Volume 110 | March 11 - 15, 2019
Community Embraces 5K Run
Nearly 150 runners of all ages took part in the City of Moreno Valley’s first ever 5K fun run held on Saturday, March 9, at March Field Park. The event also included:

·     A fitness and resource fair;
·     Food vendors;
·     An off-road course;
·     A family-friendly inflatable obstacle course; and
·     A 1K run for kids younger than 10.

The fitness and resource fair featured booths from Moreno Valley’s Parks and Community Services Department, Crunch Fitness, Veronica Margo Spa, Smiles West and many more local businesses. Participants enjoyed food from an array of local vendors. Runners also challenged themselves by traversing the off-road course, which included rugged terrain, steep inclines and stairs! After the 1K race, kids took on the less-rugged but especially fun giant inflatable obstacle course.

Runners earned prizes, t-shirts, and goody bags for their participation, and winners in each age group were awarded medals for their achievement. This month’s 5K Race is one of many exciting annual events offered by the City of Moreno Valley.

For more information on upcoming events hosted by the City’s Parks and Community Services Department visit moval.org/pcs or call 951.413.3701.
Moreno Valley Utility Recognized for
Exceptionally Reliable Electric Service
Moreno Valley Utility has earned national recognition for providing exceptional electric reliability in 2018.

Moreno Valley Utility’s customers experienced an average outage of fewer than 8 minutes in 2018, far shorter than the 135-minute average posted by electric utilities across the nation.

The honor comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA), a trade group representing more than 2,000 not-for-profit community-owned electric utilities. “This recognition demonstrates public power’s exceptional reliability,” said the Association’s Senior Vice President of Engineering Services Michael Hyland.

APPA compared Moreno Valley Utility’s reliability data, compiled through its eReliability Tracker Service, with   national reliability data collected by the Energy Information Administration to reach its findings.

Why is Moreno Valley Utility so much more reliable than the national average? It’s thanks to unparalleled customer care as well as important investments in capital projects such as the installation of more than 23,000 linear feet of 12kV backbone infrastructure and automation of distribution equipment. 

For more information on Moreno Valley Utility and its commitment to national award-winning reliability, visit www.moval.org/mvutility
Access The New York Times at The Moreno Valley Library
Patrons of the Moreno Valley Library now have free online access to The New York Times by creating their own accounts. The venerable “Gray Lady” offers news articles from business, politics, science, the arts, travel and more. In addition, the library offers visitors, including K-12 students, access to many eBooks and resources including Biblioboard, National Geographic Kids’ magazines, online tutoring resources, college and career information and encyclopedias.

Visit Moreno Valley’s Main or Mall Branch libraries or online at http://www.moval.org/mv-library/index.html for more information. There’s always something new and exciting at the Moreno Valley Library for readers of all ages!
Don’t Miss iMake Mobile at the Employment Resource Center
Catch Moreno Valley College’s iMake Mobile Innovation Center at the Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center’s “Small Business Wednesdays” events on March 20 and 27. 

The iMAKE Mobile Innovation Center houses a design studio with computer workstations and 40-inch monitors, vinyl printers/cutters, laser printers/cutters and 3D Printers with dual- head, high-speed and high-resolution capabilities.

Don’t miss out on your chance to start or grow your business with the help of the iMake Mobile Innovation Center!

Small Business Wednesdays
Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center
12625 Frederick St., Suite K-3, Moreno Valley
March 20 and 27, 2019
11 a.m. – noon

Visit morenovalleybusiness.com/events to explore more upcoming workshops.  
FREE LinkedIn Workshop for Vets and Service Members 
Attend a FREE workshop specifically for veterans and current service members on how to use LinkedIn to connect with leading employers, grow your professional network and further your career.

Service members, veterans and military spouses who attend are eligible for one year of Premium Subscription to LinkedIn.com for FREE! (requires service verification)

Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center
12625 Frederick St., Suite K-3, Moreno Valley
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
10 a.m. – noon

Don’t miss out on this outstanding FREE opportunity to learn more about LinkedIn and get noticed online!
Firefighters Climb for a Cause at LLS Firefighter Stairclimb
Battalion Chief Mark League participated in the 28 th  Annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday, March 10 in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The grueling LLS Firefighter Stairclimb is the world’s largest “on-air” stair climb competition and annual fundraiser held at the towering Columbia Center in Seattle, the second-tallest building west of the Mississippi.

Chief League and more than 2,000 firefighters from 26 states and six countries climbed the Columbia Center’s 69 floors in full turnout gear weighing over 50 pounds while breathing through their self-contained breathing apparatus or “on-air.” That’s 69 floors, 1,356 steps and an elevation change of 788 ft. Dizzying just to think about it!

Among the 2,000 participants, Mark was the first from Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire to complete the challenge! In the process, he raised $2,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Congratulations, Chief League, on such a remarkable and exhausting accomplishment!
Animal Shelter Offers Discounted Fees During
St. Patrick's Day Pet Adoption Event
Most of us celebrate St. Patrick's Day by wearing green. 

But this year, Moreno Valley’s Animal Shelter is offering residents a new way to celebrate – by welcoming a furry and loving addition to their families.

Bring home a new pet from the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter's special St. Patrick's Day pet adoption event!

Moreno Valley Animal Shelter
14041 Elsworth St., between Cactus and Alessandro
March 12-14 and 26-28
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

The discounted cost is $60 for dogs/puppies and $5 for cats/kittens, and that includes spay or neuter surgery, vaccines and a HomeAgain microchip. Pets adopted that have not been altered will stay for surgery and will be available to go home on the afternoon of the day surgery is scheduled.

Call the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 951-413-3790 or visit the City’s website for more information about adopting. We guarantee it will make this St. Patrick’s Day the best one ever!