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Who was Albert Ball?

DOWNEY – In an era when brave men and women of all ages ventured into an uncharted West seeking fame and fortune, Albert Louis Ball, a Pennsylvania native, […]


Oscar Alvarez finishes basic training

DOWNEY – Army Pfc. Oscar Alvarez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, Alvarez received instruction in drill and ceremony, […]


Employers should look past college degrees

Exorbitant student loans constitute just one reason why young people eager to experience the world may want to reconsider college, says Ed Basler, a veteran entrepreneur. There is […]


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Remembrance service Saturday for Larry Lockhart

DOWNEY – Downey resident Laurence “Larry” Dean Lockhart died peacefully Feb. 11 with his wife at his side. He was born Feb. 25, 1952 in Teaneck, NJ to […]


State of the City address March 4

DOWNEY – Mayor Luis Marquez will deliver Downey’s annual State of the City address during a luncheon Wednesday, March 4, at the Rio Hondo Event Center. Marquez is […]


Author Maggie Anton to lecture

DOWNEY – Novelist Maggie Anton, who achieved national attention for her historical fiction trilogy “Rashi’s Daughters,” will host a lecture at Temple Ner Tamid on Sunday, March 22. […]


‘Downey Overture’ to be performed at Carnegie Hall

DOWNEY – The “Downey Overture,” written by award-winning Spanish composer Oscar Navarro and dedicated to the Downey Symphony Orchestra, will be performed in Carnegie Hall this Sunday, Feb. […]


Bingo at Knights of Columbus

DOWNEY – The Knights of Columbus offers bingo every Tuesday night. Early bird specials start at 6 p.m., with regular games at 7. Games continue until 10 p.m. […]


Volunteers needed for Special Olympics

DOWNEY – The city of Downey is recruiting volunteers to help this summer when Downey hosts more than 120 athletes participating in the Special Olympics World Games. As […]


Downey hires ambulance operators

DOWNEY – The Downey Fire Department recently hired six new ambulance operators, including two women, who become the department’s only female employees assigned in emergency services on platoon […]


Boutique sale at Messiah Lutheran Church

DOWNEY – The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of Messiah Lutheran Church will host a boutique of baked goods, arts and crafts, potted plants and other miscellaneous items Saturday, […]


Legislation adds prison time to drug crimes

SACRAMENTO – A new bill from state Sen. Tony Mendoza would enhance punishment for drug trafficking and manufacturing that occurs near schools. The bill, SB 212, would expand […]


Bus trip to Reagan library

DOWNEY – The Downey Symphony Guild is sponsoring a trip to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Saturday, March 7. Price is $30 and includes bus […]


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Mayor Luis Marquez

Mayor Luis Marquez will deliver Downey’s annual state of the city address Wednesday, March 4, at the Rio Hondo Event Center. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased […]


Downey Ponytail Opening Day Saturday

DOWNEY – Downey Ponytail will celebrate its 53rd Opening Day this Saturday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Independence Park. The public event includes games, […]


Assemblywoman hosting ‘walk and talk’

DOWNEY – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia will host her monthly community “walk and talk” Saturday, March 7. Garcia and representatives of Gangs Out of Downey will meet at Golden […]


Library’s February auction items

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library holds monthly silent auctions to raise money for library programs. February’s auction items include: “Be the Pack Leader” (practical […]


DUI checkpoint Friday night

DOWNEY – Downey Police will conduct a driver’s license and DUI checkpoint Friday, Feb. 20, at an undisclosed location in Downey from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Officers […]


5 errors that can undermine your small business

The dream of launching a business runs deep in the American psyche, but more often than not those dreams go bust. Half of new U.S. companies fail in […]


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Donald Burns, resident and volunteer, passes away

DOWNEY – Donald L. Burns passed away Jan. 22 with his family by his side. Born Dec. 1, 1939 to Paul and Marguerite Burns in Glendale, Don grew […]