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Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard toured Downey’s CareMore Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, meeting with executives, staff and patients at both facilities. She is pictured here with […]

Daytrip to San Diego

DOWNEY – The Downey Newcomers Club is sponsoring a trip to Old Town San Diego on Wednesday, Aug. 20, via Amtrak. Cost is $49.30 roundtrip for seniors and […]

“The Avenue -- Historical Photographs of Downey Avenue”

“The Avenue — Historical Photographs of Downey Avenue” is the title of an exhibit opening next Friday, Aug. 22, at Stay Gallery. The exhibit is a partnership between […]

Downey’s space center partners with Google

DOWNEY – Downey’s Columbia Memorial Space Center exhibits relating to space science education and Downey’s rich aerospace history are now universally accessible to the world thanks to a […]

More mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus

DOWNEY – West Nile virus activity continues to increase in Los Angeles County, with 61 positive mosquito and five dead birds testing positive for the virus. Mosquitoes have […]

Keeping a skunk as a pet

Q: I live in Alameda and want to know if it is legal for me to keep a pet skunk? We will, of course, have the stink glands […]

Assistance League awards scholarships

DOWNEY – The Assistance League of Downey recently awarded four scholarships to graduating students from Downey schools. The recipients were Gissel Enriquez and Jacquelyn Tester from Downey High […]

Church marking 160 years

DOWNEY – Downey United Methodist Church will celebrate 160 years of continuous Christian service to the Downey community with a series of community events in September. On Friday, […]

April 7, 1931 to July 17, 2014
James G. Mann

Jim Mann passed away suddenly on Thursday 7/17/14 at San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield due to a brain aneurysm. Jim was born in Van Buren, Arkansas, the […]

The Amezquita family

The Amezquita proudly displays The Downey Patriot while vacationing in Costa Rica.   ********** Published: Aug. 14, 2014 – Volume 13 – Issue 18

Rummage sale at Elks Lodge

DOWNEY – The Downey Elks Lodge is hosting a rummage sale Saturday, Aug. 23, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., with proceeds used to supply all third grade […]

College students presented with scholarships

NORWALK – Several student scholarships were presented at a recent Cerritos College Board of Trustees meeting. Tera Lim of Long Beach received the $500 Perez-Medrano Scholarship which was […]

Mark Gillaspie became Downey’s ninth fire chief after he was sworn-in by City Manager Gilbert Livas last Friday. Photos by John Zander
Downey Fire Department has a new leader

Mark Gillaspie started as a volunteer firefighter in Downey 25 years ago.

Chamber of Commerce executive director resigns

Carlos Cruz’s abrupt resignation leaves chamber searching for new executive director.

Interview: Barney Santos

“5 Questions” is an occasional feature in which we ask five questions of Downey business and community leaders. This week’s participant is Barney Santos, a social media expert […]

Photo by John Zander
Coming Home: Javier Becerra

DOWNEY – Rewind almost 31 years ago: Javier Becerra was on his way to an Army recruiting office with his brother who was about to enlist. With no […]

The trip of a lifetime

From Croatia I then spent time in Hungary, Italy, Czech Republic and Greece with some friends before making my way solo to my last stop in Istanbul, Turkey. […]

April 15, 1919 to July 31, 2014
Charlotte Meier

Charlotte Meier passed into the hands of the Lord early on the morning of July 31st, surrounded by her husband of 71 years and her three daughters. She […]

Textbooks open for review

DOWNEY – Textbooks under consideration for adoption by the Board of Education are now available for public inspection at district headquarters. If adopted, the textbooks will be used […]

Crime Report

Thursday, July 24 At 11:30 a.m., officers were sent to the 10000 block of Imperial Highway regarding a vandalism investigation. When officers arrived they spoke with a witness […]