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White House honors Cerritos College employee for volunteerism

NORWALK – Raquel Lizarraga, administrative clerk for Cerritos College’s Technology division, recently received the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award from the White House. She was honored for her […]

Ride with Santa Claus

Five Downey students will ride with Santa Claus at the Downey Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 7. The students include: (top, left to right) Emilo Vela (9), Julian […]

Norwalk Library hosting holiday sing-along this Monday

NORWALK – Norwalk Library will host a holiday sing-along this Monday, Dec. 1, from 6-7 p.m. Words to the songs will be projected on a big screen. In […]

Art Chandler

Art Chandler won the $1,000 top prize in the Christmas Shopping Extravaganza Raffle hosted by Soroptimist International of Downey on Nov. 12 at Cafe Corleone. Three-hundred raffle tickets […]

Lynwood school district releases new mission statement

LYNWOOD – The Lynwood Unified School District recently unveiled a new mission statement and objectives that will guide its instructional programs and educational planning moving forward. The updated […]

Police make arrest in Long Beach sexual assualt cases

LONG BEACH – A 19-year-old man accused of assaulting three women over several months in Long Beach pleaded not guilty yesterday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office […]

Christmas concert at Messiah Lutheran

DOWNEY – Messiah Lutheran Church will host its sixth annual Christmas concert Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. The concert will feature a 13-voice choir, as well as organ, […]

Rotary International annual United Nations Day

At the Rotary International annual United Nations Day, Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang commended Mariah Montero (left) and Norma Hunt for their service to the U.N. Rotaract […]

Bette Lloyd, Charleen McCluskey, Norma Perez and Joyce Prokop are making plans for the OLPH Women’s Guild’s champagne lunch Dec. 6.
Champagne lunch Dec. 6

DOWNEY – The Women’s Guild at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church will host its annual Christmas champagne lunch Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 am. to 2 p.m. […]

CSULB business college ranked one of the nation’s best

LONG BEACH – The College of Business Administration (CBA) at Cal State Long Beach has been named one of the nation’s best by the Princeton Review, and is […]

Gang members arrested in Chuck E. Cheese shooting

PICO RIVERA – Two brothers have been arrested in connection with a shooting at a Pico Rivera Chuck E. Cheese that narrowly missed children and adults inside the […]

Patriot in Churchill, Canada

Laurie Koerner (standing) and Alice Martinez, Downey residents for 35 years, wait their turn to dog sled in Churchill, Canada. They recently traveled to the Hudson Bay town […]

Downey man charged in killing

NORWALK – A 38-year-old Downey man accused of fatally stabbing another man in Norwalk pleaded no contest last week. William Johnson pleaded no contest to a felony count […]

Downey Christmas Parade

Mark Keller will be Santa Claus for the 11th year at the Downey Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 7. The parade begins at 1:30 pm. on Downey Avenue. […]

Operation Gobble

Newly-elected state Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) kicked off the holidays by distributing 300 Thanksgiving turkeys on Monday to local charity groups and civic organizations, including Downey PTA H.E.L.P.S. […]

Christmas club meeting

DOWNEY – Anna Johns, the daughter of a career military father, will be guest speaker at the Downey Christian Women’s Club meeting Dec. 10 at Los Amigos Country […]

Christmas concert in Bellflower

BELLFLOWER – Bellflower Civic Chorus will present their annual Christmas concert, “Sing Noel,” Dec. 12-14 at the William Bristol Auditorium in Bellflower. The chorus will sing traditional carols […]

Man pleads not guilty to robbing elderly women

LOS ANGELES – A 38-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he robbed elderly women who had just withdrawn money from their banks, the Los Angeles […]

Real estate office hosts toy drive

DOWNEY – Century 21 Jervis & Associates is hosting a community toy drive now through Dec. 19. Toys can be dropped off during regular office hours, 9 a.m. […]

Bellflower woman convicted of killing elderly father

BELLFLOWER – A woman was found guilty last week of second-degree murder for killing her 90-year-old father six years ago in Bellflower, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s […]