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Gunderson-Miller wedding

DOWNEY – Dave and Vickie Gunderson have announced the marriage of their daughter, Michelle Marie Gunderson, to Kevin David Miller, son of David and Ane Miller. The ceremony […]

Vivian Rice mourned

DOWNEY – Vivian Marie Myers Rice passed Oct. 16. She was born in Ravenna, Ohio on March 26, 1924. She moved to Maywood when she was 21 and […]

Veterans Day’s ceremony Nov. 11

DOWNEY – The city of Downey will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. near the veterans memorial located in the civic center. […]

Library hosting talk on military families

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library will host a discussion Saturday on the needs of young children in military and veteran families. The talk is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. […]

September 17, 1922 to September 8, 2014
Deloris Evelyn Peterson

DELORIS EVELYN PETERSON, 91, of Downey, California, died on Monday, September 8, 2014, at Long Beach Community Hospital in Long Beach, California. She was born September 17, 1922, […]

St. Raymond’s holiday boutique

DOWNEY – St. Raymond’s Catholic Church will host its annual holiday boutique Sunday, Dc. 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring a camera […]

April 13, 1936 to October 21, 2014
Stuart J. Finck

Stuart Finck, Retired Police Captain, Mourned. Stuart J. Finck, age 78, died on October 21, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from complications following ulcer surgery. Stuart Jon Finck was born […]

Downey High teacher accused of sex with student

Brandon Hitchcock, a teacher and soccer coach, pleads not guilty to charges he slept with underage student.

DUSD enters agreement over treatment of transgender student

Transgender elementary school student was bullied and discriminated against, according to allegations.

After two decades, video store announces closure

One of Downey’s last remaining video rental store finds it can no longer compete.

Manny Ramirez: for a mother’s love

Downey High defensive tackle is tough on the field, but he has a soft spot for his mother.

Photo by John Zander
Jim McDonnell

Long Beach police chief and L.A. County Sheriff candidate Jim McDonnell was in Downey this week, meeting with local residents and community leaders. The meet-and-greet was held at […]

The Macias family in San Francisco

The Macias family of Downey traveled to San Francisco over the Columbus Day weekend for a wedding, and took the Patriot with them.   ********** Published: Oct. 23, […]

October 23, 1939 to October 10, 2014
Frederick Dickinson

October 23, 1939 – October 10, 2014 Frederick Dickinson passed away on Friday October 10th 2014; it was very sudden without warning from a major heart attack at […]

The Patriot in Newport coast

A group of Downey friends took the Patriot to Newport coast. “Thank you for putting us Downey old-timers in the paper,” joked Jan Scott.   ********** Published: Oct. […]

Boys & Girls Club honoring Downey teen

DOWNEY – Warren High School student Margarita Gomez will be honored as the Youth of the Year by the Rio Hondo Boys & Girls Club at an awards […]

Miguel Banuelos in Mammoth Lake

Downey resident Miguel Banuelos and fellow members of the Silverback Fishing Club (est. 1992) pose with the Patriot at their annual one-week fishing trip to Mammoth Lakes. From […]

‘Spooky Science Night’ at space center

DOWNEY – The Columbia Memorial Space Center will host its annual Spooky Science Night this weekend, Oct. 24 and Oct. 25, from 5-9 p.m. Games and contests begin […]

Library open house, marketplace

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library will host its annual open house and holiday marketplace Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in […]

Japan - 1965

In 1965 Charlene Farnsworth and her parents embarked on an adventure that is not uncommon today, but rather unique at that time – a world tour, including the […]