Volume 126 | July 1-5, 2019
MoVal Comes Together for "Stars, Stripes and Fireworks"
Once again this year, MoVal showed why its 4th of July festivities are some of the best in the Inland Empire. Marching under the theme of "Stars, Stripes and Fireworks," our famous 4th of July parade delighted spectators along Frederick St. with outstanding local school bands, a fun collection of floats, classic cars carrying many of MoVal's local community leaders, and flags -- lots of flags!

Then the Independence Day party moved over to Morrison Park for the very popular annual FunFest. The family-friendly event drew a near-record crowd for fun, food and fabulous fireworks to cap the day's events. Thank you, MoVal, for your enthusiasm for our community and our nation!
Picture of the Week:
Animal Services Rescues Dozens of Cats
If you saw any local news this week, chances are you saw this great photo of a man cuddling and comforting a distressed kitten.

The man is Daryl Brawley, Animal Services Field Supervisor . The kitten was found with about 100 other felines in various stages of neglect at a house where conditions were reportedly at least as bad as you can imagine, and maybe worse.

The person responsible is being charged with felony animal cruelty. And the professionals at the Animal Shelter are working to bring all the rescued cats and kittens back to health so they can be placed in safe homes with people who will show them the love and care they deserve.

That simple but powerful photo, captured by Media & Communications Division Cable TV Producer Steven Morel , spoke a thousand words to people all over Southern California, and accurately showed our MoVal City employees as the caring, dedicated people they are.
“State of the City” Tickets Available Online
Join Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez as he delivers his 2019 State of the City address at this special luncheon on Thursday, August 22 Get your tickets online at Eventbrite .

The City of Moreno Valley is enhancing public safety, investing millions in road repair, and attracting national, international and Fortune 500 companies with our award-winning Economic Development programs. Learn about the many ways we are improving the quality of life for our residents, businesses and visitors.

If you’re interested in sponsoring the 2019 State of the City, please click here , or contact the Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce at 951-697-4404, or by email at office@movalchamber.org .
Are YOU Prepared if The Big One Strikes Today?  
The 4th of July earthquake was a good reminder of The Big One, the legendary earthquake that geologists say WILL eventually rock our Southern California world with little or no warning. But one thing is for sure: The key to weathering the damage will be residents' own preparation ahead of time to survive for at least a week while emergency crews respond to the most serious damage and injuries, and roads and utilities like water and gas lines are repaired.

To help you prepare for a severe earthquake, the Moreno Valley Office of Emergency Management has created a simple and handy tip sheet . Those forward-thinking folks at the Office of Emergency Management have created tip sheets to help you prepare for all kinds of emergencies. Check 'em out online .
Sharpen Your Interview Skills and Get That Job !
Businesses are searching for employees. Are you prepared to stand out from the competition? Learn what to expect in an interview, what types of questions you may be asked, and gain the confidence that will allow you to shine at your next interview at this FREE workshop:

LevelUP Interview Workshop
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center
12625 Frederick St. , Suite K-3

Be the First to Know About New MoVal Businesses!
New businesses are opening their doors all the time in the City Where Dreams Soar. And you can be the first to know about them with the City’s monthly Economic Development Summary available online . We encourage you to show your MoVal pride by visiting and supporting all the new businesses that choose to call Moreno Valley home!
"Summer at City Hall" Interns Get the
Emergency Treatment
When you're a Summer at City Hall intern, you get to do all kinds of cool stuff, such as getting a behind-the-scenes tour of MoVal's state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center . The interns, incoming seniors at Rancho Verde High School , learned all about emergency services and how well prepared the City is to respond to a wide variety of situations. Firefighters were also on hand to provide a detailed tour of a fire engine -- and to do a little early recruiting by discussing with students how to become a firefighter.
Oh, Go Take a Hike -- to the M
Next time you have visitors from out of town and need to entertain them, you can tell them to go take a hike -- to the City's most visible landmark, the big M on Box Springs Mountain. They'll get an excellent view of the the whole area, maybe spot a wild burro or other wildlife, and have the chance of a lifetime to get a selfie with the famous MoVal M!

The Box Springs M trail is fairly challenging: 4.3 miles with an elevation change of 1,370 ft. The trail begins at 23100 Cougar Canyon Drive .

Learn more about other hiking opportunities and MoVal's extensive multi-use trail system on the City's website
Pet of the Week Video: Cuteness to the "Max!"
Each week the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter highlights a pet available for adoption in the hopes of finding them a "forever home."

Brace yourself before watching the video of this week's Pet, the impossibly cute Max (#A497493).

Max is one-year old -- just a baby! He's a long-hair Dachshund mix (must be mixed with a pound of sugar, he's so sweet). And all he's hoping to find is a safe, loving home. Yours, maybe?

Please visit the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter located at 14041 Elsworth St. to inquire about adopting sweet little Max or other cats and dogs searching for life companions. Animal Services is also online, and can be reached at 951-413-3790 .