Volume 88 | October 1 - October 5, 2018
Groundbreaking Held for City's First Amphitheater
The City of Moreno Valley held a groundbreaking ceremony on October 3 to celebrate the beginning of construction on Moreno Valley’s first outdoor amphitheater and the continued expansion of arts and culture across the City.

The Civic Center Amphitheater and Park is a welcome addition to the City’s growing number of state-of-the-art cultural and athletic facilities, fulfilling a commitment by the Moreno Valley City Council through its strategic plan “Momentum MoVal” to expand cultural and recreational opportunities.

The 600-seat amphitheater will provide an intimate, open-air venue for Moreno Valley residents and visitors to enjoy a variety of live music performances, movies in the park and many other City-sponsored events.

Trees and park-like landscaping on the seven-acre lot set the scene while a stage complete with a backdrop, audio-visual pavilion, and parking for nearly 400 vehicles make the Civic Center Amphitheater and Park the region’s premier outdoor venue.

The amphitheater will be available to be rented out by the public, providing another exciting and convenient venue option for community groups and businesses.

The Civic Center Amphitheater and Park is being built next to the City's Conference and Recreation Center located at 14075 Frederick Street in Moreno Valley.
Hundreds Pitch in at Community Day of Service
More than 200 Moreno Valley residents worked together during the City’s annual Community Day of Service on September 29 to help Keep Moreno Valley Beautiful.

Non-profit organizations, schools, service clubs, and residents helped beautify the community through a variety of improvement projects.

The event was held at two locations – the Moreno Valley Equestrian Park & Nature Center and Hound Town Dog Park, and the Rancho Verde Equestrian Staging Area and Trails.

Volunteers completed the following beautification activities:

  • Planted trees as part of the City’s Tree City USA initiative
  • Rehabilitated Eagle Scout kiosks
  • Removed large tumbleweeds from easements
  • Painted approximately 600 feet of a block wall
  • Repaired trails
  • Planted 200 water-wise shrubs
  • Removed litter and debris

Funding for the event was made possible through generous contributions from the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG), Vista Paint, Adam Hall’s Plant Nursery, Village Nursery, Waste Management, Rightway Site Services, and Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD).

Learn about other exciting volunteer opportunities at the City’s community volunteer portal at www.MyMoVal.org .
Report Sprinkler Run-Off
The City wants to limit wasted water from broken or leaking sprinklers on City medians - and we need your help.

Reporting irrigation breaks in the landscaped medians helps conserve water and keep costs down.

Community members who observe a broken or leaking sprinkler on City maintained property (medians, landscaped areas on arterial streets, open space, parks, and multi-use trails), are asked to  notify the Special Districts Division with the location of the broken or leaking sprinklers.

Reports can easily be made online, on a smart phone through the City of Moreno Valley's mobile app or by contacting Special Districts at 951.413.3480 or specialdistricts@moval.org.

The report will be routed to the appropriate division to resolve the issues.

Broken sprinklers located on private property (commercial and residential properties) can be reported directly to Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) by calling 951.928.3777 Ext. 3306, by emailing conservation@emwd.org, or by submitting an online request.

By working together, we can Keep Moreno Valley Beautiful.
Police Department Seeking Donations for Operation Holiday Cheer
Help the Moreno Valley Police Department spread cheer this holiday season by donating to Operation Holiday Cheer.

Every year, our police officers make holiday celebrations a possibility for hundreds of local families who are experiencing difficult economic times.

With the help from community donations, Operation Holiday Cheer includes Shop With a Cop, which allows eligible children to go on a shopping trip with a police officer to pick out their presents, a Holiday Parade, and a Holiday Party which provides a catered meal, presents, and fun for nearly 50 qualified Moreno Valley families.

Operation Cheer is seeking financial support along with donations of gift wrap and bows, toys, candy, and gift cards.

Donations are being accepted at the Moreno Valley Police Department, 22850 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos. Contact the Community Services Unit at 951-486-6717 for more information about how to make the holidays happy for all of our residents.
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.

Xena (#A489521) is a sweet one-and-a-half-year-old Longhair Chihuahua. She is the kind of dog that everyone can rally around.

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