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Woman gets prison for embezzling from credit union

LAKEWOOD – A Lakewood woman who pleaded guilty to a protracted embezzlement scheme which resulted in the failure of a credit union was sentenced last week to 21 […]

Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A

DOWNEY – Chick-fil-A is hosting a fundraiser this Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 4-9 p.m. to benefit Downey High School’s Amigos Club. Customers should present an event flier when […]

Silent auction ends Saturday

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library holds monthly silent book auctions in order to raise money to help support the various programs of our local […]

Former resident gets prison time for tax fraud

DOWNEY – A former Downey resident was sentenced Monday to 21 months in federal prison for his role in a scheme which stole the identities of Puerto Rican […]

E-waste event at Downey High

DOWNEY – Downey High’s baseball boosters are hosting an electronic waste recycling event Saturday, Feb. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school’s southwest parking lot. […]

Vendors wanted for Street Faire

DOWNEY – The Downey Chamber of Commerce has announced that the 22nd annual Street Faire will take place Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More […]

Gloria Korte and Anna Dunbar in Italy

Longtime Downey resident Gloria Korte and her sister, Anna Dunbar, took “a trip of a lifetime” to Italy last October.   ********** Published: Jan. 29, 2015 – Volume […]

Geovanny Grijalva finishes basic training

DOWNEY – Army Pvt. Geovanny Grijalva has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Benning. During nine weeks of training, he received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, […]

Library card design contest

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library has announced a contest to design a new library card. Designs will be divided into three categories: children (ages 5-12), teens (13-17) […]

Friends of the Downey City Library care packages

Friends of the Downey City Library board members Susan Bouris and Nancy Krusbe are pictured preparing packages for shipment to soldiers stationed overseas. The Friends offered their time […]

Heather Adamson and Brittnee Taylor in Fond Doux, Haiti

Downey residents Heather Adamson and Brittnee Taylor brought the spirit of Christmas and the Downey Patriot to an orphanage in rural Fond Doux, Haiti.   ********** Published: Jan. […]

Raymundo Manriquez

Rio Hondo Men’s Club board members Bob Buckley and Dennis Pagenkopp congratulate club member Raymundo Manriquez for being named Club Champion for 2014-15. Manriquez, a longtime member of […]

Bus trip to Pechanga

DOWNEY – The Downey Newcomers Club are sponsoring a bus trip to Pechanga casino on March 18. Tickets are $7 and include bingo, snacks and bottled water. Reservations […]

FBI searching for bank robbery suspect

CERRITOS – The FBI is searching for serial bank robbery suspect Gregory Lynn Cross, who authorities have linked to several local bank hold-ups. Cross, 58, is suspected of […]

‘Trojan Women’ opening at Cerritos

NORWALK – “The Trojan Women,” a Greek tragedy that portrays the fate of the women of Troy following their city’s ruin,” opens Feb. 27 at the Burnight Theatre […]

E-waste recycling Saturday

DOWNEY – Calvary Chapel Downey will be collecting broken or unwanted electronic items for recycling this Saturday, Jan. 31, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The church is […]

Downey Adult School launches new EMT program

DOWNEY – Downey Adult School has been approved to begin offering an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program. The 14-week class begins Feb. 10 and meets from 6-9 p.m., […]

Eileen Garrido

Fifteen-year-old Downey resident Eileen Garrido sang the role of Anne Frank in “The Passion of Anne Frank,” performed this past weekend at the Ramon C. Cortines School of […]

State of the county Feb. 12

CERRITOS – L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe will deliver a state of the county address Feb. 12 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. The event begins […]

Symphony fundraiser next Friday

DOWNEY – The Downey Symphony Guild is having its annual fundraiser Friday, Feb. 6, at the Rio Hondo Event Center. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. includes dinner, […]