DOWNEY aS' Anxious to bring a high-end restaurant to the new Promenade development project, the City Council this week agreed to pay $500,000 in federal economic incenvites in exchange for a 10-year commitment from Benihana. In exchange for the $500,000, Benihana agreed to open a 7,500 sq.
Gerald Nicosia is probably best known for his nonfiction - "Memory Babe" is still the major work on Jack Kerouac, and his "Home to War" is a major opus on the Vietnam War - but he also is a real poet, very much in the San Francisco tradition of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Kenneth Patchen, Kenneth Rexroth and Allen Ginsberg, except those guys are now mostly gone. ," showing a train track running within inches of workers' hovels, in a place that looked like all the other dreary places on Earth from Camden, New Jersey, to Downey, California.
The Dunkin' Donuts nearing completion at 5560 E. 7th St. in Long Beach will open at 5 a.m. Dec. 9, a Dunkin' Donuts spokeswoman said Tuesday. This will be the third location to open in Los Angeles County, after Santa Monica and Downey, as part of the company's Southern California expansion plan.
In anticipation of David Parris' retirement, folding the county coroner's office into the sheriff's office may save money, but it sacrifices something of value: Independence. For 110 years, the elected office of Humboldt County coroner has been an independent one.
Downey will host its annual tree-lighting ceremony Monday, Dec. 8, from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Civic Center outside City Hall. The free event will feature entertainment from local schools, a snow play area, arts and crafts, and photos with Santa Claus.
DOWNEY aS' As many may know I ran for city council district 2. My main goal was to bring the people's voice to the council chamber. Also as being a female and a physician and with all my qualifications, I thought that I can bring a new perspective to the council decision making.
DOWNEY aS' Comedy veterans Louie Anderson and Rita Rudner will perform at the Downey Theatre next May, highlighting the Downey Theatre's 2014-15 season schedule, which was released this week. A New York Times best-selling author, Rudner is also an award-winning television personality, screenwriter, playwright, Broadway dancer, and actress.
NORWALK >> A Downey man pleaded no contest Wednesday to fatally stabbing a Long Beach man during a dispute at a Norwalk home earlier this year, authorities said. William Edward Johnson, 38, appeared in Norwalk Superior Court on a count of voluntary manslaughter for the March 4 stabbing death of 53-year-old Darin Sivley , Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said.
The actress and daytime TV personality kicked off the ceremony with a monologue celebrating the show's first-ever televised broadcast - "I know what you're thinking: 'Did I miss the first 17 Hollywood Film Awards? You always remember your first" - and noted how it's a well-known predictor of Academy honors. She also noted how she was just happy to be part of the ceremony because she's such a fan of film, which incited applause from the star-studded audience.
SAN BERNARDINO >> Police were still out this morning in the San Bernardino neighborhood where a narcotics investigation Thursday erupted into gunfire that wounded a police officer and left a suspect dead. On Thursday, a seldom-mentioned Los Angeles task force tracked a car containing what is believed to be a large quantity of drugs to a home here, where the investigation turned deadly.
Holiday street banners will be posted on street lights along Firestone Boulevard, between Dolan Avenue and Myrtle Street; on Downey Avenue between Firestone and 4th Street; and on 3rd Street between New Street and Civic Center Drive. LED light strands will be wrapped around 20 new palm trees on Firestone, and 119 trees on Downey Avenue.
DOWNEY aS' This week the Downey City Council unanimously approved $16,000 from the Art in Public Places fund to install a mural of Don Lamkin's art piece "Downey Doodle-icious" on the east wall of the parking structure belonging to Porto's Cuban Bakery. The 16-foot-high copy of the popular painting will face Downey Avenue, and is the latest in a series of civic enhancements to the city's historic commercial area.
At 10:45 a.m., the victim of a residential burglary that occurred on 9/15/14 came to the front desk to report he had seen the named suspect of the burglary in the area of Downey and De Palma. Officers responded and detained the suspect.