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Crystal Vincent and her son, Ryan Whittle, hold a  picture of Joshua. Photo by Christian Brown
Townhouse development names streets after fallen Marine

DOWNEY − A new townhouse development near Lakewood Boulevard and Gallatin Road honored the late Lance Cpl. Joshua Whittle last Saturday by naming its three private streets after the ...


A contingent of female DUSD students traveled to Cal Poly Pomona last week to participate in the Women in Engineering Program, which seeks to increase the number of women in the engineering industry. Photo courtesy DUSD
Downey girls introduced to engineering careers

DOWNEY – Eighty female students from the Downey Unified School District recently participated in Cal Poly Pomona’s Women in Engineering Program, which helps young women explore careers ...


Downey students sweep SkillsUSA competition

DOWNEY – More than 500 Downey Unified School District (DUSD) high school students traveled to Los Angeles recently to contend against high schools from Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles ...


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Officials break ground on $215M freeway project

DOWNEY – City officials broke ground alongside California Department of Transportation District 7 and the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority today to officially kick off ...


Andrew Stevens. Photo by Christian Brown
Andrew Stevens tasked with keeping Downey prepared for disaster

DOWNEY − Andrew Stevens is no stranger to a crisis, but as Downey’s newest emergency services manager, the 35-year-old hopes the city will never have to see one. After three years of ...


Community

Simplicity Bank is acquired

DOWNEY – Seattle-based HomeStreet Bank announced Monday that it has acquired Simplicity Bank, a seven-branch community bank located in Southern California, including a branch at Stonewood ...


Church marks St. Joseph’s Table

DOWNEY – St. Raymond’s Catholic Church will celebrate St. Joseph’s Table March 21-22. The schedule includes a liturgy at 5 p.m. on March 21, following by a blessing and dinner from ...


Orlando Duarte finishes basic training

DOWNEY – U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Orlando Duarte graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. He is the son of Dora and ...


Features

A Blessing in Disguise

Dulce Ruelos was a wife and mother with four children when martial law was declared in the Philippines. Fearing layoffs and the loss of her job, Dulce left her family for one year in a ...


FAFSA primer: How to navigate through the college aid maze

If you’re worried about paying for your child’s college education, keep this statistic in mind: during the 2011-12 school year, the U.S. Department of Education reported that 85 percent ...


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Daisy Warman passes away

DOWNEY – Daisy E. Warman, of Downey, passed away on Feb. 14. She was born July 17, 1959 of Don and Margarite Warman, in Lynwood. Daisy graduated from Warren High School in 1977 and ...


Obituaries

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Herbert ‘Tud’ Goepel mourned

SANTA FE SPRINGS – Herbert Charles Goepel, also known among his family as “Tud”, passed away peacefully on Feb. 13 at age 99. He was born on Aug. 8, 1915, in Crystal Lake. Iowa, ...


Beverly Vinson dies at 88

DOWNEY – Former Downey resident Beverly Vinson passed away peacefully Feb. 9 after a long battle with cancer. She was 88. She was born April 23, 1926 and grew up in Tacoma, Wash. She ...


April 7, 1943 to January 17, 2015
Esther A. Uva

Esther A. Uva passed away January 17, 2015, with her family by her side. Esther Uva was born on April 7, 1943 to Pasquale and Marie Terrameo in Chicago, Illinois. When Esther Uva was 11 ...


National News

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