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Simplicity Bank is acquired

Downey branch will become HomeStreet Bank after its acquisition.

Church marks St. Joseph’s Table

DOWNEY – St. Raymond’s Catholic Church will celebrate St. Joseph’s Table March 21-22. The schedule includes a liturgy at 5 p.m. on March 21, following by a blessing […]

Orlando Duarte finishes basic training

DOWNEY – U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Orlando Duarte graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. He is the son […]

Legislation addresses social media content after death

NORWALK – Assemblymember Ian Calderon introduced AB 691 last week, legislation that would provide a process for people to choose whether they want the digital assets stored on […]

Bellflower schools spend millions to upgrade technology

BELLFLOWER – Bellflower Unified has spent $3 million this school year to create a system of tablets, laptops, document cameras and projectors that allows teachers to seamlessly integrate […]

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State of the City address

Mayor Luis Marquez used his State of the City address Wednesday to publicly identify several more restaurants confirmed for the Promenade at Downey development, including Mod Pizza, Lazy […]

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser

DOWNEY – The Downey Lions Club is hosting a spaghetti fundraiser dinner at So Cal Pizza in Norwalk on Tuesday, March 24. The dinner is from 6-8 p.m. […]

Students musicians perform at Band Spectacular

DOWNEY – Warren High School held its fourth annual Downey Unified School District Band Spectacular last Saturday, drawing an overflow crowd to the gymnasium to hear nearly half […]

Church seeks business clothing

DOWNEY – First Presbyterian Church of Downey is hosting a clothing drive March 1-15, with donations going to Clothes The Deal non-profit organization. The church is specifically requesting […]

Gospel singer is guest speaker

DOWNEY – Gospel singer Lillie Knauls will speak at the Downey Christian Woman’s Club on Wednesday, March 11, at Los Amigos Country Club. Her topic is “Dealing with […]

Healthy Downey 5K now taking sign-ups

DOWNEY – Pre-registration is now being taken for the third annual Healthy Downey 5K Run/Walk, taking place April 18 at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Last day […]

Legislators order audit of Central Basin

COMMERCE – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon and the Joint Legislative Audit Committee this week directed the State Auditor to investigate the Central Basin Municipal Water District’s operations and use […]

Walk for Life this Saturday

DOWNEY – The fifth annual Walk for Life benefiting the Sean Vernon Feliciano Amazing Day Foundation will be held this Saturday, March 7, at Shoreline Park in Long […]

College taking applications for bridge program

NORWALK – Cerritos College’s Summer Bridge Program, which helps incoming students make a smooth transition from high school to college, is now accepting applications for the summer 2015 […]

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 […]