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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. […]

Plastic bag ban

Dear Editor: The op-ed “Banning Plastic Bags: Giving Up Convenience for the Greater Good” published in the Oct. 2 edition of the Patriot was so very one-sided and […]

STEM’s roots in DUSD

Dear Editor: Based on the two letters to the editor in The Downey Patriot titled, “Failure in Math and Science Education Beginning to Add Up” (September 18) and […]

Gallery subsidies

Dear Editor: Re: “Stay Gallery Marks Two Years”, 10/9/14 The headline should have read: Stay Gallery Celebrates Two Years of Subsidies. David Johanson Downey   ********** Published: Oct. […]

Worthless votes

Dear Editor: A startling new political science study concludes that corporate interests and mega wealthy individuals control U.S. policy to such a degree that “the preferences of the […]

Social inequality

Dear Editor: Regarding a recent letter of complaint titled “Measure O” in the Oct. 2 edition of the Patriot about illegals and their children costing taxpayers money because […]

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 […]