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What are you thankful for?

TonyaAndAdileny Sanchez: I am thankful for my lil blessing God sent me. Raider Tommy: I am thankful that as of today my mother, Rose Ann Garcia, is cancer free. She overcame colon ...


For $500,000, Benihana agrees to come to Downey

DOWNEY − Anxious to bring a high-end restaurant to the new Promenade development project, the City Council this week agreed to pay $500,000 in federal economic incenvites in exchange for ...


Rick Rodriguez, right, with his wife, Lupe, and John Casillas, branch manager at the Downey Farmers and Merchant branch.
Rick Rodriguez presented Gratitude Award

DOWNEY – Downey resident Rick Rodriguez was one of 13 people honored by Farmers & Merchants Bank at its “California’s Strongest People You Can Bank On” awards ceremony Nov. 13 ...


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Police officer from Downey earns Medal of Valor

DOWNEY – Downey resident Brian S. Lopez, a LAX police officer, has been awarded the Medal of Valor for his actions Nov. 1, 2013, when a man opened fire at the airport, killing a TSA ...


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Louie Anderson, Rita Rudner coming to Downey

DOWNEY − Comedy veterans Louie Anderson and Rita Rudner will perform at the Downey Theatre next May, highlighting the Downey Theatre’s 2014-15 season schedule, which was released this ...


Community

White House honors Cerritos College employee for volunteerism

NORWALK – Raquel Lizarraga, administrative clerk for Cerritos College’s Technology division, recently received the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award from the White ...


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Ride with Santa Claus

Five Downey students will ride with Santa Claus at the Downey Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 7. The students include: (top, left to right) Emilo Vela (9), Julian DeAnda (10), and Sofia ...


Norwalk Library hosting holiday sing-along this Monday

NORWALK – Norwalk Library will host a holiday sing-along this Monday, Dec. 1, from 6-7 p.m. Words to the songs will be projected on a big screen. In addition to such classic ...


Features

Seven ways to cut back on expenses this holiday season

When it comes to holiday spending, waiting in store lines all night and jostling for discounts will mean very little if you don’t have a budget that shapes your finances year-round. With ...


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On death, dying and loss

DOWNEY – No matter how bad or good they have it, in some cases people welcome death, not knowing what it actually means to end up dead. And for some people like myself, I try to run away ...


The Kennedy Assassination

Karen Borrell grew up in a very rural town in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. At the time of the Kennedy assassination, she and her husband were living in Mexico City. In this piece ...


Obituaries

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Maximus Jacob Presta

Maximus Jacob Presta, born 16 weeks early on Feb. 20, died Friday at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Downey. He was 9 months old. Maximus weighed only 1 lb. 9 ounces at birth. His parents, ...


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James Rodney Shull

James (Jim) Rodney Shull passed away with adoring family members at his bedside late in the afternoon on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Downey PIH Hospital. Jim was born at Whittier ...


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Joan De Munbrun, WWII veteran, dies at 101

WHITTIER – Joan Christine Schwochert De Munbrun, one of the first women to enlist in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II, died Nov. 2 at age 101. Born June 15, 1913 near Ross, ...


National News

Courtesy of The Washington Post