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Church service for aborted babies

DOWNEY – The second annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Babies will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9-10 a.m. outside Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. […]

New pastor at DMCC

DOWNEY –  Pastor Daphne Gascot Arias has been announced as the new minister at Downey Memorial Christian Church. She received her Master of Divinity degree from the Iliff […]

Kids with disabilities get ready for school year

DOWNEY – As high school and college campuses across the state gear up for the new school year, several Southern California students with disabilities are prepared and well […]

From left: Ricardo Perez, VP; Miguel Duarte, president; Simon Simonian, wwner of Joseph’s; Albert Lemus, chair of Alumni Association; and Moises Rosiles, treasurer.
UCLA alumni group welcomes football season

DOWNEY – The UCLA Alumni Los Angeles Southeast Network (“Southeast Network”) brought UCLA fans together again to enjoy the beginning of college football Season. UCLA Bruin alumni and […]

Former rap producer finds a new calling helping others

Music artist Tito Rodriguez not only produces music, but charity efforts for the poor.

Photo by John Zander
Coming Home: Clarence Roshell

DOWNEY –  Security is second nature to Clarence Roshell, currently employed as the Assistant Vice President of Operations at RMI International. Roshell’s career of serving to protect began […]

Sean Ashton
INTERVIEW: city council candidate Sean Ashton

Ashton, a fifth grade teacher, is one of three candidates seeking to replace Mario Guerra.

City Council rejects live music for south Downey bar

Wet Bar’s request for live entertainment permit denied after noise complaints.

Coordinating Council meeting

DOWNEY – The Downey Coordinating Council will meet Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and the […]

Crime Report

Tuesday, Aug. 19 At 2:30 p.m., officers responded to the 8200 block of Firestone Blvd. regarding an attempted robbery investigation. Officers spoke with the victim who reported he […]

Artists sought for Oct. 11 show

DOWNEY – The Downey Arts Coalition has issued a call to artists for an Oct. 11 show at the Downey Theatre. The show is titled “Lucky Number 7” […]

Drug take-back event Sept. 27

DOWNEY – Residents can safely dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription medications at a drug take-back event Saturday, Sept. 27, outside the Downey Police Department. Police personnel […]

Warren band launches decal drive

DOWNEY – Warren High band and color guard members will be canvassing the Downey community this coming Tuesday and Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., giving away decals in exchange […]

My Brother Bert

Kay Okino was born and raised on the idyllic island of Hawai’i. In this story she shares a personal account of the tragedy wrought by one of the […]

Downey’s Edward Mejia heads to Italy

DOWNEY – Downey resident Edward Mejia embarked on the trip of a lifetime last weekend – a 10-month study abroad journey to Florence, Italy. Mejia is starting his […]

Mary R. Stauffer Middle School

A ceremony to recognize the renaming of West Middle School to Mary R. Stauffer Middle School will take place this Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria. “In […]

Blue Mass for police, fire

DOWNEY – The 10th annual Blue Mass dedicated to the Downey police and fire departments will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m. at Our Lady of […]

Military-themed festival Sept. 27

DOWNEY – Blue Star Family Day, a festival honoring families whose loved ones are currently serving in the armed forces, will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, in Downey […]

Host city Downey plans volunteer effort

DOWNEY – With Downey now an official host city for the 2014 Special Olympics World Games, officials have set a Sept. 4 planning meeting to coordinate the large-scale […]

Photo by John Zander
Furman Park’s new playground

  The new playground at Furman Park was officially dedicated Aug. 6. The playground incorporates a space theme and featuring a covered play area, swing set, climbers and […]

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