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Downey men crash after failed beer run, get injured and arrested

I just saw this from a newspaper in Santa Monica. Two men from Downey and one from Maywood were injured and arrested after a short police chase, according to the…

City applying for grant money to spend at Furman, Wilderness, Crawford and Apollo parks

The city is taking a stab at getting part of $30 million in Proposition 84 money. The staff is asking the City Council at its Tuesday meeting to approve Downey’s…

GTA day in Downey: 11 cars reported stolen on Thursday

Police took 11 stolen-vehicle reports Thursday, an unusually high number even by Downey’s standards. Despite efforts by police, Downey’s car-theft rate is unrivaled among area cities. About 1,000 cars are…

Cafe Corleone coming to Downey: Will they make you a pasta you can’t refuse?

Cafe Corleone coming to Downey: Will they make you a pasta you can’t refuse?

It looks like the Cafe Corleone construction project at 12056 Paramount Boulevard¬† is coming along. Construction crews have got the place torn apart in what looks like a complete remodel.…

Update: Man extradited from El Paso on murder charge appears in court

DOWNEY – Wearing glasses, a graying goatee beard and a jail jumpsuit, Gary Anthony Chavez appeared in Downey Superior Court on Thursday and asked for a month delay before he…

Downey murder suspect extradited from Texas, due in court today

DOWNEY – A man accused of beating and stabbing a South Gate woman to death has been extradited from Texas and is expected to appear today¬† in Downey Superior Court.…

Traffic stop at Imperial and Garfield turns up loaded gun, police say

DOWNEY – Police arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of carrying a loaded gun after they found the gun in his waistband during a traffic stop. Jose Antonio Soto is…

Letter: President of National Community Renaissance responds to stories about search warrant

Background: I called National Community Renaissance last week for a story about federal agents using a warrant to take documents from National CORE’s offices in Rancho Cucamonga. The company did…

Update: father finds lost son

The De Leon family found their son, who was missing since Sunday. Francisco De Leon via a text message said that he located his 20-year-old son, who is schizophrenic.  …