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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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Deli owner left on the hook after lottery theft

Market surprised to learn he’s responsible for half the value of stolen lotto tickets.

PIH marking one year in Downey

DOWNEY – PIH Health Hospital-Downey will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a special event Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free flu shots will be […]

Senate candidates clash in debate

Mendoza and Guerra spar in Whittier town hall ahead of November election.

Women’s Conference returning to Downey

Conference features lineup of physicians speaking specifically on women’s health issues.

Stroke prevention seminar adds 100 slots

DOWNEY – Due to overwhelming demand, 100 reservation slots have been added so that more members of the local community can attend the final Downey Primary Stroke Prevention […]

Councilman Mario Guerra speaks with residents at his annual town hall meeting Wednesday.
Hispanic supermarket coming to south Downey

Vallarta Supermarkets to open location at former Beach’s Market site.

Gabriel Enamorado is a photographer, web designer, creative director and bicyclist. Photo by Cindy Macias
Downey’s Gabriel Enamorado to represent Levi’s brand

Downey resident’s online mini bicycle tour featured by Levi’s.

Crime Report

Thursday, Sept. 25 At 3:30 p.m., officers responded to Kaiser Hospital in Downey where an adult male was being treated for a 1” laceration on his shoulder. The […]

Superstar neurologist Dr. Helena Chui to speak at stroke prevention seminar

Free stroke prevention seminar returns to Downey Oct. 29; pre-registration required.

Guerra outraises Mendoza in final stretch

Mario Guerra raises $133,477 between July 1 and Sept. 30, compared to $96,046 by Tony Mendoza.

Eddie Preciado: humble beginnings

DOWNEY — What defines an athlete is his preparation for the game. This type of athlete obsesses over every detail. He memorizes both the offensive and defensive plays […]