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Best Buy apologizes for calling police on mentally disabled man at Downey store

DOWNEY – Officials from retailer Best Buy have apologized to the family of a mentally retarded man after employees at the chain’s Downey Landing location called the police on the…

Knabe, Molina and supervisorial maps to be topics at city meeting – TONIGHT

DOWNEY – The city is hosting a supervisorial  redistricting information meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at the Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way. The City Council this month voted…

Downey Unified posts big gains on school report card, but “program improvement” designation remains

Downey Unified posts big gains on school report card, but “program improvement” designation remains

Downey Unified posted big gains on statewide tests, according to the annual school report card released Wednesday. The district increased its Annual Performance Index (API) score by 17 points to…

Man arrested on suspicion of kidnapping after being accused of taking ex-wife on forced ride around city

DOWNEY – Police on Tuesday arrested a Downey man on suspicion of kidnapping after his ex-wife accused him of forcing her to ride in a car around the city against…

Six cars stolen in 24-hour period

Six cars were stolen from Downey streets on Tuesday. Downey has some of the highest rates of car theft in the state, with some 1,000 cars stolen annually, according to…

Warren High alumnus remembered for small stature, big heart

Warren High alumnus remembered for small stature, big heart

NORWALK – He was a 5-foot, 5-inches tall and 120 pounds, and those tiny dimensions may have been what made former Warren High School soccer player Carlos Ornelas great, according…

On eve of data release, Downey Unified board member rips No Child Left Behind

On eve of data release, Downey Unified board member rips No Child Left Behind

UPDATE, 8/31/11: Scores released DOWNEY – Just days before the state releases data used to grade schools, Downey Unified School Board member Don LaPlante lambasted the federal No Child Left…

Sorry about the weird advertisements for marijuana and Asian singles

I apologize for the weird advertisements, such as Asian singles and marijuana-growing equipment. I subscribe to google for ads, and they use story content to choose what ads to place…

Memorial for killed Warren alumnus scheduled for today

Thousands of people are expected to attend Tuesday’s Cerritos College soccer game, which will be dedicated to the memories of former players Carlos Ornelas and Eddie Valencia. Ornelas, a 21-year-old…

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