Volume 101 | January 7 - January 11, 2019
Sandbags, Sand Available to Residents in Anticipation of Rain
Empty sandbags and loose sand will be available at many locations throughout the City of Moreno Valley in anticipation of a series of three storms expected to bring periods of rain to Riverside County beginning Friday night and lasting through next Thursday. The heaviest rain is expected tonight and Wednesday into Thursday.

The City of Moreno Valley is offering free sandbags and loose sand to help residents prevent damage from possible flooding due to the rain.

Sandbags are limited to 25 per resident unless special circumstances require more than this amount. Residents are encouraged to bring shovels to fill their own sandbags.

Sandbag supplies are available for Moreno Valley residents at these locations:

Empty sandbags and loose sand

  • City Yard Main Office – 15670 Perris Boulevard. Available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Fire Station 2 – 24935 Hemlock Ave, Moreno Valley, CA 92557
  • Fire Station 48 – 10511 Village Rd, Moreno Valley, CA 92557
  • Fire Station 58 – 28040 Eucalyptus Ave, Moreno Valley, CA 92555

Sand and empty sandbags are available at the fire stations listed above any day, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Please note that fire personnel may not be at the stations at all times due to response activities and sand may not be accessible.

Tips to help prevent rainstorm-related problems:

  • Place sandbags around doorways. 
  • Pile sandbags two or three bags high outside the home to create a water barrier.
  • Residents living adjacent to hill areas should cover up bare soil areas with plastic covering, since extreme water saturation can affect the stability of the soil.
  • Make sure your rain gutters are cleared out and that your drains are free of debris.
  • Prepare the outside of your home by bringing in things that can get ruined by excessive water.
  • Observe all “Flooded" warning signs and “Road Closed” signs.
  • Do not attempt to cross any road which has a significant amount of standing or flowing water.
  • If you see a storm drain catch basin in the street that is plugged and not draining, alert the City's Public Works Department immediately by calling 951-413-3160.
  • For more information, please call the Moreno Valley City Yard at 951.413.3160 or the Moreno Valley Fire Department at 951.486.6780. 

Community Input Sought on Nason Street Corridor Project
The City of Moreno Valley invites residents and business owners to a second community workshop for the Nason Street Corridor Phase II Study Area on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

The workshop will gather the public's input on four potential design alternatives for 60 acres of city-owned land located on the northwest corner of Nason Street and Alessandro Boulevard.

There are currently four design concepts being explored, including the “Main Street Connector” alternative, the “Large Central Park” alternative, the “Central Square” alternative, and the “Park Blocks” alternative. 

These concepts, which were designed with previous input from the public, are intended to foster economic strength and growth while enhancing the quality of life for everyone.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
10 am – noon
City Hall Council Chamber
14177 Frederick Street.
Moreno Valley, CA 92552

 Light refreshments will be served!
Six Moreno Valley Police Explorers Promoted
Six Moreno Valley Police Explorers were recently promoted in recognition of their hard work and dedication to their community.

Three explorers with Explorer Post 882 were promoted to Explorer Sergeant and three were promoted to Explorer Corporal.

Explorers gain a first-hand look into a career in law enforcement, learning basic policing, laws, while participating in physical fitness and team building. Explorers also give back to the community by volunteering at a variety of community events, including the City’s Public Safety Expo, National Night Out, and the Fourth of July Parade and Family FunFest.

We are extremely proud of these young men and women who have dedicated numerous hours after school and on weekends. These individuals participated in ride-alongs with patrol deputies and passed written tests as part of the promotional requirements.

Promoted to Sergeant
Jessica Naranjo
Hannah Gouvion
Alexis Zamora
Promoted to Corporal
Larry Licea
Rosalina Caixba
Desery Ayala
Congratulations on your promotion! We look forward to your continued success!
Small Business Wednesdays Inspiring Entrepreneurs
The launch of Small Business Wednesdays this week was a success, with a capacity crowd at our first workshop, "How to Start a Small Business."

The City created Small Business Wednesdays to provide specialized workshops and technical assistance to small businesses every Wednesday through 2019.

The free and low-cost workshops and one-on-one expert consulting will help everyone from the start-up entrepreneur to the seasoned business owner.

Workshops will cover everything from getting your business up and running to writing a business plan, cybersecurity, financial management and government contracting.

Our next workshop is "Cybersecurity" on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

To view the full list of workshops for 2019 and to register, please visit www.morenovalleybusiness.com/events .

All workshops will be held at the Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center located at 12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3, in the TownGate Shopping Center. Please register early as workshops may fill up quickly.
Save Lives by Donating Blood to the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive
Help the Moreno Valley Police Department save lives by donating blood during the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive on Tuesday, January 15.

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive
Tuesday, January 15
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Moreno Valley Police Department
22850 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos

To schedule your lifesaving appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code: MVPD.
Ring in the New Year by Adopting a Pet from the Animal Shelter
Trying to start 2019 off right by eating better, exercising more, and just being a better person?

We can't help you with your diet, because, well, carbs are delicious. But there are animals who need adopting from the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter.

And adopting a new dog or cat makes you a pretty good person!

Not to mention the fact that pet owners tend to live longer, have lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and get more exercise. (Fido needs to go for a walk, right?)

Visit the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter today, and give one of the shelter's dogs or cats a loving, forever home!

Dogs and cats will be available for adoption at reduced rates during the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter’s “New Year's Pet Adoption Event.

This special event will continue from January 22-24 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Dogs will be available for $60 and cats will be available for $5.

The deeply discounted adoption fees includes spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, and a HomeAgain microchip.

Adoption Gift Certificates are also available at the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter, located at 14041 Elsworth Street.

For more information about adopting, contact the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 951.413.3790 or visit the city’s website.

Start 2019 off right - and adopt a pet!

Your waistline - and your heart - will thank us!