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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.

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 […]

WRD settles lawsuit for $9.1M

Water district agrees to settlement after it was sued by four cities, including Downey.

Donors, volunteers ensure all girls have access to prom dresses

Glamour Gown event provides less fortunate teen girls with prom gowns and accessories.

GoFundMe page for Esther Kim

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Esther Kim, a 23-year-old Downey native who is currently hospitalized after suffering a stroke. Kim attended middle school and high […]

Crime Report

Wednesday, April 29 At 6:10 p.m., Downey police officers responded to the Home Depot Store located at 7121 Firestone Blvd., regarding a robbery investigation. The responding officers spoke […]

Judges share personal life experiences with students

WHITTIER – Rio Hondo College recently hosted a panel of judges from the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. Judges included the Honorable Lillian Vega-Jacobs of […]