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012915-13-02
FBI searching for bank robbery suspect

CERRITOS – The FBI is searching for serial bank robbery suspect Gregory Lynn Cross, who authorities have linked to several local bank hold-ups. Cross, 58, is suspected of […]


E-waste recycling Saturday

DOWNEY – Calvary Chapel Downey will be collecting broken or unwanted electronic items for recycling this Saturday, Jan. 31, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The church is […]


Downey Adult School launches new EMT program

DOWNEY – Downey Adult School has been approved to begin offering an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program. The 14-week class begins Feb. 10 and meets from 6-9 p.m., […]


012915-13-04
Eileen Garrido

Fifteen-year-old Downey resident Eileen Garrido sang the role of Anne Frank in “The Passion of Anne Frank,” performed this past weekend at the Ramon C. Cortines School of […]


State of the county Feb. 12

CERRITOS – L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe will deliver a state of the county address Feb. 12 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. The event begins […]


Symphony fundraiser next Friday

DOWNEY – The Downey Symphony Guild is having its annual fundraiser Friday, Feb. 6, at the Rio Hondo Event Center. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. includes dinner, […]


012915-13-03
Stolen Norwalk sculpture

A bronze sculpture valued at $18,500 was stolen from the Norwalk Civic Center, authorities said Tuesday. The sculpture, which depicts a young girl waving her hand, was dedicated […]


DUSD open enrollment starts Monday

DOWNEY – Open enrollment at the Downey Unified School District, also known as “school of choice,” opens this Monday. Downey parents with children who reside within DUSD boundaries […]


Retired police officer to speak

DOWNEY – Retired Santa Ana police officer John Reed will be guest speaker at the Downey Christian Women’s Club’s Feb. 11 meeting at Los Amigos Country Club. The […]


Oral history on African American history

DOWNEY – Expert storyteller Michael McCarty will be at the Downey City Library this Wednesday telling folk tales, historical and personal stories revealing the struggles, joys and beauty […]


Honeymoon in Paradise

Recounting a vacation to celebrate a wedding anniversary, Yolanda Adele shares her mixed feelings about the location and time of the year. Shared Stories is a weekly column […]


Nordstrom Rack opening in Cerritos

CERRITOS – Nordstrom Rack, a division of Nordstrom department store that offers customers a wide selection of clothing, accessories and shoes at discount prices, is scheduled to open […]


Sign-ups begin for Downey 5K

DOWNEY – Registration is now open for the third annual Healthy Downey 5K benefitting the TLC Family Resource Center. The run/walk is Saturday, April 18, and begins at […]


012915-03-03
Dennis Rode mourned

DOWNEY – Dennis M. Rode, a Downey resident for 21 years, died Jan. 17 after a long illness. He was born in Danville, Ill., and was in the […]


012215-01-01
Exhibit of Ukrainian revolution comes to Downey

“Road to Freedom” features authentic artwork and artifacts from the Ukraine.


Rio Hondo College to offer bachelor’s degree

Whitter campus is one of 15 junior colleges permitted to begin offering 4-year degrees.


Hoping to engage residents, Norwalk hires communication consultant

Norwalk looks at ways to reach residents and increase civic engagement.


012215-03-02
Walfrido Planas mourned

DOWNEY – Walfrido Elias Planas passed away Jan. 16 at Pacific Palms Health Care home in Long Beach with family at his side. A resident of Bell, he […]


012215-15-02
The Downey Lions Club

The Downey Lions Club is selling commemorative stuffed lions for $5 as it raises money for Downey’s hosting of Special Olympics athletes later this summer. As an official […]


City launches stroller fitness class

DOWNEY – Downey’s Parks and Recreation Department has announced a new class, “Total Body Stroller Fitness,” with sessions beginning Feb. 6, March 13 and April 17. Classes are […]