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Pastor Christie Melby-Gibbons, right. Photo by Joan Anderson, DowneyDailyPhotos.com
Friday morning report, Aug. 29

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Rev. Christie Melby-Gibbons is leaving as pastor of the Moravian Church of Downey after “accepting a call to provincial service,” […]


Thursday morning report, Aug. 28

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) KTLA aired a short segment Tuesday night on alleged hazing at Downey High School involving the band. The report seems […]


Wednesday morning report, Aug. 27

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) On a 5-0 vote, the City Council has rejected the Wet Bar’s appeal for a live entertainment permit. Owners of the […]


Photo by Valentin Flores
Happy birthday, Dr. Stauffer

Dr. Mary Stauffer — a blessing not only to the Downey community but humanity as a whole — turns a spry 97 today. Happy birthday, Dr. Stauffer! Downey […]


wet bar
Tuesday morning report, Aug. 26

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) The City Council tonight will hear an appeal by the Wet Bar, whose application for a live entertainment permit was […]


lions club
Monday morning report, Aug. 25

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) The Downey Lions Club distributed back-to-school shopping sprees for 30 needy Downey children over the weekend. The kids also received backpacks […]


Friday morning report, Aug. 22

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Slow news day? CBS-2 covers the pine tree removals on Muller Street. CBS-2 2.) Honda World Downey is hosting a back-to-school […]


Wilbert G. Lidtke
Thursday morning report, Aug. 21

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) A press conference was held yesterday to officially announce Downey as a host city for the 2015 Special Olympics World […]


A go-go dancer at Club DB Lounge
Club DB Lounge withdraws request for go-go dancers

Club DB Lounge won’t be getting its go-go dancers after all. In a letter to city planners, Hayk Gevorkyan, owner of the nightclub, unexpectedly withdrew his application seeking […]


Wednesday morning report, Aug. 20

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) The Planning Commission tonight will consider final approval of go-g0 dancers at Club DB Lounge. On a 3-2 vote, commissioners […]


Tuesday morning report, Aug. 19

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) Local photographer John Zander is teaching an introduction to photography class that starts Sept. 9. It’s just one of several […]


downey collection
Monday morning report, Aug. 18

Five things to know this Monday morning: 1.) The second floor is up on the last tract of townhomes known as Downey Collection, located at Lakewood Boulevard and Gallatin […]


fraud suspect
Friday morning report, Aug. 15

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Do you know this woman? Detectives say she used stolen checks to illegally obtain cash from banks in Downey and Paramount. […]


Thursday morning report, Aug. 14

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) Police have announced an arrest in last year’s double homicide outside the Tacos Mexico restaurant on Florence Avenue. Henry Gutierrez, […]


stay1
Wednesday morning notes, Aug. 13

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) On a 5-0 vote, the City Council agreed to pay Stay Gallery’s rent an additional three years, using about $75,000 […]


robin williams
The pursuit of happiness

News of Robin Williams’ suicide was shocking, heartbreaking and incredibly sad. You mourn for his tortured soul, which hopefully is now at peace. But on a personal level, […]


Photo by Eric Pierce
Tuesday morning report, Aug. 12

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) The Wet Bar is appealing the Planning Commission’s denial of a live entertainment permit, which would have allowed it to […]


roybal allard at rancho
Monday morning report, Aug. 11

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) Downey Art Vibe is asking the City Council to pay the rent on its Stay Gallery space for an additional […]


james mann obit
Friday morning report, Aug. 8

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) James Mann, a founding member of the Downey Police Department, died suddenly July 17 after suffering a brain aneurysm. Mann was […]


Thursday morning report, Aug. 7

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) The latest Crime Report is posted on the Patriot’s Facebook page. 2.) Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center is rated among the […]