Fountain Valley Police Chief Dan Llorens has announced he will retire effective June 1. In a letter to Interim City Manager John Sibley, Llorens said he has accepted a position with the Los Angeles World Airports as assistant police chief. “I owe this city, our staff, this Council and our residents an enormous debt,” Llorens said in his letter to the city manager. “I left the Marines 30 years ago and found myself underemployed, to say the least. Having failed to convince thre
The Fountain Valley Woman’s Club’s Million Steppers will hold their annual fundraiser from 4-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 at Stonefire Grill. Diners who present a flyer will see 15 percent of the proceeds of their order benefit two Woman’s Club projects -- Build Futures, a housing and mentoring program for homeless people, ages 18-24; and the club’s Scholarship Fund for local high school seniors. The fundraiser applies to both dine-in and take-out orders and excludes alcohol s
The Fountain Valley Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will hold another drug Take Back Day, giving residents the opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired or unused drugs. The event is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at the Fountain Valley Police Station, 10200 Slater Ave. The service is anonymous with no questions asked. Last October, Americans turned in 366 tons of prescription drugs at almost 5,200 sites ope
The playground at Westmont Park will be closed for repairs from Wednesday, April 12 to Friday, April 14. Temporary fencing will be installed to prevent access to the playground area while the rubber playground surface is repaired and recoated, city officials said. Westmont Park is on El Rancho Avenue west of Ross Street. Weather permitting, the playground area will be reopened to the public by 10 a.m. on Friday, April 14.
The Fountain Valley Police Department has canceled this Thursday’s scheduled Tip-A-Cop fundraiser at the Claim Jumper. Police officials said the fundraiser, which benefits the Special Olympics, will be rescheduled. For more information, call (714) 593-4456.