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Meet the camera king Congratulations to our photographer-intern extraordinaire, Tue Duong, who became the first student in Fountain Valley High history to be issued his own personal press pass. In journalism circles, that’s a big deal. In case you don’t know, Tue is a senior at Fountain Valley High School and is probably one of the most popular guys on campus. If there is an event happening on campus, you can be sure Tue was there to capture it with his camera. Tue has been shooting photos for this magazine for three years now. We have given him an opportunity to do a major photoshoot for Kiwanis InterTUE DUONG national, and we nominated him to be Our magazine's intern photographer a high school sports photo contributor for the Orange County Register as well. He even has a wedding photography gig coming up that we connected for him. And he’s still in high school. Congratulations Tue and thanks for being a part of the Fountain Valley Living Magazine team!

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On the cover: Annie and owner Lorene Ramos were just clowning around during last year's Howling Halloween in the Park. Photo by WAYNE MAH, for Fountain Valley Living Magazine

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We’re Coming Home!

Since 1990, Hyundai Motor America has called Fountain Valley, CA home for its North American headquarters. We are excited to be finalizing construction of our new $150 million facility and moving back later this year. It will be a state-of-the-art LEED certified building reflecting our modern design sensibility. At Hyundai, we value our relationships with our customers, employees, and community partners. They serve as the basis for our achievements, allowing us to become one of the most ionnovative and fastest growing automobile companies of all time. Thank you Fountain Valley for inspiring our success!

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Note-worthy efforts: Quinton Fults balances banjo playing with high school drama and academics. By CURT SEEDEN Fountain Valley Living Magazine

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QUINTON FULTS plays the banjo, harmonica and the washboard with his band, Quinto and the Beans. He plays in a worship band at Mariners Church,and is active on his campus at Brethren Christian High School in Huntington Beach.

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y day, 17-year-old Quinton Fults of Fountain Valley focuses on rigorous advanced placement calculus and English classes at Brethren Christian High School. By night, Quinton grabs his banjo and washboard and along with his band can be found at such venues as the Signal Hill Soup Jam, the Long Beach Bluegrass Jam or maybe the Alta Coffee Shop in Newport Beach. Meet Quinto and the Beans, which Quinton refers to as a “new grass band.” “We combine styles of bluegrass, rockabilly, rap and alternative music,” Quinton said. Quinton plays the banjo, the washboard and the harmonica and is the lead vocalist for the group, which also features a guitar, upright bass, another vocalist and a band manager who sets up the sound system and comes in for about half the songs during any gig. Quinton said he took banjo lessons from Andy Rau of the Andy Rau Band, “but it changed from him teaching me to us just playing music together. I pick things up within an hour.”

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Quinto and the Beans practices whenever they can get together, usually at one of the band members’ houses, and a lot of times at Quinton’s parents’ house in Fountain Valley. Quinton is the son of Craig and Christine Fults who live in the same house Christine grew up in when her family moved to Fountain Valley in 1964. Christina attended Tamura School and graduated from Fountain Valley High in 1987. When he’s not performing or focusing on his senior year at Brethren Christian. Quinton is one of five worship leaders at Mariners Church in Irvine. “I’m in charge every five weeks and I lead worship in the high school ministry,” he said.“ Back at Brethren, Quinton is also active in the drama department. He assembled a band that performed the opening, closing and intermission music for the school’s presentation of

“Steel Magnolias.” He’s portrayed Joseph, the superintendent of angels, in Brethren’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.” “The drama department is my passion outside of academics,” Quinton said. Add his musical interests and “it’s a challenge to balance all three,” he said. “We’re very proud of him,” dad Craig said. Quinton has won the Topanga Canyon Banjo and “Watching that talent Fiddle Festival two years in a row. come out of him is just a fascinating experience. I can’t even carry a tune.” Quinton is looking at USC, UCLA or Quinton for the past two years has UC Irvine after graduation and he hopes won the Topanga Banjo and Fiddle to study computer engineering. Contest. He won the intermediate “Drama and music—they’re hobbies. bluegrass banjo category two years ago “I’ll try out for plays at my college and and won the advanced bluegrass banjo I’ll continue to finesse my technique,” competition this year. he said. ADVERTISEMENT

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Fountain Valley Police Chief Dan Llorens says his department is making a concerted effort to reduce the number of accidents on city streets.

Keeping streets safe Police chief talks about his department's efforts to reduce traffic crashes, especially around schools. By CURT SEEDEN Fountain Valley Living Magazine

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hen Fountain Valley’s neighborhood schools were built, it was a time when parents often walked their children to and from school. Things have changed, Police Chief Dan Llorens said, and that means Fountain Valley Police have had to work harder to reduce the number of accidents on the city’s streets.

