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Luis Marquez was unanimously chosen for Downey mayor in 2015

Luis Marquez was unanimously chosen by his City Council colleagues Tuesday to serve as Downey mayor in 2015. Marquez is pictured above with his family at the Downey […]

Downey cheerleaders fundraiser

Downey cheerleaders are fundraising in hopes they can attend a national cheerleading competition in Dallas next month.   The cost would be approximately $15,000 to send all 26 […]

Photo by John Zander
Sean Ashton oath of office

New councilman Sean Ashton was administered the oath of office Tuesday, assuming the District 2 seat vacated by Mario Guerra, who was termed out after eight years.   […]

Communications supervisor Heidi Calhoun, third from left, and other police dispatchers. Calhoun retired recently after 31 years with the department. Photo courtesy Downey Police Department
Longtime dispatcher retires

DOWNEY – Communications supervisor Heidi Calhoun has retired after 31 years with the Downey Police Department. “She has been an outstanding employee throughout her career and has served […]

Parks master plan meeting

DOWNEY – The city of Downey is hosting a community workshop this Saturday, Dec. 13, to gather input from residents on Downey parks, recreation programs, and facilities. The […]

Fire destroys north Downey home

DOWNEY – A fire caused major damage to a single-family home in north Downey on Wednesday afternoon. No one inside the home was injured, but one civilian suffered […]

July 6, 1938 to November 24, 2014
Louis Lemus Castillo

A fifty year resident of Downey, Louis Lemus Castillo, 76, entered into eternal life on Nov. 24, 2014, at his home surrounded by family. Born on July 6, […]

Jennifer DeKay, Carl Charles, Mark Gillaspie
Rain or shine, Downey Christmas Parade this Sunday

Christmas Parade begins at 1:30 p.m. on Downey Avenue; Jennifer DeKay is grand marshal.

Otha Derek performs at the Acoustic Christmas Toy Drive in 2013.
Stay Gallery brings back Acoustic Christmas Toy Drive

DOWNEY – Stay Gallery will host its second annual Acoustic Christmas Toy Drive, in partnership with TLC Family Resource Center, and presented by Financial Partners Credit Union, on […]

Photo courtesy Downey Historical Society
Downey Conservancy urges re-use of Cadillac site

Plans underway to demolish former Cadillac dealership at Studebaker and Florence.

Miguel Esquitin: nothing is impossible

Downey High defensive back makes up for small stature with maximum effort.

Stacy Chukwumezie (10) celebrates after a touchdown.
Stacy Chukwumezie: always quiet before the storm

Downey High wide receiver hopes to bring Downey another championship.

Remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor

The road to war between Japan and the United States began in the 1930s when differences over China drove the two nations apart. In 1931 Japan conquered Manchuria, […]

Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center partners with Canning Hunger

The ObGyn Department from Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center was one of several departments to assemble “Boxes of Love.” Each year, Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center partners with […]

Book club meets Thursday

DOWNEY – Local book club “Booked for Lunch” will meet at the downey City Library next Thursday, Dec. 11, from 12-1 p.m. to discuss “The Supremes at Earl’s […]

Santa Claus available for phone calls

DOWNEY – Children ages 4-8 can receive a call from Santa Claus through Downey’s “North Pole is Calling You” program. The program is free and offered to Downey […]

CareMore annual Holiday Turkey Giveaway winner Edgar Mann

Downey resident and CareMore member Edgar Mann received a free Thanksgiving meal thanks to CareMore Health System’s annual Holiday Turkey Giveaway event. The CareMore Bus delivered a turkey […]

Richard Elliott Sr. mourned

DOWNEY – Richard “Mr. Purple” Elliott Sr., born Oct. 1, 1944 in Detroit, Mich., the son of Robert Lem and Daisy Mae Elliott, died Nov. 11. The second […]

Tod Corrin, left, was named president of the Downey school board Tuesday, replacing Willie Gutierrez.
Corrin named president of Downey school board

DOWNEY – Tod Corrin was elected president of the Downey Unified School District (DUSD) Board of Education at the board’s meeting Tuesday. Other officers include D. Mark Morris […]

Stauffer donates nearly $30K for college scholarships

DOWNEY – Nearly 240 DUSD middle school students received Stauffer Scholar Awards last month for earning straight A’s on their report cards for both semesters as fifth-grade or […]

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