Archive for April, 2012

Sister cities hosting fund raiser at Space Center

Posted on 30. Apr, 2012 by .

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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, prizes, an auction and games. And all guests will get to tour around the Space Center. The cost for the fun raiser is $30 per […]

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

Posted on 30. Apr, 2012 by .

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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 convert a home on Lakewood Boulevard to an office, according to an agenda for Wednesday’s Planning Commission. A company working for Verizon is looking to […]

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

Posted on 30. Apr, 2012 by .

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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 ripping up gutters and curbs in the first phases of the $2.1 million endeavor. Heavy trucks have made deep dips and waves in the asphalt, […]

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The Downey Street Faire, grouchy father edition

Posted on 28. Apr, 2012 by .

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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 10,000 revelers. And I bet they got close. It was crowded. I consider myself somewhat of an expert in street fairs since I live in […]

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

Posted on 26. Apr, 2012 by .

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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 with our kids and couldn’t make the meeting. Click here for the story.  

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

Posted on 25. Apr, 2012 by .

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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 lawns. And he wears a straw hat, not a cooking pot, on his head. Perez runs a gardening business in which he uses no power […]

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No updates for oncology center

Posted on 25. Apr, 2012 by .

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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 of a medical office building at the Downey Regional Medical Center, 11480 Brookshire Avenue. The FBI and an office in the U.S. Department of Health […]

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

Posted on 25. Apr, 2012 by .

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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 Airport but accidentally went to a different checkpoint and was caught with the drugs. Duane Eleby, 28, of Downey, is expected to surrender to authorities […]

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