Volume 69 | May 21 - May 25, 2018
Memorial Day Honors Sacrifice
Memorial Day is an opportunity for us to pay our respects to our military men and woman who laid down their lives defending our freedoms.

Each of these Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines stepped up to protect the nation they loved.

On May 28, the City of Moreno Valley will honor the sacrifices of these selfless heroes.

At 2 p.m., Mayor Yxstian A. Gutierrez will preside over the City’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veteran’s Memorial located at the Moreno Valley Civic Center.

Colonel Matthew J. Burger, Commander, 452 nd Air Mobility Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, March Air Reserve Base, will deliver the keynote address.

Other special guests will include:

Mayor Pro Tem Victoria Baca

Council Member Jeffrey Giba

Council Member David Marquez

Council Member Ulises Cabrera

Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard

Moreno Valley Master Chorale

Vista Heights Middle School Student Speaker

A reception with light refreshments and a display of student artwork in honor of fallen heroes will be held immediately after the ceremony.
Think Together Afterschool Program Accepting 2018-19 Applications
The Think Together Expanded Learning Time Program is accepting applications for elementary and middle school students for the 2018-19 school year.

Think Together offers students in the Moreno Valley Unified School District and Val Verde Unified School Districts a nutritious snack, homework assistance, academic enrichment, and physical activity.

Enrollment is open to any child attending any elementary or middle school which operates a Think Together Program.

The 2018-19 Think Together Program begins August 15, 2018 and operates from when the school day ends to 6 pm every day school is in session.

In order to apply for an opening in the Think Together program, parents must:

  • Complete and submit a Think Together enrollment application
  • Review the Think Together Parent-Student Handbook 
  • Attend a Parent Orientation and/or meet with Think Together staff
Attending a Parent Orientation does not guarantee placement in the Think Together Program.

Students are enrolled when openings become available. If no openings are available when an application is received, the student will be placed on a waiting list andpParents will be notified when there is a place for the student.

Please contact your school’s Site Coordinator if you have any questions regarding the enrollment process.
Bill's Special Kids Pays Tribute to MVPD Officer
Moreno Valley Police Officer Diana Moreno was recently honored with the 9 th annual Evelyn Yearsley Award for her support and dedication to Bill’s Special Kids, a sports program dedicated to children with special needs. Officer Moreno received the award at Bill’s Specials Kids’ 2018 Baseball Awards ceremony on May 18.

For the last two years, Officer Moreno, the Moreno Valley Police Department Community Services’ Unit and Police Explorer Post 882 have helped out with Bill’s Special Kids Baseball League, participating in weekly baseball practices and games to help the players develop their baseball skills along with a love for America’s pastime.

Known as the Stallions, the league was created by Bill Yearsley, a long time Moreno Valley resident and retired member of the Air Force. The league is celebrating its 21st anniversary.

The program has proven to be a rewarding experience for Moreno Valley Police Explorers and the Community Services Unit.

On behalf of the Moreno Valley Police Department, we want to say thank you to all of the outstanding kids and staff who make the Bill’s Special Kids program possible. We look forward to many more years of working together.
Used Oil Filter Exchange Event to be Held on May 26
Help Keep Moreno Valley Beautiful by participating in a Used Oil Filter Exchange and Recycle Event on May 26, 2018.

Bring your used oil filters to O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, 15105 Perris Boulevard, Moreno Valley, CA 92551, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Residents are eligible to receive up to two new oil filters in exchange for two used oil filters during this event, $11.00 per filter max price. While supplies last.

Email MoValRecycles@moval.org for more information.
Moreno Valley Animal Shelter 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.

May (#A485212) is an adorable six-month-old Shorthair Chihuahua. Her lovable demeanor is sure to make anyone’s day.

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