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Furloughs aren't usually a good thing for employees but the non-paid off day on Friday given by the Ocean View School District worked out well for teacher Jacquelin Fiorillo.
In Ireland for official city business, Mayor Mario Guerra on Thursday met with Roscommon County, Ireland mayor Tom Crosby and its CEO to sign papers making official a sister city relationship between Downey and Roscommon County.
Steffani McMains always wanted to be a teacher as long as she can remember. "I used to play school in the backyard as a child," said McMains with a laugh.
As a seemingly endless line of participants for Wednesday's Primary Stroke Prevention Seminar snaked outside the door and past the fountain at the Rio Hondo Event Center, a white-haired woman walking gingerly with a cane was slowly moving nearer to the ballroom, unaware that her life was about to be saved.
Longtime Downey resident Don Russell, who turned 94 on Tuesday, will present an informal evening of discussion and reminiscing at the Downey Historical Society's meeting Thursday, May 23.
The Rio Hondo Golf Club, a public golf course owned by the city of Downey, will host an open house June 9 from 2-6 p.m. The course will be open for free golf.
City council members are having second thoughts about constructing a $3 million facility to house its much-celebrated space shuttle mockup.
After a lengthy discussion with city staff and Downey fire union representatives, the City Council on Tuesday decided not to proceed its negotiations with the Los Angeles County Fire District for fire and emergency services.
Preparations continue for Make Music Downey, a music festival with over 30 performances scheduled for the downtown area on June 8. Organizers Bea Romano and Carol Kearns, of the Downey Arts Coalition, say that additional venues had to be added to accommodate all of the performers who wanted to participate.
The family of Michael Nida, an unarmed South Gate man shot in the back and killed by a Downey police officer in a case of mistaken identity, agreed to a settlement of $4.5 million in a federal wrongful death suit brought against the city of Downey, attorney Dale Galipo said.
Local playwright Bill Blush will debut comedic works in "Bill's Shorts: a Brief Evening of One Act Comedies," a staged reading this Sunday, May 19, at Epic Lounge.
The future of Downey fire service is up for debate Tuesday night as the City Council decides whether to advance contract negotiations with the Los Angeles County Fire District for fire and emergency services.