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Giant RV, BevMo may be opening stores in Downey

DOWNEY − Two major business chains are highly considering opening locations in Downey, city officials announced this week. Motorhome dealer Giant RV and alcoholic beverages vendor BevMo both […]


Dr. Robert Jagielski will take over as principal of Sussman Middle School on July 1. He is pictured with vice principal Dr. Anita Arora and dean of students Jesus Alvarez.
Dr. Robert Jagielski named principal of Sussman Middle School

School board also appoints two new elementary school principals.


DUSD ‘Teachers of the Year’ announced

Jill King, Robert Mallory, Grant Warhurst and Gale Mejico earn top honors.


052115-02-01
After a death in the family, Mambo Grill grateful for community support

DOWNEY – As the owner of Mambo Grill restaurant in downtown Downey, it isn’t unusual for David Llamas to hold fundraisers for grieving family members trying to raise […]


Dr. Hasmik Danielian was hired Monday as superintendent of the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District.
After 5-month search, NLMUSD hires new superintendent

NORWALK – After a five-month search, the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District nabbed a new superintendent from Imperial County on Monday. Hasmik Danielian, a former teacher and principal, […]


December 15, 1999 - May 10, 2015
Remembering Isaac Sammuel Rincon

Isaac came into our lives and formed a friendship with my son. They were just shy of eight years old when their adventures began. Reflecting over those years […]


052115-07-03
Norman Buchert was Boeing worker

DOWNEY – Norman Charles Buchert, born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 13, 1942, passed away May 9 after a battle with cancer. He graduated from Port St. Joe […]


Police make arrest in stabbing

DOWNEY − Downey police have arrested a man in connection with a stabbing and attempted carjacking earlier this month. Police responded to the 10000 block of Lakewood Boulevard […]


Volunteer openings at Kaiser

DOWNEY – Kaiser Permanente hospital in Downey has volunteer opportunities, including in its hospital and hospice. Hospital volunteers work as concierges, greeters and way-finders. Volunteers must be at […]


Downey library Story Times return next week

DOWNEY – Story Times resume at the Downey City Library on May 26 at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. after a brief break for the Memorial Day holiday. […]


Photo exhibit offers global perspective

DOWNEY – On April 17, Stay Gallery showcased Virginia Yunes’s photographs of her travels through third world countries such as Brazil and Africa. Her photographs represent her message […]


Mario Mireles graduates basic training

DOWNEY – Army Pvt. Mario Mireles has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, Mireles received instruction in drill and ceremony, […]


Tickets on sale for historical society luncheon

DOWNEY – Tickets are on sale for the Downey Historical Society’s 50th anniversary luncheon June 27 at 11:30 am. at the Rio Hondo Event Center. Tickets are $20 […]


St. John Bosco graduation Saturday

BELLFLOWER – St. John Bosco High School will graduate its 60th senior class this Saturday, May 23. Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2015, St. John Bosco was founded […]


The Melody Shoppe

Helen Hampton grew up in rural Maine. She sang in the chorus and loved music. When she moved with her husband to Florida, he presented her with a […]


Warren High students pass college animation test

DOWNEY – Warren High recently sent a group of 10 animation students to Mount San Antonio College to participate in a college-level animation course. All 10 students passed […]


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Downey space camp includes field trips, hands-on activities

DOWNEY – Adults. Read this with the young people in your life. Young people. You may have to read this to your adults. This summer, leave school – […]


ABWA celebrates its 50th anniversary

DOWNEY – The Eldorado Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association celebrated its 50th anniversary of “helping women one woman at a time” on April 15 at the […]


052115-07-06
Charles Bowers earned Purple Heart

DOWNEY – Charles Bowers, age 92, passed away at home on May 5. Charles was a Purple Heart Veteran wounded in Okinawa. He has been retired from GTE […]


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Nursing home hires new executive director

BELLFLOWER – Bel Tooren Villa Convalescent Hospital, a skilled nursing and rehab facility in Bellflower, is welcoming a new executive director, Trent Weaver. Weaver most recently served as […]