An evening of bowling, food, fun and prize drawings – all for a good cause – awaits those planning to attend the Kiwanis Club of Fountain Valley’s eighth annual Pins for Kids July 30 at Fountain Bowl. The event, which includes bowling, dinner, a silent auction and raffle opportunities, raises funds to support Kiwanis service projects and to help the Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley. Members of some of the biggest and civic-minded businesses come to support the event.
Residents wishing to run for Fountain Valley City Council can pick up nomination packets from the city clerk’s office at City Hall. The nomination filing period for residents seeking a seat on the City Council began July 18 and will end at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. Paperwork must be filed with the city clerk’s office, at Fountain Valley City Hall, 10200 Slater Ave. If an incumbent who is eligible to run does not file, the deadline will be extended to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17.
Registration is now open for the Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5K/10K, set for Sunday, Aug. 28 at the Fountain Valley Sports Park. Cost for adults is $35 for the 5K and $60 for the 10K. Cost for children, 6-10, is $20 for either the 5K or 10K. Children 5 and under can enter for free. The sixth annual run/walk is a benefit for pediatric cancer research. Activities include the 5K and 10K events, a vendor village, food and music. Participants are invited to create a pledge team and be
Residents will now be allowed to water their yards three days a week rather than two, after the City Council on July 19 voted to downsize the current water supply shortage from level 2 to level 1. City officials said that even though Southern California did not receive measurable rainfall, the reservoirs and lakes in Northern California are full, allowing the city to draw down its share of water. But city officials remind residents that the basic rules for watering will remai
Fountain Valley Police and the FBI today arrested a 50-year-old Santa Ana man on suspicion of robbing a local bank Monday. The suspect told a teller he had a bomb and escaped with about $500 from the Bank of America branch at 16192 Harbor Blvd. Police said the lone suspect entered the bank at 3:47 p.m. and approached a teller. The suspect grabbed a hold of the teller’s hand and demanded money. The clerk handed the suspect approximately $500 in U.S. currency and the suspect fl
The City Council Tuesday night voted to place a 1 percent sales tax increase on the November 2016 election ballot. The vote by the council, approved 4-1 with Councilman Mark McCurdy voting no, will let the city’s registered voters decide on the proposed increase in the Nov. 8 General Election. Since 1992, the state has taken about $116 million in local tax dollars from Fountain Valley, said city Finance Director David Cain. In a report to the City Council, Cain said the city
A man who told a teller he had a bomb escaped with about $500 from the Bank of America branch at 16192 Harbor Blvd. today. Fountain Valley Police said the lone suspect entered the bank at 3:47 p.m. and approached a teller. The suspect grabbed a hold of the teller’s hand and demanded money. The clerk handed the suspect approximately $500 in U.S. currency and the suspect fled the bank. As he fled, the suspect said he had a bomb in his backpack, which was left inside of the bank
The bloodmobile will be in the parking lot of the Fountain Valley Police Department from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Thursday, July 21. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are welcome. To make a reservation, go to www.idonateblood4hope.org. The Be the Match Marrow Registry will also be on site. All blood donors will receive a gift from the City of Hope. For more information, contact Joanne Minney at Joanne.Minney@fountainvalley.org.
This Thursday is “Turn FV Orange Day” at the Fountain Valley Sports Park. The city will celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the Host Town event welcoming the arrival of the Special Olympics athletes from The Netherlands. A year ago, Fountain Valley painted the town orange (the official color of the Netherlands contingent) and held a four-day celebration in a sign of support for The Netherlands team prior to the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. Members of the city’