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Drug take-back Saturday

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


Car wash fundraiser

DOWNEY – Warren High cheerleaders will be washing cars Saturday, Oct. 4, in the Del Taco parking lot. The fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   […]


Church hosting financial series

DOWNEY – Downey First Christian Church is hosting a financial education seminar that begins this Sunday at 2 p.m. The first class is free. Financial Peace University is […]


Crime Report

Friday, Sept. 12 At 10:00 p.m., officers responded to a report of a traffic accident at the intersection of Old River School Rd. and Irwingrove. Upon arrival, they […]


Warren High makes list of top high schools

DOWNEY – “Newsweek” and the Daily Beast have ranked Warren High School on its breakout list of one of the “Most Transformative High Schools in the Country.” The […]


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High school PTSA in friendly wager

DOWNEY – The PTSA presidents from Warren and Downey high schools have wagered a friendly bet to see which school can get the most new members between now […]


Water barrel giveaway Saturday

DOWNEY – Free plastic food-grade barrels for emergency water storage will be given away this Saturday, Sept. 27, in the Stonewood Center north parking lot from 8 a.m. […]


Housing applications available next week

DOWNEY – Applications for The View, the downtown affordable housing complex, will be available Oct. 3-4 in the Downey Theatre patio area, and also on the city’s website. […]


Cerritos unveiling new sculpture

CERRITOS – “Cerritos Celebrates the Arts,” a month of art-themed activities, kicks off in the Cerritos Sculpture Garden at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1. A new lighted […]


St. John Bosco president Paul Escala is congratulated by Downey councilmen Mario Guerra, Alex Saab and Luis Marquez. Photo by John Zander
St. John Bosco switches to solar power

BELLFLOWER – St. John Bosco High School on Thursday switched on its new solar power facility which had been under construction since May. As a result of this […]


Discussion on space collecting

DOWNEY – Dr. Jim Busby will lead a discussion on space collecting this Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Columbia Memorial Space Center, as part of the Aerospace Legacy […]


Christian club meets Oct. 8

DOWNEY – The Downey Christian Women’s Club will meet Oct. 8 at Los Amigos Country Club. The buffet luncheon will feature a “country fair sale” and begins at […]


Tammy Smick (left), Bob Pack, and Sen. Barbara Boxer.
Downey teacher advocates for Prop 46

DOWNEY – Tammy Smick, a teacher with the Downey Unified School District, joined Sen. Barbara Boxer and Bob Pack, author of Prop. 46, at a press conference in […]


LivingHelp Center golf tournament

DOWNEY – The LivingHelp Center, a crisis pregnancy center in Downey, will host its 26th annual Harold G. Frentz Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 17, at the […]


IRS telephone scam on the rise

The Internal Revenue Service has issued another strong warning for consumers to guard against sophisticated and aggressive phone scams targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, as reported incidents of […]


Man fatally stabbed

DOWNEY – A man was fatally stabbed inside an apartment on the 7300 block of Florence Avenue early Thursday morning, police said. Police officers responding to a 911 […]


Mexican performers in Downtown Downey

DOWNEY – Downey’s rooftop concert series returns this Wednesday, Sept. 24, with “Toast of Mexico,” featuring Aztec fire dancers, mariachi bands and a ballet folklorico. The free event […]


Rhythm and blues benefit ball

WHITTIER – A rhythm and blues ball to benefit SPIRITT Family Services will take place Thursday, Oct. 23, at California Country Club in Whittier. The event includes a […]


Photo by John Zander
Lydia Rosales

Lydia Rosales, a resident at the Brookfield Healthcare Center nursing home in Downey, had only one wish on her 78th birthday yesterday: to dance with the mayor of […]


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Isabelle Duran

Downey resident Isabelle Duran celebrated her 103rd birthday on Monday. She received a certificate of recognition from the city of Downey, hand-delivered by Councilman Alex Saab. Isabelle, pictured […]