The Downey Legend

Packing Food for Families in Need

Brianne Galindo, Photographer

April 30, 2019


Filed under Community

  Although the Downey community appears to be financially stable, there are always some people who still need help getting essentials that everyone should have. There are some people that want to help the ones that aren’t able to have things they need to support their families. On Apri...

New Location for Vazza Café

New Location for Vazza Café

Alexandra Rapalo, Writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Community, Top Stories

Vazza Café was formerly located inside of the Downey City Library, since last April, but has recently been moved to a new location just outside the library.  The cafe got its name from the Italy imported coffee LavAzza. The ribbon was officially cut, and doors opened on Tuesday, Feb. 14. &nb...

Keeping Downey Beautiful

Keeping Downey Beautiful

Genevieve Gaubert, Photographer

January 25, 2017


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Keeping Downey Beautiful took place on Saturday, Jan. 14. This is a monthly event that involved people that went out to better their community, by walking around on the streets and picking up trash.   One of the volunteers, Betsie explains how she believes this event will change the views ...

Downey’s Tree Lighting and 60th Anniversary

Downey’s Tree Lighting and 60th Anniversary

Alicia Garcia, Photographer

December 16, 2016


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The annual tree lighting event at the Downey Civic Center took place on Monday, Dec. 5, where the event consisted of performances from local school choirs, an area exclusively set up with snow, arts and crafts, and last but not least the tree lighting.   The Downey Princess Teen Court...

Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade

Anabelle Rositas, Writer

December 16, 2016


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With Christmas around the corner, the city of Downey commemorated the holiday and hosted their 65th annual Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 4.   People who attended the festival lined up along the curbs and cheered for each float or performance. Christmas decorations were hung at each l...

Festival in the Stars

Festival in the Stars

Christopher Tellez, Podcaster

October 26, 2016


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Celebrating the City of Downey’s 60th Anniversary, The Downey Arts Coalition hosted their Arts Festival with a “cosmic” themed art exhibit on October 2. Live music was also a part of the show with local musicians and performances by the Hikaro Taiko Japanese Drummers. Local artists came to ...

California Fish Grill at the Promenade

California Fish Grill at the Promenade

Sabrina Picou, Editor-In-Chief

April 29, 2016


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To commence the opening of their restaurant at the Downey Promenade, the California Fish Grill served free meals to the public all weekend long, starting on April 15. This restaurant is a spot for fresh fish, chicken, and shrimp and it is one of thirteen locations in Southern California.   M...

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