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Police step up patrol, target pedestrian collisions

DOWNEY –The Downey Police Department is deploying extra officers this month targeting drivers that do not yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, and bicycle riders and pedestrians who cross […]


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After officer-involved shooting, family pleads for answers

PARAMOUNT – It was just four months ago that 62-year-old Oscar Ramirez Sr. had police knock on his door. Officials had been there asking about one of his […]


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No suspects found after reported home invasion

DOWNEY — Downey Police are investigating a reported home invasion robbery that allegedly occurred near Brunache Street and Rives Avenue on Friday afternoon. A male homeowner told police he […]


Downey switches to new internet provider

DOWNEY – The Downey City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to replace Time Warner Cable as the library’s internet service provider in favor of a new company that promises […]


Downey Mayor Luis Marquez and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Photo courtesy Luis Marquez
MAYOR'S CORNER: a busy March in Downey

Dear Downey Friends, We have a lot of great community events to look forward to in March.  First, the State of the City Luncheon is scheduled for next Wednesday, […]


Salon owner Miguel Bardales, seated second from left, says that Johnny & Co. will be closing its doors after nearly four decades. Photo by Carol Kearns
After nearly 40 years, Johnny & Co. to close Saturday

DOWNEY – A Downey institution of nearly four decades will be closing its doors for good this Saturday after the last lock of hair is cut and the […]


Downey Police conduct a DUI and driver's license checkpoint in 2013. Photo by Martin Trejo
Dozens caught at DUI, driver's license checkpoint

DOWNEY – Downey police officers cited 56 people for driving without a proper license at a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint last Friday night. According to police statistics, […]


Councilman Fernando Vasquez, a supporter of free public wifi in Downey, takes a selfie. Photo by John Zander
Downey considering unlimited WiFi at Downey parks, civic center

DOWNEY — The Downey City Council on Tuesday will consider replacing its current internet service provider with a new company that would offer cheaper and faster internet access, and […]


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Facebook, where Downey is continually going downhill

Last month, for the second time in less than a year, somebody broke into my car. It happened either late at night or early in the morning, sometime […]


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Latest Crime Report

The Crime Report is provided by the Downey Police Department. Saturday, Feb. 14: At 12:30 a.m., detectives from a local Narcotics Task Force requested a uniformed presence while […]


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OPINION: Protecting national security not a partisan issue

No matter what state we come from or which party we represent, every Member of Congress is entrusted with the sacred responsibility of keeping our nation safe. Unfortunately, […]


City manager Mike Egan speaks at Norwalk's state of the city event. Photo by Eric Pierce
Norwalk reports 10-year low in crime

NORWALK — Crime in Norwalk has dropped to a 10-year low, while city revenues have returned to pre-recession highs, according to information presented at Norwalk’s state of the […]


Mario Guerra with Gallatin school principal Dr. Bretch, DUSD board member Nancy Swenson, Gallatin teacher Reggie Donahue, and Michael Josephson, along with student leaders from Gallatin Elementary.
OPINION: Keeping the public’s trust at all times

There is, as they say, a sacred trust between the public and those whom they vote into office to represent them. Trust is the foundation that allows an […]


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Downey to place donated defibrillators around city

DOWNEY – CareMore donated 10 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to the city of Downey last week, devices that can make the difference in a person surviving sudden cardiac […]


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Bottom Row: Mrs. Hargrave’s 3rd Grade Class.
Imperial Elementary students recreate ‘Downey Doodle-icious’

DOWNEY – Last Friday, Kiwanis of Downey and Stay Gallery visited Imperial Elementary School to gift the school the finished mural created by one of its third grade […]


Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers

Volunteers needed to deliver meals to Downey’s homebound residents.


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Norwalk community leader Sara Mendez dies at 93

Sara Mendez was champion of quality public education for all children.


The Albert Ball estate was demolished in 2007 and never rebuilt. Photo courtesy Downey Conservancy
HISTORY DENIED: Ball property subdivided into four lots

Cherokee Avenue property once home to Downey pioneer Albert Ball will be developed into four new homes.


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Planning Commission considers subdividing Albert Ball estate into four lots (UPDATED)

UPDATE: On a 4-1 vote, the Planning Commission approved the subdivision, on the condition that two existing palm trees towards the front of the property remain. Commissioner Jim […]


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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, […]