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Luz Paloma passes away

DOWNEY – Luz Maria Paloma, who with her husband opened Marisa’s Mexican Restaurant in Downey in 1975, died Oct. 2, family members announced. Luz was born Feb. 14, […]

Downey Symphony concert

DOWNEY – The Downey Symphony Orchestra launches its 57th season tomorrow with a concert at the Downey Theatre. Baritone Anthony Moreno will sing arias from Mozart operas, and […]

Rotary/YMCA pancake breakfast

DOWNEY –  The 66th annual Downey Rotary/YMCA pancake breakfast will be held this Saturday, Oct. 11, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Downey High. Tickets are $5 and […]

Tax volunteers needed

DOWNEY – The AARP is seeking volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Volunteers can help fill out tax returns, translate, help with computer equipment, be a greeter, or […]

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Update on Downey United Methodist Church’s work in the community

DOWNEY – Over the last few years the Downey United Methodist Church has worked to help the homeless and the less fortunate of our community.  At the beginning […]

Lucille Veltri mourned

DOWNEY – Lucille Veltri died peacefully Oct. 1 at the age of 91. She was born in Morgan City, La., to Mary and Nick Orlando. She married Tony […]

From left: Councilman Alex Saab, YMCA executive director Anne Ullstrom, Joanne and Bob Earl, Dianne and Joe Lumsdaine, Darlene and Steve Roberson (with granddaughter Madison), and YMCA board chair Stephen Ferraro. Photo by Eric Pierce
YMCA honors Downey community leaders

Bob and Joanne Earl, Joe and Dianne Lumsdaine, and Steve and Darlene Roberson honored.

For Downey Symphony, it’s all about No. 7

Downey Symphony concert on Oct. 11 plays on the number 7 and all its connotations.

Downey High teacher Glenn Yamasaki gives a tour of the new Walker Hall. Photo by Cindy Macias
Walker Hall officially opens at Downey High

DOWNEY – Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard was one of several dignitaries to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to open the new William L. Walker Hall at Downey High […]

Photo by John Zander
Mayor’s Corner: Thousands continue to discover Downey

Hello Downey! It’s always my pleasure to once again connect with you through my monthly Mayor’s Corner article.  I enjoy sharing news about our City and keeping our […]

Omar Juarez: Kicking his way through life

Downey High kicker dedicates this season to Dodi Soza and his parents.

June 7, 1930 to September 28, 2014
Barbara "Bobbie" Lee Dykes

Barbara Dykes passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, September 28, 2014, at the age of 84. Barbara was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter […]

June 29, 1977 to September 25, 2014
Stephenie Michele Holmberg

Stephenie Michele Holmberg, age 37, passed away on September 25 after a 3 year battle with cancer. Stephenie was born in Corona, CA on June 29, 1977, to […]

Half & Half: a Story of an Immigrant

Maria Garcia grew up as the daughter of a university professor in the Philippines. As she describes her childhood, and later immigration to the United States, she reflects […]

Elizabeth Castillo

Elizabeth Castillo (Junior Miss Downey Princess in 2012) is part of the cast for the movie “Betrothed,” opening in theaters next year. Elizabeth attended her first red carpet […]

Jason Barquero

Downey resident Jason Barquero has been named PA announcer for the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the Lakers’ development league affiliate.   Barquero was a finalist earlier this year for […]

July 14, 1919 to September 22, 2014
Evelyn Alice Johnson Colvin

Our dear mother, Evelyn Alice Johnson Colvin, passed away on Monday, September 22, after a short illness. She lived in Downey for 62 years and dearly loved the […]

George Delis was part of Normandy Invasion

DOWNEY – George E. Delis died peacefully at his Downey home on Sept. 21. Born in Chicago on June 19, 1919, he was the only child of Alexandira […]

Peggy E. Jacobs

June 10, 1921 to September 28, 2014

Bell Gardens mayor shot and killed

BELL GARDENS – Bell Gardens mayor Daniel Crespo was shot and killed by his wife Tuesday afternoon during an apparent domestic dispute at the couple’s condominium on the […]