Volume 147 | Nov. 25-29, 2019
"Spark of Love" Toy Drive Accepting Donations
Firefighters are dedicated to preventing tragedy -- and that includes the tragedy of a child having no present to open this holiday season. So, once again this year, the Moreno Valley Fire Department is sponsoring the Spark of Love Toy Drive and asking for your help to make sure every child has a happy holiday.
Please bring new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment to any MoVal fire station by December 16. Toys will also be accepted at the Snow Day & Holiday Tree Lighting on Dec. 7 and Dec. 7-8 at the Stuff the Truck collection event at the Moreno Beach Walmart. Our firefighters and Santa will make sure the presents get to children who otherwise might have nothing, and you may find your generosity makes this holiday season your merriest ever!
Station 2, 24935 Hemlock Ave.
Station 6, 22250 Eucalyptus Ave.
Station 48, 10511 Village Road
Station 58, 28040 Eucalyptus Ave.
Station 65, 15111 Indian St.
Station 91, 16110 Lasselle St.
Station 99, 13400 Morrison St.
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 Fire Dept. Rainy-Season Safety Tips
Since we haven't had any significant rainfall since May, this first storm of the season could cause some flooding problems. So it's a good time to revisit some rainy-season safety tips from Moreno Valley Fire Department:
Improving Pedestrian Safety
Maybe you've noticed the new kind of traffic signal recently installed at the intersection of Eucalyptus and Auto Mall Drive. The City's first Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) helps pedestrians safely cross at a marked but uncontrolled crosswalk. The PHB will signal traffic to stop only if a pedestrian pushes the button. When not in use, the PHB remains dark, allowing traffic to flow normally.

The project also included new curb access ramps, improved lighting, new signs, and high-visibility crosswalk striping. For more information regarding PHBs, contact Transportation Engineering at 951-413-3140.
Pet of the Week: Teddy
Meet Teddy . At just two years, she's still very puppyish and affectionate toward anyone who shows her some genuine kindness. Teddy is a beautiful Terrier mix, and her energy and obvious intelligence demonstrate her Terrier lineage. She's eager to be someone's most loyal and loving companion. If you think you can be that human for her, then hurry! Teddy is waiting for you NOW.

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