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OPINION: Why Alan Clayton is wrong to leave out other Latino candidates

Editor’s note: the following is a rebuttal to an op-ed that appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Alan Clayton is misinformed, or at the very least ill-advised, […]


From left: Barbara Lai; Amy Tsubokawa, president of the Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center; Randy Tubbs; and Reverend Patrick Thompson of Grace First Presbyterian Church.
Downey woman earns award for volunteerism

Barbara Lai, a language therapist for DUSD, honored with Human Service Award.


RSVPs recommended for Garcia swearing-in

DOWNEY – Reservations are recommended to attend the swearing-in ceremony for Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, which is taking place Saturday, Feb. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at […]


Downey poet publishes new book

Lorine Parks will read from “Persons of Interest” next Thursday at Stay Gallery.


Marka Larkin at the 2014 Downey Christmas Parade. Photo by Eric Pierce
Larkin steps down as parade chairman

DOWNEY – Longtime volunteer Maria Larkin has retired from her post as chairman of the Downey Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade committee. Larkin chaired the committee for 14 […]


Cristina Garcia finalist for Rising Star Award

DOWNEY – EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, announced Wednesday that Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia is a 2015 nominee for its Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star […]


Cal State Long Beach gets $200K to prevent sexual assaults

LONG BEACH – California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has received a $200,000 grant from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to support sexual assault […]


Toastmasters open house

DOWNEY – Downey Toastmasters Club 587 is hosting an open house Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 6-7:30 p.m. in room 116 at First Baptist Church of Downey. Toastmasters offers […]


Miss Bellflower pageant April 18

BELLFLOWER – The 2015 Miss Bellflower pageant and competition will be held April 18. Competition applications are now available. For information, call Janna Enkhorn at (562) 565-3942.   […]


Raymundo Escarciga mourned

DOWNEY – Raymundo “Ray” Escarciga passed away Jan. 27 surrounded by his family. He was 80. Born in El Paso, Tex. on Oct. 11, 1934 to the late […]


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Teen honored at debutante ball

DOWNEY – Downey teen Emilia Constantina Mariolis was one of 17 debutantes honored by the Greek Orthodox Christian community and Saint Sophia Philoptohos Society (SSPS) of Los Angeles […]


‘Princess for a Day’ is March 1

DOWNEY – “Princess for a Day,” an annual event in which girls ages 5-12 spend a day with Miss Downey royalty dancing, making crafts and getting the royal […]


Registration open for 5K obstacle course

NORWALK – Cerritos College will host a 5K obstacle and fitness challenge Sunday, May 8, starting at 9 a.m. The event is a fundraiser for Fight for Kids, […]


021215-01-03
Meadow Road fire

Firefighters responded to a residential fire early Wednesday morning that destroyed a garage. The blaze was reported at about 1:39 a.m. at 8550 Meadow Rd. Adjacent homes were […]


Property management workshop Tuesday

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library will host a landlord workshop this Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 3-5 p.m. Representatives of the Fair Housing Foundation will be on-site to […]


021215-08-01
Bellflower community unites to clean up park

BELLFLOWER – More than 100 Bellflower Unified elementary and middle school students were joined by Bellflower Mayor Sonny R. Santa Ines, Bellflower Unified trustees Jerry Cleveland and Paul […]


021215-03-02
Elvia DeLeon passes away

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey resident Elvia DeLeon passed away last week with her family at her side. DeLeon was a parishioner at OLPH Catholic Church in Downey, and […]


Congresswoman’s statement on Black History Month

DOWNEY – Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard released a video statement this week in honor of Black History Mnth. Below is a copy of her statement: “Hello, I’m Congresswoman Lucille […]


021215-17-02
Jim and Lorraine Stevens

Jim and Lorraine Stevens took their favorite newspaper with them on a 17-day cruise tour of the Irrawaddy River from Mandaly to Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).   ********** Published: […]


Space center director to speak

DOWNEY – Ben Dickow, executive director of the Columbia Memorial Space Center, will be guest speaker at the Eldorado Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association’s dinner meeting […]