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Downey man arrested after cops track down stolen lizard

A Downey man is behind bars and a local auto shop owner has his iguana back after a months-long investigation by sheriff’s detectives into a missing lizard. Jesus Alcaraz, 19,…

Fire hydrant floods Florence Avenue after driver swerves to avoid collision

Fire hydrant floods Florence Avenue after driver swerves to avoid collision

DOWNEY – A motorist trying to avoid an accident on Wednesday swerved and knocked off a fire hydrant on Florence Avenue, touching off a fountain of water that flooded the…

Idea for community garden beginning to germinate

Idea for community garden beginning to germinate

DOWNEY – The city’s Green Task Force is looking into creating a community garden program. The group at its meeting on Tuesday asked the city to place the topic on…

Art, wine and the blues this Saturday night

DOWNEY – The Downey Arts Coalition is hosting this month’s Art on the Vine installment featuring two artists and blues legend James Harman. The event starts at 7 p.m. Saturday…

Photo exhibition at Porto’s featuring Downey and Warren students

DOWNEY – The Downey Art Vibe and Porto’s are sponsoring a photography exhibition from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Porto’s, 8233 Firestone Blvd. The exhibit features photographers from…

Kiwanis: Service club christens a bunch of new BUGs

Kiwanis: Service club christens a bunch of new BUGs

From Kiwanis of Downey: On Saturday, May 26, 2012, the Kiwanis Club of Downey teamed with Gauldin Elementary School to recognize students who raised their grades and maintained or continued…

Middle school teacher from Downey convicted of sexually abusing two L.A. teenage girls

A jury on Wednesday convicted a former middle school teacher from Downey of sexually abusing two teenage girls, the District Attorney’s Office announced. Antonio Gomez, 41, was convicted of 12…

Task force changes gears on 20 is Plenty program

DOWNEY – If the 20 Is Plenty slow-driving program goes forward, it will likely be a public information campaign that asks drivers to slow down voluntarily. The city’s Green Task…

Knabe to launch public awareness campaign to stop child sex trafficking

Supervisor Don Knabe on Thursday will launch the first phase of what he hopes will be a statewide effort to slow down child sex traffickers. The county this week will…

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