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070314-01-03
City promises $2K fines for illegal fireworks

DOWNEY – The Downey Police Department is reminding residents that anyone caught using illegal fireworks will be issued a minimum $2,000 fine. Second offenses carry $2,500 fines, and […]


Immigrants Hold Marches Across U.S. On May Day
Congresswoman: legal representation for undocumented kids

Proposed bill from Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard would provide immigrant children with legal representation.


Petty Officer 1st Class Erika Tello is a damage controlman from
Downey High grad serving aboard USS Truman

Erika Tello joined the Navy to see the world; she hopes to become a fire marshal.


The Journey of a Thousand Miles

Dora Silvers is an east coast girl from New Jersey, but her husband Jack was from California.  Jack had served in the war, and after they married in […]


Insurance office grand reopening

DOWNEY – Casares Insurance Agency Inc. is having a grand reopening this Thursday, July 10, from 3:30-7 p.m. The celebration includes a free raffle, food and drinks, and […]


New playground opens in Cerritos

CERRITOS – A new playground area at Heritage Park in Cerritos, featuring colorful slides and swing sets and a decorative colored concrete walkway, is now open for use. […]


070314-15-03
Officials issue warning over flyers advertising teen jobs

DOWNEY – Downey school officials are warning the public of a recent influx of “teen job” posters in south Downey that are often fronts for human trafficking. The […]


Teen excursions this summer

DOWNEY – Downey’s Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled several summer events for local teens. Below is a full schedule; for questions or to sign-up, call the Barbara […]


Staff writer Christian Brown
Patriot earns journalism awards

DOWNEY – The Downey Patriot took home four awards at the L.A. Press Club’s annual awards banquet held Sunday night at the Biltmore Hotel. Staff writer Christian Brown […]


SEAACA golf tournament

DOWNEY – A golf tournament in support of SEAACA will be held Monday, July 14, at Los Coyotes Country Club in Buena Park. Cost is $65 and includes […]


Cerritos College is Apple-certified

NORWALK – Cerritos College has announced it’s become an Apple-authorized training center. Steven Hirohama, associate professor of theatre and film, is an Apple certified trainer and will be […]


12 arrested at Pico Rivera checkpoint

PICO RIVERA – A DUI and driver’s license checkpoint in Pico Rivera last week resulted in a dozen arrests. Seven people found driving on suspended or revoked licenses […]


070314-08-02
Trombley installed as chamber president

DOWNEY – Elizabeth Trombley, public affairs director for Kaiser Permanente, was sworn in as the 111th president of the Downey Chamber of Commerce last week. Trombley replaces outgoing […]


Volunteer raising money for African trip

DOWNEY – Downey resident Bert Garcia is trying to raise $5,000 for a missionary trip to Africa. Garcia has already collected $2,130, according to his Go Fund Me […]


070314-09-01
The Castillo family

The Castillo family of Downey traveled to Brazil for the World Cup, and took a copy of their hometown newspaper.   ********** Published: July 3, 2014 – Volume […]


February 28, 1928 to June 16, 2014
Marilyn Lee Royce

DOWNEY:  Marilyn Lee (Denton) Royce passed away June 16, 2014. She was born in Bell, California on Feb. 28, 1928 and lived in Downey for over 60 years. […]


070314-09-02
Brothers Matias and Valentin Flores

Brothers Matias and Valentin Flores took the Patriot on a recent trip to visit family in their home province of Mendoza, Argentina. The Flores brothers have lived in […]


Man robs bank with fake bomb

NORWALK – Detectives are searching for the man who robbed a Norwalk bank Monday morning using a phony bomb. According to authorities, the suspect walked into the Union […]


Lost/found pets July 4

DOWNEY – In an effort to reunite lost pets with their families, The Downey Patriot will have a thread on its Facebook page this weekend specifically for lost […]


Animal licenses no longer accepted at City Hall

DOWNEY – Residents who want to renew an animal license must now go directly to SEAACA instead of City Hall. Effective immediately, SEAACA is now handling all applications […]