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102314-01-01
Downey High teacher accused of sex with student

DOWNEY − Brandon Hitchcock, a 30-year-old Downey High School teacher, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to more than a dozen felony charges related to unlawful sexual intercourse with an ...


DUSD enters agreement over treatment of transgender student

DOWNEY – Last week, Downey Unified School District (DUSD) entered into an agreement with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to rectify issues pertaining to the ...


102314-04-02
After two decades, video store announces closure

DOWNEY – As mobile technology continues to advance, some industries are left in the dust. Like bookstores, the postal service, photo labs and even (gulp) newspapers. Randy Bak knows ...


Manny Ramirez: for a mother’s love

When a child says, “I want to play football,” the parents are often faced with the decision of whether to let a child play or to say no. The choice is a difficult one because as a ...


hall of fame
Deli owner left on the hook after lottery theft

DOWNEY – According to co-owner Mark Johnson, business at the Hall of Fame Market and Deli has been steadily improving since the store opened 2 1/2 years ago on Downey Avenue, next to St. ...


Community

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Jim McDonnell

Long Beach police chief and L.A. County Sheriff candidate Jim McDonnell was in Downey this week, meeting with local residents and community leaders. The meet-and-greet was held at the ...


102314-17-01
The Macias family in San Francisco

The Macias family of Downey traveled to San Francisco over the Columbus Day weekend for a wedding, and took the Patriot with them.   ********** Published: Oct. 23, 2014 - ...


102314-17-03
The Patriot in Newport coast

A group of Downey friends took the Patriot to Newport coast. “Thank you for putting us Downey old-timers in the paper,” joked Jan Scott.   ********** Published: Oct. 23, ...


Features

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 ...


Deer hunting in closed areas

Q: My son and I have drawn G37 tags. We have been trying for 15 years to draw this once-in-a-lifetime hunt. My concern is that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has closed a big portion of ...


My Aunt

Dulce Ruelos was raised among her extended family after her mother passed away at a young age. One aunt in particular influenced the lives of many in Dulce’s community in the Philippines. ...


Obituaries

October 23, 1939 to October 10, 2014
Frederick Dickinson

October 23, 1939 - October 10, 2014 Frederick Dickinson passed away on Friday October 10th 2014; it was very sudden without warning from a major heart attack at the age of 74. He was born ...


July 5, 1943 to October 28, 2012
Judy Pratt

Judy’s obituary – long overdue. Judy Pratt, longtime Downey resident, passed away in her home on October 28, 2012 at the age of 69 due to complications from Parkinson’s ...


102314-03-01
Cecelia “Cel” Kimberly

  How do you summarize the long life of a loving, caring & giving person like our mom? Cecelia was born in Milwaukee, WI on November 18, 1931 to parents William and ...


National News

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