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Block captain training Wednesday

DOWNEY – The Downey Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch program will host its second annual block captain meeting Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 6-8 p.m. at the Barbara Riley Center. […]


021915-04-01
State Sen. Tony Mendoza considering to run for the 4th Supervisorial District

State Sen. Tony Mendoza, voted into office last November, said this week he is “seriously considering” running for L.A. County Supervisor to replace Don Knabe when he is […]


Youth soccer team seeks new players

DOWNEY – The South Bay boys U11 Flight 1 youth soccer team is seeking players for its 2015-16 roster. Practices are Tuesday and Thursday nights; scholarships are available. […]


021915-07-02
George Redfox will speak at the Downey Historical Society

George Redfox will be the guest speaker at the Downey Historical Society meeting Thursday, Feb. 26, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the John Downey Room at the Barbara […]


Federal bill targets underfunded school districts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Downey’s congressional representative, Lucille Roybal-Allard, introduced federal legislation last week that would authorize up to $1 billion in funding to improve technology at underfunded and […]


021915-02-01
Dr. Alan Frischer in the Huntington Beach Surf City Marathon

Downey physician Dr. Alan Frischer recently completed the Huntington Beach Surf City Marathon with a time of 3 hours and 46 minutes, qualifying to run in the Boston […]


021915-15-03
Garage fire heavily damages Downey home

DOWNEY – A north Downey home suffered heavy damage after a car battery charger overheated and caught fire last week, authorities said. Firefighters responded to the home at […]


Oscar Alvarez finishes basic training

DOWNEY – Army Pfc. Oscar Alvarez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, Alvarez received instruction in drill and ceremony, […]


State of the City address March 4

DOWNEY – Mayor Luis Marquez will deliver Downey’s annual State of the City address during a luncheon Wednesday, March 4, at the Rio Hondo Event Center. Marquez is […]


Author Maggie Anton to lecture

DOWNEY – Novelist Maggie Anton, who achieved national attention for her historical fiction trilogy “Rashi’s Daughters,” will host a lecture at Temple Ner Tamid on Sunday, March 22. […]


‘Downey Overture’ to be performed at Carnegie Hall

DOWNEY – The “Downey Overture,” written by award-winning Spanish composer Oscar Navarro and dedicated to the Downey Symphony Orchestra, will be performed in Carnegie Hall this Sunday, Feb. […]


Bingo at Knights of Columbus

DOWNEY – The Knights of Columbus offers bingo every Tuesday night. Early bird specials start at 6 p.m., with regular games at 7. Games continue until 10 p.m. […]


Volunteers needed for Special Olympics

DOWNEY – The city of Downey is recruiting volunteers to help this summer when Downey hosts more than 120 athletes participating in the Special Olympics World Games. As […]


Downey hires ambulance operators

DOWNEY – The Downey Fire Department recently hired six new ambulance operators, including two women, who become the department’s only female employees assigned in emergency services on platoon […]


Boutique sale at Messiah Lutheran Church

DOWNEY – The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of Messiah Lutheran Church will host a boutique of baked goods, arts and crafts, potted plants and other miscellaneous items Saturday, […]


Legislation adds prison time to drug crimes

SACRAMENTO – A new bill from state Sen. Tony Mendoza would enhance punishment for drug trafficking and manufacturing that occurs near schools. The bill, SB 212, would expand […]


Bus trip to Reagan library

DOWNEY – The Downey Symphony Guild is sponsoring a trip to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Saturday, March 7. Price is $30 and includes bus […]


021915-09-01
Mayor Luis Marquez

Mayor Luis Marquez will deliver Downey’s annual state of the city address Wednesday, March 4, at the Rio Hondo Event Center. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased […]


Downey Ponytail Opening Day Saturday

DOWNEY – Downey Ponytail will celebrate its 53rd Opening Day this Saturday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Independence Park. The public event includes games, […]


Assemblywoman hosting ‘walk and talk’

DOWNEY – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia will host her monthly community “walk and talk” Saturday, March 7. Garcia and representatives of Gangs Out of Downey will meet at Golden […]