Archive for May, 2012


Downey man arrested after cops track down stolen lizard

May 31, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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Fire hydrant floods Florence Avenue after driver swerves to avoid collision

May 31, 2012 No Comments by

DOWNEY – A motorist trying to avoid an accident on Wednesday swerved and knocked off a fire hydrant on Florence Avenue, touching off a fountain […]

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Idea for community garden beginning to germinate

May 31, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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Art, wine and the blues this Saturday night

May 30, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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Photo exhibition at Porto’s featuring Downey and Warren students

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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. […]

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Kiwanis: Service club christens a bunch of new BUGs

May 30, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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

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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, […]

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Task force changes gears on 20 is Plenty program

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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 […]

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Knabe to launch public awareness campaign to stop child sex trafficking

May 30, 2012 No Comments by

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. […]

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District Attorney: Downey Police shootings of Vargas, Bours both justified; families blast investigations

May 29, 2012 No Comments by

DOWNEY – Investigators from the District Attorney’s Office have concluded that Downey Police officers had reasonable fears for their lives when they killed Steven Bours […]

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City blows past deficit projections; cuts on the horizon

May 29, 2012 No Comments

DOWNEY – The City Council will likely make major cuts in service after the city blew past last year’s budget estimates. Spending for the 2011-2012 […]

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CHP kicks off “maximum enforcement” for Memorial Day weekend

May 25, 2012 No Comments

The California Highway Patrol on Friday kicked off its “maximum enforcement” period, which means the agency is putting extra patrol cars on freeways and on […]

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