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Summer nights

Dear Editor: I’m writing about two things. First, we’re enjoying the concerts in Furman Park. The oldies music by the Smokin’ Cobras was lots of fun – not […]


Favorite restaurant

Dear Editor: I wanted to shout out a big thank you to Debbie at Chris & Pitts. She reserved tables for a group of Downey baby boomers to […]


Street markings

Dear Editor: I don’t often agree with Councilman Mario Guerra but at the latest City Council meeting he brought up a good point. At numerous intersections in Downey […]


Pico Rivera shooting

Dear Editor: This is on the incident commander for not properly briefing his/her troops as to who they were looking for. Every deputy on-scene should have been in […]


Downey neighbors

Dear Editor: After reading Danny Wright’s letter (“Rude Neighbor,” 8/7/14), I thought of my neighbors. I’ve been a resident of Downey for 17 years and have been really […]


Problems in government

Dear Editor: After reading Lee Hamilton’s op-ed, “Why Government Fails, and What We Should Do About It” (8/7/14), I think I can make it more concise. Our first […]


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Death penalty

Dear Editor: In July, Joseph Rudolph Wood III was executed for killing his girlfriend and her father in the city of Tucson, Ariz. It took 15 doses of […]


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘No’ to DUSD bond

Dear Editor: Please vote “NO” at this time. Not only will this tax hike increase your property taxes, it could also increase rents for struggling Downey, Bellflower, South […]


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Water restrictions

Dear Editor: I am well aware that Downey as well as the state of California has a serious water problem. Yet this issue has yet to be addressed […]


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Aerospace history

Dear Editor: I would like to address Mike Sandoval’s Letter to the Editor (8/1/14) and every letter he has written before about the Apollo Program. To start, there […]


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Broken healthcare

Dear Editor: I agree wholeheartedly with Colin Clarke’s letter last week on the subject of healthcare. Given the healthcare system we have now, you have insurance and drug […]


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rude neighbors

Dear Editor: Whatever happened to: “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” The Golden Rule? Or does this somehow not apply to the people […]


American history

Dear Editor: I extol Paula Mayfield’s letter in your 7/31 edition. As I read it I thought I was reading a review of Dinesh D’souza’s “America.” He complains […]


New AP exams

Dear Editor: Historically and constitutionally, education is the function of local and state government. It was recently brought to my attention that a new history curriculum and test […]


Social media

Dear Editor: I would like to express how much I enjoy The Downey Patriot’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. By the time my mom opens the paper Friday morning, […]


Go-go liabilities

Dear Editor: The recent decision by the city’s Planning Commission to allow go-go dancers should be looked at in terms of labor and liability for all practical purposes. […]


Moon hoax

Dear Editor: It is now 45 years since the moon hoax, the most successful hoax of all time. Congratulations, NASA. Ever wonder why Russia never tried – or […]


Water waste

Dear Editor: What is Downey’s official plan for water conservation, enforcement and to whom would I report gross violators? I walk my dogs in the evening daily, between […]


U.S. healthcare

Dear Editor: In response to Mr. David Coppell’s letter about greed in the healthcare system, I agree totally and have the following observations. I like President Obama but […]


Poetry problems

Dear Editor: I’m not stranger to poetry, and I don’t object to anything intellectually stimulating in the paper, however, in two weeks we have had poems about a […]