Volume 104 | January 28 - February 1, 2019
Sandbags Available as Several Storms Forecasted to Drench Region
Empty sandbags and loose sand will be available at many locations throughout the City of Moreno Valley in anticipation of a series of storms expected to bring periods of heavy rain to Riverside County through Monday. The heaviest rain is expected to hit the region on Saturday.

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.

Empty sandbags only (no sand)

  • Any fire station within the City of Moreno Valley. Available any day, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

  • Fire Station 2 – 24935 Hemlock Ave, Moreno Valley, CA 92557

  • Fire Station 6 – 22250 Eucalyptus Ave, Moreno Valley, CA 92553

  • Fire Station 48 – 10511 Village Rd, Moreno Valley, CA 92557

  • Fire Station 58 – 28040 Eucalyptus Ave, Moreno Valley, CA 92555

  • Fire Station 65 – 15111 Indian St, Moreno Valley, CA 92551

  • Fire Station 91 – 16110 Lasselle St, Moreno Valley, CA 92551

  • Fire Station 99 - 13400 Morrison St, Moreno Valley, CA 92555

Loose sand only (no sandbags)

  • Alessandro Boulevard and Redlands Boulevard at the Post Office property. Available any day, any time.

  • Conference and Recreation Center overflow parking lot located at Veterans Way and Alessandro Boulevard. Available any day, any time.

  • City Yard Visitor parking lot located immediately south of the City Yard main building at 15670 Perris Boulevard. Available any day, any time.

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.
Residents Invited to Participate in Telephone Town Hall on February 6
Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez will host a Telephone Town Hall beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6 to listen to your concerns and answer your questions about City issues.

Moreno Valley's Telephone Town Hall is an ongoing feature being offered by the City to effectively engage residents in a manner convenient for them.

Instead of asking residents to attend a meeting after a long day of work and family commitments, the Telephone Town Hall brings the meeting to their living rooms, cars or wherever they happen to be.

Using a talk-radio format, residents can ask questions live during the call or just listen to the conversation for as long as they like.

“Community engagement is crucial,” said Gutierrez. “Our Telephone Town Hall makes it as easy as possible for residents to hear about the great things happening in our City, ask questions, and discuss their concerns. I look forward to hearing from you."

The Telephone Town Hall will be broadcast simultaneously in English and Spanish. Participants will have the option of listening to the call and asking questions in either language, with responses also provided accordingly.

Residents can register for the call by visiting the Telephone Town Hall Registration Page or by emailing telephonetownhall@moval.org and providing their name and phone number. Registration will close at noon on February 6.

The City will call registered participants at precisely 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6 to connect them to the Telephone Town Hall. Residents can listen to the call for the entire meeting or just a portion.

Be part of the conversation and register for the February 6 Telephone Town Hall by visiting the Telephone Town Hall Registration Page .

Officers Showcase Police Technology at STEAM Unity EXPO
Members of the Moreno Valley Police Department recently participated in the STEAM Unity Expo 2019 to help students learn about new technology officers use to help track down criminals and solve crimes.

The STEAM Unity Expo, which was presented by the Moreno Valley Unified School District, was designed to expose students to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – or STEAM.

The Moreno Valley Police Department, along with the Riverside Sheriff’s Department, gave students a hands-on look at SWAT vehicles, robots used by the Hazardous Device Team, the Department’s new Commercial Enforcement Truck and the K-9 Team.
Spanish Community Emergency Response Team Training March 1-3
Are you prepared for a disaster?

The City of Moreno Valley Office of Emergency Management will be offering the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training March 1-3 - in Spanish.

This free course consists of 20 hours of hands-on and classroom training

To register or for additional information and dates for English classes, please visit www.moval.org/oem and click on the 'CERT' link or call 951.413.3800

¿Está preparado para un desastre?

La ciudad de Moreno Valle oficina de manejo de emergencias ofrece el curo de EQUIPO COMUNITARIO DE RESPUESTA A EMERGENCIAS (CERT) formación 1-3 de marzo - en espanol.

Este curso gratuito consiste de 20 horas de práctica y formación en el aula. Para registrarse o para obtener información adicional, por favor visite www.moval.org/oem le hace clic en el link 'CERT' o llame 951.413.3800.
Volunteer's "Glamour Shots" Help Shelter Pets Find Loving Homes
During 2018, volunteer Kelly Vela visited the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter almost every Thursday morning to photograph lost and homeless pets.

Senior Administrative Assistant Tammy Brooks, works closely with Kelly during every photo shoot.

All but two of the 711 pets Kelly photographed throughout 2018 were reclaimed by the owner, adopted by a new family or transferred to a rescue partner.

A 99.7% positive outcome rate is quite an accomplishment. Please visit the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 14041 Elsworth Street, Moreno Valley, to find a new dog or cat to adopt.

Thank you Kelly and Tammy for helping to find loving homes for so many animals!