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Operation Gobble

Newly-elected state Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) kicked off the holidays by distributing 300 Thanksgiving turkeys on Monday to local charity groups and civic organizations, including Downey PTA H.E.L.P.S. […]

Christmas club meeting

DOWNEY – Anna Johns, the daughter of a career military father, will be guest speaker at the Downey Christian Women’s Club meeting Dec. 10 at Los Amigos Country […]

Christmas concert in Bellflower

BELLFLOWER – Bellflower Civic Chorus will present their annual Christmas concert, “Sing Noel,” Dec. 12-14 at the William Bristol Auditorium in Bellflower. The chorus will sing traditional carols […]

Man pleads not guilty to robbing elderly women

LOS ANGELES – A 38-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he robbed elderly women who had just withdrawn money from their banks, the Los Angeles […]

Real estate office hosts toy drive

DOWNEY – Century 21 Jervis & Associates is hosting a community toy drive now through Dec. 19. Toys can be dropped off during regular office hours, 9 a.m. […]

Bellflower woman convicted of killing elderly father

BELLFLOWER – A woman was found guilty last week of second-degree murder for killing her 90-year-old father six years ago in Bellflower, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s […]

Organ recital at Good Shepherd

DOWNEY – Three young organists will perform recital pieces at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church this Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. Agatha Teague, 14; Thomas Schulteis, 14; and […]

Second suspet arraigned in swap meet stabbing

SANTA FE SPRINGS – A second defendant was arraigned last week in connection with the fatal stabbing of a woman at a Santa Fe Springs swap meet, the […]

Downey dedicating Firestone upgrades

DOWNEY – The City of Downey will hold a dedication ceremony for the Firestone Boulevard Improvement Project on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. The ceremony will take […]

Tournament of Roses Association announces list of float participants

PASADENA – The Tournament of Roses Association has announced the 39 float entries that will participate in the 126th Rose Parade, themed “Inspiring Stories.” The floats, listed with […]

The Kennedy Assassination

Karen Borrell grew up in a very rural town in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. At the time of the Kennedy assassination, she and her husband were […]

Maximus Jacob Presta

Maximus Jacob Presta, born 16 weeks early on Feb. 20, died Friday at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Downey. He was 9 months old. Maximus weighed only 1 lb. […]

Louie Anderson, Rita Rudner coming to Downey

Comedians will perform together at Downey Theatre as part of 2014-15 season.

Mayor Fernando Vasquez thanks a veteran for his military service at a Veterans Day ceremony last week. Photo by John Zander
Mayor’s Corner: news and updates from Downey’s mayor

Hello Downey! It’s great to connect with you once again through my Mayor’s Corner article. I hope you find these articles to be informative and that you enjoy […]

A-Malek: low voter turnout is disappointing

Physician and City Council candidate says she plans to stay involved in the community.

Tommy Lasorda addresses U.S. troops at a USO event Tuesday. Photo by Greg Waskul
Thanking our troops during the season of Thanksgiving

Troops enjoy early Thanksgiving dinner ahead of deployment.

Coming Home: Jose Balan

DOWNEY – Jose Balan reminisces about his first notion of becoming a part of the United States Armed Forces. “Military service was always something I wanted to do […]

James Rodney Shull

James (Jim) Rodney Shull passed away with adoring family members at his bedside late in the afternoon on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Downey PIH Hospital. Jim was […]

Downey Adult School students qualify for California Shorthand Reporters

Downey Adult School students Edgar Tsarukyan, Susan Bruzzese, Natalie Parvizi, Amber Pilson, and Rashad Gordon qualified recently to take the California Shorthand Reporters Examination to be held on […]

Tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 8

DOWNEY – Downey will host its annual tree-lighting ceremony Monday, Dec. 8, from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Civic Center outside City Hall. The free event will feature entertainment […]