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Downey Association of Realtors’ Realtor Community Relations Poster Contest

Last June, fourth graders from Downey schools participated in the Downey Association of Realtors’ Realtor Community Relations Poster Contest, with the theme “What Home & Family Means to […]

Blanca Pacheco installed as president of Downey Kiwanis Club

Blanca Pacheco, second from right, was installed as president of Downey Kiwanis Club last Saturday. She is pictured with her family.   Blanca, an attorney, lives and works […]

E-waste drive Oct. 18

DOWNEY – Warren High School will host an electronic waste drive Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school parking lot. Cars should enter […]

Downey Symphony concert

DOWNEY – The Downey Symphony Orchestra launches its 57th season tomorrow with a concert at the Downey Theatre. Baritone Anthony Moreno will sing arias from Mozart operas, and […]

Rotary/YMCA pancake breakfast

DOWNEY –  The 66th annual Downey Rotary/YMCA pancake breakfast will be held this Saturday, Oct. 11, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Downey High. Tickets are $5 and […]

Tax volunteers needed

DOWNEY – The AARP is seeking volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Volunteers can help fill out tax returns, translate, help with computer equipment, be a greeter, or […]

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Update on Downey United Methodist Church’s work in the community

DOWNEY – Over the last few years the Downey United Methodist Church has worked to help the homeless and the less fortunate of our community.  At the beginning […]

Elizabeth Castillo

Elizabeth Castillo (Junior Miss Downey Princess in 2012) is part of the cast for the movie “Betrothed,” opening in theaters next year. Elizabeth attended her first red carpet […]

Jason Barquero

Downey resident Jason Barquero has been named PA announcer for the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the Lakers’ development league affiliate.   Barquero was a finalist earlier this year for […]

Bell Gardens mayor shot and killed

BELL GARDENS – Bell Gardens mayor Daniel Crespo was shot and killed by his wife Tuesday afternoon during an apparent domestic dispute at the couple’s condominium on the […]

Marilu Torices, Eric Torices, Eason Zou and Michael Zhao visit the Great Wall of China

Longtime Downey residents Marilu Torices and Eric Torices, Esq., mother and son, and Chinese foreign exchange students Eason Zou and Michael Zhao, who are Downey Calvary Chapel High […]

Jona Capino in Vienna Austria

Jona Capino holds a copy of The Downey Patriot on her recent trip to Vienna Austria in front of Schonbrunn Palace.   ********** Published: Oct. 2, 2014 – […]

Town hall meeting Oct. 15

DOWNEY – Councilman Mario Guerra will hold his annual town hall meeting Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center. Guerra […]

Air Force Airman 1st Class Brittney M. Deckard

Air Force Airman 1st Class Brittney M. Deckard has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. She completed an eight-week program that included training in […]

Drug take-back Saturday

DOWNEY – Residents can safely dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription medications at a drug take-back event this Saturday, Sept. 27, outside the Downey Police Department. Police […]

Car wash fundraiser

DOWNEY – Warren High cheerleaders will be washing cars Saturday, Oct. 4, in the Del Taco parking lot. The fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   […]

Church hosting financial series

DOWNEY – Downey First Christian Church is hosting a financial education seminar that begins this Sunday at 2 p.m. The first class is free. Financial Peace University is […]

Crime Report

Friday, Sept. 12 At 10:00 p.m., officers responded to a report of a traffic accident at the intersection of Old River School Rd. and Irwingrove. Upon arrival, they […]

Warren High makes list of top high schools

DOWNEY – “Newsweek” and the Daily Beast have ranked Warren High School on its breakout list of one of the “Most Transformative High Schools in the Country.” The […]

High school PTSA in friendly wager

DOWNEY – The PTSA presidents from Warren and Downey high schools have wagered a friendly bet to see which school can get the most new members between now […]