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Dozens of Sinaloa Cartel members indicted in massive roundup

SAN DIEGO – Sixty alleged members and associates of the Mexico-based Sinaloa Cartel – including the highest ranking leaders, lieutenants and operators of multiple distribution cells – are […]


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Bill and Mary Canaletti

Bill and Mary Canaletti, residents of Downey for more than 55 years, marked their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 15. A celebration took place Jan. 10 at the […]


Designs sought for Downey’s 2016 float

DOWNEY – The Downey Rose Float Association is accepting design submissions for its float entry in the 2016 Rose Parade. The parade theme is “Find Your Adventure.” Drawings […]


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Church to install senior minister

DOWNEY – Pastor Daphne Marie Gascot Arias will be installed as senior minister of Downey Memorial Christian Church during a special service this Sunday at 2 p.m. Arias […]


Aerospace historian to give talk

DOWNEY – James Busby, a child of the Space Age and noted speaker and historian on the aerospace industry, will be guest speaker at the Downey Historical Society’s […]


Man killed in gang-related shooting

DOWNEY – A man was fatally shot in the driveway of a south Downey home Saturday night, and police suspect the shooting was gang-related. Police responded to the […]


Residents asked to complete survey

DOWNEY – Downey residents are being asked to complete an online survey to guide the city’s management and development of local parks, recreation facilities and programs. The online […]


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The Adamsons in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

The Adamsons spent the first two days of the New Year in the snow and cold in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. From left: Heather, Evan, Annie, […]


Volunteers needed to count Downey’s homeless

DOWNEY – Volunteers are needed to help count Downey’s homeless population Jan. 27. The count will take place from 8-11 p.m. Volunteers will show up at the deployment […]


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Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis

Dr. Kennetth Ferraro, DDS, pays a fine for not shaking a member’s hand at this week’s Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis meeting. The club meets Wednesdays at 7 a.m. […]


Walk for Life returns March 7

LONG BEACH – Registration is now open for the fifth annual Walk for Life, taking place at Shoreline Park in Long Beach on March 7. The event is […]


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UCLA alumni group honored by Maywood

MAYWOOD – The Southeast Bruins were honored Wednesday by the mayor and council members for the city of Maywood for their community service efforts. Mayor Eddie De La […]


Adult school’s Kelly Holt is guest speaker

DOWNEY – Kelly Holt, department chair and administrative coordinator at Downey Adult School, will be guest speaker at the Jan. 21 meeting of the Eldorado Chapter of the […]


Music festival seeks artists

DOWNEY – The 23rd annual Songfest, a multicultural concert festival and art exhibit, will take place March 21 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Artists […]


Aceves finishes basic training

DOWNEY – Army Pvt. Abigail E. Aceves has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, Aceves studied the […]


Pet adoption sale Feb. 14

DOWNEY – Adoption prices for dogs and cats will be discounted to $14 on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. The discounted adoption fee includes spay and neuter, microchip, first […]


Lions Club selling stuffed lions

DOWNEY – The Downey Lions Club is selling commemorative stuffed lions for $5 as it raises money for Downey’s hosting of Special Olympics athletes later this summer. As […]


Wedding coordinator wins award

DOWNEY – Downey native Marcie De Leon, owner of The Cucumber Bride wedding planning service, received one of the wedding industry’s top honors recently – the Wedding Wire […]


Cemetery hosting clothing drive

WHITTIER – Rose Hills Memorial Park will be hosting a clothing drive March 22 during its veterans resource fair, with donations going to Working Wardrobes, a nonprofit that […]


YMCA opens kids programs to non-members

DOWNEY – The Downey YMCA announced this week that its youth programs and classes are now open to all children, regardless of whether they belong to the Y. […]