The Downey Legend

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...

Local Food Business Review

Stefanie Chavez and Jessica Ayon

April 13, 2018


Filed under Community, Video

Veracruz: Located at 9005 Imperial Hwy, Downey, CA 90242 Open Monday - Sunday from 10 A.M - 9 P.M Phone Number: (562)923-1013

Stay Gallery Hosts Pop-Up Show with Female Entrepreneurs

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Community

The Stay Gallery, Downey’s own local art gallery, recently hosted a pop-up shop on March 31, which was comprised of products made and sold by local female entrepreneurs. A variety of retailers were present, selling beauty, skin care and fashion merchandise.   Erika Gonzalez, the owner of the boutique Gy...

Power Outage in Southern Downey

Hector Diaz, Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under Community

Last week on Monday, March 19, the residents in southern Downey near the Bellflower city border experienced a power outage at around 7:00 p.m. after a Ford Mustang crashed into a power line, dislodging it from its base and creating a potential safety hazard for drivers and pedestrians alike. The cras...

Downey High School Students Protest Gun Violence

Downey High School Students Protest Gun Violence

Oscar Flores, Co-Copy Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Community, News, Parents & Teachers, Top Stories

To commemorate the seventeen lives lost in last month’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Downey High students, and others across the nation, stood in solidarity and strength as they walked out of their classes to call for stricter gun laws.  The nationwide walkout began at 10 a.m. and la...

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