Admin The Downey Patriot
Newspaper

Opinion

Furman Park track

Dear Editor: Furman Park in Downey is involved in a huge project to install a walking trail around the perimeter of the park. The project also involves the […]


Charity gifts

Dear Editor: Some months ago I sent a small contribution to Paralyzed Veterans. Immediately I received a note of thanks with a package of labels with my name […]


Lynwood launches dual language immersion program

Bringing together both native English speakers and students still learning the English language, Lynwood Unified this year kicked off its new Dual Immersion Program, starting with kindergarteners at […]


Upscale options

Dear Editor: My family recently moved to Downey a few years ago. I agree with Misty Hausmann’s letter about higher-end stores. (Facebook Conversation, 9/18/14) I like bargains, but […]


The View

Dear Editor: A little background info, then my complaint. I lived in Downey, raised my three children there. Eleven years ago, the children grown and out of the […]


Attorney general

Dear Editor: It was good news to hear that Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning. He should have resigned when a border patrol agent was killed because of […]


Banning plastic bags: giving up convenience for the greater good

Sending a powerful message nationally that the plastic pollution plague can be abated, Gov. Jerry Brown today signed landmark legislation that bans the distribution of single-use plastic shopping […]


November’s elections won’t resolve much of anything

Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to […]


Student body funds

Dear Editor: I oppose the use of student body funds in construction bond campaigns. As the author against Measure G on the ballot two years ago, I was […]


Measure O

Dear Editor: The citizens of Downey are being asked to support Measure O, a special tax put on homeowners only to improve our schools. We all want good […]


Reaganomics

Dear Editor: Thanks to 30 years of Reaganomics, it now has been impossible for middle class families to provide the most basic things for their families. A report […]


Yes on Prop 45

Dear Editor: The November election is just around the corner and unfortunately there is some very deceptive advertising coming out about Proposition 45, which if passed could save […]


Political attacks

Dear Editor: The Guerra family has always been committed to community service. We are proud of being a part of Downey and love our city. When Mario asked […]


Kaskkari’s politics

Dear Editor: This letter is in response to David Mathews letter, titled “Neel Kashkari” in the Thursday Sept. 18 edition of the Patriot. Mr. Mathews argued that Gov. […]


Obamacare open enrollment

Open enrollment for 2015 health insurance coverage from the government marketplace is proposed to begin Nov. 15. People who plan to shop healthcare.gov should understand the rules or […]


Fighting a ticket

Dear Editor: Mission Impossible: contesting a parking citation in Downey. Designed to ensure no revenue loss a long time ago. No blame on present council members for this […]


Food festival

Dear Editor: Kudos to the chamber and the city for a very successful International Food Festival that was held this past Saturday. As a lifelong resident, I have […]


Government size

Dear Editor: Wednesday, Sept. 17, was known as Constitution Day. ON that day in 1787 the constitutional convention concluded and the constitution was sent to the states for […]


Medical marijuana laws

Voters in seven states, one U.S. territory, and at least 17 cities and counties across the nation will face a marijuana initiative when they go to the polls […]


Failures in math and science education beginning to add up

Americans could use a crash course in math. According to a new study from the Brookings Institution, jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math are vacant for more […]