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The Amezquita family

The Amezquita proudly displays The Downey Patriot while vacationing in Costa Rica.   ********** Published: Aug. 14, 2014 – Volume 13 – Issue 18

Rummage sale at Elks Lodge

DOWNEY – The Downey Elks Lodge is hosting a rummage sale Saturday, Aug. 23, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., with proceeds used to supply all third grade […]

College students presented with scholarships

NORWALK – Several student scholarships were presented at a recent Cerritos College Board of Trustees meeting. Tera Lim of Long Beach received the $500 Perez-Medrano Scholarship which was […]

Textbooks open for review

DOWNEY – Textbooks under consideration for adoption by the Board of Education are now available for public inspection at district headquarters. If adopted, the textbooks will be used […]

Crime Report

Thursday, July 24 At 11:30 a.m., officers were sent to the 10000 block of Imperial Highway regarding a vandalism investigation. When officers arrived they spoke with a witness […]


The Patriot’s Jennifer DeKay and Julie Ledesma pose with Elvira at a Knott’s Scary Farm media event Wednesday. Knott’s introduced a season pass exclusively for Knott’s Scary Farm, […]

Tickets on sale to shopping event

DOWNEY – As part of a fundraiser, the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Women’s Guild is selling tickets to Citadel Outlets’ ninth annual Shopping Extravaganza on Oct. 18. […]

Bosco hires musician as music director

BELLFLOWER – Internationally known musician and teacher Michael Briones is joining the faculty at St. John Bosco High School as the Director of Music. The appointment will be […]

Mystery animal puts Norwalk in the spotlight

Speculation over animal caught on video thrusts Norwalk onto national stage.

Needy students receive donated backpacks

DOWNEY – DUSD’s True Lasting Connections recently partnered with non-profit Foundation 4Life to donate more than 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to local students in need. TLC […]

Downey woman makes Dean’s List

DOWNEY – Jenna Wilson of Downey was named to the Dean’s List at Saint Mary’s College for the spring 2014 semester. Jenna is the daughter of James and […]

Church marking 160 years

DOWNEY – Downey United Methodist Church will celebrate 160 years of continuous Christian service to the Downey community with a series of community events in September. “DUMC was […]

Poetry Matters features Douglas Kearney

DOWNEY – The next edition of Poetry Matters at Stay Gallery next Thursday, Aug. 14, will feature Douglas Kearney, whose second full-length collection of poetry, “The Black Automaton” […]

Club needs back-to-school supplies

DOWNEY – The Downey Lions Club is asking the community for donations as it looks to help up to 100 needy students with backpacks filled with school supplies. […]

Patriot in Negril, Jamaica

Charles Cusumano and Lourdes Soto took the Patriot on their trip last month to Negril, Jamaica.   ********** Published: Aug. 7, 2014 – Volume 13 – Issue 17

Free dental screenings Tuesday

PICO RIVERA – Colgate’s mobile dental van will be in Pico Rivera on Tuesday offering free dental screenings to children ages 1-12. The van will be Bright Now […]

Patriot in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Downey residents Rosie, Monica, Ginny, Elvia, Alvaro, David, Ruben and Pablo; vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.   ********** Published: Aug. 7, 2014 – Volume 13 – Issue […]

Tax preparer faces 3 years in prison

WHITTIER – A self-employed income tax return preparer from Whittier pleaded guilty Friday to preparing and submitting false tax returns on behalf of clients to the IRS. Eduardo […]

Guerra outraising Mendoza in senate race

In latest reporting period, Mario Guerra raised nearly $15,000 more than opponent.

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Deputies fatally shoot innocent Pico Rivera man

Frank Mendoza, 54, killed by sheriff’s deputies during Pico Rivera shootout.