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The Downey Lions Club

The Downey Lions Club is selling commemorative stuffed lions for $5 as it raises money for Downey’s hosting of Special Olympics athletes later this summer. As an official […]

City launches stroller fitness class

DOWNEY – Downey’s Parks and Recreation Department has announced a new class, “Total Body Stroller Fitness,” with sessions beginning Feb. 6, March 13 and April 17. Classes are […]

Law firm hosts presentation on federal immigration

DOWNEY – A Downey law firm is hosting a free presentation Jan. 31 regarding President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, followed by a question and answer session. The […]

Norwalk school district starts planning bond spending

NORWALK – The Board of Education, during a study session on Jan. 15, directed staff to prepare three to four proposals that package potential projects with the District’s […]

Energy Resource Center

On Thursday, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) held a meeting at the Energy Resource Center in Downey with a group of the 40th Congressional District’s city council members and […]

Lorine Parks introducing Rosalie Sciortino

My wife and I went to the Stay Gallery for this month’s meeting of Poetry Matters. This is Lorine Parks on the left, the curator of Poetry Matters, […]

U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting

This week, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) welcomed Downey Mayor Luis Marquez (pictured), Paramount Mayor Diane J. Martinez, and Walnut Mayor Nancy Renne Tragarz to her Capitol Hill office.   […]

Space center paying tribute to fallen astronauts

DOWNEY – The Columbia Memorial Space Center will be hosting Astronaut Commemoration Day in remembrance of the Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia crews on Saturday, Jan. 31, from […]

The Knights of Columbus bingo

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. and feature […]

Warren High School students in London

Warren High School students Alexis Gonzalez-Martinez and Crystal Latona spent New Year’s in the UK after they were chosen to perform with USA Varsity cheer in London’s New […]

Greek tragedy at Cerritos College

NORWALK – “The Trojan Women,” a Greek tragedy by the Greek playwright Euripides that portrays the fate of the women of Troy following their city’s ruin, opens at […]

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Coyote sightings

SEAACA officials are expected to address the City Council soon regarding a recent surge in reported coyote sightings in Downey. Councilman Fernando Vasquez says he was told by […]

Legislation would encourage Mexican history in classrooms

DOWNEY – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia has introduced legislation that would encourage — but not require — “that the unconstitutional deportation of over 1 million U.S. citizens and lawful […]

Art, music and poetry in Santa Fe Springs

SANTA FE SPRINGS – “Beyond the Frame,” a night of art, music and poetry, will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, from 6 p.m. to midnight at 11210 Greenstone […]

Dozens of Sinaloa Cartel members indicted in massive roundup

SAN DIEGO – Sixty alleged members and associates of the Mexico-based Sinaloa Cartel – including the highest ranking leaders, lieutenants and operators of multiple distribution cells – are […]

Bill and Mary Canaletti

Bill and Mary Canaletti, residents of Downey for more than 55 years, marked their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 15. A celebration took place Jan. 10 at the […]

Designs sought for Downey’s 2016 float

DOWNEY – The Downey Rose Float Association is accepting design submissions for its float entry in the 2016 Rose Parade. The parade theme is “Find Your Adventure.” Drawings […]

Church to install senior minister

DOWNEY – Pastor Daphne Marie Gascot Arias will be installed as senior minister of Downey Memorial Christian Church during a special service this Sunday at 2 p.m. Arias […]

Aerospace historian to give talk

DOWNEY – James Busby, a child of the Space Age and noted speaker and historian on the aerospace industry, will be guest speaker at the Downey Historical Society’s […]

Man killed in gang-related shooting

DOWNEY – A man was fatally shot in the driveway of a south Downey home Saturday night, and police suspect the shooting was gang-related. Police responded to the […]