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Pizza party at library

DOWNEY – Teens who have completed the Downey City Library’s summer reading program are invited to a pizza party Friday, July 25, at 1 p.m. in the library’s […]


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Downey Tennis Club

The Downey Tennis Club celebrated its 48th anniversary Saturday with a barbecue and tennis social. The group meets Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. at Independence Park.   ********** Published: […]


Downey plans National Night Out festivities

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


3 arrested at checkpoint

PARAMOUNT – Three people were arrested at a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint in Paramount last Friday night. Two people were arrested on marijuana charges, including one person […]


Daytrip to San Diego

DOWNEY – The Downey Newcomers Club is sponsoring a trip to Old Town San Diego on Wednesday, Aug. 20, via Amtrak. Cost is $49.30 roundtrip for seniors and […]


072414-15-04
Lois Whitman

Lois Whitman recently took a trip to Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Despite a fall and bump on the head, she was proud to display her copy of The Downey […]


072414-15-02
Local woman competing in international speech contest

DOWNEY – Cindy Carpenter, a member of Toastmaster International’s Professional Speakers Club, delivered two speeches at the local Downey chapter, Dynamic Forcemasters. Carpenter practiced two speeches she will […]


072414-02-03
Downey Council PTA

The Downey Council PTA recently had its In-N-Out transition dinner, attended by past and new PTA presidents. The group thanked outgoing president Tammy Loven and installed new council […]


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Cerritos College’s accreditation in jeopardy

Accrediting commission accuses college board of trustees of interference.


Cristina Garcia asks for patience in state of the state address

Assemblywoman says state finances are improving, but she’s “worried about small businesses.”


Four short films will be screened at the Epic Lounge on Sunday. Many were filmed in and around Downey.
Epic Lounge screening short films

DOWNEY – Four short films will be screened at the Epic Lounge this Sunday, including the premiere of “Streamline” by director Dan Marcus. “Streamline” is about a man […]


Berenise Guerrero
Downey woman joins fight against cancer

Berenise Guerrero was diagnosed with leukemia at just 22 years old.


071714-15-02
Tiffany Ashton

Tiffany Ashton, a 2014 graduate of Warren High School, went to Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. to register for classes and tour the campus. She took along […]


Summer of cycling update

DOWNEY – Downey’s summer of cycling continues on the heels of June’s successful all-day “Rock N’ Ride” event, which featured the city’s first annual “Tour de Downey,” at […]


Crime Report

Friday, July 4 The 4th of July is the busiest day of the year for the Downey Police Department. On this day, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight, we […]


071714-15-03
Century 21 My Real Estate blood drive

Century 21 My Real Estate held a successful blood drive on July 1, attracting “a strong showing of agents from My Real Estate Company and community supporters.” “This […]


Are you smarter than a smartphone?

Gloria Hannigan is a great-grandmother who embraces the present and sees the humor in everyday life. Shared Stories is a weekly column featuring articles by participants in a […]


Downey Police gets $20K grant

DOWNEY – The Downey Police Department has been awarded a $20,000 grant for its continuing efforts to prevent alcohol sales to minors. Downey PD applied for the grant […]


071714-03-02
SEAACA’s Pet of the Week - Palmer

Palmer, a 1-year-old tan and white terrier mix, is SEAACA’s Pet of the Week. Palmer is easy going and mellow, and also neutered. His impound number is 14-28923; […]


071714-04-02
Harvey Zaricor mourned

DOWNEY – Downey native Harvey Gordon Zaricor passed away July 11 after suffering a massive stroke June 28. He was 58. Born Nov. 20, 1955, he attended Meadow […]