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Friday morning report, Aug. 8

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) James Mann, a founding member of the Downey Police Department, died suddenly July 17 after suffering a brain aneurysm. Mann was […]


Thursday morning report, Aug. 7

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) The latest Crime Report is posted on the Patriot’s Facebook page. 2.) Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center is rated among the […]


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Wednesday morning report, Aug. 6

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) National Night Out seemed to go off without a hitch, with lots of families enjoying free food, vendors, information booths, […]


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Tuesday morning report, Aug. 5

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) A coyote was spotted on Florence Avenue across from Wilderness Park yesterday. (I actually took the picture.) A good reminder […]


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Monday morning report, Aug. 4

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) What happened to Raytheon? Two years after opening its Public Safety Regional Technology Center at the intersection of Woodruff Avenue […]


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Friday morning report, Aug. 1

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Mark Gillaspie is being sworn-in as chief of the Downey Fire Department today at 11 a.m. Ceremonies are inside council […]


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Thursday morning report, July 31

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) The new playground at Furman Park will be officially dedicated next Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., before the Downey Symphony performance. […]


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Wednesday morning report, July 30

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) Physicians at Physicians’ Surgery Center of Downey were the first in the western United States to use mild electrical stimulation similar […]


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Tuesday morning report, July 29

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:  1.) Downey Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard has joined a group of federal legislators asking the FCC to help broker a deal between […]


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Monday morning report, July 28

Five things to know this Monday morning:  1.) The victim of Friday’s fatal traffic collision on Lakewood Boulevard has been identified as 18-year-old Isaac Antonio Marroquin, of Downey. Marroquin was […]


Downey teen killed in traffic collision

DOWNEY – An 18-year-old Downey man was killed Friday night when the passenger van he was riding in slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer stopped on Lakewood […]


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Friday morning report, July 25

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Lonnie Croom’s retirement as fire chief created a domino effect of promotions within the Downey Fire Department, most notably Mark […]


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Thursday morning report, July 24

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) Furman Park and Apollo Park will receive new walking trails after Downey was awarded $600,000 in county grants — $300,000 […]


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Wednesday morning report, July 23

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) The city of Downey released a statement yesterday regarding the Planning Commission’s approval of go-go dancers last week. Actually, it […]


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Tuesday morning report, July 22

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 1.) The City Council tonight will considering adding $78,000 to the city attorney’s budget due to ongoing legal conflicts with Sheila […]


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Monday morning report, July 21

Five things to know this Monday morning: 1.) Yoli’s Mexican Kitchen, located at Gallatin Road and Lakewood Boulevard, was named the top Mexican restaurant in the Sabor De La […]


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Friday morning report, July 18

Five things to know this Friday morning:  1.) Mayor Fernando Vasquez is challenging Wednesday’s decision by the Planning Commission to allow go-go dancers at a Downey nightclub, and you can […]


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Thursday morning report, July 17

Five things to know this Thursday morning:  1.) The Planning Commission approved Club DB Lounge’s request for go-go dancers but with a string of conditions to be determined […]


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Wednesday morning report, July 16

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:  1.) The city of Downey has extended its deadline to July 21 for restaurants wanting to participate in the International Food […]


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Tuesday morning report, July 15

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 1.) The DUSD board of education meets at 5 p.m. today. Here’s the agenda (PDF). 2.) Dorothy McFall, a former volunteer […]