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South Downey car wash to expand

DOWNEY − A south Downey car wash is remodeling its exterior and installing 12 outdoor, self-service vacuums this year after the city planning commission agreed the renovation would not ...


LAPD detective pleads no contest to child porn charge

DOWNEY – A retired LAPD detective who lives in Downey pleaded no contest Tuesday to an allegation that he was in possession of child pornography. Charles Daniel Henderson, 69, returns ...


Crime Report

Friday, April 10 At 2:30 a.m., two male adults were standing in front of an apartment building in the 9330 block of Elm Vista when four male suspects drove up and contacted them. A fight ...


Last Saturday’s Downey TLC 5K attracted hundreds of runners and walkers. Photo by John Zander
Mayor’s Corner: a busy spring in Downey

Hello Downey!   Spring is officially here and April has been an exciting month for our community — highlighted by the success of several community events. The City of Downey ...


Sean Ashton speaks at Wednesday's town hall meeting. Photo by John Zander
Poor street conditions is popular subject at town hall meeting

DOWNEY -- Just five months after winning election to the Downey city council, Councilman Sean Ashton hosted his first town hall meeting Wednesday night, sharing mostly positive news about ...


Community

Woman’s Club fashion show May 16

DOWNEY – The Woman’s Club of Downey will host its annual fashion show fundraiser, featuring exclusive styles by Draper’s and Damon’s, on Saturday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at ...


Downey woman working to make cruises safer

DOWNEY – Georgia Gonos Ananias, a former teacher and principal in the Downey Unified School District, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the International Cruise Victims ...


Apollo Park facilities closed Friday

DOWNEY – Due to a scheduled Southern California Edison power outage, several city facilities will be closed Friday, April 24. Closures include the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senio ...


Features

Kacie Cooper and her Shetland pony, Cindy.
A Horse of Course

Kacie Cooper grew up in Norwalk where zoning regulations permitted horses. Interwoven among the humor, Kacie sheds light on some of the angst common to many adolescents, as well as her own ...


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Travel Guide: Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a city and popular vacation resort on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Beautiful beaches, lush jungles and sparkling waterfalls offer many opportunities for the ...


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Travel Guide: Bismarck, North Dakota

Bismarck is the state capital of North Dakota, and is North Dakota’s second largest city. In a Cambridge University Study Bismarck was one of the safest cities in America to live. With ...


Obituaries

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LOCAL OBITUARIES

Gerald Tompkins services this weekend DOWNEY – Gerald Bunker Tompkins, born in Downey on Jan. 17, 1924, died March 31. He attended Downey High School where he met and married his ...


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Ex Downey High basketball player dies

DOWNEY – Isaac Okebiorun, who immigrated to the U.S. from Germany as a teenager and quickly endeared himself to his Downey High classmates and basketball teammates, died suddenly last ...


Local Obituaries

Virginia Barta was PTA president WHITTIER – Virginia M. Hollenbach Lanham Barta, 89, passed away March 21. She was born June 16, 1925 in the family home which was built by her ...


National News

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