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TJ Peacock was able to fulfill a dream, caddying for Jack Nicklaus, before TJ died in 2007.
Comedy show to benefit brain cancer foundation

DOWNEY – The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood is hosting a comedy fundraiser Sunday, May 18, with proceeds benefiting brain cancer research. The event is a fundraiser for TJ's ...


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New problem downtown: lack of parking

DOWNEY − Business owner Sherry Watson  is proud to say she’s worked in Downey for nearly 36 years. But that pride began to sour last year when Watson noticed the customers visiting ...


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Students win first place for volunteering

DOWNEY – Downey High School’s KIWINS Club recently returned from the California-Nevada-Hawaii district convention with an assortment of trophies and awards. Seven members attended ...


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State of the City address brims with optimism

DOWNEY – Mayor Fernando Vasquez painted an optimistic outlook on Downey’s future Thursday, saying local tax revenue continues to climb with several economic development projects still ...


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Downey High student injured in Orland bus crash

Three Downey High School students were on the bus that crashed yesterday in Northern California on its way to Humboldt State University. One student was injured but is "physically doing ...


Community

‘Walk and talk’ with legislator May 3

CERRITOS – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia will host her next “walk and talk” on Saturday, May 3, at Liberty Park in Cerritos. Starting at 8 a.m., constituents can chat with the ...


Fundraiser at BJ’s

DOWNEY – BJ’s Restaurant at Stonewood Center is hosting a fundraiser Monday to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Between 12 p.m. and midnight, anyone who produces an event ...


Cerritos chamber hosting golf tournament

CERRITOS – The Fiesta on the Fairways Golf Classic benefiting the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce will take place May 5 at Los Coyotes Country Club Golf Course in Buena Park. The ...


Features

Diane’s new life

Helen Hampton has lived in southern California most of her life. In this piece she describes a situation in her family that might have remained hidden in an earlier time. More people are ...


The escalating costs of prom

If you’ve got teenagers, you already know how expensive high school can be. Besides food, clothing and school supplies, a whole host of extracurricular activities are competing for a ...


Cruising the streets

Katie Troy was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis ten years ago, and she strives for optimum health and independence with a well-planned diet and a positive outlook. Katie is whip-thin with ...


Obituaries

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Jimmy Lagousis, owner of Jim’s Burgers, passes away

DOWNEY – Jimmy Spyros Lagousis, owner of Jim’s Burgers on Firestone Boulevard in west Downey, died March 27, the family announced. He passed away at his Downey home, surrounded by ...


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Juanita Llamas: saying goodbye to family’s queen

DOWNEY – What makes the death of 90-year-old Juanita Llamas Barretto extra painful is that she was so much like the mother and grandmother we all know and love. Born in Jalisco, Mexico ...


Ardys Halterman, former teacher

DOWNEY – Ardys Lorraine Halterman passed away peacefully March 6 at her home in Downey where she resided since 1953.She was 85. A small graveside service and burial took place March 17 ...


National News

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