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John Lehmann passes away

DOWNEY – John R. Lehmann, 60, passed away April 2 after a four-year battle with cancer. He was a funeral director at Downey’s Miller-Mies Mortuary, where he worked […]

Bill Roberts

“Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter […]

Elmer Black was Downey High grad

DOWNEY – Elmer William Black, 84, of Arcadia, passed away March 23 at his home with his family by his side. He is survived by his son, Alan […]

War veteran, Downey High alum is guest speaker

DOWNEY – William Ward will be the guest speaker at the Downey Historical Society’s April 23 meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara J. Riley Center. […]

Creative Confessions

Many of us are familiar with having to spend time with cousins who played tricks on us. Yolanda Adele’s visit with relatives when she was a little girl […]

Medical student raising money for humanitarian trip

DOWNEY – Jane Kim, a former long-time resident of Downey and Warren High School class of 2004 graduate, is currently a first-year medical student at Midwestern University in […]

Library celebrates National Library Week

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library has scheduled several activities as it celebrates National Library Week from April 12-18. Join Leslie Padilla-Williams, recipient of the National Chamber of […]

Bolivian poet to read her work

DOWNEY – The next edition of Poetry Matters – Thursday, April 16, at Stay Gallery – will feature poet Margarita Ezcurra and her new book “Because I Have […]

Barbara Goodhue with her husband in front of the farmhouse where she was raised.
Shared Stories: "Of Course I Have Running Water

Barbara Goodhue grew up on a farm in the 1930’s and 40’s.  Her family life could have been a model for “Little House on the Prairie.”  After helping […]

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Downey's ASPIRE program competes in teen challenge

DOWNEY – The city of Downey’s ASPIRE after-school program participated in the sixth annual Teen Adventure Challenge held March 21 at Hansen Dam Aquatic Center in Lake View […]

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European vacation

Dwayne and Deneva Henry, with friends Harvey and Andrea Gillispie, took a European vacation to England, Paris and Rome last month. The Louvre was one of the highlights […]

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Stauffer band wins Sweepstakes trophy

Stauffer Middle School’s band brought home three trophies – Drum Major, Color Guard and Sweepstakes – after performing in San Juan Capistrano’s 57th annual Swallows’ Day Parade this […]

Fifth graders being treated to free concert

DOWNEY – The Downey Symphony Orchestra will treat approximately 1,650 DUSD fifth graders and their teachers to a free performance at the Downey Theatre on April 16. The […]

Downey man named Driver of the Year

DOWNEY – A truck driver from Downey has been given the Driver of the Year Award from Ryder System Inc. for not being involved in a single traffic […]

Downey parks hosting spring break program

DOWNEY – Children ages 6-12 can participate in the city of Downey’s “Spring Spectacular” drop-in program at participating Downey parks during spring break, April 6-10. The program operates […]

Warren High student named Youth of the Year

DOWNEY – Warren High’s Maggie Gomez has been named Youth of the Year by the Rio Hondo Boys and Girls Club. In a letter of recommendation, Rio Hondo […]

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Downey High cheer wins state titles

Downey High School’s cheer squad made history at the USA Spirit Nationals held at the Anaheim Convention Center on March 22, bringing home three first place trophies, a […]

Wary of lawsuits, Downey rolls back restrictions on sex offenders

CITY COUNCIL: Supreme Court rules residency restrictions unconstitutional.

Warren High’s Alison Kirby named Woman of the Year

DOWNEY – Warren High teacher Alison Kirby has been named “Woman of the Year” by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia. She and other honorees from Garcia’s 58th Assembly district were […]

Mayor’s Corner: Welcome, Ireland!

Greetings Downey, It’s official! Our City will be hosting a delegation from Ireland for the upcoming Special Olympics World Games taking place in L.A. this summer. Before the […]