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County approves upgrades to Rancho Los Amigos

DOWNEY – The Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center campus in Downey will undergo a massive reconstruction, with the approval of six projects aimed at improving the hospital’s […]

Cerritos passes spending plan

CERRITOS – The Cerritos City Council/Successor Agency adopted a $110 million combined financial program for fiscal year 2014-2015 on June 26. The program includes a city operating budget […]

Textbooks open for review

DOWNEY – Textbooks under consideration for adoption by the Board of Education are now available for public inspection at district headquarters. If adopted, the textbooks will be used […]

Community bike ride Saturday

DOWNEY – The Downey Bicycle Coalition will host its monthly community bike ride this Saturday morning, departing from Furman Park on a family-oriented ride through local neighborhoods. Riders […]

Blood drive at library

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library is hosting a community blood drive Thursday, Aug. 7, from 12-6 p.m. to benefit the American Red Cross. For an appointment, call […]

Alicia Edquist and Howard Phillips are raising money for breast cancer research.
Residents participating in Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey residents Howard Phillips and Alicia Edquist are walking in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Santa Barbara this September. In honor of Phillips’ […]

The California Bandits

The California Bandits, an 11U team based out of Downey, won the gold medal at the Rawlings International Salute to Baseball Tournament last week in Florida. The international […]

Summer car show in Cerritos

CERRITOS – Reflections Car Club of Southern California will host its “Summer Cruise Nights” this Tuesday at South Street Grill in Cerritos from 5-9 p.m. The event is […]

Sertoma Club installs officers

DOWNEY – Downey Sertoma Club recently installed its 2014-15 officers during a Western-themed installation ceremony at Cafe N Stuff. Eric Pierce, editor of The Downey Patriot, was the […]

Vacation bible school sign-ups

DOWNEY – Registration is now open for a vacation bible school at Downey Memorial Christian Church. “Workshop of Wonders” takes place Aug. 4-8 from 10 a.m. to 1 […]

Magazine editor is guest speaker

DOWNEY – “Burst of New Color” is the theme of the Downey Christian Women’s Club meeting on Aug. 13. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. at Los Amigos […]

Shark show just for kids

DOWNEY – Adventurers Wayne and Karen Brown will take kids on a virtual whale shark expedition to Belize next Thursday, July 31, from 2-2:45 p.m. Kids will learn […]

Pizza party at library

DOWNEY – Teens who have completed the Downey City Library’s summer reading program are invited to a pizza party Friday, July 25, at 1 p.m. in the library’s […]

Downey Tennis Club

The Downey Tennis Club celebrated its 48th anniversary Saturday with a barbecue and tennis social. The group meets Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. at Independence Park.   ********** Published: […]

Downey plans National Night Out festivities

DOWNEY – Downey will participate in its second annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 5-9 p.m. in the civic center. The event, celebrated across the […]

3 arrested at checkpoint

PARAMOUNT – Three people were arrested at a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint in Paramount last Friday night. Two people were arrested on marijuana charges, including one person […]

Daytrip to San Diego

DOWNEY – The Downey Newcomers Club is sponsoring a trip to Old Town San Diego on Wednesday, Aug. 20, via Amtrak. Cost is $49.30 roundtrip for seniors and […]

Lois Whitman

Lois Whitman recently took a trip to Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Despite a fall and bump on the head, she was proud to display her copy of The Downey […]

Local woman competing in international speech contest

DOWNEY – Cindy Carpenter, a member of Toastmaster International’s Professional Speakers Club, delivered two speeches at the local Downey chapter, Dynamic Forcemasters. Carpenter practiced two speeches she will […]

Downey Council PTA

The Downey Council PTA recently had its In-N-Out transition dinner, attended by past and new PTA presidents. The group thanked outgoing president Tammy Loven and installed new council […]