Volume 143 | Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2019
Community Day of Service:
A Chance to Make a Positive Difference
Moreno Valley residents are invited to join in the City’s annual Community Day of Service on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  This year the City is providing two opportunities to be of service:

Sunnymead Park Community Clean-up:  12655 Perris Blvd.
Activities: Help restore planters, plant trees, paint bleachers, and clear weeds and litter. Please bring rakes, shovels and gloves.
MoVal Gives Back: Moreno Valley Senior Center, 25075 Fir Ave.
Activities: Help our neighbors in need by donating new, unwrapped toys; new and gently used coats; and unexpired and non-perishable food; or by participating in our blood drive, for donors age 15 and older.

Residents who host their own clean-up or give-back event are invited to share photos on social media. Use these tags to let people know how you are giving back to our MoVal community: #MoValGivesBack , #KeepMoValBeautiful , #Recycle , #MoValCommunityDayofService2019 .
Mayor's Minute: Much to be Thankful For
The holidays are upon us again, and Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez finds there's much to be thankful for. Take a minute for this month's Mayor's Minute .
City Prepares to Respond Effectively in Time of Emergency -- and So Should You!
Led by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) , City administrative leaders and staff took part in a mock activation of MoVal's Emergency Operations Center (EOC), with a very strong earthquake as the scenario. Why? So we can be better prepared to respond to a real emergency and safeguard residents, homes and businesses.

As rapidly and effectively as the City can respond in such an emergency, however, residents will likely have to help themselves and their neighbors while first-responders attend to the most serious situations first.

The time to prepare for that is NOW, and OEM can help. On their web page you'll find a ton of information telling you exactly how to prepare. You don't have to get it all done in a day, but today would be a great time to start!
"Lights on Afterschool"
Celebrates City's ASES Program
Elementary and middle-school partners in the City's After-School Education & Safety (ASES) program participated in the nationwide “Lights On Afterschool” celebration recently, in recognition of the importance of after-school programs.

In a partnership with non-profit Think Together and the Moreno Valley and Val Verde unified school districts, ASES offers after-school learning opportunities in a safe environment for about 5,000 students who get help to improve their academic, physical and social skills. They also enjoy a nutritional snack each day. Enrollment is done at the schools.
Ready to Start Your Own Small Business?
This Workshop is for YOU!
You have a great idea for a business and you're ready to be your own boss. But how to get started? This FREE workshop can help you move from "great idea" to "Open for Business!"

How to Start a Small Business
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 9-11 a.m.
Employment Resource Center
12625 Frederick St., Suite K-3

Pet of the Week: Apollo
Meet Apollo . He's a happy, 10-month-old Terrier mix with a beautiful mask, and is just an absolutely curious little puppy. Apollo is also very much a "people puppy," and would love nothing more than to go exploring with the right human companion. For now, though, he's searching for someone to take care of him. Are YOU the person he's searching for? Apollo is waiting for you RIGHT NOW!

Please visit the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter located at 14041 Elsworth St. to inquire about adopting sweet little Apollo and other cats and dogs searching for life companions. Animal Services can be reached at 951-413-3790 .