Archive for March, 2012

Mediterranean on the menu for Wednesday’s Planning Commission

Posted on 31. Mar, 2012 by .

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DOWNEY – The Planning Commission on Wednesday will decide whether to allow a Mediterranean restaurant to serve wine and beer. The Green Olive is looking to opena 1,200-square-foot shop at 9234 Lakewood Blvd., which is at the northeast corner of Lakewood and Gallatin Road. Owner Sam Sarofeem will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 […]

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Group to celebrate city’s theatrical history

Posted on 30. Mar, 2012 by .

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DOWNEY – Promoter and Downey native Larry Dusich is putting a on a big display celebrating the Downey Children’s Theatre from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Downey Civic Theatre, 8435 Firestone Blvd. Thousands of children participated in the theater before it was shut down in the 1970s. Dusich wil bring out historical art […]

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Big deficit, big things happening, according to Mayor Brossmer’s State of the City address

Posted on 30. Mar, 2012 by .

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DOWNEY – Even with sales tax income increasing and progress being made on several fronts, Downey is burning through its savings and will have to make hard choices all year, Mayor Roger Brossmer said at the State of the City address and luncheon Wednesday at the Rio Hondo Event Center. The event was hosted by […]

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Downey Police response to Miguel Macias arrest video

Posted on 29. Mar, 2012 by .

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Statement from Downey Police Chief Rick Esteves regarding July 15 arrest of Miguel Macias: The videotape captures one view of the circumstances resulting in a  suspect’s arrest at 2:50 a.m. on July 15, 2011, in Downey. In this incident, the officers were dealing with an intoxicated, uncooperative suspect who was believed to have been in […]

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Where can downeybeat.com get a cheap replacement tire for the mobile command center?

Posted on 29. Mar, 2012 by .

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The downeybeat.com mobile command center (my 1998 Toyota Corolla) blew out a tire last night. I’m here in Downey with a doughnut on. Where’s a good place to get a cheap tire?

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Mayor calls for return of Apollo 1 command module; says piece of tragic memorabilia belongs in city where it was created

Posted on 29. Mar, 2012 by .

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DOWNEY – Mayor Roger Brossmer announced on Wednesday that he wants the city to bring the infamous Apollo 1 command module back to the city where it was created. The Apollo 1 burst into flames during a training exercise Jan. 27, 1967, killing three astronauts during what is considered the first major tragedy of the […]

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This food truck thing is getting out of hand. Check out the chow in the back of this GMC Safari

Posted on 28. Mar, 2012 by .

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DOWNEY – The woman in this picture was driving around in her minivan serving food to gardeners up on Manzanar Avenue on the north side of town. I was so tempted to walk up to the back of the GMC Safari and get me some taquitos carnitas, but I had already dropped $30 for today’s […]

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Say farewell to the Manzanar tunnel

Posted on 28. Mar, 2012 by .

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DOWNEY – After almost a year of waiting, the Manzanar Avenue pedestrian tunnel has been fenced off. The City Council in the summer voted to close the tunnel, but the city had to work with Caltrans to get the job finished. The gates went up a few weeks ago, residents said. The idea to close […]

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