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Restaurant development to be built on Downey Ford site

DOWNEY − Four new restaurants will soon replace the vacant Downey Ford buildings on the corner of Lakewood Boulevard and Gallatin Road. The Downey Planning Commission last Wednesday […]


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Downey extends deal with VenueTech for 3 years

DOWNEY – The Downey City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a three-year extension with VenueTech Management Group Incorporated, which currently manages the Downey Civic Theatre (DCT). The DCT […]


Optimist Club announces Oratorical Contest winners

DOWNEY – For the second successive year, the Optimist Club of Downey is announcing the winners of its Annual Oratorical Contest for Warren High School Humanitarian Society students […]


Downey school district chosen for $6M grant

DOWNEY – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson awarded $244 million in grants Wednesday to 40 programs that blend academic and career technical education, connect employers with […]


Downey’s top volunteers are honored by Coordinating Council

DOWNEY – More than two dozen community volunteers were honored at a dinner ceremony hosted by the Downey Coordinating Council last Thursday at the Rio Hondo Event Center. […]


Giant RV, BevMo may be opening stores in Downey

DOWNEY − Two major business chains are highly considering opening locations in Downey, city officials announced this week. Motorhome dealer Giant RV and alcoholic beverages vendor BevMo both […]


Dr. Robert Jagielski will take over as principal of Sussman Middle School on July 1. He is pictured with vice principal Dr. Anita Arora and dean of students Jesus Alvarez.
Dr. Robert Jagielski named principal of Sussman Middle School

School board also appoints two new elementary school principals.


DUSD ‘Teachers of the Year’ announced

Jill King, Robert Mallory, Grant Warhurst and Gale Mejico earn top honors.


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After a death in the family, Mambo Grill grateful for community support

DOWNEY – As the owner of Mambo Grill restaurant in downtown Downey, it isn’t unusual for David Llamas to hold fundraisers for grieving family members trying to raise […]


Dr. Hasmik Danielian was hired Monday as superintendent of the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District.
After 5-month search, NLMUSD hires new superintendent

NORWALK – After a five-month search, the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District nabbed a new superintendent from Imperial County on Monday. Hasmik Danielian, a former teacher and principal, […]


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OP-ED: When politics mixes with education

As many of our children, friends and family members prepare for their graduation in the coming days and weeks, we should all pause a moment and recognize their […]


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REVIEW: Starship rocks the Downey Theatre

DOWNEY – On Friday evening the classic rock group Starship performed live at the Downey Theater. The group is an offshoot of the 60s group, Jefferson Airplane. In […]


Senator announces program for high school seniors

DOWNEY – State Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) has announced the launch of the 32nd Senate District Young Senators Leadership Program (YSLP) of 2015-16. The program provides high school […]


2 Downey schools earn California gold ribbons

DOWNEY – Two Downey schools have earned California gold ribbons for demonstrating “exemplary achievements in implementing state standards in priority program areas.” Warren High School and Doty Middle […]


Major renovation coming to Telegraph-Lakewood intersection

City council wrap: Intersection will be widened as part of $2.9 million renovation.


‘Click It or Ticket’ begins May 18

DOWNEY – May 18 marks the beginning of the annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign, when police officers will show zero tolerance for drivers not properly secured by […]


Police increase enforcement of traffic laws

DOWNEY – Downey Police Department will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations at various times during the month of May with focused enforcement on collision causing […]


Downey woman honored by DA for helping stop attack

DOWNEY – Local Downey resident Connie Tejada was recognized in Pasadena on Wednesday for her actions to help prevent a potential sexual assault. Tejada was one of five […]


Cigarette suspected of causing early morning fire

DOWNEY – Downey Fire Department responded to an early morning call of about a house fire on the 9600 block of Telegraph today. The call came just after […]


Police use non-lethal rounds to take mentally ill man into custody

DOWNEY – A man with a possible mental illness who had earlier threatened to harm family members was arrested this morning after locking himself inside a house with […]