Archive for 'Featured Stories'

American Success: Porto’s Bakery and Café is an ‘Instant Hit’ In Downey

Posted on 05. Aug, 2013 by .

0

  It is a true American business success story that just might have all of the ingredients needed for a sweet Hollywood screen play. For the Porto Family, building a baking empire here in Southern California started back in a small garage in Communist Cuba back in the 1960’s when matriarch Rosa Porto developed “the […]

Continue Reading

Artesia’s Portuguese Community Celebrates Festa do Espirito Santo

Posted on 04. Aug, 2013 by .

0

By Varshini Satish Leaders of the Artesia DES Community carry the statue of the Blessed Mother down Clarkdale Avenue during last weekend’s annual celebration. Photo by Randy Economy Artesia has a proud history of having a strong Portuguese community, and this past weekend they were able to celebrate their religious roots in the Festa do […]

Continue Reading

West Downey All Star Champions Go Undefeated in Select Tournament

Posted on 01. Aug, 2013 by .

0

By Brian Hews West Downey All Star Champions went undefeated (4-0) in the District 29, 7 and 8 year old all-star select tournament this past month. Hosted by Buena Park American, the district consists of 9 leagues; La Mirada, Metro, Buena Park National, Little Lake, Northwest Downey, La Palma Continental, Norwalk, the host (BPA), and […]

Continue Reading

Kidd Kraddick dies in New Orleans; Radio host was 53 years old

Posted on 28. Jul, 2013 by .

0

Radio personality David “Kidd” Kraddick has died at the age of 53. He died Saturday in New Orleans at a golf tournament to raise money for his Kidd’s Kids Charity, his management company said.  The cause of death is not known. “At the appropriate time, we will release more information about the cause of death,” […]

Continue Reading

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Continues to Lay-Off Classified Employees

Posted on 28. Jul, 2013 by .

0

  By Kristin Grafft Despite the passage of Proposition 30, classified employees continue to get laid off in the Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District. Tammy Shafer, Chapter President of the California School Employees Association, attended the board meeting on Monday, July 22 to voice the concerns of the district’s classified employees. Shafer said there […]

Continue Reading

Downey Mayor Guerra Elected President of the Independent Cities Association

Posted on 27. Jul, 2013 by .

0

By Brian Hews Downey Mayor Guerra has been elected president of the Independent Cities Assn. at their annual meeting this past weekend held at the Ranch Bernardo Inn. The association is made up of over 50 Southern California cities that run their own police and fire departments, hence the “independent” designation. Combined, they represent more […]

Continue Reading

City Expresses Condolences on Passing of Battalion Chief Brian Wolf

Posted on 27. Jul, 2013 by .

0

Downey News Service With profound sadness and deep regret, the City of Downey wishes to express its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Battalion Chief Brian Wolf, who passed away on Sunday, July 21. Downey Fire Department Battalion Chief, Brian Wolf, passed unexpectedly at his home while recuperating from cancer treatment. Battalion Chief […]

Continue Reading