Archive for December, 2012

Five New Year’s Eve Traditions You Probably Won’t Be Doing

Posted on 31. Dec, 2012 by .

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Possum Drop For the last 19 years, thousands have gathered in Brasstown, North Carolina for the annual Possum Drop. The alcohol-free event features live bluegrass music, a singing contest and up until recently, thelowering of a live possum locked in a festively decorated, see-through box. PETA launched a successful lawsuit against the event’s organizers, so this […]

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Volunteers Hard At Work On The Downey Rose Float

Still Time To Come Out And Help Decorate The Downey Rose Float – PHOTOS

Posted on 30. Dec, 2012 by .

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The Downey Rose Float Association is still in need of volunteers. They will be decorating right up to the last minute. You can come by as early as 10:00am Monday morning, or even up to 10:00pm this evening. The float pulls out of Downey at 5:00pm New Year’s Eve. Downey Rose Float Association President Kelly […]

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Residents Can Expect Disruptions Due To Freeway Work

Posted on 30. Dec, 2012 by .

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An important story from our friends at The Downey Patriot, written by Christian Brown http://www.thedowneypatriot.com/article.do?id=17715969  

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The Green Olive Restaurant Is Hiring

Posted on 29. Dec, 2012 by .

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The Downey Beat wants to put the word out on available jobs in Downey for our readers and residents. So we will be adding a section on available jobs in the city. Until we get the section up and running, here is a great opportunity to start off with. The Green Olive Restaurant in Downey […]

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New Year’s Eve Safety Tips From Downey Police Chief Carl Charles

Posted on 28. Dec, 2012 by .

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I asked our new Police Chief, Carl Charles to share a few New Year’s Eve safety tips for our residents. He responded right away with the following advice. Thank you Chief Charles! New Year’s Eve is a time for fun as we celebrate the start of a new year. If you’re going out, following a […]

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New Year’s Day Street Sweeping & Trash Schedule

Posted on 28. Dec, 2012 by .

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No Downey Street Sweeping and Trash Pick Up on New Year’s Day Street Sweeping When there is no street sweeping, it will NOT be made up. Streets are always swept on the posted day. Trash Collection When there is no trash collection, it WILL be made up. Trash will be collected the day after the […]

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New Segment – Historic Downey

Posted on 28. Dec, 2012 by .

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I would like to welcome a new contributor to the Downey Beat, George Redfox. George founded The Downey Conservancy which is dedicated to preserving Downey’s historic and cultural recourses. George has an amazing knowledge of our city, and I am sure you will enjoy his articles as much as I do! Downey Gets Electricity Upon […]

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Who Is First To Bring In The New Year?

Posted on 27. Dec, 2012 by .

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Several Pacific Ocean Islanders will be the first ones to ring in January 1, 2013. Kiritimati, Christmas Island and Kiribati will enter 2013 first, while American Samoa, Niue, and the United States Minor Outlying Islands will be the last to celebrate the New Year.   The following is a list of countries first to bring in 2013 in order. Christmas […]

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