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World Cup viewing party Sunday

DOWNEY – Downtown Downey will host a public viewing party of the World Cup final this Sunday, featuring giant screens, outdoor soccer courts, food trucks, and more. The […]


Comedian Felipe Esparza performs at the Laugh Factory, part of a radiothon fundraiser for the USO. Photo by Greg Waskul
With support from entertainment industry, USO radiothon a success

K-EARTH 101 live radiothon draws celebrities in support of Bob Hope USO.


Officials with the American Legion auxiliary in Norwalk say they will lose its Front Street  property if it does not raise $45,000 by Sept. 9. Photo by Eric Pierce
American Legion at risk of losing property

NORWALK − American Legion, known for its financial and social support to past and present members of the U.S. Armed Forces, has been a staple in the Norwalk […]


071014-01-01
Bri Winkler to share her stroke survival story

Free event will include complimentary blood pressure, carotid artery screenings.


Police issue 25 citations for illegal fireworks

DOWNEY – Despite extensive public outreach and the threat of heavy fines, Downey city council members admitted this week that illegal fireworks rained over the city on Independence […]


City maintenance worker and Navy veteran George De La Torre was honored by the City Council on Tuesday. Photo by John Zander
Navy veteran, city worker recognized

DOWNEY – George De La Torre, a worker in Downey’s public works department, was publicly recognized at Tuesday’s City Council meeting for his military service. De La Torre […]


Assistance League installs president

DOWNEY – Florence Towers was recently installed as president of the Assistance League of Downey. Her executive board includes Willie McFarland, first VP; Joan Frey, second VP; Adele […]


Student wins certificate

BELLFLOWER – Bellflower High School student Anahi Munoz was honored at the National SkillsUSA Championships recently, a national competition that tests high school and college students on workforce […]


071014-03-03
Rick Stoneberg mourned

DOWNEY – Rick Stoneberg passed away in Sun City, Calif. on June 30. He was born Jan. 1, 1953 in North Field, Min.. and lived in Downey for […]


071014-03-01
Downey fourth grader catches first pitch at Dodger game

DOWNEY – Ten-year-old Alex Sarmiento felt the crisp crunch of dirt beneath his cleats. The whispers from the crowd brushed his ears—a vague hum that lifted Alex’s spirits […]


Photo by John Zander
Girl Scouts honored by City Council

DOWNEY – Sarah Bischoff and Giselle McAllister were honored Tuesday night at the Downey City Council meeting for receiving the Girl Scout Gold Award. Both girls are Downey […]


071014-15-05
The Saldana family

The Saldana family took the Patriot on their vacation last week to Monterey, Calif. and took a picture in front of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. From left: Madeline […]


071014-15-06
The Patriot in Everett, Washington

Friends John Romero, Joanna Perez, Matt Lancaster and Kristine Celeste took the Patriot on a trip to Everett, Wash. for the Fourth of July.   ********** Published: July […]


Comedy Night tickets on sale

DOWNEY – Tickets are still on sale for the Warren High School Football Booster Club’s inaugural Comedy Night, taking place Tuesday, July 22, at the Rio Hondo Event […]


The Embassy Suites received Large Business of the Year honors from the Downey Chamber of Commerce.
Gallatin Dental, Embassy Suites named ‘Businesses of the Year’

  DO DOWNEY – Gallatin Dental Group and Embassy Suites were honored as Businesses of the Year by the Downey Chamber of Commerce last month. Gallatin Dental won […]


Woman’s Club issues scholarships

DOWNEY – At its June luncheon, the Woman’s Club of Downey presented three $1,000 scholarships to local outstanding high school students. The students will continue to receive the […]


Dia de los Muertos lineup announced

DOWNEY – Mexican filmmaker and historian Ramon Villalba will lead a Q&A discussion at this year’s Dia de los Muertos Art Festival scheduled for Nov. 2 at the […]


Terry (left) and Larry Thien at the Saddleback Service Center. Photo courtesy Southern California Edison.
Twins work hand in glove bringing us power

Downey twins Larry and Terry Thien have identical careers with So Cal Edison.


Downey girl earns Kohl’s scholarship

DOWNEY – A 12-year-old Downey girl has received a $1,000 Kohl’s scholarship in recognition of her community service. Nathalie Castanos organized several volunteer groups to cook and serve […]


City hires consultant for downtown BID

DOWNEY – The Downey City Council hired a consultant this week to guide the formation of a business improvement district in Downtown Downey, which would help fund special […]