Archive for November, 2011

Batten down the hatches and eat your perishables, sheriff issues wind warning

Posted on 30. Nov, 2011 by .

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DOWNEY – The National Weather Service is calling for Santa Ana wind gusts up to 60 mph tonight and Thursday morning. The wind is expected to start howling at 10 p.m. tonight. The sheriff’s office  issued a warning in conjunction with the Weather Service. Expect downed tree limbs, power outages and lots of busted traffic-light […]

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Slackers can get fines forgiven, help feed the needy

Posted on 30. Nov, 2011 by .

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DOWNEY – The library throughout December is hosting its Food for Fines program, which allows those with overdue fines to donate food. The program is almost always a big hit, according to the library’s staff. Each donated canned or packaged food knocks 50 cents off of the total fine. The food gets distributed by Downey […]

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Is the machine gun a baby? Or will I be killed if I drive dangerously? Or both?

Posted on 30. Nov, 2011 by .

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I saw this sticker on the way to work. And, as news anchors on TV like to say, it left more questions than answers. Is a baby really on board? Is a machine gun on board? I’m pretty sure it’s a threat. If I owned a gun, I think I might name it Baby, like […]

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Budget reform, veterans, development major priorities of incoming Mayor Brossmer

Posted on 30. Nov, 2011 by .

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DOWNEY – Councilman Roger Brossmer is pushing an agenda of budget reform and technological advances, according to a list of priorities he released this week as he prepares to take over as Downey’s mayor. While the mayoral position in Downey is ceremonial and carries the same weight as other council members, the city’s leaders have […]

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It looks like La Barca is ready to set sail, the torch has been lit

Posted on 29. Nov, 2011 by .

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It looks like the La Barca Grill and Cantina is almost ready to embark. A guy was experimenting with this ring of fire Monday, and I don’t think a person experiments with a ring of fire until he’s about ready to go. This is opening over on Paramount near the Rives Mansion and Downey Brewing. […]

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Warren boys soccer dominates Norwalk in season’s second game

Posted on 29. Nov, 2011 by .

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WARREN – It’s hard to stay hungry when you’re feasting on boys soccer teams. The Warren Bears beat Norwalk’s boys soccer team 3-1 at Warren on Monday in a lopsided, physical match. Warren star striker Julio Velasquez scored two goals and Brendan Herrerias scored one before Norwalk answered with a late goal of their own. […]

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Downey Link offering Saturday service for holidays

Posted on 28. Nov, 2011 by .

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DOWNEY – The city’s public transportation service is offering holiday rides on Saturdays starting this weekend. DowneyLink will offer Saturday service on Dec. 3, 10 and 17 on all routes. For more information, call 562-529-5465.

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My thoughts about Downey after almost four months on the beat: Space center, sponsorship, polite kids, Downey people

Posted on 28. Nov, 2011 by .

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Sorry I haven’t blogged in a while. I have lots of Downey things to talk about. 1. The Columbia Memorial Space Center is almost cool, but it needs something to push it over the top. Like all critics, I like to stand at a distance and throw stones without offering constructive criticism. But this time, […]

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