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Man arrested on suspicion of kidnapping after being accused of taking ex-wife on forced ride around city

DOWNEY – Police on Tuesday arrested a Downey man on suspicion of kidnapping after his ex-wife accused him of forcing her to ride in a car around the city against…

Six cars stolen in 24-hour period

Six cars were stolen from Downey streets on Tuesday. Downey has some of the highest rates of car theft in the state, with some 1,000 cars stolen annually, according to…

On eve of data release, Downey Unified board member rips No Child Left Behind

On eve of data release, Downey Unified board member rips No Child Left Behind

UPDATE, 8/31/11: Scores released DOWNEY – Just days before the state releases data used to grade schools, Downey Unified School Board member Don LaPlante lambasted the federal No Child Left…

State Sen. Lowenthal looking to ban Styrofoam containers

State Sen. Lowenthal looking to ban Styrofoam containers

A bill by State Sen. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach would ban restaurants from serving food in polystyrene containers. The bill, SB 568, passed out of the state senate and has…

“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…