Admin The Downey Patriot


Wild west Town
Abuelo’s House

  Yolanda Adele is a Norwalk girl who spent summers at the home of her maternal grandparents in El Paso, Texas. As she describes it, the home had […]

Downey’s International Food Festival is Saturday

DOWNEY – The city’s International Food Festival, previously known as the Taste of Downey, will take place this Saturday night in Downtown Downey. In addition to local restaurants, […]

Joyce Sherwin, E. J. Ball, and Don Marshall, members of the Board of Directors of the Downey Symphonic Society, with Sharon Lavery, Music Director of the Downey Symphony Orchestra, prepare to serve the “Flapjack Fundraiser” breakfast at Applebee’s in Norwalk this past Saturday.
Preparations underway for symphony’s 2014-15 season

Downey Symphony’s new concert season gets underway Oct. 11.

Pat Gomez-Pratt dies at 71

Celebration of life to be held Oct. 6 at Long Beach Yacht Club

Jacob Cook: paying it forward on and off the field

Downey wide receiver raising money for mothers who have children with terminal cancer.

St. John Bosco president Paul Escala is congratulated by Downey councilmen Mario Guerra, Alex Saab and Luis Marquez. Photo by John Zander
St. John Bosco switches to solar power

BELLFLOWER – St. John Bosco High School on Thursday switched on its new solar power facility which had been under construction since May. As a result of this […]

Discussion on space collecting

DOWNEY – Dr. Jim Busby will lead a discussion on space collecting this Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Columbia Memorial Space Center, as part of the Aerospace Legacy […]

Christian club meets Oct. 8

DOWNEY – The Downey Christian Women’s Club will meet Oct. 8 at Los Amigos Country Club. The buffet luncheon will feature a “country fair sale” and begins at […]

Tammy Smick (left), Bob Pack, and Sen. Barbara Boxer.
Downey teacher advocates for Prop 46

DOWNEY – Tammy Smick, a teacher with the Downey Unified School District, joined Sen. Barbara Boxer and Bob Pack, author of Prop. 46, at a press conference in […]

LivingHelp Center golf tournament

DOWNEY – The LivingHelp Center, a crisis pregnancy center in Downey, will host its 26th annual Harold G. Frentz Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 17, at the […]

Man fatally stabbed

DOWNEY – A man was fatally stabbed inside an apartment on the 7300 block of Florence Avenue early Thursday morning, police said. Police officers responding to a 911 […]

IRS telephone scam on the rise

The Internal Revenue Service has issued another strong warning for consumers to guard against sophisticated and aggressive phone scams targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, as reported incidents of […]

Mexican performers in Downtown Downey

DOWNEY – Downey’s rooftop concert series returns this Wednesday, Sept. 24, with “Toast of Mexico,” featuring Aztec fire dancers, mariachi bands and a ballet folklorico. The free event […]

Rhythm and blues benefit ball

WHITTIER – A rhythm and blues ball to benefit SPIRITT Family Services will take place Thursday, Oct. 23, at California Country Club in Whittier. The event includes a […]

Photo by John Zander
Lydia Rosales

Lydia Rosales, a resident at the Brookfield Healthcare Center nursing home in Downey, had only one wish on her 78th birthday yesterday: to dance with the mayor of […]

Isabelle Duran

Downey resident Isabelle Duran celebrated her 103rd birthday on Monday. She received a certificate of recognition from the city of Downey, hand-delivered by Councilman Alex Saab. Isabelle, pictured […]

Skate competition Sept. 27

DOWNEY – A skating competition for kids will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, from 4-6 p.m. at Meredith Perkins Skate Park, located at Rio San Gabriel Park. The […]

Two-choir concert at Downey temple

DOWNEY – Two professional choirs will perform several rarely-heard liturgical masterpieces at a concert this Saturday, Sept. 20, at Temple Ner Tamid of Downey. The concert begins at […]

Jamie Marie Flores will wed Scott Andrew Freeman

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Flores of Downey have announced the marriage of their daughter, Jamie Marie Flores, to Scott Andrew Freeman of Downey, son of Kerry and […]

Downey’s Rose Float Association

Pictured here with the Rose Float’s Past President Mike Prokop is the purchaser of this year’s Parade of Winners Ticket No. 1, Vahid Babaeian, DDS. He is the […]