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Scholarship applications now available

NORWALK – The Cerritos College Foundation will begin accepting scholarship applications  Friday, Aug. 1. There are 35 scholarships available for the fall 2014 semester, including those for re-entry […]


National Night Out is Tuesday

DOWNEY – Downey will participate in its second annual National Night Out this Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 5-9 p.m. in the civic center. The event, celebrated across the […]


Stella Armas mourned

DOWNEY – Stella Marie Armas, born in Los Angeles on Nov. 1, 1924, passed away June 18. She was raised in Los Angeles with her family (one sister […]


Small business seminar

NORWALK – The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development is hosting a small business seminar Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Norwalk City Hall. The free seminar is from […]


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 […]


Free advice: read contracts carefully before signing

If you always stop to read the fine print before signing anything, congratulations – your parents trained you well. If you don’t, beware: Your signature could commit you […]


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The Rodriguez family in Hawaii

  The Rodriguez family recently traveled to Hawaii and took along their hometown newspaper. Daughters Irene Diffey and Faith Rodriguez are pictured in the top photo in Maui, […]


DUSD announces new school principals

DOWNEY – The Downey Unified School District has appointed two new elementary school principals. Charlene Shimada is the new principal at Alameda Elementary. She has been with DUSD […]


October 22, 1921 to June 6, 2014
Frances Ruth Gillett

Frances Ruth Gillett passed away June 6, 2014. She was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on October 22, 1921. A resident of Downey for 50 years then moved to […]


Church hosting day camp for kids

DOWNEY – First Baptist Church of Downey is hosting a summer day camp for children entering grades 1-6. Cost is $110 per week and includes full day excursions […]


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 […]


Online dating? Signs she’s too good to be true

Not only have online dating sites opened up a whole new dynamic for singles looking for company – attitudes about the viability of these sites have become more […]


Assemblywoman hosting walk and talk

MONTEBELLO − Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia will host her next “walk and talk” with constituents this Saturday at Montebello City Park. The walk begins at 8 a.m. Special guests […]


AARP offering tips to lower utility bills

DOWNEY – A utilities expert from the AARP will be sharing ways to lower utility bills at the Downey farmers market Aug. 9 and Aug. 23. Dolores Sanchez […]


County approves upgrades to Rancho Los Amigos

DOWNEY – The Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center campus in Downey will undergo a massive reconstruction, with the approval of six projects aimed at improving the hospital’s […]


Cerritos passes spending plan

CERRITOS – The Cerritos City Council/Successor Agency adopted a $110 million combined financial program for fiscal year 2014-2015 on June 26. The program includes a city operating budget […]


Photo by Christian Brown
Sister Doherty’s life behind bars

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


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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.


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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 […]