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NEWS
February 26, 2014
A motorcyclist died Tuesday after colliding with another vehicle in Fountain Valley, according to authorities. It is the second traffic fatality involving a motorcycle within five days. David Pascarella, 45, of Irvine, was found unresponsive about 4:30 p.m. at Ellis Avenue and Bushard Street. Paramedics were unable to resuscitate him, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Fountain Valley police statement. Police said Pascarella was traveling eastbound on Ellis approaching Bushard.
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NEWS
February 25, 2014
A motorcyclist died Friday after colliding with an SUV in Fountain Valley, authorities said. Hovig Akmakjian, 22, of Santa Ana was ejected from his motorcycle when it struck the truck around 6 p.m. at Slater and Magnolia avenues, Fountain Valley police said. They added that the driver of the SUV was making a left turn onto Magnolia from Slater when the motorcyclist was heading west on Slater. Witnesses told officers that they saw Akmakjian running a red light at the intersection at the time of the accident, according to a police press release.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | February 24, 2014
A Fountain Valley woman was sentenced to prison Friday for having sex with a 12-year-old boy, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Prosecutors said Patricia Ann Serrano, 45, pleaded guilty last month to three felony counts of lewd acts with a child under 14, with a sentencing enhancement for substantial sexual conduct with a minor, according to a news release. Serrano also pleaded guilty to a felony count of forgery and a misdemeanor count of attempted petty theft for giving a fake letter from the district attorney's office to her employer.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | February 19, 2014
For four local prep basketball teams, the season has come to an end. In boys' basketball, Marina went out on a winning note Feb. 13 by handing playoff-bound Newport Harbor (5-5 league, third-place) a 62-59 loss in Sunset League action. Sophomore guard Ethan Young scored 13 points and in his final game, senior guard Derek Mallard scored 11 points for the Vikings who won on Senior Night. Marina completed a 3-7 Sunset League campaign, good for fourth place. The Vikings, who suffered late, consecutive league losses earlier this month to Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley which denied them postseason consideration, went 9-17 overall.
SPORTS
February 12, 2014
Thursday Girls' Soccer (3:15 p.m.) Edison at Fountain Valley (5 p.m.) Los Alamitos at Huntington Beach Marina at Newport Harbor Ocean View at Orange Girls' Water Polo (3:15 p.m.) Ocean View at Orange Girls' Basketball (7 p.m.) Ocean View at Orange Boys' Basketball (7 p.m.) Fountain Valley at Edison Huntington at Los Alamitos Newport Harbor at Marina (7:30 p.m.) Brethren Christian at Downey Calvary Chapel — Friday Wrestling (11 a.m.)
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | February 12, 2014
The Edison High boys' soccer team again is champion of the Sunset League. In a game that determined first place and as to which team would take the title, Edison slipped past visiting Los Alamitos, 1-0, Friday to clinch the crown. It took Connor Gordon's goal off a penalty kick in the final minute of the game, to give the Chargers the win and secure the program's third league title in five years. "This team has come up big in key games all season long," Edison Coach Charlie Breneman said.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | February 12, 2014
The Sunset League boys' basketball season is one game away from its completion, but the suspense as to which team will win the league championship is over. That title belongs to Los Alamitos. The Griffins (9-0 league) captured a share of the title Friday by holding off host Edison, 52-51. They secured an outright championship Tuesday by rallying from a one-point halftime deficit at Newport Harbor (5-4 league) to down the Sailors, 55-43. In Sunset matchups Tuesday that featured local teams going head-to-head, Fountain Valley led wire-to-wire in defeating visiting Marina , 65-54, and Edison remained entrenched in second place in the league standings by winning, 59-44, at Huntington Beach . Senior guard Richard Le hit five three-point shots and scored a game-high 20 points on Senior Night at Fountain Valley as the Barons (9-17, 2-7)
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | February 10, 2014
Jennifer Juarez encourages women to listen to their intuition. She and her husband, Josh, discovered during her first pregnancy that following your gut feeling could be a matter of life and death. Their daughter, Hope Juarez, came into the world pale white and suffering from a severe case of fetal-maternal hemorrhage, the loss of fetal blood cells into the mother's circulatory system, said Dr. Marielle Nguyen, a neonatologist at Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center, who assisted in the birth in November.
NEWS
February 10, 2014
Fountain Valley police are looking for a man believed to have stolen computers from a business in January. Seven Apple computers were removed last month from a business in the 17000 block of Newhope Street, and a man was seen driving away from the scene in a silver Ford Explorer or silver Nissan Pathfinder, police said. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. David Steele at (714) 593-4465 or david.steele@fountainvalley.org . — Anthony Clark Carpio Twitter: @acocarpio
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | February 6, 2014
It is set: the Sunset League lead in boys' basketball will be on the line Friday. Los Alamitos and Edison made sure that their Friday showdown would have major ramifications as to who does win the Sunset title by winning their respective games Wednesday. That same night, Fountain Valley, last year's title holder, earned its first league victory, and Ocean View won in Golden West League play. Edison can move into a tie for the league lead Friday by defeating Los Alamitos. The Chargers, ranked sixth in CIF Southern Section Division 1A, play host to the Griffins, the No. 11 team in Division 1AA, at 7 p.m. Edison set up the showdown by winning handily, 69-49, at Newport Harbor Wednesday.
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