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Downey remains at center of L.A. County library world

DOWNEY − Last Saturday, Downey became the center of the County of Los Angeles Public Library volunteer community as representatives from nearly 80 groups supporting libraries throughout ...


Downey Fire goes digital

DOWNEY − In an effort to streamline basic care reporting performed by paramedics everyday, the Downey Fire Department launched an iPad-based system this month, replacing outdated paper ...


Councilman Mario Guerra has been a big supporter of bicycle use in Downey.
Bicycling in Downey during National Bike Month

DOWNEY – National Bike Month is right around the corner, celebrated each year in May, as it has been since its establishment by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956. Included in the ...


042414-02-02
Police department opens training center

DOWNEY – The Downey Police Department last week officially opened its new use-of-force training center, where police officers can test and practice techniques, decision-making and ...


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Irish artist to exhibit in Downey

DOWNEY – An art exhibit by Irish artist Anne Rigney opens Friday night at Stay Gallery in Downey. Rigney comes all the way from Roscommon County, Ireland, the birthplace of John Gately ...


Community

042414-08-02
Downey High School S.W.A.P. members

Downey High School S.W.A.P. members attended a Downey Chamber of Commerce breakfast event April 9 “to get an idea of what’s to come in the future.” S.W.A.P.  (Students with a Plan) ...


Residents inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

DOWNEY – Five Downey residents have been accepted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic ...


042414-15-01
Sammi-Jo Dunphy

Sammi-Jo Dunphy was installed as the newest member of Downey Sertoma Club.   She is pictured at right with club president John McKinsey.   The Sertoma Club sponsors ...


Features

Leaving Manchuria

In 1931 the Japanese invaded and occupied Manchuria. Nobuyo Avery spent her childhood there where her father was a Japanese businessman. The family had to stay in Manchuria for the duration ...


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 ...


Obituaries

042414-03-04
Services held for Rosemary Meyer

DOWNEY – Rosemary Meyer, a longtime Downey resident heavily involved with Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, died April 11. She was born Oct. 26, 1935 to Florence Wozniak and Joseph ...


042414-03-01
WWII veteran Clyde Griffin passes away

DOWNEY – Clyde Orlando Griffin, a veteran of the World War II European Campaign, died April 15. He was 93. Griffin was born June 25, 1920 and lived in Downey for 80 years. He is ...


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Margaret Garde mourned

DOWNEY – Margaret “Peggy” Garde, a longtime volunteer at the Downey library and hospital, died March 31 surrounded by family. She was 83. Peggy was born May 3, 1930 in New York ...


National News

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