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Wednesday morning report, March 4

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) Mayor Luis Marquez will deliver Downey’s State of the City address today at the Rio Hondo Event Center. Along with the […]


Tuesday morning report, March 3

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) Starbucks has submitted plans to open two additional locations in Downey: at the southeast intersection of Imperial Highway and Bellflower […]


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Monday morning report, March 2

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) Daniel James Paul Sr., a Navy veteran who served in World War II, has long dreamed of riding on board a […]


Friday morning report, Feb. 27

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) For the second consecutive year, Downey has been awarded the Excellence in Budgeting Award from the California Society of Municipal […]


Thursday morning report, Feb. 26

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) A Vietnam veteran is hoping the Downey community can reunite him with a long lost friend and shipmate. Arthur Robert Traendley […]


Wednesday morning report, Feb. 25

Five things to know this Wednesday morning: 1.) On a 5-0 vote, the City Council last night voted to replace Time Warner Cable in favor of a state […]


Tuesday morning report, Feb. 24

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 1.) A light City Council agenda tonight, but a couple of important items, not the least of which is a proposal to […]


Monday morning report, Feb. 23

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) Johnny & Co., the longtime hair salon on Downey Avenue, has been sold and the salon’s last day is Saturday. […]


Friday morning report, Feb. 20

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) The Downey Police Department is holding a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint at an undisclosed location tonight. 2.) The city of […]


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Thursday morning report, Feb. 19

Five things to know this Thursday morning: 1.) On a 4-1 vote, the Planning Commission last night agreed to subdivide the Albert Ball estate on Cherokee Drive into four […]


Wednesday morning report, Feb. 18

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) The Planning Commission tonight will consider a request to subdivide 8572 Cherokee Drive into four lots. This is significant because it’s […]


Tuesday morning report, Feb. 17

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 1.) A ceramic piece by Downey artist Jorge Del Toro has won first place at the Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts, […]


Monday morning report, Feb. 16

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) City Hall is closed today in observance of President’s Day. Street sweeping and trash schedules remain the same. 2.) Barely […]


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Friday morning report, Feb. 13

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Remember the hawk that was rescued from the top of a 80-ft. palm tree Monday? Turns out it may be […]


Meadow Road fire
Thursday morning report, Feb. 12

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) Firefighters responded to a residential fire early yesterday morning that destroyed a garage. The blaze was reported at about 1:39 […]


Wednesday morning report, Feb. 11

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) The TLC Family Resource Center is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a fundraiser luncheon at the Rio Hondo Event Center […]


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Tuesday morning report, Feb. 10

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) Firefighters yesterday rescued a hawk that was trapped at the top of an 80-ft. palm tree on Gallatin Road. The […]


Monday morning report, Feb. 9

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) Don Lamkin’s public art piece, “Downey Doodle-icious,” will be dedicated at 4 p.m. today. The mural is on the side […]


Friday morning report, Feb. 6

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) The Downey YMCA will have an open house tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with members of the general public […]


Thursday morning report, Feb. 5

Editor’s note: it appears our website is finally back up and running like normal. I’m really happy to get back to blogging. Thanks for your patience. Five 10 […]