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Lions Club to honor former Rancho patient

DOWNEY – Lions Clubs International will honor a former patient of Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center at its annual Tree of Life ceremony Dec. 29. Victor J. […]

Free formal dresses for girls

DOWNEY – High school girls who cannot afford a gown for winter formal can receive a formal dress, shoes and jewelry at no cost, courtesy of the Assistance […]

Downey Association of Realtors honored five for their volunteer work

The Downey Association of Realtors honored five of its members last week in recognition of their volunteer work in 2014. Nubia Aguirre (left) of Century 21 My Real […]

Photo by John Zander
Eight years later, Mario Guerra says goodbye

Two-term councilman reflects on eight years as a city representative.

Ernie Brace, Vietnam POW, dies

DOWNEY – Ernest Brace, a civilian who was captured during the Vietnam War while flying supplies for the CIA and who later tapped code through a wall to […]

For Meg Zeleny, music is what defines her

Music director of Downey Master Chorale, finds motivation and inspiration in music.

Carlo’s Pizza marks 50 years

DOWNEY – The Downey Conservancy congratulates Carlo’s Pizza House on the occasion of its 50th anniversary in business. A celebration marking the event will be held this Sunday, […]

Man gets 12 years for stabbing

DOWNEY – A 38-year-old Downey man that fatally stabbed another man earlier this year was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison. Deputy District Attorney Don Syn said […]

Two arrested for copper theft

CERRITOS – Two Cypress residents were arrested for alleged grand theft and possession of burglary tools after sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at a Cerritos office complex […]

High school open house

DOWNEY – St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy will host a community open house Saturday, Dec. 13, starting at 10:30 a.m. There will be campus tours; meet-and-greets […]

Norwalk-La Mirada school district holds wellness fair for its workers

NORWALK – Approximately 800 employees converged at the Norwalk-La Mirada School District’s Professional Development Center for an annual event aimed at providing employees with resources and inspiration for […]

Credit union awards $9K in school grants

DOWNEY – Downey Federal Credit Union (DFCU) awarded $9,000 in grants to 16 Downey educators last week as a part of its 2014 Student Enrichment Grant Program. DFCU […]

Downey man’s tax office named Rookie of the Year

NORWALK – 2014 has been a year of milestones for Downey resident John Alexander Alba and his staff at Alba Rapid Tax/H&R Block in Norwalk. Their family practice […]

Lost in Los Angeles

Noemi Rabina looks back with humor on what became an exhausting ordeal as she and her husband  tried to drive home after paying their property tax in person. […]

Is it legal to eat roadkill?

Q: A friend recently hit a deer, causing about $1,200 damage to the vehicle. He picked up the deer and put it in his truck to take home […]

Garcia elected women’s caucus vice chair

DOWNEY – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) has been elected by her peers to serve as vice-chair to the California Legislative Women’s Caucus. The Legislative Women’s Caucus advocates […]

Single mom gets keys to donated home

COMPTON – Trenisha Dorsey never thought that she would ever be a homeowner but on November 20, that changed as Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and […]

March 29, 1936 to December 4, 2014
Hugh Thomas Hoskins

Hugh Thomas Hoskins, 78, a longtime resident of Downey, California passed away on Thursday December 4, 2014. Hugh was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 29, 1936 to […]

Poetry chapbook to be released Dec. 18

DOWNEY – Local poetry group Poetry Matters will debut a new chapbook, “But Who’s Counting,” at its next regularly scheduled meeting, Dec. 18, at Stay Gallery. Editor Lorine […]

Colleen Lumley mourned

DOWNEY – Downey resident Colleen Roberta Lumley, born Sept. 22, 1935, passed away Dec. 5. She was 78. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leona and […]

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