Volume 131 | August 5 - 9, 2019
School Starts August 14:
MVPD Will be Watching for Bad Driving!
Moreno Valley Police will be watching next Wednesday as more than 50,000 students in Moreno Valley head back to school. They'll be looking for bad driving that could put children at risk.

Here are a few safety tips to help prevent accidents.

  • Drive with headlights ON to be seen. Cars, especially hybrids and electrics, can’t always be heard.
  • Slow down. Driving 20 or 25 miles per hour may seem slow, but not when a kindergartner darts in front of you.
  • Avoid school zones unless you’re dropping off or picking up.
  • Don’t have your children jaywalk. If you drop off or pick up on the far side of the street, have children walk to the nearest crosswalk.
  • Let children in or out of the car on the sidewalk side, not the traffic side.
Just a Few Tickets Left for August 22
“State of the City”
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 Ends Tonight: Nueva Era and 
The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part
This summer’s very popular edition of MoVal Rocks!/MoVal Movies at the Conference & Recreation Center finishes tonight (Friday, August 9) with the Latin/Top 40 sounds of Nueva Era at 6:45 and a showing of the movie The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part starting at 8:30 . A special ArtFest featuring work by local artists begins at 6 p.m.

Learn about the many recreation opportunities the City provides under Parks & Community Services on the City website .
No Weekends Off When it Comes to
Clearing Weeds and Litter
In the past year, the Public Works Department has cleared an amazing 585 dump-truck loads of weeds from non-landscaped areas , such as those next to sidewalks. That was possible because the department's Weed and Litter Abatement is a seven-day-a-week priority. Public Works crews are on the job during the week, and on the weekends, crews of workers fulfilling their Riverside County community service requirement take over.

The City also offers residents the chance to help keep MoVal beautiful through the “Adopt-a-Road” and “Sponsor-a-Street” programs . Call 951-413-3109 to learn how you can help.
Police Add Lifesaving Equipment
for Officers on Patrol
When you suffer a medical emergency, the first few minutes can be critical to survival. And since police are often the first to respond in such a situation, it makes sense to give them the tools that can keep a patient alive until medical techs arrive .

Through a partnership among Moreno Valley Fire, Office of Emergency Management and MVPD, some officers now carry Automated External Defibrillators that analyze a patient's heart rhythm and deliver a stabilizing jolt of electricity if needed. Here, officers learn how to use the new lifesaving equipment.
Fire Department to Residents: 
Stay “Alert MoVal”
A community emergency is NOT something you want to be the LAST to know about! MoVal's Office of Emergency Management urges all residents and businesses to register for Alert MoVal, the City’s own Emergency Alert and Warning Notification System

In the event of a disaster situation, such as evacuation, fire, flood, or emergency road closure, Alert MoVal will call or text you important information and updates. When registering for Alert MoVal, you can choose how you want to be alerted, by text, phone call to landline or cell phone, or email. 

Sign up now online at www.moval.org/alert .
Learn How to Grow from Seeds
from Riverside County Master Gardener
Why buy seedlings when you can grow anything from seeds? Now's your chance to learn how from the Masters at a FREE Garden Talk presentation by the UC County Extension Master Gardener Program. You'll also learn how to harvest and properly store your seeds.

Riverside County Office of Waste Resources
Saturday, August 10
9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
14310 Frederick St.
Moreno Valley 
Pet of the Week Video:
Meet Bailey, the Beautiful!
Meet Bailey (A498809) . She's a Cocker Spaniel mix. Beautiful Bailey is just a sweetheart, with the most friendly, gentle expression. And look at those ears! How is it possible no one has adopted her yet? Now's your chance! Bailey is waiting just for you !

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