Archive for June, 2012


Downey realtor accused of swindling $1.8 million

Jun 29, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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Santa Fe Springs City Councilman admits to taking bribe

Jun 28, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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Fun highlight reel of Downey Ballhogs player

Jun 28, 2012 No Comments by

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

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

Jun 28, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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

Jun 27, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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Kotze-Ramos calls me out

Jun 26, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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Firestone to get medians, six lanes… and no parking

Jun 26, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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

Jun 25, 2012 No Comments by

DOWNEY – The old NASA plant off Lakewood Boulevard will be abuzz with activity today as police and fire personnel perform exercises. The plant is […]

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City proposes balanced budget with huge staff reduction

Jun 25, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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Downey High to open pool to public

Jun 24, 2012 No Comments by

DOWNEY – Downey High School is opening its pool to the public Monday. The hours are from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and […]

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City announces probable permanent home for space shuttle mock-up

Jun 24, 2012 No Comments

DOWNEY – For the first time, the city has named a likely long-term location to house the life-sized space shuttle mock-up now being stored in […]

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Council to hold public discussion to balance multi-million dollar budget hole

Jun 23, 2012 No Comments

DOWNEY – The City Council at its meeting Tuesday is scheduled to make a budget for the next fiscal year. The agenda-publishing component of the […]

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