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Man gets 12 years for stabbing

DOWNEY – A 38-year-old Downey man that fatally stabbed another man earlier this year was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison. Deputy District Attorney Don Syn said […]

Jennifer DeKay, Carl Charles, Mark Gillaspie
Rain or shine, Downey Christmas Parade this Sunday

Christmas Parade begins at 1:30 p.m. on Downey Avenue; Jennifer DeKay is grand marshal.

Otha Derek performs at the Acoustic Christmas Toy Drive in 2013.
Stay Gallery brings back Acoustic Christmas Toy Drive

DOWNEY – Stay Gallery will host its second annual Acoustic Christmas Toy Drive, in partnership with TLC Family Resource Center, and presented by Financial Partners Credit Union, on […]

Photo courtesy Downey Historical Society
Downey Conservancy urges re-use of Cadillac site

Plans underway to demolish former Cadillac dealership at Studebaker and Florence.

Miguel Esquitin: nothing is impossible

Downey High defensive back makes up for small stature with maximum effort.

Stacy Chukwumezie (10) celebrates after a touchdown.
Stacy Chukwumezie: always quiet before the storm

Downey High wide receiver hopes to bring Downey another championship.

What are you thankful for?

TonyaAndAdileny Sanchez: I am thankful for my lil blessing God sent me. Raider Tommy: I am thankful that as of today my mother, Rose Ann Garcia, is cancer […]

For $500,000, Benihana agrees to come to Downey

City Council offers $500K in economic incentives to bring Benihana to Downey.

Rick Rodriguez, right, with his wife, Lupe, and John Casillas, branch manager at the Downey Farmers and Merchant branch.
Rick Rodriguez presented Gratitude Award

DOWNEY – Downey resident Rick Rodriguez was one of 13 people honored by Farmers & Merchants Bank at its “California’s Strongest People You Can Bank On” awards ceremony […]

Police officer from Downey earns Medal of Valor

DOWNEY – Downey resident Brian S. Lopez, a LAX police officer, has been awarded the Medal of Valor for his actions Nov. 1, 2013, when a man opened […]

Louie Anderson, Rita Rudner coming to Downey

Comedians will perform together at Downey Theatre as part of 2014-15 season.

Mayor Fernando Vasquez thanks a veteran for his military service at a Veterans Day ceremony last week. Photo by John Zander
Mayor’s Corner: news and updates from Downey’s mayor

Hello Downey! It’s great to connect with you once again through my Mayor’s Corner article. I hope you find these articles to be informative and that you enjoy […]

A-Malek: low voter turnout is disappointing

Physician and City Council candidate says she plans to stay involved in the community.

Tommy Lasorda addresses U.S. troops at a USO event Tuesday. Photo by Greg Waskul
Thanking our troops during the season of Thanksgiving

Troops enjoy early Thanksgiving dinner ahead of deployment.

Coming Home: Jose Balan

DOWNEY – Jose Balan reminisces about his first notion of becoming a part of the United States Armed Forces. “Military service was always something I wanted to do […]

Photo by Carol Kearns
City Council approves mural for Downey Avenue

“Downey Doodle-icious” mural will be painted by Don Lamkin on the side of a downtown parking garage.

Photo by Eric Pierce
Gallatin Road closing for 48 hours

DOWNEY – Gallatin Road will be completely closed at Lakewood Boulevard for 48 hours, starting this Sunday night. The road is expected to re-open Tuesday night, but will […]

Downtown to be decorated for holidays

DOWNEY – It soon will feel a lot more festive in Downtown Downey. In a special meeting Monday, the City Council adopted a holiday decoration and seasonal banner […]

Griffiths makes semifinals in robotic tournament

DOWNEY – A team of students from Griffiths Middle School advanced to the semi-finals of the VEX Robotics Competition recently held in Lancaster. It was Griffiths’ first time […]

Microsoft selects Downey High as a ‘showcase school’

DOWNEY – Downey High School (DHS) was selected by Microsoft as a 2014-15 Microsoft Showcase School for its “excellence in transforming its learning environment to deliver more personalized […]