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The Current State of COVID-19 Food Shortages

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Maya Guzman, Writer December 12, 2020

Regardless of what your initial sentiments had been at the start of this pandemic, not one of us could have foreseen the long term conflict that would arise. What had originally begun as several days in...

Local Election Results

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor December 12, 2020

On Nov. 3, despite a crowded field of 9 candidates in the Downey City Council Election, 3 candidates came out victorious. District 1 re-elected Blanca Pacheco, defeating Alexandria Contreras with 69.66%...

Saving Mother Earth: The Causes and Negative Effects of Climate Change

Isabella Galvez, Writer December 6, 2020

As humans, we have learned to expand and invent more advanced technologies than in any other time in history. While innovative solutions seem like the answer to our current world problems, the causes they...

Saving Mother Earth

Isabella Galvez, Writer November 18, 2020

Since the 19th-century scientists have researched climate change and learned the impacts it has on the environment. With both positive and negative impacts, now is the time more than ever to become aware...

Get to know the school board candidates (Continued)

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor November 3, 2020

Hosted by the Downey Patriot and the Downey Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 29, the 2020 Downey School Board Candidate Forum allowed residents in Downey to learn about each candidate, their vision, and why...

Get to know the school board candidates

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor November 3, 2020

Hosted by The Downey Patriot and the Downey Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 29, the 2020 Downey School Board Candidate Forum allowed residents in Downey to learn about each candidate, their vision, and why...

Get to know: Art Gonzalez

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor November 3, 2020

Earning 3,998 votes in 2016, Arturo “Art” Gonzalez, running for District 5, stated at the Downey City Council Candidate Forum on Oct. 1 that he is running a grassroots campaign and connecting with...

Get to know: Carrie Uva

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor November 3, 2020

As stated at the Downey City Council Forum on Oct. 1, Carmela "Carrie" Uva is running for the city council to represent District 5 having been born and raised in the City of Downey. Besides working as...

Get to know: Mario Trujillo

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor November 3, 2020

A public servant for over 30 years, Mario Trujillo, a former school teacher and the Deputy District Attorney for LA. County is seeking a term on the city council, representing district 5. In addition to...

Get to Know: Dalejuan Peevy

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor November 3, 2020

Considered an “underdog” in the race for city council, Dalejuan Peevy, at age 24, is the youngest candidate in this election. A lifelong resident of Downey and product of DUSD schools, Peevy feels...

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