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Students named to Dean’s List

DOWNEY – Two Arizona State University students from Downey have been named to the school’s Dean’s List. Ismael Garcia and Mercedes Santana each are undergraduate students who earned […]

Winter clothing sought for homeless

DOWNEY – A local nonprofit group is collecting donations as it works to deliver winter gear to the homeless population. Every fourth Sunday of the month, L.A. on […]

Lynwood gets 11-year-old mayor--for one day

Lynwood launches “Kid Mayor” program to get students involved in local government.

Library story night

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library will be hosting “Family Story Night” on Thursday, Jan. 15, from 6:30-7 p.m. The volunteer-led program is for children ages 3-7 and […]

Michael Cooper named keynote speaker

Retired Lakers shooting guard will deliver keynote address at Bellflower awards ceremony.

Sean McGrew graduated from the Los Angeles County Fire Academy

Sean McGrew, son of Larry and Chris McGrew of Downey, graduated from the Los Angeles County Fire Academy on Dec. 19. Pictured are his immediate family, just six […]

Alumni group collects teddy bears for cancer patients

DOWNEY – The UCLA Alumni Los Angeles Southeast Network (“Southeast Bruins”) held their second annual Holiday Party at Downey’s Stay Gallery last month, collecting more than 100 teddy […]

Warren grad finishes basic training

DOWNEY – Navy Seaman Justin Amador, son of Sergio and Maria Amador, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, in North Chicago, Ill. […]

Free winter formal dresses

Free winter formal dresses and accessories will be given away to local teens in need this Saturday. The giveaway is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the […]

Auto parts store offers oil filter exchange

DOWNEY – O’Reilly Auto Parts in Downey will be offering free oil filters in exchange for used filters on Jan. 24. The exchange is from 10 a.m. to […]

Mendoza responds to governor’s address

DOWNEY – State Sen. Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) issued the following statement following Gov. Jerry Brown’s inaugural address delivered to a joint session of the legislature Monday: “I applaud […]

Samantha Madrid finishes Air Force basic training

DOWNEY – Air Force Airman Samantha A. Madrid graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. She completed an eight-week program that included […]

Downey Arts Coalition hosting open house

DOWNEY – The Downey Arts Coalition will host an open house on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m., at the Epic Lounge. The event is free to the […]

The Downey Patriot in New York

Vanessa (left) and Gabby Garcia, sisters and students at Downey High School, spent New Year’s in New York City, where they watched the ball drop at Times Square. […]

Kirsten Sears

Kirsten Sears, 5, proves you are never too young to start reading a newspaper.   ********** Published: Jan. 8, 2015 – Volume 13 – Issue 39

Author Kathy Coffey to speak

DOWNEY – International speaker and author Kathy Coffey will be guest speaker at the OLPH Women’s Guild general meeting Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. in the OLPH […]

News and updates from Cerritos

CERRITOS – A Microsoft store recently opened at the Los Cerritos Center and The Cheesecake Factory will be under construction soon at the mall. The grand opening of […]

Book Club meets next week

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library’s book club, “Booked for Lunch,” will meet at the library next Thursday, Jan. 8, from 12-1 p.m. to discuss “Where’d You Go, […]

Birth announcement: Oliver Aparicio

DOWNEY – Oliver Flinn Aparicio was born Nov. 18 to David and Nessa Aparicio. He weighed in at 5 lbs, 9 ounces and 19 1/2 inches long. Oliver, […]

Downey residents report suspicious door-knocker

Downey residents report suspicious person trying to speak ‘to man of the house.’