The Downey Legend

Daisy Jones & The Six

Alanis Martinez, Photographer March 26, 2023

The notorious era of rock’n’roll returns to television through the exhilarating and poignant events of a 1970s rock band amidst it all. Layered through raw and faulty characters that capture the true...

Books Coming to the Big Screen

Alyssa Gin, Photographer October 24, 2022

Although book adaptations can be controversial, it can always be exciting to see your favorite book come to life. Here are some of the upcoming book adaptations:   What started off as a five-book...

Banned Book Week

Angelica Aragon and Brielle Madrigal October 24, 2022

As we go later into the school year, students take note of the autumn winds picking up as a sign that English teachers will soon let them decide their own fate.  That is to say, they will be assigned...

Quarantine Book Recommendations

Itzel Cabrales, Writer February 18, 2021

Reading is a hobby for plenty of people and it is a great way to pass time, however, finding books that spark interest in readers can be difficult. Here are some books that are definitely worth the read:   A...

Self-Betterment Through Art: The Bright Side Of Quarantine – Part 2

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor November 3, 2020

In my search for another novel that spoke to me in the same way that The Great Gatsby did, I eventually came to the conclusion that no book would ever match it for me. While others may be more sharply...

Harry Potter Books Banned?

Jocelyn Rosillo, Writer September 20, 2019

Recently, fans of the Harry Potter series have been questioning one pastor’s opinion and efforts to remove what he calls, “spiritual harm to children.” In Nashville Tennessee, Father Dan Reehil accuses...

The Scholarly Convict

Angelica Fregoso and Dianna Jimenez March 18, 2016

Analogous to the Alma Mater of Malcolm X, the anthem of English teacher Ms. Kasner is books, so much so that after reading a chapter from Malcolm X’s autobiography, she confided in her AP Language...

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...

During the city library’s story time, on February 27, library employee, Angie Macias, read Dr. Seuss books to the children, in honor of his literary contributions.  The library hosted two days, one in Spanish and the other in English, available for children to listen to the stories.

Seuss’s story time

Joey Flores, News Editor March 1, 2013

Rhymes and giggles were underway as the Dr. Seuss Celebration started at the Downey City Library on February 27. The celebration is an annual event that is meant to pay tribute to the author for his birthday.   Library...

Both haven and prison

Both haven and prison

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief May 30, 2012

Many books have sprung from the deep corners of the bookstore and into the best-seller section, including Emma Donoghue’s novel, Room. This novel is read with two extreme constraints: the restricted...

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