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Councilman Fernando Vasquez is issued the oath of office by his wife, Donna. Vasquez was elected to a second four-year term last month. Photo by John Zander
Fernando Vasquez reflects on his year as Downey mayor

Hello Downey! My term as Mayor has come to an end and as I reflect back on this last year, I am very grateful for the opportunity to […]


Lakewood Blvd. street repairs expected to last through January

Local business owners fed up as construction delays stretch into next year.


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Foundation donates 50K books to Downey schools

  DOWNEY – A local nonprofit group donated more than 50,000 children’s books to the Downey Unified School District last week. The books range from board books for […]


The Downey Rose Float Association’s float passed final inspection by Tournament of Roses Parade officials last week. The parade, which is seen on television by an estimated 39 million Americans and millions more around the world, is Jan. 1 in Pasadena. Photo by Linda DeKay
Downey float passes last round of testing

DOWNEY –The Downey Rose Float Association passed the final series of inspections mandated by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade last Satruday. The last in the series of […]


Luis Herrera
Downey student wins prize for medical invention

DOWNEY – Johns Hopkins University student Luis Herrera, of Downey, was part of a team that won $10,000 at a national innovation competition last month. Herrera, Anvesh Annadanam, […]


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An open letter to Mario Guerra: Downey still needs you

Dear Mario: I’m hoping you read this letter. I know you’re a faithful reader of the Patriot, but just to be sure I’ve got your attention, I’ve placed […]


Photo by John Zander
Eight years later, Mario Guerra says goodbye

Two-term councilman reflects on eight years as a city representative.


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Ernie Brace, Vietnam POW, dies

DOWNEY – Ernest Brace, a civilian who was captured during the Vietnam War while flying supplies for the CIA and who later tapped code through a wall to […]


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For Meg Zeleny, music is what defines her

Music director of Downey Master Chorale, finds motivation and inspiration in music.


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Carlo’s Pizza marks 50 years

DOWNEY – The Downey Conservancy congratulates Carlo’s Pizza House on the occasion of its 50th anniversary in business. A celebration marking the event will be held this Sunday, […]


Man gets 12 years for stabbing

DOWNEY – A 38-year-old Downey man that fatally stabbed another man earlier this year was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison. Deputy District Attorney Don Syn said […]


Jennifer DeKay, Carl Charles, Mark Gillaspie
Rain or shine, Downey Christmas Parade this Sunday

Christmas Parade begins at 1:30 p.m. on Downey Avenue; Jennifer DeKay is grand marshal.


Otha Derek performs at the Acoustic Christmas Toy Drive in 2013.
Stay Gallery brings back Acoustic Christmas Toy Drive

DOWNEY – Stay Gallery will host its second annual Acoustic Christmas Toy Drive, in partnership with TLC Family Resource Center, and presented by Financial Partners Credit Union, on […]


Photo courtesy Downey Historical Society
Downey Conservancy urges re-use of Cadillac site

Plans underway to demolish former Cadillac dealership at Studebaker and Florence.


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Miguel Esquitin: nothing is impossible

Downey High defensive back makes up for small stature with maximum effort.


Stacy Chukwumezie (10) celebrates after a touchdown.
Stacy Chukwumezie: always quiet before the storm

Downey High wide receiver hopes to bring Downey another championship.


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What are you thankful for?

TonyaAndAdileny Sanchez: I am thankful for my lil blessing God sent me. Raider Tommy: I am thankful that as of today my mother, Rose Ann Garcia, is cancer […]


For $500,000, Benihana agrees to come to Downey

City Council offers $500K in economic incentives to bring Benihana to Downey.


Rick Rodriguez, right, with his wife, Lupe, and John Casillas, branch manager at the Downey Farmers and Merchant branch.
Rick Rodriguez presented Gratitude Award

DOWNEY – Downey resident Rick Rodriguez was one of 13 people honored by Farmers & Merchants Bank at its “California’s Strongest People You Can Bank On” awards ceremony […]


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Police officer from Downey earns Medal of Valor

DOWNEY – Downey resident Brian S. Lopez, a LAX police officer, has been awarded the Medal of Valor for his actions Nov. 1, 2013, when a man opened […]


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