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The Necklace

Ginger Lane is a romantic who meets life with joy, year after year. Her story is a lesson for us all about celebrating the moment. Shared Stories is […]

‘Bunny Breakfast’ at Golden Park

DOWNEY – The city of Downey, in partnership with the Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis Club, will host the annual “Bunny Breakfast & Spring Extravaganza” at Golden Park on […]

Foundation collecting formalwear donations

LYWNOOD – The St. Francis Medical Center Foundation is collecting donations of men’s and women’s formalwear that it will distribute at no cost to those who cannot afford […]

The Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis service club donates fitness equipment

A dedication ceremony will be held Saturday, March 7, at Furman Park for new outdoor fitness equipment donated by the Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis service club. The outdoor […]

Legislator pushes plan to revitalize Los Angeles River

LAKEWOOD – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) on Wednesday introduced Assembly Bill 530 to spur much-needed revitalization of the lower portion of the L.A. River. The bill will establish […]

COUNSEL’S CORNER: be careful when firing your contingency fee lawyer

We have all seen those commercials that promise big money to people that have been involved in an accident and have gotten injured. The one thing they all […]

CareMore Event at Downey Fire Station, Downey, CA.
Downey to place donated defibrillators around city

DOWNEY – CareMore donated 10 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to the city of Downey last week, devices that can make the difference in a person surviving sudden cardiac […]

Top Row: Mrs. Karen Trejo (Principal of Imperial Elementary), Mariana Pacheco, Don Lamkin, Ms. Hargrave, Ana Godinez, Jerry Wetzstein, and Valentin Flores.
Bottom Row: Mrs. Hargrave’s 3rd Grade Class.
Imperial Elementary students recreate ‘Downey Doodle-icious’

DOWNEY – Last Friday, Kiwanis of Downey and Stay Gallery visited Imperial Elementary School to gift the school the finished mural created by one of its third grade […]

Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers

Volunteers needed to deliver meals to Downey’s homebound residents.

Norwalk community leader Sara Mendez dies at 93

Sara Mendez was champion of quality public education for all children.

The Albert Ball estate was demolished in 2007 and never rebuilt. Photo courtesy Downey Conservancy
HISTORY DENIED: Ball property subdivided into four lots

Cherokee Avenue property once home to Downey pioneer Albert Ball will be developed into four new homes.

Block captain training Wednesday

DOWNEY – The Downey Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch program will host its second annual block captain meeting Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 6-8 p.m. at the Barbara Riley Center. […]

State Sen. Tony Mendoza considering to run for the 4th Supervisorial District

State Sen. Tony Mendoza, voted into office last November, said this week he is “seriously considering” running for L.A. County Supervisor to replace Don Knabe when he is […]

Youth soccer team seeks new players

DOWNEY – The South Bay boys U11 Flight 1 youth soccer team is seeking players for its 2015-16 roster. Practices are Tuesday and Thursday nights; scholarships are available. […]

George Redfox will speak at the Downey Historical Society

George Redfox will be the guest speaker at the Downey Historical Society meeting Thursday, Feb. 26, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the John Downey Room at the Barbara […]

Lessons from Georgia

Kay Halsey was born in Atlanta in 1920, the daughter of immigrants from England. Her father was a minister, and her summers at his church camp in rural […]

Dr. Alan Frischer in the Huntington Beach Surf City Marathon

Downey physician Dr. Alan Frischer recently completed the Huntington Beach Surf City Marathon with a time of 3 hours and 46 minutes, qualifying to run in the Boston […]

Edward Todd, youth volunteer, mourned

DOWNEY – Downey native Edward Todd, of Burbank, died Feb. 5 after a battle with cancer. He was 56. He was born in Lynwood on Nov. 7, 1958 […]

Federal bill targets underfunded school districts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Downey’s congressional representative, Lucille Roybal-Allard, introduced federal legislation last week that would authorize up to $1 billion in funding to improve technology at underfunded and […]

Garage fire heavily damages Downey home

DOWNEY – A north Downey home suffered heavy damage after a car battery charger overheated and caught fire last week, authorities said. Firefighters responded to the home at […]