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Rancho hospital to undergo $418 million renovation

DOWNEY – Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center is preparing to undergo a major renovation and campus beautification project. The $418 million project will include the construction of […]

Local filmmakers seek funding for new project

DOWNEY – A group of local filmmakers has launched a funding campaign so they can complete their latest project, a film titled “Sea Monsters.” Produced by the production […]

Stonewood mall closed as autograph signing grows out of control

DOWNEY — Police shut down Stonewood Center this afternoon after a scheduled appearance by two professional skateboarders attracted thousands of rowdy teenagers. Steven Fernandez, 15, and Keelan Dadd, […]

Wary of lawsuits, Downey rolls back restrictions on sex offenders

CITY COUNCIL: Supreme Court rules residency restrictions unconstitutional.

Warren High’s Alison Kirby named Woman of the Year

DOWNEY – Warren High teacher Alison Kirby has been named “Woman of the Year” by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia. She and other honorees from Garcia’s 58th Assembly district were […]

Mayor’s Corner: Welcome, Ireland!

Greetings Downey, It’s official! Our City will be hosting a delegation from Ireland for the upcoming Special Olympics World Games taking place in L.A. this summer. Before the […]

Fire department taking sign-ups for CERT training

DOWNEY – The Downey Fire Department is now taking sign-ups for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, which begins April 11. Training is held at Calvary Chapel Downey […]

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Did the Downey library really ban Tarzan books?

DOWNEY – In the early 1960’s it was reported that the Downey City Library had banned all of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Tarzan” books because Tarzan wasn’t married to […]

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Downey's Benjamin Gutierrez bicycling from San Francisco to L.A.

DOWNEY – Downey resident and Warren High alumni Benjamin Gutierrez is currently training to join 3,000 cyclists in a 545-mile journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles starting […]

Amistad Gala celebrates supporters of world renowned hospital

DOWNEY – The Rancho Los Amigos Foundation hosted its 29th annual Amistad Gala, themed “The Heart of Rancho,” on Saturday, March 14, at the Westin in Long Beach. […]

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Sex offender restrictions may be repealed in Downey

DOWNEY — The Downey City Council on Tuesday will consider repealing a city ordinance that prohibits registered sex offenders from living or loitering near parks and schools after […]

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Latest Crime Report

Crime Report, provided by Downey Police Department: Thursday, March 12 At around 1:55 a.m., Downey officers responded to the 7300 Block of Florence Ave in regards to an […]

Arc Walk for Independence: why I walk

I walk because I believe every individual should be treated with dignity and respect. I walk because people with disabilities have traveled a road that I cannot relate […]

Judge Phil Mautino delivered the keynote addresss at Gangs Out of Downey’s fundraising luncheon Wednesday. Photo by  Gabriel Enamorado
Gangs on the decline, but still a problem

DOWNEY – Los Angeles has been the mother of modern street gangs. Some of these gangs are made up of several hundred members and they are across the United […]

Aerojet Rocketdyne has contributed $15,000 to sponsor the Columbia Memorial Space Center’s City of STEM Science Festival scheduled to take place April 6-11. 
The contribution makes Aerojet Rocketdyne the lead sponsor of City of STEM, a six-day STEM festival that is the first of its kind of the Los Angeles region. 
During the week of April 6, the space center will present STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programming to the community at various locations throughout Downey. 
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Space center hosting STEM Week

DOWNEY – The city of Downey will offer free admission to the Columbia Memorial Space Center from April 7-11 in celebration of the city’s first ever “City of […]

Violin soloist will close out symphony’s 2014-15 season

DOWNEY – Hao Zhou is only 18, but he plays violin like a master. Zhou will perform the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius’ beautiful and brooding Violin Concerto on […]

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On Firestone Boulevard, business owners struggle with homeless

DOWNEY – Downey business owner Martin Orloff could not believe what he was seeing outside of his store, Exotical Hawaiian Apparel. A homeless man was sleeping under a […]

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More than 30 companies expected at job fair

DOWNEY – Light and Life Church in Downey is hosting a job fair with at least 30 participating employers Tuesday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The […]

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Study: Downey has nation's 14th most diverse economy

DOWNEY – The city of Downey is the 14th most diverse economy in the country, according to a recent study conducted by WalletHub. According to WalletHub’s website, researchers […]

John Fiorenza retires as bingo manager

  DOWNEY – After over 12 years of service, John Fiorenza has called his final bingo number for the Knights of Columbus. Every Tuesday evening, the Downey Knights […]