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Water barrel giveaway Sept. 27

DOWNEY – Free water barrels for emergency water storage will be given away Saturday, Sept. 27, in the Stonewood Center north parking lot (off Cecilia Avenue). Distribution begins […]

Photos courtesy Downey Art Vibe
Voters will decide $248M bond this November

Downey Unified pushing for $248 million bond to fund district-wide upgrades.

Crime Report

Thursday, Aug. 28 At 4:00 p.m., officers responded to the area of 11000 Paramount Blvd., regarding a robbery investigation. Officers spoke with the victims who said two males […]

Coming Home: Yuri Escandon

DOWNEY – “The Few. The Proud.” This is true for former Marine Yuri Escandon as he wears his former military status proudly. Escandon knew at an earlier age […]

The return of Justin Huff

After sitting out a year due to injury, Downey’s Justin Huff is ready to take full advantage of his senior season.

Downey United Methodist Church’s 160th anniversary

On Sept. 5, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard congratulated the Downey United Methodist Church on its 160th anniversary, and delivered a congratulatory greeting from President Obama and a Certificate of […]

Steve Roberson and grandchildren on the island of Kauai

Steve Roberson, broker of Century 21 My Real Estate, spent an “awesome, relaxing week on the island of Kauai” with his three grandchildren, Madison, Jacob and Abbie.   […]

Chili cook-off returns

DOWNEY – The second annual Veterans Day Weekend Chili Cook-off and Business Expo will take place Sunday, Nov. 9, from 12-5 p.. at the Downey Elks Lodge. The […]

Downey Girl Scout Troop No. 2735

Downey Girl Scout Troop No. 2735 visited the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii the week of Aug. 3. Top row, from left: Giovana Cano (troop leader), Jazmin […]

Lobster fest at St. Mark’s

DOWNEY – St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is hosting a “Lobster Fest” fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 4. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and includes choice of lobster or tri-tip ($30), […]

Mattress sale at Downey High

DOWNEY – A mattress fundraiser sale in support of Downey High School will be held this Sunday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on campus. Name […]

Jennifer and Adalie Landa on the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Canada

Jennifer and Adalie Landa recently visited the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Canada. Originally built in 1889, the bridge is surrounded by evergreen forest. “It is 230 feet above […]

OLPH Guild hosts district meeting

DOWNEY – The OLPH Women’s Guild will host the Southeastern District of the L.A. Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s district meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25. Every Catholic woman, […]

Symphony fundraisers coming up

DOWNEY –The Downey Symphony will hold a flapjack fundraiser tomorrow, Sept. 13, from 8-10 am, at Applebee’s, 12129 Imperial Hwy (corner Norwalk Blvd), Norwalk. Tickets will be available […]

Story Time for babies, toddlers

DOWNEY – A new Story Time for babies and toddlers begins this Saturday at the Downey City Library. “It is never too early to start reading with your […]

State of the Schools Oct. 3

DOWNEY – Superintendent Dr. John Garcia will present the second annual “State of the Schools” on Friday, Oct. 3, a breakfast event where keynote speakers will share the […]

12600 block of Dunrobin Avenue annual barbecue

The neighborhood watch group on the 12600 block of Dunrobin Avenue recently held its sixth annual barbecue. The group has been active since 2008, with Roger Duarte as […]

LivingHelp Center golf tournament

DOWNEY – The LivingHelp Center, a crisis pregnancy center in Downey, will host its 26th annual Harold G. Frentz Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 17, at the […]

Downey library has books up for auction

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library holds monthly silent book auctions in order to raise money to help support the various programs of our local […]

Downey Girl Scout Troop 275

Downey Girl Scout Troop 275 holds up the Patriot while on a recent trip to Oahu. The troop was hit by Tropical Storm Iselle but left before Hurricane […]