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082814-01-01
Former rap producer finds a new calling helping others

Music artist Tito Rodriguez not only produces music, but charity efforts for the poor.


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Coming Home: Clarence Roshell

DOWNEY –  Security is second nature to Clarence Roshell, currently employed as the Assistant Vice President of Operations at RMI International. Roshell’s career of serving to protect began […]


Sean Ashton
INTERVIEW: city council candidate Sean Ashton

Ashton, a fifth grade teacher, is one of three candidates seeking to replace Mario Guerra.


082814-04-01
City Council rejects live music for south Downey bar

Wet Bar’s request for live entertainment permit denied after noise complaints.


Coordinating Council meeting

DOWNEY – The Downey Coordinating Council will meet Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and the […]


Crime Report

Tuesday, Aug. 19 At 2:30 p.m., officers responded to the 8200 block of Firestone Blvd. regarding an attempted robbery investigation. Officers spoke with the victim who reported he […]


Artists sought for Oct. 11 show

DOWNEY – The Downey Arts Coalition has issued a call to artists for an Oct. 11 show at the Downey Theatre. The show is titled “Lucky Number 7” […]


Drug take-back event Sept. 27

DOWNEY – Residents can safely dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription medications at a drug take-back event Saturday, Sept. 27, outside the Downey Police Department. Police personnel […]


Warren band launches decal drive

DOWNEY – Warren High band and color guard members will be canvassing the Downey community this coming Tuesday and Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., giving away decals in exchange […]


My Brother Bert

Kay Okino was born and raised on the idyllic island of Hawai’i. In this story she shares a personal account of the tragedy wrought by one of the […]


082814-01-03
Mary R. Stauffer Middle School

A ceremony to recognize the renaming of West Middle School to Mary R. Stauffer Middle School will take place this Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria. “In […]


082814-09-01
Downey’s Edward Mejia heads to Italy

DOWNEY – Downey resident Edward Mejia embarked on the trip of a lifetime last weekend – a 10-month study abroad journey to Florence, Italy. Mejia is starting his […]


Blue Mass for police, fire

DOWNEY – The 10th annual Blue Mass dedicated to the Downey police and fire departments will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m. at Our Lady of […]


Military-themed festival Sept. 27

DOWNEY – Blue Star Family Day, a festival honoring families whose loved ones are currently serving in the armed forces, will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, in Downey […]


Host city Downey plans volunteer effort

DOWNEY – With Downey now an official host city for the 2014 Special Olympics World Games, officials have set a Sept. 4 planning meeting to coordinate the large-scale […]


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Furman Park’s new playground

  The new playground at Furman Park was officially dedicated Aug. 6. The playground incorporates a space theme and featuring a covered play area, swing set, climbers and […]


082814-09-03
Couple celebrates 73 years

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey residents Wynn and Sol Kreisler are celebrating their 73rd wedding anniversary Saturday. Aug. 29, at Temple Ner Tamid. The Kreislers built their house 54 […]


Gas Company working on Suva Street

DOWNEY – Residents in northwest Downey can expect traffic delays as Southern California Gas Company begins work along Suva Street near Bluff Road this week. The work is […]


082814-09-02
Ramona Apodaca turns 99

Decades of walking, thousands of handmade tortillas and a positive outlook have kept Downey resident Ramona Apodaca active her entire life – even as she celebrates her 99th […]


Flapjack fundraiser for symphony

DOWNEY – The Downey Symphony Orchestra will hold a flapjack fundraiser at the Applebee’s restaurant in Norwalk on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 8-10 a.m. Tickets are $10 and […]