Volume 32 | August 7 - August 11, 2017
Summer at City Hall Program Featured in Western City Magazine

Western City Magazine featured the City of Moreno Valley's Summer at City Hall internship program in its August issue, detailing the program that provides high school students with the opportunity to intern at the City while learning valuable workplace and life skills.

Summer at City Hall was brought to Moreno Valley in 2016 by Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez. The City partners with Val Verde Unified School District to provide students with classroom instruction as well as internships with City staff.

High School senior Erika Ruiz credited the Summer at City Hall program with helping choose her college path.

"The Summer at City Hall experience helped me understand the different city divisions, their roles and the significant impact they have on the community," Ruiz told Western City magazine. "I really enjoyed my time with the Economic Development Department. After interning there, I am interested in studying urban development at UC Berkeley next fall."

Pigeon Pass Road Reopens on Schedule

Pigeon Pass Road north of Old Lake Road reopened to traffic on schedule this week after being closed for several months due to construction.

Lennar Homes committed to complete the work during the school summer break, and successfully reopened the road the day before school started.

The project is part of continuing development of the Meadow Creek Community. The construction included the installation of a large culvert, relocation of a large waterline, construction of curb and gutter, new pavement in the northbound lanes and over the culvert, signing and striping.

A sidewalk will be constructed on the east side of the roadway and landscaping will be installed along the project frontage in the near future.  Pigeon Pass will remain open with temporary lane closures while these items are completed.

We appreciate your patience.  If you have any questions or comments regarding this project, please contact the City of Moreno Valley Land Development Division at 951.413.3120.  

New K-9, Handler Join Moreno Valley Police Department 

The City of Moreno Valley is pleased to welcome our newest K-9, a 17-month-old Belgian Malinois.

Officer Maldonado and his new K-9 partner are replacing K-9 Dre who retired in June 2017. The K-9’s name is still being decided and will be announced soon.

The K-9 and Officer Maldonado will begin patrolling the streets of Moreno Valley once they finish training.

We are excited to welcome Officer Maldonado and his new K-9 partner to the Moreno Valley team!

Apply to Be an ArtoberFest Exhibitor or Performer

Apply today to be part of ArtoberFest, Moreno Valley Arts Commission’s celebration of the arts featuring the area's finest artists, live music performances, dancers, poetry readings and much more.

The City's 10th annual ArtoberFest will be held on Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Conference & Recreation Center, 14075 Frederick Street. Admission is free to the public.  

Applications for exhibitors and performers are being accepted through September 27.  

ArtoberFest applications and additional event information can be found on the City’s website at www.moval.org/artoberfest. Questions can also be directed to the Parks & Community Services Department by calling 951.413.3280.

Free Workshop: QuickBooks for Beginners 102

Overwhelmed by a pile of business receipts in a box?  

Looking for a way to professionally manage your business expenses and billings?  

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has your business covered with a FREE QuickBooks for beginners workshop.

Wednesday, August 16
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Moreno Valley Conference Center

14075 Frederick Street, Alessandro Room A

This seminar will teach you the basics to get your financials organized and on track, including:

  • Setting up your system
  • Navigating QuickBooks software
  • Organizing the chart of accounts
  • Computerized balance and income sheets
  • Accounts payable/receivables
  • Daily operations including payment of invoices and creation of customer invoices

Register online at www.iesmallbusiness.com.  

SBDC workshops are hosted by the City of Moreno Valley.

For more information on growing your business in Moreno Valley, please contact the Economic Development Department at EDTeam@moval.org, call 951.413.3460 or visit www.morenovalleybusiness.com.  

Moreno Valley Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Each week the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter highlights a cat and a dog available for adoption in the hopes of finding them a forever home.

This week's Pets of the Week are Star and Casper.

Star (#A476528) is an adorable one-year-old Parson Russel Terrier that is looking for a friend that can give her a loving scratch. Casper (#A476623) is a cute four-month-old domestic shorthair cat that is on the lookout for some new friends and new fun.

Watch the Pets of the Week video.

Please visit the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter located at 14041 Elsworth Street to inquire about adopting Star, Casper or other pets in search of lifelong companions.

Call the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 951.413.3790 or visit the City’s website for more information about adopting.

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.