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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 […]


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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, […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


‘Spooky Science Night’ at space center

DOWNEY – The Columbia Memorial Space Center will host its annual Spooky Science Night this weekend, Oct. 24 and Oct. 25, from 5-9 p.m. Games and contests begin […]


Library open house, marketplace

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library will host its annual open house and holiday marketplace Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in […]


Flu clinic Nov. 8

DOWNEY – Free flu shots will be offered Saturday, Nov. 8, between 9 a.m. and noon at the Downey Civic Theatre. The flu vaccinations will be administered by […]


Downey Library celebrates Halloween

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library will celebrate Halloween with a series of free, family-friendly events. This Saturday at 1 p.m., the library will screen “The Addams Family.” […]


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Hunger Walk raises $11K

DOWNEY – The third annual Downey CROP Hunger Walk two weekends ago helped raise more than $11,000 to fight local and global hunger eradication efforts. Several schools, businesses […]


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Asssistance League Christmas brunch returns to Downey Nov. 23

DOWNEY – The Assistance League of Downey will host its annual Christmas Tree Brunch at the Rio Hondo Event Center on Sunday, Nov. 23. “Members have been busy […]


Cal State Long Beach awarded $22.7M grant

LONG BEACH – California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has received its largest award ever — $22.7 million over five years — from the National Institutes of Health […]


Chorus group has room for experienced singers

DOWNEY – Rehearsals are in full swing for the Downey Master Chorale’s Christmas concert. Among other famous seasonal masterworks, the repertoire features the “Gloria” of John Rutter, and […]


Tickets on sale for ‘Parade of Winners’

DOWNEY – The Downey Rose Float Association will host its 37th annual “Parade of Winners” fundraiser this Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Rio Hondo Event Center. Tickets are […]


Band, color guard earn first place

DOWNEY – Warren High School’s band and color guard started their 2014 competitive season on the right note, winning first place honors at the 29th annual South Bay […]


Century 21 tops in customer satisfaction

DOWNEY – Century 21 Real Estate has been ranked highest in customer satisfaction by the J.D. Power 2014 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study, it was announced last week. Century […]


DUSD offers free tutoring

DOWNEY – Parents of DUSD students interested in after-school tutoring for their children are invited to a “provider fair” Saturday, Nov. 1, where they can learn about free […]


DHS class of ‘94 reunion

DOWNEY – Downey High School’s class of 1994 will host its 20th reunion this Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Equator Cafe in Pasadena. Tickets are $60 and can […]


Chili receipes needed

DOWNEY – The Downey Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Veterans Day’s Weekend Chili Cook Off and Business Expo will take place Sunday, Nov. 9, from 12-5 p.m. at […]


Volunteers needed for Thanksgiving meal

DOWNEY– Breath of God Christian Fellowship, in conjunction with the Aggressive Community Training and Services Foundation, will host its 25th Thanksgiving outreach dinner on Saturday, Nov. 8, at […]