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Sister Doherty’s life behind bars

Sister Teresa Doherty brings hope and healing to youth behind prison walls.


072414-02-01
On the coast of Croatia

My next stop after Pamplona was Nice, France where I met Marisol, a friend from home who would be joining me for two weeks in Europe. We decided […]


Furman, Apollo parks getting new walking trails

City Council Roundup: Furman Park will get new trail before year is over.


Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel
Downey High grad conducts flight training with Marines

EL CENTRO – Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 conducted flight training at the Naval Air Facility  in El Centro on July 16. This training was […]


Textbooks open for review

DOWNEY – Textbooks under consideration for adoption by the Board of Education are now available for public inspection at district headquarters. If adopted, the textbooks will be used […]


Community bike ride Saturday

DOWNEY – The Downey Bicycle Coalition will host its monthly community bike ride this Saturday morning, departing from Furman Park on a family-oriented ride through local neighborhoods. Riders […]


Blood drive at library

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library is hosting a community blood drive Thursday, Aug. 7, from 12-6 p.m. to benefit the American Red Cross. For an appointment, call […]


072414-15-03
The California Bandits

The California Bandits, an 11U team based out of Downey, won the gold medal at the Rawlings International Salute to Baseball Tournament last week in Florida. The international […]


Alicia Edquist and Howard Phillips are raising money for breast cancer research.
Residents participating in Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey residents Howard Phillips and Alicia Edquist are walking in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Santa Barbara this September. In honor of Phillips’ […]


072414-04-03
Franklin O’Brien mourned

DOWNEY – Franklin (Frank) O’Brien, 82, passed away June 25 at his Downey home. He was born Oct. 12, 1931 in Lynn, Mass. He lived and raised his […]


072414-03-01
Longtime resident Gerri Emmi mourned

DOWNEY – Geraldine “Gerri” Emmi, a longtime resident of Downey, died peacefully in her sleep on June 30. She is survived by her mother, Nicolina Emmi of Downey, […]


SEAACA is in need of a home for “Griffin,” a 3-year-old pug/corgi mix that weighs over 45 lbs.
Fat pets a growing problem in animal shelters

  DOWNEY – Although you think that sharing your cheeseburger with your pet is a wonderful treat, beware that you can be contributing to a future of complex […]


Summer car show in Cerritos

CERRITOS – Reflections Car Club of Southern California will host its “Summer Cruise Nights” this Tuesday at South Street Grill in Cerritos from 5-9 p.m. The event is […]


May 7, 1954 to July 21, 2014
Anthony Leonardo Baca

Anthony Leonardo Baca, age 60, passed away July 21, 2014 in Dallas, TX. He was born May 7, 1954 in Los Angeles, CA. Anthony was the second child […]


Sertoma Club installs officers

DOWNEY – Downey Sertoma Club recently installed its 2014-15 officers during a Western-themed installation ceremony at Cafe N Stuff. Eric Pierce, editor of The Downey Patriot, was the […]


January 31, 1919 to July 14, 2014
Roy V. Asmus

Roy V. Asmus, a pillar of several communities and much beloved figure in the civil and community activities of Bell Gardens and Montebello, passed away quietly at Downey […]


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 […]


A Bride’s Journey to America

Asha Ramnaney was born in India and had only known her American-born husband a very short while when they married. A New Year’s Eve blizzard complicated the journey […]


Shark show just for kids

DOWNEY – Adventurers Wayne and Karen Brown will take kids on a virtual whale shark expedition to Belize next Thursday, July 31, from 2-2:45 p.m. Kids will learn […]


Magazine editor is guest speaker

DOWNEY – “Burst of New Color” is the theme of the Downey Christian Women’s Club meeting on Aug. 13. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. at Los Amigos […]