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July 2, 2008
EDITOR’S NOTE: These people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. They are considered innocent until proven guilty.   David Woodall, 48, Huntington Beach Maryam Zaher, 32, Newport Beach Fred Nepolello, 48, Irvine Geoffrey L. Rudy, 39, Huntington Beach Joshua R. Mino, 27, Orange Gilbert T. Martinez, 39, Harbor City Randall G. Willard, 44, Garden Grove Gabriel A. Ramirez, 41, Riverside Tamara M. Honsaker, 50, Mission Viejo Salvador G. Mejia, 21, Santa Ana Jonathon Aguilera, 18, Foothill Ranch Tammie M. Medina, 40, Commerce City, Colo.
NEWS
November 17, 2010
Fountain Valley is looking for community volunteers to fill open seats on several boards, commissions and committees. The city is accepting applications for the Planning Commission, Community Foundation, Advisory Committee for the Disabled and Housing and Community Development Advisory Board. Applicants must be residents of the city and at least 18 years old. Appointments will be made for two-year terms. The Planning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday in the Council Chambers.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 2011
Fountain Valley Police Chief Paul Sorrell, who has served with the department for 30 years and headed it since 2003, will retire in November, the city announced this week. Capt. Dan Llorens, a 23-year veteran with the department, will take over Nov. 17. Sorrell started as a police cadet in 1981 and served for 18 years as commander of the city's SWAT Team, according to the city. He also supervised the Law Enforcement Apprehension Program, which sought to remove drug traffickers and other career criminals from the community, and oversaw a comprehensive traffic safety plan.
NEWS
February 5, 2014
Fountain Valley police have linked a Cypress man arrested last month on suspicion of burglary to multiple robberies in Orange County. Brandon Bibbs, 19, was taken into custody Jan. 18 after allegedly being involved in a robbery of a liquor store on the 18000 block of Magnolia Street in Fountain Valley that night, according to a news release. Also arrested were Shakial Boulton, 20, of Cypress, and Jordan Morua, 21, of La Palma. Authorities later linked Bibbs to previous armed robberies in Huntington Beach and Anaheim and two other robberies at the same Fountain Valley liquor store, the release said.
NEWS
January 5, 2011
Fountain Valley residents don't have to chuck their old electronics in the trash if they wait until Jan. 22. The city is hosting a free electronic waste recycling event for unwanted household items. TVs, computers, laptops, monitors, home entertainment systems, cell phones, desktop copiers, printers, fax machines, keyboards, DVD and VCR players, audio devices and loose wires will be accepted. Fluorescent lamps, microwaves, vacuums and refrigerators can't be accommodated.
NEWS
September 23, 2010
The Fountain Valley City Council made concessions Tuesday on zoning changes and amended the general plan for a housing and condominium development. The council unanimously approved a 12-condominium project on Newhope Street and Edinger Avenue and a 16-home project at 18110 Magnolia St. Councilman Guy Carrozzo was absent. Both projects required the council to approve a zone change and amend the general plan for a higher density level or different land use. Brandywine Homes is constructing 16 one-and two-story homes from 2,600- to 3,600-square-feet on land owned by Mariners Church Beachside Campus.
NEWS
February 28, 2013
The Fountain Valley Police Department is investigating a rash of burglaries and attempted burglaries in residential neighborhoods. On Feb. 23, police responded to five attempted burglaries in the 10700 block of El Picador Circle and El Gorra Circle in Fountain Valley. Police said the attempts were made between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. In most of the incidents, the suspect or suspects went into the backyards and attempted to enter the homes from a screened window or patio door. The suspects did not make it inside at these locations, according to a news release from police.
SPORTS
August 31, 2011
The Edison and Fountain Valley football teams traveled to open their 2011 seasons last week, and both returned home with big victories. Edison went to Maui, Hawaii, to face Baldwin High on Friday and came away with a 48-10 win. Fountain Valley traveled to Henderson, Nev., to take on Green Valley. The Barons built a big lead and held on for a 52-49 win. In Edison's win over Baldwin, senior quarterback Chase Favreau threw for 227 yards and four touchdowns, hitting Bryce Campbell (18 yards)
SPORTS
From Staff Reports | November 2, 2011
Megan Molina scored on a cross from Jenny Soliman four minutes into the second half against North Irvine and that was all Fountain Valley (Region 5) would need to clinch the AYSO Area K championship, 1-0, Saturday in girls' Under-19 division action. Fountain Valley (7-0-1) finishes its regular season at noon Saturday at Mile Square Park against South Irvine. Regardless of the that outcome, Region 5 already has locked up the regular season title and will head into the Section 11 Championship tournament as the Area K representative.
NEWS
November 15, 2012
The Fountain Valley Police Department has received a $60,000 state grant to improve roadway safety, the department announced in a release Thursday. The grant from the Office of Traffic Safety, which is good for one year, will cover specialized DUI and drugged-driving training for officers, DUI saturation patrols, stepped-up enforcement and the compilation of DUI "hot sheets" that identify chronic offenders, among other things. "The Fountain Valley Police Department is committed to public safety on our roadways," Police Chief Daniel S. Llorens said in the release.
