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‘Spiritual healer’ gets 9 years for rape

DOWNEY – A “spiritual healer” convicted of raping a woman inside his makeshift Downey office was sentenced to nine years in prison Wednesday. Jose Romulo Felix, 42, pleaded […]

Daytrip to San Diego

DOWNEY – The Downey Newcomers Club is sponsoring a trip to Old Town San Diego on Wednesday, Aug. 20, via Amtrak. Cost is $49.30 roundtrip for seniors and […]

Vacation bible school sign-ups

DOWNEY – Registration is now open for a vacation bible school at Downey Memorial Christian Church. “Workshop of Wonders” takes place Aug. 4-8 from 10 a.m. to 1 […]

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Furman Park new playground

The new playground at Furman Park will be officially dedicated next Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. The playground incorporates a space theme and featuring a covered play area, swing […]

Casino night fundraiser

DOWNEY – The Downey Rose Float Association will be hosting a Western-style casino night at the Gold Rush Camp at Knott’s Berry Farm this Saturday, Aug. 2, from […]

Summer 101 wraps up

  DOWNEY – Summer 101, Downey Adult School’s four-week summer educational program, has finished its sixth year. The program was held at West Middle School this year for […]

Nursing program named Hispanic-friendly

DOWNEY − Downey Adult School’s VN program has been named the top Hispanic-friendly practical nursing program in L.A. County, according to the Practical Nursing Organization. The program was […]

Bell to host its first Art Walk

BELL – The inaugural Southeast L.A. Art Walk, featuring live music, art, vendors, and more, is happening this Saturday from 2-8 p.m. at the corner of Atlantic and […]

Library wins $2500 for digital books

DOWNEY − The Downey City Library has been awarded $2,500 from e-book provider OverDrive after increasing its circulation of electronic books by more than 70 percent during the […]

Fundraiser to benefit cancer research

DOWNEY – A dinner to benefit the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation will be held this Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Downey Masonic Lodge. The eighth annual Sue […]

Scholarship applications now available

NORWALK – The Cerritos College Foundation will begin accepting scholarship applications  Friday, Aug. 1. There are 35 scholarships available for the fall 2014 semester, including those for re-entry […]

National Night Out is Tuesday

DOWNEY – Downey will participate in its second annual National Night Out this Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 5-9 p.m. in the civic center. The event, celebrated across the […]

Small business seminar

NORWALK – The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development is hosting a small business seminar Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Norwalk City Hall. The free seminar is from […]

Magazine editor is guest speaker

DOWNEY – “Burst of New Color” is the theme of the Downey Christian Women’s Club meeting on Aug. 13. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. at Los Amigos […]

The Rodriguez family in Hawaii

  The Rodriguez family recently traveled to Hawaii and took along their hometown newspaper. Daughters Irene Diffey and Faith Rodriguez are pictured in the top photo in Maui, […]

DUSD announces new school principals

DOWNEY – The Downey Unified School District has appointed two new elementary school principals. Charlene Shimada is the new principal at Alameda Elementary. She has been with DUSD […]

Church hosting day camp for kids

DOWNEY – First Baptist Church of Downey is hosting a summer day camp for children entering grades 1-6. Cost is $110 per week and includes full day excursions […]

Textbooks open for review

DOWNEY – Textbooks under consideration for adoption by the Board of Education are now available for public inspection at district headquarters. If adopted, the textbooks will be used […]

Assemblywoman hosting walk and talk

MONTEBELLO − Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia will host her next “walk and talk” with constituents this Saturday at Montebello City Park. The walk begins at 8 a.m. Special guests […]

AARP offering tips to lower utility bills

DOWNEY – A utilities expert from the AARP will be sharing ways to lower utility bills at the Downey farmers market Aug. 9 and Aug. 23. Dolores Sanchez […]