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Bellflower school district shifts to smaller class sizes

Bellflower Unified drops class sizes by about eight per class in grades K-3.

Warren High PTSA wins wager

DOWNEY – The numbers are in and Warren High has beaten rival Downey in the schools’ PTSA membership competition. The schools wagered that the PTSA president with the […]

Exhibit of Ukrainian revolution comes to Downey

“Road to Freedom” features authentic artwork and artifacts from the Ukraine.

Rio Hondo College to offer bachelor’s degree

Whitter campus is one of 15 junior colleges permitted to begin offering 4-year degrees.

Hoping to engage residents, Norwalk hires communication consultant

Norwalk looks at ways to reach residents and increase civic engagement.

Downey wins award for fiscal budget

DOWNEY – For the first time in the city’s history, Downey has been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year […]

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Warren High club plans women's empowerment conference

DOWNEY − A small women’s club at Warren High School is stepping outside the four walls of the classroom in two weeks, hosting its first ever empowerment conference […]

Mario Guerra to be roasted

DOWNEY – Former mayor Mario Guerra, simultaneously one of the most polarizing and beloved public figures in Downey history, has agreed to be roasted by community leaders on […]

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No-cost stroke seminar series returns Jan. 28

Appointments being taken for free carotid artery and blood pressure screenings.

Security cameras to be installed at Brookshire Park

CITY COUNCIL ROUNDUP: surveillance system is in response to crime at newly-renovated park.

Rives Mansion owner claims tenant stalled renovations, gutted interior

DOWNEY − Owners of the Rives Mansion are refuting allegations made by a former tenant last week that they were irresponsible landlords. While owner Carmen Rivera confirmed the […]

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First Taco Bell building may be demolished

DOWNEY — The building that housed the world’s first Taco Bell is under “imminent threat of demolition,” according to the Downey Conservancy, a Downey-based preservation group. Although Downey […]

For Rosalie Sciortino, life is art

Author and artist Rosalie Sciortino will be reading from her poetry next Thursday.

Bicycle master plan set for City Council approval

DOWNEY – A bicycle master plan for the city of Downey is expected to be approved by City Council at its second January meeting on Tuesday the 27th. […]

DMOA exhibit opens Saturday

SOUTH GATE – The Downey Museum of Art’s latest exhibit, “Vic Joachim Smith – Early Work,” opens this Saturday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. at South Gate Museum […]

Symphony concert will include performance by acclaimed harp soloist

Alison Bjorkedal has appeared on “The Tonight Show” and performed with Andrea Boccelli.

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Foreclosure puts Rives Mansion renovation plans on hold

DOWNEY − What does an ongoing foreclosure, multiple lawsuits and $400,000 in renovation costs have in common? Apparently, the Rives Mansion. Plans to convert the historic Downey landmark […]

Downey’s float wins National Trophy at Rose Parade

DOWNEY – Downey’s self-built entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade, a 53-ft. long structure featuring a real ice skating rink, smoking chimney and more than 6,000 roses, […]

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At Downey High, special ed students don’t eat alone

Downey High’s Amigos Club encourages socializing between general and special education students. Only four years old, it has already become largest club on campus.

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Vocational nursing graduates earn diplomas

Downey Adult School students qualify to take state exam, become vocational nurses.