Archive for September, 2012


Letter: Brossmer thanks everybody associated with shuttle flyover

Sep 26, 2012 No Comments by

Dear Editor: I was one of hundreds of spectators camped out in front of the Columbia Memorial Space Center on Friday morning to witness the […]

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Downey, other cities, take a hit in seesaw battle over water

Sep 26, 2012 No Comments by

I wouldn’t make to much of this, but a judge has — sort 0f — reversed a decision about whether the Water Replenishment District owed […]

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Kids pushing for Downey to fast-track bike lanes

Sep 26, 2012 2 Comments by

DOWNEY – About 80 youth rolled up to City Hall with a mission Tuesday. They want bike lanes. With the support of Olympian road racer […]

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Council chooses ‘Inspiration’ as name for space shuttle mock-up

Sep 25, 2012 No Comments by

DOWNEY – After a short debate, the City Council on Tuesday decided to name the city’s space shuttle mock-up ‘Inspiration.’ The name was the favorite […]

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The dog catcher’s coming

Sep 25, 2012 No Comments by

DOWNEY – The city’s contracted animal control agency will soon send its workers to check properties for unlicensed dogs. The City Council on Tuesday is […]

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City announces finalists for shuttle mock-up naming competition

Sep 25, 2012 No Comments by

DOWNEY – The city has narrowed down its list of possible names for the space shuttle mock-up from 150 to three. The City Council tonight […]

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Hundreds show up to watch Endeavour pass over its birthplace

Sep 21, 2012 3 Comments by

DOWNEY – When 11-year-0ld Chelo Ferschweiler thinks of God, she thinks of creation. And when she things of creation, she thinks of space. And when […]

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Keep Downey Beautiful cleanup

Sep 21, 2012 No Comments by

DOWNEY – Keep Downey Beautiful is meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7749 Florence Ave. The group meets once a month to pick […]

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Downey and NASA featured in Wall Street Journal

Sep 21, 2012 No Comments by

Downey’s role in the the space program is featured¬† in the Wall Street Journal. It’s a thorough, well-written piece. Check it out by clicking here.

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Meet local artists

Sep 21, 2012 No Comments by

DOWNEY – The Downey Arts Coalition is holding its monthly meeting at noon Saturday at the home of Pat Gil, 7901 7th Street. The gathering […]

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A Taste of Downey (Politics)

Sep 20, 2012 No Comments

DOWNEY – The Taste of Downey at the Civic Center had a decidedly political flavor Thursday as dozens of City Council Candidate Alex Saab supporters […]

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It’s true, Space Shuttle Endeavour flying over Downey

Sep 20, 2012 No Comments

DOWNEY – The space shuttle Endeavour is expected to fly over Downey between 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. about 11:30 a.m. Friday, according to a statement […]

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