from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southern California, a residential and industrial suburb of Los Angeles. Population: 109,000.


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  • DOWNEY - A man who threatened his neighbor with a handgun and barricaded himself inside his Downey condominium when officers arrived was in custody today after a standoff lasting roughly five hours, authorities said.

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  • DOWNEY - The Coachella Valley High School boys 'soccer team had visions of a CIF title after taking a 1-0 lead into halftime of their Division III final against Great Oak on Saturday at Warren High School in Downey, but had to settle for second best when Great Oak exploded in the second half to earn the 3-1 victory. - Cathedral City

  • DOWNEY - The City Council in Downey has approved an agreement aimed at bringing an electric car assembly plant to the Los Angeles suburb.


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  • DOWNEY - A motorist was injured early this morning when a hit-and-run driver crashed into his car on the Century (105) Freeway in Downey, then fled on foot, prompting a ground and air search, authorities said.

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  • Exterior of The Highland Companies potato farm, which operates under the name Downey Potato farms.

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  • Maureen Downey is very likely projecting her own guile and presumption onto the kids.

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  • He got a reported $200 million budget and an all-star cast in Downey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle and Scarlett Johansson — most of whom sought Favreau out.

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  • It's there, though, in Downey's attitude in the cemetery.

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  • "We think this demonstrates that Downey is a bully."

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