Volume 26 | June 26-30, 2017
Surrender Your Illegal Fireworks - No Questions Asked

To enhance community safety, the City of Moreno Valley will hold a Fireworks Surrender event on July 1.

The first such event in the City's history will provide residents a safe and convenient way to dispose of illegal fireworks while also avoiding the risk of facing thousands of dollars in fines and criminal charges. All fireworks will be accepted - no questions asked.

All fireworks are illegal in the City of Moreno Valley. Violators can face fees and fines of up to $3,500 and up to six months in jail.  

Fireworks Surrender Event

Saturday, July 1

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Moreno Valley Fire Station 58

28040 Eucalyptus Ave.

Fireworks surrendered at Saturday’s event will be destroyed by the Riverside Sheriff’s Department’s Hazardous Device Team.

Over the last two years, Moreno Valley police officers have responded to more than 2,000 fireworks calls, with the majority of fireworks calls occurring around New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July.

In addition to being illegal in Moreno Valley, fireworks can ignite destructive fires, and cause serious injuries and even death. Nearly half of those injured by fireworks are children under the age of 15.

The City of Moreno Valley has been aggressively enforcing the ban on illegal fireworks leading up to the Fourth of July.

Several Moreno Valley residents attempting to sell illegal fireworks have been arrested and their illegal fireworks seized as a result of recent undercover police operations.

Only fireworks will be accepted at this event. Do not bring ammunition, guns, grenades or other similar devices to surrender.

Residents wishing to surrender those items should call the Moreno Valley Police Department at 951-247-8700 to request assistance.

The City encourages residents to enjoy safe holiday festivities at its Fourth of July Parade, Family FunFest and Fireworks Spectacular. Visit the City’s website for more Fourth of July information. Residents who observe the use of illegal fireworks are asked to call the Moreno Valley Police Department at 951-247-8700. 

MoVal Rocks! and MoVal Movies 2017

The City of Moreno Valley will kick off its annual MoVal Rocks! & MoVal Movies on Friday, July 7.

The free summer concert and movie series will be held every Friday from July 7 through July 28 at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center located at 14075 Frederick Street.

The evening's concert will begin at 6:45 p.m. with the movie selection beginning at 8:30 p.m.

The festivities also include a children’s fun zone and local food vendors. 

MoVal Rocks! & MoVal Movies Summer Series Schedule

July 7 Band: Santana Ways Movie: Sing
July 14 Band: Neon Nation Movie: Star Wars: Rogue One (PG:13)
July 21 Band: Latin Nation Movie: Moana
July 28 Band: Glacier Blue Movie: The Lego Batman Movie

Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Movies start at 8:30 p.m.

The City would like to thank Guitar Center for sponsoring a large part of this year’s summer concert series.
The MoVal Rocks! & MoVal Movies Summer Series is offered at no cost to residents through the support and partnership of local businesses. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available to partner with the City.
Umbrellas, pop-ups and alcohol are not allowed at these family friendly events.
For more information regarding the MoVal Rocks! & MoVal Movies summer series or sponsoring the event, please contact the Moreno Valley Parks and Community Services Department at 951.413.3280.

Hubbard Street Drain Project Scheduled to be Completed 3 Years Early

A project to build an underground storm drain system to help alleviate flooding along Hubbard Street is scheduled to begin construction next month - and be completed three years ahead of schedule.

The Hubbard Street Drain Project will connect to the existing storm drain on Ironwood Avenue and extend to Kalmia Avenue.

A series of catch basins will be constructed and sized to ensure that a 100-year storm event would be conveyed safely within the storm drain or within the street right-of-way.

Street improvements including curbs and gutters will also be installed to provide drainage capacity.

Having identified the Hubbard Storm Drain project as a priority, the City of Moreno Valley aggressively lobbied Flood District commissioners to fully fund the project. The City agreed to take the lead in design and construction in order to fast-track this much needed project.

Due to these efforts, this project is scheduled to be completed by January 2018 – at least three years prior to the County’s anticipated construction date.

Free Workshop: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

The City of Moreno Valley is hosting a free introductory workshop on Tuesday, July 18 for residents to learn how crime can be reduced through thoughtful and development. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Conference & Recreation Center

14075 Frederick Street

Moreno Valley

A representative from Security Design Concepts will explain Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), which can be used to enhance our quality of life and prevent crime.

This multidisciplinary approach helps deter criminal behavior by focusing on how our neighborhoods, shopping centers, parks and businesses are designed, built, maintained and used. How the space looks and feels has a significant impact on how people take pride in and ownership of that space.

Community input is critical to success in putting these concepts to work. Police Department and Community Development staff with also be on hand to answer questions.

Residents, business leaders and members of local civic organizations are encouraged to attend this important workshop.  

June Business Spotlight

The City of Moreno Valley selected Joe's Italian Restaurant as one of its Business Spotlights for June, recognizing its achievements in outstanding customer service.

Since 1980, the residents of Moreno Valley have been enjoying spending time at Joe's with family and friends while enjoying delicious food from a wide ranging menu.

Joe's specializes in Italian cuisine made from traditional family recipes including spaghetti, calamari, lasagna, meatballs, and pizza. Joe's also offers a variety of steak and seafood dishes.

Moreno Valley is proud to be home to a restaurant that makes our residents feel like they're one of the family.

Joe's is located at 22308 Alessandro Blvd..

Moreno Valley Public Library Receives Facelift

The Moreno Valley Public Library looks a little younger these days thanks to a recent facelift.

The library’s exterior was overhauled with new paint. The building will also be upgraded with other exterior details to create a modern, welcoming look.

Stop by the library, located at 25480 Alessandro Blvd. to see what's new and to check out great books and movies. 

For more information about the library, please visit the City’s website.

Upon request, this news release will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should direct such requests to Guy Pegan, ADA Coordinator, at 951.413.3120 at least 72 hours before the meeting. The 72-hour notification will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.