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“Everyone is in a rush to school to drop their kids off,” Llorens said. “Or we have young drivers who are rushing so they won’t be late to school. Invariably, we have unsafe driving—especially in the morning.” Fountain Valley Police already spend a lot of time and resources enforcing traffic safety, but with school back in session, police are “attacking traffic safety in a lot of ways,” Llorens said. “We’ve done a pretty good job on reducing injury collisions. They’re down

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“Everyone is in a rush to school to drop their kids off. Or we have young drivers who are rushing so they won’t be late to school. Invariably, we have unsafe driving—especially in the morning.” Fountain Valley Police Chief Dan Llorens

10 percent this year,” Llorens said. “We have continued to leverage state Office of Traffic Safety grants to help us direct our enforcement.” Llorens said police officers use data they have previously gathered from traffic collisions and traffic patterns. “We’ve analyzed those patterns and looked at the factors in the collisions and then we assign officers to target those specific violations,” he said. “We may have an intersection that has had unsafe left turns. We put officers in those locations at the time those collisions are likely to occur to reduce the amount of collisions based on those patterns. In

other cases, it may be people talking on their cell phones or it might be speeding.” The Fountain Valley Police Department partners with all of the school districts that serve the city. “Well ahead of the school year we meet with all of the principals together,” Llorens said. “We have focused on several local elementary schools and we’ve cited people for failing to stop at a stop sign or failing to yield to crossing guards. “We’re not trying to write more tickets,” Llorens said. “We’re trying to have fewer accidents.”

About Police Chief Dan Llorens Education: After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Llorens earned his bachelor of science degree in occupational studies/ vocational arts from Cal State Long Beach. He also has a master’s degree in criminal justice from Chapman University. He is a graduate of the California Command College and Golden West College Police Academy where he was the class president. Career: Started with the Fountain Valley Police Department as a recruit in 1988. Assignments have included patrol officer, gang investigator, senior police officer, patrol sergeant, special investigations unit sergeant, patrol lieutenant, and support services captain. Personal: Married to Tammy for 23 years; two children, Seth 19, and Abigail, 12. Interests: Sculpting and drawing, reading about American history, being with family.

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Last year's Howling Halloween in the Park included a tribute to Michael Jackson's Thriller. Below: Minnie (owned by Linda Burgos) and Woodie are a Halloween team during Howling Halloween in the Park.

Love at first bite

Bring the family, bring the dog: Howling Halloween event on Oct. 20 offers fun for everyone By CURT SEEDEN Fountain Valley Living Magazine

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tephen and Brandi Terry just want dog owners and their dogs to enjoy life. The founders of Desperate Paws of Orange County Dog Club, the Terrys are the organizers of the upcoming Howling Halloween in the Park, a daylong family event featuring costume contests, trick or treating, entertainment, opportunity drawings, vendors and gourmet food trucks. This is an event that will attract dog owners and non-dog owners. Last year’s costumes were a scream, 8

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and this year should be no different. Howling Halloween starts at noon Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Fountain Valley Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St. (at Heil Avenue). The event is free, and so is the parking. This year’s Howling Halloween will also feature a food drive that will benefit needy families in Fountain Valley, as well as the shelter animals at O.C. Animal Care. Those bringing human food or dry pet food will receive opportunity drawing tickets for several prizes, including a $1,500 gold and diamond pendant and chain designed and donated by David Truong of Mimi’s Jewelry. www.FountainValleyMagazine.com


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Kids and dogs can compete in costume contests at the event. Caroline Edmonds of Fountain Valley, above, enjoyed Journey the Wolf Dog's affection at last year's Howling Halloween. The kids paraded their costumes before the audience and judges at the event last year..

Opportunity drawing tickets will also be sold for $1 each or 15 for $10 or $40 tickets for $20. Other prizes include a $250 gift certificate toward accommodations at Lure Resort; two-night stay at the DogSpa resort and Wellness Center; $100 in Burrito Bucks from Fred’s Mexican Café. Desperate Paws of Orange County Dog Club holds a variety of social activities, including trips to dog beaches and bark parks, hiking trails and adoption events. Among the sponsors of the event ate DogTV, Mimi’s Jewelry, the Fountain Valley Community Foundation, city of Fountain Valley and Fountain Valley Living Magazine. E-mail: fvmagazine@live.com

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FV Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst A fun afternoon festival for kids, families and their dogs (on leashes!).

The Fountain Valley Community Foundation puts on various events and programs each year which allow Fountain Valley based non-profits to raise money at no cost to them. The Foundation takes on all the costs and responsibility of planning these programs and all the non-profit has to do is market the event, get people to select their non-profit to benefit, and sit back and collect a check. Easy money! It’s amazing that more organizations don’t get involved with programs such as: • Anytime Fitness 5K Fun Run • FVCF Poker Tournaments (October and March) • Mr. Fountain Valley Pageant If interested, organizations should contact info@fvcommunityfoundation.org or visit the website: fvcommunityfoundation.org.

