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John Fiorenza retires as bingo manager

  DOWNEY – After over 12 years of service, John Fiorenza has called his final bingo number for the Knights of Columbus. Every Tuesday evening, the Downey Knights […]

Women caught trying to scam elderly woman in Cerritos

CERRITOS – Sheriff’s investigators are searching for other potential victims after arresting two women Monday who they say nearly defraud an elderly woman out of $20,000. Authorities say […]

Warren High freshman arrested for online threat

DOWNEY — A Warren High freshman was arrested today after threatening on Instagram that he would shoot up the campus. The threat appeared online Wednesday and warned that a […]

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Downey to host Ireland delegation for World Games

DOWNEY – As an official host city for this summer’s Special Olympics World Games, the city of Downey has known for months that it would host an international […]

Latest Crime Report

As provided by the Downey Police Department. Saturday, Feb. 28 At 12:45 a.m. officers responded to the intersection of Lakewood Blvd. and Cecilia St. regarding a traffic collision that […]

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Officials break ground on $215M freeway project

DOWNEY – City officials broke ground alongside California Department of Transportation District 7 and the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority today to officially kick off the I-5 HOV […]

Crystal Vincent and her son, Ryan Whittle, hold a  picture of Joshua. Photo by Christian Brown
Townhouse development names streets after fallen Marine

Gated community dedicates Joshua Way, Whittle Court and Sunshine Place.

A contingent of female DUSD students traveled to Cal Poly Pomona last week to participate in the Women in Engineering Program, which seeks to increase the number of women in the engineering industry. Photo courtesy DUSD
Downey girls introduced to engineering careers

DOWNEY – Eighty female students from the Downey Unified School District recently participated in Cal Poly Pomona’s Women in Engineering Program, which helps young women explore careers in […]

Downey students sweep SkillsUSA competition

DOWNEY – More than 500 Downey Unified School District (DUSD) high school students traveled to Los Angeles recently to contend against high schools from Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los […]

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Andrew Stevens tasked with keeping Downey prepared for disaster

DOWNEY − Andrew Stevens is no stranger to a crisis, but as Downey’s newest emergency services manager, the 35-year-old hopes the city will never have to see one. […]

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Healthy Downey 5K now accepting pre-registration

DOWNEY – Pre-registration is now being taken for the third annual Healthy Downey 5K Run/Walk, scheduled for April 18 at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Last day […]

Proposed law tackles question of social media content after death

NORWALK – When you die, will your tweets and Facebook posts die also, or should they be accessible to grieving family members? That is a question addressed by […]

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Downey Arts Coalition plans open house March 10

DOWNEY – The Downey Arts Coalition will host an open house on Tuesday, March 10, at 7 p.m. at the Epic Lounge, 8239 2nd Street. The event is free […]

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Police step up patrol, target pedestrian collisions

DOWNEY –The Downey Police Department is deploying extra officers this month targeting drivers that do not yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, and bicycle riders and pedestrians who cross […]

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After officer-involved shooting, family pleads for answers

PARAMOUNT – It was just four months ago that 62-year-old Oscar Ramirez Sr. had police knock on his door. Officials had been there asking about one of his […]

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No suspects found after reported home invasion

DOWNEY — Downey Police are investigating a reported home invasion robbery that allegedly occurred near Brunache Street and Rives Avenue on Friday afternoon. A male homeowner told police he […]

Downey switches to new internet provider

DOWNEY – The Downey City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to replace Time Warner Cable as the library’s internet service provider in favor of a new company that promises […]

Downey Mayor Luis Marquez and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Photo courtesy Luis Marquez
MAYOR'S CORNER: a busy March in Downey

Dear Downey Friends, We have a lot of great community events to look forward to in March.  First, the State of the City Luncheon is scheduled for next Wednesday, […]

Salon owner Miguel Bardales, seated second from left, says that Johnny & Co. will be closing its doors after nearly four decades. Photo by Carol Kearns
After nearly 40 years, Johnny & Co. to close Saturday

DOWNEY – A Downey institution of nearly four decades will be closing its doors for good this Saturday after the last lock of hair is cut and the […]

Downey Police conduct a DUI and driver's license checkpoint in 2013. Photo by Martin Trejo
Dozens caught at DUI, driver's license checkpoint

DOWNEY – Downey police officers cited 56 people for driving without a proper license at a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint last Friday night. According to police statistics, […]