Fountain Valley Living Magazine Circa 2013 -2014

For a number of years this was the website for the Fountain Valley Living Magazine.
Content is from the site's 2013 - 2014 archived pages.

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Fountain Valley Living Magazine and website are the premier publications for and about the residents, businesses and organizations in the city of Fountain Valley, CA. We strive to connect people at all levels and interests with what is happening in our city.

Fountain Valley Living Magazine is a monthly publication that features articles, photos and calendar of events about the the people of our town.  This web site delivers  day-to-date updates of what is taking place in Fountain Valley. It is the perfect combination for you to keep up with what is happening in Fountain Valley.


An aside: Looking At the content of the Fountain Valley Living Magazine some things have remained about the same and some things have been drastically altered due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

For instance:
City Creates Small Business Relief Loan Program
The city has created the Small Business Emergency Relief Loan Program, which will provide funding to small businesses with less than 25 employees who need financial assistance to overcome the temporary loss of revenue because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beachpoint Church Food Pantry Accepting Drive-up Food Donations
Beachpoint Church has been reaching out to the community by providing weekly food donations to local seniors and families in need.

Pastor Kim Staffieri said the church operates a food pantry and each week, residents are invited to drop off needed groceries and other items at the church. Specific food needs are listed and updated weekly on the church website,

“As the Safer at Home order started, Beachpoint began to explore how we could help those in need in the local community. We partnered the senior members of our church with younger adults who could pick up their groceries and prescriptions,” Staffieri said. “We then found ourselves partnering with the city to help other seniors in the city who needed this assistance.

COVID-19 Postponements
Old Car Breakfast postponed
Robyne’s Nest postpones Family Fun Day
Friends of Library plant sale postponed
Spring Jubilee postponed
Poker tournament postponed

My mother sends me all the news even though I can just go to their current website and read about what's happening in Fountain Valley. However I realize this is her way to let me know she is ok. I am glad California is one of the states, like Australia where I now live that has a government officials who are taking this pandemic seriously. I then dutifully email her about the events that are going on in Melbourne where I live. This past summer we went through a lockdown with another deadly wave of infections. When the restrictions were lifted, we had endured one of the world's longest and toughest lockdowns. It was controversial, calamitous for jobs and crushingly hard for many, but health specialists believe it has worked, since as of October daily cases are almost flat. The USA is now experiencing a terrible surge in cases. I tell my mother to be really cautious and safe when she goes out and always wear her N95 mask.

What did I do during the lockdown? I worked from home, watched a lot of movies, and played a lot of online pokies. My US friends still ask me the difference between pokie slots. I always laugh and tell them that what they call slot machines, we in Australia use the word pokie. One theory is that in the early days (around the 1900s) of Australian casinos, one of the first games was in fact a poker machine perhaps what others call video poker. When slot machines started to gain popularity and be situated next to these poker machines, it just became easier to refer to all the gaming machines in the room as pokies. Today at online casinos, such as Fair Go Casino (my favorite) that are geared towards Australian players, the term pokies refers to all slot games, not just slot machines. Another online casino I visit is Uptown Pokies. You can easily guess what time of casino games they offer in abundance.

My mother loved going to Las Vegas to play the slots. I have helped her set up an account at Uptown Aces the sister casino to Uptown Pokies so she can play her favorite RTG pokie games, oops I mean slot games. LOL.


March 15, 2014


Kids Fishing Derby this Saturday at Mile Square Park

Get the rods and reels ready for the kids because the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby is set for this Saturday at the North Lake at Mile Square Regional Park. OC Parks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Angler Chronicles will host the event beginning at 7:30 a.m. 

Kids ages 15 and under fish for free at the Fishing Derby and compete to win prizes. The lake will be stocked with over 1,000 pounds of trout for the derby.  In addition to the fishing derby, fishing clinics will be held on-site and a limited quantity of fishing rods will be available for loan.

There will also be a complimentary barbecue lunch for those participating. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain will not cancel event.  The event is free but parking inside the park is $5.

The event will be held at the North Lake near the intersection of Edinger and Euclid. 


  • Elwyn Bowlathon goes disco April 5

    The 16th annual Elwyn California Bowlathon is set for April 5 at Fountain Bowl. "Stuck in the '70s" is the theme of this year's disco-themed event benefiting Fountain Valley-based Elwyn California, which provides work and services to people with disabilities. The basic cost to bowl is $300 for a...

