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Louie Anderson, Rita Rudner coming to Downey

DOWNEY − Comedy veterans Louie Anderson and Rita Rudner will perform at the Downey Theatre next May, highlighting the Downey Theatre’s 2014-15 season schedule, which was released this ...


Mayor Fernando Vasquez thanks a veteran for his military service at a Veterans Day ceremony last week. Photo by John Zander
Mayor’s Corner: news and updates from Downey’s mayor

Hello Downey! It’s great to connect with you once again through my Mayor’s Corner article. I hope you find these articles to be informative and that you enjoy getting updates on City ...


112014-03-01
A-Malek: low voter turnout is disappointing

DOWNEY − As many may know I ran for city council district 2. My main goal was to bring the people’s voice to the council chamber. Also as being a female and a physician and with all my ...


Tommy Lasorda addresses U.S. troops at a USO event Tuesday. Photo by Greg Waskul
Thanking our troops during the season of Thanksgiving

LOS ANGELES – As we enter the Season of Thanksgiving, many of us think of the things we are most thankful for.  Often it’s family and friends, a good and safe place to live, or even ...


112014-04-01
Coming Home: Jose Balan

DOWNEY – Jose Balan reminisces about his first notion of becoming a part of the United States Armed Forces. “Military service was always something I wanted to do since I was a boy, ...


Community

112014-12-01
Downey Adult School students qualify for California Shorthand Reporters

Downey Adult School students Edgar Tsarukyan, Susan Bruzzese, Natalie Parvizi, Amber Pilson, and Rashad Gordon qualified recently to take the California Shorthand Reporters Examination to ...


Tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 8

DOWNEY – Downey will host its annual tree-lighting ceremony Monday, Dec. 8, from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Civic Center outside City Hall. The free event will feature entertainment from local ...


Assemblywoman hosting ‘walk n’ talk’

DOWNEY – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia is hosting a community “walk n’ talk” at Wilderness Park on Saturday, Dec. 6, starting at 8 a.m. The walk is an informal setting for the ...


Features

One Last Visit

Evelyn Watson has a special gift – she is a hospice volunteer, providing companionship in the final time of life for people who have no nearby family or friends. Reflecting on her ...


Custody battles: how to keep them economical

Custody battles are frustrating and hard to win. Parents who are looking to win sole custody during a child custody proceeding should prepare themselves for what may be a difficult ordeal. ...


Duffel Stew

Owen Heninger is a retired psychiatrist who served during the Korean War when his unit was called up. Today, he and his wife have different views about what he should do with the mementos ...


Obituaries

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Maximus Jacob Presta

Maximus Jacob Presta, born 16 weeks early on Feb. 20, died Friday at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Downey. He was 9 months old. Maximus weighed only 1 lb. 9 ounces at birth. His parents, ...


112014-10-01
James Rodney Shull

James (Jim) Rodney Shull passed away with adoring family members at his bedside late in the afternoon on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Downey PIH Hospital. Jim was born at Whittier ...


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Joan De Munbrun, WWII veteran, dies at 101

WHITTIER – Joan Christine Schwochert De Munbrun, one of the first women to enlist in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II, died Nov. 2 at age 101. Born June 15, 1913 near Ross, ...


National News

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