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Former mayor Bob Winningham dies at 59

DOWNEY – Former Downey Mayor Bob Winningham, universally regarded as one of the brightest and most caring and effective civic leaders in the city’s history, died Tuesday at his home in ...


Mandatory meeting Saturday for host town volunteers

DOWNEY – Downey is hosting an information meeting this Saturday, May 2, at 9 a.m. at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center for residents interested in volunteering in ...


Richard Bell, Carlos Benavides and Ray Pizarro started Pushrim, a social network and resource center for people with spinal injuries, in 2009.
Pushrim, a social network for people with spinal cord injuries

DOWNEY – The average person might think otherwise, but for Richard Bell, Carlos Benavides, and Ray Pizarro, their circumstances do not make them any different than anyone else. “They ...


Jim Wilson and his daughter, Kristen Ramirez. Jim Wilson and his daughter, Kristen Ramirez.
Vietnam veterans honored in emotional ceremony at Ft. Irwin

FORT IRWIN – This is the story of how a finally grateful nation honored 332 Vietnam veterans at a special 50th Vietnam Commemoration on April 18 at the U.S. Army’s National Training ...


Crime Report

Crime Report provided by the Downey Police Department. FRIDAY, APRIL 17 At 1:15 p.m., officers responded to the Downey Water Store (13105 Lakewood Blvd.) regarding a robbery ...


Community

Movie night at church

DOWNEY – First Presbyterian Church of Downey is hosting a family movie night May 9. “Madagascar Penguins” will be shown starting at 6 p.m. There will also be pizza and ...


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Mayor Luis Marquez

Mayor Luis Marquez has been appointed by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins to serve on the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC). The governing board is ...


Students make Dean’s List

DOWNEY – Five Downey residents have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester at Biola University. Those students are Carlos Aparicio, Nina Austria, Hannah Larsen, ...


Features

A View of My Country

Because she was so much younger than her classmates, Cynthia Vanasse describes her public school years as being a challenge. But the strengths that she gained also culminated in the unique ...


Kacie Cooper and her Shetland pony, Cindy.
A Horse of Course

Kacie Cooper grew up in Norwalk where zoning regulations permitted horses. Interwoven among the humor, Kacie sheds light on some of the angst common to many adolescents, as well as her own ...


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Travel Guide: Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a city and popular vacation resort on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Beautiful beaches, lush jungles and sparkling waterfalls offer many opportunities for the ...


Obituaries

June Davis mourned

DOWNEY – June E. Davis (Vleerick), also known as Auntie Mame, passed away March 23. A memorial service will be held at Miller Mies Downey Mortuary on May 6 at 10 a.m. Her burial ...


Cyril Barber was pastor, theology author

WHITTIER – Cyril John Barber, 80, passed away on April 12 in Hacienda Heights. Born in Pretoria, South Africa on May 18, 1934, Cyril was born to his parents Charles Stanley & ...


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Dr. Sherley Freudenberger

Dr. Sherley Freudenberger passed away on March 21, 2015 at the age of 87 in Rancho Bernardo, CA. He is survived by his beloved wife Joan of 57 years, his children Dave, Tim, Susie and ...


National News

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