverside National Cemetery's Semper Fi #1 Memorial Honor Detail will present colors and perform the "13-Fold" Ceremony. The Semper Fi #1 Memorial Honor Detail is made up of retired or former Marines who volunteer their time to honor veterans that are interred at Riverside National Cemetery as well as help create distinction among community events by maintaining the honorable diplay and handling of the United States flag.
  • The Moreno Valley Master Chorale and violin students from Tuning Sounds, a local music and performing arts program, are performing several patriotic songs and melodies. The Moreno Valley Master Chorale was founded in 1986 to produce, promote, and preserve the live choral experience and is active with several annual performances and participation in many City of Moreno Valley and regional events.
  • Members of the Knights of Columbus, A.F. Chelbana Assembly will lay the wreath in honor of all who have served the country. The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal organization that offers men leadership training through active involvement and volunteer opportunities in the parish of St. Christopher's and throughout the community.

There will be golf cart service for members of the community who need assistance getting from the parking lot to the Memorial.  The ceremony will be followed by an informal reception with light refreshments and displays of artwork and thoughtful letters prepared by Moreno Valley students.


Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive

To support the hospitality service provided by volunteers at March Air Reserve Base's Hangar 385 for departing and returning war zone soldiers, the City will be accepting contributions of peanut butter (creamy or chunky) and jelly (strawberry or grape). Since 2004, soldiers have been greeted and sent off by volunteers who work hard to be that "little bit of home" for so many who need it before they leave or as soon as they return.


For more information, please call 951.413.3006 or visit Click here to view the video promotion.


 You're Invited to Celebrate
Moreno Valley's 30th Anniversary


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

at 3:30 p.m.

Conference & Recreation Center


 Join us as we celebrate community!  Come out for a memorable ceremony, and, of course, anniversary cake!   




Meet Moreno Valley Police Officers 


Get to know the officers serving Zone 3.  Come out to discuss the issues specific to this zone. 


Zone 3 Meeting:

November 19, 2014

7-9 p.m.

Moreno Valley Ranch
Community Center

16010 Rancho Del Lago



Valley Kids Camp  


Give your kids a Fall Break to remember! Youth 5-12 years of age will enjoy a variety of crafts, structured indoor and outdoor games and more in a supervised, fun-filled environment.


Dates: November 24-26

Time: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: March Field Park Community Center, 15325 5th Street 


Click here for more information.




 Be Safe this Thanksgiving


Important safety information for when using a turkey fryer:


 The delicious deep-fried turkey has quickly grown in popularity but safety experts are concerned that backyard chefs may be sacrificing fire safety for good taste.


When using a turkey flyer, please use the following tips:  

  • Turkey fryers should always be used outdoors a safe distance from buildings and any other flammable materials.
  • Never use turkey fryers in a garage or on a wooden deck.
  • Make sure the fryers are used on a flat surface to reduce accidental tipping.
  • Never leave the fryer unattended. Most units do not have thermostat controls. If you do not watch the fryer carefully, the oil will continue to heat until it catches fire.
  • Never let children or pets near the fryer even if it is not in use. The oil inside the cooking pot can remain dangerously hot hours after use.
  • To avoid oil spillover, do not overfill the fryer.
  • Use well-insulated potholders or oven mitts when touching pot or lid handles. If possible, wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from oil splatter.
  • Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher nearby. Never use water to extinguish a grease fire. If the fire is manageable, use your all-purpose fire extinguisher. If the fire increases, immediately call the fire department for help.


Click here for more safety tips, including evacuation tips and West Nile virus information.


 Pets of the Week

Click to Watch Pets of the Week #27 Holly & Snickers
Click to Watch Pets of the Week #27 Holly & Snickers



The Study Sessions of the Moreno Valley City Council scheduled for November 4, and 18 have been cancelled, along with the Regular City Council Meeting scheduled for November 25, 2014.In place of the meeting which would have been held during Thanksgiving week, the Council will convene on November 18 at a Special Meeting in the City Council Chamber located at 14177 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley. The Agenda for that meeting will be posted, in advance, on the City's web site ( and at the following locations:

  • City Hall, City of Moreno Valley, 14177 Frederick Street
  • Moreno Valley Library, 25480 Alessandro Boulevard
  • Moreno Valley Senior/Community Center, 25075 Fir Avenue



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