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Woman jumps off bridge in suicide attempt

DOWNEY – A 25-year-old Downey woman is in critical condition after attempting to kill herself by jumping off the Florence Avenue overpass at the San Gabriel River, police […]


Apollo Park walking trail opens Saturday

DOWNEY – The city of Downey will hold a dedication ceremony for Apollo Park’s new walking trail this Saturday, March 21. The event is from 12-1:30 p.m., with […]


Phony contractors arrested at sting operation

GARDENA – Seventeen people were arrested at an undercover sting in Gardena this past weekend that targeted unlicensed contractors. More than seven dozen people may face criminal charges […]


Jack Dow, retired principal, mourned

NORWALK – Jack (John) Allan Dow, a retired school principal in La Mirada and Norwalk, died Jan. 6, his family recently announced. Jack was born Nov. 20, 1930, […]


Downey woman raising money for cancer research

DOWNEY – Downey resident and cancer survivor Berenise Guerrero is raising money as she campaigns to be the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2015 Woman of the Year. The […]


Bus transportation to Festival of Books

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library is taking a bus to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which takes place Saturday, April 18, from […]


Silent book auction at library

DOWNEY – The following items are being auctioned by the Friends of the Downey City Library, with proceeds benefiting library programs: “Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Robinson Crusoe and Robin […]


Town hall meeting April 22

DOWNEY – Councilman Sean Ashton has announced he will hold a town hall meeting Wednesday, April 22, from 6-8 p.m. at the Barbara J. Riley Center. An event […]


Resident finishes triathlon

DOWNEY – Lifelong Downey resident Jim Fiala placed 10th in a triathlon last week, second in his age division. Fiala grew up on the island neighborhood with his […]


Man gets life for nightclub shooting

PICO RIVERA – A 22-year-old man was sentenced last week to 114 years to life in prison for a fatal shooting at a Pico Rivera nightclub. Sebastian Zazueta, […]


Wine tasting June 5

DOWNEY – A night of wine tasting, music and appetizers will be held June 5 at a private residence in Downey, with proceeds benefiting the Downey Lions Club. […]


June 9, 1935 to March 5, 2015
Janet Bradshaw Clark

Janet Bradshaw Clark, over 40 year Downey resident, passed away on March 5, 2015 at the age of 79, after suffering complications from a stroke. “Mrs. Clark” as […]


Warren High’s Stay Connected club organized last week’s pizza-eating contest, which was a fundraiser for TLC. Photo by Marisa Vidal
Students gorge on pizza for a good cause

DOWNEY – Screams are heard everywhere, spectators stop to see what all the commotion is about, and wonder…why on earth are students chowing down a whole box of […]


031215-02-04
John Fiorenza retires as bingo manager

  DOWNEY – After over 12 years of service, John Fiorenza has called his final bingo number for the Knights of Columbus. Every Tuesday evening, the Downey Knights […]


Women caught trying to scam elderly woman in Cerritos

CERRITOS – Sheriff’s investigators are searching for other potential victims after arresting two women Monday who they say nearly defraud an elderly woman out of $20,000. Authorities say […]


Students compete in ‘CodeWars’

DOWNEY – A team of Warren High students traveled to Palo Alto last Saturday to compete in the 2015 Hewlett-Packard CodeWars. Warren was the only public school from […]


Free tax help for eligible households

CERRITOS – Residents with household incomes of $53,000 or less can receive free tax preparation and filing services Thursday, April 2, at ABC Adult School in Cerritos. The […]


UPS driver honored

DOWNEY – Raudel Montes, a Downey resident and delivery driver for UPS, was recently inducted into the company’s “Circle of Honor” for 25 years of accident-free driving. Montes […]


031215-08-04
Three generations of Tubbs

Damian Alexander Tubbs was born March 3, becoming Downey’s newest resident. It was an extra special day because March 3 is also the birthday of his father, Darren […]


031215-08-02
Downey Police Department detectives spoke at Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis

Downey Police Department detectives Jerry Price and Mark Galindo were the guest speakers at this week’s Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis meetings. The detectives offered several tips on how […]