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Fireworks at Downey High School. Photo by Eric Pierce
Monday morning report, July 7

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) Did the threat of heavy fines curb the use of illegal fireworks? Not in my neighborhood. But I will reach […]

cross country rings
Friday morning report, July 4

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Warren High School’s cross country team received their championship rings Wednesday during a banquet at Pina Pizza House. Photo by Mark […]

palm trees
Thursday morning report, July 3

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) New palm trees showed up on Firestone Boulevard over the weekend, drawing mostly positive reactions from residents. “We just passed by […]

Man gets 25-to-life for fatal home invasion

A man was sentenced today to 25 years to life in prison for killing a Mexican actor in his Downey home during a shootout four years ago that […]

smoking cobras band
Wednesday morning report, July 2

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) Downey’s concerts in the park begin tonight at Furman Park, with the Smokin’ Cobras performing at 7 p.m. 2.) The Planning […]

5 juveniles arrested in connection with burglary

Police released details today on the police activity reported by residents in the south part of Downey last night. According to police, at about 6:55 p.m. police officers […]

job flyer
Tuesday morning report, July 1

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) DUSD officials are warning residents of potentially phony job ads targeting teens that have been posted around Downey recently. From […]

power box
Monday morning report, June 30

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) Downtown’s first decorated power box has been completed (not counting the box on Brookshire outside the library). Several more power […]

praise chapel church
Friday morning report, June 27

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Praise Chapel Downey is renting out the Krikorian Theatres this Sunday for a special worship service celebrating its 7-year anniversary. The […]

Thursday morning report, June 26

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) Here’s a cool video (apparently taken by a drone) of last week’s Tour de Downey. Speaking of bicycling, the Downey […]

Photo courtesy Downey Police Department
Wednesday morning report, June 25

Five things to know this Wednesday morning: 1.) Heather Zegarra and Russell Asevo have been hired as officers by the Downey Police Department. “Over the past year they […]

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Tuesday morning report, June 24

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) The CIF Southern Section released its All-CIF teams for baseball, softball and boys volleyball yesterday. Tyler Tungate and Gabriel Llanes (Downey), […]

Natalia Loya
Monday morning report, June 23 (UPDATED)

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) Live entertainment is being sought for the International Food Festival (previously known as the Taste of Downey) happening Saturday, Sept. […]

Crime Report

This week’s Crime Report (provided by Downey Police Department): Saturday, June 14: At 2:00 a.m., officers responded to the 7100 block of Stewart and Gray Road, regarding an […]

becky kim
Friday morning report, June 20

Five things you need to know this Friday morning:  1.) U.S. Olympians Becky Kim and Sherry Calvert will be at the Downey YMCA tomorrow speaking about their Olympic […]

budget copy
Thursday morning report, June 19

Five things you need to know this Thursday morning: 1.) The City Council yesterday gave its blessing on a proposed budget for fiscal year 2014-15. If formally approved […]

Dream Alive band
Wednesday morning report, June 18

Five things to know Wednesday:  1.) Los Angeles-based rock band Dream Alive announced it will release its debut album, “Before The Dawn,” at the Stardust Club in Downey on […]

Council to review budget Wednesday

The Downey City Council will meet in a special session Wednesday at 2 p.m. to review a proposed 2014-15 fiscal budget. The proposed spending plan, ironed out yesterday […]

Tuesday Afternoon Report, June 17

You probably noticed our website was down this morning. Sorry about that, I don’t really know what to say other than it’s just as frustrating for me as […]

drfa float
Monday morning report, June 16

Five things you need to know this Monday morning: 1.) The Downey Rose Float Assoc. released a rendering of its 2015 entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade. […]