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March 2, 1909 to January 9, 2015
71-year Downey Resident, Bernice Mason, Passes Away at Age 105

Beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, friend and neighbor made her journey to be with the Lord on   January 9, 2015, just short of her 106th birthday. Bernice […]


Art, music and poetry in Santa Fe Springs

SANTA FE SPRINGS – “Beyond the Frame,” a night of art, music and poetry, will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, from 6 p.m. to midnight at 11210 Greenstone […]


Weekend Wedding

Many people tie the knot in Las Vegas, but not all marriages last as long as that of Evelyn Watson. Las Vegas was a smaller town when Dwight […]


Dozens of Sinaloa Cartel members indicted in massive roundup

SAN DIEGO – Sixty alleged members and associates of the Mexico-based Sinaloa Cartel – including the highest ranking leaders, lieutenants and operators of multiple distribution cells – are […]


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Duane Croom passes away at 53

DOWNEY – Former Downey resident Duane Croom passed away Jan. 13 at his home in Prior Lake, Minn. He was 53. He was born Jan. 11, 1962 in […]


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Bill and Mary Canaletti

Bill and Mary Canaletti, residents of Downey for more than 55 years, marked their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 15. A celebration took place Jan. 10 at the […]


Designs sought for Downey’s 2016 float

DOWNEY – The Downey Rose Float Association is accepting design submissions for its float entry in the 2016 Rose Parade. The parade theme is “Find Your Adventure.” Drawings […]


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Mario Guerra to be roasted

DOWNEY – Former mayor Mario Guerra, simultaneously one of the most polarizing and beloved public figures in Downey history, has agreed to be roasted by community leaders on […]


Dr. Richard Rison
No-cost stroke seminar series returns Jan. 28

Appointments being taken for free carotid artery and blood pressure screenings.


Security cameras to be installed at Brookshire Park

CITY COUNCIL ROUNDUP: surveillance system is in response to crime at newly-renovated park.


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Church to install senior minister

DOWNEY – Pastor Daphne Marie Gascot Arias will be installed as senior minister of Downey Memorial Christian Church during a special service this Sunday at 2 p.m. Arias […]


The ‘F’ Word

Now that the holidays are over, Kacie Cooper’s essay is a timely reflection on a topic that is a source of frustration for many of us Shared Stories […]


Aerospace historian to give talk

DOWNEY – James Busby, a child of the Space Age and noted speaker and historian on the aerospace industry, will be guest speaker at the Downey Historical Society’s […]


Man killed in gang-related shooting

DOWNEY – A man was fatally shot in the driveway of a south Downey home Saturday night, and police suspect the shooting was gang-related. Police responded to the […]


Residents asked to complete survey

DOWNEY – Downey residents are being asked to complete an online survey to guide the city’s management and development of local parks, recreation facilities and programs. The online […]


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The Adamsons in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

The Adamsons spent the first two days of the New Year in the snow and cold in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. From left: Heather, Evan, Annie, […]


Volunteers needed to count Downey’s homeless

DOWNEY – Volunteers are needed to help count Downey’s homeless population Jan. 27. The count will take place from 8-11 p.m. Volunteers will show up at the deployment […]


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Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis

Dr. Kennetth Ferraro, DDS, pays a fine for not shaking a member’s hand at this week’s Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis meeting. The club meets Wednesdays at 7 a.m. […]


Walk for Life returns March 7

LONG BEACH – Registration is now open for the fifth annual Walk for Life, taking place at Shoreline Park in Long Beach on March 7. The event is […]


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UCLA alumni group honored by Maywood

MAYWOOD – The Southeast Bruins were honored Wednesday by the mayor and council members for the city of Maywood for their community service efforts. Mayor Eddie De La […]