Archive for September, 2012

Letter: Brossmer thanks everybody associated with shuttle flyover

Posted on 26. Sep, 2012 by .

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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 historic homecoming of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Standing on hallowed ground, we cheered and waved as the Endeavour flew over its engineering birthplace on its way to Orange County and […]

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

Posted on 26. Sep, 2012 by .

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I wouldn’t make to much of this, but a judge has — sort 0f — reversed a decision about whether the Water Replenishment District owed Downey, Cerritos and Signal Hill money for what the cities consider an illegal water assessment. Reporter Mike Sprague at the Whittier Daily News covered the story. Click here for the […]

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Kids pushing for Downey to fast-track bike lanes

Posted on 26. Sep, 2012 by .

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DOWNEY – About 80 youth rolled up to City Hall with a mission Tuesday. They want bike lanes. With the support of Olympian road racer Tony Cruz and a crew of dedicated riders from Downey, the youth asked the city to fast track a program to add a few bicycle lanes to the city. Sixteen-year-old […]

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

Posted on 25. Sep, 2012 by .

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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 of Mayor Roger Brossmer, the councilman who spends the most time working on the programing at the Columbia Memorial Space Center and who has been the council’s driving force on […]

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The dog catcher’s coming

Posted on 25. Sep, 2012 by .

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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 set to approve a $53,650 contract with the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority. Starting in October, SEAACA workers will conduct house-to-house checks of the entire city. The sweep was requested […]

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City announces finalists for shuttle mock-up naming competition

Posted on 25. Sep, 2012 by .

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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 will choose between Genesis, Inspiration and Legacy. The choice is the culmination of a months-long process that started in July with the announcement of the naming contest. The wooden mock-up […]

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Hundreds show up to watch Endeavour pass over its birthplace

Posted on 21. Sep, 2012 by .

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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 she thinks of space, she thinks of space shuttles. She was one of about 400 sky gazers who waited in the heat Friday at the Columbia Memorial Space Center to […]

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Keep Downey Beautiful cleanup

Posted on 21. Sep, 2012 by .

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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 up litter. Children less than 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult. There’s no need to sign up, just show up a few minutes early.  

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