Volume 193 | Oct. 12-16, 2020
City to Create "Teen SPOT," a
Teen-focused After-school Gathering Space
The Mayor and City Council have approved the creation of Teen SPOT (Support, Programs, Opportunities & Technology), a teen-focused after-school gathering space at the City's Conference & Recreation Center. Teen SPOT will offer fun social/recreational activities, along with participation in supervised programs, including tutoring and homework help, use of a state-of-the-art computer lab, leadership activities and a variety of workshops. Teen SPOT will open in early 2021.
MoVal Makes Free Computers Available
Building on its new CLiC initiative (Computer Learning & Internet Connectivity), launched Oct. 1 and intended to bring more residents into the digital age, the City of Moreno Valley has entered into a partnership with County of Riverside Community Action Partnership to make 50 desktop PCs available for free to qualifying residents. More will be available in coming months.
"Computers and internet access are essential to modern living," said Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor of Moreno Valley. "The pandemic has demonstrated how technology-dependent we are with so many people using computers to search for work, or work from home, or order products or get an education. We want everyone to be connected, and this is another step in that direction."
Applicants for free computers must demonstrate a household income less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level, and must agree to complete two online workshops to prepare for success online. 
Free Mobile App is the Easy Way to Report Potholes, Graffiti, Illegal Dumping
Discover a new pothole? Spot some graffiti? Find some illegal dumping? City crews will gladly take care of these problems quickly when they get the report. And the fastest and most accurate way to report them is with the City of Moreno Valley free mobile app. The app, available for Android and iPhone, also lets users report injured animals, stray shopping carts, non-functioning street lights and code violations, and accepts feedback on capital projects and requests for landscape service. Download the City of MoVal app today!
MoVaLEARNS - Mayor's Challenge Program to Help MVC Students is Bolstered by Donation
On behalf of the Moreno Valley Community Foundation, the City accepted a generous $1,500 contribution this week from AAC Utility Partners, a consulting firm based in South Carolina that serves utilities across the United States and Canada. The donation will be used to support the MoVaLEARNS - Mayor's Challenge program, which provides a monthly stipend to qualifying students at Moreno Valley College to help them pay the bills and stay in school.
Remember Handwashing
to Prevent Spread of Disease
October 15 was Global Handwashing Day, and a great reminder that regular handwashing is critically important to avoiding the spread of coronavirus and other pathogens. With the prevention focus shifting to masks in recent months, surveys have shown fewer Americans are washing their hands regularly. But health officials are urging all of us to thoroughly wash hands with soap and warm water several times a day, and always before eating, especially as we face a second wave of coronavirus and the arrival of seasonal flu.
A Visit to: TownGate Memorial Park
At a spacious eight acres, Moreno Valley's TownGate Memorial Park, at 13051 Elsworth St., is a pleasant oasis, a quiet refuge from the busy world featuring attractive amenities including picnic tables and a picnic shelter, barbecues, a playground, a softball/baseball field, plenty of green space, restrooms, security lighting and convenient off-street parking. TownGate Memorial is well worth a visit. Learn all about Moreno Valley's beautiful parks online!