Volume 71 | June 4 - 8, 2018
Hundreds Celebrate Community Park Soccer Complex Re-Opening
Hundreds of Moreno Valley residents of all ages celebrated the Grand Re-Opening of the Community Park Soccer Complex this week, following a $2.6 million investment by the City Council to renovate the complex with state-of-the-art soccer facilities.

More than 200,000 Moreno Valley residents and visiting athletes use the regional venue each year.

The project, which completely overhauled the complex for the first time in a decade, came in under budget and was finished nearly a month early.
MVPD Officers Participate in Special Olympics Torch Run
Moreno Valley police officers ran in the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run on June 5 to raise awareness for the Special Olympics .

With more than 4.9 million athletes and a million volunteers in 172 countries, the Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities.

The Moreno Valley segment of the run was approximately five miles, winding through some the most difficult terrain in the City.

Approximately 200 law enforcement agencies through Southern California participated in this relay race.

For more information about the Special Olympics, please visit their website .
City Wins Seven Regional Cable Television Awards
The City of Moreno Valley won seven regional cable television awards at the recent 2018 STAR Awards.

The States of California and Nevada Chapter (SCAN) of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) recognizes excellence in local government television programming.

Moreno Valley competed against numerous cities including Anaheim, Beverly Hills, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego. Moreno Valley received awards for Best Public Service Announcement, Best Use of Animation, Public Affairs, Public Safety, Special Audience, and Overall Excellence.

View these award-winning videos:

These videos and many more are available to view on MVTV-3, Facebook , or the  City’s YouTube channel . This ever-expanding YouTube Channel provides a great way to connect to your City.

For more information, please contact Media and Communications at 951.413.3053.
Moreno Valley Public Library Offers Free Internet Hotspots
The City of Moreno Valley unveiled a new program to expand residents’ access to the Internet via portable hotspot devices now available for checkout throughout the Moreno Valley Public Library system. 

Students who do not have Internet accessibility at home have a new – and free – resource to help them complete homework, and a lack of an Internet connection is no longer a barrier to prevent the unemployed from joining the ranks of the employed.

A limited number of hotspots are available at each library branch, and can be checked out by library patrons for up to a month. Hotspots can connect up to 10 devices to the Internet simultaneously.

“The Moreno Valley Public Library positively impacts the educational development and job readiness of our residents daily,” said Moreno Valley Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez. “Making Internet hotspots available through the library will make it easier for our children to learn, our residents to find gainful employment, and improve the quality of life for all of us.”

In addition to providing the hotspots for checkout, both library branches will continue to provide free computer and Internet access with a reservation.

Locations and operating hours of Moreno Valley Public Libraries are available here.
City's Business License Process Streamlined
New Moreno Valley businesses now have additional time to get established before they have to renew their business licenses.

By extending the timeline, the City is streamlining the business license process for new business owners at a critical time while they are getting up and running.

Businesses who applied for a new business license by October 31 used to have to renew its license by January 1.

In a continued effort to support new businesses, the City Council recently added an additional 30 days to the process. Now any business license submitted after September 30 will have a valid license for the reminder of that year and the entire following year..

For more information about applying for a business license please visit the City’s website or call 951.413.3080.
MoVal Rocks! and MoVal Movies
Enjoy summer nights with some great music and watching a movie under the stars at MoVal Rocks and MoVal Movies, the City’s free summer concert and movie series.

Bring the whole family for to watch blockbuster movies, listen to great music, and eat your way through some delicious snacks at the new food truck event this year.

Watch a new movie and check out a new band every Friday from June 29 through August 10 at the Conference and Recreation Center at 14075 Frederick Street. Local food vendors and a kids’ fun zone are all part of the festivities.

Concerts begin at 6:45 p.m. Movies begin at 8:30 p.m.

June 29
Band: Local Dance Studios
Movie: Leap

July 13
Band: Night Owl
Movie: Peter Rabbit

July 20
Band: Latin Nation
Movie: Coco

July 27
Special Event: May the Fork Be with You
Food Truck Fest

Band: Dead Ringer
Movie: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG:13)

August 3
Band: So Rad
Movie: Space Jam

August 10
Band: Wildfire
Movie: Wonder
The City is able to provide MoVal Rocks and MoVal Movies at no cost to residents through the generous support of our local businesses. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

For information regarding our Moval Rocks & Moval Movies summer series, please contact the Moreno Valley Parks and Community Services Department at 951.413.3280.
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.

Junior (#A485652) is a cute three-month-old Russian Blue. He is a kitten that you will just want to shower with love and affection.

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