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Stay Gallery on Downey Avenue opened in 2012, with funding from the city of Downey. Pictured above is a poetry group that meets monthly at the gallery. Photo courtesy stay gallery
City Council to keep funding Stay Gallery

DOWNEY – On a 5-0 vote, the City Council on Tuesday agreed to pay the rent on a downtown art gallery for an additional three years. Located at 11140 Downey Ave., Stay Gallery is an art ...


Police make arrest in double-homicide

DOWNEY – Downey police have arrested a man in connection with a double homicide that occurred in front of a taco restaurant in Downey last year. Henry Gutierrez, 34, of San Bernardino, ...


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Coming Home: Richard ‘Rocky’ Rodriguez Jr.

DOWNEY – No man gets left behind. That has been the ongoing motivation for Richard Rodriguez Jr. or better known as Rocky. Wanting to become a G.I. Joe as a child, Rodriguez went ...


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Ex-bank manager faces more charges

DOWNEY – A Downey woman sentenced last week for her role in a 2012 East Los Angeles bank robbery is now facing charges of insurance fraud. Aurora Barrera, 33, was charged with two ...


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Open seat on city council draws 3 candidates

DOWNEY – Three people have filed papers with the city clerk’s office seeking election to the City Council. The list of names includes Robert Kiefer, who previously announced his ...


Community

Suspected ‘Quad Bandit’ arrested

CERRITOS – A suspected serial bank robber known as the “Quad Bandit” was arrested after robbing a Brea bank last week, authorities announced. Jonathan Oechsle, 47, of Anaheim, ...


Mini concert in Bellflower

BELLFLOWER – The Bellflower Civic Chorus will perform a mini concert for the Bellflower Long Beach Elks No. 888 at the Elks Lodge in Bellflower. The concert is Wednesday, Sept. 10, and ...


Crime Report

Friday, Aug. 1 At 1:25 p.m., a Downey Police Officer observed a traffic violation and attempted to stop a 2011 Chevy Pick-up.  The vehicle pulled to the rear of a complex and the male ...


Features

Don’t let a neighbor’s barking dog drive you crazy

The most common complaint about dogs is their barking and other noises that they may make. Every city has law(s) against noise nuisances caused by a dog(s). Most laws define a barking dog ...


My Good Shepherd

Dulce Ruelos was born in a rural town in the Philippines, where her father traveled to work each week on horseback. When Dulce’s mother died unexpectedly at the young age of 22, Dulce’s ...


Keeping a skunk as a pet

Q: I live in Alameda and want to know if it is legal for me to keep a pet skunk? We will, of course, have the stink glands removed for obvious reasons. (Beatrice V.) A: No. Wildlife must ...


Obituaries

April 7, 1931 to July 17, 2014
James G. Mann

Jim Mann passed away suddenly on Thursday 7/17/14 at San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield due to a brain aneurysm. Jim was born in Van Buren, Arkansas, the only surviving son of ...


April 15, 1919 to July 31, 2014
Charlotte Meier

Charlotte Meier passed into the hands of the Lord early on the morning of July 31st, surrounded by her husband of 71 years and her three daughters. She was born in the small town of Ord, ...


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Virginia Mae York passes away

DOWNEY – Virginia Mae “Cookie” York, a former preschool teacher and librarian assistant at Warren High School, passed away of natural causes July 29 at her home in Downey. Family ...


National News

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