A successful Fountain Valley screen printing company has agreed to settle an employee wage cheating case by paying more than $151,000 in back pay and damages plus $19,712 in penalties, according to a consent judgment written by a federal judge. Stephen Demko's Fashion Graphics, LLC shall also amend ... More >>
See Update No. 4 at the bottom of Page 2 with details about a memorial fund send up for Alex Martinez's family. His death in revealed in Update No. 3 on the same page. Update No. 2 on the next page has the driver's name and the car he was driving. Update No. 1 has more details on the accident and vi ... More >>
Hey Irvine, are you ready for the burger where you don't tell the counterman what you want on it; you tell him what you don't? G Burger is opening today at the Irvine Marketplace next to Thai Spice. Or if that doesn't work out, definitely tomorrow.
Start starving yourselves now. G Burger, the La Habra joint famed assembling the wild beast you see above, will open two new locations in Fountain Valley and inside the Tustin Market Place. When you order a G Burger, named Best Burger by OC Weekly in 2011, you don't tell the server what you want ... More >>
Former police officer Kevin Michael Sianez pleaded guilty Thursday to 17 felony counts of grand theft by false pretense, 11 felony counts of fraudulently using an access card, two felony counts of identity theft, four felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon stemming from a 1998 convictio ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Fountain Valley restaurant is a Chinese-American classic
We're no Grinches when it comes to homes decked out with lights for the holidays but, good God, the display along Apache River in Fountain Valley's Greenbrook tract must be stopped. Neighbors are used to homeowner Jan Stewart going all out--last year's display included 54,000 LED lights--but this ye ... More >>
Just days after District Attorney Tony Rackauckas honored Fountain Valley for approving on first reading a ban on registered sex offenders in city parks--based on a county law he co-wrote--word came that a registered sex offender has sued two cities bordering Fountain Valley and two other Orange Cou ... More >>
The Mexican maestro was a popular painter in Orange County for decades. Now, his family is fighting to keep his legacy alive
[Hey, You!] So don't kill me, bro
As one of the readers of the Orange County Register story on this pot bust already commented, with a name like his, he has to be innocent.Justice America Kaczmarek, 35, is currently being held without bail, according to the newspaper, for growing pot in his Fountain Valley House. The coppers busted ... More >>
See Update No. 4 at the end of this post disclosing Reda Safieddine has been charged with murder and what was used to kill Valle Valeriano.See Update Nos. 1-3 identifying Safieddine and Valeriano and providing social-network details on the suspected killer.ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 13, 3:45 P.M.: A 1 ... More >>
You've got two ways to get your BBQ on this weekend. Fountain Valley hosts their second annual rib burn, and Westminster holds their inaugural sanctioned barbecue competition. At either event, you'll have a chance to walk among the cooks and sample their smoked meats. The real-deal contest at the W ... More >>
I had thought I had seen the last of Famima!!, the name for a concocted by FamilyMart, the Japanese company with thousands of such stores throughout the planet, including a few in L.A. Picture 7-Eleven and Mitsuwa siring an offspring, and that would be Famima!! a convenience store that sells Po ... More >>
An alleged scheme to steal a $1.45 million U.S. Small Business Administration loan tied to a Fountain Valley gas station and car wash has resulted in a federal grand jury indicting four individuals.According to court records at the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana, the 22-count criminal ... More >>
If you suffer from autism, migraines, hyperactivity or epileptic seizures, you should probably avoid a certain Fountain Valley house this holiday season. Installed by Devers Dream Works, the display features 54,020 flashing LED lights.
What the heck happened? One night I was handing out candies to adorable ghouls and ghosts, the next thing I know, we're a week past Thanksgiving with tomorrow the first day of December! This means of course, another installment of our monthly restaurant roll call, a summary of restaurants and eat ... More >>
[Trendzilla] This Fountain Valley showroom has great furniture for dirt-cheap prices
"Try to catch me, coppers!"Criminals aren't the sharpest bunch of individuals. History has shown us that. They forget video surveillance and fingerprints matter, obvious stuff like that. They also seem to believe, even after they're caught or within reach of the police, they can put pedal to ... More >>
[Hey, You!] If you're being towed, don't act like a toad
A middle-of-the-week cupcake competition in Fountain Valley? Yes. That's what Cupcake Showdown OC 2010 is, and it's happening tonight with about ten cupcake competitors vying for frosting-covered supremacy at Access Media (11101 Condor Ave., Fountain Valley), from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. If you're stil ... More >>
View Larger MapA new 99 Ranch Supermarket will open in Fountain Valley any day now. The Chinese grocery chain, which already has three other stores in Orange County, will replace Marukai at 18081 Magnolia Ave. in Fountain Valley. The company is also slated to open a few other new stores in Califor ... More >>
OCMS Healing Leaves and two Garden Grove homes connected to Fountain Valley medical marijuana dispensary were reportedly raided last week.
