Archive for September, 2011


T-storm at the Taste

Sep 30, 2011 No Comments by

Just a few hours before the Taste of Downey, a freak thunderstorm is moving toward the city. South Gate is getting drenched and the storm […]

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County offers head start for small businesses looking for government contracts

Sep 30, 2011 No Comments by

More than 250 small business owner’s showed up to a workshop offered by Supervisor Don Knabe’s office Thursday where they were anxious to learn about […]

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Police looking for man accused of having sex with 13-year-old girl

Sep 30, 2011 No Comments by

Police are looking for a 36-year-old man accused of having a months-long sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl. According to the Downey Police, Enrique Vasquez […]

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Another reason to be skeptical of public transportation

Sep 29, 2011 No Comments by

I considered taking the Metrolink train to Don Knabe’s Safe Surrender 10-year-anniversary celebration in Los Angeles on Wednesday, so I drove down to the Norwalk/Santa […]

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Youth organization ready to relight fuse on cigarette war

Sep 29, 2011 No Comments by

DOWNEY – Armed with  jars filled with 4,000 cigarette butts, a team of Downey youths are again pushing for a law that would ban cigarettes […]

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Military publishes feature on Downey Marine

Sep 29, 2011 No Comments by

A Downey Marine is charged with maintaining and fabricating guns. The military puts these out from time to time to help citizens keep track of […]

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Guerra offers olive branch to artists, calls for art subcommittee

Sep 28, 2011 No Comments by

DOWNEY — It looks like the city might end up having an art committee after all, albeit a much smaller one. Councilman Mario Guerra at […]

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After 10 years, Knabe looks back at 87 children given up to county’s Safe Surrender program

Sep 28, 2011 No Comments by

With her 6-year-old daughter Tessa leaning on her shoulder, Donna Leavitt couldn’t stop crying. Tessa’s biological mother six years ago left her newborn baby at […]

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Not so fast: Supervisors emerge from closed session, approve Knabe’s redistricting plan

Sep 27, 2011 No Comments by

After six hours of testimony and a closed-door meeting, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas on Tuesday changed his vote at the last minute and ended a months-long […]

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Supervisors reach deadlock, fail to form new district boundaries

Sep 27, 2011 No Comments by

UPDATE: Ridley-Thomas switches vote, Knabe’s plan wins After six hours of testimony, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday failed to reach a consensus on boundaries […]

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Even as housing slump continues, Downey’s Realtor association expands,throws a party

Sep 27, 2011 No Comments

DOWNEY – For Realtors, it’s been a rough four years since the housing market peaked in 2007. Prices are down 40-to-60 percent. The summer home-sales […]

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South Gate to honor bank teller, her brother and her friends for catching chain snatcher

Sep 27, 2011 No Comments

SOUTH GATE – The City Council tonight is scheduled to honor a bank teller who used a cell phone to alert her brother and his […]

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