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Dear Editor: I’m curious on why we only get Time Warner in Downey. Is there a reason why we are stuck with only them in our city and […]


Lincoln assassination

Dear Editor: It has been 150 years since President Lincoln was assassinated. Very few books or documentaries ever mention that Mr. Louis Whiteman told a military person named […]


Conservative perspective

Dear Editor: I want to take the time to thank Ms. Greta Campbell for writing and expressing her opinion to the community in the past. I also want […]


Dealership lot

Dear Editor: Thank you to the Downey Patriot for publishing a photo gallery on Facebook showing the current dilapidated condition of the auto dealership on Florence and Studebaker. […]


Beating the drought

Dear Editor: As a new resident of only one year, I have to say that I am very happy to call Downey my city. Purchasing a home here […]


Strangers in the backyard

Dear Editor: Hello, I am a regular teenager who lives in the beautiful city of Downey. I have lived here for all my life, and my family and […]


Living wage

Dear Editor: Mario Guerra’s latest pitch in favor of keeping a living wage off the table is typical of the kind of guy that lives way up on […]


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support local police

Dear Editor: This is in response to the letter to the editor by Patty Jackson in the March 26 issue. (“Recording Police,” Letters to the Editor) If a […]


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Roaming cats

Dear Editor: We have been living in Downey for the past 30-plus years and decided to upgrade our front and backyard. We spent close to $40,000 for a […]


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lack of male principals

Dear Editor: The Rotary Club of Downey sponsors a program called Recognize Readers. It is designed to show appreciation of elementary school children that have made outstanding progress […]


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Teacher of the Year

Dear Editor: I wish to recognize and congratulate Mrs. Alison Kirby for being elected Woman of the Year. My daughter, Mariah, had the good fortune of being under […]


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tarzan ban

Dear Editor: It’s nice to find out that this accusation is a calumny, but did any of these people — Jack Smith or Ray Loynd of the L.A. […]


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Firefighter resources

Dear Editor: I just witnessed the Downey Fire Department retrieve a remote-controlled glider plane from a pine tree along the sidewalk by Griffiths Middle School. At first when […]


Help for animal shelters

Dear Editor: I love animals and currently I am helping get the dogs of SEAACA adopted. There are many shelters out there who have more help when trying […]


Public education

Dear Editor: Talk about sour grapes! So, first Pierre Dauphin claims that his son’s high school and university diploma are “worthless”, placing no blame on his own son’s […]


Political dynasties

Dear Editor: Christina Kirchner was elected to succeed her husband Nestor as President of Argentina. Kim Jong-un, the current Supreme Leader of the Democratic Republic of North Korea […]


Recording police

Dear Editor: Police brutality and corruption is out of control in America. I salute the good officers, but with the good come those that are not so good. […]


Water waste

Dear Editor: It is patently obvious that this winter is a dud of a rainmaker, and we are still in the throes of a major drought. In walking […]


Death moratorium

Dear Editor: Much to my surprise I did not find any obituaries in the Downey Patriot March 12. I have turned the corner in life because of my […]


University admissions

Dear Editor: My son, who was born here in Downey, graduated with a practically worthless diploma in education some five years ago. He inquired at his alma mater, […]