Volume 34 | August 21 - August 25, 2017
Hidden Springs Residents Thank Firefighters Who Saved Their Homes
On Saturday, August 19, residents from the Hidden Springs Community of the City of Moreno Valley took the opportunity to thank the Moreno Valley firefighters who helped save their homes and properties from the Blaine Fire.
The Blaine Fire started in Riverside County on Sunday, August 13, and quickly spread toward the City of Moreno Valley and the unincorporated areas of Pigeon Pass, threatening hundreds of homes. Mandatory evacuations were ordered for residents of Hidden Springs and Pigeon Pass.
Firefighters from Moreno Valley Fire Department and CALFIRE/Riverside County were able to fully contain the fire after four days. Not a single house was lost in the firefight, despite flames coming dangerously close to homes.
The City’s Police Department, Public Works Street Maintenance Division and Riverside County Emergency Management Department assisted in the evacuation efforts.

Battalion Chief Mark League met with the residents of the Hidden Springs Community to accept the water, cookies, snacks, fruit, and thank you cards that were graciously donated by the residents. Those donations were then distributed to firefighters involved in the firefight.
NBA All-Star Kawhi Leonard Hosts Moreno Valley Basketball Clinic
NBA all-star Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs recently helped eighty Moreno Valley children polish their basketball skills at a free clinic at the Conference and Recreation Center.
Basketball players were chosen to participate in the Kawhi Leonard Basketball Clinic through a lottery.
Leonard and his group of coaches worked with the kids on not only basketball skills and drills, but on life skills, etiquette, and the importance of setting goals. The physical therapist from the San Antonio Spurs also made an appearance to talk to the players about safety, training, and injury prevention.
Throughout the clinic, players were divided into appropriate age groups. Within their groups there were opportunities for individual and group work, competitions, games, and drills.
Thank you Kawhi Leonard for spending the day with our young basketball players.
Local Business Donates School Supplies to A Child's Place Students
The National Tube Supply Company in Moreno Valley donated several boxes of school supplies to A Child’s Place child care centers.
The generous donations helped students in the City-operated afterschool program kick off the 2017-2018 school year with school supplies including composition books, calculators and much more. 
Thank you National Tube Supply Company for helping get the school year off to a great start!
Police Department Conducts DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint
The Moreno Valley Police Department Traffic Unit recently conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint near the intersection of Ironwood Avenue and Heacock Street.

Moreno Valley Police Officers screened a total of 233 vehicles from 10 p.m. to 3 p.m., arresting one driver on a DUI- alcohol arrest, one for illegal drugs, and citing 12 drivers for operating a vehicle without a license or with a suspended or revoked license.

Checkpoints are held in locations that have the greatest opportunity for deterring drunk and drugged drivers while helping to ensure the safety of officers and the public.

California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes in recent years. The Moreno Valley Police Department supports the Office of Traffic Safety’s new effort to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you could be impaired enough to be arrested for DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs. Using marijuana and getting behind the wheel can result in a DUI arrest.

Drivers who choose to operate a vehicle under the influence not only endanger themselves, but other motorists on the roadways. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that they drive their vehicle in a safe manner. If you are convicted of a DUI, you may be subject to fines, license suspension, and jail time.

The Moreno Valley Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint or DUI Saturation Patrol in the near future as part of our ongoing commitment to reducing deaths and injuries on our streets and highways.
Fir Avenue to be Closed Beginning August 31 for Road Improvements
Fir Avenue will be closed between Nason Street and Tulip Road beginning August 31 to allow for road construction related to a new housing development. Fir Avenue at Morrison Street will only be accessible by residents during the construction.
The project includes raising Fir Avenue by ten feet, repaving the street, and installing curbs and gutters, storm drains, sidewalks and street lights. Fir Avenue is expected to be reopened by September 30.
A detour will direct drivers to use Nason Street, Eucalyptus Avenue, and Morrison Street.
Thank you for your patience during this temporary inconvenience. Please contact the Land Development Division at 951.413.3120 with any questions.
Access Development Records Easily Through New City Hall Kiosk
A new SimpliCITY kiosk is now providing members of the public with easy access to Development Services information in the lobby of City Hall.
The easy-to-use kiosk provides access to current Building, Code, Fire Prevention, Land Development, and Special District records – all with the swipe of a finger.
Users can search records within a specific department/division or across all divisions, by record number, parcel number, address, and/or date range. Search results display basic record information including description, record and inspection status, and related records.

Records are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Simplicity online portal.
Online access is just the latest step to unleash the full power of SimpliCITY. It comes on the heels of a successful launch of the SimpliCITY system which significantly streamlined the development process and made it even easier to develop in Moreno Valley.

Future enhancements are planned for the resident access SimpliCITY portal to provide users with an even greater range of record detail and e-government services.
Workshop: Financial Projections - How to Make Them
  Financial Projections - How to Make Them
All businesses are required to supply prospective financial data. But few really know how to do it correctly.
In order to be successful, business owners need to know the basics of financial projections.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Moreno Valley Conference & Recreation Center
14075 Frederick St.
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Cost: $15
Join us at the Moreno Valley Conference Center located at 14075 Frederick Street in Alessandro Room A.
This workshop is offered through Inland Empire SCORE and sponsored by the City of Moreno Valley.
Register online HERE .
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 Comet & Halo.
Comet (#A477018) is a delightful one-year-old Terrier that is simply out of this world.

Halo (#A477090) is an adorable eight-week-old domestic medium hair cat whose cuteness eclipses any we have seen before.

Please visit the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter located at 14041 Elsworth Street to inquire about adopting Comet, Halo 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.