Volume 146 | Nov. 18-22, 2019
You're Invited!
Snow Day & Holiday Tree Lighting,
Saturday, Dec. 7
You're invited to what have become treasured MoVal traditions: the City's annual Snow Day and Holiday Tree Lighting , which celebrate our community's holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 7 at City Hall.

Festivities begin at 9 a.m. as children age 12 and under get to sled and play in the snow. The Holiday Tree Lighting will take place at 5:45 p.m. and will feature a very special guest who's sure to delight children of all ages!
MoVal Honored for Redevelopment Project
and Small Business Support
City officials were proud to accept two awards recently from the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP) for the City's continuing efforts to create a business- and jobs-friendly environment.

IEEP gave MoVal top honors for The Quarter, which transformed a blighted area into an attractive new commercial development featuring two hotels, a full-service gas station, several new restaurants and other retailers. The City also claimed an award for its Small Business Wednesdays initiative, which provides free weekly seminars at the Employment Resource Center .  
USO at March ARB to MoVal Residents:
Thank you!
Many military service members travel through March Air Reserve Base (MARB) on their way to overseas deployments or training here or abroad. And it sure does help them to be looked after while they're here. That's where the Bob Hope USO comes in.

USO volunteers provide service members with coffee, soft drinks, snacks and a friendly smile that makes their 6-24-hour waits a little easier. And helping the USO are generous MoVal residents, who donated all kinds of comfort items at the City's Veterans Day Ceremony.

The City joins the USO in thanking all those thoughtful residents who helped make our service members just a little more comfortable as they head out to put their lives on the line for the rest of us. Visit the USO online to learn how to support its work .
Holiday Kitchen Fire Safety
Now that the holidays are here, residents will likely be doing more cooking and baking, which also increases the chances of kitchen-related fire and burns. The Moreno Valley Fire Department offers these common-sense safety tips that can help make sure the worst kitchen tragedy you experience is an overcooked turkey:

  • Always keep a fire extinguisher handy.
  • Keep flammable things (dish towels, paper, wooden utensils) away from burners.
  • Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove so they won't be bumped or grabbed.
  • Don't leave your kitchen unattended while cooking, especially at high temperatures.
  • Don't wear loose clothing when cooking, especially when using gas flame.
Pet of the Week: Charlie
Meet Charlie . At just a year old, he's still very much a puppy, playful and very loving. Charlie is a beautiful Terrier mix, impossible to resist, and all this handsome little boy needs now is a loving human companion to take care of him. Are you that person? If so, hurry to claim young Charlie! He's waiting for you right now!

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