• Game booths for kids and dogs • Trick-or-treating • Entertainment • food trucks COSTUME CONTESTS (for kids and their dogs) All the info:

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Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5K raises funds for pediatric cancer research. Photos by LYNN SEEDEN

Hundreds of runners and walkers turned out for the Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5K at the Fountain Valley Sports Park. The third annual event, which benefits pediatric cancer programs at CHOC Children's Hospital,raised an estimated $42,000. The inaugural Hope on Wheels 5K Run/Walk was held in 2011 in Rancho Santa Margarita. Hyundai expanded its efforts in September 2012—Childhood Cancer Awareness Month—and staged 5K Run/Walks in Irvine, Chicago and Miami. More than $274,000 was raised for pediatric cancer research during those three races. Among those taking part in the Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5K in FV were Miss Fountain Valley 2012 Andrea Licata, Miss Fountain Valley 2013 Aimee Le, retired City Manager Ray Kromer, Hyundai's B.H. Lee (below, left), chief executive coordinator, and Hyundai's Zafar Brooks.

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Snapshots from Holy Spirit Catholic Church's annual event Photos by TUE DUONG

Fun, food and Fido!

The 7th annual Taste of Holy Spirit Fall Festival served up three days of great ethnic food choices, games, entertainment, wine garden and the event's 4th annual dog costume contest that awarded $250 to the winner. Headline music performances were offered up by The Answer, Popdudes, 2Fifths and Flashpoint.

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FVHS baseball seeks golf tourney sponsors

The Fountain Valley High School baseball program will hold its first golf classic on Nov. 25 at Seacliff Country Club in Huntington Beach. All proceeds from the event will go toward the FVHS Baron baseball program. This program is nonprofit and depends on donations and contributions to continue. Local businesses interested in being hole sponsors for $100 or who are willing to donate raffle and silent auction prizes can email Laurie Dugan at lauriedugan@sbcglobal.net for more information.

Beachpoint Church’s Celebrate Recovery ministry meets Mondays

Beachpoint Church invites residents to its Celebrate Recovery Ministry, which meets from 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday night. The ministry, which began more than 20 years ago, is a Christ-centered, 12-step program that has helped thousands of people find help relief from the hurts, habits and hang-ups of life. Residents are welcomed no matter where they are in their journey of gaining freedom from compulsive, dysfunctional, or destructive behaviors. There will be separate open share meetings for men and women immediately following. There is no cost for the program and child care is available. Beachpoint Church is at 17415 Magnolia St. For more information, call (714) 847-3573 or go to www. beachpoint.com.

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KELLY OSBORN MEMORIAL FUNDRAISER: Dave and Mona Osborn welcomed golfers and bowlers on Aug. 31 to their 18th annual Kelly Osborn Memorial fundraising day. The event, which included a daytime golf tournament and an evening bowling tournament, raises scholarship funds for deserving local students. Dave and Mona's daughter, Kelly, was killed in an automobile accident in July 1996 at age 19. Dave Osborn is a co-president of Fountain Bowl, where the tournament was hosted.

Fountain Valley people Hero Salutes

Army Cadet Kelly Torok has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the Advanced ROTC Course at their college. 14

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Cadets are observed and evaluated during classroom and field training exercises to determine their officer potential in leadership abilities and skills. The cadets are trained to have a sound understanding of traditional leadership values during the challenging, motivating "hands-on" training. The training develops welldisciplined, highly motivated, physically conditioned students, and helps improve the cadets' selfconfidence, initiative, leadership potential, decision making, and collective team cohesion. The cadets receive training in fundamental

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Four FVHS students named National Merit seminfinalists

Congratulations to Fountain Valley High School students Umbreen Ali, Jonathan Clements, Benjamin Din and Amanda Stark, who have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. The four are among 16,000 semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors can continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million that will be offered next spring.

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The Fountain Valley Community Foundation will host the community Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Center at Founder’s Village Senior and Community Center. This event helps raise much needed funds for various non-profit organizations in Fountain Valley by giving 100 percent of the registration fees back to the non-profit of each participant’s choice. The event usually attracts more than 200 participants, and every player will receive a tournament T-shirt as well as the opportunity to win prizes. Special prizes will be given to those who make it to the final table, and the winner will get $500 cash. This year’s title sponsors are Fountain

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Valley Bodyworks and Fountain Valley Regional Hospital. Event sponsors are Care Ambulance, ChildNet, NonSurgical Spine Center and Rainbow Environmental Services. All-In Productions will provide the poker set up and equipment.