UPDATE: Victim is identified (details below) . . . View Larger MapUPDATE: The Orange County Coroner has identified the 20-year-old man shot to death in Fountain Valley Sunday as Waldo De Paz, Jr. of Irvine.
Seeing Stereofix, featured in this week's Local's Only section, is like watching an instructional video on how to be a rock star. During their current residency at Detroit Bar, this Fountain Valley four-piece have managed to put some arena-rock flair into this local haunt with a fabulous dose of fo ... More >>
Humanese, if you please. It's unfortunate, but after a few years spent living up in Berkeley I can safely say that, here in SoCal, most restaurateurs treat veganism as more of a novelty than a lifestyle. From the premium pricing of upscale establishments such as Costa Mesa's 118 Degrees to being ... More >>
A Fountain Valley mother told Good Morning America this week that marijuana saved her 10-year-old autistic son's life. "At first I did some research, and I found a doctor who actually had a protocol for medical marijuana in children diagnosed with autism," says Mieko Hester-Perez. She turned to f ... More >>
Sort of a weak field for fliers this week--probably because of the long weekend and all that. People's minds are on cookouts and celebrating the fruits of our labor, not on designing fliers. But this one has a nice, simple layout (as opposed to the crammed fliers with pictures of every act lifted ... More >>
Engage/NEA Writers Event, 2 p.m.You think you have what it takes to be a writer? Too bad you're so old. Luckily age is just a number to the folks at Engage, a nationally recognized nonprofit leader in the field of creativity and aging. They're hosting a National Endowment for the Arts today where w ... More >>
It's the third OC location for the self-serve, Irvine Company-owned venture (the others are in Fountain Valley and Westminster). It's on the site of the Tropical Smoothie Café that shuttered last year.So, what sets Yogurt Passion apart from its competitors? Not a lot, as far as we can tell, althoug ... More >>
Attention all noodle-nerds, soup-slurpers, and rameniacs! This weekend (Feb. 21 and 22) Hakata Ramen Shin-Sen-Gumi in Fountain Valley is offering bowls of their ramen for $3 to the first 550 customers (or thereabouts). I'm not sure what the occasion is, but it's happening. And I don't need ... More >>
Gustavo's pal Howard F. Ahmanson Jr. just missed the top spot on the Dishonor Roll published online by Californians Against Hate. The Knights of Columbus of New Haven, Conn., gave $1.425 million to the campaign for the same-sex-marriage-barring Prop. 8, while Howie only ponied up $1.395 million.Hey, ... More >>
After seeing Gustavo's two wonderful lists, I've decided that I want to play, too!Here are ten of my favorite dishes of 2008, in no particular order: - Tuna danish at 85°C Bakery Café in Irvine. - Rice and beans at Baja Fish Tacos in Santa Ana. - Tau hu ky at Com Tam Tran Quy Cap in Fountain ... More >>
So here's what happened since we last checked in: Lima City (a Peruvian food stall in an Irvine food court I previously reviewed) is gone, replaced by Peruvian Kitchen, who moved out from its Fountain Valley digs, which is now occupied by another Peruvian restaurant called Casa Inka. I won't att ... More >>
If 7-Eleven and Mitsuwa sired an offspring, that child would be Famima!! And contrary to what may seem like an overenthusiastic beginning to this post, the exclamation points -- both of them -- are part of the brand name concocted by FamilyMart, the Japanese company with over fourteen thousand such ... More >>
Horrors of Toledo
Orange County scored an article in the New York Times today on the planned November 30 unveiling of its glorious world’s largest plant devoted to "purifying sewer water to increase drinking water supplies." For decades, water agencies all over the country have purified sewer water and dumped it b ... More >>
Now, who can guess what sort of place this Fountain Valley establishment is? Free Polls - Take Our Poll Answer: Very good, kids. It was indeed a tutorial center...oddly enough.
Despite a few tacky sins, Aysya proves great
Collateral Damage, Irish Style
Few fountains, no valley