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NEWS
April 23, 2013
Fountain Valley police arrested a man Monday suspected in the Friday robbery of the Citibank on Brookhurst Street. Police responded to a call of a robbery at the bank at 17400 Brookhurst St. in Fountain Valley, according to a news release. A suspect reportedly handed a bank teller a note demanding money. After receiving cash the suspect fled and was last seen running south through the parking lot, police said. A tip from a witness at a nearby bank that a man had been acting suspiciously just prior to the Citibank robbery led Fountain Valley detectives to John Mclaughlin, the release said.
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NEWS
October 24, 2013
The trial for a Fountain Valley man accused of causing an explosion in a Santa Ana motel started Thursday, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office. Thanh Van Quang, 39, is charged with one count of arson of an inhabited property and one count of possession a flammable material. The defendant is facing his third strike and if convicted could be sentenced to 31 years to life in prison, according to the D.A. Quang was convicted in 1998 for voluntary manslaughter, assault with a firearm and two counts of robbery, according to the statement.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | February 14, 2013
Gus Ayer, the former mayor of Fountain Valley and an avid environmentalist, died Wednesday night. He was 63. According to his oldest son, Ethan, the cause of his death is still pending, but he was found at his Fountain Valley home by his youngest son, Eliot. Ayer's recent endeavors included helping the residents of Fullerton save Coyote Hills, striking down Measure Z in Huntington Beach and campaigning for numerous council members for the cities of Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and Westminster.
NEWS
January 26, 2013
A single car accident was reported in Fountain Valley at 1:11 p.m. Saturday. According to Ron Varner of the Fountain Valley Police Department, a 77-year-old male driver rammed into a light pole after driving over the curb and hitting a tree on Ellis Avenue and Newland Street. The motorist sustained injuries and the vehicle had to be cut off for the driver to be freed. Paramedics transported the driver to UC Irvine Medical Center,  Varner said. - Rhea Mahbubani rhea.mahbubani@latimes.com Twitter: @RMahbubani
NEWS
By Michael Miller | March 28, 2012
The firm that audited books for the city of Bell before its 2010 corruption scandal has signed a contract to audit Fountain Valley for another year. The City Council voted unanimously March 20 to continue with Mayer Hoffman McCann, which was in the midst of a five-year contract with Fountain Valley when the Bell allegations surfaced. Sherri Holman, the city's finance director, said officials opted for a one-year contract in part due to public unease over the connection to Bell, a small working-class city in Los Angeles County.
SPORTS
August 25, 2012
Coach John Shipp called it a "humbling experience" for his Fountain Valley High football team. The Barons opened their season Friday against Foothill, played from behind all night and in the end, were doomed by costly mistakes that ultimately led to a 28-14 defeat at Huntington Beach High. Fountain Valley's offense moved the ball all game but Foothill held the edge in execution, and in turnovers gained. The Knights came up with a fumble recovery in the first half to thwart a scoring drive by the Barons, and came up with a pair of interceptions in the final three minutes to secure the win. Foothill didn't commit a turnover.
NEWS
From the Los Angeles Times | October 1, 2012
A driver was arrested Sunday after allegedly fatally injuring a pedestrian crossing a Fountain Valley street, police said. The victim, identified as Harvey Mayo, 65, was in the intersection of Newhope Avenue and Southpark Street around 2:15 a.m. when he was struck by a vehicle that was northbound on Newhope and that failed to stop after the collision. Mayo was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Police said that about an hour later, the driver of the vehicle returned to the scene.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | January 13, 2012
It's been interesting ride during the past 10 days for the Fountain Valley boys' basketball team. A week ago at this time, the Barons were reeling from consecutive games where they couldn't find the basket. Their inability to score resulted in back-to-back losses to Westminster and Huntington Beach, the latter in their Sunset League opener.  But five days after a deflating 49-41 loss to the Oilers, the Barons came up big against rival Edison and knocked off the defending Sunset champs, 59-53. On Friday, they again came up big in the second half to earn a 57-48 road victory at Marina.
NEWS
November 2, 2012
A Santa Ana man was convicted Friday of the attempted murder of a resident outside a Fountain Valley home. Antonio Cinco Ortega, 26, was found guilty of one felony count of attempted murder with premeditation and deliberation, one felony count of conspiracy to commit murder and one felony count of mayhem, plus sentencing enhancements for great bodily injury and personal use of a deadly weapon, according to a release from the Orange County district...
NEWS
August 16, 2012
The field of candidates for Fountain Valley City Council has been finalized, with five contenders running for two open seats. By the deadline at 5 p.m. Wednesday, incumbent Steve Nagel, former Councilwoman Cheryl Brothers, La Quinta High School graduate Bryan Tice, Allen Tire Co. vice president of operations Patrick Tucker and Chase assistant branch manager Duy Tan Nguyen had qualified for the ballot. The deadline was extended five days for non-incumbents because Larry Crandall, who has served three terms on the council, opted not to run again.
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