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Boutique sale at Good Shepherd Church

DOWNEY – Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is hosting its annual holiday boutique and bake sale this weekend, Nov. 14-15. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

Half-off animal adoptions

DOWNEY – SEAACA is having a 50 percent off sale on cat and dog adoptions Saturday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to  5 p.m. The discount is applicable […]

Don Lamkin

Don Lamkin will paint the “Downey Doodle-icious” mural on Downey Avenue.   ********** Published: Nov. 13, 2014 – Volume 13 – Issue 31

Air Force Reserve Airman Omar Brandt

Air Force Reserve Airman Omar Brandt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included […]

Edward Roybal is sworn in as a Los Angeles City Council member in this 1949 photo. Photo courtesy UCLA
Edward Roybal to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

DOWNEY – Edward Roybal, the first Hispanic to serve Congress since 1879 and the father of Downey resident and Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, will be posthumously awarded the Presidential […]

Children’s author to appear at library

DOWNEY – Award-winning author and teacher Kathryn Fitzmaurice will discuss her book, “A Diamond in the Desert,” on Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Downey City Library. The discussion […]

Joan De Munbrun, WWII veteran, dies at 101

WHITTIER – Joan Christine Schwochert De Munbrun, one of the first women to enlist in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II, died Nov. 2 at age […]

The Downey Rose Float

The Downey Rose Float Association’s float entry has passed the latest round of mechanical and test inspections by the Tournament of Roses Parade.   During the mechanical inspection, […]

JPL project manager to speak at Downey space center

DOWNEY – JPL’s Artur B. Chmielewski will be at the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey on Saturday, Nov. 22 to give a presentation on the Rosetta Mission. […]

Business license apps now online

DOWNEY – Prospective Downey business owners can now apply to renew their business licenses online by going to the city’s website,, and clicking the “Online Business Licenses” […]

Human trafficker gets 33 years in prison

LONG BEACH – A 25-year-old man convicted of pimping a teenager in Long Beach was sentenced Wednesday to 33 years in state prison, the Los Angeles County District […]

Downey Sertoma Club members, top row, from left: Ilene Wheeler, President John McKinsey, Martha Call, Henry Call, Geri LIttle, Britt Rivers, Tom Little and Maurie Thomas. Bottom row: Sharon Tooley, Ardith Rivers, District Gov. Pat McCool, Sammi-Jo Dunphy and Judi Thomas.
Sertoma Club hosting Christmas dinner

DOWNEY – The Downey Sertoma Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary at its annual Toys for Tots Christmas dinner Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Rio Hondo Event Center. […]

Duffel Stew

Owen Heninger is a retired psychiatrist who served during the Korean War when his unit was called up. Today, he and his wife have different views about what […]

Police gets $145K traffic safety grant

DOWNEY – The Downey Police Department has been awarded a $145,000 state grant for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic-related deaths […]

Library bookstore stocks up on cookbooks

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library, which raises money to support library programs, is having a sale on its cookbooks and craft books. Some of […]

Character Counts

DUSD teachers, students and administrators celebrated Character Counts Week last month. Campuses were decorated in red, orange, purple, yellow and green, signifying the “Six Pillars of Character.” Each […]

Photo by John Zander
Ryan Guerra

Ryan Guerra, 14, a sophomore at St. John Bosco High School, received a proclamation from the City Council on Tuesday in recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month. Ryan, who […]

Ice skating coach gets 98 years for abusing kids

DOWNEY – A 31-year-old man convicted of sexually abusing two children over several years at his homes in Downey and Hacienda Heights was sentenced last week to 98 […]

January 22, 1947 to November 5, 2014
Richard Andrew Sharpe

Richard Andrew Sharpe, 67, was born in New York, New York on January 22, 1947 and passed away in Los Angeles, California on November 5, 2014. Richard was […]

Tony Mendoza will be Downey’s state senate representative, according to unofficial election results. Campaign photo
Election Roundup: Mendoza, Ashton, Measure O all winners

Tony Mendoza defeats Mario Guerra to become state senator; Sean Ashton earns seat on City Council.