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Man gets life for nightclub shooting

PICO RIVERA – A 22-year-old man was sentenced last week to 114 years to life in prison for a fatal shooting at a Pico Rivera nightclub. Sebastian Zazueta, […]


Wine tasting June 5

DOWNEY – A night of wine tasting, music and appetizers will be held June 5 at a private residence in Downey, with proceeds benefiting the Downey Lions Club. […]


Warren High’s Stay Connected club organized last week’s pizza-eating contest, which was a fundraiser for TLC. Photo by Marisa Vidal
Students gorge on pizza for a good cause

DOWNEY – Screams are heard everywhere, spectators stop to see what all the commotion is about, and wonder…why on earth are students chowing down a whole box of […]


Students compete in ‘CodeWars’

DOWNEY – A team of Warren High students traveled to Palo Alto last Saturday to compete in the 2015 Hewlett-Packard CodeWars. Warren was the only public school from […]


Free tax help for eligible households

CERRITOS – Residents with household incomes of $53,000 or less can receive free tax preparation and filing services Thursday, April 2, at ABC Adult School in Cerritos. The […]


UPS driver honored

DOWNEY – Raudel Montes, a Downey resident and delivery driver for UPS, was recently inducted into the company’s “Circle of Honor” for 25 years of accident-free driving. Montes […]


031215-08-04
Three generations of Tubbs

Damian Alexander Tubbs was born March 3, becoming Downey’s newest resident. It was an extra special day because March 3 is also the birthday of his father, Darren […]


031215-08-02
Downey Police Department detectives spoke at Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis

Downey Police Department detectives Jerry Price and Mark Galindo were the guest speakers at this week’s Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis meetings. The detectives offered several tips on how […]


Roy Anthony Shabla will read work live

DOWNEY – This edition of Poetry Matters – Thursday, March 19, at Stay Gallery – will feature Downey poet and artist Roy Anthony Shabla. His poetry will be […]


031215-10-01
Pet of the Week

Snowball, a white, fluffly, cuddly, adult rabbit, is SEAACA’s Pet of the Week. Snowball (15-17610) was hand-raised and is very friendly. Snowball can be visited during animal viewing […]


031215-04-01
High school counselor praised by congresswoman

NORWALK – Norwalk High School guidance counselor Vanessa Iaquinta was recently recognized by Congresswoman Linda Sanchez for her impact on students. At its Feb. 23 meeting, the Norwalk-La […]


Man charged in fatal Huntington Park shooting

HUNTINGTON PARK –A 21-year-old man was charged Tuesday with murdering an acquaintance near a police station in Huntington Park last week. Jorge Godoy was charged with one count […]


Photo courtesy Downey Arts Coalition
Downey Art Coalition’s open house

Filmmaker/actor Forrest Hartl, actor Alejandro Patino, and sculptor Jorge Del Toro at the Epic Lounge Tuesday night for the Downey Art Coalition’s open house.   ********** Published: March […]


Photo by John Zander
Dedication ceremony for fitness equipment at Furman Park

A dedication ceremony was held last Saturday for new outdoor fitness equipment at Furman Park donated by Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis. The service club paid more than $32,500 […]


Downey’s budget wins second award

DOWNEY – The city of Downey has received a second award for its 2014-15 fiscal year budget. The California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) awarded Downey with […]


Dean’s List honors at SDSU

DOWNEY – Four Downey residents have been named to the Dean’s List at San Diego State University. Local students recognized include: Guillermo Galindo, a business administration and accounting […]


Upcoming events at the library

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library will celebrate the life of Jose-Luis Orozco this Monday, March 16, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Orozco is a celebrated singer, songwriter and children’s […]


031215-03-01
DUSD awarded $2,500 grant

DOWNEY – DUSD has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Alcoa Foundation to further boost the number of students interested in exploring careers in STEM-related fields. The […]


Skating rink hosts camp for deaf children

WESTMINSTER – The Rinks-Westminster ICE is gearing up for its third annual Sertoma Fantasy Ice Skating for deaf and hard-of-hearing youth, planned for August. Last year’s camp – […]


Whittier teen wins $1,000 prize in oratory contest

WHITTIER – Pioneer High School senior Aneliza Ruiz has always enjoyed the arts, culture and theater, becoming a talented actress and developing a knack for memorization and an […]