The Downey Legend

Food Drive 2023

Jocelyn Gonzalez and Ximena Solorzano March 7, 2023

The annual food drive is here! Running from February 21 to March 3rd, it is a two-week ongoing competition among fourth periods where students can bring in canned food.    Run by the ASB Campus...

New California-Mandated Schedule Arrives at DHS

Daniel Aguilera and Erik Damadian September 29, 2022

Heading into the 2022-23 school year,  Downey High Students are coming back after 2 very peculiar years, and with a new bell schedule, students have more changes to face. Governor Gavin Newsom has...

US Ends International Travel Ban

Samantha Ramirez, Writer November 24, 2021

In early 2020, Coronavirus was quickly sweeping the nation, and former President Trump declared a state of national emergency as well as banned international travelers from entering the United States....

Small Businesses Review: Sweet Soil Candles

Jessica Arellano, Social Media November 19, 2021

“Sweet Soil Candles” is a family owned business located in Los Angeles, that offers candles and wax melts. This business is run by mother, Jessica Corona and her two daughters Kayleen and Kyana Corona....

Downey’s Small Businesses: Succulentpapii

Jessica Arellano, Social Media November 19, 2021

Small businesses are local businesses in your community run and managed by someone in your community. This person or group of people do everything themselves. A lot of work goes into running a small business...

Get to Know: Mayor Claudia M. Frometa

Get to Know: Mayor Claudia M. Frometa

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor February 3, 2021

An immigrant from Mexico, Claudia M. Frometa moved to Downey in the 1980s and went to Downey public schools before earning a bachelor’s degree in Communications. She then worked as a journalist before...

Local Election Results

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor December 12, 2020

On Nov. 3, despite a crowded field of 9 candidates in the Downey City Council Election, 3 candidates came out victorious. District 1 re-elected Blanca Pacheco, defeating Alexandria Contreras with 69.66%...

7 Leaves Cafe Breaking Male Masculinity Stigma

Gina Campos, Photographer December 4, 2020

On a casual visit to 7 Leaves Cafe, junior Alyssa Hernandez was taken by surprise by what awaited her upon entering the boba cafe for the very first time. There to welcome her arrival was the crew of 7...

Downey’s Candy Crawl

Kelly Zabala, Writer October 31, 2020

With LA County’s regulations regarding Halloween, the City of Downey will not be hosting their annual Pumpkin Patch. Instead, they have created an alternative for citizens to enjoy, including a Halloween...

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