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Downey voters tasked with big decisions

Southwest Downey residents will select either Robert Kiefer, Sean Ashton or Dr. Shahira A-Malek to join City Council.

Guerra, Mendoza spend big ahead of election

State senate candidates make final push to reach voters ahead of Tuesday’s election.

Photo by Greg Waskul
Power health messages delivered at stroke seminar

Dr. Helena Chui challenges attendees to take control of their health.

Artist to display 22-ft. sculpture at Sunday’s Dia de los Muertos

DOWNEY − It takes Martin Sanchez about a year and half to collect and assemble just the right materials for his mega-sized whimsical sculptures, such as the 22’-high […]

Third-graders get up close look at Downey’s symphony

DOWNEY – Halloween is upon us again as we reach the end of another October. Usually during this week of the year there is something strange, out of […]

Antonia Thomas passes away

DOWNEY – Antonia Emmanuel Thomas passed away at PIH Hospital in Downey on Oct. 19 after a long illness she had battled this past year. She was born […]

Krikorian celebrates Day of the Dead

DOWNEY – Celebrating the Day of the Dead holiday early this year, the lobby of Krikorian Theatres in Downey last Saturday was transformed into a wondrous display based […]

Downey redesigns neighborhood watch signs

DOWNEY – The Downey Police Department has unveiled newly-designed neighborhood watch signs, a modernized design that promotes the police department’s partnership with the community. The new signs will […]

VA homeownership workshop

DOWNEY – A homeownership workshop specifically for veterans and surviving spouses will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in […]

Anthony Chavez graduates basic training

DOWNEY – Army Pvt. Anthony Chavez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, Chavez received instruction in drill and ceremony, […]

Veterans to discuss war, coming home

DOWNEY – A panel discussion with veterans about their experiences of going to war and the issues they face on returning home will be held at the Downey […]

Services Saturday for Diane Wynn

DOWNEY – Diane Wynn, a resident of Bellflower, a retired elementary school teacher in the Paramount Unified School District, and a longtime member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church […]

Veterans reading at library

DOWNEY – Local veterans will be reading stories aloud at the Downey City Library this Saturday from 12:30-2 p.m. After storytelling, kids will be able to make a […]

Fundraiser for American Legion

DOWNEY – A fundraiser to help the refurbishment of the American Legion Hall in South Gate will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, from 1-3:30 p.m. at Joseph’s Bar […]

Uncle Jerry

Some would say Elaine Held’s Uncle Jerry led a charmed life.  He was the kind of character that movies are made about. He survived a difficult childhood to […]

Bingo luncheon at St. Raymond’s

DOWNEY – The Italian Catholic Federation of St. Raymond’s Catholic Church is hosting a bingo luncheon Saturday, Nov. 16, at 12:30 p.m. in the Msgr. Robert Gipson Hall. […]

Warren High student wins $10K scholarship

DOWNEY – Warren High School senior Hilda Atuncar beat out more than 10,000 high school students across the country to win a $10,000 college scholarship from Nordstrom. Nordstrom […]

Free breakfast for vets

DOWNEY – All military veterans and active duty soldiers are invited to Calvary Chapel Christian School in Downey on Friday, Nov. 7, for a complimentary breakfast. The breakfast […]

Remembering my old school days

In the 1940s, students were part of an education system known as the 6-4-4 Plan.

Photo by Michael Ziegler
Women’s health conference packs event center

Conference aims to keep women physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy.