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Downey Adult School students qualify for California Shorthand Reporters

Downey Adult School students Edgar Tsarukyan, Susan Bruzzese, Natalie Parvizi, Amber Pilson, and Rashad Gordon qualified recently to take the California Shorthand Reporters Examination to be held on […]

Tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 8

DOWNEY – Downey will host its annual tree-lighting ceremony Monday, Dec. 8, from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Civic Center outside City Hall. The free event will feature entertainment […]

Assemblywoman hosting ‘walk n’ talk’

DOWNEY – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia is hosting a community “walk n’ talk” at Wilderness Park on Saturday, Dec. 6, starting at 8 a.m. The walk is an informal […]

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Miss Downey and court issued city pins

Miss Downey, Miss Teen Downey, Jr. Miss Downey and Little Miss Downey, and their courts, were issued city pins at last week’s City Council meeting.   ********** Published: […]

Mars Rover engineer to discuss book at Cerritos Library

CERRITOS − Author and Mars Rover chief engineer Robert Manning is scheduled to discuss his book, “Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity’s Chief Engineer,” at the […]

Lynwood creates animal control division using parking officers

LYNWOOD – Pet owners in the City of Lynwood will now be turning to the city’s new Animal Control Division for all of their animal control services and […]

Roybal-Allard supports Olympic bid

DOWNEY – Downey Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard signed a bipartisan congressional letter supporting bringing the 2024 Olympics to Los Angeles. “Having hosted two Summer Olympic Games in 1932 and […]

Seventh grader wins Bellflower Lions Club poster contest

BELLFLOWER – Jordan Arellano, a 7th grade student at Mayfair Middle School in Lakewood, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a […]

CRIME: Man gets life for killing tortilla shop manager

LYNWOOD − A 33-year-old man convicted of killing a store attendant in Lynwood was sentenced Thursday to life in state prison without the possibility of parole, the Los […]

City hosting home decoration contest

DOWNEY – Downey is again hosting its Holiday Home Decorating Contest, and there is only one week left to enter. A panel of judges will visit participating homes […]

Christmas tour of Dismukes House

DOWNEY − The Downey Historical Society will be offering a Christmas tour of the historic Dismukes House on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The […]

Free resources for caregivers

DOWNEY – The AARP will have resources and tool kits for caregivers at its booth at the Downey farmers market this Saturday. “Whether you’re wondering if Dad should […]

Cerritos College wins award for water conservation

NORWALK – Cerritos College received the Green Community College Leadership Award for its water conservation efforts that is saving the campus 30 million gallons of water annually. More […]

Rose Parade tickets now on sale

DOWNEY – Tickets are now on sale for a city-sponsored excursion to the Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1. Cost is $67 for Downey residents and $71 […]

Space center hosting Orion viewing party

DOWNEY – The Columbia Memorial Space Center will host a viewing party as Orion, NASA’s newest spacecraft, lifts off from Cape Canaveral on Dec. 4. Orion is a […]

Third-graders tour downtown, City Hall

DOWNEY – DUSD is proud of its collaboration with Downey Art Vibe, operators of Stay Gallery, for the Stay Young program. Stay Young aims to inspire creativity within […]

Students in the engineering program at John Glenn High School are pictured working on a solar boat project with engineering teacher Manny Parras.
Norwalk’s John Glenn High chosen for STEM program

NORWALK − John Glenn High School in Norwalk is one of six U.S. schools to be chosen for a national program that trains students to become the next-generation […]

Las Vegas Ragnar Relay

Downey resident Martha Michael and her daughter, Hillary, a 2007 graduate of Downey High, participated in the 189-mile Las Vegas Ragnar Relay with team Ib-profun. The 12-person team […]

Roybal-Allard: don’t ignore immigrant mothers in detention

DOWNEY − On the eve of an expected announcement by President Obama on immigration reform, members of the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, led by the […]

Santa to visit Del Taco

DOWNEY – Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will make their annual visit to Del Taco for free pictures on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]