Registration is $50 and includes initial buy-in, food and a variety of opportunities to win. Fountain Valley non-profits wishing to benefit from this event should contact info@fvcommunityfoundation.org. To register: www.fvpoker.com.

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Nature Walk is Oct. 5 at Mile Square Park Bugs, butterflies, birds and crawlers! OC Parks will present its monthly Walk in Our Wild Side nature walk at Mile Square Park on Saturday, Oct. 5. The walk is set for 10 to 11 a.m. Those participating will join a park naturalist on an easy, approximately 1-mile walk in the park’s nature area. A variety of birds, hawks, insects, butterflies and native plants can be seen. It is recommended that participants bring a camera, hat, binoculars, water and wear comfortable shoes. The walk is free but there is a $5 fee for parking. Participants should meet in Lot F, and rain will cancel the event. More information: Call (714) 973-6600 or go to www.ocparks.com.

Author set to speak at library Oct. 11

The Friends of the Fountain Valley Library this month will welcome author Margaret Brownley, a New York Times best-selling author of more than 20 books. She will speak at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at the library, 17635 Los Alamos St. Among Brownley’s novels are “Dawn Comes Early” and “Gunpowder Tea.” She will be available to sign copies of her books and have books for purchase. If you’d like to attend, RSVP by calling (714) 531-5838.

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Girl Scouts ready for communitywide Veterans Day ceremony Girl Scout Troop 458 is stepping up again to work with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9557 and its Ladies Auxiliary for the city’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11. “Celebrate Our Veterans” is the theme of the event, which will feature guest speakers, a flag ceremony, patriotic crafts and children’s activities. This is the Girl Scouts’ third annual “Bridging Generations” event. It’s set for 10 a.m. to noon at Veterans Park next to the library, 17635 Los Alamos St. The Girl Scouts will also collect donations for U.S. troops, including playing cards, antiseptic wipes, beef jerky, granola bars, baby wipes, powdered drink packs, tuna kits, Pop-Tarts and thank you cards. There will be a dropoff box for anyone who wants to bring donations to the event. For more information, contact Girl Scout Troop 458 at fvgstroop458@yahoo.com.

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The Fountain Valley Community Foundation will hold an electronic waste recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Fountain Valley Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St. Fountain Valley-based Orange Coast Computers and Recycling is providing the electronic waste collection service. The free service is offered to help residents properly dispose of their e-waste and keep it from releasing toxic substances in landfills. Acceptable household e-waste items include televisions, PC systems, laptops, monitors, home entertainment systems, cell phones, desktop copiers, printers, fax machines, keyboards, DVD and VCR players, audio devices, and loose wires in working condition or not. For more information, visit www. monitorheaven.com or call Orange Coast Computers & Recycling at (800) 574-5944.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and 2 p.m. Oct. 13. Tickets are $40 for adults, $37 for seniors and $30 for children. For more ticket information, call the Barclay Theater at (949) 854-4646.

Medicare Info Day is Oct. 7

The Center at Founders Village Senior and Community Center will host its annual Medicare Enrollment Information Day Oct. 7. The event will consist of a seminar titled “Making Sense of Medicare” from 9:30 to 11 a.m., and the annual Enrollment Resource Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The seminar is presented by HICAP and will focus on Medicare health and prescription drug changes. Senior health providers will be on hand to provide information about insurance plans. To register, call (714) 593-4446.

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This fall, Fountain Valley High School will present Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, “The Skin of our Teeth. “ Written in 1942, the play is a story of hope and the spirit of humankind. It reminds us that when we think it can’t get any worse, we get through it and a new day begins “The Skin Of Our Teeth” will be performed on the Fountain Valley High School campus Nov. 14-16. For the holidays, the FVHS Theater Arts Department will stage “White Christmas” Dec. 19-20. And in the spring, get ready for laughs, when Mel Brooks’ comedy “Young Frankenstein” is staged. More information: Go to the FVHS theater arts website or email Robert Zick at rzick@hbuhsd.edu.

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You can even get a formal photo with Mayor Mark McCurdy. Sponsors for the Mayor's Ball include Hyundai (main sponsor), and Fountain Valley Living Magazine (media sponsor). Gold sponsors are: Ayers Hotel, Care Ambulance and Rainbow Environmental Services. Silver-level sponsorships from Independence Bank, Edinger Medical Group, Fountain Bowl, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, Kingston Technology, Los Caballeros, Orange Coast Memorial, Rainbow Environmental Services and Southern California Edison. So get the tux and gown ready. Tickets are $75 each. Call the Chamber of Commerce at (714) 962-3822.

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FAMILY FRIENDLY Cardinal Avenue is one of those close-knit streets that takes many of us back to the neighborhoods of our childhood. See article by NANCY ANDREASON on next page.

