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Wary of lawsuits, Downey rolls back restrictions on sex offenders

CITY COUNCIL: Supreme Court rules residency restrictions unconstitutional.

Warren High’s Alison Kirby named Woman of the Year

DOWNEY – Warren High teacher Alison Kirby has been named “Woman of the Year” by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia. She and other honorees from Garcia’s 58th Assembly district were […]

Mayor’s Corner: Welcome, Ireland!

Greetings Downey, It’s official! Our City will be hosting a delegation from Ireland for the upcoming Special Olympics World Games taking place in L.A. this summer. Before the […]

Travel guide: exploring Alaska

Alaska is the 49th and largest state in the United States of America. Separated from the rest of the country, (the “lower 48”), by Canada, Alaska lies on […]

My Dad’s Hands

We are sad to report that a longtime member of the memoirs class, Owen Heninger, recently passed away. Owen was a talented man in so many ways: knowledgeable, […]

Downey Federal Credit Union employees are pictured making a donation to SEAACA. The credit union recently donated nearly $6,000 to local charities.
DFCU donates nearly $6K to local charities

DOWNEY – Downey Federal Credit Union donated nearly $6,000 to local non-profits and charities this month, part of its ongoing effort to give back to the community it […]

Retired LAPD detective accused of uploading child porn

DOWNEY – Charles Daniel Henderson, a Downey resident and retired LAPD detective, was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on child pornography charges. Henderson is accused of uploading child […]

Half-price book sale at library

DOWNEY – The bookstore inside the Downey City Library is currently having a half-price book sale in order to make room for new donations. The bookstore is located […]

Alana Sauerwein mourned

DOWNEY – Alana Sauerwein, of Downey, passed away at home on March 9. She was born May 31, 1947 to the late Edmund and Irene Krams. She graduated […]

Mayor accepting Courage Award nominations

DOWNEY – Mayor Luis Marquez is seeking nominations for his “Mayor’s Courage Award,” which recognizes people committed to improving the lives of others in Downey. The award specifically […]

Students make Dean’s List

DOWNEY – Ikechukwu Enenmoh, of Downey, was named to the Dean’s List for academic excellence for the fall 2014 semester at Johns Hopkins University. He is majoring in […]

Nolan Hubbs funeral Saturday

DOWNEY – Downey resident and World War II veteran Nolan Hubbs passed away March 3. He was 98. He was born Oct. 29, 1916 in Equality, Ill. to […]

Blood drive at C21

DOWNEY – Century 21 My Real Estate is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive Tuesday, April 7, from 12-6:15 p.m. “A blood donation is truly a gift […]

Easter stories for children

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library is celebrating Easter with children’s stories this Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Children ages 3-5 can hear stories about […]

April 13, 1918 to March 9, 2015
Kenneth Beckner

Kenneth Beckner passed away peacefully on March 9th, one month shy of his 97th birthday. A long time Downey resident, Ken lived a full life with his family […]

Spring festival at Golden Park

DOWNEY – Downey’s Golden Park will host a “bunny breakfast and spring extravaganza” this Saturday, March 28, with carnival games, a prize walk, vendor booths, a portable skate […]

25th annual Los Angeles Archdiocese Academic Junior High Decathlon

The St. Raymond academic decathlon team brought home four medals after competing in the 25th annual Los Angeles Archdiocese Academic Junior High Decathlon on March 7 at the […]

Financial literacy course at church

DOWNEY – Downey First Christian Church is hosting a nine-week financial course beginning Sunday, April 12. The DVD-driven course, titled Financial Peace University, is taught by best-selling author […]

E-waste collection Saturday

DOWNEY – Warren High School’s football program will be collecting broken or unwanted electronics this Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Items that can be […]

Louis Caldarelli passes away at 92

SANTA FE SPRINGS – Louis Caldarelli, 92, a chemical engineer, musician and founder of a Santa Fe Springs business, passed away peacefully March 4 at his home, surrounded […]