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City Council approves mural for Downey Avenue

“Downey Doodle-icious” mural will be painted by Don Lamkin on the side of a downtown parking garage.

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Gallatin Road closing for 48 hours

DOWNEY – Gallatin Road will be completely closed at Lakewood Boulevard for 48 hours, starting this Sunday night. The road is expected to re-open Tuesday night, but will […]

Downtown to be decorated for holidays

DOWNEY – It soon will feel a lot more festive in Downtown Downey. In a special meeting Monday, the City Council adopted a holiday decoration and seasonal banner […]

Griffiths makes semifinals in robotic tournament

DOWNEY – A team of students from Griffiths Middle School advanced to the semi-finals of the VEX Robotics Competition recently held in Lancaster. It was Griffiths’ first time […]

Microsoft selects Downey High as a ‘showcase school’

DOWNEY – Downey High School (DHS) was selected by Microsoft as a 2014-15 Microsoft Showcase School for its “excellence in transforming its learning environment to deliver more personalized […]

Tony Mendoza will be Downey’s state senate representative, according to unofficial election results. Campaign photo
Election Roundup: Mendoza, Ashton, Measure O all winners

Tony Mendoza defeats Mario Guerra to become state senator; Sean Ashton earns seat on City Council.

Warren High enshrines 3 in Hall of Fame

Les Fendia, Paul Wilson and Joe Francis inducted into Warren High Hall of Fame.

Illustrator Sean Norvet debuting first exhibit

DOWNEY – “All You Can Eat,” an exhibit by artist and illustrator Sean Norvet featuring new paintings and sculptural intermedia works, opens at Stay Gallery this Friday night […]

Crime Report

Saturday, Oct. 11 At 10:45 a.m., the victim of a residential burglary that occurred on 9/15/14 came to the front desk to report he had seen the named […]

Warren High club turns Downey Avenue pink

DOWNEY – Driving through Downey Avenue recently, you may have noticed the array of pink ribbons displayed on the street. This project was conceived under the direction of […]

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Gio Deloera: Downey’s very own Incredible Hulk

DOWNEY – “Quick feet, quick feet, pick it up, pick it up!” is a constant reminder repeated every moment of the game. With his poker face at hand […]

Downey voters tasked with big decisions

Southwest Downey residents will select either Robert Kiefer, Sean Ashton or Dr. Shahira A-Malek to join City Council.

Guerra, Mendoza spend big ahead of election

State senate candidates make final push to reach voters ahead of Tuesday’s election.

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Power health messages delivered at stroke seminar

Dr. Helena Chui challenges attendees to take control of their health.

Artist to display 22-ft. sculpture at Sunday’s Dia de los Muertos

DOWNEY − It takes Martin Sanchez about a year and half to collect and assemble just the right materials for his mega-sized whimsical sculptures, such as the 22’-high […]

Third-graders get up close look at Downey’s symphony

DOWNEY – Halloween is upon us again as we reach the end of another October. Usually during this week of the year there is something strange, out of […]

Downey High teacher accused of sex with student

Brandon Hitchcock, a teacher and soccer coach, pleads not guilty to charges he slept with underage student.

DUSD enters agreement over treatment of transgender student

Transgender elementary school student was bullied and discriminated against, according to allegations.

After two decades, video store announces closure

One of Downey’s last remaining video rental store finds it can no longer compete.

Manny Ramirez: for a mother’s love

Downey High defensive tackle is tough on the field, but he has a soft spot for his mother.

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