Springtastic Festival and Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8
The City of Moreno Valley will hold its annual Springtastic Festival and Egg Hunt at Sunnymead Park on Saturday, April 8 featuring 12,000 prize and candy-filled eggs!

This year’s festivities will kick off at 9 a.m. with a free egg hunt for children between the ages of 2 and 10 years old. Children will be assigned to different fields according to age and there will be accommodations for children with special needs.

Breakfast will be served immediately following the egg hunt until noon. Cost is $5 a person.

The fun doesn’t stop there. This year’s Springtastic Festival will feature performances and spring-themed activities until noon.

Springtastic will be held at Sunnymead Park, located at 12655 Perris Boulevard in Moreno Valley.

For additional information, please contact the Parks and Community Services Department at 951-413-3280.

Moreno Valley Youth Conference to Help Students Get Hired

Are you a student trying to find a job or know one who is?

Learn what it takes to get hired at the Moreno Valley Youth Conference Job and Education Expo on Saturday April 8.

This is an incredible opportunity to learn how to fill out job applications, create a winning resume, and perfect interviewing skills to get the job you want.

Experts will help guide you through the application process and help you learn what it takes to stand out from the crowd, including valuable resume writing tips.

You won’t just hear about interview skills – you’ll be able to experience it firsthand with mock interviews that will make you more comfortable and confident during the real thing.

Local employers will be on hand along with other exhibitors to help you in your job search.

Seating is limited, so register now at http://www.moval.org/city_council/elc-jobexpo.shtml

The first 50 people to register will be entered into a special prize drawing.

The Moreno Valley Youth Conference and Education Expo is open to students 17 and older.

Moreno Valley Youth Conference Job and Education Expo
Saturday April 8
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Cottonwood Golf Center
13671 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley

The City of Moreno Valley congratulates Dickey’s Barbecue Pit on their grand opening in the TownGate Promenade shopping center. Dickey’s is located at 12620 Day Street, Suite E, at the southeast corner of Campus Parkway and Day Street in Moreno Valley.

Based in Dallas, Texas, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit offers slow-smoked barbecue: beef brisket, pulled pork, St. Louis style ribs, polish sausage, spicy cheddar sausage, smoked turkey, and marinated chicken, with an extensive array of home-style sides.

“The City of Moreno Valley proudly celebrates this latest addition to our restaurant offerings,” said Mayor Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez.  “The great barbecue and fun atmosphere will really connect with Moreno Valley consumers.”

"Dickey’s offers guests mouth-watering meats that are smoked onsite and award-winning, home-grown fare, including complimentary ice cream for the kid in all of us,” said Michael Tucker, owner of the Moreno Valley Dickey’s.  "We love the Dickey’s restaurant concept and are proud to bring it to this community."

As part of strong Economic Development efforts by the City, several additional restaurants also recently opened, including:  

  • All American Ice Cream – Moreno Marketplace
  • Armando’s Mexican Restaurant – Moreno Marketplace
  • Cupcakes & Espresso – 2nd location at TownGate Promenade
  • Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches - TownGate Promenade
  • Menchie's Frozen Yogurt - Stoneridge Towne Center
  • Pupuseria Ita's - Sunnymead Towne Centre
  • Shrimp Factory - Pigeon Pass Plaza
  • Snowopolis - TownGate Center

    Other restaurants that are slated to open in the near future include:  

    • Culichi Restaurant – Moreno Valley Plaza (under construction)
    • Fatburger – The Quarter (lease signed)
    • Habit Burger – TownGate Promenade (lease signed)
    • Mountain Mike’s Pizza – Perris / Alessandro (under construction)
    • Pieology – TownGate Square (under construction)
    • Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen – TownGate Square (under construction)
    • Saigon Bistro – TownGate Center (lease signed)

    For more information about the City’s new businesses or to learn more about establishing a business in Moreno Valley, please visit www.morenovalleybusiness.com and contact the Economic Development Department at 951.413.3460 or by email at EDTeam@moval.org.

    JOB SEEKERS In the market for a new job?  Join the Hire MoVal Job Seekers' List today!  

    Curious about what’s coming to Moreno Valley?  Did you hear that Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Cupcakes & Espresso, and the Organic Nail Bar opened at the TownGate Promenade shopping center between Costco and ALDI?

    If you want to be the first to know about coming businesses and new developments under construction, check out monthly update of the Economic Development Summary.  You can learn more about Moreno Valley’s business location advantages on the dedicated Economic Development website:  www.morenovalleybusiness.com    

    The City of Moreno Valley is working hard for you.

    The City recently began publishing Moreno Valley at Work: A Weekly Summary of Good News from the City Where Dreams Soar to let residents know about all the great things going on at the City of Moreno Valley.

