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Downey High student injured in Orland bus crash

Three Downey High School students were on the bus that crashed yesterday in Northern California on its way to Humboldt State University. One student was injured but is "physically doing ...


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Students speak about their passions in oratorical contest

DOWNEY – Imagine you’re a high school student and your assignment is to deliver a four-minute speech in front of two former city mayors, a leading philanthropist, your faculty advisor ...


Senior warns against scam

I am a retired musician, age 98, and thought that I was wise enough to avoid being taken by the smart people who steal rather than work. Here is what happened. I was outside cleaning the ...


Sophia Gonzalez is surprised with her own copy of “Downey Doodle-icious,” an art piece by Don Lamkin. Photo courtesy Downey Art Vibe
Young art fan surprised with gift

DOWNEY – Seven-year-old Sophia Gonzalez knew exactly what she wanted for Christmas last year. So when she climbed on Santa Claus’ lap on Christmas Eve, she wasted no time asking for ...


041014-09-02
Credit union packaging food for local needy

DOWNEY − In an effort to address the rising rate of food insecurity statewide, Downey Federal Credit Union is starting at home -- determined to package 27,000 meals next Thursday with the ...


Community

Sanchez finishes basic training

DOWNEY – Air Force Airman Brian K. Sanchez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland. Sanchez completed an eight-week program that included training ...


ABWA hosts ‘Women of the Go’ conference

DOWNEY – Motivational speaker Bobbie Gee was guest speaker at the American Business Women’s Association Southern California Council’s “Women on the Go” conference last month at ...


This painting by Irish artist Anne Rigney is one of several to be on exhibit at Stay Gallery starting April 25.
Irish artist plans Downey exhibit

DOWNEY – Irish artist Anne Rigney, whose paintings hang in public and private collections around the world, will be exhibiting at Stay Gallery later this month. Rigney has exhibited ...


Features

Cruising the streets

Katie Troy was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis ten years ago, and she strives for optimum health and independence with a well-planned diet and a positive outlook. Katie is whip-thin with ...


Riding the buddy seat

Lois Tannehill was the typical wife and mother who raised a family, kept house, and sang in the Bellflower Choir. But when her husband bought a motorcycle, she was ready for adventures on ...


The accordion, the attorney, and my passion

DOWNEY – As a kid, a salesman knocked on our door one day and after a few hours successfully talked my father into purchasing an expensive accordion and accompanying music lessons for ...


Obituaries

041014-04-03
Juanita Llamas: saying goodbye to family’s queen

DOWNEY – What makes the death of 90-year-old Juanita Llamas Barretto extra painful is that she was so much like the mother and grandmother we all know and love. Born in Jalisco, Mexico ...


Ardys Halterman, former teacher

DOWNEY – Ardys Lorraine Halterman passed away peacefully March 6 at her home in Downey where she resided since 1953.She was 85. A small graveside service and burial took place March 17 ...


041014-04-01
Jeanie Harman was active in local theater

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey resident Jeanie Harman passed away peacefully April 2, her 95th birthday. She was born on April Fool’s Day 1919 to Josephine and John Ettore Quilici in the ...


National News

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