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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 […]


Friday morning report, Nov. 21

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) In his latest Mayor’s Corner, Mayor Fernando Vasquez reveals that street work on Firestone and Lakewood boulevards won’t be completed […]


Thursday morning report, Nov. 20

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) On Twitter, Councilman Mario Guerra announced that Benihana will be included in the Promenade at Downey development. ”Excited about getting new […]


Wednesday morning report, Nov. 19

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) The Pride Barbershop, located at 8317 Firestone Blvd., will have its ribbon-cutting ceremony today. Part man cave, part barbershop, the […]


Tuesday morning report, Nov. 18

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) The Habit Burger Grill will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today, and 100% of proceeds will be […]


Monday morning report, Nov. 17

Monday morning report:  1.) A Go Fund Me account has been set up to help cover funeral expenses for Saul Garay, a 2012 Downey High graduate who recently […]


Friday morning report, Nov. 14

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) The Downey police officer wounded by gunfire yesterday in San Bernardino was shot three times: in the buttocks, arm and […]


Downey police officer shot, expected to survive

A Downey police officer was shot while on-duty in San Bernardino on Thursday evening but the wound was not life-threatening, authorities and sources said. The officer’s name has […]


Thursday morning report, Nov. 13

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) Microsoft has selected Downey High as a “showcase school” for 2014-15 for its “excellence in transforming its learning environment to […]


Wednesday morning report, Nov. 12

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) Soroptimist International of Downey hosts its Christmas Shopping Extravaganza opportunity drawing at 6 p.m. today at Cafe Corleone. Tickets are […]


Tuesday morning report, Nov. 11

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) It’s Veterans Day: a ceremony honoring local veterans will take place outside City Hall at 10 a.m. The ceremony will […]


Monday morning report, Nov. 10

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) It may soon feel a lot more festive in Downtown Downey. In a special meeting tonight, the City Council will […]


Friday morning report, Nov. 7

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) “All You Can Eat,” an exhibit by artist and illustrator Sean Norvet, opens at 7 p.m. tonight at Stay Gallery. […]


Mario Guerra: our journey has just begun

Councilman Mario Guerra released a statement today, his first public comments since Tuesday’s election when he was defeated by former Assemblyman Tony Mendoza. Below is the statement in […]


Thursday morning report, Nov. 6

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) Comic Jeff Garcia will headline a Nov. 20 benefit comedy show at the Embassy Suites. The show is sponsored by Action […]


Wednesday morning report, Nov. 5

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) Fifth grade teacher Sean Ashton pulled the upset, defeating heavily-endorsed candidate Robert Kiefer to win a seat on the Downey […]


Mendoza leads Guerra in tight race (UPDATED)

In the state senate race, Tony Mendoza (39,961) has a slight lead over Mario Guerra (38,143), with 72% of precincts reporting. As of 11:20 p.m., the race is […]


Measure O heading for victory

With 92% of precincts reporting, Measure O, the $248 million school bond measure, appears headed for victory. Measure O captured more than 60% of the vote.