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Miss Bellflower pageant April 18

BELLFLOWER – The 2015 Miss Bellflower pageant and competition will be held April 18. Competition applications are now available. For information, call Janna Enkhorn at (562) 565-3942.   […]

Teen honored at debutante ball

DOWNEY – Downey teen Emilia Constantina Mariolis was one of 17 debutantes honored by the Greek Orthodox Christian community and Saint Sophia Philoptohos Society (SSPS) of Los Angeles […]

‘Princess for a Day’ is March 1

DOWNEY – “Princess for a Day,” an annual event in which girls ages 5-12 spend a day with Miss Downey royalty dancing, making crafts and getting the royal […]

Registration open for 5K obstacle course

NORWALK – Cerritos College will host a 5K obstacle and fitness challenge Sunday, May 8, starting at 9 a.m. The event is a fundraiser for Fight for Kids, […]

Meadow Road fire

Firefighters responded to a residential fire early Wednesday morning that destroyed a garage. The blaze was reported at about 1:39 a.m. at 8550 Meadow Rd. Adjacent homes were […]

Property management workshop Tuesday

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library will host a landlord workshop this Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 3-5 p.m. Representatives of the Fair Housing Foundation will be on-site to […]

Bellflower community unites to clean up park

BELLFLOWER – More than 100 Bellflower Unified elementary and middle school students were joined by Bellflower Mayor Sonny R. Santa Ines, Bellflower Unified trustees Jerry Cleveland and Paul […]

Congresswoman’s statement on Black History Month

DOWNEY – Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard released a video statement this week in honor of Black History Mnth. Below is a copy of her statement: “Hello, I’m Congresswoman Lucille […]

Jim and Lorraine Stevens

Jim and Lorraine Stevens took their favorite newspaper with them on a 17-day cruise tour of the Irrawaddy River from Mandaly to Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).   ********** Published: […]

Space center director to speak

DOWNEY – Ben Dickow, executive director of the Columbia Memorial Space Center, will be guest speaker at the Eldorado Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association’s dinner meeting […]

Reading events at the library

DOWNEY – Chinese New Year and the Year of the Sheep will be celebrated at the Downey City Library with preschool and bilingual storytimes this Tuesday and Wednesday […]

Coyote sightings on the rise in Downey

DOWNEY – There have been recent reports of coyote sightings in the City of Downey. The Department of Fish and Game has been notified and recommends residents take […]

Soroptimist International of Downey is looking for nominations for its 2015 Ruby Award

Soroptimist International of Downey is accepting nominations for its 2015 Ruby Award, given annually to women who use their personal or professional influence to improve the lives of […]

Nominations open for Older American award

DOWNEY – Nominations are being taken for the 2015 Older American of the Year Award. To be eligible, nominees must live in Downey, be at least 65 years […]

La Serna expands college and career center

WHITTIER – La Serna High School’s College and Career Center has never been busier. Since the expansion of the center’s hours and arrival of a full-time college advisement […]

Residents make Dean’s List

DOWNEY – Several Downey residents have been named to the fall 2014 Dean’s List at Whittier College. The students include Cullen Griffin, Mathew Johnson, Gabriela Khowploum, Hector Lujan, […]

StoryTime Festival returns Feb. 21

DOWNEY – The Gypsy Johnson Auxiliary of the Assistance League of Downey will hold its annual StoryTime Festival at the Downey City Library on Feb. 21 from 11 […]

Hospital opens outpatient center

WHITTIER – A new outpatient GI center has opened adjacent to PIH Health Hospital in Whittier. The center is equipped with the latest technology, hospital officials said, including […]

Whittier senior complex taking applications

WHITTIER – The Oakmont of Whittier, a new luxury retirement community for seniors, is now taking applications for future tenants. The 70,000 sq. ft. property is currently under […]

Downey firefighters rescue bird

Downey firefighters rescued a bird from the top of an 80-ft. palm tree on Monday, and officials now are hoping to reunite the pet with its owner. Firefighters […]