  • Police arrest four at DUI checkpoint

    Fountain Valley Police made four arrests Friday night during a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint.A total of 1,036 cars traveled through the checkpoint between 9 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Heil Avenue, Police Sgt. Steve DeSantis said.Police arrested...

  • Planning Commission to hear request for Smart and Final store

    The Fountain Valley Planning Commission will hear a request Wednesday night from Smart and Final to convert the former Plowboy’s Market at Magnolia and Warner into a new Smart and Final store.  The company also wants to occupy the two adjacent suites to the east and expand the building to the...

  • Woman's Club scholarship social is this Saturday

    The Fountain Valley Woman's Club is holding its fourth annual Spring Scholarship Social from 5-7:30 p.m. March 15 at the Assistance League of Huntington Beach building on Slater in Huntington Beach. All tickets are presale donations. Proceeds from the dinner and auctions go to the club's...

  • City to adjust City Hall hours on Fridays

    The city of Fountain Valley will be changing the hours for City Hall operations on the Fridays that City Hall is open.  A release on the city web site states: In an effort to provide a consistent start time, beginning April 11, 2014 City Hall will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on those Fridays that...

  • Keeping the community safe

    That’s the goal of Neighborhood Watch and the city’s coordinator, Kellie HopkinsEarlier this month, Fountain Valley Police captured a burglary suspect thanks to a fast-thinking neighbor who not only provided police with a description of the suspect’s car but also with the car’s license plate...

  • City to tighten scavenging laws

    Fountain Valley’s anti-scavenging law might get a bit tougher with a new ordinance being heard by the City Council Tuesday.  Currently the city’s laws about scavenging through trash containers only prohibits removing material placed in a residential refuse or recycling container at curbside or in...

  • FV Chamber presents 2013 Business Awards

    The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Business Awards winners were announced at the Chamber’s annual Awards luncheon Tuesday held at the Los Caballeros Racquet and Sports Club. TDL Law firm won the Hyundai Entrepreneur of the Year; Nothing Bundt Cakes was selected as the new Business of...

  • Diabetes classes to continue in March

    Orange Coast Memorial will offer the second in a three part series on Diabetes Education on March 19, 2014.  The session will be held at the medical center, 9920 Talbert (Talbert and Brookhurst Streets.) The classes offer information on type-2 diabetes, controlling diabetes and...

  • City offers reminders in light of drought

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Jan. 17 declared a drought emergency in California because of the lack of rainfall and snow pack this year. While the city is not recommending stricter conservation measures, consumers are reminded that the city has placed limits on watering times between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. as...

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  • 2013-2014 FV school year calendar now available

    The Fountain Valley School District has now released the calendar for the coming school year.

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July 31, 2013

Cold Duck Band to entertain Thursday at Concerts in the park

The Cold Duck Band will bring their music of the ‘80’s to the Concert in the Park this Thursday.  The Concert, from 6 to 8 p.m., is part of the month-long Concerts In the Park presented by the Fountain Valley Recreation Center. 

The concerts also feature food booths, games for kids and fun for the entire family.  The concerts take place at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park at Brookhurst and Heil Streets.

Latest Articles


  • City to hold public protest hearing on new water, sewer rates

    The Fountain Valley City Council will hold a public protest hearing on August 20 regarding new water and sewer rate increases over the next five years.  According to the city, the water rate increases have been proposed “developed to cover projected increases in imported and local groundwater...

  • City Council posts summer meeting schedule

    The Fountain Valley City Council has now posted the summer schedule for the Council meetings.  Listed below are the meeting dates as well as the dates that regular Council meetings have been cancelled.  July 2, 2013 Cancelled July 16, 2013 6:00 p.m. August 6, 2013 Cancelled August 20, 2013 6:00...

  • FVHS Class of '83 to hold reunion this summer

    The Fountain Valley high School class of 1983 will hold its 30th class reunion this summer at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. The planning committee is now letting all those that graduated with that class to mark their calendars for the reunion on Saturday, August 10, 2013.More information on...

  • 2013-2014 FV school year calendar now available

    The Fountain Valley School District has now released the calendar for the coming school year.

  • Looking for a past article? Check the archives page

    If you are searching for an article you have seen here before, and can't find now, check our archive page.