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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 […]


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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.


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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 […]


Photo courtesy Tri Tansopalucks
‘Everything in space is just cooler’

West Middle School teacher Tri Tansopalucks takes part in NASA space camp.


Praise Chapel Downey is renting the Kirkorian Theatres for an anniversary service this Sunday at 10 a.m.
Downey church renting movie theater to celebrate anniversary

Downey congregation renting Krikorian Theatre for Sunday service.


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I (heart) New York City

I have a bit of a love affair with New York City. We don’t see each other often but when we do, there’s always chemistry. New York is […]


Downey United Methodist Church in the late 1930s.
Part 4: Continuing the story of Downey United Methodist Church

The final installment in a series examining the history of one of Downey’s oldest churches.


Student of the Year award recipients Isaac Lopez, left, and Gia Marciano, with CTE director Phil Davis.
Downey’s skilled students get recognition

Supporters throw banquet for Downey’s SkillsUSA students.


Norwalk declares fiscal emergency

City warns of layoffs, service cuts if voters don’t approve updated utility users tax.


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Bea Robles breaking stereotype barriers

Soft-spoken executive assistant Bea Robles does not conform to bike-riding stereotypes.


Joe Valdivia received the school district’s Vision Award earlier this month. He is pictured with Doty Middle School principal Brent Shubin, left, school board member William Gutierrez and superintendent Dr. John Garcia.
Doty Middle School worker honored

DOWNEY – Joe Valdivia, a longtime utility worker at Doty Middle School, was honored with the Downey Unified School District’s Vision Award on June 3 for “maintaining the […]


Alex Foskarino
Military university graduate thanks Downey community

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Alexander Thomas Foskarino, a Downey native, credited his hometown after graduating cum laude from Norwich Senior Military University in Northfield, Vt. last month. Lt. […]


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In Downey, USO plans expansion and fundraising

Bob Hope USO meets in Downey to discuss expansion into Orange County.


Tour de Downey bicycle ride Saturday

DOWNEY – The first annual Tour de Downey takes place this Saturday, a 35-mile ride to Shoreline Village in Long Beach or, for the more novice bicycle riders, […]


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Teacher raising money for son’s treatment

DOWNEY − Jeremy Taylor was just three weeks out of high school when he was thrown from a vehicle in a tragic car accident nearly four years ago. […]


Dr. John Garcia, DUSD superintendent
DUSD named model district for attendance rate

Expulsions at Downey schools have dropped 90 percent since 2003.