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Cerritos College’s accreditation in jeopardy

Accrediting commission accuses college board of trustees of interference.


Cristina Garcia asks for patience in state of the state address

Assemblywoman says state finances are improving, but she’s “worried about small businesses.”


Four short films will be screened at the Epic Lounge on Sunday. Many were filmed in and around Downey.
Epic Lounge screening short films

DOWNEY – Four short films will be screened at the Epic Lounge this Sunday, including the premiere of “Streamline” by director Dan Marcus. “Streamline” is about a man […]


Berenise Guerrero
Downey woman joins fight against cancer

Berenise Guerrero was diagnosed with leukemia at just 22 years old.


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Tiffany Ashton

Tiffany Ashton, a 2014 graduate of Warren High School, went to Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. to register for classes and tour the campus. She took along […]


Summer of cycling update

DOWNEY – Downey’s summer of cycling continues on the heels of June’s successful all-day “Rock N’ Ride” event, which featured the city’s first annual “Tour de Downey,” at […]


Crime Report

Friday, July 4 The 4th of July is the busiest day of the year for the Downey Police Department. On this day, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight, we […]


071714-15-03
Century 21 My Real Estate blood drive

Century 21 My Real Estate held a successful blood drive on July 1, attracting “a strong showing of agents from My Real Estate Company and community supporters.” “This […]


Are you smarter than a smartphone?

Gloria Hannigan is a great-grandmother who embraces the present and sees the humor in everyday life. Shared Stories is a weekly column featuring articles by participants in a […]


Downey Police gets $20K grant

DOWNEY – The Downey Police Department has been awarded a $20,000 grant for its continuing efforts to prevent alcohol sales to minors. Downey PD applied for the grant […]


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SEAACA’s Pet of the Week - Palmer

Palmer, a 1-year-old tan and white terrier mix, is SEAACA’s Pet of the Week. Palmer is easy going and mellow, and also neutered. His impound number is 14-28923; […]


071714-04-02
Harvey Zaricor mourned

DOWNEY – Downey native Harvey Gordon Zaricor passed away July 11 after suffering a massive stroke June 28. He was 58. Born Nov. 20, 1955, he attended Meadow […]


Downey- May 17th, 2014 - Green Olive Mediterranean cuisine celeb
Green Olive two-year anniversary

Downey Councilman Mario Guerra and former Mrs. California Kari Volen were among the special guests at a two-year anniversary celebration at Green Olive restaurant. The free event also […]


Fundraising trip to San Manuel

DOWNEY – Pro Networkers of Downey is sponsoring a trip to San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino on Friday, July 25. A bus will leave from the Embassy […]


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Dorothy McFall was volunteer, teacher

DOWNEY – Dorothy Jane Wells McFall, a former volunteer with local theater groups, passed away July 8 at Washington Township Hospital in Fremont. Born in Chicago on Feb. […]


Food festival deadline is Monday

DOWNEY – The city of Downey has extended its deadline to July 21 for restaurants wanting to participate in the International Food Festival. Formerly known as the Taste […]


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John Paul Drayer

John Paul Drayer stands in front of the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder’s Office on the first day to file for one of three open seats on the Cerritos College […]


Greek fraternity hosts convention

DOWNEY – Former Downey resident Sylvia Contreras represented Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity’s Long Beach Alumnae Chapter at the organization’s 52nd national and 41st international convention in Los Angeles […]


071714-03-01
Running with the Bulls

DOWNEY – Since leaving New York three weeks ago I’ve been on the go from Lisbon, to Lagos and Barcelona. After spending two relaxing days in San Sebastian, […]


071714-15-01
Claudia de Leon and Lauren Camarena travel to Brazil

Downey residents Claudia de Leon (a realtor and president of Soroptimist International of Downey) and Lauren Camarena (a student) traveled to Brazil last month to support the U.S. […]