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James Flores at Chimney Rock State Park in North Carolina

James Flores, a lifelong resident of Downey and a graduate of OLPH School and St. John Bosco High School, is pictured about to start a hike up to […]

Chamber golf tournament Oct. 8

DOWNEY – The Downey Chamber of Commerce will host its 18th annual golf tournament Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Rio Hondo Golf Club. “Fun, fun, fun is the […]

Downey High cheer clinic

DOWNEY – Downey High cheerleaders will offer its annual cheer clinic for kids ages 5-13 on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the gymnasium. Kids […]

Downey High 30th reunion

DOWNEY – Downey High’s class of 1984 will hold its 30th reunion at the Buena Park Holiday Inn on Saturday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m. to midnight. For more […]

Military festival at Downey High

DOWNEY – The Living Tree Foundation will celebrate Blue Star Family Day, an event honoring families with loved ones currently in the Armed Forces, on Saturday, Sept. 27, […]

Credit union hosts book drive

DOWNEY – Downey Federal Credit Union’s annual book drive is now underway. Books should be new and appropriate for students in grades K-5. All books will be donated […]

Back-to-school at Warren High

DOWNEY – Warren High School’s back-to-school night is this Wednesday, Sept. 17, with opportunities for the public to tour the campus. Visitors will learn about campus clubs, student […]

Downey Teacher and School Supplies Grand Opening

More than 40 people attended grand opening ceremonies Aug. 19 at Downey Teacher and School Supplies. The ribbon-cutting was organized by the Downey Chamber of Commerce.   ********** […]

Old West books on sale

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library is having a sale on a collection of Old West books, with all proceeds benefiting the Downey City Library. […]

Drug take-back Sept. 27

DOWNEY – Unused, unwanted or expired prescription medication can be dropped off at a drug take-back event Saturday, Sept. 27, outside the police station. The Downey Police Department […]

The Bloom of Hope

Asha Ramnaney was born in India with serious facial deformities that prevented her from speaking and attending elementary school. Today she is a doctor, a wife, and a […]

Teens can volunteer at City Hall

DOWNEY – The city of Downey has volunteer opportunities for teens who need volunteer hours for school or want to gain skills and leadership experience. High school students […]

West Middle School was officially renamed Dr. Mary Stauffer Middle School during a dedication ceremony Wednesday.  Photos by John zander
Dr. Stauffer gets her own school

West Middle School renamed after Dr. Mary Stauffer, a longtime champion of education in Downey.

A-Malek takes another run at City Council

Shahira A-Malek says she is the best choice for Downey City Council.

Symphony’s 57th season begins Oct. 11

DOWNEY – The Downey Symphony launches its 57th season on Oct. 11, with a celebration of the 200th anniversary of “The Star Spangled Banner.” “Hearing our national anthem […]

Mayor’s Corner: updates on local construction

Hello Downey! As summer quickly comes to an end, I’m sure many of you are transiting into “back-to-school” routines.  With school starting up again, there comes an increase […]

Rev. Melby-Gibbons leaving Downey

DOWNEY – Rev. Christie Melby-Gibbons is leaving as pastor of the Moravian Church of Downey after “accepting a call to provincial service,” the church has announced. Melby-Gibbons became […]

Downey woman earns scholarship

DOWNEY – Sandra Giron of Downey has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the GM Women’s Retail Network to further her studies in automotive retailing at Northwood University […]

Festival for military families

DOWNEY – The Living Tree Foundation will celebrate Blue Star Family Day, an event honoring families with loved ones currently in the Armed Forces, on Saturday, Sept. 27, […]

Jose Meza

Jose Meza, who has spent the last four years as a volunteer Downey police explorer, will leave for military training Monda. Meza, who joined the Marines, will be […]