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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gallery investment

Dear Editor: In a letter to the editor of this newspaper several weeks ago, a writer suggested a change to the headline “Stay Gallery Marks Two Years”, indicating […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Guerra’s position

Dear Editor: Please tell me there was a misprint in the Patriot’s reporting of Mr. Mario Guerra’s debate where it mentioned they are both for the Affordable Care […]


Dear Editor: I have been a Downey resident since 1968 and both of my children attended Downey public schools, kindergarten through 12th grade. I am a retired career […]


Dear Editor: I hope all Downey voters will get out to vote by mail or on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4. When my ancestors first arrived in what […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support for Kiefer

Dear Editor: I was very proud to be a co-chair to defeat Measure B earlier this year. We must continue to be vigilant to ensure that we keep […]


Dear Editor: As the mother of a son who was killed by medical negligence, I am appalled by Dr. A-Malek’s comments. She couldn’t be more wrong. (“No on […]

Shopping center progress

Dear Editor: It’s good to see work being done again at the new shopping area next to the Downey Landing. A good area to observe the progress is […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rooftop concert

Dear Editor: Downey did it again! Downey’s final rooftop Cuban-themed concert, “Havana Nights,” was anything but laid back. After enjoying the previous month’s show (Mexico as the theme), […]

Article byline

Dear Editor: The Patriot’s issue of Oct. 16 included an article about a staged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta, “H.M.S. Pinafore,” coming Sunday afternoon to the Downey […]

No on 46

Dear Editor: MICRA (the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act), which means compensation for pain and suffering, has been capped at $250,000, which kept the cost of medical care […]

Downey’s destiny is density

Dear Editor: I heard there is a townhouse development planned on Paramount Boulevard between 5th and 7th streets. Housing in Downtown Downey is cool, but trying to pack […]

Exchange plans are failing America’s most vulnerable

The Affordable Care has helped millions of Americans access health insurance. But the quality of coverage insurers are currently offering is worrisome. Even with federal subsidies, many available […]

Debate blackout

Dear Editor: The Downey Patriot and the Whittier Daily News have reported on the first and only public debate state Senate candidates Tony Mendoza and Mario Guerra recently […]

Endorsement for A-Malek

Dear Editor: I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Shahira A-Malek for Downey City Council, district 2. As a Christian doctor, Dr. Shahira embodies the Biblical values of charity and love. […]

Viewing political corruption more broadly

Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans’ views toward government. Polling by Gallup, he noted, found that the proportion of Americans […]

Plastic bag ban

Dear Editor: The op-ed “Banning Plastic Bags: Giving Up Convenience for the Greater Good” published in the Oct. 2 edition of the Patriot was so very one-sided and […]

STEM’s roots in DUSD

Dear Editor: Based on the two letters to the editor in The Downey Patriot titled, “Failure in Math and Science Education Beginning to Add Up” (September 18) and […]

Gallery subsidies

Dear Editor: Re: “Stay Gallery Marks Two Years”, 10/9/14 The headline should have read: Stay Gallery Celebrates Two Years of Subsidies. David Johanson Downey   ********** Published: Oct. […]

Worthless votes

Dear Editor: A startling new political science study concludes that corporate interests and mega wealthy individuals control U.S. policy to such a degree that “the preferences of the […]

Social inequality

Dear Editor: Regarding a recent letter of complaint titled “Measure O” in the Oct. 2 edition of the Patriot about illegals and their children costing taxpayers money because […]