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122514-08-04
Miss Teen Downey Princess Mikayla Minnig

Miss Teen Downey Princess Mikayla Minnig competed in her first 5K run Sunday, finishing with a time of 35:47. She participated in the Los Angeles Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle […]


Christmas tree pick-ups start Saturday

DOWNEY – CalMet Services will begin picking up Christmas trees Saturday, and collection will continue until Jan. 16. Trees should be left curbside with all tree stands and […]


122514-08-06
Downey Adult School’s Dental Assisting program graduates

Students from Downey Adult School’s Dental Assisting program graduated Dec. 11 during a ceremony in the school’s Harriett Paine Events Center. Students who went “above and beyond” during […]


122514-08-07
Downey Rose Float Association

The Downey Rose Float Association seeks the public’s help to decorate their 63nd consecutive entry in the 126th Annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade.  The float site is […]


122514-13-01
Carlo’s Pizza House

The Downey Conservancy issued a certificate of congratulations to Carlo Paolucci in recognition of the 50th anniversary of his restaurant, Carlo’s Pizza House, on Dec. 14.   ********** […]


122514-08-01
Mary Graef and Lola Sanford celebrate their 90th birthday together

Two longtime BFFs recently celebrated their 90th birthdays together. Michigan native Mary Graef, left, and Lola Sanford, a Colorado native, both were born in December of 1924. Both […]


Photo by John Zander
Code 3 Toy Delivery

Downey police officers passed out hundreds of toys and gifts at its “Code 3 Toy Delivery” throughout Downey last week. Members of the Downey Police Officers Association, along […]


122514-13-02
Yolanda Arnold and Miji Vellakkatel spoke with Downey Adult School’s Advanced ESL students

Yolanda Arnold and Miji Vellakkatel came from the LA District Attorney’s Office to speak with Downey Adult School’s Advanced ESL students about domestic violence. Yolanda, the wife of […]


Rose Float holding general elections

DOWNEY –Downey Rose Float Association General Elections will be held at the general meeting on Jan. 28. Below are the positions and nominees for the current year: President- […]


122514-08-02
Tim and Tammy Smick

Patient safety advocates Tim and Tammy Smick, of Downey, were recently honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California for their advocacy work on Prop 46. Although the proposition […]


Free formal dresses for girls

DOWNEY – High school girls who cannot afford a gown for winter formal can receive a formal dress, shoes and jewelry at no cost, courtesy of the Assistance […]


122514-08-05
Vijay Patel won a hole-in-one contest

Vijay Patel won a hole-in-one contest at a Downey Chamber of Commerce golf tournament recently. In lieu of a Nissan Frontier truck, he chose the cash payment. He […]


122514-08-03
Candied Apple Pastry Company

Heather Curtis Roulston, a Downey High alum, is shown with a copy of The Downey Patriot in front of their new business in Julian, Calif. She and her […]


121814-01-02
G.O.O.D. toy drive

Gangs Out of Downey is collecting donations for its annual toy drive, benefiting Downey children and their families. “We could still use some more toys for G.O.O.D.,” said […]


Christmas trees should be placed curbside

DOWNEY – CalMet Services will pick up Christmas trees Saturday, Dec. 27, through Jan. 16. Before placing trees on the curb, all decorations and tree stands must be […]


Stauffer MS selected for pilot program

DOWNEY – Stauffer Middle School is one of only 12 schools nationwide selected to receive 35 Samsung Android tablets as part of a new  pilot Introduction to Computer […]


121814-15-02
Downey Association of Realtors honor three with the title of “realtor emeritus”

Three longtime realtors were honored with the title of “realtor emeritus” by the Downey Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Joe Medina of Medina Investments; […]


Bingo at Knights of Columbus

DOWNEY – The Knights of Columbus hosts bingo every Tuesday night at its hall on Rives Avenue. Early bird specials begin at 6 p.m., followed by regular games […]


121814-15-01
Assistance League of Downey Christmas distribution

Christmas Distribution, a joint program with Assistance League of Downey chapter members and the Assisteens, is in full swing. The Assisteens have been responsible for shopping, wrapping and […]


121814-15-03
Downey Association of Realtors honored Downey’s Public Works Department

At its annual luncheon last week, the Downey Association of Realtors honored Downey’s Public Works Department. “In every city the public works department is the heartbeat of any […]


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