The Downey Legend

Remembering the veterans

In November, in front of Downey City Hall, a new statue is resurrected as a veteran’s memorial. On every corner around the statue there is a plaque of each department of the military to represent the Navy, Marines, Army, and Air Force.

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2012

In honor of veterans who have served for their country, the city of Downey dedicated the new Veterans Memorial in the Civic Center Area on Nov. 12. This addition to the civic center stands in front of the police station on its pentagon base, each of its different podiums naming a different section of...

Tierra Luna

Tierra Luna

Gustavo Ramirez, Opinions Editor

January 22, 2012

Recently passed on Dec. 21 by Mayor Brossmer and the City Council, the “Tierra Luna” building project is expected to create within 3,000+ jobs in Downey to revitalize the city’s economy. Tierra Luna, in a nutshell, is a brand new shopping center, that will be built on the land currently used by...

Strides toward cleaner air

Strides toward cleaner air

Gustavo Ramirez, Opinions Editor

October 12, 2011

Led by a desire to make the air around Downey safe and clean for future generations, the Downey Fresh Air Coalition (FAC) is tirelessly working towards banning smoking in public parks by the end of 2012. The FAC is a youth and adult advocacy group aimed at banning smoking in parks and other public areas...

ASB is set for the new school year: 2011-2012

ASB is set for the new school year: 2011-2012

John Franco, Staff Writer

May 27, 2011

As the school year comes to end, the Associated Student Body conducted their annual recruitment of new student leaders. The new ASB consisted of Cabinet and class representative offices, who were the chosen elected earlier this month as well as appointed members. Out of the 57 applications turned...

Remembering The Beatles

Remembering The Beatles

Anais Hinojosa, Arts & Entertainment Assistant

April 15, 2011

The world was met with one of the greatest disappointments in music history on April 10, 1970, when Paul McCartney announced the break-up of the legendary band: The Beatles. Heartbreak spread, but people’s love for the undying sensation spread even further. Today, The Beatles continue to be alive in...

The Michelle Kwan of this generation

The Michelle Kwan of this generation

December 15, 2010

Since the age of 5, sophomore Vanessa Lam has been devoted to her ice skating career and anticipates the one day she wins an Olympic medal. Lam’s older sister, Nina Lam, wanted to learn how to ice skate at a young age, and Vanessa followed in her sister's footsteps and joined the classes too. She never...

The School Newspaper of Downey High School
John Fernandez