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Measure B defeated; Guerra advances (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Story has been updated with final numbers and a statement from the Downey Firemen’s Association. Measure B, the controversial charter amendment that would have deleted a requirement […]


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Dr. Mary Stauffer will have school named after her

Effective this September, West Middle School will be renamed Stauffer Middle School, an homage to Dr. Mary Stauffer who has given millions of dollars to Downey’s children. After […]


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Despite heart surgery, Downey teen still thinking of others

DOWNEY – Downey teen Eileen Garrido, who has raised millions of dollars benefiting children with cardiovascular illnesses, will undergo surgery for an enlarged heart June 10. Eileen, 14, […]


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Measure B: Voters head to the polls

Downey voters will decide on controversial ballot measure Tuesday.


FAQ: what is Measure B?

Q: What is Measure B, Charter Amendment 14, on the June 3 election ballot? A: If passed, Measure B will delete the language that requires the city to […]


At age 5, Jesse Hall began experiencing up to 50 seizures per day. A surgery removed half of Jesse’s brain and while she lives a mostly normal life today, her parents hope RoboCamp will improve her walking gait. Jesse also wants to regain function in her hand “so she can beat her brothers at video games.”
Rancho’s RoboCamp offers hope to special kids

RoboCamp is first rehabilitation program designed for children after hemispherectormy surgery.


052914-08-01
Concerts in the Park feature wide variety of musical tastes

DOWNEY – Downey’s Twilight Summer Concert series has become a staple in the community. Every Wednesday of the summer (starting in July) residents from all over the city […]


Mendoza top spender among senate candidates

Tony Mendoza maintains big fundraising lead ahead of Tuesday’s primary.


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Downey: Summer of cycling

More people in Downey turning to bicycles for fun, transportation.


052214-01-03
Downey mayor tying the knot

Fernando Vasquez, Donna Noushkam to be wed at OLPH.


052214-02-01
Incoming fire chief Mark Gillaspie focused on rebuilding trust

Gillaspie, who takes over in August, says he wants to unite fractured fire department.


“Downey Doodle-icious,” an original piece of art by Don Lamkin, is a major component of Downey Art Vibe’s new youth program.
A new push for Downey students to stay young

Stay Young Initiative focuses on reintroducing students to the arts.


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CSULB to recognize Downey student as 'Outstanding Graduate'

Biagio Genualdi of Downey has been named the 2014 Outstanding Graduate of the College of Business Administration at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). The son of Michele (Michael) […]


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Calico Mine Ride making its comeback

Knott’s Berry Farm follows up on promise to renovate 55-year-old Calico Mine Ride.


Kiwanis Club of Downey donated $80,000 to eradicate tetanus around the world. From left: Blanca Pacheco, incoming president of Kiwanis Club of Downey for 2014-15; Jerry Wetzstein, president of Downey Kiwanis Foundation; and Ed Schneeberger, current Kiwanis Club of Downey president.
Kiwanis Foundation donates $80K

DOWNEY – Downey Kiwanis Foundation president Jerry Wetzstein recently delivered a $80,000 check to the Kiwanis International Foundation in support of the Eliminate Project, a global effort to […]


City puts brakes on $70K Wall of Fame

Wall of Fame honoring outstanding residents could still happen at lower cost.


051514-17-02
Mountain biking for a cause

DOWNEY – Downey resident Hector Beltran, left, will be mountain biking the Catalina Grand Fondo this Saturday, a treacherous 55 miles with more than 8,000 feet of combined […]


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Norwalk may get 15 acres of new park space

Rep. Linda Sánchez (CA-38) introduced legislation today to facilitate the transfer of a portion of the U.S. Air Force Norwalk Defense Fuel Supply Point, also known as the […]


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Masonic Lodge honors Teachers of the Year

DOWNEY — Nancy Hooker, William Holmes and Marci Vasquez were named Teachers of the Year by the Downey United Masonic Lodge. The three educators received their awards April […]


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Warren High students to demonstrate robots

Warren High School will hold a public demonstration of its award-winning robotics program Saturday, May 24, at 10 a.m. at Stay Gallery. The demonstration marks the official kick-off […]