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Bingo luncheon at St. Raymond’s

DOWNEY – The Italian Catholic Federation of St. Raymond’s Catholic Church is hosting a bingo luncheon Saturday, Nov. 16, at 12:30 p.m. in the Msgr. Robert Gipson Hall. […]


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Warren High student wins $10K scholarship

DOWNEY – Warren High School senior Hilda Atuncar beat out more than 10,000 high school students across the country to win a $10,000 college scholarship from Nordstrom. Nordstrom […]


Free breakfast for vets

DOWNEY – All military veterans and active duty soldiers are invited to Calvary Chapel Christian School in Downey on Friday, Nov. 7, for a complimentary breakfast. The breakfast […]


Photo by Michael Ziegler
Women’s health conference packs event center

Conference aims to keep women physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy.


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Gunderson-Miller wedding

DOWNEY – Dave and Vickie Gunderson have announced the marriage of their daughter, Michelle Marie Gunderson, to Kevin David Miller, son of David and Ane Miller. The ceremony […]


Veterans Day’s ceremony Nov. 11

DOWNEY – The city of Downey will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. near the veterans memorial located in the civic center. […]


Library hosting talk on military families

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library will host a discussion Saturday on the needs of young children in military and veteran families. The talk is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. […]


St. Raymond’s holiday boutique

DOWNEY – St. Raymond’s Catholic Church will host its annual holiday boutique Sunday, Dc. 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring a camera […]


Photo by John Zander
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 […]


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.” […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]