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Downey Federal Credit Union employees are pictured making a donation to SEAACA. The credit union recently donated nearly $6,000 to local charities.
DFCU donates nearly $6K to local charities

DOWNEY – Downey Federal Credit Union donated nearly $6,000 to local non-profits and charities this month, part of its ongoing effort to give back to the community it […]

Retired LAPD detective accused of uploading child porn

DOWNEY – Charles Daniel Henderson, a Downey resident and retired LAPD detective, was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on child pornography charges. Henderson is accused of uploading child […]

Half-price book sale at library

DOWNEY – The bookstore inside the Downey City Library is currently having a half-price book sale in order to make room for new donations. The bookstore is located […]

Mayor accepting Courage Award nominations

DOWNEY – Mayor Luis Marquez is seeking nominations for his “Mayor’s Courage Award,” which recognizes people committed to improving the lives of others in Downey. The award specifically […]

Students make Dean’s List

DOWNEY – Ikechukwu Enenmoh, of Downey, was named to the Dean’s List for academic excellence for the fall 2014 semester at Johns Hopkins University. He is majoring in […]

Blood drive at C21

DOWNEY – Century 21 My Real Estate is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive Tuesday, April 7, from 12-6:15 p.m. “A blood donation is truly a gift […]

Easter stories for children

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library is celebrating Easter with children’s stories this Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Children ages 3-5 can hear stories about […]

25th annual Los Angeles Archdiocese Academic Junior High Decathlon

The St. Raymond academic decathlon team brought home four medals after competing in the 25th annual Los Angeles Archdiocese Academic Junior High Decathlon on March 7 at the […]

Spring festival at Golden Park

DOWNEY – Downey’s Golden Park will host a “bunny breakfast and spring extravaganza” this Saturday, March 28, with carnival games, a prize walk, vendor booths, a portable skate […]

Financial literacy course at church

DOWNEY – Downey First Christian Church is hosting a nine-week financial course beginning Sunday, April 12. The DVD-driven course, titled Financial Peace University, is taught by best-selling author […]

E-waste collection Saturday

DOWNEY – Warren High School’s football program will be collecting broken or unwanted electronics this Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Items that can be […]

Norwalk High hosts expo for emerging careers

NORWALK – Hundreds of high school students and parents on March 11 attended a career expo designed to provide a glimpse into innovative and emerging career opportunities and […]

Hurtado finishes basic training

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

Larry Latimer to speak about Rancho

DOWNEY – Local historian Larry Latimer will be at the Downey City Library on Saturday, March 28, for a presentation on the history of Ranchos Los Amigos National […]

Textbooks open for review

DOWNEY – The public is invited to inspect math books the Board of Education is considering for adoption in high school and middle school classrooms. Copies of the […]

Comedy show fundraiser

WHITTIER – A comedy show in Whittier this Saturday is helping to raise funds for a Downey youth soccer team that’s been invited to play in a tournament […]

Tax scams on the rise in California

SACRAMENTO – The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is warning Californians about tax-related phone scams. The BOE has received multiple reports from taxpayers that received phone calls […]

Proposed legislation cracks down on elderly care agencies

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Tony Mendoza has introduced legislation that would require elderly care referral agencies to disclose any financial interest shared with a care facility, including all […]

Walk for Life

Approximately 400 people attended the fifth annual Walk for Life, held March 7 at Shoreline Park in Long Beach. The annual fundraiser was started by Downey resident Bob […]

Veterans event at Rose Hills

WHITTIER – Rose Hills will host its fifth annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day events this Sunday, March 22, starting at 2 p.m. The events will include a […]