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Ice skating camp for deaf children

WESTMINSTER – The second annual Sertoma Fantasy Ice Skating Camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing children will take place Aug. 18-21 at The Rinks in Westminster. Registration fee is […]

Dale Eckert was veteran, aerospace worker

DOWNEY – Dale Ronald Eckert, born July 31, 1943 in St. Louis, passed away July 3 at Lakewood Regional Medical Center of heart disease. His family moved here […]

Dr. John Garcia was guest speaker at the Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis

DUSD Superintendent Dr. John Garcia was guest speaker at the Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis meeting last week, where he spoke of the school district’s mission and values, and […]

Lawmaker travels to Central America

DOWNEY – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia was in Central America on a “fact-finding mission” this week to explore the state’s options in response to the thousands of unaccompanied children […]

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Women’s Guild

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Women’s Guild has announced its 2014 scholarship winners, who all happen to be from OLPH School. The guild holds fundraisers throughout the year […]

Waste collection Saturday

DOWNEY – City Hall will be collecting household hazardous/electronic waste this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items that can be dropped off include paints, glues, pesticides, […]

Casino night fundraiser

DOWNEY – The Downey Rose Float Association will be hosting a Western-style casino night at the Gold Rush Camp at Knott’s Berry Farm on Saturday, Aug. 2, from […]

L.A. County awards $4.5M to local arts organizations

LOS ANGELES – More than $4.5 million in grants were awarded to 180 L.A. County arts organizations, officials announced last week. Grant amounts range from $3,600 to $233,300. […]

Kravig graduates CHP academy

DOWNEY – Elizabeth Sarah Kravig, of Downey, has completed the 27-week cadet training course at the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Academy. She is assigned to duty at the […]

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World Cup viewing party Sunday

DOWNEY – Downtown Downey will host a public viewing party of the World Cup final this Sunday, featuring giant screens, outdoor soccer courts, food trucks, and more. The […]

Comedian Felipe Esparza performs at the Laugh Factory, part of a radiothon fundraiser for the USO. Photo by Greg Waskul
With support from entertainment industry, USO radiothon a success

K-EARTH 101 live radiothon draws celebrities in support of Bob Hope USO.

Officials with the American Legion auxiliary in Norwalk say they will lose its Front Street  property if it does not raise $45,000 by Sept. 9. Photo by Eric Pierce
American Legion at risk of losing property

NORWALK − American Legion, known for its financial and social support to past and present members of the U.S. Armed Forces, has been a staple in the Norwalk […]

Bri Winkler to share her stroke survival story

Free event will include complimentary blood pressure, carotid artery screenings.

Police issue 25 citations for illegal fireworks

DOWNEY – Despite extensive public outreach and the threat of heavy fines, Downey city council members admitted this week that illegal fireworks rained over the city on Independence […]

City maintenance worker and Navy veteran George De La Torre was honored by the City Council on Tuesday. Photo by John Zander
Navy veteran, city worker recognized

DOWNEY – George De La Torre, a worker in Downey’s public works department, was publicly recognized at Tuesday’s City Council meeting for his military service. De La Torre […]

Assistance League installs president

DOWNEY – Florence Towers was recently installed as president of the Assistance League of Downey. Her executive board includes Willie McFarland, first VP; Joan Frey, second VP; Adele […]

Student wins certificate

BELLFLOWER – Bellflower High School student Anahi Munoz was honored at the National SkillsUSA Championships recently, a national competition that tests high school and college students on workforce […]

Rick Stoneberg mourned

DOWNEY – Rick Stoneberg passed away in Sun City, Calif. on June 30. He was born Jan. 1, 1953 in North Field, Min.. and lived in Downey for […]

Downey fourth grader catches first pitch at Dodger game

DOWNEY – Ten-year-old Alex Sarmiento felt the crisp crunch of dirt beneath his cleats. The whispers from the crowd brushed his ears—a vague hum that lifted Alex’s spirits […]

The Saldana family

The Saldana family took the Patriot on their vacation last week to Monterey, Calif. and took a picture in front of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. From left: Madeline […]