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120414-02-01
Richard Elliott Sr. mourned

DOWNEY – Richard “Mr. Purple” Elliott Sr., born Oct. 1, 1944 in Detroit, Mich., the son of Robert Lem and Daisy Mae Elliott, died Nov. 11. The second […]


Tod Corrin, left, was named president of the Downey school board Tuesday, replacing Willie Gutierrez.
Corrin named president of Downey school board

DOWNEY – Tod Corrin was elected president of the Downey Unified School District (DUSD) Board of Education at the board’s meeting Tuesday. Other officers include D. Mark Morris […]


Stauffer donates nearly $30K for college scholarships

DOWNEY – Nearly 240 DUSD middle school students received Stauffer Scholar Awards last month for earning straight A’s on their report cards for both semesters as fifth-grade or […]


Tree-lighting ceremony Monday

DOWNEY – Downey will host its annual tree-lighting ceremony this Monday from 6-8:30 p.m. in the civic center. The free event features live entertainment from local schools, a […]


120414-17-05
Thanksgiving meals for The Arc of Los Angeles and Orange Counties

Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis served Thanksgiving meals to more than 100 consumers at The Arc — Los Angeles and Orange Counties last week. The meal is an annual […]


Bike master plan ready for review

DOWNEY – A public workshop to review a proposed bicycle master plan in Downey will be held next Thursday, Dec. 11, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Golden Park. The […]


DUSD named to AP District honor roll

DOWNEY – The College Board announced last week that the Downey Unified School District (DUSD) has earned a spot on the 5th Annual AP Honor Roll. This list […]


Teen suffers broken arm in hit-and-run

CERRITOS – Sheriff’s investigators in Cerritos are seeking information and possible witnesses to a hit and run traffic collision that injured a 14-year-old high school student on Nov. […]


Library accepting food for fines

DOWNEY – Between now and Dec. 31, the Downey City Library is accepting canned food donations in lieu of cash fines. Each canned food item will be valued […]


Photo by John Zander
Downey View apartments open

DOWNEY – The View, a 50-unit affordable housing complex in Downtown Downey, had its grand opening Monday, and residents are expected to begin moving in next month. The […]


Lead singer Phillip Sparks
A Tourist in the Land of Music

Even before her son Phillip was a year old, Barbara Sparks knew he had a talent for music. Phillip plays with several bands and has performed at the […]


120414-17-02
Samantha Edwards

Samantha Edwards volunteered at the Bellflower Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 22, to distribute “Boxes of Love” to local families in need. Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center physicians […]


Library’s December auction items

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library holds monthly silent book auctions in order to raise money to help support the various programs of the library. […]


120414-17-03
5K Turkey Trot run/walk and turkey giveaway

A 5K Turkey Trot run/walk and turkey giveaway was hosted by the Watts Healthy Farmers Market on Nov. 22. Names of deserving families were submitted by local community […]


Miss Downey Pageant applications available

DOWNEY – The Downey Rose Float Association is now accepting applications for the 2015 Little/Jr./Teen and Miss Downey Pageant. Applications can be found at the Downey City Library, […]


City wants input on parks, open space

DOWNEY – Downey is holding public workshops as part of its process to create a Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The meetings are scheduled for Dec. 13 from […]


112714-01-01
What are you thankful for?

TonyaAndAdileny Sanchez: I am thankful for my lil blessing God sent me. Raider Tommy: I am thankful that as of today my mother, Rose Ann Garcia, is cancer […]


For $500,000, Benihana agrees to come to Downey

City Council offers $500K in economic incentives to bring Benihana to Downey.


Rick Rodriguez, right, with his wife, Lupe, and John Casillas, branch manager at the Downey Farmers and Merchant branch.
Rick Rodriguez presented Gratitude Award

DOWNEY – Downey resident Rick Rodriguez was one of 13 people honored by Farmers & Merchants Bank at its “California’s Strongest People You Can Bank On” awards ceremony […]


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Police officer from Downey earns Medal of Valor

DOWNEY – Downey resident Brian S. Lopez, a LAX police officer, has been awarded the Medal of Valor for his actions Nov. 1, 2013, when a man opened […]


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