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Rose Parade tickets now on sale

DOWNEY – Tickets are now on sale for a city-sponsored excursion to the Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1. Cost is $67 for Downey residents and $71 […]

Space center hosting Orion viewing party

DOWNEY – The Columbia Memorial Space Center will host a viewing party as Orion, NASA’s newest spacecraft, lifts off from Cape Canaveral on Dec. 4. Orion is a […]

Custody battles: how to keep them economical

Custody battles are frustrating and hard to win. Parents who are looking to win sole custody during a child custody proceeding should prepare themselves for what may be […]

Third-graders tour downtown, City Hall

DOWNEY – DUSD is proud of its collaboration with Downey Art Vibe, operators of Stay Gallery, for the Stay Young program. Stay Young aims to inspire creativity within […]

Students in the engineering program at John Glenn High School are pictured working on a solar boat project with engineering teacher Manny Parras.
Norwalk’s John Glenn High chosen for STEM program

NORWALK − John Glenn High School in Norwalk is one of six U.S. schools to be chosen for a national program that trains students to become the next-generation […]

Las Vegas Ragnar Relay

Downey resident Martha Michael and her daughter, Hillary, a 2007 graduate of Downey High, participated in the 189-mile Las Vegas Ragnar Relay with team Ib-profun. The 12-person team […]

Thanksgiving stories for kids

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library will celebrate Thanksgiving at its preschool and bilingual story times this Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30 and 11 a.m. The programs are […]

Roybal-Allard: don’t ignore immigrant mothers in detention

DOWNEY − On the eve of an expected announcement by President Obama on immigration reform, members of the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, led by the […]

Santa to visit Del Taco

DOWNEY – Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will make their annual visit to Del Taco for free pictures on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

Downey attorneys traveled to Belize

A group of Downey attorneys traveled to Belize earlier this month to visit U.S. Ambassador and former California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno. “We were invited to visit […]

Photo by Carol Kearns
City Council approves mural for Downey Avenue

“Downey Doodle-icious” mural will be painted by Don Lamkin on the side of a downtown parking garage.

Photo by Eric Pierce
Gallatin Road closing for 48 hours

DOWNEY – Gallatin Road will be completely closed at Lakewood Boulevard for 48 hours, starting this Sunday night. The road is expected to re-open Tuesday night, but will […]

Downtown to be decorated for holidays

DOWNEY – It soon will feel a lot more festive in Downtown Downey. In a special meeting Monday, the City Council adopted a holiday decoration and seasonal banner […]

Griffiths makes semifinals in robotic tournament

DOWNEY – A team of students from Griffiths Middle School advanced to the semi-finals of the VEX Robotics Competition recently held in Lancaster. It was Griffiths’ first time […]

Microsoft selects Downey High as a ‘showcase school’

DOWNEY – Downey High School (DHS) was selected by Microsoft as a 2014-15 Microsoft Showcase School for its “excellence in transforming its learning environment to deliver more personalized […]

Tickets on sale for Christmas brunch

DOWNEY – The annual Assistance League of Downey Christmas Tree Brunch will be held at the Rio Hondo Event Center this year on Sunday, Nov. 23. Festivities start […]

Retired federal employees meeting

DOWNEY – The local chapter of the National Assoc. of Active and Retired Federal Employees will have its monthly meeting Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Barbara J. Riley […]

Astronomy club meets Saturday at space center

DOWNEY – Stephen J. Edberg, an astronomer with JPL, will be guest speaker at this Saturday’s meeting of the Columbia Astronomers club. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. […]

Water symposium Wednesday

DOWNEY – The city of Downey is hosting a Water conservation Symposium this Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Barbara Riley Center. City officials will discuss […]

Boutique sale at Good Shepherd Church

DOWNEY – Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is hosting its annual holiday boutique and bake sale this weekend, Nov. 14-15. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]