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Mexican American Bar Association’s inaugual golf tournament

More than 150 judges, prosectors, public defenders, private attorneys, and supporters participated in the Mexican American Bar Association’s inaugual golf tournament at the Rio Hondo Golf Club last […]

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Message from the Mayor

Hello Downey! I’m excited to be able to reach out to all of you once again through my Mayor’s Corner articles.  I know, it’s been some time since […]

Victor Koast to exhibit at Stay Gallery

DOWNEY − Artist Victor Koast will be showing new paintings and illustrations in his first ever solo exhibit at Stay Gallery, titled “Good Karma.” The opening reception will […]

Unlicensed contractors caught in sting

ARTESIA – Twelve unlicensed contractors were caught in an undercover sting operation conducted by the state licensing board in Artesia last week. In all, 97 people were arrested […]

Sylvia Hall was hospital volunteer

DOWNEY – Sylvia Hall, a former volunteer in the Physical Therapy Department at Downey Community Hospital, passed away July 22 at PIH Health in Whittier. She was 75. […]

‘Spiritual healer’ gets 9 years for rape

DOWNEY – A “spiritual healer” convicted of raping a woman inside his makeshift Downey office was sentenced to nine years in prison Wednesday. Jose Romulo Felix, 42, pleaded […]

Maria Garaduno leaves 3 kids

DOWNEY – Funeral services will take place Monday for Maria Garaduno, who died unexpectedly July 17 at age 43. She worked at the Downey YMCA and was a […]

Daytrip to San Diego

DOWNEY – The Downey Newcomers Club is sponsoring a trip to Old Town San Diego on Wednesday, Aug. 20, via Amtrak. Cost is $49.30 roundtrip for seniors and […]

Vacation bible school sign-ups

DOWNEY – Registration is now open for a vacation bible school at Downey Memorial Christian Church. “Workshop of Wonders” takes place Aug. 4-8 from 10 a.m. to 1 […]

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Furman Park new playground

The new playground at Furman Park will be officially dedicated next Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. The playground incorporates a space theme and featuring a covered play area, swing […]

Coincidence? Or a sinister stranger?

It’s obvious from this story that Marie Garcia is a friendly person who has “never met a stranger.” But this particular encounter left her son worried, and he […]

Casino night fundraiser

DOWNEY – The Downey Rose Float Association will be hosting a Western-style casino night at the Gold Rush Camp at Knott’s Berry Farm this Saturday, Aug. 2, from […]

June 16, 1920 to July 18, 2014
Mary Alice Taylor

Born in Quincy, ILL. on June 16, 1920 passed away on July 18, 2014 of natural causes in Downey, CA with family at her side. Mary just celebrated […]

Summer 101 wraps up

  DOWNEY – Summer 101, Downey Adult School’s four-week summer educational program, has finished its sixth year. The program was held at West Middle School this year for […]

Nursing program named Hispanic-friendly

DOWNEY − Downey Adult School’s VN program has been named the top Hispanic-friendly practical nursing program in L.A. County, according to the Practical Nursing Organization. The program was […]

Bell to host its first Art Walk

BELL – The inaugural Southeast L.A. Art Walk, featuring live music, art, vendors, and more, is happening this Saturday from 2-8 p.m. at the corner of Atlantic and […]

Library wins $2500 for digital books

DOWNEY − The Downey City Library has been awarded $2,500 from e-book provider OverDrive after increasing its circulation of electronic books by more than 70 percent during the […]

Fundraiser to benefit cancer research

DOWNEY – A dinner to benefit the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation will be held this Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Downey Masonic Lodge. The eighth annual Sue […]

Coming Home: Calvin Spencer

DOWNEY – Calvin Spencer knew he wanted to join the military since his freshman year of high school. Specifically, he wanted to join the Marines and be in […]

Raoul ‘Ray’ Hoeschen was community volunteer

DOWNEY – Raoul John “Ray” Hoeschen, a member of the Downey Elks Lodge, died peacefully at home July 22. He was born in Minnesota to Herman and Evelyn […]