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Host city Downey plans volunteer effort

DOWNEY – With Downey now an official host city for the 2014 Special Olympics World Games, officials have set a Sept. 4 planning meeting to coordinate the large-scale […]

Photo by John Zander
Furman Park’s new playground

  The new playground at Furman Park was officially dedicated Aug. 6. The playground incorporates a space theme and featuring a covered play area, swing set, climbers and […]

Couple celebrates 73 years

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey residents Wynn and Sol Kreisler are celebrating their 73rd wedding anniversary Saturday. Aug. 29, at Temple Ner Tamid. The Kreislers built their house 54 […]

Gas Company working on Suva Street

DOWNEY – Residents in northwest Downey can expect traffic delays as Southern California Gas Company begins work along Suva Street near Bluff Road this week. The work is […]

Ramona Apodaca turns 99

Decades of walking, thousands of handmade tortillas and a positive outlook have kept Downey resident Ramona Apodaca active her entire life – even as she celebrates her 99th […]

Flapjack fundraiser for symphony

DOWNEY – The Downey Symphony Orchestra will hold a flapjack fundraiser at the Applebee’s restaurant in Norwalk on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 8-10 a.m. Tickets are $10 and […]

Band, color guard performing Friday

DOWNEY – Warren High School’s band and color guard will hold a “Parent Preview” Friday, Aug. 29, at 4 p.m. in the Warren stadium. This will be the […]

Police expands canine force

DOWNEY – The Downey Police Department has expanded its canine program with the addition of a new canine handler, Cpl. Ed Hano, and his police service dog, Dani. […]

St. Pius has record enrollment

DOWNEY – One year after becoming a co-ed high school, St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy was forced to establish a waitlist after reaching a record number […]

‘50s sock hop at senior center

DOWNEY – Cafe Quill at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center is hosting a 50’s-style sock hop Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $5 […]

DUI checkpoint next week

DOWNEY – The Downey Police Department will hold a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Downey next Friday, Aug. 29, starting at 8 p.m. […]

Downey First Christian Church in Ecuador

On July 24, a group from Downey First Christian Church flew out to Ecuador on a short-term mission trip. The team stayed in a church (El Recreo) near […]

Historical society lines up guest speaker

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey resident Pat Kearns will be the guest speaker at the Downey Historical Society’s Sept. 25 meeting. Kearns was born on St. Patrick’s Day 1933 […]

Summer of cycling update

Downey drivers ignorant concerning rights of cyclists on public streets.

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 […]

Used tire collection Sept. 6

DOWNEY – City Hall will be collecting used tires Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents of Downey, Cerritos, La Mirada, Norwalk, Pico Rivera and […]

The Mansells in Ireland

Steve, Bonnie, Marilyn and Lee Mansell are traveling Ireland and took this picture at the Cliffs of Moher. “Here we are holding the Patriot with my husband’s brother […]

Free business workshop

DOWNEY – Tax-411 in Downey is hosting a free small business seminar this Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 7-9 p.m. Guests will learn how to start a business; the […]

The Baezs fished in Mexican and Southern California waters

Humberto Baez (of South Gate), Ricky Baez (of South Gate), Jose Baez (of Downey) and Joseph Baez (former Downey resident) are pictured catching yellowfin tuna off the coast […]

Dozens arrested at checkpoints Friday

NORWALK – Nearly two dozen people were arrested at a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint in Norwalk last Saturday night. Sheriff’s deputies arrested 20 drivers for driving without […]

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