Volume 129 | July 22-26, 2019
Watch These High School Interns Describe Their "Summer at City Hall"
We recently said goodbye and thank-you to 14 high school students who interned at City Hall for a month. They took part in the Summer at City Hall program, open to Rancho Verde High School seniors. But before they left, we asked them what they gained from their time at City Hall.

 Watch this video of them describing their experience -- and be reassured that these young people are whip-smart, full of energy and initiative, and are preparing to change the world!
Buy Your “State of the City” Tickets Now Online
Join  Mayor Yxstian A. Gutierrez  as he delivers his 2019 State of the City address at this special luncheon on  Thursday, August 22 . This year's theme is Community. 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're 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 .
MoVal Rocks!/MoVal Movies Series
Tonight: Wildfire, Food Trucks and
Avengers: Infinity War
This summer’s edition of MoVal Rocks!/MoVal Movies at the Conference & Recreation Center is well underway. Tonight (Friday, July 26) you can enjoy the dance music of Wildfire and a showing of the movie Avengers: Infinity War . And you can "Avenge Yer Hunger" at this week's special Food Truck Fest!

This FREE family-friendly event will continue each Friday night through August 9.  Concerts start at 6:45 and movies at 8:30 .

Here’s the rest of this summer’s line-up:

  • August 2: Hollywood Blonde (Classic Rock) and Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • August 9: Special ArtFest begins at 6 p.m., then Nueva Era (Latin/Top 40) and The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part

You can learn about all the many recreation opportunities the City provides under Parks & Community Services on the City website .
Keep MoVal Beautiful: Report Tagging!
Would you believe it? City crews remove about 8,800 spray-paint tags from walls and sidewalks each year. That adds up to cleaning about 128,000 square feet of surface!

And we're going to keep removing tags just as fast as we can, because the faster they're removed, the less likely they are to reappear. What taggers don't seem to get is that the rest of us take pride in our City and want to keep making it more beautiful.

You can help by reporting tags on the City's 24-hour Graffiti Hotline at 951-413-3171 , via the City's free mobile app, or on the City's website .
Call Before You Dig: 811
It’s the Law
Last week’s deadly natural-gas explosion in Murrieta could have been avoided had a contractor heeded the warning of “Call Before You Dig.” One person died and 14 others were injured when a gas line ruptured. 

Because electrical, natural-gas, communications, sewer and other utility lines could be within a few feet of the surface, both contractors and homeowners are required by state law to call “811” for an Underground Service Alert (USA) at least two days before digging. USA will notify local utilities so they can identify where lines are located. 

If you plan to dig, PLEASE take time to avoid tragedy by dialing 811 first.
Ready to Start a Business?
Here's How to Get That Business Loan!
Carla Panzera wants you to benefit from her 12 years of experience in financial consulting, underwriting, marketing, and business development from her previous positions in banking and other community microlenders. Attend this FREE seminar and learn how to get that business loan!

Wednesday, July 31
9 - 11 a.m.
Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center
12625 Frederick St., Ste. K-3

  • Understand the lending language (cash flow, collateral, etc.)
  • Learn the 5 Cs of credit lending
  • Review real scenarios and apply what you learn
  • Learn how to improve your credit and financials
  • Learn tax strategies that improve your lending options
Pet of the Week Video: This Pixie is for Real!
Each week the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter highlights a pet available for adoption in the hopes of finding them a "forever home."

Meet Pixie ( A498314 ) . She's only two months old and full of life. What else would you expect from a sweet little kitten like her? This little calico is a real beauty (look at her mask!). Pixie is waiting for you now. Are you ready to let her change your life?

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