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Coordinating Council meeting

DOWNEY – The Downey Coordinating Council will meet Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and the […]


Crime Report

Tuesday, Aug. 19 At 2:30 p.m., officers responded to the 8200 block of Firestone Blvd. regarding an attempted robbery investigation. Officers spoke with the victim who reported he […]


Artists sought for Oct. 11 show

DOWNEY – The Downey Arts Coalition has issued a call to artists for an Oct. 11 show at the Downey Theatre. The show is titled “Lucky Number 7” […]


Drug take-back event Sept. 27

DOWNEY – Residents can safely dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription medications at a drug take-back event Saturday, Sept. 27, outside the Downey Police Department. Police personnel […]


Warren band launches decal drive

DOWNEY – Warren High band and color guard members will be canvassing the Downey community this coming Tuesday and Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., giving away decals in exchange […]


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Downey’s Edward Mejia heads to Italy

DOWNEY – Downey resident Edward Mejia embarked on the trip of a lifetime last weekend – a 10-month study abroad journey to Florence, Italy. Mejia is starting his […]


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Mary R. Stauffer Middle School

A ceremony to recognize the renaming of West Middle School to Mary R. Stauffer Middle School will take place this Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria. “In […]


Blue Mass for police, fire

DOWNEY – The 10th annual Blue Mass dedicated to the Downey police and fire departments will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m. at Our Lady of […]


Military-themed festival Sept. 27

DOWNEY – Blue Star Family Day, a festival honoring families whose loved ones are currently serving in the armed forces, will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, in Downey […]


Host city Downey plans volunteer effort

DOWNEY – With Downey now an official host city for the 2014 Special Olympics World Games, officials have set a Sept. 4 planning meeting to coordinate the large-scale […]


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Furman Park’s new playground

  The new playground at Furman Park was officially dedicated Aug. 6. The playground incorporates a space theme and featuring a covered play area, swing set, climbers and […]


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Couple celebrates 73 years

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey residents Wynn and Sol Kreisler are celebrating their 73rd wedding anniversary Saturday. Aug. 29, at Temple Ner Tamid. The Kreislers built their house 54 […]


Gas Company working on Suva Street

DOWNEY – Residents in northwest Downey can expect traffic delays as Southern California Gas Company begins work along Suva Street near Bluff Road this week. The work is […]


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Ramona Apodaca turns 99

Decades of walking, thousands of handmade tortillas and a positive outlook have kept Downey resident Ramona Apodaca active her entire life – even as she celebrates her 99th […]


Flapjack fundraiser for symphony

DOWNEY – The Downey Symphony Orchestra will hold a flapjack fundraiser at the Applebee’s restaurant in Norwalk on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 8-10 a.m. Tickets are $10 and […]


Band, color guard performing Friday

DOWNEY – Warren High School’s band and color guard will hold a “Parent Preview” Friday, Aug. 29, at 4 p.m. in the Warren stadium. This will be the […]


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Police expands canine force

DOWNEY – The Downey Police Department has expanded its canine program with the addition of a new canine handler, Cpl. Ed Hano, and his police service dog, Dani. […]


St. Pius has record enrollment

DOWNEY – One year after becoming a co-ed high school, St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy was forced to establish a waitlist after reaching a record number […]


‘50s sock hop at senior center

DOWNEY – Cafe Quill at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center is hosting a 50’s-style sock hop Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $5 […]


DUI checkpoint next week

DOWNEY – The Downey Police Department will hold a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Downey next Friday, Aug. 29, starting at 8 p.m. […]