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Tuesday morning report, Jan. 27

Editor’s note: for some reason the Monday morning report was deleted from this website. I have no idea how it happened but I apologize. Five things to know […]


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Friday morning report, Jan. 23

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Former mayor Mario Guerra will be roasted by his friends and colleagues tonight at Stay Gallery. Tickets are $75 and […]


Crime in Downey down 29% since 2010

The Downey Police Department reported today that overall crime in Downey is down 14% from last year, and since 2010, crime has dropped 29%. The statistics cover FBI […]


Thursday morning report, Jan. 22

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) There are a pair of ribbon-cuttings today: at 11:30 a.m. at Mariscos Choix (the former Randy’s Seafood restaurant on Firestone […]


Wednesday morning report, Jan. 21

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) At 6:30 p.m. tonight the city is holding a community forum to discuss sports and athletics in Downey. The meeting […]


Tuesday morning report, Jan. 20

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) A luncheon commemorating the TLC Family Resource Center’s 15th anniversary will be held Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to […]


Monday morning report, Jan. 19

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) A petition to save the world’s first Taco Bell, located right here in Downey, has 139 signatures so far. iPetitions 2.) […]


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Friday morning report, Jan. 16

Five things to know this Friday morning: 1.) Pastor Daphne Marie Gascot Arias, above, will be installed as senior minister of Downey Memorial Christian Church during a special service […]


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Thursday morning report, Jan. 15

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) Will the first Taco Bell in the nation — located right here in Downey — be saved? There appears to […]


Wednesday morning report, Jan. 14

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) All Downey police officers will be equipped with body-worn cameras by July 1, Councilman Fernando Vasquez announced at last night’s City […]


Tuesday morning report, Jan. 13

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 1.) The City Council tonight will consider renovating the eight tennis courts at Independence Park, at a cost of about $69,000. […]


Monday morning report, Jan. 12

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) Stauffer Middle School has won first place in the L.A. Clippers’ reading challenge, and will receive a visit from a […]


Man killed in suspected gang-related shooting

A man was fatally shot in the driveway of a south Downey home Saturday night, and police suspect the shooting was gang-related. Police responded to the 13000 block […]


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Friday morning report, Jan. 9

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Warren High students Alexis Gonzalez-Martinez and Crystal Latona, pictured above, spent New Year’s in the UK after they were chosen to […]


Cleo Latimer, photo courtesy Larry Latimer
Thursday morning report, Jan. 8

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) Longtime resident and community leader Cleo Latimer died Tuesday at age 94. According to her son, Larry Latimer, Cleo began […]


Wednesday morning report, Jan. 7

Five things to know this Wednesday morning: 1.) The Planning Commission tonight will consider approving a shared parking arrangement between a local property owner and a Downey church […]


Tuesday morning report, Jan. 6

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) Gangs Out of Downey meets at 7:30 a.m. today in the second floor training room at City Hall. 2.) Joseph’s […]


Monday afternoon report, Jan. 5

Sorry for the delay, I’m battling a stubborn cold and waking up early this morning just wasn’t happening. Anyway, here are five things to know this Monday afternoon:  […]


Wednesday morning report, Dec. 31

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) Many places are closing early today in observance of New Year’s. The Columbia Memorial Space Center closes at 2 p.m., […]