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Exhibit of Ukrainian revolution comes to Downey

“Road to Freedom” features authentic artwork and artifacts from the Ukraine.

Rio Hondo College to offer bachelor’s degree

Whitter campus is one of 15 junior colleges permitted to begin offering 4-year degrees.

Hoping to engage residents, Norwalk hires communication consultant

Norwalk looks at ways to reach residents and increase civic engagement.

Walfrido Planas mourned

DOWNEY – Walfrido Elias Planas passed away Jan. 16 at Pacific Palms Health Care home in Long Beach with family at his side. A resident of Bell, he […]

The Downey Lions Club

The Downey Lions Club is selling commemorative stuffed lions for $5 as it raises money for Downey’s hosting of Special Olympics athletes later this summer. As an official […]

City launches stroller fitness class

DOWNEY – Downey’s Parks and Recreation Department has announced a new class, “Total Body Stroller Fitness,” with sessions beginning Feb. 6, March 13 and April 17. Classes are […]

Law firm hosts presentation on federal immigration

DOWNEY – A Downey law firm is hosting a free presentation Jan. 31 regarding President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, followed by a question and answer session. The […]

Robert Stiles, minister and realtor, passes away

DOWNEY –Robert “Bob” Lee Stiles, an ordained minister and realtor, died Jan. 20. He was born March 6, 1941 in Wheeling, West Virginia, the fifth child of Grant […]

Norwalk school district starts planning bond spending

NORWALK – The Board of Education, during a study session on Jan. 15, directed staff to prepare three to four proposals that package potential projects with the District’s […]

Energy Resource Center

On Thursday, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) held a meeting at the Energy Resource Center in Downey with a group of the 40th Congressional District’s city council members and […]

Downey wins award for fiscal budget

DOWNEY – For the first time in the city’s history, Downey has been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year […]

Lorine Parks introducing Rosalie Sciortino

My wife and I went to the Stay Gallery for this month’s meeting of Poetry Matters. This is Lorine Parks on the left, the curator of Poetry Matters, […]

U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting

This week, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) welcomed Downey Mayor Luis Marquez (pictured), Paramount Mayor Diane J. Martinez, and Walnut Mayor Nancy Renne Tragarz to her Capitol Hill office.   […]

Space center paying tribute to fallen astronauts

DOWNEY – The Columbia Memorial Space Center will be hosting Astronaut Commemoration Day in remembrance of the Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia crews on Saturday, Jan. 31, from […]

The Knights of Columbus bingo

The Knights of Columbus offers bingo every Tuesday night. Early bird specials start at 6 p.m., with regular games at 7. Games continue until 10 p.m. and feature […]

Warren High School students in London

Warren High School students Alexis Gonzalez-Martinez and Crystal Latona spent New Year’s in the UK after they were chosen to perform with USA Varsity cheer in London’s New […]

Greek tragedy at Cerritos College

NORWALK – “The Trojan Women,” a Greek tragedy by the Greek playwright Euripides that portrays the fate of the women of Troy following their city’s ruin, opens at […]

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Coyote sightings

SEAACA officials are expected to address the City Council soon regarding a recent surge in reported coyote sightings in Downey. Councilman Fernando Vasquez says he was told by […]

Services held for Juanita Talbert

DOWNEY – Juanita (Rene) Talbert, born in Chicago in 1926, died recently in Orange. A viewing was held Jan. 19 at Forest Lawn Mortuary in Cypress, with a […]

Legislation would encourage Mexican history in classrooms

DOWNEY – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia has introduced legislation that would encourage — but not require — “that the unconstitutional deportation of over 1 million U.S. citizens and lawful […]