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Dino’s chicken to open on Telegraph Road

Dino’s chicken to open on Telegraph Road

Dino’s chicken, famous for serving a big hunk of  bird meat on a  bed of soggy, spicy french fries, is opening at Passons Boulevard and Telegraph Road. The chain has…

M 4.1 earthquake shakes desert communities

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake shook the area near Yucaipa and Redlands this morning. The earthquake struck about 7:45 this morning about 10 miles below the surface of the earth, according…

Hydrant sheared in Lakewood Boulevard crash

DOWNEY – A swerving driver sheared off  a fire hydrant and was injured during a  crash about 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lakewood Boulevard and Cecilia Street. The driver of a…

Police to file murder charges on Telegraph Road apartment slaying, extradition of accused killer still pending

DOWNEY – Police plan to file murder charges today against Gary Anthony Chavez, a 44-year-old Downey man suspected of killing 31-year-old Alvina Jimenez of South Gate. Jimenez’s body was found…

With earmarks gone, Gateway cities slash federal lobbying budget in half

A coalition of area cities this month cut their federal lobbying budget in half. The Gateway Cities Council of Governments at its September meeting reduced monthly payments to lobbyist Edington,…

Temperatures in the low-to-mid 80s expected all week

The National Weather Service is predicting a high of 85 today, and for  temperatures to drop slowly throughout the rest of the week. Friday is expected to be the coolest…

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.…