The Downey Legend

Packing Food for Families in Need

Brianne Galindo, Photographer

April 30, 2019

  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...

Kids Giving Back

Makayla Riley, Writer

May 2, 2018

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...

Stay Gallery Hosts Pop-Up Show with Female Entrepreneurs

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

April 9, 2018

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...

Keeping Downey Beautiful

On Saturday, January 14, Downey volunteer, Leslie Gonzalez, participates in the Keep Downey Beautiful event. “I’m in my school’s builder club,” Gonzalez said. “We try to participate in the events.”

Genevieve Gaubert, Photographer

January 25, 2017

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 ...

Festival in the Stars

At the Stardust Festival, Pinchi (Michelle) Michi, arrives during the early morning of October 2 to promote her talent that is rather dear to her. “I lost my husband about two years ago and for a while, I wasn’t able to draw without having everything revolve around him,” Michi says. “My appreciation towards El Dia de los Muertos, after my husband’s death, inspired me to paint what I paint.”

Christopher Tellez, Podcaster

October 26, 2016

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 ...

The Impossible Lab

Throughout the entire exhibit Latimer interacts with almost everyone in the room, from opening until closing. “I think if we’re going to survive this age of information, we have to learn to see beyond our answers,” Latimer said. “That’s why I decide to create an educational program to inspire wonder.”

Aimee-Nicole Torres, Community/Parent & Teachers Editor

May 2, 2016

The three-time World Champion of Magic, Jason Latimer, brings his exhibit “The Impossible Lab” to Downey’s Columbia Memorial Space Center from April 23 through May 7. There is not a fee for the exhibit itself, but there is an entrance fee of five dollars to get into the Columbia Memorial S...

More Starbucks Less Problems

More Starbucks Less Problems

Sabrina Picou, Editor-In-Chief

February 23, 2016

The city of Downey is currently home to six Starbucks coffee shops; the newest addition to these is inside of the Ralph’s grocery store on Firestone Blvd., and it opened on Jan. 11. Just a few months ago there was a Wells Fargo bank inside of the grocery store, but due to a contractual agreement bet...

Paint and Cookies

Mothers and children enjoyed each other’s company at the Stay Gallery on Friday February 12 at a Paint and Cookies event hosted by the Stay Gallery. “We just want parents to be able to connect with their kids though art,” Art Director and Curator Ana Godinez said about their goal for this event being achieved.

Alyssa Vega, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 23, 2016

The Stay Gallery appeals to our sense of sight providing beautiful pieces of art but on Friday, Feb. 12, they hosted a Paint and Cookies event which not only appealed to our sense of taste but our hearts as well.   Art is universally appreciated but not always accessible. The Stay Gall...

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