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Guerra outraises Mendoza in final stretch

Mario Guerra raises $133,477 between July 1 and Sept. 30, compared to $96,046 by Tony Mendoza.


Poetry Matters next Thursday

DOWNEY – Poet Bonnie Bolling, returning to the U.S. for a short visit, will share her work at Poetry Matters next Thursday, Oct. 16. Bolling lives in the […]


Bingo luncheon at OLPH

DOWNEY – The OLPH Women’s Guild will host a bingo luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. in the church’s Parish Center, located behind OLPH School. Cost is […]


Dia de los Muertos trunk altar contest

DOWNEY – As part of the Dia de los Muertos Art Festival on Nov. 2, the Downey Theatre is hosting a “trunk altar” contest with a first place […]


5-mile Hunger Walk this Sunday

DOWNEY – Officials hope to raise $20,000 at the third annual Downey CROP Hunger Walk, taking place this Sunday, Oct. 12. The 5-mile walk begins in the Our […]


Organ concert at Good Shepherd

DOWNEY – Good Shepherd Church is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a free organ concert on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. The church recently installed a new […]


Flapjack fundraiser Oct. 25

BELL GARDENS – A flapjack fundraiser will be held at the Applebee’s restaurant in Bell Gardens on Oct. 25, with proceeds used to provide food and supplies for […]


“Egg-771,” a sculpture by Cristian Castro comprised of recycled materials, will be on display along with 18 other works at Stay Gallery starting Friday night. The exhibit runs through Oct. 25.
Stay Gallery marks two years

DOWNEY – Stay Gallery will celebrate its two year anniversary with a group exhibit Friday night titled “2 YEARS.” The exhibit will feature the work of “some of […]


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Julie Romero

Julie Romero, a combined studies and reading support teacher at Griffiths Middle School, has been named L.A. County Teacher of the Year for the Downey Unified School District. […]


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The Austin family, Garcia family and Melgar family in Hawaii

The Austin family, Garcia family and Melgar family (all from Downey), recently spent time in Hawaii and took their hometown paper with them.   ********** Published: Oct. 9, […]


New at DUMC: ‘Messy Church’

DOWNEY – Things are about to become really “messy” at Downey United Methodist Church. The congregation is hosting “Messy Church,” a monthly program that consists of mealtime, crafts […]


Middle school dance next week

DOWNEY – The Barbara J. Riley Community Center will host a middle school dance next Friday, Oct. 17, from 7-9 p.m. The Halloween dance is open to middle […]


Golf tournament raises $250K for PIH

WHITTIER – A recent golf tournament at Friendly Hills Country Club raised $250,000 for a nursing education program at PIH Health, the hospital announced. Since the Frank Scott […]


CalMet giving away mulch to residents

DOWNEY – CalMet, the city’s waste hauler, will be offering Downey resident free mulch this Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. Residents can receive up to […]


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Downey Association of Realtors’ Realtor Community Relations Poster Contest

Last June, fourth graders from Downey schools participated in the Downey Association of Realtors’ Realtor Community Relations Poster Contest, with the theme “What Home & Family Means to […]


Women’s group to discuss propositions

DOWNEY – The Eldorado Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will meet Wednesday, Oct. 15 to discuss the pros and cons of next month’s ballot propositions. Representatives […]


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Blanca Pacheco installed as president of Downey Kiwanis Club

Blanca Pacheco, second from right, was installed as president of Downey Kiwanis Club last Saturday. She is pictured with her family.   Blanca, an attorney, lives and works […]


E-waste drive Oct. 18

DOWNEY – Warren High School will host an electronic waste drive Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school parking lot. Cars should enter […]


Football in Shades of Gray

Cynthia Vanasse is a new member of the class known for her positive outlook on life and satirical commentary. In this essay, she reflects on her lifelong enjoyment […]


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Coming Home: Juan F. Higuera

DOWNEY – The “Best of the Best” is what can be said about the United States Marine Corps’ Juan F. Higuera. In June of 1999, Juan made the […]