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Roy Anthony Shabla will read work live

DOWNEY – This edition of Poetry Matters – Thursday, March 19, at Stay Gallery – will feature Downey poet and artist Roy Anthony Shabla. His poetry will be […]

Pet of the Week

Snowball, a white, fluffly, cuddly, adult rabbit, is SEAACA’s Pet of the Week. Snowball (15-17610) was hand-raised and is very friendly. Snowball can be visited during animal viewing […]

High school counselor praised by congresswoman

NORWALK – Norwalk High School guidance counselor Vanessa Iaquinta was recently recognized by Congresswoman Linda Sanchez for her impact on students. At its Feb. 23 meeting, the Norwalk-La […]

Man charged in fatal Huntington Park shooting

HUNTINGTON PARK –A 21-year-old man was charged Tuesday with murdering an acquaintance near a police station in Huntington Park last week. Jorge Godoy was charged with one count […]

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Downey Art Coalition’s open house

Filmmaker/actor Forrest Hartl, actor Alejandro Patino, and sculptor Jorge Del Toro at the Epic Lounge Tuesday night for the Downey Art Coalition’s open house.   ********** Published: March […]

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Dedication ceremony for fitness equipment at Furman Park

A dedication ceremony was held last Saturday for new outdoor fitness equipment at Furman Park donated by Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis. The service club paid more than $32,500 […]

Downey’s budget wins second award

DOWNEY – The city of Downey has received a second award for its 2014-15 fiscal year budget. The California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) awarded Downey with […]

They Never Stopped Dancing

When World War II was over, young men and women were anxious to put the war behind them and start a family. Gail Earl’s father was a survivor […]

Dean’s List honors at SDSU

DOWNEY – Four Downey residents have been named to the Dean’s List at San Diego State University. Local students recognized include: Guillermo Galindo, a business administration and accounting […]

Upcoming events at the library

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library will celebrate the life of Jose-Luis Orozco this Monday, March 16, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Orozco is a celebrated singer, songwriter and children’s […]

DUSD awarded $2,500 grant

DOWNEY – DUSD has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Alcoa Foundation to further boost the number of students interested in exploring careers in STEM-related fields. The […]

Skating rink hosts camp for deaf children

WESTMINSTER – The Rinks-Westminster ICE is gearing up for its third annual Sertoma Fantasy Ice Skating for deaf and hard-of-hearing youth, planned for August. Last year’s camp – […]

Whittier teen wins $1,000 prize in oratory contest

WHITTIER – Pioneer High School senior Aneliza Ruiz has always enjoyed the arts, culture and theater, becoming a talented actress and developing a knack for memorization and an […]

Cal State Long Beach opens center for undocumented students

LONG BEACH – With the opening of the Dream Success Center at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) on Monday, undocumented and AB540 students now have a place […]

Church marks St. Joseph’s Table

DOWNEY – St. Raymond’s Catholic Church will celebrate St. Joseph’s Table March 21-22. The schedule includes a liturgy at 5 p.m. on March 21, following by a blessing […]

Downey High School’s jazz band

Downey High School’s jazz band made history last week, beating 10 top Southern California bands to win first place at the Western States Jazz Festival on Feb. 28. […]

Financial Planning Association

  Local certified financial planner Janet Larsen met with Sen. Tony Mendoza in Sacramento last week as part of the Financial Planning Association Advocacy Day to promote financial […]

Sen. Mendoza proposes conflict of interest legislation

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Tony Mendoza has introduced legislation that he says would help prevent corruption in government contracting. SB 330 would define what family relationships would constitute […]

Dr. Mary Stauffer donates $10,000 to Gangs Out of Downey

Dr. Mary Stauffer donated $10,000 to become a diamond sponsor of the Gangs Out of Downey fundraising luncheon, which takes place Wednesday at the Rio Hondo Event Center. […]

Crystal Vincent and her son, Ryan Whittle, hold a  picture of Joshua. Photo by Christian Brown
Townhouse development names streets after fallen Marine

Gated community dedicates Joshua Way, Whittle Court and Sunshine Place.