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.
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.
According to co-owner Mark Johnson, business at the Hall of Fame Market and Deli has been steadily improving since the store opened 2 1/2 years ago on Downey Avenue, next to St. George's Greek Church. But the market's fortunes took a turn for the worse when two masked burglars broke into the market last month, escaping with cash, computers and thousands of dollars worth of lottery tickets.
The Rancho Research Institute and the Rancho Los Amigos Foundation will present a lineup of renowned doctors from Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center who will speak during the Fifth Annual Rancho Women's Conference on Successful Aging . The event will be held on Friday, Oct. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Rio Hondo Event Center.
Norman Horney passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday October 5, 2014 at his residence in Downey, CA. A native to the UK, he was a Captain in the Special Duties squadron in the Royal Air Force during World War II stationed in Southeast Asia.
Registered nurses and workers at the front line of patient care said Thursday that while they're confident that the Los Angeles County health system is prepared for Ebola , they still want better protecive gear such as hazmat suits. Fred Huicochea, a registered nurse at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, told reporters during a press conference at the hospital that while the gowns, goggles, head shields and masks were readily available if a patient with Ebola appears, he said the nurses union wanted better personal protection with the hazardous materials jumpsuits.
DOWNEY aS' Vallarta Supermarkets will open a grocery store at the mostly-abandoned Beach's Market property on the southwest corner of Imperial Highway and Paramount Boulevard. Councilman Mario Guerra made the announcement at a town hall meeting he hosted Wednesday night at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center.
Students from Gauldin and Ward elementary schools will perform at the 36th Annual Very Special Arts Festival Friday morning at the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles. The free public concert "shines the light on the artistic accomplishments of K-12 students with disabilities along with their mainstream peers."
Robert Downey Jr. is in the final stages of negotiations to play Iron Man in "Captain America 3," which will pit the two superheroes against each other in the popular "Civil War" storyline from the 2007 comic book series, according to Variety. For a guy who said he was getting too old to play a superhero a year or two ago, Robert Downey Jr. seems to be signing up for a lot of superhero films.
Another series of late night full freeway closures is planned for the Santa Ana Freeway between Orange County and the 605 Freeway next week. The northbound 5 will see major lane closures from Valley View Avenue to Rosecrans Avenue in Downey starting at 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday nights.
'Dracula Untold' and 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Alexander' enjoy okay starts, while Robert Downey Jr.'s 'The Judge' struggles for adult attention Gone Girl easily stayed at No. 1 in its second weekend, trumping a flood of new films with $26.8 million from 3,284 theaters.
At 3:30 p.m., officers responded to Kaiser Hospital in Downey where an adult male was being treated for a 1" laceration on his shoulder. The man told officers he had been assaulted by several juveniles earlier in the day near Lakewood/Margaret, but did not realize he had been cut at the time of the assault.