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Federal bill targets underfunded school districts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Downey’s congressional representative, Lucille Roybal-Allard, introduced federal legislation last week that would authorize up to $1 billion in funding to improve technology at underfunded and […]


021915-02-01
Dr. Alan Frischer in the Huntington Beach Surf City Marathon

Downey physician Dr. Alan Frischer recently completed the Huntington Beach Surf City Marathon with a time of 3 hours and 46 minutes, qualifying to run in the Boston […]


021915-15-03
Garage fire heavily damages Downey home

DOWNEY – A north Downey home suffered heavy damage after a car battery charger overheated and caught fire last week, authorities said. Firefighters responded to the home at […]


Oscar Alvarez finishes basic training

DOWNEY – Army Pfc. Oscar Alvarez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, Alvarez received instruction in drill and ceremony, […]


State of the City address March 4

DOWNEY – Mayor Luis Marquez will deliver Downey’s annual State of the City address during a luncheon Wednesday, March 4, at the Rio Hondo Event Center. Marquez is […]


Author Maggie Anton to lecture

DOWNEY – Novelist Maggie Anton, who achieved national attention for her historical fiction trilogy “Rashi’s Daughters,” will host a lecture at Temple Ner Tamid on Sunday, March 22. […]


‘Downey Overture’ to be performed at Carnegie Hall

DOWNEY – The “Downey Overture,” written by award-winning Spanish composer Oscar Navarro and dedicated to the Downey Symphony Orchestra, will be performed in Carnegie Hall this Sunday, Feb. […]


Bingo at Knights of Columbus

DOWNEY – 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. […]


Volunteers needed for Special Olympics

DOWNEY – The city of Downey is recruiting volunteers to help this summer when Downey hosts more than 120 athletes participating in the Special Olympics World Games. As […]


Downey hires ambulance operators

DOWNEY – The Downey Fire Department recently hired six new ambulance operators, including two women, who become the department’s only female employees assigned in emergency services on platoon […]


Boutique sale at Messiah Lutheran Church

DOWNEY – The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of Messiah Lutheran Church will host a boutique of baked goods, arts and crafts, potted plants and other miscellaneous items Saturday, […]


Legislation adds prison time to drug crimes

SACRAMENTO – A new bill from state Sen. Tony Mendoza would enhance punishment for drug trafficking and manufacturing that occurs near schools. The bill, SB 212, would expand […]


Bus trip to Reagan library

DOWNEY – The Downey Symphony Guild is sponsoring a trip to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Saturday, March 7. Price is $30 and includes bus […]


021915-09-01
Mayor Luis Marquez

Mayor Luis Marquez will deliver Downey’s annual state of the city address Wednesday, March 4, at the Rio Hondo Event Center. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased […]


Downey Ponytail Opening Day Saturday

DOWNEY – Downey Ponytail will celebrate its 53rd Opening Day this Saturday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Independence Park. The public event includes games, […]


Assemblywoman hosting ‘walk and talk’

DOWNEY – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia will host her monthly community “walk and talk” Saturday, March 7. Garcia and representatives of Gangs Out of Downey will meet at Golden […]


Library’s February auction items

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library holds monthly silent auctions to raise money for library programs. February’s auction items include: “Be the Pack Leader” (practical […]


DUI checkpoint Friday night

DOWNEY – Downey Police will conduct a driver’s license and DUI checkpoint Friday, Feb. 20, at an undisclosed location in Downey from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Officers […]


Cal State Long Beach gets $200K to prevent sexual assaults

LONG BEACH – California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has received a $200,000 grant from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to support sexual assault […]


Toastmasters open house

DOWNEY – Downey Toastmasters Club 587 is hosting an open house Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 6-7:30 p.m. in room 116 at First Baptist Church of Downey. Toastmasters offers […]