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103014-10-03
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 […]


103014-17-02
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 community. The new signs will […]


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 […]


Anthony Chavez graduates basic training

DOWNEY – Army Pvt. Anthony Chavez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, Chavez received instruction in drill and ceremony, […]


Veterans to discuss war, coming home

DOWNEY – A panel discussion with veterans about their experiences of going to war and the issues they face on returning home will be held at the Downey […]


Veterans reading at library

DOWNEY – Local veterans will be reading stories aloud at the Downey City Library this Saturday from 12:30-2 p.m. After storytelling, kids will be able to make a […]


Fundraiser for American Legion

DOWNEY – A fundraiser to help the refurbishment of the American Legion Hall in South Gate will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, from 1-3:30 p.m. at Joseph’s Bar […]


Bingo luncheon at St. Raymond’s

DOWNEY – The Italian Catholic Federation of St. Raymond’s Catholic Church is hosting a bingo luncheon Saturday, Nov. 16, at 12:30 p.m. in the Msgr. Robert Gipson Hall. […]


103014-12-01
Warren High student wins $10K scholarship

DOWNEY – Warren High School senior Hilda Atuncar beat out more than 10,000 high school students across the country to win a $10,000 college scholarship from Nordstrom. Nordstrom […]


Free breakfast for vets

DOWNEY – All military veterans and active duty soldiers are invited to Calvary Chapel Christian School in Downey on Friday, Nov. 7, for a complimentary breakfast. The breakfast […]


Photo by Michael Ziegler
Women’s health conference packs event center

Conference aims to keep women physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy.


103014-17-01
Gunderson-Miller wedding

DOWNEY – Dave and Vickie Gunderson have announced the marriage of their daughter, Michelle Marie Gunderson, to Kevin David Miller, son of David and Ane Miller. The ceremony […]


Veterans Day’s ceremony Nov. 11

DOWNEY – The city of Downey will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. near the veterans memorial located in the civic center. […]


Library hosting talk on military families

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library will host a discussion Saturday on the needs of young children in military and veteran families. The talk is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. […]


St. Raymond’s holiday boutique

DOWNEY – St. Raymond’s Catholic Church will host its annual holiday boutique Sunday, Dc. 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring a camera […]


Photo by John Zander
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 […]


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, […]


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. […]


Boys & Girls Club honoring Downey teen

DOWNEY – Warren High School student Margarita Gomez will be honored as the Youth of the Year by the Rio Hondo Boys & Girls Club at an awards […]


102314-17-02
Miguel Banuelos in Mammoth Lake

Downey resident Miguel Banuelos and fellow members of the Silverback Fishing Club (est. 1992) pose with the Patriot at their annual one-week fishing trip to Mammoth Lakes. From […]