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Downey resident Rick Rodriguez, center, was honored as a “Hometown Hero” by the American Red Cross this week in recognition of his work with veterans. He is pictured above with city administrators and council members. Photo by John Zander
Downey’s Rick Rodriguez honored by Red Cross

DOWNEY – The American Red Cross honored Downey resident Rick Rodriguez on Wednesday in recognition of his extensive work with military veterans. Rodriguez was one of nine people ...


092514-02-01
The problem with DowneyWatchdog.com

DOWNEY – Mario Guerra has been called – both publicly and privately – a bully, a narcissist, a micromanager and a hot head. His vehicle has been smeared with dog feces. He was ...


Anthony Moreno’s winding road to Downey

DOWNEY – To begin this article, let’s step back first to the Downey Symphony’s Red Violin concert last February when the orchestra and violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn prsented ...


Wild west Town
Abuelo’s House

 Yolanda Adele is a Norwalk girl who spent summers at the home of her maternal grandparents in El Paso, Texas. As she describes it, the home had “history, mystery,” and limited ...


Downey’s International Food Festival is Saturday

DOWNEY – The city’s International Food Festival, previously known as the Taste of Downey, will take place this Saturday night in Downtown Downey. In addition to local restaurants, ...


Community

Drug take-back Saturday

DOWNEY – Residents can safely dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription medications at a drug take-back event this Saturday, Sept. 27, outside the Downey Police ...


Car wash fundraiser

DOWNEY – Warren High cheerleaders will be washing cars Saturday, Oct. 4, in the Del Taco parking lot. The fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   ********** Published: ...


Church hosting financial series

DOWNEY – Downey First Christian Church is hosting a financial education seminar that begins this Sunday at 2 p.m. The first class is free. Financial Peace University is taught ...


Features

My Cadillac

Many readers can empathize with Kacie Cooper’s desire for a car when she was in high school and also working.  When her dad drove her to Wilmington to look at a used vehicle, the ...


091814-08-01
Coming Home: Hector Gomez

DOWNEY – A strong desire to serve is an accurate description of United States Marine Corps veteran Hector Gomez. Hector is a Downey native and graduate of Warren High School. At the ...


ESSAY: Valentine’s Day in China

DOWNEY – A Chinese member of the Downey Toastmasters Club recently gave a speech describing Chinese Valentine’s Day. The speech is reprinted with permission: Does anyone know which ...


Obituaries

092514-04-02
Richard Allen, accountant and golfer, mourned

DOWNEY – Richard H. Allen died at his home in Diamond Bar on Sept. 21. Born Richard Allen Heimerdinger on Dec. 19, 1927 in Bell, he lived in Huntington Park, graduating from Huntington ...


June 30, 1950 to September 21, 2014
Lloyd Robert Long

Lloyd Robert Long passed away due to natural causes on Sunday, September 21st, 2014, in Laughlin, Nevada at the age of 64. Lloyd was born on June 30, 1950, in San Gabriel, California. He ...


091814-04-02
Lois Waters was school volunteer

DOWNEY – Lois Waters died peacefully on Sept. 14 after a long battle with cancer. Lois lived in Downey for 38 years and volunteer taught at Rio Hondo Elementary for 30 years. She is ...


National News

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