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Aerojet Rocketdyne has contributed $15,000 to sponsor the Columbia Memorial Space Center’s City of STEM Science Festival scheduled to take place April 6-11. 
The contribution makes Aerojet Rocketdyne the lead sponsor of City of STEM, a six-day STEM festival that is the first of its kind of the Los Angeles region. 
During the week of April 6, the space center will present STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programming to the community at various locations throughout Downey. 
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Space center hosting STEM Week

DOWNEY – The city of Downey will offer free admission to the Columbia Memorial Space Center from April 7-11 in celebration of the city’s first ever “City of […]

Violin soloist will close out symphony’s 2014-15 season

DOWNEY – Hao Zhou is only 18, but he plays violin like a master. Zhou will perform the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius’ beautiful and brooding Violin Concerto on […]

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On Firestone Boulevard, business owners struggle with homeless

DOWNEY – Downey business owner Martin Orloff could not believe what he was seeing outside of his store, Exotical Hawaiian Apparel. A homeless man was sleeping under a […]

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More than 30 companies expected at job fair

DOWNEY – Light and Life Church in Downey is hosting a job fair with at least 30 participating employers Tuesday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The […]

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Study: Downey has nation's 14th most diverse economy

DOWNEY – The city of Downey is the 14th most diverse economy in the country, according to a recent study conducted by WalletHub. According to WalletHub’s website, researchers […]

John Fiorenza retires as bingo manager

  DOWNEY – After over 12 years of service, John Fiorenza has called his final bingo number for the Knights of Columbus. Every Tuesday evening, the Downey Knights […]

Women caught trying to scam elderly woman in Cerritos

CERRITOS – Sheriff’s investigators are searching for other potential victims after arresting two women Monday who they say nearly defraud an elderly woman out of $20,000. Authorities say […]

Warren High freshman arrested for online threat

DOWNEY — A Warren High freshman was arrested today after threatening on Instagram that he would shoot up the campus. The threat appeared online Wednesday and warned that a […]

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Downey to host Ireland delegation for World Games

DOWNEY – As an official host city for this summer’s Special Olympics World Games, the city of Downey has known for months that it would host an international […]

Latest Crime Report

As provided by the Downey Police Department. Saturday, Feb. 28 At 12:45 a.m. officers responded to the intersection of Lakewood Blvd. and Cecilia St. regarding a traffic collision that […]

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Officials break ground on $215M freeway project

DOWNEY – City officials broke ground alongside California Department of Transportation District 7 and the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority today to officially kick off the I-5 HOV […]

Crystal Vincent and her son, Ryan Whittle, hold a  picture of Joshua. Photo by Christian Brown
Townhouse development names streets after fallen Marine

Gated community dedicates Joshua Way, Whittle Court and Sunshine Place.

A contingent of female DUSD students traveled to Cal Poly Pomona last week to participate in the Women in Engineering Program, which seeks to increase the number of women in the engineering industry. Photo courtesy DUSD
Downey girls introduced to engineering careers

DOWNEY – Eighty female students from the Downey Unified School District recently participated in Cal Poly Pomona’s Women in Engineering Program, which helps young women explore careers in […]

Downey students sweep SkillsUSA competition

DOWNEY – More than 500 Downey Unified School District (DUSD) high school students traveled to Los Angeles recently to contend against high schools from Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los […]

Andrew Stevens. Photo by Christian Brown
Andrew Stevens tasked with keeping Downey prepared for disaster

DOWNEY − Andrew Stevens is no stranger to a crisis, but as Downey’s newest emergency services manager, the 35-year-old hopes the city will never have to see one. […]

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Healthy Downey 5K now accepting pre-registration

DOWNEY – Pre-registration is now being taken for the third annual Healthy Downey 5K Run/Walk, scheduled for April 18 at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Last day […]

Proposed law tackles question of social media content after death

NORWALK – When you die, will your tweets and Facebook posts die also, or should they be accessible to grieving family members? That is a question addressed by […]

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Downey Arts Coalition plans open house March 10

DOWNEY – The Downey Arts Coalition will host an open house on Tuesday, March 10, at 7 p.m. at the Epic Lounge, 8239 2nd Street. The event is free […]

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Police step up patrol, target pedestrian collisions

DOWNEY –The Downey Police Department is deploying extra officers this month targeting drivers that do not yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, and bicycle riders and pedestrians who cross […]

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After officer-involved shooting, family pleads for answers

PARAMOUNT – It was just four months ago that 62-year-old Oscar Ramirez Sr. had police knock on his door. Officials had been there asking about one of his […]