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Symphony fundraisers coming up

DOWNEY –The Downey Symphony will hold a flapjack fundraiser tomorrow, Sept. 13, from 8-10 am, at Applebee’s, 12129 Imperial Hwy (corner Norwalk Blvd), Norwalk. Tickets will be available […]

Story Time for babies, toddlers

DOWNEY – A new Story Time for babies and toddlers begins this Saturday at the Downey City Library. “It is never too early to start reading with your […]

State of the Schools Oct. 3

DOWNEY – Superintendent Dr. John Garcia will present the second annual “State of the Schools” on Friday, Oct. 3, a breakfast event where keynote speakers will share the […]

12600 block of Dunrobin Avenue annual barbecue

The neighborhood watch group on the 12600 block of Dunrobin Avenue recently held its sixth annual barbecue. The group has been active since 2008, with Roger Duarte as […]

LivingHelp Center golf tournament

DOWNEY – The LivingHelp Center, a crisis pregnancy center in Downey, will host its 26th annual Harold G. Frentz Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 17, at the […]

Downey library has books up for auction

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library holds monthly silent book auctions in order to raise money to help support the various programs of our local […]

Downey Girl Scout Troop 275

Downey Girl Scout Troop 275 holds up the Patriot while on a recent trip to Oahu. The troop was hit by Tropical Storm Iselle but left before Hurricane […]

New promotions at fire department

DOWNEY – The city of Downey announced five promotions within the Downey Fire Department last month. “It is my sincere pleasure to promote these fine individuals,” said Fire […]

James Flores at Chimney Rock State Park in North Carolina

James Flores, a lifelong resident of Downey and a graduate of OLPH School and St. John Bosco High School, is pictured about to start a hike up to […]

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 High cheer clinic

DOWNEY – Downey High cheerleaders will offer its annual cheer clinic for kids ages 5-13 on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the gymnasium. Kids […]

Downey High 30th reunion

DOWNEY – Downey High’s class of 1984 will hold its 30th reunion at the Buena Park Holiday Inn on Saturday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m. to midnight. For more […]

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, […]

Back-to-school at Warren High

DOWNEY – Warren High School’s back-to-school night is this Wednesday, Sept. 17, with opportunities for the public to tour the campus. Visitors will learn about campus clubs, student […]

Credit union hosts book drive

DOWNEY – Downey Federal Credit Union’s annual book drive is now underway. Books should be new and appropriate for students in grades K-5. All books will be donated […]

Downey Teacher and School Supplies Grand Opening

More than 40 people attended grand opening ceremonies Aug. 19 at Downey Teacher and School Supplies. The ribbon-cutting was organized by the Downey Chamber of Commerce.   ********** […]

Old West books on sale

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library is having a sale on a collection of Old West books, with all proceeds benefiting the Downey City Library. […]

Drug take-back Sept. 27

DOWNEY – Unused, unwanted or expired prescription medication can be dropped off at a drug take-back event Saturday, Sept. 27, outside the police station. The Downey Police Department […]

Teens can volunteer at City Hall

DOWNEY – The city of Downey has volunteer opportunities for teens who need volunteer hours for school or want to gain skills and leadership experience. High school students […]

Downey woman earns scholarship

DOWNEY – Sandra Giron of Downey has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the GM Women’s Retail Network to further her studies in automotive retailing at Northwood University […]