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Squatter accused of trying to steal home

LOS ANGELES – A 26-year-old squatter from Los Angeles was arrested and charged with real estate fraud after forging documents in an effort to gain control of a […]


Nursery school marking 50 years

DOWNEY – Downey United Methodist Church Nursery School will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an open house Sunday, May 3. All former teachers, families and alumni are invited […]


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Porto’s Bakery tour

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (right) was joined by U.S. Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet for tours of Porto’s Bakery in Downey and the Porto’s plant in Commerce. Their tour […]


Warren High’s Shirley Stewart tapped as MC

DOWNEY – Shirley Stewart, AP coordinator at Warren High School, will serve as mistress of ceremonies at the California Women’s Chorus’ 46th annual public scholarship concert, taking place […]


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West Coast NRA Junior Sectional BB Gun Competition

Royal Rangers – Outpost 132, of Downey, recently competed in the West Coast NRA Junior Sectional BB Gun Competition in Costa Mesa. It was the group’s second year […]


Tire recycling May 2

DOWNEY – Downey City Hall will host a used tire collection event Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Up to nine tires can be dropped […]


All symphony photos by Oscar Dominguez of Moving Stills Pictures
Downey Symphony: Seen at the scene

  Katie Hare and Marie Eckstrom of the Downey Symphony Guild present a check for $15,000.00 to Sharon Lavery, Music Director of the Downey Symphony Orchestra and the […]


Teachers to get overseas training

DOWNEY – Three DUSD teachers have been chosen for an education fellowship and will travel abroad this summer. Daniel Kim, an AP environmental science teacher at Downey, will […]


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Couple competes on ‘Price is Right’

DOWNEY – Downey residents Elisa and Edward Duran won the “Showcase Showdown” on Wednesday’s special episode of “The Price is Right.” The episode was a salute to military […]


Town hall meeting Wednesday

DOWNEY – Councilman Sean Ashton is hosting a town hall meeting this Wednesday, April 22, from 6-8 p.m. at the Barbara J. Riley Center. Ashton will provide updates […]


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Vazza Café now open in the Downey City Library

Vazza Cafe, a coffee cart offering frappes, chai lattes and other coffeehouse staples, is now open in the Downey City Library. The cart opened last week as part […]


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At Santa Fe High, students are presented the dangers of drunk driving

WHITTIER – A mock 9-1-1 broadcast blared through Santa Fe High School’s PA system during the late morning of April 1, alerting students that the “Every 15 Minutes” […]


Library adds Story Times

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library has announced it is now hosting additional Story Times for children. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4 p.m., children can hear exciting […]


City urges water conservation

DOWNEY – On March 27, the State Water Board extended its original water conservation Emergency Regulation, which took effect on July 28, 2014, and added the following new […]


Red Cross honors Cerritos College for successful blood drives

NORWALK – Cerritos College was recognized with the American Red Cross’ prestigious Platinum Award last month for donating 946 units of blood. The college has hosted the American […]


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DUSD earns 69 medals at SkillsUSA

DOWNEY – A record 26 DUSD students brought home gold medals at the SkillsUSA state competition this past weekend in San Diego. The gold medal winners advanced to […]


Rose Hills cemetery launches photo contest

WHITTIER – Rose Hills Memorial Park is hosting its first-ever photography contest, a competition open to amateurs, photography enthusiasts and professionals alike. The contest, entitled “Forever in Focus,” […]


Tip-a-cop fundraiser at Johnny Carino’s

DOWNEY – Downey police officers will be working as hosts and waiters at Johnny Carino’s on April 30, collecting tips for local Special Olympics athletes. The “tip-a-cop” event […]


Kindergarten sign-ups now underway

DOWNEY – Kindergarten registration for children who plan to enter a DUSD school in September is now underway. Registration packets are available at school offices. To be eligible […]


Bellflower pageant April 18

BELLFLOWER – The 2015 Miss Bellflower Pageant will be held on Saturday, April 18, at Hosanna in Bellflower. The program begins at 3 pm. Competing for this year’s […]