Volume 229 | June 21 - 25, 2021
Mayor and City Council Celebrate the
Ribbon Cutting of the Civic Center Amphitheater
Thursday, June 24, marked the opening of the Moreno Valley Civic Center Amphitheater. Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez and the City Council welcome hundred of residents to a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Moreno Valley's newest community gathering place.

The new amphitheater boasts state-of-the-art audio and video technology and has taken its place as one of the Inland Empire's premier outdoor performance venues. The Civic Center Amphitheater will host City events, such as the MoVal Rocks/MoVal Movies series, El Grito, Day of the Dead, Snow Day, and the Farmers Market, and cultural performances including Ballet Folklorico and a wide variety of other dance and music, as well as dramatic and comedic stagings.

For more information or to check out the exciting lineup of summer activities at the Moreno Valley Civic Center Amphitheater, please visit www.moval.org/amphitheater.
MoVal Police Seize Illegal Fireworks and Firearm
Moreno Valley Deputies are cracking down on illegal fireworks. Last week Deputies made a felony arrest and seized a cache of illegal fireworks and an unregistered assault weapon in the 13000 block of Elsworth Street.

California Health & Safety Code (Sections 12,500 -12,726) establishes statewide laws and regulations governing the sale, use, distribution, exhibition, possession, and storage of fireworks. In Moreno Valley, fireworks are illegal. Don’t risk being heavily fined or arrested!

To report illegal fireworks, visit www.moval.org/fireworks or call 951.247.8700.

And remember, fireworks—they're just not worth it.
Staying Cool This Summer
Looking to stay cool this summer?

When temperatures climb to 97 degrees and above, heat-sensitive residents may seek refuge at any of the City of Moreno Valley's designated Cool Centers.

Cool Centers are available to any resident having trouble dealing with extreme heat. Moreno Valley's top priority is caring for children, senior citizens, and those with health conditions that may be worsened by the excessively hot weather.

For more information, including locations and operating hours, visit www.moval.org/cool.
A Visit to Covey Ranch/Day Break Trail
Covey Ranch/Day Break Trail is a trail so nice -- they named it twice! Covey Ranch/Day Break Trail begins in the 2400 Block of Casey Road and extends south all the way to Pico Vista Way. The trail is filled with scenic vistas and is perfect for a hiker seeking a challenge. Dust off those hiking boots and set out for a trek at Covey Ranch/Day Break Trail. Learn more online about Moreno Valley's amazing trail system today!
Pet of the Week: Rick
Our Pet of the Week is a five year old Chihuahua mix named Rick. Although he can be timid around new people, Rick is a very sweet and energetic dog. Staff fell in love with this little guy the moment he arrived at the shelter. Rick is looking for his forever home where he can fill someone’s life with love and affection, and receive it in return.
If you would like to make Rick or any pet from the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter part of your family, please contact the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 951.413.3790 or visit www.moval.org/pets.