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Mayor’s Corner: Thousands continue to discover Downey

Hello Downey! It’s always my pleasure to once again connect with you through my monthly Mayor’s Corner article.  I enjoy sharing news about our City and keeping our […]

Omar Juarez: Kicking his way through life

Downey High kicker dedicates this season to Dodi Soza and his parents.

Downey resident Rick Rodriguez, center, was honored as a “Hometown Hero” by the American Red Cross this week in recognition of his work with veterans. He is pictured above with city administrators and council members. Photo by John Zander
Downey’s Rick Rodriguez honored by Red Cross

American Red Cross pays tribute to “ordinary citizens” who help save others.

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COLUMN: Anonymous website loses credibility with low-brow attacks.

Anthony Moreno’s winding road to Downey

Baritone singer is featured soloist at Oct. 11 concert at the Downey Theatre.

Wild west Town
Abuelo’s House

 Yolanda Adele is a Norwalk girl who spent summers at the home of her maternal grandparents in El Paso, Texas. As she describes it, the home had “history, […]

Downey’s International Food Festival is Saturday

DOWNEY – The city’s International Food Festival, previously known as the Taste of Downey, will take place this Saturday night in Downtown Downey. In addition to local restaurants, […]

Joyce Sherwin, E. J. Ball, and Don Marshall, members of the Board of Directors of the Downey Symphonic Society, with Sharon Lavery, Music Director of the Downey Symphony Orchestra, prepare to serve the “Flapjack Fundraiser” breakfast at Applebee’s in Norwalk this past Saturday.
Preparations underway for symphony’s 2014-15 season

Downey Symphony’s new concert season gets underway Oct. 11.

Pat Gomez-Pratt dies at 71

Celebration of life to be held Oct. 6 at Long Beach Yacht Club

Jacob Cook: paying it forward on and off the field

Downey wide receiver raising money for mothers who have children with terminal cancer.

Photos courtesy Downey Art Vibe
Voters will decide $248M bond this November

Downey Unified pushing for $248 million bond to fund district-wide upgrades.

Crime Report

Thursday, Aug. 28 At 4:00 p.m., officers responded to the area of 11000 Paramount Blvd., regarding a robbery investigation. Officers spoke with the victims who said two males […]

Coming Home: Yuri Escandon

DOWNEY – “The Few. The Proud.” This is true for former Marine Yuri Escandon as he wears his former military status proudly. Escandon knew at an earlier age […]

The return of Justin Huff

After sitting out a year due to injury, Downey’s Justin Huff is ready to take full advantage of his senior season.

West Middle School was officially renamed Dr. Mary Stauffer Middle School during a dedication ceremony Wednesday.  Photos by John zander
Dr. Stauffer gets her own school

West Middle School renamed after Dr. Mary Stauffer, a longtime champion of education in Downey.

Symphony’s 57th season begins Oct. 11

DOWNEY – The Downey Symphony launches its 57th season on Oct. 11, with a celebration of the 200th anniversary of “The Star Spangled Banner.” “Hearing our national anthem […]

Mayor’s Corner: updates on local construction

Hello Downey! As summer quickly comes to an end, I’m sure many of you are transiting into “back-to-school” routines.  With school starting up again, there comes an increase […]

Rev. Melby-Gibbons leaving Downey

DOWNEY – Rev. Christie Melby-Gibbons is leaving as pastor of the Moravian Church of Downey after “accepting a call to provincial service,” the church has announced. Melby-Gibbons became […]

Former rap producer finds a new calling helping others

Music artist Tito Rodriguez not only produces music, but charity efforts for the poor.

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Coming Home: Clarence Roshell

DOWNEY –  Security is second nature to Clarence Roshell, currently employed as the Assistant Vice President of Operations at RMI International. Roshell’s career of serving to protect began […]