Volume 37 | September 11 - September 15, 2017
City, California Baptist University Partner to Open New Educational Center
The City of Moreno Valley and California Baptist University are proud to announce the opening of a new university educational service center at the Moreno Valley’s Employment Resource Center.
The center, located at 12625 Frederick Street in Moreno Valley, is the result of a joint partnership between the City of Moreno Valley and CBU’s Division of Online and Professional Studies to bring university services to Moreno Valley in order to provide additional resources for residents to further their education.
The new CBU location serves as an enrollment center for new students as well as providing a classroom setting and study area for CBU students.
The City is working closely with CBU officials to tailor programs to the growing Moreno Valley job market, focusing on the fields of global trade and logistics, business and medical.  

Residents are encouraged to visit www.cbuonline.edu for more information about programs in Moreno Valley.
Children, Families Enjoy 2017 YouthFest
With more than 50 information booths showcasing youth-centered businesses and services, the City’s 2017 YouthFest on September 9 provided a great opportunity for Moreno Valley families to visit the park and enjoy learning about various Moreno Valley businesses that cater to children.

The event also featured food vendors, free entertainment, vehicle displays, face painting, games, opportunity drawings, and a variety of activities for children.

The Moreno Valley Fire Department offered sidewalk CPR classes, showcased its emergency response team, and brought along an RV house display to train children how to prepare for a fire and save lives.
$2.8 million Juan Bautista de Anza Trail Project Fast-Tracked
A project to build a two mile bicycle and pedestrian path to connect the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail to the existing trail has been fast-tracked to be completed at least a year ahead of schedule.
Earlier this month the California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved the City’s request to expedite funding the $2.8 million project to Fiscal Years 2017/18 and 2019/20.

The Juan Bautista de Anza Trail stretches for 1,210 miles across 20 counties of Arizona and California.
The project will close the gap along the Juan Bautista de Anza Trail to connect the trail to Lake Perris State Park, Rancho Verde High school, and the City of Perris’ trail network.
Police Department Accepting Applications for Volunteers 
The Moreno Valley Police Department is currently accepting applications for the station’s volunteer program. Volunteers augment the service the Police Department provides residents of Moreno Valley.

Volunteers conduct Citizen Patrols, assist the Police Department’s Business Office, and help with major incidents. Volunteers also provide perimeter security, road closures, search and rescue, and monitor the City-Wide Camera System.

In order to volunteer with the Police Department, you must be at least 18 years old, undergo a background check, and be willing to donate a minimum of 12 hours a month.

Volunteer applications can be picked up at the front desk of the Moreno Valley Police Department or online at:

Call Deputy Willner at 951.486-6720 or email him at jwillner@riversidesheriff.org for more information about the Police Department’s volunteer program.
Pedestrian Decoy Program Aims to Protect Students
The Moreno Valley Police Department's Traffic Team recently conducted a Pedestrian Decoy Program in response to numerous complaints regarding drivers failing to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks and intersections near local schools.

This operation used an undercover officer dressed in a bright orange “Traffic Cone” costume to the cross the street at Cottonwood Avenue and Jade Way, and at Eucalyptus Aves and Running Deer Road.

The goal of this program is to make motorists more aware of their surroundings, and to be more vigilant while driving especially near schools and in crosswalks.
Free SBDC Workshop - How to Start a Small Business
Attention MoVal Entrepreneurs!
Thinking about starting a new business, but you don’t know where to start?
Have you recently started a new business and just need a little help?
Join the City of Moreno Valley and the Small Business Development Center for the How to Start a Small Business Workshop.
Wednesday, September 20
9-11 a.m.
Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center (CRC)
14075 Frederick Street (Alessandro Room A)
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Workshop will cover:

Being an Entrepreneur
Business Planning
Small Business Financing
The Legal Forms of Organization
Licensing and Permits

Pre-registration is recommended, as seating is limited.
Register online at: www.iesmallbusiness.com .
This no cost workshop is brought to you in partnership with the City of Moreno Valley. Accelerating Opportunities for Small Business.
Moreno Valley Animal Shelter: Pets of the Week
Each week the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter highlights two pets available for adoption in the hopes of finding them a forever home.

This week's Pets of the Week are Millie and Chico.
Millie (#A477766) is a sweet four-year-old Miniature Poodle whose jubilant demeanor is sure to satisfy you.

Chico (#A477708) is a cute six-year-old Shorthair Chihuahua that needs a friend like you and a home to call his own.

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