Volume 237 | August 16 - August 20, 2021
The State of the City is Stronger than Ever
In a rousing speech, Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez lauded the community's bravery in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, declaring the state of our City is strong—stronger than ever.

The mayor highlighted City programs that kept renters in their homes, provided meals to seniors and residents in need, and provided emergency grants for businesses to stay open during the pandemic.

Mayor Gutierrez also recognized community leaders who made a difference in the past year, including:

  • Healthcare Hero – Apple Urgent Care – Dr. Surya Reddy
  • Community Partner of the Year – Al-Rahma Food Bank
  • Community Member of the Year – Miesha Slayton
  • Educator of the Year – Dr. Martinrex Kedziora
  • Excellence in Education – Dr. Angelo Farooq
  • Business of the Year – Harbor Freight Tools

Watch the entire State of the City address here.
Hundreds of Volunteers Help Beautify MoVal
Our second Beautify MoVal Community Day of Service was our most successful one yet, as hundreds of volunteers worked together to clean up two Moreno Valley parks.

Community members of all ages picked up their shovels and went to work, cleaning up Shadow Mountain Park and Lasselle Sports Park. The event once again proved good things happen when the community comes together. The next Beautify MoVal Community Day of Service will take place on Saturday, November 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Visit moval.org/beautify for more information.
Moreno Beach Drive Bridge Improvements
Require Overnight On/Off Ramp Closures
Attention, MoVal motorists!

Construction of the Moreno Beach Drive Bridge Project begins soon! The westbound 60 freeway on and off ramps will be closed overnight during the week of August 23.

The intermittent closures will happen from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., as construction crews make important steps toward improving the Moreno Beach Drive Bridge. Drivers impacted by these closures are recommended to take the Nason Street exit as a detour.

Please be cautious of all construction signs, workers, and detour signs. Safety is the City of Moreno Valley's first priority.

Click here for more information about the Moreno Beach Drive Bridge Project.
A Visit to Iris Avenue Trail
Iris Avenue trail is a nice, easygoing trail that snakes just over a mile from Via Del Lago, along Hammet Court. The trail, made of decomposed granite, is also adjacent to Lake Perris State Recreation Area, with sweeping views of the wild hillsides above Moreno Valley. Learn more online about Moreno Valley's amazing trail system today
Pet of the Week: Finn
Our Pet of the Week is a two-year old Tan and White Welsh Corgi Cardigan Mix named Finn. This small but mighty pup is full of energy. Ready for a game of fetch and good times, Finn cannot wait to find a loving family willing to provide his forever home.

If you would like to make Finn 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.