Around Town


  • MOD Pizza Place Opens at Promenade

    By Tammye McDuff Another new restaurant has opened their doors at the Downey Promenade, MOD Pizza. There slogan ‘MOD is what I make it’ is certainly a true enough statement […]

  • Vallarta Market Opens In Downey

    By Tammye McDuff Vallarta Market in Downey officialy opened its doors last week, with the Grand Opening boasting lots of goodies for the first 400 customers including free gift baskets, […]

  • Downey Float in Rose Parade Wins Founders Trophy

    The Rose Parade float entitled Exploring the Everglades won the 2016 Founders Trophy Float Award as “the most beautiful float built and decorated by volunteers from a community or organization, the Downey Rose […]

  • Firestone Boulevard Bridge Renovation Complete

    By Tammye McDuff The Firestone Boulevard Bridge replacement junction of the San Gabriel River is an $11 million dollar renovation and a joint effort between the City of Downey and […]

  • Downey officer found shot to death in police station parking lot

      UPDATE 12 Noon 11/19/15 According to the sheriff’s department, authorities investigating the killing of Downey police Officer Ricardo Galvez have taken a suspect into custody following the pursuit that […]

  • Downey PD Torch-Run raise fund for Special Olympics

      By Tammye McDuff Law Enforcement gave a whole new meaning to “protect and serve” at the annual Tip-A-Cop fundraiser last month. Officers served as celebrity waiters at Johnny Carino’s […]

  • Mayor Marquez Appointed to LA Conservancy Board

    By Tammye McDuff Downey Mayor, Luis H. Marquez has been appointed to serve on the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC). He was sworn into […]

  • Former Mayor Winningham Honored by Downey City Council

    By Tammye McDuff EDITOR’S NOTE: Former Downey Mayor and Councilman Robert C. Winningham passed away in the morning hours of Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The following article was written after […]

  • 80’s Revisited: New Wave Restaurant in Bellflower

    By Tammye McDuff The 80’s are totally back in full swing, with radical tunes and awesome threads; at least they are at the New Wave Restaurant & Bar in Bellflower. […]