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By Michael Miller, | February 16, 2011
Fountain Valley is in talks with county officials about annexing a nearly 21-acre unincorporated area into its boundaries, but City Manager Ray Kromer said the county would have to agree to pay for an extra police officer before the city took over the neighborhood. The area contains about 1,100 residents and 813 housing units, according to the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission's website . Earlier this month, the commission, or LAFCO, appointed a task force to work with city officials to annex unincorporated islands or connect them with nearby city services.
June 20, 2012
An Orange County Grand Jury report on local cities' transparency regarding government compensation flunked Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley in at least one category. The neighboring cities both received an F grade for disclosure of executive salaries and benefits. Huntington Beach received a B for disclosure of employee salaries and for accessibility of information. Fountain Valley got a B in accessibility, but a D in the employee category. Huntington Beach City Manager Fred Wilson said the executive salaries were lumped in with all the employees' salaries.
By Mike Sciacca | March 27, 2013
With spring break a few days away, the Sunset League baseball race is about to complete its first-round of action. It comes to a close Thursday with the league lead on the line. Through the first four league contests Tuesday, Fountain Valley leads the way at 4-0. The Barons won their fourth outing Tuesday by taking a 6-1 victory from rival Edison. One game back of the lead is Marina which was dropped from a share of first place after Newport Harbor rallied for a 3-2 win. Huntington Beach also was victorious Tuesday by defeating Los Alamitos, 4-1. Thursday's schedule has Marina playing at home against Fountain Valley in a key game and Huntington traveling to face Edison.
October 23, 2013
Some of the top players from across the nation and world will be in Fountain Valley for the Simple Green U.S. Open of Handball Naty Alvarado Handball Classic. The 23rd annual event starts Thursday and runs daily through Sunday at Los Caballeros Sports Village (17272 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley). Naty Alvarado Sr., the tournament's director and the top-winning handball player of all time, said the event has expanded. The tournament will offer more than $120,000 in cash awards.
By Mona Shadia | February 15, 2012
After opting to keep its own Fire Department intact, the loss of redevelopment funds has led Fountain Valley to reconsider sharing fire services with neighboring Huntington Beach. The potential loss of up to $1.4 million in redevelopment funds from the general budget is forcing Fountain Valley to reexamine its options of sharing services, said Fountain Valley City Manager Ray Kromer. "With us losing redevelopment money, we're just kind of making sure we're reexamining everything," he said.
By Mona Shadia | June 21, 2012
Despite the loss of $1.4 million in redevelopment funds, Fountain Valley is once again balancing its budget and is expected to end the next fiscal year with a surplus and no layoffs or major cuts of services. The City Council on Tuesday passed a $36-million operating budget, with a projected $132,000 surplus by the end of the 2013-14 fiscal year. "We're operating everything on a shoestring, but we're still providing all the services and we're living within our means," said City Manager Ray Kromer.
By Britney Barnes, | June 30, 2010
It took Peg Klinck 12 years to complete 10 speeches, but that is the great thing about Toastmasters, she said. A person can get as much or as little as they want out of the program and work at their own pace, she said. Her pace, which was the butt of a good-natured joke Tuesday at the Huntington Beach Toastmasters Club, did speed up. The Fountain Valley resident is now one of only two members to complete both the communication and leadership track, earning herself the recognition of Distinguished Toastmaster.
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | December 29, 2010
The top 10 dishes of 2010 (in no particular order and not a list of the 10 best restaurants): Café Grill (Fountain Valley): Sweet Potato Ravioli is a winner! Looking more like cannelloni, the toothsome pasta is wrapped around an exquisite sweet potato puree, whipped into a state of sublime creaminess with an astonishing depth of flavor. The nut-brown butter sauce with sage accents adds a whole other dimension of mouth-watering delight. The final fillip is the crispy, deep-fried sage leaves on top. Unbelievably, only $5!
August 3, 2000
Fountain Valley Youth Baseball's Bronco All-Star team extended its win streak to 17 last weekend by opening the PONY Baseball Zone Tournament with a pair of victories at York Field in Whittier. Fountain Valley ripped Palmdale, 15-2, in its tournament opener as pitchers Thomas Marcin, Chad Blauer and Branden Lawson combined to limit Palmdale to two runs on three hits. A potent offense was paced by Jeff Roth, who went 3 for 4 with a pair of home runs. Additionally, Garrett Leon, Kyle Mastel, and Marcin each had multiple hit games, while Jake Mahlstedt, Cameron Mc Mullen, Dean Otsuka, and Ryan Stehle contributed other key hits.
March 29, 2001
Fountain Valley's eighth-grade boys' Basketball team clinched third place at the National Junior Basketball Sectional All-star Tournament by defeating Lake Elsinore, 70-55. Guard Robert Hansen scored a game-high 19 points and center Scott Grant added 17 points and dominated the boards with 11 rebounds as Fountain Valley broke away from a third quarter tie. Forward Matt Derocili scored eight points and had a big game defensively with three blocks and two steals.
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