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Crystal Vincent and her son, Ryan Whittle, hold a  picture of Joshua. Photo by Christian Brown
Townhouse development names streets after fallen Marine

Gated community dedicates Joshua Way, Whittle Court and Sunshine Place.

A contingent of female DUSD students traveled to Cal Poly Pomona last week to participate in the Women in Engineering Program, which seeks to increase the number of women in the engineering industry. Photo courtesy DUSD
Downey girls introduced to engineering careers

DOWNEY – Eighty female students from the Downey Unified School District recently participated in Cal Poly Pomona’s Women in Engineering Program, which helps young women explore careers in […]

Downey students sweep SkillsUSA competition

DOWNEY – More than 500 Downey Unified School District (DUSD) high school students traveled to Los Angeles recently to contend against high schools from Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los […]

Simplicity Bank is acquired

Downey branch will become HomeStreet Bank after its acquisition.

Church marks St. Joseph’s Table

DOWNEY – St. Raymond’s Catholic Church will celebrate St. Joseph’s Table March 21-22. The schedule includes a liturgy at 5 p.m. on March 21, following by a blessing […]

Orlando Duarte finishes basic training

DOWNEY – U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Orlando Duarte graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. He is the son […]

Legislation addresses social media content after death

NORWALK – Assemblymember Ian Calderon introduced AB 691 last week, legislation that would provide a process for people to choose whether they want the digital assets stored on […]

Bellflower schools spend millions to upgrade technology

BELLFLOWER – Bellflower Unified has spent $3 million this school year to create a system of tablets, laptops, document cameras and projectors that allows teachers to seamlessly integrate […]

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State of the City address

Mayor Luis Marquez used his State of the City address Wednesday to publicly identify several more restaurants confirmed for the Promenade at Downey development, including Mod Pizza, Lazy […]

A Blessing in Disguise

Dulce Ruelos was a wife and mother with four children when martial law was declared in the Philippines. Fearing layoffs and the loss of her job, Dulce left […]

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser

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

Students musicians perform at Band Spectacular

DOWNEY – Warren High School held its fourth annual Downey Unified School District Band Spectacular last Saturday, drawing an overflow crowd to the gymnasium to hear nearly half […]

Church seeks business clothing

DOWNEY – First Presbyterian Church of Downey is hosting a clothing drive March 1-15, with donations going to Clothes The Deal non-profit organization. The church is specifically requesting […]

FAFSA primer: How to navigate through the college aid maze

If you’re worried about paying for your child’s college education, keep this statistic in mind: during the 2011-12 school year, the U.S. Department of Education reported that 85 […]

Gospel singer is guest speaker

DOWNEY – Gospel singer Lillie Knauls will speak at the Downey Christian Woman’s Club on Wednesday, March 11, at Los Amigos Country Club. Her topic is “Dealing with […]

Healthy Downey 5K now taking sign-ups

DOWNEY – Pre-registration is now being taken for the third annual Healthy Downey 5K Run/Walk, taking place April 18 at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Last day […]

Legislators order audit of Central Basin

COMMERCE – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon and the Joint Legislative Audit Committee this week directed the State Auditor to investigate the Central Basin Municipal Water District’s operations and use […]

Walk for Life this Saturday

DOWNEY – The fifth annual Walk for Life benefiting the Sean Vernon Feliciano Amazing Day Foundation will be held this Saturday, March 7, at Shoreline Park in Long […]

Herbert ‘Tud’ Goepel mourned

SANTA FE SPRINGS – Herbert Charles Goepel, also known among his family as “Tud”, passed away peacefully on Feb. 13 at age 99. He was born on Aug. […]

College taking applications for bridge program

NORWALK – Cerritos College’s Summer Bridge Program, which helps incoming students make a smooth transition from high school to college, is now accepting applications for the summer 2015 […]