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Former mayor Bob Winningham dies at 59

DOWNEY – Former Downey Mayor Bob Winningham, universally regarded as one of the brightest and most caring and effective civic leaders in the city’s history, died Tuesday at […]


Mandatory meeting Saturday for host town volunteers

DOWNEY – Downey is hosting an information meeting this Saturday, May 2, at 9 a.m. at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center for residents interested in […]


Richard Bell, Carlos Benavides and Ray Pizarro started Pushrim, a social network and resource center for people with spinal injuries, in 2009.
Pushrim, a social network for people with spinal cord injuries

Started in 2009, Pushrim unites those with spinal cord injuries while advocating on their behalf.


Jim Wilson and his daughter, Kristen Ramirez. Jim Wilson and his daughter, Kristen Ramirez.
Vietnam veterans honored in emotional ceremony at Ft. Irwin

Ft. Irwin event properly thanks nation’s Vietnam service members.


Movie night at church

DOWNEY – First Presbyterian Church of Downey is hosting a family movie night May 9. “Madagascar Penguins” will be shown starting at 6 p.m. There will also be […]


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Mayor Luis Marquez

Mayor Luis Marquez has been appointed by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins to serve on the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC). The governing […]


Students make Dean’s List

DOWNEY – Five Downey residents have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester at Biola University. Those students are Carlos Aparicio, Nina Austria, Hannah […]


Students make Phi Kappa Phi

DOWNEY – Several Downey residents were recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic […]


June Davis mourned

DOWNEY – June E. Davis (Vleerick), also known as Auntie Mame, passed away March 23. A memorial service will be held at Miller Mies Downey Mortuary on May […]


Downey Adult School golf tournament May 18

DOWNEY – The Downey Adult School will host its inaugural Golf Tournament on May 18 as it raises money to support scholarships for career vocational training. The best […]


Library fundraiser at Cafe Opa

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library is hosting a fundraiser at Cafe Opa on Wednesday, May 6, with proceeds going to support the library’s many […]


WWII books on sale in the library

DOWNEY – With the 70th anniversary of Germany’s surrender to end World War II, the Friends of the Downey City Library has accumulated a collection of WWII books […]


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“Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Downey PTA”

The annual Downey Council PTA HSA awards dinner was held at the Rio Hondo Event Center on Tuesday night. Volunteers for all 19 schools were honored for their […]


A View of My Country

Because she was so much younger than her classmates, Cynthia Vanasse describes her public school years as being a challenge. But the strengths that she gained also culminated […]


Church hosting rummage sale

DOWNEY – Downey Memorial Christian Church will have a rummage sale this Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. A variety of items will be available, including clothes. Proceeds […]


Church celebrates Mother’s Day

DOWNEY – Vine Christian Fellowship will host a Mother’s Day celebration May 10 starting at 12:45 p.m. Following a bilingual sermon by Pastor Aaron Gurrola, a photogrpaher will […]


Cyril Barber was pastor, theology author

WHITTIER – Cyril John Barber, 80, passed away on April 12 in Hacienda Heights. Born in Pretoria, South Africa on May 18, 1934, Cyril was born to his […]


Woman’s Club fashion show May 16

DOWNEY – The Woman’s Club of Downey will host its annual fashion show fundraiser, featuring exclusive styles by Draper’s and Damon’s, on Saturday, May 16, from 11 a.m. […]


Spring concert at Rancho Los Amigos

DOWNEY – Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center invites the public to its Performance Arts of Rancho 15th anniversary spring concert, “Let’s Celebrate,” Friday, May 1, from 4-6 […]


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Dr. Sherley Freudenberger

Dr. Sherley Freudenberger passed away on March 21, 2015 at the age of 87 in Rancho Bernardo, CA. He is survived by his beloved wife Joan of 57 […]