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Long letters

Dear Editor: I would really appreciate your limiting the negative tirades from your very regular conservative contributors. I’m sure they could get their points across in, say, 100 […]


Horse abuse

Dear Editor: I am writing to let you know that I am quite upset at the way we treat horses in America. First and foremost, we must ban […]


Coyote sightings

Dear Editor: A PSA for Downey residents: I work for Kaiser Permanente at the Independence Park building and we have spotted two coyotes in recent weeks. They have […]


Freedom of speech

Dear Editor: Common sense should indicate that people should not make movies plotting to kill enemy world leaders, and newspapers should not poke cartoon fun at another’s religious […]


Aggressive neighbor

Dear Editor: I live in Downey and currently attend Warren High School as a senior. Every day since I was a sophomore, I jog with my dogs around […]


Noisy neighbors

Dear Editor: Last night, the neighbors had another loud party, which consisted of seven hours of nonstop, top-of-the voice roaring, yelling, and screaming (by about 30 people) coupled […]


President’s associates

Dear Editor: Poor President Obama! It seems his mother or father did not instruct him to be careful choosing friends. His choice of pastors seems too bad. Jeremiah […]


Illegal immigrants

Dear Editor: After reading the articles of Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (“Protect Parents of DREAMers from Deportation,” 11/27/14) and Linda Sanchez (“Executive Action is Bold Step in Right Direction,” […]


Civilized society

Dear Editor: Regarding the editorial by Patty Jackson titled “Police Shootings” (Letters to the Editor, 12/11/14). Patty Jackson calls for rewriting the law to change the way law […]


Extraordinary people

Dear Editor: Each night on the news we see people burning down, tearing down, looting and stealing, destroying what people who have worked very hard to make a […]


Crime report

Dear Editor: I have not received my copy of the Patriot the past two weeks. I would also like to know what happened to the Crime Report. I […]


Downey Police gives back

Dear Editor: The staff of the Exchange Club Family Support Center of Downey would like to give a major shout-out of thanks to the Downey Chief of Police, […]


Immigration discussion

Dear Editor: I am constantly surprised at the level of hatred some residents express over certain topics. Not all the candidates I voted for were elected, but I […]


Salty stocking stuffers

Dear Editor: The season of giving is upon us and no two gifts could be more thoughtless than lottery scratchers and a star in the star registry. By […]


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 […]