Hyundai Hope on Wheels fun run is Sept. 29
The Hyundai Hope on Wheels Run 4 Hope family fun run is set for Sept. 29 at the Fountain Valley Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St. The 5K and 10K event is set for 7-10 a.m. and benefits pediatric cancer research. The event will include the 5K and 10K, a vendor village, food, music and more. Participants of all ages are invited. Children 5 and under walk for free. Registration opens at 7 a.m. followed by a morning stretch at 7:30 a.m., pre-race ceremony at 7:45 a.m., and Kids F
Fountain Valley to host West Regional Pickleball Tournament
The USA Pickleball Association will hold its 2019 West Regional Tournament Sept. 17-22 at the Fountain Valley Tennis Center. USAPA membership is required to compete in the sanctioned tournament. The USA Pickleball Association is the national governing body for the sport of pickleball in the U.S. and provides players with official rules, tournaments, rankings and promotional materials. The association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation and governed by a board of directors and
Rec Center to be closed Aug. 19-Sept. 3
The Fountain Valley Recreation Center will be closed for maintenance and upkeep starting Monday, Aug. 19 and will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 3. Persons needing assistance or information on Recreation Center-related issues can call the Center at Founders Village Senior and Community Center at (714) 593-4446.
Miss Fountain Valley scholarship pageant contestants sought
The Miss Fountain Valley Scholarship Pageant Committee is making plans for the 2020 competition, which is set for Dec. 1, 2019 in the Golden West College Mainstage Theater. Young women interested in being contestants are invited to an orientation meeting at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at Coastal Community Fellowship Church, 10460 Slater Ave. (at Ward). Candidates must be age 18 by July 31, 2020 and no older than 25 on Dec. 21, 2020. Contestants must live, work or go to school in Fountain
FVPD to increase DUI patrols from Aug. 16-Sept. 2
The Fountain Valley Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies across the country in the national enforcement campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” From Aug. 16 through Sept. 2, the FVPD will have additional officers on the road looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. In addition to patrols, the FVPD will hold a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint from 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 to 3 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 on Harbor Boule
FVHS Class of ’72 plans '65th Birthday Party'
The Fountain Valley High School class of 1972 will hold its “65th Birthday Party” on Friday, Sept. 6 at the Hotel Huntington Beach, 7667 Center Ave. in Huntington Beach. (Most 1972 graduates are probably around 65 years old.) The party will have a Woodstock theme and include a hippy costume contest. It’s set for 7 p.m. to midnight Tickets are $80 and must be purchased by Aug. 23. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Organizers have booked a block of rooms at the hotel. Cost