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Volunteers help clean up American Legion post

DOWNEY – Several volunteers with weed whackers and other various tools in hand took to the American Legion Hollydale Post 723 on Saturday as they began work on an extended beautification ...


Man shot, killed in Downey early Sunday morning

DOWNEY -- Downey police are investigating a fatal shooting that left a man dead early this morning. Police received a 911 call at 2:47 a.m.reporting that a person had been shot near ...


Starbucks opening walk-up store in Downey

DOWNEY – Plans for a new Starbucks coffee shop in Downey were approved Wednesday by the Planning Commission. The new Starbucks will be located on the southeast corner of Imperial ...


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Free health screenings available next week

DOWNEY – Ali Razmara, MD, PhD, a brilliant young neurologist who is an expert on stroke in women, will headline the RTH Stroke Foundation’s next free Primary Stroke Prevention Seminar ...


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Inspiring women honored by Downey Soroptimist

DOWNEY – Five women who actively give back to the Downey community were honored by Soroptimist International of Downey on Thursday during a breakfast event at the Rio Hondo Event ...


Community

Squatter accused of trying to steal home

LOS ANGELES – A 26-year-old squatter from Los Angeles was arrested and charged with real estate fraud after forging documents in an effort to gain control of a property, investigators ...


Nursery school marking 50 years

DOWNEY – Downey United Methodist Church Nursery School will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an open house Sunday, May 3. All former teachers, families and alumni are invited to the ...


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Porto’s Bakery tour

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (right) was joined by U.S. Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet for tours of Porto’s Bakery in Downey and the Porto’s plant in ...


Features

041615-09-01
Travel Guide: Bismarck, North Dakota

Bismarck is the state capital of North Dakota, and is North Dakota’s second largest city. In a Cambridge University Study Bismarck was one of the safest cities in America to live. With ...


Oops, it’s a girl

Barbara Sparks was an only child who was very much loved by her parents. Her father was the best father he could be, sharing all of his talents and enjoyments with Barbara even though she ...


Creative Confessions

Many of us are familiar with having to spend time with cousins who played tricks on us. Yolanda Adele’s visit with relatives when she was a little girl ended unexpectedly, in part due to ...


Obituaries

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Ex Downey High basketball player dies

DOWNEY – Isaac Okebiorun, who immigrated to the U.S. from Germany as a teenager and quickly endeared himself to his Downey High classmates and basketball teammates, died suddenly last ...


Local Obituaries

Virginia Barta was PTA president WHITTIER – Virginia M. Hollenbach Lanham Barta, 89, passed away March 21. She was born June 16, 1925 in the family home which was built by her ...


Donald Desfor was college professor

NORWALK – Donald Merritt Desfor, a magician, photojournalist and tennis coach who was an original faculty member when Cerritos College opened in 1955, died March 29. He was born on ...


National News

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