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Foster care report: despite progress, county fails to reach 16 of 18 national standards

The county this week released a four-year study of  foster care outcomes. The county failed to meet 16 of 18 national goals. It’s not clear in the report how Los…

Closed bank on Lakewood and Firestone to be replaced by… a bank

Closed bank on Lakewood and Firestone to be replaced by… a bank

The site of the closed Wachovia branch on Firestone and Lakewood boulevards will soon become another bank. Construction crews are working on refurbishing the building, which is shared with a…

Finally. Forecasters call for a week of cool weather

DOWNEY — A low pressure system is expected to cause a double-digit temperature drop, starting today. The National Weather Service is calling for a high temperature of 85 degrees today.…

Coroner: Woman killed on Telegraph road was beaten, stabbed

DOWNEY – The coroner’s office determined that a South Gate woman killed Saturday was beaten and stabbed to death. Alvina Jimenez, 31, died from “blunt and sharp force injury,” according…

Police arrest man in El Paso on suspicion of Downey killing

DOWNEY — Police arrested a man in El Paso on suspicion of killing a 31-year-old woman in a Downey apartment. Gary Anthony Chavez, 44, of Downey turned himself into police…

UPDATE: Man accused of assault after all-night police standoff in Downey

DOWNEY – Police on Tuesday arrested a 24-year-old Downey man after a nearly 9-hour standoff in an apartment complex. Jeffrey Zuniga was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly…

96-degree weather expected for first day of school

DOWNEY – The National Weather Service predicted temperatures as high as 96 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday as a high pressure system is expected to bring hot winds over much of…

5 more cars stolen from Downey in one day

Five cars were stolen from Downey streets on Friday. According to police records, cars were reported stolen from: the 8200 block of Firestone Boulevard at 2:26 p.m. the 12300 block…

Districting showdown expected at supervisors meeting

The big showdown of supervisorial districts is scheduled for Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. The Board will vote on new supervisorial maps based on 2010 Census data. The map that…