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Students in the engineering program at John Glenn High School are pictured working on a solar boat project with engineering teacher Manny Parras.
Norwalk’s John Glenn High chosen for STEM program

NORWALK − John Glenn High School in Norwalk is one of six U.S. schools to be chosen for a national program that trains students to become the next-generation […]

Las Vegas Ragnar Relay

Downey resident Martha Michael and her daughter, Hillary, a 2007 graduate of Downey High, participated in the 189-mile Las Vegas Ragnar Relay with team Ib-profun. The 12-person team […]

Thanksgiving stories for kids

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library will celebrate Thanksgiving at its preschool and bilingual story times this Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30 and 11 a.m. The programs are […]

Roybal-Allard: don’t ignore immigrant mothers in detention

DOWNEY − On the eve of an expected announcement by President Obama on immigration reform, members of the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, led by the […]

Santa to visit Del Taco

DOWNEY – Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will make their annual visit to Del Taco for free pictures on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

Downey attorneys traveled to Belize

A group of Downey attorneys traveled to Belize earlier this month to visit U.S. Ambassador and former California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno. “We were invited to visit […]

Tickets on sale for Christmas brunch

DOWNEY – The annual Assistance League of Downey Christmas Tree Brunch will be held at the Rio Hondo Event Center this year on Sunday, Nov. 23. Festivities start […]

Retired federal employees meeting

DOWNEY – The local chapter of the National Assoc. of Active and Retired Federal Employees will have its monthly meeting Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Barbara J. Riley […]

Astronomy club meets Saturday at space center

DOWNEY – Stephen J. Edberg, an astronomer with JPL, will be guest speaker at this Saturday’s meeting of the Columbia Astronomers club. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. […]

Water symposium Wednesday

DOWNEY – The city of Downey is hosting a Water conservation Symposium this Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Barbara Riley Center. City officials will discuss […]

Boutique sale at Good Shepherd Church

DOWNEY – Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is hosting its annual holiday boutique and bake sale this weekend, Nov. 14-15. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

Half-off animal adoptions

DOWNEY – SEAACA is having a 50 percent off sale on cat and dog adoptions Saturday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to  5 p.m. The discount is applicable […]

Don Lamkin

Don Lamkin will paint the “Downey Doodle-icious” mural on Downey Avenue.   ********** Published: Nov. 13, 2014 – Volume 13 – Issue 31

Air Force Reserve Airman Omar Brandt

Air Force Reserve Airman Omar Brandt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included […]

Edward Roybal is sworn in as a Los Angeles City Council member in this 1949 photo. Photo courtesy UCLA
Edward Roybal to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

DOWNEY – Edward Roybal, the first Hispanic to serve Congress since 1879 and the father of Downey resident and Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, will be posthumously awarded the Presidential […]

Children’s author to appear at library

DOWNEY – Award-winning author and teacher Kathryn Fitzmaurice will discuss her book, “A Diamond in the Desert,” on Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Downey City Library. The discussion […]

The Downey Rose Float

The Downey Rose Float Association’s float entry has passed the latest round of mechanical and test inspections by the Tournament of Roses Parade.   During the mechanical inspection, […]

JPL project manager to speak at Downey space center

DOWNEY – JPL’s Artur B. Chmielewski will be at the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey on Saturday, Nov. 22 to give a presentation on the Rosetta Mission. […]

Business license apps now online

DOWNEY – Prospective Downey business owners can now apply to renew their business licenses online by going to the city’s website,, and clicking the “Online Business Licenses” […]

Human trafficker gets 33 years in prison

LONG BEACH – A 25-year-old man convicted of pimping a teenager in Long Beach was sentenced Wednesday to 33 years in state prison, the Los Angeles County District […]