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Downey remains at center of L.A. County library world

L.A. County library system is headquartered in Downey, unbeknownst to many.

Downey Fire goes digital

Paramedics begin using iPads to electronically store patient records.

Councilman Mario Guerra has been a big supporter of bicycle use in Downey.
Bicycling in Downey during National Bike Month

Bike to School Day and Bike to Work Week create plenty of opportunities for cycling.

Police department opens training center

DOWNEY – The Downey Police Department last week officially opened its new use-of-force training center, where police officers can test and practice techniques, decision-making and judgment skills with […]

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Irish artist to exhibit in Downey

DOWNEY – An art exhibit by Irish artist Anne Rigney opens Friday night at Stay Gallery in Downey. Rigney comes all the way from Roscommon County, Ireland, the […]

Services held for Rosemary Meyer

DOWNEY – Rosemary Meyer, a longtime Downey resident heavily involved with Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, died April 11. She was born Oct. 26, 1935 to Florence […]

Downey High School S.W.A.P. members

Downey High School S.W.A.P. members attended a Downey Chamber of Commerce breakfast event April 9 “to get an idea of what’s to come in the future.” S.W.A.P.  (Students […]

Residents inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

DOWNEY – Five Downey residents have been accepted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic […]

Sammi-Jo Dunphy

Sammi-Jo Dunphy was installed as the newest member of Downey Sertoma Club.   She is pictured at right with club president John McKinsey.   The Sertoma Club sponsors […]


Warren High School Humanitarian Society President Debora Jeong took first place at the Optimist International Area Oratorical Contest Tuesday night in South Gate.  She is pictured with Optimist […]

Free prom dresses for girls

DOWNEY – The Assisteens, the youth auxiliary of Assistance League of Downey, will host its fifth annual Glamour Gown giveaway event this Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. […]

Jessica Flores

Doty Middle School student Jessica Flores spent her spring break in Paris, and took along The Downey Patriot.   ********** Published: April 24, 2014 – Volume 13 – […]

Los Amigos Golf Course

Los Amigos Golf Course hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday to introduce its newly-renovated golf and banquet facilities. ********** Published: April 24, 2014 – Volume 13 – Issue 02

Downey sailor promoted

DOWNEY – Navy Hospitalman Apprentice Ramon E. Grajales, son of Bonita Cuellar of Downey, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. […]

Students see potential consequences of drunk driving

LYNWOOD – Lynwood High School students were presented with a harsh lesson in drunk driving this week, when three of their peers were “killed” during a mock car […]

International speech competition underway

DOWNEY – More than 14,000 Toastmasters clubs in over 122 countries have began their regional international speech competitions, which will culminate in a finals contest at the 2014 […]

Library’s April auction items revealed

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

Leaving Manchuria

In 1931 the Japanese invaded and occupied Manchuria. Nobuyo Avery spent her childhood there where her father was a Japanese businessman. The family had to stay in Manchuria […]

Crime Report

Thursday, April 10 At approximately 9:00 a.m., Downey officers assisted a local narcotics task force serving a search warrant at a residence in the 8600 block of Cheyenne. […]

Temple plans casino night

DOWNEY – Temple Ner Tamid will host a casino night and raffle – complete with poker, blackjack and craps with professional dealers – on Saturday, May 10, starting […]