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Bill would put childcare center complaints online

DOWNEY – AB 2621, a measure by Assemblymembers Cristina Garcia (D – Bell Gardens) and Kristin Olsen (R – Modesto) that would make inspector and complaint reports relating […]


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‘Everything in space is just cooler’

West Middle School teacher Tri Tansopalucks takes part in NASA space camp.


Praise Chapel Downey is renting the Kirkorian Theatres for an anniversary service this Sunday at 10 a.m.
Downey church renting movie theater to celebrate anniversary

Downey congregation renting Krikorian Theatre for Sunday service.


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I (heart) New York City

I have a bit of a love affair with New York City. We don’t see each other often but when we do, there’s always chemistry. New York is […]


Downey United Methodist Church in the late 1930s.
Part 4: Continuing the story of Downey United Methodist Church

The final installment in a series examining the history of one of Downey’s oldest churches.


Student of the Year award recipients Isaac Lopez, left, and Gia Marciano, with CTE director Phil Davis.
Downey’s skilled students get recognition

Supporters throw banquet for Downey’s SkillsUSA students.


Norwalk declares fiscal emergency

City warns of layoffs, service cuts if voters don’t approve updated utility users tax.


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Bea Robles breaking stereotype barriers

Soft-spoken executive assistant Bea Robles does not conform to bike-riding stereotypes.


Joe Valdivia received the school district’s Vision Award earlier this month. He is pictured with Doty Middle School principal Brent Shubin, left, school board member William Gutierrez and superintendent Dr. John Garcia.
Doty Middle School worker honored

DOWNEY – Joe Valdivia, a longtime utility worker at Doty Middle School, was honored with the Downey Unified School District’s Vision Award on June 3 for “maintaining the […]


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Military university graduate thanks Downey community

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Alexander Thomas Foskarino, a Downey native, credited his hometown after graduating cum laude from Norwich Senior Military University in Northfield, Vt. last month. Lt. […]


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In Downey, USO plans expansion and fundraising

Bob Hope USO meets in Downey to discuss expansion into Orange County.


Tour de Downey bicycle ride Saturday

DOWNEY – The first annual Tour de Downey takes place this Saturday, a 35-mile ride to Shoreline Village in Long Beach or, for the more novice bicycle riders, […]


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Teacher raising money for son’s treatment

DOWNEY − Jeremy Taylor was just three weeks out of high school when he was thrown from a vehicle in a tragic car accident nearly four years ago. […]


Dr. John Garcia, DUSD superintendent
DUSD named model district for attendance rate

Expulsions at Downey schools have dropped 90 percent since 2003.


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Robert Kiefer running for City Council

Robert Kiefer, a small business owner and member of the Downey Planning Commission, has announced he is running for City Council this November. Kiefer, 51, will run for […]


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Skilled students head to Kansas City for national championship

DOWNEY – Triumphantly taking home gold medals in the SkillsUSA State Championships in April, seven Downey Unified School District (DUSD) students have set their sights, once again, on […]


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Warren High wins trophy for solar boat

DOWNEY – Warren High School’s robotics team brought home a first place trophy from the 2014 MWD Solar Cup competition held at Lake Skinner May 16-18. More than […]


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Cerritos College president confirms retirement

Cerritos College president Dr. Linda Lacy will retire when her contract expires next year, the college announced today. Her last day is June 30, 2015. “With my announcement, […]


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OBITUARY: Vernon Rudolph Lee was WWII veteran

DOWNEY – Funeral services were held Friday for longtime Downey resident and World War II veteran Vernon Rudolph Lee, who died May 31 following many health battles. He […]


State Senate candidate Tony Mendoza held his election night party at Club DB Lounge. Downey Mayor Pro Tem Luis Marquez emceed the event. Photo by Christian Brown
Guerra cruises to primary victory

Tough battle awaits versus former Assemblyman Tony Mendoza.