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Downey resident Rick Rodriguez, center, was honored as a “Hometown Hero” by the American Red Cross this week in recognition of his work with veterans. He is pictured above with city administrators and council members. Photo by John Zander
Downey’s Rick Rodriguez honored by Red Cross

American Red Cross pays tribute to “ordinary citizens” who help save others.


092514-02-01
The problem with DowneyWatchdog.com

COLUMN: Anonymous website loses credibility with low-brow attacks.


Anthony Moreno’s winding road to Downey

Baritone singer is featured soloist at Oct. 11 concert at the Downey Theatre.


Drug take-back Saturday

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


Car wash fundraiser

DOWNEY – Warren High cheerleaders will be washing cars Saturday, Oct. 4, in the Del Taco parking lot. The fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   […]


Church hosting financial series

DOWNEY – Downey First Christian Church is hosting a financial education seminar that begins this Sunday at 2 p.m. The first class is free. Financial Peace University is […]


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Richard Allen, accountant and golfer, mourned

DOWNEY – Richard H. Allen died at his home in Diamond Bar on Sept. 21. Born Richard Allen Heimerdinger on Dec. 19, 1927 in Bell, he lived in […]


Crime Report

Friday, Sept. 12 At 10:00 p.m., officers responded to a report of a traffic accident at the intersection of Old River School Rd. and Irwingrove. Upon arrival, they […]


Warren High makes list of top high schools

DOWNEY – “Newsweek” and the Daily Beast have ranked Warren High School on its breakout list of one of the “Most Transformative High Schools in the Country.” The […]


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High school PTSA in friendly wager

DOWNEY – The PTSA presidents from Warren and Downey high schools have wagered a friendly bet to see which school can get the most new members between now […]


My Cadillac

Many readers can empathize with Kacie Cooper’s desire for a car when she was in high school and also working.  When her dad drove her to Wilmington to […]


June 30, 1950 to September 21, 2014
Lloyd Robert Long

Lloyd Robert Long passed away due to natural causes on Sunday, September 21st, 2014, in Laughlin, Nevada at the age of 64. Lloyd was born on June 30, […]


Water barrel giveaway Saturday

DOWNEY – Free plastic food-grade barrels for emergency water storage will be given away this Saturday, Sept. 27, in the Stonewood Center north parking lot from 8 a.m. […]


Housing applications available next week

DOWNEY – Applications for The View, the downtown affordable housing complex, will be available Oct. 3-4 in the Downey Theatre patio area, and also on the city’s website. […]


Cerritos unveiling new sculpture

CERRITOS – “Cerritos Celebrates the Arts,” a month of art-themed activities, kicks off in the Cerritos Sculpture Garden at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1. A new lighted […]


Wild west Town
Abuelo’s House

 Yolanda Adele is a Norwalk girl who spent summers at the home of her maternal grandparents in El Paso, Texas. As she describes it, the home had “history, […]


Downey’s International Food Festival is Saturday

DOWNEY – The city’s International Food Festival, previously known as the Taste of Downey, will take place this Saturday night in Downtown Downey. In addition to local restaurants, […]


Joyce Sherwin, E. J. Ball, and Don Marshall, members of the Board of Directors of the Downey Symphonic Society, with Sharon Lavery, Music Director of the Downey Symphony Orchestra, prepare to serve the “Flapjack Fundraiser” breakfast at Applebee’s in Norwalk this past Saturday.
Preparations underway for symphony’s 2014-15 season

Downey Symphony’s new concert season gets underway Oct. 11.


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Pat Gomez-Pratt dies at 71

Celebration of life to be held Oct. 6 at Long Beach Yacht Club


Jacob Cook: paying it forward on and off the field

Downey wide receiver raising money for mothers who have children with terminal cancer.