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What are you thankful for?

TonyaAndAdileny Sanchez: I am thankful for my lil blessing God sent me. Raider Tommy: I am thankful that as of today my mother, Rose Ann Garcia, is cancer […]

For $500,000, Benihana agrees to come to Downey

City Council offers $500K in economic incentives to bring Benihana to Downey.

Rick Rodriguez, right, with his wife, Lupe, and John Casillas, branch manager at the Downey Farmers and Merchant branch.
Rick Rodriguez presented Gratitude Award

DOWNEY – Downey resident Rick Rodriguez was one of 13 people honored by Farmers & Merchants Bank at its “California’s Strongest People You Can Bank On” awards ceremony […]

Police officer from Downey earns Medal of Valor

DOWNEY – Downey resident Brian S. Lopez, a LAX police officer, has been awarded the Medal of Valor for his actions Nov. 1, 2013, when a man opened […]

White House honors Cerritos College employee for volunteerism

NORWALK – Raquel Lizarraga, administrative clerk for Cerritos College’s Technology division, recently received the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award from the White House. She was honored for her […]

Ride with Santa Claus

Five Downey students will ride with Santa Claus at the Downey Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 7. The students include: (top, left to right) Emilo Vela (9), Julian […]

Norwalk Library hosting holiday sing-along this Monday

NORWALK – Norwalk Library will host a holiday sing-along this Monday, Dec. 1, from 6-7 p.m. Words to the songs will be projected on a big screen. In […]

Art Chandler

Art Chandler won the $1,000 top prize in the Christmas Shopping Extravaganza Raffle hosted by Soroptimist International of Downey on Nov. 12 at Cafe Corleone. Three-hundred raffle tickets […]

Seven ways to cut back on expenses this holiday season

When it comes to holiday spending, waiting in store lines all night and jostling for discounts will mean very little if you don’t have a budget that shapes […]

Lynwood school district releases new mission statement

LYNWOOD – The Lynwood Unified School District recently unveiled a new mission statement and objectives that will guide its instructional programs and educational planning moving forward. The updated […]

Police make arrest in Long Beach sexual assualt cases

LONG BEACH – A 19-year-old man accused of assaulting three women over several months in Long Beach pleaded not guilty yesterday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office […]

Christmas concert at Messiah Lutheran

DOWNEY – Messiah Lutheran Church will host its sixth annual Christmas concert Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. The concert will feature a 13-voice choir, as well as organ, […]

Rotary International annual United Nations Day

At the Rotary International annual United Nations Day, Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang commended Mariah Montero (left) and Norma Hunt for their service to the U.N. Rotaract […]

Bette Lloyd, Charleen McCluskey, Norma Perez and Joyce Prokop are making plans for the OLPH Women’s Guild’s champagne lunch Dec. 6.
Champagne lunch Dec. 6

DOWNEY – The Women’s Guild at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church will host its annual Christmas champagne lunch Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 am. to 2 p.m. […]

CSULB business college ranked one of the nation’s best

LONG BEACH – The College of Business Administration (CBA) at Cal State Long Beach has been named one of the nation’s best by the Princeton Review, and is […]

Gang members arrested in Chuck E. Cheese shooting

PICO RIVERA – Two brothers have been arrested in connection with a shooting at a Pico Rivera Chuck E. Cheese that narrowly missed children and adults inside the […]

Downey man charged in killing

NORWALK – A 38-year-old Downey man accused of fatally stabbing another man in Norwalk pleaded no contest last week. William Johnson pleaded no contest to a felony count […]

Patriot in Churchill, Canada

Laurie Koerner (standing) and Alice Martinez, Downey residents for 35 years, wait their turn to dog sled in Churchill, Canada. They recently traveled to the Hudson Bay town […]

On death, dying and loss

DOWNEY – No matter how bad or good they have it, in some cases people welcome death, not knowing what it actually means to end up dead. And […]

Downey Christmas Parade

Mark Keller will be Santa Claus for the 11th year at the Downey Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 7. The parade begins at 1:30 pm. on Downey Avenue. […]