Volume 57 | February 26 - March 2, 2018
Hundreds Visit New Mall Branch Library During Reading Festival
Hundreds of children, parents, and educators visited the new Moreno Valley Public Library Mall Branch as part of t he Moreno Valley Unified School District Reading Festival at the mall on February 24.

A steady stream of children came in to the library to read books to an audience of classmates, parents, teachers, and library patrons. Author James Harris also stopped by to read several stories. More than 100 crafts were given out to children, and many visitors took the opportunity to sign up for library cards or check out books.

For more information about the Moreno Valley Public Library Mall Branch and a schedule of exciting upcoming events, please visit the City's website .

Moreno Valley Mall
22500 Town Cir, Moreno Valley, CA 92553
(2nd floor, across from Sears and next to HomeTown Buffet)
Branch hours:
Monday—Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday—Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  
Community Clean Up Rain Out Date is March 10
Help Keep Moreno Valley Beautiful by participating in a Community Clean Up Event along Elm Court. The Clean Up is scheduled for March 3.


Interested volunteers should meet at 9 am near the intersection of Elm Court and Clover Avenue.

Make the day even more fun by bringing friends and family to help keep our City litter-free. Please remember to bring water, and wear sunscreen, long pants, and closed-toe shoes. Litter grabbers, gloves, and trash bags will be provided for volunteers.

The City of Moreno Valley created the Keep Moreno Valley Beautiful Program to encourage the community to become a partner in the City’s beautification efforts. The Keep Moreno Valley Beautiful Program’s mission is to build partnerships which inspire community engagement and the development of beautification programs that enhance the quality of life and civic pride in the City of Moreno Valley.

For more information, please email MoValRecycles@moval.org or call 951.413.3109.
Moreno Valley Police Sergeant Graduates From Leadership Institute
Moreno Valley Police Sgt. William Stens graduated from the Sherman Block Supervisor Leadership Institute following an eight month intensive leadership program.

The Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SBSLI) is a program designed to stimulate personal growth, leadership, and ethical decision-making in California law enforcement front-line supervisors.

Designed and implemented in 1988 through the efforts of California law enforcement professionals and top educators and trainers, the SBSLI is an intense program based on experiential learning techniques. Students are challenged to learn new ways to resolve issues through group and individual work.

The curriculum takes students through an analysis of management (planning, organizing, directing, etc.) and leadership (inspiring, challenging, developing, etc.) and how each discipline compliments the other. The course progresses from self-evaluation, to interpersonal evaluation, to organizational relationships.

Congratulations Sgt. Stens!
Transportation Management Center to Ease Traffic Delays
Substantial traffic delays are expected over the next several months along Perris Boulevard between Elder and Ironwood Avenue while Eastern Municipal Water District works to relocate a booster station.

The next phase of construction is expected to begin March 5 to install a 30-inch waterline along Perris Boulevard. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of summer.

Drivers are being encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid delays.

Staff in the City’s Transportation Management Center (TMC) will actively manage the construction zone to minimize delays. The contractor will maintain access to existing businesses at all times.

The City appreciates your patience while EMWD completes this necessary project. Please contact the Land Development Division at 951.413.3120 with any questions about this project.
Free Workshop: How to Start a Small Business
If you are a new or aspiring business owner, the Small Business Development Center workshop "How to Start a Small Business" is a must!

Learn the necessary steps to take to start your first business.

The "How to Start a Small Business" workshop is presented by an SBDC Consultant who will discuss informational topics including:

·        Being an Entrepreneur
·        Business Planning
·        Small Business Financing
·        Legal Forms of Organization
·        Licensing and Permits
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

 Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center
12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Cost: FREE

Pre-registration is recommended.

For more information, please email edteam@moval.org or call 951.413.3460.
Moreno Valley Animal Shelter's Pet of the Week
Each week the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter highlights a pet available for adoption in the hopes of finding them a forever home.

This week's Pet is Ronny.

Ronny (#A482430) is a cute one-year-old Miniature Poodle Mix. He is the right kind of excitement to brighten up your day.

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