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E-waste collection Saturday

DOWNEY – Warren High School’s football program will be collecting broken or unwanted electronics this Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Items that can be […]


Financial literacy course at church

DOWNEY – Downey First Christian Church is hosting a nine-week financial course beginning Sunday, April 12. The DVD-driven course, titled Financial Peace University, is taught by best-selling author […]


Norwalk High hosts expo for emerging careers

NORWALK – Hundreds of high school students and parents on March 11 attended a career expo designed to provide a glimpse into innovative and emerging career opportunities and […]


Hurtado finishes basic training

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


Larry Latimer to speak about Rancho

DOWNEY – Local historian Larry Latimer will be at the Downey City Library on Saturday, March 28, for a presentation on the history of Ranchos Los Amigos National […]


Textbooks open for review

DOWNEY – The public is invited to inspect math books the Board of Education is considering for adoption in high school and middle school classrooms. Copies of the […]


Comedy show fundraiser

WHITTIER – A comedy show in Whittier this Saturday is helping to raise funds for a Downey youth soccer team that’s been invited to play in a tournament […]


Tax scams on the rise in California

SACRAMENTO – The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is warning Californians about tax-related phone scams. The BOE has received multiple reports from taxpayers that received phone calls […]


Proposed legislation cracks down on elderly care agencies

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Tony Mendoza has introduced legislation that would require elderly care referral agencies to disclose any financial interest shared with a care facility, including all […]


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Walk for Life

Approximately 400 people attended the fifth annual Walk for Life, held March 7 at Shoreline Park in Long Beach. The annual fundraiser was started by Downey resident Bob […]


Veterans event at Rose Hills

WHITTIER – Rose Hills will host its fifth annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day events this Sunday, March 22, starting at 2 p.m. The events will include a […]


Spaghetti dinner fundraiser

DOWNEY – The Downey Lions Club is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at So Cal Pizza in Norwalk on Tuesday, March 24, from 6-8 p.m. Dinner tickets are […]


Student arrested for posting online threat

DOWNEY – A Warren High freshman was arrested last week after threatening on Instagram that he would shoot up the campus. The threat appeared online March 11 and […]


Historian to speak on Edward Doheny

DOWNEY – Historian and biographer Nicholas Curry will be guest speaker at the Downey Historical Society’s next meeting March 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara Riley Center. […]


Woman jumps off bridge in suicide attempt

DOWNEY – A 25-year-old Downey woman is in critical condition after attempting to kill herself by jumping off the Florence Avenue overpass at the San Gabriel River, police […]


Apollo Park walking trail opens Saturday

DOWNEY – The city of Downey will hold a dedication ceremony for Apollo Park’s new walking trail this Saturday, March 21. The event is from 12-1:30 p.m., with […]


Phony contractors arrested at sting operation

GARDENA – Seventeen people were arrested at an undercover sting in Gardena this past weekend that targeted unlicensed contractors. More than seven dozen people may face criminal charges […]


Downey woman raising money for cancer research

DOWNEY – Downey resident and cancer survivor Berenise Guerrero is raising money as she campaigns to be the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2015 Woman of the Year. The […]


Bus transportation to Festival of Books

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library is taking a bus to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which takes place Saturday, April 18, from […]


Silent book auction at library

DOWNEY – The following items are being auctioned by the Friends of the Downey City Library, with proceeds benefiting library programs: “Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Robinson Crusoe and Robin […]