Volume 144 | Nov. 4-8, 2019
Mayor Serves Up Flapjacks and Great City News at "Mayor's Pancake Breakfast"
MoVal's senior citizens were treated to a pancake breakfast cooked up by none other than their Mayor, Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez. "Mayor's Pancake Breakfast" at the City's senior center was an opportunity for residents to learn about some of the great things happening in their City, including 20,000 new jobs in the past six years, rising household income, increasing property values and more people choosing to live here. And the pancakes turned out pretty well, too! Here's a quick video from the event .
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Veterans Day Ceremony, Monday, Nov. 11
Moreno Valley residents are invited to honor America's -- and MoVal's -- veterans at the City's annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Councilwoman Dr. Carla J. Thornton, a retired USAF Master Sgt., will be the featured speaker. And for those who can't attend, we'll be streaming the event live on our YouTube channel!
Business Spotlight: Black Bear Diner
The City of Moreno Valley strongly supports local businesses, and one way is through the  Business Spotlight  program. The Spotlight is a 30-second professional video production created by the award-winning MoVal Media team to promote your business. 

Visit the  City's Economic Development Department  to find out how to turn the Spotlight on YOUR business.

Fire Explorers Pitch-in at
Community Day of Service
Fire Explorers are young people who, given their interest in fire-fighting, are naturally drawn to public service. So of course they stepped forward to join other residents at the City’s annual Community Day of Service. They helped out with both the Sunnymead Park Community Clean-up and the MoVal Gives Back event, collecting toys for the Spark of Love Toy Drive. Thanks to the many residents, including the Fire Explorers, who gave of their time and talent to make a positive difference in our community! 

Learn more about the Fire Explorers program and other volunteer opportunities on the City’s website , or by calling the Office of Emergency Management and Volunteer Services at 951-413-3800. You’ll be glad you did!

U.S. Census Hiring Workers for 2020 Count
The 2020 U.S. Census starts next April, but the Census Bureau is hiring 500,000 workers nationwide right now in preparation for the big count. Here in Riverside County, the Census is paying census takers and office staff between $15.50 and $17 per hour. Visit the U.S. Census online for more information about jobs and the vital importance of making sure you're counted next year.
Pet of the Week: Missy
Meet Missy . She's a very cute six-year-old Yorkshire Terrier mix. Missy is a scruffy little girl who's incredibly lovable. She just needs to find the right human companion -- someone who's prepared to return all the love Missy will bring to any household. Are YOU that human companion? Then hurry, because Missy is eagerly waiting for you RIGHT NOW.

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