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Adult school’s Kelly Holt is guest speaker

DOWNEY – Kelly Holt, department chair and administrative coordinator at Downey Adult School, will be guest speaker at the Jan. 21 meeting of the Eldorado Chapter of the […]

Music festival seeks artists

DOWNEY – The 23rd annual Songfest, a multicultural concert festival and art exhibit, will take place March 21 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Artists […]

August 3, 1924 to January 8, 2014
Emma Schwarz

Emma Schwarz was born Emma Elizabeth Mosier August 3, 1924 on a farm outside of Van Wert, Ohio to Arley and Mimmie Mosier. She succumbed to congestive heart […]

Aceves finishes basic training

DOWNEY – Army Pvt. Abigail E. Aceves has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, Aceves studied the […]

Pet adoption sale Feb. 14

DOWNEY – Adoption prices for dogs and cats will be discounted to $14 on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. The discounted adoption fee includes spay and neuter, microchip, first […]

Lions Club selling stuffed lions

DOWNEY – The Downey Lions Club is selling commemorative stuffed lions for $5 as it raises money for Downey’s hosting of Special Olympics athletes later this summer. As […]

Wedding coordinator wins award

DOWNEY – Downey native Marcie De Leon, owner of The Cucumber Bride wedding planning service, received one of the wedding industry’s top honors recently – the Wedding Wire […]

Cemetery hosting clothing drive

WHITTIER – Rose Hills Memorial Park will be hosting a clothing drive March 22 during its veterans resource fair, with donations going to Working Wardrobes, a nonprofit that […]

Cleo Latimer passes away, services Tuesday

DOWNEY – Cleo Catherine Latimer passed away Jan. 6 at her home in Downey with family present. Latimer was a longtime Downey resident and kindergarten teacher. She was […]

YMCA opens kids programs to non-members

DOWNEY – The Downey YMCA announced this week that its youth programs and classes are now open to all children, regardless of whether they belong to the Y. […]

For Rosalie Sciortino, life is art

Author and artist Rosalie Sciortino will be reading from her poetry next Thursday.

Bicycle master plan set for City Council approval

DOWNEY – A bicycle master plan for the city of Downey is expected to be approved by City Council at its second January meeting on Tuesday the 27th. […]

DMOA exhibit opens Saturday

SOUTH GATE – The Downey Museum of Art’s latest exhibit, “Vic Joachim Smith – Early Work,” opens this Saturday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. at South Gate Museum […]

Symphony concert will include performance by acclaimed harp soloist

Alison Bjorkedal has appeared on “The Tonight Show” and performed with Andrea Boccelli.

October 9, 1921 to January 1, 2015
William C. Hills

Longtime Downey resident William Hills, 93, died Jan 1, 2015. William C. Hills, 93, passed away Jan 1, 2015 at Southland Care Center. He was born Oct 9, […]

Students named to Dean’s List

DOWNEY – Two Arizona State University students from Downey have been named to the school’s Dean’s List. Ismael Garcia and Mercedes Santana each are undergraduate students who earned […]

Winter clothing sought for homeless

DOWNEY – A local nonprofit group is collecting donations as it works to deliver winter gear to the homeless population. Every fourth Sunday of the month, L.A. on […]

January 4, 1938 to December 29, 2014
William T. Fryxell

William Fryxell, long-time Downey resident, died after a three-month struggle with advanced stage kidney cancer on December 29, 2014. “Bill”/”Willy” worked for North American Aviation, Rockwell, and Boeing […]

Lynwood gets 11-year-old mayor--for one day

Lynwood launches “Kid Mayor” program to get students involved in local government.

Library story night

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library will be hosting “Family Story Night” on Thursday, Jan. 15, from 6:30-7 p.m. The volunteer-led program is for children ages 3-7 and […]