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Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard presented the family of Moses Lechuga a Certificate of Congressional Recognition honoring his service to our nation.
Moses Lechuga, WWII hero, buried at Arlington

DOWNEY – Cpl. Moses Lechuga, a Downey resident and World War II veteran who escaped from a German prison of war camp, was buried at Arlington National Cemetery […]


From left: Councilman Alex Saab, YMCA executive director Anne Ullstrom, Joanne and Bob Earl, Dianne and Joe Lumsdaine, Darlene and Steve Roberson (with granddaughter Madison), and YMCA board chair Stephen Ferraro. Photo by Eric Pierce
YMCA honors Downey community leaders

Bob and Joanne Earl, Joe and Dianne Lumsdaine, and Steve and Darlene Roberson honored.


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For Downey Symphony, it’s all about No. 7

Downey Symphony concert on Oct. 11 plays on the number 7 and all its connotations.


Downey High teacher Glenn Yamasaki gives a tour of the new Walker Hall. Photo by Cindy Macias
Walker Hall officially opens at Downey High

DOWNEY – Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard was one of several dignitaries to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to open the new William L. Walker Hall at Downey High […]


Photo by John Zander
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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The problem with DowneyWatchdog.com

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.


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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.


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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 […]