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Restaurant development to be built on Downey Ford site

DOWNEY − Four new restaurants will soon replace the vacant Downey Ford buildings on the corner of Lakewood Boulevard and Gallatin Road. The Downey Planning Commission last Wednesday ...


052815-01-02
Downey extends deal with VenueTech for 3 years

DOWNEY – The Downey City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a three-year extension with VenueTech Management Group Incorporated, which currently manages the Downey Civic Theatre ...


Optimist Club announces Oratorical Contest winners

DOWNEY – For the second successive year, the Optimist Club of Downey is announcing the winners of its Annual Oratorical Contest for Warren High School Humanitarian Society students in The ...


Downey school district chosen for $6M grant

DOWNEY – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson awarded $244 million in grants Wednesday to 40 programs that blend academic and career technical education, connect ...


Downey’s top volunteers are honored by Coordinating Council

DOWNEY – More than two dozen community volunteers were honored at a dinner ceremony hosted by the Downey Coordinating Council last Thursday at the Rio Hondo Event Center. The ...


Community

Relay for Life this weekend

DOWNEY – Downey’s Relay for Life, a 24-hour fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society, takes place this weekend at Downey Adult School, with opening ceremonies starting at 9 ...


Downey schools offering free meals this summer

DOWNEY – Downey Unified is participating in the Seamless Summer Food Service Program., which provides free meals to all children ages 18 and younger. Meals will be provided at the ...


Dead body identified as Downey woman

DOWNEY – A dead body found on the side on the 710 Freeway last week has been identified as a 30-year-old Downey woman. The body was discovered May 19 near the 710 on-ramp at Rosecrans ...


Features

052815-13-01
Only 12, Emma Manetta raising thousands for cancer research

DOWNEY – To an outsider looking in, Emma Manetta would not seem too far removed from what might be expected of a 12-year-old girl. “I like doing musicals with GO-FAME [Youth Theater ...


The Melody Shoppe

Helen Hampton grew up in rural Maine. She sang in the chorus and loved music. When she moved with her husband to Florida, he presented her with a unique opportunity. Shared Stories is a ...


Counsel’s Corner: What’s wrong with ‘My Cousin Vinny’?

Every time I see the movie “My Cousin Vinny” on cable I cannot resist but to watch it, even though I have seen it many times over. Although the movie is a comedy, it’s actually one of ...


Obituaries

December 15, 1999 - May 10, 2015
Remembering Isaac Sammuel Rincon

Isaac came into our lives and formed a friendship with my son. They were just shy of eight years old when their adventures began. Reflecting over those years I recall the victories on the ...


052115-07-03
Norman Buchert was Boeing worker

DOWNEY – Norman Charles Buchert, born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 13, 1942, passed away May 9 after a battle with cancer. He graduated from Port St. Joe High School in Port St. Joe, ...


052115-07-06
Charles Bowers earned Purple Heart

DOWNEY – Charles Bowers, age 92, passed away at home on May 5. Charles was a Purple Heart Veteran wounded in Okinawa. He has been retired from GTE for 28 years. He is survived by ...


National News

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