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Law firm hosts presentation on federal immigration

DOWNEY – A Downey law firm is hosting a free presentation Jan. 31 regarding President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, followed by a question and answer session. The […]

Robert Stiles, minister and realtor, passes away

DOWNEY –Robert “Bob” Lee Stiles, an ordained minister and realtor, died Jan. 20. He was born March 6, 1941 in Wheeling, West Virginia, the fifth child of Grant […]

Norwalk school district starts planning bond spending

NORWALK – The Board of Education, during a study session on Jan. 15, directed staff to prepare three to four proposals that package potential projects with the District’s […]

Energy Resource Center

On Thursday, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) held a meeting at the Energy Resource Center in Downey with a group of the 40th Congressional District’s city council members and […]

Downey wins award for fiscal budget

DOWNEY – For the first time in the city’s history, Downey has been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year […]

Lorine Parks introducing Rosalie Sciortino

My wife and I went to the Stay Gallery for this month’s meeting of Poetry Matters. This is Lorine Parks on the left, the curator of Poetry Matters, […]

U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting

This week, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) welcomed Downey Mayor Luis Marquez (pictured), Paramount Mayor Diane J. Martinez, and Walnut Mayor Nancy Renne Tragarz to her Capitol Hill office.   […]

Space center paying tribute to fallen astronauts

DOWNEY – The Columbia Memorial Space Center will be hosting Astronaut Commemoration Day in remembrance of the Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia crews on Saturday, Jan. 31, from […]

The Knights of Columbus bingo

The Knights of Columbus offers bingo every Tuesday night. Early bird specials start at 6 p.m., with regular games at 7. Games continue until 10 p.m. and feature […]

Warren High School students in London

Warren High School students Alexis Gonzalez-Martinez and Crystal Latona spent New Year’s in the UK after they were chosen to perform with USA Varsity cheer in London’s New […]

Greek tragedy at Cerritos College

NORWALK – “The Trojan Women,” a Greek tragedy by the Greek playwright Euripides that portrays the fate of the women of Troy following their city’s ruin, opens at […]

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Coyote sightings

SEAACA officials are expected to address the City Council soon regarding a recent surge in reported coyote sightings in Downey. Councilman Fernando Vasquez says he was told by […]

Services held for Juanita Talbert

DOWNEY – Juanita (Rene) Talbert, born in Chicago in 1926, died recently in Orange. A viewing was held Jan. 19 at Forest Lawn Mortuary in Cypress, with a […]

Legislation would encourage Mexican history in classrooms

DOWNEY – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia has introduced legislation that would encourage — but not require — “that the unconstitutional deportation of over 1 million U.S. citizens and lawful […]

March 2, 1909 to January 9, 2015
71-year Downey Resident, Bernice Mason, Passes Away at Age 105

Beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, friend and neighbor made her journey to be with the Lord on   January 9, 2015, just short of her 106th birthday. Bernice […]

Art, music and poetry in Santa Fe Springs

SANTA FE SPRINGS – “Beyond the Frame,” a night of art, music and poetry, will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, from 6 p.m. to midnight at 11210 Greenstone […]

Weekend Wedding

Many people tie the knot in Las Vegas, but not all marriages last as long as that of Evelyn Watson. Las Vegas was a smaller town when Dwight […]

Dozens of Sinaloa Cartel members indicted in massive roundup

SAN DIEGO – Sixty alleged members and associates of the Mexico-based Sinaloa Cartel – including the highest ranking leaders, lieutenants and operators of multiple distribution cells – are […]

Duane Croom passes away at 53

DOWNEY – Former Downey resident Duane Croom passed away Jan. 13 at his home in Prior Lake, Minn. He was 53. He was born Jan. 11, 1962 in […]

Bill and Mary Canaletti

Bill and Mary Canaletti, residents of Downey for more than 55 years, marked their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 15. A celebration took place Jan. 10 at the […]