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City’s role in business

Dear Editor: In reply to the comments of Saroya Suni, and Barbara Alford, in last week’s Letters to the Editor: Unlike some places in the world, city government […]


Yes on Measure O

Dear Editor: I have been a Downey resident for over 35 years and was a Downey Unified School District employee before retiring a few years ago. My two […]


Furman Park track

Dear Editor: Furman Park is my lifeline. I walk at least 2-3 miles to clear my head in the welcoming shade and the soft earth. The park teems […]


A vote for Guerra

Dear Editor: If you can recall the past, I have twice written scolding letters regarding my feelings towards Mario Guerra. I would like to say that I am […]


Christmas decorations

Dear Editor: When I saw the flags decorating Downey Avenue for the food festival I remembered with fondness the lovely Christmas decorations we had at Downey Avenue and […]


Furman Park track

Dear Editor: Furman Park in Downey is involved in a huge project to install a walking trail around the perimeter of the park. The project also involves the […]


Charity gifts

Dear Editor: Some months ago I sent a small contribution to Paralyzed Veterans. Immediately I received a note of thanks with a package of labels with my name […]


Upscale options

Dear Editor: My family recently moved to Downey a few years ago. I agree with Misty Hausmann’s letter about higher-end stores. (Facebook Conversation, 9/18/14) I like bargains, but […]


The View

Dear Editor: A little background info, then my complaint. I lived in Downey, raised my three children there. Eleven years ago, the children grown and out of the […]


Attorney general

Dear Editor: It was good news to hear that Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning. He should have resigned when a border patrol agent was killed because of […]


Student body funds

Dear Editor: I oppose the use of student body funds in construction bond campaigns. As the author against Measure G on the ballot two years ago, I was […]


Measure O

Dear Editor: The citizens of Downey are being asked to support Measure O, a special tax put on homeowners only to improve our schools. We all want good […]


Reaganomics

Dear Editor: Thanks to 30 years of Reaganomics, it now has been impossible for middle class families to provide the most basic things for their families. A report […]


Yes on Prop 45

Dear Editor: The November election is just around the corner and unfortunately there is some very deceptive advertising coming out about Proposition 45, which if passed could save […]


Political attacks

Dear Editor: The Guerra family has always been committed to community service. We are proud of being a part of Downey and love our city. When Mario asked […]


Kaskkari’s politics

Dear Editor: This letter is in response to David Mathews letter, titled “Neel Kashkari” in the Thursday Sept. 18 edition of the Patriot. Mr. Mathews argued that Gov. […]


Fighting a ticket

Dear Editor: Mission Impossible: contesting a parking citation in Downey. Designed to ensure no revenue loss a long time ago. No blame on present council members for this […]


Food festival

Dear Editor: Kudos to the chamber and the city for a very successful International Food Festival that was held this past Saturday. As a lifelong resident, I have […]


Government size

Dear Editor: Wednesday, Sept. 17, was known as Constitution Day. ON that day in 1787 the constitutional convention concluded and the constitution was sent to the states for […]


Theater mismanagement

Dear Editor: The lawsuit against VenueTech Theater Management Co. has been filed! I extend continued well wishes to Los Lonely boys frontman Mr. Garza and his family. Meanwhile […]