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Downey realtor accused of swindling $1.8 million

A Downey man is a among a pair of real estate workers accused of a stealing a combined $1.8 million from a Norwalk company. Licensed realtor Elek Andrade, 27, of…

Santa Fe Springs City Councilman admits to taking bribe

Santa Fe Springs City Councilman admits to taking bribe

Santa Fe Springs Councilman Joe Serrano on Thursday agreed to plead guilty to taking bribes from the owner of a marijuana dispensary, according to the Whittier Daily News. Serrano, first…

Fun highlight reel of Downey Ballhogs player

I found this on youtube. This kid Fernando on the Ballhog’s is pretty good.   Like this:Like Loading...…

Art Vibe v. Guerra, public works consultant, new video streaming and more City Council notes

While the city’s budget was the big-ticket item at Tuesday’s meeting,  several other items were also on the agenda: — Councilman Mario Guerra withdrew a measure to force the Downey…

Generation gap bridged with ‘merger’ of two Downey art groups

Generation gap bridged with ‘merger’ of two Downey art groups

DOWNEY – One of the city’s newest art organizations teamed with one of the city’s most venerable groups on Tuesday night. Downey Arts Coalition founder Andrew Wahlquist was unanimously elected…

Kotze-Ramos calls me out

Republican Assembly Candidate Patricia Kotze-Ramos gave me a hard time for mentioning in a story that I’d never heard to her referred to her as Kotze-Ramos before she ran for…

Firestone to get medians, six lanes… and no parking

Firestone to get medians, six lanes… and no parking

DOWNEY – After debates, meetings and public hearings, the city has decided to make Firestone Boulevard a six-lane road with no street parking throughout the entire length of the city.…

Don’t freak out, fire and police training at old NASA site

DOWNEY – The old NASA plant off Lakewood Boulevard will be abuzz with activity today as police and fire personnel perform exercises. The plant is being demolished, and Monday’s practice…

City proposes balanced budget with huge staff reduction

City proposes balanced budget with huge staff reduction

DOWNEY – The city has hacked off 62 full-time jobs to deliver its first balanced budget since the 2008-2009 fiscal year. With 24 layoffs, 22 “golden handshakes” to veteran employees…

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