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Laura Brandenburg passes away

DOWNEY – Laura A. Brandenburg, born in Galesburg, Ill., on Sept. 19, 1951 to Eugene and Patricia Mathers, passed away May 9. She grew up on a small […]

Downey hosting two Memorial Day commemorations

DOWNEY – The city of Downey is hosting a pair of public Memorial Day events Monday. The first event begins at 11 a.m. at the Downey Cemetery. The […]

Cerritos has saved 815 million gallons of water by recycling

CERRITOS – Long before Governor Jerry Brown declared a statewide drought emergency in California in 2014 and imposed mandatory water restrictions throughout the state in April 2015, Cerritos […]

Charlotte Marie Fiola

Charlotte Marie Fiola passed away peacefully from natural causes Friday morning, May 15, 2015. She was 99 years 7 months old and died in her home in La […]

KNX to broadcast live from Downey June 12

DOWNEY – KNX 1070 will be broadcasting live from Porto’s Bakery June 12 starting at 1 p.m., as part of its “KNX On Your Corner” series on Southern […]

Volunteers sought for Rancho event

DOWNEY – Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center needs volunteers for its third annual wheelchair basketball tournament at Apollo Park on May 30. Morning and afternoon shifts are […]

Keller Williams associates participate in the company’s RED Day

  Keller Williams associates in Downey took the day off last Thursday to participate in the company’s RED Day, an annual day of service to the community. Associates […]

The “Moth Man” at Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Daniel and Robin visited family and the “Moth Man” at Point Pleasant, West Virginia.   ********** Published: May 21, 2015 – Volume 14 – Issue 06

Nancy Jones was fitness instructor

DOWNEY – Nancy Jones, a longtime fitness instructor for Downey Adult School, died May 5 after suffering a stroke. She was 78. She received her BA from Cal […]

Boys & Girls Club golf tournament May 29

DOWNEY – The Rio Hondo Boys and Girls Club will host its annual Golf Classic at the Rio Hondo Golf Club on May 29. Foursomes and sponsorships are […]

Relay for Life website now live

DOWNEY − The Downey Relay for Life website is now live at, where residents can make online donations or sign up for the 24-hour fundraiser taking place […]

Counsel’s Corner: What’s wrong with ‘My Cousin Vinny’?

Every time I see the movie “My Cousin Vinny” on cable I cannot resist but to watch it, even though I have seen it many times over. Although […]

Yesenia Martinez graduates basic training

DOWNEY – Air Force Reserve Airman Yesenia M. Martinez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week […]

NLMUSD expanding Head Start preschool to include pregnant mothers

NORWALK – Norwalk-La Mirada is expanding its early childhood education program to include a home-based service for up to 103 families, including pregnant mothers and children from newborns […]

Kiwanis of Downey and Downey Kiwanis Foundation donates to Downey’s Special Olympics

Kiwanis of Downey and Downey Kiwanis Foundation were recognized at last week’s City Council meeting for donating $1,000 towards Downey’s Special Olympics host town program.   ********** Published: […]

Nancy Bloxham passes away

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey resident Nancy Bertwell Bloxham passed away at her daughter’s home in Huntington Beach on May 2. Born Dec. 13, 1941, she was a 1959 […]

August 27, 1924 to November 9, 2014
Helen Hanges Reagan

Helen Hanges was born August 27, 1924 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Nick and Lorene Hanges. Helen left her earthly life to be with the Lord on November […]

Church opens ‘healing room’

DOWNEY – Desert Reign Church has opened a “Healing Room” where members of the public can receive prayer for healing and other concerns. The room is open to […]

March 6, 1926 to May 8, 2015
Katherine M. Hambrick

Los Angeles – Katherine May Hambrick (Clark), 89, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2015 at UCLA Medical Center after a brief illness. Katherine (Kay) was born in […]

Nicole Hale graduates from California State University, Dominguez Hills

Mr. and Mrs. Hale are proud to announce the graduation of their daughter, Nicole Hale, from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Nicole received a Bachelor’s of Arts in […]