Archive for August, 2011


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

Aug 31, 2011 No Comments by

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 […]

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

Aug 31, 2011 No Comments by

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 […]

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

Aug 31, 2011 No Comments by

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) […]

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

Aug 31, 2011 No Comments by

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 […]

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Six cars stolen in 24-hour period

Aug 31, 2011 No Comments by

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 […]

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Warren High alumnus remembered for small stature, big heart

Aug 31, 2011 No Comments by

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 […]

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

Aug 30, 2011 No Comments by

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 […]

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Sorry about the weird advertisements for marijuana and Asian singles

Aug 30, 2011 No Comments by

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 […]

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Memorial for killed Warren alumnus scheduled for today

Aug 30, 2011 No Comments by

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 […]

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State Sen. Lowenthal looking to ban Styrofoam containers

Aug 29, 2011 No Comments by

A bill by State Sen. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach would ban restaurants from serving food in polystyrene containers. The bill, SB 568, passed out of […]

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Get local food at 2011 Taste of Downey

Aug 29, 2011 No Comments

The city is hosting the 2011 Taste of Downey from 5:30 to 9 p.m. near Downey City Hall, 11111 Brookshire Ave. The event will feature […]

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Police to unveil memorial to killed officer

Aug 29, 2011 No Comments

Downey Police are unveiling a memorial to officer Wayne Presley at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22  in front of the  Downey Police Station, 10911 S. […]

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