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Downey man’s tax office named Rookie of the Year

NORWALK – 2014 has been a year of milestones for Downey resident John Alexander Alba and his staff at Alba Rapid Tax/H&R Block in Norwalk. Their family practice […]

Garcia elected women’s caucus vice chair

DOWNEY – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) has been elected by her peers to serve as vice-chair to the California Legislative Women’s Caucus. The Legislative Women’s Caucus advocates […]

Single mom gets keys to donated home

COMPTON – Trenisha Dorsey never thought that she would ever be a homeowner but on November 20, that changed as Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and […]

Poetry chapbook to be released Dec. 18

DOWNEY – Local poetry group Poetry Matters will debut a new chapbook, “But Who’s Counting,” at its next regularly scheduled meeting, Dec. 18, at Stay Gallery. Editor Lorine […]

Santa Claus visiting Downey library

DOWNEY – Santa Claus will be at the Downey City Library this coming Tuesday and Wednesday for preschool and bilingual story time from 10:30-11:15 a.m. “We will read […]

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Boxing calendar to debut in Downey

DOWNEY – Professional boxer Alfonso Gomez will debut a 2015 calendar, featuring several professional boxers, at a launch event next Thursday, Dec. 18, at The Palms restaurant in […]

Photo by Eric Pierce
Luis Marquez was unanimously chosen for Downey mayor in 2015

Luis Marquez was unanimously chosen by his City Council colleagues Tuesday to serve as Downey mayor in 2015. Marquez is pictured above with his family at the Downey […]

Downey cheerleaders fundraiser

Downey cheerleaders are fundraising in hopes they can attend a national cheerleading competition in Dallas next month.   The cost would be approximately $15,000 to send all 26 […]

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Sean Ashton oath of office

New councilman Sean Ashton was administered the oath of office Tuesday, assuming the District 2 seat vacated by Mario Guerra, who was termed out after eight years.   […]

Communications supervisor Heidi Calhoun, third from left, and other police dispatchers. Calhoun retired recently after 31 years with the department. Photo courtesy Downey Police Department
Longtime dispatcher retires

DOWNEY – Communications supervisor Heidi Calhoun has retired after 31 years with the Downey Police Department. “She has been an outstanding employee throughout her career and has served […]

Parks master plan meeting

DOWNEY – The city of Downey is hosting a community workshop this Saturday, Dec. 13, to gather input from residents on Downey parks, recreation programs, and facilities. The […]

Fire destroys north Downey home

DOWNEY – A fire caused major damage to a single-family home in north Downey on Wednesday afternoon. No one inside the home was injured, but one civilian suffered […]

Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center partners with Canning Hunger

The ObGyn Department from Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center was one of several departments to assemble “Boxes of Love.” Each year, Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center partners with […]

Book club meets Thursday

DOWNEY – Local book club “Booked for Lunch” will meet at the downey City Library next Thursday, Dec. 11, from 12-1 p.m. to discuss “The Supremes at Earl’s […]

Santa Claus available for phone calls

DOWNEY – Children ages 4-8 can receive a call from Santa Claus through Downey’s “North Pole is Calling You” program. The program is free and offered to Downey […]

CareMore annual Holiday Turkey Giveaway winner Edgar Mann

Downey resident and CareMore member Edgar Mann received a free Thanksgiving meal thanks to CareMore Health System’s annual Holiday Turkey Giveaway event. The CareMore Bus delivered a turkey […]

Tod Corrin, left, was named president of the Downey school board Tuesday, replacing Willie Gutierrez.
Corrin named president of Downey school board

DOWNEY – Tod Corrin was elected president of the Downey Unified School District (DUSD) Board of Education at the board’s meeting Tuesday. Other officers include D. Mark Morris […]

Stauffer donates nearly $30K for college scholarships

DOWNEY – Nearly 240 DUSD middle school students received Stauffer Scholar Awards last month for earning straight A’s on their report cards for both semesters as fifth-grade or […]

Tree-lighting ceremony Monday

DOWNEY – Downey will host its annual tree-lighting ceremony this Monday from 6-8:30 p.m. in the civic center. The free event features live entertainment from local schools, a […]

Thanksgiving meals for The Arc of Los Angeles and Orange Counties

Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis served Thanksgiving meals to more than 100 consumers at The Arc — Los Angeles and Orange Counties last week. The meal is an annual […]

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