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Downey First Christian Church in Ecuador

On July 24, a group from Downey First Christian Church flew out to Ecuador on a short-term mission trip. The team stayed in a church (El Recreo) near […]

Historical society lines up guest speaker

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey resident Pat Kearns will be the guest speaker at the Downey Historical Society’s Sept. 25 meeting. Kearns was born on St. Patrick’s Day 1933 […]

Summer of cycling update

Downey drivers ignorant concerning rights of cyclists on public streets.

Library has books up for auction

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 […]

Used tire collection Sept. 6

DOWNEY – City Hall will be collecting used tires Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents of Downey, Cerritos, La Mirada, Norwalk, Pico Rivera and […]

The Mansells in Ireland

Steve, Bonnie, Marilyn and Lee Mansell are traveling Ireland and took this picture at the Cliffs of Moher. “Here we are holding the Patriot with my husband’s brother […]

Free business workshop

DOWNEY – Tax-411 in Downey is hosting a free small business seminar this Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 7-9 p.m. Guests will learn how to start a business; the […]

The Baezs fished in Mexican and Southern California waters

Humberto Baez (of South Gate), Ricky Baez (of South Gate), Jose Baez (of Downey) and Joseph Baez (former Downey resident) are pictured catching yellowfin tuna off the coast […]

Dozens arrested at checkpoints Friday

NORWALK – Nearly two dozen people were arrested at a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint in Norwalk last Saturday night. Sheriff’s deputies arrested 20 drivers for driving without […]

Nightclub withdraws request for go-go dancers

DOWNEY – Club DB Lounge won’t be getting its go-go dancers after all. In a letter to city planners, Hayk Gevorkyan, owner of the nightclub, unexpectedly withdrew his […]

The Adamsons in Romania

Julie, Heather and Mark Adamson are pictured in front of the People’s Palace (Palatul Parlamentului) in Bucharest, Romania holding their Downey Patriot. They spent two weeks in Calarasi […]

Planned power outage Sunday

DOWNEY – Southern California Edison plans to turn off power on the 8100 block of 3rd St. this Sunday from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Edison crews will […]

From left: library assistant Angie Macias-Mendez, Jaclyn Guido (Teen Kindle raffle winner), Friends of the Downey City Library president Pat Smith, Olga Gutierrez (Adult Kindle raffle winner), and adult services librarian Linda Rivas.
Library wraps up summer programs

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library has announced the end of another successful summer reading program, which encouraged adults, teens and children to read and explore the many […]

Student immunizations Tuesday

DOWNEY – Stauffer Middle School (formerly West) is offering free immunizations for families with no medical insurance. Vaccinations will be given Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 1-5:30 p.m. No […]

: ‘Observe the Moon Night’ Sept. 6

DOWNEY – International Observe the Moon Night will be observed at the Columbia Memorial Space Center on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. A presentation titled “From Formation […]

Mini concert in Bellflower

BELLFLOWER – The Bellflower Civic Chorus will perform a mini concert for the Bellflower Long Beach Elks No. 888 at the Elks Lodge in Bellflower. The concert is […]

Suspected ‘Quad Bandit’ arrested

CERRITOS – A suspected serial bank robber known as the “Quad Bandit” was arrested after robbing a Brea bank last week, authorities announced. Jonathan Oechsle, 47, of Anaheim, […]

Crime Report

Friday, Aug. 1 At 1:25 p.m., a Downey Police Officer observed a traffic violation and attempted to stop a 2011 Chevy Pick-up.  The vehicle pulled to the rear […]

The Jones family

While on vacation in Arizona last week, the Jones family stopped in Tombstone. “On the way there we got caught in a pretty good thunderstorm,” says Anthony Jones. […]

So Cal Edison warns of imposters

DOWNEY – Southern California Edison (SCE) is advising customers to be aware of a new telephone scam that is demanding immediate payment for allegedly past due electricity bills. […]