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A BLOCK WHERE CHILDREN CAN BE CHILDREN: During a recent loosely planned block party, the dads set up a waterslide for the neighborhood kids. The giggles, squeals and laughter were endless. Homeowner Bonnie Tucker, right, is ready to take a batch of just-baked cookies to the party.

list when looking for a home. Often times, it reminds them of the neighborhood where they grew up. Here a neighborly barbecue can break out on any given day. Here kids play in their front yards, backyard pools and even in the street where “Caution—Children Playing” cones alert motorists to take it slow. It is important for families with children to find a neighborhood that also has children. Knowing their children are safe playing in the neighborhood—that there are other parents looking out for them—is priceless. “When we moved here 18 years ago, we had toddlers and there were five or six other families at our end of the block with kids the

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same age,” said Cardinal Avenue homeowner Pat Tucker. ”Now all of our kids are off to college and the other end of the block has the toddlers.” Homes have great value on these streets where neighbors look out for each other, have parties, sit out front with a glass of wine and become friends. (Read more on the next page.) THIS FEATURE IS SPONSORED BY:

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A room with a view

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mpty nesters instinctively start looking for ways to downsize, but that’s not the case for Pat and Bonnie Tucker. The recently added a 660-square-foot great room to their Cardinal Avenue home. The new addition opens up—literally—to the family’s backyard patio, bringing the inside out or vice versa. Pat is vice president of operations for Allen Tire, and Bonnie is a second-grade teacher at Tamura Elementary School. Their children, Ellie and Michael, have graduated from high school. But Pat and Bonnie decided they wanted a home that would be inviting to friends and available to family now and in the future. “Since we built the great room, Michael brings over his friends to play shuffleboard and to have barbecues,” Bonnie said. “We had about 75 people here for Ellie’s graduation.” “This room was designed for entertaining,” Bonnie added. “I want my kids to come back and have the room to stay here.” Pat was the general contractor on his own home expansion, which took 155 days from applying for permits to completion of the job. The new room has its own separate heating system and other amenities like floor plugs and an 80-inch TV mounted on the wall. There’s also a bar and wine fridge. The house was built in 1964, and today the

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Pat and Bonnie Tucker relax in their newly built great room, which has plenty of room for family and neighbors.

original living room—complete with nearly 50-year-old wood floor—is now a game room with a pool table. While adding a 660-foot room takes away backyard space, there’s still an abundance of room for the covered patio, a lawn, trees and a large planter with red mulch and a tire from a 1929 Packard. (“I had to have a tire in my garden,” Pat joked.)

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eff and Juli Swingle thought about selling their house and finding something larger. Then they thought again. So the Swingles decided to stay put in the Belfontaire home they bought in 2001 and make changes that didn’t require leaving a good thing. “We have good friends here. You don’t know what you’re going to get when you move,” said Jeff, a captain with the Los Angeles Fire Department. “Every piece in this entire house was original when we bought it,” said Juli, who works at Innocean USA, an advertising agency is Huntington Beach. “I think the original owners bought the house for $29,000.” So with Jeff doing a lot of the work, the Swingles went to work and turned their back yard into a cool oasis with pool, spa, waterfalls, fireplace and a built-in barbecue area. They also added a room to the upstairs, remodeled the kitchen and created a great room feel by removing a wall between the family room and kitchen. There’s now plenty of room for the entire family, which also includes sons Owen and Wyatt and daughter McKenna and newly adopted dog, Bo. Their home now has their touch and their style, with a unique fireplace wall made of reclaimed wood in the family room, and gates,

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Jeff and Julie Swingle enjoy their redesigned back yard with son Owen and new family dog, Bo. The changes they've made to their yard and home interior now afford plenty of space for people.

outdoor shutters and cabinets built by Jeff. “We don’t regret it for a second. Fountain Valley is a wonderful place to live,” Jeff said. “We really have a wonderful neighborhood.” —Curt Seeden

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16574 Hemlock Circle Beds: 5 Baths: 3 Home size: 2,300 sq. ft. Lot size: 7,187 sq. ft. Year built: 1964 Master suite upstairs and a separate master downstairs. Bonus room, remodeled kitchen with granite, fireplace, recessed lighting, crown moulding. Large laundry/craft room with storage. Pool, Jacuzzi, built-in barbecue, and grass area for pets and kids. Listed by Lily Campbell, First Team Real Estate, (714) 717-5095

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17589 Locust St. Beds: 5 Baths: 3 House size: 2,189 sq. ft. Lot size: 8,712 Year built: 1965 Two master suites (one up, one down), newer dual pane windows, scraped ceilings, fresh paint, fireplace in living room, remodeled gourmet kitchen. Marble in master bathroom, oversized marble shower with seamless glass enclosure. Large grassy back yard, finished garage with flooring and work bench, possible RV Parking. Listed by Lily Campbell, First Team Real Estate, (714) 717-5095

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9501 Columbus Court Beds: 3 Baths: 2 House size: 1,850 sq. ft. Lot size: 5,200 sq. ft. Year built: 1996 Australian Cypress hardwood flooring in the family room, living room, dining and bedrooms; tile in the kitchen, baths, laundry; recessed lighting, air conditioning, family room with fireplace, stainless steel gas range in kitchen, master bedroom with master bath and walk-in closet. Listed by Nancy Andreason, Century 21, (714) 743-3528.

