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Abuelo’s House

 Yolanda Adele is a Norwalk girl who spent summers at the home of her maternal grandparents in El Paso, Texas. As she describes it, the home had “history, […]

Downey’s International Food Festival is Saturday

DOWNEY – The city’s International Food Festival, previously known as the Taste of Downey, will take place this Saturday night in Downtown Downey. In addition to local restaurants, […]

Joyce Sherwin, E. J. Ball, and Don Marshall, members of the Board of Directors of the Downey Symphonic Society, with Sharon Lavery, Music Director of the Downey Symphony Orchestra, prepare to serve the “Flapjack Fundraiser” breakfast at Applebee’s in Norwalk this past Saturday.
Preparations underway for symphony’s 2014-15 season

Downey Symphony’s new concert season gets underway Oct. 11.

Pat Gomez-Pratt dies at 71

Celebration of life to be held Oct. 6 at Long Beach Yacht Club

Jacob Cook: paying it forward on and off the field

Downey wide receiver raising money for mothers who have children with terminal cancer.

Photos courtesy Downey Art Vibe
Voters will decide $248M bond this November

Downey Unified pushing for $248 million bond to fund district-wide upgrades.

Crime Report

Thursday, Aug. 28 At 4:00 p.m., officers responded to the area of 11000 Paramount Blvd., regarding a robbery investigation. Officers spoke with the victims who said two males […]

Coming Home: Yuri Escandon

DOWNEY – “The Few. The Proud.” This is true for former Marine Yuri Escandon as he wears his former military status proudly. Escandon knew at an earlier age […]

The return of Justin Huff

After sitting out a year due to injury, Downey’s Justin Huff is ready to take full advantage of his senior season.

West Middle School was officially renamed Dr. Mary Stauffer Middle School during a dedication ceremony Wednesday.  Photos by John zander
Dr. Stauffer gets her own school

West Middle School renamed after Dr. Mary Stauffer, a longtime champion of education in Downey.

Symphony’s 57th season begins Oct. 11

DOWNEY – The Downey Symphony launches its 57th season on Oct. 11, with a celebration of the 200th anniversary of “The Star Spangled Banner.” “Hearing our national anthem […]

Mayor’s Corner: updates on local construction

Hello Downey! As summer quickly comes to an end, I’m sure many of you are transiting into “back-to-school” routines.  With school starting up again, there comes an increase […]

Rev. Melby-Gibbons leaving Downey

DOWNEY – Rev. Christie Melby-Gibbons is leaving as pastor of the Moravian Church of Downey after “accepting a call to provincial service,” the church has announced. Melby-Gibbons became […]

Former rap producer finds a new calling helping others

Music artist Tito Rodriguez not only produces music, but charity efforts for the poor.

Photo by John Zander
Coming Home: Clarence Roshell

DOWNEY –  Security is second nature to Clarence Roshell, currently employed as the Assistant Vice President of Operations at RMI International. Roshell’s career of serving to protect began […]

Sean Ashton
INTERVIEW: city council candidate Sean Ashton

Ashton, a fifth grade teacher, is one of three candidates seeking to replace Mario Guerra.

City Council rejects live music for south Downey bar

Wet Bar’s request for live entertainment permit denied after noise complaints.

Photo courtesy Food Network
Norwalk family competing on Food Network show

NORWALK — Growing up in a household dominated by females, Javier Crespo Jr. says it was only natural that his formative years were mostly spent in the kitchen, […]

Downey fire union alleges harassment in latest lawsuit

Relationship between Downey firefighters and City Hall is further strained after fire union files lawsuit against city claiming retaliation and breach of contract.

Downey High School’s new engineering building, pictured above, will be open for a community open house next Thursday, Aug. 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with official ceremonies at 6 p.m. Guests can tour the facility and get a first-hand look at some of the new technology being implemented in Downey schools. 
The 19,500 sq. ft. building is two stories tall. The first floor includes four labs, a regular classroom and eight work bays. This will be the main site for all Career Technical Education (CTE) engineering programs, including automobile repair, product design, a Project Lead the Way engineering class, a robotics lab, and a technology engineering class. 
The second floor will also be used for advanced physics courses. 
A second open house will be held Sept. 24 to celebrate the grand opening of Building A and William H. Walker Hall. This building is in the final stages of completion and will house new technology-equipped classrooms, removing 30 bungalows from the campus. 
The grand openings come at the closing stages of Measure D, a school bond measure that was passed by voters in 2002.
The Class of 2030

Today’s students are learning the skills necessary for a 21 Century workforce.