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Sister cities hosting fund raiser at Space Center

Downey’s Sister Cities are hosting a fund raiser from 2 to 6 p.m.  Saturday, May 26 at the Columbia Memorial Space Center. The event features a spaghetti dinner, drinks, dessert,…

Planning Commission agenda: Yes to cell antenna and zumba studio, no to office conversion on Lakewood

DOWNEY – The city’s staff is in favor of new Verizon antennas and a proposed zumba dance studio, but they are asking the Planning Commission to reject a proposal to…

Work underway on street project near Florence and 5/605 freeways

Work underway on street project near Florence and 5/605 freeways

DOWNEY – Workers have officially started a construction project designed to keep trucks from destroying streets near where Florence Avenue intersects with the 5 and 605 freeways. Crews have started…

The Downey Street Faire, grouchy father edition

The Downey Street Faire, grouchy father edition

DOWNEY – Jesus, Aztec princesses and funnel cakes. It had all the ingredients of a successful street fair. Or faire, in this case. Orgnanizers of Saturday’s Downey Street Faire expected…

The Downey Patriot: Chick-fil-A coming, plus more development news

The Downey Patriot has a great update on a host of new developments coming to Downey, including a Chick-fil-A. The updates were from Tuesday’s City Council meeting. I was home…

Q & A with Downey’s newest Green Task Force member

Q & A with Downey’s newest Green Task Force member

With his full beard, full physique and bicycle trailer full of hand tools, Steve Perez rolls through Downey like a modern day Johnny Appleseed. But his sacks of seed grow…

No updates for oncology center

I called the FBI today to see if they had updates for the raid last month on the Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation, a company on the third floor…

Downey man indicted after allegedly trying to sneak 11 pounds of cocaine through wrong airport checkpoint

Authorities say a Downey man has agreed to surrender to authorities after he tried to smuggle 11 pounds of cocaine through a pre-arranged security checkpoint at the Los Angeles International…

West Middle School team wins award after student helps injured teammate cross finish line

West Middle School team wins award after student helps injured teammate cross finish line

A West Middle School student was just being kind, but his actions earned his team an award earlier this month at the Teen Adventure Challenge at Bonelli Park in San…

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