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073114-01-01
Mexican American Bar Association’s inaugual golf tournament

More than 150 judges, prosectors, public defenders, private attorneys, and supporters participated in the Mexican American Bar Association’s inaugual golf tournament at the Rio Hondo Golf ...


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Message from the Mayor

Hello Downey! I’m excited to be able to reach out to all of you once again through my Mayor’s Corner articles.  I know, it’s been some time since my last article, as these past ...


073114-08-01
Victor Koast to exhibit at Stay Gallery

DOWNEY − Artist Victor Koast will be showing new paintings and illustrations in his first ever solo exhibit at Stay Gallery, titled “Good Karma.” The opening reception will take ...


Unlicensed contractors caught in sting

ARTESIA – Twelve unlicensed contractors were caught in an undercover sting operation conducted by the state licensing board in Artesia last week. In all, 97 people were arrested in ...


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Sister Doherty’s life behind bars

DOWNEY − Teresa Doherty has been inside the California prison system for 39 years. From the cops and the courts to the kids and the crimes, she’s seen them all. She’s witnessed the ...


Community

073114-01-03
‘Spiritual healer’ gets 9 years for rape

DOWNEY – A “spiritual healer” convicted of raping a woman inside his makeshift Downey office was sentenced to nine years in prison Wednesday. Jose Romulo Felix, 42, pleaded no ...


Daytrip to San Diego

DOWNEY – The Downey Newcomers Club is sponsoring a trip to Old Town San Diego on Wednesday, Aug. 20, via Amtrak. Cost is $49.30 roundtrip for seniors and $58 for non-seniors. The group ...


Vacation bible school sign-ups

DOWNEY – Registration is now open for a vacation bible school at Downey Memorial Christian Church. “Workshop of Wonders” takes place Aug. 4-8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program ...


Features

Coincidence? Or a sinister stranger?

It’s obvious from this story that Marie Garcia is a friendly person who has “never met a stranger.” But this particular encounter left her son worried, and he warned her against ...


073114-03-02
Coming Home: Calvin Spencer

DOWNEY – Calvin Spencer knew he wanted to join the military since his freshman year of high school. Specifically, he wanted to join the Marines and be in combat. He didn’t waste any ...


Free advice: read contracts carefully before signing

If you always stop to read the fine print before signing anything, congratulations – your parents trained you well. If you don’t, beware: Your signature could commit you to a long-term ...


Obituaries

Sylvia Hall was hospital volunteer

DOWNEY – Sylvia Hall, a former volunteer in the Physical Therapy Department at Downey Community Hospital, passed away July 22 at PIH Health in Whittier. She was 75. She is survived by ...


073114-04-02
Maria Garaduno leaves 3 kids

DOWNEY – Funeral services will take place Monday for Maria Garaduno, who died unexpectedly July 17 at age 43. She worked at the Downey YMCA and was a mother of three. Visitation is ...


June 16, 1920 to July 18, 2014
Mary Alice Taylor

Born in Quincy, ILL. on June 16, 1920 passed away on July 18, 2014 of natural causes in Downey, CA with family at her side. Mary just celebrated her 94th birthday.  Mary and husband Burl ...


National News

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