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State of the Schools Oct. 3

DOWNEY – Superintendent Dr. John Garcia will present the second annual “State of the Schools” on Friday, Oct. 3, a breakfast event where keynote speakers will share the […]

Jobs experts at farmers market

DOWNEY – AARP jobs experts will be sharing career searching tips with Downey residents this Saturday at the Downey farmers market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. AARP […]

Best-selling book comes to life

DOWNEY – Actor and producer Duffy Hudson will lead “an exciting and spirited conversation” on Karl Marlantes’ best-selling work of narrative non-fiction,” What It is Like to Go […]

Joann Klonowski

Joann Klonowski of the Special Olympics was guest speaker at a Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis meeting last week, speaking about Downey’s role as a host town for the […]

Lois Waters was school volunteer

DOWNEY – Lois Waters died peacefully on Sept. 14 after a long battle with cancer. Lois lived in Downey for 38 years and volunteer taught at Rio Hondo […]

ALF hosting fundraiser auction

DOWNEY – The Aerospace Legacy Foundation (ALF) will hold an auction at the Columbia Memorial Space Center on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 2-5 p.m. Money raised from the […]

Church hosting health fair Sunday

DOWNEY – The Downey Seventh-day Adventist Church is hosting a community health fair this Sunday, Sept. 21, from 12-5 p.m., featuring health screenings, free mini massages, informational vendors, […]

Norwalk brings back retired superintendent

NORWALK – Retired Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Superintendent Ginger Shattuck began her post as interim superintendent last week until a permanent replacement can be found for Dr. […]

Hometown Hardware & Garden customer Donald Tovar and his grandson, Gabriel, accept the $1,000 shopping giveaway check from store manager Martha Ramirez.
Hardware store awards $1K prize

DOWNEY – Donald Tovar was chosen as the winner of Hometown Hardware & Garden’s $1,000 shopping giveaway on Sept. 3. Tovar was selected at random from more than […]

Lunchtime concert

SANTA FE SPRINGS – Downey resident and recording artist Devin Clarke will perform a lunchtime concert starting at 11:30 a.m. at Heritage Park in Santa Fe Springs next […]

Coming Home: Hector Gomez

DOWNEY – A strong desire to serve is an accurate description of United States Marine Corps veteran Hector Gomez. Hector is a Downey native and graduate of Warren […]

James Allen passes away

DOWNEY – Downey resident James R. Allen passed away Aug. 27 while on a cruise to Alaska. He was born in Sevier County, Tenn., on Nov. 4, 1931 […]

ESSAY: Valentine’s Day in China

DOWNEY – A Chinese member of the Downey Toastmasters Club recently gave a speech describing Chinese Valentine’s Day. The speech is reprinted with permission: Does anyone know which […]

David and Rosie

David and Rosie, both Downey residents, visited the University of Notre Dame. They are pictured in front of the Hesburgh Library and the mural “The Word of Life,” […]

Air Force Airman 1st Class Brittney M. Deckard

Air Force Airman 1st Class Brittney M. Deckard has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. She completed an eight-week program that included training in […]

Input sought on veterans event

WHITTIER – Local veterans, civic groups, churches and residents are invited to a planning meeting Tuesday at Rose Hills to offer input and direction for the 2015 Veterans […]

Applications now available for Young Legislators program

DOWNEY – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia is now accepting applications for her Young Legislator program, aimed at high school students interested in government. Participants will learn about the legislative […]

Fall festival at St. Bernard’s

BELLFLOWER – St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Bellflower will hold its annual fall festival Oct. 3-5, featuring live entertainment, games for all ages, ethnic food, jumpers, bingo, a […]

Church hosting talk on science and faith

DOWNEY – “Science and Faith: Are They Really in Conflict?” is the title of a special event at Desert Reign Church this Sunday starting at 6 p.m. Guest […]

Military festival at Downey High

DOWNEY – The Living Tree Foundation will celebrate Blue Star Family Day, an event honoring families with loved ones currently in the Armed Forces, on Saturday, Sept. 27, […]