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G.O.O.D. toy drive

Gangs Out of Downey is collecting donations for its annual toy drive, benefiting Downey children and their families. “We could still use some more toys for G.O.O.D.,” said […]

Christmas trees should be placed curbside

DOWNEY – CalMet Services will pick up Christmas trees Saturday, Dec. 27, through Jan. 16. Before placing trees on the curb, all decorations and tree stands must be […]

Stauffer MS selected for pilot program

DOWNEY – Stauffer Middle School is one of only 12 schools nationwide selected to receive 35 Samsung Android tablets as part of a new  pilot Introduction to Computer […]

Downey Association of Realtors honor three with the title of “realtor emeritus”

Three longtime realtors were honored with the title of “realtor emeritus” by the Downey Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Joe Medina of Medina Investments; […]

Bingo at Knights of Columbus

DOWNEY – The Knights of Columbus hosts bingo every Tuesday night at its hall on Rives Avenue. Early bird specials begin at 6 p.m., followed by regular games […]

Assistance League of Downey Christmas distribution

Christmas Distribution, a joint program with Assistance League of Downey chapter members and the Assisteens, is in full swing. The Assisteens have been responsible for shopping, wrapping and […]

Downey Association of Realtors honored Downey’s Public Works Department

At its annual luncheon last week, the Downey Association of Realtors honored Downey’s Public Works Department. “In every city the public works department is the heartbeat of any […]

Music showcase planned for 2015

DOWNEY – Local musician Sebastian Sidi has announced plans for a talent show next spring for singers and musicians, taking place April 19 at the Downey Theatre. The […]

DUI checkpoint Friday night

DOWNEY – A DUI and driver’s license checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed location in Downey this Friday night, Dec. 19, starting at 8 p.m. Drunk driving […]

Downey Association of Realtors named new president

Jason Cierpiszewski of Century 21 My Real Estate was installed as president of the Downey Association of Realtors last week. He is the organization’s 69th president.   ********** […]

Parks offering kids program

DOWNEY – Many of Downey’s parks will be offering free outdoor activities for children during winter break. The “Holiday Haven” program is offered from 12-5 p.m. on weekdays […]

Chorus group presents Christmas concert

DOWNEY – The Downey Master Chorale will present a Christmas concert, “Hark the Angels,” this Sunday afternoon at Downey Seventh-day Adventist Church. The program begins at 2:30 p.m. […]

Suspects in real estate scam get prison time

PICO RIVERA – Four suspects accused of duping more than 500 people out of millions of dollars through a loan modification real estate scam were sentenced to prison […]

Lions Club to honor former Rancho patient

DOWNEY – Lions Clubs International will honor a former patient of Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center at its annual Tree of Life ceremony Dec. 29. Victor J. […]

Free formal dresses for girls

DOWNEY – High school girls who cannot afford a gown for winter formal can receive a formal dress, shoes and jewelry at no cost, courtesy of the Assistance […]

Downey Association of Realtors honored five for their volunteer work

The Downey Association of Realtors honored five of its members last week in recognition of their volunteer work in 2014. Nubia Aguirre (left) of Century 21 My Real […]

Two arrested for copper theft

CERRITOS – Two Cypress residents were arrested for alleged grand theft and possession of burglary tools after sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at a Cerritos office complex […]

High school open house

DOWNEY – St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy will host a community open house Saturday, Dec. 13, starting at 10:30 a.m. There will be campus tours; meet-and-greets […]

Norwalk-La Mirada school district holds wellness fair for its workers

NORWALK – Approximately 800 employees converged at the Norwalk-La Mirada School District’s Professional Development Center for an annual event aimed at providing employees with resources and inspiration for […]

Credit union awards $9K in school grants

DOWNEY – Downey Federal Credit Union (DFCU) awarded $9,000 in grants to 16 Downey educators last week as a part of its 2014 Student Enrichment Grant Program. DFCU […]

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