Volume 94 | November 12 - November 16, 2018
Officers Donate Clothes, Shoes to Children in Need
The Moreno Valley Police Department donated $140,000 worth of clothes, shoes, toys and other supplies to the “Stuff the Bus” campaign benefitting Operation Safe House, which provides emergency shelter and support to children in need.

The “Stuff the Bus” campaign is held in cooperation with the Riverside Transit Authority to collect donations to support Operation Safe House and its mission of providing a safe place for victims of human trafficking, runaways and other young people in need.

Many of the children who end up at Operation Safe House arrive with just the clothes on their backs.

Donations like the ones from the Moreno Valley Police Department help to provide everything they need to transition back to a normal life.

The Police Department collected donations over the past year from various businesses and organizations across Moreno Valley, including the Moreno Valley Amazon Distribution Center.

The Moreno Valley Police Department would like to thank everyone who donated to "Stuff the Bus" and help our young people in need.

To learn more about Operation Safe House or to donate please visit Operation Safe House's website. 
Retiring Firefighters Honored for 30 Years of Service
It’s not too often that you lose 60 years of fire service experience overnight.

Veteran  Moreno Valley Firefighters David Ruiz and Jeff Harper each retired after 30-year careers, including spending a combined 35 years serving the City of Moreno Valley.

The City Council recently honored the veteran firefighters.

Before they retired, Harper and Ruiz spent the last several years training the new generation of firefighters, ensuring their Sunnymead Station 2 was in good hands.

Ruiz, who was named the City’s Firefighter of the Year in 2012, spent the last 19 years assigned to Moreno Valley Truck 2.

Prior to working in Moreno Valley, Ruiz was a Wildland Firefighter assigned to CAL Fire Helicopter 301.

Harper spent his last 16 years assigned to Truck 2.

Harper previously worked as a firefighter in the CAL Fire/Riverside County Fire Department Wildland program.

Ruiz and Harper earned reputations for being highly-skilled firefighters especially knowledgeable in Urban Search and Rescue, Low and High Angle Rescue, and Auto Extraction.

They used their extensive experience to mentor young firefighter/paramedics newly assigned to Moreno Valley, preparing them to take over Truck 2.

Ruiz and Harper plan to spend their retirement years travelling and spending time with their families.

Thank you Firefighters Ruiz and Harper for your dedication to the City of Moreno Valley. Congratulations on your retirement!
City Recertifying Speed Limits
Drivers across Moreno Valley will be helping to recertify the City’s speed limits just by driving through the City while a state-required traffic survey is being conducted.

An Engineering and Traffic Survey is performed every five to seven years on roadways to ensure a compliant speed limit is identified, which can then be enforced by the police.

This is just another way the City is maintaining roads that are safe, convenient, and comfortable for users of all ages and abilities.

Roughly 75 streets across the City will be included in the survey, with data collected using pneumatic tubes stretched across the roadway.

As vehicles travel over the road tubes, sensors collect data, which will be coupled with other information such as collision history to make a final speed limit recommendation to the City Council.  The collected data will be shared with the Police Department to help identify locations that could benefit from additional police traffic enforcement.

If you have any questions about the process or locations to be evaluated this year, please contact our Transportation Engineering Division at 951.413.3140. 
Free Workshop: How to Start a Small Business
Starting a business on your own can be intimidating.

Get started with the Small Business Development Center’s "How to Start a Small Business" workshop.

Wednesday, November 21
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center
12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3

Attendees will learn useful tips including:

  • Being an Entrepreneur
  • Business Planning
  • Small Business Financing
  • Legal Forms of Organization
  • Licensing and Permits

This workshop is FREE, but pre-registration is highly recommended.

Register online at  www.iesmallbusiness.com .