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Make Music Downey

Dear Editor: Make Music Downey is well on its way to becoming the best annual public event in Downey. The variety of music is amazing, and the quality […]


Furman Park

Dear Editor: I am upset that both playgrounds at Furman Park are under construction during our kids’ summer vacation period. The playgrounds are appropriate for children aged 2-12. […]


McDonald’s drive-thru

Dear Editor: I agree with Joan Bryan when she wrote about the McDonald’s drive-thru on the corner of Gallatin and Lakewood. Between the lines of cars waiting to […]


Student opportunities

Dear Editor: I really appreciated having the opportunity to have sent one of our third grade classrooms to the Stay Gallery in support of the “Stay Young Initiative.” […]


Bad doctors

Dear Editor: Last week I received a letter form my HMO showing the charges that were sent to them for my office visit to the doctor. I was […]


Promenade questions

Dear Editor: What’s really going on with the new shopping center that we never hear anything about anymore? I work across the street from the designated space and […]


Exalted President

Dear Editor: In response to the letter “Impeaching Ruler Obama” (Letters to the Editor, 6/19/14), I say go for it girl. I am sure she is going to […]


Firework safety

Dear Editor: While consumer fireworks are safer today than ever before, people must still follow the recommended safety rules for use of the products in order to ensure […]


Firestone construction

Dear Editor: I was wondering if they are still working on Firestone Boulevard? They started gung-ho and now I don’t see any progress. What’s up? M. Nicolson Downey […]


Ruler Obama

Dear Editor: When I started this letter, I thought it couldn’t get worse, but with this Narcissistic-Nerd-in-Chief, it always gets worse. When I started his letter there were […]


McDonald’s parking

Dear Editor: I am writing to urge the city of Downey to put in more parking at the McDonald’s restaurant on the corner of Gallatin and Lakewood. I […]


Make Music Downey

Dear Editor: My band comprising of electric guitars, electric keyboard and drums was looking forward to performing at the Make Music Downey event last Saturday and rehearsed extensively […]


California drought

Dear Editor: California faces one of the most severe droughts on record so now is the time to save water. More than 70 percent of the water we […]


Water bond

Dear Editor: I ask that everyone vote in the November election, especially for the life-saving water bond. The governor is asking all school boards not to have competing […]


Sanctioned graffiti

Dear Editor: While I’m much in favor of well-maintained utilities and safe construction practices, some efforts seem to go a bit overboard and leave our city permanently disfigured. […]


Downey High yearbook

Dear Editor: My kids just received the yearbook from Downey High School, and on the cover they showed me the words “Turnt Up.” So I googled these words […]


Texting and driving

Dear Editor: When are people going to obey the law regarding cell phone use, texting and driving? What’s it going to take to teach people to stop doing […]


Message from Dr. Stauffer

Dear Editor: Thanks to Eric Pierce for writing and the great Patriot newspaper for publishing the article and picture of me. (“Stauffer Will Have School Named After Her,” […]


Measure B

Dear Editor: I moved into my house in 1957 and lived, at that time, in Rivera, Calif. In December of that year we got to vote to annex […]


Supporting the arts

Dear Editor: My daughter Cara and I recently visited the beautiful city of Downey. I brought an exhibition of paintings over from Ireland, which were exhibited at Stay […]