The Downey Legend

Kids Giving Back

Makayla Riley, Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Community, Student Life

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


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...

Keeping Downey Beautiful

Keeping Downey Beautiful

Genevieve Gaubert, Photographer

January 25, 2017


Filed under Community

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

Festival in the Stars

Christopher Tellez, Podcaster

October 26, 2016


Filed under Community

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 ...

Downey Farmers’ Market

Downey Farmers’ Market

Alessandro Esquivel, Co-Copy Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Community, Top Stories, Uncategorized

The Downey Farmers’ Market is a weekly event hosted on Saturdays by Southern California farming communities where vendors sell their homegrown produce to Downey residents.   Lucil Trinidad, an orange vendor and college student, participates in his family business part-time. He has w...

The Impossible Lab

The Impossible Lab

Aimee-Nicole Torres, Staff Writer

May 2, 2016


Filed under Community

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


Filed under Community

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

Paint and Cookies

Alyssa Vega, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 23, 2016


Filed under Community

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...

Miss Downey 2015

Miss Downey 2015

Miranda Ramirez, Co-Copy Editor

January 20, 2016


Filed under Student Life

Announced as Miss Downey 2015 on Jan. 1, at the Rose Float Parade in Pasadena, Lauren Martinez is honored to have the title. Martinez, 12,first ran for Miss Teen Downey in 2013 and decided to run again last year. Being on court has opened doors for Martinez, especially job opportunities. It has also c...

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