Volume 198 | Nov. 16 - 20, 2020
Mayor Gutierrez Offers a
Special Thanksgiving Message
As we begin a holiday season unlike any we've experienced before, Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor of Moreno Valley, offers a Thanksgiving message along with a special request in this video.
Fire Stations Accepting "Spark of Love"
Toy Drive Donations

Firefighters are dedicated to preventing tragedy -- and that includes the tragedy of a child having no present to open this holiday season. So, again this year, the Moreno Valley Fire Department is sponsoring the Spark of Love Toy Drive and asking for your help to make sure every child has a happy holiday.
Please bring new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment to any MoVal fire station by December 14. Our firefighters and Santa will make sure the presents get to children who otherwise might have nothing -- and you may find that your generosity makes this holiday season your merriest ever!
Station 2, 24935 Hemlock Ave.
Station 6, 22250 Eucalyptus Ave.
Station 48, 10511 Village Road
Station 58, 28040 Eucalyptus Ave.
Station 65, 15111 Indian St.
Station 91, 16110 Lasselle St.
Station 99, 13400 Morrison St.
Residents Invited to Volunteer During
Community Month of Service
As virus safety restrictions have required the postponement of community clean-up events this year, the City has created some fun virtual beautification events for the month of November that support the community's spirit of volunteerism.

Keep MoVal Beautiful - Find That Sign!, Nov. 7-30 -- Creates awareness of the currently adopted Keep MoVal Beautiful streets, parks and trails. Residents may win prizes for posting selfies with the signs.
Celebrate America Recycles Day with a Superhero!, Nov. 9-20 -- For the youthful at heart, the EcoHero Show dives deep into environmental topics such as used-oil recycling, beverage container recycling, and litter abatement. Watch the video to find out how each of us can become an EcoHero.
Keep MoVal Beautiful TrashDash - Plogging for Our Community, Nov. 16-24 -- TrashDash is intended to heighten awareness and amplify the benefits of beautifying our community, eliminating litter, and increasing recycling. Plogging is an environmental fitness craze in which people integrate the collection of litter with their jogging workout.
Learn more about each of these events and how to participate at the Community Month of Service web page.

Holiday Kitchen Fire Safety
Now that the holidays are here, residents will likely be doing more cooking and baking, which also increases the chances of kitchen-related fire and burns. The Moreno Valley Fire Department offers these common-sense safety tips that can help make sure the worst kitchen tragedy you experience is an overcooked turkey:

  • Always keep a fire extinguisher handy.
  • Keep flammable things (dish towels, paper, wooden utensils) away from burners.
  • Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove so they won't be bumped or grabbed.
  • Don't leave your kitchen unattended while cooking, especially at high temperatures.
  • Don't wear loose clothing when cooking, especially when using gas flame.

A Visit to: Weston Park
Weston Park, located at 13170 Lasselle St., is a shaded, pleasant oasis of just over four acres. Weston offers a beautiful, spacious playground, barbecues, picnic tables and a picnic shelter, multi-use athletic fields, softball fields, restrooms and security lighting. It's a great place to bring the kids to play and relax! Learn about Community Park and all of Moreno Valley's beautiful parks online!
Animal Shelter Offering
FREE Spay/Neuter Services for Limited Time
Free vouchers for spay/neuter services for 200 Moreno Valley dogs and cats are available at the Animal Shelter. Vouchers will be issued to City resident dog or cat owners who are unemployed due to the pandemic, military veterans, or seniors age 60 and above. This offers a significant savings to City residents ranging from $50 to as much as $200 per pet.
The offer will last until 200 dogs and cats have vouchers and are scheduled to be spayed or neutered. Vouchers will be issued by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 951-413-3790, Tuesday – Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., or on Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Since 2011, mandatory spaying and neutering has been required in Moreno Valley for all dogs and cats. And since 2015, all cats and dogs in the City must be microchipped. The Animal Shelter also has a remaining supply of free microchips from a prior promotional event.
Moreno Valley Utility and SCE Warn of Scams
Some Moreno Valley residents have been targeted by scammers impersonating Moreno Valley Utility (MVU) and Southern California Edison (SCE) staff in an attempt to fraudulently collect payments on supposed late electricity bills. The scammers threaten that electrical service will be shut off if immediate payment is not made. MVU and SCE do not call customers to demand payment for a late bill or ask for any personal or banking information.

If MVU customers receive such a call, please call 844-341-6469. Southern California Edison customers should call 1-800-655-4555, email csinfogov@sce.com, or use SCE’s online fraud form

REMINDER: To help customers during the pandemic, MVU has suspended service disconnections and late fees until further notice.