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Wilbert G. Lidtke
Thursday morning report, Aug. 21

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) A press conference was held yesterday to officially announce Downey as a host city for the 2015 Special Olympics World […]


A go-go dancer at Club DB Lounge
Club DB Lounge withdraws request for go-go dancers

Club DB Lounge won’t be getting its go-go dancers after all. In a letter to city planners, Hayk Gevorkyan, owner of the nightclub, unexpectedly withdrew his application seeking […]


Wednesday morning report, Aug. 20

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) The Planning Commission tonight will consider final approval of go-g0 dancers at Club DB Lounge. On a 3-2 vote, commissioners […]


Tuesday morning report, Aug. 19

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) Local photographer John Zander is teaching an introduction to photography class that starts Sept. 9. It’s just one of several […]


downey collection
Monday morning report, Aug. 18

Five things to know this Monday morning: 1.) The second floor is up on the last tract of townhomes known as Downey Collection, located at Lakewood Boulevard and Gallatin […]


fraud suspect
Friday morning report, Aug. 15

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Do you know this woman? Detectives say she used stolen checks to illegally obtain cash from banks in Downey and Paramount. […]


Thursday morning report, Aug. 14

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) Police have announced an arrest in last year’s double homicide outside the Tacos Mexico restaurant on Florence Avenue. Henry Gutierrez, […]


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Wednesday morning notes, Aug. 13

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) On a 5-0 vote, the City Council agreed to pay Stay Gallery’s rent an additional three years, using about $75,000 […]


robin williams
The pursuit of happiness

News of Robin Williams’ suicide was shocking, heartbreaking and incredibly sad. You mourn for his tortured soul, which hopefully is now at peace. But on a personal level, […]


Photo by Eric Pierce
Tuesday morning report, Aug. 12

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) The Wet Bar is appealing the Planning Commission’s denial of a live entertainment permit, which would have allowed it to […]


roybal allard at rancho
Monday morning report, Aug. 11

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) Downey Art Vibe is asking the City Council to pay the rent on its Stay Gallery space for an additional […]


james mann obit
Friday morning report, Aug. 8

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) James Mann, a founding member of the Downey Police Department, died suddenly July 17 after suffering a brain aneurysm. Mann was […]


Thursday morning report, Aug. 7

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) The latest Crime Report is posted on the Patriot’s Facebook page. 2.) Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center is rated among the […]


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Wednesday morning report, Aug. 6

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) National Night Out seemed to go off without a hitch, with lots of families enjoying free food, vendors, information booths, […]


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Tuesday morning report, Aug. 5

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) A coyote was spotted on Florence Avenue across from Wilderness Park yesterday. (I actually took the picture.) A good reminder […]


raytheon
Monday morning report, Aug. 4

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) What happened to Raytheon? Two years after opening its Public Safety Regional Technology Center at the intersection of Woodruff Avenue […]


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Friday morning report, Aug. 1

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Mark Gillaspie is being sworn-in as chief of the Downey Fire Department today at 11 a.m. Ceremonies are inside council […]


furman park website
Thursday morning report, July 31

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) The new playground at Furman Park will be officially dedicated next Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., before the Downey Symphony performance. […]


Photo by Joan Anderson, DowneyDailyPhotos.com
Wednesday morning report, July 30

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) Physicians at Physicians’ Surgery Center of Downey were the first in the western United States to use mild electrical stimulation similar […]


Photo by MaryAnn Sourial
Tuesday morning report, July 29

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) Downey Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard has joined a group of federal legislators asking the FCC to help broker a deal between […]


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