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After officer-involved shooting, family pleads for answers

PARAMOUNT – It was just four months ago that 62-year-old Oscar Ramirez Sr. had police knock on his door. Officials had been there asking about one of his sons, 28-year-old Oscar Ramirez ...


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No suspects found after reported home invasion

DOWNEY -- Downey Police are investigating a reported home invasion robbery that allegedly occurred near Brunache Street and Rives Avenue on Friday afternoon. A male homeowner ...


Downey switches to new internet provider

DOWNEY – The Downey City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to replace Time Warner Cable as the library’s internet service provider in favor of a new company that promises cheaper and ...


Downey Mayor Luis Marquez and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Photo courtesy Luis Marquez
MAYOR'S CORNER: a busy March in Downey

Dear Downey Friends, We have a lot of great community events to look forward to in March.  First, the State of the City Luncheon is scheduled for next Wednesday, March 4th and I invite ...


Salon owner Miguel Bardales, seated second from left, says that Johnny & Co. will be closing its doors after nearly four decades. Photo by Carol Kearns
After nearly 40 years, Johnny & Co. to close Saturday

DOWNEY – A Downey institution of nearly four decades will be closing its doors for good this Saturday after the last lock of hair is cut and the last head of curls is ...


Community

Princess for a Day is Sunday

DOWNEY – Registration is still open for the Downey Rose Float Association’s Princess for a Day event taking place this Sunday. Sign-ups will be taken this Saturday from 2-5 p.m. at ...


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Ribbon-cutting for the Living Tree Foundation

The Living Tree Foundation, a non-profit benefiting U.S. veterans founded by Downey resident Rick Rodriguez, held an open house and ribbon-cutting at its new Paramount location ...


Vietnam vet seeks Navy buddy

DOWNEY – A Vietnam veteran is hoping the Downey community can reunite him with a long lost friend and shipmate. Arthur Robert Traendley wrote to the city clerk’s office recently, ...


Features

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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 ...


The Necklace

Ginger Lane is a romantic who meets life with joy, year after year. Her story is a lesson for us all about celebrating the moment. Shared Stories is a weekly column featuring articles by ...


COUNSEL’S CORNER: be careful when firing your contingency fee lawyer

We have all seen those commercials that promise big money to people that have been involved in an accident and have gotten injured. The one thing they all have in common is that the lawyers ...


Obituaries

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 ...


August 17th, 1942 to February 18th, 2015
Nancy Lou (Hartmann) Spilsbury

Nancy Lou (Hartmann) Spilsbury was born August 17th, 1942 in Milwaukee Wisconsin. She passed from this life February 18th, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonid Hartmann ...


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