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Maximus Jacob Presta

Maximus Jacob Presta, born 16 weeks early on Feb. 20, died Friday at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Downey. He was 9 months old. Maximus weighed only 1 lb. […]

Louie Anderson, Rita Rudner coming to Downey

Comedians will perform together at Downey Theatre as part of 2014-15 season.

Mayor Fernando Vasquez thanks a veteran for his military service at a Veterans Day ceremony last week. Photo by John Zander
Mayor’s Corner: news and updates from Downey’s mayor

Hello Downey! It’s great to connect with you once again through my Mayor’s Corner article. I hope you find these articles to be informative and that you enjoy […]

A-Malek: low voter turnout is disappointing

Physician and City Council candidate says she plans to stay involved in the community.

Tommy Lasorda addresses U.S. troops at a USO event Tuesday. Photo by Greg Waskul
Thanking our troops during the season of Thanksgiving

Troops enjoy early Thanksgiving dinner ahead of deployment.

Coming Home: Jose Balan

DOWNEY – Jose Balan reminisces about his first notion of becoming a part of the United States Armed Forces. “Military service was always something I wanted to do […]

Downey Adult School students qualify for California Shorthand Reporters

Downey Adult School students Edgar Tsarukyan, Susan Bruzzese, Natalie Parvizi, Amber Pilson, and Rashad Gordon qualified recently to take the California Shorthand Reporters Examination to be held on […]

James Rodney Shull

James (Jim) Rodney Shull passed away with adoring family members at his bedside late in the afternoon on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Downey PIH Hospital. Jim was […]

Tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 8

DOWNEY – Downey will host its annual tree-lighting ceremony Monday, Dec. 8, from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Civic Center outside City Hall. The free event will feature entertainment […]

Assemblywoman hosting ‘walk n’ talk’

DOWNEY – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia is hosting a community “walk n’ talk” at Wilderness Park on Saturday, Dec. 6, starting at 8 a.m. The walk is an informal […]

Photo by John Zander
Miss Downey and court issued city pins

Miss Downey, Miss Teen Downey, Jr. Miss Downey and Little Miss Downey, and their courts, were issued city pins at last week’s City Council meeting.   ********** Published: […]

Mars Rover engineer to discuss book at Cerritos Library

CERRITOS − Author and Mars Rover chief engineer Robert Manning is scheduled to discuss his book, “Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity’s Chief Engineer,” at the […]

Lynwood creates animal control division using parking officers

LYNWOOD – Pet owners in the City of Lynwood will now be turning to the city’s new Animal Control Division for all of their animal control services and […]

One Last Visit

Evelyn Watson has a special gift – she is a hospice volunteer, providing companionship in the final time of life for people who have no nearby family or […]

Roybal-Allard supports Olympic bid

DOWNEY – Downey Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard signed a bipartisan congressional letter supporting bringing the 2024 Olympics to Los Angeles. “Having hosted two Summer Olympic Games in 1932 and […]

Seventh grader wins Bellflower Lions Club poster contest

BELLFLOWER – Jordan Arellano, a 7th grade student at Mayfair Middle School in Lakewood, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a […]

CRIME: Man gets life for killing tortilla shop manager

LYNWOOD − A 33-year-old man convicted of killing a store attendant in Lynwood was sentenced Thursday to life in state prison without the possibility of parole, the Los […]

City hosting home decoration contest

DOWNEY – Downey is again hosting its Holiday Home Decorating Contest, and there is only one week left to enter. A panel of judges will visit participating homes […]

Christmas tour of Dismukes House

DOWNEY − The Downey Historical Society will be offering a Christmas tour of the historic Dismukes House on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The […]

Free resources for caregivers

DOWNEY – The AARP will have resources and tool kits for caregivers at its booth at the Downey farmers market this Saturday. “Whether you’re wondering if Dad should […]