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Princess for a Day is Sunday

DOWNEY – Registration is still open for the Downey Rose Float Association’s Princess for a Day event taking place this Sunday. Sign-ups will be taken this Saturday from […]

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Ribbon-cutting for the Living Tree Foundation

The Living Tree Foundation, a non-profit benefiting U.S. veterans founded by Downey resident Rick Rodriguez, held an open house and ribbon-cutting at its new Paramount location Thursday.   […]

Vietnam vet seeks Navy buddy

DOWNEY – A Vietnam veteran is hoping the Downey community can reunite him with a long lost friend and shipmate. Arthur Robert Traendley wrote to the city clerk’s […]

Parks meeting this Saturday

DOWNEY – The final parks and recreation master plan community meeting will be held this Saturday, Feb. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Golden Park. The meeting […]

Assemblywoman, Gangs Out of Downey to canvas local neighborhood

DOWNEY – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia will host her monthly “walk and talk” Saturday, March 7, starting at 9 a.m. at Golden Park. Garcia will be joined by representatives […]

Swim lessons offered weekends

DOWNEY – The Bankai Swim Team is offering swim lessons to children ages 8-17 weekends at Warren High School. Lessons are held Saturdays and Sundays and range from […]

Matthew Medina finishes basic training

DOWNEY – Air Force Airman Matthew Medina graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Medina completed an eight-week program that included training […]

Tax preparer pleads guilty to fraud

BELLFLOWER – A former self-employed income tax preparer pleaded guilty Monday to filing false federal income tax returns on behalf of clients that understated the clients’ tax liabilities […]

Dr. Seuss storytime at library

DOWNEY – In honor of what would have been Dr. Seuss’ 111th birthday, the Downey City Library is hosting a special storytime in his honor March 3-4 from […]

Gardening workshop at Wilderness Park

DOWNEY – The L.A. County Department of Public Works will present a smart gardening workshop this Saturday, Feb. 28, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Wilderness Park. Guests will learn […]

OLPH St. Patrick’s Day luncheon

The annual OLPH St. Patrick’s Day luncheon will take place Saturday, March 14, starting at 10 a.m. at the Rio Hondo Event Center. Tickets are $25 and can […]

Dia de los Muertos returns for third year

DOWNEY – Downey’s third annual Dia de los Muertos Art Festival will take place Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Downey Theatre, city officials have announced. “The past two […]

‘Bunny Breakfast’ at Golden Park

DOWNEY – The city of Downey, in partnership with the Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis Club, will host the annual “Bunny Breakfast & Spring Extravaganza” at Golden Park on […]

Foundation collecting formalwear donations

LYWNOOD – The St. Francis Medical Center Foundation is collecting donations of men’s and women’s formalwear that it will distribute at no cost to those who cannot afford […]

The Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis service club donates fitness equipment

A dedication ceremony will be held Saturday, March 7, at Furman Park for new outdoor fitness equipment donated by the Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis service club. The outdoor […]

Legislator pushes plan to revitalize Los Angeles River

LAKEWOOD – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) on Wednesday introduced Assembly Bill 530 to spur much-needed revitalization of the lower portion of the L.A. River. The bill will establish […]

State Sen. Tony Mendoza considering to run for the 4th Supervisorial District

State Sen. Tony Mendoza, voted into office last November, said this week he is “seriously considering” running for L.A. County Supervisor to replace Don Knabe when he is […]

Block captain training Wednesday

DOWNEY – The Downey Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch program will host its second annual block captain meeting Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 6-8 p.m. at the Barbara Riley Center. […]

Youth soccer team seeks new players

DOWNEY – The South Bay boys U11 Flight 1 youth soccer team is seeking players for its 2015-16 roster. Practices are Tuesday and Thursday nights; scholarships are available. […]

George Redfox will speak at the Downey Historical Society

George Redfox will be the guest speaker at the Downey Historical Society meeting Thursday, Feb. 26, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the John Downey Room at the Barbara […]