Archive for January, 2012


Downey goes after costumed advertisers

Jan 30, 2012 No Comments by

DOWNEY – Sorry to anybody who hoped to use a gorilla costume to earn a little extra scratch. Because Downey for the first time is […]

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

Jan 30, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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Supporters of Michael Nida march on City Hall

Jan 28, 2012 No Comments by

DOWNEY – More than 150 people on Saturday marched on City Hall to draw attention to Michael Nida, an unarmed man shot to death Oct. […]

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

Jan 26, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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

Jan 25, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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

Jan 24, 2012 No Comments by

DOWNEY – For the first time, the city on Tuesday awarded Medals of Merit to citizens who did extraordinary things to help other people. Greg […]

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Downey police make arrests in connection to killing of Gerardo Fernandez

Jan 24, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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Downey man shot in head during home-invasion robbery

Jan 24, 2012 No Comments by

DOWNEY -  A man was in grave condition Tuesday morning after being shot in the head during an apparent home invasion robbery in the 9300 […]

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British guy and San Pedro native trying to bring funny to the LBC

Jan 23, 2012 No Comments by

Greaterlongbeach.com has a nice feature about an Englishman and a comedian from San Pedro teaming up to bring comedy to Long Beach. Here’s the first […]

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After state law change, Downey could cut off $33,000 of funding to city’s Chamber of Commerce

Jan 20, 2012 No Comments by

DOWNEY – The City Council on Tuesday will consider cutting off the $33,o00 it normally gives to the Chamber of Commerce. The city for years […]

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City looking to hire new shift leader for fire dispatch

Jan 20, 2012 No Comments

DOWNEY – Saying the addition of Vernon to the dispatch cooperative and new protocols are putting more pressure on the staff at the regional fire […]

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Space Center playing to strong suit, about to open new exhibit with cooperation of Smithsonian

Jan 20, 2012 No Comments

DOWNEY – The Columbia Memorial Space Center got a special delivery Friday – 11 huge crates packed with what will be the center’s first-ever traveling […]

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