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Norwalk brings back retired superintendent

NORWALK – Retired Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Superintendent Ginger Shattuck began her post as interim superintendent last week until a permanent replacement can be found for Dr. […]

Hometown Hardware & Garden customer Donald Tovar and his grandson, Gabriel, accept the $1,000 shopping giveaway check from store manager Martha Ramirez.
Hardware store awards $1K prize

DOWNEY – Donald Tovar was chosen as the winner of Hometown Hardware & Garden’s $1,000 shopping giveaway on Sept. 3. Tovar was selected at random from more than […]

Lunchtime concert

SANTA FE SPRINGS – Downey resident and recording artist Devin Clarke will perform a lunchtime concert starting at 11:30 a.m. at Heritage Park in Santa Fe Springs next […]

David and Rosie

David and Rosie, both Downey residents, visited the University of Notre Dame. They are pictured in front of the Hesburgh Library and the mural “The Word of Life,” […]

Air Force Airman 1st Class Brittney M. Deckard

Air Force Airman 1st Class Brittney M. Deckard has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. She completed an eight-week program that included training in […]

Input sought on veterans event

WHITTIER – Local veterans, civic groups, churches and residents are invited to a planning meeting Tuesday at Rose Hills to offer input and direction for the 2015 Veterans […]

Applications now available for Young Legislators program

DOWNEY – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia is now accepting applications for her Young Legislator program, aimed at high school students interested in government. Participants will learn about the legislative […]

Fall festival at St. Bernard’s

BELLFLOWER – St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Bellflower will hold its annual fall festival Oct. 3-5, featuring live entertainment, games for all ages, ethnic food, jumpers, bingo, a […]

Church hosting talk on science and faith

DOWNEY – “Science and Faith: Are They Really in Conflict?” is the title of a special event at Desert Reign Church this Sunday starting at 6 p.m. Guest […]

Military festival at Downey High

DOWNEY – The Living Tree Foundation will celebrate Blue Star Family Day, an event honoring families with loved ones currently in the Armed Forces, on Saturday, Sept. 27, […]

Water barrel giveaway Sept. 27

DOWNEY – Free water barrels for emergency water storage will be given away Saturday, Sept. 27, in the Stonewood Center north parking lot (off Cecilia Avenue). Distribution begins […]

Chamber golf tournament Oct. 8

DOWNEY – The Downey Chamber of Commerce will host its 18th annual golf tournament Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Rio Hondo Golf Club. “Fun, fun, fun is the […]

Downey United Methodist Church’s 160th anniversary

On Sept. 5, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard congratulated the Downey United Methodist Church on its 160th anniversary, and delivered a congratulatory greeting from President Obama and a Certificate of […]

Chili cook-off returns

DOWNEY – The second annual Veterans Day Weekend Chili Cook-off and Business Expo will take place Sunday, Nov. 9, from 12-5 p.. at the Downey Elks Lodge. The […]

Steve Roberson and grandchildren on the island of Kauai

Steve Roberson, broker of Century 21 My Real Estate, spent an “awesome, relaxing week on the island of Kauai” with his three grandchildren, Madison, Jacob and Abbie.   […]

Downey Girl Scout Troop No. 2735

Downey Girl Scout Troop No. 2735 visited the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii the week of Aug. 3. Top row, from left: Giovana Cano (troop leader), Jazmin […]

Lobster fest at St. Mark’s

DOWNEY – St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is hosting a “Lobster Fest” fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 4. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and includes choice of lobster or tri-tip ($30), […]

Mattress sale at Downey High

DOWNEY – A mattress fundraiser sale in support of Downey High School will be held this Sunday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on campus. Name […]

Jennifer and Adalie Landa on the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Canada

Jennifer and Adalie Landa recently visited the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Canada. Originally built in 1889, the bridge is surrounded by evergreen forest. “It is 230 feet above […]

OLPH Guild hosts district meeting

DOWNEY – The OLPH Women’s Guild will host the Southeastern District of the L.A. Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s district meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25. Every Catholic woman, […]