The Fountain Valley Police Department and Fountain Valley High School will present the “Every 15 Minutes” program to the junior and senior classes on March 22-23. The two-day program focuses on personal safety, drinking and driving and the potential consequences of poor decision-making. The program name is derived from statistics that show that about every 15 minutes someone in the United States dies from an alcohol-related traffic accident. The “Every 15 Minutes” program is
Time to roll up your sleeves and experience the joy of volunteerism. The annual Community Service Day, sponsored by the Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council, is set for Saturday, April 21, and volunteers are needed. Fourteen different teams of volunteers are lining up to pamper the homeless, help the underserved, beautify local parks, save the wetlands, serve needy homeowners, package food and put together needed items. Last year’s service day brought out nearly 1,000
State Sen. Janet Nguyen of Fountain Valley has been honored by the Vietnam Veterans of America, California State Council, as their 2017 Legislator of the Year. The recognition is given to legislators who support California veterans and their families. The award was presented to Sen. Nguyen at the state capitol during the veterans group’s annual Capitol Legislative Day. “I am humbled to receive this recognition from the hands of the brave veterans who more than four decades ag
Fountain Valley High School Football invites residents to support the football program by attending its fundraising Movie on the Turf event, set for 7 p.m. Friday, April 13 on the
FVHS football field. The movie, “Remember the Titans” will be shown. Admission is free but those attending are asked to bring donations for the football program’s Goodwill donation drive, including clothing, kitchenware, décor, books and sporting goods. For more information, call Melissa Falkensti
Fountain Valley K9 officer Perro took his show on the road March 12. The FVPD German shepherd and his handler, Officer Bill Hughes, were on their way to a training class in Riverside when Hughes spotted a Riverside police officer in foot pursuit of a suspect. A second Riverside officer arrived, and they attempted to handcuff the suspect. However, the suspect was being combative with the officers, the FVPD reported, so Hughes deployed Perro to lend a hand, err paw. Despite be
The Orange County Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will hold its annual yard sale of fabrics, notions, yarns, laces, and all things sewing and fiber related on Saturday, April 28 at The Fount Church. Funds raised support the chapter's community service projects, programs and scholarships to students studying fashion and design. The sale is set for 8 a.m. to noon. The Fount is at 18225 Bushard St.
The Fountain Valley Rotary Club will hold its second "Bowl A Strike for Students" bowling tournament on Saturday, April 28. The event, which begins at 4 p.m., will include dinner, a silent auction and an opportunity drawing for prizes. Funds raised go toward support for local schools, students and teachers. All proceeds go to the Fountain Valley Rotary Charitable Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit entity. Several sponsorship levels and advertising opportunities are available.
The Fountain Valley Community Foundation’s next Electronic Recycling Event is set for Saturday, April 21 at the Fountain Valley Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St. The event is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additionally, paper shredding will be available from 9 a.m. to noon. The free event is open to the public. More information: (714) 839-8611.
The Fountain Valley Friends of the Library will hold a garden sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28 on the library’s outdoor patio, 17635 Los Alamos St. Plants and garden books will be available for sale. For more information, call (714) 402-6121.
MemorialCare Medical Center invites people with chronic lung disease to attend its Better Breathers Club. The club meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, April 18 and June 20. The club helps people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis to attend. There is no charge but registration is required by calling (800) 636-6742.