The Downey Legend

Rives Mansion Remember Kobe Bryant

Andre Lucas, Writer

February 4, 2020

On Jan. 29, the City of Downey paid tribute to former NBA basketball legend Kobe Bryant at the Rives Mansion, hosted by its owners Arturo Concha and Ericka De La Teja. Fans from all over Downey came to pay their respects to the basketball superstar, his daughter Gianna, and the other seven passengers ...

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Andre Lucas, Writer

February 4, 2020

On Jan. 26 at approximately 10 a.m., a Sikorsky S-76b helicopter crashed in Calabasas, Calif., killing retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant as well as his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other passengers on board. From postponed NBA games to lighting Los Angeles City Hall purple and gold, tributes ...

The honorable memories

After the Memorial Day tribute concluded at the Downey Cemetery on May 27, Anthony Munoz puts up a peace sign as he kneels by the grave of his uncle, Gabino Munoz, to remember and acknowledge his legacy. Gabino Munoz was wounded in action in Germany during WWII, and received a Purple Heart.

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

June 4, 2013

On Memorial Day a morning memorial day tribute was held at the Downey cemetery where local citizens and war veterans came to honor those who passed defending this country. The ceremony opened with attendees rising for the Pledge of Allegiance and was followed by a small speech about the history of...

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