Volume 111 | March 18- 22, 2019
Meet Moreno Valley's First Responders at the 2019 Public Safety Expo
Join us this Saturday as Moreno Valley's finest Police Officers, Firefighters, and First Responders give residents an interactive look into how they keep our City safe. Bring the whole family to meet local heroes, eat delicious food from a variety of vendors, and enjoy music and giveaways.

Public Safety Expo
Saturday, March 23
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Moreno Valley Civic Center
22850 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos
(between Frederick Street & Veterans Way)

The Public Safety Expo also provides an opportunity for job seekers and students to find out more about a career with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, CAL FIRE/ Riverside County Fire Department, the military or one of the other regional agencies that serve Moreno Valley.

Don't miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with Moreno Valley's heroes!

The 2019 Public Safety Expo is packed with exciting live demonstrations and hands-on exhibits for all ages including:

  • Live fire suppression and car-cutting demonstrations - See first-hand how Moreno Valley firefighters free car accident victims trapped in vehicles

  • Live demonstrations by the Hazardous Device Team Robotics - Watch the HDT robot maneuver to safely evaluate potentially threatening objects

  • K-9 unit demonstrations of finding and apprehending a suspect, sniffing out drugs, and locating a missing person

  • Learn about Alert MoVal- the City of Moreno Valley’s emergency notification system to keep your family safe and informed during an emergency

  • Learn “sidewalk CPR” and how to use Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

  • An interactive house trailer which provides a controlled environment to learn how to properly extinguish a stove fire, how to respond appropriately to a smoke detector, and how to escape a house fire safely

  • Fire engines, police cars and motorcycles, helicopters and other emergency response vehicles

  • Tours of the Emergency Operations Center which will allow visitors to learn more about the Citywide Camera System and the City’s state-of-the-art disaster preparedness and response system

  • A “quiet room” for children with special needs who may need to take a break while at the Public Safety Expo

Free parking is available at the Moreno Valley Civic Center and at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center.

For more information, please contact the Moreno Valley City Council Office at 951.413.3008 or visit the  Public Safety Expo web page .
BE A HERO! Join The Moreno Valley Code Crusaders
The City of Moreno Valley's Community Development Department launched the exciting new Code Crusaders campaign to create awareness of common Moreno Valley code violations.

In the first episode of Code Crusaders, The Code Enforcer saves a Moreno Valley resident from an inoperable vehicle on her property. As an elite member of the Code Crusaders Team, The Code Enforcer will stop at nothing to protect Moreno Valley residents and their quality of life.

Remember, any vehicle not kept in running condition can be ticketed or towed. Vehicles parked on the street, in a driveway, or within the public view must be kept in running condition . If the inoperable vehicle is parked, it should be moved after 72 hours if it is in the same location . Inoperable vehicles can be kept in the driveway for up to 72 hours for repairs .

Do you want to become a Code Crusader? You can be a hero by helping to KEEP MORENO VALLEY BEAUTIFUL. Let's work together to maintain and improve our neighborhoods.

You can report inoperable vehicles with the City’s mobile app by using the Report An Issue feature. For more information about Moreno Valley's Code and Neighborhood Services Team, please visit the City’s website .
Treat Your Furry Friend to a Day of Fun at the Hound Town Get Down
Hound Town Get Down is a free event designed to celebrate your beloved furry friend(s)! Meet some new friends while enjoying the morning with your favorite pet.

Hound Town Get Down
Saturday, March 30th from 9 a.m.– Noon
Hound Town Dog Park
11150 Redlands Boulevard

This free event will include:
  • A photo booth
  • Pet resources
  • Pet costume contests
  • Demonstrations of dog training
  • Live entertainment

Jitters Coffee, Olive Cookie Cart, and several taco vendors will be onsite to provide delicious refreshments.

Sunnymead Animal Hospital will be onsite to provide services to your furry friends.

For more information visit the Parks & Community Services website .
Keep MoVal Beautiful at Free Mulch Give Away Event
Is your yard ready for Spring? We can help with that, and you can help us Keep Moreno Valley Beautiful by participating in our Free Mulch Give Away Event.

Free Mulch Giveaway
Saturday, March 30, 2019
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
City Corporate Yard
15670 Perris Boulevard
Mulch retains moisture, allowing residents to save money by reducing the amount of water needed for plants. It also helps control erosion and breaks down into nutrients, which enrich your soil. 

Here's how the Free Much Event Works:
  • The City will provide one backhoe scoop per resident, per visit, while supplies last
  • Please bring a tarp to cover your
  • Passenger cars and vans must bring containers or bags
  • Tools and on-site supervision will be provided during the event
  • The Free Mulch event is exclusively for Moreno Valley residents

For more information, please email MoValRecycles@moval.org or call 951.413.3109.
City of Moreno Valley Accepting Military Banner and
 Paver Program Applications
Do you know a veteran or active duty member of the military? You can honor their service with a City of Moreno Valley Military Appreciation Banner or Paver.

Applications for Military Appreciation Banners and Pavers are currently being accepted by the City of Moreno Valley to support our local military personnel and their families.

Applications must be submitted by April 12 to ensure they are installed by the City's Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27.

The Military Appreciation Banner program recognizes Moreno Valley military men and women who have served in the past or are currently serving, whether defending the home front or serving overseas. In addition to supporting our military members, the City’s Military Appreciation Banners and Pavers program also helps promote patriotism and pride throughout our community.

The program is partially sponsored by the Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee. As a result of the committee's generous support, applicants will be responsible for just a small portion of the cost of having a personalized banner created and installed on a City street light pole. The applicant's total cost is only $100.

The Veteran’s Military Program Pavers are inscribed with the name of Moreno Valley military veterans and active duty service personnel and the branch of service. The Pavers are installed around the Moreno Valley Veteran's Memorial on the Civic Center Plaza. The nominee must be a Moreno Valley resident who is currently serving or has served in the United States military or with an ally of the United States. The Paver cost is $200.

For more information visit the  City of Moreno Valley's website  or contact the City’s Parks & Community Services Department at 951.413.3701.
Moreno Valley Animal Shelter Pet of the Week
Each week the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter highlights a pet available for adoption in the hopes of finding them a forever home.

Paddy (#A493649) is an incredibly sweet one-year-old Cavalier Spaniel mix. She is eager to meet and make new friends.

Please visit the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter located at 14041 Elsworth Street to inquire about adopting Paddy or other pets in search of lifelong companions.

Call the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 951.413.3790 or visit the City’s website for more information about adopting.