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Saving Mother Earth

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)

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

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

November 2, 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

November 2, 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

November 2, 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...

Get to Know: Juan Martinez

November 2, 2020

A resident who has lived in the City of Downey for over a decade, Juan Martinez, has participated in local city government as an activist, pushing for the city council to do right by the people. However,...

Get to know: Blanca Pacheco

November 2, 2020

Finishing her first term at the head of the Downey City Council, Mayor Blanca Pacheco is seeking a second term, representing District 1.  Facing a challenger this election, Pacheco is not taking anything...

Get to know: Eric Pierce

October 27, 2020

Although raised in Whittier, Eric Pierce, a candidate for District 3 on the Downey City Council, began serving his community in 2002 when he was hired by The Downey Patriot. Since then, he has moved to...

Get to know: Catherine Alvarez

October 27, 2020

Running for District 3, Catherine Alvarez’s inspiration comes from her discontent with AB-1482, a state measure that took effect on Jan. 1 allowing landlords to raise the cost of rent to their desired...

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