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Green Olive two-year anniversary

Downey Councilman Mario Guerra and former Mrs. California Kari Volen were among the special guests at a two-year anniversary celebration at Green Olive restaurant. The free event also […]


Fundraising trip to San Manuel

DOWNEY – Pro Networkers of Downey is sponsoring a trip to San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino on Friday, July 25. A bus will leave from the Embassy […]


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Dorothy McFall was volunteer, teacher

DOWNEY – Dorothy Jane Wells McFall, a former volunteer with local theater groups, passed away July 8 at Washington Township Hospital in Fremont. Born in Chicago on Feb. […]


Food festival deadline is Monday

DOWNEY – The city of Downey has extended its deadline to July 21 for restaurants wanting to participate in the International Food Festival. Formerly known as the Taste […]


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John Paul Drayer

John Paul Drayer stands in front of the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder’s Office on the first day to file for one of three open seats on the Cerritos College […]


Greek fraternity hosts convention

DOWNEY – Former Downey resident Sylvia Contreras represented Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity’s Long Beach Alumnae Chapter at the organization’s 52nd national and 41st international convention in Los Angeles […]


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Running with the Bulls

DOWNEY – Since leaving New York three weeks ago I’ve been on the go from Lisbon, to Lagos and Barcelona. After spending two relaxing days in San Sebastian, […]


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Claudia de Leon and Lauren Camarena travel to Brazil

Downey residents Claudia de Leon (a realtor and president of Soroptimist International of Downey) and Lauren Camarena (a student) traveled to Brazil last month to support the U.S. […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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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. […]


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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 […]