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Senior warns against scam

Editor’s note: below is a letter the Patriot received from a Downey resident, who says he was scammed by a person offering to seed his lawn:

Sophia Gonzalez is surprised with her own copy of “Downey Doodle-icious,” an art piece by Don Lamkin. Photo courtesy Downey Art Vibe
Young art fan surprised with gift

Downey artist Don Lamkin donates art print to his youngest fan.

Credit union packaging food for local needy

DOWNEY − In an effort to address the rising rate of food insecurity statewide, Downey Federal Credit Union is starting at home — determined to package 27,000 meals […]

Sanchez finishes basic training

DOWNEY – Air Force Airman Brian K. Sanchez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland. Sanchez completed an eight-week program that included training […]

ABWA hosts ‘Women of the Go’ conference

DOWNEY – Motivational speaker Bobbie Gee was guest speaker at the American Business Women’s Association Southern California Council’s “Women on the Go” conference last month at the Rio […]

This painting by Irish artist Anne Rigney is one of several to be on exhibit at Stay Gallery starting April 25.
Irish artist plans Downey exhibit

DOWNEY – Irish artist Anne Rigney, whose paintings hang in public and private collections around the world, will be exhibiting at Stay Gallery later this month. Rigney has […]

City Hall debuts free WiFi

DOWNEY – Free WFi is now available at City Hall and the library, officials have announced. After joining the “TWC WiFi” network and accepting the terms of services, […]

Assistance League of Downey President Florence Towers and Terry Murphy

Assistance League of Downey President Florence Towers and Terry Murphy, left, help paint the Assistance League’s Second Tyme Around Shoppe at 11026 Downey Ave. during extensive renovations of […]

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Heather Boggs and Anthony Madden

Heather Boggs, daughter of Garth and Cathy Boggs of Downey, and Anthony Madden, son of Lupe Madden of Chino, were married a year ago on April 13, 2013. […]

Juanita Llamas: saying goodbye to family’s queen

Mexican grandmother is survived by nearly 200 relatives.

Students make dean’s list

DOWNEY – Downey residents and Azusa Pacific University students Karen Robles, Nicole Dobson and Jocelyn Orozco have made the academic Dean’s List at APU. To make the Dean’s […]

Parks have spring break programs

DOWNEY – Children ages 6-12 can spend their spring break at Downey parks, a free daily program from 12-5 p.m. Kids will enjoy an outdoor program that includes […]

Crime Report

Friday, March 28 At 10:15 p.m., officers responded to Dominoes Pizza (7870 Imperial Hwy) regarding a robbery investigation. Officers spoke to employees who reported a male had gone […]

Popular poet reads work in Downey

DOWNEY – Brian Tracey read some of his newest poetry at a Poetry Matters event last week at Stay Gallery. The event celebrated National Poetry Month, established in […]

Chihuahua adoptions half-off

DOWNEY – Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes can be adopted for half-price at SEAACA on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular adoption fees range from […]

Garcia proposes political ethics bills

DOWNEY – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia presented five political conduct and ethics bills before the Assembly Elections Committee last week. Garcia presented the following bills: AB 1673 – Eliminating […]

Ardys Halterman, former teacher

DOWNEY – Ardys Lorraine Halterman passed away peacefully March 6 at her home in Downey where she resided since 1953.She was 85. A small graveside service and burial […]

Quilt historian to speak

DOWNEY – Leah Zieber, a well-known quilter and quilt historian, will be guest speaker at the Los Angeles County Quilters Guild this Wednesday, April 16, at the Woman’s […]

Mega business mixer April 22

NORWALK – Ten chambers of commerce are expected to participate in Cerritos College’s “Mega Mixer” on Tuesday, April 22, from 5-7 p.m. in the Student Center. Admission is […]

City has volunteer opportunities

DOWNEY – The city of Downey has volunteer opportunities available for middle school and high school students. High school students assist within City Hall’s various department offices, including […]