Archive for January, 2012

Downey goes after costumed advertisers

Posted on 30. Jan, 2012 by .

0

DOWNEY – Sorry to anybody who hoped to use a gorilla costume to earn a little extra scratch. Because Downey for the first time is going after costumed advertisers. The city this week included a provision in a conditional use permit for an auto auction that forced the auction to swear off using costumed characters […]

Continue Reading

Foot massage parlor looking to open in strip mall on Telegraph Road

Posted on 30. Jan, 2012 by .

0

DOWNEY – A foot-massage parlor has applied to open in a Downey strip mall. Rosemead resident Fan Qiao has applied to open an 11-seat spa at 9448 Telegraph Road near Passons Boulevard. The application is to go before the Planning Commission on Wednesday. In general, the customers will get a foot soaking and a foot […]

Continue Reading

Supporters of Michael Nida march on City Hall

Posted on 28. Jan, 2012 by .

0

DOWNEY – More than 150 people on Saturday marched on City Hall to draw attention to Michael Nida, an unarmed man shot to death Oct. 22 by a Downey Police officer. Marchers started at the site of the shooting at Imperial Highway and Paramount Boulevard, where they held a short rally. They then marched more […]

Continue Reading

City Council gives Chamber of Commerce $33,000 and a scolding

Posted on 26. Jan, 2012 by .

0

DOWNEY — The City Council unanimously approved giving the Chamber of Commerce $33,000, but not without scolding the business advocacy group. For years, the city has been donating money to the chamber from its redevelopment agency, which is a government entity that uses property tax to spur new development. Due to a recent state law […]

Continue Reading

Nida’s family, friends protest in City Council meeting, get escorted out by police

Posted on 25. Jan, 2012 by .

0

DOWNEY – Friends and family of Michael Nida on Tuesday loudly chanted for about 10 minutes during Tuesday’s City Council meeting, temporarily shutting the meeting down before they were escorted out of the council chambers by about six Downey Police officers. After several of them gave speeches quoting from philosopher Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” […]

Continue Reading

Three honored by city for selfless acts in first-ever Medal of Merit presentation

Posted on 24. Jan, 2012 by .

0

DOWNEY – For the first time, the city on Tuesday awarded Medals of Merit to citizens who did extraordinary things to help other people. Greg Wells, Judith Serna and Esther Brossmer received medals from the Downey Fire Department. Wells, a retired South Gate police officer, pulled an unconscious man from the bottom of a pool. […]

Continue Reading

Downey police make arrests in connection to killing of Gerardo Fernandez

Posted on 24. Jan, 2012 by .

0

DOWNEY – Police have arrested two men on suspicion of the Jan. 7 killing of 20-year-old Gerardo Fernandez. Steven Anthony Gil, 26, of Compton and Steven Ochoa Zamora, 18, of South Gate are accused of murdering Fernandez behind a restaurant on Imperial Highway near Old River School Road. Gil and Zamora were arrested at 2 […]

Continue Reading

Downey man shot in head during home-invasion robbery

Posted on 24. Jan, 2012 by .

0

DOWNEY -  A man was in grave condition Tuesday morning after being shot in the head during an apparent home invasion robbery in the 9300 block of Elm Vista Drive. About 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, Downey Police responded to the 9300 block of Elm Vista Drive in reference to a “shots fired” call. Officers discovered a […]

Continue Reading