Volume 208 | Jan. 25 - 29, 2021
A Special Message from the Mayor:
Thank You, Carla
The City of Moreno Valley is mourning the loss of District 2 City Councilwoman Dr. Carla J. Thornton, who passed away January 21 following an illness. Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor of Moreno Valley, offers a special message of thanks for Dr. Thornton in this video.

The City will host an outdoor memorial service Friday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Civic Center Veterans Memorial, in recognition of Dr. Thornton's military service. Due to health and safety protocols, seating will be strictly limited. Residents, especially those at greatest potential health risk, are invited to watch a live stream of the event on the City's Facebook and YouTube accounts or on TV channel MV3.
City Hosts Curative Coronavirus Testing Site
In coordination with Riverside County Public Health, the Moreno Valley Conference & Recreation Center is hosting coronavirus testing provided by Curative in the parking lot at the main entrance. This is a walk-up testing site; participants will exit their vehicles and wait in line. Testing is available Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (closed Friday, Jan. 29, due to weather). Participants must register online at Curative.com. Testing also remains available at Cottonwood Golf Center; appointments can be made at https://gettested.ruhealth.org/.
Winter Arrives With Rain, Snow;
Time to Get Your FREE Sandbags
Don't wait for the rain. Now's the time to get your FREE sandbags if your property is prone to flooding.

Empty sandbags and loose sand
  • City Yard Main Office – 15670 Perris Blvd., available M-F, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Fire Station 2 – 24935 Hemlock Ave.
  • Fire Station 48 – 10511 Village Road
  • Fire Station 58 – 28040 Eucalyptus Ave.
Sand and empty sandbags are available at the fire stations listed above any day, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. (Fire personnel may not be at the stations at all times due to response activities and sand may not be accessible.)
Empty sandbags only (no sand)
Available any day from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.:
  • Fire Station 6 – 22250 Eucalyptus Ave.
  • Fire Station 65 – 15111 Indian St.
  • Fire Station 91 – 16110 Lasselle St.
  • Fire Station 99 – 13400 Morrison St.
Loose sand only (no sandbags)
Available any day, any time:
  • Alessandro Blvd. & Redlands Blvd., at the Post Office property.
  • Conference & Recreation Center Overflow Parking Lot located at Veterans Way & Alessandro Blvd.  
  • City Yard Visitor Parking Lot located immediately south of the City Yard main building at 15670 Perris Blvd. 
MoVal Fire Department Offers
Rainy-Season Safety Tips
More rain is on the way, so it's a good time to revisit these important rainy-season safety tips from Moreno Valley Fire Department:

A Visit to: Ridge Crest Park
Located at 28506 John F. Kennedy Drive, next door to Ridge Crest Elementary, Ridge Crest Park offers plenty of room to run around for even the most energetic children. It also has a nice play structure, multi-use athletic fields, barbecues, picnic tables and picnic shelters, restrooms, security lighting and convenient off-street parking. Ridge Crest Park is definitely worth a visit! Learn more online about Ridge Crest Park and all of Moreno Valley's beautiful parks!