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Starbucks opening walk-up store in Downey

New Starbucks at Imperial Highway and Bellflower Boulevard will be walk-up, drive-thru only.


041615-01-01
Free health screenings available next week

Blood pressure, abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings offered at no charge.


041615-03-01
Inspiring women honored by Downey Soroptimist

DOWNEY – Five women who actively give back to the Downey community were honored by Soroptimist International of Downey on Thursday during a breakfast event at the Rio […]


Members of Golden West Brass: Technical Sgt. Charlene Mayes, Airman First Class Nicholas Ciardelli, Technical Sgt. Scott Ruedger, Staff Sgt. Jill Corbett, and Airman First Class Stephen Denison.
Air Force band performing free concert

DOWNEY – The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West will present a free matinee concert at the Downey Theatre on Sunday, May 17. Although the concert […]


041615-08-01
Free concert Sunday at First Baptist

DOWNEY – Singer and songwriter Macain Treat, a graduate of Downey High School, will perform with his band Tenth and California in a free concert this Sunday at […]


Squatter accused of trying to steal home

LOS ANGELES – A 26-year-old squatter from Los Angeles was arrested and charged with real estate fraud after forging documents in an effort to gain control of a […]


041615-07-02
Ex Downey High basketball player dies

DOWNEY – Isaac Okebiorun, who immigrated to the U.S. from Germany as a teenager and quickly endeared himself to his Downey High classmates and basketball teammates, died suddenly […]


Nursery school marking 50 years

DOWNEY – Downey United Methodist Church Nursery School will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an open house Sunday, May 3. All former teachers, families and alumni are invited […]


041615-09-01
Travel Guide: Bismarck, North Dakota

Bismarck is the state capital of North Dakota, and is North Dakota’s second largest city. In a Cambridge University Study Bismarck was one of the safest cities in […]


041615-10-01
Porto’s Bakery tour

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (right) was joined by U.S. Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet for tours of Porto’s Bakery in Downey and the Porto’s plant in Commerce. Their tour […]


Warren High’s Shirley Stewart tapped as MC

DOWNEY – Shirley Stewart, AP coordinator at Warren High School, will serve as mistress of ceremonies at the California Women’s Chorus’ 46th annual public scholarship concert, taking place […]


041615-10-05
West Coast NRA Junior Sectional BB Gun Competition

Royal Rangers – Outpost 132, of Downey, recently competed in the West Coast NRA Junior Sectional BB Gun Competition in Costa Mesa. It was the group’s second year […]


Tire recycling May 2

DOWNEY – Downey City Hall will host a used tire collection event Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Up to nine tires can be dropped […]


All symphony photos by Oscar Dominguez of Moving Stills Pictures
Downey Symphony: Seen at the scene

  Katie Hare and Marie Eckstrom of the Downey Symphony Guild present a check for $15,000.00 to Sharon Lavery, Music Director of the Downey Symphony Orchestra and the […]


Local Obituaries

Virginia Barta was PTA president WHITTIER – Virginia M. Hollenbach Lanham Barta, 89, passed away March 21. She was born June 16, 1925 in the family home which […]


Teachers to get overseas training

DOWNEY – Three DUSD teachers have been chosen for an education fellowship and will travel abroad this summer. Daniel Kim, an AP environmental science teacher at Downey, will […]


041615-04-02
Couple competes on ‘Price is Right’

DOWNEY – Downey residents Elisa and Edward Duran won the “Showcase Showdown” on Wednesday’s special episode of “The Price is Right.” The episode was a salute to military […]


Town hall meeting Wednesday

DOWNEY – Councilman Sean Ashton is hosting a town hall meeting this Wednesday, April 22, from 6-8 p.m. at the Barbara J. Riley Center. Ashton will provide updates […]


041615-10-06
Vazza Café now open in the Downey City Library

Vazza Cafe, a coffee cart offering frappes, chai lattes and other coffeehouse staples, is now open in the Downey City Library. The cart opened last week as part […]


041615-04-01
At Santa Fe High, students are presented the dangers of drunk driving

WHITTIER – A mock 9-1-1 broadcast blared through Santa Fe High School’s PA system during the late morning of April 1, alerting students that the “Every 15 Minutes” […]