Archive for December, 2012


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

Dec 31, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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

Dec 30, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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Residents Can Expect Disruptions Due To Freeway Work

Dec 30, 2012 No Comments by

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

Dec 29, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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

Dec 28, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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New Year’s Day Street Sweeping & Trash Schedule

Dec 28, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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New Segment – Historic Downey

Dec 28, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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Who Is First To Bring In The New Year?

Dec 27, 2012 No Comments by

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, […]

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Vending Machines, The Future Of Shopping For Electronics?

Dec 26, 2012 No Comments by

I saw something really interesting while Christmas shopping with my wife at the Stonewood Mall. People were buying high-end electronics from a vending machine. I […]

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Porto’s Redefines the Post-Christmas Social

Dec 26, 2012 No Comments by

Story by Giovanni Rodriguez, Published by Forbes.com A Cuban-American bakery evolves the concept of a “third place,”  and why it matters on Christmas. http://www.forbes.com/sites/giovannirodriguez/2012/12/26/portos-redefines-the-post-christmas-social/

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Downtown Downey’s Mambo Grill Receives Entertainment License

Dec 26, 2012 No Comments

DOWNEY – The Mambo Grill on Downey Ave. has big plans for the restaurant. They were recently granted the proper permit to allow them to […]

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Downey Christmas Tree Recycling Opportunity

Dec 26, 2012 No Comments

Long Beach’s 21st annual Holiday “Treecycling” Tree Recycling program offers free disposal of trees. Downey’s trash hauler, CalMet Services, will provide Christmas tree collection service […]

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