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Monday morning report, Nov. 3

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) From reader Alexa Davis: “Are you the dog owner who walks your dog in our neighborhood without a pooper scooper? […]


Friday morning report, Oct. 31

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Happy Halloween! There’s a ton of stuff to do in Downey tonight, including the city’s Pumpkin Patch event at Apollo […]


Thursday morning report, Oct. 30

Five things to know this Thursday morning: 1.) State senate candidate Tony Mendoza will be at La Barca at 7 p.m. to meet with voters and local residents. […]


Wednesday morning report, Oct. 29

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) After threatening to pull out of the project, representatives from the Eco-Rapid Transit — a proposed high-speed rail system — […]


Tuesday morning report, Oct. 28

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) The City Council tonight will consider selling a city-owned industrial site for $1.6 million. The property, located at 11911 Woodruff […]


Monday morning report, Oct. 27

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) “After heavy thought and consideration,” Lars Clutterham has stepped down from the Downey Bicycle Coalition governing board. In a Facebook […]


Friday morning report, Oct. 24

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Downey may play a prominent role in a new book scheduled to be published next year about Karen Carpenter. The book, […]


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Thursday morning report, Oct. 23

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) Every candidate in the City Council district 2 election now has election signs. The election is now less than two […]


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Wednesday morning report, Oct. 22

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) Brandon Hitchcock, a 30-year-old Downey High School teacher and soccer coach, was arrested Friday on charges that he had sex with […]


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Tuesday morning report, Oct. 21

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) Stinkin’ Crawfish, a Cajun seafood restaurant, will open at the Downey Gateway food court, according to a recently-posted banner. Hopefully […]


Monday morning report, Oct. 20

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) A Downey High School teacher was placed on leave after allegations surfaced last week of an inappropriate relationship with a […]


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Friday morning report, Oct. 17

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) The Downey Unified School District has settled allegations that it violated the civil rights of a transgender elementary school student. […]


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Thursday morning report, Oct. 16

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) Councilman Mario Guerra had one big announcement at his town hall meeting yesterday: Vallarta Supermarkets will open a grocery store at […]


Wednesday morning report, Oct. 15

Five things to know this Wednesday morning: 1.) Yesterday’s City Council meeting had quite the theatrics, with Mayor Pro Tem Luis Marquez (after five years) publicly returning his […]


Tuesday morning report, Oct. 14

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 1.) The City Council tonight will consider awarding a $384,200 contract to an Anaheim-based firm to install four monuments along Firestone […]


Monday morning report, Oct. 13

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) Funeral services will be held today for slain Bell Gardens mayor Daniel Crespo. The public memorial service begins at 5 […]


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Friday morning report, Oct. 10

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Stay Gallery marks its two-year anniversary with a group exhibit that opens tonight at 8 p.m. The exhibit will feature […]


Thursday morning report, Oct. 9

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) More than 1,600 Downey third-graders and their teachers will witness a Downey Symphony concert today at the Downey Theatre. Music […]


Wednesday morning report, Oct. 8

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard was part of a panel with Vice President Joe Biden yesterday that endorsed a plan to boost […]


Tuesday morning report, Oct. 7

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