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The trip of a lifetime

From Croatia I then spent time in Hungary, Italy, Czech Republic and Greece with some friends before making my way solo to my last stop in Istanbul, Turkey. […]

Coming Home: Calvin Spencer

DOWNEY – Calvin Spencer knew he wanted to join the military since his freshman year of high school. Specifically, he wanted to join the Marines and be in […]

Mexican American Bar Association’s inaugual golf tournament

More than 150 judges, prosectors, public defenders, private attorneys, and supporters participated in the Mexican American Bar Association’s inaugual golf tournament at the Rio Hondo Golf Club last […]

Photo by John Zander
Message from the Mayor

Hello Downey! I’m excited to be able to reach out to all of you once again through my Mayor’s Corner articles.  I know, it’s been some time since […]

Victor Koast to exhibit at Stay Gallery

DOWNEY − Artist Victor Koast will be showing new paintings and illustrations in his first ever solo exhibit at Stay Gallery, titled “Good Karma.” The opening reception will […]

Unlicensed contractors caught in sting

ARTESIA – Twelve unlicensed contractors were caught in an undercover sting operation conducted by the state licensing board in Artesia last week. In all, 97 people were arrested […]

Photo by Christian Brown
Sister Doherty’s life behind bars

Sister Teresa Doherty brings hope and healing to youth behind prison walls.

On the coast of Croatia

My next stop after Pamplona was Nice, France where I met Marisol, a friend from home who would be joining me for two weeks in Europe. We decided […]

Furman, Apollo parks getting new walking trails

City Council Roundup: Furman Park will get new trail before year is over.

Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel
Downey High grad conducts flight training with Marines

EL CENTRO – Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 conducted flight training at the Naval Air Facility  in El Centro on July 16. This training was […]

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Cerritos College’s accreditation in jeopardy

Accrediting commission accuses college board of trustees of interference.

Cristina Garcia asks for patience in state of the state address

Assemblywoman says state finances are improving, but she’s “worried about small businesses.”

Four short films will be screened at the Epic Lounge on Sunday. Many were filmed in and around Downey.
Epic Lounge screening short films

DOWNEY – Four short films will be screened at the Epic Lounge this Sunday, including the premiere of “Streamline” by director Dan Marcus. “Streamline” is about a man […]

Berenise Guerrero
Downey woman joins fight against cancer

Berenise Guerrero was diagnosed with leukemia at just 22 years old.

Planning Commission OK's go-go dancers for nightclub (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Mayor Fernando Vasquez says he has directed the city manager and city attorney to investigate ways to repeal yesterday’s Planning Commission decision regarding go-go dancers at a Downey […]

A go-go dancer at Club DB Lounge
Downey nightclub trying again for go-go dancers

DOWNEY – Rejected twice before, representatives for Club DB Lounge hope the third time will be the charm when they appear before the Downey Planning Commission on Wednesday […]

world cup
World Cup viewing party Sunday

DOWNEY – Downtown Downey will host a public viewing party of the World Cup final this Sunday, featuring giant screens, outdoor soccer courts, food trucks, and more. The […]

Comedian Felipe Esparza performs at the Laugh Factory, part of a radiothon fundraiser for the USO. Photo by Greg Waskul
With support from entertainment industry, USO radiothon a success

K-EARTH 101 live radiothon draws celebrities in support of Bob Hope USO.

Officials with the American Legion auxiliary in Norwalk say they will lose its Front Street  property if it does not raise $45,000 by Sept. 9. Photo by Eric Pierce
American Legion at risk of losing property

NORWALK − American Legion, known for its financial and social support to past and present members of the U.S. Armed Forces, has been a staple in the Norwalk […]

Bri Winkler to share her stroke survival story

Free event will include complimentary blood pressure, carotid artery screenings.