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042315-17-01
The Chan family in New York

The Chan family – Gary, Andrew, Allyssa and Chan — is pictured with the “Survivor Tree” at the World Trade Center memorial in New York City. In October […]


The story of the found bracelet

Four weeks ago, a man named Mark Spencer was looking for buried treasure on the beaches of Queensland, Australia, with his metal detector. He found a bracelet, and […]


Legislation would require daycare workers to be vaccinated

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Health Committee last week approved SB 792, legislation authored by state Sen. Tony Mendoza that would require daycare workers to be vaccinated against measles, […]


Downey teen chosen for West Point leadership program

DOWNEY – Downey’s Viviana Gonzalez has been accepted into West Point’s exclusive Summer Leaders Experience program. Viviana, who is a junior at Cornelia Connelly High in Anaheim, will […]


Country singer is guest speaker

DOWNEY – Professional country singer June Wade will be guest speaker at the Downey Christian Women’s Club May 13 meeting at the Los Amigos Country Club. The luncheon […]


Assemblywoman in Commerce

COMMERCE – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia will be at Rosewood Park in Commerce on Saturday, May 2, at 9 a.m., walking and talking with local residents about state and […]


Silent auction underway at library

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library holds monthly silent auctions to raise money for library programs. April’s items include: “Baseball’s Greatest” (a set of four […]


Tip-a-Cop at Johnny Carino’s

DOWNEY – Downey police officers will be working as hosts and waiters at Johnny Carino’s next Thursday, April 30, as they raise money for local Special Olympics athletes. […]


Steven Diaz finishes boot camp

DOWNEY – Army Pvt. Steven S. Diaz has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the […]


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Downey Sertoma Club presents a $500 check to The Arc

John McKinsey, president of Downey Sertoma Club, presents a $500 check to Jeffrey Stephens of The Arc – Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Stephens was guest speaker at […]


042315-04-02
The Patriot in Jokulsarlon, Iceland

A couple of local residents spent spring break visiting Jokulsarlon, Iceland. From left: Allana Sheri Collier, of Virginia; Curt Collier, of New York; Cheryl Kleinsmith, of Paramount, Calif.; […]


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 […]


041615-10-01
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 […]


041615-10-05
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 […]


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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 […]


041615-04-02
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 […]