Volume 213 | March 1-5, 2021

Newly Renamed BERC Helping Employers and Employees Weather the Recession
Since the start of the pandemic a year ago this month, the Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center, or “ERC,” has remained open to provide help to residents looking for work and businesses struggling to make it through the shut-down orders. As Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor of Moreno Valley, explains in this month's Mayor's Minute video, a year later, the ERC is still going strong, and providing even more services as an official America’s Job Center office. And the name has expanded to better reflect the work being done. The ERC is now the Business and Employment Resource Center, or “BERC.” New name, more services, same convenient location.
Riverside County Opening New
Moreno Valley Mall Vaccination Site
Riverside County Public Health will open a mass-vaccination site in Moreno Valley effective Monday, March 8, at the Sears building at the Moreno Valley Mall. Go here to check eligibility and to schedule an appointment: https://www.rivcoph.org/COVID-19-Vaccine-with-Registration.

To make it a little easier to locate local vaccination sites, the City has created a Vaccination Resources webpage. It includes information about vaccination locations here in Moreno Valley, along with those close by (i.e., Riverside, Perris), when they're open, whom they're vaccinating right now, and contact information to check availability and to make appointments.
City Now Offers Passport Services
The City of Moreno Valley now offers help to apply for U.S. passports. Passport services are provided by the City Clerk's Office. For information about applying for a passport, or to schedule an appointment for assistance, go online to www.moval.org/passport, email passportservices@moval.org, or call the City Clerk’s Office at 951-413-3001.
FREE Spay/Neuter Services Available Now
Free vouchers for spay/neuter services for 100 Moreno Valley dogs and cats are now available at the Animal Shelter. Vouchers will be issued to City resident dog or cat owners who are low-income, unemployed due to the pandemic, active-duty military and veterans, and seniors age 60 and above. This offers a significant savings to City residents ranging from $50 to as much as $200 per pet.
This voucher offer will last until 100 dogs and cats are scheduled to be spayed or neutered, or until May 31. 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.
A Visit to: Lasselle Sports Park
Located at 17155 Lasselle St., Lasselle Sports Park is best known for its three lighted soccer/football fields. But the park also features a beautiful playground, barbecues, picnic tables, picnic shelters, a walking path, restrooms, convenient off-street parking and security lighting. Never been to Lasselle Sports Park? Now is a great time to visit! Learn more online about Lasselle Sports Park and all of Moreno Valley's beautiful parks!