The Downey Legend

GlennFest Film Festival

Michael Pasaye, Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Entertainment, Featured A&E, Movies

The annual Glennfest Film Festival, created by Glenn Stephens back in 2012, kicked off on Sept. 30 and ends Oct. 8. The festival presents old and new films across all genres, and aims to strengthen and give back to the Downey film community.   The festival has 4 venues around Downtown Downey: The Downey Civ...

Downey Vintage Car Show

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Community

In Los Angeles County alone there are over 30,000 foster children; in an effort to give assistance to these children, the Downey Calvary Chapel hosted a Vintage Car show on Sep. 15. The show catered to automobile enthusiasts and it doubled as a Toy Drive for Foster Children.   The show started at 8 a.m. and ended at 2 p....

Downey Food and Music Festival

Downey Food and Music Festival

Lukas Luna, Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Community, Top Stories

The city of Downey held its sixth annual International Food and Music Festival on Sept. 15. The free event, which went from 4:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m, featured an extensive array of food vendors and live performers.   Among them were jazz and soul collective, the Tom Nolan band. The band has pl...

See Ya Next Summer, LA Fair

Eliza Vargas, Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Community, Student Life

With fall coming right around the corner, students are getting in their last bit of fun before all of the summer events come to an end. Located in Pomona, CA, the LA County Fair is an annual family event that consists of a variety of different foods, rides, and contests.   Taking part in this fair for her second time...

Stay Gallery Presents “Dogbite”

Corey Ocasio, Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Community, Music

The Stay Gallery, an art mecca located within the heart of Downey, has blossomed from just starting off as the small-scale space it was in 2012 to an outlet where people of all ages can express their creativity through art while being provided with an environment where they can be themselves. Along w...

Kids Giving Back

Makayla Riley, Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Community, Student Life

At Downey High, students are actively getting involved in their community. By volunteering at such places like hospitals and parks, they are showing their willingness to aid others in a need to create a safe, clean, and caring environment.   Samantha Chiccarelli is a junior at Downey High who currently pl...

Coachella 2018

Corey Ocasio, Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Community

Every April, thousands of California natives gather collectively to one place —the city of Indio, CA— to attend The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, an annual outdoor event, introduced in 1999, featuring headliners from some of the biggest names in music such as Lady Gaga and Jay-Z along wi...

Downey High Blood Drive

Downey High Blood Drive

Hector Diaz, Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Community, Student Life, Top Stories

Last week on Friday, April 13, Downey High students participated in the annual blood drive that took place at the gym on campus. Students volunteered to donate pints of blood for those in need of a donor. The donations lasted all day with participating students being excused from class in order to go th...

Falconry at Downey

Falconry at Downey

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Community, Student Life

On Apr. 9, Downey High School had their first day of abatement, which is when a trained predator bird, either a falcon or hawk, flies around to intimidate and control the other birds and vermin. Then after a certain period of time, depending on the falconer, the targeted prey will not come to th...

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