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Police expands canine force

DOWNEY – The Downey Police Department has expanded its canine program with the addition of a new canine handler, Cpl. Ed Hano, and his police service dog, Dani. […]


St. Pius has record enrollment

DOWNEY – One year after becoming a co-ed high school, St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy was forced to establish a waitlist after reaching a record number […]


‘50s sock hop at senior center

DOWNEY – Cafe Quill at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center is hosting a 50’s-style sock hop Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $5 […]


DUI checkpoint next week

DOWNEY – The Downey Police Department will hold a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Downey next Friday, Aug. 29, starting at 8 p.m. […]


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Downey First Christian Church in Ecuador

On July 24, a group from Downey First Christian Church flew out to Ecuador on a short-term mission trip. The team stayed in a church (El Recreo) near […]


Historical society lines up guest speaker

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey resident Pat Kearns will be the guest speaker at the Downey Historical Society’s Sept. 25 meeting. Kearns was born on St. Patrick’s Day 1933 […]


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Summer of cycling update

Downey drivers ignorant concerning rights of cyclists on public streets.


Library has books up for auction

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library holds monthly silent book auctions in order to raise money to help support the various programs of our local […]


Used tire collection Sept. 6

DOWNEY – City Hall will be collecting used tires Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents of Downey, Cerritos, La Mirada, Norwalk, Pico Rivera and […]


Free business workshop

DOWNEY – Tax-411 in Downey is hosting a free small business seminar this Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 7-9 p.m. Guests will learn how to start a business; the […]


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The Mansells in Ireland

Steve, Bonnie, Marilyn and Lee Mansell are traveling Ireland and took this picture at the Cliffs of Moher. “Here we are holding the Patriot with my husband’s brother […]


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The Baezs fished in Mexican and Southern California waters

Humberto Baez (of South Gate), Ricky Baez (of South Gate), Jose Baez (of Downey) and Joseph Baez (former Downey resident) are pictured catching yellowfin tuna off the coast […]


Dozens arrested at checkpoints Friday

NORWALK – Nearly two dozen people were arrested at a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint in Norwalk last Saturday night. Sheriff’s deputies arrested 20 drivers for driving without […]


Nightclub withdraws request for go-go dancers

DOWNEY – Club DB Lounge won’t be getting its go-go dancers after all. In a letter to city planners, Hayk Gevorkyan, owner of the nightclub, unexpectedly withdrew his […]


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The Adamsons in Romania

Julie, Heather and Mark Adamson are pictured in front of the People’s Palace (Palatul Parlamentului) in Bucharest, Romania holding their Downey Patriot. They spent two weeks in Calarasi […]


Planned power outage Sunday

DOWNEY – Southern California Edison plans to turn off power on the 8100 block of 3rd St. this Sunday from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Edison crews will […]


From left: library assistant Angie Macias-Mendez, Jaclyn Guido (Teen Kindle raffle winner), Friends of the Downey City Library president Pat Smith, Olga Gutierrez (Adult Kindle raffle winner), and adult services librarian Linda Rivas.
Library wraps up summer programs

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library has announced the end of another successful summer reading program, which encouraged adults, teens and children to read and explore the many […]


Student immunizations Tuesday

DOWNEY – Stauffer Middle School (formerly West) is offering free immunizations for families with no medical insurance. Vaccinations will be given Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 1-5:30 p.m. No […]


: ‘Observe the Moon Night’ Sept. 6

DOWNEY – International Observe the Moon Night will be observed at the Columbia Memorial Space Center on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. A presentation titled “From Formation […]


Mini concert in Bellflower

BELLFLOWER – The Bellflower Civic Chorus will perform a mini concert for the Bellflower Long Beach Elks No. 888 at the Elks Lodge in Bellflower. The concert is […]