The Downey Legend

Struggling Artist Remains Positive Amidst The Coronavirus


Clarissa Arceo, Photographer

May 13, 2020

Downey, California, U.S. All photos provided by interviewees.

Birthdays in Quarantine

Jezabel Perez, Podcaster

May 12, 2020

Downey, California. U.S.   All photos provided by interviewees. 

Downey Residents Stay Busy

03/19/20: “The first three weeks we were completely isolated. After the three weeks we would drive around in the streets just to get out. Eventually, we started ordering food supporting the small businesses in Downey. I started working out with my kids in the backyard. We have Zoom meetings with the family and play games like loteria. We played Uno and games. The kids have been doing homework and playing. And we watch movies.”

Jezabel Perez, Podcaster

May 12, 2020

Downey, California, U.S. All photos provided by interviewees.

City of Downey Welcomes Mayor Blanca Pacheco

Andre Lucas, Writer

February 18, 2020

First elected to public office in 2016 as a Downey City Council member, Blanca Pacheco is continuing her service as the first Latina Mayor of Downey. A longtime resident of Downey, Mayor Pacheco attended Downey High School before heading to UCLA, followed by Loyola Law School, and passing the CA State Bar...

JV Basketball

Having a passion for basketball, Kiki El, 10, leaves everything on the court contributing to the win against the Warren Bears. “When I was young, I naturally found myself loving and doing well in this sport, and throughout the years I saw how well my passing abilities were,” El said. “Although teamwork and communication is the most important ability to have.”

Jaylene Cardona, Business Manager

February 11, 2020

Downey Dance Regionals

The Downey High School’s Dance Team showed off their skills on January 25 at the USA Dance Regionals. One of the team captains, Juliana Rincon, 12, made sure to do her part throughout all the dances. “I had to prepare myself mentally about a week prior to competition,” Rincon said. “I feel so many emotions before I’m about to go on, mostly nervous, but I know win or lose, I’ll always have my squad.”

Arely Macedo, Photographer

February 5, 2020

Hall of Fame 2019

Jahzelle Ford, Writer

December 6, 2019

  Every two years, DHS inducts new members into the Downey High hall of fame. This year’s ceremony took place Friday November first 2019 during third and fourth period. 5 new former DHS graduates have been inducted, Johana Hernandez, Dr. Cynthia Lum, Leslie R. Murray, Blanca Nieves Pacheco, and Stev...

Downey Welcomes New Office Staff

For the past 23 years, Mr. Alvarez, new dean of students, was located at Sussman Middle School and recently transferred to Downey High School to become familiar with the high school level. “I decided to come to the high school to learn the high school level. I know the middle school level and I wanted to get to know the high school,” Alvarez continues. “I wanted to work with more of the students I have worked previously with at the middle school.”

Carla Vente, Photographer

November 20, 2019

The Controversial Renovation of the Rives Mansion

Andre Lucas, Writer

November 15, 2019

Since its construction in 1911 by James C. Rives, a former Superior Court judge, the Rives Mansion has remained a major historic landmark in the city of Downey. However, the current owners of the property recently introduced their proposal to build a cafe on the property, which has  been approved by th...

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