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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.