The Downey Legend

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...

SoCal Museum Free-For-All Day

Vicky Arguello, Writer

February 9, 2018

Filed under #WhatsTrending, Art, Arts & Entertainment, Community

SoCal Museums announced their thirteenth Annual Museums Free-for-All on Jan. 28. Dozens of museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science— opened their doors and invited visitors to attend their museums free of charge.   Museums Free-for-All partnered with Metro, i...

Los Angeles Goes Pink

Valeria Ostorga, Writer

February 7, 2018

Filed under #WhatsTrending, Community, News

The second annual Women’s March took place on Jan. 20, an event that filled the streets of major cities around the world with pink. The U.S. alone had an approximate of four million participants attend with a mix of all genders, and 500,000 of those people attended the Women’s March Los Angeles. At...

Encore Fashion Club x GLAUDI

Encore Fashion Club x GLAUDI

Ysabelle Canilao, Writer

January 29, 2018

Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Community, Student Life, Top Stories

The Encore Fashion Club held a fashion show on Jan. 12 presented the line made by Johana Hernandez called GLAUDI. Johana Hernandez, the designer and founder of GLAUDI has designed for multiple creators, and has been featured in People Magazine.   Hernandez took part of a fashion show held a...

Downey High Student Owns Her Own Shop at Only 16

Downey High Student Owns Her Own Shop at Only 16

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

December 13, 2017

Filed under Community, Legends, Student Life, Top Stories

Samantha Tafolla is a junior at Downey who owns her own clothing business, Mas Vintage, and sells a variety of vintage clothes. She is currently located in Downey, yet she started her business in July of 2016 by selling clothing at the Rose Bowl’s flea market.  She was offered the opportunity...

66th Annual Christmas Parade 2017

66th Annual Christmas Parade 2017

Nicole Estrada, Writer

December 13, 2017

Filed under Community

Tis’ the season of joy and what a great way to encourage jolly spirits with the Downey Christmas parade, hosted by the Downey Chamber of Commerce on Downey Ave. Sun, Dec. 3rd from 1-3:30 p.m.   Regina Donahue has been volunteering with the Award Winning Downey Rose Float since 2009. The Ros...

Designer-Con’s Vendors: Tips and Tricks for Success

Designer-Con’s Vendors: Tips and Tricks for Success

Lily Nguyen, Comic Artist

November 17, 2017

Filed under Community

Designer Con was held at the Pasadena Convention Center and hosted by various companies from Nov. 11-12. It is a convention specifically made for art and design to showcase artist contributions and designs. Different companies use this convention as a scouting ground for talent.   To many...

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