The city is making plans to rehabilitate the turf at two city parks over the next several months. Following the state’s lengthy drought situation, city workers have started working on the grass areas of McDowell and Nieblas parks. Weather permitting, the turf rehabilitation will continue through April. The first step is a drill and fill process, in which thousands of 1.25-inch diameter holes that are 8 inches deep are drilled and filled with sand to encourage deeper root grow
Rosy Dental will hold a Black History Month celebration from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at its Fountain Valley office. The evening will feature snacks, live music and other activities. Local businesses interested in having a booth at the event can call (714) 775-8303. Rosy Dental is at 16575 Brookhurst St., Suite A.
With extremely heavy rains expected Friday and Saturday, the city reminds residents that free sandbags are available at two locations in the city. Sandbag stations are at the City Yard, 17300 Mt. Hermann St., and at the Fountain Valley Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St. The Sports Park station is located behind the tennis courts next to David L. Baker Golf Course. Sand and sandbags are available at the sites. Residents should bring a shovel. Filling sandbags is a two-person jo
Mile Square Park will host its eighth annual Monarch Butterfly Day this Saturday. The event is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the park’s Forest Shelter area and affords children and families a look at Monarch butterflies and their habitat. Butterfly experts will be on site to provide educational information and answer questions. Activities will also include face painting and children’s crafts. The event is recommended for children, ages 4-12. Parents are invited to bring their
The City Council will hold a study session on Tuesday on an organic waste recycling plan, mandated by State Assembly Bill 1826. The bill requires all businesses that generate organic waste to comply. Organic waste includes food waste, food-soiled paper waste, green waste and non-hazardous wood waste. AB1826 provides a phased implementation schedule based on how much organic waste a business generates. During the study session, which is set for 4:30 p.m. in the City Council ch
With Super Bowl Sunday set for this Sunday, the Fountain Valley Police Department urges all football fans to “call the right play” and pass the keys to a sober driver before the drinking begins. As part of the Super Bowl Sunday enforcement efforts, police, the Sheriff’s Department and the CHP will be on heightened alert ready to stop and arrest any impaired driver. A driver is considered alcohol-impaired with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher, but even a small am