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012215-01-01
Exhibit of Ukrainian revolution comes to Downey

DOWNEY – “Road to Freedom,” an exhibit of revolutionary art inspired by recent headlines in the Ukraine, opens this Saturday afternoon at Stay Gallery. The exhibit will be open ...


Rio Hondo College to offer bachelor’s degree

WHITTIER – Rio Hondo College on Tuesday was named as one of 15 California community colleges granted initial approval by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to offer a ...


Hoping to engage residents, Norwalk hires communication consultant

NORWALK – Hoping to find new ways to increase civic engagement, Norwalk’s City Council on Tuesday hired a public affairs and communications consultant that will develop a plan on how ...


Downey wins award for fiscal budget

DOWNEY – For the first time in the city’s history, Downey has been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal ...


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Warren High club plans women's empowerment conference

DOWNEY − A small women’s club at Warren High School is stepping outside the four walls of the classroom in two weeks, hosting its first ever empowerment conference for young ...


Community

012215-15-02
The Downey Lions Club

The Downey Lions Club is selling commemorative stuffed lions for $5 as it raises money for Downey’s hosting of Special Olympics athletes later this summer. As an official host city, ...


City launches stroller fitness class

DOWNEY – Downey’s Parks and Recreation Department has announced a new class, “Total Body Stroller Fitness,” with sessions beginning Feb. 6, March 13 and April 17. Classes are led ...


Law firm hosts presentation on federal immigration

DOWNEY – A Downey law firm is hosting a free presentation Jan. 31 regarding President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, followed by a question and answer session. The ...


Features

Weekend Wedding

Many people tie the knot in Las Vegas, but not all marriages last as long as that of Evelyn Watson. Las Vegas was a smaller town when Dwight and Evelyn made the trip in his ‘49 Chevy, but ...


The ‘F’ Word

Now that the holidays are over, Kacie Cooper’s essay is a timely reflection on a topic that is a source of frustration for many of us Shared Stories is a weekly column featuring articles ...


Welcome Home

Karen Burrell is from New York, but lived for over 20 years in Mexico, working and raising a family. Separating from her husband prompted a life-changing move back to the United States with ...


Obituaries

012215-03-02
Walfrido Planas mourned

DOWNEY – Walfrido Elias Planas passed away Jan. 16 at Pacific Palms Health Care home in Long Beach with family at his side. A resident of Bell, he was preceded in death by his parents ...


Robert Stiles, minister and realtor, passes away

DOWNEY –Robert “Bob” Lee Stiles, an ordained minister and realtor, died Jan. 20. He was born March 6, 1941 in Wheeling, West Virginia, the fifth child of Grant and Elizabeth ...


Services held for Juanita Talbert

DOWNEY – Juanita (Rene) Talbert, born in Chicago in 1926, died recently in Orange. A viewing was held Jan. 19 at Forest Lawn Mortuary in Cypress, with a service the following ...


National News

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