Volume 90 | October 15 - October 19, 2018
Police Officers, Civilian Employee of Quarter Honored
The City Council honored its Police Department Employees of the Quarter this week, recognizing several of our dedicated police officers and civilian employees who help keep Moreno Valley safe.

Officer Mario Chavez was named Officer of the Quarter, 1 st Quarter. Chavez, a 17-year veteran police officer, has spent the last seven years serving the residents of Moreno Valley, where he has held a variety of assignments within the Special Enforcement Team and patrol.

While assigned to the Department’s Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Team, Chavez developed an expert level knowledge of the transient population. His expertise has helped develop innovative solutions to addressing Moreno Valley issues and connecting individuals with the services they need to get them off of the streets.

Officer Mike Buelna was named Officer of the Quarter, 2 nd Quarter. Buelna is a 13-year veteran police officer who has spent the last seven years serving our residents. He has held assignments at the Riverside University Health System and in patrol and has built a solid reputation for unwavering customer service and attention to detail in every task he takes on. Officer Buelna takes great pride in the City and the job he does protecting and serving.

Crime Analyst Kimberly Shaw was named the Police Department’s Classified Employee of the Quarter. A six-year employee, Shaw analyzes crime trends, patterns, and suspect profiles to help the detective bureau and special enforcement teams track down suspects and solve crimes.

Congratulations to Officers Chavez and Buelna and Crime Analyst Shaw!

Recycle Hazardous and Electronic Waste on October 20
Moreno Valley residents can easily dispose of hazardous materials and electronic waste for free during the City’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Collection Event on Saturday, October 20 at the City Corporate Yard.

The City of Moreno Valley, in partnership with the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources, is providing residents this opportunity to keep hazardous waste out of the county landfills.

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Event
Saturday, October 20
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
City Corporate Yard
15670 Perris Boulevard
Moreno Valley

The HHW and E-Waste Collection Event will accept residentially generated HHW from Riverside County residents. Business or non profit waste will not be accepted.

Residents are allowed multiple trips, but are limited to 125 pounds or 15 gallons of material per trip. Individual containers should not exceed five gallons or weigh more than 50 pounds.

The HHW and E-Waste Collection Event will accept:

Household products (used chemicals, paint, pesticides, lightbulbs, etc.)
Used motor oil, antifreeze, and fuel
Household and automotive batteries
Sharps (needles/syringes or lancets)
Electronic wastes (televisions, computers, VCRs, telephones, etc.)

The HHW and E-Waste Collection Event will NOT accept:

Radioactive waste
Asbestos waste
Compressed gas cylinders over 40 pounds
Infectious or medical waste (other than sharps)
Bulky Items (sofas, mattresses, appliances, used tires, etc.)

Residents may schedule free curbside collection of bulky items with Waste Management by calling 800.423.9986. Bulky items may also be taken to the Waste Management Transfer Station, located at 17700 Indian Street, Moreno Valley.

The HHW and E-Waste Collection Event supports the City’s Keep Moreno Valley Beautiful Program through the promotion of an active and engaged community where we work together to beautify our shared environment.

For more information about the Free HHW and E-Waste Collection Event, visit www.moval.org or contact the Recycling Program at 951.413.3109.
Open House Focused on Fire Prevention
Residents learned about how to prevent fires and how to keep themselves and their families safe in the event of a fire at the Moreno Valley Fire Department’s inaugural Open House October 13.

The Open House at Station 99 was part of this year’s Fire Prevention Week.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “LOOK. LISTEN. LEARN. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere” focused on giving the public tools needed to reduce the chances of having a fire.

Firefighters, prevention inspectors, and Emergency Management staff provided important information on what residents can do to prevent fires, and how to develop a home fire escape plan. Residents toured the fire station and participated in interactive activities designed to educate the public about fire safety.

A pancake breakfast raised money for our Fire Explorers to help young people learn about a career in the Fire Service.

For more information visit www.firepreventionweek.org.
Hire MoVal Job Alert: Kaiser Permanente
Are you interested in a rewarding career with Kaiser Permanente?

Become a preventive healthcare pioneer.

Bring your talents to Kaiser Permanente and see your visionary ideas make a difference in the lives of others.

Join Kaiser Permanente for their general information session to learn how you can join their team.

A Kaiser Recruitment Consultant will be on site to guide you through the process of applying at Kaiser.

Interested candidates must create an online profile at www.jobs.kp.org prior to event.

Kaiser Permanente Info Session
Thursday, October 24
2 p.m.
Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center
12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3
Moreno Valley

Don’t miss an opportunity to hear from Kaiser on how you can get your career started!

Click here to RSVP and find out more about your next career!
CERT Classes Prepare Residents to Respond to Disasters
The City’s Office of Emergency Management held its last Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training of the year, helping our residents to be prepared in the event of a disaster.

Through the CERT program, members of the community learn disaster preparedness, basic disaster response skills, fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations.

CERT participants also learned fire suppression with a fire extinguisher and search and rescue basics. CERT is a grant-funded program.

For more information about our Office of Emergency Management and upcoming training opportunities, please visit the City’s website .
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.

Gretzky (#A489794) is an adorable three-year-old Terrier Mix. He is always ready to show some love.

Please visit the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter located at 14041 Elsworth Street to inquire about adopting Gretzky or other pets in search of lifelong companions.
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.