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Ride and Stride

Alicia Garcia, Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under Community

The city of Downey hosted a Ride and Stride event on Sunday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in which four and a half miles worth  of Downey streets were closed off to vehicles. The event consisted of various activities along the route.   The alternate ways of moving through the streets included bicycl...

51st Annual Carnival of Champions

51st Annual Carnival of Champions

Allie Gurrola, Writer
May 19, 2017
Filed under Community, Top Stories

Saturday, April 29, was the Elementary School Event, Carnival of Champions, an event for fourth and fifth grade elementary school students in the Downey Unified School District. Throughout the school year, teachers at the nine elementary schools in Downey hold tryouts for various events like baskets i...

Fast and Furious Science

Fast and Furious Science

Jasmine Fernandez, Writer
April 12, 2017
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The Fast and the Furious Science event at Downey High School was an invitation open to anyone with a passion for the field of science, on Mar. 27, and ranged from physics to engineering to astronomy. The event consisted of seven speakers, all of which carried some association with the disciplines. Amon...

New Location for Vazza Café

New Location for Vazza Café

Alexandra Rapalo, Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Community, Top Stories

Vazza Café was formerly located inside of the Downey City Library, since last April, but has recently been moved to a new location just outside the library.  The cafe got its name from the Italy imported coffee LavAzza. The ribbon was officially cut, and doors opened on Tuesday, Feb. 14. &nb...

Keeping Downey Beautiful

Keeping Downey Beautiful

Genevieve Gaubert, Photographer
January 25, 2017
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Keeping Downey Beautiful took place on Saturday, Jan. 14. This is a monthly event that involved people that went out to better their community, by walking around on the streets and picking up trash.   One of the volunteers, Betsie explains how she believes this event will change the views ...

Glamour Gowns

Glamour Gowns

Alicia Garcia, Photographer
January 25, 2017
Filed under Community, Top Stories

The Assisteens of the Assistance League of Downey gave out free dresses and accessories for the upcoming Winter Formal at Knott’s Berry Farm. The event took place on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Assistance League Chapter House in Downey.   Because generosity and charity are important values to her, Eveney Smith, 12,...

Downey’s Tree Lighting and 60th Anniversary

Downey’s Tree Lighting and 60th Anniversary

Alicia Garcia, Photographer
December 16, 2016
Filed under Community

The annual tree lighting event at the Downey Civic Center took place on Monday, Dec. 5, where the event consisted of performances from local school choirs, an area exclusively set up with snow, arts and crafts, and last but not least the tree lighting.   The Downey Princess Teen Court...

Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade

Anabelle Rositas, Writer
December 16, 2016
Filed under Community, Top Stories

With Christmas around the corner, the city of Downey commemorated the holiday and hosted their 65th annual Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 4.   People who attended the festival lined up along the curbs and cheered for each float or performance. Christmas decorations were hung at each l...

Dia De Los Muertos Festival

Dia De Los Muertos Festival

Anabelle Rositas, Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Community, Top Stories

The fourth annual Dia De Los Muertos festival took place at the Downey Civic Center on Oct. 30. The festival celebrated a popular Mexican tradition of honoring and remembering family and friends who have passed away. Local and regional artists came together to display pieces of their artwork t...

Sweets and Treats

Ajla Nasic, Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Community

Every Halloween, Downey families convene to enjoy the annual Apollo Park Pumpkin Patch, reveling in fall fun through the form of free food, carnival games, and costume contests. Downey High based clubs, including Key Club, Encore, and AVID, encourage their members to volunteer their time at the family ev...

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