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Illustrator Sean Norvet debuting first exhibit

DOWNEY – “All You Can Eat,” an exhibit by artist and illustrator Sean Norvet featuring new paintings and sculptural intermedia works, opens at Stay Gallery this Friday night […]

Crime Report

Saturday, Oct. 11 At 10:45 a.m., the victim of a residential burglary that occurred on 9/15/14 came to the front desk to report he had seen the named […]

Warren High club turns Downey Avenue pink

DOWNEY – Driving through Downey Avenue recently, you may have noticed the array of pink ribbons displayed on the street. This project was conceived under the direction of […]

Cerritos College says it is addressing accreditation warning

Accrediting agency chastised Cerritos College’s new board members.

Poetry group to host book launch

DOWNEY – Poetry Matters will host the launch of “Lummox No. 3,” the third yearly anthology edited by noted Long Beach poet RD Armstrong, next Thursday, Nov. 13, […]

Barbershop offers free haircuts for vets

DOWNEY – Pride Barbershop, a new barbershop owned by a combat veteran, is offering free haircuts to military veterans this Tuesday, Veterans Day. A picture ID with proof […]

Frances Zurek passes away

DOWNEY – Frances Mary Zurek, born in Foley, Minn., on Jan. 25, 1922, the seventh of 10 children born to John Zawacki Sr. and Mary Markowski, died Oct. […]

Showbiz (in the blood?)

Years ago Kacie Cooper discovered that she loves performing. She still does stand-up, and wonders if her desire for “showbiz” is something she inherited from her grandmother who […]

Evelyn Busch dies at 96

DOWNEY – Two months shy of her 97th birthday, Evelyn Busch passed away peacefully Oct. 20 at PIH Downey with her daughter at her side. Evelyn and her […]

Partnership gives preschoolers access to dental care

NORWALK – The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District is teaming with the Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California to provide free oral health screenings, […]

“White Out Bullying”

Sussman Middle School students and teachers held an anti-bullying rally last month. This year’s theme was “White Out Bullying.” “We had an excellent turn out of students proudly […]

Joanne Mahr mourned

DOWNEY – Joanne Ellen Mahr passed away Oct. 25 after a battle with cancer. Mahr was the daughter of Benjamin and Dorothy Miller. She was born July 26, […]

Thrift shop Christmas sale

DOWNEY – The Second Tyme Around thrift shop, owned and operated by the Assistance League of Downey, will host a Christmas sale Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 5-9 p.m. […]

Charles and Rebecca Wearning in Germany

Charles and Rebecca Wearning recently visited family in Germany. This picture was taken in Lauf, Germany, where the Wenzeischloss castle was built in 1356.   ********** Published: Nov. […]

Kaiser Downey ranks high with women

DOWNEY – For the third year in a row, Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center received the Women’s Choice Award from WomenCertified for being one of America’s Best Hospitals […]

TLC staff members Olivia Gutierrez, Lori Roman, Dr. Robert Jagielski,  Claudia Garcia and Luz Perez.
TLC wins Golden Bell Award

DOWNEY – The Downey Unified School District’s True Lasting Connections (TLC) Family Resource Center is being honored with a Golden Bell Award, a leading educational honor in California […]

Composting workshop at Wilderness Park

DOWNEY – Downey’s Recycling Office is hosting a “smart gardening” workshop Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Wilderness Park. The workshop will be held inside the park […]

Soroptimist International of Downey got awards for “Color Me Pink and Purple” campaigns

Soroptimist International of Downey was presented two proclamations at the City Council’s most recent meeting for its “Color Me Pink and Purple” campaigns to bring awareness to breast […]

San Antonio Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles celebrated 65 years of service

The San Antonio Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles celebrated 65 years of service with a “Monster Bunco” at the home of Don and Stacy Brabant. Pictured are […]

Kevin Sandoval, left, with his brother.
School staff save choking student

NORWALK – The quick-thinking staff members at Dulles Elementary, including one teacher’s aide who performed the Heimlich maneuver, are being hailed for rescuing a second-grade boy who began […]