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Sister Doherty’s life behind bars

DOWNEY − Teresa Doherty has been inside the California prison system for 39 years. From the cops and the courts to the kids and the crimes, she’s seen them all. She’s witnessed the ...


072414-02-01
On the coast of Croatia

My next stop after Pamplona was Nice, France where I met Marisol, a friend from home who would be joining me for two weeks in Europe. We decided to make a few stops in France and Italy, ...


Furman, Apollo parks getting new walking trails

DOWNEY – Furman Park and Apollo Park will receive new walking trails after Downey was awarded $600,000 in county grants -- $300,000 for each park. Furman Park will receive a new trail ...


Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel
Downey High grad conducts flight training with Marines

EL CENTRO – Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 conducted flight training at the Naval Air Facility  in El Centro on July 16. This training was part of a two-week ...


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Cerritos College’s accreditation in jeopardy

NORWALK − An accrediting commission issued Cerritos College a stiff warning earlier this month after a peer-evaluation report revealed a sharp disconnect between college administrators ...


Community

Textbooks open for review

DOWNEY – Textbooks under consideration for adoption by the Board of Education are now available for public inspection at district headquarters. If adopted, the textbooks will be used ...


Community bike ride Saturday

DOWNEY – The Downey Bicycle Coalition will host its monthly community bike ride this Saturday morning, departing from Furman Park on a family-oriented ride through local ...


Blood drive at library

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library is hosting a community blood drive Thursday, Aug. 7, from 12-6 p.m. to benefit the American Red Cross. For an appointment, call or text Jerry Rivas at ...


Features

SEAACA is in need of a home for “Griffin,” a 3-year-old pug/corgi mix that weighs over 45 lbs.
Fat pets a growing problem in animal shelters

[caption id="attachment_361089" align="alignnone" width="300"] “Simba,” a 4-year-old male Pomeranian, is SEAACA’s Pet of the Week. Simba is missing a front leg, and while it’s ...


A Bride’s Journey to America

Asha Ramnaney was born in India and had only known her American-born husband a very short while when they married. A New Year’s Eve blizzard complicated the journey to her new home in the ...


Are you smarter than a smartphone?

Gloria Hannigan is a great-grandmother who embraces the present and sees the humor in everyday life. Shared Stories is a weekly column featuring articles by participants in a writing class ...


Obituaries

072414-04-03
Franklin O’Brien mourned

DOWNEY – Franklin (Frank) O’Brien, 82, passed away June 25 at his Downey home. He was born Oct. 12, 1931 in Lynn, Mass. He lived and raised his family in Salem, Mass. before moving ...


072414-03-01
Longtime resident Gerri Emmi mourned

DOWNEY – Geraldine “Gerri” Emmi, a longtime resident of Downey, died peacefully in her sleep on June 30. She is survived by her mother, Nicolina Emmi of Downey, and her brother, ...


May 7, 1954 to July 21, 2014
Anthony Leonardo Baca

Anthony Leonardo Baca, age 60, passed away July 21, 2014 in Dallas, TX. He was born May 7, 1954 in Los Angeles, CA. Anthony was the second child of eight children. He spent his childhood ...


National News

Courtesy of The Washington Post