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Rose Hills cemetery launches photo contest

WHITTIER — Rose Hills Memorial Park is hosting its first-ever photography contest, a competition open to amateurs, photography enthusiasts and professionals alike. The contest, entitled “Forever in Focus,” […]


State Sen. Tony Mendoza speaks at a state of education address last week in Montebello. Photo by Christian Brown
Mendoza pushes for facilities bond on 2016 ballot

MONTEBELLO − Sen. Tony Mendoza told a gathering of regional education officials last Friday that he’d support a statewide facilities bond to increase funding for school infrastructure needs. […]


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Former sailor on the frontlines against veteran homelessness

NORWALK − Hope Garcia proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 11 years, but after an accident left her disabled in 2014, the 32-year-old decided to trade in […]


Warren High's Humanitarian Society. Photo by Greg Waskul
Optimist Club's golf tournament just a month away

DOWNEY – “We all know children in our community who are deserving of a rich, full life, but don’t have the support or family resources to pursue their […]


Ben Dickow, executive director of the Columbia Memorial Space Center. Photo by Eric Pierce
Downey's STEM Week schedule of events

DOWNEY – Downey’s Columbia Memorial Space Center will host a week-long “City of STEM” science festival April 6-11, with events throughout the city highlighting STEM (science, technology, engineering […]


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Chalk Festival returns to Warren High April 18

DOWNEY – Warren High School’s Art Club will host its fourth annual Chalk Festival for beginners and professionals alike Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]