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Cerritos College’s accreditation in jeopardy

NORWALK − An accrediting commission issued Cerritos College a stiff warning earlier this month after a peer-evaluation report revealed a sharp disconnect between college administrators ...


Cristina Garcia asks for patience in state of the state address

NORWALK − Assemblymember Cristina Garcia called for both patience and support during an hour-long State of the State address hosted by the Norwalk and Artesia Chambers of Commerce last ...


Four short films will be screened at the Epic Lounge on Sunday. Many were filmed in and around Downey.
Epic Lounge screening short films

DOWNEY – Four short films will be screened at the Epic Lounge this Sunday, including the premiere of “Streamline” by director Dan Marcus. “Streamline” is about a man haunted by ...


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Downey woman joins fight against cancer

DOWNEY – Having battled leukemia, Downey resident Berenise Guerrero is raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Guerrero was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia last ...


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Planning Commission OK's go-go dancers for nightclub (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Mayor Fernando Vasquez says he has directed the city manager and city attorney to investigate ways to repeal yesterday's Planning Commission decision regarding go-go dancers at a ...


Community

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Downey Tennis Club

The Downey Tennis Club celebrated its 48th anniversary Saturday with a barbecue and tennis social. The group meets Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. at Independence ...


Downey plans National Night Out festivities

DOWNEY – Downey will participate in its second annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 5-9 p.m. in the civic center. The event, celebrated across the country on the first ...


3 arrested at checkpoint

PARAMOUNT – Three people were arrested at a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint in Paramount last Friday night. Two people were arrested on marijuana charges, including one person ...


Features

Are you smarter than a smartphone?

Gloria Hannigan is a great-grandmother who embraces the present and sees the humor in everyday life. Shared Stories is a weekly column featuring articles by participants in a writing class ...


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Running with the Bulls

DOWNEY – Since leaving New York three weeks ago I’ve been on the go from Lisbon, to Lagos and Barcelona. After spending two relaxing days in San Sebastian, a beautiful coastal city in ...


Terry (left) and Larry Thien at the Saddleback Service Center. Photo courtesy Southern California Edison.
Twins work hand in glove bringing us power

DOWNEY – Co-workers in Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Southern Region sometimes get twins, Larry and Terry Thien, confused. But the brothers, who followed their father into lifelong ...


Obituaries

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Harvey Zaricor mourned

DOWNEY – Downey native Harvey Gordon Zaricor passed away July 11 after suffering a massive stroke June 28. He was 58. Born Nov. 20, 1955, he attended Meadow Park Elementary, West ...


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Dorothy McFall was volunteer, teacher

DOWNEY – Dorothy Jane Wells McFall, a former volunteer with local theater groups, passed away July 8 at Washington Township Hospital in Fremont. Born in Chicago on Feb. 14, 1920, she ...


Dale Eckert was veteran, aerospace worker

DOWNEY – Dale Ronald Eckert, born July 31, 1943 in St. Louis, passed away July 3 at Lakewood Regional Medical Center of heart disease. His family moved here from St. Louis in 1957. ...


National News

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