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Vazza Café now open in the Downey City Library

Vazza Cafe, a coffee cart offering frappes, chai lattes and other coffeehouse staples, is now open in the Downey City Library. The cart opened last week as part […]

At Santa Fe High, students are presented the dangers of drunk driving

WHITTIER – A mock 9-1-1 broadcast blared through Santa Fe High School’s PA system during the late morning of April 1, alerting students that the “Every 15 Minutes” […]

Oops, it’s a girl

Barbara Sparks was an only child who was very much loved by her parents. Her father was the best father he could be, sharing all of his talents […]

Library adds Story Times

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library has announced it is now hosting additional Story Times for children. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4 p.m., children can hear exciting […]

City urges water conservation

DOWNEY – On March 27, the State Water Board extended its original water conservation Emergency Regulation, which took effect on July 28, 2014, and added the following new […]

Red Cross honors Cerritos College for successful blood drives

NORWALK – Cerritos College was recognized with the American Red Cross’ prestigious Platinum Award last month for donating 946 units of blood. The college has hosted the American […]

DUSD earns 69 medals at SkillsUSA

DOWNEY – A record 26 DUSD students brought home gold medals at the SkillsUSA state competition this past weekend in San Diego. The gold medal winners advanced to […]

Virginia Yunes captured this image during a festival in Xango, Nigeria in 2006. The scars on the children’s faces emphasize their ethnic identity.
Global photographer to exhibit work in Downey

“Right to Live -- Stories Without Borders” opens April 17 at Stay Gallery.

Stauffer MS chosen for pilot computer science course

DOWNEY – Stauffer Middle School is one of 12 schools nationwide selected to pilot a new computer science course offered by Project Lead the Way (PLTW) where teachers […]

Supermarket gets OK to remodel, expand Beach’s Market

Vallarte Supermarket adding square footage to market, along with Spanish architecture.

Alexis Gomez crowned Miss Downey, Danielle Padilla Miss Teen Downey

DOWNEY – Alexis Gomez was crowned Miss Downey at the Downey Rose Float Association’s 61st annual Miss Downey Pageant on March 21 at the Downey Theatre. Her court […]

Rose Hills cemetery launches photo contest

WHITTIER – Rose Hills Memorial Park is hosting its first-ever photography contest, a competition open to amateurs, photography enthusiasts and professionals alike. The contest, entitled “Forever in Focus,” […]

Tip-a-cop fundraiser at Johnny Carino’s

DOWNEY – Downey police officers will be working as hosts and waiters at Johnny Carino’s on April 30, collecting tips for local Special Olympics athletes. The “tip-a-cop” event […]

Kindergarten sign-ups now underway

DOWNEY – Kindergarten registration for children who plan to enter a DUSD school in September is now underway. Registration packets are available at school offices. To be eligible […]

Donald Desfor was college professor

NORWALK – Donald Merritt Desfor, a magician, photojournalist and tennis coach who was an original faculty member when Cerritos College opened in 1955, died March 29. He was […]

Bellflower pageant April 18

BELLFLOWER – The 2015 Miss Bellflower Pageant will be held on Saturday, April 18, at Hosanna in Bellflower. The program begins at 3 pm. Competing for this year’s […]

Betty Coon was special education teacher

ARTESIA – Betty Ann Coon, a wife and mother, died peacefully on March 7 at age 64 after a six-month fight with brain cancer. Betty was born on […]

Mildred Kullbom passes away

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey resident Mildred Anne (Millie) Kullbom passed away March 4 at the Newport Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. She was born to Irish Italian parents, John […]

Warren High Chalk Festival April 18

DOWNEY – Warren High School’s Art Club will host its fourth annual Chalk Festival for beginners and professionals alike April 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members […]

Downey Street Faire returns Saturday

DOWNEY – The 22nd annual Downey Street Faire, featuring more than 100 vendors, a kid’s zone area with inflatables, specialty food booths and trucks, live entertainment, and the […]