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Virginia Yunes captured this image during a festival in Xango, Nigeria in 2006. The scars on the children’s faces emphasize their ethnic identity.
Global photographer to exhibit work in Downey

“Right to Live -- Stories Without Borders” opens April 17 at Stay Gallery.

Stauffer MS chosen for pilot computer science course

DOWNEY – Stauffer Middle School is one of 12 schools nationwide selected to pilot a new computer science course offered by Project Lead the Way (PLTW) where teachers […]

Supermarket gets OK to remodel, expand Beach’s Market

Vallarte Supermarket adding square footage to market, along with Spanish architecture.

Alexis Gomez crowned Miss Downey, Danielle Padilla Miss Teen Downey

DOWNEY – Alexis Gomez was crowned Miss Downey at the Downey Rose Float Association’s 61st annual Miss Downey Pageant on March 21 at the Downey Theatre. Her court […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Strangers in the backyard

Dear Editor: Hello, I am a regular teenager who lives in the beautiful city of Downey. I have lived here for all my life, and my family and […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Downey's love affair with the lawn

Dear Editor: As a new resident of only one year, I have to say that I am very happy to call Downey my city. Purchasing a home here […]

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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. […]

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. […]

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 […]