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On the coast of Croatia

My next stop after Pamplona was Nice, France where I met Marisol, a friend from home who would be joining me for two weeks in Europe. We decided […]

Furman, Apollo parks getting new walking trails

City Council Roundup: Furman Park will get new trail before year is over.

Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel
Downey High grad conducts flight training with Marines

EL CENTRO – Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 conducted flight training at the Naval Air Facility  in El Centro on July 16. This training was […]

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Cerritos College’s accreditation in jeopardy

Accrediting commission accuses college board of trustees of interference.

Cristina Garcia asks for patience in state of the state address

Assemblywoman says state finances are improving, but she’s “worried about small businesses.”

Four short films will be screened at the Epic Lounge on Sunday. Many were filmed in and around Downey.
Epic Lounge screening short films

DOWNEY – Four short films will be screened at the Epic Lounge this Sunday, including the premiere of “Streamline” by director Dan Marcus. “Streamline” is about a man […]

Berenise Guerrero
Downey woman joins fight against cancer

Berenise Guerrero was diagnosed with leukemia at just 22 years old.

Planning Commission OK's go-go dancers for nightclub (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Mayor Fernando Vasquez says he has directed the city manager and city attorney to investigate ways to repeal yesterday’s Planning Commission decision regarding go-go dancers at a Downey […]

A go-go dancer at Club DB Lounge
Downey nightclub trying again for go-go dancers

DOWNEY – Rejected twice before, representatives for Club DB Lounge hope the third time will be the charm when they appear before the Downey Planning Commission on Wednesday […]

world cup
World Cup viewing party Sunday

DOWNEY – Downtown Downey will host a public viewing party of the World Cup final this Sunday, featuring giant screens, outdoor soccer courts, food trucks, and more. The […]

Comedian Felipe Esparza performs at the Laugh Factory, part of a radiothon fundraiser for the USO. Photo by Greg Waskul
With support from entertainment industry, USO radiothon a success

K-EARTH 101 live radiothon draws celebrities in support of Bob Hope USO.

Officials with the American Legion auxiliary in Norwalk say they will lose its Front Street  property if it does not raise $45,000 by Sept. 9. Photo by Eric Pierce
American Legion at risk of losing property

NORWALK − American Legion, known for its financial and social support to past and present members of the U.S. Armed Forces, has been a staple in the Norwalk […]

Bri Winkler to share her stroke survival story

Free event will include complimentary blood pressure, carotid artery screenings.

Police issue 25 citations for illegal fireworks

DOWNEY – Despite extensive public outreach and the threat of heavy fines, Downey city council members admitted this week that illegal fireworks rained over the city on Independence […]

City maintenance worker and Navy veteran George De La Torre was honored by the City Council on Tuesday. Photo by John Zander
Navy veteran, city worker recognized

DOWNEY – George De La Torre, a worker in Downey’s public works department, was publicly recognized at Tuesday’s City Council meeting for his military service. De La Torre […]

City promises $2K fines for illegal fireworks

DOWNEY – The Downey Police Department is reminding residents that anyone caught using illegal fireworks will be issued a minimum $2,000 fine. Second offenses carry $2,500 fines, and […]

Immigrants Hold Marches Across U.S. On May Day
Congresswoman: legal representation for undocumented kids

Proposed bill from Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard would provide immigrant children with legal representation.

Petty Officer 1st Class Erika Tello is a damage controlman from
Downey High grad serving aboard USS Truman

Erika Tello joined the Navy to see the world; she hopes to become a fire marshal.

Trombley installed as chamber president

DOWNEY – Elizabeth Trombley, public affairs director for Kaiser Permanente, was sworn in as the 111th president of the Downey Chamber of Commerce last week. Trombley replaces outgoing […]

Bill would put childcare center complaints online

DOWNEY – AB 2621, a measure by Assemblymembers Cristina Garcia (D – Bell Gardens) and Kristin Olsen (R – Modesto) that would make inspector and complaint reports relating […]