Admin The Downey Patriot

Letters to the Editor

Carpenters house

Dear Editor: Remember the Carpenters house on Newville Avenue? It is still a beloved residence by fans all over the world. However, the state the house is in […]

Measure O

Dear Editor: Continuously committed to improving the quality of education for each student, The Downey Unified School District (DUSD) Board of Education would like to take this opportunity […]

U.S. economy

Dear Editor: I can’t pass this by – “Social Inequality,” Letters to the Editor, 10/16/14. I am a “right winger” who cares about the poor and homeless. I […]

Memories of war

Dear Editor: Nov. 11, 2014, we celebrate Veterans Day. It continues to be observed on this date regardless of what day of the week it falls as it […]

Here’s the scoop

Dear Editor: Are you the dog owner who walks your dog in our neighborhood without a pooper scooper? And the coward who walks your dog after dark so […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mari-O and Measure-O

Dear Editor: I am hoping that Downey voters and those from area communities realize what an important election we have this coming Tuesday, Nov. 4. Never has there […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support for A-Malek

Dear Editor: As a longtime Downey resident, Dr. Shahira A-Malek is genuinely committed to serving each and every resident of Downey and she will work tirelessly to improve […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gallery investment

Dear Editor: In a letter to the editor of this newspaper several weeks ago, a writer suggested a change to the headline “Stay Gallery Marks Two Years”, indicating […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Guerra’s position

Dear Editor: Please tell me there was a misprint in the Patriot’s reporting of Mr. Mario Guerra’s debate where it mentioned they are both for the Affordable Care […]


Dear Editor: I have been a Downey resident since 1968 and both of my children attended Downey public schools, kindergarten through 12th grade. I am a retired career […]


Dear Editor: I hope all Downey voters will get out to vote by mail or on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4. When my ancestors first arrived in what […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support for Kiefer

Dear Editor: I was very proud to be a co-chair to defeat Measure B earlier this year. We must continue to be vigilant to ensure that we keep […]


Dear Editor: As the mother of a son who was killed by medical negligence, I am appalled by Dr. A-Malek’s comments. She couldn’t be more wrong. (“No on […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rooftop concert

Dear Editor: Downey did it again! Downey’s final rooftop Cuban-themed concert, “Havana Nights,” was anything but laid back. After enjoying the previous month’s show (Mexico as the theme), […]

Shopping center progress

Dear Editor: It’s good to see work being done again at the new shopping area next to the Downey Landing. A good area to observe the progress is […]

Article byline

Dear Editor: The Patriot’s issue of Oct. 16 included an article about a staged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta, “H.M.S. Pinafore,” coming Sunday afternoon to the Downey […]

No on 46

Dear Editor: MICRA (the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act), which means compensation for pain and suffering, has been capped at $250,000, which kept the cost of medical care […]

Downey’s destiny is density

Dear Editor: I heard there is a townhouse development planned on Paramount Boulevard between 5th and 7th streets. Housing in Downtown Downey is cool, but trying to pack […]

Debate blackout

Dear Editor: The Downey Patriot and the Whittier Daily News have reported on the first and only public debate state Senate candidates Tony Mendoza and Mario Guerra recently […]

Endorsement for A-Malek

Dear Editor: I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Shahira A-Malek for Downey City Council, district 2. As a Christian doctor, Dr. Shahira embodies the Biblical values of charity and love. […]