Volume 120| May 20 - 24, 2019
Moreno Valley Firefighters Save Victim during Swift Water Rescue
On May 22, unusually heavy rainstorms struck the City. As Moreno Valley Firefighters stood at the ready, a call came in reporting a person in a storm drain being swept down-stream in rapidly flowing water. Our local Fire Crews immediately responded with vigor and valor. When Fire Fighters arrived on-scene, they quickly discovered that the victim was already three miles north of the reported location.

Moreno Valley Firefighters are specially trained in swift water rescue and were able to successfully rescue the victim from the peril of the rapidly flowing water.

The victim was then quickly loaded into an awaiting ambulance. Firefighter and Paramedics initiated advanced life support care and treated the victim for hypothermia and near submersion. The victim was transported to an area trauma center for further care.

For more information about the Moreno Valley Fire Department, please visit www.moval.org/fire .
City Wins Multiple Regional Cable Television Awards
The City of Moreno Valley was awarded multiple regional cable television awards on May 23, by the States of California and Nevada Chapter (SCAN) of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). This association recognizes excellence in local government television programming.

Moreno Valley won awards in the following categories:
  • Best Animal Rescue Video
  • Best Economic Development Video
  • Best Informational Video
  • Best Public Service Announcement
  • Best Use of Animation
  • Best Use of Set & Sound Design
  • Overall Excellence in Government Video Programming

The City of Moreno Valley competed against cities including Beverly Hills, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Long Beach, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, and Santa Monica.

If you would like to view any of these award-winning videos, please use the links below:

These videos and many more are available to view on MVTV-3 Facebook , or the   City’s YouTube Channel .
City Offers FREE LinkedIn Learning Licenses to Residents to
Boost Job Skills
Are you prepared to enter the workforce of the future?

The City of Moreno Valley has launched a highly innovative program that offers residents the opportunity to access a free one-year subscription to LinkedIn Learning®, an online learning platform offering over 13,000 on-demand video courses available in popular growth areas such as business, technology, and creative skills.

The LinkedIn Learning® network includes a vast array of content from short videos to hour-long courses, as well as learning pathways that consist of curated content. Learning pathways culminate in certificates, known as digital badges. 

Moreno Valley residents interested in this free subscription are required to attend a workshop.

LinkedIn Learning Workshop
Tuesday, May 28, from 5 - 7 p.m.
Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center
12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3
TownGate Shopping Center

Eligible residents are encouraged to email  erc@moval.org  to reserve a seat, as licenses are available only for a limited time.

For more information about the Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center, please visit  www.moval.org/erc   or contact the Employment Resource Center by calling 951.413.3920.
Veterans Connect at the Moreno Valley Library
The Moreno Valley Public Library, i n partnership with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), provides opportunities for veterans and their families to learn about state and federal benefits, including:
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Healthcare
  • Disability
  • And more

The City of Moreno Valley has received funding support from the California State Library to open two Veterans Resource Centers. Moreno Valley's Veterans Resource Centers can be found at the Main Library and the Mall Branch Library locations.

For more information about Veterans Connect at the Library or other events, please visit the Library's website .
City Completes Innovative Traffic Improvements on Gentian Avenue
The City recently completed roadway marking improvements on Gentian Avenue from Kitching Street to Lasselle Street.  The changes to the lane stripes will improve pedestrian and driver safety, as well as create space for active and healthy modes of transportation.

Other improvements included the installation of buffered bike lanes with enhanced bikeway markings, as part of the City’s Bicycle Master Plan. This enhancement was achieved through the implementation of a “road diet,” which is a process that reconfigures roadway striping. The project also included traffic signal detection improvements, and the installation of high-visibility continental-style crosswalk striping, which aids in pedestrian visibility. Studies indicate decreased collisions when traffic calming strategies such as “road diets” and upgraded crosswalk striping are implemented.

The project was made possible by a grant awarded from the Riverside County Transportation Commission’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities program, which was provided through the State of California’s Transportation Development Act. 
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.

This week's Pet is Bella.

Bella (#A495608) is a sweet 2-year-old Black and White Parson Russell Terrier Mix. She is incredibly well-mannered and affectionate. Bella’s only wish is to find a family to call her own.

Watch the Pet of the Week video .

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

For more information about Moreno Valley Animal Shelter, please call 951.413.3790 or visit moval.org/pets .