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An open letter to Mario Guerra: Downey still needs you

Dear Mario: I’m hoping you read this letter. I know you’re a faithful reader of the Patriot, but just to be sure I’ve got your attention, I've placed your photo right up ...

Photo by John Zander
Eight years later, Mario Guerra says goodbye

Dear Downey Family and Friends, The last eight years have been truly memorable and filled with great accomplishments for our City. It has been an honor to serve my community, our ...

Ernie Brace, Vietnam POW, dies

DOWNEY – Ernest Brace, a civilian who was captured during the Vietnam War while flying supplies for the CIA and who later tapped code through a wall to fellow prisoner John McCain, has ...

For Meg Zeleny, music is what defines her

DOWNEY – Her singular focus is to use all the skills garnered over the years to make the best use of the voices for their ultimate in performance. Founder and musical director of the ...

Carlo’s Pizza marks 50 years

DOWNEY – The Downey Conservancy congratulates Carlo’s Pizza House on the occasion of its 50th anniversary in business. A celebration marking the event will be held this Sunday, Dec. 14, ...


Two arrested for copper theft

CERRITOS – Two Cypress residents were arrested for alleged grand theft and possession of burglary tools after sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at a Cerritos office complex on Nov. ...

High school open house

DOWNEY – St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy will host a community open house Saturday, Dec. 13, starting at 10:30 a.m. There will be campus tours; meet-and-greets with faculty, ...

Norwalk-La Mirada school district holds wellness fair for its workers

NORWALK – Approximately 800 employees converged at the Norwalk-La Mirada School District’s Professional Development Center for an annual event aimed at providing employees with ...


Lost in Los Angeles

Noemi Rabina looks back with humor on what became an exhausting ordeal as she and her husband  tried to drive home after paying their property tax in person. Shared Stories is a weekly ...

Is it legal to eat roadkill?

Q: A friend recently hit a deer, causing about $1,200 damage to the vehicle. He picked up the deer and put it in his truck to take home for food. He was stopped by a sheriff’s deputy who ...

Remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor

The road to war between Japan and the United States began in the 1930s when differences over China drove the two nations apart. In 1931 Japan conquered Manchuria, which until then had been ...


March 29, 1936 to December 4, 2014
Hugh Thomas Hoskins

Hugh Thomas Hoskins, 78, a longtime resident of Downey, California passed away on Thursday December 4, 2014. Hugh was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 29, 1936 to parents Hugh Adam Hoskins ...

Colleen Lumley mourned

DOWNEY – Downey resident Colleen Roberta Lumley, born Sept. 22, 1935, passed away Dec. 5. She was 78. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leona and Harold. She is survived by ...

Linda Gatlin passes away

DOWNEY – Linda Susan Gatlin (Walker Leonard-Strain), of Downey, passed away from a heart attack early in the morning of Dec. 5 at the age of 60. She was born at the old Downey Hospital ...

National News

Courtesy of The Washington Post
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