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NEWS
May 1, 2014
Fountain Valley police arrested a pair of suspected vehicle thieves who each allegedly stole an SUV within two days of each other, authorities said. Maria Navarro, 29, of Santa Ana, and Frank Moreno, 33, of Garden Grove, were taken into custody on suspicion of vehicle theft. Navarro was arrested April 25 and released on Sunday after posting bail. Moreno was taken into custody Tuesday and is being held at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange on $100,000 bail, according to the Orange County sheriff's department website.
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SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 30, 2014
Fountain Valley High baseball Coach Deric Yanagisawa called it a "huge week" for his Barons, and rightfully so: they were about to embark on a two-game swing against Huntington Beach that would have a direct impact on the Sunset League race. It turned out to be a beneficial week for the Barons who by virtue of their two wins over the Oilers, took over sole possession of first-place in a tight title chase. Fountain Valley won a wild, 9-7 contest April 23, then led the entire way Friday in defeating the visiting Oilers, 6-0. The two wins catapulted previously unranked Fountain Valley into the No. 3 slot in this week's CIF Southern Section Division 1 poll.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 30, 2014
The road to the Sunset League softball championship is never an easy one to navigate and for the Huntington Beach Oilers, consecutive road trips to the diamonds of title contenders last week could have been potential roadblocks. The Oilers, however, passed both tests. Huntington zoomed into first place in the league standings by winning both games, most recently, taking a 5-2 victory at Edison April 24. The win came on the heels of a 1-0 shutout win April 22 at defending champ Marina.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 26, 2014
The first two innings of Friday's Sunset League baseball game between Huntington Beach High and Fountain Valley had an eerily similar feel to it, much like the one the two teams had played two days ago. In both cases, Fountain Valley jumped out to a 5-0 lead. Unlike Wednesday's wild contest, however, this time, the Barons never relinquished the lead. Behind the standout pitching of Scott Schultz and timely hitting from its offense, Fountain Valley claimed a 6-0 shutout that put the defending champions alone in first place in the league standings.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 24, 2014
Close games seem to be the norm when Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach meet on the baseball diamond. Wednesday's Sunset League showdown at Huntington had a similar feel, only this time it was a high-scoring affair. Fountain Valley staked its way to an early, 5-0 lead, lost that advantage and fell behind two runs, but scored the game's final four runs to emerge with a scintillating, 9-7 victory. The win was big for the Barons who moved into a first-place tie with the Oilers in the league standings.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 23, 2014
When Benji Medure first took over as head baseball coach at Huntington Beach High, he had hopes that, one day, his team would land a spot in a future Hard 9 National Classic. He has realized that invite to the annual spring break event. Not only that, the Oilers have become champions of the tournament. Huntington captured the National Classic title April 17 by defeating San Jose Valley Christian, 3-2, in the tournament final at Cal State Fullerton. The victory completed a 4-0 tourney run that started April 14 and included wins against Elsinore (6-1)
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By Mike Sciacca | April 16, 2014
Two thorough victories to end the previous week, has left two teams tied for the top spot in the Sunset League softball race. Huntington Beach went into spring break tied with Edison for the Sunset lead, as both the Oilers and Chargers picked up double-digit wins April 10. Huntington, ranked sixth in CIF Southern Section Division 1, took a 12-2 win from Fountain Valley in a game that went five innings. Alyssa Horeczko had four hits and scored three runs, and Ivy Davis had three hits and three RBIs for the Oilers who racked up 16 hits.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 16, 2014
Top-ranked Huntington Beach ran its Sunset League win streak to 25 straight Friday by disposing of host Los Alamitos. The Oilers, minus starter TJ DeFalco, dropped the first set, 24-26, but rose to the challenge to win the next three sets, 25-14, 25-17, 25-20, to cap the first-round of league play at 5-0. Brenden Sander had 22 kills for the Oilers, ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division 1. Huntington has won 44-consecutive matches, and...
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 10, 2014
I woke up one Saturday morning with a pain. Glancing at my left forearm, I saw a 4-inch bruise and was quickly reminded why it hurt. Then I smiled. I smiled not because I had a gnarly black-and-blue contusion on my forearm, but because I began to reminisce about the night before, when I tried archery for the first time. I had wondered if people other than competitors in the sport or children in summer camp still partake in such an activity. To answer this question, I paid a visit to Orange County Archery, a store in Fountain Valley specializing in all things bow related, and took a lesson Friday night.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 9, 2014
Through Round One of the Sunset League baseball season, the Huntington Beach Oilers sit atop the league standings. Not only that, but they entered the week atop the CIF Southern Section Division 1 rankings. Huntington completed the first round of league play with a 5-0 record, scoring wins last week against Los Alamitos (10-1), and Edison (3-2). The Oilers overpowered Los Alamitos Friday to earn their sixth-straight victory. Junior Tyler Murray delivered three doubles and drove in three runs, junior Daniel Amaral had a double, home run and three runs batted in, and junior Noah Davis took a no-hitter into the sixth inning.
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