Reading the stories of life experiences in the Patriot has caused me to reflect on my nearly 85 years, more than 70 of these in the southeast area of the Los Angeles Basin. Much of the time, prior to the last 40-plus years in Downey, was spent in Lynwood, Compton and South Gate.
There was a bit of a British invasion at the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel, as BAFTA Los Angeles hosted its annual Britannia Awards, honoring film and television talent from both sides of the pond, including director Mike Leigh and actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Robert Downey Jr. But most of the attendees Thursday night were Brits -- no surprise, given the party was thrown by the L.A. branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Downey received the Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Film, named after the legendary director of such films as "2001: A Space Odyssey" " means a heck of a lot to me," said Downey.
DOWNEY aS' With just days left until Tuesday's city council election, the three candidates vying to replace outgoing Councilman Mario Guerra all say their experience and commitment qualify them to sit on the dais. "My campaign signs say 'honesty, integrity, and community.'
The Downey Police Department has unveiled newly-designed neighborhood watch signs, a modernized design that promotes the police department's partnership with the community. The new signs will be distributed at neighborhood watch meetings.
From the Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; and Department of Neurology, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, CA. Gialdini G, Nearing K, Bhave PD, Bonuccelli U, Iadecola C, Healey JS, et al. Perioperative atrial fibrillation and the long-term risk of ischemic stroke.
PICO RIVERA - Authorities have arrested a 48-year-old man they said shot a passerby with an arrow Friday evening and kept police at bay for more than six hours in Pico Rivera. The suspect, now identified as Armando Marron, was taken into custody after a SWAT team shot a tear gas canister into the man's home early Saturday morning.
One of the best bakeries south of the I-10 is located on the edge of Downey, at the intersection of Paramount Blvd. and Florence Ave. The Tropicana Cuban Bakery offers more than just bakery goods but this review will just stick with that. One reason is that they offer some of the best, freshest baked goods in the LA area.
Voters in the 32nd state Senate District, which includes Buena Park, haven't been represented in Sacramento for eight months. That is because their current senator, Ron Calderon, is suspended from the Senate while he fights 24 federal corruption charges ranging from money laundering to bribery.
Last week, Downey Unified School District entered into an agreement with the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights to rectify issues pertaining to the treatment of a transgender student. Under the terms of the voluntary agreement, the District will work to ensure gender nonconforming and transgender students have a safe educational environment.
On this day in 1954 Elvis Presley's second Sun single, "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" breaks out in Nashville and New Orleans, becoming his first chart hit outside of his native Memphis. On this day in 1959 future comedic singer/satirist "Weird Al" Yankovic is born Alfred Matthew Yankovic, in Downey, California On this day in 1960 the number one Billboard Pop Hit is "I Want to Be Wanted" by Brenda Lee.
Downey Regional Medical Center RN Connie Meinke holds a syringe filled with the flu vaccine before injecting a fellow employee on January 17, 2013. Like many hospitals across the U.S., the Downey, California, facility is preparing for the flu onslaught.
A Downey High School teacher and coach was charged Tuesday with 15 felony counts involving unlawful sexual acts with a female student at the school, officials said. Brandon Hitchcock, 30, who also serves as Downey High's girls soccer coach, was arrested Friday in connection with allegations he had a sexual relationship with a An Orange County jury convicted a former Catholic high school teacher of unlawful sex with a teen on Thursday, according to prosecutors.