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Downey Mayor Luis Marquez, left, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Mayor’s Corner: first message from Downey’s newest mayor

Greetings Downey! As your new mayor, it is my pleasure to be able to connect with you through our great community newspaper, the Downey Patriot.  I am happy to […]


012915-01-02
Paramount Boulevard fire

The man accused of intentionally burning down a Paramount Boulevard office complex last year has accepted a plea deal and will serve three years in prison, authorities said. […]


Kevin MacDonald’s last day at The Arc was Thursday. Photo by John Zander
Kevin MacDonald leaving Arc

DOWNEY – Kevin MacDonald, the longtime executive director of The Arc – Los Angeles & Orange Counties, has accepted a job leading Culver City-based Westside Regional Center. MacDonald’s […]


Bellflower school district shifts to smaller class sizes

Bellflower Unified drops class sizes by about eight per class in grades K-3.


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Warren High PTSA wins wager

DOWNEY – The numbers are in and Warren High has beaten rival Downey in the schools’ PTSA membership competition. The schools wagered that the PTSA president with the […]


Woman gets prison for embezzling from credit union

LAKEWOOD – A Lakewood woman who pleaded guilty to a protracted embezzlement scheme which resulted in the failure of a credit union was sentenced last week to 21 […]


Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A

DOWNEY – Chick-fil-A is hosting a fundraiser this Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 4-9 p.m. to benefit Downey High School’s Amigos Club. Customers should present an event flier when […]


Silent auction ends Saturday

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library holds monthly silent book auctions in order to raise money to help support the various programs of our local […]


012915-03-02
Darrell Bever passes away

DOWNEY – Darrell F. Bever, a longtime Downey resident, passed away Jan. 11. Born Sept. 1, 1923 he was raised during the Depression and faced with World War […]


Former resident gets prison time for tax fraud

DOWNEY – A former Downey resident was sentenced Monday to 21 months in federal prison for his role in a scheme which stole the identities of Puerto Rican […]


E-waste event at Downey High

DOWNEY – Downey High’s baseball boosters are hosting an electronic waste recycling event Saturday, Feb. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school’s southwest parking lot. […]


Vendors wanted for Street Faire

DOWNEY – The Downey Chamber of Commerce has announced that the 22nd annual Street Faire will take place Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More […]


Geovanny Grijalva finishes basic training

DOWNEY – Army Pvt. Geovanny Grijalva has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Benning. During nine weeks of training, he received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, […]


012915-13-05
Gloria Korte and Anna Dunbar in Italy

Longtime Downey resident Gloria Korte and her sister, Anna Dunbar, took “a trip of a lifetime” to Italy last October.   ********** Published: Jan. 29, 2015 – Volume […]


Library card design contest

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library has announced a contest to design a new library card. Designs will be divided into three categories: children (ages 5-12), teens (13-17) […]


012915-02-01
Friends of the Downey City Library care packages

Friends of the Downey City Library board members Susan Bouris and Nancy Krusbe are pictured preparing packages for shipment to soldiers stationed overseas. The Friends offered their time […]


012915-13-01
Heather Adamson and Brittnee Taylor in Fond Doux, Haiti

Downey residents Heather Adamson and Brittnee Taylor brought the spirit of Christmas and the Downey Patriot to an orphanage in rural Fond Doux, Haiti.   ********** Published: Jan. […]


012915-13-07
Raymundo Manriquez

Rio Hondo Men’s Club board members Bob Buckley and Dennis Pagenkopp congratulate club member Raymundo Manriquez for being named Club Champion for 2014-15. Manriquez, a longtime member of […]


Bus trip to Pechanga

DOWNEY – The Downey Newcomers Club are sponsoring a bus trip to Pechanga casino on March 18. Tickets are $7 and include bingo, snacks and bottled water. Reservations […]


‘Trojan Women’ opening at Cerritos

NORWALK – “The Trojan Women,” a Greek tragedy that portrays the fate of the women of Troy following their city’s ruin,” opens Feb. 27 at the Burnight Theatre […]