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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Warren High Chalk Festival April 18

DOWNEY – Warren High School’s Art Club will host its fourth annual Chalk Festival for beginners and professionals alike April 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members […]

Downey Street Faire returns Saturday

DOWNEY – The 22nd annual Downey Street Faire, featuring more than 100 vendors, a kid’s zone area with inflatables, specialty food booths and trucks, live entertainment, and the […]

Gutierrez-Marquess engagement

DOWNEY – Willie and Carol Gutierrez have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lara Marie Gutierrez, to Dylan F. Marquess, the son of Red and Janice Marquess. The […]

Military graduations

DOWNEY – Air Force Airman Jordan A. Mann and Air Force Airman 1st Class Danielle E. Porras have graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. […]

War veteran, Downey High alum is guest speaker

DOWNEY – William Ward will be the guest speaker at the Downey Historical Society’s April 23 meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara J. Riley Center. […]