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Designs sought for Downey’s 2016 float

DOWNEY – The Downey Rose Float Association is accepting design submissions for its float entry in the 2016 Rose Parade. The parade theme is “Find Your Adventure.” Drawings […]

Mario Guerra to be roasted

DOWNEY – Former mayor Mario Guerra, simultaneously one of the most polarizing and beloved public figures in Downey history, has agreed to be roasted by community leaders on […]

Dr. Richard Rison
No-cost stroke seminar series returns Jan. 28

Appointments being taken for free carotid artery and blood pressure screenings.

Security cameras to be installed at Brookshire Park

CITY COUNCIL ROUNDUP: surveillance system is in response to crime at newly-renovated park.

Church to install senior minister

DOWNEY – Pastor Daphne Marie Gascot Arias will be installed as senior minister of Downey Memorial Christian Church during a special service this Sunday at 2 p.m. Arias […]

The ‘F’ Word

Now that the holidays are over, Kacie Cooper’s essay is a timely reflection on a topic that is a source of frustration for many of us Shared Stories […]

Aerospace historian to give talk

DOWNEY – James Busby, a child of the Space Age and noted speaker and historian on the aerospace industry, will be guest speaker at the Downey Historical Society’s […]

Man killed in gang-related shooting

DOWNEY – A man was fatally shot in the driveway of a south Downey home Saturday night, and police suspect the shooting was gang-related. Police responded to the […]

Residents asked to complete survey

DOWNEY – Downey residents are being asked to complete an online survey to guide the city’s management and development of local parks, recreation facilities and programs. The online […]

The Adamsons in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

The Adamsons spent the first two days of the New Year in the snow and cold in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. From left: Heather, Evan, Annie, […]

Volunteers needed to count Downey’s homeless

DOWNEY – Volunteers are needed to help count Downey’s homeless population Jan. 27. The count will take place from 8-11 p.m. Volunteers will show up at the deployment […]

Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis

Dr. Kennetth Ferraro, DDS, pays a fine for not shaking a member’s hand at this week’s Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis meeting. The club meets Wednesdays at 7 a.m. […]

Walk for Life returns March 7

LONG BEACH – Registration is now open for the fifth annual Walk for Life, taking place at Shoreline Park in Long Beach on March 7. The event is […]

UCLA alumni group honored by Maywood

MAYWOOD – The Southeast Bruins were honored Wednesday by the mayor and council members for the city of Maywood for their community service efforts. Mayor Eddie De La […]

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 […]