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Top Row: Mrs. Karen Trejo (Principal of Imperial Elementary), Mariana Pacheco, Don Lamkin, Ms. Hargrave, Ana Godinez, Jerry Wetzstein, and Valentin Flores.
Bottom Row: Mrs. Hargrave’s 3rd Grade Class.
Imperial Elementary students recreate ‘Downey Doodle-icious’

DOWNEY – Last Friday, Kiwanis of Downey and Stay Gallery visited Imperial Elementary School to gift the school the finished mural created by one of its third grade […]


Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers

Volunteers needed to deliver meals to Downey’s homebound residents.


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Norwalk community leader Sara Mendez dies at 93

Sara Mendez was champion of quality public education for all children.


The Albert Ball estate was demolished in 2007 and never rebuilt. Photo courtesy Downey Conservancy
HISTORY DENIED: Ball property subdivided into four lots

Cherokee Avenue property once home to Downey pioneer Albert Ball will be developed into four new homes.


Photo courtesy Downey Conservancy
Planning Commission considers subdividing Albert Ball estate into four lots (UPDATED)

UPDATE: On a 4-1 vote, the Planning Commission approved the subdivision, on the condition that two existing palm trees towards the front of the property remain. Commissioner Jim […]


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OPINION: Why Alan Clayton is wrong to leave out other Latino candidates

Editor’s note: the following is a rebuttal to an op-ed that appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Alan Clayton is misinformed, or at the very least ill-advised, […]


From left: Barbara Lai; Amy Tsubokawa, president of the Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center; Randy Tubbs; and Reverend Patrick Thompson of Grace First Presbyterian Church.
Downey woman earns award for volunteerism

Barbara Lai, a language therapist for DUSD, honored with Human Service Award.


RSVPs recommended for Garcia swearing-in

DOWNEY – Reservations are recommended to attend the swearing-in ceremony for Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, which is taking place Saturday, Feb. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at […]


Downey poet publishes new book

Lorine Parks will read from “Persons of Interest” next Thursday at Stay Gallery.


Marka Larkin at the 2014 Downey Christmas Parade. Photo by Eric Pierce
Larkin steps down as parade chairman

DOWNEY – Longtime volunteer Maria Larkin has retired from her post as chairman of the Downey Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade committee. Larkin chaired the committee for 14 […]


Cristina Garcia finalist for Rising Star Award

DOWNEY – EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, announced Wednesday that Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia is a 2015 nominee for its Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star […]


Photo by Sofia Justine Pok
Lock & Key helps raise thousands for charity

DOWNEY — Downtown Downey bar and restaurant Lock and Key Social Drinkery participated in the 15th annual Dux in Tux fundraiser sponsored by the Anaheim Ducks last month, […]


Photo courtesy Alex Gaytan
Students pack 25K meals for typhoon victims

DOWNEY – Hundreds of students gave up their Saturday on Jan. 31 to pack approximately 25,000 meals for hungry families in the Philippines still struggling to recover from […]


Crime Report for week of Feb. 6

This week’s Crime Report, provided by the Downey Police Department. SATURDAY, JAN. 31 At 12:30 a.m., a Patrol Officer was on routine patrol in the area of Downey […]


Funeral services will be held Saturday for Raniyah Simoons, who died last week. She was 7.
Dance studio mourning death of 7-year-old student

Raniyah Simmons died last week after suffering an ashtma attack; funeral services are Saturday.


The Embassy Suites said it is spending millions of dollars to update public areas in the Downey hotel. Photo by Pam Lane/DowneyDailyPhotos.com
Embassy Suites spending millions to renovate property

Hotel announces multi-million dollar renovation of lobby, restaurant and meeting rooms.


Proposed legislation would prohibit e-cigarette sales to minors

DOWNEY − Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) has introduced AB 216 that would make it illegal for stores to sell non-nicotine vaping/electronic cigarette devices to anyone under the […]


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In Bellflower, Spanish classes are growing in popularity

BELLFLOWER – The kindergarteners sit entranced as their teacher launches into a classic fairy tale, perfectly tracking each stage of the familiar story of the Three Little Pigs. […]


Crime Report

Friday, Jan. 23 At 6 p.m., officers responded to the Krikorian parking structure (8200 3rd St) regarding a robbery investigation. Officers met with the victim who reported an […]


Downey Mayor Luis Marquez, left, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Mayor’s Corner: first message from Downey’s newest mayor

Greetings Downey! As your new mayor, it is my pleasure to be able to connect with you through our great community newspaper, the Downey Patriot.  I am happy to […]