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Norwalk-La Mirada schools honor top employees

NORWALK — A Benton Middle School Visual and Performing Arts Academy eighth-grade history and media arts teacher known for her passion for her craft and skill with technology is being honored as the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District’s 2015 Teacher of the Year. Allison McMath, who started with the district in 2010, was honored at Read More…

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Downey prepares to host Special Olympics athletes

DOWNEY — Special Olympic athletes from Ireland, for whom Downey has agreed to be a host city, will have a chance to interact with residents at a community concert to be held from 7 to 10 p.m. July 22 in the Civic Center area. Downey also is planning a rooftop concert on the parking structure Read More…

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Area cities use apps to communicate with residents

Two area cities have found that smart phone devices are more efficient than old-fashioned telephones to communicate with residents concerning problems. Using an existing application available on such electronic devices as Apple’s iPhone or Droid, Downey residents can, free of charge, download a connection to the city’s Public Works Department to immediately report and show Read More…