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Putting the brakes on high gas prices

As Americans hop in their cars this summer, gasoline prices are at a six-year high. Thanks to surging demand and continued turmoil in Iraq, gas is quickly approaching […]


Medical diagnosis

Dear Editor: Do I have this correct? Greg Lopez was suffering from “severe abdominal pain and cramps” through a month-long waiting period and is upset that the doctor […]


Foster Square

Dear Editor: I live near Foster Square at the corner of Foster Road and Woodruff Avenue. The Square has been allowed to fall into disrepair. It is the […]


Sanchez statement on Moral Mondays

Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-38) issued the following statement today in support of outraged North Carolinians in response to the extreme, right-wing legislation enacted by Governor Pat McCrory and […]


American flag

Dear Editor: Independence Day, the Fourth of July, is an ideal day to fly your flag. It is customary to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset […]


Make Music Downey

Dear Editor: Make Music Downey is well on its way to becoming the best annual public event in Downey. The variety of music is amazing, and the quality […]


The Lesson Congress Should Learn from the VA Scandal

Like other federal scandals before it, the mess involving VA hospitals has followed a well-trod path. First comes the revelation of misdoing. Then comes the reaction: a shocked […]


Furman Park

Dear Editor: I am upset that both playgrounds at Furman Park are under construction during our kids’ summer vacation period. The playgrounds are appropriate for children aged 2-12. […]


McDonald’s drive-thru

Dear Editor: I agree with Joan Bryan when she wrote about the McDonald’s drive-thru on the corner of Gallatin and Lakewood. Between the lines of cars waiting to […]


Federal funds for newborn screenings

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) celebrated the passage of her Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act (H.R. 1281) by the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The bill, which renews […]


Student opportunities

Dear Editor: I really appreciated having the opportunity to have sent one of our third grade classrooms to the Stay Gallery in support of the “Stay Young Initiative.” […]


Bad doctors

Dear Editor: Last week I received a letter form my HMO showing the charges that were sent to them for my office visit to the doctor. I was […]


Promenade questions

Dear Editor: What’s really going on with the new shopping center that we never hear anything about anymore? I work across the street from the designated space and […]


Exalted President

Dear Editor: In response to the letter “Impeaching Ruler Obama” (Letters to the Editor, 6/19/14), I say go for it girl. I am sure she is going to […]


Firework safety

Dear Editor: While consumer fireworks are safer today than ever before, people must still follow the recommended safety rules for use of the products in order to ensure […]


U.S. manufacturing making a comeback

Here’s a news flash: The death of U.S. manufacturing has been greatly exaggerated. In fact, manufacturing has been growing stronger thanks to the U.S. energy boom and a […]


Firestone construction

Dear Editor: I was wondering if they are still working on Firestone Boulevard? They started gung-ho and now I don’t see any progress. What’s up? M. Nicolson Downey […]


Roybal-Allard on Fred Ross

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard released the following statement on the induction of Fred Ross Sr. into the California Hall of Fame. “I am so pleased that Fred Ross Sr., […]


Ruler Obama

Dear Editor: When I started this letter, I thought it couldn’t get worse, but with this Narcissistic-Nerd-in-Chief, it always gets worse. When I started his letter there were […]


McDonald’s parking

Dear Editor: I am writing to urge the city of Downey to put in more parking at the McDonald’s restaurant on the corner of Gallatin and Lakewood. I […]