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9549 Carnation Ave. Beds: 3 Baths: 2 House size: 1,167 sq. ft. Lot size: 6,098 sq ft. Year built: 1963 Single story, near Ethan Allen School, fireplace in living room, refaced kitchen cabinets,tile floor in kitchen and baths. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms, private yard, pool and Jacuzzi are empty at the moment. Property to be sold as-is. Seller cannot do any repairs. Listed by Anita Chandler, Chandler Properties, (714) 803-3253

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18417 Santa Alberta Circle Beds: 5 Baths: 3 House size: 2,642 sq. ft. Lot size: 6,098 sq ft. Year built: 1971 Step-up entry with double doors, living room with cathedral ceilings and fireplace. Large kitchen, formal dining area, family room with walls of windows overlooking the private back yard and pool. Large balconies, one in rear with park view and the other off the master bedroom. Listed by Lily Campbell, First Team Real Estate, (714) 717-5095

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17698 Santa Teresa Cir. Beds: 4 Baths: 4 House size: 2,430 sq. ft. Lot size: 7,504 sq. ft. Year built: 1964 Single story on quiet cul-de-sac. New kitchen with granite. Recessed lighting. Cathedral ceilings. Newer windows, new paint (both exterior and interior). Huge master suite. Large back yard with patio and fruit trees (persimmon, orange, lemon, avocado, grapefruit, banana, passion, plum, cherry, dragon fruit). RV parking with gates. Newer heating system. Listed by Lily Campbell, First Team Real Estate, (714) 717-5095

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have been a resident of Fountain Valley on El Portal Circle for more than 40 years and proud of the fact that all three of my children grew up here. One of my children continues to live in Fountain Valley with our grandson. My children are some of the children Steve Schultz talked about in his article (FV Living Magazine, September 2013 issue). They were outside all the time and they rode their bikes all the way to the beach. The only rule was that we knew where they were going to be and to call if the destination changed.

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If you are in competition with other buyers, consider removing the appraisal contingency. Be advised once you remove that contingency, if the home’s appraised value comes in lower than the purchase price, you will pay the difference. Many buyers offer 20 percent or more down payments. Don’t let the fact that the seller has cash bids on the table intimidate you. I’ve seen some sellers toss out the cash offers in favor of loans if the other terms are appealing. Are you willing to waive the termite clearance? Put it in writing in the contract and that may save the seller anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000. Check with your lender as some lenders require termite clearance prior to close of escrow. If you find the house you want, do not complicate your offer by asking for extras such as flat screen televisions, the refrigerator, etc. You can negotiate those items during the escrow period. Remember when sellers paid all or some of the buyer’s closing costs? Those days are in the past. The buyer and seller each pay their own escrow fees. The seller normally pays for the title policy, which shows if there are liens, judgments or encumbrances on the home. The buyer normally pays for the appraisal, credit reports, lender fees and any home inspections. Your dream home does exist, but it may take more give than take to make your purchase a reality in 2013. SPONSORED COLUMN

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Teachers get a boost from Assistance League The Assistance League of Huntington Beach awards $42,000 in grants to Fountain Valley teachers. By KRISTAL SEEDEN Fountain Valley Living Magazine

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Courreges School teachers Mindy Olson and Venus Moeller each received grants of $500 from the Assistance League during a check-presentation ceremony at the Fountain Valley School District offices.

