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Letters to the Editor

Football game refereeing

Dear Editor: Just wanted the paper to know the catch by Stacy Chuckwumezie that was ruled not a catch was not the only blunder the referees made during […]

Kaiser hospital

Dear Editor: Last Monday, I was once again transported to the emergency room at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Downey, where I spent that day in the emergency room […]

Theater management

Dear Editor: This week, newly-elected Councilman Sean Ashton takes office. Mr. Fernando Vasquez has been mayor for a year now. My sincerest wish is that these gentlemen, along […]

Police shootings

Dear Editor: The time has come to rewrite the law,  regarding the way law enforcement interacts with our pets and unarmed human beings. Just because someone has a […]

Dr. Stauffer

Dear Editor: I was honored to be the honorary Grand Marshal at the Downey Christmas Parade on December 7. I enjoyed seeing so many friends waving along the […]

Manatee Street parking

Dear Editor: I’m a resident of Downey. I’m located on Manatee Street directly behind PIH-Downey Hospital. I have several concerns, the first being that hospital employees are discarding […]

Gardening policy

Dear Editor: The sounds of lawnmowers, weed-whackers and leaf-blowers are not music to anyone’s ears, especially if you work a night-shift and daytime sleep is important or if […]

New report cards

Dear Editor: My son is a third grader at our neighborhood elementary school. I am not in agreement with the changes DUSD is making to student reports cards, […]

Fur farms

Dear Editor: The fur industry involves extreme cruelty to animals. These animals are skinned alive. More than half the fur in the United States comes from China, where […]

Online payments

Dear Editor: The city of Downey should give us the option of being able to pay utility bills online. After all, it is 2014. We can pay our […]

Thankful for re-election

Dear Editor: This Thanksgiving I am so thankful for life, family, friends and being re-elected as your representative for Downey and Bellflower on the Cerritos College board for […]

Illegal immigration

Dear Editor: America’s No. 1 liar, emperor and dictator has spoken up for the law-breaker: illegal aliens who are breaking our Constitution and changing our country for the […]

Street construction

Dear Editor: I just read the article about road construction on Gallatin Road and Lakewood Boulevard. I can not believe how long this is taking, especially since the […]

Appreciation for vets

Dear Editor: It is my hope that there are those who (out of appreciation) paused for a few minutes on Veterans Day and attempted to realize the real […]

Effects of climate change

Dear Editor: This is in response to the editorial “Americans to Hypocritical Green Activists: You First” written by Michael Barton. Mr. Barton misses the point. The point of […]

Election results

Dear Editor: Thank you voters, where shall I begin? Well, let’s start with Jerry Brown, the man who has never had a real job, who has been on […]

Republican mandate

Dear Editor: On D-Day, President Eisenhower did not tell his troops that we were going to defeat the Nazis so that we could cooperate with them. The order […]

Carpenters history

Dear Editor: I must agree with the letter written by Ms. Carolyn Arzac (“Carpenter House,” 11/6/14). Her letter was in regards to the poor condition of the Carpenter […]

Measure O reaction

Dear Editor: I am a little annoyed and troubled by the response to the passing of Measure O on the Downey Patriot’s Facebook page. A lot of residents […]

Neighborhood watch

Dear Editor: I would like to publicly thank the Downey Police Department and Downey Fire Department for attending our local neighborhood watch meeting last week and for providing […]