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Former mayor Bob Winningham dies at 59

DOWNEY – Former Downey Mayor Bob Winningham, universally regarded as one of the brightest and most caring and effective civic leaders in the city’s history, died Tuesday at […]


Mandatory meeting Saturday for host town volunteers

DOWNEY – Downey is hosting an information meeting this Saturday, May 2, at 9 a.m. at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center for residents interested in […]


Richard Bell, Carlos Benavides and Ray Pizarro started Pushrim, a social network and resource center for people with spinal injuries, in 2009.
Pushrim, a social network for people with spinal cord injuries

Started in 2009, Pushrim unites those with spinal cord injuries while advocating on their behalf.


Jim Wilson and his daughter, Kristen Ramirez. Jim Wilson and his daughter, Kristen Ramirez.
Vietnam veterans honored in emotional ceremony at Ft. Irwin

Ft. Irwin event properly thanks nation’s Vietnam service members.


Crime Report

Crime Report provided by the Downey Police Department. FRIDAY, APRIL 17 At 1:15 p.m., officers responded to the Downey Water Store (13105 Lakewood Blvd.) regarding a robbery investigation. […]


South Downey car wash to expand

Sultan Car Wash on Imperial Highway adding a dozen self-serve vacuums.


LAPD detective pleads no contest to child porn charge

DOWNEY – A retired LAPD detective who lives in Downey pleaded no contest Tuesday to an allegation that he was in possession of child pornography. Charles Daniel Henderson, […]


Crime Report

Friday, April 10 At 2:30 a.m., two male adults were standing in front of an apartment building in the 9330 block of Elm Vista when four male suspects […]


Last Saturday’s Downey TLC 5K attracted hundreds of runners and walkers. Photo by John Zander
Mayor’s Corner: a busy spring in Downey

Hello Downey!   Spring is officially here and April has been an exciting month for our community — highlighted by the success of several community events. The City […]


Sean Ashton speaks at Wednesday's town hall meeting. Photo by John Zander
Poor street conditions is popular subject at town hall meeting

DOWNEY — Just five months after winning election to the Downey city council, Councilman Sean Ashton hosted his first town hall meeting Wednesday night, sharing mostly positive news […]


Photo courtesy Living Tree Foundation
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.