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T-storm at the Taste

T-storm at the Taste

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 is headed east, according to…

County offers head start for small businesses looking for government contracts

County offers head start for small businesses looking for government contracts

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 a new program that gives…

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

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

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 Rodriguez would sneak off with…

Another reason to be skeptical of public transportation

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 Fe Springs train station. But…

Youth organization ready to relight fuse on cigarette war

Youth organization ready to relight fuse on cigarette war

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 at area parks. About 20…

Military publishes feature on Downey Marine

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 our fighters.   Like this:Like…

Guerra offers olive branch to artists, calls for art subcommittee

Guerra offers olive branch to artists, calls for art subcommittee

DOWNEY — It looks like the city might end up having an art committee after all, albeit a much smaller one. Councilman Mario Guerra at Tuesday’s council meeting asked the…

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

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

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 Los Angeles County Fire Station…

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

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 effort by he and Supervisor…

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