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Student wins certificate

BELLFLOWER – Bellflower High School student Anahi Munoz was honored at the National SkillsUSA Championships recently, a national competition that tests high school and college students on workforce […]


071014-03-01
Downey fourth grader catches first pitch at Dodger game

DOWNEY – Ten-year-old Alex Sarmiento felt the crisp crunch of dirt beneath his cleats. The whispers from the crowd brushed his ears—a vague hum that lifted Alex’s spirits […]


071014-15-06
The Patriot in Everett, Washington

Friends John Romero, Joanna Perez, Matt Lancaster and Kristine Celeste took the Patriot on a trip to Everett, Wash. for the Fourth of July.   ********** Published: July […]


Comedy Night tickets on sale

DOWNEY – Tickets are still on sale for the Warren High School Football Booster Club’s inaugural Comedy Night, taking place Tuesday, July 22, at the Rio Hondo Event […]


Photo by John Zander
Girl Scouts honored by City Council

DOWNEY – Sarah Bischoff and Giselle McAllister were honored Tuesday night at the Downey City Council meeting for receiving the Girl Scout Gold Award. Both girls are Downey […]


071014-15-05
The Saldana family

The Saldana family took the Patriot on their vacation last week to Monterey, Calif. and took a picture in front of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. From left: Madeline […]


The Embassy Suites received Large Business of the Year honors from the Downey Chamber of Commerce.
Gallatin Dental, Embassy Suites named ‘Businesses of the Year’

  DO DOWNEY – Gallatin Dental Group and Embassy Suites were honored as Businesses of the Year by the Downey Chamber of Commerce last month. Gallatin Dental won […]


Woman’s Club issues scholarships

DOWNEY – At its June luncheon, the Woman’s Club of Downey presented three $1,000 scholarships to local outstanding high school students. The students will continue to receive the […]


Dia de los Muertos lineup announced

DOWNEY – Mexican filmmaker and historian Ramon Villalba will lead a Q&A discussion at this year’s Dia de los Muertos Art Festival scheduled for Nov. 2 at the […]


City hires consultant for downtown BID

DOWNEY – The Downey City Council hired a consultant this week to guide the formation of a business improvement district in Downtown Downey, which would help fund special […]


Downey girl earns Kohl’s scholarship

DOWNEY – A 12-year-old Downey girl has received a $1,000 Kohl’s scholarship in recognition of her community service. Nathalie Castanos organized several volunteer groups to cook and serve […]


Fundraising trip to San Manuel

DOWNEY – Pro Networkers of Downey is sponsoring a trip to San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino on Friday, July 25. A bus will leave from the Embassy […]


Vacation bible school at Messiah

DOWNEY – “Gangway to Galilee” is the theme for Messiah Lutheran Church’s vacation bible school this summer. The program is from July 28 to Aug. 1 and includes […]


071014-15-02
Gloria Willingham named Veteran of the Year

BELLFLOWER – Bellflower resident Dr. Gloria Willingham has been named the 2014 “Veteran of the Year” by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia. Willingham is a retired lieutenant colonel with the […]


Video production company buys Downey land

DOWNEY – A video production company has obtained financing to purchase a 7,900 sq. ft. commercial building in Downey. AVC Anton Video Concepts Inc. provides video production and […]


Mousetrap adventure for kids

DOWNEY – Kids can learn how to build a mousetrap entirely out of balloons at a free event Thursday, July 17, at 2 p.m. Children will help Annie […]


La Reina closed

DOWNEY – La Reina Avenue at Firestone Boulevard will be closed the next four days for street repairs. Consider Myrtle Street as an alternative until La Reina reopens […]


Church holding day camp

DOWNEY – First Baptist Church of Downey is holding day camps this summer, with weekly excursions to places such as Knott’s Berry Farm, Aquarium of the Pacific, and […]


‘Marshmallow Build-Off’ at library

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library is holding a “Marshmallow Build-Off” for teens this Tuesday at 2 p.m. In a race against the clock, teens ages 13-19 will […]


Library receives Old West collection of books

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library has received a donation that includes a set of the Time Life Old West Series (26 books). The donation […]