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Illegal immigration

Dear Editor: America’s No. 1 liar, emperor and dictator has spoken up for the law-breaker: illegal aliens who are breaking our Constitution and changing our country for the […]


Street construction

Dear Editor: I just read the article about road construction on Gallatin Road and Lakewood Boulevard. I can not believe how long this is taking, especially since the […]


Protect parents of DREAMers from deportation

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the chair of the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, was joined by Working Group colleagues Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) and Congresswoman Dina […]


Appreciation for vets

Dear Editor: It is my hope that there are those who (out of appreciation) paused for a few minutes on Veterans Day and attempted to realize the real […]


Effects of climate change

Dear Editor: This is in response to the editorial “Americans to Hypocritical Green Activists: You First” written by Michael Barton. Mr. Barton misses the point. The point of […]


Election results

Dear Editor: Thank you voters, where shall I begin? Well, let’s start with Jerry Brown, the man who has never had a real job, who has been on […]


Linda Sanchez: executive action is ‘bold step in right direction’

Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-38) issued the following statement after President Obama announced he will issue executive action to provide relief and accountability for millions of immigrants living in […]


Why the President will go through with his threat to act unilaterally

The president has placed himself in a box of his own making. The construction of that box began in 2008 when he first ran for the presidency. At […]


Republican mandate

Dear Editor: On D-Day, President Eisenhower did not tell his troops that we were going to defeat the Nazis so that we could cooperate with them. The order […]


What makes a strong lobbyist

Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These […]


Put down the cell phone

Is there a way to make more time with family? Yes, says jazz trombonist and music producer Delfeayo Marsalis, a member of the acclaimed Marsalis jazz family of […]


Carpenters history

Dear Editor: I must agree with the letter written by Ms. Carolyn Arzac (“Carpenter House,” 11/6/14). Her letter was in regards to the poor condition of the Carpenter […]


Obama and Iran

Ever try to negotiate with a pit bull that wants to bite your hand off? That’s about how well nuclear talks with Iran are going… For years, Iran […]


Measure O reaction

Dear Editor: I am a little annoyed and troubled by the response to the passing of Measure O on the Downey Patriot’s Facebook page. A lot of residents […]


Americans to hypocritical green activists: you first

Billionaire Democrat activist Tom Steyer is using his fortune to combat what he thinks is the greatest threat to America. No, he isn’t financing operations against ISIS or […]


Time to turn to American technology for space launch

For the first time since the Cold War, the United States has deployed armored reinforcements to Europe. To counter Russia’s aggression, several hundred troops and 20 tanks are […]


Neighborhood watch

Dear Editor: I would like to publicly thank the Downey Police Department and Downey Fire Department for attending our local neighborhood watch meeting last week and for providing […]


Carpenters house

Dear Editor: Remember the Carpenters house on Newville Avenue? It is still a beloved residence by fans all over the world. However, the state the house is in […]


Measure O

Dear Editor: Continuously committed to improving the quality of education for each student, The Downey Unified School District (DUSD) Board of Education would like to take this opportunity […]


Don’t enable Obama’s executive amnesty

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday sent a letter to Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), the outgoing Senate Majority Leader, signed by Sens. Mike Crapo, R-ID; Mike Lee, R-UT; […]


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