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Councilman Fernando Vasquez, a supporter of free public wifi in Downey, takes a selfie. Photo by John Zander
Downey considering unlimited WiFi at Downey parks, civic center

DOWNEY — The Downey City Council on Tuesday will consider replacing its current internet service provider with a new company that would offer cheaper and faster internet access, and […]


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Facebook, where Downey is continually going downhill

Last month, for the second time in less than a year, somebody broke into my car. It happened either late at night or early in the morning, sometime […]


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Latest Crime Report

The Crime Report is provided by the Downey Police Department. Saturday, Feb. 14: At 12:30 a.m., detectives from a local Narcotics Task Force requested a uniformed presence while […]


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OPINION: Protecting national security not a partisan issue

No matter what state we come from or which party we represent, every Member of Congress is entrusted with the sacred responsibility of keeping our nation safe. Unfortunately, […]


City manager Mike Egan speaks at Norwalk's state of the city event. Photo by Eric Pierce
Norwalk reports 10-year low in crime

NORWALK — Crime in Norwalk has dropped to a 10-year low, while city revenues have returned to pre-recession highs, according to information presented at Norwalk’s state of the […]


Mario Guerra with Gallatin school principal Dr. Bretch, DUSD board member Nancy Swenson, Gallatin teacher Reggie Donahue, and Michael Josephson, along with student leaders from Gallatin Elementary.
OPINION: Keeping the public’s trust at all times

There is, as they say, a sacred trust between the public and those whom they vote into office to represent them. Trust is the foundation that allows an […]


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Downey to place donated defibrillators around city

DOWNEY – CareMore donated 10 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to the city of Downey last week, devices that can make the difference in a person surviving sudden cardiac […]


Top Row: Mrs. Karen Trejo (Principal of Imperial Elementary), Mariana Pacheco, Don Lamkin, Ms. Hargrave, Ana Godinez, Jerry Wetzstein, and Valentin Flores.
Bottom Row: Mrs. Hargrave’s 3rd Grade Class.
Imperial Elementary students recreate ‘Downey Doodle-icious’

DOWNEY – Last Friday, Kiwanis of Downey and Stay Gallery visited Imperial Elementary School to gift the school the finished mural created by one of its third grade […]


Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers

Volunteers needed to deliver meals to Downey’s homebound residents.


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Norwalk community leader Sara Mendez dies at 93

Sara Mendez was champion of quality public education for all children.


The Albert Ball estate was demolished in 2007 and never rebuilt. Photo courtesy Downey Conservancy
HISTORY DENIED: Ball property subdivided into four lots

Cherokee Avenue property once home to Downey pioneer Albert Ball will be developed into four new homes.


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Planning Commission considers subdividing Albert Ball estate into four lots (UPDATED)

UPDATE: On a 4-1 vote, the Planning Commission approved the subdivision, on the condition that two existing palm trees towards the front of the property remain. Commissioner Jim […]


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OPINION: Why Alan Clayton is wrong to leave out other Latino candidates

Editor’s note: the following is a rebuttal to an op-ed that appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Alan Clayton is misinformed, or at the very least ill-advised, […]


From left: Barbara Lai; Amy Tsubokawa, president of the Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center; Randy Tubbs; and Reverend Patrick Thompson of Grace First Presbyterian Church.
Downey woman earns award for volunteerism

Barbara Lai, a language therapist for DUSD, honored with Human Service Award.


RSVPs recommended for Garcia swearing-in

DOWNEY – Reservations are recommended to attend the swearing-in ceremony for Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, which is taking place Saturday, Feb. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at […]


Downey poet publishes new book

Lorine Parks will read from “Persons of Interest” next Thursday at Stay Gallery.


Marka Larkin at the 2014 Downey Christmas Parade. Photo by Eric Pierce
Larkin steps down as parade chairman

DOWNEY – Longtime volunteer Maria Larkin has retired from her post as chairman of the Downey Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade committee. Larkin chaired the committee for 14 […]


Cristina Garcia finalist for Rising Star Award

DOWNEY – EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, announced Wednesday that Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia is a 2015 nominee for its Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star […]


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Lock & Key helps raise thousands for charity

DOWNEY — Downtown Downey bar and restaurant Lock and Key Social Drinkery participated in the 15th annual Dux in Tux fundraiser sponsored by the Anaheim Ducks last month, […]


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Students pack 25K meals for typhoon victims

DOWNEY – Hundreds of students gave up their Saturday on Jan. 31 to pack approximately 25,000 meals for hungry families in the Philippines still struggling to recover from […]