Volume 12 | March 20-24, 2017
Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez to Host Telephone Town Hall on March 29

Have a question about the City of Moreno Valley?

Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez will host a Telephone Town Hall beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29 to listen to your concerns and answer your questions about City issues.

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.

The City will call registered participants at precisely 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29 to connect you to the Telephone Town Hall.   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 Mayor Gutierrez.  “All of our lives are so busy it’s difficult to try to squeeze in one more appointment. The Telephone Town Halls will make it as easy as possible for residents to hear about what is going on in our City, ask questions, and air their concerns. We want to hear from you.”

The Telephone Town Hall will be broadcast simultaneously in English and Spanish.

Be part of the conversation and register for the March 29 Telephone Town Hall by visiting the Telephone Town Hall Registration page.

Registration closes at noon on March 29.

City Fire Marshal Honored With Fire Prevention Award

Moreno Valley Fire Marshal Adria Reinertson was recently honored with the Mary Eriksen-Rattan Award.

The prestigious honor is named after Mary Eriksen-Rattan, one of the first female fire marshals in the country. The award recognizes fire prevention professionals who represent technical ability, judgment and commitment.

Mary Eriksen-Rattan had a distinguished career in the fire service, writing extensively on fire code development, including hazardous materials issues.

The honor given to City Fire Marshal Reinertson is even more special given the fact that it is not awarded every year but rather only when a person meeting the specific criteria is identified. There have only been six other recipients since 2006.

Fire Marshal Reinertson’s continued contributions and knowledge of the state fire code make her a valuable asset to the City’s first responders, residents, businesses and employees.

Congratulations to City Fire Marshal Adria Reinertson for receiving the Mary Eriksen-Rattan Award!

Moreno Valley Youth Conference to Help Students Get Hired

Are you a student trying to find a job or know one who is?

Learn what it takes to get hired at the Moreno Valley Youth Conference Job and Education Expo on Saturday April 8.

This is an incredible opportunity to learn how to fill out job applications, create a winning resume, and perfect interviewing skills to get the job you want.

Experts will help guide you through the application process and help you learn what it takes to stand out from the crowd, including valuable resume writing tips.

You won’t just hear about interview skills – you’ll be able to experience it firsthand with mock interviews that will make you more comfortable and confident during the real thing.

Local employers will be on hand along with other exhibitors to help you in your job search.

Seating is limited, so register now at http://www.moval.org/city_council/elc-jobexpo.shtml

The first 50 people to register will be entered into a special prize drawing.

The Moreno Valley Youth Conference and Education Expo is open to students 17 and older.

Moreno Valley Youth Conference Job and Education Expo
Saturday April 8
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Cottonwood Golf Center
13671 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley

City Library Adds 900 New Titles to its Collection

Are you looking for a new book to read?

More than 900 new titles have recently been added to the Moreno Valley Public Library’s collection, including adult nonfiction and young adult titles.

Classic works of fiction including Fahrenheit 451 and Native Son, were added to the young adult collections.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, library staff added biographies of influential women including Burmese politician Aung San Suukyi, civil rights leader Coretta Scott King, and Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.

There are also new copies of Alice in the Country of Clover, Batman, and Deadly Class series in the library’s graphic novel and manga sections.

The library now has eBooks available for checkout. Library patrons can checkout eBooks via BiblioBoard, Enki, and Gale Virtual Reference.

For more information about checking out eBooks, visit the library’s digital section.

Be Disaster Ready by Signing Up for a Free CERT Workshop

The City of Moreno Valley Office of Emergency Management is holding a three-day Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) workshop from Friday, May 5, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017 to train residents how to respond to disasters and work effectively with emergency responders.

These classes are FREE.

CERT training includes instruction in basic disaster response skills, including fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members will be able to provide critical help their neighbors or coworkers during a disaster when first responders are not immediately available to help.

Students as young as 16 can participate in the CERT training as long as their parent or guardian also participates.

To become certified, sign up for a CERT class today! Registration forms available at www.moval.org or by contacting the Office of Emergency Management at 951.413.3800 or email oem@moval.org

The next 3-day CERT course will be held at the Emergency Operations Center at 22870 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos on the following days:

Friday, May 5 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 6 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Attendees must attend all three days of training in order to become CERT certified.

Moreno Valley Police Officers Help Homeless Woman Get off the Streets

On March 19, a former Moreno Valley homeless woman attending her Teen Challenge graduation ceremony credited the City’s police officers for helping her get off the streets and sober.

Moreno Valley Police Officer Ritter and Corporal Clark met Vanessa a year ago while she was living on the streets of Moreno Valley.

With the help of the officers, Vanessa entered the Teen Challenge program for substance abuse. She graduated from the program on March 19 sober.

Vanessa is pictured with Officer Ritter, left and Corporal Clark, right.

It is humbling to see how our police officers are making differences in the lives of people throughout our community.

Heacock Street Widening Project Scheduled to Begin March 27

Construction to widen Heacock Street from from two to four lanes between Iris Avenue to Gentian Avenue is expected to begin March 27.

The project includes new asphaltic black top to replace deteriorated pavement along with installation of new street lights and modification of the traffic signal at the intersection of Heacock Street and Gentian Avenue.

The contractor is Sequel Contractors Incorporated.

The project is anticipated to be completed in October.

Hire MoVal: Careers in Health Care Workshop with Kaiser Permanente

Interested in a career in the medical field? 

Please join us at the Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center as we welcome Felicia Howlett from Kaiser Permanente.

Explore high demand careers in Healthcare and learn how you can get started with Kaiser.
Thursday, April 6, 2017

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center
12625 Frederick St. Suite K-3
Moreno Valley, CA 92553 

Call the ERC at 951.413.3920 or send an email to erc@moval.org to reserve your spot today.