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Voters will decide $248M bond this November

[caption id="attachment_365049" align="alignnone" width="300"] More than 200 people attended a community open house Aug. 28 for Downey High School’s new engineering building, featuring ...

Crime Report

Thursday, Aug. 28 At 4:00 p.m., officers responded to the area of 11000 Paramount Blvd., regarding a robbery investigation. Officers spoke with the victims who said two males attempted ...

Coming Home: Yuri Escandon

DOWNEY – “The Few. The Proud.” This is true for former Marine Yuri Escandon as he wears his former military status proudly. Escandon knew at an earlier age that he wanted to protect ...

The return of Justin Huff

DOWNEY – Picture this: All eyes are on you, the pressure is on, it’s the CIF championship game, you are one of the best running backs in the state, and you are only a sophomore on your ...

West Middle School was officially renamed Dr. Mary Stauffer Middle School during a dedication ceremony Wednesday.  Photos by John zander
Dr. Stauffer gets her own school

  DOWNEY – Dr. Mary Stauffer, who has donated millions of dollars in the form of scholarships and grants to Downey students, putting an innumerable number of kids on a path to ...


Downey United Methodist Church’s 160th anniversary

On Sept. 5, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard congratulated the Downey United Methodist Church on its 160th anniversary, and delivered a congratulatory greeting from President Obama and a ...

Steve Roberson and grandchildren on the island of Kauai

Steve Roberson, broker of Century 21 My Real Estate, spent an “awesome, relaxing week on the island of Kauai” with his three grandchildren, Madison, Jacob and ...

Chili cook-off returns

DOWNEY – The second annual Veterans Day Weekend Chili Cook-off and Business Expo will take place Sunday, Nov. 9, from 12-5 p.. at the Downey Elks Lodge. The event is organized by the ...


The Bloom of Hope

Asha Ramnaney was born in India with serious facial deformities that prevented her from speaking and attending elementary school. Today she is a doctor, a wife, and a mother. Her loving ...

The Ink and I

In this essay, Gloria Hannigan’s dry humor shines a spotlight on what used to be a rite of passage in third grade – learning penmanship and the use of ink. Shared Stories is a weekly ...

My Brother Bert

Kay Okino was born and raised on the idyllic island of Hawai’i. In this story she shares a personal account of the tragedy wrought by one of the most destructive tsunamis ever known. Its ...


September 10, 1923 - August 28, 2014
Robert Russell Colley

Bob peacefully passed away on August 28, 2014 in his Downey home with family present as he had wished. Having been born in Terre Haute, Indiana on September 10, 1923, he was 90. Bob's ...

Edwin Bauer mourned by family

DOWNEY – Edwin J. Bauer died peacefully at his home Aug. 12 after a long illness. Originally from Omaha, Neb., he was born April 13, 1928 and was a Naval veteran. A longtime ...

January 11, 1923 to August 17, 2014
Wilbert G. Lidtke

Wilbert G Lidtke (Bill) returned to his heavenly father on August 17, 2014. He was 91. He passed away peacefully in his Downey home of 60 years looking forward to being reunited with his ...

National News

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