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South Downey car wash to expand

Sultan Car Wash on Imperial Highway adding a dozen self-serve vacuums.

LAPD detective pleads no contest to child porn charge

DOWNEY – A retired LAPD detective who lives in Downey pleaded no contest Tuesday to an allegation that he was in possession of child pornography. Charles Daniel Henderson, […]

Crime Report

Friday, April 10 At 2:30 a.m., two male adults were standing in front of an apartment building in the 9330 block of Elm Vista when four male suspects […]

Last Saturday’s Downey TLC 5K attracted hundreds of runners and walkers. Photo by John Zander
Mayor’s Corner: a busy spring in Downey

Hello Downey!   Spring is officially here and April has been an exciting month for our community — highlighted by the success of several community events. The City […]

Woman’s Club fashion show May 16

DOWNEY – The Woman’s Club of Downey will host its annual fashion show fundraiser, featuring exclusive styles by Draper’s and Damon’s, on Saturday, May 16, from 11 a.m. […]

Downey woman working to make cruises safer

DOWNEY – Georgia Gonos Ananias, a former teacher and principal in the Downey Unified School District, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the International Cruise […]

Apollo Park facilities closed Friday

DOWNEY – Due to a scheduled Southern California Edison power outage, several city facilities will be closed Friday, April 24. Closures include the Barbara J. Riley Community and […]

Church parking lot sale

DOWNEY – The Moravian Church of Downey will host a parking lot sale Saturday, May 2, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is located at 10337 […]

The Chan family in New York

The Chan family – Gary, Andrew, Allyssa and Chan — is pictured with the “Survivor Tree” at the World Trade Center memorial in New York City. In October […]

The story of the found bracelet

Four weeks ago, a man named Mark Spencer was looking for buried treasure on the beaches of Queensland, Australia, with his metal detector. He found a bracelet, and […]

Legislation would require daycare workers to be vaccinated

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Health Committee last week approved SB 792, legislation authored by state Sen. Tony Mendoza that would require daycare workers to be vaccinated against measles, […]


Gerald Tompkins services this weekend DOWNEY – Gerald Bunker Tompkins, born in Downey on Jan. 17, 1924, died March 31. He attended Downey High School where he met […]

Downey teen chosen for West Point leadership program

DOWNEY – Downey’s Viviana Gonzalez has been accepted into West Point’s exclusive Summer Leaders Experience program. Viviana, who is a junior at Cornelia Connelly High in Anaheim, will […]

Country singer is guest speaker

DOWNEY – Professional country singer June Wade will be guest speaker at the Downey Christian Women’s Club May 13 meeting at the Los Amigos Country Club. The luncheon […]

Assemblywoman in Commerce

COMMERCE – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia will be at Rosewood Park in Commerce on Saturday, May 2, at 9 a.m., walking and talking with local residents about state and […]

Silent auction underway at library

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library holds monthly silent auctions to raise money for library programs. April’s items include: “Baseball’s Greatest” (a set of four […]

Kacie Cooper and her Shetland pony, Cindy.
A Horse of Course

Kacie Cooper grew up in Norwalk where zoning regulations permitted horses. Interwoven among the humor, Kacie sheds light on some of the angst common to many adolescents, as […]

Tip-a-Cop at Johnny Carino’s

DOWNEY – Downey police officers will be working as hosts and waiters at Johnny Carino’s next Thursday, April 30, as they raise money for local Special Olympics athletes. […]

Steven Diaz finishes boot camp

DOWNEY – Army Pvt. Steven S. Diaz has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the […]

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Downey Sertoma Club presents a $500 check to The Arc

John McKinsey, president of Downey Sertoma Club, presents a $500 check to Jeffrey Stephens of The Arc – Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Stephens was guest speaker at […]