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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.


Sean Ashton wins seat on City Council

According to unofficial results, Sean Ashton collected 1,200 votes in Tuesday’s election, beating Robert Kiefer (1,098) and Dr. Shahira A-Malek (748). Ashton is a school teacher and has […]


Tuesday morning report, Nov. 4

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) Finally, at long last, it’s Election Day. Voters in Downey’s District 2 will decide today between physician Dr. Shahira A-Malek, […]


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 — […]


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