LOS ANGELES >> Trial in the Proposition 218 water rate case filed by three Southeast-area cities against the Water Replenishment District Thursday was postponed until Feb. 25, 2015. Superior Court Judge Michael Paul Linfield continued the case after ruling that he would limit evidence to written records such as minutes and staff reports of WRD board meetings, in making a decision how much money the district owes the cities of Cerritos, Downey and Signal Hill.
DOWNEY -The Downey Rose Float Association passed the final series of inspections mandated by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade last Satruday. The last in the series of three tests is the Test Inspection 2 . The Test Inspection 2 included a full test operation of the entire float. The Downey Rose Float Association continues to seek support from the community to finish "Home for the Holidays". If you would like to donate, please mail a check to the Downey Rose Float Association, P.O. Box 765, Downey, CA 90241.
Downey, Calif. - One day in 1967, Bob Thompson sprayed foam on a hunk of metal in a cavernous factory south of Los Angeles. On July 20, 1969 - the day of the landing - Thompson sipped his Budweiser and thought about all the people who had ever stared at that moon. Kings and queens and Jesus Christ himself. Those jobs aren't coming back. The company promised wages would start at $16 an hour, plus benefits. Downey would need to wait some more. In Downey today, "we have a lot of restaurants," Thompson said. "There's a lot of minimum wage.
- The economy boomed in Downey, Calif., back when Bob Thompson helped build Apollo 11 in the 1960s at North American Aviation. But after a couple of mergers, the Downey plant closed in 1999, leaving thousands unemployed and many local businesses shuttered.
DOWNEY - The Downey Conservancy congratulates Carlo's Pizza House on the occasion of its 50th anniversary in business. A celebration marking the event will be held this Sunday, Dec. 14, from 12-4 p.m. at the restaurant located at 13230 Woodruff Ave. In January 1955, Carmine and Gentilina Paolucci left Lanciano, Italy with their first-born child, Teresa, and crossed the Atlantic Ocean to the United States. The message was to come to California, where the weather was beautiful and the pizza business abundant.
Dear Downey Family and Friends, The last eight years have been truly memorable and filled with great accomplishments for our City. As I leave the Council this week I will be able to know that I upheld my promise. I'm also proud to say that in eight years I never missed a council meeting, 188 straight meetings. I found a note with items from my first term of 2006 to 2010. And this is in those years, 2006 to 2009. Thank you for the opportunity to serve. All my best, thank you Downey and may God continue to bless your families and our City.
DOWNEY - A 38-year-old Downey man that fatally stabbed another man earlier this year was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Peter Espinoza of the Norwalk Branch also ordered Johnson to pay more than $2,000 in restitution to the Victim Compensation Board. On March 4, Johnson and the victim, Darin Sivley, 53, were at an acquaintance's home. The homeowner, who then asked Sivley to leave, the prosecutor said. Johnson became involved in the argument, pulled out a knife and stabbed Sivley in the upper arm.
DOWNEY - A 38-year-old man who stabbed another man was sentenced Monday to 12 years in state prison, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Peter Espinoza of the Norwalk Branch also ordered Johnson to pay more than $2,000 in restitution to the Victim Compensation Board. On March 4, Johnson and the victim, Darin Sivley, 53, were at an acquaintance's home. During the visit, the victim got into an argument with the homeowner, who then asked Sivley to leave, the prosecutor said.
DOWNEY >> One person was killed and another person was injured when their vehicle flew off the bridge under the 105 Freeway at the San Gabriel River in Downey today and landed in the riverbed, near a bike trail.
Downey resident Rick Rodriguez was one of 13 people honored by Farmers & Merchants Bank at its "California's Strongest People You Can Bank On" awards ceremony Nov. 13 at Parker's Lighthouse in Long Beach. Rodriguez, owner of security firm RMI International and founder of the Living Tree Foundation, was presented the Gratitude Award for hiring nearly 200 U.S. veterans.
Downey resident Brian S. Lopez, a LAX police officer, has been awarded the Medal of Valor for his actions Nov. 1, 2013, when a man opened fire at the airport, killing a TSA agent. Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, began shooting inside Terminal 3 of Los Angeles International Airport, killing TSA Officer Gerardo Hernandez.
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.