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“Art on the vine” at wine bar

Mari’s Wine Bar is hosting  “ART ON THE VINE” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at the bar, 8229 Firestone Boulevard. For more information, check out mariswinebar.com or check out…

Downey council limits election spending, begrudgingly agrees to $1.28 million payment to state

DOWNEY – With some members calling for even stricter rules, the City Council on Tuesday voted 5-0 in favor of new campaign finance limits. Since the issue first came up…

Downey’s residents keep working while nearby cities languish

Downey’s residents keep working while nearby cities languish

  Downey’s unemployment rate continues to stay far below rates in adjacent cities, according to July employment figures released by the state. Downey’s rate held at 10.7 percent, far less…

Just weeks after Downey’s marijuana dispensary ban, a court sides in favor of prohibition laws

A Superior Court has sided with Anaheim regarding the city’s ban of marijuana dispensaries. Downey on  Aug. 9 enacted a similar ban after a second reading of its anti-marijuana clinic…

Under threat from state law, Downey takes emergency steps to protect redevelopment power

DOWNEY –  The city is looking to buy into a special program that would allow Downey to keep control over an account used to redevelop blighted areas. City attorneys want…

City Council to take up campaign finance reform

The City Council is poised to put limits on City Council campaign funding. A proposed law scheduled to come before the City Council on Tuesday would cap contributions while giving…

M 3.1 earthquake shakes Long Beach

A magnitude 3.1 earthquake shook Long Beach at 2:44 p.m. Thursday, according to the Southern California Earthquake Center. The temblor was centered 12 miles deep near Long Beach, according to…

Planning Commission finds itself between some cracks and a hard place

DOWNEY  – After a long discussion, the Planning Commission on Wednesday unanimously voted to give a property owner 90 more days to fix the cracked parking lot of a shopping…

Downey-area soccer standout killed in auto crash

  Former Warren High School standout soccer player Carlos Ornelas was among two men killed in accident in eastern Utah, according to news reports. Ornelas, 21, was killed with fellow…