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WRD settles lawsuit for $9.1M

Water district agrees to settlement after it was sued by four cities, including Downey.

Donors, volunteers ensure all girls have access to prom dresses

Glamour Gown event provides less fortunate teen girls with prom gowns and accessories.

GoFundMe page for Esther Kim

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Esther Kim, a 23-year-old Downey native who is currently hospitalized after suffering a stroke. Kim attended middle school and high […]

Crime Report

Wednesday, April 29 At 6:10 p.m., Downey police officers responded to the Home Depot Store located at 7121 Firestone Blvd., regarding a robbery investigation. The responding officers spoke […]

Judges share personal life experiences with students

WHITTIER – Rio Hondo College recently hosted a panel of judges from the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. Judges included the Honorable Lillian Vega-Jacobs of […]

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Jesse Callier invited to Seahawks mini-camp

DOWNEY – Former Warren High School running back Jesse Callier received an invitation to attend the Seattle Seahawks rookie mini-camp this week. Callier was a three-year starter for […]

Former mayor Bob Winningham dies at 59

DOWNEY – Former Downey Mayor Bob Winningham, universally regarded as one of the brightest and most caring and effective civic leaders in the city’s history, died Tuesday at […]

Mandatory meeting Saturday for host town volunteers

DOWNEY – Downey is hosting an information meeting this Saturday, May 2, at 9 a.m. at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center for residents interested in […]

Richard Bell, Carlos Benavides and Ray Pizarro started Pushrim, a social network and resource center for people with spinal injuries, in 2009.
Pushrim, a social network for people with spinal cord injuries

Started in 2009, Pushrim unites those with spinal cord injuries while advocating on their behalf.

Jim Wilson and his daughter, Kristen Ramirez. Jim Wilson and his daughter, Kristen Ramirez.
Vietnam veterans honored in emotional ceremony at Ft. Irwin

Ft. Irwin event properly thanks nation’s Vietnam service members.

Crime Report

Crime Report provided by the Downey Police Department. FRIDAY, APRIL 17 At 1:15 p.m., officers responded to the Downey Water Store (13105 Lakewood Blvd.) regarding a robbery investigation. […]

South Downey car wash to expand

Sultan Car Wash on Imperial Highway adding a dozen self-serve vacuums.

LAPD detective pleads no contest to child porn charge

DOWNEY – A retired LAPD detective who lives in Downey pleaded no contest Tuesday to an allegation that he was in possession of child pornography. Charles Daniel Henderson, […]

Crime Report

Friday, April 10 At 2:30 a.m., two male adults were standing in front of an apartment building in the 9330 block of Elm Vista when four male suspects […]

Last Saturday’s Downey TLC 5K attracted hundreds of runners and walkers. Photo by John Zander
Mayor’s Corner: a busy spring in Downey

Hello Downey!   Spring is officially here and April has been an exciting month for our community — highlighted by the success of several community events. The City […]

Sean Ashton speaks at Wednesday's town hall meeting. Photo by John Zander
Poor street conditions is popular subject at town hall meeting

DOWNEY — Just five months after winning election to the Downey city council, Councilman Sean Ashton hosted his first town hall meeting Wednesday night, sharing mostly positive news […]

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Volunteers help clean up American Legion post

DOWNEY – Several volunteers with weed whackers and other various tools in hand took to the American Legion Hollydale Post 723 on Saturday as they began work on […]

Man shot, killed in Downey early Sunday morning

DOWNEY — Downey police are investigating a fatal shooting that left a man dead early this morning. Police received a 911 call at 2:47 a.m.reporting that a person […]

Starbucks opening walk-up store in Downey

New Starbucks at Imperial Highway and Bellflower Boulevard will be walk-up, drive-thru only.

Free health screenings available next week

Blood pressure, abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings offered at no charge.