Volume 148 | Dec.2-6, 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 Ceremony , 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!
"Spark of Love" Toy Drive Accepting Donations
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.
Happy 35th Birthday, MoVal!
They grow up so quickly!

This week, the great City of Moreno Valley celebrated its 35th birthday . We've certainly come a long way since the merger of the communities of Edgemont, Moreno and Sunnymead in 1984.

Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor of Moreno Valley, offers some thoughts on this anniversary in December's Mayor's Minute video .
"Movin' Thru MoVal" is the
Community Center that Comes to You!
The Movin’ thru MoVal Mobile Community Center is a traveling free drop-in program designed to bring after-school recreation and other resources to children at Moreno Valley parks. It's intended to serve youth ages 5-12 and offers various educational and physical activities including sports, arts, homework help and more.

The Mobile Community Center program will officially hit the road in January, but a trial run is set for this month from 3-6 p.m. at three parks:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10 – Community Park
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17 – TownGate Park
  • Monday, Dec. 30 – March Field Park (during Winter Camp)
A parent- or guardian-signed waiver is required for participation. Contact 951-413-3280 or MobileRec@MoVal.org with any questions.
Business Spotlight: Moreno Valley Elks
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.
Are You Covered?
Learn Insurance Basics for Small Business
Learn all you need to know about having the right kind and the right amount of insurance coverage for your small business and how to manage your risk. This FREE class will explain it all for you!
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6-8 p.m.

Pet of the Week: Buddy
Meet Buddy H e's a very handsome, mature seven-year-old Yorkshire Terrier mix. Look at that face! He may be full-grown, but Buddy definitely still has that unmistakable Terrier energy and playfulness. He's eager to be someone's most loyal and loving companion. If you think you can be that exceptional human for him, then hurry, because Buddy is waiting for you NOW.

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