Downey, where it all began
Justin Gregory Valdés
Born May 1, 1976 @ 6:49am
Downey Community Hospital
Downey is a peaceful suburb, just east of Los Angeles city proper. Many decades ago, it was nothing more than citrus farms, but the post-WWII population growth filled it full of pleasant little one family homes. My grandparents moved there after the war, my father was raised there, and then I spent the first year of my life there before moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Downey doesn't have any attractions, unless you like going to yard sales on weekends. However, it is one of the nicer, safer suburbs within LA county, and it is very convenient to access the many attaractions around the LA metro area.
This is me with my Grandfather at his home in Downey. Behind us is his orange tree, and nothing's better than picking off a ripe orange and eating it on the spot!