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Dozens arrested at checkpoints Friday

NORWALK – Nearly two dozen people were arrested at a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint in Norwalk last Saturday night. Sheriff’s deputies arrested 20 drivers for driving without […]


Setting boundaries in property line disputes

When facing a property line dispute, take a deep breath before jumping to conclusions. Remember that you still have to live next to your neighbors, but don’t let […]


Nightclub withdraws request for go-go dancers

DOWNEY – Club DB Lounge won’t be getting its go-go dancers after all. In a letter to city planners, Hayk Gevorkyan, owner of the nightclub, unexpectedly withdrew his […]


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The Adamsons in Romania

Julie, Heather and Mark Adamson are pictured in front of the People’s Palace (Palatul Parlamentului) in Bucharest, Romania holding their Downey Patriot. They spent two weeks in Calarasi […]


Author Helen Hampton (right) at a boarding school in Maine where she spent three years in order to catch up on her studies after a year-long illness.
Boarding School

As a single, working parent in rural Maine, Helen Hampton’s mother made the courageous decision to put Helen in a boarding school so that Helen could catch up […]


Planned power outage Sunday

DOWNEY – Southern California Edison plans to turn off power on the 8100 block of 3rd St. this Sunday from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Edison crews will […]


From left: library assistant Angie Macias-Mendez, Jaclyn Guido (Teen Kindle raffle winner), Friends of the Downey City Library president Pat Smith, Olga Gutierrez (Adult Kindle raffle winner), and adult services librarian Linda Rivas.
Library wraps up summer programs

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library has announced the end of another successful summer reading program, which encouraged adults, teens and children to read and explore the many […]


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Angelo D’Eramo mourned

DOWNEY – Angelo Carmine D’Eramo, 83, passed away July 18 of natural causes. He died in Downey with family at his side. Born in Los Angeles on Aug. […]


Student immunizations Tuesday

DOWNEY – Stauffer Middle School (formerly West) is offering free immunizations for families with no medical insurance. Vaccinations will be given Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 1-5:30 p.m. No […]


: ‘Observe the Moon Night’ Sept. 6

DOWNEY – International Observe the Moon Night will be observed at the Columbia Memorial Space Center on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. A presentation titled “From Formation […]


Stay Gallery on Downey Avenue opened in 2012, with funding from the city of Downey. Pictured above is a poetry group that meets monthly at the gallery. Photo courtesy stay gallery
City Council to keep funding Stay Gallery

City will subsidize gallery’s rent for next three years using public art funds.


Police make arrest in double-homicide

DOWNEY – Downey police have arrested a man in connection with a double homicide that occurred in front of a taco restaurant in Downey last year. Henry Gutierrez, […]


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Coming Home: Richard ‘Rocky’ Rodriguez Jr.

DOWNEY – No man gets left behind. That has been the ongoing motivation for Richard Rodriguez Jr. or better known as Rocky. Wanting to become a G.I. Joe […]


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Ex-bank manager faces more charges

DOWNEY – A Downey woman sentenced last week for her role in a 2012 East Los Angeles bank robbery is now facing charges of insurance fraud. Aurora Barrera, […]


Sean Ashton, Shahira A-Malek, Robert Kiefer
Open seat on city council draws 3 candidates

Sean Ashton, Shahira A-Malek and Robert Kiefer seeking to replace Mario Guerra.


Mini concert in Bellflower

BELLFLOWER – The Bellflower Civic Chorus will perform a mini concert for the Bellflower Long Beach Elks No. 888 at the Elks Lodge in Bellflower. The concert is […]


Suspected ‘Quad Bandit’ arrested

CERRITOS – A suspected serial bank robber known as the “Quad Bandit” was arrested after robbing a Brea bank last week, authorities announced. Jonathan Oechsle, 47, of Anaheim, […]


Crime Report

Friday, Aug. 1 At 1:25 p.m., a Downey Police Officer observed a traffic violation and attempted to stop a 2011 Chevy Pick-up.  The vehicle pulled to the rear […]


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The Jones family

While on vacation in Arizona last week, the Jones family stopped in Tombstone. “On the way there we got caught in a pretty good thunderstorm,” says Anthony Jones. […]


So Cal Edison warns of imposters

DOWNEY – Southern California Edison (SCE) is advising customers to be aware of a new telephone scam that is demanding immediate payment for allegedly past due electricity bills. […]