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Thursday morning report, Sept. 18

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) St. John Bosco High School today will be switching on its new solar power facility which has been under construction since […]


Wednesday morning report, Sept. 17

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) City council candidate Sean Ashton has released the first video of the local campaign season, accusing the city of ignoring […]


Tuesday morning report, Sept. 16

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) Dunkin’ Donuts will open for business at 10 a.m. next Tuesday, Sept. 23. 2.) The city of Downey is hosting a skate […]


ABC-7
Monday morning report, Sept. 15

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) A suspected drunk driver was arrested Friday night after crashing into another vehicle near Florence Avenue and Old River School […]


Photo by John Zander
Friday morning report, Sept. 12

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Who is behind DowneyWatchdog.com? The website popped up yesterday and blasts Councilman Mario Guerra as “corrupt” and “nothing but a […]


Thursday morning report, Sept. 11

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) Chick-fil-A officially opens at 6 a.m., and the first 100 people in line will receive free meals for a year. […]


Wednesday morning report, Sept. 10

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) Staff writer Christian Brown reports that two Downey High School cheerleaders will return to school this week after a car […]


Tuesday morning report, Sept. 9

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) Gangs Out of Downey is back after its summer break, meeting at 7:30 a.m. in the second floor training room […]


Photo by John Zander
Monday morning report, Sept. 8

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) The Downey Police Department has released its latest crime report: Thursday, August 28: At 4:00 p.m., Officers responded to the […]


ricky ostendi exhibit
Friday morning report, Sept. 5

  Five things to know this Friday morning: 1.) ”For The Love of eARTh,” a new exhibit by artist Ricky Ostendi, opens tonight at Stay Gallery. Ostendi is a Downey […]


Thursday morning report, Sept. 4

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) Hundreds of people attended the dedicated of Stauffer Middle School yesterday and, as usual, Dr. Mary Stauffer was gracious and humble. […]


Downey woman killed in hit-and-run

A 67-year-old Downey woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Lakewood last night. Teresa Hernandez and her adult daughter were walking across South Street towards […]


Halo Circus
Wednesday morning report, Sept. 3

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) Allison Iraheta’s band, Halo Circus, has announced a Friday night residency at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. Iraheta, the former […]


Tuesday morning report, Sept. 2

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) A DUI checkpoint at Imperial Highway and Rives Avenue last Friday night resulted in four arrests. Three of the arrests […]


Jose Meza marines
Monday morning report, Sept. 1

Five things to know this Monday:  1.) Most banks and government facilities are closed today, including City Hall. There is no street sweeping, and trash pick-up will be […]


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 […]


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