Tamura Elementary School Martha Anderson, $362.75 Katie Daniels, $272.19 Huong Dao, $500 Nicole Hunter, $308.55 Jinny McKeown, $325 Kristin Monsoor, $500 Daryl Osborne, $500 Steve Sakelios, $500 Patti Pitaccio, $500 Joleen Solorzano, $500 Courreges Elementary School Jody Brekke, $500 Chris Christensen, $500 Jeff Doherty, $500 Lara Epling, $491.58 Becky Guess, $280 Jennifer Higsen, $495.71 Michelle McCombs, $500 Erica Melcer, $718 Venus Moeller, $500 Kathleen Naughton, $500 Patricia Ofner, $500 Mindy Olson, $500 Patricia Ostovarpour, $500 Valarie Ruig, $430.92 Polly Villareal, $494.62 Tiffini Workman, $432

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Cox Elementary School Christine Carrasco, $500 Carrie Desormiers, $500 Tara Erb, $500 Kristi Gjolme, $500 Emily Harvest, $410 Lisa Hornbuckle, $470.66 Todd Kubota, $462 Teri Langston, $338.49 Kathy Lewis, $500 Ron Masterson, $500 Kim O’Donnell, $500 Nancy Raymond, $475 Nicole Schlosser, $500 Kellie Smith, $376.59 Vicki Thompson, $497.09 Dana L. Yager, $500 Oka Elementary School Vanessa Angeles, $500 Lisa Diecidue, $287.75 Jill Doyle, $480.08 Jennifer Edmondson, $499 Randi Hubbard, $500 Mary Jimenez, $474.07 Bianca LaRose, $489.98 Michelle McDaniels, $475.17 Jeanie Moussa-Zah, $480.08 Marianne Owen, $488.23 Diane Rassey, $476.17 Debbe Stair, $480

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recent Gallup poll shows that 70 percent of Americans think their boss is bad. Make sure you are among the other 30 percent who are good. I created this daily reminder to improve my influence and make the experience for those in my company a good one. And by sharing it, I hope it challenges Steve Schultz each of us to be better person, which results in more bliss for us all. The best way to greatness is to be full of goodness. ■ Bad leaders want to be the smartest person in the room. Good leaders want to fill the room with the smartest people. ■ Bad leaders develop themselves to say “look at me.” Good leaders develop themselves to say “come with me.” ■ Bad leaders want their people to stay mute. Good leaders encourage their people to speak up. ■ Bad leaders want you to bow down to them. Good leaders kneel down and lift you higher than them. ■ Bad leaders loathe their people. Good leaders love the people they lead. ■ Bad leaders forget. Good leaders follow through and follow up. ■ Bad leaders tell you the mission. Good leaders communicate the shared vision.

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■ Bad leaders stay the same. Good leaders are always growing. ■ Bad leaders manipulate. Good leaders motivate. ■ Bad leaders hold grudges. Good leaders forgive. ■ Bad leaders speak with sarcasm. Good leaders speak with sincerity. ■ Bad leaders give orders. Good leaders give direction. ■ Bad leaders give blame and take credit. Good leaders take responsibility and give credit. ■ Bad leaders make excuses. Good leaders produce results. ■ Bad leaders talk more than listen. Good leaders listen more than talk. ■ Bad leaders know policy. Good leaders know their personnel. ■ Bad leaders cut corners. Good leaders won’t compromise their character. ■ Bad leaders make you wonder. Good leaders make you believe. ■ Bad leaders want their way. Good leaders want the best way. ■ Bad leaders turn their back. Good leaders get your back. ■ Bad leaders avoid conflict. Good leaders confront conflict.

■ Bad leaders waste your time. Good leaders utilize your time. ■ Bad leaders tolerate mediocrity. Good leaders expect excellence. ■ Bad leaders hold court. Good leaders hold people accountable. ■ Bad leaders are selfish. Good leaders are servants. ■ Bad leaders focus on rules. Good leaders focus on relationships. ■ Bad leaders make followers. Good leaders develop good leaders. ■ Bad leaders deflate. Good leaders elevate. Set a daily reminder for yourself that leadership is about the relationship, and when you lead with love, you will not only be successful, but your influence will elevate lives. Successful leaders make people better at what they do; leaders who elevate make better people. Through leadership you can live forever. And the people will say, “Your life elevated my life.” About the writer: Steve Schultz is an English teacher at Fountain Valley High School. Steve is a contributing writer for the book “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times for Teens.” He is also a contributing writer four other books, including “Hey Leader ... Wake Up and Hear the Feedback,” and “A+ Teaching: 180 Ways to Enhance Your Success As a Teacher,” both released by WalktheTalk Publishing.

