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Giant RV, BevMo may be opening stores in Downey

DOWNEY − Two major business chains are highly considering opening locations in Downey, city officials announced this week. Motorhome dealer Giant RV and alcoholic beverages vendor ...


Dr. Robert Jagielski will take over as principal of Sussman Middle School on July 1. He is pictured with vice principal Dr. Anita Arora and dean of students Jesus Alvarez.
Dr. Robert Jagielski named principal of Sussman Middle School

DOWNEY – Dr. Robert Jagielski has been named principal of Sussman Middle School, effective July 1. Jagielski had been DUSD’s Director of Student Services since 2005. Before that he ...


DUSD ‘Teachers of the Year’ announced

DOWNEY – Jill King, Robert Mallory, Grant Warhurst and Gale Mejico have been named “Teachers of the Year” by Downey United Masonic Lodge 220. This annual award, which first began ...


052115-02-01
After a death in the family, Mambo Grill grateful for community support

DOWNEY – As the owner of Mambo Grill restaurant in downtown Downey, it isn’t unusual for David Llamas to hold fundraisers for grieving family members trying to raise money to cover ...


Dr. Hasmik Danielian was hired Monday as superintendent of the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District.
After 5-month search, NLMUSD hires new superintendent

NORWALK – After a five-month search, the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District nabbed a new superintendent from Imperial County on Monday. Hasmik Danielian, a former teacher and ...


Community

Police make arrest in stabbing

DOWNEY − Downey police have arrested a man in connection with a stabbing and attempted carjacking earlier this month. Police responded to the 10000 block of Lakewood Boulevard at ...


Volunteer openings at Kaiser

DOWNEY – Kaiser Permanente hospital in Downey has volunteer opportunities, including in its hospital and hospice. Hospital volunteers work as concierges, greeters and way-finders. ...


Downey library Story Times return next week

DOWNEY – Story Times resume at the Downey City Library on May 26 at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. after a brief break for the Memorial Day holiday. Bilingual Story Time resumes May 27 at ...


Features

The Melody Shoppe

Helen Hampton grew up in rural Maine. She sang in the chorus and loved music. When she moved with her husband to Florida, he presented her with a unique opportunity. Shared Stories is a ...


Counsel’s Corner: What’s wrong with ‘My Cousin Vinny’?

Every time I see the movie “My Cousin Vinny” on cable I cannot resist but to watch it, even though I have seen it many times over. Although the movie is a comedy, it’s actually one of ...


The Slot Car Race Track

Frank Novak grew up in an old farmhouse in a semi-rural area of New England. With limited Television, he and his brother made their own fun, built their own toys. In early adolescence, ...


Obituaries

December 15, 1999 - May 10, 2015
Remembering Isaac Sammuel Rincon

Isaac came into our lives and formed a friendship with my son. They were just shy of eight years old when their adventures began. Reflecting over those years I recall the victories on the ...


052115-07-03
Norman Buchert was Boeing worker

DOWNEY – Norman Charles Buchert, born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 13, 1942, passed away May 9 after a battle with cancer. He graduated from Port St. Joe High School in Port St. Joe, ...


052115-07-06
Charles Bowers earned Purple Heart

DOWNEY – Charles Bowers, age 92, passed away at home on May 5. Charles was a Purple Heart Veteran wounded in Okinawa. He has been retired from GTE for 28 years. He is survived by ...


National News

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