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Monday morning report, Dec. 22

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) R&J Family Restaurant was shut down by food inspectors earlier this month. Press-Telegram 2.) Yolanda Mendoza, the sister of state […]


Friday morning report, December 19

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) If you live in Downey, you may receive a telephone call from surveyors asking about Downey’s parks and recreation programs. Don’t […]


Thursday morning report, Dec. 18

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) Professional boxer Alfonso Gomez is hosting a launch party at The Palms tonight to celebrate the release of his 2015 […]


Wednesday morning report, Dec. 17

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) As of yesterday evening, Luis Marquez is mayor of Downey and Alex Saab is mayor pro tem. ”I look forward to […]


Tuesday morning report, Dec. 16

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 1.) The City Council meets in a special session at 6:30 p.m. tonight to transition to new mayor Luis Marquez. Outgoing […]


Monday morning report, Dec. 15

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) More than 150 toys were collected by Stay Gallery last Friday, with all donations going to the Downey Unified School […]


Friday morning report, Dec. 12

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Stauffer Middle School was one of 12 schools nationwide selected to receive Samsung Android tablets as part of a new […]


Thursday morning report, Dec. 11

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) Not everyone is a fan of new-look Firestone Boulevard. The Facebook page Downey Loves Trader Joe’s published a scathing review […]


Wednesday morning report, Dec. 10

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) After eight years in public office, Mario Guerra had his final city council meeting last night, an emotional but uplifting […]


Tuesday morning report, Dec. 9 (LOCAL POLITICS EDITION)

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) Tonight is the final council meeting for Mario Guerra who, after eight years as Downey’s most vocal cheerleader, bows out […]


Monday morning report, Dec. 8

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) Downey will have its tree-lighting ceremony tonight. The free event is from 6-8:30 p.m. (the actual tree-lighting is at 6:30 […]


Friday morning report, Dec. 5

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) The Art of Rancho exhibit opens tonight at Stay Gallery, featuring the best artists from Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation […]


Thursday morning report, Dec. 4

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) Today’s Firestone Boulevard ribbon-cutting has been postponed to Monday at 10 a.m. due to the threat of rain. 2.) The […]


Wednesday morning report, Dec. 3

Five things to know this Wednesday morning: 1.) CIF has announced that the Downey-Crescenta Valley football game for the Southern Section championship will take place at Glendale High […]


Firestone Boulevard dedication postponed

Today’s ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for Firestone Boulevard has been rescheduled for Thursday at 3 p.m. due to the rain. The ceremony is open to the public and […]


Tuesday morning report, Dec. 2

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) Gangs Out of Downey meets at 7:30 a.m. in the second floor training room at City Hall. 2.) The Downey […]


Monday morning report, Dec. 1

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) The 50-unit affordable housing complex known as The View in Downtown Downey celebrates its grand opening today. A celebration begins […]


On vacation

Hope everyone has a safe and restful Thanksgiving. I’m getting a head start and taking a couple of days off. Barring any important breaking news, see you Monday!


Tuesday morning report, Nov. 25

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) The City Council tonight will consider $500,000 in federal economic incentives to have Benihana open a restaurant at the Promenade […]


Monday morning report, Nov. 24

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) A $30,000 reward has been offered as authorities seek new leads in the January killing of 25-year-old Christian Cervantes, who […]


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