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Gio Deloera: Downey’s very own Incredible Hulk

DOWNEY – “Quick feet, quick feet, pick it up, pick it up!” is a constant reminder repeated every moment of the game. With his poker face at hand he won’t let his opponent know that ...


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Downey voters tasked with big decisions

DOWNEY − With just days left until Tuesday’s city council election, the three candidates vying to replace outgoing Councilman Mario Guerra all say their experience and commitment ...


Guerra, Mendoza spend big ahead of election

DOWNEY – New campaign financial statements reveal Downey Councilman Mario Guerra outraised former Assemblyman Tony Mendoza during the first half of October. However, Mendoza outspent ...


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Power health messages delivered at stroke seminar

DOWNEY –Dr. Helena Chui provided vital information and challenged attendees to live healthier lives at the final Primary Stroke Prevention Seminar of the year at Rio Hondo Event Center, ...


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Artist to display 22-ft. sculpture at Sunday’s Dia de los Muertos

DOWNEY − It takes Martin Sanchez about a year and half to collect and assemble just the right materials for his mega-sized whimsical sculptures, such as the 22’-high “Traveling the ...


Community

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Krikorian celebrates Day of the Dead

DOWNEY – Celebrating the Day of the Dead holiday early this year, the lobby of Krikorian Theatres in Downey last Saturday was transformed into a wondrous display based on Fox’s “The ...


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Downey redesigns neighborhood watch signs

DOWNEY – The Downey Police Department has unveiled newly-designed neighborhood watch signs, a modernized design that promotes the police department’s partnership with the ...


VA homeownership workshop

DOWNEY – A homeownership workshop specifically for veterans and surviving spouses will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Downey. Guests will ...


Features

Uncle Jerry

Some would say Elaine Held’s Uncle Jerry led a charmed life.  He was the kind of character that movies are made about. He survived a difficult childhood to become a skilled pilot and ...


Remembering my old school days

DOWNEY – Reading the stories of life experiences in the Patriot has caused me to reflect on my nearly 85 years, more than 70 of these in the southeast area of the Los Angeles ...


Japan - 1965

In 1965 Charlene Farnsworth and her parents embarked on an adventure that is not uncommon today, but rather unique at that time – a world tour, including the Orient. Moreover, the ladies ...


Obituaries

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Antonia Thomas passes away

DOWNEY – Antonia Emmanuel Thomas passed away at PIH Hospital in Downey on Oct. 19 after a long illness she had battled this past year. She was born April 20, 1980 in Bellflower but ...


Services Saturday for Diane Wynn

DOWNEY – Diane Wynn, a resident of Bellflower, a retired elementary school teacher in the Paramount Unified School District, and a longtime member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in ...


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Vivian Rice mourned

DOWNEY – Vivian Marie Myers Rice passed Oct. 16. She was born in Ravenna, Ohio on March 26, 1924. She moved to Maywood when she was 21 and went to work for Sears and Roebuck. Friends ...


National News

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