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By day, Dyson is an accountant with an Irvine CPA firm. He noticed Brethren Christian had an opening for a cross country coach on the CIF website, which lists open positions. “I knew all along that to continue coaching I’d have to be somewhere close to home,” he said. Brethren Christian fit the bill. “I like being at a small school. It’s fun not being at a large public school with 3,600 kids,” Dyson said. “The kids are great and the parents have been very supportive.” While coaching at FVHS, Dyson led the Barons to the Sunset League championship in 2011 and 2012. Fountain Valley advanced to the CIF Division I Prelims three times and the CIF Finals in 2011. At Brethren Christian, Dyson has 11 runners—six girls and five boys. “It’s fun getting to know them. It’s a small group and they’re out there whenever they can. I don’t think there’s a kid at Brethren who’s only involved in just one activity. I try to be very accommodating.” Deryl and his wife Patsy have two children—daughter Emily, a Huntington Beach High graduate who now lives in New York; and son Eric, a Fountain Valley High grad who ran cross country all four years and now lives in Philadelphia. The Christian school was founded in 1947 in Long Beach and, like any school, has had eras of CIF championships and seasons of rebuilding, Director of Alumni Janine Ransom said. And Dyson’s ready for the challenge at Brethren Christian. “It’s a great school. When I got hired I told them I knew this could be a difficult task but hopefully over a period of 3-4 years we can build a cross country team that can compete,” he said. “That’s my goal—to stick with it and see what I can do.” Dyson added, ”I know there are more kids on the Brethren campus who can run. I just have to find them.” www.FountainValleyMagazine.com


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Mr. & Mrs. William Thompson Justine Accetta and William Thompson Married Sept. 15, 2013 On the beach in Cambria, CA

Congratulations to Justine and Will on the occasion of their beautiful wedding. The couple met nine years ago, and Will proposed to Justine in June. Will is in construction, and Justine—who grew up in Fountain Valley—is an office director at the Fountain Valley Anytime Fitness.

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Fountain Valley residents and bride's family members Pauline Accetta, Alex Accetta, Nick Accetta, A.J. Accetta, were all in the wedding, along with Joe Accetta and Zach Accetta.

60th Wedding Anniversary Karl & Edith Rothert Married Dec. 19, 1953 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Karl and Edith met onboard ship while immigrating from Germany to Canada in 1953. Four months later, they were married. They had five beautiful children. In September 1963, the Rothers loaded up teh children in their 1953 Cadillac, and pulling a trailer with all their belongings, the family moved to Orange County. It's been a wild ride ever since!

Happy First Birthday Bailey Isabella Hoppe Born: Oct. 2, 2012 You are one sassy and smart girl! This has been a year of love, laughter and surprises. Your twinkling eyes and your contagious smile are extremely addictive. You bring unlimited joy into our life! Congratulations to the proud parents, Hanna Coleman & Tyler Hoppe. ~Love, Bube & Papa Tucker Contact the Tuckers at Irie2dae@aol.com

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Fountain Valley Living Magazine salutes Mollie Ianno, who celebrated her 100th birthday Sept. 7 at the Fountain Valley home of her daughter, Jean Pedersen. About 100 friends and family members helped Mollie celebrate with a party in Pedersen’s back yard. Mollie has lived with her daughter for the past 12 years. Born in Chicago, she was one of eight children. Her family came to California and settled in Arcadia. She and her husband Frank later moved to Hemet. In her younger years, Mollie was a housewife who enjoyed volunteering

at her church in Arcadia and at the senior center in Hemet. She regularly attends Holy Spirit Catholic Church every Sunday, Jean told us. Mollie also was an avid bridge player until her eyesight deteriorated. “She loves visits from family and friends,” Jean said. Those who helped her celebrate her birthday had opportunities to have their photos taken with Mollie at the party. Mollie has four grandchildren—Fred,

Diana, Susan and Cathy—and three great grandchildren—Desiree, Kyle and Sarah. Happy birthday Mollie! Life in 1913 Here’s what was happening the year Mollie Ianno was born: ■ Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated as president. ■ The Brooklyn Dodgers’ Ebbets Field opened. ■ American Civil War veterans held the “Great Reunion of 1913.” ■ The first prize was put inside a Cracker Jack box. ■ Federal income tax was put into effect.

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Meet Frank and Betty McIlroy Fountain Valley, Calif. 92708

WHO: Frank and Betty have owned The Blarney Stone bar on Edinger Avenue (between Newhope Street and Harbor Boulevard) for the past 39 years. WHAT: The Blarney Stone is a self-contained tribute to Ireland. Frank was born in Belfast and Betty was born in Derry, Ireland. Over the years, they’ve welcomed the Irish Rovers, the Drifters, the Ronettes, Captain & Tennille, comedian Pat Paulson, Tommy Macon and even the von Trapp family (Sound of Music). Walls are covered with photos, articles and Irish sports mementos—like a Belfast Giants (ice hockey) goalie jersey signed by all the players on the team. Tuesday is Karaoke night, and there is live entertainment on the weekends. “We serve peanuts, potato chips and Rolaids,” Betty joked. OF INTEREST: We came here on Valentine’s Day in 1972,” Betty said. “We go to Ireland three times a year because we still own a home there.” The McIlroys recently formed a corporation, adding their son Jonathan to the ownership team. Betty says the bar is all about friends and camaraderie. The McIlroys have held events to benefit various organizations, most notably the Wounded Warriors project. —Curt Seeden 46

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