The Downey Legend

5 Questions with Mrs. Ortiz

During Mrs. Ortiz’s maternity leave in November, her sister, Ms. Flores, manages the library until her return in March. Mrs. Ortiz said the hardest part of returning is missing her newborn daughter, Eva Catalina.

Moises Martinez, Community Section Editor

March 7, 2014

After a three-month hiatus since giving birth to baby Eva Catalina, Mrs. Ortiz returned to the library Mon., Mar. 3. Her replacement, Ms. Flores, is now preparing to bid farewell to the Viking Library. Ortiz chuckled as she talked about motherhood, her sister, and changing diapers.   Q1: How...

Keeping the story alive

On Feb. 21, guest speaker, Esperanza, waits in the theatre to discuss her father’s survival during the Holocaust.  “My father helped the Jewish people change their names, because he too had 10 passports with multiple names,” Esperanza said.

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2013

To share the story of her father and how his experiences shaped her life, daughter of Holocaust survivor, Esperanza Doe visits Downey High on Feb. 21 during both lunches. The event was planned in part by librarian Martha Flores after she was addressed by junior Yakob Posada who was interested in bringing...

Downey author signs book at city library

Downey author signs book at city library

Gustavo Ramirez, Opinions Editor

November 2, 2011

In an attempt to spread information about M.J. Trumle, an early 20th century inventor, author Ann Mauer gave a lecture and signed her books at the Downey City Library, on Nov. 19, from 6:00pm to 7:30 pm. Mauer is a native of Downey, graduating from Warren High School in the 1970s, and is currently a...

First book fair opens

First book fair opens

Angelica Co, Staff Writer

December 15, 2010

Thanks to Scholastic’s sponsorship, the very first Book Fair of the school year was held on the week of Dec. 13 after school from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. With various genres to choose from, students were able to purchase their favorite books in reduced prices.  Scholastic presents a wide variety...

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