The Downey Legend

Childrens story time

Children’s story time

Mizhelle D. Cortes, Staff writer May 23, 2014

Every year the Downey City Library celebrates National Police Week in May, by hosting a bilingual story time for children ages 3-5. On Wed., May 14, the library invited the Downey Police Department to...

On Sat., Mar. 22, the Stonewood Center hosts the annual Arc Walk for Independence to raise money for people with disabilities. The Arc Walk has helped over 400 children and adults.

Walking for independence

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor April 4, 2014

On Sat., Mar. 22, the Downey community gathered together at Stonewood Center to participate in the Arc Walk for Independence supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Before...

On Fri. Mar. 7, Stay Gallery opened the Hyperpresent exhibit by David Layton to present his paintings such as Nine. Layton’s art process began as a digital photo and then he painted it.


Serene Gallardo , Community Section Editor March 18, 2014

On Fri., Mar. 7, Stay Gallery curated their latest exhibit, Hyperpresent, presented by local artist David Layton. The exhibit featured three of Layton’s series: arcade, cinema, and coaster. The images...

On Fri., Feb. 14, during Zachary Aronson’s first solo show at the Stay Gallery, he uses torches to draw with fire to create what is called pyrography. “I recognize and celebrate the imperfections in the wood and in the people burnt into the wood,” Aronson said.


Serene Gallardo , Community Section Editor February 26, 2014

On Fri., Feb. 14, Stay Gallery on Downey Ave. opened its latest exhibit: “Pyrographs” by Zachary Aronson. One of the first larger scale medium art exhibits up in the gallery, it is a display of planks...

1.	At 8:30a.m. on Sat. Feb., 15, at Griffiths Middle School, spectators watch as the horn goes off and participants of the Help 2 Heal a Heart begin the two mile run. The event was held in memory of a child lost to cancer in 2010 at age 13; his mother, Kim Jones, started the Always a Mom Foundation to help raise funds for programs and services to help mothers and families trying to overcome the passing of a child in the family.

Always A Mom

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor February 25, 2014

On Sat., Feb. 15, the Downey community gathered together at Griffiths Middle School to participate in the Help 2 Heal A Heart 2-Mile Run/Walk supporting the Always A Mom Foundation. The walk started...

	On Monday, Jan. 6 in Downtown Downey, Joseph’s Bar and Grill begins their first day of business. Joseph’s had a sneak premiere on New Years Eve to inform their clients of their new location.

Three in one dining

Serene Gallardo, Community Section Editor January 24, 2014

On Monday, Jan. 6, Joseph’s Bar and Grill held its opening in Downtown Downey. Located on 11032 Downey Ave., Joseph’s stands out from the other restaurants found on the strip, with its neon sign and...

As Winter Formal approaches, Glamor Gowns coordinator Stacy Brabant collects dresses, accessories, and make-up to give to girls in need of dresses for the dance. Girls from Downey, Warren, and surrounding neighborhood high schools get dresses for free for Homecoming, Winter Formal, and Prom.

Free winter formal dresses for girls in need

Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor January 22, 2014

On Jan. 9, high school students in the city of Downey who were unable to purchase a gown for the Winter Formal dance were invited to receive the royal treatment by attending a free event called Glamour...

On Wed., Jan. 7, a new Wing-Stop location opens in front of Downey High to give more restaurant options to Downey residents. “ Finally I can eat wings after school without having to walk far,” senior Edgar Ramirez said.

Wild for wings

Lola Rodriguez, Student Life Editor January 22, 2014

The grand opening students were anticipating, Wing Stop, a fast food restaurant specializing in chicken wings, arrived on Jan. 7 across the street from campus. Minutes after the dismissal bell rang,...

On Mon., Dec. 9, at the Downey Civic Center, people gather to see the annual tree lighting ceremony. “Looking at all the lights and the tree got me in the Christmas mood,” senior Crystal Rolon said.

The Giving Tree

Lucy Hernandez, Writer/Public Relations Manager/ News Editor December 17, 2013

Downey’s annual tree lighting ceremony took place on Mon., Dec. 9 at the Downey Civic Center. The event was sponsored by the Downey Lions Club, a non-profit service club that has served the needs of...

On Fri., Dec. 6, the Stay Gallery partners up with True Lasting Connections to conduct a toy drive. Members of the Downey community brought toys of a ten-dollar value or more, enjoyed the art and entertainment, and ate free pizza.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2013

On Friday, Dec. 6, the Stay Gallery held their second annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Toy Drive, collecting over 200 toys from the community. The toy drive, held in partnership with the district’s TLC Family...

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