    From road improvement projects to opportunities to learn how help first responders during a disaster to the latest businesses openings, make sure you get the good news delivered right to you inbox every Friday.

    Sign up for Moreno Valley at Work here
    Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
    The City of Moreno Valley Office of Emergency Management is holding a three-day Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) workshop from Friday, May 5, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017 to train residents how to respond to disasters and work effectively with emergency responders.

    These classes are FREE.

    CERT training includes instruction in basic disaster response skills, including fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

    Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members will be able to provide critical help their neighbors or coworkers during a disaster when first responders are not immediately available to help.

    Students as young as 16 can participate in the CERT training as long as their parent or guardian also participates. 

    To become certified, sign up for a CERT class today!

    Registration forms available at www.moval.org or by contacting the Office of Emergency Management at 951.413.3800 or email oem@moval.org

    The next 3-day CERT course will be held at the Emergency Operations Center at 22870 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos on the following days:

    Friday, May 5 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Saturday, May 6 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sunday, May 7 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Attendees must attend all three days of training in order to become CERT certified.
    Hiking Tips to Keep You Safe
    Walking and hiking are fun and healthy ways to keep active. Here are a few safety tips to make sure you stay safe on the trails.

    • Hike with friends and family. Not only is the companionship a great way to share the experience, but it provides added safety benefits.
    • Tell someone not hiking with you of your intended location and intended return. Make sure to take a cell phone in case of an emergency. Be prepared to provide a latitude/longitude of your location if needed.
    • Remember to make contact after your return.

    Stay Hydrated – Prevent heat-related illnesses

    • Pack water, drinks, snack bars, or other easily carried foods.
    • Drink liquids often. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink
    • Don’t drink liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar; these actually cause you to lose more body fluid.
    • Avoid very cold drinks as they can cause stomach cramps.
    • Be aware of your limitations and be cautious not to overexert yourself.

    Stay on the trails

    • Trails are there for your safety. Walking off the trail can increase your chances of suffering an injury or even getting lost.
    • If you encounter wildlife on the trail, keep your distance and back away slowly. DO NOT run. 

    Find more about the City's Hikes to the Top here. There are hikes for all ages and abilities.

    For more safety tips from the Moreno Valley Fire Department go here.

    Snake Safety Tips
    The summer season is approaching and temperatures are on the rise. So are the incidences of snake sightings and snake-related injuries.  The Moreno Valley Fire Department would like to share some important safety tips about snakes, particularly rattlesnakes which are found across Southern California.  

    Snake Facts:
    • Snakes can strike at a distance up to one-half their body length. 
    • A snake can still bite if its head has been separated from its body.
    • A rattlesnake doesn’t always provide a “warning” by rattling before striking. 
    • Snakes will also hide in shoes left outside, so always check shoes or boots before wearing.   
    What can I do to keep snakes away from my house?
    • Keep grass and vegetation in your yard cut short.
    • Trim shrubs and bushes so you can see the ground under them.
    • Remove piles of debris, including branches, leaves, boards and logs, as these provide hiding and nesting places for many kinds of snakes.    
    What do I do if I see a snake?
    • Walk! Do not run away from the snake. Take two steps backward and watch where the snake goes, then calmly turn around and leave the snake alone.
    • It is recommended to contact a professional to remove the snake.
    • Do not kill the snake.
    • If safe to do so take a picture, so that a professional can provide you with positive identification

    What should I do if bitten by a snake?

    • Remain calm, and remove yourself from the area immediately.
    • Call 911 and seek medical attention immediately.
    • If you know or suspect the snake is venomous, remove any constricting jewelry, watches, clothing, etc.
    • Keep the victim and/or injured limb still as you would a strain or break.
    • Clean the bite area thoroughly (however, do not suck the venom from bite).
    • Do not apply ice; do not use a tourniquet, and never cut on the fang marks.

    Tips to keep your pets safe:

    • Pets make great hiking companions but it is important to keep them safe as well. Ask your vet about the rattlesnake vaccine. The vaccine will help reduce/delay the effects of the venom if they are bitten by a rattlesnake.
    • Keep your pet on a 6-foot leash. Keeping your dog from wandering too far can help you and your companion escape safely if needed
    • Avoid rocky or dense brush. Staying on the trails and avoiding rocky or dense brush will allow you to see ahead and avoid any areas as needed.
    • If you or your pet encounters a snake, walk away slowly!
    • If your pet is bitten, they will need immediate veterinary care. Make sure to immobilize your pet and keep them as quiet as possible. The more your pet moves the quicker the venom will circulate through their body.
    For more safety tips from the Moreno Valley Fire Department go here.
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