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Stay Gallery on Downey Avenue opened in 2012, with funding from the city of Downey. Pictured above is a poetry group that meets monthly at the gallery. Photo courtesy stay gallery
City Council to keep funding Stay Gallery

City will subsidize gallery’s rent for next three years using public art funds.


Police make arrest in double-homicide

DOWNEY – Downey police have arrested a man in connection with a double homicide that occurred in front of a taco restaurant in Downey last year. Henry Gutierrez, […]


Photo by John Zander
Coming Home: Richard ‘Rocky’ Rodriguez Jr.

DOWNEY – No man gets left behind. That has been the ongoing motivation for Richard Rodriguez Jr. or better known as Rocky. Wanting to become a G.I. Joe […]


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Ex-bank manager faces more charges

DOWNEY – A Downey woman sentenced last week for her role in a 2012 East Los Angeles bank robbery is now facing charges of insurance fraud. Aurora Barrera, […]


Sean Ashton, Shahira A-Malek, Robert Kiefer
Open seat on city council draws 3 candidates

Sean Ashton, Shahira A-Malek and Robert Kiefer seeking to replace Mario Guerra.


Mini concert in Bellflower

BELLFLOWER – The Bellflower Civic Chorus will perform a mini concert for the Bellflower Long Beach Elks No. 888 at the Elks Lodge in Bellflower. The concert is […]


Suspected ‘Quad Bandit’ arrested

CERRITOS – A suspected serial bank robber known as the “Quad Bandit” was arrested after robbing a Brea bank last week, authorities announced. Jonathan Oechsle, 47, of Anaheim, […]


Crime Report

Friday, Aug. 1 At 1:25 p.m., a Downey Police Officer observed a traffic violation and attempted to stop a 2011 Chevy Pick-up.  The vehicle pulled to the rear […]


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The Jones family

While on vacation in Arizona last week, the Jones family stopped in Tombstone. “On the way there we got caught in a pretty good thunderstorm,” says Anthony Jones. […]


So Cal Edison warns of imposters

DOWNEY – Southern California Edison (SCE) is advising customers to be aware of a new telephone scam that is demanding immediate payment for allegedly past due electricity bills. […]


Don’t let a neighbor’s barking dog drive you crazy

The most common complaint about dogs is their barking and other noises that they may make. Every city has law(s) against noise nuisances caused by a dog(s). Most […]


My Good Shepherd

Dulce Ruelos was born in a rural town in the Philippines, where her father traveled to work each week on horseback. When Dulce’s mother died unexpectedly at the […]


Quilt appraiser to appear in Downey

DOWNEY – Noted quilt appraiser Julie Silber will present her trunk show of vintage quilts at the Aug. 20 meeting of the Los Angeles County Quilt Guild at […]


Hawaiian luau in La Mirada

LA MIRADA – Mirada Hills Rehabilitation and Convalescent Hospital in La Mirada will host a free luau Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5-8 p.m. Hawaiian dancers will perform from […]


Credit 101 for college freshmen

To parents with a freshman entering college this fall: You’re probably expecting to shell out major bucks for tuition, room and board and a million other necessities over […]


Tickets on sale to shopping event

DOWNEY – As part of a fundraiser, the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Women’s Guild is selling tickets to Citadel Outlets’ ninth annual Shopping Extravaganza on Oct. 18. […]


Legislation would send mail ballots straight to county registrar

DOWNEY – A proposed law that would require all completed vote-by-mail applications to be mailed directly to the county registrar’s office and not to middlemen or political campaign […]


AARP taking party bus to San Diego

DOWNEY – Downey residents are invited on a free trip to a San Diego convention called “Ideas@50+” on Saturday, Sept. 6. The trip is sponsored by the AARP. […]


Cerritos food festival Sept. 18

CERRITOS – The 2014 Taste of the Region and Business Expo will take place Thursday, Sept. 18, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. […]


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United States Tennis Association

The United States Tennis Association summer youth tennis program concluded July 31 at Independence Park. The kids, ages 8-17, pictured here completed the ‘L.A. 84” USTA program. From […]