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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rude neighbors

Dear Editor: Whatever happened to: “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” The Golden Rule? Or does this somehow not apply to the people […]

American history

Dear Editor: I extol Paula Mayfield’s letter in your 7/31 edition. As I read it I thought I was reading a review of Dinesh D’souza’s “America.” He complains […]

New AP exams

Dear Editor: Historically and constitutionally, education is the function of local and state government. It was recently brought to my attention that a new history curriculum and test […]

Social media

Dear Editor: I would like to express how much I enjoy The Downey Patriot’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. By the time my mom opens the paper Friday morning, […]

Go-go liabilities

Dear Editor: The recent decision by the city’s Planning Commission to allow go-go dancers should be looked at in terms of labor and liability for all practical purposes. […]

Moon hoax

Dear Editor: It is now 45 years since the moon hoax, the most successful hoax of all time. Congratulations, NASA. Ever wonder why Russia never tried – or […]

Water waste

Dear Editor: What is Downey’s official plan for water conservation, enforcement and to whom would I report gross violators? I walk my dogs in the evening daily, between […]

Poetry problems

Dear Editor: I’m not stranger to poetry, and I don’t object to anything intellectually stimulating in the paper, however, in two weeks we have had poems about a […]

U.S. healthcare

Dear Editor: In response to Mr. David Coppell’s letter about greed in the healthcare system, I agree totally and have the following observations. I like President Obama but […]

Park condition

Dear Editor: I’d like to echo Mr. Morris’ concerns about the poor condition of Furman Park’s lawns. (“Furman Park,” Letters to the Editor, 7/18/14) My wife and I […]

Miracle recovery

Dear Editor: In reading Sandra Guerrero’s inspiring letter of her daughter Melissa’s miracle recovery from a traumatic brain injury (“Hospital Miracle,” Letters to the Editor, 7/24/14), I was […]

Democratic leaders

Dear Editor: After reading The Downey Patriot (7/17/14), there are several things I’d like to address. First, Cristina Garcia’s article (“Cristina Garcia Asks for Patience in State of […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stay Gallery and poetry

Dear Editor: Last week’s letter titled “Poetry Matters” raised questions about Stay Gallery, the “Poetry Matters” column in the Patriot, and in particular the activities of Lorine Parks. […]


Dear Editor: The letters to the editor section of a local paper is always interesting to read for what it reveals about the people who live within the […]


Dear Editor: As a young and open minded woman of today, I don’t see why people are so upset about the idea of go-go dancers coming to our […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Downey Civic Light Opera

Dear Editor: Many have wondered about the reasons for Downey Civic Light Opera closing. The city of Downey did not keep its word that the DCLO could continue […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hospital miracle

Dear Editor: On Sunday, July 13, my daughter Melissa Marin from Downey was in Vegas with friends. She suffered a head trauma and was on life support with […]

Sen. Rand Paul stands with Israel

Sen. Rand Paul last week took to the Senate floor to ask for unanimous consent to pass the Stand with Israel Act. The legislation, S.2265, was introduced April […]

Downtown trouble

Dear Editor: When I read in The Patriot about the downtown organization to provide additional security and clean-up services as the area becomes more heavily patronized by the […]

Illegal immigration

Dear Editor: This is in reply to Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard’s editorial. (“Downey Congresswoman Condemns Year of Inaction,” 7/10/14) The Senate passed a bill on comprehensive immigration, which was […]