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Wary of lawsuits, Downey rolls back restrictions on sex offenders

DOWNEY – The City Council on Tuesday reluctantly but unanimously voted to roll back its residency restrictions on registered sex offenders after the state Supreme Court ruled that similar ...


032615-01-02
Warren High’s Alison Kirby named Woman of the Year

DOWNEY – Warren High teacher Alison Kirby has been named “Woman of the Year” by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia. She and other honorees from Garcia’s 58th Assembly district were ...


032615-08-01
Mayor’s Corner: Welcome, Ireland!

Greetings Downey, It’s official! Our City will be hosting a delegation from Ireland for the upcoming Special Olympics World Games taking place in L.A. this summer. Before the World ...


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Fire department taking sign-ups for CERT training

DOWNEY – The Downey Fire Department is now taking sign-ups for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, which begins April 11. Training is held at Calvary Chapel Downey from ...


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Did the Downey library really ban Tarzan books?

DOWNEY – In the early 1960's it was reported that the Downey City Library had banned all of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Tarzan” books because Tarzan wasn't married to Jane when they ...


Community

Downey Federal Credit Union employees are pictured making a donation to SEAACA. The credit union recently donated nearly $6,000 to local charities.
DFCU donates nearly $6K to local charities

DOWNEY – Downey Federal Credit Union donated nearly $6,000 to local non-profits and charities this month, part of its ongoing effort to give back to the community it serves. Among its ...


Retired LAPD detective accused of uploading child porn

DOWNEY – Charles Daniel Henderson, a Downey resident and retired LAPD detective, was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on child pornography charges. Henderson is accused of uploading ...


Half-price book sale at library

DOWNEY – The bookstore inside the Downey City Library is currently having a half-price book sale in order to make room for new donations. The bookstore is located near the young adult ...


Features

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Travel guide: exploring Alaska

Alaska is the 49th and largest state in the United States of America. Separated from the rest of the country, (the “lower 48”), by Canada, Alaska lies on the Arctic Circle. America’s ...


My Dad’s Hands

We are sad to report that a longtime member of the memoirs class, Owen Heninger, recently passed away. Owen was a talented man in so many ways: knowledgeable, creative, well-read, and with ...


Cruisin’ the Boulevard

Sharon Benson Smith is a native Angelino – born in East Los Angeles, and a regular at cruisin’ Whittier Boulevard. Car clubs were so big in the 1950’s, that when Sharon was named ...


Obituaries

Alana Sauerwein mourned

DOWNEY – Alana Sauerwein, of Downey, passed away at home on March 9. She was born May 31, 1947 to the late Edmund and Irene Krams. She graduated from St. Pius X High School and was an ...


Nolan Hubbs funeral Saturday

DOWNEY – Downey resident and World War II veteran Nolan Hubbs passed away March 3. He was 98. He was born Oct. 29, 1916 in Equality, Ill. to Joseph and Bessie (Stricklin) Hubbs. He was ...


April 13, 1918 to March 9, 2015
Kenneth Beckner

Kenneth Beckner passed away peacefully on March 9th, one month shy of his 97th birthday. A long time Downey resident, Ken lived a full life with his family and in his community. As a World ...


National News

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