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Volunteers help clean up American Legion post

DOWNEY – Several volunteers with weed whackers and other various tools in hand took to the American Legion Hollydale Post 723 on Saturday as they began work on […]


Man shot, killed in Downey early Sunday morning

DOWNEY — Downey police are investigating a fatal shooting that left a man dead early this morning. Police received a 911 call at 2:47 a.m.reporting that a person […]


Starbucks opening walk-up store in Downey

New Starbucks at Imperial Highway and Bellflower Boulevard will be walk-up, drive-thru only.


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Free health screenings available next week

Blood pressure, abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings offered at no charge.


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Inspiring women honored by Downey Soroptimist

DOWNEY – Five women who actively give back to the Downey community were honored by Soroptimist International of Downey on Thursday during a breakfast event at the Rio […]


Members of Golden West Brass: Technical Sgt. Charlene Mayes, Airman First Class Nicholas Ciardelli, Technical Sgt. Scott Ruedger, Staff Sgt. Jill Corbett, and Airman First Class Stephen Denison.
Air Force band performing free concert

DOWNEY – The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West will present a free matinee concert at the Downey Theatre on Sunday, May 17. Although the concert […]


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Free concert Sunday at First Baptist

DOWNEY – Singer and songwriter Macain Treat, a graduate of Downey High School, will perform with his band Tenth and California in a free concert this Sunday at […]


Brandywine Sunstone Rendering
Developer building 31 townhomes in Norwalk

NORWALK – A developer has announced plans to build 31 townhomes on two acres of land at the southwest corner of Pioneer Boulevard and Lakeland Road in Norwalk. […]


Crime Report

Friday, April 3 During the evening hours, Downey Police Officers worked the Downtown area. During their deployment, they issued seven alcohol related municipal code citations, three traffic citations […]


Virginia Yunes captured this image during a festival in Xango, Nigeria in 2006. The scars on the children’s faces emphasize their ethnic identity.
Global photographer to exhibit work in Downey

“Right to Live -- Stories Without Borders” opens April 17 at Stay Gallery.


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Stauffer MS chosen for pilot computer science course

DOWNEY – Stauffer Middle School is one of 12 schools nationwide selected to pilot a new computer science course offered by Project Lead the Way (PLTW) where teachers […]


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Supermarket gets OK to remodel, expand Beach’s Market

Vallarte Supermarket adding square footage to market, along with Spanish architecture.


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Alexis Gomez crowned Miss Downey, Danielle Padilla Miss Teen Downey

DOWNEY – Alexis Gomez was crowned Miss Downey at the Downey Rose Float Association’s 61st annual Miss Downey Pageant on March 21 at the Downey Theatre. Her court […]


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Strangers in the backyard

Dear Editor: Hello, I am a regular teenager who lives in the beautiful city of Downey. I have lived here for all my life, and my family and […]


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Downey's love affair with the lawn

Dear Editor: As a new resident of only one year, I have to say that I am very happy to call Downey my city. Purchasing a home here […]


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Rose Hills cemetery launches photo contest

WHITTIER — Rose Hills Memorial Park is hosting its first-ever photography contest, a competition open to amateurs, photography enthusiasts and professionals alike. The contest, entitled “Forever in Focus,” […]


State Sen. Tony Mendoza speaks at a state of education address last week in Montebello. Photo by Christian Brown
Mendoza pushes for facilities bond on 2016 ballot

MONTEBELLO − Sen. Tony Mendoza told a gathering of regional education officials last Friday that he’d support a statewide facilities bond to increase funding for school infrastructure needs. […]


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Former sailor on the frontlines against veteran homelessness

NORWALK − Hope Garcia proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 11 years, but after an accident left her disabled in 2014, the 32-year-old decided to trade in […]


Warren High's Humanitarian Society. Photo by Greg Waskul
Optimist Club's golf tournament just a month away

DOWNEY – “We all know children in our community who are deserving of a rich, full life, but don’t have the support or family resources to pursue their […]


Ben Dickow, executive director of the Columbia Memorial Space Center. Photo by Eric Pierce
Downey's STEM Week schedule of events

DOWNEY – Downey’s Columbia Memorial Space Center will host a week-long “City of STEM” science festival April 6-11, with events throughout the city highlighting STEM (science, technology, engineering […]