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Monday morning report, July 28

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) The victim of Friday’s fatal traffic collision on Lakewood Boulevard has been identified as 18-year-old Isaac Antonio Marroquin, of Downey. Marroquin was […]


Downey teen killed in traffic collision

DOWNEY – An 18-year-old Downey man was killed Friday night when the passenger van he was riding in slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer stopped on Lakewood […]


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Friday morning report, July 25

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Lonnie Croom’s retirement as fire chief created a domino effect of promotions within the Downey Fire Department, most notably Mark […]


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Thursday morning report, July 24

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) Furman Park and Apollo Park will receive new walking trails after Downey was awarded $600,000 in county grants — $300,000 […]


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Wednesday morning report, July 23

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) The city of Downey released a statement yesterday regarding the Planning Commission’s approval of go-go dancers last week. Actually, it […]


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Tuesday morning report, July 22

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 1.) The City Council tonight will considering adding $78,000 to the city attorney’s budget due to ongoing legal conflicts with Sheila […]


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Monday morning report, July 21

Five things to know this Monday morning: 1.) Yoli’s Mexican Kitchen, located at Gallatin Road and Lakewood Boulevard, was named the top Mexican restaurant in the Sabor De La […]


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Friday morning report, July 18

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Mayor Fernando Vasquez is challenging Wednesday’s decision by the Planning Commission to allow go-go dancers at a Downey nightclub, and you can […]


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Thursday morning report, July 17

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) The Planning Commission approved Club DB Lounge’s request for go-go dancers but with a string of conditions to be determined […]


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Wednesday morning report, July 16

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) The city of Downey has extended its deadline to July 21 for restaurants wanting to participate in the International Food […]


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Tuesday morning report, July 15

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 1.) The DUSD board of education meets at 5 p.m. today. Here’s the agenda (PDF). 2.) Dorothy McFall, a former volunteer […]


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Monday morning report, July 14

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) The World Cup viewing party yesterday was simply incredible. I’m not sure how many people attended, but the beer garden […]


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Friday morning report, July 11

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) The Downey Bicycle Coalition will host the first of its summer long rides tomorrow. The group meets at Furman Park […]


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Thursday morning report, July 10

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) As part of street construction, La Reina Avenue at Firestone Boulevard will be closed for four days, beginning today. Consider Myrtle […]


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Wednesday morning report, July 9

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) According to Mayor Pro Tem Luis Marquez, Downey police officers issued 25 fireworks-related citations July 4, each carrying a $2,000 […]


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Tuesday morning report, July 8

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) Southern California Edison has a story on Downey twins who work hand in hand “to help bring power to Southern […]


Roundup of fireworks-related incidents

According to the Downey Fire Department, the following fireworks-related incidents occurred July 4: *one child sustained minor facial injuries from fireworks *four dumpster fires *one tree fire on […]


Fireworks at Downey High School. Photo by Eric Pierce
Monday morning report, July 7

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) Did the threat of heavy fines curb the use of illegal fireworks? Not in my neighborhood. But I will reach […]


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Friday morning report, July 4

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Warren High School’s cross country team received their championship rings Wednesday during a banquet at Pina Pizza House. Photo by Mark […]


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Thursday morning report, July 3

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) New palm trees showed up on Firestone Boulevard over the weekend, drawing mostly positive reactions from residents. “We just passed by […]