Volume 50 | January 1 - 12, 2018
Make a Difference in 2018 with the Moreno Valley Police Department
The New Year brings new resolutions. Have you considered volunteering in your community? This is the perfect time to make a difference and volunteer with the Moreno Valley Police Department (MVPD). Department volunteers help at checkpoints, special events and perform citizen patrols. Volunteers help our Officers better serve the community of Moreno Valley. You must be at least 18 years old, able to pass a background check and be willing to donate at least 12 hours per month to MVPD.

If you are 14 – 21 years old, the MVPD Police Explorer program may be the best choice for you. MVPD Police Explorers, learn about law enforcement practices, physical training, leadership, and assist with community service events.

If you are interested in MVPD volunteer opportunities, please visit the Moreno Valley Police Department's front desk Monday through Friday (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and ask for a volunteer application. If you have additional questions, contact Officer Diana Moreno at dmoreno@riversidesheriff.org.
Moreno Valley Firefighters Battle Flames during Burn Training Exercise
The Moreno Valley Fire Department is hosting a training burn exercise to sharpen their firefighting skills. This controlled exercise is held in cooperation with CAL FIRE, Riverside County Fire, and the City of Moreno Valley's Office of Emergency Management.

The training burn exercise started on January 9th and will conclude on January 12th. The location of the burn is 12212 Redlands Boulevard, just north of State Route 60 and south of Ironwood Avenue in Moreno Valley. The training begins at 9:00 a.m. and runs until 4:00 p.m. each day.

Firefighters from Moreno Valley, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, and March Air Reserve Fire Department will participate in this week-long training. During the training burn, Firefighters will ignite several fires within the structure to instruct firefighters while using the latest fire suppression techniques. At times, smoke will be visible in the area, especially along Highway 60 in the eastern portion of Moreno Valley. Please do not be alarmed during this important training event.

The property was made available to Firefighters by the Diocese of San Bernardino – Office of Construction and Real Estate. If you would like more information on this unique training exercise, you may contact CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire's Public Affairs Bureau at (951) 940-6985.
Learn to Grow your Small Business at the City's Upcoming Workshop
Are You An Entrepreneur? You may have what it takes to run a successful business and you might not know it!

Learn what it takes to become a business owner with the Inland Empire’s Women’s Business Center.

Join us and discover:

  • What personal traits do successful entrepreneurs share?
  • What are the pros and cons of starting a business?
  • How to assess your entrepreneurial readiness.
  • Hear what it’s like to start, own, and grow a successful business.

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE to Moreno Valley Residents | $20 for Non-Residents

Location: Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center | 12625 Frederick St., Suite K3, Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Don’t waste another minute wondering if you have what it takes. Let the experts with the IEWBC help you today! Call or email the ERC and reserve your spot at 951.413.3920 or ERC@moval.org. Pre-registration is recommended. Register online at www.iesmallbusiness.com.
Moreno Valley Welcomes New Business Liaison Officer
Officer Landry will be taking over as the new Business Liaison Officer for the City of Moreno Valley. The City implemented the Officer Friendly Program as a business relations tool to increase the connection between the Moreno Valley Police Department and business owners throughout the community.

Beginning January 18, 2018, Officer Landry will become Moreno Valley's new "Officer Friendly." S he will be the point of contact for local businesses and will continue to build on the successful program initiated by Officer Skoglund. 

If you have questions about the Moreno Valley's Officer Friendly Program, please contact Officer Landry at 951.208.5805. 
Pet of the Week
Each week the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter highlights a pet available for adoption in the hopes of finding our furry friend a forever home.
This week's Pet is Lulu.
Lulu (# A481278 ) is a good-natured and well mannered two-year-old Chihuahua who needs a friend to show her the affection he deserves.

This adorable little Chihuahua arrived at the Shelter on 1/8/18 in the middle of the rainstorm. A Moreno Valley resident found her Sunday night wandering the streets and took her home for shelter. The good Samaritan called Animal Control and one of our officers picked her up on Monday morning.

Lulu is very puppy like, and lovable. She weighs approximately five pounds and will be available for adoption on 1/16/18 at 10:00 a.m. (if her owner does not claim her).
Please visit the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter located at 14041 Elsworth Street to inquire about adopting Lulu, or other pets in search of lifelong companions. Call the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 951.413.3790 or visit the www.moval.org/pets for more information about pet adoption.
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.