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Councilman Fernando Vasquez is issued the oath of office by his wife, Donna. Vasquez was elected to a second four-year term last month. Photo by John Zander
Fernando Vasquez reflects on his year as Downey mayor

Hello Downey! My term as Mayor has come to an end and as I reflect back on this last year, I am very grateful for the opportunity to […]

Lakewood Blvd. street repairs expected to last through January

Local business owners fed up as construction delays stretch into next year.

Foundation donates 50K books to Downey schools

  DOWNEY – A local nonprofit group donated more than 50,000 children’s books to the Downey Unified School District last week. The books range from board books for […]

The Downey Rose Float Association’s float passed final inspection by Tournament of Roses Parade officials last week. The parade, which is seen on television by an estimated 39 million Americans and millions more around the world, is Jan. 1 in Pasadena. Photo by Linda DeKay
Downey float passes last round of testing

DOWNEY –The Downey Rose Float Association passed the final series of inspections mandated by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade last Satruday. The last in the series of […]

Luis Herrera
Downey student wins prize for medical invention

DOWNEY – Johns Hopkins University student Luis Herrera, of Downey, was part of a team that won $10,000 at a national innovation competition last month. Herrera, Anvesh Annadanam, […]

G.O.O.D. toy drive

Gangs Out of Downey is collecting donations for its annual toy drive, benefiting Downey children and their families. “We could still use some more toys for G.O.O.D.,” said […]

Christmas trees should be placed curbside

DOWNEY – CalMet Services will pick up Christmas trees Saturday, Dec. 27, through Jan. 16. Before placing trees on the curb, all decorations and tree stands must be […]

Stauffer MS selected for pilot program

DOWNEY – Stauffer Middle School is one of only 12 schools nationwide selected to receive 35 Samsung Android tablets as part of a new  pilot Introduction to Computer […]

A Mitzvah on Christmas Eve

Dora Silvers is a longtime Norwalk resident who grew up in New Jersey. In this piece, Dora recalls one year when Hannukkah and Christmas Eve coincided, and her […]

September 22, 1936 to December 5, 2014
Colleen Roberta Lumley

Colleen Roberta Lumley, age 78, of Downey, CA, passed away December 5, 2014.  She was a very  loving devoting mother, grandmother, sister and friend, always putting others before […]

Downey Association of Realtors honor three with the title of “realtor emeritus”

Three longtime realtors were honored with the title of “realtor emeritus” by the Downey Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Joe Medina of Medina Investments; […]

Bingo at Knights of Columbus

DOWNEY – The Knights of Columbus hosts bingo every Tuesday night at its hall on Rives Avenue. Early bird specials begin at 6 p.m., followed by regular games […]

Assistance League of Downey Christmas distribution

Christmas Distribution, a joint program with Assistance League of Downey chapter members and the Assisteens, is in full swing. The Assisteens have been responsible for shopping, wrapping and […]

Downey Association of Realtors honored Downey’s Public Works Department

At its annual luncheon last week, the Downey Association of Realtors honored Downey’s Public Works Department. “In every city the public works department is the heartbeat of any […]

Music showcase planned for 2015

DOWNEY – Local musician Sebastian Sidi has announced plans for a talent show next spring for singers and musicians, taking place April 19 at the Downey Theatre. The […]

DUI checkpoint Friday night

DOWNEY – A DUI and driver’s license checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed location in Downey this Friday night, Dec. 19, starting at 8 p.m. Drunk driving […]

Downey Association of Realtors named new president

Jason Cierpiszewski of Century 21 My Real Estate was installed as president of the Downey Association of Realtors last week. He is the organization’s 69th president.   ********** […]

Chorus group presents Christmas concert

DOWNEY – The Downey Master Chorale will present a Christmas concert, “Hark the Angels,” this Sunday afternoon at Downey Seventh-day Adventist Church. The program begins at 2:30 p.m. […]

Parks offering kids program

DOWNEY – Many of Downey’s parks will be offering free outdoor activities for children during winter break. The “Holiday Haven” program is offered from 12-5 p.m. on weekdays […]

Suspects in real estate scam get prison time

PICO RIVERA – Four suspects accused of duping more than 500 people out of millions of dollars through a loan modification real estate scam were sentenced to prison […]

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