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St. John Bosco president Paul Escala is congratulated by Downey councilmen Mario Guerra, Alex Saab and Luis Marquez. Photo by John Zander
St. John Bosco switches to solar power

BELLFLOWER – St. John Bosco High School on Thursday switched on its new solar power facility which had been under construction since May. As a result of this […]


Discussion on space collecting

DOWNEY – Dr. Jim Busby will lead a discussion on space collecting this Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Columbia Memorial Space Center, as part of the Aerospace Legacy […]


Christian club meets Oct. 8

DOWNEY – The Downey Christian Women’s Club will meet Oct. 8 at Los Amigos Country Club. The buffet luncheon will feature a “country fair sale” and begins at […]


LivingHelp Center golf tournament

DOWNEY – The LivingHelp Center, a crisis pregnancy center in Downey, will host its 26th annual Harold G. Frentz Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 17, at the […]


Tammy Smick (left), Bob Pack, and Sen. Barbara Boxer.
Downey teacher advocates for Prop 46

DOWNEY – Tammy Smick, a teacher with the Downey Unified School District, joined Sen. Barbara Boxer and Bob Pack, author of Prop. 46, at a press conference in […]


IRS telephone scam on the rise

The Internal Revenue Service has issued another strong warning for consumers to guard against sophisticated and aggressive phone scams targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, as reported incidents of […]


Man fatally stabbed

DOWNEY – A man was fatally stabbed inside an apartment on the 7300 block of Florence Avenue early Thursday morning, police said. Police officers responding to a 911 […]


Mexican performers in Downtown Downey

DOWNEY – Downey’s rooftop concert series returns this Wednesday, Sept. 24, with “Toast of Mexico,” featuring Aztec fire dancers, mariachi bands and a ballet folklorico. The free event […]


Rhythm and blues benefit ball

WHITTIER – A rhythm and blues ball to benefit SPIRITT Family Services will take place Thursday, Oct. 23, at California Country Club in Whittier. The event includes a […]


Photo by John Zander
Lydia Rosales

Lydia Rosales, a resident at the Brookfield Healthcare Center nursing home in Downey, had only one wish on her 78th birthday yesterday: to dance with the mayor of […]


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Isabelle Duran

Downey resident Isabelle Duran celebrated her 103rd birthday on Monday. She received a certificate of recognition from the city of Downey, hand-delivered by Councilman Alex Saab. Isabelle, pictured […]


Skate competition Sept. 27

DOWNEY – A skating competition for kids will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, from 4-6 p.m. at Meredith Perkins Skate Park, located at Rio San Gabriel Park. The […]


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Jamie Marie Flores will wed Scott Andrew Freeman

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Flores of Downey have announced the marriage of their daughter, Jamie Marie Flores, to Scott Andrew Freeman of Downey, son of Kerry and […]


Two-choir concert at Downey temple

DOWNEY – Two professional choirs will perform several rarely-heard liturgical masterpieces at a concert this Saturday, Sept. 20, at Temple Ner Tamid of Downey. The concert begins at […]


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Downey’s Rose Float Association

Pictured here with the Rose Float’s Past President Mike Prokop is the purchaser of this year’s Parade of Winners Ticket No. 1, Vahid Babaeian, DDS. He is the […]


State of the Schools Oct. 3

DOWNEY – Superintendent Dr. John Garcia will present the second annual “State of the Schools” on Friday, Oct. 3, a breakfast event where keynote speakers will share the […]


Best-selling book comes to life

DOWNEY – Actor and producer Duffy Hudson will lead “an exciting and spirited conversation” on Karl Marlantes’ best-selling work of narrative non-fiction,” What It is Like to Go […]


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Joann Klonowski

Joann Klonowski of the Special Olympics was guest speaker at a Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis meeting last week, speaking about Downey’s role as a host town for the […]


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Lois Waters was school volunteer

DOWNEY – Lois Waters died peacefully on Sept. 14 after a long battle with cancer. Lois lived in Downey for 38 years and volunteer taught at Rio Hondo […]


ALF hosting fundraiser auction

DOWNEY – The Aerospace Legacy Foundation (ALF) will hold an auction at the Columbia Memorial Space Center on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 2-5 p.m. Money raised from the […]